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Consider These Year-End Strategies to Address Proposed Tax Changes

by Varnum LLP on

Recently, the House and the Senate passed bills that could create major changes to our current tax laws. They are now working to reconcile the bills, with the goal of having the legislation signed by December 25. If...more

Major tax bill clears U.S. Senate by 51-49 margin, Part II

by Moskowitz LLP on

Other deductions will be eliminated entirely, including but not limited to: - Home office expense deductions... - Unreimbursed employee expense deductions, such as those for teacher’s out-of-pocket classroom...more

Major tax bill clears U.S. Senate by 51-49 margin, Part I

by Moskowitz LLP on

A 500-page long Republican tax bill, with numerous and significant last minute changes – as well as some illegible handwritten edits in the margins – cleared the U.S. Senate in the early hours of Saturday morning, by a 51-49...more

Maximizing Deductions Through Prepayment of Real Property Taxes Before Potential Tax Law Changes

Currently, individual taxpayers who itemize their deductions can deduct real property taxes paid that year. Under both the House and Senate tax reform bills, the property tax deduction would be capped at $10,000. If that cap...more

Trust Fund Tax: Responsible = Liable (?)

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Some shareholders are content with being wholly passive investors in a corporation. Others desire some degree of participation in the day-to-day management of the corporation’s business. Still others are willing to abstain...more

MoFo New York Tax Insights - Volume 8, Issue 12

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Appellate Court Holds That Furnishing of Pricing Information Is Not a Taxable Information Service - The Appellate Division has issued a potentially important decision regarding the sales tax exclusion for information...more

For Consideration: Possible Early Payment of State and Local Income Taxes

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The House and Senate each have passed a version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Both the House bill and the Senate bill eliminate the deduction for state and local income taxes after December 31, 2017....more

Supreme Court of Ohio Provides Sales Tax Guidance on Employment Services

by Reed Smith on

The Supreme Court of Ohio issued a decision in Accel Inc. v. Testa, in which it determined that some of a taxpayer’s purchases of employment services were not subject to Ohio sales tax, because those purchases fell within an...more

Minnesota Legislative Update: Budget and Economic Forecast Released

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On Tuesday, December 5, the office of Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) released the November Budget and Economic Forecast. Based on the forecast, the state is facing a projected budget deficit of $188 million for the...more

Year-End Tax Planning Tips

by Bowditch & Dewey on

If Congress is successful in lowering tax rates for at least some taxpayers in 2018, there are several year-end taxing-saving tips to consider prior to December 31st....more

NYC Council Modifies Commercial Rent Tax

by Cole Schotz on

The New York City Council approved a bill on Thursday, November 30, that impacts thousands of small business owners located south of 96th Street in Manhattan. The bill modifies the threshold that businesses must meet in order...more

New Seattle Personal Income Tax Ruled Illegal

by Perkins Coie on

The King County Superior Court held on November 17, 2017, that Seattle’s recently adopted city income tax is illegal under Washington law. The case was resolved on two alternative statutory grounds....more

Senate Passes GOP Tax Cuts Package; House and Senate Bills Now Move to Conference Committee

by Baker Donelson on

After a week of frenzied debate and last minute deal making, the Senate approved a sweeping package of tax cuts by a vote of 51 to 49 with Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) and all Democrats voting in opposition. It remained unclear...more

NJ Tax Court: Extraterritorial Income Not Subject to Corporation Business Tax

by Reed Smith on

In a decision released today, the New Jersey Tax Court determined in Infosys Limited of India Inc. that a foreign corporation was not subject to New Jersey corporation business tax (“CBT”) on its income from sources outside...more

The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act: Trust & Estate Planning Considerations

by Lewitt Hackman on

This week was supposed to be the week Republicans passed a tax bill. It’s unclear what exactly will happen in the immediate future, or if we’ll have to wait for the New Year to see any type of tax reform. If or when we do get...more

New SALT Implications in Proposed House and Senate Tax Reform Bills

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The federal tax reform legislation is a work in progress, and its final form will undoubtedly be affected by political considerations and lobbying by interested parties. Both the House and Senate bills deserve careful study...more

Appellate Division Adopts Broad Interpretation of “Personal or Individual” Exception to New York Sales Tax on Information Services

by Reed Smith on

On November 22, 2017, the Supreme Court of New York, Appellate Division, Third Department (the “Appellate Division”), issued its opinion and judgment in Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. v. Tax Appeals Tribunal of the State of New...more

How Proposed Tax Reform Will Impact Private Equity

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Both the House of Representatives and the Senate have proposed their own versions of tax reform (the “House Proposal” and “Senate Proposal”, respectively, and together, the “Proposals”) which will drastically change the...more

Proposed tax legislation affecting private equity

by Dentons on

As you may be aware, on November 2 the House of Representatives introduced a comprehensive tax reform bill that could affect private equity sponsors, investors and portfolio companies. On November 9, the Senate Finance...more

Year-End Tax Planning, Tax Reform and Proposed 2704 Regulations Withdrawn

by Goodwin on

With the end of year approaching, now is the time to consider making gifts to lower your federal and state estate tax liability. That tax liability, however, could change with impending federal tax reform. Regardless of the...more

House Passes Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: How the Senate Proposal Compares

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On November 2, 2017, the House Ways and Means Committee (the “House Committee”) released its plan for comprehensive tax reform: the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017” (H.R. 1) (the “House Bill”). Following a week of hearings,...more

NJ Tax Court Issues Ruling on Sales Tax Sourcing

by Reed Smith on

On November 16, 2017, the Tax Court of New Jersey issued a ruling in Spirit Halloween Superstores, Inc. v. Director, Division of Taxation, concerning the sourcing of sales of tangible personal property for sales tax purposes....more

House Passes and Senate Considers GOP Tax Proposals, Leadership Target End of Year for Passage

by Baker Donelson on

On November 16, House Republicans approved H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on a party-line vote of 227 to 205, with 13 Republicans and all Democrats voting against passage. Senate Republicans are also moving toward passing...more

State + Local Tax Insights: Fall 2017

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

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

SALT Implications of the House and Senate Tax Reform Bills

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Many provisions of the House and Senate tax reform proposals would affect state and local tax regimes. SALT practitioners should monitor the progress of this legislation and consider contacting their state tax administrators...more

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