On August 13, 2020, the Utah Supreme Court agreed to hear a married couple’s direct appeal from a State Tax Commission decision holding that the couple was domiciled in Utah during the 2012 tax year under Utah’s “presumptive domicile” statute. Specifically, the case involves Utah Code Ann. § 59-10-136(2), which provides a rebuttable presumption

In this episode we discuss three recent developments, including an electricity tax matter in California (City of Arcata v. Pacific Gas & Electric Co.) a Texas unclaimed property matter (CKD Homes Direct, Ltd v. Comptroller) and a Utah income tax matter.

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The Utah Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of Utah’s taxing scheme, which provides a credit against taxes paid to other states, but not against taxes paid to foreign governments.

The taxpayers – Utah residents who owned interests in a Subchapter S corporation doing business throughout the world – argued that this scheme taxed a disproportionate

On April 10, 2019, the Utah Tax Commission issued a private letter ruling to a video streaming provider (“Taxpayer”) finding that the Taxpayer’s sales of subscriptions entitling subscribers to enhanced features on the Taxpayer’s streaming platform, are not subject to sales and use tax. On its internet-based platform, the Taxpayer provides a video streaming service

By Michael Penza and Timothy Gustafson

The Utah State Tax Commission ruled that a Utah-based manufacturing and marketing company’s payroll factor must include compensation paid to a third-party “professional employer organization” (PEO) pursuant to a lease agreement for employees working at the taxpayer’s Utah facilities. The employees signed employment agreements with the PEO, and the