Business, Tax & Real Estate

A federal district court has held in Dase v. IRS, 124 AFTR 2019-5281 that jointly-owned property subject to an IRS lien against one of the joint owners only encumbered the tax debtor’s interest in the property. Legal Background:  A person’s failure to pay any tax after...

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On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule to make 1.3 million American workers newly eligible for overtime pay.  The new rule will take effect on January 1, 2020. The final rule updates the earnings thresholds necessary to exempt executive, administrative...

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Since 2016, each individual small business owner filing single or married filing jointly is eligible for a “small business” income tax deduction (SBD) against their state income tax liability equal to 100% of the first $250,000 of business income the owner receives or is allocated...

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On July 17, 2019, Senate Bill 57, a bill decriminalizing industrial hemp cultivation and permitting possession of CBD oil derived from hemp was passed by the legislature and will be sent to the Governor for signature. Assuming it is signed (which is expected) it will...

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Investing in startup and growth-stage businesses has generally been limited to accredited investors.  Accredited investors are individuals with annual compensation of at least $200,000 for the last two years or a net worth of at least $1,000,000 (not counting personal residence).  Startups solicited accredited investors...

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Senate Bill 57, a bill decriminalizing industrial hemp cultivation and permitting possession of CBD oil derived from hemp was unanimously passed by the Senate on March 28 and moves now to the House for consideration. Hemp and marijuana are related, but actually two different plants. Hemp...

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