New York- Manhattan Loses Sales Tax Revenue, Cancels Summer Programs APRIL 27, 2020

With COVID-19 progressing, Manhattan estimates a $3 million to $8 million loss in 2020 sales tax revenue. The first three months of 2020 showed sales tax revenue was strong in Manhattan, however, COVID-19 deterred any upcoming financial growth. Dennis Marstall, Continue reading New York- Manhattan Loses Sales Tax Revenue, Cancels Summer Programs APRIL 27, 2020

Iowa – City of Des Moines Projects $18 Million Loss Because of COVID-19

The city of Des Moines estimates an $18 million loss of revenue for the next 60 days, and it’s all attributed to COVID-19. With the city at a stand still, it’s projected that there will be little revenue from sales Continue reading Iowa – City of Des Moines Projects $18 Million Loss Because of COVID-19

California – Solvang Losing $500K Per Month in Tax Revenue Due to Loss of Tourism

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the world to an economic standstill. The city of Solvang has seen its tax revenue drop by $500,000 per month as tourism has ceased. Before the COVID-19 outbreak, Solvang’s taxable sales from retail businesses and Continue reading California – Solvang Losing $500K Per Month in Tax Revenue Due to Loss of Tourism

New York- Temporary Authorization to Use Digital Signatures on Certain Documents Due to the Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19

Pursuant to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.15 issued in response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 situation, the Department of Taxation and Finance is temporarily authorized to accept digital signatures in place of handwritten signatures on documents related to the determination or collection of Continue reading New York- Temporary Authorization to Use Digital Signatures on Certain Documents Due to the Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19

Louisiana- Sales Tax Collections Falling

Business operations have been curtailed over the past few days due to the COVID-19 pandemic but up until then, sales tax collections were up, according the Concordia Parish Sales Tax Office.  For the first 23 days of March, however, sales Continue reading Louisiana- Sales Tax Collections Falling

District of Columbia – DC OTR Responds to CV19 Outbreak March 20, 2020 – Tax Notice 2020-02: Emergency Sales and Use Tax Relief

On March 17, 2020, the Council of the District of Columbia enacted the COVID-19 Response Emergency Amendment Act of 2020. The Act amended D.C. Code § 47-4221 by expanding the authority of the Office of Tax and Revenue to abate Continue reading District of Columbia – DC OTR Responds to CV19 Outbreak March 20, 2020 – Tax Notice 2020-02: Emergency Sales and Use Tax Relief

California – Governor Newsom Allows Small Businesses To Defer Payment Of Sales And Use Tax Of Up To $50,000 For Up To 12 Months

The state is allocating $50 million to the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank for loan guarantees to small businesses to help eliminate barriers to capital for individuals who do not qualify for federal funds, including low wealth and undocumented Continue reading California – Governor Newsom Allows Small Businesses To Defer Payment Of Sales And Use Tax Of Up To $50,000 For Up To 12 Months

Tennessee- DOR Ruling #20-02 Dated 2/20/2020 Construction Sales and Use Tax And Required Certificate To Support Allowed Exemption

The Tennessee Department of Revenue concluded that an exemption does exist when working on a construction contract. As noted in the ruling exemptions must be properly supported by an Exemption Certificate. Additionally, Rule 102 also contemplates contractors and subcontractors will Continue reading Tennessee- DOR Ruling #20-02 Dated 2/20/2020 Construction Sales and Use Tax And Required Certificate To Support Allowed Exemption

New York – NY DOTAF Responds to CV19 Outbreak April 2, 2020 – Sales Tax Returns Penalties and Interest May Be Waived

Governor Cuomo has put New York State on PAUSE. All non-essential workers are directed to work from home and everyone is required to maintain a 6 foot distance from others in public. Sales tax vendors – Sales tax payments and Continue reading New York – NY DOTAF Responds to CV19 Outbreak April 2, 2020 – Sales Tax Returns Penalties and Interest May Be Waived

New Jersey – NJ Department of Health Responds To CV19 Outbreak April 2, 2020 – General Information for Communities and the General Public

New Jersey Department of Health provides information for the General Public. Prevention steps and general information follow: COVID-19: Information for Communities and the General Public Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different Continue reading New Jersey – NJ Department of Health Responds To CV19 Outbreak April 2, 2020 – General Information for Communities and the General Public