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Amazon sales tax hits Tennessee, other states

Amazon sales tax hits Tennessee, other states

Amazon sales tax hits Tennessee, other states –  Amazon sales tax expanded to Tennessee, Indiana and Nevada at the start of 2014, as reported in the news.  Tennessee had previously avoided collecting Amazon sales tax, under a deal struck with the former governor’s administration, but the online retailing giant’s brick-and-mortar competitors argued that arrangement wasn’t […]

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Study Suggests Online Sales Tax Bill Could Leave Billions Untaxed

Study Suggests Online Sales Tax Bill Could Leave Billions Untaxed

As reported in the news, proponents of a federal law to force online retailers to collect sales tax should probably ratchet down their hopes and expectations. That, at least, is one conclusion to take from a new study sponsored by the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy. The study found that if the proposed federal […]

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U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear online retailers tax case

U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear online retailers tax case

U.S. top court declines to hear online retailers tax case, as reported in Reuters. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc and other online retailers with no physical presence in New York State must go on collecting sales tax after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a legal challenge to the law that requires […]

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Senate Passes Online Sales Tax, Assembly Bill 155, The Marketplace Fairness Act

Senate Passes Online Sales Tax, Assembly Bill 155, The Marketplace Fairness Act

As reported in the news of the OC Register, a bill that would allow states to collect sales taxes from online retailers outside their borders passed the Senate easily in a bipartisan vote, 69 to 27, and will head to the House, where it faces a harder sell at its first stop, the Judiciary Committee. […]

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State tax hunters visit Orange County

State tax hunters visit Orange County

Editor’s Note:  I previously blogged on this topic in “Here we come, walkin’ down the street, get funniest looks from, everyone we meet, . . hey hey we’re the SBE,”and in “‘I’ll be back’- State Board of Equalization on the prowl in Orange County & Elsewhere,” so the announcement, as reported in the OC Register, […]

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Orange County California’s Taxable Sales Up 8.9% in Q1 2011: A Sign of the Times?

Orange County California’s Taxable Sales Up 8.9% in Q1 2011: A Sign of the Times?

Editor’s Note:  when I read this article, I heard the jingle from Petula Clark, “a sign of the times” and thought good things are happening, at least on a local level, although my “yo-yo” barometer is like my stomach these days when I eat spicy food – – flip flop, and I don’t mean shoes.  […]

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California Sales And Use Tax – Use tax reporting

California Sales And Use Tax – Use tax reporting

The State Board of Equalization (SBE) is reminding taxpayers of their duty report and pay use tax on items that they purchased from out-of-state vendors or on-line.  The SBE has designed a Use Tax Lookup Table that have been included in the state personal income tax return instructions, which taxpayers can use to easily determine […]

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Meet Paul Raymond

Meet Paul Raymond

Mr. Raymond is a sought after speaker in tax controversy law by many attorney, accountant, and business groups and at the request of the Internal Revenue Service, has presented programs at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, attended by tax professionals throughout the United States.

Additionally, he continues to be an active member in the Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, where he was the Past Chair of the Employment Taxes Committee.

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