Errors in correctly collecting, paying or reporting tax can result in businesses incurring ruinous liabilities, not only for tax, but also for interest and penalties. As a tax for which both purchasers and sellers are liable, almost all businesses are potentially vulnerable.
This seminar is designed to aid taxpayers who are experienced in sales and use tax and business and occupational tax matters in minimizing their tax and to avoid liability for failing to collect or pay taxes actually owed.
Areas to be discussed include:
- The Streamlined Sales Tax Project
- Determining What Local Sales Tax Rate Applies
- Current Nexus Issues
- Classification Issues
- Manufacturing Machinery And Equipment Exemption
- Model B&O Tax Ordinance
- Perfecting Documentation Of Sales Tax Exemptions
- Recent Cases And Legislation
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
I. Streamlined Sales Tax Project
A. Washington Changes For 2004
B. Recent State Conformity Legislation
C. Possible Congressional Action How Current Bills Compare To The SSTP
D. Update On SSTP Work Plan And Critical Unresolved Issues
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
II. Determining What Local Sales
Tax Rate Applies
A. Current Washington Sourcing Rules
B. Mobile Repairs
C. Sourcing Internet Enabled Transactions
D. Sourcing Changes Required By SSTP
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
III. Current Nexus Issues
A. Business Activity Tax Nexus Legislation
B. Federal Internet Tax Freedom Act
C. Economic Nexus
10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
10:40 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
IV. Classification Issues
A. Services Defined As Retail Sales
1. Services In Respect To Constructing
2. Information Services
B. Advertising Income
C. Canned v. Custom Software
D. Income From Intangibles
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
V. Manufacturing Machinery And
Equipment (M&E) Exemption
B. Round Table Discussion
1. Eligible 'Manufacturers'
2. Eligible Machinery And Equipment
3. Useful Life
4. Use In A Manufacturing Operation
5. Dual Use
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
A. Internet Apportionment Recent Legislative Changes
B. Application Of Cost Apportionment Sourcing Of Costs
C. Other Recent Developments And Current Issues
2:15 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
VII. Model Local B&O Tax
A. Status Of Model Ordinance
B. Issues Faced By Taxpayers Under Model Ordinance
3:20 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
VIII. Perfecting Documentation Of
Sales Tax Exemptions
A. Export Sales
B. Sales For Resale
C. Sales To Nonresidents
D. Sales To Indians
E. Common Erroneous 'Exemption' Claims
4:10 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
IX. Other Current Developments
Cases And Legislation