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California State and Local Tax Updates January 2019

Did you get a California tax refund last year? January 30, 2019 If so, the refund may be includable on your federal tax return for the 2018 tax year. Under certain conditions, the CA Franchise Tax Board (FTB) is required by federal law to send you a form reminding you of the refund. Forms 1099-G…

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Ohio State and Local Tax Updates December 2018

Ohio’s withholding tax rates will be lower in 2019 December 14, 2018 The OH Dept. of Taxation said the reduction is due to 2015 legislation, which provided a 6.3% tax cut that wasn’t structured at the time to reduce withholding rates. Here’s an example of how the cut will affect families: An OH taxpayer with…

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Pennsylvania State and Local Tax Updates December 2018

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program December 6, 2018 In Pennsylvania, the Medical Marijuana Program was established for the use of medical marijuana by patients with serious medical conditions. The PA Dept. of Health issues permits to approved medical marijuana growers/processors and dispensaries. The law requires the growers/processors to pay a 5% excise tax on the gross…

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Georgia State and Local Tax Updates December 2018

Did you know the state of Georgia has a Taxpayer Bill of Rights? December 14, 2018 The document explains the rights of taxpayers, as well as the obligations of the GA Dept. of Revenue. For example, “You have the right to prompt and accurate responses from the department to questions and requests for tax assistance.”…

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Illinois State and Local Tax Updates December 2018

The prepaid sales tax on motor fuels increases for the first half of 2019 December 14, 2018 The Illinois Department of Revenue has announced that, effective 1/1/19 through 6/30/19, the prepaid sales tax rate on gasoline, gasohol, and other motor fuels will increase to 16¢ per gallon from 15¢ per gallon. The prepaid sales tax…

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