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JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Sep 29

    Are Corporations Responsible Agents?

    Are Corporations Responsible Agents?
    Benjamin Ewing, The Structure of Tort Law, Revisited: The Problem of Corporate Responsibility, 8 J. Tort Law 1 (2015).Gregory KeatingIn The Structure of Tort Law, Revisited: The Problem of Corporate Responsibility, Benjamin Ewing, a visiting…
  • Sep 28

    Does Compensation Deter Takings? New (and Surprising) Evidence

    Does Compensation Deter Takings? New (and Surprising) Evidence
    Ronit Levine-Schnur & Gideon Parchomovsky, Is the Government Fiscally Blind? An Empirical Examination of the Effect of the Compensation Requirement on Eminent Domain Exercises, 45 J. Legal Stud. (forthcoming 2016), available at Penn…
  • Sep 27

    Looking Intersectionally and Seeing Structural Bia

    Looking Intersectionally and Seeing Structural Bia
    Priscilla Ocen, (E)Racing Childhood: Examining the Racialized Construction of Childhood and Innocence in the Treatment of Sexually Exploited Minors, 62 UCLA L. Rev. 1586 (2015).Wendy Anne BachEvery day, across the criminal justice system,…
Rank this Week: 177

IRS-Hitman

IRS-Hitman

Covers IRS tax problems. By Richard Close.

http://irs-hitman.blogspot.com/
  • May 8

    Threat of IRS Phone Scam Continue

    Threat of IRS Phone Scam Continue
    Tax scams do not end with the tax season. The IRS phone scam continues to victimize taxpayers. Fraudsters make phone calls to taxpayers, pretending to be IRS agents, and inform them that they owe back taxes. They instruct the individual to…
  • May 1

    How Late Payment of Taxes Affects You

    How Late Payment of Taxes Affects You
    Every month your taxes remain unpaid after the April 15 deadline, you pay a penalty of 0.5%. In most cases, the penalty doesn’t go beyond 0.5%, but it can reach a maximum of 25% per month. Along with the penalty, you are also charged…
  • Apr 24

    Benefits of a Retirement Plan

    Benefits of a Retirement Plan
    Along with saving taxes, a retirement plan also secures your future. You can save more in taxes by choosing the right kind of retirement plans according to your financial situation. Before you select one, it’s important to know the…
Rank this Week: 148

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
  • Nov 27

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
Rank this Week: 200

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 247

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 28

    The Trump tax-exempt foundation story

    The Trump tax-exempt foundation story
    I was among many tax people who spoke to David Farenthold as he researched his Washington Post story on diversion of income from Donald Trump to his tax-exempt foundation.  In case you haven't seen the story, the key reveal is that…
  • Sep 27

    Exposed

    Exposed
    Let's face it, there's something almost glamorous about being an existential threat to everything positive that the United States has accomplished over the last two-plus centuries, such as prosperity, the rule of law, progress towards racial…
  • Sep 26

    An NYU Law School first?

    An NYU Law School first?
    I am wondering whether my colleague Lily Batchelder's paper, "Families Facing Tax Increases Under Trump's Latest Tax Plan," might actually be mentioned, or at least referred to, during tonight's presidential debate, whether by Hillary Clinton…
Rank this Week: 448

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi and Erin Bradrick.

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 9/23/16

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 9/23/16
    The Trump Foundation continues to be hot in the news and, if the reports are true, a lesson in how a private foundation cannot be governed and operated. Meanwhile, New York City hosted the Social Good Summit, the United Nations ……
  • Sep 22

    The Power of Nonprofit Advocacy: Best Lobbying Resource Ever!

    The Power of Nonprofit Advocacy: Best Lobbying Resource Ever!
    From Independent Sector – Voter polling commissioned by Independent Sector has found that, across the political spectrum, American voters are overwhelmingly united in support of the charitable sector. The findings are summarized in a…
  • Sep 19

    20th Annual Western Conference on Tax-Exempt Organization

    20th Annual Western Conference on Tax-Exempt Organization
    The 20th annual Western Conference on Tax-Exempt Organizations (WCTEO) will take place at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on December 1-2, 2016. The WCTEO has been my top go-to conference every year since…
Rank this Week: 378

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Focuses on complliance, corporate governance, disclosure, mergers and tax issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 317

The 1031 Exchange Blog

The 1031 Exchange Blog

Covers delayed, reverse and improvement 1031 exchanges.

http://1031exchangeinstitute.org/
  • Sep 7

    Leasehold Interest of Less Than 30 Years Not Like-Kind to Fee Simple Interest

    Leasehold Interest of Less Than 30 Years Not Like-Kind to Fee Simple Interest
    Taxpayer Owns Leasehold Interest and Motel The taxpayer in this Tax Court Case (VIP's Industries, Inc., June 24, 2013) owned a leasehold interest that had a remaining term of twenty-ond (21) years and four (4) months.  The taxpayer had…
  • Jan 7

    1031 Exchanges: Welcome Back!

    1031 Exchanges: Welcome Back!
    For real estate investors located in high tax rate states, such as California, the 1031 Exchange just moved to the top of their to-do list.  There were some very significant changes made to Federal and state tax codes, and a…
  • Jan 7

    1031 Exchanges: Welcome Back!

    1031 Exchanges: Welcome Back!
    For real estate investors located in high tax rate states, such as California, the 1031 Exchange just moved to the top of their to-do list.  There were some very significant changes made to Federal and state tax codes, and a…
Rank this Week: 424

Tax Policy Blog

Tax Policy Blog

Covers federal, state and international tax issues, including AMT, capital gains and dividends taxes, corporate income taxes, income taxes, property taxes, and sales and use taxes. By the Tax Foundation.

http://taxfoundation.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 439

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Covers topics such as sales and payroll tax problems, offers in compromise, tax audits, tax debt, tax disputes, tax fraud, tax litigation and tax controversy, and tax preparer penalties. By Brager Tax Law Group.

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    Brager IRS Survey Yields Surprise

    Brager IRS Survey Yields Surprise
    Periodically, the Brager Tax Law Group surveys tax preparers and/or taxpayers on a variety of issues. Our most recent survey targeted tax preparers and their interaction with the IRS in a number of areas, including disclosure programs,…
  • Sep 28

    How to Limit Your Tax Penalties for Failure to File

    How to Limit Your Tax Penalties for Failure to File
    Are you behind in filing your tax return? If you have not filed a tax return for one or more years, you could be facing some steep penalties and interest on your past due tax returns and payments. Penalties for failure to file and interest on…
  • Sep 23

    Why Hire a Tax Attorney for a Tax Return Audit?

    Why Hire a Tax Attorney for a Tax Return Audit?
    When you are notified that you have been chosen for a tax return audit, you may not be sure what to do next. How do you prepare for an intense inspection of your tax documents and ensure you can answer any questions the tax auditor may have?…
Rank this Week: 912

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

Covers estate taxes, payroll taxes, sales taxes, tax evasion and tax fraud. By Russ Fox.

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Sep 28

    Another Incorrect IRS CP2000 Notice

    Another Incorrect IRS CP2000 Notice
    One of my clients received an IRS CP2000 notice today alleging he did not include $1000 of ordinary dividend income. And the IRS was correct: She forgot to provide me the 1099-DIV. Yet the IRS, in the same notice, states that the client…
  • Sep 27

    As The Caesars Turns, Episode 2

    As The Caesars Turns, Episode 2
    Caesars Entertainment Operating Company (CEOC) today announced that they reached a restructuring agreement with its major creditors. The deal will likely allow CEOC to emerge from bankruptcy early in 2017. The settlement must be finalized and…
  • Sep 25

    California Cities Eye Netflix as a Revenue Source

    California Cities Eye Netflix as a Revenue Source
    “Don’t tax you, don’t tax me. Tax that fellow behind the tree.” — Russell B. Long The city of Pasadena, California (home of the Rose Bowl and annual Rose Parade) voted to expand their telecommunications tax to…
Rank this Week: 615

taxgirl

taxgirl

Covers corporate, non-profit, estates, individual or international taxes. By Kelly Erb.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Sep 28

    New Tax Foundation Report Highlights Best & Worst States For Busine

    New Tax Foundation Report Highlights Best & Worst States For Busine
    The Tax Foundation has released its 2017 State Business Tax Climate Index, ranking the best and worst states for business tax climate. Who made the top? And who sits at the bottom? Here's what you need to know.
  • Sep 28

    IRS Posts New Per Diem Rates For Taxpayers Who Travel For Busine

    IRS Posts New Per Diem Rates For Taxpayers Who Travel For Busine
    New per-diem numbers are out, effective October 1, 2016. These numbers are to be used for per-diem allowances paid to any employee on or after October 1, 2016, for travel away from home on or after that date. The new rates include those for…
  • Sep 26

    Live Blog: The First 2016 Presidential Debate (September 26, 2016)

    Live Blog: The First 2016 Presidential Debate (September 26, 2016)
    Welcome to our live coverage of the September 26, 2016, presidential debate. At around 9:00 p.m. EST, the two main presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton for the Democrats, and Donald Trump for the Republicans, are expected to take the…
Rank this Week: 625

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Sep 26

    6 Tips for Reducing Your Headaches Over FMLA Intermittent Leave Abuse

    6 Tips for Reducing Your Headaches Over FMLA Intermittent Leave Abuse
    This scenario will sound familiar. An employee was certified for 12-weeks of Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) leave to be used intermittently over the course of a year. The purpose of the FML leave was to allow her to recover…
  • Sep 22

    Surprise! Your Communications Aren't Privileged After All

    Surprise! Your Communications Aren't Privileged After All
    Discovery Is Expensive Some estimates place the annual cost of the discovery phase in litigation at more than $42 billion a year. Many large companies report annual discovery costs of over $2 million. A large portion of such discovery costs…
  • Sep 19

    Is Congress Inadvertently Putting Companies Out of Business? The Effect of the TCPA on Unwitting Marketing Effort

    Is Congress Inadvertently Putting Companies Out of Business? The Effect of the TCPA on Unwitting Marketing Effort
    A well-meaning Act of Congress designed to protect consumers, through nuisance damages, has become a nuclear bomb that can put entire businesses at jeopardy. That statute, known as the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), has cost large…
Rank this Week: 1091

Taxidermy: Getting Under the Skin…

Taxidermy: Getting Under the Skin of Tax Law

Insight into the trials and tribulations of a UK tax lawyer. By Ann L. Humphrey.

http://www.annlhumphrey.com/blog
Rank this Week: 567

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

Discusses tax law, tax legislation, and other IRS tax happenings. By Kreig Mitchell.

http://www.irstaxtrouble.com/category/tax-blog/
  • Sep 25

    Court Revisits Reasonable Cause for Abating Penaltie

    Court Revisits Reasonable Cause for Abating Penaltie
    The U.S. Supreme Court has made it clear that taxpayers cannot avoid penalties by blindly rely on tax advisors to file tax returns and make tax payments. These situations are unfortunate. The court in Specht v. United States, No. 15-3095 (6th…
  • Sep 22

    Substantial Compliance vs. Strict Compliance: Charitable Deduction Survives Foot Fault

    Substantial Compliance vs. Strict Compliance: Charitable Deduction Survives Foot Fault
    There are a number of cases where taxpayers have had to pay more tax than they should due to technical foot faults. These cases often come up when the IRS employees believe that their job is to look for strict compliance (100%) rather than…
  • Sep 18

    Payments to Ex-Spouse Were Alimony Despite Missing Language in Agreement

    Payments to Ex-Spouse Were Alimony Despite Missing Language in Agreement
    Tax issues are often the last thing that spouses consider when going through a divorce. In other cases, one spouse plans for the tax issues and the other does not. This appears to have been the situation in Leslie v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo.…
Rank this Week: 537

Tax Trials

Tax Trials

Covers decisions and developments in federal and state taxation. By Asbury Law Firm.

http://taxtrials.com/
  • Sep 21

    Substantial Compliance Returns for the Charitable Contribution of Real Property

    Substantial Compliance Returns for the Charitable Contribution of Real Property
    In a division opinion, the U.S. Tax Court reestablished the prospect of substantial compliance for taxpayers who claim charitable contribution deductions that require an appraisal. Three partners in a LLC sold property to Arizona’s…
  • Aug 3

    IRS issues AOD on Home Mortgage Interest Deduction Debt Limit

    IRS issues AOD on Home Mortgage Interest Deduction Debt Limit
    If you happened to read our article on individual debt limitations for the home mortgage interest deduction, you may be interested to know that the IRS issued an Acquiescence on Decision last week to the Ninth Circuit’s ruling in Voss…
  • Jul 11

    Anyone for Tennis? Technical Foot Faults & the Conservation Easement Tax Deduction

    Anyone for Tennis? Technical Foot Faults & the Conservation Easement Tax Deduction
    We just wrapped up the 2016 Wimbledon fortnight. Andy Murray took the Men’s bracket while the Williams sisters are once again making news. We found the rules that govern the grass courts can be instructive in understanding the outcome…
Rank this Week: 1024

Nonprofit and Exempt Organization…

Nonprofit and Exempt Organization Blog

Focused on nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, with an emphasis on federal tax and Minnesota nonprofit legal issues. By Robertson Law Office.

http://www.robertsonlawofficellc.com/Blog/
  • Sep 13

    St. Paul Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

    St. Paul Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
    On September 7, 2016, St. Paul City Council unanimously passed a sick leave ordinance, which will go into effect July 1, 2017 (for employers with 24 or more employees, and July 1, 2018 for smaller employers).
  • Sep 13

    Form 8976 System Outages May Be Taken Into Account When Assessing Penaltie

    Form 8976 System Outages May Be Taken Into Account When Assessing Penaltie
    The IRS has had several outages on the website where organizations need to file the Form 8976, which gives the IRS notice of an organization's intent to operate as a 501(c)(4).  Those outages included much of the day on September 6th,…
  • Aug 27

    Lobbying and political activities for 501(c)(6) organization

    Lobbying and political activities for 501(c)(6) organization
    Upcoming presentation on lobbying and political activites for 501(c)(6) organizations!
Rank this Week: 530

New York Trusts & Estates Law…

New York Trusts & Estates Law Blog

Covers New York wills, trusts, estates, and elder law. By Saul Elnadav.

http://trustsestateslaw.com
Rank this Week: 942

The Tax Law Forum

The Tax Law Forum

Covers Federal and Wisconsin tax law issues. By Rob Teuber.

http://www.taxlawforum.com/
  • May 28

    IRS Hacked.

    IRS Hacked.
    Of all the targets available, it really isn’t surprising that hackers would try to gain access to the substantial database of financial information at the IRS.  Unfortunately, a successful breach of the security protocols was…
  • May 21

    Planning ahead - 2015 Forms 1040 will be due on April 18,2016 (for most)

    Planning ahead - 2015 Forms 1040 will be due on April 18,2016 (for most)
    You get an extra weekend to file your tax returns in 2016 thanks to an uncommon mix of holiday's and weekends.  Ordinarily an unextended Form 1040 Individual Income Tax Return is due on April 15th of any given year.  However, when…
  • May 20

    “The IRS is calling…and threatening to arrest me!”

    “The IRS is calling…and threatening to arrest me!”
    A few days ago, I received a call from a panicked former client.  Two years back we had gone through an IRS tax audit and worked out a reasonable payment plan to resolve the remaining tax debt.  The client had been honoring all…
Rank this Week: 952

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Covers estate tax and trust administration issues. By Sanger & Manes.

http://www.palmspringstaxandtrustlawyers.com/
  • Jan 21

    Nonresidents Working Remotely For California Businesse

    Nonresidents Working Remotely For California Businesse
    How to Take Paul Newman's "The Sting" Out of Your Taxes With the rise of the internet, cloud and smart phone economy, more and more people have the option of living in one state while working in another - remotely. The possibilities for…
  • Jan 21

    Nonresidents Working Remotely For California Businesse

    Nonresidents Working Remotely For California Businesse
    How to Take Paul Newman’s “The Sting” Out of Your Taxes With the rise of the internet, cloud and smart phone economy, more and more people have the option of living in one state while working in another – remotely. The…
  • Dec 12

    LEAVING YOUR CALIFORNIA LLC BEHIND - How California Taxes The Sale of Business Interests by Nonresident

    LEAVING YOUR CALIFORNIA LLC BEHIND - How California Taxes The Sale of Business Interests by Nonresident
    California residents who plan to move to another (by definition lower income tax) state, either to retire or for business purposes, often face the problem of how to handle their business interests situated in California. Mostly these…
Rank this Week: 918

You and Yours Blawg

You and Yours Blawg

Covers business law, elder law, estate planning and tax law. By Deirdre R. Wheatley-Liss.

http://youandyoursblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 6

    You and Yours Blawg is Moving

    You and Yours Blawg is Moving
    Category: Elder Law, Estate Planning, Estate and Inheritance Tax, Business Law and Planning, Tax Law and Planning, Probate and Estate Administration, Financial Planning, Miscellaneous Musing
  • Mar 20

    Haven't Paid NJ Taxes? Now Might Be the Time

    Haven't Paid NJ Taxes? Now Might Be the Time
    Category: Tax Law and PlanningCourtesy of JH Cohn:New Jersey Enacts Tax Amnesty Program"New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine has signed a bill creating a 45-day New Jersey state tax amnesty period that will end no later than June 15, 2009.…
  • Mar 16

    Lets get Banks Lending - SBA Loan Guarantee Amount to 90%

    Lets get Banks Lending - SBA Loan Guarantee Amount to 90%
    Category: Business Law and Planning
Rank this Week: 613

Accel Tax Blog

Accel Tax Blog

Covers tax law news and tax planning for individuals and businesses.

http://www.acceltaxandbusiness.com/blog.php
Rank this Week: 2495

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 2227

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

Swiss blawg covering a broad range of Swiss and international laws.

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Sep 28

    Einführung digitaler Zustellungsplattform durch FINMA

    Einführung digitaler Zustellungsplattform durch FINMA
    Die Eidgenössische Finanzmarktaufsicht FINMA hat am 16. September 2016 ihre digitale Zustellungsplattform in Betrieb genommen. Diese ermöglicht es den Beaufsichtigten und Prüfgesellschaften alle bis anhin per Post zugestellten…
  • Sep 26

    Weisungen „Anforderungen an Anlagestiftungen“

    Weisungen „Anforderungen an Anlagestiftungen“
    Die Oberaufsichtskommission Berufliche Vorsorge („OAK BV“) hat per 1. September 2016 die Weisungen „Anforderungen an Anlagestiftungen“ in Kraft gesetzt. Die Weisungen halten die Praxis der OAK BV betreffend die…
  • Sep 24

    BGer 4A_647/2015: Zeitpunkt der Erklärung der Herabsetzung des Mietzinses gem. Art. 259d OR

    BGer 4A_647/2015: Zeitpunkt der Erklärung der Herabsetzung des Mietzinses gem. Art. 259d OR
    Liegt ein Mangel in der Mietsache vor, kann der Mieter gegenüber dem Vermieter gem. Art. 259d OR erklären, dass er den Mietzins herabsetzt. Das Bundesgericht hatte sich zur Frage zu äussern, zu welchem Zeitpunkt diese…
Rank this Week: 2587

The Ag Docket

The Ag Docket

Offers a perspective on current agricultural law issues. By the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation at Iowa State University.

http://www.calt.iastate.edu/blogpost
  • Sep 28

    Wind Agreement Provision Trips up Sale of Farmland

    Wind Agreement Provision Trips up Sale of Farmland
    A case from the Iowa Court of Appeals today highlights a little provision in an Iowa wind energy agreement that may have killed a contract for the sale of farmland.  This case should remind anyone negotiating a wind energy agreement to…
  • Sep 27

    Federal Appeals Court Vacates OSHA Fertilizer Safety Guidance

    Federal Appeals Court Vacates OSHA Fertilizer Safety Guidance
    Last Friday, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia vacated guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The guidance, which was issued in the form of a 2015 Memorandum, required farm supply…
  • Sep 15

    Iowa Court of Appeals Grants Sister the Home Place

    Iowa Court of Appeals Grants Sister the Home Place
    We’ve discussed in past articles the difficulties that can arise when parents leave farmland to their children as tenants in common. Several sibling may wish to sell, others may wish to keep the land in the family. This type of…
Rank this Week: 1948

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 28

    WHERE THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES STAND ON THE ESTATE TAX!

    WHERE THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES STAND ON THE ESTATE TAX!
    Both presidential candidates have proposed changes to the estate tax regime. Mr. Trump calls for a total repeal of the Federal estate tax. No matter how much wealth you accumulate during your life, under Mr. Trump’s plan, there will…
  • Sep 26

    HILLARY CLINTON PROPOSES 65% TOP RATE FOR ESTATE TAX

    HILLARY CLINTON PROPOSES 65% TOP RATE FOR ESTATE TAX
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton would levy a 65% tax on the largest estates and make it harder for wealthy people to pass appreciated assets to their heirs without paying taxes, expanding the list of tax increases she would…
  • Sep 15

    IRS DENIES RETROACTIVE STATE COURT REFORMATION OF RETIREMENT ACCOUNT BENEFICIARY

    IRS DENIES RETROACTIVE STATE COURT REFORMATION OF RETIREMENT ACCOUNT BENEFICIARY
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can easily take away what any state court giveth. Under the case facts, the decedent maintained 2 IRAs prior to his death. The IRAs listed his revocable trust as the death beneficiary. The trust qualified as…
Rank this Week: 1985

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 28

    Carelessness and Tax Evasion

    Carelessness and Tax Evasion
    According to this story, the owner of several Atlantic City businesses admitted in federal court that he and his associates in one of the businesses deliberately hid profits in order to avoid paying more than $100,000 in federal taxes. He…
  • Sep 26

    Course Enrollment Matters, Even for Tax Purpose

    Course Enrollment Matters, Even for Tax Purpose
    Most people have heard at least one anecdote about a student who attempts to take a final exam in a course, only to discover that failure to have enrolled in the course shuts the door to the opportunity to earn a grade in the course. Most…
  • Sep 23

    Another Lesson in the “Tax Rate Reductions Increase Tax Revenue” Experience

    Another Lesson in the “Tax Rate Reductions Increase Tax Revenue” Experience
    Supply-siders like to argue that by reducing tax rates, people and businesses will engage in economic activity squelched by higher tax rates, and that taxes on that increased activity will increase tax revenues. Not only have supply-siders…
Rank this Week: 2239

Life in the Tax Lane

Life in the Tax Lane

Focuses on current developments in individual and small business taxation, including tax law and tips. By Stephen S. Photopoulos.

http://lifeinthetaxlane.com
Rank this Week: 1809

ISU CALT Articles

ISU CALT Articles

Covers key issues in agricultural law and taxation, including federal and state legal opinions and critical legislative developments. From Iowa State University's Center for Agricultural Law & Taxation.

http://www.calt.iastate.edu/article
  • Sep 27

    Syngenta Producer Class Certification Granted

    Syngenta Producer Class Certification Granted
    Overview The Syngenta litigation reached a crucial milestone on September 26, 2016, when U.S. District Judge John W. Lungstrum issued an order certifying a nationwide class and eight statewide classes of producer plaintiffs in the…
  • Sep 16

    Iowa Supreme Court Considers DMWW Common Law Claim

    Iowa Supreme Court Considers DMWW Common Law Claim
      The Iowa Supreme Court heard oral arguments on September 14, 2016, regarding the common law claims set forth in the Des Moines Water Works complaint. The Court will now consider whether the lawsuit’s claims seeking money damages…
  • Aug 31

    Rural Premises Liability in Iowa: A Legal Review

    Rural Premises Liability in Iowa: A Legal Review
      Overview Owning property is richly rewarding. It can also be fraught with liability. This fact sheet provides a general overview of several key legal issues that owners and occupiers of rural property in Iowa should understand. It is…
Rank this Week: 1986

Rubin on Tax

Rubin on Tax

Covers tax and legal issues relating to federal and Florida tax, estate planning, probate, and business matters. By Charles Rubin.

http://rubinontax.floridatax.com/
Rank this Week: 2233

Global Tax Enforcement

Global Tax Enforcement

Presents commentary on tax enforcement, news and developments. By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.globaltaxenforcement.com/
Rank this Week: 2833

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

Covers building, protecting and distributing wealth. By Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP.

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 22

    Van White to Present at BMDA Lien Law Seminar

    Van White to Present at BMDA Lien Law Seminar
    SYK attorney Van White will be this year's guest speaker for the Building Material Dealer's Association (BMDA) Washington and Oregon Lien Law Seminar. White's presentation will include information on: preliminary notices, perfecting lien…
  • Sep 7

    Chambers Recognizes Kantor and Blachly as “Notable Practitioners”

    Chambers Recognizes Kantor and Blachly as “Notable Practitioners”
    Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) Guide by Chambers and Partners has been released for 2016. This year's publication recognizes not only Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP as a firm, but also includes two of our attorneys. Stephen Kantor and Victoria…
  • Sep 2

    Victory – Vindicated By The California Court of Appeal

    Victory – Vindicated By The California Court of Appeal
    "The victory benefits investors everywhere by making clear that basic rules of due process do apply in FINRA arbitration". In August, 2014, I represented Sandra Liebhaber in a FINRA hearing requested by Royal Alliance Associates and its one…
Rank this Week: 4791

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, probate, trusts and wills in Utah. By Jason C. Hunter.

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Sep 20

    How you can benefit from elder law services - Video | KRIV

    How you can benefit from elder law services - Video | KRIV
    via www.fox26houston.com How you can benefit from elder law services? ElderCounsel CEO, Valerie Peterson, J.D., was live on Fox 26 Houston on Thursday, September 15. She talked about common elder law planning misconceptions, long term care in…
  • Aug 22

    The Joy Of Inheriting Appreciated Property

    The Joy Of Inheriting Appreciated Property
    When you inherit property, such as a house or stocks, the property is usually worth more than it was when the original owner purchased it. If you were to sell the property, there could be huge capital gains taxes. Fortunately, when you…
  • Aug 21

    When PODs Go BAD

    When PODs Go BAD
    Are payable on death accounts a simple way to pass assets to heirs or are they a mistake? It sure sounds simple. With a payable on death account or paid on death account, you name a beneficiary who gets the account when you die—no probate,…
Rank this Week: 4624

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP…

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP News & Commentary

Covers estate planning, tax law, and real estate law.

http://rogerssheffield.com/news-and-commentary
  • Sep 20

    Total Asset Protection

    Total Asset Protection
    Life is full of risks. We may get sued because of the activities we engage in, what we own or even who we know. Virtually every aspect of life can be the source of creditor’s claims, litigation and judgments. Being alive is risky…
  • Sep 6

    Easy On Easement

    Easy On Easement
    One of the most common types of real estate cases we litigate are easement disputes. Since easements usually involve one's personal residence or investment property, such disputes may be deeply emotional and expensive. What is an easement?…
  • Aug 16

    Six Estate Planning Mistakes Most Commonly Made

    Six Estate Planning Mistakes Most Commonly Made
    If you’re like most people, you have the best of intentions to execute plans for how you want your estate distributed when you die or your affairs handled should you become incapacitated. Unfortunately, unless you take action, those…
Rank this Week: 2029

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Covers tax planning, estate planning, trusts, wills and charitable giving. By Finch Montgomery Wright LLP.

http://www.paloaltoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 14

    New Parents Need Basic Estate Planning

    New Parents Need Basic Estate Planning
    New parents need to do estate planning, often for the first time.
  • Aug 17

    Protect Yourself From Scam Artist

    Protect Yourself From Scam Artist
    Scam artists have been preying on our clients and have been trying their fraud schemes on us.  Scammers use phone calls, emails and letters trying to get your money and personal information.  Some scammers pretend to be a relative…
  • Aug 7

    Buy Low: Sell High. Pay Capital Gains Taxes.

    Buy Low: Sell High. Pay Capital Gains Taxes.
    Many of my clients come to me with a very Californian problem: they bought their home many years ago for a fraction of what that home is worth today. For example, their mid-century house near downtown cost them $125,000 in 1973 and could be…
Rank this Week: 3567

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
Rank this Week: 1806

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Covers wills, trusts & estates, guardianships, tax and asset protection planning.

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 11

    Social Security After Death

    Social Security After Death
    One of the first questions we are asked is “do I have to do anything about Social Security”?  Here are some important things to know if a decedent was receiving SSA benefits at the time of passing:ReportingNormally the…
  • Aug 29

    Income Taxation of Trusts - Determining Which State Can Tax the Trust

    Income Taxation of Trusts - Determining Which State Can Tax the Trust
    Determining the situs of a trust (i.e. the residence of a trust) is not always an easy matter.  Each state has its own rules regarding whether a trust is a "Resident Trust", and often these rules are different from the tax rules, and in…
  • Jun 12

    Is NJ finally going to repeal the Estate Tax and the Inheritance Tax?

    Is NJ finally going to repeal the Estate Tax and the Inheritance Tax?
    I tend not to get too excited about any legislation until it is actually signed, but there is a fair amount of rumbling from both Republicans and Democrats about repealing the NJ Estate Tax.  The NJ Transportation Trust fund is running…
Rank this Week: 1130

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Sep 8

    Senate Ron Wyden's Proposal on Roth IRA

    Senate Ron Wyden's Proposal on Roth IRA
    Senator Wyden (D-Oregon) has been interested in reforming retirement account tax treatment for some time. Back in the fall of 2014, he and Senator Orrin Hatch held hearings on the need for retirement account reform, focused on the idea…
  • Aug 7

    More on Trump's Tax Return

    More on Trump's Tax Return
    Today's New York Times Op-Ed by Mitchel Zuckoff (a journalism prof at Boston University), titled "Why We Ask to See Tax Returns" (Aug. 6, 2016), at A19, goes beyond my list of reasons taxpaying voters may learn items of interest...
  • Aug 5

    Chamber of Commerce Sues Treasury on Inversion Reg

    Chamber of Commerce Sues Treasury on Inversion Reg
    Back in April, the Chamber of commerce suggested that it might sue the Treasury Department for violating the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) over the new inversion regs that were issued in April (T.D. 9761, REG-135734-14). See Fortune…
Rank this Week: 4018

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Sep 8

    New IA Fee Schedule Proposed

    New IA Fee Schedule Proposed
    The IRS is proposing a completely restructured fee schedule for installment agreements, which would take effect on January 1, 2017. This ...
  • Aug 19

    Back-to-School Tax Scam

    Back-to-School Tax Scam
    Its back to school this week for many kids across the country. As great as summer vacation can be, many parents look ...
  • Jul 13

    IRS Tech Issue

    IRS Tech Issue
    I have a memory from my first job as a lawyer that reminds me how slow the legal profession can be ...
Rank this Week: 2887

IRS Problem Solver Blog

IRS Problem Solver Blog

Covers IRS problems and how to solve them. By Darrin Mish.

http://www.getirshelp.com/irsblog
  • Sep 8

    What You Need to Know About the IRS and Real Estate Investment

    What You Need to Know About the IRS and Real Estate Investment
    DARRIN T. MISH:  That would be me I am Darrin T. Mish THE IRS Solution Attorney. KATRINA MADEWELL:  And I’m your co-host Katrina Madewell and I just, I noticed doesn’t the intro say over 15 years, we are probably going…
  • Aug 31

    Burying Or Avoiding Tax Problems Won’t Make Them Go Away

    Burying Or Avoiding Tax Problems Won’t Make Them Go Away
    I’m Darrin T. Mish; your IRS Solution Attorney. And I can freely tell you that avoiding your tax problems won’t make them go away. It can only make whatever problems you’re facing worse. I’ve been at this quite some…
  • Aug 30

    Who Do You Turn To When You Have an IRS Problem?

    Who Do You Turn To When You Have an IRS Problem?
    DARRIN T. MISH:   Good morning and thank you for listening to the IRS Solution Attorney show; I am THE IRS Solution Attorney and apparently I have a little frog in my throat. KATRINA MADEWELL:  Yeah I’m going to…
Rank this Week: 1471

South Florida Estate Planning Law

South Florida Estate Planning Law

Covers South Florida estate planning, probate and tax law issues. By David Shulman.

http://www.sofloridaestateplanning.com/
  • Sep 2

    Florida Supreme Court Adopts Amendments to Guardianship Accounting Rule

    Florida Supreme Court Adopts Amendments to Guardianship Accounting Rule
    On September 1, 2016, the Florida Supreme Court approved changes to the Probate Rules. The Probate Rules include both Probate and Guardianship. While there were multiple changes to throughout (many being minor), in this post I am going to…
  • May 19

    David Shulman’s Appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show – May 2016

    David Shulman’s Appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show – May 2016
    Here is my monthly appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show, where we discuss estate planning, probate, guardianship, powers of attorney, and related matters. The post David Shulman’s Appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show…
  • May 19

    David Shulman’s Appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show – May 2016

    David Shulman’s Appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show – May 2016
    Here is my monthly appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show, where we discuss estate planning, probate, guardianship, powers of attorney, and related matters. The post David Shulman’s Appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show…
Rank this Week: 4297

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

Covers fundamental concepts relevant to estate planning, business law, real estate law, and tax law. By Cook & Cook.

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Sep 1

    ALTCS Eligibility in 2016

    ALTCS Eligibility in 2016
    The Arizona Long-Term Care System (ALTCS) is Arizona's implementation of the Medicaid program, which can pay nursing home costs for people that meet certain medical, income, and resource requirements. Income Eligibility For 2016, the income…
  • Aug 3

    Treasury Issues Proposed Regulations to Restrict Minority Discount

    Treasury Issues Proposed Regulations to Restrict Minority Discount
    Jonathan G. Blattmachr and Mitchell M. Gans for WealthManagement.com regarding proposed regulations promulgated by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, which could substantially reduce or eliminate minority discounts often associated with…
  • Jul 18

    Prince Estate: The Importance Of Having A Will

    Prince Estate: The Importance Of Having A Will
    Gary Borofsky in Forbes about Prince's estate plan, err, lack thereof: The untimely death of the music icon is exposing the role tax planning plays in an overall estate plan. By creating a comprehensive plan, a high net worth individual…
Rank this Week: 4636

Thomas E. Crice Blog

Thomas E. Crice Blog

Covers a variety of individual and business tax issues, in both the domestic and international contexts.

http://www.tomcricelaw.com/tax-blog
  • Aug 31

    Don’t Get Snared In This Post-Dissolution LLC Tax Trap

    Don’t Get Snared In This Post-Dissolution LLC Tax Trap
    Knowing what to do when a business venture ends can save you a world of tax hurt, and get you back on your feet faster. By either their own experience or that of their colleagues, entrepreneurs live with this hard fact:...
  • Aug 31

    IRC §1031 Like-Kind Exchanges: Where Did My Tax Deferral Go?

    IRC §1031 Like-Kind Exchanges: Where Did My Tax Deferral Go?
    If you’re not careful, rolling over investment property can leave you with an unexpected tax bill. A lot of lucky folks are holding real estate and other types of investment property with fair market values greater than their adjusted…
  • Nov 8

    IRC §1031 Like-Kind Exchanges: Where’d My Tax Deferral Go?

    IRC §1031 Like-Kind Exchanges: Where’d My Tax Deferral Go?
    If you’re not careful, rolling over investment property can leave you with an unexpected tax bill. A lot of lucky folks are holding real estate and other types of investment property with fair market values greater than their adjusted…
Rank this Week: 1865

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Washington Finds Nexus in Advertising

    Washington Finds Nexus in Advertising
    If states could impose tax on every company that makes a sale within its borders, they would. Luckily, the Commerce Clause of the Constitution requires something known as “nexus,” or a connection, between a company and state in…
  • Aug 21

    Hawaii Clarifies Taxes for Online Travel Companie

    Hawaii Clarifies Taxes for Online Travel Companie
    Hawaii was the most recent in a line of states to take a stance in the long tax battle between online travel companies, such as Priceline, Expedia and Orbitz, and states over what is commonly referred to as “tourist development…
  • Jul 14

    Sarasota County Circuit Court holds that Reservation and Cleaning Fees are NOT Taxable.

    Sarasota County Circuit Court holds that Reservation and Cleaning Fees are NOT Taxable.
    Florida’s hotel reservation industry recently received an important victory relating to Tourist Development Tax (“TDT”).  TDT is a tax imposed on the privilege of renting, leasing or letting “for consideration any…
Rank this Week: 2731

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Covers federal and state income taxes, and business taxes. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://taxtrustestatenews.com/
  • Aug 25

    IRS Proposes New Tax Status Regulations on Non-qualified Deferred Compensation Plan

    IRS Proposes New Tax Status Regulations on Non-qualified Deferred Compensation Plan
    Recently, the IRS proposed new tax status regulations related to the Section 457(f) non-qualified deferred compensation plans offered by tax exempt employers. Proposed regulations The goal of the proposal was to clearly define which…
  • Aug 18

    Partnerships Can No Longer Treat Partners as Employees for Tax Purpose

    Partnerships Can No Longer Treat Partners as Employees for Tax Purpose
    New regulations change how partnerships treat partners as employees The IRS and the U.S. Department of Treasury recently issued regulations to address the way the former taxes partners in a partnership that has a sole owner of a…
  • Aug 16

    How New Partnership Audit Rules Will Affect You

    How New Partnership Audit Rules Will Affect You
    Changes to BBA Enact New Partnership Audit Rules Under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (“BBA”), which will take effect in 2018, the IRS will be able to audit certain partnerships and limited liability companies (LLCs) and…
Rank this Week: 2948