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‘Jefferson County, Alabama v. Taxpayers' And Retroactivity: It's Bad, Unless It's Good

In recent years, much attention has been paid to state legislatures across the country that attempt to alter their existing tax structures by enacting legislation that not only changes how businesses are taxed prospectively,...more

June Special Session?

Gov. Mark Dayton rejected a $259 million tax cut bill at midnight Tuesday by declining to sign it (pocket veto). The Omnibus Tax Bill would have delivered new credits, exemptions and deductions for farmers, businesses and...more

Déjà Vu All Over Again – The Recurring Saga of Expiring Tax Provisions

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If you go by what Yogi Berra says, tax policy and baseball have a lot in common. Just as we head toward the end of the regular season of baseball and hope we make it to play-offs, Congress is doing the same. Having returned...more

Tax Measures in the UK 2015 Summer Budget

by Morgan Lewis on

The new tax announcements are designed to improve productivity and correct imbalances in the tax system. On 8 July, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne made a number of announcements relating to the tax system...more

Valuation Discounts at Risk

by Cozen O'Connor on

Yogi Berra used to say, “A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.” But a dime may be worth a nickel ... at least for the time being. Valuing interests in family-controlled entities is a challenging process, and an area where...more

Wolf Budget Proposes Extraction Tax

On March 10, 2015, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf-(D) provided the text of his proposed changes to the Tax Reform Code of 1971 that would levy a tax on the extraction of natural gas in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ...more

New Mexico 2013 Tax Legislation Update

The recently concluded 2013 regular session of the New Mexico Legislature resulted in legislation enacting several significant changes to New Mexico’s tax programs, the majority of which are business friendly. Most of the...more

The Québec Government Announces A New Mining Tax Regime “Fair For All”

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The new Québec mining tax regime was announced on May 6th 2013, by the Minister of Finance, Nicolas Marceau, accompanied by the Minister of Natural Resources, Martine Ouellet....more

Alabama Tax Developments: 2012 Year in Review

Our final Alabama SALT Bulletin of 2012 summarizes the major legislative, judicial, and administrative developments affecting Alabama taxpayers with respect to income, transaction, and property taxes. The spring 2012...more

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