Posted in Corporate Income Tax, Featured Content, Featured Post, Income and Franchise, Nexus, Personal Income Tax, Property and Other State/Local Tax Issues, Sales and Use Tax, State & Local Strategies, The Bottom Line

No Time for Wayfair Complacency

According to a recent survey of 1,150 accounting professionals, business owners are becoming increasingly more comfortable with the ramifications of Wayfair on their businesses compared to the first half of the year. However, they should not get complacent just yet. Even though the Wayfair ruling was made over a year ago, its continued effects on…

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Posted in Corporate Income Tax, Featured Content, Featured Post, Income and Franchise, Nexus, Personal Income Tax, Property and Other State/Local Tax Issues, Sales and Use Tax, State & Local Strategies, The Bottom Line

Some SALTy Thoughts As We Get Ready For Thanksgiving Day Celebration With Family and Friends

As we approach the 2019 Holiday Season with Thanksgiving Day celebrations next week, the ever thoughtful and provocative tax experts at the Tax Foundation were considerate enough to release their 2020 State Business Tax Climate Index for all to consider. A quick read of the 2020 State…

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New York, high-tax states dealt SALT cap blow in court, but fight likely not over

Yesterday, a Manhattan judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by four states including New York and New Jersey, saying that they failed to demonstrate that Congress exceeded its taxing authority when implementing the $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions. After the news broke, Fox Business sat down with MWE SALT director Joseph Pizzimenti,…

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New York Taxpayer Post Labor Day Weekend Blues– New Announcements Could Necessitate Amending Previously Filed 2018 Returns

On September 3, 2019, the New York Department of Taxation and Finance issued three TSB-M announcements that summarize tax law changes adopted as the result of the State’s 2019-2020 Budget {“Budget”} that may affect New York taxpayers’ 2018 returns: TSB- M-19(3)C, Summary of Corporation Tax Budget Legislation Enacted in 2019 Read More

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New York Employers: Is the Employer Compensation Expense Tax A Trick or Treat?

In April of this year, New York Governor Cuomo signed the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year budget. The Budget adopted the Employer Compensation Expense Tax (ECET) in an attempt to offset the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) $10,000 state and local tax (SALT) deduction limitation and its potential negative effect on individual…

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Posted in Nexus, Sales and Use Tax, State & Local Strategies, The Bottom Line

Summer 2018 Comes In With A Sales Tax Heat Wave: U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Wayfair Overturns Quill’s Physical Presence Requirement

Earlier today we were welcomed by the arrival of Summer Solstice and the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. et al {“Wayfair”}, that overturned the physical presence requirement established by the Quill Corp. v. North Dakota decision. At issue was the South Dakota…

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New York State Budget Tax Provisions’ Response to Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

On April 12th Governor Cuomo signed the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year budget (Budget). The Budget contains numerous provisions that address the New York tax ramifications arising from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) passed by the United States Congress late last year. The Budget’s tax provisions pose significant complexities as well…

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Posted in Nexus, Sales and Use Tax, State & Local Strategies

Anatomy of a Sales Tax VDA: Organizing and strategizing a multi-state Sales Tax Voluntary compliance project – Part 3

by: Raymond Chang, CPA (Part 3 of 3) In part one of this series, we examined the initial steps in tackling a comprehensive review of a client’s potential exposures to sales tax requirements to states in which they have conducted business. In part two, we utilized and categorized client-side sales records to lay…

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Anatomy of a Sales Tax VDA: Organizing and strategizing a multi-state Sales Tax Voluntary compliance project – Part 2

by: Raymond Chang, CPA (Part 2 of 3) In part one of this series, we examined the intial steps in tackling a comprehensive review of a client’s potential exposures to sales tax requirements to states in which they have conducted business. Here, we look into the results of our initial analysis and “fill in…

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Anatomy of a Sales Tax VDA: Organizing and strategizing a multi-state Sales Tax Voluntary compliance project – Part 1

by: Raymond Chang, CPA (Part 1 of 3) Navigating the ever-evolving state Nexus and sales tax nuances is never a simple process. Adding to the complexities presented by the significant variance in states’ tax codes, the sheer logistics of maintaining the necessary due diligence can seem overwhelming. For those reasons, businesses are understandably reticent to…

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