Dec 09

$8.41. That was how much 83-year-old Uri Rafaeli, a retired engineer, in Michigan underpaid his property taxes by in 2014. That was all it took for him to lose his house.

Source: Man Loses Home After Failing To Pay $8.41 In Property Taxes

Nov 06

“Michigan is currently stealing from people across the state,” says Christina Martin, an attorney with the Pacific Legal Foundation, a nonprofit law firm now representing Rafaeli and other homeowners in a class-action lawsuit that will go before the Michigan Supreme Court in early November.”Counties have been authorized to take not just what they are owed, but to take people’s life savings.”

Source: A Michigan Man Underpaid His Property Taxes By $8.41. The County Seized His Property, Sold It—and Kept the Profits. –

Oct 02

Source: NYC housing prices in near ‘free fall,’ conditions mirror recession era following tax hikes | FOX 5 New York

“The third quarter of 2019 was undoubtedly the most challenging quarter in recent memory, especially for condo sales,” Garrett Derderian, managing director of market analysis at CORE, said in a statement. “Market prices have gone from what was once described as the kindest, gentlest correction to a near free-fall. The last time conditions were described in such a way was in the height of the recession.”

Dec 21

Second, it seems to be disruptive and potentially destructive of economic value to require independent contractors receiving Forms 1099 to be replaced with employees receiving wages – or to require companies to merge or reconstitute themselves to meet the wage requirement in borderline cases.

Source: Final pass-through rules help some firms more than others

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