California – Medical Cannabis Tax Exemption Has Begun

SALT Report 3890 – The November 8, 2016 passage of Proposition 64 (The Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act) exempts certain sales of medical marijuana from sales and use tax. Sales of medical cannabis to those who Continue reading California – Medical Cannabis Tax Exemption Has Begun

California – Berkeley Tax Reduces Soda Consumption

SALT Report 3864 – Can Americans tax themselves out of their obesity crisis? A new analysis of Berkeley’s first-in-the-nation “soda tax” offers encouraging results about its power to change people’s dietary habits. Five months after the city implemented its penny-per-ounce Continue reading California – Berkeley Tax Reduces Soda Consumption

California – Vote to Legalize Marijuana on November Ballot

SALT Report 3827 – Sales of both recreational pot and medical marijuana initially would be subject to a 15 percent excise tax. Cities and counties would retain the right to prohibit pot-related businesses and to impose their own fees and Continue reading California – Vote to Legalize Marijuana on November Ballot

California – BOE Considers Lowering Gasoline Excise Tax Rate for Third Year in a Row

SALT Report 3769 – The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) will consider lowering the excise tax rate for gasoline by 2.2 cents for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-17 during its February 23, 2016 meeting in Culver City. If adopted, the Continue reading California – BOE Considers Lowering Gasoline Excise Tax Rate for Third Year in a Row

Washington – Seattle Tax Workshop

Salt Report 3593 – The Washington State Department of Revenue is hosting a free workshop for new and small business owners in Seattle on April 1, 2015. Participants will learn about Washington excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, tax incentives, sales Continue reading Washington – Seattle Tax Workshop

Alaska – “An Act to Tax and Regulate the Production, Sale, and Use of Marijuana” Passed

SALT Report 3524 – On November 4, 2014, recreational use of marijuana was legalized by a majority vote that approved Ballot Measure 2, An Act To Regulate the Production, Sale, and Use of Marijuana.  “The bill would impose a $50 Continue reading Alaska – “An Act to Tax and Regulate the Production, Sale, and Use of Marijuana” Passed

Colorado –Proposition AA – Tax on the Sale of Marijuana Passes

SALT Report 3146 – Colorado Voters passed a ballot measure (Proposition AA) which imposes a 15% excise tax and a 10% sales tax on all recreational uses of marijuana.  State lawmakers have stated that the resulting tax will infuse approximately Continue reading Colorado –Proposition AA – Tax on the Sale of Marijuana Passes

Colorado – 2013 Statewide Ballot Measure Proposition AA – Tax on the Sale of Marijuana

SALT Report  3142– Colorado Voters will be going to the polls in an effort to pass a Colorado state law which would impose a 15% excise tax and a 10% sales tax on all recreational uses of marijuana.  State lawmakers Continue reading Colorado – 2013 Statewide Ballot Measure Proposition AA – Tax on the Sale of Marijuana

Massachusetts – Legislative Changes Affecting Tax Laws

SALT Report 3091 – The Massachusetts Department of Revenue released an information bulletin that discusses recent legislative changes to the sales and use tax, the motor fuels excise tax, the special fuels excise tax, the cigarette excise tax, and certain Continue reading Massachusetts – Legislative Changes Affecting Tax Laws