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A Synopsis of the Supreme Court of Virginia’s Tunnel Tolls Decision
R. Johan Conrod, Jr. provides a synopsis of the 55-page opinion by the Virginia Supreme Court approving the tolls.
By R. Johan Conrod Jr. and Business Taxation

Fall 2013 Business Tax Group Update
By now, most everyone in Virginia has felt the effects of the 0.3% increase in Virginia Retail Sales and Use Tax. The effects on Hampton Roads taxpayers, however, do not end there. The Virginia General Assembly imposed a Regional Sales and Use Tax in Hampton Roads (and in Northern Virginia), raising the tax by an additional 0.7%. Thus, effective July 1, 2013, the total rate of tax in Hampton Roads went from 5.0% (state and local) to 6.0%
By Business Taxation

FATCA is Coming to Your Foreign Financial Institution – Are You Ready?
The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”) was enacted in 2012 in response to concerns that U.S. owners of non-U.S. financial accounts were neither reporting the existence of those accounts nor the income earned by those accounts.
By Alison V. Lennarz and Business Taxation

2014 NCUA Fair Lending Examinations Presentation - MDDCCUA
E. Andrew Keeney presented on the subject of the 2014 NCUA Fair Lending Examinations to the MDDCCUA on October 30, 2013.
By E. Andrew Keeney

CFPB Regulations on Ability to Repay and Qualified Mortgages Presentation - MDDCCUA
E. Andrew Keeney presented CFPB Regulations on Ability to Repay and Qualified Mortgages to the MDDCCUA on October 30, 2013.
By E. Andrew Keeney

Private Client Services Update - Virginia Has Authorized Asset Protection Trusts - But Do They Work?
Virginia recently joined 13 other states which have enacted legislation allowing the creation of domestic asset protection trusts ('DAPTs').  The new statute, section 64.2-745.1 et seq. of the Virginia Code effective July 1, 2012, allows a person to create an irrevocable trust benefitting him or herself, which protects assets transferred to the trust against the claims of creditors of the trust maker or "settlor."
By Gregory R. Davis and Private Client Services

Fair Lending Presentation - Virginia Credit Union League
E. Andrew Keeney presented on the Subject of Fair Lending at the 2013 Virginia Credit Union League's Fall Compliance Conference on October 16, 2013.
By E. Andrew Keeney