Ongoing insights and analysis regarding Maryland’s proposed digital ad tax bill

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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

On September 10, the Colorado Department of Revenue promulgated four sets of regulations related to remote sellers and marketplace facilitators. One set, adopts a special rule that establishes the sales tax requirements and conditions for sales made through a marketplace facilitator’s marketplace. A second set updates Rule 39-26-102(3) to clarify when a retailer is doing

On June 30, Mississippi became the latest state to enact a marketplace facilitator law after Governor Tate Reeves signed House Bill 379, also known as the “Mississippi Marketplace Facilitator Act of 2020.” The law requires most marketplace facilitators to collect sales and use tax on behalf of marketplace sellers beginning on July 1, 2020.

The D.C. Council is considering a new sales tax on advertising services, including digital advertising services, and personal information.

  • On July 6th, the D.C. Council released the Committee Print of the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Support Act of 2020, which includes a sales tax expansion to those services beginning October 1, 2020 at the reduced

On June 18, Rhode Island’s legislature passed H 7532, which expands the state’s tax base to computer software and streaming entertainment to comply with the Streamlined Sales & Use Tax Agreement. The bill expands the definition of a taxable sale to include any license, lease, or rental of prewritten or vendor-hosted computer software

On April 13, 2020, legislation (S.8166) was introduced in the New York State Senate that would expand the sales tax base to digital advertising services. “Digital advertising services” is defined as “advertisement services on a digital interface, including advertisements in the form of banner advertising, search engine advertising, interstitial advertising, and other comparable

In a recent private letter ruling, the South Carolina Department of Revenue concluded that a motor vehicle rental company is responsible for remitting sales tax on short-term vehicle rentals entered into through its online peer-to-peer rental program. Applying South Carolina’s statutory definition of “gross proceeds of sales,” which includes the proceeds of sales through a

In 2015, Chicago expanded its 9% “amusement tax” to reach amusements that are delivered electronically. In September , 2019, an Illinois appellate court held in Labell v. City of Chicago that the new streaming tax complied with the state constitution and did not violate the Internet Tax Freedom Act. On March 25, 2020, the Illinois