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The amount of taxes due this year for many Washington state taxpayers just increased following a 7-2 decision from the Washington Supreme Court in which it reversed a lower court’s ruling and held that the state’s new capital gains tax is valid.
A $250,000 cap in punitive damages is constitutional, the Georgia Supreme Court has confirmed, upholding the trial court’s decision to substantially reduce a $50 million verdict to $250,000.
In the inaugural episode of GT’s state and local tax podcast – GeTtin’ SALTy – host Nikki Dobay is joined by Morgan Scarborough, VP of Tax Policy at MultiState Associates.
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed a district court’s dismissal of a trademark suit against a charter school operator and public school district in Texas but explained that the charter school was not automatically immune from lawsuits based on sovereign immunity.
On January 19, 2023, the Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed two 2022 trial court orders, holding that initiating an unclaimed property audit does not toll (or freeze) the running of the statute of limitations (time-bar) for the Michigan State Treasurer to commence “an action or proceeding” with respect to a duty of a holder.
Republican Rep. E. Werner Reschke of the 55th District is the sponsor of all three bills, which are supported by Oregon’s business lobby and appear to have the support of others on the House Revenue Committee.
Moving to or purchasing real estate in the United States as a nonresident requires careful consideration of US federal income, estate and state and local tax laws.
Overturning a 6-1 en banc decision by the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that a coupon does not reduce the price upon which sales tax must be collected unless the coupon is adequately described and “linked” with the taxable item in accordance with Pennsylvania Department of Revenue (DOR) regulations.
The U.S. Department of Treasury recently updated guidance on the American Rescue Plan Act’s (ARPA) State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) and Emergency Rental Assistance 2 (ERA2) programs.
In 2018, police raided a known drug house in Kankakee County, Illinois, and found 19-year-old Latrell Franklin with 14 ecstasy pills and a bag of “green leafy substances” in his pockets.
Most employment-based permanent residency applications require the applicant to go through the PERM labor certification process where the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) certifies that there are not sufficient U.S. workers able, available, and qualified to fill a position.
On May 18, 2023, the United States Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Goldsmith, a case that presented the Court with an opportunity to bring clarity to the often highly subjective standards lower courts apply when deciding the issue of fair use of visual works of art under copyright law.
It is more important than ever that employers understand the serious long-term, non-monetary consequences of settling or accepting Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations.
A new Washington law regulating employers’ use of production quotas or production standards for employees working at warehouse distribution centers (House Bill 1762) will go into effect on July 1, 2024.
As a part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (CAA), Congress passed new exceptions to the Physician Self-Referral Law (Stark Law) and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) allowing certain healthcare entities to provide mental health or behavioral health improvement and/or maintenance programs to physicians and other clinicians.
On May 17, 2023, the Texas Senate approved Senate Bill No. 14 (SB 14), prohibiting physicians from providing gender-affirming medical care to minors experiencing gender dysphoria (distress that results from having one’s gender identity not match one’s sex assigned at birth).
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