Tax & Accounting Blog

On Line Travel Services Subject To Sales Tax in D.C.

On Line Travel Services Subject To Sales Tax in D.C.

The District of Columbia has recently approved permanent legislation that imposes the District sales and use tax on accommodations arranged by on-line travel companies. The definition of “retail sales” for sales and use tax purposes now includes net charges and additional charges for any room or rooms, lodgings, or accommodations furnished to transients by any room … Read More

US Senate Bill Would Make Ban On Internet Taxation Permanent

Senator John Ensign of Nevada has again introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate that would make the ban on the state and local taxation of Internet access and multiple or discriminatory taxes on electronic commerce permanent. Under the current law the moratorium would expire in 2014. Sen. Ensign introduced similar legislation in the last session. That bill … Read More

Ohio Wants To “Educate” Businesses About The Use Tax

The Ohio Department of Taxation has announced the “kick-off” of what it is calling “The Use Tax Education Program” or UTEP for short. The department plans on contacting approximately 380,000 businesses with potential use tax liability to educate them regarding the tax. Under the program financial incentives will be offered to those businesses aimed at encouraging … Read More