Request to Address Potential Non-Compliance with SST Agreement

The Streamlined Sales Tax (“SST”)Governing Board’s Executive Director, Scott Peterson, has directed letters to member states identifying areas of possible non-compliance with the SST Agreement. The Board’s Compliance Review and Interpretations Committee (CRIC) agreed that the plan is for the states to promptly respond in the hope that a preliminary report on the member states’ compliance can be presented at the Board’s annual meeting on September 4-5, 2008. The SST Agreement requires that member states re-certify its compliance, or to identify areas of non-compliance by no later than August 1st. Peterson stated that three member states have identified potential areas of non-compliance: Michigan, Minnesota, and New Jersey. In addition, a review performed by Pam Cook of his office turned up areas of possible non-compliance in other states. Peterson and Cook identified five member states that have “everything right”: Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Wyoming. (Compliance Review and Interpretations Committee Teleconference, August 21, 2008)

Posted on September 3, 2008