Weekly Round-Up: Should Congress Exclude Sales of Services From Any Remote Vendor Tax Collection Legislation?


No topic in the state tax world is more controversial than the potential imposition of sales and use tax collection responsibilities on remote vendors (i.e., retailers lacking substantial nexus with the state at issue), David A. Fruchtman, chair of Rimon P.C.’s State and Local (Subnational) Taxation practice, writes in this week’s issue of the Bloomberg BNA Weekly State Tax Report. In his article, Fruchtman urges that any federal legislation to require state sales tax collections by remote vendors should exclude sales of services. 

The article can be read in its entirety here.

Some notable developments from the State Tax Developments Tracker–Bloomberg BNA’s new tool for monitoring important developments in all the states:

Illinois Publishes Important Notice Regarding State Estate Tax

Colorado Issues Information Regarding Retail Marijuana Tax Reduction

New York State Department of Taxation and Finance Publishes Local Sales and Use Tax Rates on Sales and Installations of Commercial Solar Energy Systems Equipment

For more information about this and other state tax issues, sign up for a free trial of the Bloomberg BNA Premier State Tax Library. 

In other developments… 

Alabama – Factor presence nexus enacted, by PwC

Special Session Ends with Handful of Noteworthy Tax Bills, Predictions for Next Special Session, by Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP issues its August 2015 New York Tax Insights, which contains guidance on investment capital Identification requirements

Compiled by Priya D. Nair