Policy and Legislation

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

Companion bills recently introduced in New York State (A. 11180 and S. 9112) would impose a temporary tax on businesses that provide broadband internet access service.  Revenues generated from the tax would be earmarked to fund the provision of broadband internet access services to students in the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On December 18th, the three-member Board of the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) will hold its final quarterly meeting of 2020.  At the meeting, the Board will consider the 2021 Rulemaking Calendar.  The Calendar contains the agency’s schedules for its administrative rulemaking processes on various regulation projects.  Two significant corporate franchise tax regulation projects on

On December 1, 2020, the Tennessee Department of Revenue announced that the filing and threshold requirements for marketplace facilitators and sellers established in Senate Bill No. 2932 – effective October 1, 2020 – do not apply for purposes of the business tax or franchise and excise tax. Rather, the bill’s nexus requirements apply to only

In a rapidly escalating matter of concern to all District business taxpayers, the D.C. Council again will consider B23-35, the D.C. False Claims Amendment Act of 2020, which would expand the D.C. False Claims Act to tax matters above specified thresholds. The Council will review the committee mark-up tomorrow, November 17th. First reading would

Voters headed to the polls (or mailboxes) this Election Day not only to choose the next president of the United States but also to make decisions on a range of significant tax issues across the country.

Although voters in California and the Portland-Metro area struck down significant business tax increases and the voters of Illinois

Voters in California headed to the polls (or mailboxes) this Election Day not only to choose the next president of the United States but also to make decisions on a range of tax policy questions.  From removing property tax protections for commercial properties to imposing new and increased business gross receipts taxes in San Francisco,

Two significant tax ballot measures were on the ballot for voters in the Portland area this Election Day.  Here’s a look at what measures passed and which ones failed.

Failed.  The Portland Metro Council Measure 26-218 proposed authorizing a payroll tax on employers for workers in the metropolitan Portland areas to fund transit improvements and