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Air BNB Tax Issues

Many clients are now renting their homes and apartments out. However, they do not realize that there are tax consequences for doing so, if the rental is for less than a period of 30 days. In other words, if you rent your home out for 29 days or less, you […]

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Welcome to Sobriety Checkpoint Season

As we head toward springtime we can start getting ready for spring break, concert season (Ruoff Music Center events), graduation parties, and sobriety checkpoints. Wait, what? Checkpoints result in people being detained by law enforcement without any prior suspicion. Sobriety checkpoints are legal, but they have very specific requirements. If […]

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Retroactive Tax Law Benefits for 2017

The Bipartisan Budget Act caused the Internal Revenue Service to allow three popular tax benefits to be claimed retroactively. Most of these benefits expired in 2016 but can be claimed in 2017. The Internal Revenue Service’s system has been reprogrammed to accept these benefits. The first benefit is exclusion from […]

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Restitution in Criminal Cases

If you suffered financial loss as the victim of a crime, the prosecutor may be able to recover some of your losses in the criminal case. A criminal court can order a convicted person to pay restitution, but only for certain expenses. As the Court of Appeals emphasized in its […]

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