Category: Taxation

JD Supra Corporate Brief: FATCA Update, Whistleblower Dilemna, European Data, Foreign Banks

Great moments in IP history: on this day in 1794, Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin. What to make of news that Sonos will ‘forward-publish’ patents? Depends on whom you ask… (JD Supra Contributors) This should be the last substantial change to FATCA before it goes into effect… (Skadden Arps) The… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Ukraine Sanctions, CFPB Lessons, REIT Taxation, USPTO Guidance

The perfect cure for a Monday morning? Two shots of espresso, one cheese danish, and a hearty dose of JD Supra Corporate Brief (repeat as necessary). The US Just imposed sanctions on individuals who threaten the stability of Ukraine… (Jonathan Epstein at Holland & Knight) The CFPB In numbers: 3 years, 35 enforcements, 300,000 complaints,… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Activist Shareholders, Tax Reform, Ukraine Sanctions, EU Privacy

On this day in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell was granted a patent on the invention he called the “telephone.” Just in time for proxy season: three practical steps you can take to stay ahead of activist shareholders… (Steven Stokdyk and Joel Trotter at Latham & Watkins) The sweeping reforms in Representative Camp’s proposed tax reform… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: M&A Jargon, Conflict Minerals, European Technology, Trade Secrets

On the day in 1946, Winston Churchill coined the phrase “Iron Curtain” in a speech delivered at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. The M&A Word of the Day? PIPE (Martin Saywell at Latham & Watkins) Is the SEC’s Conflict Minerals rule just the beginning of “conflict sourcing” laws? (Chesley Blevins, Arcie Jordan, and Doug Paisley… Read more »

Congressman Camp Releases Tax Reform Proposal – What You Need To Know

“Camp’s plan proposes to cut the top tax rate for both individuals and corporations to 25 percent and eliminate the alternative minimum tax for both individuals and corporations.” (Duane Morris) If history is any guide, reforming the Tax Code may prove to be, well, too taxing for lawmakers to push through in an election year.… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Trojan Horse, Fisker Bankruptcy, MOFCOM Approval, Target 8-K

March 4, 1789: the first Congress of the United States meets and begins work on the Bill of Rights, putting the US Constitution into effect. Like the Trojan Horse, the growing wave of employee privacy laws are far more expansive than they appear on the surface… (Todd Horn at Venable) Should secured creditors be concerned… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Medicare Fraud, Cybersecurity Developments, Transfer Pricing, Export Compliance

Hey, Florida: welcome to the club! On this day in 1845, Florida became the 27th state in the Union. The feds estimate that $6 billion of Medicare payments each year are improper. And they’re going after the offenders… (Simi Botic and Thomas Hess at Dinsmore & Shohl) February was a busy month in privacy and cybersecurity…… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: SEC Priorities, Cybersecurity Lawsuits, H-1B Petitions, Knowledgeable Employees

On February 26, 1995, the UK’s oldest investment bank, Barings Bank, collapses when broker Nick Leeson loses $1.4 billion by speculating on the Singapore International Monetary Exchange. When the SEC Speaks, you should listen: highlights from the 2014 SEC Speaks Conference… (Perkins Coie) Will the Cybersecurity Framework open the door to a new wave of… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Green Money, International Privacy, Cybersecurity Framework, Taxable Loans

Even on a short week, Friday is cause for celebration: a double-shot of espresso, a blueberry scone, and the JD Supra Corporate Brief. $200 million will buy you a lot of green…  (Lance Brasher, Julia Czarniak, and Paul Kraske at Skadden Arps) Of the many issues that global litigants will grapple with in the coming… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Tax Data, Marijuana Guidelines, Anti-Money Laundering, Information Governance

Great moments in IP history: on this day in 1878, Thomas Edison patented the phonograph. The OECD just announced a new global data sharing standard that will allow governments to crack down on tax evaders… (James Anderson, Jonathon Egerton-Peters, Chris Hutley-Hurst, and Tim Sanders at Skadden Arps) What to make of the Obama Administration’s new… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Europe’s Volcker Rule, 2104 Proxy Season, Ohada Commercial Code, Shareholder-Director Communication

On this day in 1937, General Motors recognized the United Auto Workers, ending a sit-down strike that began more than a month earlier. A Volcker Rule for Europe? In the works… (White & Case) Are you ready for the 2014 proxy season? (James Barrall and Steven Stokdyk at Latham & Watkins) Seven tips for complying… Read more »

It’s Getting Harder And Harder To Find A Good Tax Haven These Days. Because FATCA…

Used to be, if you wanted to hide assets from US tax authorities, you’d open a Swiss bank account and be done with it. Not anymore: last year, more than 100 of Switzerland’s banks agreed to disclose all American-held accounts to the IRS last year to avoid accusations of aiding tax evaders (and the hefty… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Retail Cybersecurity, Striking Workers, Snow Days, Transfer Pricing

On February 4, 1801, John Marshall is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States. Could Bitcoin make retail cybersecurity obsolete? (Henry Dinger, Grant Fondo, and William Stern; JD Supra Perspectives) Employers, you need to read these Affordable Care Act updates… (JD Supra Contributors) There’s a lot at stake for the NLRB in its… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: State of the Union, Regulating the Insurance Industry, Tilting at Windmills, Reforming Corporate Taxes

And the rest is history: on this day in 1886, Karl Benz patented the first successful gasoline-powered automobile. President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address: the JD Supra reader… (JD Supra Contributors) Here’s a look at the top regulatory issues for the insurance industry in 2014… (Chris Mosley, Hilary Rowen, and Matthew Vuolo; JD… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cybersecurity Checklist, Tax Reform, Iran Sanctions, Confidential Documents

Cold, colder, coldest? Fight the Arctic chill with a hot cup of coffee, a wool sweater, and the JD Supra Corporate Brief: Here’s a Top Ten cybersecurity checklist for boards of directors… (Ed Batts at DLA Piper) Canada is about to implement the harshest anti-spam law in the G-8 – and you need to know… Read more »