California – Tax Hikes Are Unnecessary. California Businesses Already Pay Their Fair Share

With news of California companies moving to states where taxes and other operating costs are lower, it’s difficult to believe that some groups want to hit in-state employers with another tax increase. But that is precisely the pitch made by special-interest groups Continue reading California – Tax Hikes Are Unnecessary. California Businesses Already Pay Their Fair Share

New Jersey – NJ Legal Weed Vote Canceled: Social Media Reacts

After so much hype, New Jersey’s vote on a marijuana legalization bill has gone up in smoke … so to speak.  The future of legal weed remains unclear with legislative efforts likely on hold until after an election in November when all 80 seats Continue reading New Jersey – NJ Legal Weed Vote Canceled: Social Media Reacts

Multi-State – Kill Quill, Keep The Dormant Commerce Clause

Standford Law Review Essay by Brian Galle March 2018 Brian Galle, in his essay, discusses the historical impact of Congress’ control of state taxation and why the Dormant Commerce Clause should stay in place regardless of whether SCOTUS strikes down Continue reading Multi-State – Kill Quill, Keep The Dormant Commerce Clause

Multi-State – Buying A Restaurant? Watch Out For The Seller’s Sales Tax Liabilities!

Total Food Service by Lance E. Rothenberg, ESQ., LL.M February 27, 2018 Restaurateurs looking to buy a restaurant, or the business assets of a closing or for-sale restaurant, must take care not to inadvertently also purchase the former owner’s pre-existing Continue reading Multi-State – Buying A Restaurant? Watch Out For The Seller’s Sales Tax Liabilities!

Multi-State – The Fate Of The Physical Presence Nexus Standard

SALT SAVVY by John Paek and Drew Hemmings February 23, 2018 Just over a month ago, the U.S. Supreme Court surprised many in the state tax community when it announced that it granted certiorari in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., Docket No. 17-494; Continue reading Multi-State – The Fate Of The Physical Presence Nexus Standard

Alabama – Council Revokes Business Licenses For Unpaid Taxes

The Gadsden City Council passed resolutions Tuesday revoking the business license of five businesses for unpaid sales taxes. The issue was brought up at the pre-council meeting on March 5, when Revenue Director Lisa Rosser said there was a total Continue reading Alabama – Council Revokes Business Licenses For Unpaid Taxes

Rhode Island – General Assembly Passes Bill to Collect Sales Taxes from Online Retailers

The Rhode Island General Assembly passed legislation to collect sales tax from online retailers.  The bill was introduced by Senator William Conley Jr.  “Out-of-state retailers should adhere to the state sales tax the same as every store on Main Street. Continue reading Rhode Island – General Assembly Passes Bill to Collect Sales Taxes from Online Retailers

Illinois – State Local Governments Want In On Tax Revenue From Online Sales

SPRINGFIELD — A U.S. Supreme Court decision last year allows states to collect sales taxes from online retailers, even if they don’t have a physical presence in the state. Now, Illinois cities and counties want in on that action, too. Continue reading Illinois – State Local Governments Want In On Tax Revenue From Online Sales

Indiana – Data Center Taxation Legislation Unanimously Passes Senate

House Bill 1405 could help data centers in Lawrenceburg and elsewhere in Indiana more profitable and affordable. (Indianapolis, Ind.) – Data centers in Indiana are getting some encouragement from a bill which has passed the Indiana Senate. Senators voted 46-0 Continue reading Indiana – Data Center Taxation Legislation Unanimously Passes Senate

Oklahoma – States’s Debtors’ Prisons Aren’t Just A Nuisance – They’re An Epidemic

The problem of debtors’ prisons in Oklahoma has slowly come out into the open in recent years. More and more criminal defendants have been unable to pay off the thousands of dollars in fines and fees piled on them by Continue reading Oklahoma – States’s Debtors’ Prisons Aren’t Just A Nuisance – They’re An Epidemic