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Arkansas Taxing Lawn-less "Lawn Care"

Posted On: Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Perhaps the scariest aspect of law to a small business is when words are defined to have a special meaning inconsistent with ordinary usage. An herbicide-spraying taxpayer learned this to its detriment in the Department of Finance and Administration's Office of Hearings and Appeals Administrative Decision no. 16-387 (Oct. 10, 2016), which upheld taxation of herbicide spraying as "lawn care" even in instances where no lawn apparently was involved. Read More

Arkansas DFA "Vodafones" Taxpayer's Refund Claims

Posted On: Sunday, July 10, 2016

Make sure that you get your apportionment right on the original return:  In a Department of Finance and Administration hearing decision, nos. 16-202 and 16-203 (May 27, 2016), the administrative law judge upheld the use of alternative apportionment to deny a refund claim.  The facts unfortunately resemble the unfairness of Tennessee's Vodafone case: The taxpayer realized that the wrong sourcing methodology had been used on the original returns and filed refund claims claiming the benefit of the statutory methodology. The tax administrator invoked alternative apportionment (Ark. Code Ann.ยง 26-51-718) to require the original return methodology and thereby deny the claims. Read More

DFA Legal Opinion and Hearing Decision Databases Online

Posted On: Monday, January 04, 2016

As required by tax fairness legislation enacted last year (Act 896 of the 2015 Regular Session), the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration has established online databases to publish its legal opinions and hearing decisions.  Legal opinions from Revenue Legal Counsel are at available at https://www.ark.org/dfa-act896/index.php/search/opinion/; hearing officer decisions or revisions are available at https://www.ark.org/dfa-act896/index.php/search/decision/.  The opinions and decisions are redacted to protect taxpayer confidentiality.  Read More


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