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Digital Single Market: “DSM in 5 minutes” – Brochure

by Hogan Lovells on

In this brand-new publication, our pan-European DSM Taskforce helps you plan for the changes by providing an overview of the Commission’s Digital Single Market strategy; what the key legislative measures will bring about and...more

New Ruling Makes a Splash -- Fees to Use a Bathroom are not Subject to Sales Tax

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

A new advisory opinion issued by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance should make all New York taxpayers flushed with pride – access to toilets is not subject to tax. The case involved a new software...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - April 14th, 2017

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending April 14, 2017 is below. Additional details regarding last week’s long-awaited report on online travel by the European Commission are featured in this week’s...more

IRS Issues Warning of “Dangerous W2 Phishing Scam”

We always see a surge in W2 email phishing schemes this time of year, as it is tax time, and many individuals are filing their tax returns in order to get a quick refund. So are criminals and cyber-hackers. ...more

2016 was the Year of the Data Breach

Although every year we lament about the significance of data breaches in the past year, 2016 was by far the worst. Data breaches were rampant, victimizing every industry and numbing consumers in the process. It was so bad...more

California Cities To Tax Streaming Video?

Many cities in California are considering the expansion of their Utility User Tax (UUT) to streaming video services. Such an expansion may be inconsistent with the cities’ existing ordinances, be invalid under Proposition 218...more

Digital Tax Update – Local Edition

by McDermott Will & Emery on

After the highly publicized administrative lease transaction and amusement tax expansions in Chicago last year, more cities around the country are taking steps to impose transaction taxes on the sale or rental of digital...more

Digitally Delivered Products Now Subject to Sales Tax in Pennsylvania - Tax Update Volume 2016, Issue 3

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

The implementation of sales tax on the thousands of services that are delivered digitally can prove vexing. Have you downloaded a book recently or sent an e-card? Is your billing address in Pennsylvania? If so, as of August...more

Pennsylvania Tax Developments - A Reed Smith Quarterly Update

by Reed Smith on

Is Pennsylvania bringing back its tax on “computer-related services”? Pennsylvania’s new “Netflix” tax (enacted as part of Act 84 of 2016) covers more than just digital downloads and streaming services. Effective August 1,...more

New rules for vat taxation of e-commerce services in Russia

by DLA Piper on

On 3 July 2016 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed Federal Law No. 244-FZ introducing rules for VAT taxation of e-commerce services in Russia (Law)....more

Pennsylvania General Assembly Passes Revenue Package with Significant Digital Tax Expansion

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On July 13, 2016, a legislative conference committee was appointed to approve an already agreed-upon $1.3 billion revenue package, which was immediately approved by both the House (116-75) and Senate (28-22) and sent to...more

Privacy Tip #39 – Be Wary of IRS Phone Scams

Although the IRS has warned taxpayers on multiple occasions about IRS phone scams, consumers continue to be victims. A lucrative scam for years, which according to the IRS, has cost victims more than $26 million since 2013,...more

No April Fool's Joke: New Scam Targeting HR And Payroll

by Fisher Phillips on

An unfortunate number of employers have recently fallen victim to a phishing scam that tricks them into disclosing highly sensitive employee information to unknown third parties. Make sure to warn your Human Resources and...more

How Employers Can Help Prevent W-2's From Being Breached and Their Employees From Becoming Victims of ID Theft

by Bryan Cave on

The Internal Revenue Service issued an alert about an emerging phishing email scheme that purports to be from company executives and requests personal information on employees. The IRS has learned this scheme – part of...more

Taxing The Deal: State And Local Tax Issues In Telecom M&A Transactions

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

The acquisition of a telecommunications service provider or a cloud-based service provider raises unique state and local tax issues that do not arise in connection with the acquisition of other businesses. Telecom and...more

IP, IT and mass communications. Major Russian Legislation Changes for 2015 - Our traditional overview of the most important...

by Dentons on

New songs on the main - Most of 2015 was spent anticipating the entry into force of RF Federal Law ? 242-FZ dated 21.07.2014 “On the Amendment of Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation Clarifying the...more

What is public can still be ‘private’: European Court of Human Rights halts journalists from re-publishing Finnish citizens’...

by Reed Smith on

In a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (“ECHR”) handed down in July 2015, the right to respect for individuals’ privacy balance trumped journalists’ right to freedom of expression....more

Health Update - November 2015

Best Practices for Using Social Media in Healthcare: Maximizing Impact, Mitigating Risk - Editor's note: In a generation more likely to seek health information online than see a doctor, social media is playing an...more

Chicago Mayor’s Tax-Heavy Budget Passes: Lease and Amusement Tax Implications

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Last week the Chicago City Council approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2016 revenue ordinance as part of his tax-laden budget proposal. The revenue ordinance included noteworthy changes to the personal property lease transaction...more

Access to Point of Presence Not Subject to Sales Tax: Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court

by Reed Smith on

In a unanimous decision, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court held that Level 3’s wholesale Internet access services were not subject to Pennsylvania sales and use tax. Reed Smith state tax lawyers argued the case for Level 3....more

Beyond the Clouds: Important Sales Tax Considerations for Web-Hosting Providers and Co-Location Facilities

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

Most people’s understanding of the Internet extends about as far as their eyes can see. In other words, they know that if they type a few words into the little white box beneath the colorful Google logo, within a fraction of...more

"City of Chicago Expands Tax Reach to Internet Services"

On June 9, 2015, the city of Chicago released two rulings that significantly expand the city’s 9 percent gross receipt tax to charges for cloud computing and other services delivered over the Internet. The first ruling (City...more

Remote Transactions Parity Act Introduced in the U.S. House

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Today, Representative Jason Chaffetz introduced H.R. 2775, the Remote Transactions Parity Act of 2015 (RTPA), in the United States House of Representatives (House). The RTPA addresses the Internet sales tax issue using...more

Dubai launches new design and e-commerce hubs

by Dentons on

A cornerstone of Dubai's success in attracting businesses and encouraging growth across a diverse range of sectors has been the continued establishment of free zones. These special economic zones offer business-friendly...more

New York Advises Sales of “Computing Power” Not Taxable

by Reed Smith on

Yesterday, the New York Department of Taxation and Finance Office of Counsel issued advisory opinion TSB-A-15(2)S holding that cloud computing vendors providing “Internet infrastructure” were not subject to sales tax. ...more

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