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March 20, 2015 | Bruce Nelson

Sales Tax Traps for Retail Property Owners and Developers

Retail property managers have a lot of headaches, but generally sales and use tax issues are not the most obvious. After all, sales tax is something that concerns the retailers in the development, not property developers or managers, right?  Read on »

December 8, 2014 | Bruce Nelson

Complex Compliance – Where Does Your Business Owe State Sales Tax?

A decision handed down in September has captured the attention of state and local tax practitioners – particularly those connected to clients in the software industry – for good reason. Read on »

May 1, 2014 | Bruce Nelson

Colorado Sales Tax Collection: The "Local" Headache

It seems a simple question — when do you have to collect local sales tax on your sales? The answer has traditionally been different for Colorado’s home-rule cities (cities that collect their own sales tax) and state-collected cities (those that “piggyback” on the state). Read on »

January 1, 2014 | Bruce Nelson

Sales Tax on Software and Database Access

It is no secret that Colorado has the worst sales tax environment in the United States. The reason, of course, is that Colorado’s cities come in two sizes. First, there are the state-collected, or “statutory,” cities, which “piggyback” off the state’s sales tax, using state forms and, with a few exceptions, the same tax base.  Read on »

May 1, 2013 | RJ McArthur and Bruce Nelson

Sales Tax Traps and Opportunities in the Hospitality Industry

The hospitality industry is a favorite target of tax administrators and auditors. In addition to traditional sales and use taxes, states and cities often impose additional lodging taxes and other special fees such as motel privilege taxes, local occupancy taxes, tourism development fees – the list goes on and on. And why not? The tax cost is passed on to guests who typically live elsewhere and often don’t vote in the state. Read on »