Edward Brown

Edward Brown

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Burr Alert: Physicians, Surgery Centers and Taxes

Since the enactment of the net investment income tax ("NIIT") in 2012, physicians and other taxpayers owning multiple business interests have had to make educated choices based upon accounting projections and SWAGS when...more

10/21/2016 - Ancillary Agreements Health Care Providers Healthcare Healthcare Facilities Income Taxes Net Investment Income Physicians

Health Care E-Note - September 2016

In an article published in the September 2016 MASA Newsletter, Jim Hoover and Angie Cameron Smith discuss how physicians should properly respond to subpoenas and requests for patients’ health information. They stress how...more

9/19/2016 - Business Valuations Certificate of Need Closely Held Businesses Electronic Communications Electronic Medical Records Estate Tax Evidence False Claims Act (FCA) Family Businesses Health Care Providers Healthcare Materiality Medical Records PHI Physicians Subpoenas Text Messages Texting

Corporate E-Note - April 2016

In an article published by the Birmingham Business Journal in the April 1 print edition, India Vincent provides insights on a series of questions related to cybersecurity, including some best practices to help monitor for and...more

5/4/2016 - Civil Investigation Demand Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection FATCA Income Taxes Risk Assessment

Burr Alert: Is Tennessee "Retiring" Its Hall Income Tax?

Tennessee has long been known as a retirement friendly state and usually ranks in the Top 10 of any list identifying the best places in the U.S. for retirement. That reputation is about to be enhanced as Tennessee's...more

4/28/2016 - Dividends Income Taxes Pending Legislation Retirement

Corporate E-Note - February 2016

With the start of the 2016 tax reporting season, taxpayers making certain payments to a person or entity with a Tennessee address may find that Tennessee has added to the number of information returns they need to...more

3/1/2016 - Banking Sector Cybersecurity DOJ FIRPTA Individual Accountability Online Payments Reporting Requirements Special Needs Trust Survivor Benefits Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour White Collar Crimes White-Collar Exemptions Withholding Requirements

Banking & Financial Services E-Note - January 2016

In Deutsche Bank Nat’l Trust Co. v. Estrella Perez, et al., No. 3D15-58, 2015 WL 8347002 (Fla. 3d DCA Dec. 9, 2015), Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal held that the trial court erred in dismissing a foreclosure case on...more

1/29/2016 - Banking Sector Bankruptcy Code Deutsche Bank Dodd-Frank FDCPA FIRPTA Foreclosure Mortgages Reporting Requirements Withholding Requirements

Tax Changes Included in the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015

The recently enacted Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 (the "Act") contains a number of tax provisions affecting businesses and individuals which have not been widely reported. The Act adds a requirement for claiming...more

8/24/2015 - Education Tax Credits Internal Revenue Code (IRC) IRS Tax Deductions Tax Penalties Tax Returns Trade Preferences Extension Act (TPEA)

Corporate & Tax E-Note - December 2014

In this issue: - SEC Crowdfunding Rules Delayed Until October 2015 - Mega M&A Experiencing One of Biggest Booms in History - Some Small Business Owners Say Tax Break Extension Not Enough - 2014...more

12/22/2014 - Banking Sector Banks Corporate Taxes Crowdfunding FASB FCPA Financial Markets Push-Out Requirements SEC Small Business Tax Extenders Whistleblower Awards

Banking and Financial Services E- Note - December 2014

In This Issue: - Congress Move to Roll Back Bank 'Push-Out' Regulation Meets Anger - NCUA Calls for Retailers to Cover Data Breach Costs - Regulators Propose 8 Biggest Banks Increase Capital...more

12/22/2014 - Banking Sector Banks Capital Requirements CFPB Data Breach Federal Reserve Financial Regulatory Reform Medical Debt NCUA Push-Out Requirements Retailers

Corporate & Tax E-Note - June 26, 2014

In This Issue: - SBA Ups Size Standards, Allowing 8,400 Firms to Become Small Biz - Auditors Want to Limit Reporting of 'Critical Audit Matters' - House Approves Permanent Extension of Small Business Tax...more

6/27/2014 - Auditors Board of Directors Cybersecurity EU Federal Contractors Government-Guaranteed Loans IPO Loans New Legislation Patent Reform Public Offerings SBA Small Business Startups Tax Incentives Tax Loopholes

Health Care E-Note - December 2013

In This Issue: - 2014 Expected to Bring Big Changes for Health Care Industry - GlaxoSmithKline to Stop Linking Drug Reps' Pay to Prescriptions - Lawmakers Consider Mental Health Crisis Act of 2013 - Congress...more


Corporate & Tax E-Note - December 2013

In This Issue: - SEC Chair Says Agency Will Continue to Take Cases to Court - Report Shows 590 Tech Companies Set to Debut IPOs in 2014 - Businesses Concerned Over Senate Efforts to Lower Corporate Taxes - States...more

12/26/2013 - Corporate Taxes Proxy Advisors SEC Small Business Startups Succession Planning

Health Care E-Note - September 19, 2013

In This Issue: - Many States Want More Oversight of Health Insurance Navigators - Insurers, Hospitals Argue Over Who Pays When Enrollees Default - ACA Increases Scrutiny of Doctors' Gifts, Payments - States...more

9/23/2013 - Affordable Care Act CMS Debt Collection Gulf Oil Spill Healthcare HIPAA Hospitals Insurance Industry Kickbacks Medicare OIG Physician Gift-Ban Law Rural Health Care Providers Sunshine Act

Burr Alert: Compliance Deadline For New HIPAA Rules Is Rapidly Approaching

On January 17, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") released its longawaited final HIPAA rule, which significantly expands certain obligations for covered entities and their business associates (the...more

7/24/2013 - Compliance Deadlines Employer Liability Issues Employer Mandates HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule Privacy Laws

New Rules Would Facilitate Securities Sales

On July 10, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) promulgated long-awaited rules which will allow and govern how business owners and entrepreneurs may use media and advertising to reach potential investors. The...more

7/16/2013 - General Solicitation JOBS Act Regulation D Rule 144A Rule 506 Offerings Sales SEC Securities

Filer Beware – The Growth Of Fraudulent Tax Returns

The filing of fraudulent tax returns resulting from identity theft is a growing business in America. If it wasn’t bad enough that the criminals would try to get money out of your bank or use the information to purchase goods...more

4/24/2013 - Identity Theft Safety Precautions Tax Fraud Tax Returns

Corporate & Tax E-Note - March 28, 2013

In This Issue: - SEC Yet to Release Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act Guidelines - IRS Crackdown on Contract Workers Has Small Businesses Concerned - Accelerated Filers Found to be Filing More Restatements -...more

4/3/2013 - Audits Board of Directors CEOs Class Action Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Divorce Family Businesses Filing Requirements IPO IRS JOBS Act SEC Small Business Tax-Exempt Bonds

Construction E-Note - March 28, 2013

In This Issue: - The Emperor’s New Economic Loss Rule - The Architect's Role in the Construction Project - USCIS Introduces New Form I-9 - Considering Construction Delivery Methods on Public Works - The...more

3/29/2013 - Architects Economic Loss Doctrine Fiscal Cliff I-9 Public Projects

Burr Alert: Filer Beware - The Growth Of Fraudulent Tax Returns

The filing of fraudulent tax returns resulting from identity theft is a growing business in America. If it wasn't bad enough that the criminals would try to get money out of your bank or use the information to purchase goods...more

3/20/2013 - Fraud Identity Theft IRS Scams Tax Returns

Burr Alert: The Other Side Of The "Fiscal Cliff"

Congress began 2013 by passing "The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012" (the "Act") reflecting a plan negotiated by Vice President Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to avoid a series of tax hikes...more

1/3/2013 - Alternative Minimum Tax American Taxpayer Relief Act Bush-Era Tax Cuts Capital Gains Dividends Estate Tax Fiscal Cliff Income Taxes Payroll Taxes Tax Extensions

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