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On August 31, 2022, the California Office of Tax Appeals (“OTA”), in the Matter of the Appeal of B. Housman and B. Pena, held that an Australian software company holder, Housman, and his wife are California residents and Housman is entitled to a stepped-up basis as a result of a valid check-the-box election to be

The increase in people who work remotely means some financial planners may need to reassess clients’ income sources to avoid a tax surprise.

In his article for Journal of Financial Planning, Eversheds Sutherland Senior Counsel Eric Coffill examines key issues related to the state income taxation of nonresident equity-based compensation and how to avoid

On September 26, 2022, the Ohio Court of Common Pleas in Morsy v. Dumas, held that Cleveland’s municipal income tax on remote workers was unconstitutional on an “as applied” basis. The taxpayer lived in Pennsylvania and was employed by a company located in Cleveland, Ohio.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Morsy would stay in

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.

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