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Taxing Tech Giants Pushed by Lawmakers in Maryland, Northeast

Dec. 22, 2021, 9:45 AM

Tax policy makers will spend a lot of time debating state strategies that tax the digital economy in the coming months, but it’s unclear those discussions will generate a rash of new levies on electronically delivered goods and services in an election year.

Taxes on digital advertising, cloud computing, and streaming entertainment, along with the electronic collection of consumer data, are all on the agenda in upcoming state legislative sessions.

The year will begin with Maryland enforcing its first-in-the-nation Digital Advertising Gross Revenues Tax. Special commissions appointed in New Jersey and possibly Massachusetts will consider tax programs aimed at tech ...