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Beginning January 1, 2019, Arkansas minimum wage will increase to $9.25 per hour; part of a three-year plan that will see wages increase to $10.00 per hour beginning January 1, 2020 and $11.00 beginning January 1, 2021. Dover Dixon Horne counsel Trey Cooper recently authored a column for Talk Business & Politics about best practices for employers to help avoid costly wage and hour litigation. Cooper writes, “The first step in making sure you comply…
The Arkansas Tax Reform and Relief Legislative Task Force has concluded its 20 months of proceedings by approving draft legislation for a roughly $400 million tax reform and relief package that should guide the state’s tax policy for the next decade.  If implemented, it will provide Arkansas with a fairer and more competitive tax system while maintaining the state’s fiscal stability.  The next step will be to see the proposals through and further refine them as…
During the midterm elections last month, Arkansans voted to approve Arkansas Issue 5, the Minimum Wage Increase Initiative, raising the state’s minimum wage from $8.50 an hour to $9.25 an hour. Dover Dixon Horne counsel Trey Cooper recently authored a column for Arkansas Business on what employers should understand as the law goes into effect on January 1, 2019.   Cooper writes that “all employers in Arkansas with four or more employees in any workweek…
The Arkansas Tax Reform and Relief Legislative Task Force met again on the morning of November 27 to consider structuring and timing of its recommended policy changes.  On the whole, the Task Force is on track to recommend some form of individual income tax cuts then followed by several changes to business taxation aimed to make the state more competitive.  Tax triggers would be used to prevent budget shortfalls under this approach, which differs from the…
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Dover Dixon Horne member Matt Boch will have a full day on December 7, with a pair of speaking engagements, which begins at the University of Central Arkansas (agenda).  Boch will discuss state and local tax issues affecting Arkansas by providing an update on where the Arkansas Tax Reform and Relief Legislative Task Force stands ahead of the December 12 meeting, which could be the last. In addition, Boch will discuss Wayfair – how Arkansas…
To catch up on the Tax Reform Task Force proceedings from two weeks ago, essentially the Task Force continued the work of the prior month: (1) releasing draft bills for Task Force recommendations, (2) scrutinizing incentives, and (3) determining how to phase in the tax cuts and reforms.  The next meeting will be on November 27, and then final meeting of the Task Force on December 12. Bills, Bills, Bills Much as at the prior meeting
Dover Dixon Horne member Mark Allison recently authored a column for the Arkansas Environmental Federation’s latest newsletter on who “owns” the standards that are often incorporated into laws or regulations. He writes that regulations often incorporate a commercial or industry standard developed by private standards developing organizations (SDOs) by reference instead of repeating the standard in the text of a regulation. SDOs operate through committees made up of industry, academic and government experts to develop…
The Arkansas Tax Reform and Relief Legislative Task Force convened again on September 26 and 27 to hear additional testimony and refine its proposals.  It was an eventful day-and-a-half:  Draft bills for some Task Force proposals were introduced.  The Task Force scrutinized tax credit programs with an eye toward raising revenue.  And Task Force members debated how to structure long-term implementation of the Task Force’s planned cuts and reforms. Draft Bills Offered for Consideration Once the…
Member Matt Boch will not only recap the Supreme Court’s Wayfair decision in an upcoming National Business Institute webinar, “The New Online Sales Tax Rules: What You Need to Know Now” on December 11.  Boch will partner with Ilya Lipin of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause where they will discuss how states across the country are responding to the decision and what the ruling means for small businesses. In addition, they will answer if states can…