The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance issued an advisory opinion determining that the fee paid for an information technology support service was not subject to sales and use tax because the taxable component of the service was delivered outside of New York. The taxpayer provided investment advice to its customers and as

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance issued an advisory opinion, concluding that a taxpayer’s charges for its online webhosting solution were not subject to sales tax. The customers pay an annual fee for their events (audio and video meetings, conferences, webinars and live presentations) to be hosted and maintained and also

The New York Commissioner of Taxation and Finance issued an Advisory Opinion explaining that a petitioner’s service that allows customers to access its database and run reports of the customers’ data is not subject to sales tax.  The petitioner enters into agreements with customers to maintain their fleet of vehicles, and the petitioner compiles data

The South Dakota Department of Revenue issued updated guidance regarding the application of sales tax to sales of Internet access and internet-related services. In particular, the Department added “Internet e-mail services” and “web hosting” to the list of exempt Internet-related services. However, the Department removed “live chat or conferencing fees” from the list. The Department

Alabama considers the sale of prepaid telephone calling cards and the sale of prepaid authorization numbers not evidenced by a physical card, to be the sale of tangible personal property subject to sales tax. Specifically, Alabama statute considers the “sale of prepaid wireless service that is not evidenced by a physical card” to constitute the

On October 2, 2020, the Indiana Department of Revenue issued Revenue Ruling #2019-09ST concerning the sale of digital course materials to Indiana colleges and universities, which were made available to students on the schools’ online learning management systems. The Department determined that these sales were exempt from sales tax because: (i) the course materials were

The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) recently issued updated sales tax rules and guidance for remote sellers and marketplace facilitators. The updated rules and guidance reflect changes made by the 2019 “Leveling the Playing Field for Illinois Retail Act” that became effective on January 1, 2021 (Public Act 101-0031 and Public Act 101-0604).

On December 4, 2020, the Washington Department of Revenue Appeals Division determined that an out-of-state company’s participation in an annual three-day trade show in Washington state was sufficient to create substantial nexus with the state and subject the company to both business and occupation tax (B&O tax) and retail sales tax. The taxpayer, an out-of-state