Wyoming – Cheyenne Budget Passed, Not Necessarily Done Yet

On Monday, City of Cheyenne officials passed a $50.5 million budget for fiscal year 2021. The budget includes spending and staff reductions amounting to, in part, the loss of the equivalent of 43 full-time jobs with the city. In a Continue reading Wyoming – Cheyenne Budget Passed, Not Necessarily Done Yet

Washington – Batteries For Electric Vessels Are Exempt Effective July 1, 2020

Effective July 1, 2020, Substitute House Bill 2486 amends RCW 82.08.966 to include a sales and use tax exemption for electric vessel marine propulsion systems that use marine batteries and shoreside battery infrastructure. Effective July 1, 2020 through July 1, Continue reading Washington – Batteries For Electric Vessels Are Exempt Effective July 1, 2020

Iowa – Iowa Legislature’s 2020 Sales and Use Tax Changes

The Iowa Legislature passed a bill last week enacting several changes to Iowa tax laws. This bill makes changes made to Iowa’s Sales and Use Tax laws. These changes will be implemented when Governor Reynolds signs the bill. She has Continue reading Iowa – Iowa Legislature’s 2020 Sales and Use Tax Changes

Illinois-‘Discriminatory’ Sales Tax May Land in Hot Water

Illinois is cruising toward a legal challenge of its Wayfair-inspired laws after the state’s General Assembly finished a short and speedy legislative session without fixing the so-called “Associated Industries problem.” Illinois passed a law last spring making remote sellers subject Continue reading Illinois-‘Discriminatory’ Sales Tax May Land in Hot Water

California – What Comes Next for Cities? Deficits, Bailouts and Long Recoveries

Cities have been ground zero in California’s coronavirus response — with many initiating shelter-in-place orders, organizing emergency housing for homeless people and supporting health and essential workers. But even before restrictions get lifted, mayors, managers and city councils are being Continue reading California – What Comes Next for Cities? Deficits, Bailouts and Long Recoveries

Wisconsin – Hearing Scheduled For March 4, 2020 Credit For Tax Paid To Another State

https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/register/2020/770A1/register/ss/ss_003_20/ss_003_20 Upcoming Preliminary Public Hearing on a Permanent Scope Statement for SS 003-20 The Department of Revenue is holding a public hearing on Wednesday, March 4. The hearing will take place at 2:00 p.m. to consider a permanent scope statement relating to Continue reading Wisconsin – Hearing Scheduled For March 4, 2020 Credit For Tax Paid To Another State

California – Sales and Use Tax Exclusion Program Demand Survey

In order for the CAEATFA to assess Program demand and help inform future Program decisions,this survey was created and should be completed and sent via email to CAEATFA@treasurer.ca.gov. For More Information: California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA) Continue reading California – Sales and Use Tax Exclusion Program Demand Survey

Maryland – ‘Better the Russian Trolls Help Fund Education’: Looks To Pioneer Taxes On Digital Advertising

Two powerful Maryland politicians want that ad chasing you around the Internet to pay the state for the privilege of collecting your data. Maryland’s current and former Senate presidents have proposed a novel way to pioneer taxes on targeted digital Continue reading Maryland – ‘Better the Russian Trolls Help Fund Education’: Looks To Pioneer Taxes On Digital Advertising

California – New Law Temporarily Bans Diaper, Tampon Sales Tax

As of Jan. 1, 2020, Californians won’t have to pay sales tax on diapers or menstrual products for two years. The temporary ban is thanks to Senate Bull 92 , which was signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom last June as Continue reading California – New Law Temporarily Bans Diaper, Tampon Sales Tax