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Friday, April 03, 2015

How Two Recent Supreme Court Decisions May Affect How You Manage Your State Sales Tax

By Diane Yetter

April 4, 2015

"The U.S. Supreme Court recently handed down decisions on two cases that could have significant implications for the world of sales and use tax. These two cases - The Direct Marketing Association v. Huber (DMA) and Alabama Department of Revenue v. CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSX) - are not simple cases nor did they decide whether something is taxable or not. So, it isn't as easy to understand how these cases could impact the state tax field.

"For this article, we interviewed two Sales Tax Institute faculty members who are renowned attorneys in the state tax field. We are honored to have them as part of the faculty.

"...[Jordan Goodman of Horwood Marcus & Berk Chrtd.] shared his opinion that "Kennedy did a masterful job of being a motivational coach. Congress do something or we will. He is like a coach on the field to motivate the star." Jordan doesn't think the Supreme Court really wants to take on Quill. 23 years ago they told Congress to do something. Jordan believes Justice Kennedy's comments were to prompt Congress but not to really encourage a case."

You can read the full article on LinkedIn.

Diane L. Yetter, CPA, MST is a strategist, advisor, speaker and author in the field of sales and use tax. She is president and founder of YETTER, a sales tax consulting and tax technology firm in business since 1996.

She is also founder of The Sales Tax Institute, a premier think tank that offers live and online courses to educate business professionals about sales and use tax.  As one of the leading sales and use tax experts, Diane was named one of Accounting Today's 100 Most Influential People in Accounting for 2011 and 2012.





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