Excise Blog

Excise Blog

Recent articles from the Avalara team

The latest industry information and tips — brought to you by the team of excise experts at Avalara.

A biodiesel tax incentive that has been instrumental in stimulating the U.S. biodiesel industry expired at the end of 2016. It hasn't been reinstated, but a bill that would extend and amend the incentive has been introduced.

The post The uncertain future of the biodiesel tax incentive appeared first on Avalara.

By Gail Cole - July 7, 2017.

In the fuel industry, companies often face the complex process of calculating excise tax and sales tax on a single invoice. Learn more about the complications in Avalara’s multi-tax white paper.

The post Calculating Sales and Excise Tax on the Same Invoice appeared first on Avalara.

By Gary Davis - August 17, 2016.

The crazy-complicated world of alcohol tax can drive you to drink, especially if you handle it manually. Sales tax software-as-a-service simplifies tax compliance, keeping you on the wagon.

The post Alcohol taxes can drive you to drink – Wacky Tax Wednesday appeared first on Avalara.

By Gail Cole - July 13, 2016.

Coincidence or not, the Senate’s passage of a group of tax credit and incentives extenders is likely to be the best gift alternative fuel companies will receive this holiday season.

The post Alternative Fuel Tax Credits Get Extended Just in Time for the Holidays appeared first on Avalara.

By Jaime MacDonell - December 21, 2015.

Sins can't be all bad if they raise revenue. Right?

The post The Profitable Business of Sin – Wacky Tax Wednesday appeared first on Avalara.

By Gail Cole - May 27, 2015.

How fuel taxes work in football terms.

The post The Tax Manager & The NFL Offensive Lineman: Fuel Taxes in Football Terms appeared first on Avalara.

By Courtney Carstens - May 1, 2015.

Alcohol and tax go together like ice and bourbon. The more small breweries grow, the more they're taxed. Two measures under consideration in DC seek to reduce the federal excise taxes breweries pay.

The post With Craft Beer, Bigger May Be the New Small – Wacky Tax Wednesday appeared first on Avalara.

By Gail Cole - April 22, 2015.

Sometimes, when a state is an oddball, it’s easier to remember. For example, I will probably never in all my life forget that New Jersey exempts household paper products. It’s the only one. When a state sets itself apart, it gives those of us working in the sales tax industry a fun fact to throw [...]

The post Sales Tax Secrets: Alabama Oil appeared first on Avalara.

By Christina Lengyel - September 24, 2013.