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Ohio Supreme Court rules against DBS industry in tax case
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • December 30 2010

Direct broadcast satellite (DBS) operators DISH Network and DirecTV are assessing their legal options in the wake of a ruling by the Ohio Supreme Court (OSC) that upholds the constitutionality of a 5.5 sales tax that is imposed by the state on DBS offerings but not on cable TV services that are arguably functionally equivalent to DBS from the standpoint of subscribers


CBO suggests elimination of telephone excise, USF taxes
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • August 14 2009

A report compiled by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) suggests the elimination of telephone excise and universal service fund (USF) taxes


Vodafone ordered to deposit $554 million in Indian tax case
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • India
  • November 19 2010

Pending a final decision on Vodafone’s appeal against a government directive that holds Vodafone liable for US$2.5 billion in taxes and interest accruing from the company’s 2007 acquisition of Hutchison Essar, the Supreme Court of India ordered Vodafone on Monday to submit a deposit of $554.1 million within three weeks as well as bank guarantees within eight weeks that would cover the outstanding portion of the government’s tax claim


AT&T to pay nearly $1 billion to settle mobile data tax suit
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • June 10 2011

A U.S. district court in Illinois has approved a class action settlement involving AT&T Mobility through which AT&T agreed to refund $956 million to customers who were improperly taxed for accessing the Internet through their mobile phones


Wireless tax bill approved by House Judiciary Committee
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2011

Legislation imposing a five-year moratorium on new state and local taxes that target wireless services was approved last Thursday by members of the House Judiciary Committee, who also endorsed amendments that would (1) provide an exemption for taxes approved by voters and (2) mandate a study of the bill’s impact on state and local governments


Congress adopts legislation mandating incentive auctions and reallocation of 700 MHz D-block to public safety
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • February 24 2012

Last Friday, lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle joined forces in adopting tax relief legislation with provisions that would mandate incentive auctions of broadcast television spectrum to wireless entities and prescribe reallocation of 700 MHz D-block spectrum to public safety entities


Industry urges Congress to act on wireless tax bills
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2012

As millions of Americans put the finishing touches on federal tax returns that were due on Tuesday, executives of wireless association CTIA and six major wireless carriers wrote to leaders of the Senate Finance Committee to urge passage of separate bills that would impose a five-year moratorium on new state or local taxation of wireless services and establish a national framework for taxes applied to digital goods and services


India Supreme Court upholds Vodafone tax ruling, as government proposes retroactive amendments to tax code
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • India
  • March 23 2012

As anticipated, the Supreme Court of India on Tuesday turned down a government appeal of a January Supreme Court ruling that held British wireless giant Vodafone not liable for US$2.2 billion in capital gains taxes accruing from its $11 billion acquisition of Hutchison Essar in 2007


Senate bill offers tax credits for broadband investment
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2009

Private sector entities that invest in new or improved broadband infrastructure would receive tax credits under legislation introduced Tuesday by ranking Senate Commerce Committee member Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX


House lawmaker seeks closure of tax loophole that facilitated Verizon-Fairpoint deal
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • January 15 2010

Arguing that a tax loophole used by Verizon Communications in its 2007 sale of New England landlines to Fairpoint Communications saddled Fairpoint with enough debt to force Fairpoint into bankruptcy, Representative Paul Hodes (D-NH) introduced legislation that would repeal the Reverse Morris Trust provisions used by Verizon and other companies to avoid payment of capital gains taxes that stem from corporate mergers