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Online Retailers Must Charge Sales Tax to Everyone

United States Supreme Court

Written by Adam Liptak, Ben Casselman and Julie Creswell Americans have done more and more of their shopping online in recent years, drawn by the promise of low prices, wide selection and buy-from-home convenience. But e-commerce has also had another edge: Many of those sales were, in effect, tax-free. The Supreme Court on Thursday moved to close that loophole, ruling Read More »

A New Addition to our Firm

We are very pleased to announce that Abhi Parikh has joined our firm as a tax senior manager, after spending nine years at Deloitte Tax. Abhi worked his way up from staff to senior manager in the tax department of his prior firm, and he will continue to utilize his extensive tax experience at SPS, with a particular emphasis in Read More »

IRS to Enlist Debt Collectors to Recover Overdue Taxes

Tax Planning Advice - Sobul Primes Schenkel CPA Los Angeles

After several years of warning taxpayers of fraudulent telephone calls and e-mails from individuals posing as Internal Revenue Service debt collectors, the Internal Revenue Service has been instructed by Congress to contract with private collection agencies to attempt to collect the oldest and largest delinquent taxes. The IRS has selected four companies, CBE Group, ConServe, Performant and Pioneer Credit Recovery Read More »

Cloud Computing – The Future is Here

Cloud Computing Safety - SPSCPA Los Angeles

But Is it Safe to Put Your Business in the Cloud? No doubt many are unclear as to what “cloud computing” even means. A Wakefield Research survey revealed that 20% of respondents pretended to know more about cloud computing than they actually did and 60% suspected their colleagues were also feigning knowledge. Sounds like a modern variation on the old Read More »