Pillsbury Sues San Francisco Over Partnership Profits Tax

Law360, San Diego (August 29, 2012, 5:19 PM EDT) -- Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP sued the city and county of San Francisco in California state court on Friday, challenging a tax imposed on partnership profit distributions that voters approved in November 2008.

The complaint alleges that Prop Q — which allowed for the payroll expense tax to be expanded to apply to profit distributions made to owners of pass-through entities, such as law partnerships — is invalid and unconstitutional. The San Francisco-based law firm claims it is entitled to a refund of the payroll expense...
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