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. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Show notes are located at [link]. Here’s what we talked about… Quick Follow up on Dead Celebrities.

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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. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Show notes are located at [link]. Here’s what we talked about… Quick Follow up on Dead Celebrities.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ah, Film Tax Credits!

Media Law Prof Blog

From the Hollywood Reporter: applications for California state film tax credits are up eighteen percent over last year. Meanwhile, the film tax credit so popular in Louisiana is under some scrutiny after a 2013 Louisiana Legislative Auditor''s report found that

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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.

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Michael Jackson Tax Judge Won't Throw Out Testimony Just Because IRS Expert Lied

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The tax trial of the century gets closer to an ultimate decision. read more. THR, Esq. Business Music Business 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

Cloud Computing and Computing Taxes

Media Law Prof Blog

Shakow, University of Pennsylvania Law School, has published The Taxation of Cloud Computing and Digital Content in volume 71 of Tax Notes International (July 22, 2013), volume 140 of Tax Notes (July 22, 2013), and volume 69 of David J.

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20 Questions for New Artists Part 1: Bank Accounts/Tax Returns/Accountants

Music Technology Policy

Bank Accounts/Tax Returns/Accountants : A common mistake that bands make is to have all income paid to one band member, which usually results in unnecessarily complex adjustments at tax time not to mention general distrust should disputes arise. The band should find an accountant in your geographical area who is familiar with music issues and band accounting and take a meeting with that accountant (preferably a Certified Public Accountant who will file the band’s tax return).

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

Toronto Cuts Film Tax Credit

Media Law Prof Blog

The Hollywood Reporter covers the change in Toronto's film credit tax policy--from 25% for foreign productions to 21.5%. That drop may not seem like a lot, but, says Pinewood Toronto Studios head Paul Bronfman, "Our credibility is blown forever now

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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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NYT obtains two decades of Trump’s tax returns revealing years of tax avoidance

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

NYT obtains two decades of Trump’s tax returns revealing years of tax avoidance

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Tax day arrives!

The Legal Satyricon

Because of your toil as business owners, doctors, lawyers and financial service experts, you are able to subsidize the lifestyles and safety of people like me – somewhat literate, moderately intelligent lifetime students – by paying more than 70% of all Federal income taxes. [.]. DeVoy Dear the top 10% of income earners: Thank you!

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Wyclef has 'great lawyers' handling tax issues

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In the blink of an eye, CNN's Wolf Blitzer goes from hard-hitting journalist, interrogating Haiti presidential candidate Wyclef Jean about his tax arrears, to being Mr. Softee, Tags: Accounting Celebrity Media This has to be one of the best TV interviews of the year.

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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

Trump's tax nightmare comes true as NY D.A. probes fraud, demands taxes

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Trump's tax nightmare comes true as NY D.A. probes fraud, demands taxes

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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 million. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

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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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Prince's Estate: No Will Could Mean Chaos, Tax Bills and Lawsuits, Say Experts

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

If Prince's taxable estate is valued at $250 million, the icon's heirs could be looking at a bill for about $120 million in state and federal estate taxes. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online Prince

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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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Netflix Accused of Violating U.S. Tax Law in Bonuses to Top Executives

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A shareholder has sued Netflix board members over allegations that they "rigged the compensation process, guaranteeing Netflix officers huge cash payments while misleading investors into believing that these payments were justified by attainment of real performance goals." read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Kickstarter tax issues redux

Music Technology Policy

Thanks to Dean Kay on ASCAP Daily Brief and Glenn Peoples at Billboard.biz for shout outs on the Kickstarter taxable income post

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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

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New Tool from Wolters Kluwer Tracks Changes to Estate and Gift Tax Laws

Media Law

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act that took effect Jan. tax laws, including with regard to estate and gift taxes. The post New Tool from Wolters Kluwer Tracks Changes to Estate and Gift Tax Laws appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. 1 made major changes to U.S. Needless to say, attorneys who practice in this area need to be well versed in the changes and their implications. A new tool launching this week from Wolters Kluwer Legal & […].

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President Trump, Tax Fraud?

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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An Evaluation of State Film Tax Incentive Programs

Media Law Prof Blog

Pollard, Indiana University/Purdue University (IUPUI), has published ''Cut - And That''s a Wrap'' – The Film Industry’s Fleecing of State Tax Incentive Programs. States continue to rely on tax incentive programs to attract and retain businesses and to Randle B.

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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

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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Analyzing the Rationale for the 10% Excise Tax on Indoor Tanning (or: Why Snooki Looks Less Orange Now)

JetLawBlog

Taxing sin is nothing new – anyone who buys cigarettes , alcohol , or even gambles can tell you that. In recent years, the traditional sin taxes have begun to expand, with suggestions to begin taxing things like high-sugar sodas. The 10% tax on indoor tanning, which went into the bill after the cosmetic surgery lobby successfully defeated the inclusion of the botax , took effect on July 1, 2010, and didn’t generate a lot of media coverage.

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Tax Incentives Available To the Australian Arts

Media Law Prof Blog

Brett Freudenberg, Griffith University, has published "Report #1: The Current Australian Tax Treatment of the Arts Industry" (Series: Tax: Contributing to a Sustainable Arts Industry). This Report contains an overview of the current Australian tax treatment Here is the abstract.

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YouTube Censored @SharylAttkisson: Health Care “Cadillac Tax” Postponed

Music Technology Policy

The so-called “cadillac tax” plan to tax those health care payments as income has been postponed to 2020. If you’re one of the people left with a job in the music business where your employer pays for some of your health insurance costs under a private health insurance plan, the federal government is coming after you–but not for now.

$15 Million Film Tax Incentive extended through 2009

Gordon P. Firemark

I somehow missed it last October when Congress acted to extend the $15 Million tax incentive for domestic films that was originally created in the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004. In addition to extending the program, the rules have been expanded. Producers may now deduct the first $15 Million spent on qualifying domestic film production, regardless of the picture’s total budget. Good news for American film industry jobs in these tough times.

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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

Whitney Houston Estate Challenges $11 Million Tax Bill

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The IRS allegedly erred by increasing the value of the singer's publicity rights $11.5 million to $11.7 million. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online

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Increasing the tax base

The Legal Satyricon

This editorial calls for the elimination of the charitable giving deduction. He says that the mortgage deduction is firmly in place, given the current housing market. I disagree. It would be a great time to yank that absurd deduction – even when I owned a house, I thought it was absurd that since I was [.]. politics religion

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California Extends Film, TV Tax Credit Program To 2017

Media Law Prof Blog

California's Governor Jerry Brown has signed an extension of the California film and tv tax credit to lure film and tv production back to the state. The extension, to run through 2017, will subsidize the entertainment industry up to $100

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Your Tax Dollars at Work Part 2: The Barter iTax

Music Technology Policy

Albeit on a black market , but that's not a tax issue.) New York Governor David Patterson included a 4 percent sales tax on digital goods in his State budget. The tax is on downloaded music, ring tones, movies, books, photographs, and games, among other online items. As Mark McKinnon recently noted in a piece on the Governor Patterson’s “iTax”: “Add a tax to broccoli, and you’ll sell less broccoli; there’s no convenient, underground tax-free broccoli market.

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20 Questions for New Artists: Bank Accounts/Tax Returns/Accountants

Music Technology Policy

Bank Accounts/Tax Returns/Accountants : A common mistake that bands make is to have all income paid to one band member, which usually results in unnecessarily complex adjustments at tax time. as well as payment of sales tax, withholding and income tax. Eventually, the accountant will be responsible for paying each band member their draw or salary, and making sure any roadies or other employees are properly paid under state and federal tax laws.

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

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Senate GOP tax bill hurts the poor more than originally thought, CBO finds - The Washington Post

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Senate GOP tax bill hurts the poor more than originally thought, CBO finds - The Washington Post