While more companies are using cloud computing now than ever, there are no standardized state tax rules for the industry. According to a recent story in Bloomberg, many U.S. states may look to change that in the coming months.

Companies such as Google, Apple and NetSuite, along with state tax officials and others are looking to develop new guidelines for taxing the use of emerging cloud technologies, the news source said. Veranda Smith, director of administration and policy at state revenue representative group Federation of Tax Administrators, said cloud computing affects every tax type states have.

Bloomgberg said the taxes could go outside of typical e-commerce tax issues and into whether companies that sell software and data accessed through the cloud should be taxed as well. Jim McGreeve, chief operating officer of NetSuite, said it's an enormous burden on businesses trying to figure out how to fairly tax all businesses that are involved with cloud computing.

Brian Strahle, a tax consultant from Virgina, writes on Leverage State and Local Tax Blog, that states must figure out a way to tax cloud computing soon, as most states are facing dire budget issues. He said the main problem with taxing cloud computing is figuring out where it is located and which state has the right to tax a transaction.