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Seay Law Firm Blog

Seay Law Firm Blog

Covers Texas tax law.

http://www.seaytaxlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Taxpayers’ first appellate margin tax win becomes final

    Taxpayers’ first appellate margin tax win becomes final
    The Third Court of Appeals’ decision in Combs v. Newpark Resources, Inc. became final today.  The Texas Comptroller did not file a timely appeal with the Texas Supreme Court, so the Third Court of Appeals issued its mandate…
  • Mar 14

    Another Taxpayer Win in Texas Margin Tax Case

    Another Taxpayer Win in Texas Margin Tax Case
    The Third Court of Appeals’ recent opinion in Titan Transportation v. Combs is another big win for taxpayers under the revised Texas franchise tax (also known as the Texas margin tax).  In opinion, the Third Court of Appeals…
  • Feb 12

    Third Court of Appeals Expands Aircraft Sales Tax Exemption

    Third Court of Appeals Expands Aircraft Sales Tax Exemption
    The Third Court of Appeals’ opinion in Cirrus Exploration Company v. Combs expands the number of businesses who may purchase aircraft without paying Texas sales and use tax.  In doing so, the Third Court of Appeals once again…
Rank this Week: 3774

North Carolina Estate Planning…

North Carolina Estate Planning Blog

Covers legal issues relating to wealth transfer, asset preservation, probate, and taxation. By Greg Herman-Giddens of Trust Counsel, P.A.

http://www.ncestateplanningblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Non-Tax Benefits of Family Limited Liability Companie

    Non-Tax Benefits of Family Limited Liability Companie
    Family Limited Liability Companies (FLLC) are one of several asset protection tools used to preserve assets of family businesses. These assets may include real estate and investments. Creating an FLLC involves legal fees, filing costs and…
  • Apr 15

    IRA Custodian Not Responsible for RMD

    IRA Custodian Not Responsible for RMD
    Failing to take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) results in a penalty for the account owner. IRA account custodians are only responsible for notifying owners of their RMD; the owner must take the steps necessary to draw a distribution.…
  • Mar 31

    3 Requirements for NC Long-Term Care Insurance Policie

    3 Requirements for NC Long-Term Care Insurance Policie
    Time and research is required to understand elder care in North Carolina. Individuals starting to explore long-term care insurance may not realize that North Carolina imposes several requirements on insurance providers. These requirements…
Rank this Week: 861

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: 418

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/
Rank this Week: 544

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Apr 18

    Higher Or Lower: How Do You Think Your U.S. Tax Burden Compares To Other Countries?

    Higher Or Lower: How Do You Think Your U.S. Tax Burden Compares To Other Countries?
    If it hurt to write that check to Uncle Sam, you’re not alone: personal income taxes have risen in 21 out of 34 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries in recent years. The biggest increases overall were…
  • Apr 18

    With Tax Day Over, Tax Scammers Are Still In Busine

    With Tax Day Over, Tax Scammers Are Still In Busine
    Tax Day might have come and gone but the scammers remain… With the ink barely dry on tax returns, scammers are already reaching out to taxpayers. My office received a flurry of emails just after Tax Day purporting to be from the…
  • Apr 17

    Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill Hit With Tax Warrant

    Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill Hit With Tax Warrant
    In 2003, country singer went all the way to #1 with his mega-hit, “I Love This Bar.” The incredible popularity of the song inspired a chain of restaurants called Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill with fifteen…
Rank this Week: 338

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

Covers bankruptcy and tax. By Pew Law Center, PLLC.

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 18

    Tips For When You Owe Taxe

    Tips For When You Owe Taxe
    If you completed your tax return earlier this year and found out that you owe taxes, don’t worry. Sure owing the IRS sounds scary, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, there are several things you can do to help cover your tax…
  • Apr 16

    Bike Sharing Program Halted By Bankruptcy

    Bike Sharing Program Halted By Bankruptcy
    Ever been to a big city and seen a row of rentable bikes parked along the sidewalk? In recent years  more cities have been jumping onto the bike sharing program, offering patrons a new way to get around with minimal expense. Compared to…
  • Apr 14

    Common Bankruptcy Concern

    Common Bankruptcy Concern
    When people think of the bankruptcy process they often think of liquidation. The unfortunate truth is that many people will miss out on a fresh start free from debts because of a lack of understanding about how the bankruptcy process actually…
Rank this Week: 729

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/
  • Apr 18

    Know Your Tax Return Preparer

    Know Your Tax Return Preparer
    A recent Tax Court decision, Johnson v. Comr., T.C. Memo 2014-67, indicates why it’s important to screen one’s tax return preparer. Although the taxpayer came out on the losing side in terms of the substantive tax issue, by…
  • Apr 16

    Once Again, What’s a Tax?

    Once Again, What’s a Tax?
    Six years ago, in What’s in a Tax Label?, I noted that calling a tax increase a “loophole closer” doesn’t change the reality that a tax increase is in the works. The following year, in Please, It’s Not a Tax, I…
  • Apr 14

    Can a Dead Person Be a Dependent?

    Can a Dead Person Be a Dependent?
    As the April 15 deadline approaches, it seems appropriate to take a look at one of the more “interesting” attempts at a tax deduction to have come to my attention. In a series of 13 Crazy Tax Deductions, one described the attempt…
Rank this Week: 780

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/
  • Apr 18

    Corporate tax break back in Senate package

    Corporate tax break back in Senate package
    The Senate tax committee approved a package of so-called tax extenders April 3, according to The Columbus Dispatch. The tax extenders are a collection of special-interest tax breaks that regularly expire and are extended, including breaks for…
  • Apr 16

    Tax avoidance subcommittee blasts Caterpillar, Inc.

    Tax avoidance subcommittee blasts Caterpillar, Inc.
    Senator Car Levin opened an April 1 subcommittee hearing by denouncing Caterpillar, Inc. for reducing its tax liabilities by shifting profits to a Swiss subsidiary, The Wall Street Journal reported. Caterpillar held about $17 billion in…
  • Apr 15

    Imputed Interest, Gifts and Family Loan

    Imputed Interest, Gifts and Family Loan
    Family Loans are an integral part of life, as well as estate and gift tax planning.  Until the IRS victory in Dickman in 1980, interest-free loans were a staple of tax planning. Today, however, the rules that apply are designed to force…
Rank this Week: 401

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Health Care Fraud Prosecutions - Even Good Providers Are At Risk

    Health Care Fraud Prosecutions - Even Good Providers Are At Risk
    As the federal government expands its pursuit of health care fraud cases, even good providers are at risk of becoming targets. Consider, for example, these federal health care fraud cases in 2013: Three cardiologists, including one in…
  • Apr 17

    Best of Bingham: Wendy Becker and Jennifer Cave Elected to FCBA Board of Director

    Best of Bingham: Wendy Becker and Jennifer Cave Elected to FCBA Board of Director
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP and Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Women’s Forum would like to recognize and congratulate partners Wendy Bryant Becker and Jennifer J. Cave on their recent election to the Fayette County Bar Association Board of…
  • Apr 15

    Speak No Evil: NLRB Finds Workplace Rules Prohibiting ?Negativity? Unlawful

    Speak No Evil: NLRB Finds Workplace Rules Prohibiting ?Negativity? Unlawful
    In the recent case Hills and Dales General Hospital and Danielle Corlis, 360 HLRB No. 70 (April 1, 2014), the National Labor Relations Board held that an employer’s policy prohibiting “negative comments” and…
Rank this Week: 2269

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/
  • Apr 18

    Denigration as Forbidden Conduct and Required Judicial Rhetoric

    Denigration as Forbidden Conduct and Required Judicial Rhetoric
    Steven D. Smith, The Jurisprudence of Denigration, U.C. Davis L. Rev (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN.Paul HorwitzSteven D. Smith has written another characteristically challenging paper. I fear that the paper, “The Jurisprudence…
  • Apr 16

    Rethinking the Role of Agencies in Private Regulatory Enforcement

    Rethinking the Role of Agencies in Private Regulatory Enforcement
    David Freeman Engstrom, Agencies as Litigation Gatekeepers, 123 Yale L. J. 616 (2013).Mark SeidenfeldOver the past several decades, many scholars have weighed in on benefits and detriments of authorizing private parties to sue to enforce…
  • Apr 15

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22
    Deborah L. Brake, Retaliation in an EEO World, 89 Ind. L.J. 115 (2014).Alex B. LongWhistleblowers and workplace retaliation victims continue to make headlines in the national media. From Edward Snowden to NFL players Chris Kluwe and…
Rank this Week: 744

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Apr 17

    McIntyre: Not What You Bargained For?

    McIntyre: Not What You Bargained For?
    When are the parties to a civil tax dispute bound by agreed facts from a criminal proceeding? This was the question considered by the Tax Court of Canada on a Rule 58 motion made by the taxpayers in McIntrye et al v. The Queen (2014 TCC 111).…
  • Apr 4

    IRS: Bitcoin Not a Currency for Tax Purpose

    IRS: Bitcoin Not a Currency for Tax Purpose
    As expected, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service has provided some guidance on the U.S. tax treatment of Bitcoin. In Notice 2014-21 (March 25, 2014), the IRS stated that Bitcoin is property and not currency for tax purposes. …
  • Mar 26

    There’s A Litigation App For That?

    There’s A Litigation App For That?
    We were intrigued to learn that KosInteractive LLC has created the U.S. “Fed Courts” app for Android and Apple devices which contains helpful information about U.S. federal courts rules of procedure and court information. The…
Rank this Week: 3693

Texas State & Local Tax Law…

Texas State & Local Tax Law Blog

Covers aircraft taxation, franchise tax, property tax, sales and use tax, school finance litigation and tax reform. By Alan E. Sherman.

http://www.txsaltlaw.com/
  • Apr 17

    Comptroller Candidate Mike Collier: Reforming the Tax Administration function

    Comptroller Candidate Mike Collier: Reforming the Tax Administration function
    The race to be the new Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts is between two candidates: Mike Collier, CPA, a Democrat, and State Senator Glenn Hegar, a Republican. Mr. Collier has announced a specific plan for reforming the Comptroller’s…
  • Mar 14

    Another franchise tax win for a Texas taxpayer

    Another franchise tax win for a Texas taxpayer
    It’s not been a happy couple of years for the Texas Attorney General’s tax lawyers who’ve represented the Comptroller of Public Accounts in state court tax litigation. That’s because Texas courts have been siding with…
  • Mar 13

    Texas franchise tax reporting after claiming federal bonus depreciation

    Texas franchise tax reporting after claiming federal bonus depreciation
    With this year’s filing date approaching for the revised Texas franchise tax, the so-called “margin tax,” businesses with Texas operations should take a look at a recent internal memorandum from the office of the Texas…
Rank this Week: 3133

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/
  • Apr 17

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality
    The Internet is the modern day printing press; a revolutionary game changer. The Internet owes much of its success to the theory of net neutrality. While net neutrality is not a new topic of discussion, it has been thrust in the limelight…
  • Apr 13

    National Security Space Launch: No Contest

    National Security Space Launch: No Contest
                 Competition and innovation are key ideals in American society, and they were the main focus on March 5, 2014 when the CEOs of SpaceX and United Launch Alliance (“ULA”) testified…
  • Apr 12

    Lessons from Hartney: How to Reduce Tax Forum Shopping by Illinois Retailer

    Lessons from Hartney: How to Reduce Tax Forum Shopping by Illinois Retailer
                The Illinois’ Local Retailers’ Occupation Tax Acts (ROT Acts) allows “municipal governments and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) to impose a retail occupation tax…
Rank this Week: 33

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1251

Transfer Pricing Watch

Transfer Pricing Watch

Features transfer pricing news and details of transfer pricing events and training. By BNA International.

http://www.transferpricingwatch.com
Rank this Week: 832

Dodging the Taxman

Dodging the Taxman

Covers tax law.

http://dodgingthetaxman.com/
  • Apr 17

    Can Immigration Reform Generate More Tax Revenue?

    Can Immigration Reform Generate More Tax Revenue?
    The answer is not certain. In Top 5 Reasons Why Immigration Reform Means More Tax Revenues (Center for American Progress, 4/15/14), Patrick Oakford makes the following points: 5 million more workers and their employers would pay payroll taxes…
  • Apr 16

    Donald Rumsfeld Has No Idea Whether His Tax Returns Are Accuracte

    Donald Rumsfeld Has No Idea Whether His Tax Returns Are Accuracte
    The tax code is too complex and should be simplified.
  • Apr 16

    Can The Tax Code Improve Private Prisons?

    Can The Tax Code Improve Private Prisons?
    Maybe, and the question is certainly worth considering. Sasha Volokh's blog post, Improving private prisons through the tax code links two two articles on the issue.
Rank this Week: 2439

Tax Equity Telegraph

Tax Equity Telegraph

Addresses the intersection of tax policy and energy policy in the United States. By Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.

http://www.akingump.com/en/experience/practices/global-project-finance/tax-equity-telegraph/index.html
Rank this Week: 2970

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
  • Apr 16

    TV Me

    TV Me
    My interview on KCCI-TV about the Iowa Tuition and Textbook (and prom) Credit can be seen here.  It was at […]
  • Apr 15

    Last day reminder list

    Last day reminder list
    Programming note: Tax Roundups will return next week.  I’m taking a few days off, so it will be quiet around […]
  • Apr 14

    Filing season tip: leave tracks when you file.

    Filing season tip: leave tracks when you file.
    No Tax Update today, for reasons easily guessed by many readers. As a green 25 year-old staff accountant, I was […]
Rank this Week: 2023

Tax Machine Blog

Tax Machine Blog

Discusses tax topics. By Thomas S. Groth.

http://taxmachine.us
  • Apr 16

    Vincent Burroughs is back in the new

    Vincent Burroughs is back in the new
    IRS made him feel like “a cheap whore.” Read more → The post Vincent Burroughs is back in the news appeared first on Tax Machine Blog™.
  • Apr 14

    Tax Firm Takedown. How did WaPo get it so wrong?

    Tax Firm Takedown. How did WaPo get it so wrong?
    BY: THOMAS S. GROTH, ESQ (@tsgESQ) With her piece at the Washington Post this week, Michelle Singletary tries to tell us that “Tax-relief ‘rescues’ are really a ruse.” She doesn’t even feel the need to qualify…
  • Apr 2

    IRS Audit Technique Guides for Small Business Owner

    IRS Audit Technique Guides for Small Business Owner
    Do you run a small business? Are you being audited, or do you feel that your line of work presents a unique audit risk? Have you ever wondered how the IRS might approach an audit of your specific kind of business? Well, the IRS has actually…
Rank this Week: 2293

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.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2787

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3403

Texas Tax Talk

Texas Tax Talk

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texastaxtalk.com/
  • Apr 16

    New Guidance From IRS On At-Risk Rules For LLC Member Guarantee

    New Guidance From IRS On At-Risk Rules For LLC Member Guarantee
    The IRS recently released a chief counsel memorandum AM2014-003 on LLC Member Guarantees of LLC Debt and “Qualified Nonrecourse Financing.”  These memorandums are very helpful because they provide the IRS’…
  • Mar 26

    IRS Makes Bitcoins a Tax Headache

    IRS Makes Bitcoins a Tax Headache
    The IRS just published Notice 2014-21 which explains the IRS’ vision on how general tax principals apply to “virtual currency” transactions like Bitcoin. If you’re not familiar with Bitcoin, it’s a currency that…
  • Feb 25

    First Lady of Tax Fraud

    First Lady of Tax Fraud
    The IRS just issued its Criminal Investigation Annual Report.  Budget constraints caused the staffing of Special Agents to drop to the lowest numbers in recent history, but 2013 included a 12.5 percent increase in investigations…
Rank this Week: 2546

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Tax Day 2014

    Tax Day 2014
    It’s April 15th — tax filing deadline day!  From where I sit, there are only a couple more hours left to file your federal income tax return.  Today I should be writing about (and you should be reading about)…
  • Apr 12

    Supermodel Gisele Blames IRS Audit on her Forbes List Ranking

    Supermodel Gisele Blames IRS Audit on her Forbes List Ranking
    Are you not making the millions you planned to make?  Is your face not occupying magazine covers? Is your name nowhere to be found on any Forbes lists?  Well, the silver lining is that you are not subject to any … Continue…
  • Apr 7

    Koskinen’s Press Club Speech

    Koskinen’s Press Club Speech
    The IRS Commissioner typically speaks at a National Press Club luncheon once a year.  It is the perfect venue to learn about the Commissioner, his vision, and everything at the top of his to-do list.  Here are a few things ……
Rank this Week: 3285

TaxMama's TaxQuips

TaxMama's TaxQuips

Daily tax and small business podcast with tax and small business news tidbits covering investment, inheritance real estate and more.

http://www.taxquips.com?cat=TaxQuips
  • Apr 15

    Tax Day 2014 Tip

    Tax Day 2014 Tip
    Today TaxMama® wants to help you with last minute issues on Tax Day 2014   Dear Family, While most of the population has probably already filed their…
  • Apr 11

    Carrying a Mortgage

    Carrying a Mortgage
    Today TaxMama® hears from a couple of people in the TaxQuips Forum, with this problem this week. They have sold real estate on an installment sale. They have been the mortgage-holder. And after a while, the buyer defaulted and they had…
  • Mar 31

    Assisted Living

    Assisted Living
    Today TaxMama® hears from Hollie in the TaxQuips Forum, with this concern. “My husband had to go to an assisted living facility (following hospital and skilled nursing stays) and I understand the nursing portion of his assisted…
Rank this Week: 870

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Apr 14

    Bozo Tax Tip #1: The Eternal Hobby Lo

    Bozo Tax Tip #1: The Eternal Hobby Lo
    The goal of must businesses is to make money. There aren’t many businesses that can lose on each sale and make it up in volume. In fact, I don’t know of any. But I digress…. So let’s take Sam and Edna, two successful…
  • Apr 13

    Bozo Tax Tip #2: Hot Air

    Bozo Tax Tip #2: Hot Air
    Congress has decided to legislate through the Tax Code. There are hundreds of tax credits that now exist. These range from the Earned Income Credit, education credits, electric vehicle credits, and adoption credits. Some of these credits,…
  • Apr 10

    Bozo Tax Tip #3: Be Suspicious!

    Bozo Tax Tip #3: Be Suspicious!
    Another repeat, but one that is a continual issue with cash business. It may be “cash and carry,” but cash is taxable in all ways. And cash reporting (or lack thereof) can be a problem. Anyway, let’s be suspicious: Given my…
Rank this Week: 470

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Apr 14

    Illegale Einwanderung: Sanktionen gegen Airlines befürwortet

    Illegale Einwanderung: Sanktionen gegen Airlines befürwortet
    Airlines drohen künftig Bussen, wenn sie Passagiere ohne gültige Reisepapiere in die Schweiz fliegen. Der Ständerat hat am 19. März 2014 als Erstrat Gesetzesänderungen gutgeheissen, mit welchen der Bundesrat die…
  • Apr 12

    Beibehaltung der Lex Friedrich

    Beibehaltung der Lex Friedrich
    Das Bundesgesetz über den Erwerb von Grundstücken durch Personen im Ausland (Lex Friedrich) beinhaltet eine Beschränkung der Erwerbsmöglichkeiten von Schweizer Liegenschaften durch Ausländer. Seit 1997 können…
  • Apr 8

    Die verfassungsmässige Auslegung der Zustellfiktion von Art. 85 Abs. 4 lit. a StPO im Zusammenhang mit der Einsprache gegen einen Strafbefehl

    Die verfassungsmässige Auslegung der Zustellfiktion von Art. 85 Abs. 4 lit. a StPO im Zusammenhang mit der Einsprache gegen einen Strafbefehl
    Die schweizerische Strafprozessordnung sieht in Art. 85 Abs. 4 lit. a vor, dass eine eingeschriebene Postsendung, die nicht abgeholt wurde, am siebten Tag nach der erfolglosen Zustellung als zugestellt gilt. Das Bundesgericht hatte im Urteil…
Rank this Week: 2387

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

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

http://www.wbb-law.com/multimedia/blog
Rank this Week: 1709

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

Covers issues that concern business entities, taxation, and employment law. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 14

    Nebraska Legislature Expands Homestead Exemption Eligibility

    Nebraska Legislature Expands Homestead Exemption Eligibility
    The Nebraska legislature recently passed a bill which will allow more Nebraska homeowners to use the homestead exemption for real property taxes. The Nebraska homestead exemption phases out as a taxpayer’s income increases. Under prior…
  • Apr 10

    What Do I Do If I Have a Tax Dispute With the IRS?

    What Do I Do If I Have a Tax Dispute With the IRS?
    That’s going to depend on what type of dispute you have. If the dispute is based on a previously-filed tax return, the first thing I would recommend is to go back to the person who prepared your return. A lot…Read more ›
  • Apr 9

    If I Move Out of the Country, Do I Still Pay U.S. Income Tax?

    If I Move Out of the Country, Do I Still Pay U.S. Income Tax?
    If you are a U.S. citizen living abroad, the U.S. income tax requirements are generally the same as if you lived in the United States. All gross income, whether made in the United States or abroad is subject to U.S.…Read more ›
Rank this Week: 2947

Wagenmaker and Oberly - Nonprofit…

Wagenmaker and Oberly - Nonprofit Update

Covers compliance issues, tax exemption, real estate, intellectual property and charitable fundraising issues affecting nonprofits.

http://wagenmakerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 11

    Who’s Listening? Illinois Eavesdropping Law Held Unconstitutional

    Who’s Listening? Illinois Eavesdropping Law Held Unconstitutional
    Upholding individuals’ free speech rights, the Illinois Supreme Court recently struck down the Illinois Eavesdropping Act as unconstitutionally overbroad.  As of April, 2014, electronic recording of conversations is permissible in…
  • Apr 9

    Round 2: The Government Swings Back in Case Affecting Clergy Housing Allowance

    Round 2: The Government Swings Back in Case Affecting Clergy Housing Allowance
    “It is declared that 26 U.S.C. § 107(2) violates the establishment clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.”  -- Judge B. Crabb, Federal District Court of Western Wisconsin regarding the clergy…
  • Mar 31

    FEC Commissioners Chime in Regarding IRS’s Proposed 501(c)(4) Regulation

    FEC Commissioners Chime in Regarding IRS’s Proposed 501(c)(4) Regulation
    Fresh Voices in the DiscussionThe period for comments on the IRS’s proposed regulations for Section 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations’ politically related activities closed last month.  Over 140,000 comments were filed,…
Rank this Week: 2972

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 88

Your Texas Estate Plan

Your Texas Estate Plan

Covers tax and estate planning. By Jacob Pelley.

http://www.yourtexasestateplan.com/
  • Apr 8

    Elder Law and Guardianship Update

    Elder Law and Guardianship Update
    Elder Law? No, but its prettyAs lawyers, the bar makes us take "Continuing Legal Education" or CLE every year so, in theory, we stay up to date on changes in the law. One of classes I try to take every year is the Advanced Elder Law and…
  • Feb 19

    Estate Planning in 2014: Taxes are still Taxe

    Estate Planning in 2014: Taxes are still Taxe
    Background: Most (if not all) of the legal talking heads and CLE's (continuing legal education, for those of you who hate acronyms) which I have taken in lately all have come to the same conclusion: in a "high" estate tax exclusion…
  • Jan 17

    ATF 41P/GUN TRUST RULE CHANGES UPDATE

    ATF 41P/GUN TRUST RULE CHANGES UPDATE
    According to the ATF/DOJ, the rule changes we have previously discussed are coming, but not until June. So, if you want to get a National Firearms Act listed item (silencer/sound suppressor, short barreled rifle or shotgun, etc.) do it…
Rank this Week: 3336

Tax Plus Blog

Tax Plus Blog

Covers UK tax issues. By Mercer & Hole.

http://www.mercerhole.co.uk/blog/tax-plus/
  • Apr 8

    Round the houses – again…..

    Round the houses – again…..
    In my comment of 27 March we had a brief look at the changes to capital gains tax expected shortly. The consultation document, on the implementation of CGT for non residents owning UK residential property, has now been issued and makes…
  • Apr 3

    School Fee

    School Fee
    I have a client where we are planning for school fees, one of his children will start boarding in the new academic year and the other two won’t be far behind. He had been using the Close Brothers school fees plan to help with funding…
  • Apr 1

    A nicer NISA - more money to invest tax free!

    A nicer NISA - more money to invest tax free!
    The New ISA (NISA) is still a tax free savings wrapper but in a much simplified format. It is also important to note that the overall investment limit has also increased significantly for the first time since ISAs were introduced 15 years…
Rank this Week: 1315

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Offices of Sanford I. Millar.

http://www.taxattorneycalifornia.net/tax-blog/
  • Apr 6

    OFFSHORE DISCLOSURE: WHAT NEEDS TO BE DISCLOSED? A CHECKLIST

    OFFSHORE DISCLOSURE: WHAT NEEDS TO BE DISCLOSED? A CHECKLIST
    OFFSHORE DISCLOSURE: WHAT NEEDS TO BE DISCLOSED? A CHECKLIST The following is a list of questions that should lead to the discovery of offshore assets, whether properly reported or not. If you answer yes to any of these questions, then you…
  • Mar 16

    Are you an innocent spouse for FBAR purposes?

    Are you an innocent spouse for FBAR purposes?
    The U.S. Tax Court (Tax Court) has restated the basic principles for a person to obtain “innocent spouse” relief from tax assessments. The criteria are as follows: “Rev. Proc. 2013-34, supra, provides a three-step analysis…
  • Mar 9

    Is Mental Disease or Impairment a defense to “Willfulness” penalties for FBAR purposes?

    Is Mental Disease or Impairment a defense to “Willfulness” penalties for FBAR purposes?
    In a pending civil penalty case in Florida the government puts forth its argument in clear language to describe what constitutes “willful” failure to file a Report of Foreign Financial Account (FBAR). In its Motion for Summary…
Rank this Week: 3620

Todd S. Unger Blog

Todd S. Unger Blog

Covers those who have gotten in trouble with the IRS, and how to avoid tax problems.

http://www.irsproblemsolve.com/blog/
  • Apr 3

    NJ Sales and Use Tax Relief for Tattooing and Cosmetic Makeup Services in Reconstructive Breast Surgery

    NJ Sales and Use Tax Relief for Tattooing and Cosmetic Makeup Services in Reconstructive Breast Surgery
    The New Jersey Assembly Budget Committee approved a bill, A-4526, that provides a sales tax exemption for permanent cosmetic make-up services provided in conjunction with reconstructive breast surgery.  The new law, known as…
  • Mar 31

    Tax Preparer Barred from Preparing Return

    Tax Preparer Barred from Preparing Return
    The Department of Justice has announced that Keisha Stewart, a Plantation, FL tax preparer, has been barred from preparing federal tax returns for others.  On March 20, 2014, a federal court in Ft. Lauderdale entered a final judgment of…
  • Mar 26

    Laid Off? Severance Compensation is Subject to Social Security and Medicare Tax (FICA)

    Laid Off? Severance Compensation is Subject to Social Security and Medicare Tax (FICA)
    The hotly contested severance compensation, tax dispute has been resolved and it’s a victory for the government.  The nations’ highest court has spoken:  Severance pay is subject to FICA tax. Many tax attorneys filed…
Rank this Week: 3687

Gartland Law Blog

Gartland Law Blog

Covers tax laws. By Bernard Gartland.

http://gartlandlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 2

    Is a Real Estate Agent a Real Estate Professional in the eyes of the IRS?

    Is a Real Estate Agent a Real Estate Professional in the eyes of the IRS?
    If you have rental properties you may not get the full use of your tax losses unless you meet the tax code definition of a real estate professional. Its kind of common sense for a real estate agent to think … Continue reading →
  • Feb 25

    Can the IRS take away your Social Security check?

    Can the IRS take away your Social Security check?
    Is social security exempt from an IRS levy or garnishment?  The short answer is no, the IRS is allowed to take away your social security if you fall behind on your payments to the IRS. The rules are laid out … Continue reading…
  • Jan 29

    Fighting a 6672 penalty for employment taxes?

    Fighting a 6672 penalty for employment taxes?
    If you were the officer of a company that went belly up there is a good chance the IRS is going to come after you for the missed employment taxes.  Typically the IRS will hit you with something called the … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 2375

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 31

    Is Paying Sales Tax Online Avoidable

    Is Paying Sales Tax Online Avoidable
    It is difficult these days to read an article about sales tax without coming across issues with online companies such as Amazon. For those of you that do not spend most of your day hunting down interesting sales tax articles, please just…
  • Mar 11

    Form Over Substance - Go For Two

    Form Over Substance - Go For Two
    On a regular basis, our firm receives questions from taxpayers and their CPA's alike regarding businesses that provide both services and tangible personal property. In most states, tangible personal property is subject to sales tax while the…
  • Feb 17

    Are Shifts in Business Trends Sales Tax Driven?

    Are Shifts in Business Trends Sales Tax Driven?
    In mid-January 2014, I stumbled across an article in the Wall Street Journal discussing shopping trends over the holiday season. According to the Journal's article, As Shoppers Skip the Mall, Stores Search for Fresh Lures, the shift to…
Rank this Week: 2988

Nolo's Tax Law Tips

Nolo's Tax Law Tips

Covers tax law.

http://blog.nolo.com/taxes/
  • Mar 31

    IRS Clarifies IRA Rollover Ground Rule

    IRS Clarifies IRA Rollover Ground Rule
    Taxpayers have long been allowed to withdraw funds from an IRA, and not be taxed on the distributions as long as the sum was paid back to an IRA within a 60 day period – and this sort of transaction has only been allowed only once per…
  • Mar 20

    What is a Principal Residence?

    What is a Principal Residence?
    A very recent New York District Court decision (Cohen v. U.S., 2/28/14) provides a lot of good narrative for taxpayers wondering how Internal Revenue Code Section 121 (Exclusion of Gain From Sale of Principal Residence) truly works.  The…
  • Mar 17

    Keep IRS Posted on Your Addre

    Keep IRS Posted on Your Addre
    Folks sometimes wonder how important it is to keep IRS informed of your current address. Short answer: it is important – don’t overlook it. Most importantly, some IRS communications are time sensitive, and bad things can happen if…
Rank this Week: 3487

IRS Report Card

IRS Report Card

Comments of a 30-Year Former IRS Insider. By Mopsick Tax Law, LLP.

http://mopsicktaxlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    COUNT DOWN TO FATCA: FATCA MYTHS AND FACTS I

    COUNT DOWN TO FATCA: FATCA MYTHS AND FACTS I
    With the July 1, 2014, FATCA effective date quickly approaching, it is finally front page news. Practitioners who are following FATCA closely have noted that the emphasis has shifted slightly from the onerous and unfair injustice FATCA…
  • Mar 10

    Opt Out of Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program? We Need To See the National Office Appeals Coordinated Issues Paper Now!

    Opt Out of Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program? We Need To See the National Office Appeals Coordinated Issues Paper Now!
    An emerging issue for practitioners engaged in the offshore voluntary disclosure arena is collecting intel on what exactly the field offices are being told by the National Office about how to resolve  opt out cases. A client can choose…
  • Feb 6

    FATCA: “There’s No Point In Complaining. It’s Here To Stay.”

    FATCA: “There’s No Point In Complaining. It’s Here To Stay.”
    Last week on the “FATCA” LinkedIn group, a member wrote the following: “Why are so many people complaining about FATCA and crying FOUL!!!!!  Just get on with it, it’s here to stay.  It’s everyone,…
Rank this Week: 3943

Tax Trials

Tax Trials

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

http://taxtrials.com/
Rank this Week: 3688

Taxing Tech

Taxing Tech

Covers state taxation of emerging technologies. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.taxingtech.com/
  • Mar 27

    Texas Issues Notable Ruling on Tax of Digital Service

    Texas Issues Notable Ruling on Tax of Digital Service
    The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts recently issued a decision regarding the taxability of digitized services provided by a Taxpayer to oil and gas industry customers. The Taxpayer’s digitized…
  • Mar 24

    Miller Quoted in State Tax Notes Article on Tax on Streaming Video

    Miller Quoted in State Tax Notes Article on Tax on Streaming Video
    Kelley Miller was recently quoted in a State Tax Notes article on Streaming Video.  In commenting on Kentucky’s decision to tax certain streaming video as a utility, Miller said:   While Kentucky’s approach to streaming…
  • Mar 21

    Idaho Has An App For That

    Idaho Has An App For That
    Last year Idaho’s House of Representatives enacted HB 243, exempting cloud computing services from Idaho’s sales tax. However, the legislation led to more questions and uncertainty. Thus, Idaho’s House of Representatives…
Rank this Week: 4065

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/
  • Mar 26

    A Primer on the Tax Treatment of Cryptocurrencies for Nonprofit

    A Primer on the Tax Treatment of Cryptocurrencies for Nonprofit
    This week, the IRS released Notice 2014-21 regarding the treatment of Bitcoin and other similar cryptographic currencies (“cryptocurrencies”).  The increased popularity of using cryptocurrencies to pay for goods or services…
  • Mar 26

    Supreme Court - Severance Subject to FICA

    Supreme Court - Severance Subject to FICA
    This week the Supreme Court decided the case of US vs. Quality Stores and reversed the 6th Circuit’s holding that severance payments made to terminated employees were not subject to FICA.  Quality Stores had brought a case to…
  • Mar 5

    Update on Freedom From Religion Foundation v. IRS

    Update on Freedom From Religion Foundation v. IRS
    In August of last year I had commented on my interest in the Freedom from Religion Foundation’s challenge to the IRS’ selective enforcement (or, zero enforcement) of the prohibition on political activities against churches. …
Rank this Week: 3865

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • Mar 26

    The Trademark Clearinghouse is Working

    The Trademark Clearinghouse is Working
    For information on the Trademark Clearinghouse, please review our prior post on this matter here. The Trademark Clearinghouse has been operating for the past year and has released data which shows that over 500,000 Claims Notices  have…
  • Mar 17

    Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)

    Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)
    On March 11, 2014, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (“CKFTA”), concluding ongoing and substantive negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement between these two countries. The…
  • Feb 19

    British Columbia Budget 2014

    British Columbia Budget 2014
    The British Columbia budget for fiscal 2014 .The post British Columbia Budget 2014 appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
Rank this Week: 2457

A Taxing Blog

A Taxing Blog

By Professor Victor Fleischer.

http://victorfleischer.com
  • Mar 26

    Taxes Won’t Kill Bitcoin, but Tax Reporting Might – NYTimes.com

    Taxes Won’t Kill Bitcoin, but Tax Reporting Might – NYTimes.com
    My take on the bitcoin guidance: Bitcoin is a digital r […]
  • Nov 21

    Baucus Cost Recovery Proposal

    Baucus Cost Recovery Proposal
    A tax proposal released on Thursday by the chairman of […]
  • Nov 20

    Baucus International Tax Proposal

    Baucus International Tax Proposal
    Changes to the tax code always create winners and losers. An ambitious plan to revise the system for taxing multinational corporations, released on Tuesday by the Senate Finance Committee chairman, Max Baucus, would hit technology companies…
Rank this Week: 4568

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 26

    Linden Dollars, Bitcoins, and the brave new (taxable) asset

    Linden Dollars, Bitcoins, and the brave new (taxable) asset
    It is a truism in the world of tax planning that dollars are fungible. That is, if I have two dollars in my wallet, there isn’t much between the dollar that I took out of the bank yesterday and a dollar that I took out of the bank…
  • Mar 10

    From Entrepreneur to Investor: Successfully Navigating the Transition

    From Entrepreneur to Investor: Successfully Navigating the Transition
    Owning and running a thriving business requires energy, passion and commitment. Its ultimate  success, however, may be measured by the extent to which an exit strategy is thoughtfully planned and executed. Firm partner Steve Kantor will…
  • Mar 6

    Who Owns Your Password?

    Who Owns Your Password?
    In the modern world passwords are ubiquitous. By the time we’ve finished our morning coffee we’ve likely used a password to check our email, access our computer, and even open the door to the office. In some contexts we understand…
Rank this Week: 4845

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: 3012