The BR State + Local Tax Spotlight: July 2022

The BR State + Local Tax Spotlight

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Note from the Editors

Welcome to the July 2022 edition of The BR State + Local Tax Spotlight. We understand the unique demands of staying on top of important State + Local Tax developments, which happen frequently and across numerous jurisdictions. Staying updated on significant legislative developments and judicial decisions helps tax departments function more efficiently and improves strategy and planning. That is where The BR State + Local Tax Spotlight can help. In each edition, we will highlight for you important State + Local Tax developments that could impact your business. In this issue, we will be covering:

  • The New Jersey Division of Taxation Audit Branch’s recent initiative to resolve state transfer pricing issues;
  • A New York Appellate Division decision that a New Jersey resident’s vacation home in upstate New York was not sufficient to establish statutory residency in New York; and
  • The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance’s final draft of corporate tax apportionment regulations that updates guidance on the state’s Corporation Franchise Tax.

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Eugene J. Gibilaro and Anna Uger


New Jersey’s Unconstitutional Penalties for Transfer Prices Should Fail!
By Mitchell A. Newmark

New Jersey, in advance of examining the facts and the issues, has said it refuses to do its job of auditing and resolving tax disputes involving transfer pricing without imposing penalties unless you do the job for them, do it fast, and do it their way—and all appeal rights are waived. This creates clear violations of State and Federal Due Process, the Manifest Injustice doctrine, and the mandate that government turn “Square Corners” when dealing with taxpayers. Read More »

Appellate Division Holds That Existence of Vacation Home Not Enough to Establish Statutory Residency in New York
By Kara M. Kraman

The Appellate Division recently granted taxpayers an important victory when it overturned the decision of the Tax Appeals Tribunal and held that a New Jersey resident’s vacation home in upstate New York was not enough to establish his statutory residency in New York. Read More »

New York State Tax Department Releases Final Draft Corporate Tax Apportionment Regulations
By Irwin M. Slomka

Since the enactment of New York State corporate tax reform beginning in 2015, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (the “Department”) has been periodically posting for comment draft regulation sections interpreting the law. Things took a decidedly more accelerated turn when, this past April, the Department posted two sets of revised “final drafts” covering all topics except apportionment, and announced that it would be posting a final draft of the apportionment regulation sections by this summer. On July 1, 2022, the Department posted the revised apportionment regulations, combining into one final draft what had been three separate sets of regulation sections, which were last updated in 2019. Read More »


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© 2022 Blank Rome LLP. All rights reserved. Please contact Blank Rome for permission to reprint. Notice: The purpose of this update is to identify select developments that may be of interest to readers. The information contained herein is abridged and summarized from various sources, the accuracy and completeness of which cannot be assured. This update should not be construed as legal advice or opinion, and is not a substitute for the advice of counsel.