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 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 Maryland Court of Special Appeals affirmed the tax court’s decision that a Macy’s captive insurance company is exempt from Maryland corporate income taxes on interest payments received from a Macy’s affiliate. Maryland imposes a premium receipts tax on unauthorized insurance companies, which includes the taxpayer captive insurer in this case. The taxpayer captive insurer

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

The New York State Tax Appeals Tribunal reversed an administrative law judge determination and held that an individual was not a statutory resident of New York in 2014 because he did not maintain a permanent place of abode in New York for 11 months of the year.

On audit, the Department of Taxation and Finance

On August 31, 2022, the D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine announced that his office was pursuing an action against an individual, Michael Saylor, for allegedly owing individual income tax to the District as a resident under a “fraudulent scheme.” The Attorney General is also pursuing a violation of the False Claims Act related to his

In just the first few months of the 2022 tax year, we have already seen several states introduce legislation that would decrease corporate and individual income tax rates.  Idaho became the first state to pass such legislation this year, on February 4.  The Eversheds Sutherland SALT team expects other states to follow and will provide

The Oregon Tax Court, Regular Division, held that P.L. 86-272 did not preclude Oregon from imposing its excise (income) tax on an out-of-state manufacturer of cigarettes and other tobacco products based on two activities. First, the court held that the manufacturer’s mandate that the in-state wholesalers accept product returns was not a protected activity. The

The Alaska Supreme Court found that Alaska’s combined reporting statute requiring taxpayers to include certain foreign affiliates in its income tax return was constitutional. The court rejected the taxpayer’s arguments that Alaska’s tax haven corporation reporting statute was (i) void for vagueness as it violated the Due Process Clause, (ii) discriminated against interstate commerce in