Expected Influx of Remote Retailers, Cloud Computing, And False Claims Suits Discussed at FTA Annual Meeting

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Against the backdrop of pending federal legislation that would authorize states to collect sales tax from remote retailers and the rapid adoption of new technologies such as cloud computing, state tax administrators met this week in Washington, D.C. to discuss the need for greater uniformity in their administration and modernization of state sales taxes. Attendees also learned about a potential threat to their power to shape state tax policy and enforcement: the use of False Claims Act suits by private litigants and attorney generals.