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Can Texas Restaurant Owners Deduct The Costs Of Repairs From Lease Rental Payments?

Nearly all restaurant tenants face challenges with their lease at some point. Often these challenges come in the form of needed repairs to the property caused by the landlord’s substandard maintenance of the property. The...more

Child Support Deduction from Nevada Work Comp Benefits

Workers' compensation benefits, including final settlement awards, called permanent partial disability awards, are generally not subject to assignments or garnishments, and are not subject to attorneys liens or medical...more

Massachusetts Securities Division Issues Policy Statement on Custody Requirements for Massachusetts-Registered Advisers in...

In conjunction with the release of a preliminary report describing an initiative by the Registration, Inspections, Compliance and Examinations Section of the Massachusetts Securities Division of the Office of the Secretary of...more

Religious Institutions Update - December 2013

A federal district court has ruled unconstitutional one of the most important tax benefits available to ministers: the minister's housing allowance. A summary of the case follows. The ruling threatens to have a dramatic...more

New York State now allows employers to make payroll deductions for inadvertent overpayment of wages

Section 193 of the New York Labor Law proscribes an employer’s right to make deductions from its employees’ paychecks with very limited exceptions. In November 2012, the law was amended to allow employers to make payroll...more

Cuban Beats SEC, But Can He Deduct His $8 Million In Attorney Fees?

Dallas Mavericks team owner Mark Cuban had a big victory here in Dallas Wednesday. He was cleared of all charges of insider trading....more

Deduction Of Post-Production Costs From Gas Royalties – Another Lesson

Consider this while celebrating the resurrection of Big Tex: When a lease prohibits post-production cost deductions, can a lessee deduct those costs from a lessor’s royalty? Yes, says Potts v. Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C. ...more

Challenges To Deducting Settlement Payments Under The False Claims Act: Fresenius Sheds Light On The Burden

Whether a business may deduct litigation settlement payments can have a substantial real dollar impact on the business. In the midst of combating potential litigation, companies rarely first focus on the potential tax impact...more

FAQ: Making Wage Deductions to Recover Inadvertent Overpayment of Wages and Repayment of Advances to Employees

Can I make deductions from employee wages to recover overpayment of wages or repayment of advances given to my employees? When? How? These are questions that arise often for many employers. Until last year, such wage...more

Tax Litigation Update: Second Circuit Decision Limits Deductibility of Life Insurance Dividends

A decision by the United StatesCourt of Appeals for the Second Circuit earlier this month strictly interpreted deductibility I.R.C. § 808(c) as it relates to the deductibility of policyholder dividends paid by life insurance...more

Second Circuit Disagrees with Claims Court and Denies Deduction for Contingent Dividend Liability

On August 1, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held in New York Life Ins. Co. v. U.S., that the taxpayer’s liability for policyholder dividends was contingent, and therefore, was not deductible until the...more

New York Department Of Labor Issues Proposed Guidance For Permissible Wage Deductions

On May 22, 2013, the New York State Department of Labor published its long overdue proposed regulations interpreting New York’s permissible deductions from employee wages....more

Affiliates of Health Insurance Providers May Be Subject to the Affordable Care Act $500,000 Deduction Limit on Executive...

Most issuers of healthcare insurance likely have heard about the $500,000 limit on deductible compensation that became effective January 1, 2013, but might be surprised to know how much broader the scope of the deduction is...more

Planning Your Estate

The basic goals of estate planning are to dispose of your property in accordance with your wishes and to avoid unnecessary taxes and expenses....more

Proposed Regulations Clarify New York Employers’ Wage Deduction Rights

Last year, Governor Cuomo signed into law new legislation, effective November 2012, which amended New York Labor Law section 193 to permit employers to make deductions for wage overpayments due to mathematical or clerical...more

Health Care Reform Blog: IRS Releases 2014 Out of Pocket Maximum Limits

In 2014 non-grandfathered plans will not be allowed to have an out of pocket maximum greater than that allowed for high deductible health plans....more

Tax Season Alert: The IRS May Attempt to Disallow Your Charitable Deductions

As you compile your tax material for the preparation of your 2012 income tax returns, now is the perfect time to examine your files to ensure you have all required records to support your charitable contributions,...more

Texas Taxpayers May See Relief

A Texas District Court recently interpreted the Texas Tax Code and determined a particular Texas Comptroller's Rule improperly narrows the state statute. The Texas Comptroller's Rule 3.589(c)(2) effectively required taxpayers...more

IRS Releases Legal Memorandum Addressing Stock Options and Other Transaction-Related Deductions

On January 28, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published a generic legal advice memorandum (GLAM), AM2012-10, addressing the timing under the consolidated return regulations of certain deductions that commonly arise...more

Implementing the Affordable Care Act: Countdown to 2014 - Tax Increases Under the Affordable Care Act.

Under the Affordable Care Act, a number of significant tax increases go into effect in 2013 and other tax provisions will be implemented during the next several years. Provisions starting in 2013 include: Additional...more

Charitable Giving Under the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

On January 2, 2013, President Obama signed into law the “American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012” (ATRA). In this Alert, we explore the good news and the bad news that charitably minded individuals received with the passage of...more

France Releases Finance Bill for 2013 and Amended Finance Bill for 2012 | Loi de finances pour 2013 et Loi de finances...

English | Français: ..Measures Applicable to Companies | Mesures applicables aux entreprises ..Measures Applicable to Individuals | Mesures concernant les personnes physiques Bills provide a series of tax...more

What To Expect From The Affordable Care Act In 2013

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the health care reform bill, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This legislation, along with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, makes...more

New Tax Act's Impact on Planning for Charitable Donations

New Year's Day brought new tax legislation passed by Congress, called the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the "Act"), which President Obama has signed into law. The Act has made some important changes to the tax law...more

"28% Cap" Unlikely to Trigger Wave of Municipal Bond Tax Calls

Market commenters have suggested that billions of dollars in municipal bonds may be subject to par redemptions if the much-discussed “28% cap” on the value of certain federal income tax deductions or exclusions is enacted and...more

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