Tax & Accounting Blog

New Government, New GST Discussions

Blog June 3, 2014

Narendra Modi’s government is less than a week old, but it is trying to move on the India’s long delayed Goods and Services Tax (GST). The new Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, wants to expedite the CST compensation to the states to bring them to the back to the negotiating table to the GST going. Source: … Read More

Calculating Sales Tax on Mobile Food Vendors is not a Dessert Truck Piece of Cake

Calculating Sales Tax on Mobile Food Vendors is not a Dessert Truck Piece of Cake

The California Board of Equalization recently issued Publication 287  which discusses Mobile Food Vendors.  Reviewing the publication reminds me how challenging sales and use tax administration can be for a mobile vendor. The sales tax rate to be charged is based on the location where the sale is made.  This can be challenging … Read More

Update to California Section 410 Assessment of Newly Constructed Property

Update to California Section 410 Assessment of Newly Constructed Property

On May 22, 2014, the California State Board of Equalization adopted a new section for the Assessors’ Handbook: Section 410, Assessment of Newly Constructed Property. The new section is a compilation of information included in the Revenue & Taxation Code statutes, property tax rules, and court cases as they relate to newly constructed … Read More