State & Local

  • March 04, 2024

    Minn. House Bill Seeks Repeal Of Upcoming Delivery Fee

    Minnesota would repeal its newly enacted 50-cent retail delivery fee, set to take effect July 1, under legislation introduced Monday in the state House of Representatives.

  • March 04, 2024

    Iowa Sales Tax Owed On Corn Yield Trial Testing, Dept. Says

    Iowa is due sales tax on corn testing services performed in the state by a South Dakota company, but not on its hybrid corn testing performed out of state, the Iowa Department of Revenue said in an order released Monday.

  • March 04, 2024

    Pa. Justices Shouldn't Take Up 'Jock Tax' Case, Players Say

    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court should not accept Pittsburgh's request for review of a state Commonwealth Court decision ending the city's fee on nonresident professional athletes, a group of pro sports players associations told the justices.

  • March 04, 2024

    Wis. Gov. Vetoes GOP Income Tax Cut Proposal, Again

    A proposal by Wisconsin Republicans to expand the range of income subject to the state's second-lowest tax bracket was vetoed by the Democratic governor, with Republicans expressing frustration over the governor's third rejection of their tax cut proposals.

  • March 04, 2024

    NJ Floats Axing Monthly Reports For Railroad Property Tax

    New Jersey would eliminate a requirement for taxpayers with railroad property tax obligations to submit monthly reports of their net railway operating income, under proposed regulatory amendments that the state Division of Taxation proposed Monday.

  • March 04, 2024

    RI House OKs Interest Waivers For Commercial Properties

    Rhode Island would allow a waiver of interest to be issued for overdue property taxes for commercial properties under a bill passed in the state House of Representatives.

  • March 04, 2024

    Md. House OKs Local Property Tax Credit Options

    Local governments in Maryland could award tax credits for certain properties that are used for housing homeless people or have undergone health and safety improvements under legislation passed by the state House of Delegates.

  • March 04, 2024

    NJ Says Tax Form Error May Require Filers To Amend Returns

    The New Jersey Division of Taxation said that it made a mistake on a 2023 corporate tax return form pertaining to allocation of S corporation income and that taxpayers who followed those instructions must file amended returns.

  • March 04, 2024

    Texas Revenue Collection Through Feb. Declines

    Texas' net revenue collection from September through February is lagging behind last year for the same period, according to a report by the state comptroller's office.

  • March 04, 2024

    Ind. Casino Co.'s Out-Of-State Payments Taxable, Court Says

    A casino based in Indiana should have the value of certain payments to other state governments included in its state tax base when calculating its corporate income tax liability, an Indiana court said.

  • March 04, 2024

    Ore. House Panel OKs Tax Break For Wildfire Damages

    Funds received in Oregon through civil actions related to wildfires would be exempt from state income tax under legislation approved Monday by a House panel.

  • March 04, 2024

    Minn. Senate Bill Would Exempt Utilities From Property Taxes

    Utility providers in Minnesota would be exempt from real and personal property taxes under legislation introduced Monday in the state Senate.

  • March 04, 2024

    RI Senate Bill Would Repeal Local Food Tax By 2028

    Rhode Island would reduce its 1% local food tax every year until 2028, when the tax would be repealed, under a bill introduced in the state Senate.

  • March 04, 2024

    RI Senate Bill Would Nix Tax On Overtime Pay

    Rhode Island would temporarily exclude overtime payments from taxpayers' gross income under a bill introduced in the state Senate.

  • March 04, 2024

    Trump's Former Finance Chief Pleads Guilty To Perjury

    Allen Weisselberg, the longtime former financial chief of Donald Trump's real estate business empire, admitted Monday to lying under oath in the New York attorney general's civil fraud case as part of a plea deal to serve five months in jail.

  • March 01, 2024

    Pa. Supreme Court Snapshot: Judge's Side Gig Vexes Tax Row

    In its first argument session of 2024, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania will once again have seven justices on the bench to hear cases concerning issues like a judge taking a second job, following last year's elevation of Superior Court Judge Daniel D. McCaffery to fill the vacancy left by the death of former Chief Justice Max Baer in 2022.

  • March 01, 2024

    Fla. Senate OKs Amendment Exempting Ag Land

    The Florida Senate approved a joint resolution that would exempt property on land classified as agricultural from property taxes if a constitutional amendment is approved by voters and enacted by the Legislature.

  • March 01, 2024

    Colo. Revenue Collection In January Down $177M

    Colorado's general revenue collection in January was roughly $177 million lower than it was in the same month last year, according to data from the state's Department of Revenue.

  • March 01, 2024

    NY Appeals Court OKs Cutting Golf Course Value By Millions

    A New York appeals court backed a decision cutting a golf course's fair market value over several years from as high as $37 million to as low as $9 million, finding that an expert report and testimony by the property's owners were supported by the facts of the case.

  • March 01, 2024

    Maine Tax Revenues Through Jan. Up $48M Over Estimates

    Maine's revenue collection from July through January for fiscal year 2024 was $48 million over budget forecasts, the state Department of Administrative and Financial Services reported.

  • March 01, 2024

    Court Urged To Act Quickly On Dispute Over Ariz. Tax Rebates

    Arizona taxpayers will suffer irreparable harm if the state's lawsuit against federal taxation of Arizona tax rebates is not heard during the current tax filing season, the state told a federal court.

  • March 01, 2024

    Ala. Senate OKs Exemption For Feminine Hygiene Products

    Alabama would exempt baby supplies and feminine hygiene products from state sales and use tax under a bill passed by the state Senate.

  • March 01, 2024

    Ind. Dept. Says Telephone Co. Warranties Subject To Tax

    A communication company doing business in Indiana is not entitled to a use tax refund for free cellphones provided to customers at the beginning of a contract, and replacement phones offered through its optional warranty contracts are subject to use tax, the state Department of State Revenue said.

  • March 01, 2024

    House Tax Panel To Prep Members On OECD Pillar 1

    Neither Republicans nor Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee have opined much about the OECD profit reallocation plan known as Pillar One, but they will gain valuable information during an upcoming subcommittee meeting, a tax staffer for the panel said Friday.

  • March 01, 2024

    Ind. Tax Dept. Abates Biz's Penalty, Rejects Willful Neglect

    The Indiana Department of State Revenue ruled that an out-of-state retailer should be refunded a penalty payment because it didn't intentionally underreport its sales tax liability.

Featured Stories

  • Pa. Supreme Court Snapshot: Judge's Side Gig Vexes Tax Row

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    In its first argument session of 2024, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania will once again have seven justices on the bench to hear cases concerning issues like a judge taking a second job, following last year's elevation of Superior Court Judge Daniel D. McCaffery to fill the vacancy left by the death of former Chief Justice Max Baer in 2022.

  • Stalled Pillar 1 Raises Specter Of EU Digital Tax

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    The stalling at the international level of a redistribution of taxing rights known as Pillar One is raising questions about whether the European Union would revive a digital tax, which it had put aside hoping Pillar One would succeed.

  • Ohio Justices May Clear Up Persistent Sourcing Questions

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    Two cases pending before the Ohio Supreme Court could resolve questions around the evidentiary bar needed to prove that receipts from goods that are temporarily parked in the state's warehouses before being shipped elsewhere aren't subject to Ohio's gross receipts tax.

Expert Analysis

  • How New EU Tax And Transfer Pricing Rules May Affect M&A

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    Companies involved in mergers and acquisitions may need to adjust fiscal due diligence procedures to ensure they consider potential far-reaching effects of newly implemented transfer pricing measures, such as newly implemented global minimum tax and European Union anti-tax avoidance directives and proposals, says Patrick Tijhuis at BDO.

  • How Firms Can Ensure Associate Gender Parity Lasts

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    Among associates, women now outnumber men for the first time, but progress toward gender equality at the top of the legal profession remains glacially slow, and firms must implement time-tested solutions to ensure associates’ gender parity lasts throughout their careers, say Kelly Culhane and Nicole Joseph at Culhane Meadows.

  • NY Shouldn't Pair 421-a Restoration And Good Cause Eviction

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    The good cause eviction system of rent control should not be imposed in New York, nor should its legislation be tied to renewal of the 421-a tax abatement program, which New York City desperately needs, says Alexander Lycoyannis at Holland & Knight.

  • 7 Common Myths About Lateral Partner Moves

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    As lateral recruiting remains a key factor for law firm growth, partners considering a lateral move should be aware of a few commonly held myths — some of which contain a kernel of truth, and some of which are flat out wrong, says Dave Maurer at Major Lindsey.

  • DC's Housing Tax Break Proposal: What's In It, What's Missing

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    Proposed Washington, D.C., rules implementing the Housing in Downtown Tax Abatement program — for commercial property owners who convert properties into residential housing — thoroughly explain the process for submitting an application, but do not provide sufficient detail regarding the actual dollar value of the abatements, says Daniel Miktus at Akerman.

  • Location, Location, Location: SALT In Review

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    From a possible replacing of Florida's property tax to Cincinnati's taxing of remote workers, RSM's David Brunori offers his thoughts on noteworthy state and local tax news.

  • 6 Pointers For Attys To Build Trust, Credibility On Social Media

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    In an era of information overload, attorneys can use social media strategically — from making infographics to leveraging targeted advertising — to cut through the noise and establish a reputation among current and potential clients, says Marly Broudie at SocialEyes Communications.

  • A Post-Mortem Analysis Of Stroock's Demise

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    After the dissolution of 147-year-old firm Stroock late last year shook up the legal world, a post-mortem analysis of the data reveals a long list of warning signs preceding the firm’s collapse — and provides some insight into how other firms might avoid the same disastrous fate, says Craig Savitzky at Leopard Solutions.

  • How 3 New Laws Change Calif. Nonprofits' Legal Landscape

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    Legislation that went into effect on Jan. 1 should be welcomed by California’s nonprofit organizations, which may now receive funding more quickly, rectify past noncompliance more easily and have greater access to the states’ security funding program, say Casey Williams and Brett Overby at Liebert Cassidy.

  • SG's Office Is Case Study To Help Close Legal Gender Gap

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    As women continue to be underrepresented in the upper echelons of the legal profession, law firms could learn from the example set by the Office of the Solicitor General, where culture and workplace policies have helped foster greater gender equality, say attorneys at Ocean Tomo.

  • Thinking Big And Soaking The Rich: SALT In Review

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    From a bold and broad tax plan in Louisiana to proposed legislation targeting the well-to-do in Rhode Island and Michigan, RSM's David Brunori offers his thoughts on noteworthy state and local tax news.

  • Reimagining Law Firm Culture To Break The Cycle Of Burnout

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    While attorney burnout remains a perennial issue in the legal profession, shifting post-pandemic expectations mean that law firms must adapt their office cultures to retain talent, say Kevin Henderson and Eric Pacifici at SMB Law Group.

  • High Court Case Could Reshape Local Development Fees

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    If last month's oral arguments are any indication of how the U.S. Supreme Court will rule in Sheetz v. County of El Dorado, it's unlikely the justices will hold that the essential nexus and rough proportionality tests under the cases of Nollan, Dolan and Koontz apply to legislative exactions, but a sweeping decision would still be the natural progression in the line of cases giving property owners takings claims, says Phillip Babich at Reed Smith.