May 2014

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Judge Overturns Oregon’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

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Federal judge Michael McShane ruled on May 19th that Oregon’s prohibition on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. We devoted a lot of space last summer to the tax consequences of the unraveling of the Defense of Marriage Act, including its consequences for state income tax filings. In October of 2013 we reported that Oregon had administratively…

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Clippers Buyer Will Pay More Than Sterling…More Like a Pile of Gold

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Current Clippers owner Donald Sterling paid a mere $12 million for the team over 30 years ago. The price that he’ll receive, should he be forced to sell the team, will be fodder for discussion in college finance classes for years to come. A recent Journal of Accountancy article explores the factors that could be…

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Keeping Your Financial and Tax Information Secure

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As we reported in early April, the IRS has seen increasing numbers of fraudulently-filed individual tax returns in recent years. A small number of the individual tax returns we filed by April 15th could not be filed electronically due to tax refund-related identity theft from sources outside our firm. One circumstance, according to the Oregonian,…

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