We are delighted to provide you the third edition of our “Inbound acquisitions at a glance” brochure.
In today’s increasingly complex business environment, awareness of the tax environment in relevant jurisdictions is...more
In an appeal by HMRC against a decision of the First-tier Tribunal ("FTT"), the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) ("UT") decided that a penalty imposed on McLaren Racing Limited ("McLaren") in respect of a breach of...more
Appellate court affirms $50 million tax refund to FCA defendant, holding that the “economic realities” of settlement payments determine whether they are compensatory.
Civil False Claims Act (FCA) settlements, which...more
On August 13, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed a district court’s judgment in a tax dispute proceeding that Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. (Fresenius) was entitled to more than...more
The Spanish Government has asked an experts committee to prepare a report with proposals for the tax reform that the Spanish Government is currently drafting.
One of the proposals of the committee is to establish a new...more
In this issue, we address important new Missouri tax changes that were passed on May 6, 2014 after the Missouri Legislature overruled Governor Jay Nixon's veto. The legislation modifies the individual income tax rate table by...more
It’s a dilemma that many cottage owners face: you want to earn extra money while away from your cottage but you are worried about the hassles that come with owning a rental property. It is well known that renting out a...more
On February 26, Representative Dave Camp (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, released his much-awaited comprehensive tax reform plan (the “Camp Proposal”). That proposal seeks to cut marginal tax rates...more
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Michigan) this week introduced a draft of the most comprehensive reform of the Internal Revenue Code in decades.
The key principles in the draft are:
On February 4, the IRS issued a new revenue ruling – Rev. Rul. 2014-7 – that indicates that the IRS no longer plans to issue formal guidance concerning the treatment of the dividends-received deduction (DRD) with respect to...more
A taxpayer who travels away from his tax home overnight on business can deduct 50% of meals and 100% of lodging costs. A taxpayer’s “tax home” is located at (1) his regular or principal (if more than one regular) place of...more
Charitable contributions are only deductible if you itemize and have the proper substantiation.
For cash contributions of less than $250, you must have either a cancelled check/credit card receipt or a written...more
Same-sex marriages now are being recognized under federal tax law for the first time. In June 2013, the Supreme Court released its decision in United States v. Windsor, 530 U.S. 12 (2013), declaring Section 3 of the federal...more
Tax season is right around the corner for direct sellers. Are you prepared?
Consultants, have you kept track of your IRS tax deductions? Did you know that you can deduct such expenditures as meals, entertainment, home...more
Action by December 31st Required for Safe Harbor -
Yesterday, the IRS issued specific guidance on how employers can address issues arising from the change in tax treatment for same-sex spouses under cafeteria plans. ...more
IRS Explains Federal Tax Consequences of Windsor Case Regarding Same-Sex Marriages -
In our last report (Vol. 8, No. 3, September 2013), we told you about the recent Windsor case, in which the Supreme Court held...more
As a result of changes in North Carolina’s state income tax law, employees must complete a new Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate, Form NC-4 or Form NC-4EZ, so that employers can withhold the correct amount of North...more
When an employer requires an employee to move his or her primary residence to work, or continue working, for the employer, oftentimes the employer, as an inducement for the employee to accept the offer employment or continue...more
The inflation adjustments for tax items for tax year 2014 of greatest interest to most taxpayers include the following dollar amounts....more
Year-end tax planning could be especially productive this year because timely action could nail down tax breaks that won’t be around next year unless Congress acts to extend them, which at the present time, looks doubtful....more
As year-end approaches, many of you are finalizing your charitable gifts for the year.
For tax deductibility purposes, charitable contributions are governed by several rules. One of the best strategies to reduce your...more
We’ve all heard and read the radio and newspaper ads that encourage donors to contribute their vehicles to charity. The advertisements attempt to convince donors to donate their old “jalopies” (whether they run or not) and...more
Section 199 allows a deduction equal to a percentage of a taxpayer’s income attributable to domestic production activities. For taxable years beginning in 2010 and thereafter, the deduction is generally equal to 9 percent of...more
If you use part of your home for business, you may be able to deduct expenses for the business use of your home. The home office deduction is available for homeowners and renters, and applies to all types of homes. A...more
Many Oregon nonprofit organizations will soon face an additional hurdle to receiving contributions that are deductible as charitable contributions for purposes of Oregon’s income or corporate excise tax....more
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