Tag Archives: Sales taxes in the United States

The Basics: Why is there a NonProfit Tax Status?

The intricacies of nonprofit finance: solicitations, donations, gifts, pledges, 990, 1099, annuities, acknowledgements, meaningful budgets and reports make this topic rich with possibilities. You’re panting, now aren’t you?

Reporting Sales Tax Collected on Personal Return

Today TaxMama® hears from Della in the TaxQuips Forum with this brief question. “I live in California and I am an online seller. I have received a Form 1099 K. Where do I report my sales tax that I should have collected from California buyers? The question is where do I report this information on […]

IRS Releases New Tax Gap Estimates; Compliance Rates Remain Statistically Unchanged From Previous Study

Courtesy of IRS. WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today released a new set of tax gap estimates for tax year 2006. The tax gap is defined as the amount of tax liability faced by taxpayers that is not paid on time.  The new tax gap estimate represents the first full update of the report […]

Gift Tax Giddiness

Today TaxMama hears from Thomas in the TaxQuips Forum who is in a bind. “Thomas bought a used car from a rental agency, paying by wire transfer, then suddenly got called out of town before he could pick it up. They cannot wait the one, itsy-bitsy, extra day for him to return, so his girlfriend […]

Sales Tax Expense

Today TaxMama hears from Sirian in the TaxQuips Forum with a concern. He says, “I am an Internet marketer & web developer.  I have always collected state sales tax for my clients in my state (Texas).  When filing my Federal taxes I usually include the full income (including all state sales tax collected) in the reported […]

Reporting Use Tax

Today TaxMama hears from TaxDaughter in the TaxQuips Forum, who just received some unpleasant news. “My new accountant asked me to give him a summary of all my Internet purchases. He says California will assess taxes on the Internet sales since they have been escaping tax before. 1. Is this a newly enforced California Law? […]

Tax Holidays Coming Up

Today TaxMama wants to tell you about the upcoming tax holidays in your neck of the woods.

Sales Tax Deduction

Today TaxMama hears from Milton in Florida with this question. “I’m trying to gather all my General Sales Taxes together. I’m also liable for a Florida Power & Light Co. utility bill in which they itemize a cost to me from something called a Gross Receipts Tax. Can I lump this in with my state […]

Sales Tax On Purchases

Today TaxMama hears from Sam in Texas who asks. “A construction company pays sales tax when it purchases items from places like Home Depot. Everything it buys is used in customer’s homes, like carpets that are installed and then billed to the customer. Does this qualify as re-sale/tax-exempt?”

Married with Property

Today TaxMama hears from Marti in the Tax Parlor, who tells us , “I recently got married and we are trying to figure out the best ways to save money on taxes. We sold a property and plan to use the criteria for paying no capital gains on it. We own another property together and […]