On July 28, 2020, the D.C. Council approved the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Support Act of 2020 (“BSA”), which establishes the budget’s tax provision changes.  The prior week, the D.C. Council approved the Fiscal Year 2021 Local Budget Act of 2020, which sets the budget’s expenditures.  This year’s most notable event was the advertising

In a forthcoming article in State Tax Notes, Eversheds Sutherland SALT partner Jeff Friedman and associate Dennis Jansen explore the issues with A.B. 2570 – California’s latest attempt to extend the state’s whistleblower statute to tax claims.

The bill is purportedly designed in increase revenues by targeting tax fraud. However, instead of exposing tax

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 22, the US Supreme Court denied Altera Corp.’s petition for certiorari seeking review of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s decision upholding the US Department of the Treasury’s transfer pricing regulation requiring related participants in cost-sharing agreements to include stock-based compensation costs in the joint cost pool to comply with

Friday, June 26, 2020 was “Sine Die” or the 40th and final legislative day of the 2019–2020 legislative session at the Georgia General Assembly.

  • The legislative session was suspended since March 13, 2020 but resumed earlier this month for the remaining 11 days of the legislative session.
  • In the last days of the legislative session,

On June 30th, 2020, the Internet Tax Freedom Act’s grandfather clause will expire. ITFA prohibits states and political subdivisions from imposing taxes on Internet access. But the grandfather clause has permitted such taxes if they were generally imposed and actually enforced prior to October 1, 1998. In particular, Ohio and Texas have imposed their sales

On April 22, 2020, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued an opinion that could have a material impact on the unemployment insurance obligations of businesses that engage independent contractors in the state. In A Special Touch v. Pennsylvania Dep’t of Labor & Indust., involving a nail salon, the state supreme court construed the second prong of

States continue to consider tax legislation to balance their budgets in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 27, 2020, Mayor Muriel Bowser signed D.C. Act 23-326, the Coronavirus Support Emergency Amendment Act of 2020. In part, this act limits net operating loss carryovers. For tax years beginning after December 31, 2017, corporations, unincorporated