Lessons of Oracle: Inconsistencies and Changes in Reporting Inevitable in State Taxation, But When Must They Be Disclosed?

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The Oregon Tax Court recently denied a motion for partial summary judgment in Oracle v. Oregon Dept. of Rev., a case involving a taxpayer's inconsistency in classifying income as business or nonbusiness income in two different states. In this article, Giles Sutton, Jamie Yesnowitz, and Chuck Jones, of Grant Thornton LLP, discuss the differences among state disclosure requirements and the impact Oracle may have for taxpayers taking nonuniform positions from state to state.

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