California – CDTFA Reports Cannabis Tax Revenues for 4th Quarter 2020

Sacramento – The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) reported revenue numbers today for cannabis sales for the 4th Quarter of 2020. As of February 17, 2021, California’s cannabis excise tax generated $123.4 million in revenue reported on the Continue reading California – CDTFA Reports Cannabis Tax Revenues for 4th Quarter 2020

Massachusetts – January Revenue Collections Total $3.347 Billion

(BOSTON, MA) — Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) Commissioner Geoffrey Snyder today announced that preliminary revenue collections for January totaled $3.347 billion, which is $392 million or 13.3% more than the actual collections in January 2021, and $429 million or 14.7% Continue reading Massachusetts – January Revenue Collections Total $3.347 Billion

Minnesota – $67.3 million dispersed to businesses impacted by COVID-19 closures

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Revenue has issued $67.3 million in COVID-19 Business Relief Payments to 3,891 eligible businesses in Minnesota. The relief payments were part of bipartisan legislation passed by lawmakers and signed into law by Governor Continue reading Minnesota – $67.3 million dispersed to businesses impacted by COVID-19 closures

Michigan – Sales and Use Tax Notice: Emagine Entertainment, Inc., et. al. v Dep’t of Treasury

On November 19, 2020, the Court of Appeals issued its published decision in Emagine Entertainment, Inc., et. al. v Dep’t of Treasury, Mich App (2020).[1]  Emagine operated movie theaters.  At issue was whether Emagine’s sales of prepackaged candy constituted the taxable sale of prepared food Continue reading Michigan – Sales and Use Tax Notice: Emagine Entertainment, Inc., et. al. v Dep’t of Treasury

Arizona – New TPT and Excise Tax Law for Adult Use Marijuana

In the November 3, 2020 General Election, voters approved the Smart and Safe Arizona Act (Proposition 207), which the Secretary of State certified on November 30, 2020. With this approval, the Smart and Safe Arizona Act has become effective to Continue reading Arizona – New TPT and Excise Tax Law for Adult Use Marijuana

Texas – State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $3.1 Billion in January

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today said state sales tax revenue totaled $3.07 billion in January, 0.3 percent less than in January 2020. The majority of January sales tax revenue is based on sales made in December and remitted to Continue reading Texas – State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $3.1 Billion in January

Texas – Comptroller Glenn Hegar Releases Tax Exemptions and Tax Incidence Report

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today released the Tax Exemptions and Tax Incidence report, as required by state law. The report estimates the value of each exemption, exclusion, discount, deduction, special accounting method, credit, refund and special appraisal available to payers of Continue reading Texas – Comptroller Glenn Hegar Releases Tax Exemptions and Tax Incidence Report

Colorado – Colorado tackles sales tax simplification with launch of online portal

DENVER, Updated November 13, 2020 — The Colorado Department of Revenue (CDOR) and the Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) are rolling out Colorado’s first Sales and Use Tax System (SUTS) online portal today for businesses that make in excess Continue reading Colorado – Colorado tackles sales tax simplification with launch of online portal

Texas – Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes $790 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $790.3 million in local sales tax allocations for December, 3.7 percent less than in December 2019. These allocations are based on Continue reading Texas – Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes $790 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

Arizona – Mass Mailing of Form TPT-EZ Discontinued

Be advised, the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) will no longer mail pre-populated TPT returns to businesses starting February 1, 2021. ADOR is sending notices with Form TPT-EZ mailings to inform affected taxpayers of this change. As well, businesses can subscribe(link is Continue reading Arizona – Mass Mailing of Form TPT-EZ Discontinued