West Virginia Supreme Court hears arguments in horizontal drilling taxation case involving Antero

Brian Skinner Courts, Gas and Oil, Tax Policy

WV News — By Matt Harvey — October 6, 2020 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WV News) β€” West Virginia’s Supreme Court justices heard arguments Tuesday on whether oil and gas companies owe tax on items like sleeping quarters, rented portable toilets and industrial-size trash containers at horizontal drilling sites. At issue is a consumer sales tax assessment …Read More

A Federal Court Overturns Lower Court and Allows New York to Require Drug Companies to Pay Tax to Cover the Costs of the Opioid Epidemic.

Brian Skinner Government & Policy, Opioid Drug Crisis, Tax Policy

  By Brian Skinner, Esq. This week a federal appeals court granted New York permission to implement an opioid tax on the manufacturers and distributors of prescription painkillers in a ruling that will enable the state to collect hundreds of millions of dollars. In 2018, New York approved the Opioid Stewardship Act which required all …Read More

The State of State (and Local) Tax Policy

Brian Skinner marijuana, Tax Policy

  By Brian Skinner, Esq. Continuing today’s theme of marijuana legalization, I thought it might be helpful to take a look at the Tax Policy Center‘s briefing on marijuana taxation policy. Although prohibited under federal law, marijuana sales are legal and taxed in nine states: Alaska, California, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. Marijuana is legal in …Read More

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