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Governor Phil Bryant recently signed into law two pieces of legislation aimed at increasing investment within the State of Mississippi....more
The California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, recently held that school district bond revenues could not be spent on stadium lighting where the bond proposition did not specifically list field lighting as part of...more
With the constitutional deadline of midnight on the 30th day closing in, Alabama lawmakers worked at a feverish pace to complete work on some of the most substantial and controversial legislation in the 2013 session....more
403(b) retirement plans are similar to 401(k) plans, but the employers who may establish 403(b) plans are limited to public schools, certain tax exempt employers (including religious and charitable...more
The Fourth District Court of Appeal recently upheld a challenge to a school district’s spending voter-approved bond proceeds for field lighting at a high school stadium because the ballot proposition did not specifically list...more
Just a few weeks before many tax-exempt organizations file their annual Form 990, the IRS yesterday released its final report on the Colleges and Universities Compliance Project, which it had initiated in 2008 by sending...more
When lawmakers returned on April 2 for the second half of the 2013 Regular Session, the 16th legislative day resulted in one of the longest of the year, with both houses adjourning close to midnight and then putting in long...more
Governor Dayton yesterday unveiled his revised budget for fiscal years 2014-2015. With Minnesota Management & Budget (MMB) recently projecting the FY 2014-15 shortfall at $627 million, down from last November's estimate of...more
Pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, on March 1, 2013, the President issued the sequestration order which requires automatic spending cuts ("sequestration") as the result of Congress' failure to...more
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 allowed, for a limited period of time, the issuance of taxable state or local bonds for which the U.S. Treasury Department pays the issuer a specified percentage of interest...more
There are a number of little known sources of data that can assist school districts in their financial planning and public relations efforts. This information is available from local officials and State agencies as well as...more
The long debated changes to the State law implementing the School Bond Qualification and Loan Act were enacted in December as part of the Legislature's lame duck session, and became effective on December 27, 2012, as Public...more
The 2013 Iowa legislative session will gavel in on Monday, January 14, the first of the two-year 86th General Assembly. For the most part, the 86th General Assembly will look very much like the last with a split legislature....more
At the end of last year, we alerted you that the beneficial tax treatment of educational assistance programs under Section 127 of the Internal Revenue Code (the Code) pursuant to which an employer pays, or reimburses, an...more
Our preview of the September term of the Illinois Supreme Court continues with Carr v. Koch.
Plaintiffs have challenged states' school financing systems on constitutional grounds for nearly two generations now. The state...more
A new school year has started and many families have dropped their children off at college. While the schools supplies are purchased and your family has slipped back into a normal routine, you may have a little more work to...more
If you have a child (or a grandchild) who is going to attend college in the future, you have probably heard about qualified tuition programs, also known as 529 plans (for the Internal Revenue Code section that provides for...more
Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Districts throughout Illinois are experiencing declines in revenues as a consequence of the changes in the real estate market. TIF Districts operate by diverting a portion of property tax revenue...more
The North Carolina General Assembly has completed its 2012 session. Often referred to as the "short session" since its primary purpose is to adjust the second year of the biennial budget adopted in 2011, Legislators also...more
The public charter school movement has evolved for two decades, yet the challenge of securing affordable facilities continues to confront nearly every charter school. The landscape of solutions now includes...more
- Section 1: Navigating the School Bond Environment
• Current Political Climate
• School Finance Practices Under Scrutiny
• What about the November State Tax Initiatives?
• Opportunities to...more
As higher education costs continue to escalate, parents or grandparents may look to different savings vehicles for their children’s college fund. The IRS, under section 529, provides parents with the opportunity for a higher...more
As local governments continue to search for additional sources of revenue in times of fiscal uncertainty, a little known but long-standing mechanism is getting renewed attention. The concept of payments in lieu of taxes,...more
Originally published in the Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal, 39 CPJ 227, 11/04/2011.
In July 2007, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final regulations (the ‘‘Final Regulations’’) under §403(b) of the...more
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