The Act promised to reduce regulatory compliance requirements and lower costs for certain companies in the capital raising arena, and it seemed likely to open doors for the use of innovative financing methods such as crowdfunding.
Many boards are facing increased pressure by investors, regulatory agencies, employees, and even the general public – especially when things go wrong.
In essence, Bitcoin was described as a digital currency that could be converted into cash. Currently, the Bitcoin economy has been created and exchanged independent of banks or governments – but there are many unknowns as to whether this will continue to be the case.
The IRS recently expanded a fast-track audit program to apply to small businesses. Opting for the Fast-Track Settlement (FTS) may help resolve a matter in months that otherwise could take years.
The move to drop coverage for spouses is a cost-saving measure. For UPS, for example, the company estimates the move will save them $60 million.
Business owners are beginning to question the motive behind social media posts – including friend requests – and could try to stop the new hire or even sue the former employee.
Notably, and perhaps surprising to many employers, an unpaid internship must benefit the intern – not the business.
Being able to identify the “real party in interest” does not prevent patent trolls from continuing to use “exclusive licensees” as the vehicle of choice to issue demand letters or initiate infringement proceedings.
There are a number of reasons a will or trust may be contested. For example, disinheriting or significantly reducing the amount of assets passing to an heir may trigger a challenge. We’ve identified 13 steps to increase the probability your wishes will be honored, without significant inconvenience or expense.
This tax question is important to the IRAs, 401(k)s and other retirement plans, charities, U.S. individuals, mutual funds and foreign investors who bought trillions of dollars of home-mortgage-backed securities. Because many of these investors are now seeking damages from banks and other originators of home mortgages, home mortgage servicing companies and brokerage firms who sold mortgage-backed securities, any IRS tax liabilities these investors incur could be shifted to those companies as well.