The New Jersey Tax Court ruled that the in-state activities of an out-of-state wholesale produce distributor were protected under Public Law 86-272 (P.L. 86-272), a federal law that prohibits states from imposing a net income tax on an out-of-state taxpayer.  The Taxpayer had no offices, property, employees or inventory in New Jersey, but it did

On May 14, 2021, the Indiana Tax Court upheld a pharmacy benefit management company’s sourcing of its receipts under Indiana’s costs of performance rules applicable to receipts from services. The court rejected the Indiana Department of Revenue’s position that the receipts should instead be sourced according to the rules for sales of tangible personal property.

The U.S. Solicitor General has filed its amicus brief in New Hampshire v. Massachusetts (here). The Solicitor General argues that the United States Supreme Court should not exercise its original jurisdiction and it should deny New Hampshire’s facial constitutional challenge of Massachusetts’ taxation of New Hampshire residents.

For background, on October 19, 2020

The Illinois Tax Tribunal issued an order denying PepsiCo Inc. and Affiliates’ (“PepsiCo”) motion for summary judgment and found that PepsiCo’s subsidiary, Frito-Lay North America, Inc. (“FLNA”), was not an excluded 80/20 company and must be include in the PepsiCo Illinois unitary group corporate income tax return.[1] As originally filed, PepsiCo excluded FNLA from

New Jersey’s Appellate Division concluded that a Jersey City payroll tax violated the dormant Commerce Clause because there was no mechanism to resolve disputes if two taxing entities, in different states, impose a payroll tax on the same employee.  The lower court had previously dismissed the case, ruling that the Jersey City payroll tax was

The Arkansas Supreme Court held that a furniture and electronics retailer’s weekly and semi-monthly rent-to-own leases are subject to the excise tax on short-term – less than 30 days – rentals of tangible personal property. Under the retailer’s rental-purchase agreements, customers select an initial rental term of monthly, semi-monthly, or weekly. At the end of

In a per curiam opinion, the New Jersey Supreme Court affirmed an insurance premium tax (IPT) decision of the Appellate Division “substantially for the reasons expressed” in the Appellate Division’s opinion. The New Jersey Appellate Division held that New Jersey’s IPT for self-procured insurance coverage is based only on the risks insured in the state,