Legislation


Will Florida Cut Tax on Commercial Leases?

Governor Rick Scott of Florida is seeking to reduce the tax on commercial leases, which he called an “unfair tax” in his State of the State speech. Florida is one of the only states in the country...Continued

California: A Sales Tax Exemption for Women

Update 9.14.16: Governor Brown has vetoed AB 1561, so feminine hygiene products remain subject to California sales and use tax. Learn more. Two lawmakers in California began the 2016 Legislativ...Continued

Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Update

One version or another of the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act has been kicked around Capitol Hill for years. The newest version, H.R. 1643, was introduced in March 2015 in the House, w...Continued

Exemption for Direct Mail Advertising Proposed in Florida

Legislation seeking to exempt direct mail advertising literature from Florida sales and use tax has been filed in the Florida Senate by Senator Rene Garcia (R). SB 1070 would exempt from sales ...Continued

South Dakota Considers County Sales Tax

Under current law, local sales tax may be levied at the municipal level in South Dakota but not the county level. Legislation recently introduced in the House seeks to change that. House Bill 1...Continued

Internet Tax Freedom Act Extended Through December 22

Update 2.26.2016: ITFA has been made permanent with the enactment of H.R. 644. 1.4.2016: The Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) is now set to expire October 1, 2016. See H.R. 2029, Section 633. ...Continued

Permanent Internet Tax Ban Looks Likely

Update, 1.4.2016: The Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) is now set to expire October 1, 2016. See H.R. 2029, Section 633. Update: On December 11, President Obama signed H.R. 2250, the Further Con...Continued

Federal Sales Tax on Guns Proposed

New York Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (D) has introduced legislation seeking to reduce the number of guns in circulation by making guns more expensive and mandating the reporting of lost or stole...Continued

Internet Tax Freedom Act Extended Again

Update 2.26.2016: ITFA has been made permanent with the enactment of H.R. 644. States that currently tax Internet access have until June 30, 2020 to phase out these taxes. It was extended for a...Continued

Ohio Considers Sales Tax Exemption for Bullion, Coins

Update, 6.16.16: It took time, but it's done. Beginning January 1, 2017, investment bullion and coins are exempt from Ohio sales and use tax. Learn more. If you live in Ohio and yearn to invest...Continued