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Posted May 27, 2021 by Alexander Dunn
Florida Enacts Trio of Sales Tax Holidays for 2021

Pursuant to Governor DeSantis signing FL HB 7061, Florida will now have three Sales Tax Holidays in 2021.  The Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday will be held between May 28, 2021 and June 6, 2021, giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain disaster and emergency supplies free from state sales tax when the cost per […]

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Posted May 12, 2021 by Selin Adler Ring
Russia is introducing partially mandatory e-invoicing from 1 July 2021

Russia is introducing a new system for traceability of certain goods that will come into effect on 1 July 2021. Federal Law No. 371-FZ will amend the Russian Tax Code to introduce the new procedure for the traceability system, which will bring with it the introduction of mandatory e-invoicing for taxpayers dealing with traceable goods. […]

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Posted May 11, 2021 by Danielle Herring
Washington Department of Revenue Rolls out New Website

The Washington Department of Revenue has rolled out a new website to make reporting and claiming of property easier. The new website, claimyourcash.org, has features to simplify the claims process: Claims that meet a certain criteria can now be fast tracked and processed within 5 days. The website has a mobile friendly design to make […]

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Posted May 11, 2021 by Danielle Herring
Tennessee Passes Bills to Amend Existing RUUPA Law

Enacted by signature of the Governor and effective April 28, 2021. These are companion bills with identical wording. These bills make changes to the state’s existing law. The bills can be found here. The amendments to the law will change the date used to determine when property held in a pension or retirement account that […]

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Posted May 11, 2021 by Danielle Herring
Indiana Passes Bill to Follow RUUPA

Enacted by signature of the Governor on April 29, 2021 and effective July 1, 2021. Due to the cut-off date for the fall cycle, and the lack of a “transitional provision,” this bill will not change holders’ obligations for reporting in 2021. As previously highlighted, this RUUPA bill will replace the state’s existing law. The […]

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Posted May 11, 2021 by Joanna Hysi
Germany: Dialogue about the introduction of CTCs

The German Bundesrechnungshof (Federal Audit Office), which is a independent judiciary body that advises various government bodies through non-legally binding recommendations, recently proposed to the Ministry of Finance that a real-time reporting system leveraging blockchain technology would be an efficient system to combat VAT fraud and reduce the VAT loss in Germany which is estimated […]

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Posted May 11, 2021 by Gabriel Pezzato
Portugal clarifies obligations for non-resident companies

The Portuguese tax authority clarified obligations for non-resident companies. In principle, companies that are not resident but have a VAT registration in the country should comply with domestic VAT rules (which includes issuing e-invoices through certified software). The tax authority also clarified other obligations such as circumstances that require or dismiss a VAT registration, indication […]

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Posted April 23, 2021 by Danielle Herring
ND Passes Bill to Follow RUUPA

ND S 2048: Enacted – Variation of the “Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act” Enacted by signature of the Governor on April 19, 2021. The bill enacts RUUPA legislation. The bill is effective August 1, 2021. The changes will impact reporting for 2022. The new law has standard RUUPA provisions with a few exceptions. Dormancy for […]

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Posted April 23, 2021 by Paul Ogawa
Michigan Publishes Interest Rate for the Second Half of 2021

The Michigan Department of Treasury recently published Revenue Administrative Bulletin 2021-5, which details the interest rate for underpayments and over payments for the period beginning on July 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021. The interest rate for this period remains unchanged from the first half of 2021, at an annual rate of 4.25%. To review […]

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Posted April 21, 2021 by Danielle Herring
Delaware S 104: Introduced – Unclaimed Property Audit Practices, VDA’s, IRA’s

Introduced April 14, 2021 this bill, if enacted, would become effective on August 1, 2021; with certain provisions applying retroactively to any claims, examinations, or litigation pending as of the effective date. This proposed bill covers three areas: audit practices, Voluntary Disclosure Agreements (VDA’s) and Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA’s). If passed this bill would expand […]

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Posted April 21, 2021 by Danielle Herring
Delaware S 103: Introduced – Unclaimed Property Virtual Currency

Introduced April 14, 2021 this bill, if enacted, would become effective on August 1, 2021. This bill would add provisions to the Delaware Unclaimed Property Act specifically requiring the reporting and remittance of virtual currency. DE S 103 defines virtual currency as a digital representation of value, including cryptocurrency, that does not have legal tender […]

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Posted April 21, 2021 by Danielle Herring
Colorado S 121: Enacted – Modifications to the “Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act”

Enacted and effective by signature of the Governor on April 15, 2021. The bill makes multiple changes to the Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act (the “Act”). This bill provides a specific definition of Financial Organization Loyalty Cards and exempts such items from the definition of Property under the Act. CO S 121 also removed two […]

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Posted April 8, 2021 by Sovos
Massachusetts Unclaimed Property Self Review Invitations

MA Self Review Invitation Letters Update: April 2021 Pursuant to The Massachusetts Unclaimed Property Law (M.G.L.c. 200A), the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, State Treasurer’s Office (the “Commonwealth”) issued a wave of letters inviting companies to participate in their Self-Review Program. The Commonwealth mailed notices to holders believed to be noncompliant with Massachusetts unclaimed property reporting laws and […]

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Posted April 8, 2021 by Paul Ogawa
IRS Extends Filing Due Date for 5498 Form Series

The IRS recently published Notice 2021-21 which extends a number of due dates as a form of relief pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 7508A(a). Due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency the Secretary of Treasury has been granted the authority to provide relief in the form of extended due dates for certain returns and forms, including the […]

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Posted April 8, 2021 by Selin Adler Ring
INDIA: Deferral of QR code requirement for B2C invoices and technical changes in the e-invoicing system

The Indian authorities have recently announced two significant changes related to its e-invoicing framework: While invoices relating to B2C transactions are not within the scope of mandatory e-invoicing in India, it is mandatory to include a self-generated QR code on B2C invoices. The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has now extended the […]

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Posted March 25, 2021 by Robert Beck
Virginia Announces Interest Rates for Second Quarter of 2021

Virginia recently announced the interest rates for underpayments and overpayments of tax for the second quarter of 2021. Virginia bases it’s rates on the federal rates, holding their rates at 2% higher than the federal rates for over and underpayments. As the Federal rates for the second quarter have not changed, Virginia will maintain its […]

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Posted March 25, 2021 by Robert Beck
Missouri Adds 1099-NEC information to the Withholding Tax FAQs

Missouri recently added three questions with answers to its Withholding Tax FAQ list. All three questions are regarding the revival of Form 1099-NEC. See the questions below: The first question asked whether the 1099-NEC needed a cover form like the MO-96 covered the 1099-MISC in previous years. The response is that no cover form is […]

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Posted March 25, 2021 by Robert Beck
Delaware Releases Withholding Form W3 Annual Reconciliation Instructions

Delaware recently released a new instruction sheet for Form W3 annual reconciliations. The instruction set gives box by box and line by line instructions on how to complete the W3 annual reconciliation form. In addition to instructions, the sheet gives the reminder that all employers required to file W-2s and 1099s electronically for federal purposes […]

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