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Kathleen Quinn focuses her practice on state and local tax matters. She represents business and individual taxpayers at all stages of state and local tax controversies, including the audit, administrative, and judicial levels. Kathleen also advises clients on state and local tax planning opportunities and the state and local tax consequences of corporate restructurings and other business transactions. Read Kathleen Quinn's full bio. 

New York Issues Much-Anticipated Guidance on Taxation of Telecommuting Employees


By , , and on Oct 23, 2020
Posted In Income Tax, Local Tax, Massachusetts, Nationwide Importance, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York

Since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic and work-from-home mandates, New York employers and their nonresident employees have been waiting for the Department of Taxation and Finance to address the million-dollar question: Do wages earned by a nonresident who typically works in a New York office but is now telecommuting from another state due to...

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New Jersey Reconsiders Financial Transaction Tax


By , , and on Sep 21, 2020
Posted In Nationwide Importance, New Jersey, Transaction Taxes

A troubling New Jersey financial transaction tax proposal, which appeared to be gaining in popularity over the last few months, has reportedly been left out of the 2021 budget deal Governor Phil Murphy struck with legislative leaders last week. The decision to drop the transaction tax from the deal came days after the Wall Street...

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California Bill Would Make Taxpayer Information Available to the Public (Seriously!)


By , and on Jun 15, 2020
Posted In California, Franchise Tax, Income Tax, Nationwide Importance

A concerning bill is pending in the California Senate. SB-972 would require the California State Controller’s Office (the Controller) to make taxpayer information publicly available. The bill would require that the Controller post on its website a list of all taxpayers subject to the California corporation tax with gross receipts of $5 billion or more...

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Washington Surtax on “Big Banks” Struck Down as Unconstitutional


By , , and on May 18, 2020
Posted In Local Tax, Maryland, Oregon, Washington

On May 8, Washington’s 1.2% surtax on “specified financial institutions” (banks with at least $1 billion a year in net revenue) was struck down by a King County Superior Court judge. Judge Marshall Ferguson ruled that the tax, which is imposed on top of all other taxes, violates the Commerce Clause of the US Constitution...

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The Nexus Implications of Teleworking


By , and on Apr 2, 2020
Posted In Income Tax, Mississippi, Nationwide Importance, New Jersey, Nexus, Tax Base

Over the past several weeks, state and local governments have issued a slew of “stay-in-place” or “shelter-in-place” orders mandating the closure of all “nonessential businesses” and requiring all persons to self-isolate. For most companies, this means that most, if not all, of their employees are required to work remotely. While telework has become a great...

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CARES Act Could Result in Taxation of More GILTI in New Jersey


By and on Mar 30, 2020
Posted In Federal Tax, Income Tax, Nationwide Importance, New Jersey, Tax Base

The federal stimulus bill (the CARES Act), HR 748, which was signed into law by President Trump on March 27, includes certain corporate income tax provisions designed to provide relief to corporate taxpayers. One such provision–the net operating loss (NOL) provision that allows taxpayers to carryback NOLs to prior years–could have unintended consequences at the...

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Cities Providing Local Tax Relief Efforts for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19


By and on Mar 20, 2020
Posted In California, Income Tax, Local Tax, Nationwide Importance, New York, Sales Tax

From coast to coast, both state and local tax authorities are rapidly responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). And while many of the relief efforts are appropriately aimed at supporting individuals who have been impacted by COVID-19, recent pronouncements from local leaders demonstrate that cities are also eager to implement measures supporting small businesses within their...

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BREAKING NEWS: Nebraska Bill Clarifies GILTI and Repatriation Are Deductible


By and on Jan 23, 2020
Posted In Federal Tax, Income Tax, Nebraska, Tax Base

Most states have historically not subjected foreign-source income to state income tax. Consequently, since the passage of TCJA, the vast majority of states have opted not to tax GILTI (with most states explicitly decoupling from GILTI or excluding at least 95% of GILTI from the state tax base) or repatriation income (only five states have...

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BREAKING NEWS: New Jersey Is GILTI, Again!


By and on Aug 23, 2019
Posted In Federal Tax, Income Tax, New Jersey, Tax Base

Taxpayers may have celebrated too soon when the New Jersey Division of Taxation announced that it was withdrawing TB-85 and the GDP-based apportionment regime for global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI) and foreign-derived intangible income (FDII) in favor of a more fair apportionment regime. Read our first post on T8-85 here. Yesterday, the Division issued a...

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BREAKING NEWS: New Jersey Is Not GILTI! The Division Withdraws TB-85


By and on Aug 20, 2019
Posted In Federal Tax, Income Tax, Tax Base

Many New Jersey taxpayers have a reason to celebrate today as the Division of Taxation withdrew Technical Bulletin-85, providing for a special apportionment regime for global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI) and income used to compute the foreign-derived intangible income (FDII) deduction that many felt was unfair and potentially unconstitutional. In December 2018, the New Jersey...

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