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The European Commission approved with its resolution as of 16 July 2008 the Hungarian film support schemes until 31 December 2013. Under this scheme a tax payer who provides support for film production which complies with...more
The European Parliament today published its Report on online gambling in the internal market calling for a balanced and EU compliant approach when regulating the market.
The European Parliament Resolution contains more...more
The Italian gaming market has suffered a period of high tension today when the Italian Parliament has approved a motion instructing the Goverment to urgently ban for 12 months both online gaming and land-based gaming systems...more
Top gambling regulatory developments in August.
With Australia’s federal election set to be held on 7 September 2013 and press reports claiming that leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbott, will...more
A number of clients and contacts continue to ask how remote gaming duty and general betting duty are currently calculated, as the industry prepares itself for the point of consumption tax regime ("POCT")....more
Nonresident alien gamblers that gamble recreationally in the U.S. have a substantial disadvantage vis-à-vis residents – they cannot offset their losses against their gains in determining gains subject to tax....more
Italian, French, German, Portuguese, UK and Spanish gambling regulators met in Lisbon at the beginning of the month and more recently issued interesting statements at the World Gaming Executive Summit 2013 that might lead to...more
On Tuesday, July 9, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit handed down a ruling that interprets Section 871 of the Tax Code in a manner more favorable to foreign gamblers. ...more
Canada is recognized as a major player in film, television and interactive digital media production. The growth of Canada’s multibillion dollar production industry is attributable to our high-standard facilities, competent...more
In this article:
- Income Tax
- Other Foreign Taxes -- Vat And Social Security Taxes
- Foreign Tax Credit Planning
- U.S. Withholding Obligations
- Use Of Loan Out Company
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
A recent Tax Court case addressed some interesting athlete and treaty issues. The Court ended up siding with the golfer on some, but not all, of the golfer's positions....more
On March 2012, then-Governor Luis Fortuno signed a new package of tax breaks designed to encourage Hollywood crews to film in Puerto Rico. Fortuno announced that with the programs already in place, about 30 productions came...more
Canada has long been a pioneer in the international co-production area with numerous co-production treaties. Enclosed is a chart that provides a comparison of Canadian Content, Co-Ventures and Treaty...more
In This Issue:
- RACING TO NEW OFF-RESERVATION GAMING IN OREGON:
Oregon currently has nine tribal casinos. A race is on to build new casinos to capture the Portland and Medford markets. The stakes are high – casino...more
The prices fetched by famous artworks continue to astound industry-watchers. In spring 2012, Edvard Munch’s The Scream set the record for a work sold at auction—$120 million. Sales of contemporary and modern art have also...more
On August 13 I came across this article in the Globe and Mail outlining how CRA treated prizes received by Canadian Olympic Medalists.
Gold medalists receive a $20,000 prize from the Canadian Olympic Committee, Silver...more
Two items of note relating to the issue of international treaty co-productions which I believe indicate their re-emergence as a way of producing (especially in the current financial climate).
First, Telefilm Canada...more
Since the indictments of the principals of three U.S. facing real money poker sites and the filing of a parallel civil forfeiture action against the three sites there has been some discussion about whether the players who...more
In this Issue:
*2009 Annual Meeting in San Francisco - ILN Chairman, Lowell Lifschultz Steps Down After 21 Years Hosted by Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk and Rabkin
*2009 European Regional Meeting in Athens...more