Sales and Use Tax Answer Book (2023)

Product ID: 10029978-0014
ISBN: 9780808057529
The key reference source practitioners need when dealing with sales and use tax.

The Sales and Use Tax Answer Book is the key reference source for which practitioners have been searching. Not only is it comprehensive and clear; it also provides extensive citation to important case and statutory law. Forty-five states and the District of Columbia impose a sales tax on the retail sale of tangible personal property and selected services. In addition, there are 7,500 cities, municipalities, towns, school districts, counties, and other special taxing districts that levy sales and use taxes. The varying rates, the changing jurisdictional boundaries, the different tax bases, and the often inconsistent and contradictory interpretations of similarly worded statutes are all covered. The book also includes a chapter on sales tax reforms, particularly the Streamlined Sales Tax and a chapter on the gross receipts taxes that have been enacted in various states.

The 2023 edition of the Sales and Use Tax Answer Book continues to provide coverage of topics such as subjects of sales and use tax, taxable persons, taxable transactions, interstate and extraterritorial transactions, constitutional issues and the latest updates on the Streamlined Sales Tax. Also included are case summaries which cover such areas as statistical sampling methodology, nexus, collection of sales tax by remote sellers, sales tax and the requirements of the commerce clause, sales made through independent contractors or brokers, sales and use tax in internet/electronic commerce, collection of use tax by a remote seller and minimum contacts requirements for out-of-state retailers.

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Contributors John C. Healy, Bruce M. Nelson
ISBN 9780808057529
Bruce M.  Nelson
Bruce M. Nelson
Bruce M. Nelson is director, state and local tax for EKS&H in Fort Collins, Colo. He is a CPA with more than 25 years' experience in state and local tax. Prior to joining EKS&H, Bruce spent three years with a law firm specializing in state tax audit defense and litigation; two years as the Manager of Tax Policy at the State of Colorado; and before that, he was a Senior Tax Manager for several years in a “Big Four"" accounting firm, where he ran the state and local tax desk. Bruce earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska‐Lincoln and a Master's degree from Colorado State University, and he is a certified public accountant in the state of Colorado. He is a frequent seminar speaker and teaches continuing education classes in state and local tax for the Colorado Society of CPAs and the AICPA. He has published more than 40 tax articles in many publications including the Journal of Accountancy, Tax Executive, Controller Magazine, the Journal of Multistate Taxation, State Tax Notes, and Colorado Lawyer. He is a co‐author of the Sales and Use Tax Answer Book, co‐editor of the Guidebook to Colorado Taxes, and a former columnist for the Journal of State Taxation. Bruce is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants and serves on the SALT Steering Group for the DFK.

John C. Healy
John C. Healy, MST, CPA, CGMA is a state and local tax consultant for the law firm of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, SC in Milwaukee, WI. Mr. Healy is a senior lecturer emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business where he taught in the State and Local Tax Certificate Program from 1999 to 2014. He has more than 40 years of state and local tax experience and has held SALT management positions at Miller Brewing Company and General Electric Medical Systems (now GE Healthcare). He has a Bachelor's degree in accounting from Marquette University and a Master's degree in taxation from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant. Mr. Healy has published numerous articles in professional tax journals and is a past recipient of IPT's Literary Award. He is co-author of CCH's Multistate Corporate Tax Guide and serves as Editor-in-Chief of CCH’s Journal of State Taxation. He is also the author of CCH's Surviving the Sales Tax Audit. Mr. Healy has served as an instructor in a variety of continuing professional education and university tax courses. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA) and is past chair of the WICPA Wisconsin Taxation Committee.