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More States Consider Taxing Personal and Professional Services as 2019 Legislative Sessions Advance

This post has been updated (March 15, 2019).

In recent years, states have increasingly considered taxing services by expanding the sales and use tax base —  and 2019 is no different. So far this year, taxation of services bills have been introduced in nine states:...

Which States Are Currently Undertaking Studies of their Tax Codes?
Several times each year, we put together a list of the states that are (or were recently) engaged in a review or study of their tax code. While these bodies go by different names—sometimes they're referred to as a “tax study committee” or a “commission,” or even a “task...
After Passage of Portland Ordinance, Handful of States Pursue Legislation Targeting CEO Compensation

Ryan Maness, Lauren Doroghazi, and Jay Wimberly contributed to research for this blog post. After a city ordinance targeting CEO compensation passed in Portland, Oregon, at the end of last December, we've seen 10 bills introduced in seven states that would impose...

A Three-Map Overview of State Sales Tax Compliance for Remote Sellers

UPDATED: The latest information on this issue is available here and here.

A few weeks ago, we wrote about the current state of play for sales and use tax compliance legislation in the states (frequently referred to as “nexus” legislation). Given that this is one of the...
State Tax Policy in 2017: What to Expect

With the excitement surrounding the prospect of federal tax reform, plus more than half of the states facing revenue shortfalls, we expect tax policy to be one of the most prevalent issues at the state legislative level in 2017. Below, we've identified the key tax issues...

Tax Issues to Watch in 2017: Taxation of Services

Tax on services (TOS) proposals have become increasingly prevalent in state legislatures across the country over the last few years, and 2017 will be no exception. As of January 2017, we anticipate TOS proposals could emerge and be seriously debated in 16 states during...

NCSL Tax Task Force Meeting Spots Emerging Issues for 2017

Last week, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Task Force on State and Local Taxation considered a wide range of key tax issues at its two-day meeting in California. The Task Force is a bipartisan group of legislators that meets several times a year to...

Election Aftermath: A Variety of Tax-Related Ballot Measures Passed on Election Day

Twenty-five state tax ballot measures were decided in 14 states on Election Day this year. Voters considered a range of issues, including changes to business tax regimes, various changes to sales taxes, targeted property tax exemptions, increasing tobacco taxes, and...

Which States Are Currently Undertaking Comprehensive Studies of their Tax Codes?

In early February, we reported on which states were at that point engaged in some sort of study of their tax codes. Much has changed since then, with several states adding study commissions and others wrapping up work.

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