Affirming the Appellate Division of New York State Supreme Court, the New York Court of Appeals (the state’s highest court) rejected Amazon.com and Overstock.com’s challenge to the New York State tax law allowing New York to require the internet retail giants to collect and pay sales tax from sales made through affiliates posting links on their websites. Amazon and Overstock argued the statute was unconstitutional on its face. Chief Judge Lippman wrote for the majority. Judge Smith dissented, with an opinion..
It’s coming up next week, Tuesday January 15, 2013: a live program discussing tax obligations in New York State at New York County Lawyers’ Association. below is a copy of the flyer:
New Continuing Legal Education Program at New York County Lawyers Association
NYS Tax Obligations for Businesses Conducting Commerce on the Internet
This Event is Postponed to Tuesday January 15, 2013 Due to the Disruptions Caused by Hurricane Sandy
November 13, 2012, New Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 6:00 PM –9:00 PM
Member Price: $125
Non-Member Attorney Price: $175
Law Office Staff: $15
(as of December 2012) AND, ATTENTION ACCOUNTANTS: CPE CREDIT IS NOW AVAILABLE!
Intended Audience: Attorneys with clients doing business or considering doing business on the internet; also business owners, entrepreneurs, web site owners, designers, developers, who might have tax issues arising from doing business on the internet.
Non-lawyers (no CLE) may attend the program for $15. Register above as “Law Office Staff.”
Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium
Course ID: C121132011
Number of Sessions: 1
Credits: 3 MCLE Credits: Breakdown tbd
3 MCLE Credits
Gain an overview of the New York State sales tax obligations for New York based businesses engaged in commerce on the Internet. A panel of experts will explore many of the interesting issues and “wrinkles” that arise during the course of the transactions.
Program Co-sponsors: NYCLA’s Cyberspace Committee and NYCLA’s Taxation Committee
Program Chairs: Allan R. Pearlman, Co-Chair, NYCLA’s Cyberspace Committee and Megan L. Brackney, Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP, Chair, NYCLA’s Taxation Committee
Faculty: James Connolly, Department of Taxation and Finance’s Office of Counsel; Timothy P. Noonan, Hodgson Russ LLP; Lance Rothenberg, Hodgson Russ.
or http://www.nycla.org to register.