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Earlier this month, the California Franchise Tax Board released Legal Ruling 2022-02, regarding the sourcing of Internal Revenue Code Section 751(a) gain from the disposition of a nonresident individual’s partnership interest when the IRC Section 751 property is located in California.

In this article for Law360, Eversheds Sutherland Senior Counsel Eric Coffill discusses the nonresident asset ruling and its

Most decisions issued by the California Office of Tax Appeals involve small dollars, but these decisions can still shape precedent.

In this article for Bloomberg Tax, Eversheds Sutherland Senior Counsel Eric Coffill discusses Appeal of R. Sheward, which addresses the Franchise Tax Board’s legal authority to assess tax on unreported income based on an estimate of income and its unwillingness

The California Court of Appeal ruled that nonresident shareholders were subject to California tax on their pro rata shares of intangible income from an S corporation’s sale of shares in a subsidiary. This sale of intangibles (goodwill of a business) was sourced as business income apportioned at the S corporation level, not as intangible income to a nonresident under the

It is still early in the 2022 session of the California Legislature, which reconvened on January 3, and goes on final recess on August 31. However, a number of proposals to increase taxes are already under consideration.

In his article for Financial Advisor Magazine, Eversheds Sutherland Senior Counsel Eric Coffill details current tax increase proposals to watch.

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The Minnesota Tax Court ruled that the federal Anti-Head Tax Act (AHTA) preempts using Alaska Airlines’ gross receipts when calculating the Minnesota Franchise Tax Minimum Fee. The AHTA prohibits states from taxing gross receipts from air commerce or transportation. Minnesota’s Minimum Fee, imposed on taxpayers exercising a corporate franchise in the state, is calculated based on the taxpayer’s total Minnesota

The North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) recently found, following a summary judgment motion hearing, that limiting the franchise tax deduction to receivables from affiliates doing business in North Carolina violated the U.S. Constitution. The petitioner argued that limiting the deduction to North Carolina debtors discriminated against interstate commerce in violation of the dormant Commerce Clause of the U.C.

Currently, there is no California conformity to GILTI, and GILTI is not part of the tax law in California unless and until the California Legislature adopts it.

In this column for the November/December issue of Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives, Eversheds Sutherland attorneys Eric Coffill and Annie Rothschild discuss the California Legislature’s recent effort to conform to GILTI,

Residency/domicile is a critical issue in a state-tax analysis because, as a general principle, a state taxes its own residents on all their income from whatever sources it is derived (typically with a credit mechanism for some or all tax paid to another state on that same income). However, regardless of residency and regardless of whether the individual has any

This installment of “Behind the Board,” which highlights the milestones, challenges, and lessons of Tax Notes State’s advisory board, focuses on Senior Counsel Eric Coffill.

Read more about Eric’s career and reflections here.