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The Pennsylvania Governor signed H.B. 1342 to enact changes to the state’s corporate income tax.[1]  Pennsylvania-PA-State-SealThe legislation modifies the corporate income tax in three ways: (1) adopts a bright-line economic nexus standard; (2) adopts market sourcing for receipts from intangibles; and (3) reduces the corporate tax rate and gradually continues to reduce the rate over the next eight years. Continue Reading ›

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The New Jersey Supreme Court upheld a lower court decision that Jersey City’s payroll tax New-Jersey-Seal-300x300was not a facial violation of the U.S. Constitution but remanded the matter to create a factual record to evaluate an as-applied challenge to the tax.

Enacted in 2018, the Jersey City payroll tax applies to employers with payroll exceeding $2,500 in any calendar quarter and is based on the employer’s nonresident employee payroll sourced to Jersey City.  The payroll tax statute sources a nonresident employee’s payroll to Jersey City if the employee works in or is supervised from Jersey City. Continue Reading ›

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The California Court of Appeal held a nonresident S corporation shareholder’s pro rata share of gain on the sale of goodwill classified as business income by the S corporation has a California source and is subject to tax for personal income tax purposes to the extent of the S corporation’s California apportionment formula and is not sourced 100 percent to the nonresident shareholder’s domicile. Continue Reading ›

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Pillsbury SALT attorneys Zachary T. AtkinsMarc A. SimonettiEvan M. HammeJack Thomas Camillo discuss new tax legislation in GA.

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  • For tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2023, affiliated groups may elect to file a consolidated Georgia income tax return without having to seek the permission of the Georgia Department of Revenue.
  • The principal benefit of filing a consolidated return is the ability to offset taxable income and losses.
  • The election is irrevocable and binding for five years.

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An administrative law judge in the New York State Division of Tax Appeals rejected the New York State Division of Taxation’s use of a look-through approach for sourcing fees paid to a broker-dealer for marketing, recordkeeping, and support services.  The April 28, 2022 determination in Matter of TD Ameritrade, Inc., confirms that such fees are properly sourced to the location of the customer responsible for payment, in this case two banks. https://seesalt.pillsburylaw.com/files/2020/04/Seal_of_New_York.svg_-300x300.png

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https://seesalt.pillsburylaw.com/files/2022/03/Seal_of_Texas.svg_-300x300.pngThe Texas Supreme Court issued a decision holding that service receipts are sourced to the physical location of the taxpayer’s personnel or equipment that performed the service for which the customer paid. The decision resolves disagreement regarding the proper interpretation of a Texas franchise tax apportionment statute that addresses the sourcing of service receipts. The statute sources a service provider’s receipts to Texas to the extent the service is “performed” in Texas. The taxpayer argued that its receipts from sales of satellite radio programming subscriptions were properly sourced to the location where its personnel and equipment performed the radio production and transmission services necessary for its radio programming (“origination sourcing”). The Comptroller interpreted the apportionment statute to source service receipts to Texas if the “receipt-producing, end-product act” takes place in Texas, which the Comptroller argued occurred where each subscriber’s radio received and decrypted the taxpayer’s radio signal (“destination sourcing”).

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The Alabama Tax Tribunal held the taxpayers’ wholesale sales of fuel that entered and exited the state via the Colonial Pipeline were subject to the state’s wholesale oil license fee. The sales in question were made to Alabama license holders and involved fuel imported from out-of-state. The fuel would either enter Alabama from out-of-state through the Colonial Pipeline or be injected in the pipeline at a point in Alabama. In either instance, the fuel was bound for final movement out of Alabama with there being no subsequent point in Alabama where the fuel could exit the pipeline.

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California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed legislation (i.e., S.B. 113) to, among other things, reinstate business tax credits and net operating loss (NOL) deductions originally limited by the enactment of A.B. 85 in 2020.

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Two organizations, the Washington Bankers Association and American Bankers Association (collectively, the “Associations”), are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review the constitutionality of Washington’s business and occupation surtax on large financial institutions. On January 28, 2022, the Associations filed a cert petition arguing that the surtax discriminates against interstate commerce in violation of the Commerce Clause and that the Washington Supreme Court’s decision upholding the surtax is erroneous.

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California Supreme Court holds that courts can entertain arguments that a BID assessment scheme violates certain provisions of Proposition 218 when raised by a party who did not articulate these objections in public hearings held to consider protests.https://seesalt.pillsburylaw.com/files/2020/05/250px-Seal_of_California.svg_.png

On December 20, 2021, the California Supreme Court reversed the court of appeal which had concluded that petitioners failure to present their objections to proposed business improvement districts (“BIDs”) and related assessment schemes at the appropriate public hearings meant they had not exhausted their extrajudicial remedies, a lapse that prevented the court from deciding petitioners’ claims on the merits.  Hill RHP Housing Partners, L.P. et al. v. City of Los Angeles, No. S263734.

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