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On April 3, 2023, the US Tax Court issued its opinion in Farhy v. Commissioner, holding that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) lacked the statutory authority to both assess tax penalties under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Section 6038(b) and collect said penalties via a levy against the taxpayer.
On May 3, 2023, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted amendments to the share repurchase disclosure rules that require the disclosure of daily share repurchase activity on a quarterly basis by domestic issuers and foreign private issuers and on a semi-annual basis by registered closed-end management investment companies (Listed Closed-End Funds).
On 12 April 2023, the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Federal Ministry of Justice published the draft bill for a law on the financing of future-proof investments (Zukunftsfinanzierungsgesetz – “ZuFinG-E“).
The amount of taxes due this year for many Washington state taxpayers just increased following a 7-2 decision from the Washington Supreme Court in which it reversed a lower court’s ruling and held that the state’s new capital gains tax is valid.
In its first published guidance addressing non-fungible tokens (NFTs), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2023-27 on March 21, 2023, announcing its intent to issue guidance related to the taxation of certain NFTs as “collectibles.”
Effective March 15, 2023, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is removing the biometrics submission requirement and $85 fee requirement for petitioners filing Form I-526E, Immigrant Petition by Regional Center Investor.
USCIS issued a notification on March 1, 2023, that it was implementing the statutorily required annual fee to fund the “EB-5 Integrity Fund.”
On Feb. 7, 2023, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s Division of Examinations (Division) announced its 2023 examination priorities (Exam Priorities).
In a downturning in the economy, we expect funding to become more challenging in the biotech, pharma, and medtech areas.
On December 16, 2022, a federal district judge in California denied artist Ryder Ripps’s and his partner’s anti-SLAPP motion and motion to dismiss in a closely monitored action filed against them by Yuga Labs, Inc. (“Yuga”), the creator behind the monumentally successful Bored Ape Yacht Club (“BAYC”) NFTs.
Most employment-based permanent residency applications require the applicant to go through the PERM labor certification process where the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) certifies that there are not sufficient U.S. workers able, available, and qualified to fill a position.
On May 18, 2023, the United States Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Goldsmith, a case that presented the Court with an opportunity to bring clarity to the often highly subjective standards lower courts apply when deciding the issue of fair use of visual works of art under copyright law.
It is more important than ever that employers understand the serious long-term, non-monetary consequences of settling or accepting Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations.
A new Washington law regulating employers’ use of production quotas or production standards for employees working at warehouse distribution centers (House Bill 1762) will go into effect on July 1, 2024.
As a part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (CAA), Congress passed new exceptions to the Physician Self-Referral Law (Stark Law) and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) allowing certain healthcare entities to provide mental health or behavioral health improvement and/or maintenance programs to physicians and other clinicians.
On May 17, 2023, the Texas Senate approved Senate Bill No. 14 (SB 14), prohibiting physicians from providing gender-affirming medical care to minors experiencing gender dysphoria (distress that results from having one’s gender identity not match one’s sex assigned at birth).
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