Tax Analysts Blog

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The recent fight between Nike and Oregon was well-document in the press. Nike was looking to expand and said it was prepared to expand in Oregon if state lawmakers would guarantee that the state’s tax rules wouldn’t change following the investment. In other words, Nike wanted Oregon to agree that...
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Rockefeller Institute recently released a state revenue report for the second quarter of 2012. The report indicates that although overall state tax revenues increased by 3.2 percent from the same quarter last year, total state tax revenues in the second quarter of 2012 are still 2 percent lower...
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
On the front page of the December 2nd edition of the The New York Times were two articles in a three-part series on tax incentives. The first of the articles by Louise Story, "As Companies Seek Tax Deals, Governments Pay High Price" lays out the familiar scenario where a corporation is given a t...
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
November 6 was an historic day by any account. One of the more interesting results, from a state tax perspective, is the supermajority that was achieved in the California Legislature. In a somewhat unexpected result, Democrats picked up a supermajority in both houses of the state legislature. Obtai...