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One expressed purpose of the Multistate Tax Compact is to "promote uniformity or compatibility in significant components of tax systems." Consistent with this aim, important information regarding uniformity will be made available on the MTC website, under this heading.

Uniformity & Subcommittees


Uniformity Committee, Income and Franchise Tax Subcommittee Meeting

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
3:30 pm Eastern Time

Dial-In Number: 1-888-809-4012
Conference Code: 6815069

I.  Welcome and Introductions 
II. Review of Report of the Hearing Officer, Multistate Tax Compact Article IV (UDIPTA) Proposed Amendments
  Specific Hearing Officer recommendations to be reviewed by Uniformity Committee for recommendation to and further consideration by, the Executive Committee:
  1. Should Section 18 contain an explicit provision stating that the party invoking alternative apportionment should have the burden of proof that the statutory conditions for alternative apportionment have been satisfied? Should the burden of proof be the same for either the taxpayer or the tax administrator?
   2. Should Section 18 prohibit the tax administrator from imposing a penalty on a taxpayer (except in cases where the transactions at issue are the result of tax avoidance such as sham transactions, or lack economic substance, do not reflect arm’s length pricing, violate the step transaction doctrine, or otherwise reflect a tax avoidance strategy), when the tax administrator has successfully invoked alternative apportionment but the taxpayer complied with the general apportionment rules in filing its return?
  3. Should the Executive Committee consider the Hearing Officer’s redraft of Article IV.1(a) and (e) (definitions of apportionable and non-apportionable income)?
  4. Should receipts from hedging transactions and the treasury function be included in the receipts factor under Article IV.1(g)?
  5. Should the Executive Committee consider the Hearing Officer’s two alternative drafts of Article IV.1(g) (definition of gross receipts)?
III. Next Steps
IV.  Adjourn

Materials to be reviewed prior to teleconference. 

Additional information on this meeting and agenda may be secured from Sheldon Laskin, Multistate Tax Commission, 444 North Capitol Street, N.W., Suite 425, Washington, D.C. 20001-1538, Telephone: (410) 484-2790.