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U.S. Supreme Court rules against Maryland over double taxation

U.S. Supreme Court rules against Maryland over double taxation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Maryland cannot impose double taxation on residents by denying them a full credit for certain taxes paid on income earned in other states, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday in a decision that could cut revenue collected by some states and cities. In a 5-4 ruling, the justices sided with taxpayers […]

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Why Are States Leaving Billions In Retiree Income On The Table?

Why Are States Leaving Billions In Retiree Income On The Table?

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Illinois is the national poster child for state budget messes. My home state faces a $7.4 billion general fund deficit and a $12 billion revenue shortfall. One proposed idea for plugging at least part of the horrific shortfall: tax retirement income. But our new governor, Republican Bruce Rauner, has rejected the idea. […]

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‘House of Cards’ tax breaks cost Marylanders, should end

‘House of Cards’ tax breaks cost Marylanders, should end

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Tax credits for filming Netflix’s “House of Cards” and HBO’s “Veep” are costing Maryland taxpayers money and should be ended in 2016, state lawmakers concluded in a new report. Maryland has given $62.5 million in tax credits to film and television productions since 2012, with $60.2 million of that going to “House […]

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Employers in 13 states will face higher 2013 FUTA rates

Employers in 13 states will face higher 2013 FUTA rates

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued the final list of states for which employers will not be eligible to claim the maximum amount of state unemployment tax credits on their 2013 federal unemployment (FUTA) tax return because the state has had an outstanding federal unemployment insurance (UI) loan for at least two years. […]

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State Parole Boards Use Software to Decide Which Inmates to Release

State Parole Boards Use Software to Decide Which Inmates to Release

As reported in the WS Journal, State Parole Boards Use Software to Decide Which Inmates to Release. At the age of 13, Michael T. Murphy went into the woods near his home in rural New York with the 10-year-old boy who lived next door and stabbed him to death. Last year, having rejected Mr. Murphy’s […]

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IRS adopts “state of celebration” rule in recognizing same-sex marriages: IR 2013-72; Rev Rul 2013-17, 2013-38 IRB

IRS adopts “state of celebration” rule in recognizing same-sex marriages:  IR 2013-72; Rev Rul 2013-17, 2013-38 IRB

We blogged that “Treasury and IRS Announce That All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized For Federal Tax Purposes; Ruling Provides Certainty, Benefits and Protections Under Federal Tax Law for Same-Sex Married Couples.” This blog expands on that announcement. In IR 2013-72; Rev Rul 2013-17, 2013-38 IRB, IRS has issued much anticipated guidance explaining the […]

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Meet Paul Raymond

Meet Paul Raymond

Mr. Raymond is a sought after speaker in tax controversy law by many attorney, accountant, and business groups and at the request of the Internal Revenue Service, has presented programs at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, attended by tax professionals throughout the United States.

Additionally, he continues to be an active member in the Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, where he was the Past Chair of the Employment Taxes Committee.

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