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Manufacturing, Hospitality Top Virus Credit Claims, GAO Says

By Theresa Schliep

Businesses in the manufacturing and hospitality industries were two of the top claimants of pandemic employment tax credits in 2020, the Government Accountability Office said in a report Tuesday on the IRS' implementation of the relief and agency compliance efforts.

Colo. Lawmakers OK Extending Enterprise Zone Tax Break

By Sanjay Talwani

Some Colorado businesses that suffered from the COVID-19 pandemic could extend for five years the carryforward period for unused state job growth incentive and enterprise zone tax credits under legislation passed by the General Assembly and heading to the governor.

Irish Distiller Entitled To COVID Sanitizer Tax Relief

By Dylan Moroses

An Irish gin distiller should expect an excise tax exemption for ethanol it imported during the height of the coronavirus pandemic to produce hand sanitizer, according to a judgment published Wednesday by Ireland's High Court.

COVID Impact Program Risks Improper Payment, TIGTA Says

By Emlyn Cameron

An Internal Revenue Service risk assessment determined the COVID-19 economic impact payment program is susceptible to improper payments, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said in a report released Tuesday.

Ore. Church's COVID Argument Doesn't Salvage Tax Break Bid

By Sanjay Talwani

An Oregon county assessor correctly rejected a property tax exemption sought by a church, the state's tax court said, finding that the pandemic-related hardships claimed by the property owner did not excuse its late submission of relevant information.

NYC Bill Would Suspend Liquor License Tax For A Year

By Jaqueline McCool

New York City would suspend its tax on liquor license fees for the tax year beginning June 1 under a bill introduced in the City Council that Mayor Eric Adams voiced support for Thursday.


Expert Analysis

Lessons From Recent PPP Loan And COVID Fraud Cases

Following President Joe Biden's recent pledge to expand enforcement efforts against pandemic and Paycheck Protection Program loan fraud, a look at the U.S. Department of Justice's recent criminal and civil enforcement actions sheds light on its evolving priorities, say Sara Lord and Aaron Danzig at Arnall Golden.

The Highs And Lows Of Tax Controversy In 2021

Lawrence Hill at Steptoe & Johnson reviews the ups and downs of tax controversy practice in 2021, including the continued effects of the pandemic, troubling decisions on attorney-client privilege and an IRS comeback on transfer pricing.

When And How To Depose Fact Witnesses Remotely In 2022

Tim Tryniecki and Thomas Mudd at MG+M offer a series of practice tips for successfully conducting remote depositions of often-inexperienced fact witnesses, as the virtual court proceedings sparked by COVID-19 look set to become a part of the legal landscape next year.

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March 18, 2022 05:05 PM

More Ohio Remote Workers Appeal Telework Tax Fight Loss

March 11, 2022 06:32 PM

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