The Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board disallowed a deduction for Indiana utility receipts tax (URT) paid by a natural gas distribution operator with operations in Indiana. The deduction for the URT was disallowed, for purposes of computing Massachusetts net income for corporate excise tax, because the URT is not a deductible “transaction tax.” The Board found

In Kraft Foods Global, Inc. v. Director, Division of Taxation, 2018 WL 2247356 (May 17, 2018), the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, recently upheld a New Jersey Tax Court decision denying a taxpayer an exception to the state’s interest add-back requirement in determining the taxpayer’s corporate net income subject to New Jersey’s corporation

On November 2, 2017, Republicans in the House of Representatives released their much-anticipated tax reform bill. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act proposes numerous changes to the Internal Revenue Code, many of which will have an impact on taxpayers’ state and local tax liabilities.

  • Most states conform to the federal income tax base —at least

By Chelsea Marmor and Charlie Kearns

The Alabama Tax Tribunal (Tribunal) affirmed the Alabama Department of Revenue’s (DOR) assessment that denied Credit Suisse Boston USA Inc.’s (Credit Suisse) deduction for interest expense paid to a related member. Credit Suisse argued that the interest expense payments were exempt from Alabama’s addback requirement because the expense to

On August 31, 2017, the Virginia Supreme Court issued its opinion in Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc. v. Virginia Department of Taxation, holding that only the portion of royalties that are actually taxed by another state falls within its “subject to tax” exception to Virginia’s addback statute for corporate income tax purposes.

  • The Court interpreted

The Louisiana Department of Revenue has proposed a new regulation expansively interpreting Louisiana’s recently enacted related party expense addback statute.  

  • Earlier this year, Louisiana enacted a new statute requiring taxpayers to add back interest expenses, intangible expenses and management fees paid to related members, subject to certain exceptions.
  • The Proposed Regulation seeks to adopt

Recently proposed Treasury regulations under IRC § 385 would create sweeping changes to the federal income tax treatment of related-party debt. The Proposed Regulations could also have far-reaching effects for state income tax purposes, particularly on the deductibility of intercompany interest expenses in separate company reporting states.

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