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North Carolina’s Constitutional Carry Act Proposed

Posted on: February 23rd, 2017
North Carolina legislators proposed the Constitutional Carry Act (HB 69) earlier this month. The Act would remove the requirement to acquire a concealed carry permit in order to carry a concealed handgun....

Some Estate Claims in Florida Not Subject to Creditor Claim Period

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017
Florida’s Probate Code provides a short window of time for creditors to make claims against the decedent’s estate following creditor notification, with a statute of limitations extending two years after the decedent’s date of death. A recent appeals court decision involving an estate and a claim against an insurance company for bad faith draws attention to application of statutes of limitations, the degree to which estates are immune to claims, and an insurance company’s powers to refuse defense of an estate. ...

Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday for Guns and Ammo Pending

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017
A bill introduced earlier this month in the House and Senate in Tennessee proposed to create an annual sales tax holiday for guns and ammunition. The proposed tax incentive in HB 744 (SB 1004) asks lawmakers to consider holding the three-day tax exemption the first weekend of every September. ...

Gun Regulations May Soften Per New ATF White Paper

Posted on: February 17th, 2017
A senior official with the ATF released a white paper proposing to lift restrictions on firearms sales and imports. The 11-page document “provides potential ways to reduce or modify regulations, or suggest changes that promote commerce and defend the Second Amendment.” Among several matters, a few notable items include federal regulation changes for silencers, gun show sale changes, and lifted import restrictions....

3 Points About Unpaid Estate Tax and Automatic Liens

Posted on: February 13th, 2017
The United States Tax Court filed a memorandum shortly after the New Year pertaining to an estate tax case. The case highlights three important tax matters that executors might misinterpret or otherwise overlook during estate administration. ...

Key Points in the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2017

Posted on: February 11th, 2017
The Death Tax Repeal Act of 2017 was introduced just a few days after the first of the year. In late January, another bill was introduced to the House. This bill includes provisions for permanently setting the lifetime gift tax exemption (with an inflation adjustment) and a maximum gift tax rate of 35 percent. ...


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