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In Case You Missed It: Last Week in Allyn Tax News (July 11-15)

Do you manage your exemption certificates, or do they manage you?

Exemption certificates are issued by businesses to ensure sales tax is not applied to their invoice since they are an exempt organization, intend to use the purchase for an exempt purpose such as resale or manufacturing, or for other less common reasons. Since exemption certificates vary by state and the information required on each one is different, it can be difficult to validate and mange these certificates in a way that is defendable under audit. To become successful at exemption certificate management, watch our training video here:

Go Green, Get Green

The Washington State Department of Revenue has announced that persons who plan to have solar canopies constructed at commercial centers may apply for a sales and use tax deferral. To qualify, the solar canopy must be new and at least 50,000 sqft installed in the qualifying commercial center, be constructed within two years of the issuance of the tax deferral certificate, contain a solar energy system, and remain connected to the electrical grid while producing solar energy for at least 8 years.

A Small Price to Pay for a Vacation—Arizona Short-Term Rental Requirements.

Arizona adds to the authorizations for a city, town, or county to regulate a vacation or short-term rental, which includes a regulatory permit or license, notifications, and liability insurance. It caps the civil penalties imposed for a verified violation. It also requires that the transaction privilege tax license be on each advertisement for a vacation rental that the owner or owner's designee maintains.

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