On January 15, 2021, the state of Texas published new regulations that alter its means of sourcing service revenue for the state’s margin tax. As detailed below, these changes affect sourcing various types of services revenue, including internet hosting, advertising, digital property, capital assets and investments, single-member LLC interests and financial derivatives.
Amidst the commercial shutdowns brought on by COVID-19, state revenue collections have plummeted nationwide resulting in significant budget shortfalls. In response, many states are taking action. In an effort to overcome an estimated budget deficit of over $50 billion, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 85 (“A.B. 85”) on June 29, 2020. The bill contains several tax measures to provide much-needed tax revenue.
Despite states relaxing shelter-in-place and work-from-home mandates, most employers continue to allow employees to work remotely. Employees have since transitioned to exclusively working from their home offices, vacation homes or other remote locations.
On November 9, 2020, the IRS issued Notice 2020-75 announcing that Treasury and the IRS plan to issue proposed regulations to clarify that state and local income taxes imposed on and paid by partnerships and S corporations are not subject to the $10,000 SALT cap for their partners or shareholders.
Over the past 15 years, Georgia has established itself as a go-to location for production. The coronavirus pandemic, however, has created challenges for the industry and temporarily brought production to a halt. To discuss how studios can successfully restart production in the state, Entertainment Partners and Barnes & Thornburg hosted the webinar, “Georgia on My Mind: Pushing Play on Production in Georgia.”
While COVID-19 has Americans spending more time than usual in their homes, many are wondering whether “home sweet home” might actually be sweeter elsewhere. Whether for convenience, vocation or quality of life, it is important to understand that moving states may not necessarily change an individual’s state of residence for income tax purposes.
This webinar discusses recent legislative, regulatory and administrative updates that affect companies claiming Georgia entertainment tax credits. Join Peter Stathopoulos, head of Bennett Thrasher’s Entertainment Practice, for a discussion.
In an article for Total Retail published on August 19, 2019, Peter Stathopoulos discusses California’s recent enactment of sales tax legislation aimed at remote sellers and marketplace facilitators following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, which ruled that states can require businesses without a physical presence in the state to collect and remit sales tax from their transactions.
In last summer’s landmark decision of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. (“Wayfair”), the US Supreme Court upheld South Dakota’s economic nexus law, which requires companies to collect sales tax when their sales or number of transactions with that state exceed certain thresholds.
In an article recently published in Law360, state and local tax attorney Brian Sengson discusses how technology companies will continue to face expanded sales tax nexus as states adopt economic nexus law. Companies, particularly technology companies, should not take the Wayfair ruling lightly.
The Georgia Department of Revenue has been adopting new audit policies on voluntary and random film tax credit audits. Sometimes these policies are being adopted retroactively and some are arguably aggressive
Peter Stathopoulos and Brian Sengson of Bennett Thrasher’s State and Local Practice recently appeared as guests on an episode of Business Radio X’s Wealth Matters podcast.