No Matter How the Supreme Court Rules, Don't Bank On an Online Sales Tax Boom

Changes to a long-standing legal precedent could free states to impose sales taxes on more internet retailers, but the immediate revenue gains could be somewhat limited.

Supreme Court Prepares to Reconsider Limits on State, Local Tax Authority

With South Dakota v. Wayfair, the justices could resolve long-standing tensions over online sales tax collections.

Treasury Department, IRS Announce 'Opportunity Zone' Designations

The initial round of zone approvals under the new economic development program covers 15 states and three territories.

Ways to Increase Impact and Limit Costs of Business Incentives

A new study from the Upjohn Institute provides guidance to state and local governments for analyzing options.

Uber Thinks This New Tax Could Be Really Great for Business

Congestion pricing is deeply unpopular with voters but could be a big boon for ride-hailing apps in New York City.

N.Y. Governor’s Plan to Use City Property Taxes Alarms Mayor

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | County dissolves flood-prone village near Mississippi River; Fla. proposal would pressure Miami-Dade County; 100-gigabit network in N.D.; Boise is booming; and dismal news for Pa. dairy farmers.

As High Court Weighs Online Sales Taxes, States Get Ready to Pounce

“When Americans are buying more but the tax revenue is not rebounding, that’s just a measure of where young people are shopping,” according to Max Behlke of the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Axing State Corporate Taxes Is Good Policy

ANALYSIS | New Jersey’s former state comptroller and budget director asks: Is there an easier and more equitable way to tax business?

Paul Ryan Says House Infrastructure Action Will Happen in 'Stages'

The House speaker's remarks come one day after he ruled out the idea of raising the gas tax.

House Panel Chairman: Stop the 'Shotgun' Approach to Infrastructure

U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, who leads a House infrastructure subcommittee, explained to Route Fifty why he's not quite ready to talk about raising new revenues for public works.

Gas Tax Hike in an Election Year? It'll Be a Tough Sell in Congress

Despite flickers of bipartisan support for upping fuel taxes, the idea has yet to gain serious momentum.

U.S. DOT Official: Gas Tax Debate Could Jam Up Infrastructure Talks

"We don’t want that to happen," according to Anthony Bedell, the agency's deputy assistant secretary for intergovernmental affairs.

County Leaders Not Giving Up Fight on Exemption Nixed in Tax Overhaul

They plan to make their case for “advance refunding” bonds as infrastructure discussions ramp up in Congress.

Georgia Lt. Gov. Jeopardizes His State’s Business-Friendly Reputation

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Michigan county surrenders to potholes; Chicago closes sexual harassment ordinance loophole; and a public records blowback continues in Washington state.

More Retail-Inflamed Heartburn Awaits Local Economic Development Officials

City halls, planners and community stakeholders ignore the current instability in the grocery sector at their own potential peril.

Despite Slow Growth, Tax Revenue Has Recovered in 29 States

Most states recorded more robust growth in overall tax collections at the start of fiscal 2018, according to preliminary data collected by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government. But federal tax reform has brought plenty of uncertainty.

When You Give Alaskans a Universal Basic Income, They Still Keep Working

Public support for the Alaska Permanent Fund has deepened in the past generation, despite the prospect of raising taxes.