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If you currently owe back income and/or payroll taxes, the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) recently initiated "Fresh Start Program" may now make either (1) the installment agreement or (2) an Offer in Compromise (OIC) a more...more
Each year, the Cook County Assessor reassesses one-third of the nearly 1.8 million parcels in Cook County. For 2013, the 13 townships located in the north and northwest sections of Cook County will be reassessed starting in...more
In United States v. Quality Stores, Inc., the Sixth Circuit held that payments of supplemental unemployment benefits (SUB payments) are not taxable wages subject to FICA tax withholding. Although the issue is not finally...more
Traditionally in a Tax Court appeal the costs awarded to a successful taxpayer have been no more than a small fraction of the out-of-pocket costs actually incurred in pursuing the appeal. The Court made very rare exceptions...more
In This Issue:
Taxpayers Prevail Where Department Used Unreasonable Audit Methodology; Motion Pictures Delivered in Digital Form are not Subject to Sales Tax; Guidance for Employers for Withholding on Nonresident...more
The New Jersey Tax Court agreed with our argument and handed IGT a victory on a challenge to the New Jersey Division of Taxation’s reduction of refund interest. The Division sought to deprive IGT of almost four years of...more
In two cases decided in 2010, the U.S. Tax Court indicated that damages compensating for stress induced physical ailments may be tax-free where (1) the taxpayer can demonstrate that the damages were actually received on...more
Those who pay property tax in Pennsylvania have an annual opportunity to appeal the assessed value of property. Deadlines for these appeals vary by county, but most are either August 1 or September 1, so now is the time to...more
Although Pennsylvania Capital Stock and Franchise Taxes are being phased out, a recent case demonstrates that the taxes still generate significant issues. In Systems & Computer Technology Corp. v. Cmwlth., 77 F.R. 2009...more
In April, the State Tax Equalization Board (“STEB”) revised the 2011 Philadelphia common level ratio (“CLR”) upward from 18.1% to 25.2%. This increase came after the City of Philadelphia and the School District of...more
An Illinois circuit court in Performance Marketing Association, Inc. v. Hamer ruled that the Illinois "click-through" nexus statute (otherwise known as the Illinois "Amazon" law) violates the Commerce Clause of the United...more
On April 5, the substitute version of House Bill 105 was unanimously approved by the House of Representatives, 89-0, and now moves to the Senate Job Creation and Economic Development Committee for consideration. Rep. Paul...more
Tax objection complaints can be brought in any Illinois circuit court to challenge the taxes, assessments, or levies on a parcel of real property. However, where a taxpayer is challenging the assessed value of its property,...more
On March 30, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado permanently enjoined the enforcement of Colorado’s sales and use tax notice and reporting requirements. The Direct Marketing Association v. Roxy Huber,...more
In This Issue:
A monthly newsletter covering the latest developments in UK Employment Law.
Case Update - 1
News Update - 4
Excerpt from Case Update:
TEAM MOVES AND SPRINGBOARD INJUNCTIONS
In the recent case...more
The formal appeal filing deadline is April 2, 2012, for all properties in Allegheny County. This is the deadline for filing appeals of both the "old" 2011 value, which will be in use for 2012 (i.e., a 2012 tax...more
According to ancient lore, the Mayans have long predicted 2012 might bring the end of the world. The Mayans may not be correct about that, however, it is a certainty that 2012 will bring changes to property tax...more
New Appeal Deadlines
All property owners in the City of Pittsburgh, Mount Oliver and the municipalities generally east of Pittsburgh (east of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers) should have received reassessment...more
In re Jefferson Country, Alabama, Case No. 11-05736 (TBB) (Bankr. N.D. Ala. Jan. 6, 2012).
On January 6, 2012, Judge Thomas B. Bennett of the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama held that (i) the...more
Today Judge Wettick ruled that all jurisdictions in Allegheny County are to use the 2011 certified assessed values for 2012. During 2012, property owners and municipalities will have an opportunity to appeal the new...more
Shortly (eight days) after a series of transactions under which Imasco Inc.’s Shoppers Drug Mart business was transferred to Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. (Shoppers) and then sold (share sale) to institutional investors, Mr. Boys’...more
The Supreme Court Rejects Allegheny County Council's Petition for Relief from the Reassessment, and the County Appeals Judge Wettick's "Two Track" Assessment Orders
This week, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied a...more
Recent reports are that a deal has been agreed to by all interested parties which would allow the sale of Full-tilt assets to a French Company (GBT). As reported part of the purchase includes a payment of $80M USD by the...more
The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has announced a change in tax appeals procedure potentially offering taxpayers much quicker resolution of tax disputes, but requiring thorough preparations by taxpayers and their...more
In December of 2009, Verizon Communication, Inc.’s two “baby bell” subsidiaries in Virginia (Verizon Virginia, Inc. and Verizon South, Inc. — collectively, “Verizon”) filed applications to correct erroneous assessments of...more
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