On New Year’s Eve 2021, New York’s Governor Hochul vetoed Senate Bill S. 4730, delivering a win to taxpayers. The bill as passed by the New York Legislature earlier this year proposed to expand New York’s already overreaching False Claims Act (FCA).

Most states have a false claims act that is modeled after the federal

In a forthcoming article in State Tax Notes, Eversheds Sutherland SALT partner Jeff Friedman and associate Dennis Jansen explore the issues with A.B. 2570 – California’s latest attempt to extend the state’s whistleblower statute to tax claims.

The bill is purportedly designed in increase revenues by targeting tax fraud. However, instead of exposing tax

The Delaware Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s ruling and held that Overstock.com was not liable for nearly $7 million in damages because there was insufficient evidence to show that Overstock violated the Delaware False Claims Act by not reporting gift card unredeemed balances. The Plaintiffs – Delaware and the whistleblower who brought this case

By Dmitrii Gabrielov and Jonathan Feldman

An Indiana federal court remanded a lawsuit brought under the Indiana False Claims and Whistleblower Protection Act (False Claims Act) back to Indiana state court. The relator, Michael Harmeyer, alleges that Kroger and affiliates violated the False Claims Act by failing to collect sales tax on various items at

By Zack Atkins and Marc Simonetti

A federal district court denied a taxpayer’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought under the New York False Claims Act (FCA) for lack of subject matter jurisdiction and remanded the action to state court. The relator, an Indiana University professor, alleges that Citigroup violated the FCA by deducting net

By Nicole Boutros and Marc Simonetti

The Illinois Appellate Court held that a defendant out-of-state retailer was not liable under the state’s False Claims Act because it conducted a good faith inquiry into its use tax collection obligations for both its Internet and catalog sales.  The defendant had franchisees operating in Illinois and sold products