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Transactional Tax Partner Jeffrey Tate Joins Arent Fox

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Arent Fox LLP announced the expansion of its Tax practice in Washington, DC with the addition of partner Jeffrey Tate.

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Jorge Castro Joins Miller & Chevalier’s Tax Department

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Miller & Chevalier Chartered announced that Jorge E. Castro joined the firm as a member in the Tax Department.

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Fewer Lawsuits for Corporations, But More Oversight on Data andTax Risk

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Norton Rose Fulbright’s 2018 Litigation Trends Annual Survey polled 365 senior corporate counsel representing US-based organizations on disputes-related issues and concerns.

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Committee on Ways and Means Tax Counsel Moving to Miller & Chevalier

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Loren C. Ponds, former tax counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, will join Miller & Chevalier as a member in the Tax Department.

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How IRS Taxes Kill Plaintiff’s $289M Monsanto Weedkiller Verdict

How IRS Taxes Kill Plaintiff’s $289M Monsanto Weedkiller Verdict

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If you are the plaintiff with a contingent fee lawyer, the IRS treats you as receiving 100% of the money, even if the defendant pays your lawyer directly, writes Robert W. Wood for Forbes.

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Supreme Court Closes Sales Tax Loophole in E-Commerce

Supreme Court Closes Sales Tax Loophole in E-Commerce

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The decision was a victory for brick-and-mortar businesses that have long complained they are put at a disadvantage by having to charge sales taxes while many online competitors do not, according to The New York Times.

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Lawyer Convicted of Abetting Tax Evasion By Wall Street Executive’s Adult Children

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A Manhattan jury found Michael Little, 67, guilty of helping the adult children of a Wall Street executive tap into their Swiss bank accounts, which held millions in inheritance money, without alerting the IRS, reports Crain’s New York Business.

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‘Tax Case of the Millennium’ Hits High Court: A Primer

‘Tax Case of the Millennium’ Hits High Court: A Primer

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Bloomberg Law reports the case directly challenges the 1992 decision in Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, prohibiting states from imposing sales tax collection obligations on vendors lacking an in-state physical presence.

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Dear Employer, You Could Owe the IRS Millions of Dollars

Dear Employer, You Could Owe the IRS Millions of Dollars

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Some practitioners expect Industries like trucking, restaurant, and staffing to see a high proportion of the demands from the IRS, according to Bloomberg.

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Cryptocurrency Tax Webinar Covers New IRS Scrutiny on Reporting

Cryptocurrency Tax Webinar Covers New IRS Scrutiny on Reporting

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As cryptocurrency has received attention from mainstream media, some investors and traders have made huge profits and some are now experiencing large losses.

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Jackson Walker Lawyers Squeeze Tax Law Options Onto One-Page Interactive Graphic

Jackson Walker Lawyers Squeeze Tax Law Options Onto One-Page Interactive Graphic

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Tax lawyers at Jackson Walker LLP have reduced the details of the new U.S. tax law to a one-page interactive graphic to help businesses, individuals and their accountants sort out the new law’s complexities.

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Sexual Harassment Settlements are No Longer Tax Deductible

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Settling gender, race, national origin, homosexuality, retaliation, and hostile workplace allegations confidentially is still a tax deductible event. BUT, Sexual harassment settlements are no longer tax deductible!

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Tax Reform Impact On Energy? Short Answer: MLPs Are Fine

Tax Reform Impact On Energy? Short Answer: MLPs Are Fine

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Baker Botts partner Mike Bresson told listeners at the beginning of the law firm’s recent webinar that “Master limited partnerships [MLPs] did just fine on tax reform.”

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Corporations May Dodge Billions in U.S. Taxes Through New Loophole: Experts

Corporations May Dodge Billions in U.S. Taxes Through New Loophole: Experts

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The loophole involves the tax rates — 15.5 percent or 8 percent — that companies must pay on $2.6 trillion in profits they are holding abroad, according to Reuters.

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Companies Have Up to a Year for New U.S. Tax Bill Reporting: SEC

Companies Have Up to a Year for New U.S. Tax Bill Reporting: SEC

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The $1.5 trillion tax bill will significantly affect many companies’ year-end financial statements, according to Reuters.

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Dykema’s Chicago Office Adds Tax Attorney Richard L. Lieberman

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Lieberman joins Dykema after spending more than eight years as a partner with Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C., where he served as Chair of the firm’s Tax and Employee Benefits practice.

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Tax Reform Plan Makes C Corporations More Appealing

Tax Reform Plan Makes C Corporations More Appealing

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The reduction of the top corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent could certainly lead to a renewed interest in C corporations, said Dallas tax lawyer Nathan Smithson of Jackson Walker LLP.

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Abbie Shindler Joins Buchalter in Scottsdale Office

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Buchalter announced that Abbie Shindler has become a member of the firm’s Corporate and Tax & Estate Planning Practices in Arizona.

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Former Tax Judge Sentenced To Prison for Tax Fraud

Former Tax Judge Sentenced To Prison for Tax Fraud

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Both defendants entered guilty pleas, admitting to conspiring to obstruct the IRS by claiming personal expenses as business expenses. Those expenses included vacations, Pilates classes, upkeep and renovation and utilities for their home, and more.

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The Whistleblower Behind Caterpillar’s Massive Tax Headache Could Make $600 Million

The Whistleblower Behind Caterpillar’s Massive Tax Headache Could Make $600 Million

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BloombergBusinessweek reports on the story behind the accountant who might end up the best-paid whistleblower of all time, with a potential paycheck of $600 million, while Caterpillar, the 92-year-old pride of American industry, will experience something unfamiliar: public humiliation.

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