Illinois Appellate Court Upholds Finding of Consumer Fraud Act Violation in Sales Tax Overcollection Case

Illinois Appellate Court Upholds Finding of Consumer Fraud Act Violation in Sales Tax Overcollection Case

The Illinois Appellate Court recently affirmed a finding for a plaintiff individual, upholding the circuit court’s conclusion that defendant Sears, Roebuck and Co. (Sears) violated the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act (815 ILCS 505/1) (the Act) by overcharging plaintiff sales tax on his purchase of a digital television converter box (converter box”).

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Technical Support: Tennessee Publishes Guidance On Sales Tax Treatment of Computer Software Maintenance Contracts

By | Sutherland SALT Shaker | February 2, 2016

The Tennessee Department of Revenue has issued guidance explaining that the retail sale of, use of, or subscription to a computer software maintenance contract is subject to sales and use tax when: (1) the maintenance contract is sold as part of a taxable sale of computer software; (2) the underlying software is installed on a computer located in Tennessee; or (3) the location of the underlying software is unknown by the seller, but the purchaser’s residential or primary business address is located in Tennessee.

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