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Employee Retention Credit on the Chopping Block as Congress Mulls Tax and Spending Bills

January 23, 2024

The Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024 (H.R. 7024) would terminate the employee retention credit (ERC) for claims filed after January 31, 2024. Initially authorized by the CARES Act to incentivize businesses to retain their employees, the ERC provided substantial cash refunds to businesses negatively affected by government COVID-19 orders. But… Read More

Taxpayers with less than $3m annual exclusion should cancel Ohio CAT account effective 12/31/23

December 5, 2023

Preparing for significant changes to Ohio commercial activity tax for 2024 – Majority of taxpayers will no longer be subject to CAT following increases in annual exclusions. Ohio’s Budget Bill (H.B. 33) significantly changed corporate activity tax (“CAT”) by increasing the annual exclusion beginning with the 2024 tax year. H.B. 33 eliminated the CAT’s alternative… Read More

Ohio BTA Denies CAT Agent Exclusion in Aramark v. Harris

November 29, 2023

Ohio Commercial Activity Tax has an exclusion from gross receipts for property or money received or acquired as an agent in excess of the agent’s commission fee or other reimbursement. R.C. 5751.02(F)(2)(l). Aramark Corp., the taxpayer in this case, contracted with educational, healthcare, and government institutions to provide food service operations. See Aramark Corp. v…. Read More

Ohio Commercial Activity Tax: BTA cleans up CAT sourcing dispute by ruling sales shipped through an Ohio distribution center were sitused to ultimate delivery location after DC.

October 19, 2023

VVF Interest LLC (“VVF”), represented by Buckingham attorneys Rich Fry, Steve Dimengo and Nate Fulmer, notched a significant victory at the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals for the situsing of its sales for Ohio commercial activity tax purposes. VVF Intervest, LLC v. Harris, BTA Case No. 2019-1233 (Decision and Order, Sept. 13, 2023). Although the… Read More