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Talking Tax – Issue 98

Cases

Payroll taxes – still no relief for the Brisbane Lions

On Friday 6 October 2017, in Brisbane Bears – Fitzroy Football Club Limited v Commissioner of State Revenue [2017] QCA 223, the Supreme Court of Queensland Court of Appeal (Court of Appeal), dismissed the Taxpayer’s appeal against the Supreme Court’s decision in Brisbane Bears – Fitzroy Football Club Ltd v Commissioner of State Revenue [2016] QSC 231 (14 October 2016).

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Multistate Tax Update — January 21, 2016

In November 2015, the Michigan Court of Appeals reached a decision in the case Auto-Owners Insurance v. Department of Treasury holding that various cloud-computing transactions were not subject to use taxes despite the Treasury Department’s opposite conclusion. This was the last of several cases in which the courts reached a conclusion contradicting the Treasury Department’s position. (We discussed the details ofAuto-Owners in our November 19, 2015, Multistate Tax Update.)

On Jan. 11, 2016, the Treasury Department put to the bed speculation over how it would handle these losses and issued a Notice to Taxpayers that it would not continue to fight; it is giving full retroactive effect to the judicial rulings.

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Multistate Tax Update — September 24, 2015

In the September 2015 issue of Tax Policy News, the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts provides a legislative update of the 84th Legislature. During the legislative session, the comptroller repealed eight burdensome tax laws, amended various tax code sections, and provided more detailed definitions, among other things. 

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Multistate Tax Update — September 17, 2015

On Sept. 3, 2015, South Carolina’s Department of Revenue (SCDOR) issued Revenue Procedure #15-3, which is intended to assist taxpayers requesting an economic development-based alternative allocation or apportionment method. 

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