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 30, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 1402, which amends California’s sales and use tax law to require marketplace facilitators to register, collect, and remit certain fees on the retail sale of various items of tangible personal property sold in California. Under current law, a marketplace facilitator that facilitates the retail sale

The California Legislature adjourned on September 10 and ended the 2021 legislative session without passing any major tax increase bills during the session. Several proposals were under consideration during the early part of the session, but were not revived before adjournment.

In his article for Financial Advisor Magazine, Senior Counsel Eric Coffill describes important

On September 10, 2021, the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (the CDTFA) proposed amendments to the CDTFA’s regulations governing drop shipments, in an effort to clarify that marketplace sales are not drop shipments. In October 2019, the California Marketplace Facilitator Act became effective, making marketplace facilitators the seller and retailer for sales facilitated

On September 9, California AB 1402 was enrolled and presented to Governor Newsom for his signature. The legislation requires marketplace facilitators to register, collect, and remit specified fees administered under the Fee Collection Procedures Law that are imposed upon the retail sale of tangible personal property in the state. Specifically, the legislation requires marketplace facilitators

The California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District ruled that the franchise fee, including a surcharge imposed by electric utility Southern California Edison (SCE) on its customers in Santa Barbara, pursuant to SCE’s agreement with the city, was not a tax requiring voter approval under Proposition 218. Dating back to 1959, SCE has had franchise

In this episode of the SALT Shaker Podcast policy series, host and Eversheds Sutherland Partner Nikki Dobay is joined by Rob Gutierrez, President and CEO of the California Taxpayers Association (CalTax).

Rob provides an overview of CalTax and its mission, and then expands the discussion to California’s latest legislative session and how it was

In a world and state already riddled with uncertainty, California holds a recall election. Through it all, however, taxes remain a constant.

On September 15, join Eversheds Sutherland attorneys Tim Gustafson and Eric Coffill as they cover key tax events that occurred in California during the first three quarters of 2021 and how the recall

On July 26, 2021, a California Court of Appeal in the state’s First Appellate District affirmed a San Francisco trial court’s grant of summary judgment for the City, holding that the California Constitution’s requirement that local taxes be approved by a two-thirds supermajority vote only constrains local government entities, and does not apply to taxes