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FCC Proposes New Rules On Local Wireless Siting
Data Center Networks – Interview with Jeff Moerdler, Member, Mintz Levin
What to expect from FCC Post-Governement Shutdown
Employer Social Media Policies – Interview with Mitch Danzig, Member, Member, Mintz Levin
Jason Maloni on Data Security
JOBS Act Implementation Regulations
Ernest DelBuono on Aviation
Jack Deschauer on Government Investigations
PODCAST - Inside Law - Public Policy Issues in 2013
Condo Adviser: Condominium Rules and Enforcement
Condo Adviser: What is 'FHA approved,' exactly?
Condo Owners and Dealing with Uncooperative Management Companies
Reserve Funds: Purposes and Common Mistakes
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Social Media At Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't? PODCAST - Inside Law
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
Serving Legal Documents Through Social Media
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
The Italian Government has just approved a law decree that apparently will introduce copyright-related measures aimed at sorting disputes relating to the usage of news contents by search engines and news aggregators....more
OSC to hold derivatives reporting seminar.
The Ontario Securities Commission announced that it will hold a seminar on January 15, 2014, on the reporting requirements under the new Derivatives Trade Repositories and...more
CAYMAN ISLANDS AND US SIGN FATCA AGREEMENT -
The United States and the Cayman Islands have signed a so-called Model 1 intergovernmental agreement.
The IGA is the first step in bring the Cayman fund industry...more
The tax deduction for advertising expenses has clearly become a target for Congressional tax reformers. Under current law, advertising costs are fully deductible as an ordinary business expense. Both the House and Senate Tax...more
THE CURRENT DISTORTION
The place of supply rules govern where a particular supply takes place, and therefore determine where businesses are obliged to register, collect and remit Value Added Tax (VAT) due on their...more
FTC Settles Over “Made in the U.S.A.” Claims -
Back in business after the government shutdown, the Federal Trade Commission recently announced a settlement involving products falsely advertised as “Made in the U.S.A.”...more
In This Issue:
“Occasional Sales” and Single Sales Factor Apportionment in California; Upcoming Speaking Engagements; State Taxation of Financial Institutions; Applying the True Object Test to Determine the Taxability...more
Illinois joined a number of other states in 2011 and enacted a "click-through nexus" statute targeting internet retailers for sales and use tax collection obligations. Under the Illinois and similar statutes enacted in other...more
On Friday morning, the Illinois Supreme Court handed down its opinion in one of its most high-profile pending cases. The Court held in Performance Marketing Association, Inc. v. Hamer that the federal Internet Tax Freedom Act...more
In a decision released this October 18th, the Illinois Supreme Court upheld the Circuit Court of Cook County’s decision invalidating the Illinois click-through nexus statute in Performance Marketing Association v. Hamer. The...more
For more than 30 years, Subchapter F, § 301.7216-3, of the Treasury Regulations has provided a safeguard for taxpayers over their personal information submitted to tax preparers. On January 14, 2013, the IRS issued Revenue...more
In This Presentation:
FCC Issues -
• When will we have a 5 person Commission?
..E Rate and help for broadband adoption
..Demise of Title II regulation and the rise of net...more
In This Issue:
Commonwealth Court Denies Manufacturing Exclusion to Service Provider; PA Telecom Gross Receipts Litigation Finally Moving; Philadelphia Property Owners Take Notice! Reassessment Appeal Deadline...more
ESPN reported in August that Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel “…agreed to sign memorabilia in exchange for a five-figure flat fee during his trip to Miami for the Discover BCS National Championship.”
Of course the...more
For several years, cases have been piling up in anticipation that Verizon Pennsylvania, Inc. and other taxpayers would be arguing lead cases challenging the application of Pennsylvania’s Gross Receipts Tax to various types of...more
In this issue:
- No Expressions of Goodwill from Arizona Department of Revenue
- California Court of Appeal: ITFA Doesn’t Make the CUT
- Round We Go: Indiana Denies Taxpayer’s Intercompany “Residual...more
SPEED READ: From 1 January 2015, the VAT rules regarding place of supply will once again change. EU-based businesses involved in providing electronically supplied services (including telecommunications, broadcasting and other...more
A recent Claims Court case addressed whether a radio station's assets include goodwill....more
The IRS has joined the social media wave and is now accessible on many new forums. In addition, the Department's new app – IRS2Go - is available on most models of smartphone and is free to download....more
The UK Government has published The Cultural Test (Television Programmes) Regulations 2013 (the “Regulations“) which will come into force on 13 August 2013....more
In this issue:
- Arizona: Software Licenses Determined to Be Personal Property Rentals
- Rent-a-Cloud: Arizona’s Transaction Privilege Tax Applies to Receipts from the Temporary Use of Online Software
In a decision just issued as this newsletter was going to press, the Commonwealth Court has ruled that charges for private lines and for directory assistance are subject to Pennsylvania’s Gross Receipts Tax on...more
The 2nd Special Session of the 2013 Legislature adjourned sine die on June 29, 2013. The accomplishment of this session was passage of a state budget, which had eluded state legislators through the Regular Session that ended...more
In This Issue:
- COVER STORY
..5 Rules for General Counsel in the Digital Age
- CORPORATE & REPUTATION
..Bangladesh and Beyond: Walt Disney’s Leadership
..Who Really Ignited Obama’s...more
In This Issue:
- Secrecy Provision of JOBS Act Boosts IPO Pipeline
- SEC Chair Says Companies Will Soon Have to Admit Wrongdoing
- SBA Revises Standards Determining Small Business Sizes
- Group Announces...more