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Cook County Use Tax Update – Reed Smith Wins Appeal – Ordinance Invalid

On August 4, 2014, the First District Illinois Appellate Court affirmed a lower court decision invalidating Cook County’s Non-Titled Personal Property Use Tax (the “Use Tax”). The Appellate Court dismissed as moot the...more

8/6/2014 - Local Taxes Property Tax Sales & Use Tax

Delaware Unclaimed Property Voluntary Disclosure Program Extended to September 30

Delaware collects more than $600 million a year in unclaimed property, and many companies are wholly unaware of their annual reporting obligations. However, those still facing Delaware unclaimed property exposure are in luck....more

6/30/2014 - Pending Legislation Reporting Requirements Unclaimed Property

Illinois Department of Revenue’s Local Retailers’ Occupation Tax Sourcing Rules Pass Hurdle; Sourcing Rules for Internet Sales...

During its June 17 meeting, the Illinois Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (“JCAR”) approved the Department of Revenue’s (“DOR”) proposed local retailers’ occupation tax rules (“Local ROT Sourcing Rules”) issued...more

6/23/2014 - Internet Internet Taxation Revenue SALT State Taxes

Illinois: The Department’s Effort To Bring Order to Local Sales Tax Sourcing Spreads the Chaos to the State Sales and Use Tax...

The list of potential side-effects of medication can often lend some validity to the aphorism that the remedy is worse than the disease. Tax regulations are not required to list the potential side-effects, but the remedy...more

6/9/2014 - Department of Revenue Jurisdiction Proposed Regulation Sales & Use Tax

Illinois Tax Developments - A Reed Smith Quarterly Update (1st Quarter 2014)

Illinois Sales and Use Tax Sourcing Regulations Shakeup - Hartney Fuel: On November 21, 2013, in Hartney Fuel Oil Company v. Hamer, the Illinois Supreme Court determined that the longstanding regulations for...more

4/16/2014 - Hartley Fuel Oil Company Sales & Use Tax

Illinois Issues Emergency Sales Tax Sourcing Regulations

As anticipated after the Illinois Supreme Court decision in Hartney Fuel described in our November 25, 2013 alert, the Illinois Department of Revenue (the "Department") has decided to issue emergency regulations (the "Rules")...more

1/28/2014 - Occupancy Tax Retailers Sales & Use Tax State Taxes

Appellate Court Limits Illinois Power to Impose 'Permanent' Tax Residency on Inter Vivos Trusts

Under the Illinois Income Tax Act (“IITA”), an Illinois resident taxpayer is taxable on 100 percent of its income and a non-resident taxpayer is taxable only on Illinois source income. Until December 2013, whether a taxpayer...more

1/3/2014 - Estate Planning Estate Tax Income Taxes Inter Vivos Trust Trusts

Illinois Local Sales Tax Sourcing Uncertainty is Over…Replaced by Chaos: Hartney Wins Tax Situs Suit, But Governing Regulations...

On November 21, 2013, in Hartney Fuel Oil Company v. Hamer, the Illinois Supreme Court determined that the longstanding regulations for sourcing sales for local sales and use tax purposes promulgated by the Illinois...more

11/26/2013 - Penalties Sales & Use Tax Tax Liability

Michigan Sets the Standard for Fairness in Unclaimed Property Audits

A recent Michigan bill (House Bill 4289), delivers a useful example to other states regarding administration of abandoned and unclaimed property ("AUP") audits. House Bill 4289 is in the hands of the Governor, who must sign...more

11/1/2013 - Audits Transparency Unclaimed Property

Illinois Supreme Court Holds Federal Law Preempts Click-Through Nexus Law

In a decision released this October 18th, the Illinois Supreme Court upheld the Circuit Court of Cook County’s decision invalidating the Illinois click-through nexus statute in Performance Marketing Association v. Hamer. The...more

10/21/2013 - Click-Through Nexus Internet Taxation Preemption

Illinois Appellate Court Respects Characterization of Captive Insurance Company

In Wendy’s International, Inc. v. Brian Hamer, decided earlier this week, the Illinois Appellate Court found that Taxpayer had met its burden and proved that its subsidiary insurance company was a bona fide insurance company...more

10/14/2013 - Captive Insurance Company Income Taxes Insurers Wendy's

Cook County Use Tax Update – Reed Smith wins Summary Judgment – Tax Ordinance Invalid on its Face

Today, Cook County was finally (pending a possible appeal) stopped from trying to impose its Non-Titled Personal Property Use Tax (the "Use Tax"). Following Judge Lopez Cepero’s granting of Reed Smith’s Motion for Preliminary...more

10/9/2013 - Local Ordinance Local Taxes Preliminary Injunctions Sales & Use Tax Summary Judgment

Cook County Use Tax Suspended

The imposition of the Cook County Non-Titled Personal Property Use Tax (“Use Tax”) has been successfully enjoined through Reed Smith’s efforts. ...more

7/25/2013 - Local Ordinance Property Tax Sales & Use Tax

Cook County Use Tax Litigation Update -- April 24, 2013

Two significant developments have occurred with respect to the Cook County Non-Titled Personal Property Use Tax ("Use Tax") and Reed Smith’s challenge to the Use Tax....more

6/25/2013 - Chamber of Commerce Commerce Clause Local Ordinance Sales & Use Tax Tax Rates

Reed Smith Sues, Cook County Backtracks…A Bit

Reed Smith has been advised, by representatives of Cook County (the “County”), that the County will be revising the language of the County Ordinance implementing the Cook County Non-Titled Personal Property Use Tax (the “Use...more

6/17/2013 - Commerce Clause Local Ordinance Preliminary Injunctions Sales & Use Tax

Illinois Tax Developments - A Reed Smith Quarterly Update (1st Quarter 2013)

Welcome to the first of a new series of quarterly updates from Reed Smith on state tax developments in Illinois. Every three months we will be giving you updates on the key cases and administrative releases, as well as...more

5/8/2013 - Audits Department of Revenue Income Taxes Proposed Legislation

Reed Smith Client Wins Residency Case – Despite Being Domiciled in Illinois

This week, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, issued its decision in Grede v. Hamer, holding that an individual was not an Illinois resident, notwithstanding the fact that the individual had not abandoned his...more

4/29/2013 - Domicile Non-Resident Aliens Residency Status Stock Options

Illinois Appellate Decision Perpetuates the 'Myth' of Full-Apportionment in Illinois

An Illinois Appellate Court has reinstated the original decision of the Illinois Department of Revenue (the "Department") in Panhandle Eastern Pipeline, a case involving whether a gas pipeline transportation company may...more

12/19/2012 - Corporate Taxes

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