Tax & Accounting Blog

The Mayor of Sacremento Does not Support a Sales Tax Increase

The Mayor of Sacremento Does not Support a Sales Tax Increase

Former NBA point guard and current Sacramento Mayor, Kevin Johnson, is dead set against the idea of increasing the city’s sales and use tax rates.  He volunteered to author the opposition argument against the proposed half-cent sales tax increase, which will be included on the November ballot.  If the tax passed it would match Galt for the highest rate … Read More

California is Making a List (of sales tax scofflaws) and Posting It In Time for X-Mas

California is Making a List (of sales tax scofflaws) and Posting It In Time for X-Mas

The California BOE has just updated its list of the biggest sales tax delinquents and posted it on their website. Since 2007 the BOE has been required by law to post this information every quarter, removing amounts that are being addressed through payment arrangement, bankruptcy, litigation, or appeal. In addition to sales taxes, “use taxes” … Read More

New VAT Documents Available from Revenu Quebec and Canada Revenue

New VAT Documents Available from Revenu Quebec and Canada Revenue

New Publications as of 9/20/2010 All of the following documents are available on Revenue Quebec’s WEBSITE. Revenu Québec has published or updated the following documents:  Should I Register with Revenu Québec? (IN-202-V)The QST and the GST/HST: How They Apply to Medical Devices and Drugs (IN-211-V)The QST and the GST/HST: How They Apply to … Read More

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New York Use Tax Obligation – not just for businesses

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance released publication 774, Purchaser’s Obligations to Pay Sales and Use Taxes Directly to the Tax Department.  The publication answers commonly asked questions from individuals, estates, and trusts regarding use tax.  The punchline is that you owe New York state and local sales and use tax if you … Read More