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by William Grimsinger
On April 28, 2011, the Senate Finance Committee considered Senate Joint Resolution ("SJR") 52. SJR 52 was introduced by Senator Steve Ogden and would amend the Texas Constitution to: (1) create an exception to the so called Bullock Amendment (which prevents a business tax from applying to the incomes of natural persons and to income distributed by certain partnerships) and (2) pass a one year constitutional bar on the margin tax from January 1, 2014 to January 1, 2015. If the resolution is approved, the proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution ...
By Paul Masters
By unanimous consent, the Texas House passed HB 1841 which establishes that the sole activity of placing a web page on a server of a third party in Texas does not constitute doing business in Texas. Further, the bill provides safe havens for persons providing Texas host services, by ensuring no such person has a duty to (i) examine a user’s data to determine applicability of the sales tax to a user, (ii) report to the Comptroller the user’s activities, or (iii) advise a user as to the applicability of the sales tax in Texas. The Senate is expected to pass similar ...
By Paul Masters
On Tuesday, the Texas House easily passed HB 2403. The bill addresses the “Amazon” issue, by subjecting a person to tax if the person has a distribution center in Texas, but also expands the definition of doing business in Texas to include any person who “derives receipts from the sale” of tangible personal property in Texas. This would presumably include Amazon affiliates, an issue hotly contested by Amazon in New York and other states.
Specifically, the bill modifies the Texas Tax Code as follows:
(i) redefines "seller" and "retailer" under the Texas Tax ...
Earlier this month we blogged about HB 427 ("Bill"), titled the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, which was being considered by the Alabama House of Representatives (the "House"). On April 21st, the House passed the Bill 88 to 0. The Bill will now be forwarded to the state Senate.
As we stated previously, one of the many highlights of HB 427 would be the abolition of the Department of Revenue’s Administrative Law Division and replacement with a new, independent state agency, the Alabama Tax Appeals Commission (“ATAC”). Modeled after the ...
On August 31, 2010, the New Jersey Tax Court issued a memorandum decision in Beneficial New Jersey, Inc. v. Director, Division of Taxation, N.J. Tax Court, Docket No. 009886-2007 (August 31, 2010). The Court held that the taxpayer satisfied one of the enumerated exceptions authorized by the interest add-back statute, N.J.S.A. 54:10A-4(k)(2)(I). Therefore, the Court found that the taxpayer was entitled to its interest expense deductions. Recently, the New Jersey Division of Taxation ("Division") released TAM-13, accepting the Tax ...
Introduced March 31, 2011, the Alabama House of Representatives is now considering HB 427 titled the Alabama Taxpayers' Bill of Rights. One of the many highlights of HB 427 would be the abolition of the Department of Revenue's Administrative Law Division and replacement with a new, independent state agency, the Alabama Tax Appeals Commission ("ATAC"). ATAC's jurisdiction would include hearing appeals of tax and other matters administered by the Alabama Department of Revenue and, subject to an opt out provision, appeals related to certain local taxes levied by or on behalf of self-administered counties or municipalities.