KPMG reports: New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania

KPMG reports: New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania

KPMG’s This Week in State Tax—produced weekly by KPMG’s State and Local Tax practice—focuses on recent state and local tax developments and features a series of short podcasts presented by KPMG tax professionals. Text of the podcasts is also available.

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This week’s edition includes the reports on following topics as well as a report on the re-introduction of the Marketplace Fairness Act—a bill introduced last week in the U.S. Senate.

  • New York - A state court upheld an assessment for sales tax on an oil company’s purchase of petroleum-spill testing and monitoring services.
  • Ohio - The Board of Tax Appeals held that employment services of drivers, obtained by the taxpayer from a third-party transportation company, were not subject to sales and use tax even though the employment contract made no mention of whether the services would qualify for an exemption (i.e., contracts are longer than one year and services provided on permanent basis).
  • Pennsylvania - Legislation to implement the governor’s 2015-16 budget was introduced, including proposed sales and use tax changes.

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