In just the first few months of the 2022 tax year, we have already seen several states introduce legislation that would decrease corporate and individual income tax rates. Idaho became the first state to pass such legislation this year, on February 4. The Eversheds Sutherland SALT team expects other states to follow and will provide

The Mississippi Department of Revenue withdrew its proposed regulation which sought to expand the state’s sales tax to apply to cloud computing. The proposed regulation amendments defined taxable cloud computing to include software as a service, platform as a service, and infrastructure as a service. Despite the proposed regulation’s withdrawal, there may still be future

On March 28, 2022, Mississippi’s governor signed S.B. 2831, creating the Taxation of Remote and Internet-based Computer Software Products and Services Study Committee, which is tasked with examining the taxation of remote and internet-based computer software products and services in Mississippi. By October 1, 2022, the Committee must report to the legislature its findings

On March 23, 2022, the Mississippi Supreme Court issued an order granting review of a trial court determination that sales of digital photographs are not subject to sales tax. The trial court struck down an assessment against a wedding photographer, concluding that taxable “tangible personal property” did not include digital photographs and photography is not

The Mississippi Department of Revenue recently proposed a rule expanding the state’s sales tax to cloud computing.

The proposed amendments to the provisions regarding taxable computer equipment and services define “cloud computing” as “the delivery of computing resources, including software applications, development tools, storage, and servers over the Internet.” The term “cloud computing” includes the

The Mississippi Department of Revenue proposes to amend its regulation for Photographers and Film Developers to specify that certain digital products would be subject to sales tax. Under the proposed regulation, photographs, pictures, videos, discs, other tangible personal property and “specified digital products” sold by photographers and videographers are taxable. The proposed amendments would be

The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled that an affiliated group of telecommunications companies properly computed the Broadband Investment Credit in determining their franchise and income tax liabilities.  The Broadband Credit may be used by a taxpayer to offset up to 50% of the taxpayer’s tax liabilities in a given year.  The taxpayers filed separate Mississippi franchise

Mississippi Notice 72-20-09 provides additional guidance on Mississippi’s marketplace facilitator law, which took effect on July 1, 2020. The Notice explains that a sale facilitated and delivered by a third-party food delivery service is not a “retail sale” by the facilitator. Rather, the restaurant will charge sales tax on the selling price it charged for

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.