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Taxing the Cloud: Michigan Dept. of Treasury Changes Policy

As software has become less tangible, the application of sales and use taxes has become more complicated. Recently, Michigan’s Department of Treasury released a notice clarifying their policy regarding prewritten computer software delivered electronically after a Court of Appeals ruling on the issue.  See Auto-Owners Inc. Co. v. Dept. of Treas., 2015 WL 6473592 … Read More

Texas Adds Three Combined Tax Areas Effective January 1st 2016

Texas Adds Three Combined Tax Areas Effective January 1st 2016

Effective January 1st, the following three combined tax areas are recognized by the state of Texas: Forney/Kaufman County Development District Killeen/Salado Public Library District Niederwald/Caldwell Hays Emergency Services District No. 1-A This brings the total number of combined tax areas in the state of Texas up to 40. Combined tax areas are “unique areas where … Read More

How to Ensure Successful Sales Tax Calculations on Free Shipping Day

How to Ensure Successful Sales Tax Calculations on Free Shipping Day

Are you a Taxologist? Are you responsible for ensuring successful online transactions this holiday season? By now you have survived pre-holiday sales, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and even Cyber Week. You’re probably thinking, “Free Shipping Day – bring it, I’ve got this.” Hopefully this sounds like you! If so, keep doing what you’re doing. If … Read More

Continuing Legal Education Courses in Indirect Tax

Continuing Legal Education Courses in Indirect Tax

Thomson Reuters Tax and Accounting – Indirect Tax has been presenting a series of continuing legal education (CLE) courses in 2015 in conjunction with West LegalEdCenter. The live presentations for 2015 are now complete, but all 5 sessions were recorded and are now available on-demand at the following links: United States Indirect Tax … Read More

Latvia Proposal to Combat VAT Fraud

Latvia Proposal to Combat VAT Fraud

A common theme of our blog space has been the ways various countries are tackling issues of VAT Collection and VAT fraud (see my colleague Anil Kuruvilla‘s posts on India and Puerto Rico, for example, or this piece on Fiji). With proposals contained in the 2016 budget to be voted on by … Read More