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Colorado can enforce its ‘Amazon tax’ law – U.S. appeals court

Colorado can enforce its ‘Amazon tax’ law – U.S. appeals court

(Reuters) – A federal appeals court endorsed a Colorado law designed to make it easier for the state to collect sales taxes on out-of-state purchases made over the Internet. Monday’s decision by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver reversed a lower court ruling that blocked Colorado from enforcing its so-called “Amazon tax” […]

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EU set to investigate McDonald’s tax deal with Luxembourg

EU set to investigate McDonald’s tax deal with Luxembourg

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU antitrust regulators are likely to widen their crackdown on corporate tax dodging with an investigation into a deal between fast-food chain McDonald’s and Luxembourg, two people with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday. Deals helping multinationals slash their tax bills to minimal amounts of as little as 1 percent or below […]

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Amazon’s Europe changes to boost tax bill, add secrecy

Amazon’s Europe changes to boost tax bill, add secrecy

LONDON (Reuters) – Amazon’s decision to change its tax-efficient European business structure could raise its tax bill by as much as $100 million a year but authorities will have to fight for additional money and any payments will be hidden from public view. Amazon has become one of the highest profile targets of an international […]

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Online retailer must show that costs are “mixed” before it can apply allocation method

Online retailer must show that costs are “mixed” before it can apply allocation method

Amazon.com, Inc. & Subsidiaries, TC Memo 2014-149 The Tax Court has denied an online retail corporation’s motion for summary judgment, finding that IRS didn’t abuse its discretion in allocating 100% of certain costs to intangible development costs (IDCs). The Court found that the taxpayer, which had entered a cost-sharing agreement (CSA) with an affiliate in […]

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UK court ruling may prompt more scrutiny of Amazon tax plans

UK court ruling may prompt more scrutiny of Amazon tax plans

LONDON (Reuters) – Amazon’s tax affairs could come under more scrutiny in Britain, tax experts said, after a judge questioned whether it really was organized in the tax efficient way it said it was. The ruling comes as big technology groups, including Amazon, face increasing scrutiny in Britain over their tax practices. A UK judge […]

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Struggling Best Buy Is Trapped Between Wal-Mart and Amazon

Struggling Best Buy Is Trapped Between Wal-Mart and Amazon

Struggling Best Buy Is Trapped Between Wal-Mart and Amazon – It’s the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Its Competitors, as reported in the news of the WS Journal. Best Buy BBY -8.95% still markets itself online as “the ultimate showroom.” The electronics retailer’s critics have been calling this a deadly idea for years: Customers […]

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EU has ‘serious doubts’ about Italy’s proposed Web tax

EU has ‘serious doubts’ about Italy’s proposed Web tax

EU has ‘serious doubts’ about Italy’s proposed Web tax. Reuters. The European Commission warned on Thursday that Italy’s proposed legislation to raise revenue from online companies including Google Inc and Amazon Inc was likely to break European Union rules. Link to Reuters, r.reuters.com/xuw55v (Reuters) – The European Commission warned on Thursday that Italy’s proposed legislation […]

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Amazon sales tax hits Tennessee, other states

Amazon sales tax hits Tennessee, other states

Amazon sales tax hits Tennessee, other states –  Amazon sales tax expanded to Tennessee, Indiana and Nevada at the start of 2014, as reported in the news.  Tennessee had previously avoided collecting Amazon sales tax, under a deal struck with the former governor’s administration, but the online retailing giant’s brick-and-mortar competitors argued that arrangement wasn’t […]

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U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear online retailers tax case

U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear online retailers tax case

U.S. top court declines to hear online retailers tax case, as reported in Reuters. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc and other online retailers with no physical presence in New York State must go on collecting sales tax after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a legal challenge to the law that requires […]

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Amazon ramps up SoCal high-tech warehouses

Amazon ramps up SoCal high-tech warehouses

As reported in the news of the OC Register, Amazon ramps up SoCal high-tech warehouses – Amazon announced they will be opening a fourth fulfillment center in California. The new warehouse is expected to open next year in Moreno Valley. Amazon.com offered a glimpse inside its San Bernardino fulfillment center on Tuesday and announced it […]

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States’ online ‘Amazon tax’ fight may land in U.S. Supreme Court -lawyers

States’ online ‘Amazon tax’ fight may land in U.S. Supreme Court -lawyers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Diverging high court rulings in New York and Illinois over ‘Amazon taxes’ point to a possible U.S. Supreme Court case to settle questions about the legality of states taxing online retail sales, lawyers said on Monday. With Congress failing to take action on the issue, courts have been intervening case-by-case in a […]

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David Cameron takes on the tax havens

David Cameron takes on the tax havens

As reported in Reuters, “David Cameron takes on the tax havens.”  There is nothing more likely to spark anger than an unfair tax regime. The American Revolution was founded on it. So the discovery that some of the largest and most successful companies in the world — among them Google, Apple, Amazon and Starbucks – have legally minimized […]

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New York defends its ‘Amazon tax’ in court: other States on stand by

New York defends its ‘Amazon tax’ in court:  other States on stand by

As reported in Reuters, major online retailers Amazon.com Inc and Overstock.com told a New York state court that they should be allowed to not charge state sales tax. We previously blogged on Amazon’s legal woes with the IRS in Amazon fights $234 million tax liability in Tax Court. The cases are Overstock.com v. New York […]

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Amazon fights $234 million tax liability in Tax Court

Amazon fights $234 million tax liability in Tax Court

Well, the IRS may have a fight on its hands as the giant Amazon is currently involved in a case pending before the U.S. Tax Court as Docket No.: 031197-12, and concerns proposed adjustments of over $234 million. The case, filed on December 28, 2012, in U.S. Tax Court in Washington, D.C., has implications for […]

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Meet Paul Raymond

Meet Paul Raymond

Mr. Raymond is a sought after speaker in tax controversy law by many attorney, accountant, and business groups and at the request of the Internal Revenue Service, has presented programs at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, attended by tax professionals throughout the United States.

Additionally, he continues to be an active member in the Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, where he was the Past Chair of the Employment Taxes Committee.

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