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  • Kavanaugh to attend White House event, as elections loom

    Kavanaugh to attend White House event, as elections loom

    Tax Law 10/06/2018

    New Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is returning to the White House for a televised appearance Monday with President Donald Trump less than a month before pivotal congressional elections.Kavanaugh will take part in an entirely ceremonial sweari...

  • High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

    High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

    Tax Law 06/21/2018

    The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax. The 5-4 ruling Thursday is a win for states, who said they were losing out on billions of dollars annually under two decades-old Supreme Court decisions that impacted online sa...

  • Court blocks 'millionaire tax' question from state ballot

    Court blocks 'millionaire tax' question from state ballot

    Tax Law 06/17/2018

    Massachusetts' highest court on Monday struck down a proposed "millionaire tax" ballot question, blocking it from going before state voters in November and ending advocates' hopes for generating some $2 billion in additional revenue for education and...

  • Supreme Court sides with police over partygoers in wild bash

    Supreme Court sides with police over partygoers in wild bash

    Tax Law 01/12/2018

    The Supreme Court sided Monday with police over partygoers in a dispute about arrests at a 2008 bash at a vacant home that had been turned into a makeshift strip club.The high court ruled that police had sufficient reason to make arrests at the rauco...

  • Supreme Court to hear sales tax collection case

    Supreme Court to hear sales tax collection case

    Tax Law 01/10/2018

    The Supreme Court agreed Friday to wade into the issue of sales tax collection on internet purchases in a case that could force consumers to pay more for certain purchases and allow states to recoup what they say is billions in lost revenue annually....

  •  Idaho Supreme Court upholds grocery tax veto

    Idaho Supreme Court upholds grocery tax veto

    Tax Law 08/07/2017

    The Idaho Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's contentious veto of legislation repealing the state's 6 percent sales tax on groceries.The high court's decision comes after 30 state lawmakers filed a lawsuit claiming Otter took to...

  • Court sides with towns over utilities in tax dispute

    Court sides with towns over utilities in tax dispute

    Tax Law 07/13/2017

    Two electric utilities seeking to reduce their property taxes in dozens of towns across New Hampshire lost an appeal Friday to the state Supreme Court.Eversource and the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative sought tax abatements from 64 towns in 2011 a...

  • South Dakota and Flandreau Santee Sioux tribe clash in court

    South Dakota and Flandreau Santee Sioux tribe clash in court

    Tax Law 07/03/2017

    The Flandreau Santee Sioux tribe is suing South Dakota over the state's interpretation that contractors working on an expansion of the Royal River Casino are required to pay contractor excise taxes to the state.The Argus Leader reported that the laws...

  • Federal court: No back pay for ex-central Indiana marshal

    Federal court: No back pay for ex-central Indiana marshal

    Tax Law 10/24/2016

    An Indiana federal court has ruled against a former central Indiana marshal who is seeking back pay from the town of Summitville. The (Anderson) Herald Bulletin reports the federal court in southern Indiana ruled state minimum wage law says former Su...

  • Court Won't Hear Appeal Of New York Internet Taxation

    Court Won't Hear Appeal Of New York Internet Taxation

    Tax Law 09/09/2014

    The Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider throwing out New York state's taxes on Internet purchases on websites like Amazon.com, a move that could change the way Internet commerce works. The high court refused without comment to hear appeals fr...

  • Equifax goes to US Supreme Court with tax appeal

    Equifax goes to US Supreme Court with tax appeal

    Tax Law 05/24/2014

    Credit bureau Equifax Inc. is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear appeal from an adverse tax ruling in Mississippi. The appeal is a reaction to a 2013 Mississippi Supreme Court decision that Equifax had to prove that it didn't earn any taxable inco...

  • Court to hear dispute over state tax collection

    Court to hear dispute over state tax collection

    Tax Law 05/24/2014

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to consider a dispute over how a state may tax the income that its residents earn in another state. In a case that could affect how taxes are collected in every state, the justices will hear an appeal from Maryland...

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