After SoundCloud & Wunderlist: How Berlin plans to grow its startup scene
The Italian Government recently approved the “patent box”, a tax relief system for the incomes deriving from the exploitation of industrial property.
This could be a good news. Around 6 months ago we campaigned for...more
Two significant Washington research and development tax incentives are set to expire on January 1, 2015: the High Technology B&O Tax Credit for qualified R&D expenditures (“High-Tech Credit”) and the High Technology Sales and...more
The Cook County Board of Commissioners has adopted a new commercial real estate tax incentive known as the Class 7c Commercial Urban Relief Eligibility incentive aiming to encourage real estate development in the Chicago...more
In the battle for tech jobs, Massachusetts has added a significant new element to its arsenal of incentives in the form of “job creation project” Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP) credits. EDIP is a tax incentive...more
Sept. 12, 2014 -- Stefan Franzke, Berlin Partner for Business and Technology, talks about his organization and how it helps startups operate in Berlin at the Transatlantic Entrepreneur Partnership Conference in New York City....more
With the passage of HB 4385/SB 2214 early last month, Massachusetts has joined New Hampshire and Wisconsin as the only states to provide incentives for the use of clean, renewable fuels to heat and cool buildings. Signed into...more
Since the reduction in the individual tax rate on qualified dividends in 2004, the Interest Charge Domestic Sales Corporation (“IC-DISC”) has become an attractive vehicle to obtain a tax incentive for exporting U.S.-produced...more
On August 8, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued Notice 2014-46 (the “Notice”), which clarified certain aspects of the beginning of construction requirement that must be satisfied for taxpayers to qualify for...more
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released welcome new guidance on renewable electricity production and energy investment tax credits. A notice issued on August 8, 2014, addresses when a facility or equipment maintains...more
On August 8, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued Notice 2014-46, which provides further guidance intended to assist developers and purchasers of renewable energy facilities evaluate whether such facilities...more
In an effort to revitalize its economy, Puerto Rico has passed tax laws intending to attract investment to the island. Located two hours from Florida, the Caribbean territory of the U.S. offers several substantial tax...more
Summary and conclusions -
Ukraine is experiencing the fast development of outsourcing industry due primarily to IT outsourcing. This is supported by tax incentives introduced for the IT sector.
Earlier this year, New York enacted sweeping corporate tax reform, generally effective for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2015, including a new economic nexus standard, changes to New York’s combined reporting...more
Job creation efforts in Idaho received a boost earlier this month, when a new refundable state income tax credit for new or existing businesses went into effect. The Idaho Reimbursement Incentive Act creates a tax credit that...more
Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) has been a strong advocate for comprehensive tax reform since he joined the Senate Finance Committee in 2005. During his tenure on the Committee, he has introduced a series of comprehensive tax reform...more
On May 29, 2014, the ZEV Program Implementation Task Force issued a 32-page action plan detailing the efforts that eight states will undertake to increase the number of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) in use. ZEVs are battery...more
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION -
Effectively protecting a business’s intellectual property rights has become an increasingly important element of safeguarding the success of many businesses nowadays. The following is...more
I lived in Miami for about ten years during the time that I went to law school at the University Of Miami School of Law, i.e. the Harvard of the South! I also worked in Miami while I went to law school at night and have a...more
In This Issue:
- SBA Ups Size Standards, Allowing 8,400 Firms to Become Small Biz
- Auditors Want to Limit Reporting of 'Critical Audit Matters'
- House Approves Permanent Extension of Small Business Tax...more
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.
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
On May 21, 2014, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad (R) signed into law Senate Bill 2344, legislation to help promote the biofuels industry in the State....more
Renewable Energy Focus - White House announces new action on solar energy: TIME - May 9 -
The White House is announcing executive actions to advance clean energy on Friday, including $2 billion worth of upgrades to...more
Peru is located on the central western coast of South America. Peru’s population is around 26 million people, with 52% of them living in the coastal region, 37% in the Andes and 11% in the Amazon region.
Peru has a...more
With an area of 406,752 square kilometers, Paraguay occupies the central plain of South America. It has the world’s largest fresh water reserve known as “Acuífero Guaraní.” The country’s fertile soil is one of the major...more
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