On March 28, 2013, the New York State Legislature passed budget legislation (S.2609D/A.3009D) that replaces the existing New York State and City related-party royalty add-back requirements with provisions based on the Multistate Tax Commission’s model add-back statute. In addition, the legislation repeals the New York State and City royalty income exclusions, which permitted taxpayers to exclude royalty income from taxable income when the royalty income would have been subject to the related party add-back requirement.

For additional details, read our legal alert, “A Royal Opportunity: Amendments to New York’s Royalty Expense Add-back Statute Leave the Income Exclusion Intact for Prior Years.”