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Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

There is no constitutional right to cash money bail, 3rd Circuit rules

July 9, 2018

Via: ABA Journal

A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the constitutionality a New Jersey law that mostly ended the use of monetary bail. The Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the law in a challenge by Brittan Holland, who was […]


Know Your Rights

Can I Be Charged Twice for the Same Offense?

July 5, 2018

Via: FindLaw

No, right? While most of us are generally familiar with the concept of double jeopardy — the legal precept that prohibits multiple prosecutions or punishments for the same crime — not all of us know the particular ins and outs. […]


Business Law & Regulations, Finance, Financing your Business

Noncurrent Liabilities

June 27, 2018

Via: Investopedia

What are ‘Noncurrent Liabilities’ Noncurrent liabilities, also called long-term liabilities, are long-term financial obligations listed on a company’s balance sheet that are not due for settlement within one year – as opposed to current liabilities which are short-term debts. BREAKING […]


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Meet the Real Justice League: 10 Entrepreneurs Helping Average People Navigate the Legal System

June 27, 2018

Via: Entrepreneur

The problem of U.S. citizens getting poorly treated by the justice system is acute. One particularly shocking report found that 86 percent of civil legal problems among low-income Americans fail to achieve adequate legal redress. Enter a new breed of […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Turning Law School Rankings Upside Down

June 26, 2018

Via: FindLaw

Ranking the ‘best’ law schools depends on who you ask. For example, if you ask U.S. News & World Report, the top law schools are Yale, Stanford, and Harvard. That’s based on 12 “measures of quality,” including peer assessment, GPA, […]


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The DOL Fiduciary Rule Explained

June 25, 2018

Via: Investopedia

Here’s the latest installment in the long, strange tale of the Department of Labor (DOL) fiduciary rule, originally scheduled to be phased in from April 10, 2017 to Jan. 1, 2018. As of June 21, 2018, the U.S. 5th Circuit […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Supreme Court: employee stock options ‘non-taxable’ under Railroad Retirement Tax Act

June 21, 2018

Via: Jurist

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [judicial website] ruled [opinion, PDF] 5-4 on Thursday that employee stock options given to railroad workers were not taxable under the Railroad Retirement Tax Act of 1937 [text] because employee stock options are not money. […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Seattle city council repeals tax on businesses

June 13, 2018

Via: Jurist

[JURIST] Seattle’s city council voted on Tuesday to repeal a proposed tax on businesses, in which large businesses would have been taxed [press release] $275 for every full-time employee, with the revenue going towards Seattle’s homeless population. The city council […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Thanks to the New Tax Law There’s Never Been a Better Time to Hire Your Kid

June 8, 2018

Via: Entrepreneur

As a certified public accountant, I often get asked for ways to save on taxes. Thanks to the new tax reform bill, there are puh-lenty. But there’s one tax benefit in particular that I’ve been recommending to business owners of […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

New Tax Laws Make Muni Bonds Appealing

June 8, 2018

Via: Investopedia

Investors fearful of the new cap on federal deductions of state and local taxes may find that municipal bonds offer a promising investing strategy. Because the new tax law limits these deductions to $10,000, everyone with state/local tax bills that […]