Today, the Maryland Court of Appeals held that Maryland may tax out-of-state Delaware holding companies that license patents to their parent company, which was doing business in Maryland. Gore Enterprise Holdings, Inc. v. Comptroller of the Treasury and Future Value, Inc. v. Comptroller of the Treasury. The ramifications of this decision are significant because

By Madison Barnett and Prenitss Willson

The Mississippi Supreme Court held that a casino operator was entitled to use tax credits—specifically, gambling license fee credits—earned by one combined group member to offset the entire combined group’s liability. Mississippi is generally a separate return state, but taxpayers may elect to file a post-apportionment, nexus-combined return. The

By Suzanne Palms and Andrew Appleby

The Arizona Court of Appeals held that Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. (Home Depot) was required to include in its combined Arizona income tax return the income of an out-of-state subsidiary that licensed the retailer’s trademarks. Relying on R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. v. Arizona Dep’t of Rev., 229

By Zachary Atkins and Jack Trachtenberg

The Commonwealth notched another win before the Massachusetts Appeals Court in a case of first impression affirming corporate excise tax assessments based on a disallowance of the taxpayers’ interest and royalty expenses for pre-addback (pre-2002) and addback tax years (post-2001). Under a clear and convincing evidence standard, the court