North Carolina- Legislature Approves Sales and Use Tax Exclusion for Digital Educational Services

House Bill 1079 clarifies current tax law to make digital educational content exempt from sales tax. North Carolina HB 1079 has been approved by both houses of the legislature and now awaits the Governor’s signature. In particular, the bill would Continue reading North Carolina- Legislature Approves Sales and Use Tax Exclusion for Digital Educational Services

Missouri – Missouri Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Chiefs In Tax Case

A multi-year legal battle has come to an end for the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs won’t have to pay $1 million in back taxes to the state of Missouri, the state Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. The court reversed the Continue reading Missouri – Missouri Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Chiefs In Tax Case

California – Oakland Tax Changes Proposed to Help Small Businesses

OAKLAND — In an effort to help the city’s merchants and restaurants reeling from losses after almost three months of being shut down, some council members are proposing revamping the way small businesses are taxed. Some of the tax burden Continue reading California – Oakland Tax Changes Proposed to Help Small Businesses

Missouri- Kansas City Voters Pass Sales-Tax Increase for KCFD

Kansas City, Missouri, voters approved a sales-tax increase to benefit the city’s fire department by a margin of roughly 2,000 votes. Voters approved a 1/2-cent sales tax, which replaces an existing 1/4-cent sales tax, that will boost KCFD’s budget by Continue reading Missouri- Kansas City Voters Pass Sales-Tax Increase for KCFD

Colorado- A Shift to Online Shopping has Helped Save some Retail Sales and Tax Revenue in Colorado

Colorado sales tax revenues reached $3 billion in the fiscal year 2019 and were up 5.1% from the prior year. The state of Colorado is facing a $3 billion shortfall for the current and next fiscal year. However, the state is Continue reading Colorado- A Shift to Online Shopping has Helped Save some Retail Sales and Tax Revenue in Colorado

Florida- Sales Tax Class Action Against BJ’s Wholesale Revived After Appellate Stumble

A South Florida class action lawsuit accusing BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc. of deceptive and unfair trade practices has bounced back from an appellate reversal with a trial court ruling granting class certification. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge William Thomas expressed confidence in Continue reading Florida- Sales Tax Class Action Against BJ’s Wholesale Revived After Appellate Stumble

Multistate: State and Local Tax Responses to COVID-19: Corporate Income Tax and Sales and Use Tax Deadline Extensions

Numerous states have provided tax relief in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, often in the form of tax filing and payment deadline extensions. At this time, 40 states and Washington, D.C., have provided a corporate income tax filing and/or payment Continue reading Multistate: State and Local Tax Responses to COVID-19: Corporate Income Tax and Sales and Use Tax Deadline Extensions