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Supreme Court

State and Local Issues: TaxVox
The US Supreme Court’s decision to leave a US citizenship question off the 2020 Census ( for now ) has focused unusual attention on the...
June 27, 2019Tracy Gordon
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Now that the Supreme Court has made it easier for states to require online retailers to collect sales taxes, how will states and Congress respond?...
June 26, 2018Howard Gleckman
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Will the Supreme Court’s decision allowing states to legalize sports betting be the tax revenue jackpot that some states hope for? Perhaps, but plenty of...
May 16, 2018Howard Gleckman
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
It appears that Congress is about to miss its last real opportunity to address the online sales tax problem before the Supreme Court rules on...
March 21, 2018Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The Utah State Tax Commission yesterday reversed Governor Gary Herbert (R), ruling that same-sex couples may file their 2013 state tax returns as married, as...
January 17, 2014Roberton C. Williams
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Yesterday, by doing nothing, the U.S. Supreme Court took a giant step towards ending the decades-long dispute over whether states can require online retailers to...
December 3, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
It’s been less than two months since the Supreme Court ruled part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional and the fallout has only...
August 15, 2013Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Same-sex couples are cheering the Supreme Court’s striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), but the tax consequences are more of a mixed bag...
June 26, 2013Roberton C. Williams
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
A final thought, I hope, on the IRS/tea party scandal: Why do we want the IRS regulating political speech? It seems crazy on its face,...
May 16, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was not primarily a tax law but it certainly affects the federal taxes that same-sex couples pay. In...
March 25, 2013Roberton C. Williams