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Mar 22, 2017, 14:23 ET Ryan Named One of the 2017 Best Workplaces for Women in Canada

Ryan, a leading global tax services firm, has been selected one of the 2017 Best Workplaces for Women in Canada. The Firm ranked as the second best...


Mar 21, 2017, 14:06 ET New Jersey Issues Technical Bulletin Discussing the Addback Related to Other States' Taxes

On March 15, 2017, the New Jersey Tax Division published a technical bulletin, TB-80, that attempts to clarify the types of state taxes that should...


Mar 20, 2017, 10:09 ET California Issues Update on Sales Tax Exemption for Manufacturing and Research and Development Equipment

The California Legislative Analyst's Office has issued an update addressing the utilization of the partial manufacturing exemption that went into...


Mar 17, 2017, 18:03 ET New York Division of Tax Appeals Denies Petitions for Refund of Sales and Use Taxes

The New York Division of Tax Appeals ("Division") denied petitions for refund of sales and use taxes filed by XO Communications Services LLC...


Mar 17, 2017, 17:38 ET March Madness: Last Minute Pivot in Louisiana Governor's Tax Reform Plan

As of the past few days, there seems to be an apparent shift in Governor John Bel Edwards' tax reform recommendations going into the 2017 Fiscal...


Mar 17, 2017, 14:02 ET South Carolina Department of Revenue Issues Guidance Regarding Application of Sales and Use Tax to Communication Services

The South Carolina Department of Revenue ("Department") issued Revenue Ruling 17-2 to update its guidance to taxpayers regarding the applicability...


Mar 17, 2017, 10:17 ET Virginia Extends Sunset Dates for Sales Tax Exemptions

Legislation has been enacted that extends the sunset dates for three sales tax exemption programs. House Bill 1529 (effective July 1, 2017)...


Mar 16, 2017, 17:16 ET Virginia Authorizes Tax Amnesty Program for Fiscal Year 2017-2018

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe approved a tax amnesty program to take place during the 2017-2018 fiscal year (July 1, 2017 through June 30,...


Mar 16, 2017, 16:03 ET Louisiana Income and Franchise Tax: Change in Claiming Transferable Tax Credits

Pursuant to Act 661 of the 2016 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature, La. Rev. Stat. Ann. section 47:1675(H)(1)(e) now requires taxpayers...


Mar 16, 2017, 14:43 ET Maryland Legislature Introduces "Main Street Fairness Act of 2017" in Bid to Expand Nexus Beyond Physical Presence

Last month, the Maryland House of Representatives proposed House Bill 1213, otherwise known as the "Main Street Fairness Act of 2017," in the...


Mar 15, 2017, 17:17 ET Hawaii Introduces Legislation to Enforce Collection by Remote Sellers

Last week, Senate Bill 620 (SB 620) was introduced in the Hawaii Senate. This legislation has nexus implications for remote sellers. Currently,...


Mar 15, 2017, 14:24 ET Insurance Monitoring Service Is Not Subject to Texas Sales Tax

In a recently issued letter ruling (STARS Number 201701013L), the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts ("Comptroller") determined that an insurance...


Mar 14, 2017, 16:30 ET City of Chicago Property Tax Increase Alert

Because of a heavy debt load and a state law requiring Chicago to dramatically increase its contributions to its public school pension fund, the...


Mar 10, 2017, 15:27 ET New Jersey Tax Division Cannot Promulgate Regulations that Contradict Legislative Intent

The New Jersey Tax Court knocked down the Division of Taxation ("Division") a rung or two in its decision in Manheim Investments Inc. v. Dir.,...


Mar 10, 2017, 13:48 ET Unitary Business Group Test in Michigan Does Not Consider Indirect Ownership

The Michigan Supreme Court denied the Department of Treasury's ("the Department's") Application for Leave to Appeal LaBelle Management Inc. v....


Mar 08, 2017, 11:51 ET Ryan Named One of the 100 Best Companies in Arizona

Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America, has been named one of the 2017 100...


Mar 06, 2017, 12:44 ET Ryan Named One of the 2017 Top 60 Companies for Executive Women in Working Mother Magazine

Ryan, a leading global tax services firm, has been named one of the 2017 National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) Top Companies for...


Mar 03, 2017, 16:37 ET Washington Taxpayer Denied Refund on Solar Energy Charges

On February 28, 2017, the Washington Department of Revenue ("Department") issued a ruling on the application of Washington's renewable energy...


Mar 03, 2017, 10:34 ET Missouri: Show Me How You're Using That Concrete!

Missouri, the "Show-Me State," has provided contrasting outcomes regarding the application of sales tax to purchases of concrete for foundations....


Mar 02, 2017, 10:22 ET Alabama Tax Tribunal Addresses Sales Tax Exemption for Steel Rollers

In a recently issued opinion [IPSCO Steel (Alabama), Inc. v. Alabama Department of Revenue], the Alabama Tax Tribunal ("Tribunal") held that work...


Mar 01, 2017, 16:32 ET New Jersey Tax Court Allows Taxpayer to Reduce Its Apportionment Factor for Sale-Leaseback Property

In General Foods Credit Investors #3 Corp. v. Dir., Division of Taxation,1 the Court determined that the taxpayer should reduce its property and...


Mar 01, 2017, 16:02 ET Texas Court of Appeals Reverses District Court and Rules that Cost of Goods Sold Does Not Include the Installation of Sold Automotive Parts

On February 24, 2017, the Texas Third Court of Appeals ("Appellate Court") ruled in Hegar v. Autohaus LP. LLP, that the taxpayer, an automobile...


Feb 27, 2017, 16:56 ET Indiana Department of Revenue Rules Against Three Taxpayers by Narrowly Interpreting Revenue Statutes

In three Letters of Findings (LOF) issued on February 22, 2017, the Indiana Department of Revenue ("Department") denied taxpayers' requests to...


Feb 24, 2017, 16:33 ET Georgia Sales and Use Tax: Wireless Service Providers' Refund Denied Because Customers Were Not Reimbursed

The Georgia Court of Appeals upheld a trial court's decision that a group of wireless communications service providers were barred from seeking...


Feb 24, 2017, 13:55 ET Kentucky and Texas Reject Sale-for-Resale Claims by Service Providers

In recently published hearings, Kentucky and Texas rejected sale-for-resale claims. (See Kentucky Claims Commission Tax Appeals File Number...