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Crowdfunding Comes With Tax Issues

Bad news, crowdfunders. Tax professionals are saying that the Internal Revenue Service (and probably your friendly State tax collector) believe that all moneys you receive from crowdfunding is taxable income. Guess what? That DVD reward, it’s considered a “sale” and … Continue reading

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SEC Increases Maximum Amount To Be Raised In Crowdfunding

The Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday announced that it has adopted amendments to increase the amount of money companies can raise through crowdfunding to adjust for inflation. Now, the maximum aggregate amount an issuer can sell under Regulation Crowdfunding in … Continue reading

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SEC Amends Intrastate Offering Exemption & Increases Rule 504 Max

The Securities and Exchange Commission adopted new intrastate offering rules that permit companies “doing business” in a state (i.e,. where 80% of the company’s gross revenues or assets in located in the state, or where 80%  or more of the … Continue reading

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Will Crowdfunding Save Silicon Valley?

Due to cheap technology such as cloud computing and the ability to circumvent the need for venture capital using crowdfunding, a writer for the Washington Post thinks that even with the deflation of the unicorns, technology startups won’t miss a … Continue reading

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First Crowdfunding Exit Results in Multiple Return on Investment

CrowdCube, the United Kingdom’s largest equity crowdfunding platform, announced the first crowdfunded company exit with the sale of E-Car Club, the UK’s first entirely electric car sharing club for businesses and communities, to Europcar, Europe’s leading car rental and mobility … Continue reading

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SEC Proposes New Rules Under The JOBS Act

The SEC issued proposed new rules under the JOBS Act to, inter alia: change the registration/deregistration requirements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, determine who is an “accredited investor” as of the last day of the fiscal year for … Continue reading

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In-State Crowdfunders Get Guidance From SEC

A number of states have now enacted intra-state crowdfunding laws that comply with the federal exemption under the Securities Act of 1933. The SEC staff recently posted an interpretation that says that issuers can use their websites to limit the … Continue reading

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Crowdfund Up to $2 Million Soon In DC

The D.C. Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking today issued proposed rulemaking that seeks to facilitate crowdfunding-type investments and encourage capital raising opportunities by D.C. residents for D.C.-based small businesses. To qualify for the exemption, the business must be organized … Continue reading

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Crowdfunders Dream of VC Returns

Startups can be profitable if you can pick the right one. TechCrunch has found that “the average successful US startup has raised $41 million and exited at $242.9 million.” (Note the term “successful” as most are not). Other stats it … Continue reading

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