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Although the 113th Congress continues to see a dearth of legislation seeing final approval, over the past six months, Congress has managed to finalize Fiscal Year 2014 appropriations; address the Sustainable Growth Rate...more
Online Competition and Consumer Choice Act of 2014 Introduced in the House and the Senate
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In a corporate inversion, a U.S. corporation (typically the parent of an affiliated group) becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of a foreign corporation (through a merger into the foreign corporation’s U.S. subsidiary) or...more
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This week, Senator Max Baucus, the outgoing Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee who has been developing a comprehensive overhaul and simplification of the federal income tax, introduced a bill that would scrap 42...more
On September 27, 2013, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed legislation to retroactively repeal the recent extension of the 6.25 percent Massachusetts sales and use tax to certain types of computer system design and...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
With the drumbeat for repeal of the new software services tax growing louder, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue today pushed back the date for reporting and remitting sales and use tax collected or accrued on sales...more
On September 12, 2013, Massachusetts legislators announced their intention to repeal (with retroactive effect) the recent expansion of the 6.25 percent Massachusetts sales and use tax to certain types of previously untaxed...more
The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (“DOR”) will formally announce deferral of compliance with the Massachusetts “tech tax” early next week, according to reliable and informed sources. The deferral announcement is...more
The repeal of the so-called “tech tax” on certain computer system design and software services may be imminent. Key indicators include wavering support of the “tech tax” among rank-and-file state senators and representatives...more
In This Issue:
Leading the News; Implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; Other Health Care News; and Hearings and Mark-Ups...more
General Legislative -
The Senate will convene today, Monday, June 3, at 2:00 pm and begin a period of morning business. Thereafter, the Senate will resume consideration of S. 954, the Farm Bill, provided that alfalfa...more
On May 6, 2013, the U.S. Senate passed the “Marketplace Fairness Act,” which allows states to collect sales tax on online purchases, whether or not the online retailer has a physical presence in the state. If this bill...more
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) generates very few areas of agreement. However, in recent months, proposals to repeal one of the most visible and controversial provisions of the...more
An update on last week’s post on Performance Marketing Association, Inc. v. Hamer: with the posting of the Court’s docket book for the May term, we learned that the oral argument in Performance Marketing has been continued...more
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Marilyn Tavenner received bipartisan support from members of the Senate Committee on Finance in her confirmation hearing to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) though a full Senate vote is being held up,...more
Congress returns to Washington today after a two-week district work period. As we enter the second quarter of the year, we are likely to see continued debate and some progress on:
Budget & Appropriations; Presidential...more
In This Issue:
New York Court of Appeals Upholds “Amazon” Statute; Guilty Plea and $5.5 Million Settlement Resolve New York’s False Claims Case; City ALJ Dismisses Case Seeking Interest on $30 Million Refund;...more
In This Issue:
DOMESTIC POLICY MATTERS
Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Budget/Appropriations. On April 18th, Senate Budget Committee Chair Kent Conrad (D-North Dakota) revised his plan to mark up a budget resolution and...more
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