During a series of remote committee hearings, the Kansas House Committee on Taxation discussed revisions and amendments to marketplace facilitator legislation. Kansas is currently one of the few states without a marketplace facilitator or remote seller law, and the only state that has a remote seller rule without any thresholds for application. As initially drafted,

The Nebraska Department of Revenue (“Department”) issued guidance explaining that Nebraska Advantage Act (“Act”) project-holders may not have to repay incentives if they cannot meet their project obligations due to COVID-19. The Act provides incentives to businesses that commit to certain levels of employment and investment as part of an expansion project in Nebraska. The

A New York appellate court affirmed the Division of Tax Appeals (DTA) denial of a telecommunications company’s refund request on sales tax paid on its purchases of electricity. The telecommunications company argued that its electricity purchases were exempt from sales tax under one of two alternative grounds. First, the company argued that its purchase of

The Missouri Supreme Court held that a company’s sales of linens, mattresses, desks, garbage cans, and DVD players to a company operating a chain of hotels were not exempt from sales tax as sales for resale. The court rejected the furnishing company’s argument that the sales were exempt because the hotels built the cost of

In response to California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order N-40-20, the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) has updated its guidance to taxpayers impacted by COVID-19 regarding relief from interest and penalties and extended filing deadlines for sales and use taxes and other various taxes. All taxpayers filing a return for less than

On March 30, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-40-20 (Order) regarding the state’s COVID-19 State of Emergency. The Order grants additional extensions to taxpayers and gives new authority to the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) to provide relief from interest and penalties to taxpayers impacted by the State of

The Florida Department of Revenue issued a Technical Assistance Advisement concluding that an internet-based streaming video subscription service is subject to Florida’s communication services tax. The Taxpayer maintains a website where viewers can watch live or on-demand video of individuals (or, “Broadcasters”) playing video games, music or e-sports events. Among other things, the website provides

The Colorado Court of Appeals held that the City of Aurora correctly levied use tax on American Multi-Cinema, Inc.’s (AMC’s) license agreements with film distributors. The court concluded that the true object of the arrangement was to obtain tangible personal property (i.e., the data files) rather than being a nontaxable, intangible right. In the past,

On October 16, 2019, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court held that a bank was required to pay sales tax on its purchases of computer hardware, canned computer software, and related services because a statutory amendment superseded the bank’s relied-upon exemption regulation. The court held that the bank complied with the regulation, which exempted from sales tax