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Bill on Bankruptcy: The Market's Unquenchable Thirst for Junk
Hot Topics for Waste-to-Energy Investors and Developers
Monitor Thy Drink: Alcohol Import Regulations Under the TTB (Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau)
Corporate Law Report: Workplace Romances, FMLA Changes, California Tax News, and More
The Corporate Law Report: First-to-File Patents, Hiring for Cultural Fit, Roth Conversions Post-Fiscal Cliff, and Global Corporate Insights
Will The Debt Ceiling Standoff End Up In Court?
Corporate Law Report - Office Party Holiday Risks, Human Trafficking, the Fiscal Cliff, More
Micah Green on U.S. Fiscal Policy
Corporate Law Report: Obamacare Deadlines, $13M for Exotic Dancer Misclassification, 2013 Medicare Taxes, More...
Tax Questions to Ask Yourself with the End of 2012 and the Fiscal Cliff Approaching
How Do We Pay For Lower Corp Tax Rates?
Polsinelli Shughart Election Analysis and Legal Insight
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What are the tax benefits of a Canadian Cross-Border Income Trust (CBIT)?
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What is a Canadian Cross-Border Income Trust (CBIT)?
Bill on Bankruptcy: Solyndra, Lehman, MF Global, ATP Oil, LSP Energy, Want Ads
Should you Opt-Out of the Voluntary Disclosure Program?
Weekly Brief: CFPB, Legal Fees & Hashtag Hijackers
Cost of Voluntry Asset Disclosure Program
In Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd. v. The Queen, 2013 SCC 29, Justice Rothstein marries tax philosophy and tax practice by asking and answering the question:
If a tree falls in the forest and you are not around to...more
May 22 (Bloomberg) -- AMF Bowling Worldwide Inc. and Ahern Rentals Inc. are prime examples of the frothy market where junk-bond investors are fearless in the face of risk, as Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia and Bloomberg News...more
In a recent Tax Court of Canada ruling on a motion heard in Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited v. The Queen, 2013 TCC 144 the Court considered a motion for an Order directing the Appellant to attend and be cross-examined on its...more
On February 7, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit joined “the three of our sister circuits that have considered the same issue here about foreign financial account records and conclude that the...more
Pennsylvania’s tax appeal system has long been criticized as very complicated, expensive and lacking impartiality. A few years ago, the PA Chamber and other interested groups were able to work with the General Assembly to...more
On April 30, the Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR) issued a proposed regulation regarding sellers’ obligations to collect and remit sales or use tax to Alabama cities and counties that would radically change the landscape...more
A California Superior Court has issued a decision with significant impact on financial services. In the case, Harley-Davidson, Inc. v. Franchise Tax Board, San Diego Superior Court Judge Joel Pressman held that...more
In a ruling handed down May 6, 2013, the Federal Court of Appeal ordered that portions of a Crown pleading be struck out for suggesting that a deduction may be disallowed on the basis that the conduct of the taxpayer in...more
Most states will suspend or involuntarily dissolve a corporation if it does not pay local taxes or fees. Such suspensions and dissolutions can typically be reversed after the corporation files to be restored and pays any back...more
With Davidson County and several other Tennessee counties in reappraisal years, we remind Tennessee property owners that now is the time to request an appointment to appeal real or personal property assessments if you...more
Welcome to the first of a new series of quarterly updates from Reed Smith on state tax developments in Illinois. Every three months we will be giving you updates on the key cases and administrative releases, as well as...more
As we’ve discussed multiple times, the issue of what types of ediscovery costs are taxable under 28 U.S.C. § 1920 was first addressed by a federal appellate court last spring in Race Tires America, Inc. v. Hoosier Racing Tire...more
Close to a year and a half after hearing oral arguments in Bodman v. South Carolina, the South Carolina Supreme Court has upheld the “seven caps” and “eighty seven exemptions” found under the State’s sales tax. (Op. No. 27248...more
In 2008, the Wisconsin Tax Appeals Commission ruled that the following categories of computerized medical equipment are exempt from property tax:
- Ultrasound equipment
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...more
If a taxpayer does not file a tax return, the statute of limitations for most federal taxes never commences. Thus, in theory, the IRS can go back as many years it wants to such an “open” year to audit and assess tax....more
The California Supreme Court recently ruled that local tax refund claims may be pursued as class actions, even where a city has an existing ordinance prohibiting such claims. The ruling is broad enough to expose local...more
A Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) audit initiative is targeting taxpayers who have recently sold condominium units they did not occupy or occupied for only a short period of time (the “CRA Condo Project”)....more
The Fourth District Court of Appeal recently upheld a challenge to a school district’s spending voter-approved bond proceeds for field lighting at a high school stadium because the ballot proposition did not specifically list...more
A recent report of the IRS’ Exempt Organizations (EO) division provides the results of a multi-year audit of tax-exempt colleges and universities regarding their compliance with IRS reporting requirements. The report focuses...more
In this issue:
- California Court of Appeal: No Man May Profit From His Own Wrongdoing in a Court of Justice
- The (True) Object of My Affection: A Nontaxable Stock Screening Service
- Alternate Universe...more
This week, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, issued its decision in Grede v. Hamer, holding that an individual was not an Illinois resident, notwithstanding the fact that the individual had not abandoned his...more
The first quarter of 2013 saw Massachusetts developments for some the biggest tax issues facing the state, including taxation and sourcing of cloud computing, SaaS and other web-based software products and services;...more
In a petition recently filed in the U.S. Tax Court, a taxpayer has challenged the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulation that provides that the IRS can reallocate income between affiliates even when foreign law prohibits...more
We recently wrapped up diligence proceedings for another GovCon M&A transaction, and the specter of sales tax exposure again reared its ugly head. Time and again we see contractors err in their evaluation of the implications...more
Software purchasers that have paid Massachusetts sales tax on the full purchase price for software that was also concurrently available for use by employees outside Massachusetts, should consider filing protective refund...more
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