Adjusting journal entries (monthly and year-end) are fair game when you are being audited by a state taxing authority. Be ready to describe what those numbers are and prove that they do not record a taxable event. Learn more...
If you buy something that is taxable and your vendor doesn't charge sales or use tax, you owe the tax! The vendor is not required to eat the cost. Here's how it works…
No one expects the audit team to prepare a tax return. Don't assume your CPA or bookkeeper understands or is keeping up with sales tax. Ask! Here's why…
It's not enough to call a tax authority and ask a question. They may not be bound by the answer. Here's the skinny in our latest video.
Questions about what to report as taxable purchases when filing a sales tax return? We have you covered. Watch our latest video.
Mary and Stephanie discuss sales tax exemptions for people who repair commercial property impacted by natural disasters in Texas. Click here to watch this brief informative video.
In this video, Mary addresses line 2 on the Texas Sales & Use Tax Return ⇒ Taxable Sales.
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The following information is broken down by taxpayer situation in Texas. Refer to the state taxing authority in all governing states. States have different policies.
UPDATE: Until further notice, if your audit package is dated March 26, 2020 or later, the Comptroller's office is tolling the period to request a hearing if you don't agree with your audit result. They will send notification when they reestablish the 60-day deadline to request a hearing and once we receive this notice, we will again update this post. Be sure you are subscribed to our blog so you receive notification when this change has been made.
Each state keeps a database that lists people and companies that did not claim money that was legally due. If you need some cash, you and your company may want to check with state taxing authorities to claim money that the state may be holding for you. You can do it online.
The flip side to this statement is that companies must file reports that identify people and entities that are owed money or property and remit the items to the state taxing authority.
This article is about a boon and a "gotcha!" State taxing authorities may grant filing extensions. It is highly unlikely that unclaimed property requirements will not be enforced. It takes time to file these reports.
When your company writes a check to anyone, i.e. an employee, vendor etc., if the person doesn't cash it, you can take the money back into income. Right? WRONG!
UPDATE: The deadline is April 15, 2020. Businesses may request a six-month extension by filing Form 7004 and submitting a deposit for taxes owed. Work with your tax filer to determine your best options.
I know that you are wondering if you have the right blog. You do! Nothing has changed. We do not help people with federal income tax or franchise tax matters. Both filings do impact sales and use tax matters. Here's how: