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Marijuana Taxation Update: State Sanctioned Marijuana Industry Must Keep the Federal Anti-Drug Trafficking Tax Code in Mind

As we have previously reported, despite the growing number of States that have authorized the use of marijuana in various forms, the federal government has continued to crack down on dispensaries. In addition to direct...more

PA Supreme Court Invalidates Local “Flat Tax” on Businesses

In Shelly Funeral Home, Inc. v. Warrington Township, 30 MAP 2010 (December 18, 2012), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court reversed a 2010 decision of the Commonwealth Court and held that a business privilege “flat tax” ordinance...more

Valuation of Common Areas for Property Tax Purposes

Originally published in the September/October 2012 30th Anniversary Issue of The Journal of State Taxation. James M. Susa focuses on the tax valuation of common areas within a planned community, noting that, while most...more

FBAR Deadline Approaches - Risks Increase

AS the June 30 deadline for filing a Report of Foreign Bank Account (FBAR) approaches the risks of non-compliance increase. A recent Petition to the U.S. Supreme Court illustrates the problem. The case, M.H. v. U.S arises...more

Investment Management Legal + Regulatory Update: February 2012

In this issue: Senate Bill Would Raise Taxes on Derivatives Trades; Senate Hearings Question Fund Investments in Commodity-related Investments; SEC Grants No-action Relief for Potential Section 10(f) Violations; FINRA...more

Appeals Court Breathes New Life Into Overstated Basis Issue

On several occasions, we have written about cases where courts have held that the six-year extended statute of limitations for a 25% omission of gross income from an income tax return will not apply when the unreported...more

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