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Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 8

    New research by Raj Chetty et al on the "fading American dream"

    New research by Raj Chetty et al on the "fading American dream"
    Raj Chetty et al have just posted important new research (also summarized here) concerning what they call the "fading American dream."  Here is what I wrote about this research,  but was asked to keep offline until its public…
  • Dec 8

    Who's stupid, and for that matter what's stupid (it's surprisingly hard to say)

    Who's stupid, and for that matter what's stupid (it's surprisingly hard to say)
    David Frum on Twitter: “Basically the Trump administration is a giant prank on Trump voters.” For example, because Trump’s appointment for Secretary of Labor is “the most outspoken advocate of Bush-style immigration…
  • Dec 8

    Album of the year?

    Album of the year?
    Perhaps I haven't listened comprehensively enough to say, but I do check Pitchfork and Popmatters regularly, and, based on what I've taken the time at least to sample, I'd go with Mitski's Puberty 2.
Rank this Week: 899

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Dec 8

    OCAC Publishes Report on Voluntary Disclosure Program

    OCAC Publishes Report on Voluntary Disclosure Program
    The Offshore Compliance Advisory Committee (OCAC) has published its report on the CRA’s Voluntary Disclosure Program, the first of several anticipated OCAC reports in furtherance of the OCAC’s mandate to provide advice to the…
  • Dec 6

    SCC Rectification Decisions to be Released on Friday December 9

    SCC Rectification Decisions to be Released on Friday December 9
    The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in two rectification cases, AG (Canada) v. Fairmont Hotels Inc. (Docket #36606) and Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. v. AG (Canada) (Docket #36505), will be released on Friday December 9, 2016…
  • Nov 29

    Auditor General Provides Recommendations for Improving CRA Review of Objection

    Auditor General Provides Recommendations for Improving CRA Review of Objection
    Under the federal Income Tax Act, the Canada Revenue Agency must consider a taxpayer’s objection and must vacate, confirm or vary the underlying tax assessment. This review must be completed “with all due dispatch”.…
Rank this Week: 3621

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 532

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 524

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 8

    Time to Say Goodbye to Forum Non Conveniens?

    Time to Say Goodbye to Forum Non Conveniens?
    Maggie Gardner, Retiring Forum Non Conveniens, 92 N.Y.U. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Robin EffronThe doctrine of forum non conveniens is a mainstay in the modern defendant’s procedural arsenal in transnational cases.…
  • Dec 7

    Im-be-ciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics and the Sterilisation of Carrie Buck

    Im-be-ciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics and the Sterilisation of Carrie Buck
    Adam Cohen, Imbeciles (2016).Kris MiccioAdam Cohen has written an exhaustive account of the nexus between eugenics, racism and immigration law in the United States. Against the backdrop of the Carrie Buck case, a young, poor Catholic…
  • Dec 6

    An Unsafe Financial System

    An Unsafe Financial System
    Anat R. Admati, It Takes a Village to Maintain a Dangerous Financial System in Just Financial Markets? Finance in a Just Society (Lisa Herzog ed., forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Caroline BradleyIt Takes a Village to Maintain a…
Rank this Week: 934

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 8

    Tax Related Identity Theft Awarene

    Tax Related Identity Theft Awarene
    The holiday season is underway and while this is a time for family events and holiday parties, this is also the time that many identity theft scams occur. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) started the process of alerting taxpayers about…
  • Dec 7

    SEC Updates Rules for Capital Raises Through Regulation D

    SEC Updates Rules for Capital Raises Through Regulation D
    Over the past couple of years, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has evolved how companies can raise capital, while simultaneously maintaining adequate protection for investors. For example, starting in May of 2016,…
  • Dec 2

    The Saga Continues: The DOL Appeals the Court’s Ruling Halting The New Overtime Rule

    The Saga Continues: The DOL Appeals the Court’s Ruling Halting The New Overtime Rule
    In the latest chapter in the ongoing saga of the newly revised (and currently halted) overtime rules, on December 1, the Department of Labor appealed the lower court’s ruling to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.…
Rank this Week: 2689

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/
  • Dec 7

    3 Strikes Against the IRS in Attempting to Impose Fiduciary and Beneficiary Liability for Estate Taxe

    3 Strikes Against the IRS in Attempting to Impose Fiduciary and Beneficiary Liability for Estate Taxe
    During her lifetime, Anna Smith established the Anna Smith Family Trust, a revocable trust administered for her benefit. Initially, Anna was initially a co-trustee with two of her children, but eventually became sole trustee. A significant…
  • Dec 2

    Burden of Proof Issues in Gift Tax Matter

    Burden of Proof Issues in Gift Tax Matter
    A recent case illustrates 3 important burden of proof issues. The general facts of the case involved a merger of a company owned by parents with a company owned by children. The gift tax issue involved the relative value of the two companies…
  • Nov 27

    Gift Tax Statute of Limitations if Prior Gifts Omitted from Return

    Gift Tax Statute of Limitations if Prior Gifts Omitted from Return
    The IRS only has three years after a Form 709 is filed to assess gift taxes on a gift, so long as the gift is adequately disclosed on the return. If a gift is not disclosed, the statute of limitations does not begin to run on that gift. The…
Rank this Week: 2440

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 873

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
  • Dec 7

    Congress Moves to Exempt Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursements from Onerous ACA Penalty

    Congress Moves to Exempt Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursements from Onerous ACA Penalty
    The Senate today overwhelming concurred with the House, sending the 21st Century Cures Act to the President for signature. It is expected that President Obama will sign the bill into law.
  • Dec 1

    Ninth Circuit Says Hawaii Counties Can't Regulate GM Crop

    Ninth Circuit Says Hawaii Counties Can't Regulate GM Crop
    In a case study of the balance of governmental powers, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled this month that local ordinances passed by three Hawaii Counties to ban the cultivation of GM (genetically modified) plants…
  • Nov 30

    What's Ahead for Clean Water Act Enforcement?

    What's Ahead for Clean Water Act Enforcement?
    The November 8, 2016, election will be long-remembered. Although the result was surprising to many, it was largely driven by rural Americans seeking change to the status quo. But, what will a new Administration actually mean for rural…
Rank this Week: 2504

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 7

    When Taxes Go Down or Don’t Go Up, Other Taxes Go Up

    When Taxes Go Down or Don’t Go Up, Other Taxes Go Up
    The advocates of tax cuts claim that cutting taxes puts more money in taxpayers’ pockets. Not only do tax cuts not benefit the economy if they are not appropriately distributed, as we saw fifteen years ago and are going to see again,…
  • Dec 5

    Why I Don’t Have a Family Foundation

    Why I Don’t Have a Family Foundation
    One of the emails that bring me daily tax updates included, among its more than a dozen headlines, this one: Trump Has a Family Foundation. Why Don’t You? Though I didn’t think the question was aimed at me personally, I did stop…
  • Dec 2

    Another Flaw in the New Jersey Tax Break Giveaway

    Another Flaw in the New Jersey Tax Break Giveaway
    In a series of posts, I have criticized the New Jersey tax policy of dishing out tax breaks to companies that it entices to move to New Jersey, or to move to Camden from within New Jersey. Though the claim that handing out tax reductions…
Rank this Week: 636

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Dec 6

    Iowa Disbands Forfeiture Team; Settles Lawsuit from Poker Player

    Iowa Disbands Forfeiture Team; Settles Lawsuit from Poker Player
    Back in 2014 I mentioned (in passing) that two poker players had $100,000 seized while simply driving across Iowa on their way home to California. The Iowa Department of Public Safety (the state highway patrol) had a dedicated team on…
  • Dec 6

    IRS Appeals Implements Stupid Policy of Not Sending Initial Contact Letter

    IRS Appeals Implements Stupid Policy of Not Sending Initial Contact Letter
    I have a client who filed a Tax Court petition in late September. She is disputing additional tax from an Automated Underreporting Unit (AUR) notice. She didn’t respond to the initial AUR notice, so the way to resolve this is to file a…
  • Dec 5

    Nominations Due for 2016 Tax Offender of the Year

    Nominations Due for 2016 Tax Offender of the Year
    In a little less than a month it will be time to reveal this year’s winner of the prestigious “Tax Offender of the Year” award. Remember, To be considered for the Tax Offender of the Year award, the individual (or…
Rank this Week: 424

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

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

http://www.irstaxtrouble.com/category/tax-blog/
  • Dec 6

    Preserving Judicial Review for Trust Fund Recovery Penaltie

    Preserving Judicial Review for Trust Fund Recovery Penaltie
    Taxpayers who are assessed trust fund recovery penalties need to take note of the U.S. Tax Court’s recent decision in Anderson v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2016-219. The decision highlights a potential foot fault they may make when…
  • Dec 4

    Tax Court Expands Innocent Spouse Relief for Divorced Taxpayer

    Tax Court Expands Innocent Spouse Relief for Divorced Taxpayer
    Innocent spouse relief can allow a taxpayer to avoid joint liability for taxes that arose during the marriage. If granted, the tax is generally computed as if each spouse filed their tax returns separately. If the couple is divorced at the…
  • Dec 1

    Written Manager Approval for Penalties Not Required in Some Case

    Written Manager Approval for Penalties Not Required in Some Case
    An IRS agent is generally required to get written approval from their manager for a tax penalty can be assessed. This is requirement is set out in the Code. This begs the question as to what happens if the agent does not get written approval…
Rank this Week: 1316

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: 3622

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 6

    10 Legal Tips in 30 Minutes to Get 2017 Ready

    10 Legal Tips in 30 Minutes to Get 2017 Ready
      On Thursday, December 8 from noon to 12:30 pm PT (3 pm to 3:30 pm ET), join our free livestream on Grantspace (The Foundation Center) for a list of 10 tips and ideas to get yourself ready for 2017. Michele and ……
  • Dec 2

    Crowdfunding Rap

    Crowdfunding Rap
    I’m moderating a panel on crowdfunding this morning at the 20th Annual Western Conference on Tax-Exempt Organizations. In honor of the session, and thinking back to my recent trip to New York where reasonably priced Hamilton tickets…
  • Dec 2

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 12/2/16

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 12/2/16
    The past week was marked by Giving Tuesday and (for me) the Western Conference on Tax-Exempt Organizations. Have a listen to the Goo Goo Dolls’ version of Give a Little Bit while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the week:…
Rank this Week: 1122

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 5

    Amended Unlawful Detainer Complaint Cannot Allege a Post-Filing Three-Day Notice

    Amended Unlawful Detainer Complaint Cannot Allege a Post-Filing Three-Day Notice
    Unlawful detainer law is filled with pitfalls for the unwary. For example, if the landlord realizes after the unlawful detainer complaint has been filed that its three day notice is invalid, can it simply serve a new three day notice, then…
  • Dec 5

    Amended Unlawful Detainer Complaint Cannot Allege a Post-Filing Three-Day Notice Served

    Amended Unlawful Detainer Complaint Cannot Allege a Post-Filing Three-Day Notice Served
    Unlawful detainer law is filled with pitfalls for the unwary. For example, if the landlord realizes after the unlawful detainer complaint has been filed that its three day notice is invalid, can it simply serve a new three day notice, then…
  • Nov 22

    USCIS ANNOUNCES AN INCREASE IN FILING FEES

    USCIS ANNOUNCES AN INCREASE IN FILING FEES
    USCIS ANNOUNCES AN INCREASE IN FILING FEES Effective December 23, 2016, there will be an increase in fees for applications and petitions filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Some examples of the fee increase are: An…
Rank this Week: 3190

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
Rank this Week: 2286

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

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

    2016 YEAR END ESTATE PLANNING THOUGHTS

    2016 YEAR END ESTATE PLANNING THOUGHTS
    With December 31, 2016, right around the corner, it is important to look at your year end personal tax and estate planning situation. With a Trump administration and a Republican-controlled Congress, much attention has been paid to the tax…
  • Nov 29

    Under the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)…

    Under the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules, the service has a three (3) year statute of limitations after the filing of IRS Form 709 to assess gift taxes on a gift, so long as the gift is adequately disclosed on the return. If a gift is…
  • Nov 21

    WHAT TRUMP'S FEDERAL INCOME TAX PLAN MAY LOOK LIKE

    WHAT TRUMP'S FEDERAL INCOME TAX PLAN MAY LOOK LIKE
    Most individuals expect significant changes to the US Tax Code once President (elect) Trump takes office. High on his agenda are the following: INDIVIDUALS: Cut the number of individual income tax brackets (from 6 to 3) and bring income tax…
Rank this Week: 2355

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP…

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP News & Commentary

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

http://rogerssheffield.com/news-and-commentary
  • Dec 5

    Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP Files Suit Against City of Santa Barbara Over Vacation Rental Ban

    Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP Files Suit Against City of Santa Barbara Over Vacation Rental Ban
    Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP Files Suit Against City of Santa Barbara Theo Kracke On November 30, 2016, Travis C. Logue and Jason W. Wansor, attorneys for the Santa Barbara law firm of Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP, filed a…
  • Nov 8

    Trust Beneficiaries' Bill of Right

    Trust Beneficiaries' Bill of Right
    One of the advantages of trusts is privacy. Unlike the probate of a will, there is no legal requirement that the trustee file the trust with the local court. However, privacy is also one of the disadvantages of trusts. Unless the Trustee…
  • Oct 25

    The Grantor Retained Annuity Trust

    The Grantor Retained Annuity Trust
    A key goal of what we refer to as “estate planning” is to preserve a legacy for your family.  How can you get as much of your estate as possible into the hands of your beneficiaries?  That means minimizing, if not…
Rank this Week: 1092

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 2060

Thomas E. Crice Blog

Thomas E. Crice Blog

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

http://www.tomcricelaw.com/tax-blog
  • Dec 3

    Working Abroad – Paying the U.S. Income Tax

    Working Abroad – Paying the U.S. Income Tax
    Expatriates and the federal income tax Going abroad to live and work is a very exciting thing to do.  It also has tax consequences because the United States will tax your income, no matter where you live and no matter...
  • Dec 3

    How Marriage and the Joint Return Can Affect Your Tax Liability

    How Marriage and the Joint Return Can Affect Your Tax Liability
    Does the Tax Code Reward or Penalize Marriage? The story is as old as time.  First comes love then comes marriage.  And quick as a rabbit after that:  the joint tax return.  Ah, sweet bliss, married only a few weeks…
  • Dec 3

    Selling Your Home – Two Tax Traps for the Unwary

    Selling Your Home – Two Tax Traps for the Unwary
    For Some That Big, Tax-free Gain May Not Be There After All When I was a boy my dad bought the family home with his Korean War veteran’s benefit and the savings he’d accumulated working lots of long hours.  I…
Rank this Week: 1854

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/
  • Dec 1

    Santa Lawyer contest begins today!

    Santa Lawyer contest begins today!
    Today is the day! The third annual Santa Lawyer contest is officially underway. Santa Lawyer is looking forward to seeing which organizations are nominated this year and as promised, we will be posting holiday themed photos for your viewing…
  • Nov 29

    Part three: Churches as Tax Exempt Organization

    Part three: Churches as Tax Exempt Organization
    This is the final post in my three part blog series on churches as tax exempt organizations. This third section will discuss charitable contributions, special rules limiting the IRS’ authority to audit a church, and 990-series return…
  • Nov 22

    3rd Annual Santa Lawyer Contest!

    3rd Annual Santa Lawyer Contest!
    Back by popular demand!  Instead of sending out holiday cards from my firm, I prefer to give a contribution in honor of my clients to a local organization.  Instead of choosing the organization myself – last year I asked you…
Rank this Week: 3553

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 30

    Blachly Appointed to Oregon Commission on Uniform State Law

    Blachly Appointed to Oregon Commission on Uniform State Law
    Congratulations to SYK attorney Victoria Blachly, who has been appointed by Governor Kate Brown to the Oregon Commission on Uniform State Laws. The Oregon Commission drafts uniform state laws in all states, for various fields of law. The…
  • Nov 23

    “Not So Fast” – Federal Judge Grants Injunction Against Overtime Regulation

    “Not So Fast” – Federal Judge Grants Injunction Against Overtime Regulation
    On Tuesday, November 22, a Federal District Court Judge in Texas granted a nationwide preliminary injunction against an Obama administration regulation, which sought to expand the eligibility of millions of workers for overtime pay.The…
  • Nov 2

    Banks Receives 2016 Distinguished Service Award from PIABA

    Banks Receives 2016 Distinguished Service Award from PIABA
    Last week at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association in San Diego, attorney Bob Banks was honored with PIABA’s Distinguished Service Award. The award is given “in recognition of outstanding,…
Rank this Week: 4874

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
  • Nov 30

    Selected 2016 Taxation Issues for Iowa Farmer

    Selected 2016 Taxation Issues for Iowa Farmer
  • Nov 23

    DOL Overtime Rule Blocked Nationwide

    DOL Overtime Rule Blocked Nationwide
    Update: On November 22, 2016, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction, blocking implementation of the new Rule nationwide, pending futher review. The court ruled that the state…
  • Oct 31

    ACA Open Enrollment Begins - A Few 2017 Consideration

    ACA Open Enrollment Begins - A Few 2017 Consideration
      Marketplace open enrollment for 2017 begins November 1, 2016. Consequently, beginning tomorrow, eligible Americans can go to healthcare.gov to enroll in a health care plan under the Affordable Care Act. Likewise, many open enrollment…
Rank this Week: 2450

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 29

    Caring for a Loved One - Guardianship, Powers of Attorney and Medical Directive

    Caring for a Loved One - Guardianship, Powers of Attorney and Medical Directive
    Holiday gatherings are often a time for us to gather with relatives and friends. The bustle of holiday activity can highlight the impact that aging has had on our loved ones in the passing year. Observing decline in the people we care about…
  • Nov 9

    Estate Tax Thoughts on a Trump Presidency

    Estate Tax Thoughts on a Trump Presidency
    It is no secret that most Republicans and Donald Trump wish to get rid of the federal estate tax (or as it is commonly referred to "The Death Tax").  With Republicans in charge of the House, Senate and Presidency, I think we are very…
  • Oct 24

    NJ Estate Tax Repeal: How Does This Affect You?

    NJ Estate Tax Repeal: How Does This Affect You?
    It's official.  According to NJ.com, Governor Christopher Christie has signed a a bill to repeal the New Jersey Estate Tax.  The new law is part of a larger package deal that increases the gas tax, reduces the sales…
Rank this Week: 2518

IRS Problem Solver Blog

IRS Problem Solver Blog

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

http://www.getirshelp.com/irsblog
  • Nov 29

    Federal Tax Liens and How To Get Federal Tax Liens Released

    Federal Tax Liens and How To Get Federal Tax Liens Released
    DARRIN T. MISH:  Good morning and welcome to the IRS Solution Attorney show I’m your host, THE IRS Solution Attorney, Darrin Mish. KATRINA MADEWELL:  And I’m your co-host, Katrina Madewell. Welcome to the show today.…
  • Nov 25

    IRS Trouble – What’s Your Next Move?

    IRS Trouble – What’s Your Next Move?
    One thing that you need to know is that if you are in IRS trouble, it’s not going to disappear on it’s own. It’s a sad fact of life, I know. But it’s true nonetheless. You will need to take action in order to…
  • Nov 23

    10 Scary IRS Problems and How to Deal With Them

    10 Scary IRS Problems and How to Deal With Them
    Have one or more IRS problems keeping you up at night? If so you should find this post extremely helpful. The IRS is Harassing Me Over Years of Unfiled Taxes and Owed Back Taxes When you have a few years of unfiled taxes or owe back…
Rank this Week: 1841

Tax Trials

Tax Trials

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

http://taxtrials.com/
  • Nov 29

    Federal Judge Puts New FLSA Overtime Rules in Timeout

    Federal Judge Puts New FLSA Overtime Rules in Timeout
    On November 22, 2016, U.S. District Judge Amos L. Mazzant granted a nationwide preliminary injunction in favor of the 21 states and more than 50 business groups that sued to enjoin the new Fair Labor and Standards Act (“FLSA”)…
  • Nov 7

    IRS Places Micro Captive Insurance under the Microscope

    IRS Places Micro Captive Insurance under the Microscope
    On November 1, 2016, the IRS issued Notice 2016-66 imposing reporting requirements on certain transactions by small captive insurance companies. The notice places heightened scrutiny on micro-captives by describing them as “transactions…
  • Sep 21

    Substantial Compliance Returns for the Charitable Contribution of Real Property

    Substantial Compliance Returns for the Charitable Contribution of Real Property
    In a division opinion, the U.S. Tax Court reestablished the prospect of substantial compliance for taxpayers who claim charitable contribution deductions that require an appraisal. Three partners in a LLC sold property to Arizona’s…
Rank this Week: 3438

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/
  • Nov 28

    Rule 504 Becomes Useful Tool for Smaller Capital Raising and M&A Transaction

    Rule 504 Becomes Useful Tool for Smaller Capital Raising and M&A Transaction
    On October 26, 2016, the SEC amended Rule 504 of Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”) to increase the maximum amount of securities that may be sold thereunder in any 12-month period from $1 million…
  • Oct 31

    What Are ‘Commercially Reasonable Efforts’ in M&A Transactions?

    What Are ‘Commercially Reasonable Efforts’ in M&A Transactions?
    Two recent rulings out of the Delaware Court of Chancery have highlighted the importance of clearly defining the terms of pre-closing obligations. In an M&A transaction, it takes significant time to get from a signed letter of…
  • Oct 18

    What You Need to Know About Mergers and Acquisitions Involving Government Contractors and Their Supplier

    What You Need to Know About Mergers and Acquisitions Involving Government Contractors and Their Supplier
    Volume X – Accounting for the Cost of Business Combinations Under Government Contracts Mergers and acquisitions create additional costs and complex accounting issues for government contractors.  There are fees for accounting,…
Rank this Week: 601

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Nov 28

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

    How to Get the Most Out of Your Year-End Estate and Gift Tax Planning
    The end of each year inevitably brings a flurry of activity for everyone. But amid 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…
  • Nov 23

    Injunction Stops New DOL Overtime Provisions From Taking Effect

    Injunction Stops New DOL Overtime Provisions From Taking Effect
    A federal judge in the Eastern District of Texas granted an injunction that prohibits new Department of Labor (DOL) rules on overtime from taking effect nationwide. These rules, set to go into effect on Dec. 1, 2016, would have raised the…
  • Nov 23

    Top 6 Issues Likely to be Addressed Early by Trump Administration

    Top 6 Issues Likely to be Addressed Early by Trump Administration
    Employers (and everyone else) are guessing what it means for them after the Trump Administration takes office in January. It is safe to predict that there will be many changes coming in new legislation (with Republicans maintaining control of…
Rank this Week: 1859

Los Angeles Estate, Probate And…

Los Angeles Estate, Probate And Tax Law Blog

Covers estate planning, tax and probate law. Published by Moravecs, a Professional Law Corporation.

http://losangelesestateprobatelawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 608

Tax Crisis Institute

Tax Crisis Institute

This blog is all about tax troubles with the IRS and how to avoid them.

http://www.taxcrisisinstitute.com/blog/
  • Nov 23

    S Corporations & the NonFiler

    S Corporations & the NonFiler
    A very common situation for a non-filer is an S corporation that has not filed in a number of years. To activate the corporation and put it in good standing...
  • Oct 28

    Trust Fund Recover Penalty

    Trust Fund Recover Penalty
    A trust fund recovery penalty is assessed against a person who is responsible for failing to pay payroll taxes. The trust fund recovery penalty is the portion of the employee’s...
  • Jul 15

    How To Settle Your Taxe

    How To Settle Your Taxe
    When it comes to tax collection, the IRS isn’t the only government agency that you need to worry about. The Department of Justice can be involved in getting court judgments...
Rank this Week: 2214

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Nov 23

    IRS: Some Refunds Will be Delayed in 2017

    IRS: Some Refunds Will be Delayed in 2017
    It’s hard to make tax news interesting because it’s always the same story over and over again. People are getting scammed ...
  • Oct 19

    FTB’s Dreaded Top 500 List

    FTB’s Dreaded Top 500 List
    Twice a year the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) puts together a list that they call the “Top 500 Delinquent Taxpayers.” ...
  • Sep 8

    New IA Fee Schedule Proposed

    New IA Fee Schedule Proposed
    The IRS is proposing a completely restructured fee schedule for installment agreements, which would take effect on January 1, 2017. This ...
Rank this Week: 2970

Global Tax Enforcement

Global Tax Enforcement

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

http://www.globaltaxenforcement.com/
  • Nov 22

    Digital Currency Exchange Customers Targeted in IRS Information-Gathering Sweep

    Digital Currency Exchange Customers Targeted in IRS Information-Gathering Sweep
    Coinbase, one of the largest digital currency exchange companies in the world, will likely be asked to provide the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) with transactional data and other information on all U.S. customers who used its services over a…
  • Oct 12

    Tax Delinquencies to Jeopardize Contract Eligibility Under New Final Rule

    Tax Delinquencies to Jeopardize Contract Eligibility Under New Final Rule
    On Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration issued a Final Rule aimed at blocking tax evaders and convicted felons from receiving federal…
  • Sep 26

    Heat Rises on Indicted Former Tax Court Judge Diane Kroupa as Husband-Codefendant Pleads Guilty

    Heat Rises on Indicted Former Tax Court Judge Diane Kroupa as Husband-Codefendant Pleads Guilty
    On September 23, 2016, Robert Fackler, the husband and now co-defendant of former Tax Court Judge Diane Kroupa, pleaded guilty to corruptly impeding the IRS, a felony that carries a maximum three-year prison sentence. It is unclear whether…
Rank this Week: 2905

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: 4650

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/
  • Nov 22

    Cars — the worst purchase you’ll ever make. Here’s why.

    Cars — the worst purchase you’ll ever make. Here’s why.
    The biggest money pit I see when I interview prospects with financial problems is the car — always.  I have even seen people paying half of their disposable income in car payments (plus insurance, tolls, repairs, maintenance,…
  • Nov 6

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer
    Scammers are targeting bankruptcy filers throughout the country by posing as attorneys or law office staff and telling them to immediately wire money to pay a debt. Don't fall for it. One of the best ways to avoid a scam is to stop the…
  • Nov 6

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer
    Scammers are targeting bankruptcy filers throughout the country by posing as attorneys or law office staff and telling them to immediately wire money to pay a debt. Don’t fall for it. One of the best ways to avoid a scam is to stop the…
Rank this Week: 4620

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/
  • Nov 22

    Business owners need a solid succession plan for the future

    Business owners need a solid succession plan for the future
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley Owning a business is the American dream for many. It’s building something from your own hands that you’ve shaped and created. It’s long hours, and a labor of love…
  • Oct 20

    What to do if you don’t agree with your property tax amount

    What to do if you don’t agree with your property tax amount
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP Everyone who owns a home gets a bill from their local municipality for property taxes. It’s not a surprise that it’s coming. Most of us sigh, write the check (or…
  • Oct 4

    A new rule from the IRS on IRA rollover

    A new rule from the IRS on IRA rollover
    By Nathan Vinson The IRS recently enacted a new IRA rollover rule that’s actually good for consumers, and something that can really help you – but it is a lot more complicated than it appears on the surface. Essentially, the IRS…
Rank this Week: 969

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/
  • Nov 22

    What New Jersey Small Business Owners Need to Know About Income Tax Return

    What New Jersey Small Business Owners Need to Know About Income Tax Return
    When tax season comes around, there are several factors to keep in mind as a small business owner in New Jersey; specifically with income tax returns. Tracking taxable income and ensuring compliance with requisite tax forms can be an…
  • Nov 21

    Urban Enterprise Zones Come To An Abrupt End

    Urban Enterprise Zones Come To An Abrupt End
    The following is an excerpt from a notice that was issued by the Division of Taxation in the Department of Treasury of the State of New Jersey. NOTICE TO QUALIFIED BUSINESSES LOCATED IN URBAN ENTERPRISE ZONES EXPIRATION OF URBAN ENTERPRISE…
  • Nov 14

    President-Elect Trump Tax Strategy Draws Critics and Supporter

    President-Elect Trump Tax Strategy Draws Critics and Supporter
    What is so compelling about the Trump tax strategy? Critics and supporters have been outspoken about Republican president-elect Donald Trump's tax returns recently. According to a Politico report, the focus of the debate has been…
Rank this Week: 548

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.richtertaxblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Online Gambling and FBAR Reporting | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    Online Gambling and FBAR Reporting | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    If you play online poker and keep your playing funds in accounts associated with the games, you may not have considered whether those accounts are FBAR reportable.  Given that the Ninth Circuit issued a ruling earlier this year…
  • Oct 23

    Intentional Misclassification of Employees | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    Intentional Misclassification of Employees | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    My last blog explained the distinction between employees and independent contractors while providing some basic information about the trust fund recovery penalty.  This blog examines the intentional misclassification of employees and its…
  • Jul 31

    The Trust Fund Recovery Penalty--Employee Classification | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    The Trust Fund Recovery Penalty--Employee Classification | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    One of the many tax risks faced by owners of businesses is the trust fund tax penalty. With the IRS’s current focus on payment and collections of employment taxes, owners may wind up with a notice from the service inquiring about their…
Rank this Week: 3521

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/
  • Nov 21

    What Should I Look for in a California Tax Lawyer?

    What Should I Look for in a California Tax Lawyer?
    When you need tax help, it only makes sense to look for in-depth experience in all of the tax laws relevant to you and your business. Federal and California state tax law are constantly changing, and it isn’t easy for the average…
  • Nov 18

    Can Back Taxes and Penalties Be Negotiated?

    Can Back Taxes and Penalties Be Negotiated?
    Back taxes can be financially crippling both to you and your business. If your tax debt is more than you can afford to pay back in a lump sum, or if you think there may be some error on the part of the government in assessing how much you…
  • Nov 10

    Why Hire a Tax Litigation Lawyer?

    Why Hire a Tax Litigation Lawyer?
    When faced with a tax controversy between you and the IRS, you may feel like you are at a disadvantage. The IRS has a giant team at its disposal to pursue its case against you. However, you do not need to face tax issues alone. Hiring a tax…
Rank this Week: 1585

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: 3657

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: 1989

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/
  • Nov 13

    GST Transitional Provisions as per Model GST Law

    GST Transitional Provisions as per Model GST Law
    GST Transitional provisions play critical role while moving from service tax/vat tax to GST ( gOODS and service tax.Here, we cover following important points: Administration of GST Registration under GST regime Input tax credit rules under…
  • Nov 1

    Income tax on Traders : The Easiest guide

    Income tax on Traders : The Easiest guide
    Income tax on traders is the guide prepared to cover the issue of income tax on trading in shares, bonds, options. In addition, we cover here speculative and non speculative business losses, carry forward of losses, effect of trading on…
  • Oct 18

    How GST will benefit you

    How GST will benefit you
    Do you know how GST will benefit you ? Are you ready to accept the upcoming law in India. Read this post to know future benefits of GST ( Goods and service tax in India.) How GST will benefit you ? Good and Services Tax (‘GST’ for…
Rank this Week: 1380

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 13

    Tennessee Jumps on Economic Nexus Train

    Tennessee Jumps on Economic Nexus Train
    Tennessee is the latest of states to jump on the economic nexus bandwagon.  In an effort to sidestep the physical presence the proposed rule would require out-of-state dealers that engage in the regular or systematic solicitation of…
  • Aug 28

    Washington Finds Nexus in Advertising

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

    Hawaii Clarifies Taxes for Online Travel Companie

    Hawaii Clarifies Taxes for Online Travel Companie
    Hawaii was the most recent in a line of states to take a stance in the long tax battle between online travel companies, such as Priceline, Expedia and Orbitz, and states over what is commonly referred to as “tourist development…
Rank this Week: 2723

The Resource Blog

The Resource Blog

Covers tax law. By Samuel D. Brotman.

http://www.sambrotman.com/blog/
  • Nov 10

    California Tax Guide for Marijuana Businesses and Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Marijuana Act

    California Tax Guide for Marijuana Businesses and Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Marijuana Act
    On Tuesday, California voters passed historic legislation by voting to allow the recreational use of marijuana in California. Regardless of your opinion about marijuana use, the legislation will have a huge impact on the state of California…
  • Aug 25

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two
    Here are the steps that IRS examiners take before a taxpayer makes the irrevocable decision to opt out: 1. Send Status Letter to the taxpayer setting forth the status of the voluntary disclosure certification, documents required to finalize…
  • Aug 25

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two
    Here are the steps that IRS examiners take before a taxpayer makes the irrevocable decision to opt out: 1. Send Status Letter to the taxpayer setting forth the status of the voluntary disclosure certification, documents required to finalize…
Rank this Week: 1067

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
  • Nov 9

    TaxMama’s TaxQuips Highlights of Trump Tax Plan

    TaxMama’s TaxQuips Highlights of Trump Tax Plan
    Today TaxMama® wants to give you an advance peek on what you can expect from a Donald Trump tax plan, coming to a Congress near you! To read the details, please drop by here: TaxMama.com Ask TaxMama :: Where Taxes are Fun …
  • Aug 9

    He Who Hesitates is Lost - or - Expired Refund

    He Who Hesitates is Lost - or - Expired Refund
    Today TaxMama® hears from several people in the TaxQuips Forum with questions about expired refunds. Let me summarize. “I faced a hardship and didn’t file tax returns for several years. Now, I learn that I cannot get my…
  • Jun 13

    Wages for S Corp Officer

    Wages for S Corp Officer
    Today TaxMama® hears from ASquare in the TaxQuips Forum with this question. “I work as a full time employee for a company on W2. I own S-CORP that i get income for the services provided in my free time. Do I need to run the payroll…
Rank this Week: 1557

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
  • Nov 9

    Trump’s Estate Tax Plan

    Trump’s Estate Tax Plan
    Well, it happened. Something very few people saw coming: Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. For most people, there are a whole host of potentially more pressing questions about what Trump's presidency will mean for the…
  • Oct 18

    Hillary Clinton’s Estate Tax Plan

    Hillary Clinton’s Estate Tax Plan
    Last Thursday, Hillary Clinton declared her proposal for the federal estate tax: Currently, only estates worth $5.5 million or more pay taxes on inheritance. Clinton would lower that threshold to $3.5 million per person and $7 million per…
  • Oct 10

    Second Marriage? What Could Happen if You Don’t Have an Estate Plan

    Second Marriage? What Could Happen if You Don’t Have an Estate Plan
    Did you know that if you die without a will, each state in the U.S. has already written one for you? These default “wills” are actually called “intestacy statutes” and they generally provide the following as to the…
Rank this Week: 744