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

By Zachary Atkins and Andrew Appleby

The Arizona Court of Appeals held that Cable One, Inc. was subject to central assessment as a telecommunications company because of its Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service offering. The court found that Cable One, which provided cable television, Internet access and VoIP services, met the statutory definition of

By Douglas Mo

The California Court of Appeal ruled that the County of Los Angeles illegally assessed the possessory interest of the lessee of a building owned by the California State Teachers’ Retirement System. The possessory interest was valued pursuant to a special statute that only applied to property owned by a state public retirement

By Kathryn Pittman and Jack Trachtenberg

On April 17, 2013, Select Medical Corporation (Select Medical) filed suit in federal district court seeking to enjoin Delaware from enforcing an unclaimed property assessment issued for years that had been resolved already through the state’s voluntary disclosure program. In 2006, Select Medical entered into Delaware’s voluntary disclosure program

In an unusual case, the Oregon Department of Revenue tried to argue that a taxpayer’s receipt of an assessment from two other states held open the statute of limitations for Oregon income tax purposes. The Oregon Tax Court disagreed, holding that the assessment from another state would have to impact the taxpayer’s Oregon income tax

The Louisiana Supreme Court declined to review the Court of Appeal’s holding that an out-of-state corporation’s passive ownership of an interest in a limited partnership is not a sufficient basis, by itself, to subject the foreign limited partner to Louisiana franchise tax. UTELCOM, Inc. v. Bridges, No. 2010-0654, 77 So.3d 39 (La. App. 1st Cir. Sept. 12, 2011), reh’g denied (Nov. 1, 2011), writ denied, No. 2011-C-2632 (La. Mar. 2, 2012). The court’s decision to not accept the case should prompt the Department of Revenue to reverse course on its current position.

In UTELCOM, the Department issued franchise tax assessments against two out-of-state corporations whose only connection with Louisiana was their ownership interests in a limited partnership engaged in the long-distance telecommunications business in Louisiana. The primary basis for the Department’s position was a regulation that provided that owning property in Louisiana through a partnership is sufficient to create franchise tax nexus. The trial court upheld the assessments based on the Department’s regulation.Continue Reading No Louisiana Nexus Over Out-of-State Corporate Partners