Alexandra Sampson

Alexandra Sampson

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Maryland Tax Court Continues Disturbing Trend in Post-Gore Cases with Recent Staples Decision

Last week, the Maryland Tax Court issued its decision in the consolidated cases of Staples, Inc. v. Comptroller of the Treasury and Staples the Office Superstore, Inc. v. Comptroller of the Treasury. The cases involved the...more

6/3/2015 - ConAgra Corporate Taxes Nexus Staples State Taxes

Maryland Tax Amnesty and Other Highlights from the 2015 Maryland Legislative Session

Last week, the Maryland General Assembly wrapped up its 2015 legislative session. From a tax perspective, it was a relatively quiet term. Nevertheless, a few bills were enacted that taxpayers should be aware of....more

4/27/2015 - Corporate Taxes Income Taxes Lyft Ridesharing Sales & Use Tax State Taxes Storm Water Tax Amnesty Uber

ConAgra Brands; Taxpayer Loss in First Post-Gore Decision Signals More Challenges for Intercompany Transactions in Maryland

The Maryland Tax Court recently issued its decision in ConAgra Brands Inc. v. Comptroller of the Treasury, 09-IN-OO-0150 (Md. Tax Ct., Feb. 24, 2015). The case involved the Comptroller’s assertion of nexus over ConAgra...more

3/3/2015 - Advertising ConAgra Corporate Taxes License Agreements Marketing Subsidiaries Tax Court

Gore Decided: Unitary Nexus Rejected; Economic Substance Test Clarified

Today, the Maryland Court of Appeals issued its highly anticipated decision in Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc. v. Comptroller of the Treasury; Future Value, Inc. v. Comptroller of the Treasury. The court held that under the...more

3/26/2014 - Commerce Clause Due Process Nexus

2014 Maryland Tax Preview

It’s a new year and with a new year comes speculation about things to come. Will Maryland adopt combined reporting? Will Maryland use a "unitary nexus" theory to tax out-of-state companies? Will Maryland reduce its corporate...more

1/17/2014 - Consolidated Tax Returns Income Taxes Nexus State Taxes Tax Reform

California Quarterly Update -- A Reed Smith Quarterly Update (2nd Quarter 2013)

Welcome to the first edition of a series of quarterly updates from Reed Smith on California state tax developments. Every quarter, we will bring you legal updates and provide some insight on what taxpayers are facing in...more

7/30/2013 - Attorney's Fees Enterprise Zones Jerry Brown Multistate Tax Compact New Legislation Tax Incentives

South Carolina Supreme Court (Reluctantly) Upholds Sales Tax Exemptions

Yesterday, the South Carolina Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Bodman v. South Carolina, holding that the state’s sales and use tax exemption and cap scheme, as a whole, does not violate the state...more

5/13/2013 - Equal Protection Sales & Use Tax Tax Exemptions

W.L. Gore’s Impact on Pending Maryland Cases and Audits

In a case decided late last month, Comptroller of the Treasury v. Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc. and Future Value, Inc., Nos. 1696 and 1697 (January 24, 2013), the Maryland Court of Special Appeals held that patent royalties...more

2/15/2013 - Inc. Intangible Holding Company Interest Income License Agreements Parent Corporation Patent Royalties Patents Subsidiaries Tax Assessment Unitary Business Unitary Business Principle

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