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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Trademarks and income tax nexus

A recent West Virginia Supreme Court case involving ConAgra Brands points out that economic nexus is not as broad as some states have argued. The case distinguishes the facts from Geoffrey (South Carolina, 1993) and the more recent KFC (Iowa, 2011). The court also notes that nexus did not exist under Due Process clause which is a reminder that Due Process is important - not all fact patterns should go directly to the commerce clause and Complete Auto Transit for nexus analysis.

I have a short article on this case in the AICPA Tax Insider today - "Trademarks alone are not enough for income tax nexus."

What do you think?

1 comment:

Scott Bradley said...

As the "nexus tax" continues to become a larger issue for businesses that sell to many states, it will be interesting to see how everything shakes out.

The sad part is, most small business' aren't even prepared, and are blind sighted by it when they get a notice in the mail saying they owe more taxes because they sold products/services in more than one state.

If the states weren't so broke, I don't think it would be as big of an issue as it is now.