Weekly Round-Up: Pending Quill Appeal and “Voluntary” Sales Tax Collection from Remote Sellers

Highlights from the 5/20/16 issue of the Weekly State Tax Report :

  • ‘Quill' Appeal Nears as Alabama Issues Final Assessments

    Alabama is likely within a month of an appeal over its sales tax regulation that expands nexus for remote retailers, according to the state department of revenue.

  • More States Tooling Up for Transfer Pricing Audits

    Multinational corporations should expect plenty of new transfer pricing audits from state revenue departments in response to perceived revenue losses and new tools for sharing audit information.

  • Office Debate Exposes California Tax Administration Variations

    Four elected California State Board of Equalization members are exposing disparate approaches to tax administration within the boundaries of their districts as they try to satisfy lawmakers who are questioning the amount of office space they have around the state.

  • Remote Sellers to ‘Voluntarily' Collect Oklahoma Sales Tax

    A bill asking online retailers to voluntarily collect sales tax from their customers became law when Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) signed the measure hailed by lawmakers and business groups as a means of granting competitive parity between local and online retailers.

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

  • Kansas Governor's Office Announces Veto of Senate Bill 280

  • Oklahoma Legislature Enacts Law to Create the Oklahoma Retail Protection Act of 2016

  • Illinois Department of Revenue Proposes to Amend Rule Relating to Filing of Separate Unitary Returns

  • Alabama Legislature Enacts Law Providing Due Dates of Certain State Income Tax Returns to Correspond with Federal Tax Due Dates

  • Mississippi Legislature Enacts Law to Create Taxpayer Pay Raise Act 2016

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In other developments…  

Alabama: Financial Institution Apportionment Regulations No Longer Required to Mirror the Multistate Tax Commission’s Model Regulations, by KPMG

Mississippi Reduces Income Tax Rate and Phases Out Corporate Franchise Tax, by Grant Thornton

Compiled by Melissa Fernley