Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer

Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer

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Donald M. Griswold

Donald M. Griswold

Don Griswold is a Tax Group partner in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office. He serves as a trusted counselor to corporate tax executives regarding state and local tax issues. Don’s record of success litigating and settling tough tax controversies includes obtaining tens of millions of dollars in state tax refunds based on novel legal and constitutional issues and achieving even larger reductions of tax assessments. He represents Fortune 500 companies before administrative agencies, state and federal courts, and legislative bodies around the country – but achieves most of his greatest successes for clients in confidential negotiated settlements far away from the media spotlight. His advice is particularly valued by clients seeking to reevaluate and improve the quality and viability of their forward-looking state tax planning.

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Delaware Unclaimed Property: Three Weeks Remain To Eliminate 15 Years of Liability

Posted in Taxes
Companies incorporated in Delaware have until June 30 to enter into Delaware’s recent Voluntary Disclosure Agreement (VDA) program and become compliant with their unclaimed property reporting obligations. Under Delaware law, holders of unclaimed property are subject to audit for all open periods: over 30 years! However, holders that enroll in the Secretary of State’s VDA program… Continue Reading

Relief for Payment Card Reporting Set to Expire Soon

Posted in Taxes
Many businesses became subject to new payment card reporting requirements (Form 1099-K) in early 2012 for payments made in 2011. Starting on January 1, 2013, those businesses will become subject to new backup withholding requirements and potential penalties for incorrect filing of Forms 1099-K. The purpose of the new rules was to improve tax compliance among… Continue Reading