Timely Filing Vendor Discount Change
Under Act 84 of 2016, a vendor discount cap is imposed on all sales tax returns that have a period end date after August 1, 2016. When a return with full remittance is filed timely, the discount will be the lesser of $25 or 1 percent of the tax collected for a monthly filer, $75 or 1 percent of the tax collected for a quarterly filer, and $150 or 1 percent of the tax collected for a semi-annual filer. Click the following link for more information regarding Act 84 (SALES, USE & HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX BULLETIN 16-001).
--- 7/25/2016
     New Feature Now Available
Under Act 39 of 2016, the Liquor Code was amended to provide for various consumer convenience initiatives including direct shipment of wine from wine producers licensed as direct wine shippers by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to residents of this commonwealth. The amendments to the Liquor Code impose a $2.50 per gallon excise tax on direct wine shipments. In addition, all direct wine shipment sales are subject to Pennsylvania state and local sales tax. Click the following link for more information regarding Act 39 (Direct Wine Shipment Tax Bulletin 16-001).
--- 8/23/2016
You may now register your Direct Wine Shipper account in e-TIDES. You may start filing returns and payments for your third quarter sales on Oct. 1.
--- 9/29/2016
     Other Tobacco Products Tax
Effective Oct. 1, 2016, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco, snuff, and any other tobacco products for chewing, ingesting or smoking, except cigars, will be subject to a $0.55 per ounce tax, with a minimum tax per package of $0.66. Electronic cigarettes including both the liquid product and the delivery device will be subject to a 40 percent tax on the wholesale price. Click the following link for more information regarding the Other Tobacco Products Tax.
--- 8/23/2016
     Detailed Statement of Account
Business taxpayers and tax practitioners now have the ability to electronically request and receive a more detailed version of the Statement of Account (e-SOA) in PDF format through the new Document Center section in e-TIDES. The e-SOA can be requested at any time and is made available in PDF format in the Document Center to print or download on the next business day. The new online delivery saves time and money and provides more up-to-date information.
The exact steps needed to access the new functionality in the e-TIDES Document Center varies slightly based on your current access. To learn more, visit the Get Assistance section in e-TIDES for step-by-step instructions on getting setup to electronically request an e-SOA.
--- 8/22/2016



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