Sutherland Salt Shaker - April Fools 2012


In This Issue:

- Taxpayers Sue New York State Under False Claims Act; Citizens Demand To Get What They Pay For

- States Engage Transfer Pricing Firms to Identify Overpayments, Refunds

- U.S. Supreme Court Accepts a Plethora of Economic Nexus Cases

- “Also in the News”


- The Sutherland SALT Team

Excerpt from Taxpayers Sue New York State Under False Claims Act; Citizens Demand To Get What They Pay For

A group of New York taxpayers are deploying a new weapon in their fight against inefficient government: The False Claims Act. The law, which is often used by government prosecutors to punish alleged fraud committed by taxpayers, imposes penalties of up to three times the damages suffered, along with statutory penalties of up to $12,000 for every fraudulent claim. This is the first case in which the False Claims Act has been used against the government...

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