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Indiana Court of Appeals Issues WOTUS-related Dam Ruling

As referenced in our prior blogs and seminars, there has been much discussion and litigation involving the scope of the “Water of the United States” definition, and the jurisdictional authority of the federal courts to hear challenges to the definition. Challenges to jurisdictional authority of g...

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Natural Resource Bill Sets Stage for Property Rights, Public Resources Debate

A Republican-sponsored bill circulating through the 2018 Indiana General Assembly aims to restrict local governments from regulating the development of natural resources on private property.  “Natural resources,” as defined by HB 1289, includes the extraction of mineral resources and the sale or rem...

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Important Changes to IRS Audit Rules Requiring Immediate Action For Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies (“LLC”)

Recently enacted changes which may affect your business regarding IRS audits of partnerships and limited liability companies (LLCs) have gone into effect for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2018.  Under the new Rules regarding partnership adjustments and audits, the IRS is no longer requi...

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Court of Appeals Requires Child’s Vaccination Despite Mother’s Religious Objection

A recent opinion from the Indiana Court of Appeals held a mother in contempt for failing to abide by the terms of a paternity decree, which provided that her child had to be vaccinated if required by her school, even though the mother had properly submitted a religious objection. The Case In I...

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Supreme Court’s “Water of the U.S.” Ruling Means Continued Uncertainty

In a decision that could open courts up to future litigation, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled last week that federal district courts have jurisdiction to hear challenges to rules regarding the definition of “waters of the United States.” The Supreme Court’s decision in National ...

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Employee Options When Employer Fails to Issue W-2 Form

Employers have a legal obligation to provide employees a Form W-2 stating the employee’s wages and withholdings for the year by January 31 of the following year. This obligation remains even when an employer has closed its doors and ceased operating. Employees should confirm that their employer (...

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Employers and Coverage Providers Given More Time to Deliver 2017 Health Coverage Information Returns

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued a notice (Notice 2018-6) that extends the due date for furnishing required Affordable Care Act (ACA) forms to individuals and employees until March 2, 2018.  Previously, the deadline to furnish individuals with their 2017 Form 1095-B (Health Coverag...

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Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn Names Steven M. Theising a Partner; Welcomes Joshua Richard “J.R.” Trockman, Nicholas J. Golding to the Firm

Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP (KDDK) is pleased to announce that Steven M. Theising been named a partner in the firm, effective January 1, 2018; and that Joshua Richard “J.R.” Trockman and Nicholas J. Golding joined the firm in 2017. Steven M. Theising practices primarily in the areas o...

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Significant Estate Planning Opportunities for High Net Worth Individuals

With the signing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) by President Trump on December 22, 2017, the most sweeping tax legislation in decades has been enacted.  The Act doubles the estate and gift tax exemption amount to $11,200,000 to those individuals dying in 2018, up from what was to be a $5,6...

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