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Feb 15, 2017, 11:49 ET Colorado Court of Appeals Affirms Leasehold Interest Does Not Provide Standing to Appeal Property Tax Assessments

On February 9, 2017, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that the lessee of a property did not have standing to appeal the actual value and...


Feb 14, 2017, 15:55 ET Florida Determines No Nexus for Reinsurer

A Technical Assistance Advisement (TAA) was issued by the Florida Department of Revenue ("the Department") clarifying the requirements for a...


Feb 14, 2017, 11:49 ET Pennsylvania Releases Guidance Indicating Broad Taxability for Services to Canned Software

Recently, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue issued a letter ruling clarifying the broad application of sales and use tax to services provided...


Feb 06, 2017, 10:51 ET Ryan Receives the Work-Life Seal of Distinction for the Sixth Consecutive Year

Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America, received the Work-Life Seal of...


Jan 30, 2017, 16:03 ET Final Report from Louisiana Task Force on Structural Changes in Budget and Tax Policy Released

The HCR 11 Task Force on Structural Changes in Budget and Tax Policy (Louisiana) released its final report on January 26, 2017. The final report...


Jan 30, 2017, 13:24 ET FORTUNE Names Ryan One of the Best Workplaces in Texas

Ryan, a leading global tax services firm, was recently named one of the best workplaces in Texas by FORTUNE magazine and Great Place to Work....


Jan 30, 2017, 11:35 ET South Carolina and Minnesota Introduce Legislation in an Effort to Enforce Tax Collection by Remote Sellers

E-commerce continues to be a booming industry, so it should be no surprise that enforcing tax collection by out-of-state sellers is at the top of...


Jan 26, 2017, 15:12 ET Texas's Definition of Cost of Goods Sold Does Not Include All Costs of Renting Equipment

In Hegar v. Sunstate Equipment Co., LLC, 03-15-00738-CV, the Texas Third Court of Appeals ("Court") found that the franchise tax deduction for cost...


Jan 24, 2017, 10:41 ET Notice 2017-6 - Waiver of the Five-Year Eligibility Rule

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued Notice 2017-6 allowing taxpayers the ability to continue to file an automatic method change to...


Jan 18, 2017, 12:40 ET Abandoned and Unclaimed Property Alert: Delaware Proposed Reform Legislation May Again Change the Landscape for Audits and VDAs

On January 12, 2017, Senator Bryan Townsend and Representative Bryon Short, as well as other co-sponsors, introduced Senate Bill 13 ("S.B. 13"or...


Jan 16, 2017, 16:28 ET U.S. Supreme Court Speaks Regarding Retroactive Legislation Cases

As we reported in our tax release dated December 1, 2016, five taxpayers have requested that the U.S. Supreme Court grant certiorari to determine...


Jan 13, 2017, 10:59 ET Texas Administrative Hearing Denies Retroactive Application of Chapter 163, Sales Taxation of Aircraft

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts ("Comptroller") recently released an administrative hearing holding that Chapter 163, Texas Tax Code, will...


Jan 11, 2017, 14:28 ET Prepaid Calling Cards Are Telecommunication Services Under Texas Franchise Tax

A Texas administrative law judge held that prepaid calling cards should be treated as telecommunication services, not intangibles for Texas...


Jan 11, 2017, 09:26 ET Texas Denies Claim that Interchange Fees Are Flow-through Funds Excludable from Revenue

In a recently published hearing (Hearing Number 110,908), a Texas administrative law judge held that a credit card processing company ("Taxpayer")...


Jan 10, 2017, 10:27 ET Ryan Acquires National Clients of Nickel & Company LLC to Enhance North America's Largest Property Tax Practice

Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America, today announced that it has...


Jan 09, 2017, 16:24 ET Exhibiting Movies and Other Content Still Produces a Cost of Goods Sold Deduction for Texas Franchise Tax Purposes

On January 6, 2017, the Texas Third Court of Appeals ("Appellate Court") withdrew its April 30, 2015 opinion and judgment in American Multi-Cinema,...


Jan 06, 2017, 10:54 ET Ryan Enters into Strategic Partnership with Vusion to Unlock Motor Fuel Tax Refund Opportunities for Mid-Market Trucking Companies

Ryan, a leading global tax firm, has entered into a strategic alliance with Vusion, a provider of data analytics, including full-service fuel tax...


Jan 05, 2017, 10:15 ET Oregon Wins Income Tax Case Utilizing Economic Nexus Theory

The Oregon Tax Court found two banks in the Capital One financial group had economic nexus with Oregon. The court concluded that their Oregon-based...


Jan 03, 2017, 12:36 ET First Marblehead Appeals Its Adverse Massachusetts Apportionment Decision to the U.S. Supreme Court

First Marblehead has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court for certiorari1 for the opinion rendered in First Marblehead Corp. v. Massachusetts...


Dec 29, 2016, 12:15 ET Ryan Named to 2016 Working Mother 100 Best Companies List

Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America, has been selected as one of the...


Dec 27, 2016, 09:59 ET Portland, Oregon Passes CEO Compensation Disparity Surtax

In an effort to combat perceived income inequality, the Portland, Oregon City Council ("City Council") authorized the addition of a surtax to the...


Dec 22, 2016, 11:18 ET Virginia Governor Announces Tax Amnesty Program and Accelerated Sales Tax Guidance

On December 16, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe introduced a budget that included three tax initiatives, two with significant sales and use tax...


Dec 21, 2016, 09:42 ET Ryan Acquires Shiv Om Consultants; Forms the Dominant Severance Tax Practice in the United States

Ryan, a leading global tax services firm, has acquired Shiv Om Consultants, an industry-recognized pioneer and leader in severance tax consulting....


Dec 20, 2016, 10:11 ET Supreme Court of Louisiana - Uniformity Provision Prevails

On December 6, 2016, the Supreme Court of Louisiana issued a verdict relating to a St. Martin Parish case that ultimately changed a statute...


Dec 16, 2016, 11:29 ET U.S. Supreme Court Denies Certiorari Request in Kimberly-Clark

In October 2016, the court declined to review Gillette v. California Franchise Board. Now, the denial ofKimberly-Clark Corp. v. Minnesota...