For more than 60 years, the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association (SNHBA) has been a leading advocate for housing in the state of Nevada. SNHBA has played a leadership role in the numerous governmental and public affairs’ issues that impact the housing industry, and in particular, homebuilders, homebuyers and homeowners. The association is the oldest and largest trade … [Read more...] about Southern Nevada Home Builders Association: Advocate for Housing
When originally introduced, SB 483 was Governor Sandoval’s bill to make the sunset taxes from prior sessions permanent, to increase the cigarette tax and eliminate the pre-payment of the net proceeds of minerals tax. The bill was further amended by the Assembly to incorporate the Governor’s modified tax plan in the bill. At that point, the bill only required a Senate majority … [Read more...] about SB 483: The Facts You Need
Hall of Fame baseball player Yogi Berra once said it is deja vu all over again. He wasn’t wrong if he was describing Nevada politics and biennial efforts to create a tax code that can better withstand economic recessions. Nevada lawmakers have recently been debating another proposed tax increase geared towards adding funds to the state’s woeful educational system. In total, … [Read more...] about Nevada Taxes Reaching Deeper
“I am optimistic they will come together. Once the session commences, the realization usually sets in, that they were elected to do the people’s business and most understand that involves compromise.” Carole Vilardo | President, Nevada Taxpayers Association - “With internal leadership struggles appearing to now be behind us, policymakers can now get down to business and … [Read more...] about Are You Optimistic That Our Legislators Will Work Together This Session?
Nevada is well known as a corporate tax haven. Many large companies are incorporated in Nevada, particularly those whose headquarters are located in California, Arizona or Utah. There are several reasons for this. One is that Nevada law provides strong protections against holding corporation’s owners responsible for the actions of a corporation. Another reason has to do with … [Read more...] about Welcome to Nevada: Tax Changes Looming
The 77th regular legislative session starts in Carson City on February 4, 2013. What major issues will be coming down the pipeline in 2013? How will issues discussed and laws passed in the upcoming session affect Nevada in the future? What part will a freshman Legislature play and what challenges will lawmakers face? The Budget One of the biggest issues facing every … [Read more...] about Getting It Done: The 2013 Legislative Session
Taxes are on a lot of people’s minds this time of year. Taxes mean grumbling and money out of pockets and coffers, whether an individual’s or a business’. But taxes also mean services, at all levels of government, from federal to local. In the stressed and struggling Nevada economy, as tax season threatens on the horizon, there are inevitable questions. Is Nevada still … [Read more...] about Tax Issues: Beyond the Numbers