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Tax incentives in Puerto Rico: a quick introduction

by DLA Piper on

To promote, attract and develop key industries, sectors and activities, Puerto Rico offers a spectrum of economic incentives, among them low fixed income tax rates, partial and/or total tax exemptions, income tax credits and...more

Federal Tax Reform Legislation in 2017: Comments by Attorney Morris N. Robinson

Attorney Morris N. Robinson, the Managing Director of M. Robinson Tax Law in Boston, recently published an op-ed titled: Viewpoint: A 15 percent tax rate on business would maximize economic growth....more

IP, IT and mass communications. Major Russian legislation changes for 2016

by Dentons on

We would like to present the overview of the most important legislation changes in IP, IT and mass communications for 2016....more

South Carolina Economic Development Incentives for Warehouse and Distribution Operations

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

South Carolina offers a wide variety of economic development incentives to businesses seeking to locate or expand in the state. This incentive array focuses on certain types of businesses the state wishes to attract. One such...more

Key Economic Incentives for Businesses Considering a Florida Location

by Carlton Fields on

The State of Florida offers economic incentives to businesses that are thinking about locating—or relocating—in Florida. These incentives target corporate headquarters and certain high growth industries. In addition, many...more

July 11 Deadline to Convert Unpaid N.J. BEIP Grant to Tax Credits

by Reed Smith on

Under New Jersey’s Business Employment Incentive Program, approved businesses that created jobs in New Jersey were awarded annual cash grants. Nearly 500 businesses were awarded grants valued at $1.6 billion. Unfortunately,...more

Governor Baker Files FY2017 Budget, Economic Development Bill; Speaker DeLeo Outlines Agenda

With Beacon Hill off and running in the new year, Governor Charlie Baker and House Speaker Robert DeLeo this week unveiled key parts of their policy agendas for 2016. As part of his second budget proposal since assuming...more

Single Sales Factor Apportionment May Be Coming to North Carolina

by Smith Anderson on

In the last two years, the General Assembly has enacted major changes to North Carolina’s corporate income tax law, including significant rate reductions, elimination of numerous incentive credits and replacement of North...more

North Carolina General Assembly Week in Review

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Governor Pat McCrory signed eight bills into law this week, leaving less than 25 bills awaiting his signature. The Governor has until October 30th to sign or veto the remaining bills. However, if the Governor takes no action...more

Business Incentive Changes in Recent North Carolina Legislation

The North Carolina General Assembly passed two significant pieces of legislation affecting corporate activity, expansion and new investment in North Carolina. First, the General Assembly passed the state budget...more

North Carolina General Assembly Week in Review

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On Monday afternoon, 76 days after the new fiscal year (FY) began, Speaker of the House Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) and President Pro Tempore Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) held a press conference to unveil the details of the new...more

North Carolina General Assembly Week in Review

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The Senate budget process continued this week, though at a slower pace than members had planned for in the schedule released last month. Budget votes originally scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday of this week were delayed...more

Application and Sale of Restricted Tax Credits

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has issued detailed rules for the application and sale of various Pennsylvania tax credits. Corporation Tax Bulletin 2014-04 replaces Corporation Tax Bulletin 2011-03. The Bulletin...more

There’s One For You, Nineteen For Me – Ideas For The Better Investment Of State & Local Taxes In Indiana

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

The business personal property tax, which raises about a billion dollars annually for local government, should be eliminated to spur job creating investments in our communities and it should be replaced by the existing...more

CRS Report Takes Negative View on Bonus Depreciation

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has issued a report analyzing the economic effects of bonus depreciation. CRS has very little to say that is positive about bonus depreciation. CRS views it as neither an effective...more

Doing Business in Canada: E-Commerce

E-COMMERCE - Canada has a vibrant Internet community. Because of the great expansion of the Internet in Canadian homes and businesses, Canada and its provinces have, in recent years, regulated Internet activity and...more

Japan To Reduce Corporate Income Tax Rate

by DLA Piper on

The corporate income tax rate in Japan is known to be one of the highest worldwide. To encourage foreign companies to do business in Japan and make Japan a more attractive location for investments, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...more

Doing Business in Latin America and The Caribbean: Uruguay

With a geographical area of 176,215 square kilometers and a current population of 3.2 million inhabitants, Uruguay is one of the smallest countries in South America. Its current growth is 5% per annum. The Uruguayan...more

Doing Business in Latin America and the Caribbean: Puerto Rico

In 1493, Christopher Columbus arrived in Puerto Rico and claimed the island for the Spanish Crown. Spain controlled the island for most of the next four centuries until 1898, when it ceded Puerto Rico to the United States as...more

Tax Measures in UK Chancellor’s 2013 Autumn Statement

by Morgan Lewis on

Statement builds on economic stability, with a focus on certainty for business. On 5 December, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne released the 2013 Autumn Statement with measures designed to increase...more

International Tax News - September 2013

by DLA Piper on

FRANCE ANNOUNCES DRAFT 2014 BUDGET – LIGHTER TAX BURDEN FOR BUSINESSES - France’s draft budget law for 2014 was presented to Parliament on September 25 and is now under discussion in the National Assembly and...more

Washington Insight - August 2013

by King & Spalding on

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 -...more

Alert: Developments in Connecticut Municipal Law

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Overhaul of Revenue Collection Statutes Goes into Effect this Fall - The most comprehensive overhaul of Connecticut’s municipal revenue collection statutes in decades will go into effect on October 1, 2013. Public Act...more

California Enterprise Zone Program Modified with New Incentive Programs - New Economic Development Tax Credits Available for...

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Yesterday, Governor Brown signed into law AB 93, legislation that will institute two new tax exemption programs for manufacturing and bio-tech equipment, add a hiring credit for employment in specified geographic areas and...more

India at the Crossroads

by McDermott Will & Emery on

India possesses a dynamic and growing economy—one its government portrays as business friendly—and actively encourages continued foreign direct investment. At the same time, aggressive transfer pricing enforcement, including...more

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