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Over the past two decades, the competition among the states to offer increasingly lucrative film incentives to lure productions to film within their borders has often been characterized as a race to the bottom. This...more
The Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed the introduction of a series of beneficial tax measures for the UK television and film industry in the 2015 Budget....more
In our last blog post, Christine Steiner addressed artists’ business and legal challenges. In this post, Lauren Liebes will address unique issues artist face when making gifts to family and friends of visual art they have...more
The Presiding Judge of the New Jersey Tax Court held in our favor last week, ruling that our clients can proceed with their claims against the State of New Jersey, Division of Lottery challenging the retroactive taxation of...more
A new gaming tax regime, less AWPs, but easier homologation for AWPs (to be replaced) and VLTs, full liberalization of sports betting, CTDs and new advertising regulations are among the provisions prescribed by the draft law...more
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Minnesota’s already low rate of people without health insurance fell even more over the past year, a survey from Gallup finds. At the beginning of 2014, just 9.5 percent of Minnesotans lacked health...more
The Department of Culture, Media and Sports has published consultation documents, through which it “seeks views on a bespoke statutory framework that could replace the Horserace Betting Levy”....more
I am not much of a true football fan. I have little interest in Monday night games, player stats, or the draft. But as a true New Englander, in support of my family and friends who love the Patriots, I’ll always make a point...more
2014 was a year that featured many positive legal developments for tribes. From the favorable Supreme Court decision in the Bay Mills case written by Justice Sotomayor (who continues to be a leader on the Court for tribal...more
By Jock McCormack, James Newnham, Matthew Cridland and Eddie Ahn Introduction The taxpayer, Seven Network Limited, has won a recent decision (22 December 2014) in the Australian Federal Court, Seven Network Limited v Federal...more
Sheppard Mullin attorneys Christine Steiner and Lauren Liebes recently joined Weston Naef, Getty Photography Curator Emeritus, and ASA appraiser Jennifer Stoots for “What Will Become of Your Legacy”, a panel discussion at Los...more
The taxpayer, Seven Network Limited, has won a recent decision (22 December 2014) in the Australian Federal Court, Seven Network Limited v Federal Commissioner of Taxation (2014) FCA1411, which is significant to all...more
The additional gaming tax on video lottery and AWP licensees in Italy has now come into force and has also been allocated among licensees with surprises among operators....more
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP’s State and Local Tax Team would like to share our year-end review—revisiting some interesting Tennessee tax developments for 2014 and announcing our annual “Tennessee Tax Issue of the Year.”...more
€500 million of additional gaming taxes, an approval procedure for CTDs and a new license application process for lotto games have been approved in Italy as part of the budget law.
The Italian Parliament has just...more
Congress this week passed the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (the Act), which is expected to be signed by President Obama at any time. The Act renews or extends a number of expired or expiring provisions. Some of the...more
Atlantic City has been struggling in recent years, and it remains unclear how the city’s problems will improve in the face of a deteriorating tax base. According to the Update Report of Governor’s Advisory Commission on New...more
On 3 December 2014, as part of his Autumn Statement, the UK Chancellor announced the introduction of a new children’s TV tax relief which is due to be introduced from April 2015....more
The TV industry is a global business set to be worth more than $400BN by 2020, with predicted year-on-year growth of 4.7%. As incentive programs are becoming increasingly important across the industry, we hosted a “TV...more
Just nine days after Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly supported a future for gaming in Massachusetts by rejecting an effort to repeal the state’s casino law, Goodwin Procter’s Gaming and Gambling Practice co-hosted an...more
The potential increase of the gaming taxes for Italian land based videolottery and AWPs raised major concerns among operators and investors, but the real effects of such increase shall be reviewed in the long term together...more
Oregon tax law, unlike federal tax law, gives an incentive to Oregon resident artists to donate their own artwork to charities. In general, when an artist donates her art, and has obtained an appraisal, she can deduct the...more
Yesterday (20 October 2014), as part of its agenda for boosting employment, domestic consumption and other areas of the Chinese economy, China’s Cabinet, the State Council, issued new guidelines ?2014?(the “Guidelines“) to...more
Appreciation of fine art can create challenging tax issues, but with proper planning collectors can minimize the estate, gift, and income tax consequences of their collections.
For taxpayers hoping to keep their works...more
On 26 September, the General Court of the European Union handed down two judgments dismissing the appeals of Dansk Automat Brancheforening ("DAB") and Royal Scandanavian Casino Århus against a European Commission decision of...more
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