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Some Observations on Gross Receipts Taxes

The majority of states impose a form of a corporate income tax. However, currently five states—Delaware, Ohio, Nevada, Texas and Washington—impose a broad-based, statewide corporate gross receipts tax. The most recent addition to that list is Nevada, which in its 2015 Legislative Session enacted a new Commerce Tax that is imposed on gross revenue. More recently, there have been and are, at the time of writing, ongoing efforts in Oregon to enact a corporate gross receipts tax, either as a separate tax or as an alternative tax to the existing Oregon corporate income/excise tax. Even more recently, both West Virginia and Louisiana have considered a gross receipts tax.

(The remainder of this article can be access in the July 2017 edition of the Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives.)

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