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California Utilities Poised to Commence Renewable Energy Procurement

At its November 14, 2013 Commission meeting, the California Public Utilities Commission (the “CPUC”) conditionally accepted the renewables portfolio standard (“RPS”) procurement plans filed by various California utilities....more

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

Connecticut Selects Maine Wind Farm And Connecticut Solar Project For Long-Term Contracts For Energy And RECs

On September 20, 2013, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced that two renewable energy projects have signed long-term contracts as a result of the July 8, 2013 Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental...more

Creditors File Objections to Detroit Bankruptcy

Creditors File Objections to Detroit Bankruptcy by Joel R. Glucksman on August 30, 2013 More than 100 objections have been filed by creditors, opposing the eligibility of Detroit to file Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy...more

Will the Bitcoin Become a New Tax Evasion Tool?

Will the Bitcoin Become a New Tax Evasion Tool? by Joseph M. Donegan on August 19, 2013 Bitcoins, a controversial but highly popular global digital currency, is being used by more consumers to make several types of...more

Focus on Tax Controversy and Litigation - June 2013

In this issue: - Supreme Court Holds in Favor of PPL in UK Windfall Profits Case - US District Court Rejects Talley and Permits a Business Expense Deduction for Part of Double Damages Payment Under the False...more

Five Things To Know When Contemplating the Issuance of Municipal Debt

Municipal financings are often perceived as a very complex, and even overwhelming, undertaking. The various rules and regulations which govern the process oftentimes seem complicated and difficult to understand. Keep in mind...more

What You Need to Know About the Proposed Maryland Investment Tax Credit for Cybersecurity

On January 16, 2013, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley proposed a budget for FY2014 that includes several provisions aimed at boosting the state’s already robust cybersecurity industry, including a new $3 million tax credit...more

Micah Green on U.S. Fiscal Policy [Video]

In this LEVICK Daily video interview, we discuss U.S. fiscal policy and its impact on financial services providers with Micah Green, a partner at Patton Boggs. With the fiscal cliff, tax reform, and Dodd-Frank implementation...more

Legal Alert - Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2011

The Money Laundering (prohibition) Act, 2011 has repealed the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2004. The Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2011 makes for comprehensive provisions prohibiting the financing of terrosim, the...more

Adozione modelli organizzativi ex-art. 6 D.Lgs 231/2001 Partecipate Comune di Pescara

La presente delibera è indirizzata a tutte le società partecipate dal Comune di Pescara, laddove il Comune ha una partecipazione totalitaria e/o di maggioranza nel capitale sociale ed i servizi svolti per conto...more

Tax Clearance Certificates

The possession of a current tax clearance certificate, when undertaking many business transactions in Nigeria, have over the years being elevated to the conclusiveness that the person in possession of the tax clearance...more

Year-End Legislation Extends Key Provisions for Businesses, Provides 100 Percent Expensing for Certain Assets and Enacts New...

As part of legislation enacted at the end of 2010, the U.S. Congress extended several beneficial tax provisions for businesses, including the research credit, active financing exception under Subpart F and look-through rule...more

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