• Daily Business Review

    Taxes and the Rise of the Robots: Short-Term Impact Likely

    May 24, 2018

    The robotics industry received two favorable tax breaks in the recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) that will likely help spur the development of this burgeoning technology.

  • Daily Business Review

    Seminole Tribe Continues Challenge to Florida's Utility Taxes

    May 23, 2018

    Lawyers for the tribe last week filed a notice of appeal after a federal judge refused to reconsider his decision to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Seminoles against the Florida Department of Revenue.

  • Positive Health Care, Inc. v. City of Newark

    Publication Date: 2018-05-23
    Practice Area: Tax
    Industry:
    Court: Appellate Division
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: A-2689-15T3

    Plaintiff appealed from the tax court's denial of plaintiff's motion to amend its complaint challenging the city's property tax assessments to include tax years 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014.

  • The Legal Intelligencer

    Court Decision Unlocks New Outlet for Taxpayers to Appeal Property Assessments

    May 23, 2018

    On Feb. 7, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Gene D. Cohen issued a decision in a case of first impression related to a Philadelphia taxpayer's property assessment appeal.

  • Kerr v. Commonwealth

    Publication Date: 2018-05-22
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Tax
    Industry:
    Court: Commonwealth Court
    Judge: Judge Covey
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 18-0613

    Petitioner's exceptions were overruled in his appeal of the denial of his petition as untimely filed because, despite having been advised of his appeal rights by October 22, 2009 at the latest, petitioner waited one and one-half years before filing his petition and he provided no explanation for the delay other than an alleged non-receipt of the notice, which was belied by the undisputed facts. Exceptions overruled.

  • Bolus v. Lackawanna Cty. Tax Claim Bureau

    Publication Date: 2018-05-22
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Tax
    Industry: Real Estate | State and Local Government
    Court: Courts of Common Pleas, Lackawanna County
    Judge: Judge Nealon
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 18-0588

    The Lackawanna Tax Claim Bureau failed to identify any legitimate statutory authority for securing an in personam judgment against the petitioner landowner for his property tax delinquency. The court clarified the judgement against petitioner to confirm an in rem judgment.

  • New York Law Journal

    The New Tax Code's Impact on Divorce: A Mediator's Perspective

    May 22, 2018

    The most sweeping federal tax code overhaul in decades, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, was signed into law on Dec. 22, 2017. New provisions in the law affect both businesses and individuals. Many of these changes will have a direct impact on the practice of family law, specifically in the area of divorce.

  • Texas Lawyer

    Kirkland Nabs KPMG Tax Lawyer for Houston Office

    May 21, 2018

    David Wheat joins from KPMG's national tax practice in Washington, D.C. He previously spent 27 years at Thompson & Knight in Dallas.

  • Estate Duncan v. Commissioner

    Publication Date: 2018-05-21
    Practice Area: Tax
    Industry:
    Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    Judge: Circuit Judge Reavley
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 17-60145

    Jannette Duncan and the estate of her late husband entered into a series of settlement agreements with the IRS after audits revealed that the couple had used an abusive tax shelter and improperly taken bad-debt loss deductions.

  • Kovacs v. Monroe Twp.

    Publication Date: 2018-05-17
    Practice Area: Tax
    Industry:
    Court: Tax Court
    Judge: Judge Brennan
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 013521-2017

    Plaintiff filed a complaint under the correction of errors statute, challenging the 2014 through 2016 property tax assessments on her parcel.