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Attending a convention, seminar or other meeting in the North American area may qualify as a business expense, depending on the facts and circumstances of each case.
Highlights of the March 2015 Contra Costa Lawyer Tax Law edition include articles on IRS audits, immigration, same-sex taxes, marijuana tax and more.
Although it is not widely recognized state-to-state, the ruling in Windsor initiated some guidance with respect to federal law, and how same-sex couples should be filing their federal income tax returns.
Promptly consult your tax advisor for your response to the interview request. In almost every case, you should have professional assistance at the interview.
The failure to confirm the tax filing and payment compliance status of the corporate client can have disastrous results.
Will this reform help our economic crisis, and will more undocumented people come out of the shadows, and report their yearly taxes?
Requiring income to be reported and taxed, while prohibiting a deduction for expenses against this income, can be catastrophic for many small businesses that sell marijuana.
For taxpayers who have AGI below $60,000, there are many free filing options for completing and filing a federal income tax return.
Are Uber and Lyft rideshare companies simply competing more effectively in the market, or are they competing unfairly?
Highlights of the March 2014 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include tax articles on OICs, QDROs, foreign asset taxes, and more.
As we head into tax season, this is a great time to look at some of the tax changes affecting our family law cases. This article will discuss a few of the interesting tax rulings from 2013.
While the 30 percent withholding is a familiar concept with respect to payments to foreign persons, the new withholding regime under FATCA adds several new complexities.
California outnumbers the United States three to one. How did this happen?
Highlights of the March 2013 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include articles about the Congressional budget, the American Taxpayer Relief Act and other tax-related issues.
Litigation arising out of employment is a fact of life. When those cases conclude with payment, there are tax consequences that have to be addressed. This article provides a short primer on common tax issues associated with these cases.
When have budgetary and tax machinations in Washington generated so fertile a phrase, one so conducive to corny metaphor and other colorful figures of speech? I pledge in writing this article to avoid the use of the phrase “fiscal cliff.” Oops, I just did. Well, never again…
The 2010 Tax Act effectively extended the Bush tax cuts (known formally as the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001) through December 31, 2012. The temporary extension has not yet led to …
Dr. Wendel Brunner, Director of Public Health for Contra Costa County Health Services, has made the problem painfully clear: one-third of Richmond’s African-American and Latino fifth and seventh graders are obese. Another 20% in each group are overweight. Without a successful intervention, Dr. Brunner warns that most of these children will suffer from diabetes and premature coronary heart disease, and many will not live as long as their parents.
As we enter the season of relentless political ads, the measure dubbed the “Richmond Soda Tax” serves as a good example of what happens when the media meets proponents of a measure and their consultants. Reality often has no major role in the game of politics. Instead, staking out your position first and having great sound bites can make the difference in winning the modern war of words and images.
On November 6, voters will have the opportunity to enter the voting booth and raise their own taxes through a variety of measures on the ballot. One of these will be a $75 per parcel tax requested by the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (“ConFire”). A 55% majority vote would raise approximately $16.8 million annually and sunset after seven years. On July 31, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, which serves as ConFire’s Board of Directors, in a 4-1 vote, decided to place the tax on the ballot. I was the lone vote against it.