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Jones Walker SALT Team member John Fletcher recently presented at the Council on State Taxation’s Sales Tax Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia. John’s panel, “Hot Topics – East of the Mississippi” covered litigation and legislative issues for companies with extensive operations east of the Mississippi River. Topics included the controversial recent trend by states to impose sales taxes on “marketplace facilitators” such as Ebay, Craigslist, Amazon, Facebook Marketplace, etc. (potentially converting non-taxable person-to-person sales into fully…
Jay Adams was an instructor at the IPT Sales Tax I School in Atlanta, Georgia where he presented to over 200 attendees on recognizing the hierarchy of laws, understanding the consequences of specific decisions when working with the Department of Revenue and ways to resolve disputes, and identifying the four prongs of the commerce clause and the case. For more information on IPT programming, please click here.…
Bill Backstrom recently spoke at the 2019 National Multistate Tax Symposium in Orlando, Florida presented by Deloitte Tax LLP and the Florida Bar. Bill’s first panel, ‘State Tax Reboot: The Age of Multistate”, helped decipher what the recent sweeping tax law changes may mean from a practical perspective for businesses navigating this new age of Multistate taxation. The panel provided summary thoughts on the Constitutional and federal tax law changes, and the plethora of resulting…
On January 8, 2019, in response to a patron’s appeal of a Mississippi Gaming Commission decision, the Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled that a slot voucher, a/k/a TITO, was a gaming debt under the Mississippi Gaming Control Act and that any dispute over the payment of a slot voucher was governed by the patron dispute provisions of the Act. Two patrons played slot machines at a Mississippi casino for 32 days in 2012 and 2013.…
As we round the bend into 2019, we pause to reflect on the top Mississippi gaming stories of 2018. Here is our list: Out of the Shadows and Into the Light. On May 14, 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling in Christie vs. NCAA, in which the Supreme Court ruled that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) impermissibly preempted the states from regulating sports betting on their own. In the…