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BPT Not Prohibited on Freight Brokerage Services

A divided panel of the Commonwealth Court held that a city was not prohibited from imposing its Business Privilege Tax on the gross receipts of a freight broker. S & H Transport, Inc. v. City of York, No. 165 C. D. 2014 (Pa....more

Taxing Times for International Shippers Operating in the PRC

1 August 2014 marked the implementation date for the PRC’s new “Provisional Measures on the Collection of Tax on Non-Resident Taxpayers Engaged in International Transportation Business” 2014 No. 37 Notice. This Notice likely...more

Capital Thinking: Tax and Retirement

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - Senate to Vote on Highway funding bill - This week, the Senate is expected to vote on H.R. 5021, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014, which recently passed the House by a...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

House Ways and Means Chair Camp Releases Comprehensive Tax Reform Proposal

As expected, House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dave Camp (R-Mich.) released his long-awaited tax reform discussion draft on Wednesday, February 26, in which he seeks to lower the individual and corporate tax rates as well...more

PA Tax Law News -- December 2013

In This Issue: Fuel Taxes Increased to Solve Transportation Funding Shortfall; PA Supreme Court Upholds Rejection of Township Business Privilege Tax; Unclaimed Property - Challenge to Delaware’s Auditing Procedures;...more

Greek Tonnage Tax Imposed On Foreign-Flagged Vessels

Greece has finally imposed a tonnage tax on foreign-flagged vessels operated by shipping companies in Greece. It already had been taxing Greek-flagged ships, and the nation’s debt crisis left the government with no other...more

Eleventh Circuit Rules Alabama’s Sales Tax on Railroads Violates 4R Act; What’s Next?

In the latest decision in the ongoing saga between CSX and the Alabama Department of Revenue (“ADOR”), the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that Alabama’s imposition of sales tax on diesel fuel purchases by...more

Italy Tax Update - June 2013: Law Decree N. 179 Dated 18 October 2012: Recent Clarifications Given By The Tax Authorities

In a recent position (n. 12/E dated May 3, 2013) Tax Authorities dealt again with the amendments made by Law Decree n. 179/2012 with reference to the international transports taxation. In particular, art. 38 par. 1 of...more

What's Happening in Business Aviation? May 2013

This edition of the Burns & Levinson Business Aviation Report covers new developments in the following areas of business aviation: • Rentals from leasing aircraft may be subject to the new 3.8 percent tax on net...more

Alaska Passes Legislation to Support Energy Industry Projects

The 2013 Alaska Legislature passed three significant pieces of legislation and appropriated hundreds of millions of dollars for projects that will support the energy industry before it adjourned in April, with a Republican...more

PA Supreme Court Affirms That Shipping Pallets are Not Taxable, Creating Refund Opportunity for Purchasers

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has affirmed that returnable shipping pallets are not subject to the state's sales and use tax. The Commonwealth Court’s decision in favor of taxpayers on this issue is now final, and any...more

Investing in Georgia - Economic Development Newsletter - July 2012

In This Issue: Recent Developments: - Transparency in Government. Georgia's laws regarding the transparency of government meetings and records had become a jumble of statutes, court opinions and lore that were...more

Computation of Interest on IFTA Audit Deficiencies

On May 2, 2012, a three-judge panel of the Commonwealth Court ruled in Southern Pines Trucking v. Commonwealth, 352 F.R. 2008, that an interstate trucking company was not entitled to credit in an IFTA audit for interest on...more

Maine Business Court Invalidates Use Tax Assessment Against Aircraft Owner

On the heels of a taxpayer victory last year, another aircraft owner has successfully challenged Maine Revenue Services’ imposition of use tax on private aircraft that land in Maine. In Mile High Air, LLC v. State Tax...more

IRS to Extend 7.5 Percent Federal Excise Tax to Cover Business Aircraft Operations -- Tax Significantly Impacts Business Aircraft...

If your aircraft is managed by a third party (or potentially by a related entity), or if your company manages aircraft, the IRS’s recent guidance expanding the applicability of federal excise tax will significantly impact...more

Sutherland Salt Shaker- Vol. 1 No. 10- October 2010

IN THIS ISSUE: Michigan Gears Up for 2011 Amnesty; Events in Neighboring Southern States May Foreshadow Changes to Come;Throw Out the Throwback: Maine Replaces “Throwback” with “Throwout” and Adopts Finnigan; SALT Pet of the...more

Russian Federation, Belarus and Kazakhstan Launch Customs Union

On July 6, 2010, following the adoption of the unified Customs Code, the Customs Union of three former Soviet Union republics - the Russian Federation, the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Kazakhstan - became...more

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