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A Welcome Goodbye to Double Taxation

One element of the Governor’s 2019  successful economic development legislation, Senate Enrolled Act 563, made a significant change to tax policy regarding how Indiana apportions income derived from the sale of a service – aka what is taxable in Indiana. The provisions switch Indiana from what is known as the cost of performance (COP) method to the market-based sourcing [...]

2019-06-11T10:15:44-04:00June 11th, 2019|

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|

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|

Senate Still Working on Issues With Sales Tax Charged to RV Buyers From Other States

Senate Bill 131 – Sales Tax on Recreational Vehicles Authored by Sen. Blake Doriot (R-Syracuse) Repeals the provision 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 or registered. (This provision is also [...]

2019-02-08T12:19:10-04:00February 8th, 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|

Indiana Gets Best Grade in Sales Tax Administration Analysis

All but five states impose sales taxes, which in fiscal year 2016 raised over $363 billion in tax revenue for the states (and their localities). This figure represents a sizeable 22% of the states’ total tax collections. Just recently, the Council on State Taxation (COST) published its first evaluation of state statutes and rules that govern state and local [...]

2018-04-27T13:02:42-04:00April 27th, 2018|

Much at Stake in U.S. Supreme Court Online Sales Tax Case

By Bill Waltz, Indiana Chamber of Commerce vice president of taxation and public finance On April 17, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will hear oral arguments in South Dakota v. Wayfair. Wayfair Inc., Overstock.com and another online retailer challenged a South Dakota law that calls for them to collect South Dakota’s sales tax on their sales [...]

2018-04-13T12:31:09-04:00April 13th, 2018|