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Changing Nexus Rules: What you need to know

How can states increase revenue without raising taxes? The answer is to create new taxpayers. Many states have created new taxpayers by expanding the reach of their nexus laws. This means making laws that require companies physically located in other states to either pay their state’s taxes or collect their state‚Äôs sales tax. This is […]

Massachusetts Tax Amnesty

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue is providing a Tax Amnesty program effective April 1, 2016 and it will run through May 31, 2016 for qualifying taxpayers. All tax types are included, except for Preferred Provider excise and taxes covered under the International Fuels Tax Agreement (IFTA ).

Amnesty is available to both businesses and individuals, […]

Republic Airport in East Farmingdale added as Start-Up New York Facility

Start-Up New York is a program that began last year to take advantage of unused land owned by the State of New York. The program is intended to promote job creation by transforming vacant sites into tax-free communities for new businesses across the state. The tax benefits include, in most cases, zero tax for ten […]

Miscellaneous Updates to New York Sales Tax Law: New for 2015

Solar Energy

Currently, the purchase of solar equipment is exempt from sales tax. The laws of 2015 also exempt solar-generated electricity from state sales tax, with an option for localities. These changes take effect on December 1, 2015.

Sales Tax Cap on Boats

The laws of 2015 exempt the portion of the purchase or lease […]

Brian Gordon, CPA Recently Interviewed for Forbes Magazine

Brian Gordon, CPA, Director of State and Local Taxes at Sanders, Thaler Viola & Katz, LLP, was recently interviewed for a Forbes Magazine article on actor Robert Redford’s reported New York State tax trouble.

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