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Examining California’s Tax And Business Climate

Monika Miles

This month, we travel back to the mainland (and the home state of Miles Consulting Group) to the 3rd largest state in the country and the 6th largest economy in the world- the Golden State of California! With its sunny and dry coastal climate year round (except for January 2017!) and easy access to the ocean and mountains, California has always been seen as an ideal resort destination. In the 1960s, popular music groups such as The Beach Boys promoted the image of Californians as laid-back, tanned beach-goers – which, of course we all are!

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U.S. Corporate Tax Rate Changes In 2017

Kat Jennings

2017 is finally upon us. There are a lot of changes that we should expect to happen to taxes over the course of the next few years. But as of the first, many states have already begun changing their tax codes. Corporate income taxes are one of the areas in which we will be seeing multiyear reductions and reforms. We will look at the five states (four states and capital) that reduced or will reduce their corporate tax rates in 2017: Arizona, The District of Columbia, Indiana, New Mexico, and North Carolina.

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Multistate Tax: The Top 3 State Tax Issues For 2017

Monika Miles

Happy New Year!

I always like the fresh feeling of a New Year – a clean desk, a new calendar, and a relaxed and grateful frame of mind from coming off of the holidays. I’m particularly excited about 2017 because it’s a year of special milestones and anniversaries for me – both personally and professionally, and I’m a big believer in celebrating those special occasions. I’m not sure exactly what the year will bring, but I have big expectations for it.

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Colorado Year End Tax Update: Focus on USE TAX – 50 Points

John Dundon

It is that time of year again where we work ourselves into a tizzy finishing off the year “strong” and simultaneously enduring another holiday season whilst purportedly planning for a new year. YIKES!

With internet sales exploding, it is a good idea to review each transaction you make to know if sales tax is being charged. If it is not, chances are good that you owe Colorado USE Tax on the item purchased.

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Cheers! An Update On The Taxability Of Beer

Monika Miles

Cheers! The start of the New Year is just around the corner. How are you going to celebrate? Maybe with a beer or a glass of champagne? Well, did you ever think about how that beer or champagne came to be? Or how it came to be taxed? In this article we discuss some of the implications on the taxing of beer and wine and a change lurking in the New Year.

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Colorado Income Tax Planning Update: Form 104

John Dundon

The following items might seem new and/or different for Colorado taxpayers on the CO 104 Income Tax form, some are some are not. These points below basically represent some of the more persistent questions coming across my desk as part of year end tax planning.

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Hawaii – A Focus On Tax Climate And Credits

Monika Miles

Aloha! This month we travel across the ocean to the island paradise of Hawaii. In the state, you can attend a luau to experience true Hawaiian culture, relax on the beach or hike in one of the many tropical forests or mountains.

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Washington’s Minimum Wage Hike: What Do You Need To Know?

Monika Miles

Last month’s election results included more than determining the next president and allowing recreational marijuana in California; states across the country also passed legislation changing employment laws – specifically minimum wage and sick pay. I thought it would be interesting to take a look at one of these states (one of our neighbors to the north): Washington.

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December 7th Is Fast Approaching – Don’t Miss This Webinar!

Monika Miles

As we edge closer to the end of 2016, some of you may already be thinking about setting your goals for 2017. And, if you’re not, maybe you should be! In that spirit, we are once again preparing to deliver the three part “Jumpstart Your Rainmaking” webinar series, beginning December 7th. If you’re a follower of this blog and my communications, you know that we discuss topics designed for professionals who need to sell their services. It’s tough to go out there and sell yourself every day!

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Colorado Department Of Revenue Asks Supreme Court “Should Quill Be Overturned?”

Alan Smith

No! Overturning Quill Corporation v North Dakota, 504 U.S. 298 (1992) would mean retailers throughout the United States would have to collect, report and remit sales tax for all other states with a sales tax even if the retailer has no physical presence in the other states.

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An Interesting Look At Sales Tax And Legal Marijuana

Monika Miles

Although the presidential campaign seemed to dominate headlines earlier this month, there was another proposition that passed in California (as well as a handful of other states): recreational marijuana became legal. What does this mean for the Golden State’s sales tax revenue? And how will it affect other industries? I thought it would be worth taking a look at what other states have done and how California may proceed in the coming months.

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Rainmaking – Kicking Off Another Webinar Series December 7th

Monika Miles

As we edge closer to the end of 2016, some of you may already be thinking about setting your goals for 2017. And, if you’re not, maybe you should be! In that spirit, we are once again preparing to deliver the three part “Jumpstart Your Rainmaking” webinar series, beginning December 7th. If you’re a follower of this blog and my communications, you know that we discuss topics designed for professionals who need to sell their services. It’s tough to go out there and sell yourself every day!

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