Arkansas Rules Artificial Turf Installation to Not Be Taxable Landscaping

Arkansas Tax Appeals Commission determined that a company\’s installation and repair of artificial turf for athletic fields did not qualify as a taxable landscaping service.

Nebraska Expands Sales Tax Exemptions: Supporting Non-Profits, Agriculture, and Construction

Overall, these changes aim to support specific sectors of the economy, reduce financial burdens on certain organizations, and streamline processes for construction projects.

Iowa Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Certain Purchases of Computers Ending in 2024

Starting January 1, 2024, there will be changes to Iowa\’s sales tax exemptions for certain businesses buying computers and computer peripherals.

How To: Determine Sales Tax Sourcing for Services

It’s daunting to figure out where you have sales tax obligations. And when you are a service provider, the responsibility grows even more complicated! If you have physical or economic nexus in the states that tax services across the country,…

Staffing and Payment Processing Services Provided Through Digital Platform are Not Taxable in Tennessee

Staffing augmentation and payment processing services provided by an out-of-state technology company are not subject to sales and use tax in Tennessee.

Texas Clarifies Sales Tax Obligations of Employee Benefit Plan Administrators

In a recent letter ruling, Texas outlined which parts of the services offered by a company that designs and administers employee healthcare and retirement plans for employers are subject to sales tax.

Virginia Enacts New Sales Tax Exemption for Auto Repair Diagnostic Work and Emergency Roadside Service

Effective July 1, 2023, Virginia has enacted legislation that creates a sales and use tax exemption for amounts separately charged for labor rendered in connection with diagnostic work for automotive repair and emergency roadside service for motor vehicles, regardless of whether there is a sale of a repair or replacement part or a shop supply charge.

Tennessee Rules Membership Fees from Online Exercise Classes Are Taxable

The Tennessee Department of Revenue ruled that membership fees charged from a home exercise equipment company are subject to the state’s sales and use tax.

Texas Excludes Furnishing of Academic Transcript from Definition of Information Services

Effective October 1, 2023, Texas has amended the definition of “Information service” for purposes of sales and use tax to exclude the furnishing of an academic transcript.

Key Sales Tax Updates Affecting the Mid-Atlantic

To help those with business operations in the Mid-Atlantic or those who make sales into Mid-Atlantic states keep up, we’re putting a magnifying glass on some of the key recent sales tax changes.

Utah Legislation Updates Peer-to-Peer Car-Sharing Regulations

A recently enacted Utah bill changes how motor vehicles involved in car-sharing platforms are taxed.

Mississippi Imposes Tax on Computer Software with Exemption for Out-of-State Storage

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves signed S.B. 2449 into law on March 28, requiring sales and use tax to be charged on computer software and services. This law also entails an exemption for any software that is stored outside the state. The law goes into effect on July 1, 2023.

Washington Finds Utilities Meter Data Management Service to be Exempt

A Washington appellate court has ruled against the state Department of Revenue and a lower court\’s summary judgement, and ruled in favor of a company that collects and transmits data for Washington-based power companies.

Federal Contractor Required to Pay Washington Use Tax on Design and Engineering Costs Associated with Government Contract

The Court of Appeals of Washington determined that Alstom Power Inc. was required to pay Washington use tax for a turbine rehabilitation project.

Collection and Remittance of Tax on Credit Rating Services for Legal Entities Begins July 1, 2023 in Texas

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has issued a policy letter stating that the provision of credit rating services for legal entities is subject to sales and use tax, and taxpayers must begin collecting and remitting tax on these services beginning July 1, 2023.

Tennessee Passes Legislation Regarding Taxing Temporary Services

Companies doing business in Tennessee and seeking the aid of temporary workers should carefully review job postings, with the understanding that other than this in-house exemption, the services of individuals related to software may be taxed.

Minnesota Updates Sales Tax Facts on Detective and Security Services

Minnesota has made general updates to a Sales Tax Fact Sheet 114 that provides guidance regarding detective and security services.

Hawaii Updates Guidance on GET for Medical and Dental Services

Hawaii Department of Taxation issued Tax Facts 98-1 updating its information on the general excise tax (GET) as it applies to medical and dental services.

North Carolina Issues Guidance on Dry-Cleaning Solvent Tax

North Carolina imposes a privilege tax on dry-cleaning solvent retailers at a flat rate for each gallon of dry-cleaning solvent sold to a dry-cleaning facility. An excise tax is imposed on dry-cleaning solvent purchased for storage, use, or consumption by a dry-cleaning facility in North Carolina.

Sweepstakes are Taxable Amusement Service, Texas Court Rules

After the state comptroller of public accounts audited Sidetracked Bar for periods between July 2011 and December 2017, the comptroller’s office assessed sales tax, penalties, and interest, totaling about $400,000, which Sidetracked paid under protest.

Landscaping Services Provided by Construction Company Subject to Tax in Arkansas

In a request for revision, the Arkansas commissioner of revenue affirmed an administrative law judge’s determination that a construction company was required to collect and remit sales tax on landscaping work that it performed.

Minnesota Releases Guidance about Services Necessary to Complete a Sale

The state of Minnesota has issued a revenue notice clarifying the department\’s position on services considered to be necessary to complete a sale, which are included in the sales price of a taxable transaction.

Minnesota Tax Department Clarifies Inclusion of Services in Sales Tax

The Minnesota Tax Department has released Revenue Notice 22-04, which clarifies the taxability of services.

Georgia Tax Tribunal Orders Uber To Charge Tax On Safe Rider Fee, Pay Uncollected Taxes

The Georgia Tax Tribunal issued a pair of orders in the case of Uber Technologies Inc. v. Crittenden, determining that Uber underpaid its sales tax liability by several million dollars by not including its Safe Rider Fee in its taxable basis.