2023 Annual IPT Event

2023 Annual IPT Event
Dan Thompson and Adam Giera will be representing the Thompson Tax Team at the 2023 Annual IPT Event in June.  We will be hosting the annual cornhole event and the group luncheon on Tuesday, June 27th.  Please stop by to say hi; we look forward to seeing you there!

Taxpayer Wins in Massachusetts “Cookie Nexus” Case

The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts has ruled in favor of the taxpayer in the Auto Parts Network Inc. v. Commissioner case. This ruling denies the Massachusetts Commissioner of Revenue to consider the use of cookies, apps, and content delivery networks (CDNs) while deciding whether a vendor has physical nexus with the State of Massachusetts.

The Commissioner of Revenue argued that cookies, downloadable apps, and CDNs created the physical presence in Massachusetts necessary to enforce taxation laws under the Quill v. North Dakota standard.  By using this standard, the audit division of the Department of Revenue sought to require US Auto Parts to register for, collect, and remit sales tax in Massachusetts.  As additional evidence of the commissioner’s claim, they argued that the standard established by Wayfair v. South Dakota could be applied retroactively to require enforcement of 830 Mass Regs § 64H.1.7 when applied to out-of-state vendors.

After deferring to the Appellate Tax Board and then the U.S. Supreme Court, the Massachusetts High Court ruled in favor of the taxpayer.

Please let us know if you have any questions about this case or how it may affect your business.

Happy New Year!

Wishing you and yours a spectacular new year filled with health, happiness, and prosperity!  We look forward to working with you in 2023, and as always, we are just a phone call or email away!