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How do States Tax Cloud Computing including Application Service Providers (ASPs) and Software as a Service (SaaS)?

SaaS and ASP (AKA “Cloud Computing,”) are now a very, and perhaps the most, common model for software delivery. Cloud Computing means that customers access specific software applications over the internet through third-party providers rather than through a single purchase loaded on a single computer. The sales and use tax implications of Cloud Computing are

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How do States Tax Manufacturing Equipment?

The first thing you need to think about in determining if certain manufacturing equipment can be purchased tax free is what is manufacturing? I’m sure that it comes as no surprise that the definition of the term “manufacturing” varies from state to state. For example, all manufacturing probably includes some processing and/or fabrication, but not

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Good Sales Tax News for Manufacturers

These days, when it comes to sales/use taxes, good news is hard to come by. So many states are increasing taxes and rolling back exemptions and stepping up audit enforcement. A quick perusal of the headlines provides all the proof. New York, North Carolina, California and others are taking the position that merely having otherwise

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Big Changes with Texas Certificates

Are You A Rancher/Farmer in Texas or Do You Have A Rancher/Farmer Customer?  If so, the Texas Sales Tax Law Has Changed for You. Do you sell to farmers or ranchers in Texas? Then a new law in Texas applies to you. Starting in January, 2012, you’ll have to collect a new certificate from them

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Don’t Mess With Texas – When it Comes to Sales Tax Exemption Certificates

Don’t make this same mistake — they missed one critical detail and it cost them $25,000! The Texas Department of Transportation actually coined the “Don’t Mess With Texas” phrase as a way to discourage littering. It’s not the state motto, even though many think it is.  It looks like the Texas Comptroller’s Office is considering

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