Maryland businesses are getting caught by surprise by a recently enacted law that subjects digital products to sales tax. Digital products may include movies, books, software, and online training and it’s not always straightforward to determine what’s taxable.
The SALT cap has been a contentious issue ever since it was passed as part of 2017’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Exposure to state tax has been steadily increasing in recent months. From the Wayfair Supreme Court case in 2018 to mounting financial pressures from COVID-19, states are looking at all options to collect revenue they are entitled to.
One of the little-known provisions of the House of Representatives’ HEROES Act could have big impacts for high-income taxpayers and small businesses later on as tax policies continue to be reevaluated.
Businesses with $5 Million or More of Gross Receipts Sourced to Washington, D.C. Hit with Ballpark Fee
Many are certainly lamenting that we may not be able to see any baseball this year at Nationals Park. However, the District of Columbia will still be collecting the Ballpark Fee which is coming due June 15, 2020.
Several state tax authorities have announced various relief provisions for businesses and individuals impacted by the Coronavirus. In many cases, the provisions are an emphasis of relief provisions already available such as extensions to file
Taxpayers are likely wondering why the federal government is extending the time to pay taxes, but not extending the time to file taxes. Filing an extension is an easy process and can be done very easily by practitioners electronically through their tax software.
Washington, D.C. officials helped bring baseball back to the nation’s capital in 2008 by establishing a Baseball Fee. Initially, only businesses with a physical connection to the district had to pay the fee. However, businesses now have to pay it if revenues from services were delivered to customers located there, regardless of where the service was actually performed.
The U.S. Supreme Court has fundamentally altered Wayfair, Inc., and other online retailers’ ability to offer items at a lower cost than their brick and mortar counterparts. States can now require online retailers to collect sales tax from every customer no matter if they have a physical location in the shopper’s state, leaving online consumers to pay more for the items they buy.
Changes to tax law typically impact future returns, but the most recent one issued by the Virginia Department of Taxation will have some Virginians amending their 2017 state tax returns, too.