Judge Finds S&P Should be Taxed by City as a Publisher

, New York Law Journal

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Since the credit ratings that Standard & Poor's publishes for the general public are protected by the First Amendment, the firm should be taxed by New York City in the same way as it does other publishers, an administrative law judge for the city's Tax Appeals Tribunal has determined.

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Originally appeared in print as Tax Judge Finds S&P Should be Taxed by New York City as a Publisher

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