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ARPA modifications, extension of paid sick leave and family leave credits

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Dear Client: The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), signed by President Biden on March 11, 2021, extended and significantly modified the payroll tax credits for qualifying sick leave and family leave wages. Below is a summary of the key provisions. Background: Both Covid-19-related credits were initially provided by the Families First Coronavirus Response …Read More

My Top 3 Tips When Buying Vacant Commercial Property.

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People often have no fear when buying vacant commercial land. It is vacant after all. What could be wrong with it? So. Much. So much could be wrong with it. Though empty, less obvious problems that can quickly derail a project can lurk if you do not do your due diligence. Michelle E. Reid offers her top three tips to consider when buying vacant commercial property.

Got a High Property Tax Bill? Consider Applying for a Reduction of Your Property’s Taxable Value

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Did you recently get slapped with a surprisingly high property tax bill? Consider applying for a reduction of your property’s taxable value. Your county’s board of revision will conduct a hearing, and you will bear the burden of proving that your property was over-valued. If the board reduces your property’s value, the new value will usually apply to future tax years, which will save money on your tax bills well into the future. There are many intricacies to this process, and an experienced attorney can navigate it for you to optimize your opportunity for a value reduction.

Building a Home in 2021? My Top 3 Considerations

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Most of us found all of our homes’ flaws in 2020 and are seeking out the perfect place to build our dream home. More often than not though, people an attorney after signing the land and construction contract—when there is a big problem that could have been avoided by consulting with an attorney earlier. To help your purchase and construction go smoothly, here are three things to consider.