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Legal Alert: Court Holds Comcast Did Not Establish Unitary Relationship with QVC

Yesterday the Los Angeles Superior Court held that Comcast did not establish a unitary relationship with its 57% owned subsidiary, QVC. The court found for Comcast and held that the evidence presented at trial demonstrated...more

Internet Fundraising for Tax-Exempt Organizations

The IRS recently released an Information Letter, written in response to a congressman’s inquiry about an unidentified charity’s unidentified practices, confirming that Section 501(c)(3) organizations may use the internet to...more

State Regulation of Nonprofit Organizations: Everything You Need to Know about Required State Filings for Your Nonprofit...

In This Presentation: - Incorporation/Annual Corporate Reporting - Foreign Corporation Authorization/Reporting - State Tax - Registration and Reporting - Charitable Solicitation...more

The Top 10 Things That Every Business Owner Should Do At Year-End

As a business owner, all year you have likely been running around acting as manager, developer, business generator, marketer, human resource manager and administrative assistant. Given the numerous roles, it is often tough...more

PA Tax Law News -- September 2012

In This Issue: Online Advertising; PA Sales Tax Prepayment Option; State & Local Tax Seminars; PA School Districts Seek to Increase Property Taxes; Florida Domicile Upheld; Nonresident Limited Partners Lose Entire...more

Tri-State Tax Alert

From our offices in Boston, Portland, and Portsmouth, Pierce Atwood’s State and Local Tax Group provides litigation, planning, transaction, regulatory, and legislative services to business, associations, and individuals on...more

New Maine Tax Legislation for 2012

This year’s short legislative session produced significant new tax laws dealing with all of Maine’s major taxes, as well as increased legislative oversight of Maine Revenue and dynamic fiscal analysis. Below is a brief...more

All About UBIT: What Nonprofit Leaders Need to Know

In this presentation: - What is Unrelated Business Income? - UBIT Exceptions: Qualified Sponsorship Income - UBIT Exceptions: Royalty Income - Cause-Related Marketing Please see full...more

10 Lessons from the Verizon Cases at the State Corporation Commission

In December of 2009, Verizon Communication, Inc.’s two “baby bell” subsidiaries in Virginia (Verizon Virginia, Inc. and Verizon South, Inc. — collectively, “Verizon”) filed applications to correct erroneous assessments of...more

Protecting and Licensing Nonprofit Trademarks: Key Trademark and Tax Law Issues

Trademarks Have Come of Age..... Every Nonprofit Has Brands to Protect..... The Rise in Legal Battles Among Nonprofits Over Trademarks..... Clearing Trademarks: Selection and How to Work with Marketing...more

Sponsorships, Advertising, Endorsements and Cause Marketing: Understanding Critical UBIT Issues for Nonprofits

What is Unrelated Business Income? - What is unrelated business income? - What is excluded from unrelated business income? - Explanation of specific UBI exceptions ---–Sponsorship income –---Licensing...more

Star Power: Celebrity involvement in charitable causes raises both tax and business affairs issues

THE PARTICIPATION OF CELEBRITIES in charitable causes is rooted in tradition and increasingly apparent in a variety of venues. When those who are famous for their achievements in the arts, entertainment, media, or sports...more

New Private Letter Ruling Disregards Separate Existence of a Charity and Related Noncharity

A non-profit organization (the "Applicant") decided to operate a charitable endeavor it called "Facts" and "Acts". The idea was that the Applicant's website would host a news aggregation site, together with links to donate to...more

The Top Four Legal Risk Management Issues Facing Nonprofits: What You Can Do to Mitigate Your Exposure

Social Media “Enjoy the Buzz but Don’t Get Stung” Great opportunity but not without risk Not just the Wild West out there –Federal Trade Commission rules on endorsements and testimonials –National Labor Relations...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

Inside Maryland State Taxes: And the Saga Continues…Maryland Tax Court Hears New Intangible Holding Company Case

Last week, the Maryland Tax Court heard arguments in ConAgra Brands, Inc. v. Comptroller of the Treasury, No. 09-IN-OO-0150. ConAgra Brands is the most recent case in which the Comptroller has asserted nexus over an...more

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