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Transformational Brownfield Projects Eligible for Substantial Tax Incentives Under Recently Enacted Legislation

by Miller Canfield on

Brownfield redevelopment authorities and developers and owners of transformational brownfield redevelopment projects are eligible for substantial tax incentives under legislation signed by Governor Snyder on June 8,...more

Money, Dirt and Steel: Spring 2017

by Williams Mullen on

When Are Your Subcontractor's Employees Your Employees? In January, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals entered its decision in Salinas v. Commercial Interiors, Inc., ruling that a contractor and its subcontractor can be...more

Newbigin – A reality check - Newbigin v Monk

by Dentons on

It has not been rosy in the business rates garden recently. Following the Woolway v. Mazars decision, the vagaries of the business rates revaluation and the complete uncertainty and potentially adverse consequences flowing...more

Supreme Court rating decision good news for developers and property owners

by DLA Piper on

In a decision that will be welcomed by developers and property owners, the Supreme Court has held that a commercial property undergoing extensive refurbishment works was effectively exempt from business rates....more

New North Carolina Sales Tax Provisions for Contracts Related to Real Property

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

This alert is relevant for contractors who perform construction services on real property in the state of North Carolina. In South Carolina, contractors remain subject to the traditional sales or use tax at the time of all...more

West Coast Real Estate Update: November 2016 #3

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Owners, Developers Face Challenges Converting Parking to E-Commerce Delivery Space - Because millennials make up an increasing number of urban residents, owners and developers of apartment and condominium buildings are...more

Construction Industry Scheme - taxing our landlords and tenants

by Reed Smith on

The Construction Industry Scheme (‘CIS’) requires contractors to withhold tax from payments to subcontractors in relation to certain construction work. It is easy to assume that CIS only applies to mainstream contractors, but...more

Real Estate News in Metro DC

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Ballard Spahr’s mixed-use, condominium, and multifamily lawyers are pleased to provide this newsletter to keep you apprised of important developments and trends in real estate law in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C....more

"IRS Guidance Clarifies 'Begun Construction' Standard for Renewable Electricity Production Credit Property"

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released welcome new guidance with respect to renewable electricity production and energy investment tax credits. A notice issued on May 5, 2016, reflects changes to the production tax...more

CHINA EXPANDS VAT REFORM TO NEW SECTORS

by DLA Piper on

China's Premier Li Keqiang has announced, in the Annual Government Working Report to the National People's Congress, held in March that Value Added Tax ("VAT") reforms will be fully implemented and expanded from 1 May 2016 to...more

New Developments in the Determination of the Texas Franchise Tax Liability

by Liskow & Lewis on

The Texas Franchise Tax is imposed on taxable entities that do business in Texas or that are chartered or organized in the state.  Taxpayers subject to the Texas Franchise Tax may compute their tax liabilities under several...more

Gavel to Gavel: State tax credits needed

by McAfee & Taft on

Drive through any downtown in Oklahoma, and you’re bound to see one. A remnant from the community’s history, now boarded up or perhaps just not being used to its full potential. The bones are still there. You can see them,...more

Business Rates: Looking Ahead in 2016 – The Good, The Bad and The Maybe

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Business rates are charged on the majority of commercial properties, such as shops and offices, and represent one of the largest overheads for businesses. They are calculated using the rateable value of the property (the...more

IRS Issues Favorable Rules for Retail and Restaurant Remodeling Costs - Retail Did You Know?

by Morgan Lewis on

Dear Retail Clients and Friends, On November 19, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2015-56, which provides a safe harbor method of accounting for costs incurred by retailers and restaurants in remodel and refresh...more

Russia’s New Advanced Development Territories Law: Far East Focus

by Morgan Lewis on

An initiative to spur investment in this underdeveloped region. Amid the ongoing loud noise surrounding the situation in Ukraine (and in Syria) and the related sanctions and counter-sanctions, a new Russian development...more

Energy Newsletter - August 2015

by King & Spalding on

Falling Oil Prices Are Not the Only Deterrent to Investment in Mexico's Oil Fields - On July 15, Mexico auctioned 14 shallow-water exploration blocks. The auction marked the first time in nearly eight decades that...more

The Essential Guide to UK Real Estate

by Dechert LLP on

This Essential Guide provides an overview of the legal and regulatory issues likely to affect developers, occupiers and investors in UK real estate. Real estate - Real estate law in England and Wales can trace...more

Missouri Passes Data Center Incentive Legislation

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Missouri recently joined the growing number of states that have created incentives for the construction or expansion of data center facilities. The new law, signed on April 9, 2015, provides exemptions from various state and...more

House Approves Energy Tax Extenders

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives (House) overwhelming approved a $42 billion tax extenders bill. The bill, H.R. 5771, includes extensions of nearly $10 billion in energy tax incentives through the end of 2014. ...more

Going Multijurisdictional - Laying the groundwork for shared business parks

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

It is a basic, universally accepted fact that in order for an area to win new recruitment projects—and in some cases retain expansions of an existing company facility that will be on a site other than its current...more

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax: Residential and non-residential property

by DLA Piper on

The Land and Buildings Transaction Tax ("LBTT") will replace Stamp Duty Land Tax ("SDLT") in Scotland on 1 April 2015. LBTT is being introduced under the Land and Buildings Transaction (Scotland) Act 2013 ("the 2013 Act"),...more

Four bills broaden the appeal of IFDs as a funding mechanism for local infrastructure, environmental mitigation, private...

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Four bills affecting infrastructure financing districts, a funding mechanism for infrastructure and development projects that benefit the broader community, were recently signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. IFDs, created in 1990,...more

Cook County adopts new Class 7C property tax incentive: key points for commercial developers

by DLA Piper on

The Cook County Board of Commissioners has adopted a new commercial real estate tax incentive known as the Class 7c Commercial Urban Relief Eligibility incentive aiming to encourage real estate development in the Chicago...more

Cook County Property Tax Incentives Continue to Expand

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Cook County continues to increase the number of commercial and industrial properties eligible for reduced property tax assessments. Recently, the County amended the Real Property Assessment Classification Ordinance to add the...more

2014 Maryland General Assembly Passes Bills Affecting Construction Industry

by Baker Donelson on

A number of bills were passed during the Maryland General Assembly’s 2014 legislative session that will impact certain sectors of the construction industry. Ober|Kaler has put together brief summaries of certain key...more

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