gavel-scales2013%20052[With the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to the United States Supreme Court, much of the conversation in coming days and weeks will be about his views on abortion, free speech, and his stated skepticism regarding the Chevron doctrine. But his opinion in a recent tax case allows a glimpse into his views on another issue that may come before the Court – the split between the growing number of states which have legalized marijuana and the its continued illegality under federal law.
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Tax_155335696According to a newly released survey by the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (“MassMEDIC”), medical device company executives say the federal medical device excise tax (“MDET”) has hampered industry development, leading to job reductions, reduced research and development spending, and an increased tax compliance burden.
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On July 11, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) released a Technical Advice Memorandum (“TAM”) dated March 7, 2008, which concluded that, contrary to the general rule set forth in Revenue Ruling 85-110 (“Rev. Ruling 85-110”), a tax-exempt hospital’s income from laboratory testing services to patients of private physicians is not subject to the unrelated business income tax.
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