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State Tax Impacts of Federal Tax Reform — Pennsylvania Asserts That No Pennsylvania Depreciation

As states begin to grapple with the implications of federal tax reform, the Reed Smith State Tax Group will be authoring a series of alerts discussing the state tax impacts of federal tax reform. In the first in the series,...more

REMIC Excess Inclusion Income – Is It Included in Net Income?

Corporations and financial institutions that hold REMIC residual interests may have a Massachusetts corporate excise tax refund opportunity. REMICs are essentially pools of mortgages that are taxed on a pass-through basis...more

Taxpayer Challenges Department Authority to Adjust NOL Carryforward, When NOL Was Generated in Tax Years Otherwise Closed by...

Can a Department of Revenue auditor reduce a taxpayer’s deduction for a net operating loss (“NOL”) carryforward, even if the NOL was generated in a tax year that is closed under the statute of limitations? This question is...more

Filing Season Reminder: Department Guidance Regarding Massachusetts Partnership and C Corporation Tax Return Filing Due Dates

Effective for tax years beginning after December 31, 2015, the due date for filing federal tax returns for C corporations and partnerships were revised. See Public Law 114-41, the “Surface Transportation and Veterans...more

Filing Season Reminder: Revisions (and Challenges) to Alternative Apportionment Regulation

Any taxpayers considering taking an alternative apportionment position on its corporate excise tax returns this fall should remember that the Department adopted a revised alternative apportionment regulation, 830 CMR 63.42.1,...more

Massachusetts Net Worth “True Debt” Litigation Moves Forward—Oral Argument Held, Awaiting Decision

With oral argument and briefing complete, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue’s authority to increase the net worth component of a taxpayer’s corporate excise using its “true debt” analysis is under review by the Appeals...more

Breaking News: U.S. Supreme Court Vacates Decision in First Marblehead; Remands to Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

Today, the United States Supreme Court granted a request for review in the case of First Marblehead Corporation v. Massachusetts Commissioner of Revenue, and summarily vacated the decision issued January 28, 2015, by the...more

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