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Congressional Consideration Continues, Including Provisions That Would Impact the Real Estate Industry -
The House Ways & Means Committee is currently holding Member-level discussions on tax reform and is in the...more
Overhaul of Revenue Collection Statutes Goes into Effect this Fall -
The most comprehensive overhaul of Connecticut’s municipal revenue collection statutes in decades will go into effect on October 1, 2013. Public Act...more
The court of appeal recently upheld its previous ruling that a parcel tax approved by Alameda Unified School District (“District”) voters violates the Government Code’s restriction that special taxes apply “uniformly to all...more
Below is a summary of the court of appeal’s initial decision in Borikas v. Alameda Unified School District, which was filed on December 6, 2012. However, please note that the appellate court has subsequently granted a...more
Today, the impact of the legislation passed by the House and Senate and autopenned into law by President Obama is still being digested and the entirety of its impact is still being analyzed for its impact on businesses,...more
On January 2, 2013, President Barack Obama signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (H.R. 8) into law which, in addition to addressing other "fiscal cliff" issues, extends the New Markets Tax Credit ("NMTC") Program...more
The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the “Act”), passed by Congress on January 1, 2013, and expected to be quickly signed into law by the President, includes important extensions and changes to certain energy tax credit...more
Originally published in the Connecticut Law Tribune - November 2, 2012.
Legislature Amends Statutes, Overrules Court Decisions
This supplements the article published on March 5, 2012 entitled "Changing the...more
Issues related to property taxes extend beyond levies, collections, assessment appeals and refunds. Two recent decisions, one from the Illinois Supreme Court and the other from the Illinois Appellate Court, examine the...more
Farmington, New Britain, Norwich, Stamford and Windham pushed legislation through the Connecticut General Assembly which would have allowed them to postpone their scheduled 2012 revaluations until 2013. (They last revalued in...more
The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more
The UK Government Budget announced by Chancellor George Osborne on 21 March 2012 (the Budget) makes substantial changes in relation to the structure of stamp duty land tax (SDLT).
The UK Government Budget announced by...more
The significance of HMRC -v- Atlantic Electronics....more
Tribunal Judgement could see drop in legal costs. ...more
Welcome to the Davis Brown Government Relations Report! Tom Stanberry and Jessica Harder are governmental relations attorneys who lobby at the Iowa State Capitol for their clients every day during the legislative session....more
ABX1 26 and ABX1 27 were enacted by the State Legislature in late June as “trailer bills” to help implement the state budget bill. The purpose and effect of the bills is to reallocate tax revenue which would otherwise go to...more
Allegheny County and Washington County are both under court orders to complete countywide reassessments. Because of an unexpected Independence Day gift from the Pennsylvania state legislature, however, Washington County is no...more
Kirk Fordham, Chief Executive Officer of the Everglades Foundation has written a letter to Governor Rick Scott, asking Governor Scott to veto one of the gazillion new laws coming to him for approval from the Florida...more
This is the first in a series of blog entries monitoring the proposal to eliminate redevelopment agencies and describing alternative public funding sources for redevelopment projects.
After much discussion, debate and...more
After the Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down Allegheny County's application of a "base year" property tax assessment system as unconstitutional in Clifton v. Allegheny County, 969 A.2d 1197 (Pa. 2009), the General...more