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HTMLCFTC Approves Exclusion for Utility Special Entities
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 19, 2014
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) approved a final rule this week to exclude certain swaps used in utility operations from one threshold used to identify swap dealers. The rule change will give counterparties additional flexibility to transact with utility special entities while...

 

HTMLWashington State Issues Sharp Reminder Regarding Reliance on Advice from Department of Revenue: Don't Forget to Get It in Writing!
Pilar Mata, Suzanne M. Palms; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 22, 2014
The Washington Department of Revenue determined that taxpayers have a right to rely on written but not oral instructions from the Department of Revenue. The taxpayer operated an Internet marketing business and sold its services to customers both inside and outside the state. In June 2011, the...

 

HTMLMild Summer to Dampen Debt Service Coverage Ratios
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014
Mild summer weather conditions in much of the country could dampen year-end electric sales and contribute to declining debt service coverage ratios for the public power and electric cooperative sectors in 2014, Fitch Ratings says. Public power and electric cooperative credit ratings can withstand...

 

HTMLMagnolia LNG Receives Coast Guard and PHMSA Approvals for LNG Export Terminal
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 22, 2014
Magnolia LNG announced today that the U.S. Coast Guard has issued a Letter of Recommendation approving the Waterway Suitability Assessment for Magnolia’s proposed LNG export terminal at Lake Charles, La., finding that the Calcasieu Channel waterway was suitable for the proposed LNG marine...

 

HTMLLew: Inversion Guidance Coming “Very, Very Soon,” Rather than Just in the “Very Near Future”
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 19, 2014
Anti-inversion guidance from Treasury is now a near-certainty, but when they arrive and how they will operate remains a mystery. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew used strong language to warn corporations against inverting in a September 17th interview with Bloomberg Television. “Any company...

 

HTMLCost to Decommission Kansas Nuclear Power Plant Could Hit $1 Billion
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 23, 2014
The Wolf Creek nuclear power plant, partially owned by Kansas Electric Power Cooperative, could cost as much as $1 billion to decommission, according to reports that must be provided to the Kansas Corporation Commission periodically. Costs will depend largely on the progress made by the federal...

 

HTMLThe “Very Near Future” is Now: Treasury and IRS Release Anti-Inversion Notice
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 23, 2014
After much anticipation, the Treasury Department and IRS released new “anti-inversion” guidance on September 22, in Notice 2014-52. The Notice announces forthcoming regulations that are targeted at reducing some of the perceived economic benefits of inverting. The forthcoming...

 

HTMLWhat Financial Advisers and Accountants Should Know About Expanded IRS Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures for U.S. Taxpayers with Unreported Foreign Assets and Accounts
Bruce M. Bettigole, Maia Cogen, Joseph M. DePew, Carol P. Tello, H. Karl Zeswitz; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced “major changes” to its offshore compliance programs, including the Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures (Streamlined Procedures), the delinquent international information return submission procedures (Delinquent Submission...

 

HTMLSchumer-Durbin Target Earnings Stripping
Jonathan Goldman; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014
The change from summer to fall did nothing to alter the focus of the Congressional tax debate ¿ inversions. To that end, two Senators have introduced a new bill on “earnings stripping.”

 

HTMLFERC Gives Final Clean Air Act Approval for Freeport LNG Export Terminal
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 22, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Clean Air Act, FERC Staff has prepared a final General Conformity Determination (GCD) for the Freeport LNG export terminal project near Quintana Island, Brazoria County, Texas. The purpose of the GCD is to ensure that the project...

 


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