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State + Local Tax Insights: Fall 2017

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STATE TAX REFORM: THE QUEST FOR UNIFORMITY - President Donald Trump and U.S. Congressional Republicans recently unveiled a “Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code” in a purported effort to make the federal tax...more

What Is “Good Cause” for Granting an Abatement of Real Estate Taxes?

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NHRSA 76:16, I(a) provides that “Selectmen or assessors, for good cause shown, may abate any tax, including prior years’ taxes, assessed by them or by their predecessors, including any portion of interest accrued on such tax....more

TTB Begins Testing New Version of Permits Online

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) recently began testing a new version of its Permits Online system. The new interface aims to provide several big improvements for users. Among them...more

House Tax Bill Would Fundamentally Change Executive Compensation and Employee Benefit Practices

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On November 2, 2017, the House Ways and Means Committee unveiled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Bill”), which, if enacted, could dramatically impact certain aspects of executive compensation and employee benefit issues. The...more

Initial House Proposal on Tax Exempt Bonds

by King & Spalding on

On Thursday, November 2, 2017, the House leadership released its long-awaited proposed tax bill for consideration by the Ways and Means Committee. Representatives of the tax exempt bond community had previously had...more

California’s New Office of Tax Appeals Issues Preliminary Draft of Procedural Rules that Is Silent on Discovery Matters

by McDermott Will & Emery on

As part of Governor Jerry Brown’s 2017 budget bill, the California State Board of Equalization (SBE) was stripped of its functions that had been authorized by statute, leaving principally property tax matters deriving from...more

MoFo New York Tax Insights - Volume 8, Issue 10

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Tribunal Reverses ALJ and Holds that Department Impermissibly Discriminated Against Foreign Unauthorized Insurance Corporations - In an issue of first impression in New York, the New York State Tax Appeals Tribunal has...more

Anti-Inversion Regulations Held to Violate Administrative Procedure Act

by King & Spalding on

On September 29, 2017, the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas struck down a 2016 temporary regulation designed to limit corporate inversions(the “Rule”). Rule was simultaneously issued as a...more

A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity to Reduce a Property’s Taxes: A Supplemental Notice of Value

by Buchalter on

In the next few weeks, county assessors throughout Arizona will issue supplemental notices of value for the 2018 tax year. Supplemental notices are issued when there is new construction or additions, parcel splits or...more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | September 2017 #3

FDA Announces Final FSMA Produce Safety Rule - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that the produce safety rule of the Food Safety and Modernization Act of 2010 (FSMA) is now final, establishing...more

New California Tax Agencies’ Roles Clarified

On September 16, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill (A.B.) 131 into law, making various changes to the Taxpayer Transparency and Fairness Act of 2017 (Act) enacted on June 27, 2017. The Act overhauled...more

Congressional Preview - Fall 2017

Summer isn’t quite over yet, but the August recess is coming to an end and Congress returns next week to resume work on a number of outstanding issues, as the Trump Administration continues to aggressively implement the...more

The Estate of George H. Bartell et. al. v. Commissioner – IRS Issues an Action on Decision – Was It Too Good to Be True? The IRS...

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

As reported on March 8, 2017, the U.S. Tax Court issued a taxpayer-friendly decision in Estate of George H. Bartell, et. al. v. Commissioner, 147 TC 5 (June 10, 2016). The ruling seemed too good to be true. I advised readers...more

Massachusetts Issues Proposed Regulations Requiring Remote Sellers to Collect Sales Tax

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We previously reported to you that the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) had revoked Directive 17-1 requiring the collection of Massachusetts sales and use taxes by Internet vendors that meet certain sales thresholds...more

MoFo New York Tax Insights - Volume 8, Issue 8

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Our August 2017 issue of New York Tax Insights covers these recent developments: Sale of Security Services to Property Manager for NYC Housing Authority Held Exempt from Sales Tax - The sale of security services by a...more

Wealth Management Update - July 2017

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

August Interest Rates for GRATs, Sales to Defective Grantor Trusts, Intra-Family Loans and Split Interest Charitable Trusts - The August § 7520 rate for use with estate planning techniques such as CRTs, CLTs, QPRTs and...more

ALJ Forces Combination of Hedge Fund Group in New York City - Tax Update Volume 2017, Issue 4

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

On April 27, the New York City Tax Appeals Tribunal issued a decision requiring the related members of a hedge fund group to file a combined return for New York City tax purposes. However, the administrative law judge (ALJ)...more

The Law of Ukraine “On Amending Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine regarding Use of Seals by Legal Entities and Individual...

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On 19 July 2017, comes into force the Law of Ukraine “On Amending Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine regarding Use of Seals by Legal Entities and Individual Entrepreneurs” dated 23 March 2017. The Law stipulates that the...more

The Law of Ukraine “On Amending Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine regarding Use of Seals by Legal Entities and Individual...

by Dentons on

On 19 July 2017, the Law of Ukraine “On Amending Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine regarding Use of Seals by Legal Entities and Individual Entrepreneurs” dated 23 March 2017 comes into force. The Law stipulates that the...more

MoFo New York Tax Insights - Volume 8, Issue 7

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ALJ Holds that Executive Changed His Domicile to Paris and Was Not a New York Resident - A New York State Administrative Law Judge has held that an individual who retired as chief financial officer of Colgate-Palmolive...more

Trade & Manufacturing Alert - July 2017

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Ambassador Lighthizer Visits Congress To Discuss The President’s Trade Policy Agenda - In June, the Senate Finance Committee and Ways and Means Committee of the House of Representatives held hearings on the new...more

Connecticut Will Make You Disclose Personal Customer Data!

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) recently issued demand letters to many remote sellers requiring that they either: (a) provide electronic sales records for all individual sales shipped to a Connecticut...more

California Taxing Agency Set for Major Overhaul - The State Board of Equalization will cease to administer most existing taxes,...

The Taxpayer Transparency and Fairness Act of 2017 (AB 102[1]) was signed by California Governor Jerry Brown on June 27, 2017, as part of the state budget process. The legislation makes sweeping changes to California tax...more

NC Legislative Update: June 2017 #4

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

This Week - Lawmakers finished a busy week last Thursday, aiming to adjourn the 2017 long session before the 4th of July. Legislative leaders began the week with a press conference to highlight the Conference Report for...more

The Taxpayer Transparency And Fairness Act Is Anything But

by Allen Matkins on

Recently, I wrote about the stealth with which the California legislature enacted AB 102, which it ironically named the Taxpayer Transparency and Fairness Act of 2017. Having been birthed in opacity, AB 102 will operate with...more

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