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Small Businesses Urge Congress for Sales Tax Simplification and Uniformity in a Post-Wayfair World

By Insights, State & Local Tax, Tax Planning & Consulting

On June 14, 2022, the United States Senate Committee on Finance heard testimonies from small business owners, members of the U.S. Government Accountability office and members of the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board on the increasing complexity and cost of sales tax compliance since the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 Wayfair decision.

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New Tax Considerations for the Technology Industry

By Events, International Tax, Tax Planning & Consulting, Technology

Bennett Thrasher and Morris, Manning & Martin recently hosted their “New Tax Considerations for the Technology Industry” webinar. During the event, a variety of financial topics relevant to technology companies were discussed, including federal tax proposals, executive compensation tax proposals, international considerations and state and local tax considerations.

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Allie Donahue Details Bennett Thrasher’s Summer Mental Health Initiative in Article for GSCPA’s Current Accounts

By News

In an article published in the September / October issue of Current Accounts, the official publication of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, Bennett Thrasher’s Marketing Manager Allie Donahue lays out the firm’s summer initiative to raise awareness for mental health wellness in the workplace and to give back to the community.

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Considerations for Contractors Implementing the New Revenue Recognition Standard (ASC 606)

By Financial Statement Audit, Financial Statement Review, Insights, Manufacturing & Distribution

When the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) finally revealed its new revenue recognition standard (ASU 2014-09 – Revenue from Contracts with Customers) back in 2014, the standard was beyond complex. As a result, the FASB formed 16 industry task groups (including one for construction) to clarify and explain the standard, and issued five related standards.

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Changing Rules in Taxation of Digitalization of the Economy

By Insights, International Tax, Tax Planning & Consulting

On May 31, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (“OECD”) issued a proposed approach to addressing challenges arising from the digitalization of the economy (the “Program of Work”).  If it reaches consensus, the Program of Work could change “how taxing rights on income generated from cross-border activities in the digital age should be allocated among countries.”

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Peter Stathopoulos Breaks Down California’s Recent Economic Nexus Standard Law in Article for Total Retail

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In an article for Total Retail published on August 19, 2019, Peter Stathopoulos discusses California’s recent enactment of sales tax legislation aimed at remote sellers and marketplace facilitators following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, which ruled that states can require businesses without a physical presence in the state to collect and remit sales tax from their transactions.

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