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Category: State & Local Taxes

New Jersey Earned Sick Leave Law goes into effect October 29, 2018: Are You Prepared?

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Under New Jersey’s Earned Sick Leave Law, N.J.S.A. § 34:11D-1 et seq. (the “Act”), effective October 29, 2018, all employers in New Jersey must now provide their employees working in New Jersey with paid sick leave each “benefit year”. The Labor and Workforce Development Division of Wage and Hour Compliance…

Credit Where Credit Is Due

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In Doherty v. Director, Div. of Taxation, the New Jersey Tax Court explained how to compute the resident tax credit. The taxpayers, New Jersey residents, were shareholders in an S corporation doing business in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The shareholders were subject to tax in both states on the S…

IRS Issues Notice Regarding SALT Workaround

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Earlier this month Governor Murphy signed a bill (S1893) allowing municipalities, counties, and school districts to set up charitable funds to pay for public services. Residents who donate to the funds can receive a credit for up to 90% of the amount paid toward their property tax bills and the…

How the New Qualified Business Income Tax Deduction Affects Attorneys

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The New Law The Tax Cut and Jobs Act (the “Act”) was signed into law by President Trump December 22, 2017.  One of the main objectives of the Act was to reduce the taxation of business income.  The qualified business income deduction can provide significant tax savings for some attorneys…

Comparison of House and Senate Versions of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

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On December 2, 2017, the Senate passed its version of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. While the bill must now go to conference committee to reconcile the differences between the House and Senate versions, the following chart summarizes the major provisions of the bill and where the…

October is the Right Time to Consider Property Assessment Appeals

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October 1 is the time of year the fair value of property is assessed for the following year, providing essentially the “snapshot” of fair value for the 2018 property assessment. Additionally, municipal budgets for the next tax year are typically set in December, making this time of year particularly opportune…

A Whiff of Fraud?

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The New Jersey Tax Court recently addressed, for the first time, the State’s civil fraud tax penalty. The New Jersey Division of Taxation may impose a civil fraud penalty if any part of a state tax assessment is due to the taxpayer’s fraud. The penalty is 50% of the assessment…

IRS Announces Late Portability Election Relief for Eligible Estates

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On June 9, 2017 the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) published Revenue Procedure 2017-34 (“Rev. Proc. 2017-34”) to announce a new simplified procedure for particular estates to obtain an extension of time to file a federal estate tax return and make a “late” portability election. First introduced into federal law…

Christie Vetoes ‘Home-Sharing’ Tax Bill

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UPDATE: On Friday, July 21, 2017, Governor Christie vetoed Assembly Bill No. 4587, which bill would have imposed State sales and use tax and hotel and motel occupancy fees on transient accommodations like those provided through Airbnb. In support of the veto, Governor Christie stated “I strongly believe that levying new…

Pennsylvania Tax Amnesty Begins April 21, 2017

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The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue (“Department”), through Act 84 of 2016, is offering a Tax Amnesty Program (“Program”) which will run for sixty (60) days, beginning on April 21, 2017 and ending on June 19, 2017 (the “Amnesty Period”). The Department will waive all penalties and half of the interest…

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