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The California Office of Tax Appeals held that a taxpayer was a California resident and domiciliary when he redeemed shares of his Tennessee-based employer in 2012. Accordingly, the taxpayer was assessed additional state income tax on the value of the redeemed shares.

In 2008, the taxpayer moved from California to Tennessee and purchased a home.

The Administrative Review and Hearings Division of the Washington Department of Revenue recently issued Determination No. 21-0055 in which it determined receipts from the provision of genealogy services should be apportioned based on the customer location for purposes of the Business and Occupation Tax. The genealogy company performs research, primarily online, investigating the customer’s ancestry,

The Iowa Department of Revenue proposed amendments to its sales and use tax regulations regarding digital-based services implementing 2018 legislation imposing sales tax on a variety of new, digital-based services. The Department essentially adopted its prior non-binding guidance regarding which services are taxable, including storage of tangible or electronic files, information services, video game services

On July 1, 2022, a statewide 27 cent per sale delivery fee took effect in Colorado. The fee applies to retailers or marketplace facilitators that collect sales or use tax on the sale of tangible personal property that is sold and delivered (including delivery performed by a third party) to a purchaser in Colorado. The

Pennsylvania recently codified the state’s corporate income tax economic nexus threshold, making corporations with no physical presence in Pennsylvania responsible for corporate income tax if they have sales of $500,000 or more per year sourced to Pennsylvania for tax years beginning after December 31, 2022. The legislation also includes a non-exhaustive list of other nexus

The Texas Comptroller published a private letter ruling concluding that subscriptions to online learning courses for academic subjects, professional topics, and vocational topics are not taxable. However, a company’s subscriptions for the “teacher plan,” which provides teachers lesson plans and other capabilities to integrate into their classrooms, are taxable as data processing. None of the

The Texas Comptroller recently published a private letter ruling (issued on June 10, 2022) concluding that access to a cloud-based online platform used by healthcare students while attending courses at accredited universities and colleges was not subject to sales tax. The platform was accessed exclusively via the Internet, and the students did not download any

The Washington Department of Revenue released a notice providing that effective June 9, 2022, qualifying businesses and tenants may apply for a sales and use tax exemption for purchases of server equipment and infrastructure for computer data centers located in urban areas pursuant to 2022 House Bill 1846. Eligible urban areas are those counties