On August 10, the Virginia Lottery released full draft sports betting regulations for public comment. The regulations will implement H.B. 896/S.B. 384, signed into law on April 22 as Chapter 1218. The proposed regulations concern operations, internal controls, and enforcement. The Virginia Lottery Board will accept public comments regarding the regulations through September 9.

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration adopted an emergency regulation to clarify and resolve specified issues with the California Marketplace Facilitator Act (CMFA), as amended. The regulation clarifies, among other things, the registration requirements for marketplace facilitators and marketplace sellers and provides definitions for terms left undefined by the CMFA and relevant

Earlier today, the D.C. Council voted to amend the Fiscal Year 2021 Local Budget Act of 2020 (“LBA”) and effectively eliminate the proposed sales tax expansion to advertising services and personal information.

On July 21st, the Council first attempted to vote on the LBA (which sets the District’s expenditures), but the Council was unable to

During the July 21st Legislative Meeting, the D.C. Council voted to postpone consideration of the Fiscal Year 2021 Local Budget Act of 2020 (“LBA”) (which establishes the expenditures of D.C. revenue) to Thursday, July 23rd at 12:30 p.m. Prior to that meeting, the D.C. budget office will attempt to trim $18.4 million from the LBA,

In what could best be described as a “tax on talking,” the DC Council will vote on a budget tomorrow that relies on revenue from expanding the sales tax to advertising services and personal information. The rate is generally 3%, but could rise to 7.25% for certain taxpayers.

The legislation quickly moved through the Council

On June 30, Mississippi became the latest state to enact a marketplace facilitator law after Governor Tate Reeves signed House Bill 379, also known as the “Mississippi Marketplace Facilitator Act of 2020.” The law requires most marketplace facilitators to collect sales and use tax on behalf of marketplace sellers beginning on July 1, 2020.

The Arkansas Department of Finance & Administration issued an opinion stating that the provision of certain “virtual services,” including bookkeeping, project management, business analysis, email management, research, and customer service, provided via the Internet, are not subject to Arkansas sales tax. Arkansas sales tax is imposed on the gross proceeds from all sales of tangible