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Illinois Department of Revenue Reaffirms Cloud-Based Services Not Taxable

by McDermott Will & Emery on

In two recent General Information Letters (GILs), the Illinois Department of Revenue (Department) reaffirmed that computer software provided through a cloud-based delivery system is not subject to tax in Illinois. The...more

2017 Pennsylvania Tax Amnesty Program

Pennsylvania’s 2017 tax amnesty program (“Amnesty Program”) is currently underway. Through June 19, 2017, qualifying taxpayers who satisfy their delinquent tax liabilities will receive abatement of all penalties and one-half...more

Spotlight on Tennessee: Governor Signs IMPROVE Act to Fund Infrastructure, Reduce Taxes

by Baker Donelson on

The 2017 Legislative Session is in the final stretch. However, one of the most important votes this Session has already occurred with the passage of the Governor's legislative initiative to assist in funding State and local...more

Business Law Update - May 2017

by Barley Snyder on

Through June 19, the Pennsylvania Tax Amnesty Program will waive all penalties and slash the interest rate on outstanding tax delinquencies that existed as of the end of 2015. Both the state and the Pennsylvania Department of...more

Hodgson Russ LLP’s Report on the 2017-18 New York State Budget

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

On April 10th, the New York State budget for 2017-18 was signed into law. The highlights of the revenue provisions are summarized below....more

Massachusetts Department of Revenue Adopts a Novel Administrative Position Requiring Large Out-of-State Internet Vendors To...

by Locke Lord LLP on

According to new Directive 17-1 issued by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, beginning July 1, 2017, all out-of-state internet vendors that in the prior taxable year had greater than $500,000 in Massachusetts sales and...more

PA Tax Update: Amnesty Program and SUT Change

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Pennsylvania has a tax amnesty program that will run from April 21, 2017, to June 19, 2017. Even with many limitations on participation, this program may provide value to eligible taxpayers who have unfiled Pennsylvania tax...more

Can You Hear Me Now? South Carolina Department of Revenue Issues Guidance on Taxation of Communication Services

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

The South Carolina Department of Revenue (the “Department”) issued guidance earlier this month, in South Carolina Revenue Ruling 17-2, to update a comprehensive discussion concerning how communication services are taxed. Up...more

News from the Vermont Statehouse An - Analysis from DRM’s Government & Public Affairs Team - March 2017 #2

by Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC on

The House Ways and Means Committee is considering a proposal from the Vermont Department of Taxes to reduce the amount of use tax a person can pay without providing records to prove his or her tax liability. The rate would...more

Southeast State & Local Tax: Important Developments - March 2017

by Williams Mullen on

This legislative roundup summarizes important state and local tax developments enacted by the 2017 General Assembly, Regular Session. ...more

Pending Alabama Tax Legislation (2017 Regular Session) State and Local Tax Alert: Alabama Edition

The House and Senate have each met a total of six legislative days thus far. There are therefore 24 legislative days remaining in the 2017 Regular Session. The House will reconvene on Tuesday, February 28 at 1:00 p.m. The...more

New North Carolina Sales Tax Provisions for Contracts Related to Real Property

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

This alert is relevant for contractors who perform construction services on real property in the state of North Carolina. In South Carolina, contractors remain subject to the traditional sales or use tax at the time of all...more

Oklahoma Tax Commission 2017 Proposed Rules Changes

by GableGotwals on

The Oklahoma Tax Commission has published 2017 proposed changes and additions to its rules governing administration of Oklahoma taxes. Tax Commission rules are adopted and published as part of the Oklahoma Administrative...more

Michigan Adopts New Sales and Use Tax Laws on Direct Mail

by Fraser Trebilcock on

New laws on the sales tax and use tax consequences on direct mail became effective in Michigan September 7, 2016. These laws were adopted as part of Michigan’s participation in the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement, and...more

Recent Tax Updates from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

by Cozen O'Connor on

Connect Modem Service Not Taxable - The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court en banc affirmed a panel decision that service provided by Level 3 Communications to America Online, Inc. constituted internet access service and...more

New York State FY 2018 Budget Bill: Sales Tax Highlights

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On January 16, Governor Cuomo introduced the 2018 New York State Executive Budget Legislation. The bill proposes a number of changes to the New York State sales tax law. Below is a summary of the highlights....more

Governor Cuomo’s Fiscal Year 2018 New York State Executive Budget

by Reed Smith on

On January 17, 2017, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo released his 2017-2018 New York State Executive Budget and accompanying legislation. It contains proposed amendments to New York State’s personal income tax, corporate...more

2017-18 New York State Executive Budget Released by Governor Cuomo

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On January 17, 2017, New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo released his 2017-2018 Executive Budget. It contains several potentially important tax proposals, including the following...more

New Sales Tax Law Affecting Construction Industry to Take Effect

by Smith Anderson on

A number of amendments to North Carolina’s sales tax laws applicable to the construction industry took effect January 1, 2017. These amendments will provide welcome relief to many contractors engaged in new construction....more

South Carolina Economic Development Incentives for Warehouse and Distribution Operations

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

South Carolina offers a wide variety of economic development incentives to businesses seeking to locate or expand in the state. This incentive array focuses on certain types of businesses the state wishes to attract. One such...more

BREAKING NEWS: US Supreme Court Denies Cert in Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On December 12, 2016 the US Supreme Court announced that it denied certiorari in Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl, which was on appeal from the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. The denied petitions were filed...more

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Cert in Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl

by Reed Smith on

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review the Tenth Circuit’s holding in Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl, which upheld Colorado’s use tax reporting regime on out-of-state taxpayers. In so doing, the Court also...more

MoFo New York Tax Insights - Volume 7, Issue 12

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

NYC ALJ Holds That Consulting Firm May Source Receipts Based on Location of Independent Contractors - The nature of the services performed by a corporation, and how that corporation should source its receipts from those...more

The Re-emergence of Art Market Tax Investigations and the Domestic Freeport as a Tax Safe Haven

by K&L Gates LLP on

On May 12, 2006, Manhattan District Attorney (DA) Robert M. Morgenthau announced that L. Dennis Kozlowski, former CEO of Tyco International, would pay US$3.2 million to settle charges of avoiding sales tax on 12 paintings he...more

MoFo New York Tax Insights - Volume 7, Issue 11

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

ALJ Permits Only Minimum Penalties for Failure to File Information Returns - A New York State Administrative Law Judge has rejected the maximum penalties imposed by the Department of Taxation and Finance on an...more

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