New York – Group deemed non-unitary, combination denied

April 2014

Overview

A New York administrative law judge concluded that a corporate group was not engaged in a unitary business, notwithstanding numerous unreimbursed services provided by the parent to the subsidiaries. In ruling that the entities did not exhibit the requisite flow of value, the ALJ drew a distinction between management oversight activities versus centralized management based on operational expertise. Thus, the group’s attempt to file on a combined basis so as to prevent distortion was rejected.

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