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NY tax commissioner Thomas Mattox recently deputized the entire staff of the NY Inspector General’s office in what is a being dubbed a pre-emptive “crime fighting” move. What was meant to be a quite ceremony has caused a stir because the new powers granted to the IG’s office allows them the ability to look at NY state employee’s tax returns–and potentially any other NY tax return that they dub “relevant” to an investigation–without the taxpayers consent. Mind you,...
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The State of Arizona is taking the first crack at trying to collect sales tax from amazon.com–the biggest online discount retailer. According to a filing with the SEC, Arizona calculated that Amazon owes the state & various cities $53 Million in uncollected taxes from March 1st, 2006 through December 31st 2010.