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Cloud Services Clarification Act Approved by Idaho Legislators

By Hawley Troxell,

Hawley Troxell is pleased to announce the Cloud Services Clarification Act (House Bill 243) was recently passed by Idaho legislators and signed into law by Governor Otter on April 3, 2013. Hawley Troxell attorneys Brad Frazer, Rick Smith, and Emily Klick, in collaboration with Idaho Technology Council (ITC) members, researched, authored, and supported the act. The bill was developed in response to the Idaho Tax Commission’s position that cloud based computing services were a taxable transaction. Members of the ITC were concerned that taxing cloud based services would stunt the growth of Idaho’s technology sector and drive up the cost of doing business in Idaho.

“This is a great accomplishment for the Idaho Technology Council, Hawley Troxell, and the state’s tech sector. The passage of this act will help promote business growth in Idaho,” said partner and chair of the firm’s tax group, Rick Smith.

Partner Brad Frazer will be presenting about the Cloud Services Clarification Act, and how to guard your business against software taxation issues, at the ITC’s annual software conference develop.idaho on Wednesday, April 17, 2013.