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

Georgia- Atlanta Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Renewing 1% Water/Sewer Tax

The ballot asked, “Shall a special 1% sales and use tax be reimposed in the city of Atlanta for a period of time not to exceed 16 calendar quarters (four years) and for the raising of not more than $750 Continue reading Georgia- Atlanta Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Renewing 1% Water/Sewer Tax

California – Use Tax Collection Requirements Based on Sales into California Due to the Wayfair Decision

Last year on April 25, 2019, California passed Assembly Bill No. (AB) 147. AB 147 amended Revenue and Taxation Code (RTC) section 6203 to require retailers located outside of California (remote sellers, including foreign sellers located outside of the United Continue reading California – Use Tax Collection Requirements Based on Sales into California Due to the Wayfair Decision

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

Missouri – Missouri’s Lack of E-commerce Use Tax Means Missing out on Revenue from Items Sold Online April 24, 2020

As Missouri moves to reopen the state’s economy while still respecting social distancing measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, city and county government leaders warn of dire financial problems due to Missouri’s lack of an e-commerce use tax. Callaway County Continue reading Missouri – Missouri’s Lack of E-commerce Use Tax Means Missing out on Revenue from Items Sold Online April 24, 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

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

Arkansas – Officials Brace For Decreases In Sales Tax Revenue

Officials from both Fort Smith and Sebastian County are unsure exactly what effect the coronavirus pandemic will have on sales tax revenue. The uncertainty comes after Gov. Asa Hutchinson ordered the closure of all bars and restaurant dining rooms in Continue reading Arkansas – Officials Brace For Decreases In Sales Tax Revenue

Multi-State – Federal and Selected State Tax Updates in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The following is a brief summary of recent tax related regulatory and legislative developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, as of April 3, 2020. Federal and state guidance and guidelines are being modified constantly, and so any of the information Continue reading Multi-State – Federal and Selected State Tax Updates in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)