Paul Schmidt

Paul Schmidt

BakerHostetler

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What Questions CEOs and Board Members Should Be Asking Themselves About Tax Inversions [Video]

Partner and Chair of BakerHostetler's Tax Group, Paul Schmidt, discusses tax inversions. What CEOs and Board of Directors should be asking themselves?...more

9/29/2014 - Board of Directors Corporate Officers Corporate Taxes Inversion Popular Risk Assessment

U.S. Treasury Department Takes Action to Slow (But Not Stop) Corporate Inversions: A Summary for Executives

What is an inversion? An inversion is a transaction that results in an existing U.S. company becoming a foreign company or becoming a subsidiary of a foreign parent. Historically, inversions involved U.S. companies...more

9/29/2014 - AbbVie Asset Stripping Burger King Controlled Foreign Corporations Corporate Counsel Corporate Tax Rates Corporate Taxes EU Inversions Medtronic Mylan Pharmaceuticals Notice 2014-52 Offshore Funds Pfizer Popular Repatriation U.S. Treasury Walgreens

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Releases Tax Reform Staff Discussion Drafts – More Expected

From November 19 through 22, 2013, Senator Max Baucus, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee (the "Committee"), released three staff discussion drafts that propose sweeping changes to the federal rules regarding...more

12/6/2013 - Corporate Taxes International Tax Issues Tax Reform

Ohio Budget Bill Introduced

On February 12, 2013, the text of the Governor's budget proposal for the 2014-2015 biennium, announced on February 4, 2013, was made public as House Bill 59 ("HB 59"). The new HB 59 includes a state income tax deduction for...more

2/20/2013 - Local Taxes Pass-Through Entities Sales & Use Tax Severance Tax State Budgets State Taxes Tax Deductions Tax Rates

Highlights of Recently Released FATCA Regulations

On January 17, the Internal Revenue Service issued long-awaited final regulations (the Final Regulations) for implementing the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) (the Final Regulations are contained in T.D. 9610). For...more

2/13/2013 - Due Diligence FATCA FFI Foreign Banks Foreign Financial Accounts Form W-8 Form W-9 Grandfathered Transactions Intergovernmental Agreements Investment Firms IRS Withholding Requirements

Sixth Circuit Denies Government Motion for Rehearing in Quality Stores Employment Tax Challenge

The Sixth Circuit has unanimously and summarily denied a Government request for en banc rehearing of a taxpayer-favorable ruling in United States v. Quality Stores, Inc., 693 F.3d 605 (6th Cir. Sept. 7, 2012)....more

2/1/2013 - FICA Taxes IRS Quality Stores Refunds Statute of Limitations SUB Wages

President Obama Signs "Fiscal Cliff" Legislation into Law

As you likely have heard, the President signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act (H.R. 8) (the "Act") on January 2, 2013. The Act, popularly known as the "fiscal cliff" legislation, permanently extends the Bush era tax cuts...more

1/4/2013 - 3.8% Medicare Tax Alternative Minimum Tax American Taxpayer Relief Act Bush-Era Tax Cuts Business Taxes Capital Gains Estate Tax Fiscal Cliff Generation-Skipping Transfer Gift-Tax Exemption Income Taxes Payroll Taxes Production Tax Credit Tax Extensions

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