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In a prior SALT@Work column for the Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives, Eversheds Sutherland attorneys Charlie Kearns and Alexandra Louderback discussed the localization of work rules that determine where an employer will be subject to state unemployment insurance (UI) registration, reporting and taxes when an employee works in multiple states.

Shortly after that

New Jersey’s Appellate Division concluded that a Jersey City payroll tax violated the dormant Commerce Clause because there was no mechanism to resolve disputes if two taxing entities, in different states, impose a payroll tax on the same employee.  The lower court had previously dismissed the case, ruling that the Jersey City payroll tax was

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals held that guidance issued by the Department of Revenue required the Department to allow a dividends-received deduction for cash distributions received by a taxpayer from a foreign partnership that was classified as a corporation for federal purposes. The taxpayer based its claim to the deduction on published guidance in effect

On January 14, 2021, California’s Supreme Court concluded in Vasquez v. Jan-Pro Franchising Int’l, Inc. (2021) 10 Cal.5th 944, 273 Cal.Rptr.3d 741, 478 P.3d 1207 that its Dynamex decision and its use of the so-called ABC test, later codified after the passage of Assembly Bill 5, applies retroactively.  The Vasquez holding subjects taxpayers, potentially even

On December 21, 2020, a three-judge panel of California’s Office of Tax Appeals (“OTA”) ruled in a non-precedential opinion that an ophthalmologist successfully abandoned his California domicile and became a California nonresident from May 25, 2013 through December 31, 2013 after moving to Saudi Arabia. For a brief overview of the various legal concepts involved

On January 27, 2021, a California Court of Appeal in the state’s First Appellate District affirmed a San Francisco trial court decision which held the California Constitution’s requirement that local taxes be approved by a supermajority vote does not apply to taxes imposed by voter initiative. This is the second decision out of the First

On January 12, 2021, the Oregon Legislature introduced nine new Corporate Activity Tax (CAT) bills as the 2021 legislative session began.  The bills introduced in both the House and Senate ranged in scope from treatment of receipts in specific industries to modifications of provisions of the CAT more generally.

Some of the bills introduced include:

With remote work spiking in popularity (or infamy), adherence to Covid-19 stay-at-home orders is progressing to permanent teleworking arrangements for some employees. Under normal circumstances, navigating the unemployment insurance (UI) rules on multistate employment may be more complicated than they seem. The Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting remote work mandates exacerbate the potential for such

On January 13, the authors of California Assembly Bill AB 71, a bill introduced to address the state’s homelessness problem, amended the bill’s provisions to propose an increase to the corporate income tax rate and to establish global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI) inclusion rules.

The bill provides that for taxable years starting January 1,

On December 29, 2020, California’s Franchise Tax Board (FTB) staff announced a twenty-day comment period for four changes to the proposed draft language of its 25137 Regulation (Alternative Apportionment). After the twenty-day comment period expires, FTB staff intends to present the newly revised proposed draft Regulation language to the three member Franchise Tax Board to