Topic: IRS

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: 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: 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: 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: Cyber Insurance, Financial Employers, Bitcoin Payments, Net Neutrality

Be the first on your block to get email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Sign up here. Yes, you need insurance for data breaches – because it’s not of a question of “if,” but “when”… (Roberta Anderson at K&L Gates) Pay disputes, whistleblower programs, and other hot topics for employers in the financial… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Software Transfers, Financial Settlements, Insider Trading, Transfer Pricing

We’ve come a long way, baby: on this day in 2007, Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduces the first iPhone. Are your software transfers compliant with U.S. economic sanctions? (Jeffrey Richardson at Miller Canfield) Should the power of federal regulators and prosecutors to impose financial settlements for white collar crimes be limited? (Lawrence Bader at Morvillo… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: CEO Divorces, Reverse Churning, IRS Guidance, Employee Benefits

Naughty? Nice? No matter: we won’t put coal in your stocking. Just the JD Supra Corporate Brief: Should the CEO’s divorce be reported in SEC filings? (Kerry Berchem at Akin Gump) The SEC is crunching a lot of data these days, and one of the things they’re looking for is reverse churning… (Daniel Nathan at… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Social Media, Search Warrants, Cyber Attacks, Year-end Bonuses

No need to wait for the New Year – you can sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief today! Yours, mine, and ours: ownership of business social media accounts still unresolved… (Anelia Delcheva and Aaron Rubin at Morrison & Foerster) You can never be too prepared to respond to a search… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Stopping 23andMe Sales, Buying Privacy Liabilities, Changing Proxy Policies, Approving REIT Conversions

On November 27, 1924, the very first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade was held. As it should be… Happy Holidays! The FDA is routinely criticized in cases where regulation is perceived to stymy innovation. Shutting down 23andMe isn’t one of them… (Andrew Ittleman and Kelly Lightfoot, JD Supra Perspectives) Every mobile app that glitters is not… Read more »

IRS Rules on Real Estate Investment Trust Conversions – Do You Have The REIT Stuff?

“In recent years, there has been a considerable expansion of the types of companies holding non-traditional real estate assets that have elected to become real estate investment trusts for US federal income tax purposes.” (Laurence Crouch and Eileen O’Pray of Shearman & Sterling) For the right business, converting to a Real Estate Investment Trust (a… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Whistleblower Protection, India Antitrust, Office Parties, REIT Conversions

On this day in 1999, the United Nations established November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. To remain relevant, the Office of the Whistleblower will need to continue to raise awareness of its mission… (Randy Stephens at NAVEX Global) What do multinationals need to know about India’s Competition Act?… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Child Labor, Whistleblower Protections, Swiss Banks, FATCA Compliance

Turns out that when he wasn’t developing the general theory of relativity, Albert Einstein also invented … a refrigerator. Here’s the patent to prove it, granted November 11, 1930. Complying with child and forced labor laws around the world is more than good business sense – it’s also the right thing to do… (Cheryl Behymer… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Iran Notices, Health FSAs, Corporate Boards, FATCA Implementation

Voters across the country agree: the JD Supra Corporate Brief is a great way to start the day! Are the days when Chief Compliance Officers are held accountable a thing of the past? (Bettina Eckerle of Eckerle Law) Over the past eight months, companies have filed more than 400 Iran notices with the SEC… (Shearman… Read more »

IRS Lets Employees Carryover Money in Flexible Spending Accounts – Here’s What Employers Need to Know

The IRS just made health flexible spending accounts more, well, flexible. From attorneys Allison De Tal, Isabel Safie, and John Wahlin of Best Best & Krieger: “The Internal Revenue Service recently released Notice 2013-71, which provides an alternative to the Grace Period Rule for health flexible spending arrangements (FSA). Under this alternative, cafeteria plans may… Read more »