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This article is designed to help non-lawyers understand how to have the best experience as a real estate purchaser, owner, seller and investor.
In 1980, Congress enacted the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA), 26 U.S.C.S. 1445. The law provides that if a seller of real property is a "foreign person," the buyer must withhold a tax equal to 10% of the gross purchase price, unless an exemption applies under the law.
IRS/Tax Lawyer Jeffrey T. Jones discusses how you must be very careful about what you say to the IRS during a dispute.
Purchasers of property in Maryland should be aware of the "60 Day" rule for appealing property tax assessments.
This article analyzes a recent decision by the Maryland Court of Special Appeals concerning the interpretation of the “date of finality” rule, which was thought by many practitioners to limit the consideration of comparable sales to a time frame before January 1.
A brief overview of what business owners should know about exit planning and transferring the business when the time is right
A legal to-do list for new businesses to avoid ownership problems and disputes and enhance likelihood of success.
If you are currently separated and considering divorce in Illinois, questions on how this decision may affect your federal income tax return may cross your mind.
You may be entitled to a tax break on property you inherit known as a "step up in basis'.
Financial advice that works well at tax time may prove to be disastrous when divorce enters the picture.