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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
The Tennessee General Assembly recently passed a significant revision to the Tennessee Business Tax, a locally imposed gross receipts tax on the sale of goods and services (SB183/HB177). This change follows legislation...more
Our preview of the oral arguments at the Illinois Supreme Court during the May term concludes with Performance Marketing Association, Inc. v. Hamer. PMA will be heard by the Court during the 9:00 a.m. session on Thursday, May...more
Major Tax Reform Proposal Starts to Take Shape -
This week, the Maine media reported that Senator Woodbury is leading a bipartisan effort to draft a major tax reform proposal. This proposal will likely propose changes...more
In This Presentation:
- Incorporation/Annual Corporate Reporting
- Foreign Corporation Authorization/Reporting
- State Tax - Registration and Reporting
- Charitable Solicitation...more
Last week, the ACLU created a stir when it suggested that the IRS may be reading taxpayers’ emails without obtaining a search warrant. At least at some point in time in the past, according to the IRS’ 2009 “Search Warrant...more
In a recently released Field Attorney Advice, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Office of Chief Counsel concluded that a pharmaceutical company must capitalize legal fees incurred to obtain Food and Drug Administration...more
In this presentation:
- Charitable Solicitation Regulatory Overview
- Legal Considerations for the Charity’s Own Fundraising
- Working with Professional...more
A recent Tax Court case addressed some interesting athlete and treaty issues. The Court ended up siding with the golfer on some, but not all, of the golfer's positions....more
In a recent series of public letter rulings, the Virginia Department of Taxation ruled that the sale of applications on mobile devices (commonly referred to as apps) are not subject to Virginia sales and use tax. The...more
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
An online provider of television and movie content is not responsible for collecting 5-percent Virginia communications tax imposed on communications services. The Code of Virginia defines communications services, in pertinent...more
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released +Revenue Procedure 2013-18 (+2013-8 I.R.B. 503, superseding Revenue Procedure 2011-62, 2011-52 I.R.B. 1032, dated December 27, 2011 (reprinted as Publication 1141, Revised...more
The Tennessee Department of Revenue has released a legislative proposal with the stated intent of clarifying the application of the locally-imposed business tax to out-of-state businesses while also codifying an existing...more
The Attorney General brought a lawsuit against an income tax preparation business alleging violations of state and federal lending, consumer protection, unfair competition, and false advertising laws. The court of appeal...more
In this presentation:
- Recognizing Commercial Co-ventures
- Common Regulatory Requirements
- Contractual Issues
- The Charity’s Role – Federal Tax Considerations
- Emerging Models...more
President Obama's re-election, a newly active NLRB, and important decisions pending before the Supreme Court promise to make 2013 an interesting year in labor and employment law – domestically and internationally. Here is a...more
Communications Law: The Relentless Pursuit of Broadband Competition -
As the Obama administration enters its second term, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) is one of many federal agencies likely...more
Employment lawyers anticipate that employers’ social media policies and their use of independent contractors will be hot button issues in the New Year, much like they were in 2012...
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
In This Issue:
Court Holds Television Programming Is Included in the Property Factor Regardless of Delivery Method; ALJ Upholds Retroactive Application of Stock Option Regulations; Petition Found Untimely Under Special...more
On November 28, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced that it sent letters to 22 hotel operators warning them that their online reservation sites may violate the law by misrepresenting hotel room prices. In...more
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Many individuals now use services like Facebook and Twitter as their primary tool to keep in touch with friends and family, as well as to keep up on news, sports and weather. It would be fair to compare these social network...more
With Pennsylvania’s September 1 deadline approaching for the commencement of sales tax collection by online vendors having in-state affiliates or PA-based website sales agents, the Department of Revenue issued a letter ruling...more
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