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Mississippi AG Preps Antitrust Suit Against Google

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The Mississippi Attorney General (AG) revealed that his office is preparing an antitrust case against Google , accusing the tech giant of controlling a “pipeline” of data. “We We attorneys general have authority under consumer protection acts to do both,” said Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, according to CNBC , on Monday (March 18). “So

State Employees In Mississippi Targets Of Direct Deposit Scam

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News comes this week from Mississippi that state workers are being targeted by similar fraud attempts. In the quest for ill-gotten gains, fraudsters have a myriad of ways to try to scam unwitting victims, intercepting funds or having them sent to their own accounts.

Casino Reopenings Draw In Gamblers Despite Online Gaming Surges

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Casinos in Mississippi and Louisiana are reopening this week, and visitors are traveling long distances and waiting in lines to enter the facilities, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.

Uber Of X: The Speed Stable, Motorcycles On-Demand

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With more than 100 users locked and loaded, the Mississippi-based company recently sped over to one of the largest motorcycle events — Barber Vintage Festival in Birmingham, Alabama — with more than 70,000 attendees, many of them learning (and getting excited) about The Speed Stable. We live out in the country in Mississippi, and a 50-year-old, two-stable horse barn became available. uber of x Airbnb mississippi motorcycles on-demand peer to peer Uber Uber of X

What’s new: state sales and use taxes

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Mississippi has green lighted its Taxation of Remote and Internet-based Computer Software Products and Services Study Committee, which will examine taxation of remote and internet-based computer software products and services in the state. Also, the Mississippi Supreme Court issued an?

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App purchases and sales and use tax

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Sometimes special conditions apply, as in Mississippi if the app is sold as part of the purchase of canned software. Many tech companies consider themselves a service provider exempt from sales and use tax.

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What's new in state sales and use taxes

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Mississippi withdrew?a There may still be changes to Mississippi’s sales tax on software, as the Governor?has There’s always something changing in the world of tax, especially sales tax. Here’s a review of some of the recent changes and updates.

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State Discounts for Sales Tax

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Some states, such as Alabama, Mississippi and Wyoming, require filing by a certain day of the month. Collecting and remitting sales tax can be onerous – and expensive – for any business. That’s one reason some states give a collection discount to help with the costs of managing sales tax.

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What's New in Sales and Use Tax?

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Mississippi tax collections increased during the state budget year that ended June 30, driven in part by people shopping online. Mississippi proposes to amend its regulation for photographers and film developers to specify that certain digital products would be subject to sales tax.

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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.

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Sales and Use Tax Updates from February

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Mississippi’s ? The proposal, which now goes to the state’s Senate, would also phase out Mississippi’s personal income tax over 10 years and cut its grocery tax in half over five years. There’s always something changing in the world of tax, especially sales tax.

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Sales tax holidays for the rest of the year

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Among other holidays: Mississippi will have a holiday Aug. Holiday time already? In many states, sales tax holidays have been in full swing this year and will continue for months to come.

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Is Software as a Service Taxable? 

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Arizona Connecticut District of Columbia Hawaii Iowa Louisiana (1/1/2023) Massachusetts Maryland Minnesota Mississippi New Mexico New York Ohio Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Washington West Virginia. Is Software as a Service (SaaS) taxable?

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What's new in July for state sales and use taxes

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Mississippi specified that its exemption for health care facilities paying sales tax on construction materials and machinery and equipment purchased within three months of completion of construction does not include medical marijuana establishments.

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Software, SaaS and Sales Tax

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Mississippi?has If your business sells software or software-as-a-service (SaaS), you deal with one of the most complex sales tax situations, potentially without even realizing it.

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2021: The Year in Review – Sales Tax

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The second quarter of the year showed states, including Mississippi, New Jersey and West Virginia, continuing to tinker with their sales tax structures, considering increases in some areas of remote sales and curtailments in other areas such as groceries.

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Preparing Your Business for Sales Tax Holidays

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Second Amendment holidays in Mississippi and Louisiana?exempt Many states use sales tax holidays to waive or reduce sales tax on various items. These holidays can be annual or even two or more times a year.

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Google Faces Lawsuit From Multiple States Over Digital Ad Tactics

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In addition to Texas, states involved in the suit include Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Utah, WSJ reported.

Google Slapped With Antitrust Lawsuit Filed By Coalition Of 38 States

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In addition to Texas, states involved in the Paxton suit include other Republican attorneys general from Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Utah.

Supreme Court’s Abortion Ruling Indirectly Impacts Employee Benefit Plans

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Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to the constitutionality of Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act, which prohibits performing or inducing an abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy (as determined by probable gestational age) except in limited circumstances. Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Org.,

Extra Federal Benefits Ease Layoff Decisions For Employers

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A check of government benefits by PYMNTS found that while the weekly unemployment rate varies dramatically by state, from $235 in Mississippi to $823 in Massachusetts, they will all be paid more with federal dollars, at least through July. The minimum wage in Mississippi is $7.25

Caesars To Resume Gaming, Hospitality Operations In Vegas

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The news comes as casinos in Louisiana and Mississippi are slowly starting to reopen , and visitors are traveling far distances and waiting in lines to enter the facilities.

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. Starship has raised $17 million to keep working on autonomous deliveries, a post on Medium from the company says.

Friday Footnotes: Screw the Office; Auditor Sues EY For Doing Her Job; IRS Levels Up | 9.16.22

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Watkins, is the second largest accounting firm in Mississippi. Big 4.

Initial Jobless Claims Fall to 787,000

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10 were in California (+27,870), Illinois (+11,261), Massachusetts (+10,481), Georgia (+9,292), and Indiana (+7,840), while the largest decreases were in Michigan (-2,615), North Carolina (-2,362), Virginia (-1,733), Montana (-579), and Mississippi (-375).

Last Labor Report Before Election Shows Drop In US Jobless Claims

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Seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims dipped to 751,000 the week ending Oct. 24, some 40,000 lower than the previous week's revised levels, according to the Thursday (Oct. 29) report from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The previous week's revised level was upped 4,000 from 787,000 to 791,000. The seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate dropped 0.5 percent from the previous week's revised rate to 5.3 percent for the week ending Oct. The previous week's rate was revised from 5.8

Apple To Shutter 30 More US Stores Again Amid Pandemic

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Locations in California, Alabama, Idaho, Georgia, Oklahoma, Nevada and Louisiana are set to shutter on Thursday, while shops in Mississippi, Texas, Florida and Utah were shuttered as of Wednesday (July 1).

PSCU’s Lumin Enables Digital Payments For TN Credit Union

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Originally founded in 1957 to serve personnel on the naval base in Millington, Tennessee, First South Financial has expanded its financial services offerings across Tennessee and Mississippi.

MGM Resorts Admits To 2019 Hack

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MGM Resorts has locations in Las Vegas, Detroit, Mississippi, Maryland and New Jersey, and its properties include the Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand and Park MGM.

40M Americans Could Be Evicted Due To Pandemic

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The survey looked at the percentage of renters from every state facing eviction, including high points of 59 percent in West Virginia, 58 percent in Tennessee and 55 percent in Mississippi.

Retail Foot Traffic Dips As COVID Cases Rise

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The biggest declines in shopping are happening in Mississippi, Texas, South Carolina, Louisiana and Alabama, according to the data. In the past two weeks, shopping levels have fallen again as coronavirus cases surge in the United States, CNBC reported.

Google Pledges $150 Million To Aid COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign

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To make the web searches more relevant, “COVID-19 vaccination locations will be available in Google Search and Maps, starting with Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, with more states and countries to come.”.

Federal Paid FMLA May Be Out While States Consider Possibilities

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Mississippi. The proposed Mississippi Paid Family Leave Act ( L. The signing of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) celebrates its 29th anniversary this February 5.

Attorneys General To Join For Big Tech Investigation

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And Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said in a statement per that outlet that he is still “concerned with the aggregation of data in the hands of a few.” With another layer of scrutiny brought to an industry that is within the federal spotlight, a collection of state attorneys general is getting ready to begin a joint antitrust investigation into big tech.

Remembering Booker T. Washington: Proponent of Black-Owned Business

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Although he was against the civil rights activism that was heating up during his life, he funded efforts to fight segregation and Black disenfranchisement in Mississippi. Credit: Library of Congress.

Disaster Recovery Planning Your Skagit County Small Business Probably Needs

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Ask the folks in Louisiana and Mississippi this week, or those out West most of this summer. The phone rings in the middle of the night and a voice says your office is on fire. Early on a long weekend, that old pipe in the back finally bursts and no one will see the water for days.

Friday Footnotes: A CPA Grindset We Can Get Behind; The Klynveld Krypto Team; Firms Still Desperate (For People) | 6.24.22

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Use of forensic accounting growing [ Mississippi Business Journal ] Long time Jackson forensic accountant Glover (Russ) Russell, who has a law degree and a master’s in tax law in addition to an accounting degree, observes that the use of forensic accounting has increased in the past 10 years.

Internal Memo: Simon To Reopen 49 Malls In May

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The properties in Texas, Indiana, Alaska, Missouri, Georgia, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Arkansas and Tennessee will not be limited to curbside-pickup reopening like the ones happening in Texas, the report said.

No Precedent For Facebook Antitrust Investigation, Says FL AG

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I continue to be concerned with the aggregation of data in the hands of a few and am always watchful of any monopoly,” said Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood. “As The Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody said the antitrust probes into Facebook don’t have any common case studies to draw from in deciding how to move forward, according to a report by CNBC.

Google To Be Targeted By State AGs In Antitrust Probe 

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I continue to be concerned with the aggregation of data in the hands of a few and am always watchful of any monopoly,” said Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood. “As Google is facing increased antitrust scrutiny as it was announced that more than 30 state attorneys general are circling the company in a new antitrust investigation, CNBC reported Tuesday (Sept. The bipartisan effort is being spearheaded by Texas , and the whole probe will be announced on Sept.

Half Of US State AGs Back Google Antitrust Probe

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I continue to be concerned with the aggregation of data in the hands of a few and am always watchful of any monopoly,” said Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood. “As Google is facing increased antitrust scrutiny as it was announced that more than 30 state attorneys general are circling the company in a new antitrust investigation, CNBC reported Tuesday (Sept. The bipartisan effort is being spearheaded by Texas , and the whole probe will be announced on Sept.