Happy New Year! An Online Sales Tax Preview for 2018

Happy new 2018 year shiny glowing purple and gold greeting card.

What’s on the horizon for state and sales tax news this year?

Happy New Year from everyone at Miles Consulting Group! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are looking forward to 2018. We certainly are!

What’s on the horizon for the coming year? We’re looking forward to seeing how the following state tax news unfolds during this year:

  • States’ conformity to the new federal tax act just passed. Many states may de-couple from some of the changes in the federal law. Planning for this could prove challenging!
  • Supreme Court cases: It will be interesting to see if some of the state legislation we’re watching makes it to the U.S. Supreme Court, such as South Dakota’s Senate Bill 106, Ohio’s “cookie directive” or Indiana’s economic nexus. Could this finally be the year that the Supreme Court (or Congress) weighs in on the online sales tax debate?
  • Increased compliance for those that decide not to collect sales taxes (because they don’t have nexus in a state), but require sharing customer data in states such as Washington and Colorado. We expect more states to jump on this bandwagon in 2018.

Of course, we never know what 2018 will hold, but we’ll keep you updated on the multistate tax issues and online sales tax news that unfolds!

In the meantime, if you have any questions about how these areas may affect your business, please contact us! We’re happy to answer your questions.

Miles Consulting Group, Inc. is a professional service firm in San Jose, California specializing in multi-state tax solutions. Our firm addresses state and local tax issues for our clients, including general state tax consulting, nexus reviews, tax credit and tax incentive maximization, income tax and sales/use tax planning and other special projects. To learn more, contact us today at www.MilesConsultingGroup.com.

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