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taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 410

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Dec 21

    Tax Extenders Signed Into Law

    Tax Extenders Signed Into Law
    President Obama signed legislation that extended for one year the “Tax Extenders.” Tax Extenders include items such as the deduction for sales tax, mortgage/cancellation of debt tax relief, “bonus” depreciation, and…
  • Dec 5

    Vacation

    Vacation
    It’s time for my annual winter vacation. I will not be posting until I return. While I’m away, enjoy the fine bloggers listed in the blogroll on the right. I’ll be back on Tuesday, December 23rd.
  • Dec 5

    Speaking of Efficiency

    Speaking of Efficiency
    I do know how we can improve the Tax Code: Force Congresscritters to do their own taxes. I have an instructive vignette on why this is the case. A friend of mine was hired by a major tax software company to be in customer support. He has had…
Rank this Week: 605

Rubin on Tax

Rubin on Tax

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

http://rubinontax.floridatax.com/
Rank this Week: 1032

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 2735

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/
  • Dec 20

    Estate Planning Mistake: Forgetting to Fund

    Estate Planning Mistake: Forgetting to Fund
    Many estate plans include a living trust, a tool that can be amended at any time during the trust creator’s life and becomes irrevocable upon their death. Even the most carefully planned and detailed estate plans could be at least…
  • Dec 19

    Estate Plan Controversie

    Estate Plan Controversie
    Celebrities are not the only individuals whose estate plans experience controversy. The Will of any individual may be contested in court. Some estate plan provisions might cause conflicts. Controversy is particularly likely if an individual…
  • Dec 18

    3 Signs You Should Update Your Retirement Plan

    3 Signs You Should Update Your Retirement Plan
    Reports continue to show Americans are not saving enough for retirement. Some retirement account owners may miss out on opportunities that could help grow their assets, even if they are not contributing suggested amounts. TrustCounsel’s…
Rank this Week: 779

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 374

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 19

    Deadline to Amend Retirement Plans to Reflect Windsor Decision Approaching Fast

    Deadline to Amend Retirement Plans to Reflect Windsor Decision Approaching Fast
    The deadline to amend retirement plans to reflect the Windsor decision is approaching fast. As of September 16, 2013, the IRS requires qualified retirement plans to treat a same-sex spouse as a spouse for plan purposes. In April of this year,…
  • Dec 10

    What Joan Rivers’ Death Teaches Us About End-of-Life Planning

    What Joan Rivers’ Death Teaches Us About End-of-Life Planning
    The world lost a marvelous comedic talent when Joan Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014. Rivers was born “Joan Alexandra Molinsky”, the daughter of Russian immigrants in Brooklyn. Her father was a doctor and he reportedly…
  • Dec 1

    Planning Is The Best Option

    Planning Is The Best Option
    U.S. Trust conducts an annual survey of high-net-worth and ultra- high-net-worth Americans. A few of their findings: • “U.S. Trust found that family dynamics, including change in family structures and roles among men, women and…
Rank this Week: 4886

IRS-Hitman

IRS-Hitman

Covers IRS tax problems. By Richard Close.

http://irs-hitman.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Hiring a Tax Return Preparer - What You Must Know

    Hiring a Tax Return Preparer - What You Must Know
    For 2013, more than 140 million tax returns were filed and half were prepared with the help of a paid return preparer. Many taxpayers hire a return preparer to handle their tax returns to assist with the ever changing tax credits and…
  • Dec 12

    IRA Adjustments to Make before April 15

    IRA Adjustments to Make before April 15
    If you are still considering making Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA) adjustments, you do not need to hurry because you can make adjustments up until the end of the tax season next year. After the holiday season is over, you should take a…
  • Dec 5

    Inflation Adjustments to Consider for 2015 Taxe

    Inflation Adjustments to Consider for 2015 Taxe
    The New Year will begin in less than a month, tax season will be right behind it. Individuals who plan their taxes early are better able to manage their finances for 2015. In order to minimize tax liabilities, it’s good to review…
Rank this Week: 544

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Dec 19

    McKesson: FCA Allows Taxpayer’s Motion

    McKesson: FCA Allows Taxpayer’s Motion
    The Federal Court of Appeal has allowed the taxpayer’s motion to amend its Notice of Appeal to add a new ground of appeal and to file a Supplementary Memorandum of Fact and Law. (See our previous posts on the McKesson transfer pricing…
  • Dec 18

    FCA Dismisses Lord Black’s Tax Appeal

    FCA Dismisses Lord Black’s Tax Appeal
    Earlier this year, in Black v. HMQ (2014 TCC 12), Lord Conrad Black unsuccessfully argued in the Tax Court of Canada that, due to his U.K. residency status, he should not be subject to Canadian tax on certain income and taxable benefits…
  • Dec 16

    Update: TCC and FCA Appointment

    Update: TCC and FCA Appointment
    Tax Court of Canada Associate Chief Justice Eugene Rossiter has been appointed as the next Chief Justice of the Tax Court of Canada. Justice Rossiter replaces current Chief Justice Gerald Rip, who has elected to become a Supernumerary Judge…
Rank this Week: 1457

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Dec 19

    Best of Bingham: Attorney Roxana S. Bell Voted President-Elect of MCBA

    Best of Bingham: Attorney Roxana S. Bell Voted President-Elect of MCBA
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP and the Bingham Greenebaum Doll Women’s Forum are proud to congratulate Roxana S. Bell on being voted the 2015 President-Elect of the Marion County Bar Association. She will be sworn in by Judge Rudolph R.…
  • Dec 16

    United States Supreme Court Hears Pregnancy Discrimination Case

    United States Supreme Court Hears Pregnancy Discrimination Case
    On Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States heard the case of Young v. UPS. The outcome could have wide-ranging effects. The decision, which is not expected until mid-2015, will determine whether employers are required…
  • Dec 15

    How to Get the Most out of Your Year-End Gift and Estate Tax Planning

    How to Get the Most out of Your Year-End Gift and Estate Tax Planning
    The end of each year inevitably brings a flurry of activity for everyone. But in the midst of the hustle and bustle, don’t forget to take advantage of the current tax breaks offered under estate and gift planning laws. If you miss these…
Rank this Week: 2571

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 373

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/
  • Dec 19

    IRS Overpayments and Underpayments: 2015 Interest Rate

    IRS Overpayments and Underpayments: 2015 Interest Rate
    Mistakenly, many believe that filing a tax extension is an extension of time to pay your taxes.  While a tax extension provides an extension to file your tax return, it does not provide an extension of time to pay taxes owed. The federal…
  • Oct 30

    IRS Seizes Small Business Owner’s Account

    IRS Seizes Small Business Owner’s Account
    Through a practice known as civil forfeiture, the IRS can seize property that it believes is tied to a crime even if no criminal charges are filed.  The problem is that the IRS has been abusing its power by seizing bank accounts where…
  • Oct 7

    Real Housewives of New Jersey Star Joe Giudice Sentenced To Over 3 Years In Prison

    Real Housewives of New Jersey Star Joe Giudice Sentenced To Over 3 Years In Prison
    Reality television star Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, 43, of The Real Housewives of New Jersey was sentenced to 3 years and 5 months in prison on Thursday, October 2, according to NorthJersey.com. The verdict comes after Giudice and his…
Rank this Week: 3677

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/
  • Dec 19

    Code Size Claim Shrinks But Not Enough

    Code Size Claim Shrinks But Not Enough
    One of my favorite examples of tax misinformation is the persistent claim that the Internal Revenue Code is a gargantuan multi-million word compilation that fills thousands of pages. Though the tax code surely is a monstrous thing, the…
  • Dec 17

    Tax Question: What Is “It” in “We don’t need it”?

    Tax Question: What Is “It” in “We don’t need it”?
    Last weekend a news story revealed the results of a poll of New Jersey residents. Asked for a reaction to increased fuel taxes to pay for repair of deteriorating transportation infrastructure and improvements to highways and bridges, 58…
  • Dec 15

    It’s Not Just Tax Ignorance, Is It?

    It’s Not Just Tax Ignorance, Is It?
    For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be an educator, and for many years, I have been one. People ask me why. My answer is simple. Something deep inside me is annoyed, frustrated, disappointed, and even angry when I observe ignorance, or…
Rank this Week: 2995

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/
  • Dec 19

    Does Tort Law Empower?

    Does Tort Law Empower?
    Ori J. Herstein, How Tort Law Empowers, 64 U. Toronto L.J.___ (2014) (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Anthony SebokOri Herstein’s How Tort Law Empowers takes on the question of whether and how tort law empowers victims.…
  • Dec 18

    The Relevance of Professionalism in a Post-Legal Services Act World

    The Relevance of Professionalism in a Post-Legal Services Act World
    Nick Robinson, When Lawyers Don’t Get All the Profits: Non-Lawyer Ownership of Legal Services, Access, and Professionalism (Harv. Law Sch. Prog. Legal Prof., Research Paper No. 2014-20), available at SSRN.John FloodTo…
  • Dec 17

    The IRS as Tax Law Nonenforcer

    The IRS as Tax Law Nonenforcer
    Lawrence Zelenak, Custom and the Rule of Law in the Administration of the Income Tax, 62 Duke L.J. 829 (2012).Leigh OsofskyIn a recent essay, Custom and the Rule of Law in the Administration of the Income Tax, Larry Zelenak examines…
Rank this Week: 301

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/
  • Dec 19

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – December 19, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – December 19, 2014
    This week, the Pakistan Taliban killed over 130 children in Peshawar in one of the most horrendous and despicable acts of terror directed at school children in modern history. Pakistan has lost more than 70,000 in 13 years to terror ……
  • Dec 18

    Best of the Nonprofit Law Blog 2014

    Best of the Nonprofit Law Blog 2014
    Here are some selected highlights from NEO Law Group over the past year that we hope you’ll find helpful. 2014 was also highlighted by an addition to Erin’s family and Michele’s graduation and passage of the bar…
  • Dec 15

    What Issues Should a Nonprofit Board Consider Annually?

    What Issues Should a Nonprofit Board Consider Annually?
    As the end of a year approaches, a nonprofit’s board of directors should begin to reflect on a number of issues involving governance and management of the organization to encourage its growth and success. Among the areas that boards…
Rank this Week: 1113

Tom Tax Lawyer Blog

Tom Tax Lawyer Blog

By the Law Office of Thomas S. Groth.

http://tomtaxlawyer.com/blog/
  • Dec 18

    When do you have to file for a Collection Due Process hearing?

    When do you have to file for a Collection Due Process hearing?
    30 Days. That’s how long you have to file for a Collection Due Process hearing in response to a Levy notice from the IRS.   ///Start boring Tax Procedure Section/// Yesterday, Keith Fogg wrote a blog article over at…
  • Dec 16

    Tax Problems with the IRS in the Connecticut Area

    Tax Problems with the IRS in the Connecticut Area
      Connecticut is an expensive place to live. Sometimes, in order to get by, Connecticut taxpayers might put off paying their tax bill. It will take some time, but eventually the notices will start coming. You will get several notices…
  • Dec 4

    Getting Rid of a Tax Lien

    Getting Rid of a Tax Lien
    Looking to get rid of a Tax lien through a lien release or lien withdrawal?  Call 860-4THE-LAW to be connected directly to a real, live, Tax Attorney. Click Talk2Tom below to send me a message or schedule a phone consultation.   If…
Rank this Week: 2139

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • Dec 17

    Wisconsin Doesn't Allow Companies to "Go for Two"

    Wisconsin Doesn't Allow Companies to "Go for Two"
    In early 2014 I wrote an article that explores a way in which many state and local tax "SALT" professionals advise their clients to save on state and local tax. The issue is a common one for real property improvement contractors. …
  • Dec 2

    Motor Fuel Tax - Another Example of A "Gotcha" Transaction Tax

    Motor Fuel Tax - Another Example of A "Gotcha" Transaction Tax
    Many state and local tax ("SALT") practitioners often refer to state and local transaction taxes as "gotcha" taxes. Over ambitious state agencies seek to extort money from businesses all the time by using fire first, ask question later type…
  • Nov 20

    Flower Company Sniffs Out Unfair Florida Tax

    Flower Company Sniffs Out Unfair Florida Tax
    Anytime I need a gift for just about any reason, 1-800 Flowers or Flowers.com, is where I turn to first. The online retailers make it incredibly easy for someone who needs as much help as I normally do to send gifts to others. I can just go…
Rank this Week: 2376

California Tax Lawyer Blog

California Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By William D Hartsock, Tax Attorney Inc.

http://www.californiataxlawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2884

The Tax Lawyer Blog

The Tax Lawyer Blog

By William D. Hartsock.

http://thetaxlawyer.com/blog
  • Dec 17

    The Role of Counsel During a Criminal Tax Investigation

    The Role of Counsel During a Criminal Tax Investigation
    Representing a client in a criminal tax investigation and prosecution is very different than in other criminal contexts. In a criminal tax case, counsel’s role is crucial during investigation and long before an indictment is ever…
  • Dec 15

    Enforcement Proceedings: Summonses in Tax Crime Case

    Enforcement Proceedings: Summonses in Tax Crime Case
    If a special agent in a tax crime investigation issues a summons which is ignored, the Criminal Investigation Division may institute an enforcement action against the summonsed party. The U.S. District Courts have the sole original…
  • Dec 12

    Dealing with the DOJ Tax Division on your Criminal Tax Case

    Dealing with the DOJ Tax Division on your Criminal Tax Case
    The Department of Justice Criminal Tax Division has the ultimate authority to review and prosecute criminal tax cases. If you are subject to a criminal tax investigation or prosecution, it will likely be headed by the DOJ. The department…
Rank this Week: 2265

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

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

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Dec 17

    2014 Tax Extender Bill Passed By Congre

    2014 Tax Extender Bill Passed By Congre
    Kelly Phillips Erb, writing for Forbes: With just over two weeks left in the 2014 calendar year, the Senate finally made up its mind about the tax extenders bill. The bill, which extends the life of a number of tax breaks through 2014,…
  • Nov 20

    What Is A Business Plan?

    What Is A Business Plan?
    Although a proper legal structure is very important for a startup business, there are many other considerations that are very likely much more important if the business is to be successful. In particular, developing a business plan is often…
  • Nov 5

    Business Structures: The Facts & Figure

    Business Structures: The Facts & Figure
    Although there a lots of very important questions that a business owner, or owners, must ask when starting a business, perhaps of one of the most important is: How should I legally structure my business? In general, there are three principal…
Rank this Week: 921

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/
  • Dec 17

    Burger King To Save Big By Moving To Canada

    Burger King To Save Big By Moving To Canada
    As was widely reported a few months ago, Burger King is expected to complete a corporate inversion by purchasing Canadian donut company Tim Hortons and spinning both companies into subsidiaries of a new, multinational fast-food company…
  • Dec 16

    Political Watchdog Groups Affecting Corporate Tax

    Political Watchdog Groups Affecting Corporate Tax
    With an increasing number of Americans feeling disconnected from the political process, it is heartening to hear stories in which public opinion and political watchdog groups have a marked impact on political discourse. According to Joshua…
  • Dec 9

    Amnesty: Putin Style | Tax, Trust, Estate New

    Amnesty: Putin Style | Tax, Trust, Estate New
    I have reported on federal and state amnesty programs; however, no such program in this country can compare to what Russian President Vladimir Putin has put together for his country. According to news reports, President Putin proposes a full…
Rank this Week: 1049

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
  • Dec 16

    Senate Passes PTC Extension for 2014

    Senate Passes PTC Extension for 2014
    The Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, H.R. 5771, was passed by the Senate on December 16 and by the House on December 3. The President is expected to sign the bill in the coming days.  H.R. 5771 extends to the end of 2014 the…
  • Dec 10

    Project Finance Developer Fees Explained

    Project Finance Developer Fees Explained
    Akin Gump tax partner David Burton writes that despite the importance of the ‘‘developer fee’’ in renewable energy transactions, there is very little guidance in the tax law for determining when a developer’s fee…
  • Dec 2

    House Passes PTC Extension through End of 2014

    House Passes PTC Extension through End of 2014
    Today, the House passed H.R. 5771. To become law, H.R. 5571 must still pass the Senate and be signed by the President. We expect both of those steps will occur by the end of the year. H.R. 5571 would extend the fifty tax incentives that…
Rank this Week: 2462

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/
  • Dec 16

    Give Your Board a Christmas Present – Schedule a Legal Check-Up

    Give Your Board a Christmas Present – Schedule a Legal Check-Up
    With the year’s end in sight, now is a great time for nonprofit board members and other key leaders to think ahead to next year’s plans and goals.  From a legal perspective, the beginning of a new year may be an optimal time…
  • Dec 9

    Sixth Circuit Bucks Trend, Refuses to Overturn State Same-Sex Marriage Law

    Sixth Circuit Bucks Trend, Refuses to Overturn State Same-Sex Marriage Law
            Against the recent trend in federal circuit courts, the Sixth Circuit has refused to hold state laws supporting the traditional definition of marriage unconstitutional, largely on states’…
  • Dec 1

    Multi-Site Nonprofit Employers and Unemployment Coverage (Part 2)

    Multi-Site Nonprofit Employers and Unemployment Coverage (Part 2)
    As explained in our law firm’s prior blog article, nonprofit employers enjoy special privileges under unemployment laws.  For example, nonprofit employers are “covered” by such laws only if they have at least four…
Rank this Week: 2463

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: 2701

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 15

    New article in Tax Note

    New article in Tax Note
    I have an article in today's Tax Notes, entitled "Evaluating the Case for 1986-Style Tax Reform."  You can download it here.This is the piece, expressing skepticism about the degree of policy gain that would result from lowering the…
  • Dec 3

    Spring 2015 Tax Policy Colloquium

    Spring 2015 Tax Policy Colloquium
    The time is now drawing near - January 20, or just under 7 weeks away - when I'll be co-leading my/the twentieth (!) NYU Tax Policy Colloquium.  I've previously posted the speaker schedule, and noted that my co-convenor will be Alan…
  • Nov 18

    You take what you can get

    You take what you can get
    Harry Grubert has published a thoughtful review of my book, Fixing U.S. International Taxation, in the latest issue of the National Tax Journal.  It's a good read, not just for anything it says about my book, but perhaps even more so for…
Rank this Week: 4903

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Offices of Sanford I. Millar.

http://www.taxattorneycalifornia.net/tax-blog/
  • Dec 14

    Happy Holidays – There is a Budget Deal, Now Look Out

    Happy Holidays – There is a Budget Deal, Now Look Out
    The just passed budget deal known as Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 contains a reduction in funding for the IRS. The Bill provides a reduction in total IRS funding of $346 million less than last fiscal year.…
  • Nov 9

    Informal surrender of Green Card doesn’t work

    Informal surrender of Green Card doesn’t work
    The recent decision of the U.S.Tax Court, in Gerd Topsnik, (2014) makes it clear that an “informal” surrender of a Green Card, while recognized under immigration laws is not recognized for tax purposes. As stated in Checkpoint,…
  • Nov 2

    Orwell’s 1984 30 Year Later

    Orwell’s 1984 30 Year Later
    Welcome to 1984 30 years later! One of the most famous quotes from George Orwell’s 1984 is “Big Brother is Watching You.”. This quote is more true now than at any time in past. At the just concluded Global Forum on Tax…
Rank this Week: 3609

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.paloaltoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3876

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/
Rank this Week: 3433

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/
  • Dec 12

    Updates to Nebraska Local Sales Tax

    Updates to Nebraska Local Sales Tax
    By Joshua A. Diveley. The Nebraska Department of Revenue announced that beginning April 1, 2015, the following locations will implement a local sales and use tax: Benedict (1.5%); Callaway (1.0%); Dakota County (0.5%); Decatur (1.0%); Elwood…
  • Nov 20

    Unbundling Fiduciary Fee

    Unbundling Fiduciary Fee
    Recently, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final guidance on Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 67 as it pertains to a 2 percent floor for miscellaneous itemized deductions. This is important to fiduciaries of non-grantor trusts and…
  • Nov 11

    Corporate Wellness Programs Receive Scrutiny From the EEOC

    Corporate Wellness Programs Receive Scrutiny From the EEOC
    The United States Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a petition, their third in three months, regarding a corporate wellness program. The latest petition alleges that Honeywell International, Inc. violated the Americans with…
Rank this Week: 2444

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/
  • Dec 11

    Second Circuit Limits “Tippee” Insider Trading Liability

    Second Circuit Limits “Tippee” Insider Trading Liability
    In United States v. Newman, No. 13-1837 (2d Cir. Dec. 10, 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed the 2013 convictions of Anthony Chiasson and Todd Newman on charges of conspiracy to commit insider trading…
  • Dec 5

    Recent SEC Enforcement Actions Highlight Importance of Robust Insider Trading Compliance Policie

    Recent SEC Enforcement Actions Highlight Importance of Robust Insider Trading Compliance Policie
    Recently the SEC announced enforcement actions which highlight the importance of complying with the beneficial ownership reporting requirements under Sections 13(d), 13(g) and 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, or the Exchange Act.…
  • Nov 24

    How Will the White House Announcement on Immigration Affect Your Company?

    How Will the White House Announcement on Immigration Affect Your Company?
    Most companies will be impacted by the immigration initiatives announced by the White House this week.  It will take up to several months for the initiatives to be implemented in order to give the U.S. Department of Homeland Security…
Rank this Week: 395

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3294

Money Law Blog

Money Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy and tax law issues in DC, Maryland and Virginia. By the Law Office of Edward Gonzalez, PC.

http://www.money-lawblog.com/
  • Dec 10

    Five Holiday Deal "Gotcha's"

    Five Holiday Deal "Gotcha's"
    Here are common holiday "deals" that look good on the surface -- but are financial time bombs waiting to go off. Thanks to USAA financial services for bringing them to my attention. I share them with you: 1) "90-days same as cash." Don't…
  • Oct 23

    How to Pay for Your Bankruptcy Case

    How to Pay for Your Bankruptcy Case
    One of the most frequent questions I get is: "How am I going to pay the attorney's fees and costs for a bankruptcy?" Yes, we know you're seemingly strapped, but you actually have more resources than you realize. Here are some: 1) Stop…
  • Jul 25

    When Qualifying for a Loan: It's Not Your Credit Score that Matters -- It's How Much Debt You're Carrying

    When Qualifying for a Loan: It's Not Your Credit Score that Matters -- It's How Much Debt You're Carrying
    Probably the most frequent question I get from prospective clients is: "Will bankruptcy hurt my credit score?" It's a fair question, but I usually find it a little amusing. It's a bit like the man who's drowning worrying about how he's…
Rank this Week: 2059

Global Tax Enforcement

Global Tax Enforcement

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

http://www.globaltaxenforcement.com/
  • Dec 10

    Singapore Signs FATCA IGA

    Singapore Signs FATCA IGA
    On December 9, 2014, Singapore’s Inland Revenue Authority announced that Singapore and the United States had on that day entered into a Model 1 FATCA IGA.  This means that Singaporean financial institutions will report information…
  • Dec 2

    Treasury Announces Relief for Countries with In-Substance FATCA IGA

    Treasury Announces Relief for Countries with In-Substance FATCA IGA
    On December 1, 2014, the U.S. Treasury Department announced that countries that have reached FATCA inter-governmental agreements (IGAs) in substance but have not signed the agreements by the December 31 deadline will, under some conditions,…
  • Nov 17

    Hong Kong Signs FATCA IGA

    Hong Kong Signs FATCA IGA
    On November 13, 2014, Hong Kong announced that it had signed a Model 2 FATCA IGA.  Under the agreement Hong Kong financial institutions will enter into separate FFI agreements with the IRS and will report information on U.S. account…
Rank this Week: 3273

Tax Machine Blog

Tax Machine Blog

Discusses tax topics. By Thomas S. Groth.

http://taxmachine.us
  • Dec 9

    What happened? The Cause of Action v. TIGTA Lawsuit

    What happened? The Cause of Action v. TIGTA Lawsuit
    Recently, the media and blogosphere has erupted with claims that another “IRS Scandal” is in the mix. The implication from many covering the new scandal is that the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration is basically in…
  • Oct 27

    The Real IRS Scandal: Taxpayers Guilty until Proven Innocent

    The Real IRS Scandal: Taxpayers Guilty until Proven Innocent
    “How can this happen?” Ms. Hinders said in a recent interview. “Who takes your money before they prove that you’ve done anything wrong with it?” The federal government does. Law Lets I.R.S. Seize Accounts on…
  • Oct 24

    Truth the Vote loses to IRS in Court

    Truth the Vote loses to IRS in Court
    Read the full Forbes story here. Truth The Vote was suing the IRS for its actions during the BOLO/Targeting scandal. The Court dismissed the action as moot, meaning that no case or controversy existed. The court did not reach the merits of…
Rank this Week: 2587

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
  • Dec 9

    TaxMama s TaxQuips Non-Dependent Medical Cost

    TaxMama s TaxQuips Non-Dependent Medical Cost
    Today TaxMama® hears from Robert in the TaxQuips Forum, who has this interesting question. “A self-employed father has found himself having to cover thousands of dollars of uninsured medical expenses for his 21-year old daughter. He…
  • Nov 17

    Clothing and Mileage

    Clothing and Mileage
    Today TaxMama® hears from Mike in the TaxQuips Forum, who has a common type of question. “I work in sales as an employee. May I itemize my clothing expenses and Mileage?” Dear Mike, First, let’s take the easy part…
  • Sep 23

    TaxMama s TaxQuips Not A Temporary Job

    TaxMama s TaxQuips Not A Temporary Job
    Today TaxMama® hears from Dustin in the TaxQuips Forum, who has a very reasonable question. (Let me paraphrase.) “I live in Idaho and just got a construction job in Nevada that will last two years. My wife wants to stay in Idaho…
Rank this Week: 1610

Nolo's Tax Law Tips

Nolo's Tax Law Tips

Covers tax law.

http://blog.nolo.com/taxes/
  • Dec 8

    House Espouses “ABLE” Account

    House Espouses “ABLE” Account
    Last week, the House passed the “Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014,” which provides for a new type of tax-advantaged savings program which would allow folks with disabilities to work and save without losing…
  • Dec 1

    IRS Reminders on Last-Minute Charitable Contribution

    IRS Reminders on Last-Minute Charitable Contribution
    Check out IRS News Release 2014-110 for recent IRS words of wisdom regarding those charitable contributions which you may plan to make between now and year end, counting on a nice tax deduction.  Among other things: Keep a “bank…
  • Nov 24

    IRS Clarifies When IRA Can Invest in Gold

    IRS Clarifies When IRA Can Invest in Gold
    IRS has ruled that the acquisition of shares of a trust invested in gold by an IRA or an individually directed account under a qualified retirement plan won’t be considered the acquisition of a “collectible.” IRC Section…
Rank this Week: 1909

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 5

    Dynasty Trusts Explained

    Dynasty Trusts Explained
    I am frequently asked about the best way to transfer wealth to younger generations.  Sometimes people feel that absent having a minor child, a problem child or a special needs child, there is no reason to set up a trust.  Often…
  • Dec 1

    Update to Executor's Commissions in NJ

    Update to Executor's Commissions in NJ
    Back in March of 2014, I wrote a lengthy post about how to Calculate an Executor's Commissions in New Jersey.  Frankly, most of the executors I work with don't want a commission.  However, I recently came across an interesting…
  • Nov 17

    2015 Update to Federal Estate Tax Exemption

    2015 Update to Federal Estate Tax Exemption
    Starting January 1, 2015, the federal estate and gift tax exemption will increase from $5,340,000 per person to $5,430,000.  That is an increase of $90,000.  If you are married, that amount will be doubled.In addition to the…
Rank this Week: 2799

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Covers international taxation.

http://www.narellemackenziecpa.com/blog/
  • Dec 4

    Form 5471 – The $10,000 Mistake

    Form 5471 – The $10,000 Mistake
    On December 2, 2014, Ms. MacKenzie presented to the CalCPA International Tax Discussion group in San Diego. The presentation is about preparation of IRS Form 5471, Information Return of U.S. Persons With Respect to Certain Foreign…
  • Feb 15

    Introduction to U.S International Tax Seminar

    Introduction to U.S International Tax Seminar
    Learn the fundamentals of U.S. international taxation! This basic seminar will provide a basic understanding of U.S. international tax codes and tax reporting requirements for U.S. corporations with operations abroad. This course is for…
  • Oct 7

    “Oh the Places You Can Go as a CPA!”

    “Oh the Places You Can Go as a CPA!”
    Ms. MacKenzie was recently invited to give a presentation to the Beta Alpha Psi – Beta Eta Chapter (Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy at San Diego State University). Her presentation, “Oh the Places You Can Go as a…
Rank this Week: 2684

Tax Plus Blog

Tax Plus Blog

Covers UK tax issues. By Mercer & Hole.

http://www.mercerhole.co.uk/blog/tax-plus/
  • Dec 4

    Taxation of Non Doms – increased cost of claiming the remittance basi

    Taxation of Non Doms – increased cost of claiming the remittance basi
    The Chancellor announced yesterday that the annual charge paid by non UK domiciled individuals to access the remittance basis of taxation will be increased for long term UK residents. The remittance basis of taxation is available to non…
  • Dec 4

    Inheritance Tax and trust

    Inheritance Tax and trust
    There was only the briefest mention of Inheritance Tax and trusts in the Autumn Statement Following consultation launched after Budget 2014, the government will not introduce a single settlement nil-rate band.  The government will…
  • Dec 4

    Facing up to FATCA - reporting to the US

    Facing up to FATCA - reporting to the US
    We now live in times where governments exchange information on the sources of income held in each country with a view to eliminating international tax avoidance.  This means that even if you are not an international tax avoider, the…
Rank this Week: 505

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Dec 1

    Kuretskis Seek Certiorari at Supreme Court about Tax Court

    Kuretskis Seek Certiorari at Supreme Court about Tax Court
    Peter and Kathleen Kuretski submitted a 2007 tax return showing they owed almost $25,000 but they didn't pay a penny. In the administrative process within the IRS, they sought approval of an "offer in compromise" where they would…
  • Nov 15

    Election Puzzle

    Election Puzzle
    The elections got me down. I must admit that I am truly puzzled by the American electorate--that is, the very small slice of American voters that actually makes it to the polls and votes. We know that many of the...
  • Oct 23

    Both the rich and ordinary Americans misunderstand their economic interest

    Both the rich and ordinary Americans misunderstand their economic interest
    There is class warfare going on, right now, all across this country. It's highlighted by the election gimmicks and gambits of those on the right who claim to be supporting ordinary Americans but whose real intentions show in the results. And…
Rank this Week: 1371

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • Dec 1

    Annual Requirements for British Columbia Companie

    Annual Requirements for British Columbia Companie
    This article sets out the information that every director and shareholder of a company incorporated under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia) should regarding the annual company maintenance requirements. The post Annual…
  • Nov 20

    Canada – Spain Tax Treaty Amendment

    Canada – Spain Tax Treaty Amendment
    The double-taxation agreement between Canada and Spain has been amended to reduce withholding tax rates on dividends and interest payments, and to include standard provisions for the exchange of tax information. The post Canada – Spain…
  • Nov 6

    CRA and Foreign Assets Disclosure

    CRA and Foreign Assets Disclosure
    Canadians with income from foreign assets are now obliged to report them in much more detail on Form T1135. The post CRA and Foreign Assets Disclosure appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
Rank this Week: 3034

Taxidermy: Getting Under the Skin…

Taxidermy: Getting Under the Skin of Tax Law

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

http://www.annlhumphrey.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1741

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/
Rank this Week: 3687

New Jersey CPA Tax Lawyer Blog

New Jersey CPA Tax Lawyer Blog

Comments on New York and New Jersey tax law. By Samuel C Berger P.C.

http://www.newjerseycpataxlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 28

    Tax Court Grounds Law Firm's Travel Deduction for Use of Partner's Private Plane

    Tax Court Grounds Law Firm's Travel Deduction for Use of Partner's Private Plane
    A law firm's claim of travel expense deductions related to one of its partners' use of two private aircraft fell apart because the firm lacked the proper documentation to prove that the flights were related to firm business. The US Tax…
  • Oct 15

    Tax Court Declares Woman's Art to Be a Business; Decision Hailed as Victory for All Artist

    Tax Court Declares Woman's Art to Be a Business; Decision Hailed as Victory for All Artist
    In a ruling widely regarded as a success for artists of all varieties, from independent musicians to photographers and painters, the US Tax Court rejected an Internal Revenue Service decision that a well-respected painter and art professor's…
  • Oct 1

    Corporate Officer's Inability to Cash Bonus Check Trips Up Entity's Tax Deduction

    Corporate Officer's Inability to Cash Bonus Check Trips Up Entity's Tax Deduction
    A corporation officer's handling of his year-end bonus check was a case of form over substance, the US Tax Court ruled, and that meant that the bonus payment was not eligible for a tax deduction for payments to corporate officers. The central…
Rank this Week: 2372

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

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

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

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

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

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 23

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap
    Background   There are still a number of corporations which have not fully recovered from the economic downturn, which consequently leads to less tax revenue for tax authorities.  As such, some of the tax authorities around the…
Rank this Week: 95