The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance recently released advisory opinion TSB-A-20(70)S, concluding that a taxpayer’s service of creating and hosting websites and applications (apps) for mobile devices is nontaxable. The taxpayer’s customers are retailers of consumer goods, and the customer’s users access the website or app to purchase items from the

A New York Division of Tax Appeals administrative law judge determined that a California-based company’s sale of memberships to access its online medical technology platform was the provision of a nontaxable service rather than a taxable sale of prewritten software. The company offered membership-based “care navigation services” to patients of physician-owned medical practices through a

A New York Administrative Law Judge recently determined that a taxpayer was liable for income tax as a statutory resident of New York State and New York City for the entire 2014 tax year, as he maintained a permanent place of abode in New York City and was physically present in New York State and

On August 25, 2021, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance released guidance (Technical Memorandum, TSB-M-21(1)C, (1)I) addressing the recently enacted optional pass-through entity tax (PTET) that partnerships and New York S corporations may elect to pay for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2021.

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The Department of Taxation and Finance recently issued advisory opinion numbered TSB-A-20(63)S (dated November 17, 2020) in which it concluded that the primary purpose of a marketing-consulting service was a nontaxable service, even though the taxpayer’s customers had access to software. The taxpayer assists automotive industry clients in designing and launching effective marketing campaigns and

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a series of executive orders beginning on March 20, 2020, tolling statewide legal filing deadlines from March 20, 2020, to Nov. 3, 2020.

In their column for Bloomberg Tax, Eversheds Sutherland attorneys Michael Hilkin and Jeremy Gove note there is confusion over whether the executive orders apply to

On May 17, 2021, the New York Tax Appeals Tribunal (“Tribunal”) held that when determining whether a New York C corporation must mandatorily elect to be treated as an S corporation as a result of the investment ratio test provided by New York Tax Law § 660(i), such test requires that “federal gross income” adopt