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In Case We Didn’t Know the Difference Between “Big” and “Little” Cigars, the New York State Tax Department Tells Us What it is

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance has addressed one of the major issues in tax administration: defining the difference between “big” and “little” cigars. Tax Bulletin TP-530 (August 28, 2014). First,...more

Connecticut Hires Chainbridge Software LLC for Transfer Pricing Training

On July 15, 2014, the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services awarded Chainbridge Software LLC a contract worth $50,000 for on-site and remotely supported training for transfer pricing audits. Chainbridge is infamous for...more

Spotlight on Tennessee: 2014 Tax and Related Legislation

During the 108th General Assembly 2014 Session, the Tennessee Legislature considered several tax and related initiatives before adjourning in late April. Although the number of proposed tax and related initiatives this...more

Cook County Use Tax Declared Invalid by Illinois Appellate Court

Affirming the decision of the circuit court, the Illinois Appellate Court struck down the Cook County Non-Titled Personal Property Use Tax (imposed last year) as violating Illinois law....more

Southeast State & Local Tax: Important Developments - July Update

The Williams Mullen Southeast State and Local Tax (SESALT) team is pleased to provide you with a comprehensive recap of recent legislation around the U.S....more

Alabama Tax Tribunal to Issue Proposed Regulations on July 31

Last spring, the Alabama Legislature passed the landmark Alabama Taxpayer Fairness Act, Act # 2014-146, the modified successor to a bill long known as the Alabama Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights II (“TBOR II”). Although the lengthy...more

Legislative Hostage -Taking/Legislative Update

This has certainly been the week of legislative hostage-taking, unhappy people and bad feelings. Although the Senate made a mid-week budget offer to the House that looked promising to us, the House's lack of enthusiasm...more

U.S. House Passes Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act

On July 15, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of H.R. 3086, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (PITFA), by a voice vote. PITFA would permanently extend the moratorium on state and local taxation of Internet...more

Illinois Department of Revenue’s Local Retailers’ Occupation Tax Sourcing Rules Pass Hurdle; Sourcing Rules for Internet Sales...

During its June 17 meeting, the Illinois Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (“JCAR”) approved the Department of Revenue’s (“DOR”) proposed local retailers’ occupation tax rules (“Local ROT Sourcing Rules”) issued...more

Must Domiciliary State And Local Taxes Provide A Credit For Taxes Imposed By Other Jurisdiction?

Many states and local jurisdictions impose income taxes on all of the income of their residents. Some of this income may be from sources outside of the state or locality, and thus the source of income jurisdiction may also...more

PA Tax Law News - Spring 2014

In This Issue: - OUCH! Do PA Revenue Shortfalls Foretell PA Tax Increases? - County Property Assessment Appeals Deadlines Approaching! - McNees Attorneys Goodman and Varner Author 2014 Edition of Assessment Law...more

State + Local Tax Insights -- Spring 2014

In This Issue: - Where’s Walden? Finding Protection under the Due Process Clause - Upcoming Speaking Engagements - CFCs and Subpart F Income in a California Water’s-Edge Election and What’s Wrong with the Apple...more

Southeast State & Local Tax: Important Developments - March 2014

The Williams Mullen Southeast State and Local Tax (SESALT) team is pleased to provide you with a comprehensive recap of recent legislation around the U.S....more

Extension of Eight Valuable As-of-Right Incentive Programs Included in New York State's Budget Bill

New laws may benefit developers and businesses with applications long pending and for future applicants that depend on these incentive programs to help induce investment and economic growth in the New York City. These...more

MoFo New York Tax Insights - Volume 5, Issue 4 - April 2014

In This Issue: City ALJ Holds First Amendment Requires Exercise of Discretionary Authority for Sourcing Receipts from Providing Credit Ratings; Tribunal Affirms Partial Day Count for Statutory Residency Purposes; ALJ...more

Spotlight on SALT: More States Conform to Beneficial Federal Tax Treatment of IC-DISCs

U.S. exporters meeting a few requirements are able to use the IC-DISC (Interest Charge – Domestic International Sales Corporation) to achieve beneficial federal income tax treatment of their export sales. An IC-DISC is...more

Southeast State & Local Tax: Important Developments - February 2014

The Williams Mullen Southeast State and Local Tax (SESALT) team is pleased to provide you with a comprehensive recap of recent legislation around the U.S. VIRGINIA - SALES AND USE TAX - Children’s Party...more

Massachusetts Tax Developments - A Reed Smith Quarterly Update (4th Quarter 2013)

Welcome to the latest Reed Smith Massachusetts State Tax Quarterly Update. In this update, we’ll take a look back to the developments from the last quarter of 2013, and look ahead to some percolating issues at the Appellate...more

MoFo New York Tax Insights - Volume 5, Issue 2 - February 2014

In This Issue: Governor Cuomo Releases Ambitious 2014-15 Executive Budget; Third Department Holds Transfer of Condemned Property Did Not Occur Until After Gains Tax Was Repealed; Trial Court Upholds Constitutionality...more

Southeast State & Local Tax: Important Developments - January 2014

The Williams Mullen Southeast State and Local Tax (SESALT) team is pleased to provide you with a comprehensive recap of recent legislation around the U.S. INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX - Virginia Income Tax Treatment of...more

State & Local Tax Newsletter: TN Edition

The Tennessee Department of Revenue has issued Notice 13-06 to clarify the tax treatment of single-member limited liability companies (SMLLCs) owned by entities checking the box to be treated as corporations for federal tax...more

State + Local Tax Insights -- Winter 2014

In This Issue: Ringing in the New Year: Issues from 2013 That Will Likely Impact 2014; Upcoming Speaking Engagements; Defending Against Penalties; and Dueling “Doing Business” Interstate-Commerce Exemptions:...more

North Carolina Regulator Issues Guidance On New Service Contracts Sales Tax

Recently, the North Carolina Department of Revenue issued guidance regarding a new state law that imposes the state’s 4.75% general sales and use tax, as well as applicable local and transit sales and use tax rates, to the...more

MoFo New York Tax Insights - Volume 5, Issue 1 - January 2014

In This Issue: The Top 10 New York Tax Highlights of 2013; New York City Permitted to Collect Hotel Tax Prior to Explicit Statutory Authority; Appellate Division Reinstates Tax Exemption for Public Parking Facilities;...more

Temporary Tax Benefit Provisions That Have Now Expired

A number of provisions of the Code that favor taxpayers expired at the end of 2013. Historically, Congress usually gets around to reinstating such expired provisions, but in today’s partisan environment, nothing should be...more

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