Monday, June 14, 2010

Sales and Use Tax Links

Some great articles on
He even mentions Snooki. Can't beat that.

Massachusetts sales tax holiday hinges on federal stimulus funding for state Medicaid program
So now, Congress is essentially funding a sales tax holiday. Interesting. And worthy of note for people in states that don't have a sales tax holiday.

Some labor is subject to sales tax in Texas
Someone thought labor wasn't taxable in TX and wrote to this columnist. Texas taxes a LOT of services and labor, but it's interesting that the average voter doesn't know this. That's because Texas has arranged things so that most of the taxes are imposed on services performed for businesses, but not for individuals. So Texas citizens don't realize that they are paying a lot of sales taxes on services, just indirectly. Those darned politicians are so sneaky!

Medical Device Companies: Is Your Device Exempt from Sales Tax?
Interesting information on medical exemptions, particular for durable medical equipment.
Accounting Web

Baldacci: Tax Reform Still Needed, Despite Voters' Rejection - Maine
Another state gets shot down trying to tax more stuff (broadening the tax base), but covering it up by handing out a tax rate cut. also

Area man arrested on sales tax charges - Utah
This guy reported that he charged his customers tax on his return, but refused to pay them to the state. Huh? Oh, and he didn't pay some withholding taxes either.

Bag Taxes Are Bad Tax Policy, Fall Short of Claimed Environmental Benefits
Is it worth it to have a "fee" on disposable bags?
Tax Foundation

Pennsylvania amnesty ends June 18th.
Better get some hustle on!

The Sales Tax Guy

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