Topic: Taxation

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Deceptive Acts, Listing Standards, Safe Harbor, Open Enrollment

L’Shana Tova! Seems like every regulatory agency wants to monitor unfair or deceptive acts or practices at large banks these days… (Morrison & Foerster) These six factors will help you determine if your company is complying with the NYSE and Nasdaq listing standards… (Manatt, Phelps & Phillips) The Richmond, CA, eminent domain seizure program violates… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: China Antitrust, Government Overreaching, Wellness Programs, TCPA Rules

We thought he’d never stop talking… On this day in 1957, Senator Strom Thurmond ended the 24 hour and 18 minute filibuster he began a day earlier in opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1957. The bill passed shortly after, and was signed into law on September 9 by President Eisenhower. As it turns… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Photocopier Secrets, FATCA Effects, Cloud Cybersecurity, Anti-Kickback Statutes

The bad news: It’s Monday. The good news: there’s a long weekend coming up. The law news: What happens in your photocopier better not stay in your photocopier… (Bradley Arant Boult Cummings) Will FATCA do more harm than good? (Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph) The NIST cloud computing cybersecurity guidelines for federal agencies provide a… Read more »

Corporations May Lose Billions of Dollars in International Tax Advantages if OECD Plan is Implemented…

“New standards must be designed to ensure the coherence of corporate income taxation at the international level.” (DLA Piper) Apple, Microsoft, Nike, Google, Starbucks, Amazon – a number of US companies have recently come under fire for minimizing corporate taxes by shifting revenue and profits around the world. But they aren’t doing anything illegal by… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Sun Capital, Foreign Investment, China Copyrights, Effective Compliance

It’s Friday, and the weekend’s not far behind. Sounds like a good reason to celebrate, with the JD Supra Corporate Brief! An appeals court just found that PE fund Sun Capital was engaged in a “trade or business” in a ruling that could have drastic implications for the private equity industry… (JD Supra Contributors) Lawmakers… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Risk Disclosure, UK Bribery Act, International Corporate Taxation, Trade Secret Verdicts

The JD Supra Corporate Brief: good, and good for you… 85% of the Fortune 500 have begun to disclose their cybersecurity and data breach risks in public filings… (Mintz Levin) Is the UK Bribery Act being held hostage to budget cuts? (Pillsbury) Will the OECD succeed in eliminating what it believes to be the unfair… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Double Non-Taxation, Telemarketing Fraud, Whistleblower Protections, Inflation Risks

On July 22, 1937, the US Senate votes down President Franklin Roosevelt’s plan to add more justices to the Supreme Court. The OECD has launched an ambitious plan to overhaul the international taxation system – and eliminate “double non-taxation” – over the next 24 months… (Skadden Arps) It’s time to relearn how to do business… Read more »

Doing Business in China: Trade Secrets, Foreign Investment, Drug Safety Regulation, Consumer Data and Other Matters…

Laws to protect trade secrets in China have been around for nearly two decades, write attorneys in Orrick’s Trade Secrets Group. Nevertheless, the best way to protect your valuable corporate information is to never let it fall into the wrong hands: “Due to the difficulty proving and obtaining effective remedies for trade secret misappropriation, it… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Recess Appointments, Chinese Auditors, Meaningful Use, Utility Patents

Don’t forget: the JD Supra Corporate Brief is the most important meal of the day (and we won’t say a word if you come back for seconds)! Does this new court of appeals ruling put another nail in the recess-appointed NLRB’s coffin? (KMTG) China just agreed to allow US investigators greater access to work papers… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Gross Negligence, Reasonable Royalties, IP Theft, OSHA Inspections

Large coffee: $2.50. Cherry Danish: $1.75. JD Supra Corporate Brief: priceless… The judge in the recently concluded BP oil spill litigation has asked all parties to discuss gross negligence by one of the responsible parties. And that could make any damages a lot more expensive… (King, Krebs & Jurgens) The SEC recently granted Pfizer’s officers… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Apple Taxes, Trademark Scams, Email Systems, Renewable Fuels

Of course we think you should still subscribe to a hard copy of the newspaper. How else are you going to protect your tablet if it rains? Want to be like Apple and save big money on taxes? Hire a tax attorney! (Moskowitz) This is a trademark renewal scam. Don’t fall for it (Burns &… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: IRS Guidance, Shareholder Requests, Recess Appointments, Bank Secrecy

The bad news: It’s Monday. The good news: The JD Supra Corporate Brief is here. The legal news: below… The Supreme Court likes arbitration. A lot (Pepper Hamilton) This overview of new IRS guidance on “minimum value, affordability, and wellness programs” under Obamacare is a must-read for all employers (Mintz Levin) How to respond to… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Global Real Estate, Compensation Committee Rules, Skilling’s Shorter Stay, Trade Secret Theft

It’s true: the JD Supra Corporate Brief goes equally well with coffee, tea, and that delicious strawberry-banana smoothie you had last Thursday. What does the head of one of the world’s largest real estate companies have to say about uncertainly in the commercial RE industry? (Greentarget) The clock is ticking on new NYSE and Nasdaq… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Congressional Requests, Independent Directors, Conflict Minerals, Class Actions

In-house lawyers, this brief’s for you… Our latest feature: the JD Supra Corporate Brief – a daily wrap-up of timely law news, compiled with in-house counsel in mind. Read it here on the Corporate Law Report every morning, or get it delivered directly to your email. As always, we’d love to hear what you think.… Read more »

IRS Tax Credit Guidance Is Welcome News to Renewable Energy Industry

“The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extended the eligibility of these [energy tax] credits for projects that begin construction before January 1, 2014. The types of projects included in this extension are wind, open-loop biomass, closed-loop biomass, geothermal, landfill gas, trash, qualified hydropower, and marine and hydrokinetic renewable energy facilities.” (Leonard, Street and Deinard)… Read more »