New Jersey has hit Uber with a $650 million bill stemming from years of unpaid unemployment and disability taxes in a blockbuster assessment that experts say will reverberate throughout the gig economy and across the country.
The Trump administration proposed a rule Friday that would require health insurance plans to publicize their in-network and out-of-network rates and post cost-sharing information online by request.
The Illinois legislature has ended its veto session without taking up requested tax proposals made by the Chicago mayor, which included structural changes to the city's real estate transfer and casino taxes.
Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, put forward legislation Friday that aims to address health care staffing shortages at the Indian Health Service by providing tax breaks for two education programs.
State agency law, not federal case law, applies in awarding a $4.1 million tax refund to the bankruptcy estate of a banking group rather than to its defunct subsidiary, the bankruptcy trustee has told the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mitchell Newmark of Morrison & Foerster LLP's state and local tax group successfully argued an appeal for Lorillard Tobacco Co. in the New Jersey Tax Court and crafted the strategy and arguments that led the same court to reject a nearly $5 million tax assessment levied against automaker Daimler AG, earning him a spot as one of Law360's 2019 Tax MVPs.
Spencer Fane LLP has announced it will add nine attorneys to its Plano, Texas, office from the Dallas firm Hiersche Hayward Drakeley & Urbach PC, which is shuttering.
President Donald Trump asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to pause the enforcement of a subpoena by the House Oversight and Reform Committee seeking eight years of his business records from his longtime accounting firm, according to his attorney.
In this week’s Taxation With Representation, Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA pays $1.4 billion for a drywall maker, an Apollo Global Management affiliate takes Tech Data private for $5.4 billion and a blank check company buys Grid Dynamics International.
The past week in London has seen Libya's sovereign wealth fund sue Credit Suisse amid a long-running bribery battle, retailer Sports Direct take on its former accountant Grant Thornton, and a host of underwriters file claims against a shipowner and its bank a month after winning a case over a fake pirate attack. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.
A Manhattan federal judge waived off a bid to stall discovery in fraud litigation brought by owners of luxury hotel units in Panama after they argued that President Donald Trump's management companies had violated a previously-agreed-upon pause.
A Florida magistrate judge has recommended a $6.3 million award for the attorneys who secured a $6.5 million judgment over allegations that Geico shorted drivers by failing to pay sales tax and transfer fees on totaled leased vehicles.
Six Wisconsin cities and towns have asked a federal judge to dismiss them from a suit brought by Chippewa tribes over property tax collection on tribal lands, saying they shouldn't be included for simply following state law.
Illinois lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill that would retroactively forgive an estimated $50 million in sales and use taxes owed by certain airplane repair shops that were unaware they had to start collecting the taxes on parts in 2015.
Multiple Washington state localities have lodged a state court challenge to the constitutionality of a ballot measure that lowers or eliminates vehicle taxes and fees and will reduce state and local revenue by $4.2 billion over the next six years.
President Donald Trump asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to find that he has “absolute immunity” from criminal investigations while president and to block the Manhattan district attorney's subpoena of tax and financial records from his accounting firm.
Mardiros "Marty" Dakessian of Dakessian Law Ltd. scored a major victory this year in a Los Angeles tax dispute over whether a business was considered a wholesaler or retailer, which led to the reversal of a long-standing city policy, earning him a spot as one of Law360's 2019 Tax MVPs.
New York Attorney General Letitia James accused the largest non-chain photo and video equipment retailer in the country of shortchanging the state on sales tax for more than a decade in a New York False Claims Act lawsuit filed in state court on Thursday.
The European Parliament on Thursday submitted amendments to the European Commission that are designed to fight value-added tax evasion by forcing online platforms to maintain data on transactions they facilitate.
The House oversight committee can enforce a subpoena seeking eight years’ worth of President Donald Trump's business records, a divided D.C. Circuit said Wednesday, setting up a potential appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Massachusetts would impose an excise tax on electronic cigarettes, vaping pens and other vapor products under a bill that the state's House of Representatives approved Wednesday, following on a temporary vaping ban by the governor.
The Internal Revenue Service recently provided tax refunds to some cryptocurrency users who complied with letters sent by the agency as part of a crackdown on reporting requirements, representatives of a software company told Law360 on Wednesday.
An insurance executive failed to make a racketeering case against Seyfarth Shaw LLP over bad tax shelter advice, the Seventh Circuit has ruled in partly affirming a lower court's dismissal of the suit because the executive didn’t prove ongoing fraud.
States can impose tax-like revenue sharing fees on Native American gambling proceeds and are not prohibited by federal law from including the issue in negotiations with state tribes over gambling agreements, the California government has told a federal court.
The egos of some senators are preventing Congress from passing the SECURE Act, which would authorize multiemployer defined contribution plans, among other changes to retirement plans, Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., said Wednesday at a conference in Washington, D.C.
Law360 is proud to present a new series profiling a select group of women in tax law, spotlighting attorneys who have provided outstanding service to their clients and the public, changing the dynamics at their workplaces while they did so.
The IRS has started mailing letters to cryptocurrency users warning they could face penalties or worse if they don't properly report transactions and pay taxes on them. Law360 explores important considerations for cryptocurrency users who have received such a letter.
As heat waves spread across the country, tax lawyers’ thoughts may wander from opportunity zones and global intangible low-taxed income regulations to relaxing by the pool with an entertaining book in hand. Here are 10 books tax practitioners should read.
Under New Jersey law a taxpayer is liable for a spouse’s understatement on a joint return, but a recent U.S. Tax Court opinion offers hope that innocent spouse relief may become available as a court-fashioned remedy, say Jennifer Lota and Melanie Lupsa of Cole Schotz.
Recent federal appellate and district court rulings suggest that the predicted radical curtailing of Auer deference in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Kisor v. Wilkie has not come to fruition, say Jeffrey Karp and Edward Mahaffey at Sullivan & Worcester.
As Texas and other states review their judicial election processes, they would be well served by taking guidance from Massachusetts' Governor’s Council system, which protects the judiciary from the hazards of campaigning, says Richard Baker of New England Intellectual Property.
Even as Colorado last week joined a growing wave of states legalizing sports betting, federal laws designed to assist states in gambling enforcement remain a roadblock to commonsense legislation and state cooperation in this area, says Dennis Ehling of Blank Rome.
Reading Jeffrey Rosen’s "Conversations With RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law" is like eavesdropping on the author and his subject while they discuss how the restrained judicial minimalist became the fiery leader of the opposition, says Ninth Circuit Judge M. Margaret McKeown.
Not all states have updated their direct insurance procurement tax laws to take full advantage of the Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act, diminishing their ability to tax some insurance transactions, as highlighted by the New Jersey Tax Court's recent decision in Johnson & Johnson v. Director, Division of Taxation, say Zachary Lerner and Stephen Anastasia of Locke Lord.
The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration's proposed amendments to a sales tax regulation for technology transfer agreements recently received an icy reception indicative of the regulation's flaws and inconsistencies with prior court rulings, say Eric Coffill and Alexandra Louderback of Eversheds Sutherland.
This month's New York tax news features President Donald Trump — who seeks to change his tax domicile to Florida and continues lawsuits to prevent disclosure of his state tax returns — and a dismissal of the state's lawsuit challenging the federal cap on state and local tax deductions, say Timothy Noonan and Craig Reilly of Hodgson Russ.
Cannabis taxpayers saw some promising developments recently in legislation allowing state-level tax deductions for cannabis business expenses and a U.S. Tax Court opinion — Northern California Small Business Assistants v. Commissioner — that indicates skepticism regarding the constitutionality of the federal ban on these deductions, says Jennifer Benda of Hall Estill.
Academic reports of wealth and income inequality, and projected federal budget deficits have attracted significant political interest, particularly among the Democratic presidential candidates. Harry Gutman at Ivins Phillips compares the most prominent tax proposals and discusses the prospects for legislative action.
Replacing hourly billing with flat-fee arrangements, especially for appellate work, will leave attorneys feeling free to spend as much time as necessary to produce their highest quality work, says Lawrence Ebner of Capital Appellate Advocacy.
Although the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were amended to provide a uniform standard of culpability for spoliation, cases with similar facts are still reaching differing results because the rule does not specify how a court should evaluate a party's intent, say attorneys at Pepper Hamilton.
In reaction to California’s new law allowing student-athletes to accept paid endorsements, a U.S. senator is introducing legislation to tax athletic scholarships. The ensuing discussion shows that the current tax treatment of scholarships is not well understood, says professor Samuel Brunson of Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Requests for proposals, the standard tool of companies evaluating law firms, are becoming better suited to the legal industry, says Matthew Prinn of RFP Advisory Group.
My parents' contentious, drawn-out divorce was one of the worst experiences of my life. But it taught me how to be resilient — and ultimately led me to leave corporate litigation for a career in family law, helping other families during their own difficult times, says Sheryl Seiden of Seiden Family Law.