Colorado Year End Tax Update: Focus on USE TAX – 50 Points of Light

It is that time of year again where we work ourselves into a tizzy finishing off the year “strong” and simultaneously enduring another holiday season whilst purportedly planning for a new year. YIKES! With internet sales exploding it is a good idea to review each transaction you make to know if sales tax is being…

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Colorado Sales/Use tax exemptions eliminated/suspended

Recent legislative changes have eliminated the state sales and use tax exemption for certain items. These changes were developed by state lawmakers to help balance Colorado’s budget. The legislation has no effect on items that are either currently taxable or exempt from sales/use tax by local governments and local districts. All businesses that have Colorado…

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State Taxation of Marijuana

Robert Mikos (Vanderbilt) has posted Why Crime Doesn’t Pay: Thoughts on State Taxation of Marijuana Distribution and Other Federal Crimes on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The financial crisis has breathed new life into proposals to reform marijuana law. Commentators suggest that legalizing and taxing marijuana could generate substantial revenues for beleaguered state governments-as much…

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Tax on sales of human body parts

It may seem ghoulish, but there does seem to be a controversy brewing over the appropriate tax treatment of sales of anatomical specimens such as human eggs and blood plasma, and even black market sales of kidneys and other vital organs. University of Cincinnati tax law professor Paul Caron’s invaluable TaxProf blog cites a new…

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