COVID-19 is impacting many aspects of everyday business, and state taxes are not immune. The Eversheds Sutherland State and Local Tax team has put together the following list of considerations that businesses may want to keep in mind from a state and local tax perspective as the Coronavirus crisis continues to play out.

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On March 7, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order No. 202, declaring a State disaster emergency in New York in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Since that date, Gov. Cuomo has issued a series of Executive Orders providing New York taxpayers with some initial relief in response to the COVID-19 health crisis.

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Not even state taxes are immune from the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is a quick checklist – as of the time of publication – of coronavirus-related items and concerns affecting California state taxes.

  • Concerned with an upcoming California tax return filing date? On March 12, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-25-20 which, among other items,

Significant state tax legislation will move forward through the Georgia General Assembly. “Crossover Day” was Thursday, March 11 — the 28th legislative day of 40 total legislative days – the day by which all bills must have passed one legislative chamber in order to cross over and be considered by the other chamber. Bills that

On March 13, 2020, New York State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Michael Gianaris (Democrat) introduced New York S.8056, which would establish a tax on a digital advertiser’s annual gross revenues derived from digital advertisements in the state.

New York’s proposed digital advertising tax is very similar to the tax proposed in Maryland.

The Maryland Senate Budget and Taxation Committee voted to pass out of committee Senate Bill 2, which would impose a new tax on digital advertising services. The committee amended the bill to include a new sourcing provision. Now, the Comptroller of the Treasury must determine when gross revenues are derived from digital advertising services in

On February 28, 2020, Maryland’s proposed Digital Advertising Tax was the subject of a hearing by the Maryland House of Delegates’ Ways and Means Committee. House Bill 695 would impose a tax on Maryland gross revenues from digital advertising services at a rate of up to a 10%. An archived video of the hearing is

On February 13, 2020, the Nebraska Legislature’s Revenue Committee heard testimony on Legislative Bill 989, which would expand Nebraska’s sales tax base to include sales of digital advertisements.

After an introduction by the bill’s sponsor, Senator Justin Wayne, the Revenue Committee heard testimony from four witnesses, each opposing the bill. The Committee also received

On January 29, 2020, the Maryland State Senate’s Budget and Taxation Committee heard testimony on Senate Bill 2, which would create the Digital Advertising Gross Revenues Tax. The tax would be imposed on a taxpayer’s Maryland gross revenues from digital advertising services at up to a 10% rate. After brief introductions by the