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Good Sales Tax News in California for Online Sellers?

Fiona Ma, the California State Treasurer recently sent a letter to the Governor, Gavin Newsom that is causing a bit of a stir in the online seller community.  In her letter she states that the CDTFA’s (California Department of Tax and Fee Administration) targeting of online sellers is “unlawful, unconstitutional and impractical”. That’s pretty strong

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If You (or Your Clients) Have Customers in New York, Listen Up

Sales Tax in the Empire State Just Got Worse New York just (January 15, 2019) posted a notice on their website that they’ve had an economic nexus law all along. And, guess what? It’s been effective ever since the Wayfair decision was announced. Here’s what they said on their website: On June 21, 2018, the

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Will Amazon Collect Your State Taxes For You As An FBA Seller?

Maybe They Will… Someday. But Not Today, or Tomorrow, or Yesterday. South Carolina has announced that they will pursue Amazon directly to force Amazon to collect sales taxes on behalf of Amazon sellers on sales to South Carolina customers. If all states adopted this policy and Amazon simply agreed with it today, it sure would

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First, Class Actions, and Now Whistleblowers Penalties for Sales Tax Errors May Skyrocket                                  

Isn’t Staying in Business, Keeping the Customer Happy while Earning at least a Modest Profit, Hard Enough Already? The Greatest Tragedy in Sales Tax   If a company even slightly overcharges sales tax to a customer, they run the risk, if there are many such customers, of a possible class action lawsuit. On the other

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New chart: Sales Tax VDAs by State

Voluntary disclosure agreements are a useful way to mitigate past liabilities while becoming compliant for sales tax purposes. Nearly every state offers a VDA program for sales tax, and if you qualify and take advantage, it could save quite the headache. One of the challenges is that VDA programs vary widely by state, and keeping

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Peisner Johnson & Company Turns 20

Twenty years ago today, Jerry Peisner and Andy Johnson formed Peisner Johnson & Company with a clear mission: Solve clients’ state tax problems.  As the newest member of the PJCo team, I’d like to wish Jerry, Andy, and the rest of the team a happy 20th anniversary! Congratulations, Team, and here’s to many more years

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