Oregon changes tax rules to lure Google Fiber


After complaints from Google about Oregon's tax rules, the state yesterday enacted a bill to address Google's concerns about building a fiber network in Portland and five nearby municipalities.The bill, signed yesterday by Gov. Kate Brown, "exempts 'gigabit' Internet service like Google's from a thorny property tax that dates to the 1970s and was originally intended for microwave towers," The Oregonian reported. Until the change, there was "an unusual Oregon tax methodology that values companies Read more [...]

WWE Extreme Rules 2015: Daniel Bryan vs. Bad News Barrett Will Steal the Show


Featuring the aftermath of WrestleMania, WWE Extreme Rules is often an underrated event, having hosted a number of classic contests over the years. Of the all the matches already confirmed for the card and those that will likely be added, Daniel Bryan vs. Bad News Barrett for the Intercontinental Championship will be the bout to steal the show. At WrestleMania 31, Bryan trumped six other competitors in a Ladder match to win the Intercontinental title from Barrett. Although Barrett later claimed in Read more [...]

HSBC is ‘cast-iron certain’ to breach banking rules again, executive admits


Exclusive Bank’s global head of sanctions told monitors in private meeting that HSBC’s size made large-scale regulatory breaches a virtual inevitability A senior HSBC executive has privately admitted that the bank is “cast-iron certain” to have another major regulatory breach in the future, and is struggling on multiple fronts to clean up its worldwide operations. Global head of sanctions Lee Hale – whose recorded comments appear to contrast with public statements from HSBC’s chief executive Read more [...]

T-Mobile: FCC’s net neutrality rules won’t hurt our business


Like Sprint before it, T-Mobile US has said it's not that concerned about the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality plan. “There is nothing in there that gives us deep concern about our ability to continue executing our strategy,” T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal yesterday. "Still, he said the reclassification isn’t the most desirable approach," the Journal wrote. Read 4 remaining paragraphs | Comments Ars Technica » Ministry of Read more [...]

The Top Ten Tax Cases (And Rulings) Of 2014: #4-IRS Rules on Self-Employment Income Of LLC Members


It's finally over. The October 15th tax deadline is behind us, which means for tax practitioners, our return filings are mercifully finished for the year. Unless of course, you chose to make your career in the not-for-profit world, in which case you deserve the extra month of misery. On October 16th, thousands of tax preparers [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]

Jennifer Lawrence Teams With Gal Pals for “Vanderpump Rules” Spoof


While the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” spinoff “Vanderpump Rules” is quite the Bravo hit, Jennifer Lawrence sees room for improvement. The “Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” actress and her friends got together at Pump in West Hollywood and made a new intro using an iPhone. Set to the theme song “Raise Your Glass” by Deana Deadly, J Law’s clip featured plenty of top-shelf drinks, trendy hairstyles and fake smiles. Lawrence’s friend posted the clip to Instagram along with Read more [...]

The Top Ten Tax Cases (And Rulings) Of 2014: #6-The IRS (Finally) Figures Out The Real Estate Professional Rules


It's finally over. The October 15th tax deadline is behind us, which means for tax practitioners, our return filings are mercifully finished for the year. Unless of course, you chose to make your career in the not-for-profit world, in which case you deserve the extra month of misery. On October 16th, thousands of tax preparers [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]