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The Illinois Court of Appeals held that an energy company’s book-out transactions, which do not involve the physical transfer of fuel, are taxable sales under the Cook County fuel tax ordinance because they involve the transfer of an ownership interest as to the fuel. The company enters into book-out transactions to settle forward contracts (i.e.

The principle of nondiscrimination plays a pivotal role in the field of state and local taxation. Discriminatory taxes are said to deter cross-border activity, distort competitive neutrality, and hinder economic efficiency by placing a thumb on the scale of the competitive marketplace. Recognizing these issues, federal and state governments have prohibited discrimination since the founding

The Washington Department of Revenue’s Administrative Review and Hearings Division recently ruled that a company’s account access services provided to credit unions constituted digital automated services subject to sales tax.

The taxpayer provided an online banking platform and an automated phone system to member credit unions, which in turn provided those services to their individual

On this episode of the SALT Shaker Podcast focused on policy issues, host and Eversheds Sutherland Partner Nikki Dobay entertains a full house. She is joined by Annabelle Canning, Partner at Capitol Tax Partners, and Eversheds Sutherland attorneys Maria Todorova and Justin Brown from the firm’s Atlanta office.

Justin gets the conversation started with

On October 12 and 13, Eversheds Sutherland Partner Nikki Dobay will present on two panels during the Western States Association of Tax Administrators (WSATA) 2021 annual meeting. Nikki will participate in a panel discussing recent court decisions at the state and federal level that are important to departments of revenue and taxpayers, as well

On January 5, Eversheds Sutherland SALT Partners Todd Lard and Maria Todorova will present a webinar about top SALT audit issues and trends for the coming year with Associate Mike Kerman as part of Eversheds Sutherland’s 2021 tax outlook webcast series. (Presentation materials can be found here.)

Members of the Tax Practice will also

The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled that an affiliated group of telecommunications companies properly computed the Broadband Investment Credit in determining their franchise and income tax liabilities.  The Broadband Credit may be used by a taxpayer to offset up to 50% of the taxpayer’s tax liabilities in a given year.  The taxpayers filed separate Mississippi franchise

Effective July 1, 2020, Iowa law permits utility companies to utilize an inflow-outflow billing method for eligible distributed generation facilities. Under the inflow-outflow method, a generation customer is responsible for paying for the inflow kWh energy charge (sales to customer), while the amount of outflow kWh energy charge is credited to the customer (purchases from

The Delaware Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s ruling and held that Overstock.com was not liable for nearly $7 million in damages because there was insufficient evidence to show that Overstock violated the Delaware False Claims Act by not reporting gift card unredeemed balances. The Plaintiffs – Delaware and the whistleblower who brought this case

On June 22, the US Supreme Court denied Altera Corp.’s petition for certiorari seeking review of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s decision upholding the US Department of the Treasury’s transfer pricing regulation requiring related participants in cost-sharing agreements to include stock-based compensation costs in the joint cost pool to comply with