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John Fletcher: How the SCOTUS hearing on Wayfair may affect internet industries and small businesses in MS

JW SALT Team member, John Fletcher, published an article in the Mississippi Business Journal on how the US Supreme Court hearing of South Dakota vs. Wayfair will affect internet industries and small businesses in Mississippi.   The Court wrestled over whether it should abandon or uphold its longstanding physical presence requirement and, if oral arguments were any indication, … Continue Reading

Transcript and Audio of United States Supreme Court Oral Arguments in Wayfair Case Available Online

Now that the fascinating oral argument has concluded at the United States Supreme Court in the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair, copies of both the transcript and audio recording of the oral argument are available to the public for download and/or streaming on the Court’s website. Stay tuned to Cooking with SALT for more on … Continue Reading

Bill Backstrom and Jay Adams Quoted in Law360 Article Entitled “Attorneys React To Supreme Court ‘Amazon Tax’ Ruling”

Bill Backstrom and Jay Adams were quoted in yesterday’s Law360 article entitled Attorneys React To Supreme Court ‘Amazon Tax’ Ruling.  In the article, Bill, head of Jones Walker’s Tax & Estates Practice Group and a partner in the firm’s New Orleans office, and Jay, a senior partner in Jones Walker’s New Orleans office, shared their thoughts … Continue Reading

Is the Commerce Clause’s “Goods-in-Transit” Doctrine Off of the Menu?

Two recent decisions have addressed whether ad valorem tax can be imposed on stored natural gas, for use outside of the taxing state. See ETC Mktg, Ltd. v. Harris County Appraisal Dist., 01-12-00264 (Tex. Ct. App. 2014); In re Various Applicants for Exemption from Prop. Tax., 313 P.2d 789, 799 (Kan. 2013), cert. denied Missouri Gas Energy v. Kansas, … Continue Reading
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