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

Iowa recently issued updated guidance regarding the taxation of specified digital products, software and related services. The guidance provides that web hosting is not a taxable service, explaining that, as opposed to web-based storage, web hosting “is focused on the publication of the data and not its mere storage.” Therefore, the guidance concludes that web

In this episode of the SALT Shaker Podcast, host Chris Lee discusses four recent developments, which includes a New York State advisory opinion addressing the taxation of email services (TSB-A-20(30)S, July 14, 2020), an Iowa publication addressing the taxability of computer peripherals, a Rhode Island rule concerning the taxability of online hosted software related to

The Iowa Department of Revenue issued a bulletin explaining its sales tax exemption for purchases of computers, along with the recently-enacted exemption for purchases of computer peripherals. The exemption applies to computers and computer peripherals used in processing or storage of data or information by an insurance company, financial institution, or commercial enterprise. The guidance

Effective July 1, 2020, Iowa law permits utility companies to utilize an inflow-outflow billing method for eligible distributed generation facilities. Under the inflow-outflow method, a generation customer is responsible for paying for the inflow kWh energy charge (sales to customer), while the amount of outflow kWh energy charge is credited to the customer (purchases from

By Nick Kump and Charlie Kearns

The Iowa Department of Revenue issued a policy letter declaring that the delivery of a digital software key on a tangible card is exempt from sales tax, as long as the software itself is delivered digitally and there is not a separate charge for the key. Iowa Code section

Yesterday, the Multistate Tax Commission kicked off its annual conference and committee meetings with meetings of the Audit and Nexus Committees. The MTC’s Audit program continues to grow by adding Iowa, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Delaware to the program during the last fiscal year. The MTC Nexus Committee is responsible for administering the National Nexus

By Zachary Atkins and Timothy Gustafson

The Iowa Supreme Court passed on an opportunity to breathe life into equal protection jurisprudence and, instead, rejected Qwest Corporation’s challenge under the Iowa Constitution to a property tax regime that taxes the personal property of incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) but not competitive long distance telephone companies (CLDTCs)