Employees traveling to multiple states for work during the year may soon see some relief when filing taxes. Senate Democrats and Republicans have come to an agreement on a bill that would ease the filing process for these employees. The bill would simplify and standardize state income tax collection for traveling employees working out of state temporarily. The bill would also provide relief for employers who must comply with withholding and reporting requirements.
On Oct. 4, 2018, New Jersey adopted several changes to the New Jersey Corporation Business Tax including requiring combined reporting for tax years ending on and after July 31, 2019. This requires companies that have common ownership and are engaged in a unitary business to file a combined New Jersey return if at least one of the entities is subject to New Jersey Corporation Business Tax.
The program begins on November 15, 2018 and ends January 15, 2019.
The Supreme Court's decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair will impact the way all companies will handle sales and use tax. In case you missed it, UHY Advisors hosted a webinar on how the Supreme Court's decision has significantly altered the standard to determine whether a company is required to collect and remit sales and use tax.
On Aug. 23, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations governing the availability of charitable contribution deductions when a taxpayer expects to receive a corresponding state or local tax credit.
Pursuant to the South Dakota v. Wayfair ruling, the Michigan Department of Treasury has announced that beginning Oct. 1, 2018, remote sellers, regardless of in-state presence, who meet certain requirements, must pay sales tax on transactions of taxable sales in the state. The Supreme Court decision in June has led to several states enacting new legislation pertaining to the collection of sales tax based on "economic presence".
As Michigan corporations work through the intricacies of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) for their
Michigan's new tobacco tax processing system, "Michigan Automated Tax System" (MiMATS) will begin July 30, 2018. The July 2018 tobacco tax returns will be filed using the MiMATS system and are due Aug. 20, 2018.
On June 21, the US Supreme Court issued its decision on the South Dakota v. Wayfair case regarding nexus determination for sales tax. In a 5-4 decision favoring South Dakota, the Court overturned judicial precedent dating back 50 years when it concluded Quill (1992) and National Bellas Hess (1967) to be unsound and incorrect.
On June 21, with a vote of 5-4, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of South Dakota in the court case South Dakota v. Wayfair. This ruling throws out the court's outdated 1992 ruling in Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, which prohibited states from imposing sales tax collection obligations on vendors lacking an in-state physical presence.