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Congress Passes Permanent Internet Tax Freedom

Congress Passes Permanent Internet Tax Freedom

  After extending the moratorium on internet taxation multiple times, congress has finally voted to make the ban on state and local taxation of internet access permanent. See H.R. 644 – Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015. The moratorium was originally signed into law in 1998 with a grandfather clause allowing several … Read More

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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