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BCA Client Newsletter November 2011
April 20th Deadline To File Against Transocean Has Passed
BCA was able to file a short form joinder for each of our clients who had signed with our firm prior to the deadline in order to protect your claim against Transocean. Read more about the deadline here.
NEW - Vessels of
Don’t Be A Victim Twice!
Oil spill claims scams are everywhere. Protect yourself.
BCA has had several clients contact us about various scams. It is important that you be aware of the different scams so that you can recognize them when you see them. Read the FTC’s warning on oil spill scams.
Featured Update - 8/31/10
This letter from Transocean attorneys to BP documents BP’s refusal to share internal documents and data to assist all parties in the investigative process.
Update July 15, 2010
The IRS has announced the launch of a new webpage, special open house events, and a dedicated phone line for Gulf Coast taxpayers affected by the oil spill.
The webpage contains the following:
1. FAQs that explain how taxpayers who receive payments from BP for losses, damages or injuries should treat the payments for federal tax purposes. The FAQs are based on existing law.
2. Links to general tax guidance on other types of reimbursements or assistance related to the oil spill.