The debate over state marketplace laws may resume again, after the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) announced it has set up a committee to study whether to draft a uniform state law on online sales tax collection, focusing on marketplaces. The study committee is chaired by Utah Sen. Lyle Hillyard. The lead staffer (“reporter”) will be Professor Adam Thimmesch of the University of Nebraska College of Law. The members of the committee are listed here and information to sign up to be notified of developments is available here.
The National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) Executive Committee Task Force on State and Local Taxation has expanded its scope to include all significant tax policy issues facing the states. As part of its expanded scope, the task force has met with industry representatives to identify tax policy topics that would benefit from the task force’s consideration. Companies with a multi-state presence and concern about state tax policy have found participation in task force meetings beneficial to assisting legislator understanding of complex tax issues.