Author Archives: Cynthia Marcotte Stamer

About Cynthia Marcotte Stamer

Management attorney and operations consultant Cynthia Marcotte Stamer uses a client objective oriented approach to help businesses, governments, associations and their leaders manage performance, operations and risks.

$5.1 Million Zurich Life Tax Settlement Highlights International Reporting Noncompliance Risks


Zurich’s $5.1 million tax penalty reminds US businesses involved in international transactions to comply with US cross border reporting and tax requirements Continue reading

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SBA Urges FMCSA To Exempt Livestock Drivers From Hours Of Service Limits


Livestock haulers troubled by the effects of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rules limiting driver hours on livestock are getting support for relief from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Advocacy. Livestock haulers have expressed concern that … Continue reading

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Harris County Disability Settlement Reminder To Properly Accommodate Customer Disabilies


Businesses and government agencies should heed the reminder of the importance of providing proper accommodation from a new Justice Department settlement with Harris County, Texas announced today. Another in a lengthy series of disability accommodation enforcement settlements, the agreement resolves … Continue reading

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Appeals Court Rules Corporation Can’t Deduct Excise Tax Not Paid As Tax Deduction


Federal corporate taxpayers may not deduct as a cost of goods sold expense an excise tax expense that was never actually incurred or paid according the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals just-released ruling in Sunoco, Inc. v. United States, No. 2017-1402 (November 1, 2018). Continue reading

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Protect Your Website & Website Data Against Cybersecurity Threats


US-CERT urges organizations and individuals to tighten website security Continue reading

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12/17 Deadline to Comment on EPA’s Proposed Improvements to Methane Rule Governing New Oil and Gas Sources


12/17 Deadline to Comment on EPA’s Proposes Improvements to Methane Rule Governing New Oil and Gas Sources Continue reading

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11/27 Deadline To Comment On Proposed SBA Express Loan Programs and Affiliation Programs Rule Changes


11/27 Deadline To Comment On Proposed SBA Express Loan Programs and Affiliation Programs Rule Changes Continue reading

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