September 29, 2015

New Thomson Reuters Content Helps Tax Professionals Navigate New York’s Far-Reaching Corporate Tax Overhaul

NEW YORK The latest content update from Thomson Reuters helps tax practitioners comply with New York’s recent corporate tax reforms. Thomson Reuters Checkpoint Catalyst provides detailed information and multi-jurisdictional analysis on a wide variety of tax topics.

New York’s latest tax system overhaul has brought about substantial changes and complex transitional rules. They affect New York-based corporations as well as companies that conduct business with New York corporations or have customers in the state.

Checkpoint Catalyst’s coverage of this topic comes on the heels of broad-based amendments to the corporate tax systems of New York State and New York City. It was the State’s most significant tax system overhaul since the 1940s.

“The elimination of the Bank Franchise Tax and the addition of a broad economic nexus standard mean many companies are navigating New York’s Corporate Franchise Tax for the first time,” said Melissa Oaks, an editor and author with the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters. “It’s important for practitioners to understand the new provisions and how they interact with one another. Our new Checkpoint Catalyst content will guide them through the latest developments and explain how these updates impact their businesses and clients.”

Checkpoint Catalyst now provides a comprehensive package of the amended and new tax elements in the New York Corporate Franchise Tax, including its applicability, the new nexus and the economic nexus standards, the new tax bases, the computation of the business income base and the new net operating loss calculations, tax credits and more.

“While these changes are sweeping, causing many corporations to be subject to the New York corporation franchise tax for the very first time, they are long overdue,” said Maria P. Eberle, J.D., LL.M., partner at McDermott Will & Emery and Checkpoint Catalyst contributor.

“Many of the changes commendably serve to simplify an outdated corporation tax regime, but areas of uncertainty remain, presenting opportunities and traps for those both familiar and unfamiliar with New York’s taxation regime,” added Lindsay LaCava, J.D., LL.M., partner at McDermott Will & Emery and Checkpoint Catalyst contributor.

Other topics recently added to the Checkpoint Catalyst library include:

  • Capital Gains and Losses
  • Consolidated Groups: Basis in Member Stock
  • Family Partnership Rules
  • Personal Holding Companies
  • Purchase and Sale of Business

For more information about Checkpoint Catalyst, visit

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