On October 2, 2020, the Indiana Department of Revenue issued Revenue Ruling #2019-09ST concerning the sale of digital course materials to Indiana colleges and universities, which were made available to students on the schools’ online learning management systems. The Department determined that these sales were exempt from sales tax because: (i) the course materials were

Representative J.D. Prescott (R) introduced Indiana House Bill 1312, which would impose a surcharge tax on social media providers.  This proposed bill shares similarities with proposed digital advertising taxes in Maryland and New York, except that Indiana’s proposed surcharge tax is targeted at social media providers deriving revenue from advertising services on their

Citing to principles of comity, a federal district court remanded back to state court a class action suit brought by Indiana municipalities seeking franchise fees from various streaming video companies.

The Indiana municipalities filed a class action lawsuit against the streaming video companies in state court, asserting that the companies were obligated to pay franchise

The Indiana Department of Revenue has updated Information Bulletin No. 89, providing guidance for remote sellers and marketplace facilitators regarding the state’s sales tax physical presence standards. The updated guidance, which is effective July 1, 2020, explains the applicable factors for remote sellers and marketplace facilitators to consider when determining whether they have physical

In Indiana Department of Revenue Letter of Findings No. 02-20191221 (Dated June 3, 2020, published August 26, 2020), the Department concluded there was a lack of a unitary business relationship between an out-of-state holding company and a partnership that operated gas stations within the state. The Department held that the holding company could not show

Indiana released Information Bulletin #89 updating guidance for remote sellers and marketplace facilitators. The guidance, which became effective July 1, implements SEA 408. It also notes, among other things, that marketplace facilitators must include both transactions made on its own behalf and transactions facilitated on behalf of their sellers when making the determination as

The Indiana Supreme Court recently held that a company properly classified a driver as an independent contractor, not an employee, for unemployment insurance tax purposes. The company connected drivers with vehicle manufacturers that needed large vehicles driven to their customers or dealerships. When a former driver filed a claim for state UI benefits, the Indiana

In a letter of finding, the Indiana Department of Revenue concluded that a pharmacy benefit management provider was required to include in its sales factor receipts from prescription drugs sold to Indiana customers. The taxpayer contracted with insurance companies, retail pharmacies and drug manufacturers to provide health benefit plans and beneficiaries access to discounted prescription

On December 5, 2018, the Indiana Supreme Court in a 3-2 split decision held that an RV dealership was liable for uncollected sales tax on RV sales even though it delivered the RVs to buyers at out-of-state locations.

The RV dealership’s protocol for transferring possession of its RVs to customers depended on the customer’s state