Monday, October 05, 2009

Technically a Tax Hike

The Tennessee Department of Revenue's ability to force people to file business taxes online is to be found-in the "Technical Corrections" Bill:

One of the new mandates included is the requirement that Tennessee small businesses file the returns for their State sales taxes online or face a fine of up to $500. Not only is filing online not practical for certain kinds of businesses, but legislators might never have voted for this change were it a bill of its own. In searching for the source of the menacing new mandate on businesses from Nashville, I quickly learned that many legislators didn't know where the authorization to enact an online filing requirement for business taxes came from in the law. Those that did know it came from the Technical Corrections Bill, such as Reps. Mike Bell
(R-Riceville), and Joshua Evans (R-Greenbrier), were also quick to point out that they voted against the legislation.

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At Monday, October 05, 2009 10:08:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buzz - wrong again! SB2318 only reduced the amount that triggers the electronic filing requirement from $2500 to $1000. Please read TCA 67-6-504 for the actual law, not the one that dances around in your imagination. The electronic filing requirement has been around for a few years and there is a mechanism for a taxpayer to seek a waiver from this requirement.

Damn, Oats - is there any fact so simple that you can't fuck it up? It's called journalism, not writing fiction, thought I doubt most Republicans like you know the difference.

At Tuesday, October 06, 2009 9:31:00 AM, Blogger Steve Mule said...

Are you back to smoking dope again????
Folks can't file taxes online?? Oh, please! All they have to do is go home (their home) and their home computer to do it. Or ... go the local library ... go down the street to where the local 13 yr old geek lives and have the do it for them ... or to a professional tax service. There's lots of ways this can be done. Put the boing down and stop being a whiney cry-baby about issues that aren't real issues except for the lazy and/or the stupid.



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