January 2017 Newsletter

Dear Clients, Colleagues, and Friends,

With the start of any new year, brings a time for reflection. This past year, JLG has seen many noteworthy achievements for our firm and attorneys. We prevailed in all of our litigation matters including divorce trials, a defamation case on behalf of plaintiff, and a labor and employment case on behalf of the plaintiff employee. We reached settlement on behalf of class members in two wage and hour class action cases. We helped one of our tax clients settle over 1.4 million dollars with the IRS. We have helped a number of families navigate through the probate process during the most difficult times. Our newest attorney Ryan has brought great energy and excitement to our bankruptcy and litigation practices. JLG is now embarking on its 9th year in helping families and businesses with their legal matters. We recognize and appreciate the trust our clients have given us and will continue to strive to meet and exceed your expectations. On behalf of the JLG family, we wish you and your family a healthy and prosperous 2017!

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IRS: The Dirty Dozen represents the world of the worst tax scams.

California Tax Cut

Compiled annually, the “Dirty Dozen” lists a variety of common scams that taxpayers may encounter anytime but many of these schemes peak during filing season as people prepare their returns or hire someone to help with their taxes. Don’t fall prey.

The IRS will update this page regularly with the 2017 list of Dirty Dozen Tax Scams. 

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A tax cut for Californians? Yes, really

California Tax Cut
Californians are about to enjoy a rare tax cut.

Dozens of Individuals Indicted in Multimillion-Dollar Indian Call Center Scam Targeting U.S. Victims

Multimillion-Dollar Indian Call Center Scam Targeting U.S. Victims

Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Texas
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Dozens of Individuals Indicted in Multimillion-Dollar Indian Call Center Scam Targeting U.S. Victims

HOUSTON – Today, an indictment was unsealed charging a total of 61 individuals and entities for their alleged involvement in a transnational criminal organization that has victimized tens of thousands of persons in the United States through fraudulent schemes that have resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in losses. In connection with the scheme, 20 individuals were arrested today in the United States and 32 individuals and five call centers in India were charged for their alleged involvement. An additional U.S.-based defendant is currently in the custody of immigration authorities.

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California Sales and Use Tax Rate Decreases in 2017

Sales and Use Tax Rate Decreases January 1, 2017

Voter-approved Proposition 30, The Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2012, which imposed the one quarter of one percent (0.25 percent) temporary statewide sales and use tax rate expires on December 31, 2016. As a result, effective January 1, 2017, the California statewide sales and use tax rate will decrease by 0.25 percent from the current rate of 7.50 percent to the new rate of 7.25 percent. However, the total tax rate in many cities and counties will remain higher than the statewide rate because of local voter-approved district taxes in those areas.
Retailers Responsible for Charging the Correct Sales and Use Tax Rate(s)

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