On February 5, 2024, the Offices of the Controller and Treasurer & Tax Collector for the City and County of San Francisco published a report outlining tax reform recommendations in time to inform a potential ballot measure for the upcoming November 2024 election. The report recommends significant changes to San Francisco’s gross receipts tax.

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There has been an alarming expansion of local taxes. In some localities, this includes new local taxes imposed on businesses. In other localities, this includes aggressive interpretations of existing local ordinances by local tax agencies.

In this installment of A Pinch of SALT in Tax Notes State, Eversheds Sutherland attorneys Michele Borens, John Ormonde

The New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department recently updated FYI-206, which describes the gross receipts tax collection responsibilities for online marketplace providers and sellers. The updated guidance reflects the new reduced gross receipts tax rate used for out-of-state taxpayers, 4.875%. Additionally, the updated guidance provides that marketplace providers may use Form TRD-31117, Marketplace Provider

Following a taxpayer’s appeal of a local Virginia county (County) Business, Professional and Occupational License (BPOL) tax assessment, the Virginia Tax Commissioner held that the taxpayer’s remote employees’ payroll was properly excluded from the numerator of the payroll apportionment calculation. The taxpayer was headquartered out of state and maintained offices worldwide, including an office in

On March 25, 2022, the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) issued Legal Ruling 2022-01, on the subject “Numerator Assignment of Gross Receipts from Sales of Services to Business Entities.” The ruling sets forth the FTB’s position regarding the “relevant considerations and proper analysis” for sourcing sales of services under California’s current market-based sourcing rules. 

South Dakota Senate Bill 157 proposes an exemption from gross receipts tax for sales of “enterprise information technology equipment” and software in excess of $2 million used in South Dakota data centers. Enterprise information technology equipment eligible for the exemption includes: (i) computer hardware, servers, routers, cooling systems and towers; (ii) temperature control and power

On August 24, 2021 (released November 2021), the Virginia Department of Taxation (the Department) concluded that a provider of professional and information technology services was entitled to payroll apportionment of gross receipts for a local Business, Professional and Occupational License Tax (BPOL Tax) refund claim. Virginia localities may impose a BPOL Tax on the gross

The New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department recently updated FYI-206, describing the gross receipts tax collection responsibilities for online marketplace providers and marketplace without physical presence in New Mexico. Marketplace providers and marketplace sellers with at least $100,000 of taxable gross receipts in New Mexico in the previous calendar year have a tax collection

Effective July 1, 2021, Kentucky has enacted sales tax and utility gross receipts exemptions for certain transactions involving the commercial mining of cryptocurrency. The Kentucky DOR explained the two recently enacted bills here. HB 230 exempts the sale or purchase of electricity used or consumed in the commercial mining of cryptocurrency from sales tax and

On Aug. 11, the California Assembly Appropriations Committee held a hearing on S.B. 972, a controversial bill that authorizes the disclosure of otherwise confidential taxpayer information.

S.B. 972 requires the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) to compile an annual list of all taxpayers, including combined reporting groups, subject to California’s Corporation Tax Law with gross