October 12, 2017
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  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  QSC 231 (14 October 2016).
January 20, 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.
September 23, 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 During the legislative session, the comptroller repealed eight burdensome tax laws, amended various tax code sections, and provided more detailed definitions, among other things.
September 16, 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.