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Washington, D.C. Update – May 2017

by Baker Donelson on

April saw the debate in Congress heat up as Justice Neil Gorsuch was confirmed for a seat on the Supreme Court, House Republicans suspended, restarted and then ultimately succeeded in their effort to repeal and replace the...more

What’s New in Washington: 10 Things You Need to Know

The Trump administration and Congress continue to take on a new shape. The Presidential Transition Team officially shut its U.S. General Services Administration office on February 28, 2017, and the remaining staff moved to...more

President Trump's Address to Congress: The Path Forward for 2017

by Bryan Cave on

On Tuesday evening, President Trump addressed a joint session of Congress to outline the path forward for his 2017 policy agenda. The president’s agenda is ambitious, yet Trump signaled the White House’s desire to work with...more

What’s New in Washington: 10 Things You Need to Know

The first four weeks of the Trump administration have brought a flurry of policy and regulatory activity through Executive Orders (EO), proposed new legislation and review of existing regulation. After eight years of the...more

Presidential Pulse: 10 Key Ways the Trump Administration May Impact The Way You Do Business in 2017

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Today marks just over a month since Donald Trump was elected as the next President of the United States. As each cabinet appointment is announced, we get more clues to help us predict which direction the Trump...more

Trump Administration Forecast: Changes to Key Policies Expected

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States of America was as unexpected in the polls as the United Kingdom’s vote to embrace Brexit. Now Democrats and Republicans alike are trying to assess how Mr. Trump, a...more

BC budget recap

by Dentons on

On Tuesday, February 16, 2016, the Government of British Columbia tabled in the legislature their annual budget—Budget 2016. Budget 2016 contains overall good news for British Columbians. Relatively speaking, BC is a...more

International News: Focus on Tax - Issue 3, 2015

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The breadth of the articles contained in our Focus on Tax this issue demonstrates the perennial importance of this topic to global businesses and international high net worth individuals. We examine topics ranging from...more

Tax Policy Update: The Emerging Fall Fiscal Cliff

If you read one thing... - Congress’ tax and budget challenges include funding the government for FY 2016 and a required federal debt ceiling increase to avoid catastrophic default on the nation’s debt. These legislative...more

Kyiv Tax Newsletter (Ukrainian)

by Dentons on

Cancellation of the Military Tax on Currency Exchange Transactions - On 12 May 2015 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine in Respect of the Military Tax”...more

Kyiv Tax Newsletter

by Dentons on

Cancellation of the Military Tax on Currency Exchange Transactions - On 12 May 2015 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine in Respect of the Military Tax” which...more

"Congressional Investigations Highlight Risks for Companies Across Industries"

An examination of congressional investigations in 2014 reminds us that such investigations can strike an industry or company at any time. Irrespective of the subjects, the investigations typically share one or more of the...more

Lame Duck Preview

With the November elections looming, the House and Senate completed their work last week before departing Washington to campaign, leaving any remaining legislative work for the post-election lame duck session. The brief work...more

The Elevator Speech Overview

The House and Senate were both in session this week, the President was traveling overseas. President Obama announced his backing for an overhaul of the NSA bulk phone data collection program, a plan that differs from the...more

New U.S. Guidance On Expatriate Health Plans

by Fisher Phillips on

As discussed in a prior post, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) is currently in the process of finalizing its regulations implementing the Affordable Care Act’s (“ACA”) “Employer Mandate.” The Employer Mandate, which...more

Washington Insight - January 2014

by King & Spalding on

In This Issue: - Legislation to Renew Fast-Track Consideration for Trade Agreements Introduced - Congress Passes FY 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill - An Insider's View: Obama's Mid-Term Blues - What's in...more

New FAQs on ACA Extend Fully-Insured Expatriate Health Plan Transitional Relief by “At Least” Another Plan Year and Clarify Scope,...

As reported, the U.S. Labor Department, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Treasury Department (together, the “Departments”) recently issued additional FAQs regarding implementation of the market...more

Tax Talk -- Volume 6, No. 3 -- October 2013

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In This Issue: A Primer on the Medical Device Excise Tax; FATCA Registration Begins; In re Downey Financial Corp. (U.S. Bankr. Court Dist. of Delaware 10/8/2013); In re NetBank (11th Cir. 9/10/2013); and In re...more

Treasury And IRS Provide Guidance For Same-Sex Married Couples - What Same-Sex Couples Need To Know

by Carlton Fields on

The IRS and the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced on August 29, 2013, that same-sex couples who validly enter into a marriage in a jurisdiction whose laws authorize the marriage of two individuals of the same sex will...more

Tax Law Updates - June 2013

If you would like copies of an article that is not linked to a PDF file, or if you would like to receive copies of future articles, please contact Rebecca Sprunger at rsprunger@orrick.com. - 03-29-2013 (U.S.) Final...more

Federal Criminal Lawyer Douglas McNabb of McNabb Associates - News On Current Federal Criminal Cases

by McNabb Associates, P.C. on

August 14, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney. Topics Include: Federal...more

ObamaCare’s Impact on Expatriate Investment Fund Partners

by King & Spalding on

The United States Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (commonly referred to as ObamaCare) in a decision released June 28, 2012. A copy of the decision...more

Global HR Hot Topics: Expatriates, US Tax Withholding, US Social Security Contributions—And COBRA

by White & Case LLP on

Employer income tax withholding, social security contributions and employee benefits mandates usually amount to a straightforward issue of the local law at the place of employment. An employee working in Italy is subject to...more

Week of February 6, 2012 on ILN Today - Roundup!

Happy Friday all! It's been a very busy week here at the ILN, which makes me feel as though this is a well-deserved weekend ahead. On to the roundup - because it's been so busy this week, I'm going with a top...more

WTO Accession of the Russian Federation - Implications for Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices

by King & Spalding on

Russia’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) will create opportunities to increase exports of pharmaceutical products and medical devices. On 16 December 2011, WTO Members accepted the terms of the Russian...more

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