Weekly Round-Up: Double Feature—Tax Cases and Tax Cuts


This week’s issue of the Bloomberg BNA Weekly State Tax Report offers a double feature—a Q&A with Charles A. Rothfeld, Special Counsel With Mayer Brown, as well as an analysis of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s “State Tax Cut Roundup.”

In the Q&A, Charles Rothfeld discusses the challenges of appellate work in tax cases, including the hurdles in seeking certiorari and succeeding on a Quill challenge before the U.S. Supreme Court.

In the “State Tax Cut Roundup” analysis, Jonathan Williams and Joe Horvath of ALEC discuss how recent tax cuts reflect a national desire for more business-friendly tax policies.

Other highlights from the 4/1/16 issue of the Weekly State Tax Report:

* Federal Court Strikes Down Puerto Rico's ‘Wal-Mart’ Tax

* ‘Quill’ in States’ Crosshairs as New Nexus Standards Enacted

* MTC Apportionment Work Group Digs Deeper Into Zero Receipts

* Proposal: No Philadelphia Contracts for Inverted Companies

Some notable developments from the State Tax Developments Tracker–Bloomberg BNA’s tool for monitoring important developments in all the states:

Louisiana Department of Revenue Announces State Tax Laws Changes to Take Effect on Friday, April 1, 2016

Oregon Legislature Enacts Law Regarding Taxation of Substances Containing Cannabinoids

Indiana Department of Revenue Finds Taxpayer is Responsible for Paying Additional Income Tax on Misappropriated Money

Rhode Island Division of Taxation Adopts Regulation Regarding Mandatory Unitary Combined Reporting for Business Corporation Tax

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In other developments… 

Q1 Summary of Developments, by KPMG

Georgia Keeps It Interesting: Legislature Passes Novel Law on Interest Rates and Refund Claims, by Sutherland 

Compiled by Melissa Fernley