On June 23, 2021, Colorado’s Governor signed legislation adding “digital goods” to the statutory definition of “tangible personal property” subject to sales and use tax. HB 21-1312 (Effective July 1, 2021). The bill states that it interprets the definition of “digital goods” consistent with “the department of revenue’s long-standing treatment of digital goods, as reflected

On May 24, 2021, the North Carolina Department of Revenue published Private Letter Ruling No. SUPLR 2021-0019 (dated April 29, 2021). The taxpayer is a North Carolina based company that provides subscriptions to information hosted in the cloud which its customers access through a web portal in exchange for a subscription fee. The industry-specific information

The Colorado Department of Revenue has proposed several regulations related to taxation of digital goods, remote sales, and marketplace collection. First, it proposed a “doing-business” rule, which clarifies a person maintains a business in Colorado if the person meets the economic nexus test of $100,000 annual retail sales in Colorado. It also proposed another

The Colorado Department of Revenue will hold a stakeholder work group to discuss a draft sales tax rule that will “clarify the Department’s treatment of digital goods as tangible personal property.”  In advance of the meeting, the Department has prepared a draft rule.  Interested parties can attend the work group meeting on March 4,

The Maryland House of Delegates is considering legislation (House Bill 426) that would impose sales and use tax on digital products and sales tax on digital codes. If signed into law, Maryland would begin taxing digital products and digital codes on July 1, 2019. House Bill 426 was read for the first time in the

On June 21, 2018, the US Supreme Court struck down the “physical presence rule” of Quill and National Bellas Hess which barred states from imposing sales tax collection requirements on certain out-of-state sellers. This decision is expected to have a significant impact on online sales across the country.

The case, South Dakota v. Wayfair,