John Branca Takes the Stand in Michael Jackson Tax Trial

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"When I tell these stories, I actually tell them with affection,” says Branca of the late King of Pop. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

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Chicago's Tax on Netflix, Spotify Subscriptions Challenged in Court

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Legal group says city can't levy Netflix’s video streaming service if the tax does not apply to the video-by-mail service. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Music Tech Business THR Online

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Michael Jackson's Executor, Manager Ordered to Testify in Billion-Dollar Tax Battle

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Tax Court judge has also deemed as inadmissible a report from one of the nation's leading First Amendment scholars. A U.S. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online

Michael Jackson Estate Faces Billion-Dollar Tax Court Battle

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

How much was the King of Pop's name and image worth when he died? The estate says $2,105, but the IRS insists its value is more than $434 million. This is bizarre," says the estate's lead attorney, Howard Weitzman. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Weekly Magazine Michael Jackson

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Michael Jackson's Ex-Manager Takes the Stand in Tax Trial

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Tohme Tohme's testimony could foreshadow an ugly trial ahead in his own legal fight with Jackson's estate. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online Michael Jackson

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Sumner Redstone Loses to the IRS in Tax Case Four Decades in the Making

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The life story of the Viacom and CBS executive chairman told through a quirky tax dispute. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Michael Jackson Tax Judge Allows Trial Testimony About Intellectual Property Mashups

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The judge is dealing with the issue of what — and how — a theoretical buyer would have paid Jackson for the right to use his name and image. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online

How Hollywood Wins in Trump's Proposed Tax Plan: "This Is Huge"

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The president's proposed 15 percent rate would apply to "loan-out" companies, which could benefit stars and producers: "It's kind of ironic that the one group who stands [to gain] the most from all of this is the very group that's most vocally opposed to Trump." read more. THR, Esq.

Rachel Maddow Is Probably Safe for Disclosing Donald Trump's Taxes, But.

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

There's at least one legal issue that hasn't fully been settled. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online Donald Trump

Producers Get Probation After Louisiana Film Tax-Credit Fraud Conviction

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Seven Arts Entertainment CEO Peter Hoffman was facing 405 years in prison after he was found guilty of defrauding Louisiana's state tax-credit program of $1.13

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Taxing Dead Celebs, Fee Shifting in Copyright Cases and Red Flag Knowledge – ELU 75

Gordon P. Firemark

The post Taxing Dead Celebs, Fee Shifting in Copyright Cases and Red Flag Knowledge – ELU 75 originally appeared on Entertainment Law Offices of Gordon P. The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update , is now available for your enjoyment.

Viacom Exec Claims She Was Fired Over Opposition to Tax-Dodging Scheme

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A lawsuit from Nataki Williams alleges that Viacom was trying to hide revenue for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the Netherlands. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Movie Director Indicted in $4.7 Million Tax Rebate Fraud Case

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Alex Ben Block Daniel Adams faces up to 32 years in prison for claims associated with his films "The Lightkeepers" and "Golden Boys." read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies Business

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Dow Jones Sues Texas Claiming Tax Code Violates First Amendment

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner The Rupert Murdoch-owned Wall Street Journal sues Texas for free speech violations over its tax policy. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

'Just Friends' Financier to Recover $3.4 Million After Tax Credit Money Goes Missing

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner The foreign sales agent on the 2005 comedy starring Ryan Reynolds is on the financial hook after a late Oscar-winning producer mysteriously absconds with Canadian tax credit money.

Michael Jackson Estate Says IRS Expert Committed Perjury About Whitney Houston Work

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Is the tax trial of the century tainted? read more. THR, Esq. Business Music Business THR Online

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News Round-up: Tech Awards, a New Nexis, Online Tax Appeals, and More

Media Law

The post News Round-up: Tech Awards, a New Nexis, Online Tax Appeals, and More appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Here is a round-up of notable news from the last couple weeks: TechnoLawyer has announced its TL NewsWire Top 10 and 25 Products of 2015. Its top pick of the year: pdfDocs 4.1 from DocsCorp, which TechnoLawyer praises as designed specifically for law firms and able to handle all the basics while also providing advanced […].

U.S. Government Claims Immunity in Suit Over Taxpayer's Info Revealed on Howard Stern Show

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Under the Trump Administration, the Justice Department says government can't be sued for tax collection activities, including "communications to third parties regarding a person or a group of persons' tax liability."

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But it’s on the Internet! Kickstarter tax issues

Music Technology Policy

If you have found any information about dealing with tax issues on Kickstarter.com, please post a comment. for the 2011 tax year on a Form 1099-K. I don’t belive that filing the 1099-K solves the local sales tax issue that applies to all other retailers in your state as described in the video. PS Kickstarter might be able to solve your state sales tax problem by distinguishing “rewards” that are subject to sales tax and collecting it at the source.

Can MTV Sue New Jersey For Nixing 'Jersey Shore' Tax Credit? (Analysis)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

edit@hollywoodreporter.com (Eriq Gardner) Why Governor Christie would like nothing better than if MTV sued over $420,00 worth of production incentives read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business MTV Nicole Polizzi Jersey Shore

TV Producer Claims Tax Credit Denial Was A Violation of U.S. Constitution

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Lawsuit asks, "Why not me?" read more. THR, Esq. Television Television

Hollywood Docket: Feds seize cyberlockers; NY tax credits; Kagan vs. 'Twilight'

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The federal government has seized domain names and other assets from nine websites allegedly offering downloads of "Toy Story 3," "Iron Man 2," and other films within hours of their release. The campaign, dubbed "Operation in Our Sites," involved 100.

Production Tax Incentives Extended, but Should Hollywood Care?

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Jonathan Handel ANALYSIS: Tax code section 181 was extended retroactively, but experts disagree on who benefits - if anyone. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business

Hollywood Docket Top 5: Redstone escapes class action; iPod tax; 'Heroes' pirate pride

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

CBS chairman Sumner Redstone catches a break as a New York federal judge dismisses a class-action lawsuit against the company and senior executives for allegedly artificially inflating the company's value in order to help Redstone on a loan. Reuters] The.

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Tax Policy and Media Investment

Media Law Prof Blog

Hans Jarle Kind and Gurrorm Schjelderup, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, and Frank Staehler, University of Tuebingen, Department of Economics, have published Newspaper Differentiation and Investments in Journalism: The Role of Tax Policy as NHH Department of Economics

Movie Producer Peter Hoffman Stands Trial in Film Tax Credit Fraud Case

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Prosecutors will have to prove that Hoffman intentionally submitted false expense reports on a Louisiana mansion being transformed into a postproduction facility. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

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But it’s on the Internet! Kickstarter tax issues

Music Technology Policy

If you have found any information about dealing with tax issues on Kickstarter.com, please post a comment. for the 2011 tax year on a Form 1099-K. I don’t belive that filing the 1099-K solves the local sales tax issue that applies to all other retailers in your state as described in the video. PS Kickstarter might be able to solve your state sales tax problem by distinguishing “rewards” that are subject to sales tax and collecting it at the source.

But it’s on the Internet! Kickstarter tax issues

Music Technology Policy

If you have found any information about dealing with tax issues on Kickstarter.com, please post a comment. for the 2011 tax year on a Form 1099-K. I don’t belive that filing the 1099-K solves the local sales tax issue that applies to all other retailers in your state as described in the video. PS Kickstarter might be able to solve your state sales tax problem by distinguishing “rewards” that are subject to sales tax and collecting it at the source.

But it’s on the Internet! Kickstarter tax issues

Music Technology Policy

If you have found any information about dealing with tax issues on Kickstarter.com, please post a comment. for the 2011 tax year on a Form 1099-K. I don’t belive that filing the 1099-K solves the local sales tax issue that applies to all other retailers in your state as described in the video. PS Kickstarter might be able to solve your state sales tax problem by distinguishing “rewards” that are subject to sales tax and collecting it at the source.

BU Launches Online Program for LL.M. in Tax

Media Law

Now you can get an advanced degree in tax law without ever leaving your desk. in Taxation , based on the bricks-and-mortar version of its Graduate Tax Program. program, first established in 1959, is now available through online, interactive instruction, enabling practitioners to receive essential training in the fundamental underpinnings of tax law in a convenient, accessible format. Boston University School of Law has launched a program for an Online LL.M.

But it’s on the Internet! Kickstarter tax issues

Music Technology Policy

If you have found any information about dealing with tax issues on Kickstarter.com, please post a comment. for the 2011 tax year on a Form 1099-K. I don’t belive that filing the 1099-K solves the local sales tax issue that applies to all other retailers in your state as described in the video. PS Kickstarter might be able to solve your state sales tax problem by distinguishing “rewards” that are subject to sales tax and collecting it at the source.

Lauryn Hill Pleads Guilty to Not Filing Tax Returns

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The IRS said she didn't make tax payments on nearly $1.8 million of income from music and movie royalties from 2005-2007. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Lauryn Hill

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Establish religion, then tax its followers

The Legal Satyricon

taxes) on Christmas trees. A tax [.]. I’m impressed. The Department of Agriculture may have violated two First Amendment provisions at once. As set forth in the November 8, 2011, Federal Register, there is a new Christmas Tree Promotion Board. I’m thinking–Establishment clause violation, perhaps? But, it gets better. To fund it, there are assessments (i.e. church and state First Amendment religion

Amber Heard-Johnny Depp Drama Continues With Disagreement Over Donation to Charity

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Heard says her ex is trying to cut his financial liability in half by cashing in on tax deductions. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Amber Heard Johnny Depp

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Should you have a loan-out company for your work in entertainment?

Gordon P. Firemark

But as always, it’s important to consult with your tax and legal advisers before embarking on any legal strategy for your career or business. Fiscal Year Tax Planning. By selecting a fiscal year, the company can sometimes realize a major first-year tax savings.

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Establish religion, then tax its followers

The Legal Satyricon

taxes) on Christmas [.]. By Jay Wolman I’m impressed. The Department of Agriculture may have violated two First Amendment provisions at once. As set forth in the November 8, 2011, Federal Register, there is a new Christmas Tree Promotion Board. I’m thinking–Establishment clause violation, perhaps? But, it gets better. To fund it, there are assessments (i.e. church and state First Amendment religion

New Mexico May Change Tax Credit Scheme

Media Law Prof Blog

The New Mexico Legislature is tinkering with its state film tax credit. While the governor would like to limit the credit to fifteen percent, the lawmakers seem to favor twenty-five. However, to limit the amount of money flowing to film

Changes In EU's Film Tax Credit Regime May Be Coming

Media Law Prof Blog

Hot topic at the Cannes Film Festival: the possible changes in the EU's film funding rules that would cut funding for non-EU projects, making it more difficult, industry commentators say, to bring together international productions. More here from the Hollywood

Filmmaker Pleads Guilty To Tax Credit Fraud, Gets Prison Term

Media Law Prof Blog

Director Daniel Adams has been sentenced to up to three years in state prison for filing false budgets and other documents in order to receive tax credits for two films he produced in the state of Massachusetts. He is also

Federal Judge Nixes Colorado Tax Statute Because of Reporting Requirements

Media Law Prof Blog

District Court Judge has ruled that a Colorado statute enacted in 2010 intended to encourage out of state sellers to tell their customers that they owe in state sales tax is unconstitutional because "the veil provided by

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