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Illinois Franchise Tax Relief on the Horizon

by McDermott Will & Emery on

For Illinois corporate clients who pay significant Illinois corporate franchise tax, relief may be on the way. ...more

Pennsylvania Supreme Court: Corporate Tax Refund Claim Must Be Filed Within Three Years Of Original Tax Return Due Date

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

In Mission Funding Alpha, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently held that the statute of limitations for a corporation to file a refund claim in Pennsylvania begins to run when the corporate tax return is due, not when the...more

Is a Series LLC Right for Your Business?

by Mintz Levin on

The Series limited liability company (the “Series LLC”) is more nuanced than an ordinary limited liability company, and for the right user, it provides flexibility that will streamline administration better than other...more

MoFo New York Tax Insights - Volume 8, Issue 10

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Tribunal Reverses ALJ and Holds that Department Impermissibly Discriminated Against Foreign Unauthorized Insurance Corporations - In an issue of first impression in New York, the New York State Tax Appeals Tribunal has...more

UPDATE: MTC Extends Deadline for Amnesty under the Online Marketplace Seller Voluntary Disclosure Initiative

by M. Robinson & Company, P.C. on

Earlier today, the Multistate Tax Commission (MTC) released an update extending the October 17, 2017 deadline for businesses to file under its Online Marketplace Seller Voluntary Disclosure Initiative. The new deadline is now...more

Minnesota Corporate Franchise Tax Change for Foreign Disregarded Entities

by Stinson Leonard Street on

The Minnesota Department of Revenue issued its position on foreign disregarded entities of corporate taxpayers on October 4, 2017. In response to the Minnesota Supreme Court decision filed August 2, 2017 in Ashland Inc. v....more

Senate Bill 628 Update

by Smith Anderson on

Two previous Tax Alerts, Tax Provisions in the 2017 Budget Bill (June 20, 2017) and Tax Legislation Enacted During the Regular Session of the 2017 North Carolina General Assembly (June 30, 2017), summarized the major tax...more

New York State Division of Tax Appeals Issues A Third Determination Rejecting Department’s “Other Business Receipts” Position for...

by Reed Smith on

On August 24, 2017, the New York State Division of Tax Appeals (“DTA”) issued a determination regarding the proper classification and sourcing of receipts from electronic litigation support services for apportionment purposes...more

MTC Marketplace Seller Voluntary Disclosure Initiative Underway

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On August 17, 2017, the application period opened for the limited-time MTC Marketplace Seller Voluntary Disclosure Initiative opened and it will close October 17, 2017. Since our last blog post on the topic detailing the...more

Massachusetts Joins MTC Amnesty Program

Massachusetts Joins Multistate Tax Commission Amnesty Program - For Most States Amnesty Features Complete Tax Forgiveness - Urgent Action May Be Needed - Boston – On August 18, 2017 Massachusetts joined 22 other...more

MTC Offers 16 State Marketplace Seller Amnesty Initiative

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The Multistate Tax Commission (MTC) is moving quickly to implement a multistate amnesty program through its current National Nexus Program (NNP) for sellers making sales through marketplaces. The new MTC marketplace seller...more

Delaware Code Amendments Increase Franchise Taxes for Corporations

Delaware Gov. John Carney recently signed into law amendments to the Delaware Code altering certain fees and franchise taxes charged by the Delaware secretary of state. The most significant of these amendments raises the...more

State Tax Update for Delaware Corporations

by Dechert LLP on

While the State of Delaware has numerous attractive aspects for entities that incorporate there (a flexible corporation statute, the well-respected Court of Chancery, a legislature that prioritizes the stability of Delaware’s...more

Delaware Corporations – Don’t Authorize Too Many Shares, or “No Par Value” Shares

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Occasionally, we will see Canadians or Canadian companies assume that they can authorize as many shares for issuance as they want when forming a Delaware corporation, or that they can authorize shares without par value....more

Minority Shareholders’ Derivative Suit Foiled by Voiding of Corporation’s Charter for Nonpayment of Taxes

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

A business’s failure to pay state taxes can be a problem if the entity later wants to bring a lawsuit, or its non-controlling owners want to sue on the entity’s behalf....more

2017 Oklahoma Tax and Fee Legislation

by GableGotwals on

The following are some of the changes in Oklahoma law on state taxation and fees enacted by the Oklahoma Legislature in 2017. Income Tax - Oklahoma Standard Deduction Decoupled from Federal Standard Deduction. For...more

2017 Tennessee Tax Legislative Highlights - State & Local Tax Alert: Tennessee Edition

In addition to Tennessee’s passage of the IMPROVE Act (Improving Manufacturing, Public Roads and Opportunities for a Vibrant Economy) also known as the “2017 Tax Cut Act,” 2017 Tenn. Pub. Acts 181, featured in our State and...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

Swart's Athwart California's Taxation of Out-of-State Corporations

by Nossaman LLP on

The California Franchise Tax Board (“FTB”) started 2017 with a setback as the Court of Appeal for the Fifth Appellate District held in Swart Enterprises, Inc. v. Franchise Tax Board that the FTB could not impose California’s...more

Checkfree – Another Taxpayer Win on New York State Online Service Receipt Sourcing; ALJ Determination Mirrors Expedia

New York taxpayers received additional guidance on the important issue of whether online services constitute “service” receipts, and how those receipts should be sourced, for New York corporate franchise tax purposes....more

California Court of Appeal Holds Doing Business ? Any Activity Engaged In for Pecuniary Gain

On January 12, 2017, the California Court of Appeal held in a published opinion that a taxpayer passively holding a 0.2 percent interest in a California-based limited liability company (CA LLC) was not “doing business” in the...more

O Frabjous Day! Court Holds Passive Member Is Not “Doing Business”

by Allen Matkins on

The State of California imposes its franchise tax on every corporation (other than a bank, financial corporation or exempt corporation) that is “doing business” in California. Cal. Rev. & Tax Code § 23151. This tax is...more

Supreme Court of Ohio Decision Provides a Cautionary Tale for Taxpayers, and Highlights Opportunities for Future Statutory...

by Reed Smith on

In a Commercial Activity Tax (“CAT”) case involving several interesting procedural issues, the Supreme Court of Ohio yesterday reversed a Board of Tax Appeals (“BTA”) decision and held that the tax commissioner’s adjustments...more

Out-of-State Taxpayers Can Reduce Pennsylvania Franchise Tax Under Wynne; Conduct Manufacturing? Your Franchise Tax Should Be Zero...

by Reed Smith on

The Pennsylvania franchise tax has finally expired: 2015 is the last year that taxpayers are required to report and pay it. Because the tax rate has decreased over time, it can be little more than a nuisance for many...more

Texas Comptroller’s Office Holds Roundtable on Proposed Regulation Targeting IT, Pharmaceutical Industries

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On August 4, 2016, representatives of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts held a limited-invite roundtable to discuss the proposed amendments to 34 Tex. Admin. Code 3.584, relating to the reduced rate available under the...more

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