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|Illinois Attorney General's Office Announces Intention to Dismiss False Claims Act Against Liquor Retailers|
Yael D. Aufgang, Morgan R. Hirst, Mark P. Rotatori; Jones Day;
May 12, 2015, previously published on April 2015More than 50 cases have been filed against out-of-state liquor retailers and other retailers pursuant to the Illinois False Claims Act ("FCA") in Cook County, Illinois Circuit Court in Chicago. These cases are currently pending before Circuit Court Judge James Snyder.
|The Rock or the Hard Place? South Carolina Issues Draft Guidance on Alternative Apportionment|
Open Weaver Banks, Stephen A. Burroughs; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
April 30, 2015, previously published on April 29, 2015The South Carolina Department of Revenue requested public comment on a draft Revenue Ruling and a draft Revenue Procedure that detail how it will prospectively apply alternative apportionment to multistate taxpayers. This represents the Department’s second attempt at drafting alternative...
|Massachusetts: Amazon to Receive Millions in Tax Credits for a New Fulfillment Center|
David H. Godenswager, David M. Kall, Susan Millradt McGlone; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
April 21, 2015, previously published on April 16, 2015Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker recently announced approval of an incentive package for a proposed expansion of an Amazon.com fulfillment center that will sit in both the City of Fall River and the Town of Freetown, in Bristol County. Officials expect it to be operational in late 2016. The...
|Three Things US Audit Committee Members Should Consider in 2015|
David S. Bakst, Jason S. Bazar, John P. Berkery, Edward S. Best, Jennifer J. Carlson; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on January 23, 2015Audit Committees are facing increased demands from many quarters heading into 2015, which expand their responsibilities, expose them to greater regulatory scrutiny and potential liabilities, and provide the basis for proxy and shareholder activists to oppose the re-election of Audit Committee...
|Increased Rates of Rent for the Use of Mineral Resources|
Myron B. Rabij; Dentons Canada LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on March 6, 2015On March 2, 2015 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine urgently adopted several laws, including the Draft Law on Amendments to Articles 165 and 252 of the Tax Code of Ukraine (registered by the Verkhovna Rada under number 2213) (the “Law”), which changes the rates of rent for mineral resources...
|Federal Revenue Ordinance No. 1|
Carolina M. Bottino, Roberta P. Caneca, Celso Grisi, Ivan Tauil, Eduardo Maccari Telles; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
April 7, 2015, previously published on February 25, 2015On February 18, 2015 the Federal Revenue Ordinance no. 1 was enacted, which regulates the federal tax installment program, applied to companies and shareholders that are under judicial reorganization, instituted by the Law 13.043/14 (derived from the conversion of Provisional Measure 651/14).
|Renewable Energy Tax Reform - Where Are We Today?|
Eric D. Swenson; Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP;
March 31, 2015, previously published on December 2014Tax reform, including renewable energy tax incentives, are currently a hot area for debate in Congress. Many of the most important tax incentives relating to renewable energy sources, including the Production Tax Credit ("PTC") and the Investment Tax Credit ("ITC"), expired at...
|President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 Revenue Proposals: Proposals Relating to Taxation of Offshore Profits of U.S. Corporations|
Ronald E. Creamer, Andrew S. Mason, Davis J. Wang; Sullivan & Cromwell LLP;
March 27, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015On February 2, 2015, the Obama Administration (the “Administration”) released the General Explanations of the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2016 Revenue Proposals (commonly known as the “Green Book”), which contains significant detail about the fiscal year 2016 revenue...
|Reduction in South Dakota Coop Taxes Vetoed|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 23, 2015South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard has vetoed a bill that would have slightly reduced electric cooperatives’ taxes by rolling back a recent administrative decision on how state tax for electric cooperatives is determined and excluding municipal taxes from calculations of state tax...
|Governor Tom Wolf Releases First Budget (2015-2016)|
Linda T. Ambroso, Steven D. Irwin; Leech Tishman;
March 24, 2015Today, March 3, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf presented the General Assembly with his first budget. Wolf’s plan plugs a $2B hole in the state’s finances while boosting support to education and reducing taxes on businesses and property owners. Tax increases on natural gas extraction...