Earlier today, in a last minute addition to the Maryland Senate’s Budget and Taxation Committee hearing, the committee voted to approve amendments to S.B. 787, Digital Advertising Gross Revenues Tax – Exemption and Restriction. Most notably, the amendments would delay the start of the digital advertising tax to January 1, 2022.

The other relevant

On February 12, 2021, the Maryland General Assembly voted to override Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of H.B. 732, which creates an entirely new gross revenues tax on digital advertising services.

As the Maryland Senate voted 29-17 and the Maryland House of Delegates voted 88-48, the bill received the required three-fifths vote by both chambers

This afternoon, the Maryland Senate voted 29-17 to override Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of House Bill 732, which creates an entirely new gross revenues tax on digital advertising services – display ads, search engine ads, mobile application ads, and ads within a piece of software.

Yesterday, the Maryland House of Delegates voted 88-48 to

On January 7, 2021, New York senator Michael Gianaris introduced S.1124, which would impose a new gross revenues tax on digital ads. The tax would be imposed on the annual gross revenues any person derives from digital advertising services apportioned to the state based on digital advertising receipts. “Digital advertising services” is defined to

Legislation (S.302) was prefiled in the New York State Senate for the 2021-2022 legislative session that would expand the sales tax base to digital advertising services. The bill was prefiled by Democratic State Senator Kevin Thomas.

The bill defines “digital advertising services” as “advertisement services on a digital interface, including advertisements in

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance issued an advisory opinion explaining that a taxpayer’s charges for digital marketing services are not subject to sales tax. The taxpayer provides digital marketing services to its customers which allow the customers the ability to track the effectiveness of their marketing strategies. The services provided by

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  • Maryland lawmakers are expected to revive a pair of failed controversial tax expansion proposals shortly after the scheduled start of the next legislative session on January 13, 2021.
  • On May 7, Governor Larry Hogan vetoed H.B. 732, which proposed a first

Earlier today, the D.C. Council voted to amend the Fiscal Year 2021 Local Budget Act of 2020 (“LBA”) and effectively eliminate the proposed sales tax expansion to advertising services and personal information.

On July 21st, the Council first attempted to vote on the LBA (which sets the District’s expenditures), but the Council was unable to

During the July 21st Legislative Meeting, the D.C. Council voted to postpone consideration of the Fiscal Year 2021 Local Budget Act of 2020 (“LBA”) (which establishes the expenditures of D.C. revenue) to Thursday, July 23rd at 12:30 p.m. Prior to that meeting, the D.C. budget office will attempt to trim $18.4 million from the LBA,

In what could best be described as a “tax on talking,” the DC Council will vote on a budget tomorrow that relies on revenue from expanding the sales tax to advertising services and personal information. The rate is generally 3%, but could rise to 7.25% for certain taxpayers.

The legislation quickly moved through the Council