McNair Law Firm, P.A.

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1221 Main Street
Suite 1800
Columbia, SC 29201, United States
Phone: 803.799.9800
Fax: 803.753.3278
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Class Action
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Litigation
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Other U.S. Locations
  • South Carolina
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

IRS To Turn Over Tax Collection Accounts to Private Collection Agencies – Watch Out for Scammers, Though!

The IRS recently announced that, beginning this month, the tax agency will be assigning certain unpaid tax accounts to private collection agencies. The IRS will retain and continue to collect most unpaid taxes. The IRS has…more
 /  Taxation

IRS Computer Problems Give Taxpayers Extra Day to File 2017 Tax Returns and to Pay Taxes

The IRS announced on April 17, 2018 that, due to IRS computer problems, all taxpayers are being given an extra day to file their 2017 tax returns and to pay any taxes owed (see IR-2018-100, April 17, 2018). The IRS apparently…more
 /  Taxation

RMDs: Another Concern for 403(b) Plans

Section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”) authorizes a type of retirement plan that can be sponsored by certain tax exempt organizations (e.g., a Code Section 501(c)(3) organization, including…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Nonprofit Law, Taxation

IRS Announces End to Foreign Bank Account Disclosure Program: What Can You Do Now If You Still Have Unreported Foreign Bank Accounts and Income?

The IRS recently announced it will be shutting down its successful Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) for unreported foreign bank accounts and income. The program will end September 28, 2018. Under the OVDP, first…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Understanding Back-Up Tax Withholding

The IRS requires businesses to obtain a Form W-4 from each employee, and also a Form W-9 from contractors and others who may receive payments for services. If a business does not receive these forms, the business must deduct and…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

The IRS Tax Levy on Social Security Benefits: Does it Last Forever?

An IRS tax levy is a seizure of a person’s property or rights to property. The IRS then uses the seized property to pay taxes owed. A levy allows the IRS to confiscate a person’s property, which includes cars, boats, real…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Taxation

Equal Pay Act case gets new life

In 2-1 decision by a three-judge panel, the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose rulings apply to all South Carolina employers) reversed a decision to grant summary judgment—meaning the trial court had found there was no…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

The New Section 199A 20% “Profit Deduction” for Pass-Through Businesses: The Undecided Issue of Owner Compensation

Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Congress is now offering a new 20% deduction for “pass-through” businesses – i.e. businesses that are not corporations. With the corporate tax rate being reduced under the new law to a flat 21%,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Taxation

New Carried Interest Rules of Interest to Real Estate Developers and Asset Managers

Prior to the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”), one of the more controversial and hotly-debated tax benefits was the so-called “carried interest,” which allowed certain fund managers and venture capital firms to…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation, Real Estate - Commercial

IRS Appeals Announces a Return to In-Person Settlement Cases

The IRS and taxpayers often disagree in tax audits and other tax-related matters. The IRS Office of Appeals was established as a separate and independent office within the IRS, whose mission is to resolve these tax disputes, and…more
 /  Taxation

Interest Rates are Rising in South Carolina Courts

Current economic signs give consumers, investors and economists alike reason for optimism. Unemployment is at historically low levels which means employers are having to offer higher wages to attract and keep talent. Although…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Finance & Banking

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – 529 Plan Changes for South Carolina

The new federal tax law, known as The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, that was approved by Congress and signed into law at the end of 2017, creates a benefit for individuals paying tuition for children in private or religious schools in…more
 /  Education, Taxation

2018 Budget Deal Delays Several Affordable Care Act Taxes and Fees

On January 22, 2018, President Trump signed into law H.R. 195 (hereinafter referred to as the “2018 Budget Deal”) which ended the federal government shutdown and funds the federal government through February 8, 2018. In…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Indian and Chinese Nationals Likely First to Be Affected by H-1B-Related Changes

After months of anticipation, it appears the first major H-1B program-related change will be the recession of employment authorization for certain H-4 spouses. The change should have the largest effect on Chinese and Indian…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Amid Potential Changes, Employers Prepare for H-1B Filing Season 2018

With changes in late 2017, many employers are gearing up for H-1B season on April 1, 2018. The H-1B visa allows foreign nationals to work in occupations that require at least a U.S. Bachelor’s Degree (or foreign equivalent) in a…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law
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