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Jordan Goodman Provides Insight on the Quill and Wayfair cases to State Tax Notes04/03/2018

An article published by State Tax Notes covers a panel discussion regarding whether or not the U.S. solicitor general is correct that Quill Corp. v. North Dakota should be applied only to traditional mail-order retailers. University of Connecticut law professor Richard Pomp applauded the solicitor general's amicus brief in South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc., in which the solicitor argued that…

Breen Schiller Provides Insight to State Tax Notes on Virginia Supreme Court Addback Ruling03/26/2018

An article published by State Tax Notes discusses the Virginia Supreme Court's ruling that royalty payments by a company to an affiliate must actually be taxed by another state for Virginia's safe harbor exception to apply. In a decision almost identical to its prior ruling in Kohl's Dep't Stores Inc. v. Virginia Dep't of Taxation, the state's high court again…

HMB’s David Ruskin Quoted in Bloomberg BNA – “Tailors Object to Litigation by Notorious Illinois Whistleblower”03/07/2018

Article by: Michael J. Bologna Read more from BNA Daily Tax Report. A group of custom tailoring companies hopes to dismiss 17 lawsuits filed by a prolific tax whistleblower who alleges the defendants engaged in frauds designed to avoid sales and use tax obligations payable to Illinois. The defendant tailors Feb. 28 filed motions in Cook County Circuit Court to…

HMB’s David S. Ruskin Quoted in BNA Notorious Whistleblower Article01/30/2018

"Notorious Whistleblower Takes Custom Tailors to Court" Excerpt From BNA Daily Tax Report: State, January 30, 2018 By: Michael J. Bologna "An Illinois court has unsealed another 23 lawsuits filed by a veteran whistleblower who is targeting dozens of foreign and domestic bespoke tailors for alleged tax frauds under the Illinois False Claims Act... David S. Ruskin, a partner in the Chicago office…

Chris Lutz Quoted in Law 360 “Vermont Bill Would Tax Cryptocurrency Transactions”01/11/2018

Below is an excerpt of the article written by James Nani and published on 01/11/18. Click here to read the full article. HMB's Chris Lutz was recently quoted in Law 360 regarding Vermont's novel proposal to tax all cryptocurrency transactions at $0.01 per transaction. Lutz discussed the impact the legislation might have in Vermont while considering the bill in the…

Breen Schiller Provides Insight on a Recent Federal Court Holding regarding Online Travel Companies to State Tax Notes – 11/28/1711/28/2017

An article published by State Tax Notes discusses the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit's holding in Vill. Of Bedford Park v. Expedia Inc. that none of the municipalities placed a duty on OTCs to collect or remit local hotel and occupancy taxes, finding that OTCs are not owners, operators, or managers of hotels and are not engaged…

Jordan Goodman Quoted in CBS News “Amazon Sales Taxes: South Carolina Says Pay Up”11/17/2017

Below is an excerpt of the article written by Jonathan Berr and published on 11/17/17. Click here to read the full article.  A high-stakes legal battle is heating up over whether Amazon is shirking its legal obligations to collect sale taxes on merchandise sold by independent sellers on its site. Sellers and their allies say Amazon is far better equipped to…

Chris Lutz Quoted in State Tax Notes “Experts Say Digital Transactions Remain a Tax Enigma” – 11/9/1711/09/2017

Chris Lutz was quoted in TaxNotes regarding a presentation he gave at the Annual Meeting of the California Tax Bar and California Tax Policy Conference addressing the many issues faced by companies employing emerging technologies. Lutz said the ambiguity involved in describing server activity for the purpose of sourcing transactions highlights the challenges governments face. Tax officials may have to…

Breen Schiller Quoted in State Tax Notes “Market-Based Sourcing Still a Dilemma for Many Taxpayers, Panelists Say” – 11/9/1711/09/2017

Breen Schiller was quoted in State Tax Notes from her presentation at the Paul J. Hartman SALT forum, discussing market-based sourcing. The Multistate Tax Commission has established model regulations, but states continue to vary widely in the ways they implement market-based sourcing, according to panelists  at the Paul J. Hartman State and Local Tax Forum in Nashville, Tennessee. Breen Schiller of Horwood Marcus &…

Richard Horwood Quoted in Bloomberg BNA10/16/2017

Below is an excerpt from the original post by Allyson Versprille. Permanent estate tax repeal would allow private art collectors to hold onto their artwork longer, giving them more time to reap its full value, attorneys told Bloomberg BNA. Today, some private collectors may choose to bequeath their art to charities, museums, or universities at death because they can get an…

Chris Lutz Quoted in State Tax Notes “South Dakota Petition Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Kill Quill” – 10/4/1710/04/2017

Chris Lutz was quoted in State Tax Notes discussing current "kill Quill" initiatives. "I have yet to see an articulate view of what limiting principle should apply with respect to remote sellers if the court were to do away with the bright-line rule [of physical presence]," said Christopher Lutz of Horwood Marcus & Berk in Chicago. States such as South…

Breen Schiller discusses Crutchfield Corp. v. Testa with Tax Notes05/08/2017

"As much as I would love to say that the Court is going to take cert and rule on one of the 'Kill Quill' cases - because at the end of the day, all that taxpayers want is some uniformity and clarity - I just don't see it happening." Questions? Click here to contact Breen Schiller. Tax Analysts is a…

Sales Tax Institute Interviews SALT Attorney David Hughes04/03/2017

Sales Tax Institute is a training provider offering specialized sales and use tax education. David discussed the future of sales tax and what advice he would give to professionals getting started in sales tax. Read the full interview here.…

HMB’s Jordan Goodman Quoted in State Tax Notes from American Bar Association Annual Tax Meeting Presentation01/20/2017

Jordan Goodman was on a panel that analyzed the proposed changes to the federal tax system and the impact on the states. Mr. Goodman was quoted as stating "Change is good. Why? The base will be getting larger and the [proposed lower] rate doesn't affect them. This will give the states a windfall if the proposal hold up." Click here…

HMB’s David Ruskin Quoted in Tax Analysts about Illinois Qui Tam Suit Against Wineries09/09/2015

An Illinois court September 3 dismissed a suit against out-of-state wine sellers and held that a state liquor law did not require the sellers to collect local sales and use taxes. In Stephen B. Diamond PC v. 1-800-Flowers.com, an Illinois attorney filed a qui tam complaint in the Circuit Court of Cook County on behalf of the state alleging that a group…

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