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Adding Obamacare Data to W-2 Tax Form May Confuse -U.S. IRS
November 18, 2013 — Reuters News; BNA Snapshot - Healthcare; Accounting Today
Washington, D.C.-based partner, Seth Perretta, who is a member of the firm's Healthcare and Tax groups and leads the firm's ERISA and Employee Benefits practice, shares his thoughts on some of the benefits that could result from combining reporting under the Affordable Care Act, including, "The ability for employers to use a single, combined return statement for purposes of Code section 6055 and 6056 reporting should help reduce some of the burdens on employers. Moreover, combined reporting should help reduce the possibility for the issuance of inconsistent returns and lessen potential participant confusion."
Practitioners Anticipate a Resurgence of Due Process Nexus Litigation
November 1, 2013 — 2013 State Tax Today 212-1
Don Griswold, partner in Crowell & Moring's Tax Group and member of the Washington, D.C. office, is quoted from the 20th annual Paul J. Hartman State & Local Tax Forum about recent developments in the U.S. Supreme Court's due process jurisprudence. He notes, "In just the past couple of years, we've seen almost a revolution of thinking about due process minimum contacts, due process nexus, due process jurisdiction."
Recent MTC Trends, States Begin to Respond to 'Gillette'
June 25, 2013 — Bloomberg BNA "Expert Insight" / June 28, 2013 — Bloomberg BNA "Tax Management Weekly State Tax Report"
Washington, D.C.-based Tax Group associate, Jeremy Abrams, shares his perspective on the impact that three recent cases, Anheuser-Busch v. Michigan Dept. of Treas., IBM v. Michigan Dept. of Treas. and Gillette Co. et al v. FTB, will have on the Multistate Tax Compact (MTC) with Bloomberg BNA. His comments are published in Bloomberg BNA's Tax Management Weekly State Tax Report and Expert Insight blog. According to Abrams, "The flurry of repealing legislation that we're seeing confirms that Compact states are taking this issue very seriously, and for good reason. States potentially could owe millions of dollars in refunds if more decisions like Gillette are handed down. This risk creates some leverage for taxpayers, and they ought to use that leverage to their advantage during audits."
Crowell & Moring Tax Partner Offers Insight on Whistleblowers to Tax Notes
September 10-14, 2012 — Tax Notes
Washington, D.C.-based Tax Group partner David Blair shares his thoughts on the impact of the Birkenfeld award and tax reserve reporting in September issues of Tax Notes.
"Key Laws to Watch"
May 2012 — Pet Age
From tax breaks to online sales tax loopholes, a slew of measures that could influence small business are taking shape in Congress. Crowell & Moring Tax Group partner Howard M. Weinman gives a view from Washington in this feature story for retailers.
Face Time, Surveys Boost Client Service At 17 Firms: GCs
November 30, 2011 — Legal Industry Law360
Crowell & Moring is listed among 17 firms that received praise from corporate counsel for improving their client focus in the BTI Client Service A-Team 2012 report by the BTI Consulting Group Inc.
According to the article, “While many firms have been increasing their emphasis on client service to remain competitive, a few made strong pushes toward more in-person meetings, satisfaction surveys and follow-up calls this year, earning them the designation of most improved in a new survey of corporate counsel.”
Company Lawyers Sniff Out Revenue
May 11, 2011 — The Wall Street Journal
Crowell & Moring LLP is highlighted for its corporate plaintiff's recovery practice in this story about how in-house counsel are turning their legal departments into profit centers. Major companies, such as DuPont Co., Ford Motor Co., Tyco International Ltd., and Michelin SCA, among others, say their lawyers are devoting more time and effort to bringing in extra cash by thinking like plaintiffs.
Crowell & Moring chairman Kent A. Gardiner told The Wall Street Journal that the firm’s docket of such cases has doubled over the past five years. The firm’s recovery efforts for clients include a full suite of practice areas, ranging from tax and customs to intellectual property and antitrust.