On April 12, 2022, the Appellate Division, First Department dismissed a taxpayer’s appeal from the New York City Tax Appeals Tribunal, and held that the Tribunal’s decision to uphold a tax assessment on an out-of-state entity’s gain from the sale of a partnership interest was “rational.”[1]

The taxpayer was an investment vehicle that formed

The New York Tax Appeals Tribunal upheld the New York Division of Tax Appeals’ determination that an information technology security company provides a taxable protective service. The taxpayer provides monitoring and firewall management services, by configuring its customers’ software and devices to prevent malicious activity. The Department of Taxation and Finance asserted that the taxpayer’s

The New York Tax Appeals Tribunal mostly affirmed the New York Division of Tax Appeals determination that a company’s provision of advertising measurement services was a taxable information service. The taxpayer provides services to its clients that measure advertising effectiveness. New York taxes the provision of information services, but exempts information services that are personal

On January 18, 2022, New York Governor Kathy Hochul released her fiscal year 2023 budget and accompanying legislation (the Budget Bill).  The Briefing Book accompanying the Budget Bill highlights New York’s “remarkable reversal of fortune as tax revenues rebound”—giving the Governor the room to propose a variety of tax cuts targeted toward the middle-class and

On January 18, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul released the fiscal year 2023 budget Briefing Book. While we are still waiting for the public release of accompanying legislation (i.e., the Budget Bill) and memoranda, the Briefing Book indicates that the Budget Bill will propose a variety of tax cuts targeting middle-class individuals and small businesses.

The New York Division of Tax Appeals determined that a multilevel marketing company’s provision of access to its web-based software that contains confidential and proprietary information and reports for use in developing business was neither the taxable sale of prewritten computer software, nor the sale of a taxable information service. The company, a multilevel marketing

On New Year’s Eve 2021, New York’s Governor Hochul vetoed Senate Bill S. 4730, delivering a win to taxpayers. The bill as passed by the New York Legislature earlier this year proposed to expand New York’s already overreaching False Claims Act (FCA).

Most states have a false claims act that is modeled after the federal

The New York Division of Tax Appeals determined that an online loan marketplace was not a taxable information service. The taxpayer operates an online loan marketplace where it connects and matches prospective borrowers seeking loans (and other credit-based products) with lenders that are seeking qualified borrowers. The taxpayer generated revenue through agreements with each lender