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Washington Legislature Introduces Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On January 10, 2018, a bill was introduced in the Washington State Legislature that would substantially enact the Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act (RUUPA) finalized by the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) in late 2016. The...more

The Bubbler: January 2018

2017 is in the books and 2018 is now upon us. A dramatic close to 2017 on Capitol Hill ushered in sweeping changes to the tax code that will begin to impact both employers and employees in a number of ways – some more...more

US Tax Reform Impacts Roth Individual Retirement Account Conversions

by Morgan Lewis on

HR 1 makes Roth IRA conversion recharacterizations a thing of the past, but is silent on whether recharacterizing 2017 Roth IRA conversions in 2018 will be permitted....more

2017 Legislative Summary (Part Two): The Budget “Implementer” And Its Effect On Connecticut’s Schools And Public Employers.

In 2017, our firm published a summary of new legislation affecting Connecticut’s schools and public sector employers. However, the 2017 “regular session” of the Connecticut General Assembly was not the final word. Due to the...more

IRS Releases New Tables for Employee Income Tax Withholding

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

On January 11, 2018, the IRS issued its new withholding tables to assist employers with processing payrolls and withholding federal income tax under the new Tax Reform Act signed into law late last year (the “Act”). IRS...more

Corporate Law & Governance Update - January 2018

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Technology-Driven Disruption - Recent news stories and governance publications serve to underscore the challenge to health systems posed by innovation-based business model disruption. Health care boards will be expected to...more

Natural Gas Transportation: 2018 FERC Rate Cases Are Expected to Raise Novel Issues

by Morgan Lewis on

Over a half dozen natural gas rate proceedings are expected to be initiated in 2018, many of which will raise issues such as the impact of the new tax laws on rates and the inclusion of a pipeline modernization tracker in...more

Tax Reform Update: Insurance Provisions – Spotlight on Property & Casualty Insurers

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The final US tax legislation includes a number of provisions that will impact the property & casualty (P&C) insurance sector, including captive insurance companies. Specific to the insurance sector are new rules for computing...more

WEB EXCLUSIVE December 2017: The Top 14 Labor And Employment Law Stories

by Fisher Phillips on

It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there were an unprecedented number of changes each month in 2017. December was no different,...more

MoFo New York Tax Insights - Volume 9, Issue 1

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

THE TOP 10 NEW YORK TAX HIGHLIGHTS OF 2017 - As we look forward to an exciting new year, here is our annual list of what we viewed as the Top 10 New York Tax Highlights of 2017. 1. Appellate Division finds error in...more

Confidential Sexual Harassment Settlements No Longer Tax Deductible

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

The tax law signed by President Trump on December 22, 2017, does not only change tax brackets and rates—it also reflects changes brought in the aftermath of many highly publicized sexual harassment scandals. Effective upon...more

California Office of Tax Appeals Releases Final Draft Emergency Regulations on Rules for Tax Appeals

Starting January 1, 2018, the California Board of Equalization’s (BOE) significant appellate responsibilities—including hearing appeals regarding income tax and sales and use taxes—transfer to the newly-created Office of Tax...more

President Trump Signs Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into Law

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

December 22, President Trump signed the $1.5 trillion Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) into law, marking the first major overhaul of the U.S. tax code in over 30 years. ...more

Real Estate and Land Use - New Trump Tax Plan’s Impact on Real Estate

On Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, Congress passed a sweeping $1.5 trillion tax reform of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Dubbed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” the bill next heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law,...more

The Impact of Tax Reform on Michigan Municipalities and School Districts

by Miller Canfield on

The U.S. House and Senate have approved the reconciled tax reform bill that was reported out of the House and Senate Conference Committee last week. The bill was passed on Dec. 20, 2017, and has been sent to the President for...more

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Tax Credit Industry Mostly Spared

by Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. on

The final version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was passed on Wednesday, December 20th, by both the House and Senate, marking the most comprehensive tax reform since 1986, with major implications to the tax credit and...more

Food and Beverage News and Trends - December 2017

by DLA Piper on

FDA terminates its food advisory committee. - The FDA announced December 12 that it will discontinue its Food Advisory Committee, effective immediately. The agency said the committee, established in 1992, had held only a...more

The Year in Review

by Cozen O'Connor on

We’re Still Waiting - A Look Back – and Thanksgiving in New England, 2017 - Loyal readers of this missive may recall that in our last two annual tax updates, “Make America Great Again!” and “Okay, Now What?” we...more

MoFo New York Tax Insights - Volume 8, Issue 12

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Appellate Court Holds That Furnishing of Pricing Information Is Not a Taxable Information Service - The Appellate Division has issued a potentially important decision regarding the sales tax exclusion for information...more

Update: IRS Announces Employee Benefit Plan Limits for 2018

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On Monday, November 27, 2017, the Social Security Administration announced that the it is lowering the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax for 2018 to $128,400. The Social Security Administration...more

State Income Tax Implications of Base Broadening Components of House and Senate Tax Reform Bills

by McDermott Will & Emery on

While there are differences between the House and Senate tax reform bills that remain to be worked out between the two chambers, both bills are positioned to broaden the tax base and reduce the tax rate. This article...more

State + Local Tax Insights: Fall 2017

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

STATE TAX REFORM: THE QUEST FOR UNIFORMITY - President Donald Trump and U.S. Congressional Republicans recently unveiled a “Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code” in a purported effort to make the federal tax...more

TTB Begins Testing New Version of Permits Online

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) recently began testing a new version of its Permits Online system. The new interface aims to provide several big improvements for users. Among them...more

House Tax Bill Would Fundamentally Change Executive Compensation and Employee Benefit Practices

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On November 2, 2017, the House Ways and Means Committee unveiled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Bill”), which, if enacted, could dramatically impact certain aspects of executive compensation and employee benefit issues. The...more

Initial House Proposal on Tax Exempt Bonds

by King & Spalding on

On Thursday, November 2, 2017, the House leadership released its long-awaited proposed tax bill for consideration by the Ways and Means Committee. Representatives of the tax exempt bond community had previously had...more

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