On July 3, 2023, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law A.B. 5323, enacting important revisions to New Jersey’s Corporation Business Tax (CBT) including expanding the definition of what constitutes a “unitary business.” The expanded definition now includes affiliated entities that may not have previously met the requirements for combined group membership for CBT purposes.
On July 3, 2023, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed A.B. 5323 into law to amend New Jersey’s Corporation Business Tax (CBT). The bill enacted a variety of clarifications, corrections and modifications to the CBT.
The New Jersey Supreme Court upheld a lower court decision that Jersey City’s payroll tax was 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 ›
A New York trial court held that charges for storage services rendered in New Jersey were not subject to New York sales tax despite the fact that the property was originally picked up in New York. Vital Records, Inc. v. New York State Dep’t of Taxation & Finance, No. 900088-19 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Albany Cty. Aug. 19, 2020). The case was not heard by the New York State Division of Tax Appeals, which is the typical venue for state tax disputes. Instead, the vendor brought an action against the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (“Department”) and its executive deputy commissioner in a New York Supreme Court (trial court) seeking declaratory, injunctive, and other relief.
In this article, Carley Roberts and co-authors discuss some of the more significant locally imposed taxes that could cause unexpected issues for businesses entering a new jurisdiction. They highlight Chicago Personal Property Lease Transaction Tax, San Francisco local taxes, New York City commercial rent tax, New Jersey local property tax, Jersey City payroll tax, New Jersey income tax credits, and Tennessee business tax.
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(This article was originally published by Law360 on March 18, 2019.)
When challenging a state tax assessment outside the tax agency that issued the assessment, taxpayers face a variety of obstacles. One is the presumption of correctness that often attaches to a tax agency’s determination. Judicial deference to a tax agency’s interpretation of a tax statute or regulation makes the taxpayer’s task even more difficult.
On August 31, 2010, the New Jersey Tax Court issued a memorandum decision in Beneficial New Jersey, Inc. v. Director, Division of Taxation,1 concluding that the taxpayer satisfied one of the enumerated exceptions to the interest addback statute under N.J.S.A. 54:10A-4(k)(2)(I), and was thus entitled to its interest expense deductions.