By Nick Kump and Timothy Gustafson

The Wisconsin Tax Appeals Commission overturned a $2.4 million assessment against an intellectual property (IP) holding company, ruling that the company’s income-producing activities for Wisconsin sales factor purposes – IP licensing and related activities – occurred entirely outside of the state. The taxpayer, a wholly owned subsidiary of the

By Mike Kerman and Andrew Appleby

The Tennessee Supreme Court held that the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (Department) improperly imposed retaliatory taxes on Pennsylvania-domiciled insurance companies doing business in Tennessee, because Pennsylvania workers’ compensation assessments were not imposed on Tennessee insurance companies, but rather on the insurance companies’ policyholders. Tennessee Code § 56-4-218

By Zachary T. Atkins and Open Weaver Banks

In a closely followed case, a Florida district court of appeal held that a proposed assessment is not an assessment for statute of limitations purposes. The Florida Department of Revenue generally has three years to “determine and assess” any tax, penalty or interest due. The Department has

By Mary Alexander and Andrew Appleby

The Maine Board of Tax Appeals determined that a non-itemized installation charge was subject to the service provider tax (SPT) when a portion of the charge included the installation of telecommunications equipment. The taxpayer, an Internet service provider, invoiced customers a single “installation charge” for various services, which included

By Maria Todorova and Timothy Gustafson

The Mississippi Supreme Court denied the taxpayer’s motion for rehearing in Equifax, Inc. v. Mississippi Dep’t of Revenue, a case on which we previously reported. The denial leaves undisturbed its June holding, reversing the Mississippi Court of Appeals’ decision, which held the taxpayer bears the burden of

By Zachary Atkins and Douglas Mo

A California appellate court held that an ice cream maker’s property tax appeal involving an alleged failure to make an external obsolescence adjustment was subject to the “substantial evidence” standard of review. The taxpayer asserted that certain production equipment used in its novelty product lines was underutilized as a

By Madison Barnett and Timothy Gustafson

The Tennessee Department of Revenue announced that the existing opportunity to compromise prior year liabilities related to the disallowance of certain intangible expense deductions will be closing on September 30, 2013. For several years, Tennessee has been issuing wide-scale assessments—using the Department’s discretionary authority—to taxpayers that deducted intangible expenses