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Taxable Values: Don’t Be Afraid to Appeal

June 15, 2021.
Tax Publications

Taxable Values Overview Every year companies must file business personal property returns to the various local taxing authorities where they hold assets. These returns determine the taxable values that those authorities use to calculate your annual business property tax. Most jurisdictions, upon receipt of the return, calculate an assessment or...

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Massachusetts Takes a New Approach to Sales Tax Deadlines

June 02, 2021.
Tax Publications

Beginning on May 1st, the due date for sales and use tax returns for the state of Massachusetts changed from the 20th to the 30th day of the month.  For example, a return for the period beginning on April 1, 2021, will now be due on May 30th, instead of May 2...

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Louisiana Aims to End the Madness Surrounding their Sales Tax System with House Bill 199

May 31, 2021.
Tax Publications

Louisiana is one of the few states with what is known in the sales tax industry as home rule jurisdictions.  In addition to a state sales tax that is levied and administered by the state, cities, counties and other local jurisdictions can levy and administer their own sales tax...

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Kansas Passes Economic and Marketplace Nexus Provisions Despite Veto Efforts

May 27, 2021.
Tax Publications

Governor Laura Kelly of Kansas vetoed a tax bill that contained regulations for remote sellers and marketplace facilitators, including setting a threshold for out-of-state sellers in order to establish economic nexus. The Kansas House and Senate overrode this veto in early May and passed the bill, becoming effective on July 1, 2021. ...

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Missouri Poised to End Their Sales Tax’s Status as a Relic of a Bygone Era

May 26, 2021.
Tax Publications

Despite the hardships businesses have endured due to COVID-19, online retailers have performed evidently stronger than brick and mortar stores in recent years due to easier client accessibility and lower overhead costs. Missouri officials have taken note of this discrepancy and settled on a bipartisan vote to join the rest...

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Maryland Updates Tax Rules on Digital Products

May 24, 2021.
Tax Publications

Effective March 14, 2021, Maryland’s Comptroller expanded the sales and use tax to digital products and digital code. Previously these items were not taxable because they were not in a tangible medium. Now regardless of whether they are downloaded or streamed, many products will be required to have tax applied...

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The Four Aims of an Excellent Tax Consultant

May 20, 2021.
Tax Publications

An excellent business tax consultant is a business consultant first and a tax consultant second. This remains true whether they are an external consultant serving clients or an internal consultant serving a singular business in the day-to-day demands of a tax function. This does not mean that anyone with minimal...

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7 Excel Productivity Hacks You Need to Know

May 17, 2021.
Logistics Publications, Tax Publications, Trade Publications

Microsoft Excel is a key software that is especially relied upon by tax professionals who, despite seeing excellent innovations in tax technology in recent years, still rely upon Excel heavily to conduct their duties. This article from Allyn Tax’s business analyst team identifies some helpful tips and tricks...

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File Your Indiana Property Tax Returns Online this Year

May 13, 2021.
Tax Publications

The State of Indiana announced January 7, 2021 that they would be launching a new online portal (“PPOP-IN”) for completing and submitting business personal property tax filings for 2021. As of February 4, 2021, the Portal is live and accepting online filings. Who is impacted? Taxpayers: Any business or farmer that owns or...

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State Sales and Use Tax Due Dates

May 11, 2021.
Tax Publications

Sales and use taxes are predominantly, but not exclusively, state administered taxes and each state has their own set of rules and regulations regarding tax collection and remittance.  Businesses with a sufficient connection to these states are legally obligated to collect tax on taxable sales and remit the funds...

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California Sales and Use Tax Audit Tips

May 06, 2021.
Tax Publications

The state of California has the highest state sales tax rate at 7.25%, and the eighth-highest average combined state and local tax rate at 8.68%, according to the Tax Foundation. This means sales tax mistakes in The Golden State are typically going to be much more costly than those made in others....

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Does Working at Home Work For You?

May 05, 2021.
Logistics Publications, Tax Publications, Trade Publications

It has been just over one year of working remotely due to the Covid-19 pandemic and while some find themselves wondering how they ever functioned outside the comfort of their homes, others are itching to be back in the office. While you may feel a certain way about your work...

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