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New Tax Rule – Arkansas Sales Tax on Digital Products

This year there’s a new tax rule that will affect the people who buy digital goods from Wild Ozark. We have to pay retail sales tax on ebooks that I sell in our online shop as of January 1, 2018.

 

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Sales Tax on Digital Goods only for Arkansas Residents

Just as with other sales tax on other products, it only is charged to Arkansas residents. If you buy something and your billing address is outside of Arkansas, there will be no tax added to the total.

Previously, digital audio or ebooks were exempt, but no longer. So you’ll see the tax added on at checkout.

No Sales Tax on Plants

So far, there are still no sales taxes due on the nursery plants we sell. I still have a few ginseng seedlings left, by the way.

Trying to Stay Organized

This time of year seems to roll around faster and faster and faster. Every year I say I’m going to stay ahead of the game all year long. Do my ledger entries every month. File receipts every month.

So when it comes time to file the income taxes, everything will be ready to go.

It never happens.

Every year I’m faced with a month or less time to complete the monumental task of getting the books in order for the whole year. And I wreak this havoc on myself.  I know. I  must be a glutton for punishment.

Next year, I swear I’ll do better.

At least this year I do have all the receipts in folders by month. That’s a huge step forward from last year. I don’t have them ordered by date, though, and I don’t have all the digitally filed receipts printed out yet.

Can you guess what I’ll be working on for the next several weeks?

If you’re a writer or ebook seller in Arkansas and want some more information about this new sales tax, here’s the link to information about Act 141.

 

3 thoughts on “New Tax Rule – Arkansas Sales Tax on Digital Products”

      1. Our view is that there’s plenty money, it’s just deciding where to spend it and spending sensibly and responsibly. The only tax increase we vote for is a library levy, as I maintain that libraries are one of our most valuable privileges.

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