Tax Law

Recent Posts

I Thought the ‘Dodgers’ Were a Baseball Team?
Posted on 3 Nov 2011 by Christopher Bergin

There's a report that's getting a lot of attention this morning that concludes that many large U.S. corporations paid little or no corporate income taxes between 2008 and 2010 even though they raked in millions of dollars. The report, prepared... Read More

Pepper Hamilton LLP Tax Update: New Chief Counsel Advice on Coordinated Acquisitions for Section 382 Purposes Raises Concerns
Posted on 26 Jul 2012 by Pepper Hamilton LLP

By Todd B. Reinstein , Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP Section 382 limits a loss corporation's ability to use its tax net operating loss (NOLs) carryforward following an "ownership change."[1] An ownership change is triggered if one or... Read More

No Economic Nexus for ConAgra Intangibles
Posted on 19 Jun 2012 by Asbury Law Firm

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals held that the licensing of intangible trademarks and trade names by ConAgra into West Virginia did not subject ConAgra to corporate income tax. In sustaining the opinion of the state circuit court, which overturned... Read More

U.K. Road to Competitiveness Is Paved With Tax Increases
Posted on 26 Apr 2012 by Martin A. Sullivan

It has been the stated policy of the United Kingdom's Conservative-led coalition government "to create the most competitive corporate tax regime in the G20." Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne reiterated this policy -- expanded to... Read More

The GOP Offers a Sound Tax Reform Program in South Carolina
Posted on 10 Mar 2012 by David Brunori

The Republicans in the South Carolina House are preparing a significant reform plan that will vastly improve the state's tax system. Although details are sketchy, the plan will broaden the sales tax base by eliminating two thirds of the exemptions... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – May 14, 2012
Posted on 14 May 2012 by State Net

Budget & Taxes STATES' FISCAL HEALTH CONTINUING TO IMPROVE: State fiscal conditions are continuing their slow and mostly steady improvement, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures' Spring 2012 budget update. For the... Read More

Pepper Hamilton LLP Tax Update: New Chief Counsel Advice on Coordinated Acquisitions for Section 382 Purposes Raises Concerns
Posted on 26 Jul 2012 by Pepper Hamilton LLP

By Todd B. Reinstein , Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP Section 382 limits a loss corporation's ability to use its tax net operating loss (NOLs) carryforward following an "ownership change."[1] An ownership change is triggered if one or... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – May 14, 2012
Posted on 14 May 2012 by State Net

Budget & Taxes STATES' FISCAL HEALTH CONTINUING TO IMPROVE: State fiscal conditions are continuing their slow and mostly steady improvement, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures' Spring 2012 budget update. For the... Read More

U.K. Road to Competitiveness Is Paved With Tax Increases
Posted on 26 Apr 2012 by Martin A. Sullivan

It has been the stated policy of the United Kingdom's Conservative-led coalition government "to create the most competitive corporate tax regime in the G20." Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne reiterated this policy -- expanded to... Read More

Haley May Be Right About Repealing the Corporate Tax
Posted on 7 Oct 2011 by David Brunori

Way back in August 2010, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley called for repeal of her state's corporate income tax. I blogged about this issue at the time. I pointed out that the state corporate tax was an inefficient and ineffective way to raise... Read More

Attack of the Killer Bs, and Other Snappy Acronyms
Posted on 11 Jan 2011 by Christopher Bergin

Last week Bloomberg ran a story on how U.S. multinational companies use sophisticated techniques to avoid paying billions in U.S taxes – billions that the rest of us get to make up. The designers of these tax “maneuvers” are brilliant... Read More

The GOP Offers a Sound Tax Reform Program in South Carolina
Posted on 10 Mar 2012 by David Brunori

The Republicans in the South Carolina House are preparing a significant reform plan that will vastly improve the state's tax system. Although details are sketchy, the plan will broaden the sales tax base by eliminating two thirds of the exemptions... Read More

I Thought the ‘Dodgers’ Were a Baseball Team?
Posted on 3 Nov 2011 by Christopher Bergin

There's a report that's getting a lot of attention this morning that concludes that many large U.S. corporations paid little or no corporate income taxes between 2008 and 2010 even though they raked in millions of dollars. The report, prepared... Read More

No Economic Nexus for ConAgra Intangibles
Posted on 19 Jun 2012 by Asbury Law Firm

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals held that the licensing of intangible trademarks and trade names by ConAgra into West Virginia did not subject ConAgra to corporate income tax. In sustaining the opinion of the state circuit court, which overturned... Read More

An Imaginary Tax Californians May Be Forced to Pay
Posted on 17 Dec 2010 by David Cay Johnston

If Timothy Alan Simon has his way, California consumers will soon get nicked for a nonexistent tax, paying millions of dollars each year for a tax that will go not to finance government, but to enrich a monopoly. Simon is a securities lawyer whom Gov... Read More