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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
By erroneously taxing its Rhode Island customers for computer-related maintenance services, Dell, Inc. has triggered a decade of litigation and breathed life into what otherwise has been Rhode Island’s mostly underdeveloped...more
On March 31, 2014, Governor Cuomo signed into law legislation that provides for an extensive reform of the state's corporate tax regime (the "Act"), most notably for out-of-state corporations providing digital products to New...more
LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY -
On Monday, July 28, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health will hold a markup to consider two bills: H.R. ____, a bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human...more
In This Issue:
- New York Court Grants Airbnb’s Motion to Quash Attorney General’s Subpoena
- New York City UBT Ruling Allows Broker-Dealer Sourcing for Non-Registered Broker-Dealers
- ALJ Dismisses Action as...more
We were intrigued to learn that KosInteractive LLC has created the U.S. “Fed Courts” app for Android and Apple devices which contains helpful information about U.S. federal courts rules of procedure and court information. The...more
Court Begins 2013-2014 Term -
Upon starting its 2013-2014 term during the government's recent partial shut-down, the U.S. Supreme Court opened with a grant of certiorari in a case with state and local tax implications,...more
On Friday, December 20th, the Tax Court of Canada released the long-awaited and lengthy decision of Justice Patrick Boyle in McKesson Canada Corporation v. The Queen, a case involving transfer pricing adjustments under...more
Welcome to the Reed Smith California State Tax Quarterly Update for the 3rd Quarter of 2013. With fall in full swing and summer an almost distant memory, we will update you on recent happenings in the California tax world,...more
In this issue:
- No Expressions of Goodwill from Arizona Department of Revenue
- California Court of Appeal: ITFA Doesn’t Make the CUT
- Round We Go: Indiana Denies Taxpayer’s Intercompany “Residual...more
In this issue:
- Arizona: Software Licenses Determined to Be Personal Property Rentals
- Rent-a-Cloud: Arizona’s Transaction Privilege Tax Applies to Receipts from the Temporary Use of Online Software
On June 4, 2013, the Thurston County Superior Court issued a written decision affirming the opinion of the Washington State Board of Tax Appeals (Board) in AOL Inc. v. Washington Department of Revenue, No. 11-076 (Wash....more
In 2008, the Wisconsin Tax Appeals Commission ruled that the following categories of computerized medical equipment are exempt from property tax:
- Ultrasound equipment
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...more
The first quarter of 2013 saw Massachusetts developments for some the biggest tax issues facing the state, including taxation and sourcing of cloud computing, SaaS and other web-based software products and services;...more
Software purchasers that have paid Massachusetts sales tax on the full purchase price for software that was also concurrently available for use by employees outside Massachusetts, should consider filing protective refund...more
Taylor v. Mitre Corp., 2013 WL 588763 (E.D. Va. Feb. 13, 2013).
Following a November 2012 order dismissing Family Medical Leave Act and Americans with Disabilities Act claims for the plaintiff’s “egregious spoliation” in...more
On March 28, 2013, in Overstock.com, LLC v. New York State Dept. of Taxation and Finance, the New York Court of Appeals, New York's highest court, upheld the New York State "click-through nexus" statute against a challenge...more
If you are located in Virginia and use a cloud computing service, and you (or your cloud provider) received a disk, manual, or other incidental tangible property in connection with your purchase of the service, you may have...more
On December 18, 2012, the California Court of Appeal ruled that receipts from the right to replicate software are sourced as sales “other than tangible personal property.” In reversing the trial court, the Court of Appeal...more
In a unanimous decision, released on October 18, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the judgment of the Federal Court of Appeal in Canada v. GlaxoSmithKline Inc. As the first transfer pricing case decided by the Supreme...more
Introduction — The Landscape
Faced with growing budget deficits and decreasing tax bases, some states in the United States are searching for new and broader avenues for revenue generation. Digital products and electronic...more
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