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KPMG reports: Kansas, Utah, Washington

KPMG reports: Kansas, Utah, Washington

KPMG’s This Week in State Tax—produced weekly by KPMG’s State and Local Tax practice—focuses on recent state and local tax developments.


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  • Kansas: The Kansas Court of Appeals held that the state lottery board, and not the casino facility manager, owned certain casino gaming machines, and thus, the taxpayer was not liable for use tax on the gaming machines.
  • Utah: The Utah Tax Commission issued a private letter ruling concluding that the purchase of online banking tools by financial institutions was a taxable use of software with respect to those banking customers located in Utah.
  • Utah: The Utah Supreme Court concluded that charges paid related to rent-to-own transactions for a consumer goods “rental liability waiver fee” (to protect against liability if the goods were damaged or destroyed during the rental period) were not subject to sales and use tax.
  • Washington: Seattle’s government repealed the city’s square footage business tax, for periods after December 31, 2015.

Read more at KPMG’s This Week in State Tax

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