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.
On July 6, 2015, TEI filed an amicus brief supporting the taxpayer's petition for writ of certiorari in Hambleton v. Washington Department of Revenue, No. 14-1436. Hambleton challenges the Washington Legislature's eight-year retroactive amendment of Washington's estate tax. The Washington Legislature enacted the amendment in response to the Washington Supreme Court's decision in Estate of Bracken, 290 P.3d 99 (Wash.
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.