On August 7, the Chicago Department of Finance delayed the effective date of the imposition of the Personal Property Lease Transaction Tax on cloud computing services from September 1, 2015, to January 1, 2016. However, the Department did not delay the effective date of the imposition of the Amusement Tax on streaming services. Chicago will

By Jessica Kerner and Pilar Mata

The Georgia Department of Revenue determined that a company’s cloud-based applications and related services are not subject to Georgia sales and use tax. The company maintains and operates hardware and software on servers located outside of Georgia that it uses to support its customers’ telecommunications equipment, including voice, video,

By Sahang-Hee Hahn and Pilar Mata

The Illinois Department of Revenue determined that a taxpayer’s cloud computing receipts should be sourced for sales factor purposes using a market-based approach because the receipts were derived from services. The taxpayer was an information technology hosting services provider engaged in a business that focused on the delivery and

By Jessica Kerner and Pilar Mata

The Michigan Court of Claims held that cloud computing, or software as a service (SaaS), is a nontaxable service rather than a taxable use of prewritten software. The taxpayer, an insurance company, entered into various transactions that provided the taxpayer with remote access to third parties’ software. The Michigan

By Jessica Kerner and Jack Trachtenberg

The Missouri Department of Revenue determined that a company’s telecommunications services provided to customers on its cloud computer network are subject to sales tax. The company’s cloud network is hosted on servers located outside of the state, and customers access the network through public telecommunications lines and through the