1. Why States Are Struggling to Tax Services | CPA Practice Advisor

    Why States Are Struggling to Tax Services | CPA Practice Advisor

    As states struggle to align their tax codes with the modern service economy, expanding sales taxes to include activities like personal care, home repair, funeral services, computer maintenance and similar enterprises would seem to be a logical move. But states are finding it's not so easy. Twenty-three state legislatures considered proposals this year to impose taxes on at least some services. But so far, none has made it into law intact -- and most died outright.

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    1. There were lots of big ideas to [tax services] in the states.
    2. The services that get pulled into these plans ... are not necessarily the ones that bring in the most revenue, but the ones that are more politically viable.
    3. Should I smoke? I am going to pay a price. They're going to tax me more. But I still have a choice of not smoking.
    4. Lawmakers across the country have been very accepting of moves to tax the gig economy, digital downloads, Amazon purchases, and getting online retailers to collect and remit tax.