“Fair Tax” Could Extend Some Relief to Illinois’ Small Businesses

The effects of the 2008 economic downturn can still be seen throughout the state of Illinois. No sector has been as toughly hit as local area small businesses. However, progressive tax amendments proposed in Illinois could have wide reaching implications, that could even decrease small businesses tax liability. Many believe that these progressive tax amendments […]

EEOC Offers New Guidance on Religious Accommodations

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency charged with protecting the rights of employees to be free from unlawful workplace discrimination. In order to prevent such unlawful discrimination before it happens in the first place, the EEOC issues guidance to employers and business owners on how they can ensure they […]

Illinois Appellate Court: It is Unconstitutional to Tax a Trust with No Current Connection to the State

In 1961, an Illinois resident established a  living trust. The trust property was located in Illinois, and the trustee – the person managing the trust – and beneficiary – the person benefiting from the trust – were also Illinois residents. Given these connections to Illinois, state law clearly governed the trust. But the trust also […]