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On July 28, 2021, the Uniformity Committee of the Multistate Tax Commission’s (MTC) advanced the new project on Sales Taxation of Digital Goods (the Project). Specifically, the Standing Subcommittee recommended MTC staff draft an outline for a white paper that will explore issues concerning the state taxation of digital products and to provide guidance on

In their article for the July-August issue of Tax Executive, Eversheds Sutherland attorneys Jeff Friedman, Todd Lard and Justin Brown discuss the Tax Injunction Act (TIA), specifically justifications for modernizing the TIA, including highlighting issues that the TIA has created and the legal and business changes that have taken place since 1937, when Congress

On June 17, 2021, the Standing Subcommittee of the Multistate Tax Commission’s (“MTC”) Uniformity Committee discussed a potential new project recommendation for the Uniformity Committee. During the meeting, MTC staff presented a draft memo outlining the pros and cons of creating a uniform model statute for the taxation of digital products. Ultimately, however, the Committee

On March 6, a bill to tax capital gains passed the Washington state senate. S.B. 5096, introduced on Jan. 6 by state senators Hunt Robinson and Wilson Nguyen, would impose an excise tax equal to seven percent of a Washington resident’s capital gains, starting January 1, 2022.

Only individuals are subject to the tax, and

Earlier today, in a last minute addition to the Maryland Senate’s Budget and Taxation Committee hearing, the committee voted to approve amendments to S.B. 787, Digital Advertising Gross Revenues Tax – Exemption and Restriction. Most notably, the amendments would delay the start of the digital advertising tax to January 1, 2022.

The other relevant

On February 12, 2021, the Maryland General Assembly voted to override Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of House Bill 932, which subjects digital products (both downloads and streaming) to the state’s sales and use tax.

As the Maryland Senate voted 29-17 and the Maryland House of Delegates voted 90-44, the bill received the required three-fifths

Welcome to the second episode of the Eversheds Sutherland State and Local Tax policy series, a new feature of the SALT Shaker Podcast. In this episode, we discuss substantive state tax legislative issues that should be on your radar for 2021. With the recognition that many state and local governments will be looking for additional

Welcome to the Eversheds Sutherland State and Local Tax policy series, a new feature of the SALT Shaker Podcast. In this first episode, we focus on 2021, the effect of the pandemic on state budgets and attempt to prognosticate what to expect as state legislatures near the time for their sessions.

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