Posts from June 2019.

The Alabama Supreme Court recently issued an opinion providing guidance on how computer software and related services are taxed by the State of Alabama for sales tax purposes.  This is the first such opinion in this area by the Alabama Supreme Court in over 20 years.

In Ex Parte Russell County Community Hospital, LLC, Medhost of Tennessee, Inc. (“Medhost”) sold Russell County Community Hospital (“Hospital”) computer software and the accompanying hardware/equipment, and which Medhost later installed.   In its invoice to the Hospital, Medhost did not itemize the software and ...

The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) will be releasing guidance on the tax treatment and reporting requirements of “virtual currencies” (i.e., cryptocurrencies) very soon, according to Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Charles (“Chuck”) Rettig.

Commissioner Rettig’s statement was prompted by a letter sent to him on April 11, 2019 by a bipartisan group from the House of Representatives.  The letter urged the IRS to issue guidance on the tax consequences and basic reporting requirements for virtual currencies.  In particular, the Representatives’ letter ...

In South Carolina, a maximum  or “capped” sales tax of $500 ($300 for sales on or before June 30, 2017)  is imposed on the sale of motor vehicles and certain other vehicles.  Under the facts of a recent South Carolina Administrative Law Court (ALC) decision, a South Carolina motor sports dealer sold all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and side-by-side vehicles (UTVs) and paid the maximum tax on these sales.  The South Carolina Department of Revenue (DOR) audited the dealer and determined the maximum tax did not apply to these ATV/UTV sales because they were not qualifying motor vehicles in ...

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