Texas High Court To Hear AMC's Tax Case Over Film Showings

By Elise Hansen (June 28, 2019, 7:50 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court on Friday said it will hear a long-running $1.2 million dispute over whether movie theater chain AMC can subtract its film-showing costs from its franchise taxes.

The high court granted Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar's request for review without further comment. The decision prolongs a dispute between the state and American Multi-Cinema Inc. over AMC's nearly $1.2 million tax refund claim for the 2008 and 2009 tax years.

The court took up the case after a round of merit briefings in which Hegar argued that AMC was wrongly allowed the subtraction because movie presentations are not "goods" for...

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