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Tariffs On Chinese-Origin Art And Antiques Set To Come Into Effect On September 1
Yesterday, the US Trade Representative (USTR) released two lists of Chinese goods that will be subject to the 10% tariff on Chinese imports which President Trump announced
United States
16 Aug 2019
Our Global Art Team Is Recognized By Chambers HNW 2019
Chambers & Partners released the fourth edition of its High Net Worth (HNW) Guide on July 11th, and Withers is proud to be the only firm in the Art and Cultural Property Law category
22 Jul 2019
When Art Meets Technology: An Interview With Intaglio Blockchain And Tagsmart
At this year's Masterpiece Art Fair in London, Diana Wierbicki, global head of art law, and Anna Farmer, a member of the commercial, intellectual property and technology team at global law firm
12 Jul 2019
'Axing' Last Week's Billions Episode's Sales And Use Tax Planning With Art
If you saw last week's episode of Billions (Season 4, Episode 10: New Year's Day on Showtime), you will recall main character Axe strategizing with sales and use tax on art.
United States
17 Jun 2019
Behind The Spotlight Of The Met Gala: Insurance Considerations
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit, otherwise known as the Met Gala, "the Oscars of the East Coast," or "the party of the year,"
United States
20 May 2019
The Art Innovators Alliance: A Conversation
The Art Innovators Alliance is an alliance of forward-thinking art businesses committed to advancing the art industry through innovation and technology, created by eight founding members:
United States
22 Apr 2019
The Trump Administration's Tariffs On China Will Not Include Art
The new list did not include Chinese art and antiquities, which were originally included in a prior version of the list released in July 2018.
United States
21 Sep 2018
Decision On The California Resale Royalties Act Could Mean More Art Business
On Friday, July 6, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ("Ninth Circuit") confirmed that the 1977 California Resale Royalties Act (the "California Act") ...
United States
18 Jul 2018
The US Supreme Court Wayfair Decision's Impact On The Art Market
The US Supreme Court has overruled the longstanding rule that interstate sellers do not need to collect and remit state sales tax unless they have a physical presence in a state.
United States
28 Jun 2018
Heightened Scrutiny On Antiquities Collectors
Collectors, and their trustees and executors, may be surprised to discover that antiquity objects they've owned for decades could become subject to patrimony claims by foreign governments.
9 Mar 2018
US Prosecutors Focus On Antiquities
On December 15, 2017, the District Attorney for New York County, New York, formed a new unit within the District Attorney's Office that will focus on stolen antiquities.
United States
28 Feb 2018
How The New Federal And New York Estate Tax Exemption Could Affect Your Estate Plan
Federal law: On December 22, 2017 the President signed into law legislation that represents the most sweeping tax reform in decades (the "Act"), and generally takes effect on January 1, 2018.
23 Jan 2018
Update: Effect Of Senate Tax Proposal On The Art Market
As an update to our analysis of the effect of the proposed "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" on the art market, we review below the Senate Joint Committee on Taxation's Description of the Chairman's Mark of the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" which was released on November 9, 2017.
United States
16 Nov 2017
Effect Of Proposed US Tax Bill On The Art Market
The US House of Representatives this morning released its proposed bill for the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." As of now, the proposed effective date is January 1, 2018 and the proposed bill...
United States
9 Nov 2017
Investment Entities Owning Property Purchased Outside The United States Face Double Taxation Under Amended New York Law
Works of art, like other tangible property, may be subject to state sales or use tax unless an exemption applies.
United States
28 Jul 2017
New York State Enacts Major Change To Use Tax Exemption That Affects Art Collectors
As we have reported this past year, New York State has been particularly aggressive in their art industry investigations for alleged violations of the state's sales and use tax laws.
8 May 2017
IRS Revenue Procedure Reopens The Door To Long-Term Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts
On August 9, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service issued Revenue Procedure 2016-42, which permits long-term CRATs to avoid the application of the often fatal "probability of exhaustion" test.
United States
23 Aug 2016
STOP PRESS: NY State Aggressively Investigating Tax Evasion Regarding Art Sales
New York State authorities have made it clear that they are aggressively investigating instances of tax avoidance/evasion in many areas within the art world.
United States
8 May 2016
Smart Art Mart
Hong Kong ticks all the boxes as a major art hub. Its free port status means there are no tariffs or taxes to hold up super-discreet deals, its legal system guarantees a measure of artistic freedom and its financial knowhow means savvy collectors can use their art as collateral for a loan.
Hong Kong
16 Mar 2016
Stop Press - NYS Tax Bulletin Puts Fine Art Shipments At Risk Of Sales Tax Exposure
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance issued a Tax Bulletin in August addressing whether a shipping company is considered a common carrier or a private or contract carrier.
United States
24 Oct 2015
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