On October 13, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order following TEI's recommendation to issue a "GVR order" in First Marblehead v. Massachusetts Commissioner of Revenue. First Marblehead involves the proper apportionment of financial institution's income under Massachusetts' financial institutions excise tax under the dormant Commerce Clause.
TEI Files Amicus Brief With U.S. Supreme Court in Massachusetts' First Marblehead Apportionment Case
On July 2, 2015, TEI filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in a Massachusetts case challenging the application of the internal consistency test, First Marblehead Corp. v. Massachusetts Commissioner of Revenue, No. 14-1422. First Marblehead involves the proper apportionment of financial institution's income under Massachusetts' financial institutions excise tax.
On June 1, 2011, the Institute filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower court decision allowing Iowa to tax corporations with no physical presence in the State, KFC Corporation v. Iowa Department of Revenue. The core issue in this case is whether the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution prohibits a State from imposing its corporate income tax on businesses with no connection to the State other than having customers located there.