State & Local

  • April 11, 2024

    Proskauer Adds Kirkland Partner For Tax, Estate Issues

    Proskauer Rose LLP has added to its private client services department a partner from Kirkland & Ellis LLP who specializes in developing domestic and international tax and estate plans for clients with very high net worth, the firm announced.

  • April 11, 2024

    NY ALJ Denies Tax Refund For Leased Car Moved To Pa.

    A New York resident was correctly denied a partial sales and use tax refund on a leased vehicle for a period after he moved to Pennsylvania, a New York administrative law judge determined Thursday.

  • April 11, 2024

    Calif. Panel OKs Requiring Disclosure Of Sales Tax Rebates

    California would require local jurisdictions to publish agreements that result in direct or indirect payment, diversion or rebate of local sales tax revenue and to disclose information to the state under a bill advanced by the state Assembly's tax panel.

  • April 11, 2024

    Tenn. Senate Rejects Less Costly Corp. Tax Break Plan

    The Tennessee Senate rejected Thursday a less costly House of Representatives version of legislation to reform the state's corporate franchise tax and refund some past payments, sending it back to the House.

  • April 11, 2024

    Neb. Lawmakers Advance Digital Ad Tax, Property Tax Relief

    A proposal by Nebraska's Republican governor to enact a tax on digital advertising and nix some sales tax exemptions to fund property tax relief advanced in the state Legislature, despite calls to postpone the bill.

  • April 11, 2024

    Ariz. To Create Certification Of 3rd-Party Sales Tax Sourcing

    The Arizona Department of Revenue will create a certification process for third-party providers of sales tax sourcing services under legislation signed into law.

  • April 11, 2024

    Minn. Senate Bill Would Cut Corp. Franchise Tax Rate

    Minnesota would cut its corporate franchise tax rate starting in the current tax year under legislation introduced Thursday in the state Senate.

  • April 10, 2024

    Iowa Lawmakers OK Lowering Captive Insurer Premium Taxes

    Iowa would lower the rate of tax imposed on some captive insurance companies' reinsurance premiums under a bill unanimously approved by the state Senate and headed to the governor.

  • April 10, 2024

    Ky. Gov. Rejects Tax Amnesty Program, Bullion Tax Break

    Kentucky's governor vetoed provisions in an omnibus tax bill that would have offered a tax amnesty program and created a sales tax exemption for metal bullion.

  • April 10, 2024

    Pa. House Bill Seeks Remote Worker Corp. Tax Exemption

    Any corporation based outside Pennsylvania would not be required to remit corporate net income tax in the state if the corporation's remote workers worked from the commonwealth less than 50% of the time under a bill introduced in the House Appropriations Committee.

  • April 10, 2024

    Trump Fails Again To Halt NY Trial Over Claim Judge Is Biased

    Donald Trump on Wednesday tried and failed for the third time in as many days to delay his upcoming hush-money trial, after arguing the judge should be removed for supposed bias and that the judge's rules were preventing him from defending himself.

  • April 10, 2024

    Rhode Island Extends Filing, Payment Deadlines After Storms

    Rhode Island will extend some state tax filing and payment deadlines from April to July for people and businesses affected by storms and flooding, the state Division of Taxation said Wednesday.

  • April 10, 2024

    Pa. House Committee To Consider SALT Cap Workaround

    Pennsylvania would allow pass-through entities to elect to be taxed at the entity level as a workaround to the $10,000 federal cap on state and local tax deductions under a bill referred to the House Appropriations Committee. 

  • April 10, 2024

    NC Tax Revenue Collection Through Feb. Down $187M

    North Carolina's total revenue from July through February was roughly $187 million below last year's figure, according to a monthly report released by the state controller office.

  • April 10, 2024

    Md. Digital Ad Tax Rule Illegally Bars Speech, Chamber Says

    A provision in Maryland's digital ad tax law barring companies from directly passing the tax through to consumers regulates companies' speech, not just their conduct, violating the First Amendment, business groups told a federal court.

  • April 10, 2024

    Ex-Trump Finance Chief Weisselberg Jailed For Perjury

    A New York state judge on Wednesday sentenced former Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg to five months in jail for lying under oath in the attorney general's civil fraud case against Donald Trump and his business associates, imprisoning a close ally of the former president on the eve of his hush-money trial.

  • April 09, 2024

    NYC Developers Get $270M In Financing For Brooklyn Project

    The Gotham Organization, Monadnock Development and the Christian Cultural Center obtained $270 million in construction financing for the first phase of their mixed-use Innovative Urban Village project in Brooklyn, New York, according to an announcement.

  • April 09, 2024

    NYC Developers Blame Tax Break Loss For Apartment Slump

    The foundation application filings for multifamily housing in New York City declined significantly in March, which signifies a decline that began after the city's 421-A tax break expired in June 2022, the NYC developer trade group Real Estate Board of New York stated.

  • April 09, 2024

    Ohio Rep. Says Energy Taxes Could Offset Proposed Cuts

    Lost revenue resulting from a bill to end Ohio's income and business receipts taxes could come from new or increased taxes on energy production, a sponsor of the legislation told a state House of Representatives panel Tuesday.

  • April 09, 2024

    Ohio Justices Voice Displeasure With Woodland Deduction

    Several Ohio Supreme Court justices sounded skeptical Tuesday of the state tax commissioner's valuation of a deduction for clearing woodlands that factors into assessments of agricultural properties, saying the figure appeared to be arbitrarily low.

  • April 09, 2024

    Professor In Conn. Says NY Teleworker Tax Can't Reach Him

    A tax professor who lives in Connecticut but teaches in New York worked at home under mandate during the COVID-19 pandemic and none of his income during that time can be subject to New York's teleworker tax, he told the state Tax Appeals Tribunal on Tuesday.

  • April 09, 2024

    Pittsburgh Schools Sue To Force Countywide Reassessment

    The school district serving the city of Pittsburgh has filed a lawsuit in state court to compel Allegheny County to conduct a countywide reassessment of real estate values, arguing that taxation starting from a 12-year-old base level is putting homeowners in some neighborhoods at an unfair and unconstitutional disadvantage.

  • April 09, 2024

    Tenn. House OKs Broader Sales Tax Break For Data Centers

    Tennessee would expand a sales and use tax exemption for qualified data centers under a bill passed by the state House of Representatives.

  • April 09, 2024

    Ohio House Bill Seeks To End Double Taxation Of Deliverers

    Companies that deliver goods in Ohio, such as UberEats and Instacart, would be able to obtain a waiver to opt out of being considered a seller in order to avoid double taxation under a bill introduced Tuesday in the state House Ways and Means Committee. 

  • April 09, 2024

    Tenn. House OKs Corp. Tax Change, $800M In Rebates

    Corporations operating in Tennessee could be eligible for about $800 million in rebates for past tax payments along with reduced liabilities going forward under legislation approved by the state House of Representatives.

Expert Analysis

  • Employee Experience Strategy Can Boost Law Firm Success

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    Amid continuing business uncertainty, law firms should consider adopting a holistic employee experience strategy — prioritizing consistency, targeting signature moments and leveraging measurement tools — to maximize productivity and profitability, says Haley Revel at Calibrate Consulting.

  • 6 Practice Pointers For Pro Bono Immigration Practice

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    An attorney taking on their first pro bono immigration matter may find the law and procedures beguiling, but understanding key deadlines, the significance of individual immigration judges' rules and specialized aspects of the practice can help avoid common missteps, says Steven Malm at Haynes Boone.

  • Lessons From Country Singer's Personal Service Saga

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    Recent reports that country singer Luke Combs won a judgment against a Florida woman who didn’t receive notice of the counterfeit suit against her should serve as a reminder for attorneys on best practices for effectuating service by electronic means, say attorneys at Jenner & Block.

  • 7 E-Discovery Predictions For 2024 And Beyond

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    The legal and technical issues of e-discovery now affect virtually every lawsuit, and in the year to come, practitioners can expect practices and policies to evolve in a number of ways, from the expanded use of relevancy redactions to mandated information security provisions in protective orders, say attorneys at Littler.

  • Other Views On Administration And Land Tax: SALT In Review

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    From another take on ranking the states' tax agencies to the latest proposal on a different approach to land values, RSM's David Brunori offers his thoughts on noteworthy state and local tax news.

  • 5 Litigation Funding Trends To Note In 2024

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    Over the next year and beyond, litigation funding will continue to evolve in ways that affect attorneys and the larger litigation landscape, from the growth of a secondary market for funded claims, to rising interest rates restricting the availability of capital, says Jeffery Lula at GLS Capital.

  • 4 Legal Ethics Considerations For The New Year

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    As attorneys and clients reset for a new year, now is a good time to take a step back and review some core ethical issues that attorneys should keep front of mind in 2024, including approaching generative artificial intelligence with caution and care, and avoiding pitfalls in outside counsel guidelines, say attorneys at HWG.

  • What The Law Firm Of The Future Will Look Like

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    As the legal landscape shifts, it’s become increasingly clear that the BigLaw business model must adapt in four key ways to remain viable, from fostering workplace flexibility to embracing technology, say Kevin Henderson and Eric Pacifici at SMB Law Group.

  • 4 PR Pointers When Your Case Is In The News

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    Media coverage of new lawsuits exploded last year, demonstrating why defense attorneys should devise a public relations plan that complements their legal strategy, incorporating several objectives to balance ethical obligations and advocacy, say Nathan Burchfiel at Pinkston and Ryan June at Castañeda + Heidelman.

  • 10 Considerations For Litigating A New York Tax Case

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    While some of New York’s recently adopted corporate tax regulations are likely to face legal challenges, aggrieved taxpayers should answer certain questions before deciding to embark on the tax litigation process, say Cyavash Ahmadi and Jeffrey Friedman at Eversheds Sutherland.

  • Revenue Agencies At Their Finest: SALT In Review

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    From a survey of the nation's best departments of revenue to baseball superstar Shohei Ohtani's creative free-agent contract, RSM's David Brunori offers his thoughts on noteworthy state and local tax news.

  • Law Firm Strategies For Successfully Navigating 2024 Trends

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    Though law firms face the dual challenge of external and internal pressures as they enter 2024, firms willing to pivot will be able to stand out by adapting to stakeholder needs and reimagining their infrastructure, says Shireen Hilal at Maior Consultants.

  • Attorneys' Busiest Times Can Be Business Opportunities

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    Attorneys who resolve to grow their revenue and client base in 2024 should be careful not to abandon their goals when they get too busy with client work, because these periods of zero bandwidth can actually be a catalyst for future growth, says Amy Drysdale at Alchemy Consulting.

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