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U.S. District Court Awards Summary Judgment to Debt Collector on “Tax Consequences” Disclosure in Collection Letter
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2018

On March 19, the United States District Court for the Western District of New York granted summary judgment to a debt collector who was sued for


Surrendering Social Security for the Sake of Student Debt Reduction: The Glacial Progress of the Student Security Act of 2017
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2018

Introduced in the House of Representatives on December 7, 2017, by Rep. Thomas A. Garret, Jr. (R-Va.), the Student Security Act of 2017 aims to


FERC Addresses Impact of Tax Cuts on Rates for Energy Companies and Eliminates Income Tax Allowance for Master Limited Partnerships
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • March 20 2018

On March 13 and March 15, 2018, FERC took actions to address tax law changes resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 for electricity, natural


IRS’s Latest Predilection: Seizing Earned Income Tax Credit to Collect on Outstanding Student Loan Debts
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • March 20 2018

In general, the federal government provides student loans to qualified Americans regardless of their credit history. To facilitate repayment and avoid


White House Releases Highlights from President’s Proposed Budget
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • March 15 2018

On February 12, the White House released its budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018, a document that calls for numerous changes to the repayment and forgiveness


President Trump Announces Upcoming Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • March 5 2018

On March 1, 2018, President Donald Trump said that his administration would begin imposing a 25 tariff on imported steel and a 10 tariff on imported


Major Tobacco Companies Pursue Legislation to Lower Taxes for Modified Risk Tobacco Products
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • February 12 2018

While the major tobacco companies pursue modified risk tobacco applications with the Food and Drug Administration, a number of bills are pending in


Increase Proposed for Mississippi’s “Tobacco Equity Tax”
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • January 17 2018

Pending before the Mississippi Legislature is House Bill 906, which, if enacted, would increase the “tobacco equity tax” applicable to cigarettes


Multiple States Ask FERC to Adjust Utility and Pipeline Rates due to Tax Reform Bill
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2018

On January 9, 2018, several state Attorneys General, state agencies, and state consumer advocates (“State Advocates”) sent a joint letter to the FERC


Conference Committee Reaches Agreement on Tax Reform Bill
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • December 18 2017

The House and Senate Conference Committee reached agreement on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) last Friday, December 15, 2017. The text of the bill