By Chelsea Marmor and Tim Gustafson

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts issued a franchise tax letter clarifying that “total mileage” for purposes of computing the Texas special apportionment formula for transportation receipts may either include or exclude “empty miles” provided symmetry is maintained between a taxpayer’s numerator and denominator. “Empty miles,” or deadhead miles,

By Stephen Burroughs

The Kentucky Board of Tax Appeals (Board) has held that Netflix’s digital streaming service is not subject to the state’s telecommunications taxes.

Kentucky’s telecommunications tax regime is comprised of three distinct taxes, each imposed on the provision of “multichannel video programming service” (MVPS). The taxes consist of a gross revenues tax, an

By Evan Hamme and Tim Gustafson

In a rare Chief Counsel Ruling (the first of 2015), the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) held that the sale of an entire line of business qualified as an “occasional sale” for corporate franchise tax purposes, thus requiring the selling taxpayer to exclude the resulting gross receipts from its

Following Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision that Maryland’s personal income tax regime is unconstitutional, join Sutherland SALT and Professor Wally Hellerstein, University of Georgia Taxation Law Professor and author of State Taxation, on Thursday, May 21 at 2:00 p.m. EST for a discussion including an analysis and potential implications of the Court’s ruling.

Perhaps no aspect of New York’s expansive 2014 tax reform has generated as much excitement as the incentives for qualified New York manufacturers. The new law spells out the requirements for qualification and has been supplemented by some additional guidance, including legislation passed a few weeks ago.
 
In their article for State Tax Notes,

By Charles Capouet and Madison Barnett

The Florida Department of Revenue determined that a Florida data center’s power fees are not subject to gross receipts tax but may be subject to sales tax. The taxpayer operates a colocation data center and purchases electricity to power the data center from a utility. The taxpayer’s customers have