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What Does Wayfair Mean for Retailers that Sell into Minnesota?

On June 21, 2018, the Supreme Court released an opinion that would change the online marketplace forever. In South Dakota v. WayfairSouth Dakota v Wayfair , SCOTUS overruled the longstanding physical presence requirement outlined in Quill Corp. v. North Dakota. For more of a background on these cases see our recent blog, Wayfair Puts Quill’s…

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CALIFORNIA TRIES TO BAN TOBACCO SALES

California is very progressive in its regulation of tobacco products. Earlier this year, the state raised the age of tobacco purchases to 21. Additionally, the state passed a law to ensure e-cigarettes are treated the same as traditional cigarettes, which means e-cigarettes are now being taxed the same as cigarettes. California also has a Senate…

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BLUNT WRAPS / CIGAR WRAPPERS REFUNDS IN ILLINOIS

Despite the well-known and proven ideology that the legislature holds the power to declare taxability of particular items, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (“DBPR”) went above and beyond its own reach in attempting to broaden the taxability of tobacco products, specifically blunt wraps. In 2015, the DBPR unilaterally changed the taxing scheme…

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BLUNT WRAPS NOT TAXABLE IN MICHIGAN

Despite the well-known and proven ideology that the legislature holds the power to declare taxability of particular items, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (“DBPR”) went above and beyond its own reach in attempting to broaden the taxability of tobacco products, specifically blunt wraps. In 2015, the DBPR unilaterally changed the taxing scheme…

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Georgia Additional High-Technology Exemption Created

Georgia has enacted a temporary sales and use tax exemption for high-technology data centers applying to transactions from July 1, 2018, until December 31, 2028. The bill for the exemption is found in House Bill 696. The exemption applies to the sales and leases of high-technology data center equipment that will be incorporated or used…

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