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Vacation Rentals Now Subject to Occupancy Tax

On December 28th, 2018 the governor signed HR 4327 into law, subjecting short term rentals to the same 5.7% state occupancy tax as hotels, bed and breakfasts, and motels.  Municipalities can also subject these rentals to a local occupancy tax (up to an additional 6%)....

Eleventh Hour to Renegotiate Expense Reimbursements

With 2018 ending, employees with significant unreimbursed expenses are almost out of time to renegotiate their expense reimbursement terms.  The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act removed the ability to deduct all miscellaneous expenses subject to a 2% limitation, including...

When Can I Deduct My Home Equity Interest?

Last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act removed the itemized deduction for home equity interest for 2018 onward.  At first blush this would appear a straightforward prohibition of the deduction for interest on any loan not used for the original purchase of a home.  As with...

Sales Tax & Internet Sales: Here be Dragons

In days before the world was fully explored, map makers often placed the words “here be dragons” in uncharted waters as a warning to sailors.  On June 21, 2018, the Supreme Court handed down its ruling on South Dakota v Wayfair, requiring “out-of-state sellers to...

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