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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B&I Attorneys Pen Cover Story for State Tax Notes

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On March 16, 2020, an article by David W. Bertoni, David Swetnam-Burland, and Jamie Szal, “Crossfire Hurricane: Perils in a Post-Wayfair World,” was featured as the cover story in State Tax Notes. The authors address three unanticipated consequences for business from the 2018 Supreme Court opinion in South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. First, home-rule jurisdictions...

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Eisenstein and Schaefer Critique Alaska Municipal Tax Agreement in Law360

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In their article published by Law360 on November 27, 2019, “Alaska Tax Agreement Only Burdens Remote Retailers” (subscription required), managing partner Martin I. Eisenstein and partner Matthew P. Schaefer discuss the formation by 15 Alaska municipalities of the Alaska Remote Seller Tax Commission and the potential impact of the Alaska Intergovernmental Remote Seller Sales Tax...

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Seven Brann & Isaacson Attorneys Honored By Super Lawyers

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Brann & Isaacson congratulates its Super Lawyers honorees for 2019: George S. Isaacson—Tax and Business Litigation Martin I. Eisenstein —Tax, Business Litigation, and Business/Corporate Martha E. Greene—Estate Planning & Probate, Nonprofit Organizations, and Estate & Trust Litigation Kevin R. Haley—Intellectual Property Peter J. Brann—Business Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation Stacy O. Stitham—Business Litigation and Intellectual...

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Law360 Features State Tax Article by Martin Eisenstein

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On October 4, 2019, Law360 published managing partner Martin Eisenstein’s article on “Direct Taxes: The Next Shoe To Drop After Wayfair” (subscription required). In the article, Eisenstein addresses an issue looming large after the Supreme Court’s decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, which opened the door to the use of “economic nexus” as a basis...

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Eisenstein and Schaefer Present Webinar on Economic Nexus for State Tax

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On September 24, 2019, managing partner Martin Eisenstein and partner Matthew Schaefer co–led a webinar for Strafford Publications entitled “Economic Presence Nexus for States and Local Taxes: Meeting the Challenges of Developing State Standards After Wayfair.”  The webinar provided corporate tax advisers with guidance on increased state taxing authority under the “economic nexus” standards validated by South Dakota...

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George Isaacson Speaks at Columbia Law School

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On September 21, 2019, senior partner George Isaacson delivered a presentation at Columbia Law School as part of the “Tampon Tax LAB (Legal Action Brainstorm),” sponsored by Period Equity and The Center for Gender & Sexuality Law. Isaacson’s talk was on “Key Considerations in Challenging a State Sales Tax Law.” The LAB brought together practitioners...

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