California – The Challenge Of Taxing Services

California Tax Foundation Every few years, there are renewed discussions of imposing a sales tax on services in California, often proposed in the name of “modernizing the economy,” closing California’s budget gap, or stabilizing cyclical fluctuations in tax revenue. Recently, Continue reading California – The Challenge Of Taxing Services

Multi-State – Bodega App May Vend Up Sales And Use Tax Confusion

Boomberg BNA Sales Tax Slice by Stephanie E. Cangialosi September 21, 2017 Last week, the Bodega app burst onto the tech scene garnering a lot of attention over its name, in particular. Naming controversies aside, now that Bodega is in the Continue reading Multi-State – Bodega App May Vend Up Sales And Use Tax Confusion

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

California – Sales And Use Tax Rate Changes Operative October 1, 2017

SALT Report 3926 – The tax rate changes listed here CA – New Sales and Use Tax Rates apply only within the indicated city or county limits. After October 1, 2017, you will be able to find the correct tax rate Continue reading California – Sales And Use Tax Rate Changes Operative October 1, 2017

California – How Will Orange County Cities And Malls Confront “E-tail” Revolution As Revenues Decline?

Orange County Register by Margot Roosevelt July 23, 2017 Orange County, which has long positioned itself as an international shopping mecca, finds itself scrambling to cope with a dramatic upheaval in consumer spending habits. “Retail is not dead or dying,” Continue reading California – How Will Orange County Cities And Malls Confront “E-tail” Revolution As Revenues Decline?

California – Reformer’s Selective Outrage Over Board Of Equalization

The Orange County Register Opinion by Diane Harkey July 8, 2017 Where are the “reformers” when you need them? Blasted by what was an informal survey focused on elected members, and an actual 2015 state controller’s audit revealing not problems Continue reading California – Reformer’s Selective Outrage Over Board Of Equalization

California – Corporate Close-Up: California Creates Independent Office of Tax Appeals Ending SBOE’s Role In Income And Franchise Tax Appeals

Bloomberg BNA SALT TALK BLOG By Chris Bailey July 3, 2017 As first reported by Laura Mahoney in the Daily Tax Report (subscription required), California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed into law A.B. 102, The Taxpayer Transparency and Fairness Act of 2017, on Continue reading California – Corporate Close-Up: California Creates Independent Office of Tax Appeals Ending SBOE’s Role In Income And Franchise Tax Appeals

California – Lawmakers Propose Major Taxes And Fees

California Tax  Foundation Tax Watch Report Updated Through June 2, 2017 “California lawmakers have proposed more taxes and fees in the first six months of the 2017-18 legislative session than in all of 2015 or 2016. If each proposal became Continue reading California – Lawmakers Propose Major Taxes And Fees

California – CA California’s Economic Output Outpaces Nation for Fourth Straight Year

For Immediate Release by California BOE April 13, 2017 NR 20-17-G Sacramento –California’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has grown consistently faster than the nation’s as a whole for four straight years. In 2015, the California GDP rose 5.6 percent, while Continue reading California – CA California’s Economic Output Outpaces Nation for Fourth Straight Year

Multi-State – 10 more states will now collect sales taxes from Amazon shoppers

Darla Mercado | @darla_mercado February 1st 2017 – 4 Hours Ago – CNBC.com “More Amazon shoppers can expect to pay sales taxes when they buy online this year. The massive internet merchant is adding 10 more states to the list Continue reading Multi-State – 10 more states will now collect sales taxes from Amazon shoppers