Topic: Taxation

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 »

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: 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 »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Attacks, Business Crime, Patent Trolls, India Investments

Taxation without representation: on November 1, 1765, the British Parliament enacts the Stamp Tax on the colonies to help pay the costs of keeping British soldiers in North America. Are millennials as hard to manage as conventional wisdom may claim? (John Baum at Hirschfeld Kraemer) The SEC plans to be more “aggressive and creative” in… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: European Cookies, Gene Patents, Reasonable Customers, Liquidity Requirements

Why wait for the holidays? Give yourself a gift today: an email subscription to the JD Supra Corporate Brief. It’s informative, entertaining, and – best of all – comes in your size… Those Europeans sure are particular about their cookies, aren’t they? (Cedric Burton, Christopher Kuner, and Anna Pateraki at Wilson Sonsini) The EEOC just… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Crowdfunding Rules, Data Protection, Sleep Studies, Foreign Whistleblowers

It’s Friday, and that means a hearty helping of law news around the JD Supra breakfast table. Dig in! How to run an IPO while pursuing a private confidential auction of your company? Start with this video… (Cathy Birkeland at Latham & Watkins) The new SEC crowdfunding proposal: one small step for regulators, one giant… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: FATCA Regime, Securities Dealers, EU Data, Vicarious Liability

Keep your eye on the markets today: both 1929’s Black Thursday and 2008’s Bloody Friday happened on October 24. You’ve got just enough time to read the JD Supra Corporate Brief before the opening bell … The FATCA tax regime will introduce US tax withholding risk into financial transactions that have almost no nexus to… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Do Not Track, TCPA Class Action, Slack Fill Law, Comprehensive Tax Reform

Forty years ago today, US President Richard Nixon agrees to turn over the Watergate tapes. As far as we know, he didn’t tell anyone he was going to erase more than 18 minutes of conversations before doing so… Hamlet as a 21st century CEO: “To track … or not to track. That is the question…”… Read more »

5 Risks Every Private Equity Firm Needs to Manage

“[R]egulators and prosecutors are increasingly focusing on private equity firms.” (Jeffrey Legault, Mark Pedretti, and Pablo Quiñones at Reed Smith) Managing risk is nothing new in the private equity world. But federal and state regulators – and unhappy stakeholders in acquired companies – are upping the ante. From lawyers writing on JD Supra, here’s a… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Whistleblower Award, Chinese Investments, Online Privacy, Compliance Commitments

What’s black and white and read all over? Why, the JD Supra Corporate Brief, of course! So the $14 million was a tip for … a good tip? (K&L Gates) What Chinese companies need and where they’re going to find it… (Corporate Law Report) Does California’s amended online privacy law mean we all have to… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Green Chemistry, Data Protection, FATCA Implementation, Privacy Developments

The best thing about Friday? Chocolate-covered donuts in the break room. And the JD Supra Corporate Brief: You’ve got less than three months to comply with California’s new Internet privacy law… (Pillsbury) These six resolutions came out of the recent International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners… (DLA Piper) If anyone can say “I… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: IP Disputes, Consent Orders, Hazard Communication, Cybersecurity Framework

Keeping track of important law news is easy with the JD Supra Corporate Brief. See for yourself: The ITC is a good forum for resolving international IP disputes. Unless, of course, you’re a Standard-Essential Patent holder… (Akerman Senterfitt) According to the new head of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, there are five benefits to using… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Payroll Cards, Silica Exposure, Green Chemistry, China Visas

If it’s Tuesday, this must be law news. The JD Supra Corporate Brief, to be precise… Wage-and-hour lawsuits represent 91% of all employment law class actions… (NAVEX Global) Bottom line? Payroll cards are OK unless you require your employees to use them… (Ballard Spahr) OSHA’s proposed rule on silica exposure could have a significant impact… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: DOL Agenda, Ominbus Rule, EEOC Tactics, Conflict Minerals

Live from New York, it’s the Xerox 914 – on September 16, 1959, Xerox introduces the world’s first successful plain-paper photocopier to the world via live television. US Labor Secretary Thomas Perez is making it clear that the DOL will pursue an aggressive, pro-union agenda of labor and employment law reforms under his watch… (Ogletree… Read more »