SD and TX Both Announce Exemption for Internet Access

Charles Maniace
May 29, 2020

In recent days, the South Dakota and Texas Departments of Revenue announced that internet access charges would become exempt from sales tax effective July 1, 2020. While states are struggling with massive budget shortfalls as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this particular exemption is compelled by an earlier change to the US Internet Tax Freedom Act eliminating a provision allowing a small handful of states to continue taxing internet access. Similar announcements should be forthcoming with a July 1 effective date in the small handful of remaining states that tax internet access, including Ohio and Wisconsin

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Charles Maniace

Chuck is Vice President –Regulatory Analysis & Design at Sovos, a global provider of software that safeguards businesses from the burden and risk of modern tax. An attorney by trade, he leads a team of attorneys and tax professionals that provide the tax and regulatory content that keeps Sovos customers continually compliant. Over his 20-year career in tax and regulatory automation, he has provided analysis to the Wall Street Journal, NBC, Bloomberg and more. Chuck has also been named to the Accounting Today list of Top 100 Most Influential People four times.
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