Following a taxpayer’s appeal of a local Virginia county (County) Business, Professional and Occupational License (BPOL) tax assessment, the Virginia Tax Commissioner held that the taxpayer’s remote employees’ payroll was properly excluded from the numerator of the payroll apportionment calculation. The taxpayer was headquartered out of state and maintained offices worldwide, including an office in

In just the first few months of the 2022 tax year, we have already seen several states introduce legislation that would decrease corporate and individual income tax rates. Idaho became the first state to pass such legislation this year, on February 4. The Eversheds Sutherland SALT team expects other states to follow and will provide

On February 4, Idaho Governor Little signed into law HB 436, which will decrease individual and corporate income tax rates. HB 436 was passed and signed into law in just over 20 days after being introduced.  Specifically, the legislation lowers the corporate income tax rate from 6.5% to 6% and consolidates the personal income

In a decision dated January 18, 2022, the Arkansas Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) held that a married couple remained domiciled in and residents of Arkansas for individual income tax purposes for the 2013 through 2018 tax years, rejecting the couple’s assertion that they had abandoned their Arkansas domicile by relocating to another state.

The Washington Court of Appeals recently issued a divided (2-1) decision in a case involving Washington’s “benefits received” test for apportioning service income.  The Court ruled that the “benefit” of an airplane design firm’s services were received in Washington, where the taxpayer’s direct customer, Boeing, manufactured the airplanes incorporating the taxpayer’s airplane designs, rather than

On July 27, the Indiana Department of Revenue found that a taxpayer had abandoned her Indiana domicile and was therefore no longer subject to Indiana state income despite the taxpayer erroneously listing her permanent address with her employer as her old Indiana-based address.

The taxpayer protested the imposition of Indiana income tax and provided the

The Maine Board of Tax Appeals (Board) disallowed a resident individual taxpayer’s claim for a Maine income tax credit for taxes paid to Connecticut by the taxpayer’s limited liability company (the Company). The Company, treated as an S corporation for federal purposes, paid Connecticut’s entity-level tax on pass-through entities (a tax that operates as a

A New York Administrative Law Judge recently determined that a taxpayer was liable for income tax as a statutory resident of New York State and New York City for the entire 2014 tax year, as he maintained a permanent place of abode in New York City and was physically present in New York State and

The Multistate Tax Commission (MTC) adopted its long-awaited guidance interpreting Public Law (P.L.) 86-272 protections for internet businesses on August 4, 2021. P.L. 86-272 was passed by the U.S. Congress in 1959, and protects businesses from the imposition of state income tax when the business’s only activity in the state is the solicitation of orders