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Preparing for the Repeal of Cook County’s Beverage Tax: Requesting Credits and Refunds

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Earlier this fall, the Cook County Board voted to repeal its constitutionally suspect, politically unpopular one cent per ounce sweetened beverage tax (Tax). The short-lived Tax will expire at the end of the County’s fiscal...more

Proposed tax legislation affecting private equity

by Dentons on

As you may be aware, on November 2 the House of Representatives introduced a comprehensive tax reform bill that could affect private equity sponsors, investors and portfolio companies. On November 9, the Senate Finance...more

House Passes Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: How the Senate Proposal Compares

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On November 2, 2017, the House Ways and Means Committee (the “House Committee”) released its plan for comprehensive tax reform: the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017” (H.R. 1) (the “House Bill”). Following a week of hearings,...more

House Passes and Senate Considers GOP Tax Proposals, Leadership Target End of Year for Passage

by Baker Donelson on

On November 16, House Republicans approved H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on a party-line vote of 227 to 205, with 13 Republicans and all Democrats voting against passage. Senate Republicans are also moving toward passing...more

SALT Implications of the House and Senate Tax Reform Bills

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Many provisions of the House and Senate tax reform proposals would affect state and local tax regimes. SALT practitioners should monitor the progress of this legislation and consider contacting their state tax administrators...more

A Look At The Senate Tax Reform Bill

by Fraser Trebilcock on

Fraser Trebilcock continues to monitor the tax reform plans moving through the House and Senate. As we mentioned in our last post, the various proposals are a bit of a moving target and are in at state of flux. On November...more

Top Five Takeaways from Hogan Lovells Sovereign Investment Conference and a Tax List

by Hogan Lovells on

On 26 October, Hogan Lovells hosted its inaugural Sovereign Investor Conference where investment professionals as well as deal and regulatory lawyers discussed the key issues facing government-sponsored investors. Topics they...more

House Tax Reform Bill: A Look At How It Breaks Down

by Fraser Trebilcock on

On November 2, 2017, House Ways and Means Committee introduced the much anticipated House Tax Reform Bill – The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The bill is 429 pages, so it will take some time to completely digest and analyze all of...more

House Releases "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017" (HR 1)

by King & Spalding on

On November 2, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017” (HR 1, or the “Bill”). On November 3, the Chairman’s Mark of the Bill was released, and Chairman Brady...more

Federal Tax Reform: The House Tax Bill—Summary and Where Do We Go From Here?

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

House Republicans released their tax bill—the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—last Thursday. Although its provisions are generally in line with the House Republican Blueprint for Tax Reform released in June 2016 by House Speaker Paul...more

House Ways and Means Committee Releases Proposed “Tax Cuts & Jobs Act”

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

On November 2, Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, released a proposed bill, titled the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”, which is designed to create “more jobs, fairer taxes, and bigger paychecks”...more

The Path to Tax Reform 2017: Long-Awaited Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Released by House Ways & Means Committee For Potential Passage...

by BakerHostetler on

With the release yesterday by the House Ways and Means Committee of draft statutory text of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“Chairman’s Mark”), and with GOP majorities in both chambers of Congress proceeding under budget...more

Potential New Tax Changes: The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act

by Roetzel & Andress on

The new tax bill, The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“Bill”), is estimated to add $1.5 trillion to the national debt over the next 10 years. The House Ways and Means Committee begins reviewing the Bill on Monday, November 6, 2017....more

House Republicans Release (Simplified?) Tax Reform Bill

The House Republican’s tax reform bill – the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – was released yesterday. This bill is 429 pages (this is simplifying?) and provides for extensive tax reform. ...more

House Releases Tax Bill: Talking Points and Takeaways

by Polsinelli on

On November 2, 2017, the House Ways and Means Committee released the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (H.R. 1). Key elements include reducing the tax rate on corporations to 20%, and reducing the tax rate paid on income earned by...more

House Tax Reform Bill Released

Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Brady introduced the much anticipated House Tax Reform Bill – The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The bill is 429 pages, so it will take a little time to digest all the key provisions. ...more

The Proposed Tax Plan: What Public Agencies Should Know

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Earlier yesterday, we presented a webinar, “Tax Reform: What D.C.’s Actions Could Mean for Public Agencies,” that looked at how Congress’ actions in the next couple of months will impact such things as municipal bonds and...more

While Neither the Carbonation nor the Sweet Syrup Has Been Removed From Soda Pop in Illinois’ Cook County, the Local Tax Imposed...

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

In November 2016, the Board of Commissioners of Cook County, Illinois, passed (by a slim margin of one vote) the Sweetened Beverage Tax Ordinance (“Soda Tax”). It imposed a tax at the rate of one-cent-per-ounce for all...more

State and Local Tax Aspects of Republican Tax Reform Framework

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The White House and Republican congressional leadership released an outline this week to guide forthcoming legislation on federal tax reform. The states conform to the federal tax laws to varying degrees and the extent to...more

Illinois DOR Proposes Use Tax Nexus Standards for Trade Show Retailers

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The Illinois Department of Revenue (Department) has issued a proposed new administrative rule addressing the nexus implications for out-of-state retailers attending trade shows in Illinois. The proposed rule reaffirms the...more

State + Local Tax Insights: Summer 2017

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Triple the Risk, Triple the Uncertainty: Tax False Claims Act Suits. - Part one of a two part series - During a single hearing in March 2016, a Cook County Circuit Judge dismissed over 200 False Claims Act (“FCA”) suits...more

Bittersweet: The Chicago Sweetened Beverage Tax Sparks Class Action Litigation (update)

by Benesch on

After a protracted legal fight, Cook County’s much maligned Sweetened Beverage Tax went into effect on August 2, 2017. See County of Cook, § 74-850, et seq.[1] In relevant part, the tax requires retailers of sweetened...more

Bittersweet: The Chicago Sweetened Beverage Tax Sparks Class Action Litigation

by Benesch on

After a protracted legal fight, Cook County’s much maligned Sweetened Beverage Tax went into effect on August 2, 2017. See County of Cook, § 74-850, et seq. In relevant part, the tax requires retailers of sweetened beverages...more

Federal Tax Liens In Foreclosure Proceedings

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

Henkel v. Triangle Homes is a North Carolina Court of Appeals case with dueling tax foreclosure proceedings involving the same property. One foreclosure proceeding was for unpaid municipal taxes and the other for unpaid...more

New Seattle Income Tax: Answers to Your FAQs

by Perkins Coie on

The City of Seattle adopted Ordinance 125339 on July 14, 2017, which imposes an income tax on Seattle residents and certain irrevocable trusts. The Seattle income tax is imposed at a rate of 2.25% of a resident taxpayer’s...more

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