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Copyright Basics

Copyright protection is contemplated under the Constitution of the United States and governed by the U.S. Copyright Act. More specifically, Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution includes “[promoting] the… more

Window on Washington - Vol. 2, Issue 2

Shutdown Watch: 4 Days. The government will run out of money on Friday if it does not pass another short-term spending bill. Last week it looked like Congress was close to negotiating a short-term continuing resolution that would fund… more

AML Regulation and Compliance Trends

Regulators and enforcement agencies continue to pursue aggressive regulations and requirements for financial institutions (a very broad definition under Title 31 of the US Code and regulations). The new administration does not show… more

International Tax Reform Is Here

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law on December 22, 2017, represents the biggest change to U.S. tax law since adoption of the 1986 Code. In addition to rate cuts and various individual and corporate reforms, the Act introduces… more

Update on IRS Offshore Initiatives

Global tax issues are a top priority for the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI), which focuses its work on investigating taxpayers who willfully engage in tax evasion. Significant efforts are also being… more

Changes to Lifeline in 2018

Although the future of the Lifeline program is in doubt, business must go on. ETCs should familiarize themselves with two key administrative changes taking place in 2018. The FCC issued a Public Notice last week reminding ETCs that… more

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

House Republicans will gather tonight for a GOP-only meeting to plot strategy on passing a stopgap budget bill, but a breakdown among key senators on separate immigration legislation has elevated the risk of a government shutdown at… more

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