The Wisconsin Tax Appeals Commission sided with the Department of Revenue, ruling that American Honda Motor Co.’s sale of environmental credits generated apportionable income for corporate income and franchise tax purposes. American Honda bought vehicles from related companies and resold them to car dealerships and other retailers in the U.S.

When American Honda sold its

In November 2021, the Wisconsin Department of Revenue published its updated Publication 240 regarding the taxability of digital goods. Among other updates, the publication clarifies that taxable “other news or information products” are those products that “disseminate news or information,” for example charges for access to online databases or websites where the payer may perform

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals held that guidance issued by the Department of Revenue required the Department to allow a dividends-received deduction for cash distributions received by a taxpayer from a foreign partnership that was classified as a corporation for federal purposes. The taxpayer based its claim to the deduction on published guidance in effect

In this episode of the SALT Shaker Podcast, host Chris Lee discusses a California income tax matter concerning the sourcing of an individual’s income, a Wisconsin corporate income tax matter involving the dividends received deduction, and two Idaho individual income tax decisions addressing domicile.

Questions or comments? Email SALTonline@eversheds-sutherland.com.

 

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue has published a guidance document on the taxation of traditional and remote learning materials. Live in-person and digital online educational services are generally a non-taxable educational service. The guidance provides that the sale of a pre-recorded webinar is generally taxable as the sale of personal property, although it may be

The Wisconsin Tax Appeals Commission recently clarified the applicability of the state’s property tax exemption for machinery, tools, and patterns (“MTP”) under Wis. Stat. § 70.111(27), which took effect in 2018. At issue in this appeal was which of a taxpayer’s property items were eligible for the exemption, which applies to all MTP unless the

Wisconsin’s Department of Revenue (DOR) released two proposed guidance documents answering common questions and clarifying rules applicable to marketplace sellers and providers. The proposed Marketplace Provider Common Questions generally explains the DOR registration process and offers other clarifications; for example, it notes that facilitators can prepare a single sales tax return that includes all facilitated

On July 17, 2018, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals held that a taxpayer’s services qualified as taxable “laundry services” and were subject to Wisconsin sales tax.  The taxpayer entered into service agreements with clients and provided them contract cleaning services.  The taxpayer would hire its clients’ existing laundry department workforces as employees, who would then

By Jessica Eisenmenger and Open Weaver Banks

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals for District III upheld the Tax Appeals Commission’s decision that separating dredged material from contaminated river water into its constituent parts for the purpose of water pollution remediation constitutes “processing” of tangible personal property and is therefore a taxable service. Tetra Tech EC,

By Charles Capouet and Jonathan Feldman

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals held that Wisconsin courts lacked personal jurisdiction over the Mississippi Department of Revenue so as to subject it to a lawsuit in the state. An individual taxpayer asserted that the Mississippi DOR had filed a fraudulent tax lien against him. The taxpayer moved from