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As the 2014 midterm elections approach, speculation is widespread as to whether tax reform can be successfully pursued in 2015. The successful 1986 Tax Reform Act navigated through a politically divided Congress a full...more
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- Making Our Downtown Better Every Day
- It's Good To "B" In Deleware
- The Wonderful World of Limited Liability Companies
- Ohio Bill to Allow Schools and Camps to Procure Epinephrine...more
On February 26, 2014, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp released draft (the "Discussion Draft”) that would substantially reform the current U.S. Tax Code (the “Code”). The Discussion Draft contains numerous...more
On March 4, 2014, President Obama issued his Administration’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget, which includes a proposal to tax carried interests (also known as “performance allocations” or “incentive allocations”) in investment...more
The initial comment period for the proposed regulations is drawing to a close on February 27, 2014.
On November 29, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued a Notice of...more
The IRS recently filed a motion to dismiss class action claims brought by Tea Party groups. In NorCal Tea Party Patriots, et. al. v. IRS, et. al., S.D. Ohio, Case No. 1:13-cv-00341, Tea Party groups asserted that the IRS...more
On January 14, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) introduced legislation that would prohibit, for a period of one year, Internal Revenue Service guidance related to social welfare organizations...more
In late November, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking related to the regulation of political activity by social welfare organizations, commonly known as...more
On November 29, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued proposed rules, “Guidance for Tax-Exempt Social Welfare Organizations on Candidate-Related Political Activities” (78 Fed. Reg. 71535-71542 (Nov. 29, 2013)),...more
The IRS and the Treasury Department have released proposed regulations that provide definitive rules regarding the activities of Section 501(c)(4) “social welfare” organizations that will be treated as political campaign...more
The recent Internal Revenue Service scandal concerning the Agency’s handling of applications for certain tax exempt organizations has created a media frenzy and a forum for daily congressional mud-slinging. ...more
Technological innovation is driving renewable energy towards a future where it is cost competitive without subsidies and provides a growing share of America’s energy. But for all the technical progress made by the clean...more
As the Pennsylvania General Assembly heads down the home stretch to the June 30th deadline for passage of a budget for 2013-14, all indications suggest that the budget package will include significant substantive and...more
The deadline for Assembly bills to be passed by the California State Assembly and for Senate bills to be passed by the California State Senate was last Friday, May 31. ...more
Yesterday, President Obama issued his Administration’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget, which includes a proposal to tax carried interests (also known as “performance allocations” or “incentive allocations”) in investment...more
The first congressional proposals to revamp partnership and S corporation taxation in connection with anticipated tax reform have surfaced. Framed as two alternatives, both options suggest significant, and, in the case of one...more
In November 2012, Proposition 39 was approved by the voters of California. Prior to Proposition 39, corporations were given two options to calculate their state tax liability under California law. Proposition 39 eliminated...more
On February 12, 2013, the text of the Governor's budget proposal for the 2014-2015 biennium, announced on February 4, 2013, was made public as House Bill 59 ("HB 59"). The new HB 59 includes a state income tax deduction for...more
On January 1, 2013, Congress averted the fiscal cliff with the passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (Act), which was enacted when President Obama signed the Act on January 2, 2013. The Act provides a welcome...more
As part of legislation enacted in early 2013 to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff,” Congress temporarily extended several beneficial tax provisions for businesses, including the research credit, the active financing exception...more
The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (“TRA”) (H.R. 8) passed by the Senate on January 1, 2013, passed by the House of Representatives early on January 2, 2013 and signed by President Obama, in large part addresses income...more
On January 2, 2013, President Obama signed into law the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (H.R. 8) (the Act) to avert certain tax increases set to take effect in 2013. The Act included, among many other provisions, an...more
The fiscal cliff has been avoided temporarily as the Congress has passed H.R. 8, the "American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012" (the "Act"). The Senate passed the Act in the early morning hours of January 1, 2013, by a vote of...more
The country was heading for a “fiscal cliff” as the Bush-era tax cuts were scheduled to expire on January 1, 2013. But the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives voted in the final hours to make those tax cuts permanent...more
How will the 2012 election results impact business and industry? Polsinelli Shughart's National Public Policy Group recently shared analysis on the election and its impact on business, tax, and the health care and energy...more
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