SALT Blawg – State and Local Tax Blog
State and Local Tax ("SALT") blog issues require state and local tax knowledge. Chamberlain Hrdlicka's SALT Blawg (SALT Blog) provides exactly that knowledge with news updates and commentary about state and local tax issues.
You can expect to find relevant information about topics such as income (corporate and personal) tax, franchise tax, sales and use tax, property (real and personal) tax, fuel tax, capital stock tax, bank tax, gross receipts tax and withholding tax. SALT Blawg, offers tax talk for tax pros … in your neighborhood.
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State DOR Letters and Administrative Rulings
The Wisconsin Appeals Commission ruled services are not presumed to be subject to sales tax. In looking to whether barge fleeting services are “taxable services,” the plain language of the statutes does not impose the sales tax and thus the state cannot interpret into the taxation of services those services that are not clearly included. Same rule follows inTexas.
Illinoispublished a ruling on the applicability of the manufacturing exemption in connection with a meat processing facility, and what parts of the plant equipment would ...
State DOR Letters and Rulings
Florida ruled that when a cleaning service provider uses cleaning supplies to perform the cleaning services, sales and use tax is due on those supplies. However, to the extent those supplies are not used, but sold to a customer for their use, the transaction is exempt as a sale for resale.
The Texas Comptroller ruled that a series LLC would be treated as a single entity for Texas franchise tax purposes. The entity cannot be broken up into separate parts, but must file as one.
Alabama ruled that winter park provided amusement services subject to sales tax. The ...
This past week, Michigan senior citizens packed into the Michigan Supreme Court to hear oral arguments over the legality of a proposed change that would impose a tax upon their public pensions. Notably, this is not the first time that Michigan was involved with litigation concerning its taxation of pension plans. During the late 1980s, the U.S. Supreme Court decided a case involving the Michigan Income Tax Act ("Act"). The Act provided an exemption from taxation for all retirement benefits paid by the State or its political ...
The Alliance for Main Street Fairness Launches Website Targeting Amazon.com
On August 25th, the Alliance for Main Street Fairness launched a website that asked individuals to anonymously submit stories relating to Amazon.com's alleged efforts to avoid collecting state sales taxes. The Alliance, representing mainly brick-and-mortar business, has pushed for states to enact "Amazon" laws, arguing that such laws promote tax fairness. Conversely, opponents to "Amazon" laws believe that states are reaching beyond their constitutional limits.
Although Supportive of "Amazon ...