State & Local

  • April 11, 2024

    Biz Owners Tell House Panel Extending Tax Cuts Is Crucial

    It is essential that Congress extends provisions of the 2017 tax law that are set to expire in 2025, especially the law's pass-through deduction, business leaders told the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

  • April 11, 2024

    Mich. Justices Wade Into Due Process Fight Over Tax Appeal

    The Michigan Supreme Court will review a dispute over whether a packaging company's tax exemption appeal can be heard by the state's Tax Tribunal, the court said in an order.

  • April 11, 2024

    Minn. Bill Aims To Expand Sales Tax Break For Baby Products

    Minnesota would expand an existing sales and use tax exemption for certain baby products to include all baby products under a bill introduced Thursday in the state Senate.

  • April 11, 2024

    Maine Eliminates Municipal Property Tax Levy Limits

    Maine will no longer set limits on the amount that local municipalities can increase property taxes by each year as part of a law signed by the state's governor.

  • April 11, 2024

    Minn. Senate Bill Seeks Sales Tax Break For School Supplies

    Minnesota would exempt all school supplies from sales and use tax under a bill introduced Thursday in the state Senate.

  • April 11, 2024

    Proskauer Adds Kirkland Partner For Tax, Estate Issues

    Proskauer Rose LLP has added to its private client services department a partner from Kirkland & Ellis LLP who specializes in developing domestic and international tax and estate plans for clients with very high net worth, the firm announced.

  • April 11, 2024

    NY ALJ Denies Tax Refund For Leased Car Moved To Pa.

    A New York resident was correctly denied a partial sales and use tax refund on a leased vehicle for a period after he moved to Pennsylvania, a New York administrative law judge determined Thursday.

  • April 11, 2024

    Calif. Panel OKs Requiring Disclosure Of Sales Tax Rebates

    California would require local jurisdictions to publish agreements that result in direct or indirect payment, diversion or rebate of local sales tax revenue and to disclose information to the state under a bill advanced by the state Assembly's tax panel.

  • April 11, 2024

    Tenn. Senate Rejects Less Costly Corp. Tax Break Plan

    The Tennessee Senate rejected Thursday a less costly House of Representatives version of legislation to reform the state's corporate franchise tax and refund some past payments, sending it back to the House.

  • April 11, 2024

    Ariz. To Create Certification Of 3rd-Party Sales Tax Sourcing

    The Arizona Department of Revenue will create a certification process for third-party providers of sales tax sourcing services under legislation signed into law.

  • April 11, 2024

    Minn. Senate Bill Would Cut Corp. Franchise Tax Rate

    Minnesota would cut its corporate franchise tax rate starting in the current tax year under legislation introduced Thursday in the state Senate.

  • April 10, 2024

    Iowa Lawmakers OK Lowering Captive Insurer Premium Taxes

    Iowa would lower the rate of tax imposed on some captive insurance companies' reinsurance premiums under a bill unanimously approved by the state Senate and headed to the governor.

  • April 10, 2024

    Ky. Gov. Rejects Tax Amnesty Program, Bullion Tax Break

    Kentucky's governor vetoed provisions in an omnibus tax bill that would have offered a tax amnesty program and created a sales tax exemption for metal bullion.

  • April 10, 2024

    Pa. House Bill Seeks Remote Worker Corp. Tax Exemption

    Any corporation based outside Pennsylvania would not be required to remit corporate net income tax in the state if the corporation's remote workers worked from the commonwealth less than 50% of the time under a bill introduced in the House Appropriations Committee.

  • April 10, 2024

    Trump Fails Again To Halt NY Trial Over Claim Judge Is Biased

    Donald Trump on Wednesday tried and failed for the third time in as many days to delay his upcoming hush-money trial, after arguing the judge should be removed for supposed bias and that the judge's rules were preventing him from defending himself.

  • April 10, 2024

    Rhode Island Extends Filing, Payment Deadlines After Storms

    Rhode Island will extend some state tax filing and payment deadlines from April to July for people and businesses affected by storms and flooding, the state Division of Taxation said Wednesday.

  • April 10, 2024

    Pa. House Committee To Consider SALT Cap Workaround

    Pennsylvania would allow pass-through entities to elect to be taxed at the entity level as a workaround to the $10,000 federal cap on state and local tax deductions under a bill referred to the House Appropriations Committee. 

  • April 10, 2024

    NC Tax Revenue Collection Through Feb. Down $187M

    North Carolina's total revenue from July through February was roughly $187 million below last year's figure, according to a monthly report released by the state controller office.

  • April 10, 2024

    Md. Digital Ad Tax Rule Illegally Bars Speech, Chamber Says

    A provision in Maryland's digital ad tax law barring companies from directly passing the tax through to consumers regulates companies' speech, not just their conduct, violating the First Amendment, business groups told a federal court.

  • April 09, 2024

    NYC Developers Get $270M In Financing For Brooklyn Project

    The Gotham Organization, Monadnock Development and the Christian Cultural Center obtained $270 million in construction financing for the first phase of their mixed-use Innovative Urban Village project in Brooklyn, New York, according to an announcement.

  • April 09, 2024

    NYC Developers Blame Tax Break Loss For Apartment Slump

    The foundation application filings for multifamily housing in New York City declined significantly in March, which signifies a decline that began after the city's 421-A tax break expired in June 2022, the NYC developer trade group Real Estate Board of New York stated.

  • April 09, 2024

    Ohio Rep. Says Energy Taxes Could Offset Proposed Cuts

    Lost revenue resulting from a bill to end Ohio's income and business receipts taxes could come from new or increased taxes on energy production, a sponsor of the legislation told a state House of Representatives panel Tuesday.

  • April 09, 2024

    Ohio Justices Voice Displeasure With Woodland Deduction

    Several Ohio Supreme Court justices sounded skeptical Tuesday of the state tax commissioner's valuation of a deduction for clearing woodlands that factors into assessments of agricultural properties, saying the figure appeared to be arbitrarily low.

  • April 09, 2024

    Professor In Conn. Says NY Teleworker Tax Can't Reach Him

    A tax professor who lives in Connecticut but teaches in New York worked at home under mandate during the COVID-19 pandemic and none of his income during that time can be subject to New York's teleworker tax, he told the state Tax Appeals Tribunal on Tuesday.

  • April 09, 2024

    Pittsburgh Schools Sue To Force Countywide Reassessment

    The school district serving the city of Pittsburgh has filed a lawsuit in state court to compel Allegheny County to conduct a countywide reassessment of real estate values, arguing that taxation starting from a 12-year-old base level is putting homeowners in some neighborhoods at an unfair and unconstitutional disadvantage.

Featured Stories

  • Boston Bomber Case Offers Clues For Trump Jury Selection

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    A recent ruling that may undo the Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence holds lessons for Donald Trump's upcoming trials, where attorneys will need to make prospective jurors comfortable enough to admit bias before they're picked — and potentially avoid years of appellate fights.

  • Green Energy Credit Sales Spur Surge In Tax Insurance

    Kat Lucero

    A new way for project owners to monetize clean energy tax credits by selling them for cash has turbocharged demand for insurance policies to cover various risks tied to the transactions, which can often be worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

  • Adjusting To Amount B's Rules May Bring Growing Pains

    Natalie Olivo

    Countries designed a new tax framework known as Amount B to streamline the pricing of certain cross-border operations, but the criteria for determining whether transactions qualify for the regime, which negotiators recently made optional, may complicate the goal of simplicity.

Expert Analysis

  • Weisselberg's Perjury At Trial Spotlights Atty Ethics Issues

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    Former Trump Organization executive Allen Weisselberg’s recent guilty plea for perjury in the New York attorney general's civil fraud trial should serve as a reminder to attorneys of their ethical duties when they know a client has lied or plans to lie in court, and the potential penalties for not fulfilling those obligations, say Hilary Gerzhoy and Julienne Pasichow at HWG.

  • Practicing Law With Parkinson's Disease

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    This Parkinson’s Awareness Month, Adam Siegler at Greenberg Traurig discusses his experience working as a lawyer with Parkinson’s disease, sharing both lessons on how to cope with a diagnosis and advice for supporting colleagues who live with the disease.

  • Why Supreme Court Should Allow Repatriation Tax To Stand

    If the U.S. Supreme Court doesn't reject the taxpayers' misguided claims in Moore v. U.S. that the mandatory repatriation tax is unconstitutional, it could wreak havoc on our system of taxation and result in a catastrophic loss of revenue for the government, say Christina Mason and Theresa Balducci at Herrick Feinstein.

  • For Lawyers, Pessimism Should Be A Job Skill, Not A Life Skill

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    A pessimistic mindset allows attorneys to be effective advocates for their clients, but it can come with serious costs for their personal well-being, so it’s crucial to exercise strategies that produce flexible optimism and connect lawyers with their core values, says Krista Larson at Stinson.

  • Trump's NY Civil Fraud Trial Spotlights Long-Criticized Law

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    A New York court’s recent decision holding former President Donald Trump liable for fraud brought old criticisms of the state law used against him back into the limelight — including its strikingly broad scope and its major departures from the traditional elements of common law fraud, say Mark Kelley and Lois Ahn at MoloLamken.

  • Speaking Of Ideas Hard To Swallow: SALT In Review

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    From a Pennsylvania bill that would force corporate tax disclosure to a proposed candy tax in California, RSM's David Brunori offers his thoughts on noteworthy state and local tax news.

  • Requiring Leave To File Amicus Briefs Is A Bad Idea

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    A proposal to amend the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure that would require parties to get court permission before filing federal amicus briefs would eliminate the long-standing practice of consent filing and thereby make the process less open and democratic, says Lawrence Ebner at the Atlantic Legal Foundation and DRI Center.

  • 4 Ways To Motivate Junior Attorneys To Bring Their Best

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    As Gen Z and younger millennial attorneys increasingly express dissatisfaction with their work and head for the exits, the lawyers who manage them must understand and attend to their needs and priorities to boost engagement and increase retention, says Stacey Schwartz at Katten.

  • Former Minn. Chief Justice Instructs On Writing Better Briefs

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    Former Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie Gildea, now at Greenberg Traurig, offers strategies on writing more effective appellate briefs from her time on the bench.

  • Stay Interviews Are Key To Retaining Legal Talent

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    Even as the economy shifts and layoffs continue, law firms still want to retain their top attorneys, and so-called stay interviews — informal conversations with employees to identify potential issues before they lead to turnover — can be a crucial tool for improving retention and morale, say Tina Cohen Nicol and Kate Reder Sheikh at Major Lindsey.

  • Neb. Justices Should Weigh IRC Terms In Dividend Tax Case

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    Nebraska’s highest court, which will hear oral arguments in Precision CastParts v. Department of Revenue on April 1, should recognize that the Internal Revenue Code provides key clues to defining “dividends received or deemed to be received,” and therefore limits Nebraska’s tax on foreign-sourced corporate income, says Joseph Schmidt at Ryan.

  • Strange But True, Here And There: SALT In Review

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    From a confusing proposal to relocate the Louisiana Tax Commission to a perplexing legislative vote on a citizen initiative in Washington state, RSM's David Brunori offers his thoughts on noteworthy state and local tax news.

  • Judicial Independence Is Imperative This Election Year

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    As the next election nears, the judges involved in the upcoming trials against former President Donald Trump increasingly face political pressures and threats of violence — revealing the urgent need to safeguard judicial independence and uphold the rule of law, says Benes Aldana at the National Judicial College.