State & Local

  • May 30, 2024

    Maine Revenues Through April Down $102M From Forecast

    Maine's revenue collection from July through April missed budget projections by $102 million, according to the state Department of Administrative and Financial Services.

  • May 30, 2024

    Ariz. Looks To Keep Rebate Tax Fight With IRS Alive

    Arizona's one-time income tax rebates last year should not be subject to federal tax, the state told a federal court, urging it to reject the Internal Revenue Service's push to dismiss the state's suit challenging the taxation.

  • May 30, 2024

    Colorado Extends Rural Jump-Start Tax Credits

    Colorado extended income tax credits for certain new businesses and new hires through 2030 under a bill signed by Democratic Gov. Jared Polis.

  • May 30, 2024

    Mass. Foreclosure Law May Be Unconstitutional, Judge Says

    A Massachusetts law blocking towns and cities from returning excess funds from foreclosure sales may be an unconstitutional taking, a federal judge has said.

  • May 30, 2024

    NY To Provide Sales Tax Break For Energy Storage Equipment

    New York will exempt receipts for retail sales of residential energy storage systems equipment from state and local sales and use taxes, effective Saturday, the state Department of Taxation and Finance said Thursday.

  • May 30, 2024

    Mich. Total Revenue Through April Falls $590M From Last Year

    Michigan's total general revenue from October through April was down $590 million compared with the same period last fiscal year, the state Budget Office said Thursday.

  • May 30, 2024

    Ex-KPMG Manager Joins Davis+Gilbert As Tax Partner

    A former managing director at KPMG has joined New York law firm Davis+Gilbert LLP as a tax partner in its corporate and transactions practice, Davis+Gilbert announced.

  • May 30, 2024

    Colo. To Offer Freight Rail, Rail Operator Tax Credits

    Colorado will offer two new tax credits for use of freight rails that start or end in coal transition communities and for the cost of improving or maintaining a rail line at risk of abandonment under a bill signed by the governor. 

  • May 30, 2024

    Black Business Owners Sue Over Impact Of Transparency Act

    The Corporate Transparency Act creates unique burdens on businesses owned by people of color, immigrants and other marginalized groups, the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts and several company owners said in the latest legal challenge to the anti-money laundering law.

  • May 29, 2024

    Iowa Offers Tax Penalty Relief For Counties Hit By Storms

    Iowa will consider requests for tax penalty relief from people in several counties who missed state tax filing and payment deadlines because their records were destroyed by recent storms, the state Department of Revenue said Wednesday.

  • May 29, 2024

    NJ Tax Chief Urges Cos. To Respond To Nexus Questionnaires

    The New Jersey Division of Taxation's top official encouraged businesses Wednesday not to ignore questionnaires from the agency regarding whether they had filing obligations before the state switched to combined reporting, warning that failure to respond could lead to high estimated assessments.

  • May 29, 2024

    Tenn. Orders Study Of State, Local Tax Collection Costs

    Tennessee will require a study on the cost to businesses of collecting and remitting state and local taxes and the cost to the state of remuneration to businesses for sales tax collection, under a bill signed by the governor.

  • May 29, 2024

    La. Lawmakers OK Deadline Discretion In Awarding Incentives

    Louisiana would give the state's economic development agency discretion in awarding tax incentives to businesses that miss a deadline for reasons beyond their control as part of a bill passed in the state Senate.

  • May 29, 2024

    Kansas Gov. Sets June Special Session On Taxes

    The Republican-led Kansas Legislature will meet in a special session June 18 to consider tax relief legislation, the state's governor said Wednesday, calling for compromise following her veto of a bill to reduce income tax rates.

  • May 29, 2024

    Ind. Tax Court Says Hotel In Construction Was Fairly Assessed

    An Indiana hotel that was under construction in 2010 was properly assessed despite claims that the county assessor had not assessed all unfinished commercial properties equally, the state tax court ruled.

  • May 29, 2024

    NC Total Revenue Through April Dips $23M From Last Year

    North Carolina's total revenue for July through April fell $23 million from last year, the Office of the State Comptroller said.

  • May 29, 2024

    Colo. Creates Tax Credit For Creative Industries Infrastructure

    Colorado established a state income tax credit for capital improvement projects that support creative industries, under legislation signed by Gov. Jared Polis.

  • May 29, 2024

    Colo. Extends, Expands Film Production Tax Credit

    Colorado extended its film production tax credit, previously set to end this year, and increased the amount of qualifying expenses that may be claimed for the credit under legislation signed by Democratic Gov. Jared Polis.

  • May 29, 2024

    Colo. Creates Quantum Tech Investment Credits

    Colorado authorized a pair of tax credits to promote investment in quantum technology development facilities by entities that are also receiving certain federal grants under legislation signed into law by Gov. Jared Polis.

  • May 29, 2024

    Treasury Details Which Tech Would Get Clean Energy Credits

    Treasury released proposed rules Wednesday outlining which technologies would qualify for new zero-emission energy tax credits, saying wind, solar and geothermal are among those that would make the cut.

  • May 28, 2024

    Minn. To Raise Coming Payroll Tax For Family Leave Program

    Minnesota will raise the payroll premium for its upcoming family and medical leave program under legislation signed by the governor over the objections of Republican lawmakers who said the package was rushed through during the Legislature's final hours.

  • May 28, 2024

    Ex-NRA CFO Settles NY AG Suit Before Phase-Two Trial

    The National Rifle Association's former chief financial officer has reached a settlement with the New York attorney general's office ahead of the second phase of a trial over claims the group and its executives misused donor money, among other alleged misconduct.

  • May 28, 2024

    Ill. Lawmakers OK System To ID Taxpayer Financial Accounts

    Illinois would authorize the state tax department to enter agreements with financial institutions to identify accounts of people and businesses who are delinquent in the payment of taxes using a data-match system under a bill passed by state lawmakers and headed to Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

  • May 28, 2024

    Pa. Lawmakers Want End To 40% NOL Cap To Attract Biz

    A bipartisan group of Pennsylvania lawmakers voiced support Tuesday to ditch the state's 40% cap on net operating loss deductions and either match the federal standard or eliminate the limit altogether.

  • May 28, 2024

    Mo. Panel Affirms Nixes Of St. Louis Teleworker Tax, Class Bid

    St. Louis must issue earnings tax refunds to six nonresidents for days they worked outside the city after the COVID-19 pandemic began, but those employees can't seek a class action on behalf of other remote workers, the Missouri Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.

Expert Analysis

  • How Clients May Use AI To Monitor Attorneys

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    Artificial intelligence tools will increasingly enable clients to monitor and evaluate their counsel’s activities, so attorneys must clearly define the terms of engagement and likewise take advantage of the efficiencies offered by AI, says Ronald Levine at Herrick Feinstein.

  • The Pop Culture Docket: Judge D'Emic On Moby Grape

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    The 1968 Moby Grape song "Murder in My Heart for the Judge" tells the tale of a fictional defendant treated with scorn by the judge, illustrating how much the legal system has evolved in the past 50 years, largely due to problem-solving courts and the principles of procedural justice, says Kings County Supreme Court Administrative Judge Matthew D'Emic.

  • Breaking Down High Court's New Code Of Conduct

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    The U.S. Supreme Court recently adopted its first-ever code of conduct, and counsel will need to work closely with clients in navigating its provisions, from gift-giving to recusal bids, say Phillip Gordon and Mateo Forero at Holtzman Vogel.

  • Legal Profession Gender Parity Requires Equal Parental Leave

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    To truly foster equity in the legal profession and to promote attorney retention, workplaces need to better support all parents, regardless of gender — starting by offering equal and robust parental leave to both birthing and non-birthing parents, says Ali Spindler at Irwin Fritchie.

  • 'Manufacturing' Amid Mass. Adoption Of Single-Sales Factor

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    Massachusetts’ recent adoption of single-sales-factor apportionment will benefit companies that have a greater in-state physical presence, reinforce the importance of understanding market-sourcing rules, and reduce the manufacturing classification's importance to tax apportionment, though the classification continues to be significant to other aspects of taxation, say attorneys at McDermott.

  • An Unsound Silence: SALT In Review

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    From the U.S. Supreme Court's silence on an apportionment ruling to the latest assault on streaming services, RSM's David Brunori offers his thoughts on noteworthy state and local tax news.

  • A Year-End Look At Florida's Capital Investment Tax Credit

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    Notwithstanding the Walt Disney Co.’s feud with Gov. Ron DeSantis this year, Florida's capital investment tax credit will continue to make the state a favored destination for large corporations, particularly in light of the new federal alternative minimum tax and the Pillar Two top-up tax, says Alan Lederman at Gunster.

  • Understanding Discovery Obligations In Era Of Generative AI

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    Attorneys and businesses must adapt to the unique discovery challenges presented by generative artificial intelligence, such as chatbot content and prompts, while upholding the principles of fairness, transparency and compliance with legal obligations in federal civil litigation, say attorneys at King & Spalding.

  • The Case For Post-Bar Clerk Training Programs At Law Firms

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    In today's competitive legal hiring market, an intentionally designed training program for law school graduates awaiting bar admission can be an effective way of creating a pipeline of qualified candidates, says Brent Daub at Gilson Daub.

  • Ohio Voters Legalize Cannabis — What Comes Next?

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    This month, voters approved a citizen-initiated statute that legalizes marijuana for recreational use in Ohio, but the legalization timeline could undergo significant changes at the behest of the state's lawmakers, say Daniel Shortt and David Waxman at McGlinchey Stafford.

  • Bezos On The Move: SALT In Review

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    From billionaire Jeff Bezos' impending relocation to an important transfer pricing case in Louisiana, RSM's David Brunori offers his thoughts on noteworthy state and local tax news.

  • Mo. Solar Projects Need Clarity On Enterprise Zone Tax Relief

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    In Missouri, enhanced enterprise zones offer tax abatements that could offset the cost of solar project infrastructure, but developers must be willing to navigate uncertainty about whether the project is classified as real property, say Lizzy McEntire and Anna Kimbrell at Husch Blackwell.

  • AI Can Help Lawyers Overcome The Programming Barrier

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    Legal professionals without programming expertise can use generative artificial intelligence to harness the power of automation and other technology solutions to streamline their work, without the steep learning curve traditionally associated with coding, says George Zalepa at Greenberg Traurig.

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