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Minoristas en línea cuidado con las ventas limitadas de Texas, el uso y el impuesto

Por: Coleman Jackson, Abogado, Contador Público Certificado
agosto 01, 2018

Los minoristas en línea tienen buenas razones para estar atentos al impuesto de ventas, uso e impuestos especiales de Texas. Alguna vez has oído hablar de Dakota del Sur frente a Wayfair, Inc.? Dakota del Sur frente a Wayfair, Inc., 585 U.S.____(2018) es un caso decidido por la Corte Suprema de Estados Unidos en Junio 21, 2018. En ese caso la Corte decidió en favor a Dakota del Sur contra Wayfair, Inc. Wayfair estableció una regla nacional que básicamente permite que los 50 estados graven legalmente las ventas de bienes y servicios que realizan los minoristas en línea de la misma forma que gravan a los minoristas a los minoristas de ladrillo y mortero.  Cada estado tiene permiso a cambiar sus leyes gobernando transacciones para realizar su nueva fuente de ingresos. Es difícil de imaginar que Texas no aumente sus ventas, uso e impuestos al consumo para alcanzar minoristas en línea vendiendo en Texas de otros estados o países. La Corte Suprema le ha dado a los estados la luz verde para gravar impuestos a los minoristas vendiendo servicios a otros estados desde ubicaciones remotas.

Los minoristas en línea tienen una buena razón para tener cuidado con Texas para extender el alcance de sus reglas de impuestos a las ventas, el uso, y los impuestos especiales a los minoristas en línea que vended productos y servicios a consumidores y empresas ubicadas en Texas. En el pasado, en lo que respecta a los minoristas de ladrillo y mortero, la ley de Texas presume que todas las ventas minoristas o usos de propiedad personal tangible son transacciones imponibles. La carga recae directamente sobre los hombros de los minoristas de ladrillo y mortero para mostrar que las ventas estaban de alguna manera exentas de impuestos sobre ventas, uso e impuestos especiales. Los minoristas de ladrillo y mortero están obligados por la ley a cobrar el impuesto y entregarlo al estado de Texas de conformidad con las normas y reglamentos establecidos.  Estas reglas y cargos seguramente se extenderán a los minoristas en línea en un futuro no muy lejano cuando la Legislatura de Texas haya tenido la oportunidad de visitar el tema después de la decisión de South Dakota vs. Wayfair.

Los minoristas en línea deben observar, esperar, y planificar sus actividades comerciales con anticipación, porque los días en que los minoristas en línea que venden a los consumidores en Texas están contados. El Contador de Cuentas Públicas de Texas es la agencia gubernamental de Texas responsable de hacer cumplir las reglas de impuestos a las ventas en Texas. Los minoristas en línea deben realizar la debida diligencia y cumplir con la Ley de impuestos sobre ventas, uso e impuestos de Texas Limited a través de la divulgación voluntaria y los registros correspondientes. Mire porque las autoridades fiscales vienen cuando usted no espera. Mire nuestros blogs para actualizaciones futuras sobre otros asuntos de impuestos, litigios, e inmigración de interés para nuestros lectores.

Este blog de derecho está escrito por  La Firma de Abogados de Impuestos | Litigación  | Inmigración de Coleman Jackson, P.C. con fines educativos; Esto no crea relación de abogado-cliente entre esta firma de abogados y el lector. Usted debe consultar con un asesor legal en su área geográfica con respecto a todas las cuestiones legales que lo afectan a usted, su familia o negocio.

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ONLINE RETAILERS LOOK OUT FOR TEXAS LIMITED SALES, USE & EXCISE TAX

By:  Coleman Jackson, Attorney, Certified Public Accountant
July 27, 2018

Online retailers have good reason to look out for the Texas Limited Sales, Use & Excise Tax.  Have you ever heard of South Dakota versus Wayfair, Inc.?    South Dakota vs. Wayfair, Inc., 585 U.S. ____ (2018) is a case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 21, 2018.  In that case the Court decided in favor of South Dakota and against Wayfair, Inc.  Wayfair establishes a nationwide rule that basically allows all 50 States to lawfully tax the sales of goods and services performed by online retailers the same as they tax brick and mortar retailers.    Each State is permitted to change its laws governing transactions to realize this new source of revenue.  It is hard to imagine that Texas would not extend its sales, use and excise taxes to reach online retailers selling into Texas from other States or Countries.  The U.S. Supreme Court has given the States a green light to tax online retailers selling goods and services into their States from remote locations.

Online retailers have good reason to look out for Texas to extend the reach of its sales, use & excise tax rules to online retailers selling goods and services to consumers and businesses located in Texas.  In the past as it relates to brick and mortal retailers, Texas law presumed that all retail sales or uses of tangible personal property are taxable transactions.  The burden rested squarely on the shoulders of the brick and mortar retailers to show that sales were somehow exempt from sales, use and excise taxes.  Brick and mortar retailers are required by law to collect the tax and turn it over to the State of Texas pursuant to set rules and regulations.  These rules and burdens are most surely to extend to online retailers in the not so distant future when the Texas Legislature has had a chance to visit the issue after the South Dakota vs. Wayfair, Inc. decision.

Online retailers ought to watch, wait and plan their business activities in anticipation because the days when online retailers selling to consumers in Texas are numbered.    The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts is the Texas governmental agency responsible for enforcing the sales tax rules in Texas.  Online Retailers need to perform due diligence and comply with Texas Limited Sales, Use & Excise Tax Act through voluntary disclosure and appropriate registrations.  Watch because the tax authorities cometh when you expect not.  Watch our blogs for future updates on this very important topic and other tax, litigation and immigration concerns of interest to our readers.

This law blog is written by the Taxation | Litigation | Immigration Law Firm of Coleman Jackson, P.C. for educational purposes; it does not create an attorney-client relationship between this law firm and its reader.  You should consult with legal counsel in your geographical area with respect to any legal issues impacting you, your family or business.

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VENDORS DOING BUSINESS WITH TEXAS AND HIRING UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS – BEWARE YOU MIGHT HAVE TO PAYBACK ALL PUBLIC SUBSIDIES PLUS INTEREST

By: Coleman Jackson, Attorney
August 27, 2015

VENDORS DOING BUSINESS WITH TEXAS AND HIRING UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS MIGHT HAVE TO PAYBACK ALL PUBLIC SUBSIDIES PLUS INTEREST

Texas Government Code §2264.051 stipulates that vendors doing business with any public agency, state or local taxing jurisdiction, or economic development corporation in Texas must certify in writing that the business, or a branch, division, or department of the business, does not and will not knowingly employ an undocumented worker.

The certification statement must also stipulate that if, after receiving a public subsidy, the business or a branch, division, or department of the business, is convicted of a violation under the Immigration and Nationality Laws of the United States, 8 U.S.C.A.  §1324a(f), the business will repay the amount of the public subsidy with interest, at the rate and according to the other terms provided by an agreement under Texas Government Code § 2264.053, not later than the 120th day after the date the public agency, state or local taxing jurisdiction, or economic development corporation notifies the business of the violation.  INA, 8 U.S.C.A. §1324a essentially deals with persons or entities that violate the U.S. immigration laws by hiring, or recruiting or referring for a fee for employment in the United States an undocumented person.  A person or entity charged with violations of 8 U.S. C.A. §1324a may establish that it has compiled in good faith with the requirements with respect to the hiring, recruiting, or referral for employment of an alien (illegal alien is the term used in the INA to refer to an undocumented person or a person who came to the U.S.A. without inspection or overstayed their visa) in the United States.  Anyway, If a person or entity charged with a violation under 8 U.S.C.A. §1324a, establishes an affirmative defense, a conviction could possibly be avoided, and the person or entity doing business with a Texas public agency, state or local taxing jurisdiction, or economic development corporation could probably avoid the penalty of repaying Texas all public subsidies received with interest under Tex. Gov’t Code §§2264.051-2264.101.

A public agency, local taxing jurisdiction, or economic development corporation, or the attorney general on behalf of the state or the state agency, may bring a civil action to recover any amount owed to the public agency, state or local taxing jurisdiction, or economic development corporation against any person or entity convicted of 8 U.S.C.A.  §1324a violations pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 2264.101.

Specifics regarding your company, workers, or government contracts should be discussed with legal counsel of your choice.  This overview is supplied for educational purposes, is only an overview, and do not create an attorney-client relationship with the Immigration & Tax Law Firm of:

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