Economic News & Trends

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Implementing Wayfair – What California is Doing

Avenu was invited to participate in the CDTFA October 24, 2018 stakeholder meeting to discuss the implementation of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. We raised several issues during the meeting, including those related to administrative costs, the CROS system, and also asked for clarification as to how local and district taxes will be treated and allocated.

The CDTFA’s Wayfair Implementation Stakeholder Meeting

Avenu was asked to participate in the CDTFA’s first stakeholder meeting regarding Wayfair’s implementation.

End-of-Session Legislative Guide

Governor Brown acts on legislation.  This report identifies those bills impacting local government revenues and processes while identifying where implementation may be needed.

Cannabis 101 – Unlicensed Cannabis Operators

For Avenu each project engagement starts with knowing that each local jurisdiction must determine what is best for its community. In this policy update we address the issue of dealing with unlicensed cannabis businesses.

End of Session Legislative Report

This comprehensive resource identifies measures considered during the 2018 session.  The report covers bills related to sales and use taxes,  property taxes,  local business licenses,   hotel taxes,  cannabis taxes, utility user taxes, economic development, and general local governance.   Many bills reaching the Governor’s desk will require local implementation.

League of California Cities – City Managers Working Group

Avenu (MuniServices) is represented on the League’s City Managers Sales Tax Working Group on the issue of sourcing sales tax revenues.    Our latest research and analysis details the broader issues to consider when addressing tax reform and sourcing sales tax revenues, especially those from warehouse sales.

Back to Session Edition

Covers pressing issues of interest to local governments, including what’s next for implementing Wayfair,  Federal measures,  Tax Reform 2.0,  and proposed legislation.

Avenu’s Legislative Summer Recess Edition

This covers relevant issues including an update on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling regarding online sales tax and California’s proposed TFTAA that was withdrawn.   Many of the legislative issues are viable and continue to impact local governments.

Local Balloting and Legal Requirements in California

August 10 is the deadline for a local agency to adopt an ordinance for a local ballot measure to appear on the November 2018 ballot.  The TFTAA was withdrawn. This report includes the current legal requirements for adopting an ordinance.