The third iteration of a bill that would exempt menstrual health products from California sales and use tax has been introduced by an assemblywoman who has styled herself the “Tampon Queen.”
The District of Columbia, following the Supreme Court's landmark South Dakota v. Wayfair ruling, would begin requiring remote retailers to collect and remit sales and use tax on Jan. 1, under legislation given final approval Tuesday by the district council.
A U.S. Tax Court judge on Tuesday questioned the Internal Revenue Service's reasoning for denying Mylan Inc. a $50 million legal fee deduction, challenging the agency’s argument that the deduction could not be taken for litigation related to the generic drug approval process.
The attorneys general of Washington, D.C., and Maryland said Tuesday they’ve begun issuing several subpoenas, including to the Trump Organization and the U.S. Treasury, as part of a lawsuit alleging President Donald Trump violated the U.S. Constitution’s emoluments clause.
New York federal prosecutors announced the indictment of a lawyer and three other men on Tuesday on charges of wire fraud, tax evasion and money laundering, tying the case to the 2016 leak of documents from the law firm Mossack Fonseca called the Panama Papers.
The National Labor Relations Board general counsel's office unveiled two advice memos Monday, including one finding that Nexstar Media Group Inc. didn’t break labor law by refusing to tell a union how much the company saved because of the federal government’s recent tax overhaul and how it would use that money.
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Britain can unilaterally revoke its decision to withdraw from the European Union before the end of the exit agreement with no conditions, a senior legal adviser at the EU's highest court concluded on Tuesday.
Travelers Property Casualty Co. of America can't sue an insulation company on behalf of developers covered by the insurer because the development companies had their corporate rights revoked after missing tax payments, a California state appeals court ruled Friday.
Miller & Chevalier Chtd. announced Monday that a former counselor to the Internal Revenue Service commissioner and tax policy adviser to senior members of the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means committees has joined the firm’s tax department.
The Colorado Supreme Court said Monday it will not weigh in on a conflict between the state's taxpayer bill of rights and a statute that balances the property tax revenue between residential and nonresidential property, despite the governor's claim of a potential statewide crisis.
As lawmakers in Congress pay their respects to former President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday, Republicans in the House of Representatives will delay a floor vote on a year-end tax package until next week at the earliest.
Some U.S. Supreme Court justices seemed skeptical Monday of West Virginia's contention that its taxation of a federal marshal’s retirement benefits but not similarly situated state retirees' was not discrimination under the doctrine of intergovernmental tax immunity.
A group of Indian tribes has sued Wisconsin in federal court over the collection of property tax on tribal land, asking the Western District of Wisconsin to place an injunction on the assessment or collection of tax.
The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear a trio of cases by Washington state trucking carriers alleging the state is threatening to disrupt the industry's regulation by imposing an unemployment tax on them that effectively destroys their ability to use independent contractors and disregards what they say is the nationwide industry standard.
After Amazon's win of major tax breaks from New York to place its new offices in New York City, three City Council members have said they'll introduce legislation targeting secrecy in such negotiations, while the council speaker said he would hold public hearings to scrutinize the deal.
The OECD is considering an approach to taxing the digital economy similar to proposals in the 2017 U.S. tax overhaul, including giving countries more leverage to tax foreign entities that use valuable branding trademarks and copyrights to sell into their jurisdiction, a top Treasury official said Monday.
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A New York federal judge shot down a class and collective action Friday that sought to represent more than 10,000 women who allegedly faced discrimination on pay and promotions at accounting giant KPMG LLP, saying the company's decentralized pay and promotion structure make the suit uncertifiable.
The new federal tax law was expected to change how deals get structured, and four months after its enactment, it is becoming clear how the legislation is having an impact on negotiations and tax planning strategies.
Many of the issues that are most likely to draw the attention of state lawmakers next year — including cybersecurity, internet and data privacy, blockchain and cryptocurrencies, sales taxes on remote sellers, transportation and telecommunications infrastructure, and marijuana — are already familiar, says Korey Clark of State Net Capitol Journal.
In November, the Treasury Department issued proposed regulations expanding the safe harbor for hardship distributions from qualified retirement plans. Now plan sponsors need to consider whether, when and how they will adapt, say attorneys at Michael Best & Friedrich LLP.
During its current lame duck session, Congress must compromise on government funding legislation or face a shutdown. It may also endeavor to move additional legislation and continue to confirm Trump administration nominees before the close of the 115th Congress later this month, says Layth Elhassani of Covington & Burling LLP.
This month in NY Tax Minutes, Timothy Noonan and K. Craig Reilly of Hodgson Russ LLP discuss New York’s Amazon tax package, check in with the SALT deduction cap suit, brief the Apple sales tax matter and focus on statutory residency cases in New York state courts.
Recent tax decisions in Pennsylvania and Michigan highlight taxing authorities' unsuccessful attempts to assert sales and use tax on products and services that use new technologies not contemplated by old taxing statutes, say Craig Fields and Rebecca Balinskas of Morrison & Foerster LLP.
Earlier this year, the Treasury Department found it couldn't fix an error that excludes qualified improvement property from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act's bonus depreciation provisions. Relief might come from Congress if it passes a limited technical corrections bill during the lame duck session, say Dustin Stamper and Omair Taher of Grant Thornton LLP.
While most corporations are required to follow the standard statutory formula for corporate income tax apportionment, insurance companies have to apportion their income to Illinois according to special rules, says Christopher Lutz of Horwood Marcus & Berk Chtd.
Next month the Seventh Circuit will hear arguments addressing whether the IRS has an unlimited period of time to assess penalties against alleged promoters of abusive tax shelters. Skadden attorneys, who filed an amicus brief on behalf of the American College of Tax Counsel, review the arguments on both sides of this pivotal case.
Permitting jurors to submit written questions, or even to pose questions orally to witnesses on the stand, advances several important goals and promotes both fairness and efficiency, says Matthew Wright of McCarter & English LLP.
The California Supreme Court's recent decision in Sheppard Mullin v. J-M Manufacturing has cast doubt on arbitration clauses in attorney engagement agreements, jeopardizing the efficient resolution of malpractice claims and fee disputes, say Sharon Ben-Shahar Mayer and Mark Drooks of Bird Marella Boxer Wolpert Nessim Drooks Lincenberg & Rhow PC.