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Earlier this month, the California Franchise Tax Board released Legal Ruling 2022-02, regarding the sourcing of Internal Revenue Code Section 751(a) gain from the disposition of a nonresident individual’s partnership interest when the IRC Section 751 property is located in California.

In this article for Law360, Eversheds Sutherland Senior Counsel Eric Coffill discusses

Most decisions issued by the California Office of Tax Appeals involve small dollars, but these decisions can still shape precedent.

In this article for Bloomberg Tax, Eversheds Sutherland Senior Counsel Eric Coffill discusses Appeal of R. Sheward, which addresses the Franchise Tax Board’s legal authority to assess tax on unreported income based on

The California Court of Appeal ruled that nonresident shareholders were subject to California tax on their pro rata shares of intangible income from an S corporation’s sale of shares in a subsidiary. This sale of intangibles (goodwill of a business) was sourced as business income apportioned at the S corporation level, not as intangible income

The Minnesota Tax Court ruled that the federal Anti-Head Tax Act (AHTA) preempts using Alaska Airlines’ gross receipts when calculating the Minnesota Franchise Tax Minimum Fee. The AHTA prohibits states from taxing gross receipts from air commerce or transportation. Minnesota’s Minimum Fee, imposed on taxpayers exercising a corporate franchise in the state, is calculated based

In this installment of A Pinch of SALT for Tax Notes State, Eversheds Sutherland attorneys Eric Coffill and Annie Rothschild review the Franchise Tax Board’s proposed amendments to California’s market-based sourcing regulation, including its conception and eight important changes to watch as it moves through the approval process.

Read the full article here.

Residency/domicile is a critical issue in a state-tax analysis because, as a general principle, a state taxes its own residents on all their income from whatever sources it is derived (typically with a credit mechanism for some or all tax paid to another state on that same income). However, regardless of residency and regardless of

The California Legislature adjourned on September 10 and ended the 2021 legislative session without passing any major tax increase bills during the session. Several proposals were under consideration during the early part of the session, but were not revived before adjournment.

In his article for Financial Advisor Magazine, Senior Counsel Eric Coffill describes important

This installment of “Behind the Board,” which highlights the milestones, challenges, and lessons of Tax Notes State’s advisory board, focuses on Senior Counsel Eric Coffill.

Read more about Eric’s career and reflections here.