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CFPB Issues Consumer Advisory on the “Wild West” of the Virtual Currency Economy

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) recently issued a consumer advisory summarizing the purported risks of virtual currencies, and announced that it would begin collecting complaints from the public regarding...more

Food and Beverage News and Trends

Bill aims to impose federal excise tax on sugary drinks. On July 29, Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) introduced a bill that would tax soda and other sugary drinks. The bill, which would levy an excise tax of one...more

Long v. Dell and its Decoding of Rhode Island Consumer Protection Law

By erroneously taxing its Rhode Island customers for computer-related maintenance services, Dell, Inc. has triggered a decade of litigation and breathed life into what otherwise has been Rhode Island’s mostly underdeveloped...more

California Expands Certain Servicemember Protections

On September 6, California enacted AB 526, which, among other things, expands certain financial protections for military reservists. Current state law allows U.S. Military Reserve and National Guard members who are called to...more

European Parliament Report on Online Gambling

The European Parliament today published its Report on online gambling in the internal market calling for a balanced and EU compliant approach when regulating the market. The European Parliament Resolution contains more...more

CFPB Finalizes Revisions to Remittances Rule, Sets October 28 Effective Date

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has finalized revisions to its remittance transfers rule and set October 28, 2013, as the rule’s new effective date. While not entirely eliminating the requirement for remittance...more

Advertising News & Analysis - March 21, 2013

In this issue: - ANA CEO Calls for Greater Industry Cooperation, Self-Regulation to Win Policy Battles - Price Match Guarantees – Easy to Offer, Hard to Limit - Some States Eye Advertisers to Generate Tax...more

Under the Dome: Inside The Maine State House Special Edition 1-24-13

With a population of roughly 1.3 million people, Maine is a small player in national markets. At the same time, Maine legislators have attempted to have an out-sized voice in the national marketplace of legislative policy by...more

CFPB Proposes Revisions to Rules on International Money Transfers by Consumers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently issued proposed changes to the rule it originally proposed on January 20, 2011, governing certain electronic money transfers by consumers that was required by the...more

CFPB proposes changes to remittance transfer rule and delay in effective date

The CFPB has issued a proposal to make revisions to the remittance transfer rule and delay the rule’s effective date. The CFPB had announced its plans to make the proposal in a bulletin it issued in November....more

CFPB Issues Affinity Credit Card Report to Congress: How Nonprofits Can Minimize Their Legal and Tax Risk

Affinity credit cards continue to be significant revenue generators for colleges and universities (and their affiliated organizations), associations and many other types of nonprofit organizations. The federal Consumer...more

Doing Business in Canada: International Trade

Canada’s international trade law regulates the import and export of goods, the manner in which these goods are procured or sold, and the protection of foreign investments in Canada and Canadian investments abroad. Most of the...more

Tassare gli alimenti dannosi per la salute e per i bilanci? Uno sguardo al recente (e ancora in corso) dibattito italiano

Tassare o non tassare le bibite analcoliche zuccherine e i superalcolici? La domanda è parte della più generale questione se ricorrere o meno alla leva fiscale per correggere abitudini alimentari dannose per...more

Understanding how Value Added Tax (VAT) is applied in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Almost unknown in 1960, the value added tax (VAT) is now found in more than 130 countries, raises around 20 percent of the world’s tax revenue , and has been the centerpiece of tax reform in many developing countries...more

New House Hearing Shows Strength of Hill Support for Legal Online Gaming

On Nov. 18, 2011, the House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held its second hearing on the legalization of online gaming. The subcommittee had held an initial hearing on the...more

Liberalisering af det danske spillemarked

Liberalisering af det danske spillemarked (online casino, poker m.v.) med ikrafttræden 2012....more

European IP Bulletin - Issue 82, July 2011

In This Issue: PATENTS The “Patent Box”: Preferential Tax on Profits From Patents On 10 June 2011, the UK Government launched a Consultation on the “Patent Box”, a preferential corporation tax regime of 10 per...more

Payroll Taxes and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Business owners who are behind on paying their payroll taxes may find themselves in a big mess. The IRS requires employers to withhold money from their employees’ paychecks that those employees owe or will owe the government...more

Debt Settlement or Bankruptcy

10 Tips for Debt Settlement...more

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