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Arizona Ruling – Cable Company Ruled a Telecommunication Company Based on VOIP Service

Arizona Ruling – Cable Company Ruled a Telecommunication Company Based on VOIP Service

Arizona Court of Appeals rules that a cable company is a telecommunications company subject to central assessment because the company provides telephone service to its subscribers through its Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service. The judges reviewed Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 42-14401, which defines centrally assessed telecommunication property. Since the statute is not explicit … Read More

Changes to Qualifying Property Exemption and Reassessment Threshold on Improvements and Additions in Rhode Island

Changes to Qualifying Property Exemption and Reassessment Threshold on Improvements and Additions in Rhode Island

For tax exemptions or the establishment of taxes for some improvements to qualifying real and personal property, the City of Central Falls has changed the timeframe on this exemption from five years to ten years.  The City has also updated the definition of qualifying property to include buildings or structures that either are or will … Read More

Ask the Expert: California Withholding on 1099-MISC Reportable Payment

Ask the Expert: California Withholding on 1099-MISC Reportable Payment

Question: A company located in California says, “Some questions are still coming up about compliance with the California 7% income tax withholding requirement on payments we make to out-of-state artists for services here in California. If they have a California resident agent and our check is payable to the agent, does that eliminate the withholding … Read More

Property Tax Changes in Missouri and Florida

Property Tax Changes in Missouri and Florida

Missouri – Personal property appraisal reports (Reg. 12 CSR 30-3.065, effective 07/30/2013) The MO DOR amends the regulation that describes the content and guidelines for the composition of appraisal reports used as evidence in tax commission hearings. Personal property appraisal reports must be a narrative containing (at a minimum): A description of the property The … Read More