In this installment of A Pinch of SALT for Tax Notes State, Eversheds Sutherland attorneys Jeff Friedman and Cyavash Ahmadi examine Egon Zehnder, a case they argue demonstrates why New York’s False Claims Act should never have been expanded to tax cases. The case reflects fundamental problems that go to the heart of
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New York’s false positive: Reforming the False Claims Act
New York is considering expanding its False Claims Act to “knowingly or illegally failing to file” a tax return.
Not only should the legislature reject the proposed legislation, New York should roll back its FCA so it does not apply to taxes.
In this installment of “A Pinch of SALT” in Tax Notes State,…
New York’s Governor Hochul rejects flawed False Claims Act expansion
On New Year’s Eve 2021, New York’s Governor Hochul vetoed Senate Bill S. 4730, delivering a win to taxpayers. The bill as passed by the New York Legislature earlier this year proposed to expand New York’s already overreaching False Claims Act (FCA).
Most states have a false claims act that is modeled after the federal…
D.C.’s Proposed False Claims Act Expansion Threatens Taxpayers Once Again
In a rapidly escalating matter of concern to all District business taxpayers, the D.C. Council again will consider B23-35, the D.C. False Claims Amendment Act of 2020, which would expand the D.C. False Claims Act to tax matters above specified thresholds. The Council will review the committee mark-up tomorrow, November 17th. First reading would…