Tax & Accounting Blog

California Continues Door-to-Door Visits

California Continues Door-to-Door Visits

The California Board of Equalization (BOE) is continuing their door-to-door visits sending letters to 12,342 business owners notifying them of upcoming visits from Statewide Compliance and Outreach Program (SCOP) teams.  The visits are intended to educate retailers about properly reporting sales and use tax.  The program started in 2008 and in that time SCOP teams … Read More

Massachusetts Department of Revenue extends the filing deadline for the Manufacturing

Massachusetts Department of Revenue extends the filing deadline for the Manufacturing

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue has extended the annual manufacturing classification deadline for 2013, normally due January 31st , to March 1st . This extension will be considered timely filed, so long as it is either received in their office, or has the United States Postal Service postmark of March 1, 2013.  This extension is … Read More

Washington Department of Revenue Releases Tax Rate Lookup Android App

Washington Department of Revenue Releases Tax Rate Lookup Android App

 Washington recently deployed an Android version of their well-received iPhone rate lookup app. The app allows businesses to look up sales and use tax rates for any location in Washington. A GPS or address can be used to produce the rate, location code, and confirmation code. Washington law requires sales tax to be assessed to the … Read More

Switzerland: Plans to Reform VAT Moving Forward

Switzerland: Plans to Reform VAT Moving Forward

Switzerland is moving forward with plans to reform its VAT system. The Swiss Federal Council (the executive) recently responded with a “complementary message” to the mandate given to it by the Swiss National Council (the lower house of parliament), requesting that plans be drawn up for a new VAT model consisting of two tax rates rather than … Read More