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|Impact of FATCA on ORSO Schemes in Hong Kong|
Duncan A. W. Abate; Mayer Brown JSM;
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 27, 2014The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is an invasive piece of US legislation. It is designed to identify tax avoidance being undertaken by US entities. It does this by imposing a 30 percent withholding tax on any US investments unless certain information is disclosed to the US tax...
|New Tax Law Brings Changes To Certain Benefits|
Callan G. Carter, Elaine Harrison; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
February 7, 2013, previously published on February 1, 2013On January 2, 2013, President Obama signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA) into law. ATRA was passed by Congress to address the combination of tax increases and automatic spending cuts popularly known as the “fiscal cliff.” In addition to the tax and spending-related...
|Correcting 2012 Withholding Errors|
Jeffrey S. Ashendorf; Ford & Harrison LLP;
January 18, 2013, previously published on January 17, 2013One of the changes made by the American Taxpayer Relief Act ("ATRA") was to restore the $240 monthly limit on employer-provided transit passes or commuting transportation, which had reverted to $125 as of January 1, 2012. The increase was made applicable both retroactively for 2012, and...
|Auto-Enrolment: The DWP’s Consultation and Practicalities for Employers in the Shipping Industry|
Lesley Browning, Peter Ford, Simon Hartley, Philip Roche, Harry Theochari; Norton Rose Canada LLP;
October 13, 2011, previously published on October 11, 2011The background to the Government’s intention to reform workplace pension provision from 1 October 2012 is straightforward: the current size of the retired population is larger than ever before and is increasing as people live longer. State pension costs are rising and, in response, the...
|Profiles in Partnership: A Study in Compatibility -- Cummins Inc. and Baker & Daniels LLP
Hudnall A. Pfeiffer; Baker & Daniels LLP;
Counsel to Counsel Article
November 11, 2009, previously published by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® Counsel to Counsel Magazine
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|Counsel to Counsel Magazine -- September/October 2009 Complete Issue|
Counsel to Counsel Article
November 10, 2009"The traditional model is, you have a matter and you either do it yourself or you hand it over," Mark Sifferlen, a senior in-house counsel at Cummins Inc., tells us in one of this issue's Profiles in Partnership. "That's just how a lot of law firms work."
|Employee Misclassification: An Expensive Mistake|
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP;
June 23, 2009, previously published on April 2008What do Fed Ex Ground, a domestic delivery company, and Blackwater, the well-known supplier of civilian security guards to the military, have in common? They are both under investigation by the IRS for alleged misclassification of employees as independent contractors. This long-neglected source of...
|A Benefits Primer on the Economic Stimulus Package - COBRA, Transit and HIPAA|
Karen D. Martinez, Lois Wagman Colbert, Martha L. Sewell, Mark L. Stember; Kilpatrick Stockton LLP;
March 17, 2009, previously published on February 24, 2009The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ("ARRA") was signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009.
|Qualified Transportation Benefit Increases|
Ford & Harrison LLP;
March 11, 2009, previously published on February 23, 2009The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the "Act"), which was signed by President Obama on February 17, 2009, made many significant changes to the Internal Revenue Code (the "Code"), but one change that has so far attracted relatively little notice is a temporary...
|Ho Ho Ho: IRS Says Holiday Gift Coupons are Taxable|
Faegre & Benson LLP;
December 22, 2008, previously published on November 21, 2008An IRS Technical Advice Memorandum released in 2004 concludes that certain employer-provided gift coupons are taxable income to the employees receiving them, and therefore need to be taken into account in computing income and FICA tax withholding.