New York State Department of Taxation and Finance

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (the Department) has been issuing guidance explaining the 2014 corporate tax reform legislation (generally effective on January 1, 2015) through a series of questions and answers (known as FAQs), recognizing that providing guidance through regulations is cumbersome and takes a long time.  On April 1, the

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance has addressed one of the major issues in tax administration:  defining the difference between “big” and “little” cigars.  Tax Bulletin TP-530 (August 28, 2014).  First, the Department has defined “cigar.”  A cigar is any roll of tobacco wrapped in leaf tobacco or in any substance containing

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance has just released a Tax Bulletin addressing how the state’s sales tax applies to sales of computer software and related services. The Tax Bulletin does not broach new ground, but it does offer a formal expression of the Department’s position—previously articulated in advisory opinions—that the provision

Earlier this year, New York enacted sweeping corporate tax reform, generally effective for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2015, including a new economic nexus standard, changes to New York’s combined reporting regime, changes to the tax base and traditional New York income classifications, changes to the receipts factor computation, and changes to