License required to start a retail business
In order to sell products, a state sales tax license is required. According to state law, individuals or businesses who sell tangible personal property to the final consumer need a sales tax license.
Governmental Affairs: April 11, 2014
Lawmakers are currently in the middle of a legislative spring break. They will return for one day over the next two weeks and resume regular session the last week of April.
Simple ways to improve store layout
A good store layout is a powerful tool in retail, with several aspects to consider.
One area that can often use improvement is the sales counter. Doug Fleener,
Governmental Affairs: March 28, 2014
Retail sales and forecasts improve, but still cool
LANSING – Sales and short-term forecasts for Michigan retail businesses improved during February, but they still have a lot of frozen ground to make up after the extreme winter, according to the latest Michigan Retail Index,
The new shopper brain
By Kit Yarrow
Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the JGA Retail Focus Online e-newsletter. Reprinted with permission from Kit Yarrow.
When Julie left her once-favorite clothing store empty-handed,
Governmental Affairs: March 14, 2014
Committee okays legislation to exempt some from UI taxes
The Senate Reforms, Restructuring, and Reinventing Committee reported out legislation (HB 4958) that would exempt employers from paying unemployment insurance taxes on H2B workers and J1 workers who are not eligible for unemployment benefits.
Governmental Affairs: February 28, 2014
Gov. Snyder calls for state action on Main Street Fairness
We have great news to report: Governor Snyder publicly stated his support for the legislature to take up Main Street Fairness legislation.
Governor adds momentum to Main St. Fairness
LANSING – Michigan’s retail industry applauded Governor Rick Snyder today for his support of Main Street Fairness legislation and said it accelerates momentum for passage of the Internet sales tax collection measure currently in the Michigan Legislature.