Shadow Revenue: Where Is It and How to Find It

Revenue is an increasingly important topic for cities and counties, especially since 61 municipalities have declared bankruptcy since 2010. And in 2017, the General Fund growth for cities slowed to 0.9% with expenditures up 2%. New funding is imperative to supply the expected level of municipal programs and services.

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Selling Sales Tax

Doug Jensen, Senior Vice President of Avenu, explains to American City & County magazine readers why the traditional sales tax is due for a review in today’s economy.  https://lnkd.in/dnVfDm2

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What’s Next for Online Sales Tax? CSMFO Hears from Avenu

Avenu’s Tracy Vesely informs CSMFO readers about the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding Wayfair vs South Dakota, covering what it means for jurisdictions.

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The U.S. Supreme Court and Online Sales Tax: What the Wayfair Decision Means as of Today

On June 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that internet retailers can be required to collect online sales tax, even in states where they have no physical presence. The landmark decision, South Dakota vs. Wayfair, Inc., reverses a 1992 ruling and could result in a greater revenue source for state and local governments. As explained in this free Avenu webinar held right after the ruling, there are still uncertainties surrounding the potential effects, but change is likely on the way.

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ICMA: Franchise Fees Are An Untapped Source of Local Government Revenue

International City/County Management Association has the details from Avenu’s Jonathan Gerth Esq. about ways that jurisdictions can find more revenue from franchise fees. See the full story here at ICMA.

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[Recorded Webinar] Franchise Fees: Download Here

View or download our recent webinar by Avenu’s Jonathan Gerth, Esq. on how you can get more funding from the franchise fees you collect from utility providers. Jonathan will cover how you can increase compliance with an ordinance review, pending legal challenges that can work in your favor, and how some fees don’t get included in your payments but should.

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What We Heard Onsite at U.S. Supreme Court During Oral Arguments in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.

You are probably reading a lot about this landmark sales tax case. And, your staff and stakeholders are probably asking a lot of questions about what it means to state and local governments.

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U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Online Sales Tax Case Tomorrow

On April 17 the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) will hear arguments in a case that can have a major impact on local government revenues. A decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. could boost sales tax revenue from online transactions in some states.

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Cyber Security Threats Abound in Public Sector

Over the past two years, hackers have attacked local government agencies more than 184 times, disabling systems for hours and sometimes days.

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Growth in Vegas Tax Revenue Mirrors National Trends

Hotel taxes are heading upward in Las Vegas partly due to the large turnout for this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. This aligns with the expected growth in hotel usage across the U.S. (Deloitte research projects $170 billion in gross bookings this year). That’s a lot of hotel tax to cities and counties—as long as it’s found and collected.

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