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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that privacy rights enshrined in the state's constitution could be used to block the release of the personal information of public workers being sought by a nonprofit union reform group under an open records law.
As the work of reforming the federal tax code took a temporary timeout for Thanksgiving, opponents of legislation that would fully or partly eliminate deductions for state and local taxes didn’t let up in their fight, despite increasingly long odds they would succeed in changing lawmakers' minds when they return from their break.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s ruling Wednesday, saying the date that taxes are paid marks the starting point for a three-year appeal window, rather than when they are finalized with the submission of a company’s annual report.
A New Jersey business owner on Tuesday asked the Third Circuit to reverse a judgment against him for $1.94 million owed in income and employment taxes, saying issues of material fact remained as to whether he willfully caused the taxes not to be paid.
A county district attorney’s office should not be treated as a “judicial agency” under a Pennsylvania public records law and therefore should not be afforded the same public disclosure protections, that state's high court said Wednesday.