The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts held its annual briefing in Austin on September 29 and provided taxpayers with updates regarding audits, staffing, pending legislation and related topics. The meeting – which was the first in-person briefing since the beginning of the pandemic – highlighted several taxpayer-friendly audit changes and efficiencies being driven by the

The Texas Comptroller published a private letter ruling concluding that subscriptions to online learning courses for academic subjects, professional topics, and vocational topics are not taxable. However, a company’s subscriptions for the “teacher plan,” which provides teachers lesson plans and other capabilities to integrate into their classrooms, are taxable as data processing. None of the

The Texas Comptroller recently published a private letter ruling (issued on June 10, 2022) concluding that access to a cloud-based online platform used by healthcare students while attending courses at accredited universities and colleges was not subject to sales tax. The platform was accessed exclusively via the Internet, and the students did not download any

The Texas Comptroller recently released a private letter ruling (provided to the taxpayer on April 29, 2022) concluding that the taxpayer’s payment card management services are nontaxable in Texas. In the ruling, the taxpayer provides a payment card management program that allows services, such as food delivery services, the ability to apply customized spending limits

“Business-friendly” Texas has been the leading poacher of California-based companies for over a decade, with relocations from tech-dominated California only accelerating during the pandemic. Oddly enough, at a time when Texas’s highest-profile new neighbors are known for cutting-edge research, the state seeks to narrow the scope of its research and development credit applicable to some

In a private letter ruling, the Texas Comptroller concluded that a medical record retrieval company was providing a taxable data processing service only to the extent it charged for copying of the records it retrieved. The Texas-based medical records retrieval company’s customers are attorneys and insurance companies. The company’s employees manually retrieve and review

On September 20th, the Los Angeles County Superior Court held that local video service provider fees do not apply to streaming video providers. This decision is consistent with a prior decision by the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, which held that streaming video providers were not subject to Nevada localities’ franchise

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts held its annual meeting on August 17 and provided taxpayers with updates regarding legislation, audit procedures, staffing, and other related topics. The meeting, which was held virtually, struck a positive tone regarding Texas’ fiscal outlook and taxpayer-friendly procedural changes.

Audit updates: hope in sight for staffing shortages and the