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Captives, NRRA and Nonadmitted Insurance Premium Taxes – A Primer (Part I)

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July 8, 2021

We are seeing increased focus by state tax departments on nonadmitted insurance premium reporting, tax payments owed and auditing of captive insurance companies. This article is Part I of our primer on the application of the nonadmitted premium tax rules to purchases of insurance from out-of-state captives.

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Construction Contractor Sales Tax Issues: Some Do’s and Don’ts

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June 30, 2021

Construction is one of the more unique and fascinating industries when it comes to state tax. When working with clients on either sales and use tax planning or controversy matters, the sales and use tax structure facing contractors frequently prompts a number of unanticipated challenges.

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IRS Installment Plans: Beware the Dark Side

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June 24, 2021

A taxpayer with substantial back taxes has a few options to deal with IRS pressure to get them paid, and while an installment agreement can be a good outcome in some cases, there are many pitfalls to avoid when entering into one.

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The Six Primary Lessons Learned Representing Landlords and Lessors During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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June 17, 2021

A number of lessons may be learned from representing clients in the bankruptcy filings in the retail and restaurant industries.

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Convergence in International Bankruptcy

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June 17, 2021

Bankruptcy law is changing around the world, away from the liquidation model and toward the model of corporate rescue. Additionally, these changes reflect movement toward venue competition for the business of hosting international bankruptcy cases.

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Current Developments in “Critical Vendor” Payments

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June 17, 2021

A recent case provides ten elements that courts and professionals may use to determine if vendors should receive critical vendor payments.

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Growing Use of Small Business Reorganization Bankruptcy Cases

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June 17, 2021

In the year since its enactment, more than 1,500 businesses and individuals have filed cases under the Small Business Reorganization Act.

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Property Tax Appeals: “August 1 Rule” Traps for the Unwary

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June 16, 2021

If you just filed a property tax appeal for the January 2, 2020 (Pay 2021) tax year, you may have obligations to comply with what is commonly referred to as the “August 1 Rule.”

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The Art of Racing in the Rain

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June 10, 2021

The story can apply directly to issues currently facing Minnesota taxpayers. Said directly, we will have “unpredictable elements” in life. And, while those elements can be insurmountable when surfacing on their own schedule, we can have a positive impact when exercising deliberate foresight.

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If I Spend Six Months and a Day in Another State, Can I Save Minnesota State Income Tax?

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June 3, 2021

Minnesotans are wondering: could or should they change their residency to achieve income tax savings?

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