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The Department Of Commerce Announces Process For Requesting Product Exclusions to Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

by King & Spalding on

On March 8, 2018, President Trump exercised “his authority to impose a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports” under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. Customs and Border...more

Where’s My Money? Oregon Sales Tax Refunds

In our last installment, we discussed the reasons why Oregon’s cannabis sales tax should not apply to cannabis seeds. So what do you do if you believe that a retailer wrongfully charged you sales tax on seeds or any other...more

Assessment Appeal Process May Provide Opportunities for Allegheny County Property Owners

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

Property assessments in Allegheny County have been in the news for many years. While many property owners had their assessments reduced through appeals after the 2012 Countywide reassessment, there still may be opportunities...more

The Price Is Wrong: Oregon Wrongfully Asserts Cannabis Sales Tax Applies to Seeds

The Oregon Department of Revenue (ODOR) recently issued a permanent administrative rule relating to the retail sales tax imposed on certain marijuana items. OAR 150-475-2100. The rule itself provides guidance to retailers on...more

The Budget Act Makes Some Surprising Changes to Benefit Plans

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On February 9, 2018, President Trump signed a bipartisan budget deal into law, effectively extending federal funding through March 23, 2018. The act includes multiple provisions affecting employee benefit plans, including...more

New York City ALJ Determines Company Did Not File Fraudulent Tax Returns and That Limitations Period Remains Closed

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

A New York City Administrative Law Judge held that a taxpayer’s real property transfer tax returns were not false or fraudulent and therefore the Department of Finance could not reopen the closed three-year statute of...more

Presidential Proclamation Imposes Safeguard Tariff on Solar Panel Components

by King & Spalding on

On January 23, 2018, President Donald Trump issued a presidential proclamation imposing a safeguard tariff on solar panel components. The U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) released the following terms of the tariff...more

BUDGET 2018/2019: The “Super Bowl” of State Government

Congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles, and its passionate fans, for winning Super Bowl LII and bringing the Lombardi Trophy back to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania! Capitol Buzz celebrates your success, and the whole...more

Trump Administration Imposes Tariffs On Imported Large Residential Washing Machines And Imported Solar Cells And Modules

by King & Spalding on

On January 22, 2018, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that President Trump had approved the imposition of safeguard remedies on imports of large residential washing machines and solar...more

Energy & Sustainability Connections Newsletter - January 2018

by Mintz Levin on

A Note from the Editors - This month’s edition of Energy & Sustainability Connections brings the latest developments in energy investing, legal insights, company activity, and industry events straight to your inbox. This...more

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

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