MARYLAND – Digital Advertising Gross Revenues Tax

January, 08 2020. The state of Maryland introduced Senate Bill 2, SB2 proposed “a tax on certain annual gross revenues derived from certain digital advertising services.” The outcome of this proposed bill would require those in the field of digital Continue reading MARYLAND – Digital Advertising Gross Revenues Tax

Missouri – Lawmakers Again Seek To Lower Sales Taxes On Tampons And Pads

Missouri lawmakers are again trying to reduce the state sales tax on tampons and pads. Under proposals by Reps. Jim Neely, R-Cameron, and Gina Mitten, D-Richmond Heights, “feminine hygiene products” — tampons, pads, liners and cups — would be taxed at 1.2%, Continue reading Missouri – Lawmakers Again Seek To Lower Sales Taxes On Tampons And Pads

Indiana – House Republicans Reject Sales Tax Exemption For Breastfeeding Equipment

Indiana House Republicans rejected an attempt to exempt breastfeeding equipment from the state sales tax. Rep. Karlee Macer (D-Indianapolis) offered the amendment on the House floor. “Breast milk is food. It’s food and Indiana law already exempts sales tax of food and Continue reading Indiana – House Republicans Reject Sales Tax Exemption For Breastfeeding Equipment

Connecticut – Lawmaker Proposes 35% Tax On Ammunition Sales To Fund Gun Violence Prevention

State Rep. Jillian Gilchrest, D-West Hartford, has reintroduced a proposal to impose a significant tax on ammunition sales and use the money to fund gun violence prevention and reduction efforts. Gilchrest’s bill, published Monday, calls for a 35% excise tax. A Continue reading Connecticut – Lawmaker Proposes 35% Tax On Ammunition Sales To Fund Gun Violence Prevention

Louisiana – Wal-Mart Is Not a ‘Dealer’ Required to Collect Sales Tax

Wal-Mart succeeded in convincing the Louisiana Supreme Court that it was not a “dealer” obligated to collect sales tax on products sold by third-party retailers on its website. Robert Willens highlights the reasoning that led to Wal-Mart’s win on the Continue reading Louisiana – Wal-Mart Is Not a ‘Dealer’ Required to Collect Sales Tax

Georgia – Gov’s Budget Director Speaks To DPS Cuts, Internet Sales Taxes

The director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget acknowledged his unfavorable position of being the last state agency head to speak during the three days of the legislature’s joint budget hearings, and to boot, he was the last Continue reading Georgia – Gov’s Budget Director Speaks To DPS Cuts, Internet Sales Taxes

Georgia – Online Sales Tax For Big Retailers Signed Into Law

Gov. Brian Kemp has signed legislation imposing state sales taxes on online purchases facilitated by large retailers like Amazon, Google and Uber. The tax is projected to raise hundreds of millions of dollars annually in Georgia. Lawmakers in Georgia’s House Continue reading Georgia – Online Sales Tax For Big Retailers Signed Into Law

Texas – Cities And Retailers Are Using Tax Loophole To Snatch Sales Tax Revenue From Other Communities

Nobody likes paying taxes, but at least in the case of local sales taxes, you expect that the money is going to address the needs of your community. Those taxes should help ease traffic congestion, remove graffiti or fix the Continue reading Texas – Cities And Retailers Are Using Tax Loophole To Snatch Sales Tax Revenue From Other Communities