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Land management in Stafford County: A cautionary tale

Land management in Stafford County: A cautionary tale

By Scott Mayausky Commissioner of Revenue, Stafford County During the 2017 World Bank Land and Poverty Conference held recently in Washington D.C., I had the opportunity to discuss property tax and land management practices with delegates from around the world, including several from Nigeria, Zimbabwe, and other African nations. The theme of this year’s conference … Read More

Legislation Changes Impacting Payroll

Legislation Changes Impacting Payroll

Blog May 2, 2017

It’s springtime — also known as the perfect time to review legislative changes in the payroll arena! In what was expected to be a busy year with changes, due to the new Trump administration, the short-term results have been rather interesting. In review: December 1, 2016 was supposed to kick off the new wage requirements … Read More

Netherlands Advances Legislation to Substantially Increase Transfer Pricing Documentation Penalties

Netherlands Advances Legislation to Substantially Increase Transfer Pricing Documentation Penalties

On April 18, 2017, the Dutch lower house (House of Representatives) of Parliament adopted legislation (Bill No. 34651 and proposed Amendment No. 9) that would implement EU Directive 2016/881 (the “Directive) on automatic exchange of CbC reporting information among EU member states, and  increase the maximum documentation penalties. However, … Read More

Is Everything Negotiable in Trade?

Is Everything Negotiable in Trade?

In January 2017, I wrote an article shortly after the Trump Administration took office discussing their official withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). This answered my own rhetorical question of whether the U.S. withdrawal effectively killed all new multilateral agreements with the response, “it depends on who you ask.”[1]  Since then, many (including … Read More