Mary Benton, partner at Alston & Bird and a member of the firm’s State & Local Tax Group, was recently featured in an Atlanta Business Chronicle article on the taxation of cloud-based services. Mary discusses the complex tax laws governing cloud services and the significant impact these taxes could have on a company’s bottom line. She goes on to say that the taxes vary state-by-state so it is important for companies to know the landscape in which they do business and to be aware of how they will be taxed; some states tax cloud transactions as a tangible personal property while others tax as a service. It’s critical to clearly define what’s being sold, where it’s being sold and how it’s being sold. For the full article, click here (subscription required).
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