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Intercompany Transactions in Separate Reporting States

Reprinted from Tax Notes State, April 22, 2024 It’s hard to believe it’s been over five years since the Maryland Court of Special Appeals held in Staples Inc. that an out-of-state parent could be subject to tax in the state by virtue of royalty payments made by in-state related entities despite all intercompany transactions being … Continue Reading

South Carolina Legislature Reinforces Separate Reporting Regime, Slapping Department on the Wrist

Last week, South Carolina Governor McMaster signed into law Act No. 113 in a much needed reproach to the Department of Revenue’s aggressive attempts to undermine the state’s separate reporting regime for apportioning corporate income. While the law creates a new paradigm for how and in what manner the state or taxpayer may obtain alternative … Continue Reading

Recent Obstacles to New Chicago Mayor’s Campaign Budget Proposals will likely Increase the Temperature on the Transaction Tax

The very first “courtroom” I ever entered as a newly minted lawyer was at the Chicago Administration Hearings Department at 400 W. Superior Street. That case, if I recall correctly, was about the city’s Real Property Transfer Tax and what portion of the sales price in a particular transaction was attributable to the transfer of … Continue Reading
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