A Massachusetts representative has introduced House Bill 4179, a proposed 6.25% excise tax on gross revenue from digital advertising provided within Massachusetts. Following its introduction, House Bill 4179 was referred to the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Revenue for review. The bill proposes to tax revenue sourced to Massachusetts arising from banner advertisements, search engine

On August 31, 2021, the Maryland Comptroller filed proposed regulations on the controversial digital advertising gross revenues tax (the DAT) with the Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review. Of primary interest to potential DAT taxpayers, and described in this Legal Alert, the regulations adopt a device-based apportionment fraction. The comment period for the

On April 22, 2021, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Finance Revenue and Bonding (“Joint Committee”) approved a revised revenue bill (HB6443) to implement the Connecticut state budget.  We have learned that the revised bill includes: (1) a new digital advertising services tax; and (2) a new wage compensation tax, whereby, at

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

Immediately before last Friday’s deadline for the filing of unrestricted bills, Texas lawmakers introduced a digital advertising tax bill and a bill that would expand sales tax to a wide array of services.

H.B. 4467, filed on March 12 by Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer (D-TX-116) would impose a tax on gross revenue from digital

In this episode of the SALT Shaker Podcast policy series, we discuss all things Maryland digital advertising tax. Talk about drama! We have a brand new tax, vetoes, veto overrides and litigation. State tax policy doesn’t get more exciting than this! Host and Eversheds Sutherland Partner Nikki Dobay of the Sacramento office is joined by

Earlier today, the Maryland Senate passed S.B. 787, Digital Advertising Gross Revenues Tax and Tobacco Tax – Alterations and Implementation, on third reading (46-0). As amended, S.B. 787 makes the following relevant changes to the digital advertising tax:

  1. Exempts advertisement services on digital interfaces owned or operated by or operated on behalf of

The Massachusetts Legislature has recently introduced a variety of bills that would tax digital advertising. Notably, HD.3210 would establish the Digital Advertising Local Revenues Tax, which would be imposed on the annual gross revenues of a person derived from digital advertising services in Massachusetts. “Digital advertising services” is defined as including “advertisement services on