State and Local Tax (SALT) attorney Bruce Ely was quoted in Bloomberg BNA Daily Tax Report regarding an Alabama Senate committee’s recent rejection of the state’s latest bill to tax e-commerce goods and services. The legislative panel declined to recommend the bill for passage, saying the bill was too broad and failed to define which digital transactions would be taxed and which would not.
“The definitions weren’t very crisp, and some of the defined terms weren’t even defined,” said Ely. Ely serves as local counsel for the Digital Goods and Services Coalition, which opposes the bill. “I don’t see the bill being resurrected this session, but maybe next session,” he added.
Read the complete article, “Alabama Senate Panel Snubs Digital Goods Tax Bill,” which first appeared in Bloomberg BNA Daily Tax Report on March 18, 2016. (Login Required)