Monday, November 09, 2009

Sales and Use Tax News

These are gleanings from newsletters, etc. I have not included all of the events, nor have I provided much detail. As usual, the disclaimer applies - check this kind of thing out yourself. I just want to give you a heads-up.


They've explained the rules for food.
Michigan Revenue Administrative Bulletin 2009-8, 10/21/2009 , replacing Michigan Revenue Administrative Bulletin 2002-20, 12/10/2002


The rate reduction previously announced may not happen depending on the state's deficit this year.


No use tax for free flu shots.
Missouri Private Letter Ruling LR 5900, 09/29/2009

And Missouri opened up a can of chakras by saying that sales tax applies to participation fees in yoga classes. Some are saying it's a tax on religion. I have only one question. When I go to church, I don't pay a required fee to attend. But if I go to a yoga class, I do pay a fee. That's the difference. And no, I won't be going to any yoga classes anytime soon. My chakras are just fine, thank you. Sabrix, Google/AP and more

North Carolina

New rules for state government purchases. Most purchases exempt now.
17 NCAC § 7B.1701, effective 10/01/2009

Local rate increases


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