By Stephen Burroughs and Charlie Kearns

The Indiana Department of Revenue (Department) concluded that a company’s employment screening and background checking services are not subject to sales tax. The company in this matter receives requests from customers seeking to verify the background, employment history or education of a potential employee or tenant. The company then

By Mike Kerman and Charlie Kearns

The Indiana Department of Revenue (Department) found that a medical research company that purchased software licenses was entitled to an exemption from use tax for purchases of taxable computer software as long as it could show the licenses were ultimately used outside of Indiana. The Department added that an

By Mike Kerman and Madison Barnett

The Indiana Tax Court granted summary judgment to Rent-A-Center East, Inc. (RAC), finding that the Department of Revenue’s determination that RAC and two affiliates should have filed a combined return was improper. This case was on remand from a prior Indiana Supreme Court ruling (please see our prior coverage

By Charles C. Capouet and Madison J. Barnett

The Indiana Department of Revenue determined that a taxpayer’s sales of merchandise return-related services to retailers are not subject to Indiana sales and use tax. The Department addressed the taxability of three services: (1) the Merchandise Authorization Service (MAS), which utilizes the taxpayer’s proprietary database and risk-scoring

By Jonathan Maddison and Timothy Gustafson

The Indiana Department of Revenue determined that forced combination of an Indiana taxpayer, its wholly owned disregarded entity and its out-of-state parent company was appropriate where the disregarded entity generated 92% of the federal consolidated group’s sales but only 0.14% of the consolidated taxable income for the taxpayer. The

By Zachary Atkins and Andrew Appleby

The Indiana Department of State Revenue upheld an audit determination that an intellectual property arrangement between a parent company and its wholly owned subsidiary distorted the parent company’s income. The parent company, a separate-return filer for Indiana, adjusted gross income for tax purposes, and transferred to the subsidiary, in

By Stephanie Do and Open Weaver Banks

The Indiana Department of Revenue determined that an out-of-state taxpayer improperly sourced tuition received from its Indiana students taking online learning courses on a cost of performance basis. The taxpayer provided educational services through local campus courses and online learning programs. In computing its Indiana sales factor, the