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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 This Issue:
Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; and Upcoming Hearings.
Excerpt from Leading the Past Week -
What had been a relatively quiet week, where until Friday it seemed...more
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
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) has revised its previously issued rules on foreign remittance transfers to ease some of the disclosure concerns raised by financial institutions. The revised rules, which are...more
Bitcoin is a virtual currency – it has no physical form in paper or metal and is not connected with any central bank or governmental authority. It is freely tradable via the internet or other electronic means. Transactions in...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 Issue:
*Financial Industry Developments
- CFPB Rule on Originator Compensation
- Treasury and IRS FATCA Regulations
- Rating Agency Developments
*Recent Orrick Alerts
- Derivatives Reform in...more
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
Tax season is on us once again and many are thinking about how to make the best use of any tax refund to pay down their obligations. Be aware: scammers are out there and are plotting strategies to separate you from your...more
On December 21, 2012, the CFPB issue a proposed amendment to subpart B of Regulation E under the Electronic Fund Transfer Act regarding remittance transfers....more
On December 31, 2012, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“Bureau”) published in the Federal Register revisions (“Proposal”) to rules on international remittance transfers that the agency published in February 2012 and...more
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
IRS, taxes - Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act expiring! Key facts 6 to 10 regarding mortgage loan modification principal balance reduction & tax implications....more
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
Oct. 24 (Bloomberg Law) -- The controversial approval of the Chapter 11 plan for solar-panel maker Solyndra LLC is the first topic on this week's Bloomberg bankruptcy video. For the second item, Bloomberg Law's Lee...more
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has unanimously reaffirmed the principle that consumer claims requiring fact-intensive, individualized inquiries are not amenable to class certification. In Basile v. H&R Block, Inc., decided on...more
- Federal and state laws governing consumer credit counseling agencies continue to evolve and create potential pitfalls and new compliance requirements.
- In response, the industry has responded with...more
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act), which was adopted in July 2010 with the goals of reducing risk, increasing transparency and promoting market integrity within the...more
Almost unknown in 1960, the value added tax (VAT) is now found in several countries, raises around 20 percent of the world’s tax revenue, and has been the centerpiece of tax reform in many developing countries including the...more
If you have an outstanding tax debt and are curious if it can still be collected or if you want to know more about how long the IRS has to collect a tax, then you may want to take a look at this post!
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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
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
-- Federal and state laws governing consumer credit counseling agencies continue to evolve and create potential pitfalls and new compliance requirements.
-- In response, the industry has responded with...more
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
Many taxpayers who want to get their tax refunds early resort to taking up Refund Anticipated Loans or RALs from tax preparers. These refunds come in the form of checks or gift debit cards. Similar to payday loans, RALs are...more
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