By Stephen Burroughs and Prentiss Willson

Indiana’s Department Revenue determined that the sale of prepaid phone cards and prepaid cell phones are “telecommunication services” subject to Indiana’s Utility Receipts Tax (URT). The URT is an income tax imposed upon the receipts a taxpayer receives from the sale of utility services. Included within utility services are

By Ted Friedman and Andrew Appleby

The Indiana Department of Revenue determined that an audit correctly required a distribution and manufacturing subsidiary of a tobacco company to file a combined return with its corporate affiliates. The Audit Division concluded that the subsidiary’s income, as reported, did not fairly reflect its Indiana source income because of

By Zachary Atkins and Timonthy Gustafson

The Indiana Department of State Revenue determined that a corporation that entered into a factoring arrangement with its parent did not have nexus for Indiana Financial Institutions Tax (FIT) purposes. The out-of-state corporation purchased accounts receivable from its parent and, thereafter, was responsible for servicing those accounts. The parent

By Sahang-Hee Hahn and Timothy Gustafson

The Indiana Department of Revenue required an out-of-state clothing company and its subsidiary to file a combined Indiana corporate income tax return, determining that the taxpayer’s transfer pricing study was insufficient to establish that its intercompany transactions were conducted at arm’s length. The taxpayer was the parent of a

By Ted Friedman and Prentiss Willson

The Indiana Department of Revenue determined that affiliated entities of an out-of-state manufacturing corporation were not unitary. The corporation conducted marketing operations as one business segment and production operations as a second business segment. The corporation included its marketing entities in its Indiana consolidated return. On audit, Department staff

By Stephanie Do and Andrew Appleby

The Indiana Department of Revenue determined that an out-of-state wireless communications equipment wholesaler’s in-state business activities were protected by P.L. 86-272, and therefore, the wholesaler did not have nexus for Indiana corporate income tax purposes. The wholesaler’s in-state activities were limited to shipping products to Indiana customers by common

By Zachary Atkins and Timothy Gustafson

The Indiana Department of State Revenue issued two letters of findings in which it concluded that a multistate corporation and its subsidiary were not entitled to source their receipts from franchise agreements based on costs of performance (COP) for corporate income tax purposes. The parent corporation entered into franchise

By Jessica Kerner and Timothy Gustafson

The Indiana Department of Revenue determined that the storage of advertising catalogs in Indiana, for a taxpayer’s out-of-state clients, did not create sales tax nexus for such clients. The taxpayer stored the catalogs at its facilities in Indiana prior to distributing the catalogs to recipients throughout the United States.

By David Pope and Andrew Appleby

The Indiana Department of Revenue determined that storage of advertising catalogs in Indiana, for a taxpayer’s out-of-state clients, did not create corporate income tax nexus for such clients. The taxpayer, located in Indiana, stored and distributed catalogs for its clients. Indiana does not define “doing business” statutorily, but the