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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/
  • Jul 20

    Advocacy Workshop for CA Central Valley Nonprofits – July 26, 2017

    Advocacy Workshop for CA Central Valley Nonprofits – July 26, 2017
    Bolder Advocacy, an Initiative of Alliance for Justice, is hosting a workshop on Wednesday, July 26th for nonprofits in California’s Central Valley.  The interactive workshop is intended for staff and board members of 501(c)(3)…
  • Jul 19

    Nonprofit Radio: What Boards Get Wrong

    Nonprofit Radio: What Boards Get Wrong
    I’ll be on Nonprofit Radio this Friday at 10:30 am PT / 1:30 pm ET talking with host Tony Martignetti about what nonprofit boards get wrong. Catch us live on Talking Alternative or a few days later…
  • Jul 18

    Erin Bradrick Awarded On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers by ABA Young Lawyers Division

    Erin Bradrick Awarded On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers by ABA Young Lawyers Division
    The American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division recognized 40 young lawyers, including NEO Law Group senior counsel Erin Bradrick, with the On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers award, providing “national recognition for…
Rank this Week: 1405

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

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

    Don’t Stop Planning Once You Reach Retirement

    Don’t Stop Planning Once You Reach Retirement
    “You're now responsible for generating your own retirement paycheck by drawing on Social Security, a pension (if you're fortunate enough to still have one) and your savings and investments.”
  • Jul 19

    Arizona Supreme Court Loosens Standards for Nursing Home Abuse Claim

    Arizona Supreme Court Loosens Standards for Nursing Home Abuse Claim
    “The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a standard governing nursing home abuse suits was too restrictive and runs contrary to the aims of state law, reviving a suit that alleges nursing home neglect caused a patient’s death from…
  • Jul 18

    Playwright’s Estate to Sell Valuable Artwork

    Playwright’s Estate to Sell Valuable Artwork
    “Edward Albee is, of course, best known for his plays (the most famous is: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”).  However, he was also a collector, and visitors to his Tribeca loft were often struck by the museum-like array of tribal…
Rank this Week: 3230

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/
  • Jul 20

    The Requirements for Traditional Innocent Spouse Relief

    The Requirements for Traditional Innocent Spouse Relief
    Traditional innocent spouse relief is one of three types of defenses available to taxpayers when the IRS is attempting to collect tax that is attributable to a return filed jointly with your spouse or former spouse. The IRS can collect from…
  • Jul 17

    What’s the Difference Between an Innocent Spouse and an Injured Spouse?

    What’s the Difference Between an Innocent Spouse and an Injured Spouse?
    An innocent spouse defense is used to get relief from the typical joint and several liability that exists for joint tax returns. If you filed a joint return, and your spouse erroneously understated the amount of tax owed, you can attempt to…
  • Jul 13

    Innocent Spouse Relief Options: Separation of Liability

    Innocent Spouse Relief Options: Separation of Liability
    Separation of liability is an innocent spouse defense that allocates a tax deficiency between two spouses in proportion to each spouse’s contribution to the deficiency. While the IRS can generally collect the entire tax debt for a joint…
Rank this Week: 179

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/
  • Jul 20

    If Retained, R&D Tax Credit Should Be Reformed

    If Retained, R&D Tax Credit Should Be Reformed
    As Congress contemplates implementing comprehensive tax reform, several of the deductions and credits that pepper the U.S. tax code are being reevaluated and considered for elimination in an effort to offset the cost of tax rate cuts and…
  • Jul 20

    Expansions for the R&D Tax Credit Should Implement Broader Reform

    Expansions for the R&D Tax Credit Should Implement Broader Reform
    As Congress contemplates implementing comprehensive tax reform, several of the deductions and credits that pepper the U.S. tax code are being reevaluated and considered for elimination in an effort to offset the cost of tax rate cuts and…
  • Jul 20

    How High Are Individual Income Tax Collections in Your State?

    How High Are Individual Income Tax Collections in Your State?
    The individual income tax is the third largest source of tax revenue for state and local governments, accounting for 22.9 percent of collections in fiscal year 2014. Property taxes and sales taxes comprise larger shares of state and local tax…
Rank this Week: 462

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Jul 20

    Is Your New Tax Professional Secretly A Robot?

    Is Your New Tax Professional Secretly A Robot?
    Could a robot be doing your tax return? There was a time when that sounded far-fetched. But according to EY Americas Tax Talent Leader Martin Fiore, it's happening already.
  • Jul 16

    Some Chill History & Sales Tax Facts On National Ice Cream Day

    Some Chill History & Sales Tax Facts On National Ice Cream Day
    It's National Ice Cream Day. And in case you think that it's a holiday made up by scheming kids to convince parents to give them ice cream (I wouldn't put it past mine), it's a real holiday. Here's what you need to know.
  • Jul 14

    Revised Health Care Bill Keeps Some Obamacare-Era Taxe

    Revised Health Care Bill Keeps Some Obamacare-Era Taxe
    This week, Senate Republicans released the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, Take 2. The revised version has been tweaked slightly from the first in an effort to win back much needed votes.
Rank this Week: 334

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/
  • Jul 20

    Courtesy Without Copyright

    Courtesy Without Copyright
    Robert Spoo, Courtesy Paratexts: Informal Publishing Norms and the Copyright Vacuum in Nineteenth-Century America, 69 Stan. L. Rev. 637 (2017). David Fagundes It is now a familiar point that positive law accounts for only part of the systems…
  • Jul 19

    Disruptive Platform

    Disruptive Platform
    Orly Lobel, The Law of the Platform, 101 Minn. L. Rev. 87 (2016), available at SSRN. Margot Kaminski Until recently, the law of the online platform involved intermediary liability for online content and safe harbors like CDA §230 or DMCA…
  • Jul 18

    Secrets and Lies in the History of US Adjudication

    Secrets and Lies in the History of US Adjudication
    Amalia Kessler, The Invention of American Exceptionalism: The Origins of American Adversarial Legal Culture, 1800-1877 (2017). Alexandra D. Lahav Amalia Kessler’s book, The Invention of American Exceptionalism, is a rich history of…
Rank this Week: 267

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

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

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 19

    What Bankruptcy Paperwork Do You Need to File?

    What Bankruptcy Paperwork Do You Need to File?
    You have decided that filing bankruptcy is the best option for you. Now comes the tedious part of filling out the required forms. Bankruptcy paperwork can be confusing for many people. There is so much information to provide. One…
  • Jul 17

    What to Do If You’re Going Bankrupt & Getting Divorced

    What to Do If You’re Going Bankrupt & Getting Divorced
    As if going through a divorce isn’t stressful enough, adding financial struggles on top of it is enough to send anyone into a panic. But if you find yourself going through this, don’t worry, you’re not alone. In…
  • Jul 15

    Student Loan Help: What are Your Options?

    Student Loan Help: What are Your Options?
    Student loan debt is an epidemic millions of students have to endure. In fact, stats show there are 44.2 million Americans living with student loan debt. Forbes calls student loan debt the $1.3 trillion…
Rank this Week: 2925

Tax Controversy Sentinel

Tax Controversy Sentinel

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://taxcontroversy.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 19

    IRS Issues Guidance to Examiners Handling BBA Partnership Audit

    IRS Issues Guidance to Examiners Handling BBA Partnership Audit
    As many readers know, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (“BBA”) repeals the long standing TEFRA procedures governing IRS examinations of partnerships.  As a result, beginning January 1, 2018, partnerships are subject to…
  • Jul 6

    FATCA Update: IRS Publishes FAQs As July 31 FFI Agreement Renewal Deadline Loom

    FATCA Update: IRS Publishes FAQs As July 31 FFI Agreement Renewal Deadline Loom
    We have previously written about the Internal Revenue Service’s publication in late 2016 of an updated “FFI Agreement” to be entered into by foreign financial institutions that wish to remain compliant with the Foreign…
  • Jun 21

    FinCEN Issues Marijuana Banking Update

    FinCEN Issues Marijuana Banking Update
    Over at the In The Weeds blog (which explores developments in cannabis law and business), Melissa T. Sanders writes about the recent publication by the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network of its…
Rank this Week: 2107

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/
  • Jul 19

    When “Taxpayer” Means “Taxpayer”

    When “Taxpayer” Means “Taxpayer”
    A recent Tax Court decision, Gregory v. Comr., 149 T.C. No. 2 (2017), provides an excellent, though long, primer on statutory interpretation and the relevance of legislative history. The issue in the case is easily stated. The taxpayers,…
  • Jul 17

    Does a Ban on Chocolate Milk Presage a Chocolate Milk Tax?

    Does a Ban on Chocolate Milk Presage a Chocolate Milk Tax?
    Readers of MauledAgain know that I consider chocolate to be medicinal, and in many respects, essential. Of course, like any food item, it ought to be consumed in moderation.Recently, the San Francisco School District has decided to prohibit…
  • Jul 14

    When A (Tax or User Fee) Problem Becomes Personal

    When A (Tax or User Fee) Problem Becomes Personal
    According to a recent news report, Setti Warren, mayor of Newton, Massachusetts, was slightly injured when he was thrown from his bike after hitting a pothole in the town of Stow, Massachusetts. Warren also is a candidate for the governorship…
Rank this Week: 755

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 18

    Big Changes to Some Big Employers’ Employee Scheduling Practice

    Big Changes to Some Big Employers’ Employee Scheduling Practice
    On June 29, 2017, the House approved and sent to the governor, Senate Bill 828 which will require large employers in certain industries to provide advanced notice to employees of their work schedules. This new law will affect only retail,…
  • Jun 15

    June 15 – World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    June 15 – World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
    June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a day designated to bring visibility to the prevalence of global elder abuse. According to the National Council on Aging, one in ten Americans aged 60 or above have experienced some form of elder…
  • Jun 13

    The Longest Day

    The Longest Day
    The Longest Day: A Global Movement to Help End Alzheimer’s Disease The Longest Day is June 21, 2017. “The Longest Day is all about love. Love for all those affected by Alzheimer's disease. On the summer solstice, team up with the…
Rank this Week: 916

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

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

http://www.irstaxtrouble.com/category/tax-blog/
  • Jul 18

    The Form 1045 Dispute & Possible Solution: Include a Detailed Cover Letter

    The Form 1045 Dispute & Possible Solution: Include a Detailed Cover Letter
    The Form 1045, Application for Tentative Refund, is used to carryback losses, credits, etc. from the current year to prior years. In many cases it is used when a taxpayer was previously profitable and then incurrs a loss. The now ..... The…
  • Jul 14

    Court Says No Tax Due on Foreign Corporation’s Redemption of U.S. Partnership Interest

    Court Says No Tax Due on Foreign Corporation’s Redemption of U.S. Partnership Interest
    Many businesses that operate outside of the U.S. want to do business in the U.S. and they want to limit their exposure to U.S. income taxes. To do this, many in-bound investments are structured as U.S. partnerships with the parntership…
  • Jul 7

    Settlement Award for Discrimination Related to Physical Injuries is Taxable

    Settlement Award for Discrimination Related to Physical Injuries is Taxable
    Damage awards received on account of personal physical injuries or physical sickness are not taxable. If a taxpayer receives a non-taxable award under this rule and then is discriminated against by his employer due to the physical injuries,…
Rank this Week: 1638

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/
  • Jul 18

    The World Is Getting More Transparent: The BVI Adopts A Regime For Disclosing Beneficial Ownership

    The World Is Getting More Transparent: The BVI Adopts A Regime For Disclosing Beneficial Ownership
    The British Virgin Islands has been and continues to be one of the most popular jurisdictions for the incorporation of offshore entities, especially for Chinese residents. One popular attribute of BVI companies was the ability to maintain…
  • Jul 12

    Rentals Not Treated as Passive Investment Income for S Corporation Purpose

    Rentals Not Treated as Passive Investment Income for S Corporation Purpose
    In PLR 201725022, a corporation received rental income from its leasing of offices for medical and related services.  The taxpayer intended the rental income from its maintenance-related operations as non-passive investment income…
  • May 11

    How to Prepare for Next Year’s Tax Season

    How to Prepare for Next Year’s Tax Season
    It may be hard to believe, but Tax Day 2017 has already come and gone. And while you might just be getting over the stress of the past tax season, it's important to be proactive and prepare for 2017. Procrastinating is popular - Bloomberg…
Rank this Week: 3784

Colorado Estate Planning

Colorado Estate Planning

Covers Colorado Springs estate planning & administration plus business & tax planning. By Kevin Forbush.

http://blog.forbushgoldberg.com/
  • Jul 17

    You Don’t Have to Be Wealthy to Leave a Legacy

    You Don’t Have to Be Wealthy to Leave a Legacy
    Some people are concerned with passing away and then being forgotten. The non-wealthy as well as the wealthy can leave a legacy, according to Market Watch in "5 ways to make a great impression after you're dead." Even if you do not have very…
  • Jul 14

    Mortgages are a Big Source of Senior Complaint

    Mortgages are a Big Source of Senior Complaint
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was launched by Obama after the financial crisis. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently published an article on common financial complaints of the elderly in "A snapshot of complaints made…
  • Jul 13

    Bureau Moves to Protect Elderly from Financial Abuse

    Bureau Moves to Protect Elderly from Financial Abuse
    The CFPB works toward preventing financial abuse of the elderly. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day has sparked some detailed efforts by the federal government to protect the finances of the elderly, as detailed by the Consumer Financial…
Rank this Week: 841

Towson Tax Attorney

Towson Tax Attorney

Covers taxes, business law, and estate planning. By Jeffrey Rogyom.

http://towsontax.com
  • Jul 16

    Income and Salary to an S-Corp Owner

    Income and Salary to an S-Corp Owner
    The owner of an s-corporation is quickly introduced to some very complicated tax issues.  The s-corporation has “flow-through taxation”.  This means the s-corporation itself generally pays no income taxes.  The…
  • Dec 29

    Forming An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT)

    Forming An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT)
    An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust, or ILIT, should be of interest to any person buying life insurance. The ILIT is not just for people with estate tax issues. The ILIT can allow you to control how and when insurance proceeds are distributed…
  • Dec 29

    Forming An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT)

    Forming An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT)
    An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust, or ILIT, should be of interest to any person buying life insurance. The ILIT is not just for people with estate tax issues. The ILIT can allow you to control how and when insurance proceeds are distributed…
Rank this Week: 4007

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Office of Kunal Patel, LLC.

https://www.kpateloffice.com/blog/
  • Jul 16

    Innocent Spouse Relief

    Innocent Spouse Relief
    When a husband and wife sign a joint tax return, each spouse is jointly and severally liable for all taxes relating to that year. Where one spouse does not believe he or she should be liable for the  full amount of the tax liability,…
  • Jul 9

    How the IRS Investigates FBAR Violation

    How the IRS Investigates FBAR Violation
    How the IRS Investigates FBAR Violations In this article are the IRS’ internal procedures for investigations of FBAR violations. After the foreign bank reports the non-compliant taxpayer’s account information to the foreign taxing…
  • Jun 25

    Foreign Bank Account Reporting under the Bank Secrecy Act (FBARs)

    Foreign Bank Account Reporting under the Bank Secrecy Act (FBARs)
    Foreign Bank Account Reporting under the Bank Secrecy Act (FBARs) If you are a US citizen or tax resident, you may have a foreign bank account reporting obligation. There are individuals who don’t report their foreign financial accounts…
Rank this Week: 2042

Houston Tax Attorney Blog

Houston Tax Attorney Blog

Covers tax controversies and offshore assets. By the Law Office of Kunal Patel, LLC.

http://www.kpateloffice.com/blog
  • Jul 16

    Innocent Spouse Relief

    Innocent Spouse Relief
    When a husband and wife sign a joint tax return, each spouse is jointly and severally liable for all taxes relating to that year. Where one spouse does not believe he or she should be liable for the  full amount of the tax liability,…
  • Jul 9

    How the IRS Investigates FBAR Violation

    How the IRS Investigates FBAR Violation
    How the IRS Investigates FBAR Violations In this article are the IRS’ internal procedures for investigations of FBAR violations. After the foreign bank reports the non-compliant taxpayer’s account information to the foreign taxing…
  • Jun 25

    Foreign Bank Account Reporting under the Bank Secrecy Act (FBARs)

    Foreign Bank Account Reporting under the Bank Secrecy Act (FBARs)
    Foreign Bank Account Reporting under the Bank Secrecy Act (FBARs) If you are a US citizen or tax resident, you may have a foreign bank account reporting obligation. There are individuals who don’t report their foreign financial accounts…
Rank this Week: 2050

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/
  • Jul 15

    IRS Regulations on the Chopping Block

    IRS Regulations on the Chopping Block
    Tax practitioners have complained for years about the ever-expanding scope and complexity of both the Internal Revenue Code and Treasury Regulations. A possible shrinkage in the Treasury Regulations may soon occur.On April 21, 2017, President…
  • Jul 8

    Update to Guide on U.S. Taxation of Nonresident Alien

    Update to Guide on U.S. Taxation of Nonresident Alien
    I first wrote a simplified guide to U.S. taxation of nonresident aliens before the Internet and emails. The first few editions were printed and mailed out to persons on our firm's mailing list. Eventually, I circulated it by email, and then…
  • Jul 4

    IRS Provides Automatic Extension to Make Portability Election (Under Some Circumstances)

    IRS Provides Automatic Extension to Make Portability Election (Under Some Circumstances)
    A portability election by the estate of a first spouse to die allows the unused unified credit of the first spouse to be used by the surviving spouse for estate and gift tax purposes. Since Code §2010(c)(5)(A) requires the election be…
Rank this Week: 571

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Jul 15

    “I Ain’t Got It, So You Can’t Get It” Doesn’t Generally Apply to the IRS

    “I Ain’t Got It, So You Can’t Get It” Doesn’t Generally Apply to the IRS
    Ain’t never gave nothin to me But everytime I turn around Cats got they hands out wantin something from me I ain’t go it so you can’t get it… So goes part of the lyrics of “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” by…
  • Jul 15

    The IRS Gives Good Suggestions on Handling an IRS Notice

    The IRS Gives Good Suggestions on Handling an IRS Notice
    Earlier this week the IRS sent out “Tips on How to Handle an IRS Letter or Notice:” Tips on How to Handle an IRS Letter or Notice The IRS mails millions of letters every year to taxpayers for a variety of reasons. Keep the…
  • Jul 9

    Helping the Las Vegas Economy Isn’t a Good Excuse for Not Paying Employment Taxe

    Helping the Las Vegas Economy Isn’t a Good Excuse for Not Paying Employment Taxe
    I’m a resident of Las Vegas, so things that help the local economy are generally good. Of course, I have a bias: A good Nevada economy will help keep taxes down. Richard Tatum, Jr. of Houston helped the Las Vegas economy so I suppose I…
Rank this Week: 511

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/
  • Jul 15

    Department of Labor Clarifies Stance on Still-Pending Overtime Rule

    Department of Labor Clarifies Stance on Still-Pending Overtime Rule
    By James Pieper In 2016, a dramatic overhaul of the rules for eligibility and payment of overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was on the verge of taking effect before being halted by an injunction issued by a federal judge. With…
  • Jul 14

    IRS Adopts Simplified Form for Small Nonprofit

    IRS Adopts Simplified Form for Small Nonprofit
    By James Pieper The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has adopted a new, shorter online form for small charitable organizations seeking nonprofit status. The Form 1023-EZ reduces the existing 26-page form to three pages for qualifying…
  • Jul 10

    FINRA Clarifies Rules Concerning Social Media and Digital Communication

    FINRA Clarifies Rules Concerning Social Media and Digital Communication
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) issued a regulatory notice that addresses the use of digital communications and social media by FINRA member firms. FINRA recognized the expansion of social media and digital…
Rank this Week: 2305

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: 534

IRS Report Card

IRS Report Card

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

http://mopsicktaxlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3714

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 162

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Jul 14

    Kentucky Court of Appeals Renders Significant Decision in Probate Case

    Kentucky Court of Appeals Renders Significant Decision in Probate Case
    On June 9, 2017, the Kentucky Court of Appeals in Wolfe v. Young rendered a significant decision in a probate case by reversing a district court decision and reinstating our client as executor of his father’s estate. The decision was…
  • Jul 13

    SCOTUS: Citizenship Cannot be Revoked for Immaterial Lie

    SCOTUS: Citizenship Cannot be Revoked for Immaterial Lie
      On June 22, 2017, the United States Supreme Court held in Maslenjak v. United States that naturalized U.S. citizens cannot have their citizenship revoked for making false statements to immigration officials if the misstatement did not…
  • Jul 13

    Options Beyond the Obvious: Royalty Financing for Start-Up

    Options Beyond the Obvious: Royalty Financing for Start-Up
    Most business financing is either debt or equity. A third option is "royalty financing" or “revenue-based financing” where the debtor obtains a loan and pays back the lender with a certain percentage of revenue rather than…
Rank this Week: 2752

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 13

    It all depends on how you look at it

    It all depends on how you look at it
    The New York Mets must be the best team in baseball.  They have an All-Star outfielder whom their manager doesn't even plan to play.Somehow it doesn't sound as good if you say that they have a manager who doesn't even plan to play their…
  • Jul 13

    Speaker schedule for 2018 NYU Tax Policy Colloquium

    Speaker schedule for 2018 NYU Tax Policy Colloquium
    We now have a tentative speaker schedule for the 2018 NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, which I will be co-teaching with Lily Batchelder. We'll be meeting on Tuesdays, from 4:10 to 6 pm, in Vanderbilt 208 (our usual room).  It goes like…
  • Jul 2

    Travel reading

    Travel reading
    The amount I read for pleasure on my travels was reduced by my also needing to read papers that were being presented, while also polishing my presentations and working on my literature book. But, during the Mexico City and Oxford trips, I did…
Rank this Week: 4796

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 2792

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 13

    DELAWARE REPEALS ITS ESTATE TAX EFFECTIVE JAN. 1, 2018

    DELAWARE REPEALS ITS ESTATE TAX EFFECTIVE JAN. 1, 2018
    Effective January 1, 2018, Delaware residents will no longer be subject to a state estate tax. Delaware becomes one of the thirty-three (33) states that do not impose either estate or inheritance taxes or both. The repeal is the result of…
  • Jul 13

    ESSENTIAL ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS

    ESSENTIAL ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS
    Regardless of your state of residency it is important to have your estate planning documents in order. The following is a list of essential documents and how they will benefit you. Last Will & Testament: a legal document in which you…
  • Jun 29

    GOVERNOR SCOTT SAYS NO TO ELECTRONIC WILLS IN FLORIDA

    GOVERNOR SCOTT SAYS NO TO ELECTRONIC WILLS IN FLORIDA
    On Monday, June 26, 2017, Florida Governor Rick Scott vetoed the "Florida Electronic Wills Act" (the "Act")." The Act would have authorized the creation of electronic wills, and for their execution to be witnessed and notarized through the…
Rank this Week: 947

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
  • Jul 10

    Disasters and Other Pleasant Experience

    Disasters and Other Pleasant Experience
    Today TaxMama® wants to talk about sudden, unexpected events – and some tips on how to prepare for…
  • May 26

    TaxMama’s TaxQuips Unused LLCs and Corp

    TaxMama’s TaxQuips Unused LLCs and Corp
    Today TaxMama® hears from several people who have questions about tax returns for entities they created – but never used. This recent question from Debbie, on behalf of one her clients, is far too…
  • May 2

    TaxMama’s TaxQuips False Social Security Number

    TaxMama’s TaxQuips False Social Security Number
    Today TaxMama® hears from Lue with a question that is more common than you may realize.” A friend who’s been doing work for my husband regularly for the past two years knowingly gave him a false Social Security Number. We…
Rank this Week: 1545

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: 2441

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
  • Jul 7

    Additional Syngenta Trials Have Been Scheduled in Kansas MDL

    Additional Syngenta Trials Have Been Scheduled in Kansas MDL
    With the ink barely dry on the $217.7 million Kansas class verdict, Judge Lungstrum has set forth the plan for trying the additional class claims comprising the Kansas multi-district litigation. On July 6, the court ordered the following…
  • Jun 29

    EPA and U.S. Army Corps Take First Step to Replace WOTUS

    EPA and U.S. Army Corps Take First Step to Replace WOTUS
    On June 27, 2017, the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps took the first step to rescind and replace the embattled Clean Water Rule, also called "Waters of the United States" or WOTUS. The agencies formally submitted a proposed rule to rescind the…
  • Jun 23

    Jury Awards 217.7 Million to Kansas Corn Farmers in First Syngenta Trial

    Jury Awards 217.7 Million to Kansas Corn Farmers in First Syngenta Trial
    The jury returned a big verdict against Syngenta this morning in the first trial of the massive Syngenta class litigation. This case was presented on behalf of the class of more than 7,000 Kansas corn producers. This class included Kansas…
Rank this Week: 1734

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3196

Tax Masala

Tax Masala

Covers Indian tax topics, including income tax for residents and non-residents, service taxes, and wealth tax matters.

http://taxmasala.in/
  • Jun 30

    13 Highly concerned GST issues and their solution

    13 Highly concerned GST issues and their solution
    Goods and service tax is a very ambitious tax scheme which will be subsuming almost every indirect taxes currently prevailing in India. The Indian government and presumably all the business sectors are ready to implement GST into their…
  • Jun 28

    GST Rate chart applicable from 1st July, 2017

    GST Rate chart applicable from 1st July, 2017
    Do you know what will be GST rate for products/ services you sell? No worries. We have given here GST rate chart covering most of the goods, services with HSN and SAC code. Following points are covered in this article: What is GST in India?…
  • Mar 3

    Section 269ST : Explanation with practical example

    Section 269ST : Explanation with practical example
    Introduction of Section 269ST: Cash forms the base for any business or profession. There is always continuous cash cycle to keep a business moving and enter all daily transaction. Cash transaction many times means chances of tax evasion or…
Rank this Week: 1122

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
  • Jun 29

    Tax Implications of a Farmland Lease

    Tax Implications of a Farmland Lease
      The decision to lease farm ground comes with many choices: cash rent, crop share, or some combination thereof. Parties to a lease must understand that each option has distinct income tax implications. This fact sheet[1] provides a…
  • Jan 27

    Iowa Supreme Court Sides with Drainage District

    Iowa Supreme Court Sides with Drainage District
      The Iowa Supreme Court today issued a ruling favoring the drainage districts in three northwest Iowa counties in the high profile Des Moines Water Works nitrate litigation. This ruling effectively means that the federal court will…
  • Dec 30

    2016 in Review: An Agricultural Law Summary

    2016 in Review: An Agricultural Law Summary
      As we close out the year, we pause to review important developments in agricultural law from 2016. The year saw several important rulings with respect to the Clean Water Act,as well as the progression of several key Clean Water Act…
Rank this Week: 1771

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/
  • Jun 27

    Article published in the ABA's Business Law Today

    Article published in the ABA's Business Law Today
    Check out an article I wrote for the ABA's Business Law Today: "Charities, Advocacy, and Tax Law during a Time of Political Change," published in the June 2017 edition.     
  • May 2

    EO Update - Gulf Coast TEGE

    EO Update - Gulf Coast TEGE
    The next Gulf Cost TEGE Exempt Organizations Update is coming up June 16, 2017, in Dallas, TX.  Heidi Christianson of Nilan Johnson Lewis and I are co-hosting the local participation of this great event again this year. Heidi has…
  • Mar 21

    Upcoming presentation: Nonprofits and Political Activity

    Upcoming presentation: Nonprofits and Political Activity
    On April 24, 2017, I'll be presenting with Rebecca Lucero, Public Policy Director with MCN, at the Minnesota State Bar Association. We will be discussing Nonprofits and Political Activity in These  Political Times. This presentation…
Rank this Week: 3571

Philadelphia Estate and Tax…

Philadelphia Estate and Tax Attorney Blog

Focuses on income, estate and gift tax matters, estate planning and probate administration. By Steven J. Fromm.

http://frommtaxes.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 20

    Here Are The IRS 2017 Standard Business, Medical and Moving Mileage Rate

    Here Are The IRS 2017 Standard Business, Medical and Moving Mileage Rate
      The Internal Revenue Service has recently issued the 2017 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1,…
  • May 25

    2017 PENNSYLVANIA TAX AMNESTY PROGRAM

    2017 PENNSYLVANIA TAX AMNESTY PROGRAM
    What Is The Pennsylvania Tax Amnesty Program? The PA Tax Amnesty program creates an incentive for taxpayers to pay there tax liabilities during a narrow time period that ends on June 19, 2017.  While this program is open, the PA ……
  • Feb 28

    IRS Installment Agreements: 2017 User Fee Schedule and Option

    IRS Installment Agreements: 2017 User Fee Schedule and Option
    Starting in 2017, the IRS has revised its user fee schedule for installment agreements. The new fee schedule applies to installment agreements entered into, restructured or reinstated on or after January 2, 2017. The final regulations…
Rank this Week: 3627

California Tax and Estate Planning…

California Tax and Estate Planning Law Blog

By NewPoint Law Group. Covers taxation, estate planning, business law, and real property law.

http://newpointlaw.com/legal-blog/
  • Jun 20

    Wall Street Journal Warns Taxpayers and Investors About Hiding Asset and Income in Offshore Account

    Wall Street Journal Warns Taxpayers and Investors About Hiding Asset and Income in Offshore Account
    For investors, entrepreneurs, and other business-minded individuals the Wall Street Journal is the gold standard for business and financial news. Thus, when the Wall Street Journal warns investors about potential civil or criminal exposure in…
  • May 29

    3 Easy Steps to Approach an Unexpected Letter from the IRS Following Tax Day

    3 Easy Steps to Approach an Unexpected Letter from the IRS Following Tax Day
    For weeks you stressed over getting your income tax and report of foreign accounts in order. You spent time tracking down W-2s, various 1099s, and other statements of income. You also spent time ensuring that the tax positions you or your…
  • May 24

    What Happens if You Missed the Tax Deadline?

    What Happens if You Missed the Tax Deadline?
    Many taxpayers are highly conscientious regarding tax deadlines and ensuring that all obligations are squared away in a timely manner. Other taxpayers may take a more relaxed approach to their taxes but nevertheless successfully manage to get…
Rank this Week: 2259

Life/Death/Law Blog

Life/Death/Law Blog

Covers tax planning, estate planning, trusts, wills and charitable giving. By Liza Hanks.

http://www.paloaltoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 11

    Refinancing a house held in a living trust

    Refinancing a house held in a living trust
    You can refinance your house if it is in a living trust, but you need to pay attention and make sure your house stays in the trust before and after the transaction.
  • May 23

    Single? No Estate Plan? Bad Idea

    Single? No Estate Plan? Bad Idea
    A few months ago, the New York Times published an article entitled, “Single? No Children? No Will? Big Mistake.” I’ve been meaning to write about it ever since. The author writes, “Certain people never reach one of…
  • May 3

    An Old Friend and California’s End Of Life Option Act

    An Old Friend and California’s End Of Life Option Act
    The End of Life Option Act allows Californians to request drugs to end their lives if certain condition are met. In March of 2017, Tom Negrino used that law to end his life.
Rank this Week: 3661

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By the Law Office of Aaron P. Richter.

http://www.richtertaxblog.com/
  • Jun 7

    5 Tips for Developing a Viable Business Plan

    5 Tips for Developing a Viable Business Plan
    A business plan is an important tool that every aspiring entrepreneur should develop. A business plan can help you clarify what needs to be done in order for your company to succeed. It can also help you plan for changes in the market and…
  • May 8

    The Taxation of LLC Member Distributions for Broker Dealers | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    The Taxation of LLC Member Distributions for Broker Dealers | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    In today’s blog, I’d like to look at another case, Fleischer v. Commissioner (2016), that deals with the reporting of income.  In this case, Ryan Fleischer, a financial advisor with various securities-trading licenses, had…
  • Apr 9

    FBARs are Due April 18th | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    FBARs are Due April 18th | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    Beginning this year, FBARs are due on tax day, April 15th, most years, and April 18th this year. If you cannot file by the deadline, for this year only, an automatic extension until October 18th will be provided. The FBAR is now filed…
Rank this Week: 3533

Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax…

Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax Law Blog

Covers estate planning and tax law. By English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley LLP.

http://www.mykentuckyestateattorney.com/
  • Jun 1

    Dying without a will causes legal disputes for Prince

    Dying without a will causes legal disputes for Prince
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP Prince performing in concert in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo by Bob Young. It’s been more than a year since music legend Prince died unexpectedly at his home in Minnesota.…
  • May 3

    Advance Medical Directives: Living Will Directives, DNR orders, and the MOST form

    Advance Medical Directives: Living Will Directives, DNR orders, and the MOST form
    Most people who have considered making an estate plan or who have already made such a plan, whether simple or complex in nature, are familiar with a living will directive. By Kentucky statute, a living will directive may designate a health…
  • Apr 5

    Doing good does a business well, too

    Doing good does a business well, too
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP This is that time of year when we all start thinking about taxes – and how to pay less. We’ve often gotten the news from our accountants that perhaps our refunds…
Rank this Week: 1738

Your Texas Estate Plan

Your Texas Estate Plan

Covers tax and estate planning. By Jacob Pelley.

http://www.yourtexasestateplan.com/
  • Jun 1

    US Supreme Court filings: a primer

    US Supreme Court filings: a primer
    Sorry I've been gone a while, but I've been busy.In today's post, I'll walk you through a (very rudimentary) tutorial on the shakedown that is filing things in the US Supreme Court, as I had to teach myself this last month.Question 1: Why?-I…
  • Dec 16

    Beneficiary Designations, again.

    Beneficiary Designations, again.
    I've written about beneficiary designations before, but they continue to be a source of conflict I'm seeing for clients. It's not just life insurance, either.Think about your assets. Bank account, stock account, CD's, IRA's, 401k.…
  • Aug 1

    Be careful what you sign for...

    Be careful what you sign for...
    We sign things all the time. Mostly credit card receipts, but if you have ever bought a car, a home, or signed for a package, you are also representing to the contracting world that, by signing the document, you accept the consequences…
Rank this Week: 3056

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/
  • May 30

    MARRIED WITH RESIDENTS: Nonresidents with California Spouse

    MARRIED WITH RESIDENTS: Nonresidents with California Spouse
    E-commerce, advanced telecommunications, and the gig economy have combined to give many married couples more flexibility in their working and living arrangements than in the past.  One of these options, rare until recently, is for…
  • May 30

    Married With Residents: Nonresidents with California Spouse

    Married With Residents: Nonresidents with California Spouse
    E-commerce, advanced telecommunications, and the gig economy have combined to give many married couples more flexibility in their working and living arrangements than in the past.  One of these options, rare until recently, is for…
  • May 21

    NONRESIDENTS WORKING TEMPORARILY IN CALIFORNIA

    NONRESIDENTS WORKING TEMPORARILY IN CALIFORNIA
    The digital economy has allowed increasing numbers of nonresidents to work remotely for California firms without becoming California residents, and even without paying California income taxes (see my article Nonresidents Working Remotely for…
Rank this Week: 3384

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy law, debt counseling, tax resolution, and IRS audit help. By John D. Faucher.

http://johndfaucher.com/blog/
  • May 26

    Could I go to Jail?

    Could I go to Jail?
    My client’s shaking, horrified. She lied on her tax return and worries the IRS will find out when they open the audit.  She thinks she’ll end up in handcuffs if she even talks to the IRS.  She won’t.  …
  • May 17

    IRS Delays Benefit my Client

    IRS Delays Benefit my Client
    The IRS is woefully understaffed: in IRS offices across the country staffing is down 7 to 41% and not one office has seen an increase. Complicated correspondence is not answered timely, or sometimes at all. I have a large collection of…
  • May 14

    IRS Tax Debt Ten-Year Clock

    IRS Tax Debt Ten-Year Clock
    Most people don’t know that the IRS stops trying to collect on tax debt after 10 years. This 10-year clock can be valuable to people who owe back taxes from several years ago. The statute of limitation on collecting tax owed is at 26…
Rank this Week: 2807

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
  • May 26

    Last Post.

    Last Post.
    As I posted yesterday, Roth & Company is joining Eide Bailly. The move of our practice to the new firm […]
  • May 25

    Roth & Company, PC, to Join Eide Bailly

    Roth & Company, PC, to Join Eide Bailly
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Public accounting firm Roth & Company, PC, will be joining Eide Bailly LLP, a regional certified […]
  • May 25

    Tax Roundup, 5/25/17: Tax Reform “first priority” for new Iowa Governor.

    Tax Roundup, 5/25/17: Tax Reform “first priority” for new Iowa Governor.
    Promising. New Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds put tax policy front and center in her inaugural speech yesterday: So let’s talk about […]
Rank this Week: 563

IRS Problem Solver Blog

IRS Problem Solver Blog

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

http://www.getirshelp.com/irsblog
  • May 22

    Report Claims IRS Delays is Slowing Down the Economy

    Report Claims IRS Delays is Slowing Down the Economy
    The ITS is the taxing body for the federal government and regarded as a stickler for the rules, particularly when it comes to the filing of late returns. While the IRS can penalize people for being late, they are currently under scrutiny for…
  • May 20

    IRS Takes Data Retrieval Tool Offline

    IRS Takes Data Retrieval Tool Offline
    Due to the increased costs of going to college, many students today need to rely on student loans to finance part of their education costs. Unfortunately, the forms that a student needs to fill out to apply for student loans, or to refinance…
  • May 19

    Did Not File For A Tax Extension? What Should You Do?

    Did Not File For A Tax Extension? What Should You Do?
    Today, April 18th is the final day that you can file your taxes for the 2015 year. Unfortunately, many of you are looking down at your W-2, or 1099 wondering where the time went. So what happens if you file later than the filing date? Do you…
Rank this Week: 560

EU & Italian International Tax…

EU & Italian International Tax Law Blog

Provides updates on EU and Italian international tax matters. By Marco Rossi.

http://www.euitalianinternationaltax.com/
  • May 20

    Italy's New Flat Tax For First-Time Resident

    Italy's New Flat Tax For First-Time Resident
    With the Budget Law for fiscal year 2017, Italy enacted a new flat tax for Italian first-time residents. The flat tax amounts to euro 100,000 regardless of the amount of taxable income. Foreign source income is completely exempt from tax,…
  • May 20

    Italy’s New Flat Tax For First-Time Resident

    Italy’s New Flat Tax For First-Time Resident
    Italy enacted a flat tax for first-time residents, which applies in lieu of the ordinary income tax on foreign source income. The flat tax is charged at the fixed amount of euro 100,000. Italian source income remain taxable with the ordinary…
  • Apr 23

    Italian Supreme Court Rules on Beneficial Ownership and Holding Companie

    Italian Supreme Court Rules on Beneficial Ownership and Holding Companie
    With ist ruling n. 27113/2016 issued on December 28, 2016, the Italian Supreme Court interpreted and applied the beneficial ownership provision of article 10 of the tax treaty between Italy and France, for the purpose of determining whether a…
Rank this Week: 271

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • May 15

    Michigan Retroactive Tax Legislation – Is it Legal?

    Michigan Retroactive Tax Legislation – Is it Legal?
    The United States Constitution expressly forbids ex post facto laws with respect to both the federal and state governments.[i] An ex post facto law is one that retroactively changes the legal status and consequences of a particular action.…
  • May 11

    Worker Classification Case – A small WIN for Employers (Service Recipients)

    Worker Classification Case – A small WIN for Employers (Service Recipients)
    What is a worker classification issue?  When the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) believes that a taxpayer (i.e. employer or service recipient) is improperly treating workers as independent contractors instead of employees it…
  • May 11

    Worker Classification Case – A small WIN for Employers (Service Recipients)

    Worker Classification Case – A small WIN for Employers (Service Recipients)
    What is a worker classification issue?  When the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) believes that a taxpayer (i.e. employer or service recipient) is improperly treating workers as independent contractors instead of employees it…
Rank this Week: 2367