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Chamberlain Hrdlicka tax attorney honored by ALM Media publication
PHILADELPHIA (June 2014) – The Philadelphia office of Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry is proud to announce that shareholder Stewart M. Weintraub has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Legal Intelligencer, a publication of ALM Media. Presented at a celebratory dinner on May 29, 2014, the award honors a select number of Pennsylvania’s most influential lawyers and jurists.
The Legal Intelligencer selected individuals who have helped to shape the law in Pennsylvania ...
Alabama House Approves Legislation to Update Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights
The Alabama House approved a substitute version of a Bill, HB 105, which would update the Alabama Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights with regard to the protocols for handling taxpayer appeals.
Alabama Supreme Court Finds for Online Travel Companies in Tax Suit
The Alabama Supreme Court affirmed a lower court’s summary judgment decision, which held that online travel companies are not engaged in the business of renting rooms or lodgings or furnished accommodations for the purposes of ...
Arizona Court Holds that Cooperative Direct Mail Advertising is Not Subject to Use Tax
The Arizona Appeals Court held that cooperative direct mail advertising was not subject to the state’s use tax, since the dominant purpose of the taxpayer’s business was to obtain nontaxable design, mailing and printing services, and not tangible personal property.
Indiana Legislature Passes Bill to Phase Out Inheritance Tax
The Indiana General Assembly has passed legislation, SB 293, which will phase out the state’s inheritance tax, gradually ...
Arizona Senate Rejects Proposed Amazon Legislation
The Arizona Senate rejected proposed Amazon legislation, SB 1338, which would have broadened Arizona’s definition of retailer to include any company with a warehouse in the state.
California Revises Publication on Internet Sales, Incorporating eBooks and Apps
The California State Board of Equalization revised Publication 109 regarding Internet Sales, in order to provide guidance on the tax treatment of eBooks and apps. According to the Publication, the transfer of a downloadable ...
On February 2, 2012, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court (“Commonwealth Court”) affirmed the decisions of the Philadelphia County Common Pleas Court and the City of Philadelphia Tax Review Board (“TRB”),finding Expedia, Inc. (“Expedia”)was not an operator of a hotel and was not subject to the City of Philadelphia’s (“City”) Hotel Room Rental Tax (“Hotel Tax”).
Expedia is an online travel company that allows travelers to make reservations for hotel rooms, flights, rental cars, events and other travel ...
Pennsylvania is now attempting to join the list of states which have challenged the use of the so-called Delaware Loophole. In the past, other states have challenged the Delaware Loophole by litigation or by legislation. The legislative remedies involved enacting either combined reporting or disallowing the deduction for the royalty payments. OnWednesday January 25th, House Bill 2150, Printer’s No. 3019 (“Bill 2150”), was introduced into the Pennsylvania Legislature. If enacted,Bill 2150 would amend the Pennsylvania ...
Arizona DOR Finds Nexus for Sales Representatives Providing Customer Support and Training
Of course it had nexus: Arizona DOR rules that corporation has substantial nexus due to presence of sales representatives who provide customer support and training.
California Issues Proposal to Amend Definition of “Retailers Engaged in Business in this State”
California Board of Equalization issues a proposal to amend the definition of “retailers engaged in business in this state,” in conformance with AB 155. It will take effect either ...
Each year the Pennsylvania State Tax Equalization Board ("STEB") calculates and publishes the common level ratio ("CLR") for each county in the state. The Pennsylvania General County Assessment Law provides that there cannot be more than a 15% differential between the STEB CLR and the county's Established Predetermined Ratio ("EPR"). 72 P.S. § 5020-511(c). For decades the STEB CLR for Philadelphia County fell slightly below, but within 15% of the county's EPR of 32%. This year marked a drastic change for Philadelphia. For tax year ...