MIT Responds to New Tax Legislation

April 2018

The recently-enacted and far-reaching Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is generally effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017. Individual taxpayers are thus already subject to these new rules, including a doubled “standard deduction,” somewhat reduced tax rates, and new limitations on expenses than can be deducted. The effective date for MIT is generally its fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, although certain aspects of the legislation are already effective for MIT.

EU Adopts New Data Privacy Regulations

March 2018 (updated June 2018)

The European Commission has approved a new set of data protection regulations – the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).     

Protected Health Information and Research

February 2018

On January 11, 2018, the Office of the General Counsel sponsored an IAP on HIPAA and the use of protected health information (“PHI”) for academic research.

MIT Employees Considering Service as a Special Government Employee: Important Topics for Review Beforehand

January 2018

Recently several MIT employees have been approached to serve federal agencies in a Special Government Employee (“SGE”) capacity. 

MIT Files DACA Amicus Briefs

December 2017 (updated April 2018)

Over the last several months, MIT has joined peer institutions in filing amicus briefs in support of plaintiffs and appellees in several lawsuits challenging the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.