On December 1, 2020, the Colorado Department of Revenue adopted amendments to its tangible personal property rule – Rule 39-26-102(15) – that will impose sales tax on sales of streaming digital goods. The Department considers these amendments to be a “clarification” of their tangible personal property definition. Now, per the amended regulation, “[t]he method of

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance issued an advisory opinion explaining that a taxpayer’s charges for digital marketing services are not subject to sales tax. The taxpayer provides digital marketing services to its customers which allow the customers the ability to track the effectiveness of their marketing strategies. The services provided by

On December 17, 2020, a California Court of Appeal in the state’s Fifth Appellate District reversed a Fresno trial court decision, which held the California Constitution’s requirement that local taxes be approved by a supermajority vote applies to taxes imposed by voter initiative.  The Fifth District followed in the footsteps of the First Appellate District

On June 30, 2020, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance issued an advisory opinion stating that a clothing rental company’s monthly subscription fees are exempt from state sales tax. The taxpayer operated a clothing rental business, offering monthly subscriptions with fees ranging from $35 – $159 per month based on the number

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration has informed the public that it intends to commence formal rulemaking to permanently adopt Emergency Sales and Use Tax Regulation 1684.5, Marketplace Sales. The regulation addresses issues regarding marketplace facilitators’ and marketplace sellers’ registration and tax collection obligations. The Department asks for interested parties to submit

A Missouri legislator pre-filed House Bill No. 244, which would require, beginning January 1, 2022, use tax nexus for remote vendors if their cumulative gross receipts from sales of tangible personal property, digital goods, and services to purchasers in Missouri is at least $100,000 annually.  The bill would also require, beginning no later than

On June 9, 2020, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance issued an advisory opinion concluding that coupon clearing and processing products sold to advertisers that issue discount coupons and the retailers that accept them are not subject to New York sales and use tax. The taxpayers’ customers included both advertisers and retailers. 

On October 23, 2020, the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board ruled that capital gain from a Florida S corporation’s sale of a subsidiary Massachusetts LLC was subject to Massachusetts corporate excise tax and nonresident composite tax. The taxpayer contended that the U.S. Constitution’s Due Process and Commerce Clauses forbade Massachusetts from taxing the income because the

The New Mexico Court of Appeals held that a taxpayer’s refund claim was timely even though it did not comply with a requirement found in the Department of Revenue’s regulation.  Specifically, the court concluded that the Department’s regulatory requirement to provide a “fully completed amended return” was not required prior to the expiration of the

The pandemic has changed the physical and economic environment in which restaurants operate. Although food delivery has long been popular for certain types of food, pandemic restrictions and consumer preferences hastened the expansion of food delivery for almost all food and meals. Food delivery can be done either through the restaurant itself or through unrelated