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  •  Idaho Supreme Court upholds grocery tax veto

    Idaho Supreme Court upholds grocery tax veto

    Tax Law 08/07/2017

    The Idaho Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's contentious veto of legislation repealing the state's 6 percent sales tax on groceries.The high court's decision comes after 30 state lawmakers filed a lawsuit claiming Otter took to...

  • Court sides with towns over utilities in tax dispute

    Court sides with towns over utilities in tax dispute

    Tax Law 07/13/2017

    Two electric utilities seeking to reduce their property taxes in dozens of towns across New Hampshire lost an appeal Friday to the state Supreme Court.Eversource and the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative sought tax abatements from 64 towns in 2011 a...

  • South Dakota and Flandreau Santee Sioux tribe clash in court

    South Dakota and Flandreau Santee Sioux tribe clash in court

    Tax Law 07/03/2017

    The Flandreau Santee Sioux tribe is suing South Dakota over the state's interpretation that contractors working on an expansion of the Royal River Casino are required to pay contractor excise taxes to the state.The Argus Leader reported that the laws...

  • Federal court: No back pay for ex-central Indiana marshal

    Federal court: No back pay for ex-central Indiana marshal

    Tax Law 10/24/2016

    An Indiana federal court has ruled against a former central Indiana marshal who is seeking back pay from the town of Summitville. The (Anderson) Herald Bulletin reports the federal court in southern Indiana ruled state minimum wage law says former Su...

  • Court Won't Hear Appeal Of New York Internet Taxation

    Court Won't Hear Appeal Of New York Internet Taxation

    Tax Law 09/09/2014

    The Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider throwing out New York state's taxes on Internet purchases on websites like Amazon.com, a move that could change the way Internet commerce works. The high court refused without comment to hear appeals fr...

  • Equifax goes to US Supreme Court with tax appeal

    Equifax goes to US Supreme Court with tax appeal

    Tax Law 05/24/2014

    Credit bureau Equifax Inc. is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear appeal from an adverse tax ruling in Mississippi. The appeal is a reaction to a 2013 Mississippi Supreme Court decision that Equifax had to prove that it didn't earn any taxable inco...

  • Court to hear dispute over state tax collection

    Court to hear dispute over state tax collection

    Tax Law 05/24/2014

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to consider a dispute over how a state may tax the income that its residents earn in another state. In a case that could affect how taxes are collected in every state, the justices will hear an appeal from Maryland...

  • Oklahoma Supreme Court Shoots Down Income Tax Cut

    Oklahoma Supreme Court Shoots Down Income Tax Cut

    Tax Law 01/24/2014

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that a bill passed last session to cut the state's personal income tax and provide $120 million for repairs to the Capitol is unconstitutional. In a unanimous decision released Tuesday, the court ruled the bill vi...

  • Court Won't Hear Appeal Of New York Internet Taxation

    Court Won't Hear Appeal Of New York Internet Taxation

    Tax Law 01/24/2014

    The Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider throwing out New York state's taxes on Internet purchases on websites like Amazon.com, a move that could change the way Internet commerce works. The high court refused without comment to hear appeals fr...

  • Maryland appeals income tax case to Supreme Court

    Maryland appeals income tax case to Supreme Court

    Tax Law 01/24/2014

    The Daily Record reports the justices on Monday asked for the Obama administration's views on the constitutionality of barring state residents from deducting income taxes paid to other states from their local city or county taxes owed in Maryland. La...

  • Ill. high court invalidates 'Amazon tax' for sales

    Ill. high court invalidates 'Amazon tax' for sales

    Tax Law 09/09/2013

    The Illinois Supreme Court threw out a state law Friday that taxes certain Internet sales, saying the so-called "Amazon tax" violated federal rules against "discriminatory taxes" on digital transactions. The 6-1 ruling represented the first time a co...

  • Oklahoma Supreme Court Shoots Down Income Tax Cut

    Oklahoma Supreme Court Shoots Down Income Tax Cut

    Tax Law 09/09/2013

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that a bill passed last session to cut the state's personal income tax and provide $120 million for repairs to the Capitol is unconstitutional. In a unanimous decision released Tuesday, the court ruled the bill vi...