Alerts

  • Oct 26 2017

    The City of Atlanta’s Public Safety and Legal Administration Committee held a public hearing October 24, regarding a proposed amendment to the City of Atlanta’s Alcohol Code to increase alcohol license fees.

  • Oct 06 2017

    On October 5, 2017, the Georgia Department of Revenue proposed rules for implementing O.C.G.A. § 48-7-40.33, entitled the Georgia Musical Investment Act (“the Act”).

  • Sep 01 2017

    On Thursday, August 31, 2017, a Texas federal court invalidated the Obama Administration’s overtime rule increasing the minimum threshold salary required to qualify for the white collar exemption.

  • Aug 22 2017

    On August 21, 2017, the Georgia Department of Revenue released Policy Bulletin SUT-2017-07 providing a sales tax exemption for sales of tickets, fees, or charges for admission to certain fine arts performances or exhibitions at a facility owned by a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

  • May 05 2017

    Individuals investing in Conservation Easement Transactions have many questions. Why is the IRS attacking Conservation Easements?  Why do I have to file these extra forms?  When do I file the forms and what are the risks if I don’t file the forms?  Should I take the charitable contribution deduction and risk penalties if the IRS challenges the Conservation Easement?

  • Mar 07 2017

    On March 1, 2017, the Georgia House of Representatives voted 126-40 to adopt HB 329 which would convert the current graduated-rate individual income tax into a single, 5.4 percent flat-rate tax.

  • Jan 27 2017

    This client alert follows up on our prior alerts entitled "Employee Benefit Plan Filing Deadlines." The following are the most common applicable filing deadlines (and/or "Heads Up" for coming deadlines) or other important dates for January and February 2017 for calendar year plans:

    January 16 – Deadline for the plan administrator of self-insured health plans to pay all or at least the first installment of the transitional reinsurance fee for 2016. To the extent ...

  • Dec 22 2016

    On December 15, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Consumer Review Fairness Act (CRFA). Effective immediately, the law prevents companies from contractually prohibiting their consumers from “disparaging” them in any manner, effectively preventing those consumers from publishing anything negative about those companies online.

    The CRFA will make it illegal for companies to prohibit their consumers from leaving genuine negative reviews and/or ...

  • Dec 01 2016

    This client alert follows up on our prior alert titled, "Employee Benefit Plan Filing Deadlines." The following are the most common applicable filing deadlines for calendar year plans for December 2016.

  • Nov 23 2016

    The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide emergency injunction effectively preventing the United States Department of Labor (DOL) from enforcing its hotly contested overtime rule.

    Brief Overview

    The rule, a summary of which is available here, was slated to go into effect on December 1, 2016. A collection of 21 states, however, sued the federal government arguing, among other things, that the DOL was not authorized to ...

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