Crain’s Akron – How to spot and avoid three common tenant insurance traps in commercial leases

February 24, 2017

By DAVID J. LINDNER When entering into a lease agreement, a commercial tenant’s major concerns usually are the rent, the length of the term, renewal and expansion options, improvement allowances and other “business” terms. Unfortunately, many tenants pay little attention to the insurance provisions of the lease, aside from perhaps the overall coverage limit requirement…. Read More

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Ohio Sales and Use Tax: Recent Board of Tax Appeals Decisions Highlight the Importance of Fully and Effectively Challenging Tax Commissioner Determinations

February 6, 2017

Read the latest news from Buckingham’s Tax Attorneys, Steven A. Dimengo and Richard B. Fry III on new decisions and the importance of being fully prepared when challenging decisions.

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Year-End Planning

November 29, 2016

As year-end approaches, our Tax Practice Group has compiled a list of action items to consider from our tax attorney perspective to align your business and, of course, save taxes. Actually, many of the items are important considerations throughout the year.   Traditional Tax Planning Tips and Considerations With President-Elect Trump expected to lower income… Read More

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Save-the-Date: Ohio State & Local Tax Conference November 10. Get this conference on your calendar before you forget!

August 26, 2016

Save-the-Date: Ohio State & Local Tax Conference November 10 Critical state and local tax updates in time for tax season! Don’t miss your chance to hear from Chief Counsel for the Ohio Department of Taxation, Matthew H. Chafin, to find out what the Ohio Department of Taxation has in store for next tax season, as… Read More

Supreme Court Allows Public Utility Status for Ohio Sales/Use Tax Purposes Even Though Air Carrier Did Not Have a “Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity”

August 25, 2016

In Epic Aviation, LLC v. Testa, the Court found that an air cargo carrier was entitled to public utility status, holding it met the common-carrier test for certain aspects of its business. Following prior Supreme Court precedent, this included providing regular package delivery services at reasonable and non-discriminatory prices according to pre-announced schedules. Therefore, purchases… Read More

Supreme Court Allows Public Utility Status for Ohio Sales/Use Tax Purposes Even Though Air Carrier Did Not Have a “Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity”

August 25, 2016

In Epic Aviation, LLC v. Testa, the Court found that an air cargo carrier was entitled to public utility status, holding it met the common-carrier test for certain aspects of its business. Following prior Supreme Court precedent, this included providing regular package delivery services at reasonable and non-discriminatory prices according to pre-announced schedules. Therefore, purchases… Read More