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The Tax Credit is Live: Pennsylvania Now Accepting Brewery Applications for Capital Excise Tax Credits

The time has finally come! After a long wait, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has released the application form for Pennsylvania breweries to apply for Capital Excise Tax Credits. Expired since 2008, the Malt...more

Choices for Illinois Taxpayers in Implementing the 2017 Income Tax Rate Increase

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Last year, Illinois enacted a mid-year income tax rate increase. Effective July 1, 2017, Illinois increased the income tax rate for individuals, trusts and estates from 3.75 percent to 4.95 percent, and for corporations from...more

More Planning Tips for Individuals Under New Tax Act

by Ruder Ware on

As Shanna Yonke mentioned in her January 22, 2018 Legal Update The New Tax Law Provides Estate Planning Opportunities, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law on December 22, 2017. The Act (officially,...more

MoFo's Quick Guide to: REIT IPOs - February 2018

Real estate investment trusts (“REITs”) are endlessly inventive. They were first developed in the 1960s as a means for ordinary retail investors to hold interests in real estate. The REIT market has waxed and waned over the...more

Government Initiatives in Response to Wave of Harassment Allegations Challenges Manufacturers

Two recent developments, generated from the tidal forces of the #MeToo movement should get manufacturers’ attention. On December 22, 2017, Congress adopted a comprehensive tax reform law. Included in the statute is an...more

Bartering with Bitcoin: Canadian Tax Implications of Using Cryptocurrency in Business Transactions

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Are you considering accepting cryptocurrencies (e.g., Bitcoin, Litecoin) from your customers as payment in lieu of traditional government-issued currency? If so, you are not alone. Numerous businesses in a wide range of...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Nordstrom’s doing what it can to fight the seemingly inevitable decline of many retailers in the face of online competition. The family-run company has been revamping stores, amassing e-commerce companies, and launching new...more

Energy-Efficient Homes Credit is Extended for Homes Sold Before December 31, 2017

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

The Bipartisan Budget Bill of 2018, which President Trump signed into law on February 9, 2018, has extended the Energy-Efficient Homes Credit for homes sold before December 31, 2017. The extension allows builders a $2,000...more

Supreme Court To Decide How Sales Taxes Apply To Online Retail Activity

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The Supreme Court recently granted certiorari in South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc., a case that could dramatically change how sales taxes apply to online retail activity. Under the Supreme Court’s current precedent in Quill Corp....more

Disposal of shares by non-residents: Gaining the capital perspective

by Hogan Lovells on

Capital gains tax (CGT) was introduced to the Income Tax Act (the Act) on 1 October 2001. The basis from which it operates is that if a capital asset is sold at a profit, the profit is subject to CGT, and if it is sold at a...more

Dueling Rent Taxes Come Up before San Francisco Voters in June

San Francisco electorate will vote on a new 1.7% or 3.5% tax on commercial rentals in June 2018. It is estimated that about $65 million annually would be collected from the commercial real estate industry under the Housing...more

Private Company Tax Planning Opportunities for 2018

by Perkins Coie on

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the 2017 Tax Act) and the recent taxpayer victory in the U.S. Tax Court’s Lender Management, LLC decision have created important planning opportunities for both our closely held and...more

Potential Impact on Alabama If U.S. Supreme Court Approves South Dakota Economic Nexus Statute

To the surprise of many, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the State of South Dakota’s petition for writ of certiorari in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. et al., No. 17-494, on January 12. The case involves the constitutionality...more

Opportunity Zones: Tax Reform’s New Economic Development Tool

by Balch & Bingham LLP on

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Pub. L. 115-97, referred to herein as the “Act”) provides new incentives for investing in certain low-income communities called “Opportunity Zones.” This briefing provides an overview of the new...more

Impact of Recent Tax Legislation on M&A Transactions

by Proskauer - Tax Talks on

This post outlines at a high-level certain provisions under the recently enacted 2017 tax legislation (Pub. L. 115-97, the “Tax Act”) that may affect M&A Transactions. Some of these rules are very complex, particularly in...more

Corporate Law & Governance Update - February 2018

by McDermott Will & Emery on

New Board Removal Action - The removal of four Wells Fargo directors, in connection with other sanctions imposed on the bank by the Federal Reserve, has far reaching implications for the corporate governance of large,...more

Local governments need more transparency for tax abatements, report says

by Bricker & Eckler LLP on

New rules by the nonprofit Governmental Accounting Standards Board [GASB] “can encourage local governments to be more transparent regarding their tax abatements,” says a report by Policy Matters Ohio, according to a recent...more

Some Online Sellers of Goods to Pennsylvania Buyers May Need to Take Action by March 1, 2018

by Blank Rome LLP on

Out-of-state sellers of sales-taxable goods to Pennsylvania customers may need to file an election form with the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue by March 1, 2018, agreeing to follow Pennsylvania’s new reporting and notice...more

The New Deduction for Pass-Through Income (or How Congress Failed at Tax Simplification)

One of the more significant changes in the recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is new Internal Revenue Code Section 199A, Qualified Business Income. Although touted as providing tax simplification, the Tax Cuts and Jobs...more

Is the Supreme Court Set to Extinguish Bellas Hess' Bright Line Rule Barring Imposition of Sales Tax on Out-of-State Internet...

Twenty-six years ago in Quill Corp. v. North Dakota the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Bellas Hess bright line rule that out-of-state sellers cannot be held liable for collecting and remitting sales tax to any state unless...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

CFTC Files Eight Anti-Spoofing Enforcement Actions against Three Banks (Deutsche Bank, HSBC & UBS) & Six Individuals - On January 29, 2018, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC"), along with the Department of...more

Tax Act Could Impact Tax-Exempt Bonds

by Bowditch & Dewey on

One of the key components of the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is the reduction in the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent for tax years beginning after December 31, 2017. Banks, financial institutions,...more

Tax Reform: The Impact On Real Estate

by Akerman LLP on

The new tax law commonly referred to as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (the “Act”) – signed into law on December 22, 2017 – makes far reaching income tax law changes that will impact both commercial and residential real estate....more

Federal Tax Reform and Minnesota Tax Policy: A Preliminary Guide to Conformity

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Since the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), Minnesota’s Department of Revenue (DOR) has been analyzing what the TCJA will mean for Minnesota. The TCJA marks the most significant changes to the Internal Revenue...more

Effects of the 2017 Tax Act on Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Organizations

The 2017 Tax Act (formerly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act) became law on December 22, 2017 and includes changes that can affect nonprofit organizations in a number of ways, including: - How unrelated business taxable...more

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