Multi-State – Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes Burden Taxpayers

Bloomberg BNA by Jonathan A. Feldman and Alla Raykin August 17, 2017 Tax Policy To raise revenue and tackle health concerns, a number of localities have imposed sugar-sweetened beverage taxes. However, localities may have limited guidance on how these taxes Continue reading Multi-State – Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes Burden Taxpayers

Illinois – Soda Tax Rollout Leaves Chicago-Area Shoppers Grumbling, Confused

Chicago Tribune by Alley Marotti, Grace Wong and Greg Trotter August 3, 2017 Cook County’s long-delayed tax on sweetened beverages took effect Wednesday amid confusion, leaving retailers grumbling and shoppers plotting soda runs to neighboring counties. The penny-per-ounce tax applies Continue reading Illinois – Soda Tax Rollout Leaves Chicago-Area Shoppers Grumbling, Confused

Illinois – IL considers applying sales taxes to more services

The Chicago Sun Times CHICAGO NEWS 03/12/2017, 10:18 am SPRINGFIELD — If you get your nails done at a salon or have your lawn mulched next spring, the service could be taxed under a plan Illinois lawmakers are considering to Continue reading Illinois – IL considers applying sales taxes to more services

Multi-State – State Rundown 2/23: Regressive Tax Proposals Multiplying

Tax Justice Blog February 23, 2017 05:01 PM By Meg Wiehe, Director of Programs at ITEP This week saw a nearly successful attempt to right the fiscal ship in Kansas; regressive tax proposals introduced in West Virginia, Georgia, and Missouri; Continue reading Multi-State – State Rundown 2/23: Regressive Tax Proposals Multiplying

Multi-State – Sales Tax on Cloud Computing: The Need for Clarity and Predictability

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Weekly State Tax Report January 23, 2017 Michael Wasser is a senior manager in the National Tax department at Ernst & Young LLP in Washington, D.C. Rebecca Helmes is a state and local tax senior with Continue reading Multi-State – Sales Tax on Cloud Computing: The Need for Clarity and Predictability

Illinois – Taxability of Software Provided as a Service

SALT Report 3882 – The Illinois Department of Revenue has released a letter ruling regarding the taxability of software provided as a service. They concluded that a provider of software as a service is acting as a serviceman. If the Continue reading Illinois – Taxability of Software Provided as a Service

Illinois – Expanded Temporary Storage Exemption Due To Sunset June 30, 2016

SALT Report 3836 –The sales tax exemption for expanded temporary storage expires June 30, 2016. On or after July 1, 2016, holders of expanded temporary storage permits issued by the Illinois Department of Revenue no longer can make tax-free purchases Continue reading Illinois – Expanded Temporary Storage Exemption Due To Sunset June 30, 2016

Illinois – Chicago Ends Sales Tax on Tampons and Sanitary Napkins

SALT Report 3783 – The Chicago City Council has rescinded a city sales tax on tampons and sanitary napkins. The vote on March 16, 2016 followed a recommendation that was made without opposition by the City Council’s finance committee last Continue reading Illinois – Chicago Ends Sales Tax on Tampons and Sanitary Napkins

Illinois – Emanuel Proposes Changes to Controversial ‘Cloud Tax’

Chicagotribune.com by Amina Elahi: 9/18/2015 “The ‘cloud tax’ nickname refers to the longstanding Amusement Tax and Personal Property Lease Transaction Tax, which the city reinterpreted this summer to apply to services such as Netflix and Spotify, as well as cloud-based business Continue reading Illinois – Emanuel Proposes Changes to Controversial ‘Cloud Tax’

Illinois – Chicago Sued Over ‘Amusement Tax’ on Streaming Services Netflix, Spotify

Effective September 1, 2015 the city of Chicago is imposing a 9% tax on electronic downloads (Ruling #5). Residents didn’t vote on the imposition are suing the City. Foxnews.com “WASHINGTON –  A group of Chicago residents is suing the city Continue reading Illinois – Chicago Sued Over ‘Amusement Tax’ on Streaming Services Netflix, Spotify