Federal Workers Shorted By W.Va. Tax Law, High Court Told

Law360, New York (December 6, 2017, 5:42 PM EST) -- A decision by West Virginia’s highest court upholding a state tax law that disadvantages federal law enforcement retirees by treating them differently from state law enforcement retirees regarding benefits is an ideal vehicle for the U.S. Supreme Court to provide needed guidance on the doctrine of intergovernmental tax immunity, a retired U.S. marshal said Tuesday.

West Virginia’s disparate treatment of state law enforcement retirees and federal law enforcement retirees, whose job duties do not significantly differ, is a violation of the doctrine, but lower courts are...
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