California – Fullerton City Council to Discuss Sales Tax and Cannabis at its July 7 Meeting

Needing to fill in millions of dollars of a deficit that could grow even larger, Fullerton leaders are looking at putting a city sales tax up for voters’ consideration in November and legalizing cannabis manufacturing and dispensaries. Even before the Continue reading California – Fullerton City Council to Discuss Sales Tax and Cannabis at its July 7 Meeting

District of Columbia – D.C. Proposal to Include Advertising in Sales Tax Won’t Work as Advertised

While some jurisdictions are exploring standalone taxes on digital advertising, D.C. Council Chair Phil Mendelson (D) has a more down-to-earth proposal: why not just include advertising in the sales tax base? The obvious upside is that it doesn’t immediately raise any Continue reading District of Columbia – D.C. Proposal to Include Advertising in Sales Tax Won’t Work as Advertised

Virginia- New state, local tax laws taking effect July 1, 2020

A number of new state and local tax laws will take effect on July 1, including changes to taxes on tobacco products, as well as the retail sales and use tax in one locality. Here are some of the coming Continue reading Virginia- New state, local tax laws taking effect July 1, 2020

California- Letter: No to Oxnard sales tax increase

The city of Oxnard is prepared to place a 1.5 cent sales tax increase on the November ballot. The city claims this is necessary since the coronavirus pandemic has severely hampered city revenues. In recent negotiations with the city’s unions, the Continue reading California- Letter: No to Oxnard sales tax increase

New York- COVID-19 Leads to Sharp Drop in Sales Tax Revenue

Among the budget pressures facing local governments is a sharp drop in sales tax revenue related to the coronavirus pandemic. New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said that sales tax revenue for local governments fell by more than 32% in Continue reading New York- COVID-19 Leads to Sharp Drop in Sales Tax Revenue

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

North Dakota – Tax Revenue from Online Sales Skyrockets Amid COVID-19 Closures

North Dakota’s sales tax revenue from online retailers ballooned by a staggering 500% in April, during the worst of the pandemic closures, according to the state tax commissioner’s office. Remote sellers, or online retailers, contributed $2.9 million in sales tax Continue reading North Dakota – Tax Revenue from Online Sales Skyrockets Amid COVID-19 Closures

North Dakota – Commemorating the Second Anniversary of the Wayfair Decision

For Immediate Release: June 16, 2020 Two years ago this week the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the states in the landmark case, “South Dakota Department of Revenue versus Wayfair, Inc.” The case, originally brought by South Dakota Continue reading North Dakota – Commemorating the Second Anniversary of the Wayfair Decision

Tennessee – Gov. Lee Announces $200 Million Business Relief Program

$200 Million Available for Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, House Speaker Cameron Sexton, and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group announced a new relief program for Tennessee businesses affected by the COVID-19 Continue reading Tennessee – Gov. Lee Announces $200 Million Business Relief Program

California – Moves Toward Creating Business Tax Break Review Board

California’s largest income and sales tax breaks would get more scrutiny under a bill approved in the Senate Monday. S.B. 956 by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D) would establish a California Tax Expenditure Review Board to examine the goals, beneficiaries, and Continue reading California – Moves Toward Creating Business Tax Break Review Board