On May 1, 2024, California Senator Steve Glazer, Chair of the Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee, unveiled another proposal to tax digital advertising. This time, Senator Glazer proposes to amend California Senate Bill 1327 to impose a 7.25% tax on “data extraction transactions in the state.”[1] This “data extraction transactions tax” (referred to as the

On April 1, 2024, the California State Assembly amended a digital advertising tax into A.B. 2829, formerly a property tax bill. As amended, A.B. 2829 would adopt the digital advertising tax effective January 1, 2025. The California proposal is similar to the Maryland Digital Advertising Gross Revenues Tax, which is currently the subject of

The Comptroller has informed us that the due date for the first quarterly estimated digital advertising tax payment is extended to Monday, April 18th. The deadline for taxpayers to make this first payment would otherwise have been April 15, 2022. We are not aware of the Maryland Comptroller’s office otherwise publicizing this extension. Taxpayers

On March 4, 2022, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland partially dismissed a challenge to the Maryland Digital Advertising Gross Revenues Tax.

  • The plaintiffs asserted that the Tax violates the Internet Tax Freedom Act and the Commerce and Due Process Clauses of the United States Constitution.
  • The federal court held that

Following on Maryland’s heels, there are currently five separate digital advertising tax measures pending before the Massachusetts legislature. H. 2894 would impose a 5% tax on the annual digital advertising revenue from companies generating more than $25 million in digital advertising sales in Massachusetts. H. 2928 would not impose a tax directly, but would create

In the December 3, 2021 issue of the Maryland Register, the Comptroller confirmed that it adopted regulations to the Digital Advertising Gross Revenues Tax on November 24, 2021. Despite robust comments provided to the proposed regulations (including those provided by Eversheds Sutherland), the Comptroller made almost no changes in the final version.  The Comptroller’s

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