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Michigan Data Center Sales and Use Tax Exemption

Certified businesses that construct a plant engaged in the manufacture of tiers or other related rubber or automotive products and enterprises owning or operating maritime fabrication and assembly facilities are eligible for up to 25 years in exemptions against...

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2016 Tax Reform to be Considered by House Ways and Means Committee

According to a press release on January 19, 2016, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) announced that the Committee will hold its first hearing of the year Tuesday, January 26, 2016.The hearing will focus on pro-growth...

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Georgia Qualified Education Expense Credit Cap Announced

As of January 4, 2016, the Georgia qualified education expense credit cap of $58 million for calendar year 2016 already has been reached. All applications received on January 4, 2016 were prorated down to $58 million. The proration percentage...

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Tax Credit Extenders Renewal Continues to Move Forward

H.R. 2029 has been amended with the The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act to both renew and expand various credit programs. In particular, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit program (WOTC) will be renewed for a period of 5...

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New Alabama Jobs Act

The Alabama Jobs Act provides incentives to businesses for projects that create new jobs and whose predominant activity involves chemical manufacturing, data centers, engineering, design, research, or metal/machining technology, or for businesses that create jobs and have a base...

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Florida Enterprise Zone Program Set to Expire — Take Advantage Now

Although the Florida Enterprise Zone Act is scheduled to sunset on December 31, 2015, businesses may apply to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for the incentives associated with the Florida Enterprise Zone for an additional 3 years.Businesses must...

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Tax Extenders Legislative Update

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) led the Finance Committee yesterday to pass bi-partisan legislation renewing a set of provisions known as tax extenders that have expired or will expire at the end of this year. The bill,...

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Michigan Moves to Exempt Business Property from Personal Property Tax

As of January 1, 2015 Michigan eligible industrial and commercial personal property will be exempt from personal property tax.

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Health Insurance Exchange — Reimbursing Employee Premiums

Businesses choosing not to provide a health insurance plan directly to employees must provide reimbursement to employees for the premiums they pay for a qualified health insurance plan that they must acquire through either the health insurance exchange or...

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House Elects New Chairman of JCT

On April 14, Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), Vice Chairman of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) and Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, announced that Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) has been elected Chairman of the JCT...

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