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Sales tax is one of the most interesting, and challenging, taxes. It’s interesting because it involves clients in every possible industry. Every active business has potential sales tax exposure, no exceptions!  And unfortunately sales tax compliance is particularly difficult for two, specific reasons.  First, the tax is perhaps the most fact-dependent – seemingly inconsequential changes in the underlying facts can transform a nontaxable sale into a taxable one.  Second, these rules are constantly changing.  It’s tough enough to keep up with these changes in just one state.  But many vendors, especially those selling over the internet, have to keep abreast of these changes in multiple states.  So it’s easy to fall behind on sales tax compliance. 

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Sales Tax Cases from the TiNY Blog for August 17, 2023

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Here are the sales tax cases from the TiNY Blog for the week of August 17, 2023.

Matter of Malone, SALJ Gardiner, August 10, 2023; Div’s Rep. Laura Krzeminski, Esq.; Pet’s Rep. pro se; Articles 28 and 29.

Same as the first case:

There is no jurisdiction

If no signature.

Matter of SMWF, LLC, SALJ Gardiner, August 10, 2023; Div’s Rep. Aliza Chase, Esq.; Pet’s Rep. pro se; Articles 28 and 29.

This time no notice

Was attached to petition.

Dismissal ensued.

Matter of Bit of Bengal, Inc., ALJ Law, August 10, 2023; Div’s Rep. Brandon Batch, Esq.; Pet’s Rep. James Lam, CPA; Articles 28 and 29.

Division’s proof shows

Conference request too late.

Typical timy.

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