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The Importance of Adminis…

The Importance of Administrative Tax Appeals

In Virginia, the current pandemic has increased the importance of administrative tax appeals. Why? There are two overriding reasons. First, it is logical that state and local governments will be more aggressive when it comes to tax audits. Local gove… Read More
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2020 Virginia Department…

2020 Virginia Department of Taxation Rulings (Part 2)

On its website, the Virginia Department of Taxation has released several rulings and appeal decisions. Due to this crazy year and some personnel changes at the Virginia Department of Taxation, the rulings and appeal decisions have been released in ba… Read More
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The Saga of International…

The Saga of International Paper and Isle of Wight County

What has been happening between International Paper Company and Isle of Wight County? The dispute is not over but the Supreme Court of Virginia has weighed in. Read More
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BPOL Tax and Internet Tax…

BPOL Tax and Internet Tax Freedom Act (Part 2)

Previously, the opinion entered in Bd. of Supervisors v. Caxcom, LLC, Case no. CL-2019-5800 by the Circuit Court of Fairfax County determined that the Internet Tax Freedom Act applies to the BPOL tax. This month two similar opinions have been entered… Read More
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2020 Virginia Department…

2020 Virginia Department of Taxation Rulings (Part 1)

On its website, the Virginia Department of Taxation has released several rulings and appeal decisions. There has understandably been a delay to the posting of many rulings. Most of what has been posted is not terribly notable. However a few of these… Read More
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2020 Virginia Tax Legisla…

2020 Virginia Tax Legislation Update

The 2020 session of the Virginia General Assembly enacted many changes to the tax laws of Virginia. A summary of the legislation can be found here. Most of the legislation is effective on July 1, 2020. Here are some of the more important pieces of ta… Read More
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Papers about tax amnesty and gavel in a court.

Interpretation of the Tax Amnesty Program in the City of Richmond

On April 2, 2020, the Supreme Court of Virginia issued an unpublished opinion in HRIP Miller & Rhoads Acquisition, LLC v. City of Richmond. This case concerned the applicability of a tax amnesty program in the City of Richmond to the taxpayer; mo… Read More
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BPOL Tax and Internet Tax…

BPOL Tax and Internet Tax Freedom Act

On February 14, 2020 in Bd. of Supervisors v. Caxcom, LLC, Case no. CL-2019-5800, the Circuit Court of Fairfax County issued a letter opinion granting Cox Communications’ motion for partial summary judgment and denying Fairfax County’s motion… Read More
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COVID-19 and Virginia Tax…

COVID-19 and Virginia Taxes

Many press and blog articles are correctly focusing on what is happening right now with COVID-19. But without question, the effects of this pandemic will also last into the future. These effects could possibly change how taxes are collected, includin… Read More
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Supreme Court of Virginia…

Supreme Court of Virginia Weighs in on Taxpayer's Burden in Real Property Tax Valuation Challenges

On January 23, 2020, the Supreme Court of Virginia issued an opinion in Portsmouth 2175 Elmhurst, LLC v. City of Portsmouth, et al. Aside from a collection fee issue, this case concerns a challenge to a real property tax valuation and what must be pr… Read More
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