Last week, our Unclaimed Property Team uncovered the broader implications of a New York court’s False Claims Act ruling that could create a new risk for holders that report past-due property. Overview of the action brought by the relator The court’s decision Implications for holders Read the full advisory here. [...]Read more
One year after dropping the landmark Wayfair decision, our State & Local Tax Group examines why this year’s Supreme Court decision in North Carolina Department of Revenue v. Kimberley Rice Kaestner 1992 Family Trust won’t leave much of a mark. Kaestner focuses narrowly on the trust at issue in the case The Court goes out of its way to ensure that the decision does not affect precedent The decision reaffirms the due-process test of Quill Read the full advisory here. [...]Read more
The U.S. Supreme Court’s Wayfair decision overturns decades-old precedent and fundamentally changes the use tax collection landscape while leaving a number of questions unanswered. Our State & Local Tax Group explains how this decision has huge implications for online retailers, states’ coffers, and consumers’ wallets. The physical-presence standard under Quill is no more What is the new standard? Retroactivity and a host of other unresolved issues Read the full advisory here. [...]Read more
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the latest challenge to Quill’s physical-presence standard for collecting state use taxes. Our State & Local Tax Group provides a first-hand account of the lively debate and analyzes the Justices’ willingness to overturn the 25-year-old standard. South Dakota takes up Kennedy’s suggestion What is the real-dollar impact? Retroactivity becomes an issue Read the full advisory here. [...]Read more
Try and try again. Our Federal Tax Group analyzes how the U.S. Supreme Court thwarted a bankers association’s attempt to circumvent the Anti-Injunction Act.
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In March, we issued an advisory highlighting a lawsuit filed by the Pennsylvania Treasury Department against the State of Delaware in federal district court seeking to recover uncashed official checks escheated to Delaware by MoneyGram. (http://www.alston.com/advisories/money-gram/). Essentially, the dispute centers upon whether MoneyGram's official checks were subject to the Federal Disposition Act, in which case they would have been reportable to the state(s) in which they were issued rather than Delaware, the state of MoneyGram's domicile. In our prior advisory, we pointed out that [...]Read more