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McDermott Will & Emery

Weekly IRS Roundup February 22 – February 26, 2021

Presented below is our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of February 22, 2021 – February 26, 2021... February 25, 2021: The IRS issued an alert warning...more

Alston & Bird

Top Unclaimed Property Regulatory and Enforcement Challenges in 2021

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State governments’ quest for revenue in the wake of the pandemic will only heighten their focus on unclaimed property. Our Unclaimed Property Team highlights the consumer protection and privacy risks facing companies when...more

Foodman CPAs & Advisors

Is there help on the Way for the De-risked?

Rising compliance costs, hard to understand corporate client structures, fines and penalties, a shift from corporate responsibility to individual liability, and reputational concerns have led many US Financial Institutions...more

Cole Schotz

Business Succession Planning – Should I Own My Business In A Trust?

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Closely-held businesses come in all shapes and sizes. Some owners own 100% of their businesses. Some have partners. Some have children in the business. Some do not. A common question that a client asks the business and...more

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

IRS Clarifies PPP Loans, Retention Credit Wage Reporting Rules

On March 1, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2021-20, which provides updated guidance on the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) as it applies before Jan. 1, 2021. The ERTC was first enacted on March 27,...more

Burr & Forman

Retroactive 2020 Employee Retention Credit Changes and 2021 Enhancements

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The Employee Retention Credit, as originally enacted on March 27, 2020 by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), is a refundable tax credit against certain employment taxes equal to 50% of the...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Maryland Digital Advertising Services Tax—Implementation Delay Likely

On the morning of Friday, February 26, 2021, the Maryland Senate Budget and Taxation Committee added a new item to its agenda for the hearing later that morning. The new item was proposed amendments to Senate Bill 787, a bill...more

High Swartz LLP

2021 Child Tax Credit: Which Divorced Parent Gets It?

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Before 2018, listing a dependent child on the federal tax return meant a per person exemption resulting in paying less federal taxes. From 2018 to 2025 the dependency exemption is suspended. For now, the issue of child...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Top 20 Takeaways from Notice 2021-15 for Employers with Cafeteria Plans

In Notice 2021-15, the IRS provides many answers to questions regarding the temporary special rules introduced as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) for health flexible spending accounts (health FSAs) and...more

Littler

IR35 – Six key questions, answered

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Like a classic Shakespearean drama, the IR35 story is both long and complicated. Act III is due to start, again, on 6 April 2021. Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more....more

Williams Mullen

Are PPP Loan Proceeds Gross Receipts for the Purposes of BPOL?

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The Virginia Department of Taxation has issued a ruling that addresses the question “does the receipt of a PPP loan and its possible forgiveness constitute gross receipts for purposes of the Business, Professional, and...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Financial Daily Dose 3.2.2021 | Top Story: U.S. Markets Bounce Back as Bonds Settle

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A quieter bond market was music to the markets’ ears on Monday, and they responded with their best day since last June...more

Stinson LLP

IRS Guidance on CAA Coronavirus Relief for FSAs, DCAPs and Cafeteria Plans

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On February 18, 2021, the IRS issued Notice 2021-15, clarifying temporary special rules for cafeteria plans, health flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and dependent care assistance programs (DCAPs) that were included in the...more

Morgan Lewis

Maryland Passes Digital Advertising Tax, Now Being Challenged in Court

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The Maryland state legislature voted on February 12 to override Governor Larry Hogan’s veto and thus enacted the Digital Advertising Act, the first tax of its kind in the United States. Other states such as Indiana, New York,...more

SmithAmundsen LLC

[Webinar] The Biden Administration: What Businesses Need to Know - Tax Changes on the Horizon with the Biden Administration -...

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The Biden administration is signaling significant policy shifts. Business owners and C-Suite executives are encouraged to join us for a series of complimentary webcasts discussing these likely changes and how they will impact...more

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Trending in Tech: Tax-Exempt Vehicles for Open Source Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Development

A recent trend in the blockchain business, and particularly among cryptocurrency companies, is to seek tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (the Code). Brink Technology, Inc., a Bitcoin...more

SmithAmundsen LLC

IRS Issues Final Section 162(m) Regulations On Companies’ Ability To Deduct Executive Pay

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently published final regulations implementing changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) to Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code (Section 162(m)) expanding the scope...more

Robinson & Cole LLP

EBSA Notice and COBRA Extension Expiration

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Early Friday, the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) released Notice 2021-01 (the Notice) providing guidance to employers and COBRA administrators on the duration of the previously-issued COVID-19-related relief...more

Morgan Lewis - ML Benefits

Suspended Deadlines Under ERISA, Part Two: Sound the Alarm!

At the 11th hour, the US Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), with coordination and review by the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Health and Human Services (collectively, the...more

Ary Rosenbaum

Bad Behavior You Shouldn’t Replicate As A Plan Provider

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I like to treat people the way I wanted to be treated. It usually works out, but there are instances where the other side doesn’t follow the path I’ve taken. As a retirement plan provider, you need to take a certain path and...more

Jones Day

Final Section 45Q Regulations Make Carbon Capture Deals Easier

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On January 6, 2021, the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") issued much anticipated final regulations with respect to Section 45Q of the Internal Revenue Code. As explained below, the regulations...more

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We Now Know For Whom the Statute Tolls

In our February 12th blog post, we raised the question of how to interpret the duration of the DOL/Treasury relief tolling certain benefit plan deadlines due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Without guidance from the agencies, it...more

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

UK Asset Holding Companies: What Does the Future Hold?

The UK Government’s public consultation on Asset Holding companies (AHCs) has just finished, having run from December 15, 2020 to February 23, 2021. The objectives of the UK Government in the consultation have been to improve...more

Morgan Lewis

IRS Gymnastics With Code Section 125 for FSAs: Notice 2021-15

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As discussed in our earlier LawFlash, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Act) contains certain permissible provisions plan sponsors may adopt to offer employees greater flexibility under a healthcare flexible spending...more

Gray Reed

Leaving California for Texas May Cause State Income Tax Headaches

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Shortly after I moved to Texas from Washington, D.C., a federal judge called me about a potential conflict with a party in a lawsuit I just filed. Once the conflict was resolved, and recognizing I didn’t have a Texas accent,...more

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