Posts from January 2020.

The South Carolina Department of Revenue (DOR) has issued a proposed Revenue Ruling which will have a significant impact on South Carolina tobacco retailers, if finalized in its present form.  The proposed Revenue Ruling, to be effective on January 1, 2020, addresses tobacco manufacturer rebates and refunds to retailers, and which DOR characterizes as “buydowns” and “promotional payments”- i.e. sales volume discounts.  The proposed Revenue Ruling determines that these payments to retailers are subject to sales tax.

Tobacco manufacturers have provided their retailers ...

South Carolina imposes sales tax on retail sales of tangible personal property.  South Carolina generally does not impose a sales tax on intangible property, however, certain intangible property is deemed to be tangible personal property that is subject to sales tax.  Deemed tangible personal property includes charges for communications.  South Carolina defines charges for communications to include the proceeds accruing from the charges for the ways or means for the transmission of the voice or messages.  The South Carolina Department of Revenue (DOR) takes the position charges ...

In the summer of 2019, I wrote a short blog on the death of the PCORI fee -- Ding, Dong, the PCORI Fee is Dead!.  When enacted as part of the Affordable Care Act, the fee was set to expire with plan/policy years ending after September 30, 2019.

The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, signed by President Trump on December 20, 2019, extended the PCORI fee for another ten years.  The fee is now set to expire with plan/policy years ending after September 30, 2029.

So, Ding, Dong, the PCORI Fee is NOT Dead!

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