Indiana Tax Court deep freezes sales tax exemptions for Warehouse Operator’s purchases of equipment and electricity

Indiana Tax Court deep freezes sales tax exemptions for Warehouse Operator’s purchases of equipment and electricity

In Merchandise Warehouse Co., Inc. v. Indiana Department of State Revenue (Jan. 11, 2017), the Indiana Tax Court rejected a Taxpayer’s request for a sales tax exemption for certain freezer equipment and the electricity used to power the equipment.  Taxpayer operated a food storage warehouse.  Food …

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Online travel company did not owe Indiana sales and innkeeper’s taxes for facilitating rental of hotel rooms

Online travel company did not owe Indiana sales and innkeeper’s taxes for facilitating rental of hotel rooms

In Orbitz LLC v. Indiana Department of State Revenue (Dec. 20, 2016), the Indiana Tax Court characterized the key issue as “whether the Department erred in issuing sales and innkeeper’s tax assessments against Orbitz based on the retail rather than the wholesale rate of Indiana hotel rooms.”  (The Court did …

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Indiana Revenue Forecast & Road Funding – Two Information Briefs from the Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute

Indiana Revenue Forecast & Road Funding – Two Information Briefs from the Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute

  The Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute this month released two informational briefs on topics that will be tackled by the Indiana General Assembly in its upcoming legislative session, where the legislature will craft a new two-year budget for the State.  On December 15th, the Institute …

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Indiana Tax Court Serves a Sales Tax Exemption To Restaurant Chain for Electricity Used to Warm Food

Indiana Tax Court Serves a Sales Tax Exemption To Restaurant Chain for Electricity Used to Warm Food

Electricity used by Qdoba Mexican Restaurants to keep food warm before final preparation and sale was found exempt from sales tax by the Indiana Tax Court.  On June 23, 2015, the Indiana Tax Court in Aztec Partners, LLC v. Indiana Department of State Revenue granted the refund claims filed by Aztec Partners, LLC, …

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Sales Tax Class Actions Raise Red Flags For Retailers

Sales Tax Class Actions Raise Red Flags For Retailers

The following post was originally published by Law360 on May 7, 2015.  Since this post's original publication, additional lawsuits relating to sales tax collection practices, discounts, and "instant rebates" have been filed in California and elsewhere. A slew of recent class actions have retailers and other …

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New Tax Amnesty Opportunity for Indiana Business Taxpayers

New Tax Amnesty Opportunity for Indiana Business Taxpayers

On May 7, 2015, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed into law P.L. 213, which establishes a tax amnesty program that might give business taxpayers with concerns about Indiana tax reporting a great opportunity to settle any outstanding or potentially outstanding tax liabilities with the Indiana Department of Revenue …

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