A recent US Supreme Court decision on surcharges strengthened taxpayers’ First Amendment rights when deciding how they present pass-through fees and taxes to their customers.

  • The Supreme Court held that a New York statute prohibiting a seller from imposing a credit surcharge was a speech regulation, subject to heightened scrutiny, because it regulates how retailers

The controversial methodology relied upon by several states to assess corporate taxpayers for transfer pricing violations has been ruled invalid by a D.C. Administrative Law Judge. Several revenue authorities, including New Jersey, Alabama, Louisiana, Kentucky and the District of Columbia, have relied on this now invalidated transfer pricing audit methodology to assess corporate franchise and

The District of Columbia passed—subject to congressional oversight—tax legislation that ultimately may affect sales and use tax nexus standards throughout the United States. The District of Columbia’s Main Street Tax Fairness Act, which is part of its fiscal 2012 budget, authorizes the District to enforce sales tax on non-physically present sellers under certain circumstances.

On April 1 (fittingly), the District of Columbia’s new Mayor, Vincent G. Gray, unveiled his proposed budget, B19-0203 “Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Support Act of 2011” (Budget Bill), which includes the long-awaited/feared combined reporting provisions. If the Budget Bill passes as-is, the District will formally adopt a combined reporting regime effective retroactively to tax years

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, sitting en banc on September 29, raised serious questions in a suit seeking refund of telephone excise taxes paid to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). A decision on the arguments raised could have far-reaching consequences for the IRS, potentially requiring it to conform to