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Treasury Strikes Back: Proposed Regulations Target Valuation Discounts for Family Businesses

Insight
The Treasury Department has released proposed regulations that seek to eliminate valuation discounts for interests in family-controlled entities, according to an Arnold & Porter article.

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Why Apple’s $14.5 Billion Tax Fine Is Worse for Shareholders Than it Looks

Why Apple’s $14.5 Billion Tax Fine Is Worse for Shareholders Than it Looks

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A European tax commission said Apple more than $14.5 billion in back taxes and interest that it had avoided paying European governments for years because of a sweetheart deal with Ireland, reports Fortune.

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Webinar: Navigating New Proposed IRS Regulations

Webinar: Navigating New Proposed IRS Regulations

Event, August 9, 2 p.m. EDT
Practical Law will present a complimentary webinar on 409A and 457 regulations proposed by the Internal Revenue Service.

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Trends in New Business Entities: 30 Years of Data

Insight
Limited Liability Companies, or LLCs, are now the most popular legal entity for organizing businesses in the United States, according to a new report issued by Berkman Solutions.

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U.S. Tax Agency Investigates Facebook’s Ireland Asset Transfer

U.S. Tax Agency Investigates Facebook’s Ireland Asset Transfer

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The tax authority is examining whether Facebook understated its U.S. income by selling rights to an Irish subsidiary too cheaply, reports Reuters.

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Civil and Criminal International Tax Enforcement Update

Event, June 22
The International Tax Controversy Update is an annual event where private and government tax professionals to discuss current events and best practices relating to International Tax Enforcement and Voluntary Disclosures.

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Tax Associate Jason Tomitz Joins Farrell Fritz in Uniondale Office

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Jason Tomitz has joined Farrell Fritz as a tax associate in the firm’s Uniondale office. He previously was an associate at Kramer, Levin, Naftalis & Frankel, LLP in New York.

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Judge: Dallas’ Billionaire Wyly Brothers Committed Tax Fraud

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A federal bankruptcy judge in Dallas ruled late Tuesday that Dallas entrepreneurs Sam and Charles Wyly committed tax fraud when they created a series of offshore trusts in the Isle of Man in the 1990s to shield more than $1 billion for the family tax-free, according to a report in The Dallas Morning News.

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Akerman Trusts & Estates Partner Paul Collins in NY Office

Akerman Trusts & Estates Partner Paul Collins in NY Office

News
Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm, has announced the continued expansion of its Tax Practice Group with the addition of veteran trusts and estates partner Paul Collins in New York. He joins the firm from Schiff Hardin.

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Former Sprint Executives Sue U.S. for Allegedly Hiding EY Probe

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The suit involves a 2002 Internal Revenue Service investigation into Ernst & Young’s promotion of tax shelters to its clients, including the two executives and settled the audit with EY in July 2003, without informing the executives, the lawsuit said.

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Trump Facing Legal, Tax Questions

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Donald Trump is facing some tax and legal challenges that could complicate his bid for the White House, reports Bankrate.

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Schiff Hardin Welcomes Tax Associate in Ann Arbor

Schiff Hardin LLP announced that Marcy Rosen has joined the firm’s Ann Arbor, Michigan office as an associate in the Tax Group.

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Bankler Report: Congressional Tax Bill

Bankler Report: Congressional Tax Bill

Analysis
Will you or your law firm practice be affected by this week’s compromise by Congressional leaders regarding taxes and deductions if it becomes law?

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House Reaches Accord on Spending and Tax Cuts

NEWS
The vote illustrates the deep disagreements over an array of policy provisions that have left weeks of negotiations tinged with acrimony.

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Large Partnership Audits in the Oil & Gas Industry

Large Partnership Audits in the Oil & Gas Industry

On-Demand
Three Latham & Watkins partners address the growing discussion around the increase in large partnership audit activity.

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Key Energy-Related Tax Provisions in the 2016 Budget Proposal

Key Energy-Related Tax Provisions in the 2016 Budget Proposal

White Paper
McDermott Will & Emery has prepared a white paper on energy-related provisions in his recently released budget proposal for the 2016 fiscal year.

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The New Revenue Recognition Standard: Tax Implications

The New Revenue Recognition Standard: Tax Implications

On-Demand
Ernst & Young has posted a free on-demand webinar on a converged standard for recognizing revenue under U.S. GAAP and IFRS introduced during 2014.

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IRS Specifies Performance, Quality Standards For Small Wind Turbines

IRS Specifies Performance, Quality Standards For Small Wind Turbines

NEWS
North American Windpower has published an article discussing a new notice from the Internal Revenue Service setting performance and quality standards that small wind turbines must meet in order to qualify for the 30% investment tax credit.

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How Manufacturers Can Drive, Measure and Capture Value

How Manufacturers Can Drive, Measure and Capture Value

EVENT: Jan. 29, 8:30 a.m. CST
Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Ltd. will present a free seminar on Jan. 29, 2015, where speakers will be discussing topics focused on the manufacturing industry.

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President Signs Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014: Incentives for Employers and Individuals

President Signs Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014: Incentives for Employers and Individuals

White Paper
Davis & Kuelthau has published a white paper explaining a new law that retroactively extended through the end of 2014 more than 50 tax breaks that had expired on December 31, 2013.

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