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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...


Dec 16, 2016, 10:32 ET California Supreme Court Rules on San Diego Online Travel Company Case

On December 12, 2016, the California Supreme Court provided a thorough analysis of San Diego's ordinance governing the taxability of transient...


Dec 15, 2016, 15:16 ET Ryan Named NAIOP Georgia Chapter Associate Firm of the Year

Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America, was named Associate Firm of the...


Dec 15, 2016, 11:41 ET U.S. Supreme Court Denies Certiorari for Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl; Colorado Online Retailers Must Still Provide Customer Information

The U.S. Supreme Court ("Court") denied hearing the appeal from the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Direct Marketing Association v....


Dec 13, 2016, 16:40 ET Washington Issues Tax Topic on Airbnb and Airbnb Host Tax Obligations

The Washington Department of Revenue ("Department") recently issued a Tax Topic discussing Airbnb's tax collection activities and Airbnb host tax...


Dec 13, 2016, 14:55 ET Tennessee Issues Letter Ruling 16-09 Taxing a Web Interface as Ancillary Service

Tennessee Letter Ruling 16-09 determined that sales involving proprietary software that allows customers to communicate through a single, web-based...


Dec 12, 2016, 18:11 ET Retroactive Legislation in Washington Challenged

The Washington Department of Revenue has submitted a brief in opposition to a petition for certiorari in the United States Supreme Court case Dot...


Dec 12, 2016, 16:55 ET Pennsylvania Department of Revenue Newsletter Reminds Taxpayers of Recent Changes

Pennsylvania's Department of Revenue has issued a newsletter discussing various tax issues ranging from its reciprocity agreement with New Jersey...


Dec 09, 2016, 17:59 ET Tennessee Issues Guidance on Sales Tax Implications of Volkswagen Settlement

Recently, Volkswagen ("VW") reached a settlement with federal and California regulators, whereby it agreed to make cash payments for certain VW and...


Dec 09, 2016, 10:22 ET Illinois Sources One Company's Sales to Three Separate Illinois Locations Based on Differing Business Activities

A recently released private letter ruling from the Illinois Department of Revenue conducted a "fact-specific inquiry" to determine that three...