What is the Interstate Income Act of 1959?
Restricts a state’s authority to tax interstate commerce
What are the principles of the Interstate Income Act of 1959?
A state can’t collect income tax on sales within its borders as long as the orders are filled and shipped outside of the state
Applies to tangible property only
Does not protect a Corporation in the state where incorporated
Does not protect from taxes using metrics other than income (Ex: Sales Tax)
What is the Uniform Division of Income for Tax Purposes Act (UDITPA)?
Uniform criteria for determining taxable income of multi-state corporations
Also known as the Multi-State Tax Compact
What are the basic principles of UDITPA?
Designed to ensure a company is not taxed more than once on its income
Forces a corporation to segregate Business Income from Non-Business Income
What is considered Business Income?
Part of the corporation’s regular course of business
Includes acquisition of tangible and intangible property if such activities are part of the regular trade or business