Yesterday, the Multistate Tax Commission held meetings of its Litigation, Uniformity, and Strategic Planning Steering Committees. The meetings were generally dominated by discussions of evolving apportionment issues, including litigation and significant edits to existing regulations. The Uniformity Committee also advanced its new model “engaged in business” statute.

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The Multistate Tax Commission’s Annual Conference and Committee Meetings are being held on July 27-30, 2015, in Spokane, Washington. On Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at approximately 1:00 pm PDT, an MTC working group will present this model market-based sourcing regulation working draft to the MTC’s Uniformity Committee. Many on the working group consider the working

Sutherland and the Tax Executives Institute (TEI) are pleased to present this first ever full-day program dedicated to the “Theory, Strategy and Practice of State Tax Controversy” in San Francisco, California on May 21. Topics covered will include:

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There has been significant controversy in New York regarding whether receipts from services—particularly those that may be delivered via the Internet—constitute “service” receipts or “other business receipts” for corporate franchise tax apportionment purposes. The distinction between “service” receipts and “other business receipts” is crucial because prior to 2015, New York Tax Law generally required sourcing

By Robert P. Merten III and Prentiss Willson

Massachusetts has published its final revised market-sourcing regulation (830 CMR 63.38.1), effective for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2014. The final revisions to these rules, among other things, conform the regulation with recent state law amendments requiring taxpayers to use market-based sourcing

At its Fall Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee on December 11-12, the MTC’s Executive Committee voted to formally contact states to solidify whether there is sufficient financial commitment to fund any potential MTC transfer pricing program. The MTC also formally announced that Iowa, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island will join the MTC audit program. Additionally, the MTC’s

By Ted Friedman and Prentiss Willson

The Texas Comptroller determined that for Texas franchise tax purposes the apportionment factor of an out-of-state taxpayer engaged in the provision of technical training could not be adjusted to account for certain costs incurred in preparing and marketing the training sessions. The training sessions that were sold in Texas

By Sahang-Hee Hahn and Pilar Mata

The Illinois Department of Revenue determined that a taxpayer’s cloud computing receipts should be sourced for sales factor purposes using a market-based approach because the receipts were derived from services. The taxpayer was an information technology hosting services provider engaged in a business that focused on the delivery and

By Suzanne Palms and Tim Gustafson

In direct response to the Mississippi Supreme Court’s decision in Equifax, Inc. v. Miss. Dep’t of Revenue, wherein the court upheld the Department of Revenue’s use of market-based sourcing despite the taxpayer’s use of cost-of-performance sourcing in compliance with the governing statute, Mississippi’s Governor signed House Bill (HB)