Comment on this story Other races of note Tuesday included the four-way race to replace retiring Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck, D-Salt Lake City, with Jen Dailey-Provost getting 35 percent of the early votes for a 2-point lead over Igor Limansky. Republican Scott Rosenbush awaits the winner in the general election. … [Read more...] about Kitchen sees likely win in Utah state Senate primary, but Plumb waits to concede
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Before deciding to buy, Pomerantz looked at the limited options for rental office space in her semirural area. “I just didn’t like the spaces. They were too big or too small or had all sorts of rules about when the building would be open and closed. Plus, I just didn’t want to automatically be associated with other lawyers in those buildings. I don’t want people assuming we’re all practicing together,” Pomerantz says. … [Read more...] about Saying ‘Good Buy’ to Office Rentals
By contrast, Reg. 1.263(a)-3(j)(3), Example 8, provides that more extensive “remodel” costs must be capitalized. In that example, the taxpayer owns a chain of retail stores. In response to changes in the retail market, the taxpayer decides to upgrade its stores to offer higher end products to a different type of customer. To offer these products and attract different types of customers, the taxpayer must substantially remodel its stores. It replaces large parts of the exterior walls with windows, replaces escalators with a monumental staircase, adds a new glass enclosed elevator, rebuilds the interior and exterior facades, replaces vinyl floors with ceramic flooring, replaces ceiling tiles with acoustical tiles, and removes and rebuilds walls to move changing rooms and create specialty departments. The work also includes upgrades to increase the capacity of the buildings' electrical systems to accommodate the structural changes. The work to the electrical system also … [Read more...] about IRS Issues Favorable Rules for Retail and Restaurant Remodeling Costs
Similarly, owners who live in homes considered to have environmental problems may have trouble getting coverage to begin with. For instance, the retired Portland, Ore., attorney whose home is coated with synthetic stucco says that he, like many other owners of such dwellings, can only get homeowner’s coverage from a handful of insurers. In the movie, Mr. and Mrs. Blandings decide to build a new home from the ground up, and when they finally move in after many tribulations, it is truly their dream house. Most of the time, things work out much the same way in real life, too. Abella-Austriaco says she and her husband love their home even though they lost a significant amount of money and wasted a lot of time dealing with the litigation over the problems in the basement. … [Read more...] about Dream Home Nightmares
Replacement of water heaters in one- or two-family dwellings, if (1) the energy use or thermal input does not exceed that of the water heater being replaced and there is no change in fuel, energy source, location, capacity, or routing or sizing of venting and piping, and (2) the work is performed by a person licensed by the State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating, and Fire Sprinkler Contractors. … [Read more...] about New North Carolina Law Clarifies When Building Permits Are NOT Required: Less Is More?