Pennsylvania – Philly Soda Tax Upheld By Commonwealth Court

phillymag.com by Claire Sasko June 14, 2017 Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court voted today to uphold Philadelphia’s soda tax. It’s the second legal win for the city since the American Beverage Association and local retailers filed a lawsuit against the 1.5-cents-per-ounce tax on Continue reading Pennsylvania – Philly Soda Tax Upheld By Commonwealth Court

California – Reformer’s Selective Outrage Over Board Of Equalization

The Orange County Register Opinion by Diane Harkey July 8, 2017 Where are the “reformers” when you need them? Blasted by what was an informal survey focused on elected members, and an actual 2015 state controller’s audit revealing not problems Continue reading California – Reformer’s Selective Outrage Over Board Of Equalization

California – Corporate Close-Up: California Creates Independent Office of Tax Appeals Ending SBOE’s Role In Income And Franchise Tax Appeals

Bloomberg BNA SALT TALK BLOG By Chris Bailey July 3, 2017 As first reported by Laura Mahoney in the Daily Tax Report (subscription required), California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed into law A.B. 102, The Taxpayer Transparency and Fairness Act of 2017, on Continue reading California – Corporate Close-Up: California Creates Independent Office of Tax Appeals Ending SBOE’s Role In Income And Franchise Tax Appeals

Massachusetts – Massachusetts Sued Before New Internet Sales Tax Rules Take Effect

Forbes, #TaxTime Kelly Phillips Erb June 12, 2017 “With just over two weeks before a new regulation in Massachusetts was slated to take effect, the measure has hit a roadblock. NetChoice, a trade association of Internet companies and organizations, and American Continue reading Massachusetts – Massachusetts Sued Before New Internet Sales Tax Rules Take Effect

Wisconsin – AB 340 To Go Before The Committee On Ways And Means

dailyreporter.com Dan Shaw June 13, 2017 “Lawmakers will meet Thursday to discuss a bill meant to make it easier for contractors to know when they owe sales and uses taxes on materials used in construction projects.” “Assembly Bill 340, which would Continue reading Wisconsin – AB 340 To Go Before The Committee On Ways And Means

South Carolina – Annual Sales Tax Holiday August 4, 2017 Through August 6, 2017

SALT Report 3907 – South Carolina’s popular Sales Tax Holiday weekend will kick off Friday, August 4 and run through Sunday, August 6. During the annual Sales Tax Holiday, a variety of approved school supply items are exempt from the 6% state Continue reading South Carolina – Annual Sales Tax Holiday August 4, 2017 Through August 6, 2017

Alabama – Alabama 2017 “Back-To-School” Sales Tax Holiday July 21-23, 2017

SALT Report 3908 – Alabama has moved back their back-to-school sales tax holiday from the first week in August to the third full weekend in July. Beginning in 2006, a sales tax holiday was enacted, whereby no state sales or Continue reading Alabama – Alabama 2017 “Back-To-School” Sales Tax Holiday July 21-23, 2017

Ohio – Sales Tax Holiday August 4, 2017 Through August 6, 2017

SALT Report 3906 – Ohio will have a sales tax holiday from Friday, August 4, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. to Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. During the holiday, the following items are exempt from sales and use tax: An item of Continue reading Ohio – Sales Tax Holiday August 4, 2017 Through August 6, 2017

North Dakota – Internet Access Charges Exempt From Sales Tax Beginning July 1, 2017

SALT Report 3904 – Beginning July 1, 2017, all charges for Internet access will be exempt from sales and use taxes in the state of North Dakota. North Dakota has been one of the few remaining states allowed to tax Continue reading North Dakota – Internet Access Charges Exempt From Sales Tax Beginning July 1, 2017

Indiana – New Definition Of Physical Presence Set To Begin July 1, 2017

SALT Report 3901 – On April 28, 2017, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signed House Bill 1129, requiring remote sellers with no physical presence in Indiana to collect, remit, comply with all applicable provisions of the Indiana gross retail tax code Continue reading Indiana – New Definition Of Physical Presence Set To Begin July 1, 2017