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2017 Tennessee Tax Legislative Highlights - State & Local Tax Alert: Tennessee Edition

In addition to Tennessee’s passage of the IMPROVE Act (Improving Manufacturing, Public Roads and Opportunities for a Vibrant Economy) also known as the “2017 Tax Cut Act,” 2017 Tenn. Pub. Acts 181, featured in our State and...more

Tennessee Adopts “IMPROVE Act” a/k/a “2017 Tax Cut Act”—Takeaways for Tennessee Taxpayers

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam recently signed into law the “Improving Manufacturing, Public Roads and Opportunities for a Vibrant Economy (IMPROVE) Act” or the “2017 Tax Cut Act” (the “Improve Act”). ...more

Deadline Extensions Possible for Expanded Retail Accountability Program

The rollout of the newly expanded Tennessee Retail Accountability Program is meeting with some opposition as the first reporting deadline under the 2015 changes in the program approaches. In response to these concerns, the...more

Supreme Court Rules that Dormant Commerce Clause Limits Maryland’s Taxing Powers over Its Residents

The U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Comptroller of the Treasury of Maryland v. Wynne on May 18. In a split 5-4 decision, the Court struck down as unconstitutional a feature of Maryland’s income tax...more

Tennessee Court of Appeals Rejects Dormant Commerce Clause Challenge to Cable Exemption in DIRECTV, Inc. v. Roberts

The Tennessee Court of Appeals held on February 27, 2015, that the Tennessee Cable Exemption, which exempts the first $15 of cable television service from sales tax, does not violate the Commerce Clause of the United States...more

Alabama Department of Revenue Gets a Second Chance to Justify Diesel Fuel Sales Tax Against Rail Carriers

In the State of Alabama’s and CSX Transportation’s second trip to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Court held in a 7-2 decision on March 4 that Alabama’s sales tax on diesel fuel purchased and used by rail carriers—where motor and...more

Tax Injunction Act Does Not Bar Suit by Online Retailers Trade Association, But May Not Be the Last Word on Taxation of Online...

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held on March 3 that the Tax Injunction Act does not bar a lawsuit brought by the Direct Marketing Association, a trade association of retailers, challenging the enforcement of a Colorado...more

Tennessee Tax Year in Review

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP’s State and Local Tax Team would like to share our year-end review—revisiting some interesting Tennessee tax developments for 2014 and announcing our annual “Tennessee Tax Issue of the Year.”...more

Tennessee Tax Department Releases Letter Rulings

The Tennessee Department of Revenue recently released several Letter Rulings analyzing various Tennessee tax issues, including the application of sales and use taxes to cloud collaboration services and software consulting...more

Tennessee – 2014 Legislative Highlights

Effective January 1, 2015, the method of issuing tax assessments and the informal conference process available to taxpayers will be revamped. 2014 Tenn. Pub. Acts 854. Touted as being more taxpayer-friendly, the two most...more

State & Local Tax Newsletter: TN Edition

The Tennessee Department of Revenue has issued Notice 13-06 to clarify the tax treatment of single-member limited liability companies (SMLLCs) owned by entities checking the box to be treated as corporations for federal tax...more

Tennessee Trial Court Holds that Third-Party Logistics Provider Is Not Exempt from Tennessee Business Tax

A Tennessee trial court has rejected a third-party logistics provider’s challenge to a Tennessee business tax assessment. In the decision, the court concluded that some of the taxpayer’s logistics services were not covered by...more

Tennessee Department of Revenue Issues Last Call for Intangible Holding Company Voluntary Disclosure

The Tennessee Department of Revenue issued Notice 13-06 in June notifying taxpayers that its acceptance of voluntary disclosure of intangible expense deductions at a preferred settlement rate will be ending later this year....more

Tennessee Property Tax Assessment Appeals: Davidson County in Reappraisal Year

With Davidson County and several other Tennessee counties in reappraisal years, we remind Tennessee property owners that now is the time to request an appointment to appeal real or personal property assessments if you...more

5/9/2013

Tennessee Business Tax: Locally Imposed Tax Revamped

The Tennessee General Assembly recently passed a significant revision to the Tennessee Business Tax, a locally imposed gross receipts tax on the sale of goods and services (SB183/HB177). This change follows legislation...more

Tennessee Appeals Court Holds that Tenant Is Required to Pay Landlord’s Tennessee Excise Tax

The Tennessee Court of Appeals ruled on January 2, 2013 that a tenant was required to pay its landlord’s Tennessee excise tax liability, based on the terms of the applicable lease agreement. J-Star Holdings, LLC v. The...more

2/25/2013  /  Excise Tax , Landlords , Tenants

Assessment Appeals Commission Holds that Personal Property is Valued at Capitalized Cost

The Assessment Appeals Commission (“AAC”) of the Tennessee State Board of Equalization has reversed a 2011 administrative law judge decision, holding that intangible costs (such as freight, installation, engineering costs and...more

Tennessee Requests Comments on Legislation to Amend the Locally-Imposed Gross Receipts Tax

The Tennessee Department of Revenue has released a legislative proposal with the stated intent of clarifying the application of the locally-imposed business tax to out-of-state businesses while also codifying an existing...more

Tennessee Tax Refunds Must Be Filed by December 31

Is Your Company Missing Anything? In Tennessee, December 31 is an important deadline for Tennessee taxpayers because it marks the last day that a taxpayer can file a claim for refund with the Tennessee Department of...more

11/28/2012  /  Sales & Use Tax
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