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Selling Privately Held Businesses – Interview with Stephen Gulotta, Managing Member, Mintz Levin's New York Office
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
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
Cost of Voluntry Asset Disclosure Program
On December 13, 2013, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in United States v. Under Seal, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 24785 (4th Cir. Va. Dec. 13, 2013), held that the required records doctrine applies when the government subpoenas...more
The European Union (EU) has recently turned its attention to the thriving European digital economy. In two key areas, data protection and tax, the EU seeks to increase levels of regulation and impose new...more
While the federal government ground to a halt, the California Governor and Legislature have been busy voting on and signing a flurry of new legislation at the end of this year’s legislative session. The following is a survey...more
In the last two weeks, the out-going Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Jennifer Stoddart, has released three reports that provide insight on the current state of Canada’s federal government’s protection of personal information...more
For more than 30 years, Subchapter F, § 301.7216-3, of the Treasury Regulations has provided a safeguard for taxpayers over their personal information submitted to tax preparers. On January 14, 2013, the IRS issued Revenue...more
New HIPAA privacy rules come into effect September 23 and an Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) notice must be distributed to employees by October 1. In addition, as a result of ACA requirements that become effective January 1,...more
Ever since the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1232g, popularly known as “FERPA” or the “Buckley Amendment,” was enacted in 1974, colleges and universities across the country have been challenged with...more
In This Issue:
- Tax Reform: An Insider's View
- A Deep Divide Over Corporate Tax Reform
- The Current Economic State: An Insider's View
- K&S Thought Leadership Event on the 3rd Anniverary of Dodd-Frank
The Internal Revenue Service has spent a lot of time in the news lately, including allegations of inappropriately targeting conservative nonprofit groups, lavish conferences (including awful Star Trek parodies), and its union...more
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:
City's red light camera program may...more
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