International Taxation. Legal news and articles for May 25 - 31, 2017

Leading tax scholar Bill Andrews '55: 1931-2017House budget plan more modest on tax cutsWarren County mulls changes to occupancy lawThe Latest: House Tax-Law Writer Downplays DifferencesFlorida Is Eliminating Its Tampon TaxU of A Graduate Jack Fay Celebrates 56 Years of Teaching Tax LawU of A Graduate Jack Fay Celebrates 56 Years of Teaching Tax LawItalian law aims to encourage foreign internet companies to pay more taxIndia's tax laws second most complex in Asia Pacific region, says Deloitte surveyTax law can help grandparents raising grandkidsScott Signs Law To End 'Tampon Tax'Wells Fargo Found Liable In Abusive Tax Shelter SchemeEmployment and Tax Law – May 25, 2017New law will assure greater tax compliance for out-of-state companies doing business in OklahomaOregon House passes tax law aimed at Comcast

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'It's a tax rip-off'
The Boston GlobeMay 1, 2017

Every dollar his children receive means less money going directly to charities. The Martin Memorial Trust's practices are widespread in the foundation world, said Bruce R. Hopkins, a Kansas City lawyer and author of “Private Foundations: Tax Law and ...more »

Tobacco Co. Asks Justices To Review Backdated Tax Law - Law360
Law360 (subscription)May 2, 2017

Tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. has joined a growing number of companies urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Michigan appeals court ruling ...more »

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Leading tax scholar Bill Andrews '55: 1931-2017
Harvard Law School NewsMay 31, 2017

A longtime tax expert who clarified the world of tax law for generations of lawyers, Andrews focused his research on taxation in general, and taxation of income from partnerships and corporation transactions. His articles on tax law revolutionized ...more »

House budget plan more modest on tax cuts
The RobesonianMay 31, 2017

John Szoka, a Cumberland County Republican and key tax-law writer, downplayed the differences, which could still lead to some of the toughest negotiations between GOP leaders in the two chambers as they seek to hammer out a final budget plan next ...more »

Warren County mulls changes to occupancy law
Glens Falls Post-StarMay 30, 2017

Swan said he would like to clarify the county law, since collections from cottage renters was singled out in a recent state audit of the county's occupancy tax collection practices. He said he would like to see it changed so that if a business rents ...more »

The Latest: House Tax-Law Writer Downplays Differences
U.S. News & World ReportMay 30, 2017

House Republicans on Tuesday rolled out portions of their state spending plan for the next two years that address taxes, fees and government pensions. The House plan would increase the standard deduction for tax filers — meaning more of their income ...more »

Florida Is Eliminating Its Tampon Tax
Refinery29May 30, 2017

On Thursday, Gov. Scott signed into law a $180 million tax cut package that made products such as tampons, menstrual pads, and menstrual cups tax-exempt. As of now, 13 other states and the District of Columbia have done the same, including Illinois, ...more »

U of A Graduate Jack Fay Celebrates 56 Years of Teaching Tax Law
University of Arkansas NewswireMay 30, 2017

University of Arkansas alumnus Jack Fay retired from Pittsburg State University in Kansas last summer, but his work continues to impact the field of tax history and law. The Journal of Business and Educational Leadership published an article he co ...more »

U of A Graduate Jack Fay Celebrates 56 Years of Teaching Tax Law
University of Arkansas NewswireMay 30, 2017

University of Arkansas alumnus Jack Fay retired from Pittsburg State University in Kansas last summer, but his work continues to impact the field of tax history and law. The Journal of Business and Educational Leadership published an article he co ...more »

Italian law aims to encourage foreign internet companies to pay more tax
MNE TaxMay 29, 2017

Italian legislation proposed May 22 would increase tax collection from foreign multinationals that have online activities in Italy. Under to the new proposal, multinationals with total annual revenues of more than 1 billion euros that have sales in ...more »

India's tax laws second most complex in Asia Pacific region, says Deloitte survey
Hindustan TimesMay 28, 2017

Indian tax laws are perceived to be second most complex in the Asia Pacific region, becoming even less predictable over the last three years, a Deloitte survey has said. India ranks only after China in having most complex jurisdiction for taxation and ...more »

Tax law can help grandparents raising grandkids
El Paso TimesMay 27, 2017

Oftentimes, the grandparents have to step in and raise those children. There are many reasons for this, including drug addiction, broken marriages, mental illness and the like. Nevertheless, it is a fact of life today and many of us are affected by ...more »

Scott Signs Law To End 'Tampon Tax'
WLRNMay 26, 2017

Florida is joining 13 other states and the District of Columbia that exempt taxes on the sale of feminine hygiene products or have enacted laws to exempt these products in the future. Advocates for the change say these items are a necessity for women ...more »

Wells Fargo Found Liable In Abusive Tax Shelter Scheme
ForbesMay 26, 2017

The shelter was designed to exploit differences between the tax laws in the United States and in the United Kingdom. But STARS has not done well in litigation. Three other courts have rejected STARS tax shelters that Bank of New York, BB&T Bank and ...more »

Employment and Tax Law – May 25, 2017
KHTS RadioMay 25, 2017

On this episode, Dennis welcomes longtime friend Dick Block to the program! Mr. Block specializes in the fields of estate planning, employment law, and tax law. Before that, though, Mr. Kennelly opens the show by discussing the latest news from ...more »

New law will assure greater tax compliance for out-of-state companies doing business in Oklahoma
Altus TimesMay 25, 2017

A measure to assist the Oklahoma Tax Commission's or OTC efforts to ensure all taxes owed by out-of-state companies are remitted has been signed into law. State Rep. Kyle Hilbert (R-Depew) and Sen. James Leewright (R- Bristow) are the principal authors ...more »

Oregon House passes tax law aimed at Comcast
FierceCableMay 25, 2017

The Oregonian, meanwhile, quoted Comcast's outstanding Oregon tax bill at $147 million. Backers of the House Bill 2407 claim current Oregon tax laws encourage companies like Comcast to drag out tax disputes, since they get to keep their money until ...more »

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