Policy and Legislation

On April 4, 2022, the Colorado House of Representatives unanimously approved S.B. 32, a measure simplifying local sales and use tax reporting by prohibiting Colorado’s approximately 70 home-rule cities from requiring remote sellers to obtain local business licenses as long as the retailer has a state standard retail license. Beginning on July 1, 2022,

During the 2022 legislative session, the Georgia General Assembly passed significant tax legislation, including authorizing affiliated groups to file consolidated corporate income tax returns without prior approval from the Department of Revenue, extending and amending qualification for the high-technology and data center sales tax exemptions, extending and increasing several income tax credits, and changing procedures

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

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

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

Today, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed budget trailer bill SB 113, allowing taxpayers to again fully utilize business tax credits, like the R&D credit, and net operating loss deductions for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2022. For tax years 2020 to 2022, AB 85 (enacted in 2020), limited the amount of