The Deal Video: Pepper Hamilton's Ed Dartley Talks Valuations
The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA): Recap and What to Expect in 2014
Polsinelli Podcast - The State of Bank Deals in 2014
Thomson Reuters Session 2: Investment Management, Hedge Funds and Registered Mutual Funds: What's Happening Now?
Thomson Reuters Session 1: Investment Management, Hedge Funds and Registered Mutual Funds: What's Happening Now?
Not Dead Yet? How BigLaw's Best Firms Are Finding Growth
The FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 66, Visit with Virna De Palma from TRACE
Did the IRS Just Help or Hurt the Bitcoin Economy?
Legal Tech Startups: Separating Hype from Opportunity
Polsinelli Podcast - Claims Trading: Opportunity or Hazard?
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 43, Interview with Neil Swidey, author of Trapped Under the Sea
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 42, Interview with Patrick Taylor of Oversight Systems on Transaction Monitoring
Zimmermann: Dewey Charges Send 'Warning' To Struggling Law Firms
New Manager Forum Panel III – Post-launch Matters
New Manager Forum Panel II – Launch Issues
New Manager Forum Panel I - Critical Pre-launch Considerations
Highlights from the Oral Argument in Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund
Episode 41-Interview with John Champion, leadership lessons from Captain Kirk
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 40, Interview with Adam Turteltaub
In This Issue:
- FATCA Update: IRS Releases New Regulations, New Forms, and New IGAs
- No Rule Policy on MLPs
- IRS Introduces New Grandfather Rule for Equity-Linked Instruments Under Section 871(m)
We lived in politically charged times. Congress seems unable to reach any consensus on anything including where to have the annual Congressional Christmas Ball! Years of political crossfire over the Affordable Care Act have...more
On March 31, 2014, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the 2014-2015 New York State Budget (Budget), which results in the most significant overhaul of New York’s franchise tax in decades. The Budget brings...more
The BankinBits blog, which discusses recent developments in the banking industry, has within the first quarter of 2014 addressed a diverse range of topics including banking services for the marijuana industry, the shuttering...more
If you have unreported income from offshore accounts, now may be the best time to come forward and report those earnings; otherwise, you may be susceptible to criminal prosecution.
The IRS initially began this...more
In 2010, the U.S. enacted a sweeping change in enforcement of its tax laws on foreign financial interests, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The main thrust of the act is to penalize foreign financial...more
When I tell people that I’m an ERISA attorney, most people (including attorneys) don’t know what I do. While I’m not going to do a Rodney Dangerfield impersonation and claim I get no respect, the fact is that many plan...more
Shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled (in U.S. v. Windsor) that Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional, the IRS announced that same-sex marriages will be recognized for federal tax...more
The IRS has issued Notice 2014-19, which provides anticipated guidance for sponsors of qualified retirement plans on complying with last year's Supreme Court ruling in United States v. Windsor. That decision deemed...more
Do you sponsor a tax-qualified retirement plan that was pre-approved by the IRS? If so, pre-approved documents take one of two forms.
- One is a prototype plan that uses a checklist-type Adoption Agreement and is...more
Colombia is located in the northernmost part of South America. Its population is estimated at over 45 million people, with at least 10 million living in the capital city of Bogotá. Colombia’s main language is...more
On June 26, 2013, when the Supreme Court determined that Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional, the tax and benefit plan implications were unclear. Later, in Revenue Ruling 2013-17, the...more
The recent release of Notice 2014-19 and IRS FAQs provide some initial pieces of the guidance that the IRS first promised in September 2013 regarding administrator obligations when amending employee benefit plans to account...more
Last week, the IRS released Notice 2014-19, which provides guidance on the application to retirement plans of the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor, which found Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act...more
The Internal Revenue Service often publishes correction methods for common errors involving qualified retirement plan administration issues. One of the most common errors is failing to notify eligible employees of their safe...more
Employers and participants alike have been anxiously waiting for further guidance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on how marriages of same-sex couples will be treated for purposes of qualified retirement plans. On...more
The IRS has published Notice 2014-19 and related FAQs regarding the application of the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor and Rev. Ruling 2013-17 to qualified retirement plans. All retirement plans should be...more
On April 2, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), joined by Congressmen Scott Garrett (R-NJ) and Ed Royce (R-CA), urged FHFA Director Mel Watt to continue the FHFA’s five-year-old policy of...more
Employers and participants alike have been anxiously waiting for further guidance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on how marriages of same-sex couples will be treated for purposes of qualified retirement plans....more
In this issue:
- US Supreme Court Imposes Valuation-Misstatement Penalty in TEFRA Proceeding
- Southern District of New York holds Cooperation with Government Waives Attorney-Client Privilege
- IRS Issues...more
Since 1992, the ability to move retirement money from one qualified plan to another qualified plan or individual retirement account has been simplified. One hiccup in this easing process has been determining the level of due...more
Foreign financial institutions, such as offshore funds, should register with the IRS by May 5 and review new and revised IRS forms.
The July 1 start date for Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) withholding on...more
On April 2, 2014, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Announcement 2014-17 (the Announcement), which provides certain FATCA relief. The Announcement extends from April 25, 2014 to May 5, 2014 the deadline by which...more
In IRS Notice 2014-19 and accompanying FAQs, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued long-awaited guidance addressing the treatment of same-sex spouses under qualified retirement plans such as 401(k) and defined benefit...more
On April 4, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2014-19 providing guidance on the application of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor (“Windsor”) to tax-qualified retirement plans (such...more
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