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Startup Law A to Z: Regulatory Compliance

Startup Law A to Z: Regulatory Compliance Startups are but one species in a complex regulatory and public policy ecosystem. This ecosystem is larger and more powerfully dynamic than many founders appreciate, with distinct yet overlapping laws at the federal, state and local/city levels, all set against a vast array of public […]

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Congressional bill would improve startup valuations

Congressional bill would improve startup valuations Late last week, Congress moved one step closer to passing the American Innovation Act of 2018, a bill that would make accounting and tax changes that would likely increase the valuation of startups in an acquisition. The House Ways and Means committee approved a bill containing text that would improve the treatment of Net Operating Losses […]

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Seattle reverses controversial tax Amazon opposed, just a month after approving it

Seattle reverses controversial tax Amazon opposed, just a month after approving it In an embarrassing and mystifying about-face, the Seattle City Council has repealed a tax it passed unanimously just a month ago that would require large companies to pay a fixed amount per employee; the money would have been used to […]

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Seattle passes new tax on large companies despite Amazon’s howls of protest

Seattle passes new tax on large companies despite Amazon’s howls of protest Seattle’s city council voted unanimously to approve a new tax on the largest employers in the city, despite strong opposition by Amazon and other affected companies. The tax, on companies with more than $20 million in receipts, will amount to […]

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Every time Trump has gone off on Amazon

Every time Trump has gone off on Amazon Tax cuts might be the name of the game for the Trump administration, but the president has no intention of letting Amazon’s Jeff Bezos off easy. With a tweet early Thursday following an Axios report that the president is “obsessed” with the company, Trump’s […]

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How tax changes may impact US startups

How tax changes may impact US startups  In an effort to envision how the pending tax bill might affect U.S. startups and their investors, Crunchbase News reached out to tech industry taxation experts. We touched the M&A climate, tax treatment of interest expenses and whether rising costs of living in high-tax states will prompt […]

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Taxes in the gig economy

Taxes in the gig economy  The first generation of gig economy contractors is essentially riding shotgun as an entirely new industry defines itself. While they enjoy flexibility and a convenient way to supplement a primary income, they also must act as guinea pigs uncovering the shortcomings of the industry’s support network. One issue in […]

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