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Monitor Thy Drink: Alcohol Import Regulations Under the TTB (Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau)
Corporate Law Report: Workplace Romances, FMLA Changes, California Tax News, and More
The Corporate Law Report: First-to-File Patents, Hiring for Cultural Fit, Roth Conversions Post-Fiscal Cliff, and Global Corporate Insights
Will The Debt Ceiling Standoff End Up In Court?
What Individuals and Businesses Need to Know About the American Taxpayer Relief Act
Corporate Law Report - Office Party Holiday Risks, Human Trafficking, the Fiscal Cliff, More
Micah Green on U.S. Fiscal Policy
Corporate Law Report: Obamacare Deadlines, $13M for Exotic Dancer Misclassification, 2013 Medicare Taxes, More...
Tax Questions to Ask Yourself with the End of 2012 and the Fiscal Cliff Approaching
How Do We Pay For Lower Corp Tax Rates?
Polsinelli Shughart Election Analysis and Legal Insight
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Should you Opt-Out of the Voluntary Disclosure Program?
Weekly Brief: CFPB, Legal Fees & Hashtag Hijackers
Cost of Voluntry Asset Disclosure Program
Pennsylvania’s tax appeal system has long been criticized as very complicated, expensive and lacking impartiality. A few years ago, the PA Chamber and other interested groups were able to work with the General Assembly to...more
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Implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; Other Health Care News; and Hearings and Mark-Ups...more
Up until now much of the debate surrounding immigration reform has centered around providing a pathway to Citizenship for the 11 million or so undocumented people in the country. Many in this group currently work as...more
The California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, recently held that school district bond revenues could not be spent on stadium lighting where the bond proposition did not specifically list field lighting as part of...more
The Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board (SSTGB), as well as its State and Local Advisory Council (SLAC) and Business Advisory Council (BAC), assembled in Minneapolis this week to discuss a number of policy matters related...more
One of the provisions included in the health care reform legislation enacted in 2010 will subject certain individuals to a 3.8% tax on net investment income (or "unearned income"). The new law is effective in 2013 and imposes...more
In Alabama, when a property owner fails to pay his ad valorem property taxes, his property may be sold at a public auction to the highest bidder (the “tax purchaser”). Statutory law in Alabama provides that the owner of the...more
On May 20, 2013, the Wall Street Journal reported that many large employers are looking to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s (“ACA”) employer mandate by offering bare-bones coverage that does not even cover...more
The death or disability of a taxpayer who has failed to timely file a Report of Foreign Bank or Financial Account (FBAR) can present difficult problems for fiduciaries like trustees, estate executors and conservators. The...more
Nigeria’s fiscal operations adhere to the Federal System of Government. The government’s fiscal authority is based on a three-tiered tax structure divided between the Federal, State and Local Governments, with the Federal...more
President’s fiscal year 2014 budget contains numerous tax provisions -
President Barack Obama released his proposed budget for the government’s fiscal year 2014 on April 10, 2013, and, not surprisingly, the budget...more
The 2012 Form TD F 90-22.1, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR), is due June 30, 2013. An employee or officer who has signature or other authority over, or financial interest in, foreign financial accounts is...more
A host of regulatory and finance reforms have ushered in significant changes for health care entities, and likewise, for the boards that guide them. How can general counsel broach these changes with their boards and steer...more
On May 20, 2013, Cook County Use Tax returns are required to be filed for all businesses in Cook County, Illinois, and individuals in Cook County who owe such use tax for purchases made in April 2013 from sellers located...more
One of the most recognizable names in professional golf—although not the most winning name, having never won a major golf tournament—is Sergio Garcia. He is especially known for his tree shots, the latest of which was a...more
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House is a weekly update that provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House.
Governor’s Fourth and Fifth Vetoes of the Session Sustained - Last week,...more
Pennsylvania’s broad mining exemption from sales and use tax also includes an exemption for pollution-control devices that is less well known than the general exemption for mining equipment. The pollution-control exemption...more
A key policy goal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Act”) is the expansion of health insurance coverage to all Americans. The concepts of “minimum value” and its correlate “actuarial value” speak to the...more
Executive Summary: Congress has temporarily reinstated certain income tax advantages for donations of conservation easements. These advantageous provisions are scheduled to expire at the end of 2013....more
Recently, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed into law the Cybersecurity Investment Incentive Tax Credit. The credit is to be used against the state income tax of a Maryland cybersecurity company. To be eligible for the...more
On May 8, 2013, the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on the Oversight of Tax-Exempt Organizations held a hearing on the College and University Compliance Project Final Report (“Final Report”) issued by the IRS on April 25,...more
When a purchaser acquires substantially all the assets of a seller, the purchase agreement typically provides that the purchaser does not assume seller’s liabilities except to the limited extent specifically set forth...more
New requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are set to intensify state and federal governments' crackdown on worker misclassification....more
Various promoters have suggested to entrepreneurs that they use the assets in their 401(k) plans or IRAs to finance a new business. These programs are sometimes known by the acronym ROBS, or Rollovers as Business Start-ups....more
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