Policy and Legislation

Effective August 6, 2021, Illinois amended its unclaimed property law to include cryptocurrency. SB 338, Public Act 102-0288, was approved by the Governor and became law the same day. Under the unclaimed property law, “virtual currency” is presumed unclaimed after 5 years of no indication of interest by the apparent property owner. The new

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts held its annual meeting on August 17 and provided taxpayers with updates regarding legislation, audit procedures, staffing, and other related topics. The meeting, which was held virtually, struck a positive tone regarding Texas’ fiscal outlook and taxpayer-friendly procedural changes.

Audit updates: hope in sight for staffing shortages and the

Oregon Governor Kate Brown recently signed Senate Bill 164 (SB 164), which provides a fiscal-year filing option for Oregon Corporate Activity Tax (CAT) taxpayers who use a fiscal tax year rather than a calendar year for federal tax purposes. SB 164 provides that for a fiscal tax year ending during 2021, taxpayers will be required

In this episode of the SALT Shaker Podcast policy series, host and Eversheds Sutherland Partner Nikki Dobay is joined again by Jeff Newgard, Principal and Owner of Peak Policy, to review tax developments of the recently concluded Oregon legislative session. Their discussion focuses on the corporate activity tax (CAT) technical corrections bill (SB

Louisiana codified an individual income tax exemption for “digital nomads.” SB 31 (Effective Jan. 1, 2022). “Digital nomads” are defined as individuals who establish residency in Louisiana after December 31, 2021, have health coverage, and work remotely, full-time for a nonresident business. The exemption applies to 50% of the digital nomad’s gross wages, not to

On June 23, 2021, Colorado’s Governor signed legislation adding “digital goods” to the statutory definition of “tangible personal property” subject to sales and use tax. HB 21-1312 (Effective July 1, 2021). The bill states that it interprets the definition of “digital goods” consistent with “the department of revenue’s long-standing treatment of digital goods, as reflected

Just days before Oregon’s legislature is set to adjourn, SB 164, the Corporate Activity Tax (CAT) “technical corrections” bill, cleared its final hurdle in the Oregon legislature and will now be sent to the Governor for signature. Specifically, on June 24, SB 164 passed the House of Representatives by a unanimous vote of those in

On June 8, the Oregon Senate passed SB 164, which is the 2021 Corporate Activity Tax (CAT) “technical corrections” bill. SB 164 has moved to the House, where it has been referred to the House Revenue Committee. To become law—which is expected—SB 164 will be required to pass out of the House Revenue Committee and