The Colorado Supreme Court issued two decisions simultaneously holding that neither Oracle Corporation nor Agilent Technologies, Inc. were required to include in their combined income tax returns holding companies that did not meet the statutory definition of an “includable C corporation.” To be included in a combined return in Colorado, an affiliate must have more

By Samantha Trencs and Eric Coffill

The Colorado Court of Appeals held that a corporate parent doing business in Colorado was not required to include its subsidiary holding company that held no property or payroll in Colorado or elsewhere in its Colorado unitary combined corporate income tax report. The holding company was not an “includable&rdquo

By Samantha Trencs and Carley Roberts

In a private letter ruling, the Colorado Department of Revenue stated that an affiliated group of corporations engaged in distinctly different commercial activities requiring different apportionment methodologies under Colorado law could use the allocation and apportionment methodology set forth in two previous private letter rulings (PLR-11-002 and PLR 15-005)

By Nick Kump and Amy Nogid

The Colorado Department of Revenue (Department) released a non-binding general information letter,  concluding that a marketplace provider’s payment of sales tax on transactions involving “jointly responsible” third-party retailers discharges the obligations of the third-party retailers to collect and remit sales tax. By statute, the Department has discretionary authority to

By Alla Raykin and Tim Gustafson

The Colorado Department of Revenue determined that energy purchased by a television broadcaster is exempt from sales tax when used to transmit broadcasts, but taxable when used for other office purposes. Colorado imposes sales tax on electricity and natural gas for commercial consumption. The Department analyzed possible exemptions applicable

Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued its opinion in Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl, reversing the district court’s order granting summary judgment. The Tenth Circuit held that Colorado’s notice and reporting requirements imposed on non-collecting retailers did not violate the dormant Commerce Clause because they neither discriminated against, nor

Direct Marketing Association continued its fight against Colorado’s use tax reporting regime during oral arguments today before the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. After getting sidetracked with a jurisdictional question that proceeded to the U.S. Supreme Court, DMA returned to the Tenth Circuit and urged it to affirm the decision of

By Jessica Kerner and Madison Barnett

Colorado determined in two private letter rulings that a number of electronic messaging services are not subject to Colorado sales or use tax as a telephone or telegraph service or any other taxable service. The Company, which is not a regulated provider of telecommunications services, provides various messaging services

In the ongoing saga over Colorado’s use tax reporting laws in Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ordered a full briefing on the Comity Doctrine and the Commerce Clause on April 13. The outcome of this case could have broad implications for states and taxpayers seeking