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Sales Tax Nexus

I received a phone call recently from the founder of an Internet business. He wanted to know what the rules were for collecting and remitting sales taxes. His company sold items of taxable personal property off his company’s website. I … Continue reading

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Startup Investors and the New Medicare Surtax

By Dan Wright (Principal at Clark Nuber), and Karlyn Kurokawa (Associate at Clark Nuber) Currently, all U.S. individual wage earners are subject to a 1.45% Medicare tax on all of their wages and self-employed individual taxpayers are subject to 2.9% tax on their “self-employment … Continue reading

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Taxpayer Victory in the WA Board of Tax Appeals

There have been a wave of nexus cases nationally and they seem to have largely gone against taxpayers. However, in the case Sage V Foods, LLC. v. State of Washington (BTA docket no. 11-704), the Washington’s Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) thoughtfully … Continue reading

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I-1053: To Challenge or Not to Challenge?

On September 25, 2012, the state Supreme Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of the voter-approved requirement (aka Initiative 1053 and its predecessor, Initiative 960) that the legislature must approve tax increases by a two-thirds majority.  Unless the state Supreme … Continue reading

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King County Tax Amnesty

Complying with every applicable tax law can be a daunting obligation even for a taxpayer well versed in tax rules. For start-ups, the task can be more than daunting when the taxing authorities do not tell you about your reporting … Continue reading

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