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Washington ~ Utilities Tax: Natural Gas Supplier Not Entitled to Summary Judgment on Refund Claim

The Washington Court of Appeals reversed a superior court’s summary grant of a tax refund to a natural gas supplier for city taxes paid on gas delivered outside the city’s boundaries, holding that the taxpayer was required to exhaust its … Continue reading

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Missouri ~ Personal Income Tax: House Approves Tax Cut Bill; Governor Releases Statement on Its Impact

The Missouri House of Representatives has approved a bill, which was previously approved by the Senate (TAXDAY, 2014/04/14, S.32), that would reduce the maximum personal income tax rate, phase in a personal income tax deduction for business income, and increase … Continue reading

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Illinois ~ Sales and Use, Property Taxes: Provisions Added for Purchase of Vehicles for Lease; Other Changes Made

Illinois has enacted legislation adding sales and use tax provisions pertaining to the purchase of vehicles to be leased for over a year. In addition, a property tax provision pertaining to e-mailing of tax bills was amended. “Selling Price” of … Continue reading

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Grassley Seeks IRS Answers on Inadequate Fraud Detection System

Senator Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, is asking the IRS to account for an inadequate fraud detection system and delays in implementing a new system. In a letter dated April 21, Grassley wrote to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, asking for an … Continue reading

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Vermont ~ Sales and Use Tax: Voluntary Self-Audit Program Ends May 1

The Vermont Department of Taxes reminds taxpayers that the last day to sign up for “Know What You Owe,” a voluntary self-audit program designed to help business owners understand the sales and use tax, is May 1, 2014. Business owners … Continue reading

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