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Spotlight on Tennessee: DOR Clarifies Franchise and Excise Tax Classification of SMLLCs and Series LLCs

In November, the Tennessee Department of Revenue (Department) issued two notices to help clarify Franchise and Excise Tax classification of single member LLCs (SMLLCs) and series LLCs. ...more

Texas enacts taxpayer-friendly revisions to franchise tax

Governor Rick Perry has signed into law Texas HB 500, which provides for certain changes to the Texas franchise tax provisions. ...more

PA Capital Stock/Franchise Tax Phase-out Deferred; Related Party Addback Enacted; Numerous Other Tax and Credit Changes Made

On June 30th Governor Corbett signed a $28.4 billion state appropriations package which provides modest increases in some areas and flat funding in others. Although the popular press suggested that the budget included no...more

Sutherland SALT Shaker: May 2013 Digest

In this issue: - California FTB Takes Harley-Davidson for a Ride: Securitization Subsidiaries Are Financial Corporations with Nexus in California - “Tut-Tut,” Long Beach: California Supreme Court Permits...more

New Mexico 2013 Tax Legislation Update

The recently concluded 2013 regular session of the New Mexico Legislature resulted in legislation enacting several significant changes to New Mexico’s tax programs, the majority of which are business friendly. Most of the...more

Navigating Pennsylvania’s Tax Appeals Process -- Updated

Pennsylvania’s tax appeal system has long been criticized as very complicated, expensive and lacking impartiality. A few years ago, the PA Chamber and other interested groups were able to work with the General Assembly to...more

2013 Audit Guidelines For Small Business

What three letters strike fear into the heart of small business owners across the United States? I . . . R . . . S Internal . . . Revenue . . . Service. And in 2013 there may be even greater reason for small...more

Focused on Franchise Law - August 2012

In This Issue: - Barry Kurtz Honored As Trusted Advisor - Franchisor 101: Exploring Exemptions Under California's Franchise Investment Law - Part 1 - Franchisee 101: Taxes, 2013 and Selling Your Franchise...more

Supply Chain Efficiency: Valuation and Transfer Pricing Considerations

Deriving maximum cost efficiency from the supply chain is a critical operational issue for multinational enterprises (MNEs) in certain regions. As taxation is typically one of a group’s largest costs, supply chain...more

Section 2704 Tackles Estate For A Claims Court Loss

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: A company formed to operate an NFL franchise runs afoul of Section 2704 at the death of its principal stockholder. While the estate put forth some creative arguments to elude the grasp of Section 2704,...more

Nexus And State Tax Due Diligence

Table of Contents I. Introduction...1 II. General Nexus Standards ... 2 A. Registration To Do Business...2 B. Nexus For State Tax Purposes ... 3 1. Nexus for Texas Franchise Tax Purposes... 3 2. Leniency for...more

Business Entities In Texas After 2011 Texas Legislature

I. GENERAL. A. Introduction. In selecting a form of business entity in which to engage in business in Texas after the 82nd Texas Legislature, 2011 Regular Session (the “2011 Legislative Session”), which convened on January...more

S Corporations v. Payroll Taxes: A Balance of Salary and Distributions

A recent tax case won by the IRS has closed a loophole employed by S corporations to circumvent paying payroll taxes by characterizing their wages as distributions. This ruling might have serious repercussions in the business...more

PA Tax Tips: PA Offers Many Production-Based Exemptions

Production-based tax exemptions have saved Pennsylvania businesses billions of dollars. These exemptions are known by various names, including "manufacturing," "processing," "printing," "mining," "R&D," "agriculture" and...more

How You Should Prepare to Sell Your Business

Selling your business is often times a complicated process. It requires preparing your business to sell from the moment you decide to launch. Selling your business could even be more complicated than selling your house. There...more

District of Columbia Tax Amnesty: August 2 – September 30

On July 29, the District of Columbia's Office of Tax and Revenue("OTR") announced that it will launch a tax amnesty program that will run from August 2 through September 30, 2010. The amnesty program applies to taxes that...more

Which Business Form is Right for me?

Owning your own business is a rewarding and potentially lucrative endeavor. The freedom and sense of accomplishment of being self-employed is unmatched. However, business ownership can be a serious financial risk if you are...more

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