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Thinking of Moving to Florida? Maybe a Little Further South is a Better Option

In an effort to revitalize its economy, Puerto Rico has passed tax laws intending to attract investment to the island. Located two hours from Florida, the Caribbean territory of the U.S. offers several substantial tax...more

Charitable Planning with S Corporation Stock—Making It Work

Since 1998, charities have been able to own S corporation stock (“S stock”). However, the ownership of S stock by an exempt organization may result in either an unexpected tax burden or a liability rather than an asset for...more

CRS Report Takes Negative View on Bonus Depreciation

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has issued a report analyzing the economic effects of bonus depreciation. CRS has very little to say that is positive about bonus depreciation. CRS views it as neither an effective...more

Wyden’s Previous Proposals Could Signal Tax Reform Priorities

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) has been a strong advocate for comprehensive tax reform since he joined the Senate Finance Committee in 2005. During his tenure on the Committee, he has introduced a series of comprehensive tax reform...more

Bitcoin and gaming – what legal issues?

Issues affecting Bitcoin and gaming are becoming a very frequent topic of discussion since a number of gaming websites decided to allow Bitcoin transactions and even relevant gambling regulators decided to take actions to...more

New Indiana Statute Effective July 1st Allows Non-Residents To Pay Home State’s Lower Sales Tax Rate On Vehicle Purchases

Indiana has a 7% sales tax rate. Earlier this year, the Indiana General Assembly passed a new statute, Indiana Code 6-2.5-2-3, which allows non-residents to purchase vehicles from Indiana dealers and pay the (typically...more

Applicable Federal Rates – July 2014

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Pennsylvania DOR Releases Draft Market-Sourcing Guidelines

On June 16, the Department of Revenue released draft guidance on applying Pennsylvania’s new market-based, sales factor sourcing legislation that was signed into law in July 2013. The new market-sourcing legislation is...more

High Tax Rates Spur the Allure of Deferred Compensation

There are a number of reasons why executives choose to defer the payment of current compensation under a nonqualified deferred compensation plan. For example, some executives do not need the compensation to be paid...more

Net Loss Litigation

Pennsylvania’s Corporate Net Income Tax statute permits taxpayers with net losses to carry the losses over to future tax years. See 72 P.S. § 7401(3)4.(b), (c)(2)(A). However, the amount of the net loss deduction that may...more

PA Senators Continue Pushing to Replace School Property Taxes with Expanded Personal Income & Sales Taxes - May 2014

On April 30th the Pennsylvania Senate’s Finance Committee held a hearing on S.B. 76 which would eliminate school district property taxes in Pennsylvania. The bill would replace the lost revenues: (a) by boosting the...more

Tax Planning for the Privatization of the Space Industry

The privatization of the space industry has seen dramatic growth in recent years, and it appears that more significant developments are on the horizon....more

OUCH! Do PA Revenue Shortfalls Foretell PA Tax Increases?

After April General Fund revenues painfully fell short of April 2013 revenues, and well short of the official revenue forecast, Pennsylvania’s year-to-date General Fund shortfall now exceeds $400 million and is forecast to...more

Applicable Federal Rates – June 2014

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The Other Kind Of Corporate Tax Inversion

Tax inversions have been much in the news lately. What is reported in the popular press is a trend to reincorporating a US company abroad for lower effective rates of tax on non-US source income. In the middle market, such...more

Missouri Legislature Overrides Governor Nixon To Pass Tax Cut Bill

In this issue, we address important new Missouri tax changes that were passed on May 6, 2014 after the Missouri Legislature overruled Governor Jay Nixon's veto. The legislation modifies the individual income tax rate table by...more

UK Budget 2014: corporate, finance and real estate tax highlights

We set out below a summary of key items of interest announced by the UK’s Chancellor in the Budget on 19 March 2014 relating to businesses, corporate and finance taxation and real estate taxation. Much of what was announced...more

Applicable Federal Rates – April 2014

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House Ways and Means Committee Releases Proposal on Tax Reform

On February 26, 2014, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman David Camp (R-Mich.) released his plan for U.S. federal tax reform by introducing draft legislation called the "Tax Reform Act of 2014." The proposal is intended...more

Applicable Federal Rates – March 2014

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PA Tax Law News - February 2014: PA Governor's Budget Proposal Preserves Capital Stock/Franchise Tax Phase-out

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has proposed a FY2014-15 state budget that includes no new taxes and no mainstream tax increases. This would preserve the phase-out of the Capital Stock and Franchise Taxes on the...more

"US Corporate Tax Reform: Stuck in Neutral"

Three significant international tax reform proposals in the United States have been released in the past three years: the International Tax Reform Discussion Draft released by House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp...more

Applicable Federal Rates – January 2014

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Calif. Taxpayers: You Can['t] Check Out Any Time You Like

For California's high-earners and business owners, Proposition 30's passage in November 2012 was a "cross the Rubicon" moment. First, Proposition 30 increased tax rates retroactively to the beginning of 2012....more

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