Other local rate changes and additions in:
Minnesota Session Laws 2010, 1st Special Session CHAPTER 1--H.F.No. 1
Florida sales tax holiday 8/13 to 8/15
Books, clothing, shoes, bags, etc. priced at $50 or less are exempt. Also school supplies at $10 or less.
CHAPTER 2010-93 Council Substitute for House Bill No. 483 & House Bill No. 469
In Hawaii, licensed mixed-martial arts promoters see rate changes
THE SENATE S.B. NO. 2399 TWENTY-FIFTH S.D. 1 LEGISLATURE, 2010 STATE OF HAWAII H.D. 1 C.D. 1
Also in Hawaii, return due date changes on hotels and rentals.
Hawaii Dept. of Taxation Announcements 2010-02, 05/13/2010
Maryland has exempted sales to vet organizations if they qualify under 501(c)(4).
After-prom admissions to sightseeing boats in New York weren't taxable admissions. Phew!
In the Matter of the Petition of Promoceans, Ltd., NYS Tax Appeals Tribunal, Dkt. Nos. 822102; 822103, 05/13/2010
MRI equipment taxable in Pennsylvania. The equipment used to be considered additions to real property. But since most are leased and relatively easy to move and replace, the state now considers it the sale (or rental) of TPP.
Pennsylvania Sales and Use Tax Ruling SUT-05-008, 05/20/2010
In Virginia, an advertiser having printed material shipped to prospects within the state from outside the state as not subject to use tax on the material since they never "used" it.
Virginia Public Document Ruling 10-72, 05/18/2010
Wisconsin says that p-card users are going to be audited in the same manner as anyone else. Therefore, make sure you have the records to demonstrate you've paid the tax.
Wisconsin News for Tax Practitioners 05/25/2010, 05/25/2010
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