State & Local

  • February 22, 2024

    Ohio General Revenues Down $296M From Budget Estimates

    Ohio's revenue collection from July through January is down $296 million compared with estimates, according to a report by the state Office of Budget and Management.

  • February 22, 2024

    Utah General Revenue Collection Through Jan. Up $22M

    Utah's general revenue collection from July through January is $22 million higher compared with the same period last fiscal year, according to a report by the state Tax Commission.

  • February 22, 2024

    Md. House OKs Fee On Unpersuasive Property Tax Appeals

    Maryland's taxpayers would face a $100 fee if they are unable to persuade the state's Tax Court to revise high-dollar valuations of income-producing property under a bill passed Thursday by the state's House of Delegates.

  • February 22, 2024

    Conn. Bill Seeks To End Some Higher-Ed Property Exemptions

    Connecticut would no longer exempt property purchases by some higher education institutions from property tax under a bill introduced Thursday in the state House of Representatives.

  • February 22, 2024

    Ala. Bill Would Bar Additional Taxes On Crypto Payments

    Alabama would not allow payments made with digital assets such as cryptocurrency to be subject to taxes beyond those charged on other payments under a bill introduced in the state House of Representatives.

  • February 21, 2024

    Ill. Gov. Seeks Higher Cap On NOLs, Sports Betting Tax Hike

    Illinois would extend a cap on corporate net operating loss deductions, more than double its sports betting tax and reduce sales tax rebates for retailers under a $52.7 billion fiscal year 2025 budget proposed Wednesday by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

  • February 21, 2024

    COST Announces New President To Take Over March 1

    The board of directors for the Council on State Taxation has appointed a new president and executive director starting March 1, according to an announcement Wednesday.

  • February 21, 2024

    Philly Resolution Would Revive Tax Reform Commission

    The city of Philadelphia would reconvene its tax reform commission and advisory committee in order to get an updated analysis of the city's taxes under a resolution introduced in the City Council.

  • February 21, 2024

    Wis. Assembly OKs Reduction Of Veto Power

    The Wisconsin Assembly passed a joint resolution that would restrict the governor from using a partial veto on appropriation bills in a way that would increase taxes or fees.

  • February 21, 2024

    Colo. House OKs Expanding Quarterly Sales Tax Remittance

    Colorado would allow the state Department of Revenue to authorize quarterly sales and use tax filings for more taxpayers under a bill passed in the state House of Representatives. 

  • February 21, 2024

    Miss. Bill Would Exempt Forgiven Student Loans From Income

    Mississippi would exclude forgiven student loan debt from gross income under a bill introduced in the state House of Representatives.

  • February 21, 2024

    Mo. House Panel OKs Banning St. Louis Tax On Teleworkers

    St. Louis would be barred from imposing its earnings tax on remote workers under a bill a Missouri House of Representatives committee advanced Wednesday, marking the latest development in a yearslong effort by state lawmakers to shield telecommuters from the tax.

  • February 21, 2024

    Md. Senate OKs Extending Tax Exemption For Aircraft Parts

    Maryland would extend a sales tax exemption for aircraft parts and equipment under a bill passed by the state Senate.

  • February 21, 2024

    Miss. House Bill Floats Lower Tax Rate On Food Sales

    Mississippi would halve the sales tax rate on food sales and eliminate the tax on purchases using food stamps as part of a bill introduced in the state House of Representatives.

  • February 21, 2024

    Wis. Bill Seeks Tax Credit For Newspaper Subscription Cost

    Wisconsin would allow residents to claim an income tax credit equal to 50% of the cost of a local newspaper subscription under a bill introduced in the state Senate.

  • February 21, 2024

    Baker McKenzie Adds San Francisco Tax Pro From Boutique

    Baker McKenzie has hired a state and local tax lawyer in San Francisco who joins the firm to broaden its ability to work with clients on a range of California tax matters, the firm announced Wednesday.

  • February 21, 2024

    Wash. General Revenues Up $9M From Forecasts

    Washington state's general revenues in January and part of February were roughly $9 million higher than budget forecasts, according to a report by the state Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.

  • February 21, 2024

    Fla. Senate Panel OKs $900M Tax Plan With Insurance Tax Cut

    Florida would offer exemptions for insurance taxes and reenact a series of sales tax holidays under a bill that a Senate committee approved offering $900 million in tax reductions.

  • February 21, 2024

    Tenn. Revenue Through Jan. Down $378M From Estimates

    Tennessee's general revenue collection from August through January underperformed budget estimates by $378 million, according to a report by the state Department of Finance and Administration commissioner.

  • February 20, 2024

    Iowa Bill Aims To Exempt Certain CPA Income From Taxes

    Iowa income received by a certified public accountant for some work done for a government agency would be exempt from tax under a bill introduced in the state House of Representatives.

  • February 20, 2024

    Va. House OKs Notice For Change To Property Taxes

    Virginia would require some localities to notify property owners if the assessment of real property in the locality is going to increase the property tax that's levied, under a bill sent to Gov. Glenn Youngkin. 

  • February 20, 2024

    Philly Woman Asks Justices To Review City's Tax Credit Policy

    Philadelphia's refusal to credit a woman's Delaware state income taxes paid against her city wage tax liabilities unconstitutionally discriminates against interstate commerce, the woman argued Tuesday in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling in the city's favor.

  • February 20, 2024

    Alaska Senate Bill Seeks Biz Tax Breaks At Gov.'s Request

    Alaska would allow a 50% corporation income tax credit to be claimed for certain business expenses under a bill introduced in the state Senate at the request of the governor.

  • February 20, 2024

    HCA Healthcare Challenges $13.8M Fla. Tax Bill

    Florida wrongly classified nonbusiness income as business income and didn't recognize a federal credit for wages paid outside the state when it upheld a $13.8 million corporate income tax assessment on HCA Healthcare Inc., the healthcare giant told a Florida court.

  • February 20, 2024

    Va. General Revenue Collection Through Jan. Up $809M

    Virginia general fund revenue collection in July through January was up $809 million from collections from the same period in the previous fiscal year, according to a report from the Department of Accounts.

Expert Analysis

  • 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.

  • Preparing Law Students For A New, AI-Assisted Legal World

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    As artificial intelligence rapidly transforms the legal landscape, law schools must integrate technology and curricula that address AI’s innate challenges — from ethics to data security — to help students stay ahead of the curve, say Daniel Garrie at Law & Forensics, Ryan Abbott at JAMS and Karen Silverman at Cantellus Group.

  • General Counsel Need Data Literacy To Keep Up With AI

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    With the rise of accessible and powerful generative artificial intelligence solutions, it is imperative for general counsel to understand the use and application of data for myriad important activities, from evaluating the e-discovery process to monitoring compliance analytics and more, says Colin Levy at Malbek.

  • Kentucky Tax Talk: Clash Over Industrial Supplies Exemption

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    Recent legislative testimony in Kentucky may cause another battle over the state's sales tax exemptions for industrial supplies, even though the testimony appears to mischaracterize the impact of a major state court ruling that upheld the exemptions, say attorneys at Frost Brown.

  • Navigating Discovery Of Generative AI Information

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    As generative artificial intelligence tools become increasingly ubiquitous, companies must make sure to preserve generative AI data when there is reasonable expectation of litigation, and to include transcripts in litigation hold notices, as they may be relevant to discovery requests, say Nick Peterson and Corey Hauser at Wiley.

  • Finding Focus: Strategies For Attorneys With ADHD

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    Given the prevalence of ADHD among attorneys, it is imperative that the legal community gain a better understanding of how ADHD affects well-being, and that resources and strategies exist for attorneys with this disability to manage their symptoms and achieve success, say Casey Dixon at Dixon Life Coaching and Krista Larson at Stinson.

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