CALIFORNIA – Sales Tax Bite Looms For Internet Consumers

There’s nothing new about ordering merchandise from the comfort of one’s home and having it delivered to the doorstep. Generations of Americans – especially those living in isolation on farms and ranches – pored over the inches-thick catalogs that Sears Continue reading CALIFORNIA – Sales Tax Bite Looms For Internet Consumers

California – Small Retailers Who Sold Through Amazon Are Facing A Tax Time Bomb

Online sales have taken over a growing percentage of the U.S. retail market, accounting for about $1 out of every $7 spent by consumers. But through much of that rise, online sellers had an unfair advantage over brick-and-mortar retailers: They Continue reading California – Small Retailers Who Sold Through Amazon Are Facing A Tax Time Bomb

California – Governor Signs Internet Sales Tax Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s Democratic governor has signed a law requiring companies like Amazon and eBay to collect sales taxes on behalf of some out-of-state sellers. The law comes after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year states can Continue reading California – Governor Signs Internet Sales Tax Law

CALIFORNIA – Barstow Sales Tax Goes Up April 1

“All we’re doing any differently is updating the software on our cash registers to make sure we’ve got the new sales tax rate right,” said Ben Rosenberg, owner of the Barstow Station travel stop. The success of the general sales Continue reading CALIFORNIA – Barstow Sales Tax Goes Up April 1

Multi-State – More States Consider Taxing Personal and Professional Services as 2019 Legislative Sessions Advance

In recent years, states have increasingly considered taxing services by expanding the sales and use tax base —  and 2019 is no different. So far this year, taxation of services bills have been introduced in nine states: California, Connecticut, Florida, Montana, Continue reading Multi-State – More States Consider Taxing Personal and Professional Services as 2019 Legislative Sessions Advance

California – GO-Biz Committee Approves $70 Million in Tax Credits for 35 Companies Committing to Add Over 4000 Jobs in California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAneesh.Raman@gobiz.ca.govApril 11, 2019 Sacramento, Calif. – Today, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) announced that the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) committee approved $70 million in tax credits for 35 companies projected to create 4,221 Continue reading California – GO-Biz Committee Approves $70 Million in Tax Credits for 35 Companies Committing to Add Over 4000 Jobs in California

California – California May Require Marketplace Facilitators To Collect Tax For Sellers, Increase Small Seller Exception

Update 3.6.2019: AB 147 sailed through today’s Appropriations Committee hearing. Several people praised the bill and no one opposed it.  California is on track to enforce remote sales tax collection starting April 1, 2019, as required by a California Department of Continue reading California – California May Require Marketplace Facilitators To Collect Tax For Sellers, Increase Small Seller Exception

Multi-State – States Renew Push for Taxes On Sugary Drinks

Nearly three decades after a U.S. state last imposed a special tax on sugary drinks, Connecticut’s governor is pushing for one to help close a budget deficit — and bracing for a fight. Taxes on soda and other sugar-loaded drinks Continue reading Multi-State – States Renew Push for Taxes On Sugary Drinks

CALIFORNIA – Alameda Leaders Get Behind Movement To Exempt Tampons From Sales Taxes

City leaders are calling on state officials to end sales taxes on tampons and sanitary napkins, saying the products should be exempt because they promote public health. “It’s really about menstrual equity,” City Councilwoman Malia Vella said. “And while we Continue reading CALIFORNIA – Alameda Leaders Get Behind Movement To Exempt Tampons From Sales Taxes

California – Santa Ana Prepares For Highest Sales Tax In Orange County

SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) — Starting April 1, the city of Santa Ana will have the highest sales tax in Orange County, and many in the area still have no idea what’s coming.  Though the price tags on sales items Continue reading California – Santa Ana Prepares For Highest Sales Tax In Orange County