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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
The October 4, 2014 Canada Gazette (being vol. 148, no. 40), contained something of note for Canadian film and TV lawyers: amendments to the Income Tax Act regulations which govern the “Canadian content” tax credits for...more
We discussed last week the surprise when a highly visible reality star is charged with or convicted of tax evasion or other financial crimes (see last week’s post here about The Situation and referencing Richard Hatch). This...more
France: French legislation on evening advertising on public channels: should we expect another shift in policy? - The main French public service broadcaster, France Télévisions, is calling for lift of...more
On September 15, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reversed a 2013 Tax Court decision that had allowed only a nominal, 10% fractional interest discount for artwork included in a decedent’s estate....more
The EU General Court upheld the Danish gambling regime providing for a different tax treatment between online gaming and land based gaming putting an end to a long legal battle that had side effects also in other...more
Online gaming has considerably changed during the last 3 years and therefore I decided to publish an updated version of the FAQs on the regime applicable to Italian online gaming licenses. ...more
A very notable woman in the entertainment industry (other than Joan Rivers) passed away recently—Lauren Bacall. Lauren, born Betty Joan Perske, left a true legacy in the entertainment world, as well as a couple of good...more
In Lao Holdings NV v The Lao People's Democratic Republic, an ICSID tribunal (constituted to resolve Holdings' bilateral investment treaty (BIT) claim against Laos) recently dismissed an application by Laos to modify a...more
On September 8, the Alabama Department of Revenue’s Administrative Law Division (the “ALD”) issued a ruling that will likely send shock waves to photographers across the state, and if not successfully appealed or if applied...more
On 15 August 2014 a new act (Act no. 22 of 2014) entered into force in Hungary, setting out the rules of a new tax category: advertisement tax. According to the act, an advertisement is subject to the tax if it is published...more
Female Football Player Throws Flag at LFL over Bare Wages -
The three-year championship run of the Los Angeles Temptation was snapped in 2013 when the upstart Chicago Bliss, led by the quarterback and two-time league...more
In United States v. Doremus, 249 U.S. 86 (1919) the Supreme Court held that a tax law “may not be declared unconstitutional, because its effect may be to accomplish another purpose as well as the raising of revenue.” That...more
The First District of the Illinois Appellate Court, in Chicago Bears Football Club v. Cook County Department of Revenue, 2014 IL App (1st) 122892 (Aug. 6, 2014), has affirmed an administrative determination finding the...more
The Government has published The General Betting, Pool Betting and Remote Gaming Duties (Registration, Records and Agents) Regulations 2014....more
In an appeal by HMRC against a decision of the First-tier Tribunal ("FTT"), the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) ("UT") decided that a penalty imposed on McLaren Racing Limited ("McLaren") in respect of a breach of...more
Summer 2014. The living is easy; the Copyright Board is certifying tariffs at a furious pace.
As we noted back in May 2014 (Towards Certainty on Webcasting – Re:Sound Tariff 8 Certified), the Board certified Re:Sound...more
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