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How to handle sales tax in the path of totality

Make no mistake, states expect anyone making sales during the 2017 solar eclipse t to collect and remit the appropriate sales taxes.
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    Oklahoma Voluntary Disclosure Initiative offers relief for taxpayers owing back taxes

Oklahoma Voluntary Disclosure Initiative offers relief for taxpayers owing back taxes

Oklahoma will waive penalties and interest for taxpayers who fulfill the requirements of Oklahoma's limited voluntary disclosure program.

Rhode Island tax amnesty starts December 1, 2017

Rhode Island is offering tax amnesty starting Dec. 1. A separate tax amnesty program for marketplace sellers will run Aug. 17–Oct. 17. in 20+ states.

Bottled water now taxable in Washington

These are thirsty times in Washington. So, it’s perhaps untimely that the state’s sales and use tax exemption for bottled water was eliminated on August 1, 2017.
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    Georgia temporarily exempts admissions to arts, materials used in renovating certain theaters

Georgia temporarily exempts admissions to arts, materials used in renovating certain theaters

For a limited time only, qualifying theaters in Georgia don’t have to pay sales tax on certain items used in renovation or expansion projects.

Seattle voters likely to reject sales tax for the arts

Voters in King County are rejecting a proposed sales tax hike that would fund art programs in Seattle and throughout King County.
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    Washington, D.C. repeals extra parking tax, increases lodging tax

Washington, D.C. repeals extra parking tax, increases lodging tax

Parking taxes in the District of Columbia will not increase on October 1, 2017, as expected. Lodging taxes in D.C., however, will increase.
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    North Carolina exempts rare coins, paper currency, and precious metals

North Carolina exempts rare coins, paper currency, and precious metals

As of July 1, 2017, North Carolina exempts investment coins, investment metal bullion, and non-coin currency from sales and use tax.
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    Expanding sales tax may be back on the table in Pennsylvania

Expanding sales tax may be back on the table in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania needs a more stable source of revenue. Could a tax on movie ticket sales, basic cable service, and utilities provide it?

Texas on taxing data processing services

Although Texas law imposes sales tax on the transfer of data processing and information services, it also exempts 20 percent of the value of those charges.