By Charles Capouet and Timothy Gustafson

The Oregon Supreme Court held that an out-of-state taxpayer providing voice and data telecommunications services over a global network was required to use a transactional approach to source sales of other than tangible personal property for Oregon sales factor purposes under Oregon’s costs of performance method. Sales are sourced

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated the decision of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in First Marblehead Corp. v. Commissioner of Revenue and remanded the case back to the court for reconsideration in light of the holding in Comptroller of the Treasury v. Wynne. In First Marblehead, a taxpayer was denied the ability

By Mike Kerman and Andrew Appleby

The Tennessee Supreme Court held that the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (Department) improperly imposed retaliatory taxes on Pennsylvania-domiciled insurance companies doing business in Tennessee, because Pennsylvania workers’ compensation assessments were not imposed on Tennessee insurance companies, but rather on the insurance companies’ policyholders. Tennessee Code § 56-4-218

By Chris Mehrmann and Charlie Kearns

The Montana Supreme Court held that online travel companies (OTCs) – including Priceline, Expedia, Orbitz and others – are subject to the state’s sales taxes on accommodations, campgrounds and rental vehicles, but are not subject to the state’s lodging facility use tax. The court held that the reservation fees

Direct Marketing Association continued its fight against Colorado’s use tax reporting regime during oral arguments today before the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. After getting sidetracked with a jurisdictional question that proceeded to the U.S. Supreme Court, DMA returned to the Tenth Circuit and urged it to affirm the decision of

By Michael Penza and Amy Nogid 

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit invalidated Florida’s rental tax imposed on the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s (the Tribe) leases of tribal land to non-Indian corporations, but upheld Florida’s utility tax collected from the Tribe. 

The Tribe operated casinos on two of its reservations; non-Indian corporations

By Charles Capouet and Timothy Gustafson

The Supreme Court of Missouri denied a Missouri corporation’s sales tax refund claims on its sales of trade show displays shipped to out-of-state customers because it did not prove that the title to the goods transferred outside of Missouri. Missouri exempts from sales tax retail sales made in interstate

By Stephen Burroughs and Amy Nogid

The Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County, rejected the Department of Revenue’s request that rental car companies be granted only prospective relief from the court’s earlier decision which declared the car rental charge illegal. The voter-approved surcharge was enacted for the Arizona Tourism and Sports Authority to finance the