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On November 4, 2022, the Washington Department of Revenue adopted WAC 458-20-290, a regulation explaining the state’s workforce education investment surcharge on select advanced computing businesses. The regulation defines a select advanced computing business as “a person who is a member of an affiliated group with at least one member of the affiliated group engaging

On October 15, 2022, the Utah State Tax Commission published a proposed amendment to its rule governing the taxation of custom software for sales and use tax purposes, clarifying that the sale, rental or lease of custom computer software constitutes a sale of personal services that is not subject to tax, regardless of the form

The Taxation of Remote and Internet-Based Computer Software Products and Services Study Committee (the “Committee”) was empaneled by the Mississippi Legislature to examine and develop recommendations regarding the taxation of remote and internet-based computer software products and services following the Mississippi Department of Revenue’s (“DOR”) proposal in September 2021 to update its regulations. The proposed

Understanding—let alone navigating—the layers of bureaucracy is no small feat for taxpayers that seek to resolve a California tax controversy, whether through administrative protest and appeals processes or by means of settlement negotiations.

In many states, the counterpart from the department who handles a taxpayer’s protest or appeal also has authority to negotiate a settlement.

In this episode of the SALT Shaker Podcast, Eversheds Sutherland Associate Jeremy Gove speaks with Partner Tim Gustafson and Associate Annie Rothschild regarding California procedure and strategy considerations associated with the different options for challenging corporate tax deficiency assessments.

Tim and Annie recently authored an article in Tax Notes State addressing certain benefits and potential

The Maryland Court of Appeals held that a for-profit company’s purchases for non-profit hospitals were subject to Maryland’s sales and use tax because there was no agency relationship between the company and the hospitals, and even if an agency relationship existed, that alone would not entitle the for-profit company to an exemption.

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On March 25, 2022, the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) issued Legal Ruling 2022-01, on the subject “Numerator Assignment of Gross Receipts from Sales of Services to Business Entities.” The ruling sets forth the FTB’s position regarding the “relevant considerations and proper analysis” for sourcing sales of services under California’s current market-based sourcing rules.