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St. Louis Hot Air Balloon Provider Liable for Sales Tax

St. Louis Hot Air Balloon Provider Liable for Sales Tax

In a recent decision by the Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission, Balloons Over the Rainbow, INC., vs. Director of Revenue, No 11-1342RS (11/27/2012), the Commission found Balloons Over the Rainbow liable for sales and use taxes assessed by the Department of Revenue based on the gross receipts from hot air balloon rides. The state of Missouri … Read More

Maryland Celebrates Presidents Day Weekend With Tax Holiday

Maryland Celebrates Presidents Day Weekend With Tax Holiday

 From Saturday, February 16 through Monday, February 18, shoppers in Maryland will be able to keep an extra 6% in their pockets when they purchase certain qualified Energy Star products.  Among the types of products that would qualify for this exemption include air conditioners, washers, furnaces, heat pumps, standard size refrigerators, compact fluorescent light bulbs, … Read More

Tax Leaders from Global 2000 Companies Say VAT and Sales and Use Tax Compliance Will Be Top Issues in 2013 and Beyond

Tax Leaders from Global 2000 Companies Say VAT and Sales and Use Tax Compliance Will Be Top Issues in 2013 and Beyond

According to a recent Thomson Reuters poll, 88 percent of indirect tax executives have seen an increase in activity by tax authorities in the last two years.  In addition, nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of respondents are spending more time on tax compliance strategy and planning. The poll was conducted in Q4 2012 at the annual … Read More