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Posted 5 days ago by Ramón Frias
Upcoming Mandatory Use Electronic Tax Registers in Kenya

The Kenyan Revenue Authority (KRA) has informed taxpayers that in the upcoming months it will become mandatory for businesses with revenues above 5 million Kenyan Schillings (Around 48,470 dollars) to use electronic tax registers that communicate sales data in real time to the tax authorities. The announcement comes after KRA started a successful pilot program […]

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Posted 1 week ago by Matthew Gonnella
West Virginia Annual Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Begins 2021

[August 14, 2019] West Virginia recently enacted legislation that creates an annual back to school sales tax holiday beginning in 2021. The following items will be exempt from sales tax during the holiday: Items of clothing priced $125 or less; School supply items priced $50 or less; School instructional material priced $20 or less; Laptop and […]

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Posted 1 week ago by Paul Ogawa
New Mexico Releases Updated Information for New Businesses

The New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department recently published an updated version of Publication FYI-102, Information for New Businesses. This publication covers a number of subjects related to registration, filing, and payment of business taxes in New Mexico including withholding tax. There is one change of note in this most recent release, which provides a […]

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Posted 1 week ago by Tom Hospod
Rhode Island Enacts Health Insurance Individual Mandate

Rhode Island has announced that it has implemented a health insurance individual mandate, requiring all Rhode Island residents to maintain health insurance coverage for all months beginning January 1, 2020. Penalties will be imposed in 2021 when submitting individual tax returns for Tax Year 2020. The Individual Mandate will entail an employer reporting requirement. Employers will […]

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Posted 1 week ago by Ramón Frias
Mandatory Switch to UBL 2.1 in Colombia Delayed But Coming Up Fast

[August 9, 2019] Effective November 2, 2019, most taxpayers in Colombia will be required to transmit electronic invoices pursuant to the schema defined by Universal Business Language (UBL) Version 2.1. Specifically, the Colombian Tax Administration (DIAN) issued Resolution 000020/2019 establishing the schedule for complying with the new pre-clearance e-invoicing requirements and for upgrading to UBL […]

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Posted 1 week ago by Tom Hospod
New Jersey Publishes Additional Individual Mandate Information

New Jersey has released additional information pertinent to employer filing obligations under the new health insurance individual mandate – specifically addressing the obligations of out-of-state employers of New Jersey residents. Out-of-State employers who employ New Jersey residents have the same filing requirements as in-State businesses. These requirements are not limited to businesses that withhold New Jersey payroll […]

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Posted 1 week ago by Paul Ogawa
Social Security Administration Releases EFW-2 and EFW-2C Specifications for TY 2019

The Social Security Administration recently released the EFW-2 and EFW-2C publications, which contains the electronic filing specifications for filing Form W-2 and W-2 corrections. While the publications indicate there are no record layout changes for tax year 2019, there are several updates that filers should be aware of for the upcoming tax year. The Social […]

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Posted 1 week ago by Paul Ogawa
Oregon Releases Updated Combined Payroll Tax Report

The Oregon Department of Revenue recently released an updated version of the 2019 Combined Payroll Tax Report, Publication 150-211-155. This publication provides information to Oregon businesses relating to payroll tax payment and reporting, and includes certain forms and instructions related to registering a business with the Department for tax purposes. There are a number of […]

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Posted 1 week ago by Gerry Nelligan
North Carolina Issues Automatic Waiver for Tax Year 2019 Electronic Filing Requirements

North Carolina provided notice that it will grant a general, automatic waiver for the electronic filing requirement of annual forms NC-3, W-2, and 1099 with the Department of Revenue.  Note that the waiver does not affect the deadline to file; annual tax information filings must be completed by January 31, 2020. In addition, the notice […]

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Posted 1 week ago by Paul Ogawa
IRS Publishes General Rules and Specifications for Substitute Forms

The IRS recently released Publication 1179 for Tax Year 2019. This publication contains the general rules and specifications for substitute information return forms, including Forms 1099 and 5498. There were several updates made to the publication for the upcoming tax year 2019, which include the addition of Forms 1098-F, 1099-LS, and 1099-SB to the numerous […]

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Posted 1 week ago by Paul Ogawa
Iowa Proposes Changes to W-2 and 1099 Filing

The Iowa Department of Revenue has issued proposed amendments to existing regulations aimed at providing solutions to difficulties encountered when filing information returns in prior tax years. Specifically addressing the filing of forms W-2 and 1099, the proposed amendments aim to change the filing requirements for these forms. These proposed changes include: Amending the existing […]

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Posted 1 week ago by Paul Ogawa
New Mexico Publishes Effective Interest Rates for Late Payment of Tax Due

The New Mexico Department of Taxation and Revenue recently released Bulletin B-400.4, publishing the effective interest rates for late payment of tax due. This bulletin is released on a periodic basis during the course of the year to announce interest rates applicable for specific time frames. The interest rate for the period between July 1, […]

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Posted 1 week ago by Oliver Mavor-Parker
New Hampshire Enacts Remote Seller Protections

[July 31, 2019] A recently effective New Hampshire law will require states to provide written notice at least 45 days prior to taking any action to determine sales or use tax liability against a New Hampshire remote seller. After receiving notice, the New Hampshire Department of Justice will examine whether any proposed tax collection obligations violate […]

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Posted 1 week ago by Erik Wallin
Connecticut Lowers Economic Nexus Threshold

[June 28, 2019] On June 26, 2019, the governor of Connecticut signed HB 7424 into law, thereby decreasing Connecticut’s economic nexus threshold from $250,000 to $100,000. Effective July 1, 2019, Connecticut will require out-of-state retailers to collect and remit sales tax if they had gross receipts of at least $100,000 and made 200 or more retail […]

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Posted 1 week ago by Kaitlyn Smethurst
Zambia Delays Sales Tax Implementation Again

[August 5, 2019] On August 2, Zambia’s newly appointed Finance Minister, Bwalya Ng’andu, requested that the Sales Tax Bill be withdrawn from Parliament for consideration. The Sales Tax Bill, which was the initiative made by Zambia to shift from an existing Value Added Tax system to a new Sales Tax structure, was originally supposed to take effect […]

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Posted 1 week ago by Kaitlyn Smethurst
Ohio Repeals “Cookie” Nexus Standards

[August 2, 2019] Among the many changes found in the recently passed Ohio Budget Bill, H.B. 166, Ohio has removed the statutory provisions previously imposing physical nexus standards on sellers using “in-state software” to sell goods and services to consumers inside Ohio. This former nexus standard is commonly referred to as “cookie” nexus. Specifically, under Ohio’s […]

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Posted 2 weeks ago by Erik Wallin
Massachusetts Removes Meals from Sales Tax Holiday

[August 1, 2019] As we approach this year’s Sales Tax Holiday in Massachusetts, a debate has ensued as to whether prepared meals could be purchased tax fee during the weekend of August 17 and 18. The statute establishing the annual Holiday in the “Grand Bargain” legislation of 2018, did not explicitly state that meals were […]

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Posted 2 weeks ago by Elliot Shulver
Spanish Green Card Contribution Change

The Spanish Motor Insurers Bureau (OFESAUTO) has agreed its budget for fiscal year 2019 and 2020. OFESAUTO administers the Green Card in Spain and as part of its budget has reduced the rate from €0.07 to €0.06 for each card issued. The Spanish Green Card relates to motor insurance and is a fixed fee per […]

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