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Will Frei covers sales tax news including best practices, legislation and sales tax technology. He is the Social Media Manager at Avalara.

Colorado Passes Simplified Sales Tax for Marketplace Fairness Act

The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 [MFA] hasn’t yet come up for a vote in the House, but some states are already planning for its passage, and Colorado is the latest state to join the list.

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New Sales Tax in Charleston, West Virginia, October 2013

Effective October 1, 2013, the city of Charleston, West Virginia will impose a 0.5% Municipal Sales & Service and Use Tax on sales of tangible personal property. The West Virginia Tax Department notes that all state tax exemptions and exceptions apply … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Sales Tax Audits

What should you do if your business has been selected for audit? The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue just released a bulletin (2013-01) that gives guidance to taxpayers “involved in sales and use tax audit examinations.” This is just another example … Continue reading

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Illinois Sales Tax Rate Changes, July 2013

Hear ye, hear ye! The Illinois Department of Revenue is announcing local sales tax rate changes effective July 1, 2013. If your business has to collect sales tax in the Prairie State, then get ready to adjust your cash registers … Continue reading

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Minnesota to Tax More Services, June 2013

Minnesota recently passed omnibus tax bill, H677. Besides including an Amazon Tax law,  the bill extends Minnesota sales and use tax to tax some services, including digital services. Retailers who have tax obligations in Minnesota will have to collect sales tax … Continue reading

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Minnesota Passes Amazon Tax Law

Minnesota is the latest state to pass an Amazon Tax law requiring out-of-state businesses to collect state sales tax based on their affiliate relationships. States with Amazon Tax laws define affiliate relationships differently [learn more]. In the case of Minnesota, … Continue reading

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Georgia Sales Tax Rate Changes, July 2013

The Georgia Department of Revenue has announced that the sales tax rate for Floyd County, Georgia will drop from 7% to 6% on July 1, 2013. photo credit: 401(K) 2013 via photopin cc

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New Mexico Locomotive Fuel Sales Tax Exemption

New Mexico passed HB 120, a bill that offers a gross receipts tax exemption on locomotive fuel for those that make capital investments in railroad infrastructure. 

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Virginia Sales Tax Law: Local Updates

  Virginia passed several local tax laws affecting occupancy tax, coal severance tax, and road improvement tax. 

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Florida, Columbia County Increases Tourist Development Tax Rate

The Florida Department of Revenue announced that Columbia County increased its tourist development tax rate to 4% (1% increase), effective April 1. This raises Columbia County’s total sales tax rate up to 11% (1% increase). How does your business handle … Continue reading

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