Shoppers taking advantage of online and catalog sales this holiday season are reminded to check if Indiana sales tax was collected with their purchase.Many online and catalog companies fail to collect Indiana sales tax on Hoosier purchases. In Indiana, consumers making these purchases are expected to pay a “use tax” if no sales tax is collected.“Use tax is essentially a seven percent tax on any purchases where the regular Indiana sales tax was not collected. If you make a purchase and the online or catalog retailer does not collect Indiana’s seven percent sales tax, you are required by law to pay that same seven percent as a use tax,” noted Indiana Department of Revenue spokesman Bob Dittmer.“When preparing your 2013 individual tax return at the end of the year, simply total those purchases, take seven percent, and that’s your use tax. This does, of course, require you to either keep records of your online or catalog purchases or to rely upon your retailer to maintain a list for you (and many online retailers do that).”Last year, 28,853 taxpayers in Indiana reported use tax on their individual tax return, amounting to more than $1.9 million. Each year, more than 3.1 million individual income-tax returns are filed in Indiana.Indiana has required Hoosiers to pay use tax on their Indiana income tax return since 1969.For more information about Indiana’s use tax, log on to Indiana Department of Revenue website.
Women karatekas of ”Mladost” from Vitez returned from Samobor last night, where the largest karate tournament in the region took place with 1428 participants from 19 European countries.This tournament was a good training for karatekas from Vitez for the upcoming European Karate Championship which will be held in Turkey from 8-10 February.Karatekas from Vitez showed that they are in a good form, they won three medals, two bronze medals in category of cadets and one silver medal in category of seniors.Head coach of Karate Club ”Mladost” Aldin Adilović is pleased with achieved results.