The Ohio Department of Taxation recently proposed amendments to its rule governing the determination of resident status for personal income tax purposes.  The current rule identifies factors considered in making a determination of an individual’s domicile (e.g., the number of contact periods in Ohio during a taxable year and the individual’s activities in tax years

The Ohio Supreme Court held that under the Commercial Activity Tax (“CAT”), Defender Security Company’s (“Taxpayer”) gross receipts from selling alarm monitoring service contracts to ADT Security Services, Inc. (“ADT”) should be sourced to the location where ADT itself receives the benefit from purchasing these contracts, rather than the location of the ultimate consumer of

Late last month, the Ohio Department of Taxation updated its existing sourcing bulletin to provide that marketplace facilitator sales into the state are sourced for sales and use tax purposes at the location where a consumer receives an order or service. The change allows marketplace facilitators to apply the same destination-based sourcing rules to both

The Ohio Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) affirmed the Cleveland Board of Income Tax Review’s (Board) decision that it properly denied a refund claim of municipal income tax paid on income from stock options that a nonresident was granted while working in the city but exercised after she retired and moved to Florida. Willacy v.

On February 6, 2020, the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals held that a captive automobile financing company was not subject to commercial activity tax (CAT) on receipts that it earned in connection with three types of revenue streams:

  1. receipts from sales of retired leased vehicles,
  2. receipts from securitization transactions, and
  3. interest subvention payments.

Background:

The owner of an NBA arena is appealing an Ohio commercial activity tax (CAT) determination arguing that gross receipts from ticket sales of third-party events hosted at the arena are not attributable to the owner. When the arena was not being used by the Cleveland Cavaliers, the owner rented the facility to third-parties who host