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Disclosed Practice 1 - Tax Administration Practices on Vouchers from Appendix E of the SSUTA

Does Your State Follow this Practice?

If You Answered No, Describe the Difference Between the Practice as Adopted by the Governing Board and Your state's Treatment.  Add Additional Comments if Desired.

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Disclosed Practice 1 - Vouchers

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Comment

Voucher Definition
As used herein, a voucher is an instrument that is:

a. issued to a purchaser for an amount that is less than the face value and both the face value and amount paid by the purchaser are noted on the voucher;

b. redeemable for personal property or services in a single visit only at the seller's business;

c. redeemable either for a specific product or for a certain dollar amount towards the purchase price of any product sold by the seller;

d. issued, marketed, or distributed by a third party pursuant to a specific agreement with the seller, and the seller determines the price at which the voucher is to be issued and allows redemption of the specific voucher for personal property or services ("third party agreement");

e. not a digital code as defined by the Agreement or its Rules;

f. not a ticket for an admission to a specific performance or event on a specific date and time;

g. not a gift card or gift certificate nor is it convertible, in whole or in part, to gift cards, gift certificates or cash;

h. not usable in combination with other promotions or coupons offered by the seller; and

i. not a prepaid calling service or a prepaid wireless calling service.

Vouchers may be provided to purchasers in the form of an electronic instrument that is scanned by the seller from the purchaser's electronic device.
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Disclosed Practice 1 - Vouchers

Yes

No

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Comment

Vouchers 1.1
The member state administers the difference between the value of a voucher allowed by the seller and the amount the purchaser paid for the voucher as a discount that is not included in the sales price (i.e., same treatment as a seller's in-store coupon), provided the seller is not reimbursed by a third party, in money or otherwise, for some or all of that difference.
Vouchers 1.2
The member state provides that when the discount on a voucher will be fully reimbursed by a third party the seller is to use the face value of the voucher (i.e., same as the treatment of a manufacturer's coupon) and not the price paid by the purchaser as the measure (sales price) that is subject to tax.
Vouchers 1.3
The member state provides that costs and expenses of the seller are not deductible from the sales price and are included in the measure (sales price) that is subject to tax. Further, reductions in the amount of consideration received by the seller from the third party that issued, marketed, or distributed the vouchers, such as advertising or marketing expenses, are costs or expenses of the seller.

Disclosed Practice 2 - Tax Administration Practices on Credits from Appendix E of the SSUTA

Does Your State Follow this Practice?

For Sections With Only No Responses, Describe Your state's Tax Treatment. Add Additional Comments if Desired.

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Disclosed Practice 2 - Credits

Yes

No

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Comment

Definition
"Tax Paid"
means the tax that was (1) paid and (2) previously due from either the seller or the purchaser when the sale of that product is taxable in that state and it was properly sourced based on that state's sourcing rules. "Tax paid" includes tax that was (1) paid and (2) previously due from the purchaser (or seller, if applicable) because the purchaser moved the product to a different jurisdiction. "Tax paid" does not include the portion of tax paid that is currently eligible for a credit or refund or tax paid that is eligible for refund under a tax-incentive program or agreement.
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2.1 Credit Against Use Tax

Yes

No

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Comment

Credits 2.1
The State imposing tax on the purchaser provides credit for "sales or use taxes paid" on a product against the state's use tax.
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2.2 Credit Against Sales Tax

Yes

No

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Credits 2.2
The State imposing tax provides credit for the "sales or use taxes paid" on a product against the state's sales tax.
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2.3 Reciprocity

Yes

No

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Comment

Credits 2.3.a
The credit the State provides in 2.1 and 2.2 applies regardless of whether another state provides a reciprocal credit.
Credits 2.3.b.
The credit the State provides in 2.1 and 2.2 only applies when the other state where the tax was paid provides a reciprocal credit.
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2.4 State and Local Sales and Use "Tax Paid"

Yes

No

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Comment

Credits 2.4.a.

The credit provided for in 2.1 and 2.2 is for the combined amount of state and local "tax paid" to another state or local jurisdiction against both the state and local taxes due to the State.
Credits 2.4.b.
The credit provided for in 2.1 and 2.2 is for only the state "tax paid" to another state against the taxes due to the State (i.e., no credit for local tax against state tax). If the State has local sales or use taxes, it only provides credit for state tax against state tax and local tax against local tax.
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2.5 Credit for "Similar Tax" Paid to Another Jurisdiction

Yes

No

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Credits 2.5
The credit provided for in 2.1 and 2.2 includes "similar taxes" that were (1) paid and (2) previously due to another state or local jurisdiction against the sales or use taxes due. If applicable, list below all known similar or like taxes the State provides credit for even if such tax does not meet the definition of a "similar tax."
Credits 2.5
N/A
2.6. Credit Against "Similar Tax" Imposed by the State

Yes

No

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Comment

Credits 2.6
The credit provided for in 2.1 and 2.2 includes "sales or use taxes paid" to another state or local jurisdiction against "similar taxes" due. If applicable, list below "similar taxes" imposed that the State provides credits against.
Credits 2.6
N/A
2.7 Sourcing when Receipt Location is Known

Yes

No

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Credits 2.7
The credit provided for in 2.1 and 2.2 applies when the other state's "sales or use taxes" were (1) paid and (2) previously due based on: i) that other state's sourcing rules, or ii) the purchaser's location of use of a product subsequent to the initial sale.
2.8 Sourcing when Receipt Location is Unknown

Yes

No

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Comment

Credits 2.8
Except as provided in Credits 2.13, the credit provided for in 2.1 and 2.2 applies when the seller sources the initial sale pursuant to the SSUTA Sections 310.A.3, 310.A.4, or 310.A.5, because the location where the product was received by the purchaser was unknown to the seller.
2.9 Characterization of Sale

Yes

No

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Credits 2.9
The credit provided for in 2.1 and 2.2 applies regardless of the other state's characterization of the product as tangible personal property, a service, digital good, or product delivered electronically.
2.10 Sales Price Components

Yes

No

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Comment

Credits 2.10.a.
2.10.a. Full Credit Allowed - The credit provided for in 2.1 and 2.2 applies to all components of the SSUTA "sales price" definition, whether taxable or nontaxable in the State.
Credits 2.10.b.
2.10.b. Partial Credit Allowed - When taxable and non-taxable charges are itemized on the invoice, the credit provided for in 2.1 and 2.2 is only for the "tax paid" on the taxable components of the sales price in the State.
2.11 Transactions with Taxable and Exempt Products

Yes

No

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Comment

Credits 2.11.a.
2.11.a. Full Credit Allowed - The credit provided for in 2.1 and 2.2 applies to the full amount of "tax paid" on a transaction consisting of taxable and exempt products.
Credits 2.11.b.
2.11.b. Partial Credit Allowed - When taxable and non-taxable products are itemized on the invoice the credit provided for in 2.1 and 2.2 is only for the "tax paid" on the taxable products of a transaction in the State.
2.12 Audit Sampling

Yes

No

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Comment

Credits 2.12
The credit provided for in 2.1 and 2.2 applies when the sale or purchase of the product was part of the population sampled pursuant to an audit sampling method.
2.13 Direct Mail

Yes

No

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Comment

Credits 2.13
The credit provided for in 2.1 and 2.2 applies when the seller sources the sale of Advertising and Promotional Direct Mail pursuant to Section 313.A.4.
2.14 Accelerated Payments on Lease/Rentals

Yes

No

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Comment

Credits 2.14
The credit provided for in 2.1 and 2.2 includes the "tax paid" to another state or local jurisdiction on a lease/rental transaction based on the sum of the lease payments ("accelerated basis"), against the "sales or use taxes" due on the balance of the lease/rental payments.
2.15 Inception-Deferred Collection on Lease/Rentals

Yes

No

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Comment

Credits 2.15
The credit provided for in 2.1 and 2.2 includes the "tax paid" to another state or local jurisdiction on a lease/rental transaction based on a deferred collection/remittance method against the "sales or use taxes" due on the balance of the lease/rental payments.
2.16 Lessor Acquisition

Yes

No

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Comment

Credits 2.16
The credit provided for in 2.1 and 2.2 includes the "tax paid" by the lessor to another state or local jurisdiction on the acquisition of the product against the "sales or use taxes" due on the balance of the lease/rental payments provided the tax reimbursement is documented and disclosed to the lessee.

Disclosed Practice 3 - Tax Administration Practices on Liability Relief from Appendix E of the SSUTA

(Note: These tax administration practices address whether a member state provides liability relief although the state is only required to provide relief "to the extent possible," as specified in sections 328(C) and (D) of the Agreement.)

Does Your State Follow this Practice?

If You Answered No, Describe the Difference Between the Practice as Adopted by the Governing Board and Your state's Treatment.  Add Additional Comments if Desired.

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Disclosed Practice 3 – Liability Relief

Yes

No

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Comment

 
Disclosed Practice 3.1 - Liability relief for erroneous information in the tax administration practices section of the taxability matrix

If you answer "Yes" to 3.1, you do not need to complete 3.1.a, b, and c below.

If you answer "No" to 3.1, please complete 3.1.a, b, and c below.

 

 

Liability Relief 3.1
The State provides sellers and CSPs with liability relief for tax, interest and penalties if the sellers and CSPs charged and collected the incorrect tax due to erroneous information in the tax administration practices section of the taxability matrix.
Liability Relief 3.1.a.
Liability Relief for Tax
Liability Relief 3.1.b.
Liability Relief for Interest
Liability Relief 3.1.c.
Liability Relief for Penalties
 
Disclosed Practice 3.2 - Extended liability relief for changes to the tax administration practices section of the taxability matrix

If you answer "Yes" to 3.2, you do not need to complete 3.2.a, b, and c below.

If you answer "No" to 3.2, please complete 3.2.a, b, and c below.

 

 

Liability Relief 3.2
When the State makes a change to its tax administration practice section of the taxability matrix, the State provides sellers and CSPs with liability relief for the tax, interest and penalties for having charged and collected the incorrect tax until the first day of the calendar month that is at least 30 days after notice of the change to the state's tax administration practices section of the taxability matrix is submitted to the governing board, provided the seller or CSP relied on the prior version of the taxability matrix.
Liability Relief 3.2.a.
Liability Relief for Tax
Liability Relief 3.2.b.
Liability Relief for Interest
Liability Relief 3.2.c.
Liability Relief for Penalties
 
Disclosed Practice 3 .3 Extended liability relief for changes to the library of definitions section of the taxability matrix

If you answer "Yes" to 3.3, you do not need to complete 3.3.a, b, and c below.

If you answer "No" to 3.3, please complete 3.3.a, b, and c below.

 

 

Liability Relief 3.3
When the State makes a change to the library of definitions section of its taxability matrix, the State provides sellers and CSPs with liability relief for the tax, interest and penalties for having charged and collected the incorrect tax until the first day of the calendar month that is at least 30 days after notice of the change to the member state's library of definitions section of the taxability matrix is submitted to the governing board, provided the seller or CSP relied on the prior version of the taxability matrix.
Liability Relief 3.3.a.
Liability Relief for Tax
Liability Relief 3.3.b.
Liability Relief for Interest
Liability Relief 3.3.c.
Liability Relief for Penalties

Disclosed Practice 4 - Tax Administration Practices on Acceptance of Limited Power-of-Attorney/Agent Authorization (Limited POA/AA) Form from Appendix E of the SSUTA

Does Your State Follow this Practice?

If You Answered No, Describe the Difference Between the Practice as Adopted by the Governing Board and Your state's Treatment.  Add Additional Comments if Desired.

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Disclosed Practice 4 – Acceptance of Limited Power-of-Attorney/Agent Authorization Form – Form F0023

           

           

     

     

Disclosed Practice 4.1
Acceptance of Form F0023 From CSPs

Yes

No

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Comment

Limited POA/AA 4.1
The member state will accept a signed copy of the Limited Power of Attorney/Agent Authorization form posted to the governing Board's website, as sufficient authority for the state to disclose to the CSP any confidential information of the seller necessary to allow the CSP to fulfill its obligations under its contract with the governing board and to fulfill its responsibilities to the seller under Section 501 of the Agreement.
Disclosed Practice 4.2
Acceptance of Form F0023 From Persons Other Than CSPs

Yes

No

Statute/Rule Cite

Comment

Limited POA/AA 4.2
The member state will accept a signed copy of the Limited Power of Attorney/Agent Authorization form posted to the governing Board's website, as sufficient authority for the state to disclose to the seller's appointed agent, other than a CSP, any confidential information of the seller as authorized on the form to allow the agent to fulfill its obligations to the seller.

Disclosed Practice 5. Tax Administration Practices on Post Transaction Issues from Appendix E of the SSUTA

Does Your State Follow this Practice?

If You Answered No, Describe the Difference Between the Practice as Adopted by the Governing Board and Your state's Treatment.  Add Additional Comments if Desired.

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Disclosed Practice 5 –  Post Transaction Issues

Unless indicated otherwise throughout Disclosed Practice 5:

· Use of the word "tax" means the sales or use tax paid by the customer to the seller which was timely remitted by the seller to the state;

· Use of the word "refund" includes a credit unless otherwise stated;

· Unless otherwise stated, the refund is being claimed within the state's statute of limitations;

· Unless otherwise stated, the seller has refunded the tax to the customer;

· The tax rates used in the examples are for illustrative purposes only and are presumed to be correct;

· The seller is not engaged in fraud or making intentional misrepresentations;

· The seller maintains proper books and records to substantiate taxes collected and remitted based on the applicable state's requirements;

· The disclosed practices do not apply to sales of motor vehicles;

· The disclosed practices relate to products voluntarily returned by the customer and accepted by the seller (e.g., does not include repossessed products) and;

· The disclosed practices only provide general guidance and assume there are no other unique circumstances that apply.

 

 

 

 

 
Disclosed Practice 5.1 - Refund Procedure Document

Yes

No

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Comment

Post Transactions 5.1
Does your state have written guidance on your website, or otherwise, that explains how sellers and/or customers can properly obtain a tax refund from your state? (If "yes", please provide a website link and/or indicate how a person can obtain guidance in the comment section.)
 
Disclosed Practice 5.2 - When does your state's statute of limitations begin for a seller to obtain a refund of tax paid for products returned by a customer?

Yes

No

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Comment

Post Transactions 5.2.a.
It begins on the due date of the tax return on which the tax was required to be reported by the seller to the state.
Post Transactions 5.2.b.
It begins on the date the tax on the sale was due by the seller to the state.