Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sales Tax / 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.

The District of Columbia clarified rules regarding the residential utilities exemption. Dist. of Columbia Revenue Notice 2009-11, 12/09/2009

Information was published in Florida's estimated tax program. Florida Tax Information Publication 09(A)01-07, 10/07/2009

New Jersey clarified the rules for magazines and newspapers. N.J.A.C. 18:24-1.2, effective 12/07/2009

In New York, a taxpayer was able to get a refund of hotel taxes paid, even though they had no receipts, by showing that they're contract with the vendor included the taxes. The ruling acknowledged that they had not kept adequate records. In the Matter of the Petition of Trans States Airlines, Inc., NYS Division of Tax Appeals, ALJ, Dkt. Nos. 822272; 822273, 12/03/2009

Satellite TV broadcasters in Washington have to pay use tax on the equipment provided to customers for free. The satellite fees can't be taxed under Federal law, but the equipment that is given away can be taxed. Washington Dept. of Rev., Appeals Division, Dkt. No. 08–0122R, 04/21/2009 , 28 WTD 115 (2009)

Electronic filing mandatory now in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Dept. of Rev. Sales and Use Tax Report 5-09, 12/01/2009

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