DALLAS, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- An Indiana taxpayer requested guidance from the Department of Revenue regarding the taxability of certain software and cloud computing transactions. The taxpayer, an Indiana corporation, is a multi-brand technology solutions provider, who sells to business, government, education, and healthcare customers in the United States and Canada. Among other things, the taxpayer offers a cloud-based offering that supports customers' telecommunications equipment, including video, messaging, audio, and web conferencing. In its analysis of the taxpayer's cloud computer service offering, the Department focused on whether the service included the transfer of prewritten computer software, specified digital products, or other tangible personal property. The taxpayer's customers were required to use their own equipment and Internet to access the cloud offering. Due to this and the lack of any other evidence showing a transfer of prewritten software, specified digital products or other tangible personal property, the Department concluded the taxpayer's sale of cloud computing services was not subject to tax. Further analysis on this issue can be found in Indiana Revenue Ruling #2013-01ST. About RyanRyan is an award-winning global tax services firm, with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America and the seventh largest corporate tax practice in the United States. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides a comprehensive range of state, local, federal, and international tax advisory and consulting services on a multi-jurisdictional basis, including audit defense, tax recovery, credits and incentives, tax process improvement and automation, tax appeals, tax compliance, and strategic planning. Ryan is a five-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan's multi-disciplinary team of more than 2,100 professionals and associates serves over 12,000 clients in more than 40 countries, including many of the world's most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at ryan.com.
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