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Bill on Bankruptcy: The Market's Unquenchable Thirst for Junk
Hot Topics for Waste-to-Energy Investors and Developers
Monitor Thy Drink: Alcohol Import Regulations Under the TTB (Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau)
Corporate Law Report: Workplace Romances, FMLA Changes, California Tax News, and More
The Corporate Law Report: First-to-File Patents, Hiring for Cultural Fit, Roth Conversions Post-Fiscal Cliff, and Global Corporate Insights
Will The Debt Ceiling Standoff End Up In Court?
Corporate Law Report - Office Party Holiday Risks, Human Trafficking, the Fiscal Cliff, More
Micah Green on U.S. Fiscal Policy
Corporate Law Report: Obamacare Deadlines, $13M for Exotic Dancer Misclassification, 2013 Medicare Taxes, More...
Tax Questions to Ask Yourself with the End of 2012 and the Fiscal Cliff Approaching
How Do We Pay For Lower Corp Tax Rates?
Polsinelli Shughart Election Analysis and Legal Insight
Why choose Bennett Jones for your Canadian Cross-Border Income Trust (CBIT)?
What are the tax benefits of a Canadian Cross-Border Income Trust (CBIT)?
Why choose Canada for a Cross-Border Income Trust (CBIT)?
What is a Canadian Cross-Border Income Trust (CBIT)?
Bill on Bankruptcy: Solyndra, Lehman, MF Global, ATP Oil, LSP Energy, Want Ads
Should you Opt-Out of the Voluntary Disclosure Program?
Weekly Brief: CFPB, Legal Fees & Hashtag Hijackers
Cost of Voluntry Asset Disclosure Program
Today’s tip expands the topic of on-site power generation. Instead of “going green” with renewable power, consider installing battery-buffered petroleum generators, natural gas generators or fuel cells to...more
In this issue:
- The Green Deal - Impact on Commercial Real Estate
- High Value Residential Property Tax
- Announcements and Events
- Transaction Profile - Focus on Henderson Global Investors...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
Sponsors and investors have been paying much attention to the potential use of real estate investment trust (REIT) structures to hold and finance renewable energy assets in a tax-efficient way. A recent SEC filing by Hannon...more
In This Issue:
PA Governor Proposes Corporate Tax Cuts; Add-Back Legislation Reintroduced; PA Supreme Court Issues Business/Nonbusiness Income Decision; Philadelphia Property Reassessments; Commonwealth Court Addresses...more
Originally published in the Commercial Property Executive on January 16, 2013.
Property owners frequently raise legitimate questions about hard-to-fathom differences between assessments of similar properties, as well as...more
On January 1, 2013, the U.S. Congress passed last minute legislation known as the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 to avoid automatic increases in income taxes for millions of Americans, as well as draconian cuts to the...more
Here is a brief outline of the legislation passed by the Senate and House extending certain tax rates, deductions, and credits for individuals....more
On 5 December 2012, George Osborne, The Chancellor of the Exchequer, delivered the Autumn Statement.
The Statement contained several key implications for the property industry, examined below:
TAX AND FUNDING...more
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal details how the soaring value of Texas oil fields has not resulted in much additional revenue for local school districts. In Karnes City, Texas, an eightfold increase in the value...more
Governor Andrew Cuomo, as part of his ongoing “NY-Sun” program intended to accelerate customer-sited solar electricity capacity in New York State, recently signed into law three bills which further this initiative....more
In This Issue:
PA Adopts Business Friendly Budget & Tax Changes; Pennsylvania Changes Position on Taxation of "Cloud Computing"; Recent PA Sales Tax Guidance Concerning Natural Gas and Other Mining Activities;...more
In This Issue:
Governor’s Budget Proposal Maintains Capital Stock/Franchise Tax Phaseout But Asks Retailers to Pay More
Marcellus Shale Impact Fee Enacted
Property Tax Reassessments...more
As we begin 2012, Luce Forward's Real Estate Group would like to highlight a number of new developments in California law affecting residential and commercial developers, real estate professionals and others in the real...more
When estate planning lawyers discuss gifting as an estate planning strategy with clients, there are a few very important components to this discussion that must be reviewed in order to most effectively leverage gifting as an...more
If you have made energy saving improvements to your home, you are likely eligible to claim your Energy Tax credit but you have to do so now before time runs out. And if you have been contemplating making such improvements,...more
On July 7th, Governor Corbett signed into law House Bills 143, 144, and 562. House Bill 143 amends the Pennsylvania Farmland and Forest Land Assessment Act of 1974 to permit property owners under preferential assessments to...more
Have You Filed Your Gross Receipts Tax Refund Claims?
If your company pays Pennsylvania Gross Receipts Tax and you have not recently filed assessment appeals and/or protective refund claims, you should consider doing so...more
Yesterday, Florida Governor Rick Scott flew to West Palm Beach and signed Florida Senate Bill 2142 into law at the offices of the South Florida Water Management District, enacting big, big changes to Florida's five water...more
IN THIS ISSUE:Payment For Use Of Coin-Operated Air Vending Machine Not Subject To Sales Tax; Recent Real Estate Tax Decisions; Real Estate Assessment Deadlines Approaching; PA TAX TIPS - Sales & Use Tax Exclusions;...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
We are all aware of the well-known tax breaks like child allowance and donations to charity. But did you know that there are other lesser-known tax breaks that you can claim? Among them are tax credits for making your home...more
IN THIS ISSUE: PA Tax Amnesty Exceeds Target by $71 Million; PA Announces Amnesty Program for Unclaimed Property; Property Tax Update: Real Estate Appeal Deadlines Approaching; Letter Ruling Impacts Highway Construction...more
As we previously reported in this newsletter, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down Allegheny County’s use of a 2002 base-year property tax assessment scheme as unconstitutional in Clifton v. Allegheny County (Pa. April...more
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