On April 7, 2021, Virginia H.B. 1800 was passed by the Virginia General Assembly. Included in the Budget Bill was a one-time combined unitary return reporting requirement (“Reporting Requirement”) that is intended to allow the Virginia Department of Taxation (“Department”) the ability to study the tax impact of combined reporting. Specifically, corporations that are subject

The Virginia Tax Commissioner issued a determination addressing use tax on the purchase of a software. Virginia statute provides an exemption for services not involving the exchange of tangible personal property, which provide access to or use of the internet and any other related electronic communication services including software, data, content and other information services

Virginia’s peer-to-peer vehicle sharing tax, passed in April, takes effect on October 1. Generally, vehicle owners with up to ten shared vehicles will be subject to a 6.5% gross tax. The law obligates vehicle sharing platforms to collect the tax on behalf of the owners if the platform has established sufficient contact with the state.

On August 10, the Virginia Lottery released full draft sports betting regulations for public comment. The regulations will implement H.B. 896/S.B. 384, signed into law on April 22 as Chapter 1218. The proposed regulations concern operations, internal controls, and enforcement. The Virginia Lottery Board will accept public comments regarding the regulations through September 9.

A Virginia statute gives circuit courts original jurisdiction to hear declaratory judgment actions brought by businesses to challenge another state’s assertion of sales or use tax nexus. Va. Code Ann. § 8.01-184.1. In a case of first impression, on October 9, 2019, a Virginia circuit court granted the Massachusetts Department of Revenue’s motion to dismiss

The Virginia Supreme Court held that the use of the cost-of-performance method to apportion nearly 100% of the taxpayer’s sales of services to Virginia did not violate the U.S. Constitution, even though over 95% of the taxpayer’s customers were located outside of the state – perhaps an expected result for a services company based in

On August 31, 2017, the Virginia Supreme Court issued its opinion in Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc. v. Virginia Department of Taxation, holding that only the portion of royalties that are actually taxed by another state falls within its “subject to tax” exception to Virginia’s addback statute for corporate income tax purposes.

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By Nick Kump and Amy Nogid

The Virginia Department of Taxation (Department) ruled that a company’s sales of cloud computing services did not create nexus with Virginia for corporate income tax purposes. The Department also said that in applying P.L. 86-272, it uses the same “solicitation” test for both the sales of intangible personal property

By Hanish Patel and Eric Coffill

The Supreme Court of Virginia held that a city could not impose its consumer utility tax on the natural gas consumed by an electric power company solely for the purpose of generating electricity. Virginia localities are authorized to impose the tax on consumers of natural gas provided by a

By Stephen Burroughs and Michele Borens

The Circuit Court of Henrico County, Virginia, recently affirmed a ruling by the Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Taxation (Commissioner) that determined a cable provider’s set-top boxes are not “machines” for local property tax purposes and therefore not subject to Henrico County property tax. Virginia statute classifies property