Policy and Legislation

The Georgia General Assembly passed several significant tax bills during the 2024 legislative session. Among them was the creation of a tax court in the judicial branch, a reduction of the individual and corporate income tax rates, limitations on income tax credit carryforwards, and the suspension of the data center sales tax exemption. Bills that

On April 1, 2024, the California State Assembly amended a digital advertising tax into A.B. 2829, formerly a property tax bill. As amended, A.B. 2829 would adopt the digital advertising tax effective January 1, 2025. The California proposal is similar to the Maryland Digital Advertising Gross Revenues Tax, which is currently the subject of

The Virginia General Assembly passed the 2024-2026 Biennium Budget (House Bill 30) that would expand the sales and use tax to “digital personal property” and certain digital “taxable services” as of January 1, 2025.

The General Assembly’s conference report resolved differences between the House and Senate budgets, respectively, on the sales tax treatment

This year’s Georgia’s legislative session is quickly progressing, with some major tax legislation moving towards passage. Last Thursday, February 29, 2024 was “Crossover Day”—the 28th legislative day of 40 total legislative days—the day by which all bills must have passed one legislative chamber to cross over for consideration by the other chamber. Although there is

During the 2023 legislative session, the Georgia General Assembly passed significant tax legislation including decoupling from IRC § 174, imposing sales tax on certain digital goods, and revising eligibility for the pass-through entity tax election.

March 29, 2023 was “Sine Die” or the 40th and final legislative day of the 2023 session. Both chambers

In 2021, the Georgia Tax Tribunal ruled that a non-profit hospital was entitled to use Quality Jobs Tax Credits (QJTC) against its unrelated business income tax and its payroll withholding tax. The Tribunal’s decision was affirmed by the Fulton County Superior Court. In response to these court decisions, the Department has proposed legislation, to purportedly

To kick off the SALT Shaker Podcast for 2023, Eversheds Sutherland Associate and host Jeremy Gove welcomes Maria Koklanaris, Senior Tax Correspondent for Law360, to the show. Together, they tackle state tax legislation and litigation that should be on your radar this year.

Jeremy and Maria begin with an overview of state tax legislation

New York and Massachusetts are the latest states to introduce tax legislation targeting digital advertising and data collection. Like the similar bills introduced earlier in Connecticut, New York, and Indiana, proposals similar to these latest New York and Massachusetts bills have been rejected by the respective legislatures in prior sessions.

New York revisits

Representative J.D. Prescott (R) introduced Indiana HB 1517, which would impose a surcharge tax on social media providers. HB 1517 is similar to legislation introduced by Representative Prescott during the 2021 and 2022 legislative sessions that did not make it out of committee.

Specifically, HB 1517 would impose a surcharge tax on social media