California – State Has Message For The State’s New Legal Pot Industry: Pay Your Taxes

Los Angeles Times by Patrick McGreevy November 20, 2017 California’s shift to legal sales of marijuana for recreational use hits a milestone Monday when the state begins issuing tax permits to marijuana distributors. State regulators estimate the California market could Continue reading California – State Has Message For The State’s New Legal Pot Industry: Pay Your Taxes

California – Sugar Sweetened Beverage Tax (Albany)

SALT Report 3935 – Ballot Measure O1 was approved by the voters as part of the November 2016 General Election for a Sugar-Sweetened Beverage General Tax. The measure approves City of Albany Ordinance 2016-02, and enacts a one cent per ounce general tax, Continue reading California – Sugar Sweetened Beverage Tax (Albany)

Rhode Island – Tax Amnesty To Begin December 1, 2017 through February 15, 2018

SALT Report 3942 – The Rhode Island Division of Taxation is preparing for a 75 day tax amnesty scheduled to begin Friday, December 1, 2017 through Thursday, February 15, 2018.  Advisory 2017-29, published September 27, 2017, provides some planning and Continue reading Rhode Island – Tax Amnesty To Begin December 1, 2017 through February 15, 2018

Multi-State – The Medical Device Tax Lives On

KnobbeMedical.com Medical Device Blog by Dan Fischer August 24, 2017 For opponents of the 2.3 percent medical device tax, it looked like the repeal/replacement of the Affordable Care Act would alleviate their concerns.  However, following the failure of repeal legislation that would have Continue reading Multi-State – The Medical Device Tax Lives On

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