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In the December 3, 2021 issue of the Maryland Register, the Comptroller confirmed that it adopted regulations to the Digital Advertising Gross Revenues Tax on November 24, 2021. Despite robust comments provided to the proposed regulations (including those provided by Eversheds Sutherland), the Comptroller made almost no changes in the final version.  The Comptroller’s

On September 20th, the Los Angeles County Superior Court held that local video service provider fees do not apply to streaming video providers. This decision is consistent with a prior decision by the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, which held that streaming video providers were not subject to Nevada localities’ franchise

On September 3, 2021, the United States District Court for the District of Nevada held that streaming video providers were not subject to Nevada localities’ franchise fees. The city of Reno filed a class action lawsuit against two streaming video providers, claiming that they were required to register as video service providers (i.e., obtain a

Following a taxpayer’s assessment appeal, the Virginia Tax Commissioner determined that “easy return label” and “merchandise logo charges” were subject to Virginia sales tax.

Easy return labels
The taxpayer was a retailer of products sold online and through catalogs. The taxpayer offered its customers the option of returning merchandise using an “easy return label,” which

On June 3, 2021, the Maryland Comptroller of Treasury issued a revised version of Business Tax Tip #29, which clarifies the Comptroller’s interpretation of its sales and use tax on “digital products,” including software. With particular attention given to recently-effective amendments by S.B. 787, the revised version explains the Comptroller’s interpretation and application

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance issued an advisory opinion, determining the taxability of two online services sold by a taxpayer relating to government requests for proposal: (1) the procurement service was nontaxable; but (2) the notification service was a taxable information service. The procurement service allowed government customers to create

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance issued an advisory opinion, concluding that a taxpayer’s charges for its online webhosting solution were not subject to sales tax. The customers pay an annual fee for their events (audio and video meetings, conferences, webinars and live presentations) to be hosted and maintained and also

On March 30, 2021, the Kansas legislature passed S.B. 50, which would require sales and use tax and transient guest tax collection by marketplace facilitators selling or facilitating the sale of property or services subject to these taxes, as well as set a remote seller tax collection threshold. Marketplace facilitators are required to collect

On March 17, 2021, Arkansas introduced S.B. 558, which would impose Arkansas sales tax on advertising revenue from social-media platforms that have annual gross revenue from social-media advertising services in Arkansas of at least $500,000. The bill amends the sales tax statute to include a new subchapter imposing a 7% sales tax on a