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Sep 19

September 19, 2017

Federal – IRS Gives Tax Relief to Hurricane Victims

Federal – IRS Gives Tax Relief to Hurricane Victims

The Internal Revenue Service posted a news release that Hurricane Irma victims in 19 Florida counties and elsewhere (St. John and St. Thomas in U.S. Virgin Islands and certain municipalities in Puerto Rico) have until January 31, 2018 to file business tax returns and make certain tax payments.  This relief parallels granted in August to victims of Hurricane Harvey.  This includes an additional filing extension for businesses with extensions that run out on September 15.
Sep 18

September 18, 2017

Puerto Rico – State Offices Closing at Noon EST Due to Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico – State Offices Closing at Noon EST Due to Hurricane Maria

Due to Hurricane Maria, all state offices in Puerto Rico will close at Noon EST today and all services will be suspended until the storm passes and state offices reopen.
Sep 13

September 13, 2017

Delaware – Legislation Corrects 2015 Law

Delaware – Legislation Corrects 2015 Law

House Bill 86 (Chapter No. 147) signed by the governor August 30 and effective retroactively to June 24, 2015 corrects an unintended consequence of a 2015 law by preventing double taxation of premium ceded to a series captive insurance company or protected cell and precludes premium taxation of series LLCs,  when premium is written only in the series of such of series LLC.
Sep 11

September 11, 2017

Georgia & South Carolina – State Offices Closed Due to Hurricane Irma

Georgia & South Carolina – State Offices Closed Due to Hurricane Irma

Due to Hurricane Irma, both the Georgia and South Carolina Secretary of State Offices are closed as well as many state and county government offices throughout each state.
Sep 8

September 8, 2017

Florida – Secretary of State Closed Monday, September 11

Florida – Secretary of State Closed Monday, September 11

Due to Hurricane Irma, the Florida Secretary of State and all government offices will be closed on Monday, September 11.  Also, many local county offices throughout the state will be closed.  More details to follow once the storm passes.  
Sep 8

September 8, 2017

Texas – Bill Updates Business Organizations Code

Texas – Bill Updates Business Organizations Code

Senate Bill 1517 signed by the governor May 22 and effective September 1 updates the Business Organizations Code regarding service of process on series of a domestic and foreign series LLC; records transparency; and consent to use business names.
Sep 7

September 7, 2017

Eastern Caribbean – Government Offices Closed in the U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands Due to Hurricane Irma

Eastern Caribbean – Government Offices Closed in the U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands Due to Hurricane Irma

Government offices are closed in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands and many other islands in the Eastern Caribbean due to Hurricane Irma.  Please expect extended delays in these jurisdictions.   More details to follow as we become aware of additional information.
Sep 7

September 7, 2017

Puerto Rico – Government Offices Closed Due to Hurricane Irma

Puerto Rico – Government Offices Closed Due to Hurricane Irma

Due to Hurricane Irma, all government offices in Puerto Rico are closed for the remainder of the week.  Expect extended delays after the storm passes.  More details to follow as we become aware of additional information.
Aug 29

August 29, 2017

Illinois – Amendment to Professional Regulation Law

Illinois – Amendment to Professional Regulation Law

House Bill 2408 (Public Act No. 262) signed by the governor and effective August 22 amends the professional regulation law to require applicants and licensees of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to provide and update a valid address and email address of record.
Aug 28

August 28, 2017

Nevada – Legislation Amends Requirements for Business Entity Initial List Filings and Series LLC’s

Nevada – Legislation Amends Requirements for Business Entity Initial List Filings and Series LLC’s

Assembly Bill 123 (Chapter 419) signed by the governor June 6 and effective October 1 amends requirements for business entity initial list filings and series LLCs.  Initial lists shall be filed by entities at the time of formation or qualification instead of the last day of the month after formation or qualification, and  an amended list may be filed without filing within 60 days of filing of the initial list.  If an LLC’s articles of organization or operating agreement authorizes…