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New Hampshire ~ Miscellaneous Tax: Superior Court Holds Medicaid Enhancement Tax Unconstitutional

In a challenge by three hospitals to the New Hampshire Medicaid enhancement tax (MET), a state superior court held that the MET violated the equal protection clause of the New Hampshire Constitution. The hospitals argued that the MET was unconstitutional … Continue reading

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Missouri ~ Sales and Use Tax: Sales of Hot Air Balloon Rides Not Taxable

The Missouri Supreme Court, in reversing part of a decision of the Administrative Hearing Commission (AHC), held that a company’s sales of hot air balloon rides, including those purchased directly from the taxpayer in Missouri and those purchased by flight … Continue reading

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California ~ Multiple Taxes: Governor Calls Special Session for Rainy Day Fund

California Gov. Edmund G. Brown has issued a proclamation calling the Legislature into extraordinary session on April 24, 2014, to replace a rainy day fund proposal on the November 2014 ballot with a “dedicated reserve that would allow the state … Continue reading

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CCH Tax Briefing: 2014 Post-Filing Season Update

With all the focus on compliance during the return filing season, practitioners and their clients may have only skimmed some of the important federal tax developments that have occurred since the start of 2014. The latest CCH Tax Briefing, 2014 … Continue reading

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Koskinen Says IRS Will Move Ahead on Clarifying Code Sec. 401 (c) (4) Rules

The IRS has no intention of dropping proposed rules on tax-exempt groups (NPRM REG-134417-13, TAXDAY, 2013/11/27, I.5); rather, it plans to clarify the language to make the rules less controversial, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said in an April 16 interview … Continue reading

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