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Few Headlines, Yet Much Tax Policy Success

By Bill Waltz, vice president of taxation and public finance * PDF version available for printing * While most of the discussion this session was not about tax issues, there were plenty of things for those focused on tax and public finance to be pleased about. There was a very positive tax policy change impacting service companies located in [...]

2019-05-29T22:19:11-04:00May 15th, 2019|

Both House and Senate Marketplace Facilitator Bills Alive For Now; Ways and Means Committee Amends, Then Passes RV Bill

Senate Bill 322 and HB 1352 do essentially the same thing: They require online facilitators, online platforms, to collect and remit state sales tax like a retail merchant when they facilitate a retail sale via the internet. They both also have a number of special provisions necessary to address the unique nature of these online transactions. The only real [...]

2019-04-05T13:11:11-04:00April 5th, 2019|

Chamber Urges Ways and Means Committee to Ease Complexities in RV Sales to Non-Resident Buyers; Online Booking Controversy Attached to Marketplace Facilitators Bill

Senate Bill 131 – Sales Tax on Recreational Vehicles Authored by Sen. Blake Doriot (R-Syracuse) Removes the expiration of the provision in current law that provides that the sales tax rate on certain cargo trailers or recreational vehicles is the rate of the other state or other country in which the cargo trailer or recreational vehicle will be titled [...]

2019-03-22T14:37:30-04:00March 22nd, 2019|

House Also Looking at Online Sales Tax Collection 

House Bill 1352 – Marketplace Facilitator Authored by Rep. Greg Porter (D-Indianapolis) This bill provides that a marketplace facilitator is required to collect and remit state sales and use taxes as a retail merchant when it facilitates a retail sale for a marketplace seller on the marketplace facilitator's marketplace. Provides that a marketplace seller is not required to collect [...]

2019-02-01T13:43:44-04:00February 1st, 2019|

Senate Bill Obligates Online ‘Marketplace Facilitators’ to Collect Sales Tax

Senate Bill 322 – Marketplace Facilitators Authored by Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) This bill provides that a marketplace facilitator is required to collect and remit state sales tax as a retail merchant when it facilitates a retail transaction for sellers on the marketplace facilitator’s marketplace. Specifies circumstances in which a marketplace facilitator or a seller would not be required [...]

2019-01-18T13:41:11-04:00January 18th, 2019|