State & Local

  • April 30, 2024

    Ind. Dept. Drops Transaction Threshold From Nexus Rules

    The Indiana Department of Revenue issued updated guidance Tuesday to reflect legislation that removed a 200-transaction threshold from the state's rules for determining sales tax nexus for remote sellers.

  • April 30, 2024

    MTC To Tweak Draft Rule On Sourcing Trucking Receipts

    A Multistate Tax Commission work group is revising a draft rule that would provide states with an alternative method for sourcing receipts from trucking companies and is aiming to have changes finalized in the coming months, the work group's chair said Tuesday.

  • April 30, 2024

    Calif. Tax Committee Puts Digital Ad Tax Bill On Hold

    A California bill that would create a Maryland-style digital ad tax is on hold, tabled by a key committee.

  • April 29, 2024

    Vetoed Kan. Tax Cut Bill Falls One Vote Short Of Override

    The Kansas Senate fell one vote short Monday in its attempt to override the governor's veto of legislation that sought to cut taxes for individuals, banks and property owners, with some Republicans joining Democrats who opposed the plan's estimated $460 million annual price tag.

  • April 29, 2024

    Ex-COO Of Mo. Charity Gets 3 Years For Bribing Officials

    The former chief operating officer of a Missouri-based healthcare charity was sentenced to three years in prison Monday after admitting she and her husband, the charity's ex-chief financial officer, conspired to bribe elected officials in Arkansas, according to Missouri federal court documents.

  • April 29, 2024

    Calif. Senate OKs Eased Rules For SALT Cap Workaround

    California would ease payment requirements for eligible business owners seeking to pay an elective pass-through entity tax to get around the federal cap on state and local tax deductions under a bill that passed the state Senate.

  • April 29, 2024

    Pa. Retirement Home Wants Ed Board Tax Challenge Nixed

    The nonprofit owner of a retirement community in a suburb of Pittsburgh has filed a lawsuit against the local school board claiming that the board violated a soon-to-expire payment in lieu of taxes, or PILOT, agreement that was brokered almost 15 years ago.

  • April 29, 2024

    Colo. House OKs Sales Tax Break For Modular Homes

    Modular and manufactured homes would be completely exempt from Colorado sales and use taxes under legislation passed Monday by the House of Representatives that also amends some tax credits and eliminates several unused ones.

  • April 29, 2024

    Ind. Co. Rightly Denied Additional Refund, Tax Dept. Says

    An Indiana manufacturing company was correctly denied an additional sales tax refund for safety equipment and service contracts for computer software, according to a decision by the Department of Revenue.

  • April 29, 2024

    Colo. House OKs Agricultural Stewardship Tax Credits

    Colorado farms and ranches using certain agricultural stewardship practices would be eligible for tax credits worth up to $300,000 under legislation passed Monday by the state House of Representatives.

  • April 29, 2024

    Wyo. Revenue Outpaces Forecast By $69M Through March

    Wyoming general fund revenue through March exceeded a budget forecast by $69 million, according to a semiannual report by the state Consensus Revenue Estimating Group.

  • April 29, 2024

    Maine March Revenue Beats Budget Forecast By $20M

    Maine net revenue collections from July through March was up $20.46 million from budget forecasts, according to a monthly report by the state Department of Administrative and Financial Services.

  • April 29, 2024

    Kan. Lawmakers Approve 10-Year Film Tax Credit Package

    Kansas would create a 10-year income and sales tax incentive program for filmmakers under legislation approved Monday by the state House of Representatives that now heads to the governor.

  • April 29, 2024

    Minn. Tax Court Won't Change Medical Building Value Boost

    The Minnesota Tax Court said it correctly increased the valuation of a medical building, rejecting the building owner's arguments that it improperly applied valuation approaches to the property in a previous decision.

  • April 26, 2024

    10th Circ. Says Colo. Tax Ballot Law Doesn't Compel Speech

    A Colorado law requiring that financial impacts be included in the titles of some tax-related ballot initiatives does not cause "improperly compelled" speech, the Tenth Circuit said Friday, rejecting a conservative group's bid to block the law.

  • April 26, 2024

    Mich. Biz Groups Can't Block Corporate Transparency Act

    A Michigan federal judge denied a group of small businesses immediate relief from the reporting requirements of a federal anti-money laundering law but voiced concerns about the law's privacy implications in a Friday bench ruling. 

  • April 26, 2024

    Kan. Clarifies Tax Imposed On Pass-Through Entity Income

    Kansas will impose the state's top individual income tax rate on the owners of eligible pass-through entities that elect to be taxed at the entity level under clarifying legislation signed by the governor.

  • April 26, 2024

    Law360 Revenue Report Map Tracks Health Of State Coffers

    As state coffers fluctuate because of federal pandemic aid drying up, demographics shifting and remote work becoming commonplace, Law360 Tax Authority is providing up-to-date coverage on state tax revenue with the launch of its Revenue Report Map.

  • April 26, 2024

    Neb. To Charge Excise Tax On Electricity For EVs

    Nebraska will exempt electricity for vehicles from sales and use tax beginning in 2025 and will then impose an excise tax on the electricity beginning in 2028 under a law signed by the governor.

  • April 26, 2024

    Colo. House OKs Lower Age For Historic Structure Tax Credit

    Colorado would reduce the age requirement for the properties eligible for the state's historic structures tax credit, postpone its sunset and make other changes under legislation approved by the state House on Friday.

  • April 26, 2024

    Colo. House OKs Land Cleanup Tax Credit Extension

    Colorado would extend its income tax credit for certain environmental remediation of contaminated property for five years under legislation approved Friday by the House of Representatives.

  • April 26, 2024

    The Week In Trump: Tabloid Testimony, High Court Drama

    Donald Trump and his attorneys have been fighting high-stakes legal battles on several fronts as they grappled with a criminal hush money trial in Manhattan, argued at the U.S. Supreme Court for presidential immunity and tried to quash criminal election interference-related charges in Georgia.

  • April 26, 2024

    Colo. House OKs Film Production Tax Credit Extension

    Colorado would extend through 2031 its film production tax credit, now set to end this year, and make other changes to the credit under legislation approved Friday by the House.

  • April 26, 2024

    Neb. To Allow Tax Breaks For Relocated Workers

    Nebraska will provide new tax credits for workers who relocate to the state and for employers who hire them under legislation signed into law by the governor.

  • April 26, 2024

    Ga. To Require Sharing Budget Reports With All Lawmakers

    Georgia will require the budget offices of the state House of Representatives and Senate to share the governor's budget report with all state lawmakers under a bill signed by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp.

Expert Analysis

  • How New York State Budget Will Affect Business Taxpayers

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    The comprehensive state budget legislation recently finalized by New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and the state Legislature did not include some especially concerning tax proposals, but it will subject some state taxpayers to increased tax liability and lengthier appeals, say attorneys at McDermott.

  • Taxing The Internet And Remote Workers: SALT In Review

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    From a New York ruling against the taxing of internet services to an attack on Philadelphia's taxing of remote workers, RSM's David Brunori offers his thoughts on noteworthy state and local tax news.

  • How Cities Can Tackle Post-Pandemic Budgeting Dilemmas

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    Due to increasing office vacancies around the country, cities may consider politically unpopular actions to avoid bankruptcy, but they could also look to the capital markets to ride out the current real estate crisis and achieve debt service savings to help balance their budgets, say attorneys at Cadwalader.

  • State Payroll Taxes Need Remote Work Reforms

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    To alleviate employer confusion around remote employee payroll tax, lower enforcement costs and better compete for top talent, states should allow a specific number of remote work days without withholding, simplify their administrative requirements and coordinate their tax policy reforms, say attorneys at Miller Canfield.

  • Cannabis Supercenters: Key Benefits And Legal Issues

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    Barstow, California’s novel plan to convert an abandoned mall into a cannabis supercenter could offer a potential blueprint for cannabis companies to thrive in a saturated market and for communities to repurpose underutilized retail spaces — but certain financing, zoning and leasing issues will need to be assessed, says Christopher Gordon at Fox Rothschild.

  • Taxing The Digital Economy: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

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    U.S. tech companies should watch for important developments in international taxation, including the resolution of Apple's decade-old state aid case, growing frustration with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's global tax plan and adoption of the digital services tax instead, says Joyce Beebe at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.

  • Kentucky Tax Talk: Pros, Cons Of The SALT Cap Workaround

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    Recent legislation that allows pass-through entities to be taxed at the entity level — Kentucky’s response to the federal cap on state and local tax deductions — could result in significant savings for taxpayers, but whether it applies to sole proprietorships and other aspects of the law are unclear, say attorneys at Frost Brown.

  • Big Tax Changes For Multinational Cos. In Budget Proposal

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    The Biden administration’s fiscal year 2024 budget proposes changes that would materially alter decades-old Internal Revenue Code provisions, requiring a shift in multinational corporations' tax planning strategies comparable to that required after enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, say Xenia Garofalo and Kyle Colonna at Eversheds Sutherland.

  • Home Seized, Tax Paid, Government Enriched: SALT In Review

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    From a Minnesota county's profit on a home seizure to a California proposal to raise corporate income taxes, RSM's David Brunori offers his thoughts on noteworthy state and local tax news.

  • Mich. Statute Of Limitations Cases Carry Nationwide Impacts

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    The outcomes of Dine Brands v. Eubanks and Walt Disney v. Eubanks, currently working their way through the Michigan courts, are likely to affect how statutes of limitations in unclaimed property audits are calculated nationwide as well as within the state, given the widespread adoption of similar model provisions by many other states, say attorneys at McDermott.

  • Wash. Fallout And New York Pets: SALT In Review

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    From the early fallout of Washington state's capital gains ruling to a proposed tax credit for adopting pets in New York, RSM's David Brunori offers his thoughts on noteworthy state and local tax news.

  • Inside Calif.'s New Unclaimed Property Compliance Program

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    As California gears up to launch its voluntary compliance program for taxpayers with unreported property owed to the state, eligible holders should be aware of kinks that may initially arise and of potential audit risks, say attorneys at Alston & Bird.

  • Missouri's Big Idea And NY's Online Thought: SALT In Review

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    From a Missouri bill that could eventually end the state's corporate income tax to a proposed tax on online deliveries in New York City, RSM's David Brunori offers his thoughts on noteworthy state and local tax news.

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