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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

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

Terrorism and Taxes - Proposed FAR Rule Imposes 2% Tax on Foreign Offers to Fund 9/11 Relief Fund

On January 2, 2011, the President signed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, Pub. L. No. 111-347, which set up a relief fund for victims, first responders, and construction workers who were injured in...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

Nigerian Sovereign Wealth Fund Law

The Nigerian Government has passed into law the Sovereign Investment Authority (Establishment, Etc.) Act 2011 to among other things establish a Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority. This Authority is charged to receive,...more

New Excise Tax on Certain Foreign Contractors

Section 5000C of the Internal Revenue Code (the Code) was added by the James Zadroga 9-11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 (the Act) on January 2, 2011. This new provision imposes a 2 percent excise tax on “Federal...more

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