GWGHQ FINAL DEADLINE ALERT: ROSEN, TOP RANKED GLOBAL COUNSEL, Encourages GWG Holdings, Inc. Investors with Losses in Excess of $100K to Secure Counsel Before Important Deadline in Securities Class Action – GWGHQ

NEW YORK, June 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of GWG Holdings, Inc. L Bonds or Preferred Stock of GWG (“GWG securities”) (OTC: GWGHQ) between December 23, 2017 and April 20, 2022, both dates inclusive (the “Class Period”), of the important June 2, 2023 lead plaintiff deadline. […]

NEW YORK, June 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of GWG Holdings, Inc. L Bonds or Preferred Stock of GWG (“GWG securities”) (OTC: GWGHQ) between December 23, 2017 and April 20, 2022, both dates inclusive (the “Class Period”), of the important June 2, 2023 lead plaintiff deadline.

SO WHAT: If you purchased GWG securities during the Class Period you may be entitled to compensation without payment of any out of pocket fees or costs through a contingency fee arrangement.

WHAT TO DO NEXT: To join the GWG class action, go to https://rosenlegal.com/submit-form/?case_id=14048 or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action. A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than June 2, 2023. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation.

WHY ROSEN LAW: We encourage investors to select qualified counsel with a track record of success in leadership roles. Often, firms issuing notices do not have comparable experience, resources or any meaningful peer recognition. Many of these firms do not actually handle securities class actions, but are merely middlemen that refer clients or partner with law firms that actually litigate the cases. Be wise in selecting counsel. The Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. Rosen Law Firm has achieved the largest ever securities class action settlement against a Chinese Company. Rosen Law Firm was Ranked No. 1 by ISS Securities Class Action Services for number of securities class action settlements in 2017. The firm has been ranked in the top 4 each year since 2013 and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for investors. In 2019 alone the firm secured over $438 million for investors. In 2020, founding partner Laurence Rosen was named by law360 as a Titan of Plaintiffs’ Bar. Many of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by Lawdragon and Super Lawyers.

DETAILS OF THE CASE: According to the lawsuit, defendants throughout the Class Period made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) they intended to misappropriate GWG assets; (2) GWG’s life insurance investment business had failed; and (3) GWG could only repay prior investors by issuing increasing amounts of securities to new investors. In essence, defendants had turned GWG into a Ponzi scheme. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages.

To join the GWG class action, go to https://rosenlegal.com/submit-form/?case_id=14048 or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action.

No Class Has Been Certified. Until a class is certified, you are not represented by counsel unless you retain one. You may select counsel of your choice. You may also remain an absent class member and do nothing at this point. An investor’s ability to share in any potential future recovery is not dependent upon serving as lead plaintiff.

Follow us for updates on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-rosen-law-firm, on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rosen_firm or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rosenlawfirm/.

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Contact Information:

Laurence Rosen, Esq.
Phillip Kim, Esq.
The Rosen Law Firm, P.A.
275 Madison Avenue, 40th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212) 686-1060
Toll Free: (866) 767-3653
Fax: (212) 202-3827
lrosen@rosenlegal.com
pkim@rosenlegal.com
cases@rosenlegal.com
www.rosenlegal.com

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MPW FINAL DEADLINE NOTICE: GLOBALLY RECOGNIZED ROSEN LAW FIRM Encourages Medical Properties Trust, Inc. Investors with Losses Over $100K to Secure Counsel Before Important June 12 Deadline in Securities Class Action – MPW

NEW YORK, June 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of the securities of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (“MPT”) (NYSE: MPW) between July 15, 2019 and February 22, 2023, both dates inclusive (the “Class Period”), of the important June 12, 2023 lead plaintiff deadline. SO WHAT: If you purchased […]

NEW YORK, June 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of the securities of Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (“MPT”) (NYSE: MPW) between July 15, 2019 and February 22, 2023, both dates inclusive (the “Class Period”), of the important June 12, 2023 lead plaintiff deadline.

SO WHAT: If you purchased MPT securities during the Class Period you may be entitled to compensation without payment of any out of pocket fees or costs through a contingency fee arrangement.

WHAT TO DO NEXT: To join the MPT class action, go to https://rosenlegal.com/submit-form/?case_id=12794 or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action. A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than June 12, 2023. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation.

WHY ROSEN LAW: We encourage investors to select qualified counsel with a track record of success in leadership roles. Often, firms issuing notices do not have comparable experience, resources or any meaningful peer recognition. Many of these firms do not actually litigate securities class actions, but are merely middlemen that refer clients or partner with law firms that actually litigate the cases. Be wise in selecting counsel. The Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. Rosen Law Firm has achieved the largest ever securities class action settlement against a Chinese Company. Rosen Law Firm was Ranked No. 1 by ISS Securities Class Action Services for number of securities class action settlements in 2017. The firm has been ranked in the top 4 each year since 2013 and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for investors. In 2019 alone the firm secured over $438 million for investors. In 2020, founding partner Laurence Rosen was named by law360 as a Titan of Plaintiffs’ Bar. Many of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by Lawdragon and Super Lawyers.

DETAILS OF THE CASE: According to the lawsuit, defendants made materially false or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) the Company masked the distressed state of its tenants through sale-leaseback arrangements which were essentially round-robin transactions in that they allowed debt-saddled tenants to meet their obligations in the short-term; (2) the Company fraudulently transferred hundreds of millions of dollars in what amounted to a bailout of financially distressed tenants; (3) the Company concealed its fraudulent transfers with fake construction projects with purportedly high capital expenses, despite the fact that the Company entered into “triple-net leases,” which meant that its tenants were obligated to pay a significant portion of expenses, such as real estate taxes, insurance, and maintenance; and (4) as a result, the Company’s public statements, including those with respect to the Pennsylvania Properties, were materially false and misleading at the time they were made. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages.

To join the MPT class action, go to https://rosenlegal.com/submit-form/?case_id=12794 or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action.

No Class Has Been Certified. Until a class is certified, you are not represented by counsel unless you retain one. You may select counsel of your choice. You may also remain an absent class member and do nothing at this point. An investor’s ability to share in any potential future recovery is not dependent upon serving as lead plaintiff.

Follow us for updates on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-rosen-law-firm, on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rosen_firm or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rosenlawfirm/.

Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

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Contact Information:

Laurence Rosen, Esq.
Phillip Kim, Esq.
The Rosen Law Firm, P.A.
275 Madison Avenue, 40th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212) 686-1060
Toll Free: (866) 767-3653
Fax: (212) 202-3827
lrosen@rosenlegal.com
pkim@rosenlegal.com
cases@rosenlegal.com
www.rosenlegal.com

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BIRD IMPORTANT DEADLINE: ROSEN, TRUSTED INVESTOR COUNSEL, Encourages Allbirds, Inc. Investors to Secure Counsel Before Important June 12 Deadline in Securities Class Action – BIRD

NEW YORK, June 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of: (i) Allbirds, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIRD) Class A Common Stock pursuant and/or traceable to the registration statement in connection with the Company’s November 2021 initial public offering (“IPO”); and/or (ii) Allbirds securities between November 4, 2021 […]

NEW YORK, June 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of: (i) Allbirds, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIRD) Class A Common Stock pursuant and/or traceable to the registration statement in connection with the Company’s November 2021 initial public offering (“IPO”); and/or (ii) Allbirds securities between November 4, 2021 and March 9, 2023, both dates inclusive (the “Class Period”) of the important June 12, 2023 lead plaintiff deadline.

SO WHAT: If you purchased Allbirds securities during the Class Period you may be entitled to compensation without payment of any out of pocket fees or costs through a contingency fee arrangement.

WHAT TO DO NEXT: To join the Allbirds class action, go to https://rosenlegal.com/submit-form/?case_id=12941 or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action. A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than June 12, 2023. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation.

WHY ROSEN LAW: We encourage investors to select qualified counsel with a track record of success in leadership roles. Often, firms issuing notices do not have comparable experience, resources or any meaningful peer recognition. Many of these firms do not actually litigate securities class actions, but are merely middlemen that refer clients or partner with law firms that actually litigate the cases. Be wise in selecting counsel. The Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. Rosen Law Firm has achieved the largest ever securities class action settlement against a Chinese Company. Rosen Law Firm was Ranked No. 1 by ISS Securities Class Action Services for number of securities class action settlements in 2017. The firm has been ranked in the top 4 each year since 2013 and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for investors. In 2019 alone the firm secured over $438 million for investors. In 2020, founding partner Laurence Rosen was named by law360 as a Titan of Plaintiffs’ Bar. Many of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by Lawdragon and Super Lawyers.

DETAILS OF THE CASE: According to the lawsuit, defendants in the IPO registration statement and throughout the Class Period made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) Allbirds was overemphasizing products that extended beyond the Company’s core offerings; (2) the Company’s non-core products had a narrower appeal and were not resonating with customers as well as the Company’s core products; (3) Allbirds was underinvesting in its core consumers’ favorite products to push the Company’s newer products with narrower appeal; (4) underinvesting in Allbirds’ core products was negatively impacting the Company’s sales; and (5) as a result of the foregoing, defendants’ positive statements about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects, were materially misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages.

To join the Allbirds class action, go to https://rosenlegal.com/submit-form/?case_id=12941 or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action.

No Class Has Been Certified. Until a class is certified, you are not represented by counsel unless you retain one. You may select counsel of your choice. You may also remain an absent class member and do nothing at this point. An investor’s ability to share in any potential future recovery is not dependent upon serving as lead plaintiff.

Follow us for updates on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-rosen-law-firm, on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rosen_firm or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rosenlawfirm/.

Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

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Contact Information:

Laurence Rosen, Esq.
Phillip Kim, Esq.
The Rosen Law Firm, P.A.
275 Madison Avenue, 40th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212) 686-1060
Toll Free: (866) 767-3653
Fax: (212) 202-3827
lrosen@rosenlegal.com
pkim@rosenlegal.com
cases@rosenlegal.com
www.rosenlegal.com

GlobeNewswire Distribution ID 8850767

ROSEN, GLOBAL INVESTOR COUNSEL, Encourages Cutera, Inc. Investors to Secure Counsel Before Important Deadline in Securities Class Action – CUTR

NEW YORK, June 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of securities of Cutera, Inc. (NASDAQ: CUTR) between February 17, 2021 and May 9, 2023, both dates inclusive (the “Class Period”) of the important July 24, 2023 lead plaintiff deadline. SO WHAT: If you purchased Cutera securities during […]

NEW YORK, June 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of securities of Cutera, Inc. (NASDAQ: CUTR) between February 17, 2021 and May 9, 2023, both dates inclusive (the “Class Period”) of the important July 24, 2023 lead plaintiff deadline.

SO WHAT: If you purchased Cutera securities during the Class Period you may be entitled to compensation without payment of any out of pocket fees or costs through a contingency fee arrangement.

WHAT TO DO NEXT: To join the Cutera class action, go to https://rosenlegal.com/submit-form/?case_id=16520 or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action. A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than July 24, 2023. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation.

WHY ROSEN LAW: We encourage investors to select qualified counsel with a track record of success in leadership roles. Often, firms issuing notices do not have comparable experience, resources or any meaningful peer recognition. Many of these firms do not actually litigate securities class actions, but are merely middlemen that refer clients or partner with law firms that actually litigate the cases. Be wise in selecting counsel. The Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. Rosen Law Firm has achieved the largest ever securities class action settlement against a Chinese Company. Rosen Law Firm was Ranked No. 1 by ISS Securities Class Action Services for number of securities class action settlements in 2017. The firm has been ranked in the top 4 each year since 2013 and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for investors. In 2019 alone the firm secured over $438 million for investors. In 2020, founding partner Laurence Rosen was named by law360 as a Titan of Plaintiffs’ Bar. Many of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by Lawdragon and Super Lawyers.

DETAILS OF THE CASE: According to the lawsuit, defendants throughout the Class Period made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) overstated the sustainability of Cutera’s revenue growth; (2) failed to disclose significant conflicts among members of the Company’s senior leadership and Board; (3) failed to disclose several material weaknesses in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting; and  (4) as a result of the foregoing, and the significant decline in the market value of the Company’s common stock, Plaintiff and other members of the Class suffered significant damages. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages.

To join the Cutera class action, go to https://rosenlegal.com/submit-form/?case_id=16520 or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action.

No Class Has Been Certified. Until a class is certified, you are not represented by counsel unless you retain one. You may select counsel of your choice. You may also remain an absent class member and do nothing at this point. An investor’s ability to share in any potential future recovery is not dependent upon serving as lead plaintiff.

Follow us for updates on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-rosen-law-firm, on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rosen_firm or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rosenlawfirm/.

Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

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Contact Information:

Laurence Rosen, Esq.
Phillip Kim, Esq.
The Rosen Law Firm, P.A.
275 Madison Avenue, 40th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212) 686-1060
Toll Free: (866) 767-3653
Fax: (212) 202-3827
lrosen@rosenlegal.com
pkim@rosenlegal.com
cases@rosenlegal.com
www.rosenlegal.com

GlobeNewswire Distribution ID 8850766

HSAI FINAL DEADLINE ALERT: ROSEN, TRUSTED INVESTOR COUNSEL, Encourages Hesai Group Investors to Secure Counsel Before Important June 6 Deadline in Securities Class Action Filed by the Firm – HSAI

NEW YORK, June 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of the securities of Hesai Group (NASDAQ: HSAI) pursuant and/or traceable to Company’s initial public offering conducted in February 2023 (the “IPO”), of the important June 6, 2023 lead plaintiff deadline in the securities class action commenced by the […]

NEW YORK, June 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of the securities of Hesai Group (NASDAQ: HSAI) pursuant and/or traceable to Company’s initial public offering conducted in February 2023 (the “IPO”), of the important June 6, 2023 lead plaintiff deadline in the securities class action commenced by the Firm.

SO WHAT: If you purchased Hesai securities you may be entitled to compensation without payment of any out of pocket fees or costs through a contingency fee arrangement.

WHAT TO DO NEXT: To join the Hesai class action, go to https://rosenlegal.com/submit-form/?case_id=13347 or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action. A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than June 6, 2023. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation.

WHY ROSEN LAW: We encourage investors to select qualified counsel with a track record of success in leadership roles. Often, firms issuing notices do not have comparable experience, resources or any meaningful peer recognition. Many of these firms do not actually litigate securities class actions, but are merely middlemen that refer clients or partner with law firms that actually litigate the cases. Be wise in selecting counsel. The Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. Rosen Law Firm has achieved the largest ever securities class action settlement against a Chinese Company. Rosen Law Firm was Ranked No. 1 by ISS Securities Class Action Services for number of securities class action settlements in 2017. The firm has been ranked in the top 4 each year since 2013 and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for investors. In 2019 alone the firm secured over $438 million for investors. In 2020, founding partner Laurence Rosen was named by law360 as a Titan of Plaintiffs’ Bar. Many of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by Lawdragon and Super Lawyers.

DETAILS OF THE CASE: According to the lawsuit, the IPO Registration Statement contained false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) Hesai Group’s gross margin decrease was caused by a lower in-house utilization rate; (2) Hesai Group’s gross margin was 30% for the fourth quarter—which was completed over a month before the date of the amended registration statement; and (3) as a result, defendants’ public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times and negligently prepared. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages.

To join the Hesai class action, go to https://rosenlegal.com/submit-form/?case_id=13347 or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action.

No Class Has Been Certified. Until a class is certified, you are not represented by counsel unless you retain one. You may select counsel of your choice. You may also remain an absent class member and do nothing at this point. An investor’s ability to share in any potential future recovery is not dependent upon serving as lead plaintiff.

Follow us for updates on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-rosen-law-firm, on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rosen_firm or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rosenlawfirm/.

Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

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Contact Information:

Laurence Rosen, Esq.
Phillip Kim, Esq.
The Rosen Law Firm, P.A.
275 Madison Avenue, 40th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212) 686-1060
Toll Free: (866) 767-3653
Fax: (212) 202-3827
lrosen@rosenlegal.com
pkim@rosenlegal.com
cases@rosenlegal.com
www.rosenlegal.com

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UPDATE – Berliner Tageszeitung: Criminal complaint in Berlin, Germany, against Elon Musk and Twitter for possible fraud to the detriment of users

Berliner Tageszeitung: Criminal complaint in Berlin, Germany, against Elon Musk and Twitter for possible fraud to the detriment of users BERLIN, May 31, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BERLINER TAGESZEITUNG reports today that a criminal complaint has been filed against Elon Musk with the Berlin public prosecutor’s office, file number: 253 UJs 1012/23, alleging that Musk charged […]

Berliner Tageszeitung: Criminal complaint in Berlin, Germany, against Elon Musk and Twitter for possible fraud to the detriment of users

Berliner Tageszeitung: Criminal complaint in Berlin, Germany, against Elon Musk and Twitter for possible fraud to the detriment of users

BERLIN, May 31, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BERLINER TAGESZEITUNG reports today that a criminal complaint has been filed against Elon Musk with the Berlin public prosecutor’s office, file number: 253 UJs 1012/23, alleging that Musk charged Twitter users’ credit cards but suspended verified Twitter accounts without giving any reason.

Source: https://www.BerlinerTageszeitung.de/wirtschaft/269895-criminal-complaint-in-berlin-germany-against-elon-musk-and-twitter-for-possible-fraud-to-the-detriment-of-twitter-users.html

“Blocking user accounts is a daily occurrence at Twitter, but the fact that they then continuously charge money to users’ credit cards makes the matter explosive and is currently occupying the Berlin Public Prosecutor’s Office (Federal Republic of Germany). In any case, the question arises as to how much power a medium like Twitter can be granted at all and when the regulatory authorities should intervene to protect Twitter users.”

Incidentally, this is not the first time Elon Musk has been investigated, as there is also currently an investor lawsuit against Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The lawsuit is about Musk’s tweets in August 2018 with the premature announcement that he wanted to take the electric car company off the stock market and had secured the financing to do so. It later emerged that there were no firm commitments from investors.

“Elon Musk lied,” said a lawyer for the plaintiffs.

US Judge Edward Chen (Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California) had already found in the 2022 trial that Musk’s statements in the tweets had not been true.

“We will continue to monitor the case closely and report further developments as new information becomes available. It remains to be seen how the criminal charges against Elon Musk and Twitter will develop and what the consequences might be.”

From a factual point of view, it should be noted that according to Article 48 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, the presumption of innocence applies to defendants and accused persons, which must also apply in the case of the criminal charges against Elon Musk for “suspected fraud to the detriment of Twitter users”.

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Bold steps being taken to bring innovation in agri sector: PM

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif says steps are being taken to bring innovation to the agriculture sector to make Pakistan self-sufficient in food.Talking to Minister for National Food Security and Research Tariq Bashir Cheema in Islamabad on Thursday, h…

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif says steps are being taken to bring innovation to the agriculture sector to make Pakistan self-sufficient in food.

Talking to Minister for National Food Security and Research Tariq Bashir Cheema in Islamabad on Thursday, he said the government ensured the compensation of farmers for their hardwork by providing the best support price of sugarcane, cotton and wheat.

He said the government is allocating resources for supply of quality seeds, solarization of tube-wells and machinery in the upcoming budget.

The Prime Minister said the government, in collaboration with the farmers, will invest in the agricultural sector for the value addition of the agricultural production.

On the occasion, Tariq Bashir Cheema briefed the Prime Minister about the progress on the Kissan Package and the plans of his ministry regarding the upcoming crops.

The Prime Minister was also apprised about the strategy to bring innovation and mechanization to agricultural sector during the next financial year.

Source: Radio Pakistan

SMEDA’s Income Tax Report Highlights Issues Faced by SMEs

The issues faced by the SMEs were highlighted during a presentation on the occasion of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority’s (SMEDA) Income Tax Report launching ceremony on Thursday.The income tax report has recommended that the withhol…

The issues faced by the SMEs were highlighted during a presentation on the occasion of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority’s (SMEDA) Income Tax Report launching ceremony on Thursday.

The income tax report has recommended that the withholding tax for small and medium enterprises should be based on revenue threshold rather than their legal structure i.e., AOP, Company, or Individual.

The FBR may introduce an online module for SMEs to help them comply with withholding tax requirements. This could take the form of a system that automatically generates withholding statements for the quarter, which could then be updated by the taxpayer if necessary.

The SMEs should be provided relaxation in major penalties in relation to incidents like withholding of advance tax (filing of statements and deduction of the tax at applicable rates) thus exempting or reducing penalties by 25 percent. Exemption from income tax for a specific period may be provided for SME startups irrespective of their nature of business.

Further, SMEs making investments in small industrial estates established by the federal and or provincial governments should also be provided an exemption from income tax for a specific period.

The applicable income tax regime has not been designed in a manner to bring about an enabling environment for growth of SMEs. Therefore, most of the SMEs do not willingly register under the Income Tax regime; rather, they get themselves registered due to the fear of tax authorities as well as to avoid double rates of income tax.

The report recommended that a carefully structured exemption from the responsibility of withholding tax may be provided for SMEs with turnover of up to Rs. 250 million on the basis of a real-time turnover monitoring module.

A system of incentives and support including reduced rates of withholding taxes, minimal penalties for unintended omissions/ non-compliance may be introduced by the FBR for SME withholding agents to encourage improved compliance of withholding tax regime as well as for increased tax base. For improved compliance and increased taxation, a sustained and structured awareness campaign, physical as well as online, may be designed and implemented jointly by the FBR and SMEDA.

The income tax report revealed that the income tax framework consists of a complex system of substantive and procedural legislation. There are 242 sections of Income Tax Ordinance, 232 clauses of the Income Tax Rules 2002, 908 Statutory Regulatory Orders, and 757 Circulars in vogue. Out of these instruments, approximately 237 sections of the ITO, 232 clauses of Income Tax Rules, 180 SROs and 160 Circulars are directly related to SMEs.

A maximum of 16 documents are involved at the stage of registration for Income Tax. Although there are no legal fees associated with registration, the process involves an estimated out-of pocket cost of around Rs. 20,000 and takes approximately two weeks to complete.

The report stated that a company shall be a withholding agent in all cases; however, an Individual and AOP shall be Withholding Agents only when they have an annual turnover of Rs. 100 million or above in any of the preceding tax years. Accordingly, small companies having turnover of less than Rs. 100 million may be at a disadvantage against similarly placed AOPs and individuals.

The Income tax framework itself is a complex mix of multi-tiered incidences of taxation including normal income tax, advance tax, withholding tax, minimum tax, corporate tax and final tax. An SME taxpayer must comply with approximately 50 procedures within a given tax year which is challenging apart from being costly. An SME taxpayer has to file 8 withholding statements i.e., 4 quarterly withholding statements, 2 biannual withholding statements and 2 annual withholding statements apart from an annual income tax return. Biannual and annual statements are mere repetitions.

Given the existence of largely informal enterprises, deduction of WHT does not remain possible for registered SME taxpayers. Therefore, the taxpayer SMEs, unwillingly, look for alternate ways to avoid losing their vendors/ suppliers, which usually include adding an additional cost of nonfiler’s WHT e.g. 9 percent for goods in the product cost and getting an invoice.

Alternatively, they may procure the material or services and do not record it. This becomes a necessary evil since the regulator, instead of capturing the vendor and or suppliers, penalizes the registered taxpaying SMEs which are unable to produce the documents of WHT collection from the vendors.

Enterprises that are required to be registered but keep themselves unregistered due to inherent loopholes in the tax structure and or FBR’s inefficiencies such as payment of tax at the double rate. This has the effect of discouraging registered taxpayer SMEs.

Source: Pro Pakistani