Acting Revenue Commissioner Gehring, Regulation Revisions, and Other News from Tax Advisory Council Meeting

The Arkansas Tax Advisory Council (TAC), an advisory group comprised of DFA leadership and tax professionals, convened for its quarterly meeting on August 14. Leadership from DFA provided an update that Assistant Commissioner Paul Gehring is acting as Commissioner of Revenue while Commissioner Walter Anger is out of the office recovering from a medical situation. In other news, the TAC also heard an update on planned revisions to DFA rules. Proposed major updates to the general sales and use tax rules are expected in the next few months, likely sometime in September or October. The TAC also discussed Wayfair and Arkansas's response. [More]

Mixed Messages on Arkansas Implementation of Wayfair for Remote Sellers

While there have been no fundamental changes since our prior post on the state's options for taking advantage of Wayfair's termination of the physical presence nexus rule, evolving discussions and inconsistent guidance warrant an update: State leaders are still evaluating their options and appear to be leaning toward legislation in the 2019 legislative session. Informal DFA interim guidance indicating that remote sellers should collect does not appear to be supported by any actual binding law. [More]