Council On State Taxation Discusses Hot Topics for 2013: Interview With Ferdinand Hogroian and Fred Nicely From COST

The Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Weekly State Tax Report filters through current state developments and analyzes those critical to multistate tax planning.

In recent years, multistate taxpayers have successfully advocated for independent tax tribunals in several jurisdictions. But significant challenges remain. In this interview, Ferdinand Hogroian and Fred Nicely of the Council On State Taxation (COST) explain why contingent-fee audits, tax-related whistle blower lawsuits, and the tax treatment of cloud computing are likely to emerge as some of the hottest state tax issues in 2013. They also note their concern over the Multistate Tax Commission's recent efforts to adopt market-based sourcing compact provisions and the disparate property tax treatment of commercial entities.