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The Tennessee Department of Revenue recently released Letter Ruling No. 14-05, in which it considered whether certain cloud collaboration services are subject to the state’s sales tax. At a high level, the provider’s...more
Welcome to the latest Reed Smith Massachusetts State Tax Quarterly Update. In this update, we’ll look back to the developments from the first half of 2014, and look ahead to market-based sourcing and other issues on the...more
Two significant Washington research and development tax incentives are set to expire on January 1, 2015: the High Technology B&O Tax Credit for qualified R&D expenditures (“High-Tech Credit”) and the High Technology Sales and...more
This month’s headline developments are the crescendo of cases finding against FedEx Ground’s classification of drivers as independent contractors. On the heels of last month’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...more
France: French legislation on evening advertising on public channels: should we expect another shift in policy? - The main French public service broadcaster, France Télévisions, is calling for lift of...more
The 2014 legislative short session adjourned on August 20, 2014. The General Assembly passed several bills affecting alcoholic beverages in North Carolina. Significant provisions of those bills are summarized below....more
For VAT purposes, a supply of services from the headquarters of a company to its branch is generally not subject to VAT. This is well-established, and was confirmed in the Court of Justice of the European Union (the "Court of...more
A recent online edition of New York Magazine’s “Daily Intelligencer” includes a comprehensive article on how Silicon Valley startup tech companies using “the 1099 model” may be exposed to employment, tax and benefit law...more
In the battle for tech jobs, Massachusetts has added a significant new element to its arsenal of incentives in the form of “job creation project” Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP) credits. EDIP is a tax incentive...more
With the November elections looming, the House and Senate completed their work last week before departing Washington to campaign, leaving any remaining legislative work for the post-election lame duck session. The brief work...more
On September 17, 2014, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) rendered its judgment in high-profile case C-7/13 upon request for a preliminary ruling in the proceedings Skandia America Corp. (USA), filial Sverige vs....more
Congress is back in session, and work on a Continuing Resolution is underway. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is back center stage with House Republicans attaching a medical device tax repeal provision to a jobs package set for...more
On September 5, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) released Private Letter Ruling 201436001 (the “Ruling”), which found that a company providing products and services primarily within the pharmaceutical industry was a...more
On July 11, 2014, the IRS released a Technical Advice Memorandum ("TAM") finding that a tax-exempt hospital's income from the performance of laboratory services for non-patients was not subject to the unrelated business...more
In This Issue:
- ALJ Upholds Denial of Sales Tax Refund Because Vendor Failed to First Make Refunds to Customers
- HMO Held Exempt from New York City General Corporation Tax
- State Tax Department Issues...more
UKRAINE: NEW ANTI-CRISIS TAX MEASURES -
The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s Supreme Council, has approved amendments to the country’s tax law. Among the changes are amendments affecting the corporate profit tax and excise...more
Newly published Brazilian Interpretative Act (Ato Declaratório Interpretativo) N. 7/2014 expresses the Brazilian IRS’s view regarding the tax treatment applicable to cross-border payments for the use of data centers located...more
This week, ML Strategies’s Director of Government Relations, Bryan Stockton, provides an update on the clean energy provisions in the Senate’s tax-extenders package and details scenarios for their extension as the midterm...more
Technology companies frequently possess an international tax footprint before expanding their domestic tax footprint. That may soon change as the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and its G20...more
We have previously blogged about litigation apps and the absence of Canadian litigation and tax litigation apps.
Yesterday, the Canada Revenue Agency introduced a new tool for tax compliance with the release of the...more
While the use of crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin have increased in popularity in Australia there has very little legal clarification provided by regulators or legislators in relation to its legal status....more
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) recently issued a consumer advisory summarizing the purported risks of virtual currencies, and announced that it would begin collecting complaints from the public regarding...more
Earlier today the ATO released its long awaited public guidance on the Australian tax and GST treatment of bitcoin and other crypto-currencies. This guidance was originally scheduled to be released on 30 June 2014. It was...more
Case Updates -
California’s taxing agency gets reprimanded again; ordered to pay $2.6 million in attorneys’ fees. We previously reported on the Los Angeles Superior Court case Lucent Technologies, Inc., et al. v. Board...more
The New Jersey Division of Taxation issued a Notice last week that is hardly reassuring to remote sellers. The Notice basically paraphrases the new click-through statute, noting that the statutory definition of “seller” was...more
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