Cut Unjustified Loopholes Act

Michigan Democratic Senator Carl Levin has introduced his proposed Cut Unjustified Tax Loopholes Act to target off-shore tax abuses.

In this podcast, Pepper tax partner Steve Bortnick, discusses how the act, designed to close a so-called loophole that allows foreign corporations to avoid paying U.S. taxes, might actually reduce U.S. tax revenues. Steve also discusses how this act would affect hedge and private equity funds.

If you are interested in the latest updates in the worlds of tax and private equity, you can request to receive an electronic copy of our monthly Tax Update newsletter or timely Funds Services client alerts by emailing podcasts@pepperlaw.com.

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Independent Contractor Compliance

In this podcast, Pepper attorney Richard Reibstein, a partner in the New York office and a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Group and co-chair of the firm's Independent Contractor Compliance Practice, discusses the new bill in Congress dealing with misclassification of independent contractors and how companies can use freelancers, consultants, per diems, long-term temps, and other contingent workers within the parameters of the law and enhance compliance to avoid liability for an array of misclassification liabilities.

If you are interested in the latest updates in the world of labor and employment or independent contractor compliance, email podcasts@pepperlaw.com to subscribe to Pepper's alerts.

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Voluntary Disclosure Program Encourages Compliance with Foreign Account Reporting

Last year, there were increased efforts by federal prosecutors and IRS agents to investigate taxpayers for failing to file Foreign Bank Account Reports (FBARs) and foreign earned income.

In this podcast with Len Schneidman, of counsel in Pepper Hamilton’s Tax practice and resident of Pepper’s Boston office, and Michael Schwartz, a partner in Pepper’s White Collar and Corporate Investigations practice and resident of the Philadelphia office, they discuss one of the tactics of the IRS to recover these outstanding taxes, the Voluntary Disclosure Program.

If you are interested in receiving Pepper’s Tax or White Collar and Corporate Criminal Investigations Client Alerts, please email podcasts@pepperlaw.com.
 
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Stimulus Package: Buy Back Debt Today, Pay Tax Later

As market conditions continue to depress the value of outstanding debt, private equity funds and other debt issuers have the opportunity to acquire their indebtedness at significant discounts.

Pepper Hamilton attorney Steve Bortnick, a partner in the New York and Princeton offices and a member of the firm’s Tax Department, recently authored an article with fellow Pepper attorney Tim Leska titled “Stimulus Package: Buy Back Debt Today, Pay Tax Later.”

In this podcast, Steve discusses how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act affects private equity funds and other debt issuers and discusses examples that he featured in his article.

If you are interested in the latest updates in the world of tax, you can request to receive an electronic copy of our monthly Tax Update newsletter by emailing podcasts@pepperlaw.com.

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Bailout Legislation Contains Many Favorable Renewable Energy Tax Provisions

On October 3, President Bush signed into law the much-publicized bailout legislation. As part of the legislation, there were three separate tax acts including the Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008, or the 2008 Energy Act. Listen to this podcast with Todd Reinstein, partner with Pepper Hamilton’s Tax Practice and resident of our Washington D.C. office, as he discusses some of the many favorable renewable energy tax provisions contained in the new bailout legislation.

If you’re interested in learning more about the latest developments in Sustainability and Climate Change or Tax Law, email podcasts@pepperlaw.com to subscribe to Pepper Hamilton’s Sustainability and Tax Updates.

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Fifth Annual Tax Workshop – Public Companies

Recently, Pepper Hamilton hosted our Fifth Annual Tax Workshop. The topic of this year’s workshop was business alignments and was moderated by Horace “Chip” Jordan, Senior Vice President of Tax with Marriott International. Panelists included Pepper partners Annette Ahlers and Ellen McElroy, Jeffrey Schragg, a partner with Argy, Wiltse and Robinson, and Pepper of counsel Lance Jacobs.

The workshop consisted of the panelists going through a few case examples to illustrate some of the tax issues an acquiring company, seller or investor would face in various venture backed and public company scenarios.

This podcast features the discussion of two scenarios regarding a public company that has had a going concern letter issued in the distressed industry. The scenarios included pre-bankruptcy options the public company can consider and the possibility of a going private transaction.

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Fifth Annual Tax Workshop – Venture Backed Companies

Recently, Pepper Hamilton hosted our Fifth Annual Tax Workshop. The topic of this year’s workshop was business alignments and was moderated by Horace “Chip” Jordan, Senior Vice President of Tax with Marriott International. Panelists included Pepper partners Annette Ahlers and Ellen McElroy, Jeffrey Schragg, a partner with Argy, Wiltse and Robinson, and Pepper of counsel Lance Jacobs.

The workshop consisted of the panelists going through a few case examples to illustrate some of the tax issues an acquiring company, seller or investor would face in various venture backed and public company scenarios.

This podcast features the discussion of three scenarios regarding a venture backed loss company. The scenarios included the loss company being acquired by a public company; the loss company discussing which structures will preserve their net operating losses while cashing out their convertible debt holders; and the loss company filing for bankruptcy.

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Mind Your Own (Non Business)

Not long ago, the Supreme Court decided to grant certiorari in the MeadWestvaco v. Illinois Dept of Revenue case. In this podcast with Lance Jacobs, an of counsel with Pepper's Washington office, who focuses his practice on federal, state and local tax matters, Lance discusses the details of this case and why this surprisingly taxpayer-favorable decision is interesting for businesses.

If you are interested in the latest updates in the world of tax, you can request to receive an electronic copy of our monthly Tax Update newsletter by emailing podcasts@pepperlaw.com.

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Tax Update

Recently, Pepper Hamilton, Pinnacle Fund Administration and Herbert L. Jamison and Company hosted a Hedge Funds and Investment Management Update. This session covered topics such as valuation in light of FAS 157, recent SEC activity, the impact of the credit meltdown, side by side conflict management, and the effect of each of these developments on portfolio construction and management.  We recorded the presentations to create a series of podcasts.

This podcast features the presentation of Steve Bortnick, a partner with Pepper Hamilton’s Tax Group and resident of Pepper’s New York and Princeton offices. Steve’s presentation was titled “Tax Update.”

Please contact Brian Dolan at dolanb@pepperlaw.com if you would like a copy of the presentation slides.

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Renewable Energy Developers, Investors Gain Tax Certainty

As concerns for the nation’s energy supply have risen, the Federal government has periodically provided various incentives to encourage the use of renewable energy sources. Listen to this podcast with Todd Reinstein, partner with Pepper Hamilton’s Tax Practice and resident of our Washington D.C. office, as he describes quality energy resources and the effect of Section 45 and Revenue Procedure 2007-65 on investors of renewable energy.

If you are interested in the latest updates in the world of tax, you can request to receive an electronic copy of our monthly Tax Update newsletter by emailing podcasts@pepperlaw.com.

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