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Medicare and California Sales Tax An Analysis

Theres a rumor going around that a 3.8 percent sales tax will be applied to home sales in order to fund Medicare under the Affordable Care Act. Although that rumor is patently false, there has always been sales tax associated with certain Medicare-covered transactions. Specifically, if your firm sells medical supplies and has been treating sales under Medicare Part B (Medicare B) as exempt from California sales tax, it is sitting on a fiscal time bomb. Since the program began, the California State Board of Equalization (Board) has been regularly assessing sales tax on Medicare B transactions in its audits. Even businesses reporting correctly are generally confused about why sales under Medicare B are treated differently from sales under Part A. This article will discuss…

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Disability Attorney Represents Client After Metlife Denies Extension Of Long Term Disability Benefit

History behind need to hire a long-term disability attorney When John Lanier graduated from college, he became a manager and software engineer. This eventually led to a position with KPMG Consulting, Inc. which became Bearing Point, Inc. in 2002. The company offered an employee benefits package, which included both short-term and long-term disability benefits. The plan was administered by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MetLife). Its core components included an elimination period, followed by eligibility for three years of benefits if an employee was unable to perform the material and substantial duties of (his) Own Occupation. The plan stipulated that after the three years, an employee would only be considered disabled if he/she couldnt perform any job for which he/she was qualified for or could become…

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How To Prepare For Your Meeting With A Probate Attorney

Are you getting ready to meet with an Orlando probate attorney for the first time? This first meeting can seem rather intimidating. After all, you’re discussing the property division of a deceased individual. It’s not light conservation by any means. However, if you are the executor of a will, meeting with a probate attorney is the best way to get the process moving forward so family members can gain access to their inheritance and you can fulfill your duty. Questionnaires Prior to meeting with the attorney, you may be asked to fill out a questionnaire. This will go over your relationship to the deceased and he or she may ask you questions about your legal authority to oversee the division of property. If you’re required…

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