Eisenstein and Swetnam-Burland Publish Article on Chicago Lease Transaction Tax in Tax Notes State

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The April 5, 2021 issue of Tax Notes State features an article by managing partner Martin Eisenstein and partner David Swetnam-Burland, “Will the Chicago Lease Transaction Tax Survive a Strong Wind?” Eisenstein and Swetnam-Burland detail the expansive interpretation the City of Chicago has adopted of its personal property lease transaction tax as applied to digital...

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Martin Eisenstein and David Swetnam-Burland Present to National Association of Presort Mailers on Tax and Privacy Issues

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On February 17, 2021, managing partner Martin Eisenstein and partner David Swetnam-Burland presented a webinar at the Virtual Annual Conference of the National Association of Presort Mailers (NAPM), moderated by Hamilton Davison of the American Catalog Mailers Association. In the Sales Tax and Data Privacy Update, Eisenstein talked about key issues in state sales tax...

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Brann & Isaacson Wins Summary Judgment for U.S. Auto Parts in Massachusetts Tax Dispute

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On January 28, 2021, the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board granted summary judgment in favor of Brann & Isaacson client, U.S. Auto Parts, and abated a sales tax assessment dating to October 1, 2017. The Massachusetts Department of Revenue had assessed U.S. Auto Parts, which did not have a physical presence in Massachusetts, under its Internet Vendor...

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Tax Notes State Features State Tax Bankruptcy Article by Martin Eisenstein and Jamie Szal

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The December 21, 2020, issue of Tax Notes State features an article by managing partner Martin Eisenstein and attorney Jamie Szal, “Go Broke: State Tax Bankruptcy in the COVID Era” (subscription required). Eisenstein and Szal highlight key aspects of bankruptcy law as they relate to claims for state and local taxes; they argue that it...

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Jamie Szal Featured on ABA’s People in Tax Podcast

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B&I attorney Jamie Szal was a guest on a recent episode of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation’s Tax Times podcast. In the episode, Szal discussed the ins and outs of State and Local Tax (SALT) practice; life after the Supreme Court’s opinion in South Dakota v. Wayfair; the perspective of women with a...

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B&I Partners Address Arbitration in Consumer Tax Cases in Tax Notes State Cover Article

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On September 17, 2020, Tax Notes State featured a cover article by partners David Bertoni, David Swetnam-Burland, and Nathaniel Bessey, “A Shield, Not a Sword: Arbitration in Consumer Tax Cases” (subscription required). In their article, the authors discuss the emerging consensus on how to present a binding arbitration provision to consumers on business websites; how...

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Tax Notes State Features Second Article by B&I Attorneys On Taxation of AI

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On June 4, 2020, in the second of a two–part series, Tax Notes State featured an article on the tax treatment of artificial intelligence, “Hey Siri, What About Income Taxes on AI?” (subscription required), by B&I attorneys Martin I. Eisenstein, Jamie Szal, and Michael Carey. In it, they consider two thorny state income tax issues...

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B&I Attorney Joins Inaugural Tax Notes Talk Podcast

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On May 21, 2020, managing partner Martin Eisenstein appeared on the first episode of the Tax Notes Talk Podcast, “From Henry VIII to James Bond: Weird Tax Facts throughout History.” Eisenstein discussed his article, “Alexa, Is AI Taxable?”, written with Michael Carey and Jamie Szal, with Tax Notes State’s editor-in-chief Jéanne Rauch-Zender. Eisenstein addressed how...

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Article by B&I Attorneys on Taxability of AI Featured on Cover of Tax Notes State

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The May 11, 2020, cover feature in Tax Notes State is an article by managing partner Martin Eisenstein and attorneys Michael Carey, and Jamie Szal called, “Alexa, Is AI Taxable?” They address the issues practitioners face when advising clients on the sales tax treatment of technology products and services that incorporate AI. As yet, no...

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B&I Attorneys Present Webinar on the Chaos in State Tax Law, Post-Wayfair

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On April 30, 2020, Brann & Isaacson senior partner George Isaacson, partner Nathaniel Bessey, and associate Jamie Szal, were featured presenters at a webinar on “Confronting the Chaos of State Taxes in the Post-Wayfair Environment,” offered by the Institute of Finance & Management. Isaacson, who represented Wayfair in the Supreme Court in South Dakota v....

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