Detect Contraband Tobacco on grey/dark web

A high cigarette tax is motivation for many to seek out suppliers that sell low-priced counterfeits, cigarettes diverted from low-tax jurisdictions (such as an Indian reservation or from Virginia). In all cases it is some form of tax evasion and taken very seriously by revenue agencies. Harmari Search plays an active role in detecting all…mm

Ridesharing services face increasing scrutiny by regulators

For more than 2 years now, the world’s established taxi services industries have battled online ridesharing, and ride hailing mobile apps such as Uber, Lyft, GrabTaxi, Didi Dache, and others.  Both Uber and Lyft each have 100,000 drivers retained as self-employed contractors, although their status as contractors is hotly contested in California (see CNBC article). …mm

Skycrawler – find non-registered personal property in your jurisdiction

Update: if you’re looking for the short term rental drop-hosting article, click here Montana has been known as a tax haven for individuals who wish to avoid paying the sales/use tax on a high ticket item such as a luxury vehicle or a motor home / RV. An estimated 122,000 RVs are registered to Montana…mm

5 Reasons why 1099K data won’t fill in the tax gap

With oil prices down 50% since Fall 2014, state revenue agencies are seeking ways to overcome the shortfall without increasing taxes.  The simplest answer is improved enforcement: discovery, lead development, audit and collections are key aspects of that.  The IRS’s IRMF data by state payee from 1099K filings is a good start if you haven’t…mm

Hawaii fights Expedia, Orbitz, etc. in tax non-compliance

The State of Hawaii Department of Taxation wins a $150M ruling in its favour to collect taxes owing from a consortium of online travel booking agencies led by Expedia, and Travelocity.  Hawaii has on its state tax books a General Excise Tax (GET) of 4% where a business must pay for the privilege of doing…mm

TaxCrawler

The TaxCrawler product is a lead generation engine that presents refined and validated tax cases in Excel format as shown below.  It contains critical information on each lead for further analysis and background checking by a tax discovery auditor to increase revenues for the city, municipality or state.   TaxCrawler can be used for: finding missing…mm

Unlicensed Business Audit Lead Generation

A modernized online lead generation database of businesses, restaurants and services is now available to you.  The Harmari Business Reports scours popular websites like Yelp, ServiceMagic and Facebook to identify pages where these businesses advertise, and are  excellent, high quality leads focused on the needs of your municipality or state Automatically locates businesses both within…mm