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The Final Four of Tax Questions

April 11, 2013

With this week’s men’s and women’s championship games (neither of which featured my beloved Blue Devils, alas), the college basketball season came to a close.  But don’t despair—you won’t need to wait a full year for another Final Four.  After … Continued

What’s Next for Video Sweepstakes?

January 17, 2013

It took more than two years, but the ban on video sweepstakes that was originally scheduled to take effect in December 2010 is finally enforceable.   The North Carolina Supreme Court ruled on December 14, 2012, that the ban did not … Continued

What Didn’t Happen

July 19, 2012

For those of us who work with local taxes, the most important news out of the General Assembly this summer was what didn’t happen. The legislature did not create any major new property tax exemptions.  The long-awaited overhaul of the registered … Continued

Tax Day at the N.C. Court of Appeals (Part 1)

May 3, 2012

[Update: In 2013 the Court of Appeals reversed its opinion in the Fayetteville case discussed below based on a related N.C. Supreme Court opinion.  See this blog post for more details.] The N.C. Court of Appeals celebrated tax day a few weeks later … Continued

Internet Sweepstakes Tax Challenged in Federal Court

April 29, 2010

Given the gaming industry’s aggressive litigation strategy against criminal sanctions, it seemed only a matter of time before internet sweepstakes operators responded similarly to the growing number of municipal privilege license taxes imposed on their businesses.  That time has arrived.   In late April lawyers for … Continued