Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has signed into law House Bill 451, which provides temporary ad valorem tax relief to Georgia manufacturers to mitigate the economic and logistical disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Under HB 451, for property tax year 2021, manufacturers claiming Georgia’s Level 1 Freeport exemption pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 48-5-48.2(c)(1) may

On April 14, 2021, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Finance Revenue and Bonding introduced SB1106. The bill would establish the “Connecticut Equitable Investment Fund,” which would be funded by, among other things: (1) a new digital advertising services tax; and (2) a new wage compensation tax, whereby, at an employee’s or independent

Maryland had previously enacted two important – and troubling – sets of tax changes: a new tax on digital advertising and a substantial expansion of its sales tax to digital products and services.  As a result of several significant problems with both tax changes, the Maryland legislature just passed Senate Bill 787.

  • S.B. 787 amends

On April 6 & 7, 2021, the New York Assembly and Senate passed Fiscal Year 2022 budget legislation addressing revenues and taxation (the Budget Bill). The Budget Bill is part of a broader deal between Governor Cuomo and both chambers of the Legislature. The Budget Bill is expected to raise $3.5 billion in new

During the 2021 legislative session, the Georgia General Assembly passed key legislation, including conformity to the federal tax law, the elimination of deference to subregulatory interpretations of the Department of Revenue, the ability for pass-through entities to elect to pay state income tax at the entity level, temporary ad valorem relief for manufacturers, and significant

On March 23, the State Intercompany Transactions Advisory Service (SITAS) Committee of the Multistate Tax Commission (MTC) met via videoconference for its first meeting since November of 2016. During the meeting, there was a presentation regarding the Committee’s history and goals going forward, discussion of training opportunities for states, discussion of the Committee’s information exchange

On February 26, 2021, a subcommittee of the Georgia Ways & Means Committee quickly approved HB 428, which proposes to eliminate the current Georgia sales tax exemption for high-technology companies and facilities that invest at least $15 million in eligible computer equipment in Georgia during a calendar year. The exemption has been available to

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo released his Fiscal Year 2022 budget and accompanying legislation on January 19, 2021 (the Budget Bill). Although the State projects billions of dollars in lost revenue because of the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Budget Bill does not propose significant new taxes on businesses.

While the Governor stated during

On November 20, the Executive Committee of the Multistate Tax Commission (MTC) met via videoconference for its final meeting of 2020. During the meeting, the Committee heard updates from Greg Matson (MTC Executive Director) and each of the MTC’s standing committees, including the State Intercompany Transactions Advisory Service (SITAS) Committee. Here are the highlights.

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