Election Time Reminder: What Exempt Organizations Can and Can’t Do

With Election Day getting closer, the campaigns for political candidates are in full swing. Exempt organizations must tread carefully, though, because IRC §501(c)(3) states that exempt organizations may “not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition

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Amazon Begins Collecting Sales Tax in Ohio

After announcing that it will be building three datacenters in Ohio, online retail giant Amazon began collecting sales tax on online orders placed from Ohio after June 1, 2015.  This is a result of the JobsOhio deal between Amazon and the state of Ohio, and is expected to generate between

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Amazon and the State Sales Tax Debate

On December 2, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by Amazon.com, Inc. and Overstock.com, Inc. on whether the State of New York may constitutionally impose sales tax on online sales made to New York residents. The Supreme Court’s refusal to hear Amazon’s argument is significant because the

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