State & Local

  • March 27, 2024

    La. House OKs Requiring Gambling Winning Withholdings

    Louisiana would require a person who pays out the winnings for gambling and sports betting in the state to withhold state income tax under a bill passed in the House of Representatives. 

  • March 26, 2024

    Meta Can't Escape Suit Over Collection Of Taxpayers' Data

    A California federal judge refused to release Meta from a consolidated class action accusing it of unlawfully collecting sensitive information from tax filing websites H&R Block, TaxAct and Tax Slayer, allowing state and federal wiretapping claims to move forward and permitting the plaintiffs to amend several deficient privacy allegations. 

  • March 26, 2024

    Adjusting To Amount B's Rules May Bring Growing Pains

    Countries designed a new tax framework known as Amount B to streamline the pricing of certain cross-border operations, but the criteria for determining whether transactions qualify for the regime, which negotiators recently made optional, may complicate the goal of simplicity.

  • March 26, 2024

    Ohio Justices Cool To Curbing Board's Tax Appeal Rights

    Two Ohio Supreme Court justices sounded skeptical Tuesday of an apartment complex's argument that a law barring political subdivisions from appealing certain valuation rulings applied to complaints that were pending when the restriction took effect.

  • March 26, 2024

    Miss. Sen. Bill Seeks Excise Tax On Single-Use E-Cigarettes

    Mississippi would impose an excise tax on single-use electronic cigarettes under a bill introduced in the state Senate. 

  • March 26, 2024

    Ariz. General Revenue Collections Up $25M From Forecasts

    Arizona's general fund revenues from July through February were $25 million over budget forecasts, the state's Joint Legislative Budget Committee reported.

  • March 26, 2024

    Ind. Revenue Through Feb. Tops Forecast By $394M

    Indiana's general fund revenue from July through February was $394 million higher than expected, according to a monthly report by the state's budget agency.

  • March 26, 2024

    Idaho Revenue Through Feb. Up $148M Over Forecast

    Idaho's general revenue from July through February is up $148 million over budget estimates, according to a report from the state Division of Financial Management.

  • March 26, 2024

    Trump Hit With Gag Order In NY Criminal Trial After Threats

    The New York judge overseeing Donald Trump's hush money case on Tuesday imposed a limited gag order on the former president, barring him from speaking publicly about jurors or witnesses and limiting what he can say about any attorneys in the case, prosecutors, court staff or their families.

  • March 26, 2024

    Miss. House Bill Would Create Additional Tax On Soft Drinks

    Mississippi would levy an additional tax on soft drinks as part of a bill introduced in the state House of Representatives.

  • March 26, 2024

    NJ Enacts EV Fee, Tweaks To Gas Tax Rate Formula

    New Jersey will impose a fee on electric vehicles and change how the state determines the gas tax rate by annually adjusting revenue thresholds as part of a bill signed Tuesday by Gov. Phil Murphy.

  • March 26, 2024

    La. House OKs Severance Tax Rate Cuts On Oil Production

    Louisiana would reduce its standard severance tax rate on oil production extraction points over eight years and cut its tax rate on inactive and orphan wells in half under bills passed in the House of Representatives.

  • March 26, 2024

    Colo. House Panel OKs Agricultural Stewardship Tax Credit

    Colorado farms and ranches engaging in certain agricultural stewardship practices would be eligible for tax credits worth up to $300,000 under legislation approved by a state House panel.

  • March 25, 2024

    Tax Groups Urge Justices To Review Philly Tax Credit System

    The U.S. Supreme Court should hear a woman's claims that Philadelphia unconstitutionally declined to credit her Delaware state income taxes paid against her city wage tax liabilities, a taxpayer advocacy organization and a group of tax lawyers told the justices Monday.

  • March 25, 2024

    Mich. Justices Asked To Review Duration Of Income Tax Cut

    A coalition of Michigan lawmakers, business groups and residents asked the state Supreme Court on Monday to review an appeals court's decision that said a cut to Michigan's income tax rate in 2023 was in effect for only one year.

  • March 25, 2024

    Cannabis Bill Roundup: NY Targets Illicit Pot Sellers

    New York lawmakers introduced legislation to punish unlicensed cannabis sellers, Hawaii legislators made modifications to a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana, and a Connecticut bill targeting synthetic cannabinoids was referred to a legislative research office. Here are the major moves in cannabis legislation from the past week.

  • March 25, 2024

    Ariz. Lawmakers OK Limiting Local Tax Audits

    The Arizona Department of Revenue could deny requests by local taxing jurisdictions to audit the transaction privilege taxes filed by businesses operating in more than one jurisdiction under legislation passed Monday by the state Senate and sent to the governor.

  • March 25, 2024

    NY Exempts Federally Forgiven Student Loans From Tax

    New York will not subject federally forgiven student loans to state income tax under a bill approved by Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul. 

  • March 25, 2024

    Ala. Supreme Court Finds Plant's Valuation Properly Lowered

    An Alabama chemical plant had its property valuation correctly decreased by a lower court, because the mass appraisal cost approach used by the Department of Revenue was not the only method of valuing the property, the state Supreme Court ruled.

  • March 25, 2024

    North Dakota, Tribe Ink Alcohol Tax Sharing Deal

    North Dakota will impose a tax on the sale of alcoholic beverages on land owned by the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation and share the resulting revenue under an agreement signed by the governor and the tribe.

  • March 25, 2024

    Minn. Bill Seeks Tax Credit For Building Conversions

    Minnesota would allow tax credits for certain costs related to the conversion of underutilized buildings to other commercial uses under legislation introduced Monday in the state Senate.

  • March 25, 2024

    Trump Can't Dismiss Hush Money Case, Trial Set For April

    A New York state judge on Monday emphatically denied Donald Trump's motion to dismiss the Manhattan district attorney's hush money case in the wake of a late evidence dump by federal prosecutors, scolding the former president's attorney and setting trial for April 15.

  • March 22, 2024

    Wash. Capital Gains Tax Foes Pivot To Voters To Kill The Tax

    Opponents of the capital gains tax in Washington state, having been frustrated in attempts to quash the tax in the courts, have now moved to trying to do so at the ballot box, hoping that voters, not the courts, will have the last word on the tax.

  • March 22, 2024

    Ohio Board Upholds $2.2M Hotel Value Cut Due To COVID

    The Ohio Board of Tax Appeals upheld a local tax board's decision to lower the value of a hotel property by $2.2 million, saying in an order Friday that the hotel proved COVID-19 led to a reduction in value.

  • March 22, 2024

    Colo. Water District Illegally Doubled Tax Rate, Panel Says

    A water conservancy district violated the Colorado Constitution when it doubled its property tax rate without voter approval, a state appeals court ruled, reversing a lower court's decision against a proposed class of property owners.

Expert Analysis

  • Permanence And Other Elusive Notions: SALT In Review

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    From a Michigan income tax that may or may not be permanent to a victory in court for online travel companies, RSM's David Brunori offers his thoughts on noteworthy state and local tax news.

  • Newman Suspension Shows Need For Judicial Reform

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    The recent suspension of U.S. Circuit Judge Pauline Newman following her alleged refusal to participate in a disability inquiry reveals the need for judicial misconduct reforms to ensure that judges step down when they can no longer serve effectively, says Aliza Shatzman at The Legal Accountability Project.

  • How And Why Your Firm Should Implement Fixed-Fee Billing

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    Amid rising burnout in the legal industry and client efforts to curtail spending, pivoting to a fixed-fee billing model may improve client-attorney relationships and offer lawyers financial, logistical and stress relief — while still maintaining profit margins, say Kevin Henderson and Eric Pacifici at SMB Law Group.

  • How Law Firms Can Use Account-Based Marketing Strategies

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    Amid several evolving legal industry trends, account-based marketing can help law firms uncover additional revenue-generating opportunities with existing clients, with key considerations ranging from data analytics to relationship building, say Jennifer Ramsey at stage LLC and consultant Gina Sponzilli.

  • Strategic Succession Planning At Law Firms Is Crucial

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    Senior partners' reluctance to retire, the rise of the nonequity partner tier and generational differences in expectations are all contributing to an increasing number of departures from BigLaw, making it imperative for firms to encourage retirement among senior ranks and provide clearer leadership pathways to junior attorneys, says Laura Leopard at Leopard Solutions.

  • Potential Calamities, Greatly Exaggerated: SALT In Review

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    From fears of judicial upheaval to a tax break for space travel, RSM's David Brunori offers his thoughts on noteworthy state and local tax news.

  • Maximizing Law Firm Profitability In Uncertain Times

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    As threats of an economic downturn loom, firms can boost profits by embracing the power of bottom-line management and creating an ecosystem where strategic financial oversight and robust timekeeping practices meet evolved client relations, says Shireen Hilal at Maior Strategic Consulting.

  • Preparing Your Legal Department For Pillar 2 Compliance

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    Multinational entities should familiarize themselves with Pillar Two of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s BEPs 2.0 project and prepare their internal legal tracking systems for related reporting requirements that may go into effect as early as January, says Daniel Robyn at Ernst & Young.

  • What Large Language Models Mean For Document Review

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    Courts often subject parties using technology assisted review to greater scrutiny than parties conducting linear, manual document review, so parties using large language models for document review should expect even more attention, along with a corresponding need for quality control and validation, say attorneys at Sidley.

  • Participating In Living History Makes Me A Better Lawyer

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    My role as a baron in a living history group, and my work as volunteer corporate counsel for a book series fan association, has provided me several opportunities to practice in unexpected areas of law — opening doors to experiences that have nurtured invaluable personal and professional skills, says Matthew Parker at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Another Ark. Tax Cut And Chicago Transit: SALT In Review

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    From yet another income tax cut in Arkansas to proposed extra funding for Chicago transit, RSM's David Brunori offers his thoughts on noteworthy state and local tax news.

  • Private Equity Owners Can Remedy Law Firms' Agency Issues

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    Nonlawyer, private-equity ownership of law firms can benefit shareholders and others vulnerable to governance issues such as disparate interests, and can in turn help resolve agency problems, says Michael Di Gennaro at The Law Practice Exchange.

  • Kentucky Tax Talk: Taking Up The Dormant Commerce Clause

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    Attorneys at Frost Brown examine whether the U.S. Supreme Court is likely to review Foresight Coal Sales v. Kent Chandler to consider whether a Kentucky utility rate law discriminates against interstate commerce, and how the decision may affect dormant commerce clause jurisprudence.

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