Welcome to the latest Reed Smith update on recent developments in Massachusetts state tax. In this update, we'll discuss the following developments:

  • Corporate excise tax implications of the Department's decision to treat software as tangible personal property
  • The corporate excise tax treatment of excess inclusion income
  • A challenge to the Department's authority to adjust net operating loss ("NOL") carryforwards
  • Sales tax sourcing appeals pending at the Appellate Tax Board ("ATB")
  • The application of the manufacturing classification to sales companies included in a combined report
  • The sales tax directive on economic nexus, and the recently issued proposed regulation that replaced the directive
  • Administrative and budget updates
  • The latest in Massachusetts tax controversy.

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