State & Local Tax (SALT)

Partnerships and S corps. can deduct state and local taxes

The IRS said it would issue proposed regulations allowing S corporations and partnerships to deduct “specified income tax payments” paid to state and local governments above the line and not as passthrough items for partners and shareholders.

California issues emergency regulation to clarify Marketplace Facilitator Act

The regulations provide examples to help taxpayers determine when a seller or facilitator becomes either a “marketplace facilitator” or “retailer” for California sales and use tax purposes and when a taxpayer establishes a tax registration and filing responsibility in California based on its sales activity.

Why are indirect taxes hot for e-commerce businesses?

This article discusses the status of indirect taxes for e-commerce businesses, the expected changes to the EU VAT and U.S. state and local sales tax, and the difficulties for businesses selling goods to consumers online.

Diagnosing the SALT effects of COVID-19: Part 2

Practitioners and taxpayers see uneven guidance on policies and issues resulting from the coronavirus pandemic and face a shifting tax landscape for all types of taxes as state and local governments look to repair badly damaged public finances.

Quirks spurred by COVID-19 tax relief

This article discusses some procedural and administrative quirks that have emerged with the new tax legislative, regulatory, and procedural guidance related to COVID-19.

Individual election to be taxed at corporate rates

Until now, shareholders had rarely invoked the Sec. 962 election to be taxed at corporate rates, and, as a result, most states have provided no specific guidance on how to treat a Sec. 962 election for state income tax purposes.

Newsletter Articles

50th ANNIVERSARY

50 years of The Tax Adviser

The January 2020 issue marks the 50th anniversary of The Tax Adviser, which was first published in January 1970. Over the coming year, we will be looking back at early issues of the magazine, highlighting interesting tidbits.

TAX RELIEF

Quirks spurred by COVID-19 tax relief

This article discusses some procedural and administrative quirks that have emerged with the new tax legislative, regulatory, and procedural guidance related to COVID-19.