ESPN Productions Scores Win with Indiana Tax Court’s Ruling Prohibiting Public Access to its Tax Returns and Trade Secrets

ESPN Productions Scores Win with Indiana Tax Court’s Ruling Prohibiting Public Access to its Tax Returns and Trade Secrets

On April 9, 2015, ESPN Productions, Inc. recorded its biggest play of the day in the Indiana Tax Court, when the Court granted the Company’s request to seal from public disclosure tax returns, a production services agreement, and two cable television license agreements.  ESPN Productions performs production …

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Seller Beware: Collecting Sales Tax When Coupons Are Involved Is Not So Cut and Dried

Seller Beware: Collecting Sales Tax When Coupons Are Involved Is Not So Cut and Dried

The information in this blog is for general informational and educational purposes only, including any information provided by guest bloggers.  Postings are not solicitations or legal advice.  This information is not intended to create and receipt of it does not constitute an attorney-client relationship.  The …

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Indiana Tax Court upholds property tax exemption for early learning center

Indiana Tax Court upholds property tax exemption for early learning center

On April 1, 2015, the Indiana Tax Court in Johnson County PTABOA and Assessor v. KC Propco LLC d/b/a Kindercare Learning Center affirmed the grant of a 100% real property tax educational purpose exemption for property used as an early learning center as of the March 1, 2009 assessment date.  KC Propco was the …

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Indiana Board of Tax Review:  Solar Electric Generating Facilities Should be Assessed as Utilities for Property Tax Purposes

Indiana Board of Tax Review: Solar Electric Generating Facilities Should be Assessed as Utilities for Property Tax Purposes

On February 14, 2015, the Indiana Board of Tax Review in eight appeals by the owners of four solar electric generating facilities ruled for the 2013 and 2014 tax years that the solar companies should be centrally assessed by the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance as utilities.  The solar companies …

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Can an Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s Building Qualify for a Property Tax Exemption?  Not Without Evidence of Predominate Use for an Exempt Purpose.

Can an Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s Building Qualify for a Property Tax Exemption? Not Without Evidence of Predominate Use for an Exempt Purpose.

In Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce v. Porter County Assessor, Pet. No. 64-016-10-2-8-00001 (January 2, 2015), the Indiana Board of Tax Review confirmed the denial of a property tax exemption where the taxpayer failed to prove it owned, occupied and used the property for an exempt purpose. The Greater …

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Supreme Court derails 4-R Act challenge to Alabama sales tax on diesel

Supreme Court derails 4-R Act challenge to Alabama sales tax on diesel

On March 4, 2015, the United States Supreme Court decided Alabama Department of Revenue v. CSX Transportation, Inc., No. 13-553, holding that a rail carrier can prove discrimination under the Railroad Revitalization and Regulation Reform Act (4-R Act), 49 U.S.C. § 11501(b)(4), which forbids states from imposing …

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