On January 10, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued his proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Of interest to business taxpayers, the proposal would allow taxpayers to again fully utilize business tax credits, like the R&D credit, and net operating loss deductions in 2022. For tax years 2020 to 2022, AB 85 (enacted in 2020),

On January 5, members of the California Assembly introduced Assembly Constitutional Amendment (ACA) 11. The bill would impose both a new excise tax and a new payroll tax, and increase personal income tax rates to fund universal single-payer health care coverage and a health care cost control system for state residents. These new taxes

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) revised its revised Publication 109, Internet Sales to add information relating to local sales taxes. Updated Publication 109 clarifies that online retailers are required to allocate sales among local jurisdictions, either directly or through a “countywide pool.” California generally imposes a 7.25% sales tax (with 1%

On September 20th, the Los Angeles County Superior Court held that local video service provider fees do not apply to streaming video providers. This decision is consistent with a prior decision by the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, which held that streaming video providers were not subject to Nevada localities’ franchise

On September 30, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 1402, which amends California’s sales and use tax law to require marketplace facilitators to register, collect, and remit certain fees on the retail sale of various items of tangible personal property sold in California. Under current law, a marketplace facilitator that facilitates the retail sale

The California Legislature adjourned on September 10 and ended the 2021 legislative session without passing any major tax increase bills during the session. Several proposals were under consideration during the early part of the session, but were not revived before adjournment.

In his article for Financial Advisor Magazine, Senior Counsel Eric Coffill describes important

On September 10, 2021, the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (the CDTFA) proposed amendments to the CDTFA’s regulations governing drop shipments, in an effort to clarify that marketplace sales are not drop shipments. In October 2019, the California Marketplace Facilitator Act became effective, making marketplace facilitators the seller and retailer for sales facilitated

On September 9, California AB 1402 was enrolled and presented to Governor Newsom for his signature. The legislation requires marketplace facilitators to register, collect, and remit specified fees administered under the Fee Collection Procedures Law that are imposed upon the retail sale of tangible personal property in the state. Specifically, the legislation requires marketplace facilitators