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Beanie Baby Founder Pleads Guilty to $53-Million Tax Evasion

Beanie Baby Founder Pleads Guilty to $53-Million Tax Evasion by Frank L. Brunetti on October 7, 2013 Ty Warner, founder of the iconic Beanie Baby empire, has agreed to plead guilty to federal tax evasion charges. His...more

Department of Justice Considers Personal Benefit an Important Factor in Prosecuting Employment Tax Cases

Department of Justice Considers Personal Benefit an Important Factor in Prosecuting Employment Tax Cases by Frank L. Brunetti on September 24, 2013 Since 2008, the U.S. economy has struggled and employers faced with the...more

U.S., Cayman Islands Reach Tax Deal

U.S., Cayman Islands Reach Tax Deal by Joseph M. Donegan on August 28, 2013 Falling in line with the push for greater global collaboration to combat tax evasion, the United States and the Cayman Islands have reached a...more

Business News Digest - July 2012

In this issue: - What Do Healthcare Reform and the "Fiscal Cliff" Have In Common? Tax Increases - Department of Labor Disagrees with First Circuit’s “Natural Reading” of SO - FCPA Investigation Follows...more

What You Need to Know Regarding the New Maryland Income Tax Credit for Security Clearance Costs & Construction of SCIFs

The recent passage of Senate Bill 296 will create an additional incentive for investment by the Maryland business community in cleared employees and Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs). Beginning in 2013,...more

Federal Bill to Discourage Offshoring and Use of Tax Havens Reintroduced

Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-Calif.) has reintroduced legislation designed to discourage corporations from offshoring jobs. The Stop Outsourcing and Create American Jobs Act of 2011 (H.R. 3338) allows the federal government to give...more

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Alert - November 2011

IN THIS ISSUE: IRS Provides Taxpayers with the Opportunity to Reclassify Independent Contractors with Reduced Tax Liability By Kelley E. Kaufman Companies’ improper classification of workers as independent...more

Feds Target Independent Contractor Misclassification

Citing a desire to minimize losses in contributions to unemployment insurance funds, protect workers' rights, and "level the playing field" for employers that abide by the law, the United States Department of Labor's (DOL's)...more

Business News Digest - November 2010

In This Issue: Advertising & Marketing and Energy: FTC Proposes Revised Green Marketing Guides; Advertising and Marketing Litigation: U.S. Trade Representative Seeks Public Comment For List of Markets Notorious for...more

Amendments To New York State False Claims Act Encourage Qui Tam Actions

On August 13, 2010, effective August 27, 2010, the New York legislature enacted Chapter 379, turbo-charging the New York False Claims Act (“FCA”), N.Y. State Fin. Law § 187 et seq., and providing would-be whistleblowers with...more

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