Multi-State – Amazon Steps Into Tax Collection With Service That Could Help States Collect Billions In Lost Revenue

CNBC by Eugene Kim November 15, 2017 Amazon is finally being forced to take a hands-on approach to tax collection. Next year the company will begin collecting sales tax for its third-party merchants in its home state of Washington, according to Continue reading Multi-State – Amazon Steps Into Tax Collection With Service That Could Help States Collect Billions In Lost Revenue

Connecticut – State To Mimic Massachusetts’ Digital “Cookie” Tax Rule

Bloomberg BNA by Aaron Nicodemus November 17, 2017 Connecticut will pursue a “cookie” nexus regime requiring out-of-state internet vendors to collect state sales and use tax in early 2018—similar to a first-of-its-kind regulation already in place in neighboring Massachusetts. Kevin Continue reading Connecticut – State To Mimic Massachusetts’ Digital “Cookie” Tax Rule

California – State Has Message For The State’s New Legal Pot Industry: Pay Your Taxes

Los Angeles Times by Patrick McGreevy November 20, 2017 California’s shift to legal sales of marijuana for recreational use hits a milestone Monday when the state begins issuing tax permits to marijuana distributors. State regulators estimate the California market could Continue reading California – State Has Message For The State’s New Legal Pot Industry: Pay Your Taxes

Rhode Island – Division Of Taxation Launches Website For Tax Amnesty

SALT Report 3950 – The Rhode Island Division of Taxation today launched a special website for Rhode Island’s tax amnesty program.  The goal is to provide information in advance of the amnesty program’s official opening on December 1, 2017. The Tax Amnesty Continue reading Rhode Island – Division Of Taxation Launches Website For Tax Amnesty

Colorado – Sales & Use Tax Simplification Task Force Releases 2018 Draft Legislation

Colorado Association of Commerce & Industry Colorado Capitol Report October 20, 2017 The legislative Sales & Use Tax Simplification Task Force which has been meeting this summer has released draft legislation for the 2018 Legislative Session.  The bill includes but is not Continue reading Colorado – Sales & Use Tax Simplification Task Force Releases 2018 Draft Legislation

Pennsylvania – Philly Sweetened Beverage Tax Under Fire

Keller and Heckman LLP The Daily INTAKE October 18, 2017 As previously covered on this blog, on June 16, 2016, the Philadelphia city council voted 13-4 to approve a 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.  The tax – which took effect on January 1, 2017 Continue reading Pennsylvania – Philly Sweetened Beverage Tax Under Fire

California – Sugar Sweetened Beverage Tax (Albany)

SALT Report 3935 – Ballot Measure O1 was approved by the voters as part of the November 2016 General Election for a Sugar-Sweetened Beverage General Tax. The measure approves City of Albany Ordinance 2016-02, and enacts a one cent per ounce general tax, Continue reading California – Sugar Sweetened Beverage Tax (Albany)

Ohio – Software Nexus Standards Established

SALT Report 3946 – The Ohio Department of Taxation has issued Information Release ST 2017-02 (Sales and Use Tax: Software Nexus and Network Nexus)  and revised Information Release ST 2001-01 (Sales and Use Tax: Use Tax Nexus Standards). Please check Continue reading Ohio – Software Nexus Standards Established

California – $373.4 Billion A Year In Higher Taxes and Fees Proposed In 2017 Legislative Session

California Tax Foundation Tax Watch October 18, 2017 Updated Through the End of the 2017 Legislative Session SACRAMENTO – California state lawmakers this year proposed $373.4 billion in higher annual taxes and fees, the nonpartisan California Tax Foundation reported today. Continue reading California – $373.4 Billion A Year In Higher Taxes and Fees Proposed In 2017 Legislative Session