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Massachusetts DOR Revokes Directive Explaining Bright-Line Sales Tax Nexus Standard For Remote Internet Vendors
On June 28, 2017, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue issued a directive immediately revoking a prior directive issued earlier this year that would have required out-of-state Internet vendors to collect sales...
United States
9 Aug 2017
Massachusetts DOR Announces Bright-Line Sales Tax Nexus Standard For Remote Internet Vendors
The Massachusetts Department of Revenue has adopted an administrative bright-line rule that will require out-of-state Internet vendors to collect sales or use tax if they meet certain sales and transaction thresholds.
United States
24 Apr 2017
Disrupting The Disruptors
Renowned as the disruptors of other industries, information technology (IT) companies are now subject to a dizzying pace of change, driven by the global pervasiveness of their own technologies.
United States
14 Nov 2016
Virginia Department Of Taxation Expands Communications Sales Tax Application To Internet Connectivity Fees
On December 8, 2015, the Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Taxation ruled that charges related to Internet connectivity did not fall under the protection of the federal Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA).
United States
15 Apr 2016
President Obama Signs Legislation Making Internet Tax Freedom Act Permanent
President Barack Obama signed the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (TFTEA) which makes permanent the moratorium on Internet access taxes and multiple or discriminatory taxes on electronic commerce established by the Internet Tax Freedom Act.
United States
14 Apr 2016
IRS Discusses Section 199 Online Software Regulations And Application To Service Revenue
The IRS addressed the appropriateness of applying the "self-comparable exception" and the "third party comparable exception" to determine if the gross receipts derived from the disposition of computer software qualified for purposes of Section 199.
United States
9 Feb 2016
Cybersecurity Incident Response: Planning Is Just The Beginning
By now, most senior-level executives have heard that either you have had a data breach or you just don't know that you've had a data breach.
United States
11 Dec 2015
Illinois Resumes Operation Of EDGE And Film Production Incentive Programs, But Tax Credit Payouts Remain Suspended
The EDGE Tax Credit is Illinois' main incentive program to attract and keep businesses in the state
United States
24 Nov 2015
Michigan Court Of Appeals Holds Certain Cloud Computing Not Subject To Use Tax
On October 27, 2015, the Michigan Court of Appeals held in a published decision that the purchase and use of certain cloud computing services by a Michigan insurer were not subject to Michigan use tax.
United States
23 Nov 2015
IRS Addresses Income Tax Treatment Of Costs Incurred To Acquire Internet Domain Names
In the CCA memorandum, the IRS describes nongeneric domain names as usually being a specific company or product name.
United States
14 Nov 2015
Chicago Department Of Finance Addresses Sales Taxation Of Cloud Computing Transactions
On June 9, the Chicago Department of Finance issued two rulings that expand the city's ability to tax cloud-based products and services.
United States
20 Jul 2015
New York Department Determines Cloud Computing Services Are Not Subject To Sales And Use Tax
On April 14, 2015, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance issued an Advisory Opinion responding to a petitioner's request as to whether the sale of a certain cloud computing product was subject to New York State sales and use tax.
United States
22 Jun 2015
Nevada Enacts Rebuttable Presumption Of Sales And Use Tax Nexus
On May 27, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed legislation which includes clickthrough nexus and affiliate nexus provisions for purposes of the state's sales and use tax.
United States
16 Jun 2015
LB&I Issues Directive For Cable Network Assets
The IRS Large Business and International Division (LB&I) issued a directive instructing examiners to discontinue exam activity and not begin new activity related to certain expenditures to maintain, repair or improve cable network property.
United States
28 May 2015
New Revenue Recognition Guidance May Affect Software Company Valuations
Software companies are facing a transition to comply with the major accounting changes contained in the new revenue recognition guidance, Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2014-09.
United States
2 Mar 2015
Texas Comptroller Finds Sales Tax Nexus Through Software Licenses
The Texas Comptroller has affirmed an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) decision that a software company is required to collect and remit sales and use tax on its sales of software licenses to Texas customers.
United States
23 Feb 2015
Oregon Tax Court Holds Cable Company’s Video Services Subject
The taxpayer, a major provider of video, high-speed Internet and digital telephone services across the United States, reported its operations in separate cable and programming segments.
United States
16 Feb 2015
COSO 2013 Framework Boosts Fraud Risk Assessment And Prevention
Fraud is among the most distasteful fare on management’s plate. Not only is it an enormous, unplanned drain on company resources it’s spiritually crippling as well.
United States
12 Feb 2015
Florida District Court Of Appeal Finds Internet Sales Of Flowers To Out-Of-State Customers Not Subject To Sales Tax
A Florida District Court of Appeal has ruled that sales of flowers by a Florida-based business via the Internet to customers located outside Florida violated the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
United States
6 Feb 2015
IRS Offers Opportunities For R&D Credits On Internal Use Software
The IRS proposed regulations on Jan. 16 that will offer many taxpayers new opportunities to claim R&D tax credits for software that previously would have been excluded under the internal use software rules.
United States
4 Feb 2015
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