The BR State + Local Tax Spotlight: October 2022

The BR State + Local Tax Spotlight

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Note from the Editor

Welcome to the October 2022 edition of The BR State + Local Tax Spotlight. We recognize the essentials of staying on top of important State + Local Tax developments, which appear frequently and across numerous jurisdictions. Staying up to date 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 important State + Local Tax developments that could impact your business.

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Eugene J. Gibilaro


A Pennsylvania decision finding that Pittsburgh's tax on nonresident athletes violates Pennsylvania’s Uniformity Clause
By Craig B. Fields

While not many states have a uniformity clause in their constitutions, for those that do it can be a powerful tool in a person’s arsenal in challenging a tax. Read More >>

An Ohio decision ruling for the taxpayer in her as applied constitutional challenge to Ohio’s pandemic emergency legislation
By Nicole L. Johnson

In the post-Wayfair age, the challenges to a jurisdiction’s ability to tax have decreased. However, the pandemic brought a slew of new tax considerations and  emergency rules and legislation, which have resulted in a steady uptick in challenges to a jurisdiction’s ability to tax. Read More >>

A taxpayer win in a sales tax case at the Mississippi Supreme Court
By Eugene J. Gibilaro

As technology advances and an increasing number of products that used to be sold in tangible form are now instead sold in digital form, states are faced with the challenge of adapting their sales and use taxes, which have historically applied only to tangible personal property, to the modern economy. Read More >>


Blank Rome’s nationally prominent State + Local Tax attorneys are thought leaders in the community as frequent guest speakers at various local and national conferences throughout the year. Our State + Local Tax attorneys believe it is necessary to educate and inform their clients and contacts about topics that will impact their businesses. We invite you to attend, listen, and learn as our State + Local Tax attorneys interpret and discuss key legal issues companies are facing and how you can put together a plan of action to mitigate risk and advance your business in accordance with state and local tax laws. Read More >>

© 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.