On October 27, 2020, the Sacramento Superior Court granted a writ of prohibition barring the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (the Department) from applying  sales tax Regulation 1585 (Reg 1585) to bundled sales of cellular telephones and service by carrier-retailers.

  • Reg 1585 provides, in part, that sales tax on bundled sales of cellular

With fall rulemaking underway, the Oregon Department of Revenue (DOR) has issued several amendments to, and new regulations related to, Oregon’s Corporate Activity Tax (CAT).

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Last week, California voters passed Proposition 22 – which considers app-based drivers for rideshare and delivery companies to be independent contractors – and San Francisco voters passed Proposition L – which imposes an additional tax on businesses where compensation for executives significantly exceeds the median compensation of San Francisco employees. These ballot measures could have

On November 5, the Uniformity Committee of the Multistate Tax Commission (MTC) met virtually—the first of its 2020 Fall Committee Meetings that will be held virtually throughout the month. The Eversheds Sutherland SALT group attended this meeting, where updates were provided on uniformity efforts, the RAR/partnership model and new projects, and approximately 20 states provided

The New Jersey Division of Taxation issued a notice on November 5th solving the “trapped dividend exclusion” issue faced by many taxpayers as they prepared to file their first New Jersey combined Corporate Business Tax (CBT) returns for the 2019 year. The issue arose due to New Jersey’s adoption of combined reporting and its proposed

Voters headed to the polls (or mailboxes) this Election Day not only to choose the next president of the United States but also to make decisions on a range of significant tax issues across the country.

Although voters in California and the Portland-Metro area struck down significant business tax increases and the voters of Illinois

On October 26, Oregon’s Department of Revenue (DOR) filed a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Oregon Administrative Rules 150-314-0465 (broadcaster sourcing) and 150-317-0510 (unitary common ownership threshold). The DOR’s stated need for the proposed amendments were to: (1) clarify that an interstate broadcaster must compute their audience/subscriber ratio using the DOR’s market-based sourcing rule, and

On September, 9, 2020, the New Jersey Appellate Division ruled against the taxpayer in Preserve II, Inc. v. Director, Div. of Taxation, No. A-1331-17T3. On its face, the decision looks like a disappointing taxpayer loss because the court upheld the determination that a corporation was subject to the New Jersey Corporation Business Tax (CBT)

On September 4, 2020, in New Cingular Wireless PCS LLC v. Commissioner of Revenue, No. 18-P-1317, the Massachusetts Appeals Court held that the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) preempted Massachusetts’ sales tax on New Cingular Wireless’ (NCW) Internet access charges. The court concluded that NCW satisfied ITFA’s requirement that it offer screening software

Eversheds Sutherland has filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the 550 members of the Council On State Taxation (COST) on the important issue of whether imposition of certain local special taxes in California requires a two-thirds vote by the California electorate, or a simple majority. City of Fresno v. Fresno Building Healthy Communities