On June 22, the US Supreme Court denied Altera Corp.’s petition for certiorari seeking review of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s decision upholding the US Department of the Treasury’s transfer pricing regulation requiring related participants in cost-sharing agreements to include stock-based compensation costs in the joint cost pool to comply with

Traditionally, mandatory worldwide combined reporting was the state corporate tax issue of most concern to companies engaged in international business. States are now moving toward a water’s-edge unitary combination method for both US and foreign-based companies.

In his article for the Spring 2017 edition of Partnering Perspectives, Eversheds Sutherland (US) Senior Counsel Eric Coffill covers

In their article for State Tax Notes, Sutherland attorneys Jonathan Feldman, Stephen Burroughs and Timothy Gustafson analyze the Multistate Tax Commission’s Arm’s-Length Adjustment Service (ALAS) program. While most taxpayers instinctively cringe at any new MTC initiative, the ALAS program is a potential positive for corporate taxpayers due to some disturbing trends arising in state

By Stephen Burroughs and Jonathan Feldman

The Indiana Tax Court granted summary judgment to Columbia Sportswear USA Corp., (“Columbia”), determining that: (1) Indiana’s alternative apportionment statute did not permit the Department to equitably adjust Columbia’s tax base; and (2) Indiana’s standard sourcing rules clearly reflected Columbia’s Indiana source income because transfer pricing studies supported Columbia’s

By Mike Kerman and Madison Barnett

The Indiana Tax Court granted summary judgment to Rent-A-Center East, Inc. (RAC), finding that the Department of Revenue’s determination that RAC and two affiliates should have filed a combined return was improper. This case was on remand from a prior Indiana Supreme Court ruling (please see our prior coverage

At the Multistate Tax Commission (MTC) Executive Committee Meeting in Spokane, Washington, the Arm’s-Length Adjustment Service (ALAS) Advisory Group provided an update on its transfer pricing effort. On May 7, 2015, the Executive Committee approved the Final Program Design for the transfer pricing program (the Program). After receiving approval from the MTC’s Executive Committee, ALAS

The Multistate Tax Commission’s Arm’s-Length Adjustment Services Advisory Group met via teleconference to continue the design of a program to analyze intercompany transfer pricing. Since they last met on March 4, the Group sent invitations to 48 states to join the program. Of the responding 21 states, 4 states indicated an interest in joining the

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The Arm’s Length Adjustment Service Advisory Group of the Multistate Tax Commission continued its transfer pricing effort with a teleconference today to discuss its training and implementation program. This initiative has extended over a year, and the MTC is aiming for approval from the Executive Committee by May 2015. States