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Online Travel Companies and Hotel Occupancy Tax Litigation

Over the past several years, a spate of litigation has arisen throughout the country concerning the application of hotel occupancy taxes to online bookings. The cases focus on whether online hotel reservation and travel companies are required to collect and remit transient occupancy tax ("occupancy...

Constitutional Limitations on State Taxation of Securities Transactions

by Andrew W. Singer, Esq.* I. Introduction Income from securities transactions may be subject to both federal and state income taxes, at least in the substantial majority of States that impose income taxes. The US Constitution imposes limits on State taxes to which the federal income tax is not...