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Rhode Island Enacts Tax Amnesty Program

Rhode Island’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget bill contains a provision requiring the Tax Administrator to establish a tax amnesty program open to all taxpayers who are delinquent on any Rhode Island state taxes. The amnesty program will take place from December 1, 2017 to February 15, 2018. The amnesty program applies to any taxable period ending on or before December 31, 2016. For qualified taxpayers, the Tax Administrator generally will not seek civil or criminal prosecution, will waive penalties, and will reduce the applicable interest rate by 25% (e.g.

Automated Tax Solutions: Find the Best-Fit System for Your Needs Webinar

If your company is in the market for a sales tax automation system, there are more solutions available now than ever before. That’s a good thing. But with so many options available, it is also harder than ever to figure out which system is right for your company. And the stakes are high! If you select the right system, it can make everyone’s life easier and result in major cost and time savings. If you select the wrong system, then you’ve really got a mess on your hands.

 

Unearth Sales Tax Exemptions You're Missing and Triumph! Webinar

Whether you claim an exemption as a purchaser or accept them as a seller, it is essential to properly understand and manage exemptions for sales tax purposes. Not only do you need to know what exemptions apply to the situation, but you need to have a solid grasp of what is acceptable exemption documentation and support. Learn the most common sales & use tax exemption issues that sellers and purchasers frequently face so you can handle them properly and avoid making costly mistakes.

 

TPP, IPP or Service? Sales Tax Classification Webinar

Product classification for sales and use tax purposes used to be so much easier and more clear cut. But that’s not the case anymore! Thanks to rapidly developing technology and the introduction of new products, services and industries, it’s become much more difficult to classify exactly what it is that you’re selling.

 

Rhode Island Enacts Economic Nexus and Reporting Requirements Provisions

On August 3, 2017, Rhode Island enacted affiliate and economic nexus with an alternative reporting requirement structure for those remote sellers that do not collect Rhode Island tax. Per the enacted legislation, the existence and/or presence of a non-collecting retailer's, referrer's, or retail sale facilitator's in-state software on the devices of in-state customers constitutes physical presence in Rhode Island under Quill. Other activities that will constitute nexus in the state include:

 

Washington Enacts Referrer, Marketplace and Reporting Requirements Legislation, Expands Economic Nexus Provisions

Washington has enacted legislation that creates marketplace nexus and reporting requirements provisions and expands the state’s economic nexus provision. Effective January 1, 2018, remote sellers, referrers and marketplace facilitators must elect to either collect and remit Washington sales or use tax on taxable sales into Washington or comply with notice and reporting requirements.

Ohio Enacts Economic Nexus Legislation

Effective January 1, 2018, a seller is deemed to have substantial nexus in Ohio if the seller: 

 

Maine Enacts Economic Nexus Legislation

Effective October 1, 2017, Maine’s legislature has enacted legislation requiring remote sellers to collect and remit sales tax on sales of tangible personal property, products transferred electronically or services that are delivered into Maine, if:

 

  • The seller’s gross revenue from such sales into Maine in the previous calendar year or current calendar year exceeds $100,000; or
  • The seller made such sales into Maine in at least 200 separate transactions in the previous calendar year or the current calendar year.

 

Unclaimed Property: What is it? Do you have it? And what to do about it? Webinar

Unclaimed property compliance requirements have been in effect for many years.  However, many states have not aggressively pursued the collection of unreported property until recently.  As a result, many companies have failed to fully comply and are now facing unexpected compliance responsibilities and liabilities, as well as audit inquiries for prior periods as states move to supplement their budgets.

 

Save Time & Eliminate Guesswork with Effective Tax Research Webinar

Conducting sales tax research is a vitally important task, and there are many reasons you may need to do it. Your boss just found out about a new sales tax law, and she needs you to understand how it applies to your company’s operations, fast! Your business is selling a new line of products, and you need to find out how sales and use tax applies to them. Or maybe your business is entering a new market or state, and you need to understand the sales and use tax laws for that state.

 

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