Highlights from the 9/5/17 through 9/8/17 issues of the Daily Tax Report: State :
Amazon Headquarters Search Is ‘Trophy Deal of the Decade’
Amazon's announcement that it's looking for a site for a second headquarters—which will have cities and states throughout North America tripping over themselves to offer huge tax breaks in exchange for thousands of high-paying tech jobs—is a big departure from the online retailer's traditional expansion playbook.
Let Taxpayers E-File Annual Reports: Multistate Group
A Multistate Tax Commission work group favors language in state statutes letting consumers opt for an electronic version of an annual report of their online purchases in lieu of a mailed, paper version.
Oklahoma Special Session to Fix $215M Budget Hole
Oklahoma lawmakers are set to tackle a $215 million budget shortfall as part of a special legislative session tentatively scheduled to begin in late September.
Hawaii Enacts $2.4B Hotel Tax to Fund Honolulu Rail Project
Hawaii Gov. David Ige (D) Sept. 5 signed a bill that will impose a statewide 1 percent increase on a hotel tax to raise $2.4 billion for a rail project in Honolulu.
New York Equity Manager's Tax Battle Survives Dismissal
A private-equity manager targeted by the SEC for fraud and “theft” of investor money can continue to contest a tax assessment before the New York Tax Appeals Division.
Mazda/Toyota Plant Sets Off Clash for State Tax Credits
More than a dozen states enticed by potentially adding up to 4,000 jobs are in a race to land a joint Mazda/Toyota plant.
Some notable developments from the State Tax Developments Tracker —Bloomberg BNA’s tool for monitoring important developments in all the states:
Alaska Marijuana Control Board Proposes Amending Onsite Marijuana Consumption Endorsement Rules
Illinois Publishes Informational Bulletin on Electronic Tax Filing Requirements
Nebraska Announces Changes in Local Sales, Use Tax Rates Effective Oct. 1
Tennessee Department of Revenue Explains How to Report Federal Income Revisions
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In other developments …
Do Hurricane Harvey Victims Deserve Less Federal Aid Because Texas is a Low-Tax State? by the Tax Foundation
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