Today in 2010: Dodd-Frank is signed into law

Jul 21, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act – more commonly referred to as the Dodd-Frank Act – was signed into law by President Barack Obama on July 21, 2010.

The leap year and the law

Feb 29, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

Every four years is a leap year, a year with an additional day in the month of February. How does this additional day impact the law?

Today in 2012: California passes law allowing “driverless” cars on public roads

Sep 25, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

Three years ago today, California enacted SB 1298, which legally allows “autonomous vehicles” to operate on roads within the state.

Today in 2011: Ninth Circuit affirms injunction against Arizona law stripping benefits from state employee domestic partners

Sep 6, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

Near the beginning of the Supreme Court’s last term, I wrote a post about several different cases that could come before the

Today in 2011: The FCC approves the Comcast-NBC Universal merger

Jan 18, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

On January 18, 2011, the FCC approved the merger between Comcast and NBC Universal — the largest merger of media companies in history.

Today in 2010: The FFEL student loan program is abolished

Mar 30, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

On March 30, 2010, President Obama signed the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act into law, and it abolished FFEL program, cutting private lenders out of the student loan process.

In Come 2012 Taxes: GE’s tax shelter isn’t really, says appeals court

Jan 25, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

General Electric subsidiary TIFD III–E’s partnership with two Dutch banks doesn’t quite provide the tax benefits GE had hoped, an appeals court ruled yesterday.

In Come 2012 Taxes: Can anyone really trust the IRS anymore?

Jan 18, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

After the IRS pulled a bait-and-switch in its 2009 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program, the damage to its credibility will very likely affect future voluntary disclosure programs.

In Come 2012 Taxes: FACT(A)-finding on foreign accounts

Jan 11, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

On March 18, 2010, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act was signed into law, making it one of the largest changes to the tax code in almost a decade.

In Come 2012 Taxes: Home Concrete and legal tax reduction

Jan 4, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

U.S. v. Home Concrete & Supply, currently before the Supreme Court, illustrates the difficulty of determining what exactly is a lawful reduction of tax liability.

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