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Monday, July 24, 2017
Vol. 17, No. 140
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Intangibles / Internet
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Top News

  1. Federal Tax Reform Driving States to Digital Sales Taxes, Bloomberg BNA: Tax and Accounting News, July 21, 2017
  2. Treasury cites 8 burdensome tax regs that might be axed, Don't Mess With Taxes, July 23, 2017
  3. Court Allows Anonymous Coinbase Customer To Challenge IRS On Info Grab, Taxgirl, July 22, 2017
  4. Healthcare-Repeal And Replace, Or Repair Instead?, Mondaq: Taxation, July 21, 2017

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IRS Code and Regulatory Changes

  1. We explore Land Value Tax in the Tax Justice Network July 2017 podcast, Tax Justice Network, July 23, 2017
  2. Ask The Taxgirl: Are Payments Made To An Ex Always Alimony?, Taxgirl, July 23, 2017
  3. Studying Abroad This Fall? Make Sure You Know These Tax Implications, Tax Tips Blog, July 22, 2017
  4. EY MENA promotes Ivan Zoricic to tax partner, Tax Grotto, July 22, 2017
  5. Do Taxes Affect Marriage? Lessons From History, TaxProf Blog, July 22, 2017
  6. Going Cashless? Bad for Tax Cheats, Privacy, Poor, TaxProf Blog, July 22, 2017
  7. Cash-Basis Taxpayers Can Deduct Reclamation Costs Under Sec. 468, Colorado Tax Attorney: Denver Tax Lawyer, July 21, 2017
  8. IRC § 457A, Literal Income And Substitution Effects, And The Kübler-Ross Five Stages Of Taxes, TaxProf Blog, July 21, 2017
  9. State sales tax holiday season begins today!, Don't Mess With Taxes, July 21, 2017
Internal Revenue Service: Internal News

  1. Internal Revenue Bulletin 2017-30, IRS: Bulletins, July 21, 2017
  2. Taxpayers Should Review Their Withholding; Avoid Having Too Much or Too Little Federal Income Tax Withheld, US Internal Revenue Service: Latest News, July 21, 2017
  3. Making the Most out of Miscellaneous Deductions, US Internal Revenue Service: Tax Tips, July 21, 2017

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US Tax Policy Issues and Comments

  1. HMRC Releases Tax Administration 'Strategy' Document,, July 21, 2017
  2. Centralized Partnership Audit Regime Effective Date, American Bar Association: News & Announcements, July 21, 2017
  3. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. FERNANDO PEREZ HERNANDEZ AKA, U.S. 9th Circuit Court Opinions, July 22, 2017
  4. Tax Policy In The Trump Administration, TaxProf Blog, July 21, 2017
  5. President Trump's Mexico City Policy: An Expansion of Restrictions on Foreign Aid, Arnold & Porter: Tax Publications, July 21, 2017
State, Local, and Reservation Taxes

  1. FY17 Preliminary Revenues Total $25.625 Billion, Massachusetts: Department of Revenue, July 21, 2017
  2. A Ban on Ban-the-Box Laws? Texas and Indiana Introduce Legislation That Would Prohibit Municipal and County Ban-the-Box Laws Within Their States, Seyfarth Shaw: Tax Publications, July 21, 2017
  3. Indiana Tax Court Allows Deductions For Interest Paid On Intercompany Loans And Holds That Gain From Sale Of Partnership Was Nonbusiness Income, Mondaq: Taxation, July 21, 2017
International Issues

  1. Yes, Killing The ACA’s Investment Tax Now Would Make The Next GOP Tax Bill Easier. Here's Why, TaxProf Blog, July 24, 2017
  2. Luxembourg's E-Commerce VAT Revenues Plunge,, July 21, 2017
  3. Irish Committee Calls For WHT For Overseas Artists,, July 21, 2017
  4. UK To Levy VAT On Telecoms Services For Overseas Brits,, July 21, 2017
  5. Australia Announces Housing Tax Breaks,, July 21, 2017
  6. Seychelles Expected To Announce SME Tax Cuts In Budget,, July 21, 2017
  7. Poland Should Maintain Hiked VAT Rate, IMF Says,, July 21, 2017
  8. New Zealand Inland Revenue Delays Restructuring,, July 21, 2017
  9. IMF Urges Growth-Friendly Tax Cuts For Greece,, July 21, 2017
  10. Australia Introduces Excise Duty Break For Distillers,, July 21, 2017
  11. Australia's Cross Border GST Changes Commencing 1 July 2017, Baker & McKenzie: Tax, July 24, 2017
  12. Reminder of Dutch CBCR Compliance Requirements, Baker & McKenzie: Tax, July 21, 2017
  13. Hong Kong Introduces Tax Exemption to Onshore Privately Offered Open-ended Fund Companies, Baker & McKenzie: Tax, July 21, 2017
Litigation Updates

  1. “No Harm, No Foul”: Court Denies Motion for Spoliation Sanctions Pursuant to Rule 37(e), K & L Gates: Tax: Newsstand, July 21, 2017
Tax Preparer Issues

  1. Employers Must Use New I-9 by September 18, 2017, Seyfarth Shaw: Tax Publications, July 21, 2017
  2. Tax Group Mulls Marketplace Seller Voluntary Disclosure Plan, Bloomberg BNA: Tax and Accounting News, July 21, 2017
Intangibles and Internet Tax

  1. Take Advantage of the Existing Voluntary Disclosure Program While You Can!, Borden Ladner: Publications, July 21, 2017



Congressional Actions

  1. Treasury Sanctions ISIS Fighter, US Department of the Treasury: Press Releases, July 21, 2017
  2. House Budget May Face Opposition Despite Tax Reform Push, Bloomberg BNA: Tax and Accounting News, July 21, 2017
Regulatory Agencies

  1. SIFMA Submits Comments to SEC on Standards of Conduct for Financial Professionals, SIFMA, July 21, 2017
  2. SIFMA Testimony at House Subcommittee Fixed Income Market Structure Hearing, SIFMA, July 21, 2017



Off Beat

  1. Employment Law Lookout Readers: Cast Your Vote in the ABA’s Web 100 Competition!, Seyfarth Shaw: Tax Publications, July 21, 2017

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