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New Jersey Supreme Court to take up pension funding appeal

New Jersey Supreme Court to take up pension funding appeal

(Reuters) – The New Jersey Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear the state’s appeal of a lawsuit over pension contributions, a case with billions of dollars of public funding at stake and the end of a budget year looming. Governor Chris Christie’s administration last week asked the state’s highest court to take up the […]

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Former New Jersey Chiropractor Sentenced to Prison for Fraud

Former New Jersey Chiropractor Sentenced to Prison for Fraud

As reported in the DOJ Press Release, a  man formerly of Neptune, New Jersey, was sentenced in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey to serve 54 months in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release, the Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced. In February 2014, a […]

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Employers in 15 states may face higher FUTA rates in 2014

Employers in 15 states may face higher FUTA rates in 2014

We previously blogged on this twice – Employers in 17 states may face higher 2013 FUTA rates and Employers in 13 states will face higher 2013 FUTA rates. Employers in 15 states (and the Virgin Islands) may not be eligible to claim the maximum amount of state unemployment tax credits on their 2014 federal unemployment […]

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Six Investors Indicted for Their Roles in Bid-Rigging Scheme at Municipal Tax Lien Auctions in New Jersey

Six Investors Indicted for Their Roles in Bid-Rigging Scheme at Municipal Tax Lien Auctions in New Jersey

Six Investors Indicted for Their Roles in Bid-Rigging Scheme at Municipal Tax Lien Auctions in New Jersey – Investigation Has Yielded 20 Charges to Date, per the DOJ Press Release.  A federal grand jury in Newark, N.J., returned an indictment against six investors for their roles in a conspiracy to rig bids at auctions conducted […]

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Real Housewives of New Jersey – Giuseppe & Teresa Giudice – Is it Safe?

Real Housewives of New Jersey – Giuseppe & Teresa Giudice – Is it Safe?

Editor’s Note: I have to confess I’m not a fan of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” – or for that matter, any of the Real Housewives series. I do profess a mild interest in the “Real Housewives of Orange County” since that is right here in my backyard so-to-speak. And, it involved a former […]

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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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Does California have worst business tax climate?

Does California have worst business tax climate?

As reported in the OC Register, Does California have worst business tax climate? California has the third-worst business tax climate in the nation because of its complicated codes and high rates, says the Tax Foundation, a Washington D.C.-based group that advocates for simplifying taxation and lower rates. New York (50th) and New Jersey (49th) were […]

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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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States’ online ‘Amazon tax’ fight may land in U.S. Supreme Court -lawyers

States’ online ‘Amazon tax’ fight may land in U.S. Supreme Court -lawyers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Diverging high court rulings in New York and Illinois over ‘Amazon taxes’ point to a possible U.S. Supreme Court case to settle questions about the legality of states taxing online retail sales, lawyers said on Monday. With Congress failing to take action on the issue, courts have been intervening case-by-case in a […]

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IRS may make New Jersey authority’s municipal bonds taxable

IRS may make New Jersey authority’s municipal bonds taxable

As reported in the news in Reuters, the Internal Revenue Service has taken a major step toward declaring millions of dollars of revenue bonds issued by the New Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority in violation of U.S. tax law, which could make the interest paid by the debt taxable. The authority said it has […]

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Owner of Window Installation Business Admits Tax Evasion in New Jersey

Owner of Window Installation Business Admits Tax Evasion in New Jersey

Per the DOJ Press Release, the owner of a window installation company located in Mt.Laurel, N.J. admitted today (June 4) he converted to cash millions of dollars in the company’s gross receipts and used the money to pay his workers without withholding employment taxes announced, Paul J. Fishman, U.S. Attorney for the District of New […]

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New Jersey corporate tax breaks surge, but economy lags -study

New Jersey corporate tax breaks surge, but economy lags -study

As reported in Reuters – New Jersey has provided more corporate tax breaks in the past three years than in the entire previous decade, yet the state’s economy continues to lag, according to a report released on Monday. Since the start of 2010, when Republican Governor Chris Christie took office, the state has awarded $2.1 […]

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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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