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The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (“Department”) recently published guidance stating that a nonresident’s income will be sourced to New York State unless the nonresident’s remote work location meets the “bona fide employer office” exception to the “convenience of the employer test.”  Specifically, the Department addressed a question in its FAQs regarding how to source income for Personal Income Tax purposes where a nonresident’s primary office is in New York, but the…

In a precedential ruling, the California Office of Tax Appeals held that the research and development tax credit is only available for activities “engaging in the scientific method.”  The decision, In re Swat-Fame, Inc., 2020-0TA-046P (June 1, 2020), found that trial-and-error modifications to garments did not constitute “qualified research” under R&TC section 23609.

The Baker McKenzie State and Local Tax (SALT) Subpractice Group is presenting a series of short webinars to keep members of the SALT community abreast of recent developments in these less than certain times.  We hope you will attend so we can stay connected as we address these issues together. The next session in the series, False Claims Act and SALT, will take place on Wednesday, June 3 at 1:00 pm ET.  If you would…

The Texas Court of Appeals recently issued a decision that applied market-based sourcing for services, despite the state’s statute that requires the sourcing of receipts to the location where the service is performed.  In Hegar v. Sirius XM Radio Inc., No. 03-18-00573-CV (Tex. App. Austin, 2020), the court narrowly defined the scope of “performance” as the final act that gets the service to the customer, thereby ignoring all of the costs that went into the performance and production of the service up to that point.  Such an application produces a result that equates to market-based sourcing.