The State Tax Show

The State Tax Show

The State Tax Show is for the busy tax professional trying to stay up-to-date on the crazy world of state and local taxation (SALT). BakerHostetler partner, Matt Hunsaker, has been podcasting on state tax issues for years. Each week, he leads a lively discussion of the latest cutting-edge SALT issues. Come join the fun!... Show More

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October 26, 2020 7 min
Back in Episode 95 (May 7, 2020), the BakerHostetler team broke down the problems with digital advertising taxes, including the Maryland proposal (HB 732). On this week's show Matt Hunsaker talks about the Maryland Legislature's anticipated effort to override the Governor's veto of HB 732. Questions & Comments: mhunsaker@bakerlaw.com bakerlaw.com/matthunsaker
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This week you have a rare opportunity: you get to use a service and learn about its taxability at the same time! Just about everyone uses streaming services for music, video, and more. But do you know how states tax these services? In this week's episode, https://www.bakerlaw.com/DavidDEbersole (Dave Ebersole) joins https://www.bakerlaw.com/MattHunsaker (Matt Hunsaker) in the virtual studio to explain. Questions & Comments:...
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The NBA finals are now over - congrats to the LA Lakers. But did holding the playoffs in Florida save the players on state income taxes? Matt Hunsaker discusses that question in this week's episode. Plus, an update on the recently vetoed corporate tax disclosure bill in California. Questions & Comments: mhunsaker@bakerlaw.com bakerlaw.com/matthunsaker
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It's no mystery that when times are hard, bad debts skyrocket. But how do businesses handle bad debts for state income and sales tax purposes? Matt Hunsaker hits the high points in this week's episode. Questions and Comments: mhunsaker@bakerlaw.com bakerlaw.com/matthunsaker
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This bonus episode is the first in an ongoing series highlighting the tremendous work that women do in the state and local tax field. We kick off the series with two of the best: Kate Pascuzzi (State Tax Counsel at ConocoPhillips) and Karen DiNuzzo-Wright (Director of State Income Tax Strategy and Compliance at Walmart). They share their wisdom for those just starting out, along with some hilarious anecdotes of discovering their co...
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Don't rest on your laurels because the closing ink has dried! In this final episode of the series on state and local tax issues in M&A, Matt Hunsaker addresses some of the issues that arise after closing and how to prepare for them, including tax sharing agreements, transition service agreements, voluntary disclosure agreements for lemon purchases, and more. Previous Episodes in M&A Series: https://www.bakerlaw.com/podc...
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In part 3 of our journey through SALT issues in M&A transactions, Matt Hunsaker highlights a few apportionment, unitary combination, and NOL usage implications that should be on your radar whenever you are involved in a transaction. Questions & Comments: mhunsaker@bakerlaw.com bakerlaw.com/matthunsaker
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M&A transactions can have big implications for your company's nexus footprint. In part two of the series on M&A transactions, Matt Hunsaker breaks down nexus issues that should be on your radar if your company is engaging in an M&A transaction and how you can proactively enter into M&A transactions to clean up your nexus footprint. Questions & Comments: mhunsaker@bakerlaw.com bakerlaw.com/matthunsaker S...
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Gone are the days when you could blow off state and local taxes in transactions! https://www.bakerlaw.com/EricaSvoboda (Erica Svboda) and https://www.bakerlaw.com/RyanDGorsche (Ryan Gorsche) - M&A lawyers in Baker Hostetler's https://www.bakerlaw.com/MergersAcquisitions (M&A Team) join https://www.bakerlaw.com/MattHunsaker (Matt Hunsaker) in the virtual studio to provide background on how merger and acquisition transact...
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Many people are looking to move out of high tax jurisdictions - for a variety of tax and non-tax reasons. State tax officials audit residency changes with vigor. https://www.bakerlaw.com/ElizabethAnnSmith (Betsy Smith) joins https://www.bakerlaw.com/MattHunsaker (Matt Hunsaker) in the virtual studio to discuss best practices in formulating a plan to change tax residencies and minimize the audit pain. Questions & Comments: mhuns...
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It can be a little intimidating for a state tax expert to stand around the water cooler with international tax experts that casually throw around terms like BEPS, Pillar 1, Pillar 2, Digital Services Taxes, OECD, GloBE, etc. This episode is longer than usual, but worth the time if you want to understand at a high level what is going on with international tax reform. https://www.bakerlaw.com/JBrianDavis (Brian Davis) joins https://...
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For the last decade, the Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act has languished in Congress. Will it get passed by piggybacking on the HEALS Act? Matt Hunsaker explains the history of the Act, the latest iteration (Remote and Mobile Worker Relief Act, S. 3995), and the unexpected inclusion in the HEALS Act. Comments & Questions? mhunsaker@bakerlaw.com bakerlaw.com/matthunsaker
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Matt Hunsaker provides updates on various topics discussed in prior episodes including: Pennsylvania court rules on sales other than sales of TPP (Synthes) DC expansion of sales tax on digital advertising dies...for now Seattle payroll tax passes without signature Oregon CAT rules finalized California Court of Appeal opines on San Francisco Homelessness Gross Receipts tax (City & County of San Francisco v. All Persons Intereste...
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The Seattle City Council recently passed a new employer-side payroll tax to fund city services, particularly homelessness services. Matt Hunsaker breaks down this new local tax proposal and explains its parallels to other city taxes . . . some may be coming your way soon! Questions & Comments: mhunsaker@bakerlaw.com bakerlaw.com/matthunsaker Check out other BakerHosts podcasts sponsored by Baker Hostetler: https://www.baker...
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Almost all states have adopted marketplace facilitator laws, which require online platform operators to collect sales tax on behalf of sellers. But the laws are a patchwork of different rules and definitions. In this episode, Matt Hunsaker discusses efforts to promote uniformity, including the Multistate Tax Commission, Uniform Law Commission, National Conference of State Legislatures, and the Council on State Taxation. Questions &...
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The California senate just passed Senate Bill 972, which would publish confidential taxpayer information on a California state website. If this bill becomes law, will your company's tax information be subject to public scrutiny? Matt Hunsaker breaks down what you need to know. Questions & Comments: mhunsaker@bakerlaw.com bakerlaw.com/matthunsaker
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Check your Internet access bills for July - some of you might no longer be paying sales tax. On this week's episode, Matt Hunsaker provides the history of the Internet Tax Freedom Act and what it means for a half dozen states who are losing their grandfathered taxing ability on July 1, 2020. Questions & Comments: mhunsaker@bakerlaw.com www.bakerlaw/matthunsaker
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To celebrate his 100th state tax podcast episode, Matt Hunsaker answers listener questions: How do I learn about state tax now that my promotion makes me responsible for state taxes? What will the SALT landscape look like in 20 years? What happens when more than one state can impose sales tax on a transaction? Questions or Comments? mhunsaker@bakerlaw.com www.bakerlaw.com/matthunsaker
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August 11, 2020 10 min
Wild times in Oregon! Matt Hunsaker breaks down the latest administrative rule proposals for the Oregon Commercial Activity Tax and the recently passed Portland ballot proposal to impose local taxes to fund homelessness services. Questions or Comments? mhunsaker@bakerlaw.com www.bakerlaw.com/matthunsaker
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Matt Hunsaker breaks down a couple Washington Business & Occupation tax cases and explains how these principles apply to taxes nationwide. Washington Bankers Association v. State of Washington gives taxpayers Commerce Clause ammunition against discriminatory exportation of taxes to out-of-state companies. Lending Tree, LLC v. State of Washington Dept. of Revenue reins in overreaching efforts to look through to a customer's...
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