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The Challenging and Changing World of Property Taxes in the United States

Over the last decade the amount of funds made available by the Federal Government and distributed to the State Government continues to dwindle.  As these Federal funds continue to dry up, there is less money made available to the individual states...

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State & Local Tax (SALT)  |  By Chris Vignone, MBA

News From the SALT Minds-Mar, 20, 2014 - California Levels the Playing Field

Summary.  Last Summer California enacted a new law allowing a partial sales tax exemption for certain manufacturing and research and development purchases. California is trying to level the competitive playing field with many other states that have...

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Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid

Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s tragic death offers a lesson in estate planning mistakes to avoid. He left an estate reportedly worth $35 million to the mother of his three children, but due to improper planning she is likely to face a...

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State & Local Tax (SALT)  |  By Chris Vignone, MBA

News From the Salt Minds-March 10, 2014-The Impact of California Prop 39

Summary. As accountants begin to prepare corporate income tax extensions this month many are realizing that clients with revenue from services or intangibles may be subject to California franchise (income) tax starting in 2013. This is a result of...

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