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2020 Virginia Department of Taxation Rulings (Part 3)

On its website, the Virginia Department of Taxation has released several rulings and appeal decisions. For the final part of 2020, there were several numerical gaps. Those gaps led me to wait for this update to see if those rulings would be released… Read More
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Virginia Local Government…

Virginia Local Government Wants to Tax PPP Loan Proceeds

In my last blog, I highlighted the fact that the City of Richmond has a tax revenue shortfall. Now thanks to an advisory opinion request, a Virginia local government has shown how far it is willing to go for tax revenue. A Virginia local government (… Read More
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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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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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Are Virginia Local Govern…
September 20th, 2021
In a request for an opinion of the Attorney General of Virginia, local governments might have given a preview of what they will try to do in the upcoming 2022 session of the Virginia General Assembly. The Commissioner of the Revenue and the Treasurer…
Why is the Supreme Court…
August 25th, 2021
A 2017 opinion of the Supreme Court of Virginia needs to be addressed.
BPOL Tax and Internet Tax…
July 21st, 2021
Previously, opinions were entered by the Circuit Court of Fairfax County, the Circuit Court of Norfolk, and in the Circuit Court of Chesapeake that Internet Tax Freedom Act (“ITFA”) applies to the BPOL tax imposed in those localities. These opini…

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