Starship Technologies Rolls Out Robotic Food Delivery In Arizona

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Amid increasing demand for contactless delivery, Starship Technologies has rolled out a robot food delivery offering in Tempe, Arizona. each day in a geofenced area near Arizona State University that encompasses multiple eateries and a residential neighborhood.

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Arizona Considers Accepting Tax Payments In Cryptocurrency

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Two years after legislators in New Hampshire decided that they would not allow their citizens pay their taxes with bitcoin, the Arizona state legislature is mulling a bill that would pave the way for people to pay their Arizona taxes with cryptocurrencies, Coindesk reported. Arizona State Rep. Bitcoin Arizona bitcoin cryptocurrency new hampshire News What's Hot

Facing Shrinking Market Share, Arizona Iced Tea Co To Sell Marijuana Products

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The company that makes Arizona Iced Tea is getting into the marijuana business, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. Arizona Beverage Company has made a deal with Dixie Brands Inc., Arizona Beverage Company wants to start with marijuana-infused gummies and vape pens, and the deal involves Dixie Brands making the products and selling them in licensed dispensaries. The deal will also give Arizona the right to purchase up to $10 million in stake in Dixie Brands.

More States Enact Pass-Through Entity (PTE) Taxes; including Arizona, California, and Minnesota

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Waymo Trials Rides For Shoppers In Arizona

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To offer shoppers rides in self-driving vehicles, Alphabet ’s Waymo is starting a trial run for Walmart customers in Arizona. Beyond Walmart, Waymo is working with DDR Corp to provide diners and shoppers with rides to a shopping center in Chandler, Arizona. Though most testing takes place in California, those operations also are conducted in Arizona, Texas, Georgia, Michigan and Washington State.

Uber Self-Driving Car Kills Arizona Pedestrian

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Uber ’s self-driving car in Tempe, Arizona, struck and killed a pedestrian Sunday night (March 18), marking the first known fatality of a pedestrian by an autonomous vehicle. Some incredibly sad news out of Arizona,” wrote Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi on Twitter on Monday (March 19), according to the WSJ. “We’re

Arizona Autonomous Vehicle Tests Build On World’s Fair Legacy

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And not everyone in Arizona can hitch a ride with the vehicle: Waymo said in a Medium post that it was opening up to “early riders from our research program” before it slowly rolls it out to other riders, with safety as a factor in the speed of the launch. The paper also noted that Arizona is a location conducive for the testing of self-driving cars.

Taking A Data-Driven Approach To Meeting CU Members’ Banking Needs

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To learn more about how Arizona Federal Credit Union is approaching new technologies and the impact of the COVID-19 virus upon these decisions, visit the Tracker’s Feature Story.

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Delivering A Secure Seamless Banking Experience In The Age Of COVID-19

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One such player is Arizona Federal Credit Union (Arizona FCU), which is working to offer improved access to its 130,000 member-owners.

Nearly 100 Pizza Huts To Test Beer Delivery

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Brands’ Pizza Hut is bringing beer delivery to approximately 100 of its restaurants in California and Arizona. The new rollout will include cities such as Tucson, Prescott and Winslow in Arizona, and Los Angeles, Bakersfield, Sacramento and Santa Barbara in California. Delivery Beer Delivery News Pizza Hut Pizza Hut Arizona Pizza Hut California Pizza Hut Delivery Retail What's HotAs restaurant operators seek to bolster sales in the face of weak traffic growth, Yum!

Bank Of America Facing Lawsuit Over Debit Card Fees For Prisoners

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Bank of America is facing a lawsuit in Arizona from prisoners who contend they are being forced to become customers of the bank because they are given a BoA debit card that also has high and unusual fees. Daria Brill, the lead plaintiff in the case, argues Bank of America preys upon people as they are getting released from Arizona prisons. “BofA is the exclusive provider of debit cards issued to Arizona inmates upon their release from an Arizona corrections facility.”

Kroger Rolls Out Unmanned Vehicles For Grocery Delivery

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In an effort to tackle grocery delivery, Kroger announced that it has begun to use autonomous vehicles in Arizona. Retail Arizona Autonomous Car delivery grocery Kroger News Nuro Robots What's HotThe offering comes on the heels of an experimental program by the grocer and California startup Nuro , Reuters reported. The grocer along with Nuro had been using a fleet of Prius cars with operators. The company said that those cars have made almost 1,000 deliveries.

Phoenix Welcomes Online Alcohol Delivery Startup, Drizly

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Boston-based eCommerce alcohol delivery startup Drizly has announced its next location in Phoenix, Arizona. ” News Retail alcohol alcohol delivery Arizona delivery delivery startup drizly e-commerce phoenix What's HotPartnering to deliver alcohol from local liquor stores that include Lucky’s Liquor, Gary’s Liquor and Chandler Liquors, Phoenix residents will now be able to order and receive alcohol delivery from these retailers.

Study: Financially Self-Sufficient Millennials Are Happier

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The Arizona Pathways to Life Success for University Students (APLUS) project has followed the same group of young adults from their first year in college through adulthood to measure how financial capability relates to happiness. Rowe Price Ted Beck Univeristy of Arizona What's HotA 10-year study by the National Endowment for Financial Education shows that millennials who are no longer relying on mom and dad for financial help are more confident and happier overall.

Vendor concessions/discounts can help pay to outsource sales tax obligations

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Colorado, Mississippi, Nevada, Ohio and Louisiana are among states offering a discount for prompt payment; Arizona gives a better discount for e-filers; Florida and South Carolina offer both. Arizona allows up to $10,000 per year.

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New Veterinary Colleges Moving Forward

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Long Island University and University of Arizona will both open in the fall of 2020. To support the growth within the veterinary industry and address veterinary shortages, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has approved two new veterinary schools. One will be on east coast and the other in west. Pet Hospital CPA - Veterinarian Near Me

States with local economic nexus - a review

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This has created such a complex system that Louisiana is actually being sued by an Arizona online retailer for the state’s sales tax “compliance nightmare. Given the complexity that already exists regarding sales tax, it’d be great if states were the only jurisdictions that levied them.

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Sales Tax and Vitamins/Dietary Supplements

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In Arkansas, Arizona, Georgia and other states, these products are simply not considered “food” and are generally taxable. You won’t find too many more confusing sales tax scenarios than the one involving dietary supplements.

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Four years since Wayfair: A trend takes hold

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An Arizona company, for instance, sued Louisiana for that state’s patchwork “compliance nightmare” in what many regard as the business’ first major counter-assault on the burdens of nationwide yet diverse economic nexus. What a 48 months it’s been.

RIP Norah Bruther, EY Senior Associate Who Was Killed By Alleged Drunk Driver

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Funeral services were held this past weekend for 23-year-old Norah Bruther, an EY assurance senior associate from New Jersey who was struck and killed by a vehicle on May 7 while on vacation in Arizona. woman, 23, killed by drunken driver while visiting Arizona, cops say [ NJ.com ].

Home Rule: Can Local Jurisdictions Create Sales Tax Obligations?

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Some recent examples include the following: Arizona and South Carolina now allow certain local jurisdictions to diverge from the state sales tax base.

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Crypto, NFTs and sales tax: What we know so far

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There’s similar interest in California, Arizona, New York, Hawaii and Massachusetts – not to mention the federal government, which may soon explore digital currency for the U.S. Sales tax has a universe of changing conditions.

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Excise Tax versus Sales Tax

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The lowest per-capita excise tax states have included South Carolina, Nebraska, Idaho, and Arizona. Soon after you start dealing with states’ sales tax, you’re going to also run into another term: excise tax. What is excise tax? And is it different from sales tax? A different kind of tax pie.

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Starship Raises $17 Million To Develop Driverless Delivery Robots

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The past year has also seen the company's work expand to places like Arizona State, the University of Mississippi, UC Irvine and the city of Mountain View, California. PYMNTS reported last year that Starship was debuting autonomous food delivery in Tempe, Arizona.

Sales Tax on Shipping: When Does it Apply?

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Stating the shipping cost separately on the invoice affects its taxability in Alabama, Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wyoming.

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What's New in State Sales and Use Taxes?

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The vote was quickly followed by a lawsuit from Arizona-based Halstead Bead , an online seller of jewelry-making supplies, challenging what news reports called Louisiana’s “patchwork approach” to collecting sales taxes.

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YSK: AICPA Accounting Scholars Leadership Workshop Application Period Ends June 15

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The workshop takes place at the Wigwam resort in Litchfield Park, Arizona October 12-14, 2022 and aims to strengthen students’ professional skills and understanding of the limitless possibilities and benefits of the career and earning the CPA credential.

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Evolution of the Sales Tax Audit: Have Audits Changed with Economic Nexus?

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In general, the questions that are asked on a nexus questionnaire can be quite broad,” writes the Arizona accounting firm Henry+Horne. Sales tax has evolved a lot in recent years. So has the sales tax audit.

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The Professional Association of Small Business Accountants Holds 16th Annual Awards Ceremony and Honors Six Members

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At the 16th annual awards ceremony in Scottsdale, Arizona, Steve Feinberg was nominated by the PASBA board of directors to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for his long career in service to small businesses.

State Sales and Use Tax Update

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Arizona’s threshold for Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) e-filing and paying lowers to $500 as of Jan. There’s always something changing or new going on in the world of tax, especially sales tax. Here’s a review of some of the changes and updates that were announced in the last few months.

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GenNx360 Acquires B2B Industrial, AMW Packaging

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B2B Industrial is based in Illinois, while AMW is based in Arizona. AMW Packaging will continue to operate out of its Phoenix, Arizona, location.

Uber May Sell Self-Driving Car Unit To Rival Aurora Innovation, Report Says

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That road included the autonomous vehicle-related death of Elaine Herzberg in Tempe, Arizona in 2018. A lawsuit found that Uber, along with the state of Arizona and the safety driver behind the wheel of the automatic car, all shared portions of the blame in the incident.

Coronavirus Refunds: Golden Knights To Reimburse Fans

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The team was set to participate in home games against Vancouver, Dallas, Arizona and Detroit. As the pandemic continues to disrupt everyday life the world over, many consumers want refunds on things they paid for but aren’t able to use.

Friday Footnotes: Big 4 Pride; KPMG Gets Snubbed; EY Goes on a Poaching Spree | 6.3.22

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Accountant Finds Out Client Has “Skeletons In The Closet”, Gets The IRS Involved And Makes Him Lose Everything [ Bored Panda ] It was posted on Reddit so obviously it must be true.

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The Evolving State Of The Restaurant And Delivery Industries

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2019: The year students at George Mason University in Virginia and Northern Arizona University started getting food delivered by robots.

As Consumers Embrace eCommerce, Tax Complexity Grows

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Data: $57M: Expected value of state revenue to be generated by Arizona’s online transaction tax in 2020. South Dakota vs. Wayfair was only the beginning.

Google Slapped With Antitrust Lawsuit Filed By Coalition Of 38 States

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A coalition of 38 state attorneys general filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google , accusing the search giant of engaging in anti-competitive practices, the Associated Press (AP) reported on Thursday (Dec. The federal lawsuit was filed in Washington, D.C.

Costco Plans For Five New Store Locations This Fall

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The new stores will be in Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Bismarck, North Dakota; Saratoga Springs, Utah; Surprise, Arizona and Idaho Falls, Idaho, Acorns reported. The new Surprise, Arizona store, in one case, is a 40-minute drive away from a Phoenix store that is shuttering in the fall.

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Waymo Connects Riders To Phoenix Transit Systems

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Waymo announced it is partnering with Valley Metro, the Phoenix, Arizona area’s regional public transportation authority, to explore mobility solutions using self-driving technology. Last week, it was reported that Waymo is starting a trial run for Walmart customers in Arizona. Beyond Walmart, Waymo is working with DDR to provide diners and shoppers with rides to a shopping center in Chandler, Arizona.

Amazon, Whole Foods, ALDI Open Grocery Stores Despite Pandemic

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In Arizona, low-cost supermarket chain ALDI will bring two new stores to the Phoenix area. Physical grocery stores are opening despite COVID-19, with Amazon , Whole Foods and ALDI making plans to cut the ribbon on new brick-and-mortar sites in Chicago and other cities.

US Treasury Tells Banks To Treat Hemp Businesses Like Any Other

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a Nevada-based, publicly-traded company that owns processing centers and a 5,000-square-foot retail store in Arizona, praised FinCEN’s update.

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Eclipse Acquisition Brings Payment Alliance Int’l 15K More ATMs

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ATM portfolio management tools and services firm Payment Alliance International (PAI) has acquired Arizona-based ATM operator Eclipse Cash Systems for an undisclosed sum. The entire Eclipse team will join PAI and continue to work out of the Chandler, Arizona, office. The deal gives PAI more than 15,000 additional ATM terminals, as well as an additional four financial institution partnerships to PAI’s existing nationwide network of over 75,000 ATMs.