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Lauryn Hill's Tax Evasion a 'Battle for Survival': Lawyer
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
Why choose Bennett Jones for your Canadian Cross-Border Income Trust (CBIT)?
What are the tax benefits of a Canadian Cross-Border Income Trust (CBIT)?
Why choose Canada for a Cross-Border Income Trust (CBIT)?
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
Steven Getman: Legal links of interest for the week ending June 7, 2013
Attorney Steven Getman reports on some of the stories about courts, the law and lawyers in the news this past week:
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In This Issue:
Implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; Other Health Care News; and Hearings and Mark-Ups...more
Recently, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed into law the Cybersecurity Investment Incentive Tax Credit. The credit is to be used against the state income tax of a Maryland cybersecurity company. To be eligible for the...more
Small and mid-size companies electronically transmit an increased amount of sensitive financial information via the Internet to comply with tax compliance obligations....more
The filing of fraudulent tax returns resulting from identity theft is a growing business in America. If it wasn’t bad enough that the criminals would try to get money out of your bank or use the information to purchase goods...more
On April 16, 2013, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on “Tax Fraud and Tax ID Theft: Moving Forward With Solutions,” including testimony on proposals to restrict access to the Social Security Administration’s Death...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
Every year the IRS publishes there Dirty Dozen tax scams. These are common scams that taxpayers face, but are most prevalent now during tax season....more
In This Issue:
- U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Causation Factor in Retaliation Claims
- Student Sues University Over the Right to Keep a Guinea Pig in a College Dorm for Emotional Support
The Supreme Court has given judgment in a long awaited case on whether or not legal advice given by accountants is privileged. The case is R (on the application of Prudential plc and another) (Appellants) v Special...more
In This Issue:
- Top News
..CMS, IRS Issue Proposed Rules on Health Insurance Mandate, Minimum
- Essential Coverage
..Insurers Weigh Options for Exchange Participation
..Quality Improvements in Care...more
Originally published in the Daily Business Review on October 16, 2012.
New IRS regulations that require banks to report non-U.S. taxpayers' bank deposit interest, which could then be shared with their home countries,...more
Banks’ Reporting Requirements Raise Privacy Concerns -
Effective January 1, 2013, U.S. financial institutions will be required to annually report bank deposit interest earned by non-U.S. residents to the IRS. Currently,...more
In This Presentation:
- 401(k) Plan Fee Disclosures and Fiduciary Responsibilities
- Fair Labor Standards Act
- Data Privacy Issues
Please see full presentation below for more...more
A recent article warns of a current email scam that attempts to trick recipients into sending bank account to the scammers. The email comes with “Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR)” in the heading, and...more
The IRS has revealed a new phishing scam aimed at members of the military. A phishing scam is where fraudulent emails that appear to be from a genuine source are sent soliciting for personal information which is then used for...more
The IRS has been asked to investigate allegations of someone from the inside leaking confidential tax files of an anti-gay marriage group. Both the Huffington Post and gay rights group The Human Rights Campaign published a...more
Senator Rand Paul (R – Kentucky) opposes changes to the US-Swiss tax treaty that would effectively allow the US government more access to tax information connected to Swiss bank accounts of US citizens. Senator Paul stresses...more
The tax refund fraud scourge is on the rise and does not show any signs of abating. Many taxpayers have already fallen victim to tax refund cheats who steal their identities and along with that, their tax refunds. The problem...more
On February 8, 2012, the Department of Treasury (the “Treasury”) and the Internal Revenue Service (the “Service”) issued proposed regulations under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”). FATCA establishes a new US...more
The article outlines the basic features of Armenian corporate law. Fundamentals of corporate formation, administration and other aspects of corporate activities are summarized in a few short paragraphs....more
In a recent decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal has permitted Ontario’s Minister of Finance to withhold draft policy option memos from disclosure in response to an access to information request. The requester sought records...more
As technology for the home office improves, more nonprofits and employees are taking advantage of the benefits of telecommuting. Laptops are lighter, faster, and more portable. Smartphones, iPads, and other e-readers...more
In This Issue:
- Does your trust need a protector?
- Privacy, please! Keep family matters out of the public eye by avoiding probate
- Consider a “stretch” to maximize and preserve IRA benefits
- Estate Planning...more
In this issue:
• NOTES FROM THE EDITOR
• NEW CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT LAWS
• AN EMPLOYEE'S RIGHTS UNDER FMLA
• EMPLOYMENT CASE LAW DECISIONS OF 2011
Excerpt from New California Employment Laws...
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