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October 3, 2016

Denver Short-Term Rental Licensing and Taxes

Beginning January 1, 2017, Denver property owners and long-term renters seeking to rent their primary residences for a period of less than 30 consecutive days are required to obtain a short-term rental (STR) license from the city. Specifically, this applies to those renting homes or rooms through travel sites, such as Airbnb or VRBO.  Read on »

January 18, 2016 | Lawrence Knutson and Bruce Nelson

ACA and Tax Updates for Tax Year 2015 – Important Tax Changes You Need to Know About

Business executives must consider many state, federal, and international tax updates before filing for tax year 2015. Noncompliance with some of these, including the Affordable Care Act (ACA), can trigger steep penalties. If you haven’t already, you should start planning now. Read on »

September 19, 2015 | Bruce M. Nelson

Five Refund/Credit Opportunities Created, Another Ballot Initiative Ahead

For those of you who believe tax is everything (you know who you are), Colorado’s 2015 legislative session produced several disappointments. My favorite was the failure to recommend an amendment to the Colorado constitution to require all Colorado sales tax jurisdictions to use the same definitions for sales and use tax. The recommendation didn’t require everyone to tax or exempt the same things, simply to use the same definitions in doing so. Alas, it was too much to ask. In any case, despite the introduction of 682 bills, abundant media attention, controversy, and late-night committee meetings, very little tax legislation was enacted – and some of it narrow in application. Nevertheless, five bills passed that deserve your attention. 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 »

September 1, 2014 | Bruce Nelson

What Happened In Michigan Will Not Stay In Michigan

The MTC was created in 1967 to promote uniformity in apportioning multi-state corporate income tax. The U.S. Congress was threatening to enact federal legislation that would mandate a uniform apportionment formula — something the states did not want and believed an infringement on the principles of federalism. Creation of the MTC was, in part, a reaction to that threat. Read on »

August 6, 2014 | State and Local Tax Group

Colorado State and Local Tax (SALT) Alert

Software sales, software-as-a-service (“SaaS”) and access to online data or information services are now subject to city sales tax in Boulder. The Colorado Court of Appeals recently upheld the City’s taxing of software downloaded electronically and access to online data services. [Ball Aerospace v. City of Boulder, No., 11CA2129 (Colo. Ct. App. 2012)] Read on »

July 1, 2014 | Bruce Nelson and Mark Kozik, Esq.

What's New: 2014 Colorado Tax Laws

The Colorado General Assembly convened on Jan. 8, 2014, and ended on May 7, 2014. During the statutorily mandated 120-day session, legislators introduced 613 bills including several bills specifically addressing state and local taxes. Following is a select summary of key legislation affecting Colorado taxpayers. 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 »

March 1, 2014 | Joanne Baginski and Bruce Nelson

Due Diligence and State and Local Tax (SALT)

SALT has become one of the riskiest areas in M&A. The difficulties in SALT begin with the numerous types of taxes involved, including income, gross receipts, sales and use, property, payroll, unemployment, and unclaimed property.  Read on »

March 15, 2013 | Bruce Nelson

10 State and Local Tax (SALT) Opportunities Every Manufacturer Should Know

Expense and complexity of SALT (state and local tax) compliance has increased dramatically – increased legislation and regulatory intricacy has coupled with additional scrutiny by state revenue departments. Read on »

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