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.
Brian Sengson, Manager in Bennett Thrasher’s State and Local Practice, will be joining the “Lewis on the Law” Biz 1190 radio show as a guest on Saturday, September 1st at 9:00 AM. He will be discussing the practical and Constitutional implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the South Dakota v. Wayfair case.
As the time for filing tax returns in 2018 nears its end, taxpayers should be aware of the filing deadlines applicable to their individual and business tax returns. These filing deadlines were updated by the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act for tax returns filed during 2017, and continue to be effective for returns filed in 2018 and future years.
In an article published recently by Hypepotamus, Brian Sengson discusses what the South Dakota v. Wayfair ruling means for online retailers and technology companies. Now that the physical presence rule has changed, SaaS companies are especially at risk due to their cloud accessibility and monthly pricing models.
In the landmark decision of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., the US Supreme Court overturned the Quill physical presence standard, deeming it “unsound and incorrect.” In turn, the Court upheld South Dakota’s economic nexus law, which requires companies to collect sales tax when their sales or the number of transactions with the state exceed certain thresholds.
Nationwide, 4.1 million Americans pay more than $10,000 each in property taxes alone, according to ATTOM Data Solutions. The itemized deductions of many taxpayers stand to be severely limited with the new $10,000 cap on state and local taxes enacted as part of tax reform in December of 2017, especially if multiple personal real properties are owned.
In a recent article published in Accounting Today, James Pickett and James Parks provide insight on how businesses of all sizes are looking for guidance following the major changes to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Pickett and Parks explain the reason for the most significant tax legislation in 30 years.
Included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law in December 2017, is a new tax planning technique for deferring gains from sales. By investing in Qualified Opportunity Funds, taxpayers can defer (and potentially partially avoid) gain recognition on the sale of any property.