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When we shop in a store or online, it is common today for merchants to invite us to join “loyalty” programs that encourage us to become repeat customers by offering discounts or other incentives. Often these programs include “terms and conditions,” about which most of us pay little attention.

In the November 8 election, voters in the City of Los Angeles savaged the value of so-called “expensive” residential and commercial real estate by adopting Measure ULA (“ULA”). Dubbed the “Mansion Tax,” ULA imposes additional transfer taxes on the sale of residential and commercial properties in Los Angeles, effective April 1, 2023.

As we approach the end of 2022, America is still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, and taxpayers must consider the multiple changes in tax rules that were intended to help the country cope with economic impacts of the disease. These rules, and other changes in the law, may impact your end-of-year planning. 

With year-end approaching, it is time to start thinking about moves that may help lower your tax bill for this year and next. This year’s planning is more challenging than usual due to recent changes made by the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 and the potential change in congressional balance of power resulting from the midterm elections.

With year-end approaching, it is time to start thinking about moves that may help lower your business’s taxes for this year and next. This year’s planning is more challenging than usual due to recent changes made by the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 and the potential change in congressional balance of power resulting from the midterm elections.

Arbitration is intended to provide a quick, efficient, confidential, and lower-cost alternative to litigation. In the employment context, an arbitration agreement must provide essential fairness to an employee, so if an employer overreaches in drafting an arbitration agreement, the employer will forfeit the right to arbitrate.