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As business attorneys, we understand the intricacies of running a successful business. Our attorneys with advanced degrees in taxation and certifications in public accounting focus their practice on how clients can achieve their goals without optimal tax consequences.
With attention to detail and a tuned-in awareness of recent developments, we work with clients on federal, state, and local tax issues and provide counsel to individuals, publicly and privately held businesses, municipalities, and charitable organizations.
Our attorneys use their knowledge and attention to detail to work diligently to resolve tax controversies at the examiner level. Sometimes their work involves negotiating offers of compromise of delinquent taxes with the Internal Revenue Service or the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. When litigation is necessary to resolve a tax matter, our attorneys can represent clients before the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. District Court, the Wisconsin Tax Appeals Commission, and all levels of the Wisconsin court system.
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Founded in 1920, Ruder Ware provides business, employment, estate planning, and litigation services through its offices in Wausau, Eau Claire, and Green Bay, Wisconsin. A full-service law firm, over 40 attorneys provide clients with a one-stop approach to their legal needs. Ruder Ware, Business Attorneys for Business Success.
Posted on September 2, 2020 by Mary Ellen Schill
On August 8, 2020, President Donald Trump issued an executive order titled “Memorandum on Deferring Payroll Tax Obligations in Light of the Ongoing COVID-19 Disaster.” The order directed the Secretary of the Treasury to use its authority to defer the withholding, deposit, and payment of certain payroll tax obligations. On August 28, 2020 the U.S. […]
Posted on September 2, 2020 by Joseph M. Mella
On September 1, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a yet-to-be published Emergency Order (Order) prohibiting residential evictions. The Order will take effect on its legal publication date (expected to be Friday, September 4, 2020) through December 31, 2020. Specifically, the Order prohibits any action by a landlord or similar owner of […]
Posted on August 24, 2020 by Emilu E. C. Starck
Starting last month, the California Attorney General began enforcing the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). Although the CCPA went into effect January 1, 2020, it provided a six-month grace period to allow companies to comply. Under the CCPA, California residents, even if temporarily out of the state, are granted substantial data-privacy rights and extensive control […]
On Tuesday evening (June 22nd), the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Department of the Treasury released revisions to the interim final rule on forgiveness (issued May 22nd) and the interim final rule on loan review procedures (issued May 22nd). The revisions can be found here and are intended to update the rules in light of […]
On June 16 the SBA issued a revised Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application along with updated instructions. The update in large part reflects the changes made to PPP by the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, enacted on June 5. The new form can be found here, and the new instructions can […]
Posted on June 11, 2020 by Andrew P. Raymonds
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) will begin accepting online applications on June 15 for its We’re All In grant, which will provide $2,500 in relief to an estimated 30,000 small businesses throughout the state. Funded by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the grant aims to help small businesses with […]
Posted on May 21, 2020 by Joseph M. Mella
Earlier this week, the Wisconsin Department of Administration announced the creation of the Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program. The state has allocated $25 Million to a program to assist residential renters with rent payments and security deposit obligations from the grant the state received under the CARES Act funds issued to all states. To be eligible, […]
Posted on May 20, 2020 by Mary Ellen Schill
In a bit of a respite from COVID-19, today the IRS announced the Health Savings Account limits for 2021. With respect to contribution limits, the limits are slightly higher than the ones for 2020. As a reminder, these inflation adjusted amounts are effective for calendar year 2021. HSA/HDHP Requirement Cost-of-Living Adjustments Limit on HSA Contributions […]
Posted on April 30, 2020 by Joseph M. Mella
Starting April 25, 2020 the State of Wisconsin has temporarily suspended a residential property landlord’s right to charge tenants late or missed rent fees or penalties. The suspension is the result of an emergency rule published by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection which generally implements rules covering landlord/tenant relationships. The basis […]
With a second round of Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) funding coming available last week, a large percentage of small businesses either have already received (or will soon receive) the proceeds of a PPP loan. At only one percent interest over two years, PPP loans present a great opportunity, but, obviously, businesses are most interested in […]