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On May 22, the Texas legislature adopted a joint resolution, SJR 18, to propose an amendment to the Texas Constitution to allow a reverse mortgage for the purchase of a homestead property....more
This week, Governor LePage vetoed two bills: LD 49, An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Payment of Fees to Registers of Deeds, and LD 272, An Act to Reduce Youth Cancer Risk. These were the first vetoes of the 126th...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
SCA 3 seeks to amend the California Constitution relating to taxation by amending Section 4 of Article XIIIA, adding Section 4.5 to Article XIIIA, amending Section 2 of Article XIIIC, and amending Section 3 of Article XIIID,...more
We have now completed six weeks of the 2013 Session of Iowa’s 85th General Assembly. The end of week five marked the first milestone: the deadline for individual bill requests. After February 15th individual legislators...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
As part of the law passed as a last minute escape of the so-called fiscal cliff, Congress extended the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act to the great relief of homeowners who’ve suffered foreclosure....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
Over the last several years, county and city governments have looked anew at a more than 30-year-old provision in the Florida Constitution that permits using property tax exemptions as economic development tools. The Florida...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
In Citizens Association of Sunset Beach v. Orange County Local Agency Formation Commission (--- Cal.Rptr.3d ----, Cal.App. 4 Dist., October 5, 2012), a California Court of Appeal considered whether Proposition 218’s ban on...more
The remainder of 2012 will bring a politically charged Presidential election, a lame duck Congress and tremendous income tax planning opportunities. Unless Congress takes some legislative action, ordinary income and capital...more
July 18, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily
The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney.
Topics Include: Federal...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
A heavily amended property tax bill got the green light from the Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee this week. HF2274 (formerly HSB 519), the Governor’s commercial property tax reform proposal, now...more
In This Issue:
Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; House of Representatives; Executive Branch; Federal Reserve; Treasury; DOL; CFTC; IRS; International; and Upcoming Hearings.
Leading the Past...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
In a recent case most interesting for its discussion of political powers "inherent in the people," the Commonwealth Court has upheld an en banc Lebanon County Court of Common Pleas decision invalidating the tax referendum...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
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