Texas – State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled Nearly $3 Billion in July

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today said state sales tax revenue totaled $2.98 billion in July, 4.3 percent more than in July 2019. The majority of July sales tax revenue is based on sales made in June and remitted to Continue reading Texas – State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled Nearly $3 Billion in July

California – Twelve Illegal Cannabis Retailers Served Tax Warrants in Greater Los Angeles

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) announced today that over the past several weeks twelve illegal cannabis retailers in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties were served tax warrants with the assistance of the California Highway Patrol Continue reading California – Twelve Illegal Cannabis Retailers Served Tax Warrants in Greater Los Angeles

New Jersey – I sell on eBay. How do I report sales tax collections?

Q. I have a small business and sell exclusively on eBay, which now collects sales tax from the buyers on items sold in a number of states, including New Jersey. In the past, I always reported my total sales, deducted Continue reading New Jersey – I sell on eBay. How do I report sales tax collections?

Texas – Tachus to Pass Sales Tax Savings on to Customers

While other Internet providers may continue charging their customers amounts similar to Texas sales taxes on Internet access, effective July 1, 2020, which is when Texas is prohibited from continuing to collect these taxes, Houston-based Internet provider Tachus LLC is Continue reading Texas – Tachus to Pass Sales Tax Savings on to Customers

Mississippi – Notice to Marketplace Facilitators

House Bill 379 of the 2020 Regular Session creates the Mississippi Marketplace Facilitator Act of 2020. This act defines a marketplace facilitator as any person who facilitates a retail sales by a seller by: (i)     listing or advertising for Continue reading Mississippi – Notice to Marketplace Facilitators

Washington – Revenue to expand Voluntary Disclosure Program

July 13, 2020 – The Department of Revenue will relax eligibility requirements for participation in the Voluntary Disclosure Agreement (VDA) program, which allows unregistered businesses to come forward voluntarily to register and pay prior tax obligations. Revenue is temporarily expanding Continue reading Washington – Revenue to expand Voluntary Disclosure Program

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