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SC Public Policy Update - March 2016 #2

What's New - SENATE - Senate floor debate this week was dominated by S. 997, a bill by Senator Lee Bright (R-Spartanburg) that would require refugees to register with the Department of Social Services via a public...more

Congress breathes new life into expired tax provisions and adopts other changes

Permanence for R&D credit, small business expensing and other popular tax provisions - The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, or as it is more commonly known, the "Omnibus," does more than just fund the federal...more

Spotlight on Louisiana: 2015 Legislative Session Increases Tax Burdens to Balance State Budget

Even though Louisiana's 2015 legislative session has concluded, the dust may be far from settled as to how increases in tax burdens meant to balance the State's budget will impact taxpayers. At least one industry trade...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Legislature Plans Long Day - Early this past Wednesday morning, the Maine House and Senate...more

Developers Turn to Tax Opinion Insurance to Solve the “Starting Physical Work of a Significant Nature” PTC Eligibility Issue

Industry reports suggest that three developers have purchased tax opinion insurance to provide financial assurance to tax equity investors that their projects will be production tax credit (“PTC”) eligible. Use of this...more

No Nukes! - Using Tax-Advantaged Investments to Enhance Investment Returns in Nuclear Decommissioning Trusts

A. Overview - This executive summary is intended to outline the use of private placement insurance contracts as a funding vehicle for nuclear decommissioning trusts (NDT). As of the end of 28 investor-owned and 28...more

Infrastructure Alert - January 15, 2013

The $50.7 billion Hurricane Sandy relief package is currently being debated in the House. Monday night, the Rules Committee approved 13 amendments for floor consideration. After neglecting to schedule a vote on an aid...more

Tax Law Blog: Individual Tax Rates, Deductions, and Credits

Here is a brief outline of the legislation passed by the Senate and House extending certain tax rates, deductions, and credits for individuals....more

McNees Insights -- December 2011

IN THIS ISSUE: Year-End Tax Planning 2011; Planning and Paying for Long-Term Care; and Gifting and Marcellus Shale. Excerpt from Year-End Tax Planning 2011 Year-end tax planning is especially challenging this year...more

PA Tax Law News- July 2010

IN THIS ISSUE: State & Local Tax Seminars; PA Reinstates Voluntary Compliance Program; Jim Fritz Selected for Inclusion in “The Best Lawyers in America”; Commonwealth Court Addresses Calculation of Insurance Company...more

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