Lawmakers in Kansas, Nebraska, and Utah never voted to tax GILTI—and now their respective tax committees are getting a chance to decide whether they really should. Committee chairs in Nebraska and Utah are seeking a decisive “no” to their states’ respective taxation of international income, while Kansas lawmakers will consider the matter this coming Monday.
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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s 2020 budget proposal includes cutting in half what’s left of Tennessee’s privilege tax. Lee’s plan would continue the trend of Volunteer State leaders scrapping all forms of income taxation. This change would further simplify Tennessee’s tax code and make it more neutral and pro-growth. Tennessee’s privilege tax is a $400 tax
Earlier this week, a tax omnibus bill—Senate Bill 1398—advanced out of the Arizona Senate Finance Committee with a favorable recommendation. This bill includes many tax changes (paywall), but one particularly notable provision would conform Arizona’s corporate tax code to the 100 percent bonus depreciation allowance under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) § 168(k). Offering full expensing
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In December 2019, identical bills HB 861 and SB 1112 were introduced in Florida’s House of Representatives and Senate. The proposals would tax water extraction (excluding production from public water systems) at a rate of 12.5 cents per gallon. The revenue from the tax would be deposited in the Wastewater Treatment and Stormwater Management Revolving
Legislation before the D.C. Council would allow private parties to file tax actions—a concept that has a superficial appeal (the potential for greater tax compliance without greater governmental enforcement expenses) but falls apart under greater scrutiny. If enacted, B23-0035 could be a boon to certain law firms, but not to the District or to D.C.
In the wake of the 2018 South Dakota v. Wayfair case, states were quick to take advantage of their new authority to tax online sales. By the end of 2019, all states with sales taxes except Florida and Missouri had adopted remote sales regimes, whether by legislation or revenue department regulations. After its notable wait,
Massachusetts policymakers should reform the Commonwealth’s corporate excise tax to make it a simpler, more neutral revenue tool conducive to better economic growth. In our previous blog post, we looked at three provisions of the corporate excise tax that impact C corporations and recommended that Massachusetts adopt a consistent corporate apportionment formula, cap, or eliminate
Whenever anyone surfs the internet, they inevitably encounter online ads. They are everywhere, and they are big business. According to Forbes, the market was worth over $100 billion in the U.S. in 2018. With so much of our daily communication moving online, it has always been just a question of time before implications for the
Several of Massachusetts’ largest employers have created a coalition to seek a change to Massachusetts’ corporate income apportionment formula. The coalition wants Massachusetts to use “single sales factor” apportionment for all industries as an investment incentive to employers who have significant payroll and property located within the Commonwealth. In weighing this apportionment change, Massachusetts lawmakers
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Next week brings one decade to a close and opens the next: the 2020s. The equivalent decade a hundred years prior saw the prohibition of alcohol and the birth of speakeasies. While it’s hard to say whether these new ’20s will be roaring with a comeback of bobbed haircuts, art deco, and the Charleston, two things
Last week, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) presented his two-year budget for fiscal years 2021-2022. The budget includes, among other things, plans to increase excise taxes on gas, tobacco, and other nicotine products. If the budget passes, gas taxes would increase by 4 cents per gallon each year for the next three years, after which
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