New York State Corporation Tax Reforms of 2014

This spring, New York enacted sweeping tax legislation that changes many aspects of its state tax law. In this article, Russell Banigan, Kenneth Jewell and Mary Jo Brady, of Deloitte Tax LLP, discuss New York's current tax provisions and explain the major changes coming to the state's corporate franchise tax in 2015. Among the major changes discussed are the unification of Article 32 (Franchise Tax on Banking Corporations) into Article 9-A (Franchise Tax on Business Corporations) and the modifications to the net income tax base, the state's move to a bright-light statutory nexus threshold to determine whether out-of-state corporations are subject to corporate franchise tax, and apportionment and combined reporting reforms.