October 2013

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Got Your Property Tax Bill? Are You Feeling Compressed?

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It’s property tax assessment season, and, no, that headline is not a typo.  Welcome to the time of year where property owners get to see how last years’ vote is going to affect their pocketbook.  The results might trigger a bout of compression (and depression). You may be asking yourself, wait… what was the vote…

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Oregon Recognizes Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages

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Despite Oregon’s continuing constitutional ban on same-sex marriages, the Oregon Department of Administrative Services announced today that all Oregon agencies will recognize the legal marriages of gay couples. If you like your laws to avoid needless complexity, this is good news:  it aligns Oregon’s position with that of the federal government, and permits any Oregon…

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Oregon Budget Deal Good for Active Owners of Partnerships, LLCs, S Corps

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Last week, the Oregon legislature passed HB 3601 as part of the “grand bargain” that, among other provisions, changes individual and corporate tax law in Oregon. The law included some tax breaks as well as tax increases. It raises revenue with increased tax rates for C corporations with taxable income over $1M, and by curtailing…

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Tangible Property Update

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Last month the IRS released final tangible property regulations which include significant taxpayer-friendly changes and will challenge virtually every business effective January 1, 2014.  The basic requirements within the temporary regulations covering acquisition and improvements of tangible property issued in December 2011 remain intact.  Changes to the temporary regulations were made to “clarify, simplify and…

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