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NVLSP Pleased Supreme Court Sides with Veterans in Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. USA

Decision Directs VA to Give Preference to Veteran-owned Businesses

In Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. United States of America, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with a service-disabled veteran-owned small business in a lawsuit against the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The lawsuit was over the VA’s failure to comply with Public Law 109-461, commonly referred to as “Veterans First.” [more]

Released 6/17/16 | Tags: Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS)

Congressman Rouzer Introduces Bill to Protect Combat-Injured Veterans’ Severance Pay

Bill seeks to recover $78 million in wrongfully-taxed severance payments

Congressman David Rouzer recently introduced H.R. 5015, the Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act of 2016, to ensure veterans who suffered service-ending combat-related injuries are not being wrongfully taxed on their severance packages from the Department of Defense (DoD). Under federal law, veterans who suffer combat-related injuries and who are separated from the military are not supposed to be taxed on the one-time lump sum disability severance payment they receive from the DoD. However, due to an accounting error, more than $78 million is owed to an estimated 14,000 veterans. [more]

Released 5/17/16 | Tags: Congressional Legislation

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