By Sam Trencs and Open Weaver Banks

The New Jersey Tax Court held that New Jersey could not impose corporation business tax on a foreign corporation’s foreign source income that was not included in the federal tax base because of a treaty benefit. Although New Jersey is permitted to adopt a legislative addback for exempt foreign source income, it did not, and therefore, it is presumed that federal taxable income is the starting point for computing New Jersey entire net income for purposes of the New Jersey corporation business tax. Infosys Limited of India, Inc. v. Director, Division of Taxation, Dkt No. 012060-2016 (N.J. Tax Nov. 28, 2017).