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- In the Wake of Harvey Federal Money to Pay for Water Projects in Texas
The National Hurricane Center has concluded that Hurricane Harvey, which flooded the Texas Gulf Coast last August, was the worst rain storm ever to have occurred, shattering records and causing between $100 billion and $200 billion in damages.
- SpaceX Wants $5 Million More for the Boca Chica Spaceport in Texas
SpaceX, which has been building a spaceport at Boca Chica near Brownsville, is asking the state of Texas for $5 million more to help pay for infrastructure related to the launch facility.
- The Basics of Franchise Tax Board Penalties
Tax returns with a franchise could lead to severe consequences when the paperwork contains errors or falsifications for yearly income and other expenses or deductions. It is imperative that the owner of the franchise discloses all information and ensures that the Internal Revenue Service has everything with all valid and correct details.
- Substantial Misstatements and Franchise Tax Board Penalties
The penalties for mistakes and misstatements in tax documents are costly and may lead to severe consequences for those involved. However, when the misstatements are substantial, they may lead to additional fees or even criminal charges depending on the specific circumstances.
- Gross Negligence in Real Estate Property Contracts
When a lawyer’s hire is necessary for real estate property contracts, the issues with gross negligence may arise where there is an issue with reckless, willful or wanton misconduct involved in these situations. With the inclusion of at least one of these circumstances, the buyer or seller may face litigation and legal complications.
- Texas Governor Proposes New Property Tax Reform Measure
One of the vexing problems that the Texas Legislature has failed to address is the tendency of property taxes to increase every year, often faster than the incomes of home owners who are obliged to pay them.
- Disaster Losses and Gains for Businesses
Disaster losses occur with frequency when a natural disaster occurs in the area which affects the possible gains in profits and revenue. The potential for profit in the year is subsequently damaged to the point that the Internal Revenue Service provides tax deductions to the company for the previous year with an amended return.
- San Diego Independent Contractor Agreements
The misclassification of employees as independent contractors is one of the highest priorities of federal agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor as well as California agencies such as the California Labor Board and the Employment Development Department (EDD). The EDD audits most California corporations every 3 years.
- Do Home Businesses Need to Use a Business Entity?
There are lots of people who work from home, and many of them could use a business lawyer for home businesses. In 1995, audiences thought it was outrageous when Homer Simpson worked from home, wearing a comfy muumuu, but it was one of many times in the 90s when The Simpsons was way ahead of its time.
- Why Your Music Band May Need an LLC in California
In the beginning, things are great with your band, spending long afternoons jamming in your living room. The last thing you ever think about is needing a business lawyer for musicians.