In the Tax Justice Digest we recap the latest reports, blog posts, and analyses from Citizens for Tax Justice and the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. Here’s a rundown of what we’ve been working on lately. 

State-by-State Analysis of GOP Health Care Plan
By now, it’s widely known that the GOP health care plan includes a $31 billion a year tax cut that mostly benefits the top 1 percent of taxpayers. ITEP this week published a new analysis that examines the state-by-state impact of the plan. View how the proposal would  impact your state

Amazon Will Collect Sales Tax in Every State by April 1
For decades, Amazon.com helped its customers dodge the sales taxes they owed to gain an advantage over its competitors. But as the company’s business strategy has changed, so has its tax collection practices—and as of April 1, Amazon will collect sales taxes in every state. How did we get here—and what’s left to do? Read more

Taxing the Gig Economy
Speaking of state tax laws evolving to keep pace with our ever-changing economy, states are facing another sales tax challenge as the gig economy grows. Services such as Uber and Airbnb are presenting regulatory challenges as the growth of these services has outpaced lawmakers’ ability to update state and local tax codes. Read more

State Rundown: Springtime Debates Blossom Nationwide
This week in state tax news saw major changes debated in Hawaii and West Virginia and proposed in North Carolina, a harmful flat tax proposal in Georgia, new ideas for ignoring revenue shortfalls in Mississippi and Nebraska, an unexpected corporate tax proposal from the governor of Louisiana, gas tax bills advance in South Carolina and Tennessee, and property tax troubles in Missouri, Nevada, and New Jersey. Read more

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