With states needing to fill budget holes, politicians are looking for new sources of revenue. Maryland recently became the first in the United States to pass a digital advertising tax, taxing the revenue made from digital advertisements on online services like Facebook and Google. Other states are watching closely, with a few introducing similar tax bills.

Is Maryland’s digital advertising tax a workable solution?

To find out more about Maryland’s digital advertising tax and the potential ramifications, Kelly is joined by George Salis on this episode of the Taxgirl podcast. George is a principal economist and tax policy advisor for Vertex.

Listen to Kelly and George talk about digital advertising tax:

  • Maryland’s digital advertising tax
  • Digital taxes
  • What is a digital advertising tax?
  • What is being taxed?
  • The complexity of tracking that taxable revenue 
  • How the digital advertisement tax could create disagreements between states
  • The potential negative economic impact of the digital advertising tax
  • Wayfair’s sales tax case and how it relates to Maryland’s new advertising tax

More about Kelly:

Kelly Phillips Erb created and hosts the Taxgirl podcast, your home for tax news, tax info, and tax policy. In each episode, she shares conversations about taxes, money, and the choices we make. Kelly is a tax attorney who works with taxpayers and tax practitioners like you every day. She helps folks out of tax jams, and hopefully, keeps others from getting into them.

You can find out more about Kelly here and you can follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Linkedin.

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Kelly’s Website: Taxgirl

George Salis: LinkedIn

George Salis: Article on Bloomberg

Vertex: Website

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