The Washington Department of Revenue released a notice providing that effective June 9, 2022, qualifying businesses and tenants may apply for a sales and use tax exemption for purchases of server equipment and infrastructure for computer data centers located in urban areas pursuant to 2022 House Bill 1846. Eligible urban areas are those counties

The Supreme Court of Montana affirmed a lower court’s determination that a taxpayer was liable for accommodations sales tax on its resort service fees, but did not owe accommodations sales tax for forfeited guest deposits or lodging facilities use tax on its resort service fees. The taxpayer, Boyne USA, Inc. owns and operates Big Sky

The Maryland Court of Appeals held that a for-profit company’s purchases for non-profit hospitals were subject to Maryland’s sales and use tax because there was no agency relationship between the company and the hospitals, and even if an agency relationship existed, that alone would not entitle the for-profit company to an exemption.

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Missouri Senate Joint Resolution 33 provides that voters will decide whether to amend the state constitution to tax digital products. Missouri’s constitution prohibits expanding the sales and use tax to any services that were not taxable as of January 1, 2015. Joint Resolution 33 proposes to allow taxation of “subscriptions, licenses for digital products, and

The Nevada Tax Commission proposed draft regulations implementing sales and use tax collection requirements for marketplace sellers and facilitators without a physical presence in Nevada. In determining whether marketplace sellers or marketplace facilitators meet the Nevada threshold of $100,000 in gross receipts from Nevada retail sales or 200 separate retail sales not for resale through

On July 8, 2021, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued a decision holding that a retailer was not subject to use tax on advertising materials mailed to Michigan residents. The retailer designed the materials in-house and had them printed by a third-party printer, outside of Michigan. After printing, the retailer sent the materials to a

On June 3, 2021, the Maryland Comptroller of Treasury issued a revised version of Business Tax Tip #29, which clarifies the Comptroller’s interpretation of its sales and use tax on “digital products,” including software. With particular attention given to recently-effective amendments by S.B. 787, the revised version explains the Comptroller’s interpretation and application

In Travelocity.com LP v. Comptroller of Maryland, filed April 30, 2021, the Maryland Court of Appeals held that the taxpayer did not qualify as a “vendor” for purposes of sales and use tax for years prior to a 2015 law change. The taxpayer was an online travel company that provided a platform to review

On May 3, the Kansas Legislature overrode Governor Kelly’s veto of SB 50.  As a result, marketplace facilitators will now be required to collect sales and use tax beginning July 1, 2021 if they exceed a $100,000 nexus threshold.  The legislation also requires marketplace facilitators to collect 911 fees beginning April 1, 2022. Please

The North Carolina Department of Revenue issued a private letter ruling, concluding that subscription fees for a Software as a Service (SaaS) product are non-taxable. The taxpayer licenses a cloud-based SaaS platform for customer engagement and marketing, which customers access via the Internet.  The taxpayer charges customers a subscription fee for monthly access. The