Policy and Legislation

On September 29, 2020, Governor Philip Murphy signed A. 4721, the bill extending and retroactively increasing New Jersey’s Corporation Business Tax (“CBT”) surtax.

Instead of eliminating the surtax after December 31, 2021, as was previously scheduled, A. 4721 increases the CBT surtax rate to 2.5% and extends the surtax through December 31, 2023 for corporations

On September 29, 2020, Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed S.B. 972, the controversial taxpayer disclosure bill that would have required the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) to provide the Legislature annually with the names, tax liabilities, and tax credits claimed by corporate taxpayers that meet a $5 billion gross receipts threshold.

S.B. 972 proposed

On August 24, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed New York S.8832, a bill authorizing tax return preparers to accept electronic signatures on e-file authorizations for purposes of filing tax documents electronically with the New York Department of Taxation and Finance. The Bill applies in the context of New York State corporation, personal income,

On Aug. 11, the California Assembly Appropriations Committee held a hearing on S.B. 972, a controversial bill that authorizes the disclosure of otherwise confidential taxpayer information.

S.B. 972 requires the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) to compile an annual list of all taxpayers, including combined reporting groups, subject to California’s Corporation Tax Law with gross

Late last month, the Ohio Department of Taxation updated its existing sourcing bulletin to provide that marketplace facilitator sales into the state are sourced for sales and use tax purposes at the location where a consumer receives an order or service. The change allows marketplace facilitators to apply the same destination-based sourcing rules to both

Earlier this month, Maryland State Senators Miller and Ferguson introduced Senate Bill 2, which would tax Maryland digital advertising service gross revenues at up to a 10% rate. Earlier today, the Department of Legislative Services issued the Fiscal and Policy Note for the proposal, which estimates up to $250 million of revenue in the

The November 26, 2018, release by the Internal Revenue Service of proposed regulations (REG-106089-18) related to IRC § 163(j) has provided some clarity for federal income taxpayers. But the regulations’ treatment of federal consolidated groups gives rise to complexities and questions as to how the limitation will operate at the state level.
This Bottom Line

The federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) created a new economic development program designed to spur investment in certain low-income communities designated as “Opportunity Zones.” The new federal tax provisions offer significant opportunities to defer, and in some instances permanently reduce, gains that are invested in Opportunity Zones, as well as to abate gains

In this article in the Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives, Charlie Kearns and Dennis Jansen provide an overview of those recent state and local tax legislative developments affecting cryptocurrency, including attempts to protect miners or holders from excessive taxation and incent them to “locate” in a jurisdiction, which may offer some insight into

On Tuesday, June 24, the Judiciary Committee of the US House of Representatives held a hearing on “Examining the Wayfair decision and its Ramifications for Consumers and Small Businesses.” The hearing was scheduled at the direction of Rep. Robert Goodlatte (R-VA), Chairman of the Judiciary Committee and did not address any specific pending or former