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State Tax

Rebecca Helmes

State Tax Law Editor

Rebecca Helmes’ “Extras on Excise” blog series covers current excise tax developments and highlights states’ reactions to changes in the law that affect excise taxes and fees. Rebecca is a State Tax Law Editor with Bloomberg BNA, where she writes articles for the Weekly State Tax Report, works on developing new products, and maintains various Bloomberg BNA portfolios, navigators, nexus evaluators, and surveys. She holds a B.A. from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a J.D. cum laude from the David A. Clarke School of Law of The University of the District of Columbia. She can be reached at


Most Recent Posts

Extras on Excise: The Roads Might Be Frightful This Holiday Season, But Will Your Gas Taxes Be Comparably Delightful? (12/4/2014)
Extras on Excise: Does Massachusetts’ Rejection of Inflation-Adjusted Gas Tax Have National Implications? (11/5/2014)
Extras on Excise: Will Big Brother Soon Track Your Car For Tax Purposes? (10/8/2014)
Extras on Excise: The Difference Between a ‘Tax’ and ‘Fee’ and Why It Matters (9/16/2014)
Extras on Excise: Will Part of California’s Cap-and-Trade Program Become a Backdoor Gas Tax? (9/10/2014)