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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/
  • May 28

    IRS System Compromised for 104,000 Individual

    IRS System Compromised for 104,000 Individual
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced that one of their systems has been hacked by organized criminals believed to be linked to one or more foreign countries. The system, “Get Transcript,” is traditionally used by…
  • May 19

    Required Reporting of Offshore Asset

    Required Reporting of Offshore Asset
    US individual and business taxpayers with interests in certain foreign or offshore financial assets or accounts are required to disclose those assets on their federal income tax returns or file additional forms. A failure to file the…
  • May 18

    B-Corp and Benefit Corporation Statu

    B-Corp and Benefit Corporation Statu
    Currently, in 28 jurisdictions including Nebraska, Benefit Corporation status exists as an option for forming a legal corporate entity. This is distinguished from B-Corp. status, which is a certification from by B-labs, a 501(c)(3)…
Rank this Week: 4604

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: 3721

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4394

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 150

The Tax Law Forum

The Tax Law Forum

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

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

    IRS Hacked.

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

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

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

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

    “The IRS is calling…and threatening to arrest me!”
    A few days ago, I received a call from a panicked former client.  Two years back we had gone through an IRS tax audit and worked out a reasonable payment plan to resolve the remaining tax debt.  The client had been honoring all…
Rank this Week: 1715

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

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

    Mac’s: Quebec CA Affirms Denial of Rectification

    Mac’s: Quebec CA Affirms Denial of Rectification
    In Mac’s Convenience Stores Inc. v. Canada (2015 QCCA 837), the Quebec Court of Appeal affirmed a lower court decision (2012 QCCS 2745) denying rectification of corporate resolutions that had declared a dividend that…
  • May 26

    Baytex: ABQB Grants Rectification

    Baytex: ABQB Grants Rectification
    In Baytex Energy Ltd. et  al. v. The Queen (2015 ABQB 278), the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench considered whether rectification and/or rescission were available to address mistakes that could result in the taxpayer being taxed on…
  • May 21

    Ironside: TCC Orders Hearing of Question on Rule 58 Motion

    Ironside: TCC Orders Hearing of Question on Rule 58 Motion
    In Ironside v. The Queen (2015 TCC 116), the Tax Court allowed the Crown’s Rule 58 motion for a determination of a question of law before the hearing, namely whether the taxpayer was estopped from litigating an issue that had been…
Rank this Week: 2879

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 211

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

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

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1028

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 80

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 27

    IRS to Issue New Rules for Political Group

    IRS to Issue New Rules for Political Group
    Last week, the IRS announced that its draft regulations on political non-profit groups could be released by June.  But these rules are unlikely to be effective before the next election in 2016.  Such rules are necessary because at…
  • May 26

    IRS’ Get Transcript Service Compromised by Identity Thieve

    IRS’ Get Transcript Service Compromised by Identity Thieve
    In a startling development, the IRS has revealed that its online “Get Transcript” service which allows taxpayers to obtain previous copies of their tax submissions, has been hacked by sophisticated identity thieves who…
  • May 26

    Birdman Pays Up $2M in Overdue Taxe

    Birdman Pays Up $2M in Overdue Taxe
    Popular hip hop artiste Birdman has paid up his dues to the IRS – almost $2 million.  This comes as a result of two IRS liens totaling $1,942,400.58, one in December last year and the other in February of this year.…
Rank this Week: 453

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • May 27

    IRS Downplays Latest Data Breach

    IRS Downplays Latest Data Breach
    The IRS recently announced the unauthorized access into 100,000 tax accounts by cyber-criminals through the “Get Transcript” application on the IRS website.  Virtually every word in Commissioner Koskinen’s statement is…
  • May 20

    Clinton Foundation Under Fire for Tax Error

    Clinton Foundation Under Fire for Tax Error
    Filing an amended tax return is normally not that big of a deal.  It is not uncommon for folks to make mistakes or leave out information on their Form 1040 personal income tax filing.  To amend a previously filed Form ……
  • May 18

    Board of Equalization is not of fan of Denny’s in California’s central valley

    Board of Equalization is not of fan of Denny’s in California’s central valley
    Have you been to one of the Denny’s operated by Abdul Halim? He operates three Denny’s restaurants located in Lathrop, Manteca, and Stockton. If you have a craving for a Moons Over My Hammy and live in the California’s…
Rank this Week: 2486

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • May 27

    Surprise! You Heard About that May 29th Filing Deadline, Right?

    Surprise! You Heard About that May 29th Filing Deadline, Right?
    You’re looking at the headline and wondering what I’m drinking. There’s no May 29th tax deadline, right? Well, yes, that’s correct; however, there is a May 29th government filing deadline that will impact some business…
  • May 26

    IRS “Get Transcript” Application Hacked; 104,000 Tax Returns Illegally Accessed

    IRS “Get Transcript” Application Hacked; 104,000 Tax Returns Illegally Accessed
    This afternoon IRS Commissioner John Koskinen announced that criminals were able to use the IRS “Get Transcript” application to access approximately 104,000 tax returns. (An additional 100,000 or so attempts were unsuccessful.)…
  • May 25

    Staking and the WSOP: 2015 Update

    Staking and the WSOP: 2015 Update
    The 2015 World Series of Poker begins on Wednesday at the Rio Hotel and Casino here in Las Vegas. While many things have changed for this year (for example, the WSOP will have a “Colossus” tournament this coming Friday and…
Rank this Week: 901

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • May 27

    EU-Recht - Entwicklungen im Bereich der Fond

    EU-Recht - Entwicklungen im Bereich der Fond
    AIFMDAm 9. Januar 2015 hat die Europäische Wertpapier- und Marktaufsichtsbehörde (ESMA) einen aktualisierten Katalog der "Questions and Answers Application of the AIFMD" veröffentlicht. Die ESMA hat neue Q&A’s (vgl.…
  • May 24

    Entscheid FINMA i.S. Sika AG

    Entscheid FINMA i.S. Sika AG
    Mit Verfügung vom 5. Mai 2015 wies der Übernahmeausschuss der FINMA die Beschwerde von William H. Gates III und Melinda French Gates als Trustees des Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust sowie der Cascade Investment, L.L.C.…
  • May 23

    Bundesrat diskutiert Rechtsgrundlagen der Amtshilfepraxis in Steuersachen

    Bundesrat diskutiert Rechtsgrundlagen der Amtshilfepraxis in Steuersachen
    Gemäss Medienmitteilung vom 13. Mai 2015 hat sich der Bundesrat mit der Länderüberprüfung der Schweiz durch das Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (Global Forum) befasst. Das Global…
Rank this Week: 4408

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
  • May 27

    EPA and Army Corps Unveil Final Clean Water Rule

    EPA and Army Corps Unveil Final Clean Water Rule
    Overview The EPA and Army Corps unveiled their long-awaited final Clean Water Rule on May 27, 2015. The final rule, which faced severe opposition in its proposed form, retains most of its original provisions. It does, however, incorporate a…
  • Apr 24

    Plaintiff Hit With Large Attorney Fee Judgment in Action Against Trustee

    Plaintiff Hit With Large Attorney Fee Judgment in Action Against Trustee
    Overview The Iowa Court of Appeals has affirmed a judgment against the plaintiff in an action where one sister was suing another for breach of trust. The defendant was ultimately granted $38,893.62 in attorney fees and expenses as litigation…
  • Apr 24

    Plaintiff Hit With Large Attorney Fee Judgment in Action Against Trustee

    Plaintiff Hit With Large Attorney Fee Judgment in Action Against Trustee
    Overview The Iowa Court of Appeals has affirmed a judgment against the plaintiff in an action where one sister was suing another for breach of trust. The defendant was ultimately granted $38,893.62 in attorney fees and expenses as litigation…
Rank this Week: 4851

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/
  • May 27

    Paid Nonprofit Leaders And Conflict Issues: New York Leading the Way?

    Paid Nonprofit Leaders And Conflict Issues: New York Leading the Way?
    Media reports abound with cautionary tales of nonprofits providing massive financial benefits to insiders, arguably leaving less for charity.  Recently, news sources reported that the attorneys general for all 50 states and the Federal…
  • May 26

    Arkansas Church, Nonprofit Employees Mandatory Reporters Under Law

    Arkansas Church, Nonprofit Employees Mandatory Reporters Under Law
    Times Record, May 26, 2015Thanks to legislation enacted in April, all employees of nonprofit organizations, including churches, are now mandatory reporters of suspected child abuse in Arkansas.However, it’s a fact of which many…
  • May 22

    Creative Nonprofit Collaboration: Four Basic Principle

    Creative Nonprofit Collaboration: Four Basic Principle
    Collaborative nonprofit projects are on the rise, such as through new joint venture opportunities, partnering with social enterprises, and even strategically engaging with business to further mutual interests.   But Section…
Rank this Week: 2822

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/
  • May 27

    When Arguing Tax Policy, Don’t Let Simplistic Inaccuracies Overshadow Strong But Complicated Argument

    When Arguing Tax Policy, Don’t Let Simplistic Inaccuracies Overshadow Strong But Complicated Argument
    An image making the rounds on facebook has this to offer about federal taxation:Government Handouts That the Rich Get, But Fox “News” Will Never Mention:1. Mortgage interest deductions for big houses and second homes2. The yacht…
  • May 25

    Between Theory and Reality is the (Tax) Test

    Between Theory and Reality is the (Tax) Test
    No, I’m not referring to the tax exams that stand between a student’s coursework and practice experience. What has been pulled from the back burner of this blog is something I’ve discussed many times, though not recently.…
  • May 22

    Doing Arithmetic: An Insight into Tax Policy Conundrum

    Doing Arithmetic: An Insight into Tax Policy Conundrum
    Sometimes, in trying to help people understand the facts beneath tax policy issues, I wonder why many have difficulty grasping the essentials, and thus being misled or even duped by the sound bit and buzz phrases tossed about by politicians…
Rank this Week: 473

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/
  • May 27

    The Effective Early American State

    The Effective Early American State
    Max Edling, A Hercules in the Cradle: War, Money, and the American State (2014).Roman HoyosFor those of us working on the relationship between law and the American state, Max Edling’s first book, A Revolution in Favor of Government, was…
  • May 26

    Not So Schizophrenic: The Founders’ Understanding of Indian Affairs and the Constitution

    Not So Schizophrenic: The Founders’ Understanding of Indian Affairs and the Constitution
    Gregory Ablavsky, Beyond the Indian Commerce Clause, 124 Yale L.J. 1012 (2015).Bethany BergerFederal Indian law fits awkwardly in American constitutional doctrine, so much so that Justice Clarence Thomas has declared it “to say the…
  • May 25

    Are Prosecutors the Constitution’s Gatekeepers?

    Are Prosecutors the Constitution’s Gatekeepers?
    Russell M. Gold, Beyond the Judicial Fourth Amendment: The Prosecutor’s Role, 47 UC Davis L. Rev. 1591 (2014).Rebecca RoipheThis is a bad time for the police officers. Last year, a series of cases in New York federal court exposed…
Rank this Week: 264

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/
  • May 27

    Covering Retirement v. Leaving Inheritance

    Covering Retirement v. Leaving Inheritance
    Expenses in senior years continue to be a concern for many Americans. As multiple studies show, most individuals do not maintain adequate retirement contributions. As the costs of long-term care (LTC) insurance policies and LTC costs rise,…
  • May 26

    Avoid a Will Dispute

    Avoid a Will Dispute
    An individual’s last will and testament might clearly reflect one’s wishes, but it does not prevent an estate dispute. Successfully contesting a will in North Carolina (and similarly in other states) requires evidence of certain…
  • May 25

    3 Reasons to Choose a Non-Family Trustee

    3 Reasons to Choose a Non-Family Trustee
    Creating a trust generally involves the intention of preserving assets for loved ones. Benefiting from a trust’s preservation might not be possible if the trust is not maintained properly. One of the many responsibilities of a trustee…
Rank this Week: 618

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/
  • May 26

    The safest bet in town: the IRS wants a cut of your winning

    The safest bet in town: the IRS wants a cut of your winning
    By Nathan Vinson Attorney, English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP Ah, spring in Kentucky. If you automatically think of horse racing when you read that statement, you’re not alone – lots of folks do. It’s a great pastime…
  • May 14

    Reboot your tax planning for 2015 now and get ahead

    Reboot your tax planning for 2015 now and get ahead
    Every tax season, there are at least a few of us who have some unwelcome surprises. Some discover they were not nearly as organized as they should have been, and can’t find receipts for items they wanted to write-off as business…
  • Apr 30

    What happens if your will leaves money to a place that doesn’t exist?

    What happens if your will leaves money to a place that doesn’t exist?
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP In fundraising and higher education circles, the imminent closure of Sweet Briar College in rural Central Virginia has been much-discussed. This small, women-only college has…
Rank this Week: 5001

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/
  • May 26

    Fiscal Sponsorship: What You Should Know and Why You Should Know It

    Fiscal Sponsorship: What You Should Know and Why You Should Know It
    Erin Bradrick‘s article on fiscal sponsorship published by the American Bar Association’s Business Law Today was made available online last week. Read it here. For lawyers who work with nonprofits and exempt organizations or…
  • May 21

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/22/15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/22/15
    This week was marked by David Letterman‘s final Late Show, Red Nose Day, and the Center for Effective Philanthropy Annual Conference: Leading Effective Foundations. Have a listen to the Late Show Theme Song while perusing our…
  • May 19

    Nonprofit Radio: Crowdfunding

    Nonprofit Radio: Crowdfunding
    I’ll be on Nonprofit Radio speaking with host Tony Martignetti this Friday at 10:30 am PT / 1:30 pm ET about charitable crowdfunding. You can tune in to the live feed on Talking Alternative or catch up…
Rank this Week: 428

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: 464

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    Japan Institutes Exit Tax

    Japan Institutes Exit Tax
    Effective July 1, 2015, Japan will institute an "Exit Tax" on Japanese residents.  If a Japanese resident has lived in Japan for 5 of the last 10 years and then moves to another country (or gives up residence), the Exit Tax will create a…
  • Feb 13

    Dynasty and Generation Skipping Trusts Can Trigger a Compromise Tax

    Dynasty and Generation Skipping Trusts Can Trigger a Compromise Tax
    A number of years ago I wrote about the dangers of accidentally triggering a Compromise Tax in New Jersey and in Pennsylvania.  It occurs to me that most dynasty trusts are set up to go to children, grandchildren and more remote…
  • Jan 5

    Change in Pennsylvania Power of Attorney Law

    Change in Pennsylvania Power of Attorney Law
    Happy New Year!  Effective January 1, 2015, under Act 95, Pennsylvania modified Chapter 56 of Title 20 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, which deals with Powers of Attorney.  The amendment was made to try to better protect…
Rank this Week: 1731

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/
  • May 26

    New Legislation Protects Large Gift Donations To Nonprofit

    New Legislation Protects Large Gift Donations To Nonprofit
    The House of Representatives recently took action to protect individuals who make large gift donations By approving legislation that would ensure these donations do not incur the gift tax, H.R. 1104, the Fair Treatment for All Donations Act,…
  • May 21

    Levying State Corporate Income Tax A Waste Of Time

    Levying State Corporate Income Tax A Waste Of Time
    "Levying a state corporate income tax is a waste of time", tax expert, David Brunori, wrote in The Tax Analysts Blog. Brunori, research professor at George Washington University and deputy publisher of Tax Analysts, asserted that states…
  • May 19

    House Vote Pushes Closer To Estate Tax Repeal

    House Vote Pushes Closer To Estate Tax Repeal
    House Vote Pushes Us One Step Closer To Estate Tax Repeal The federal estate tax, which has long been opposed by many Americans, was recently abolished by the U.S. House of Representatives with 240 members of Congress voting for the estate…
Rank this Week: 1091

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
  • May 25

    N.C. Renewable Energy Developments: The Good News And The Bad

    N.C. Renewable Energy Developments: The Good News And The Bad
    David Burton and Richard Page authored an article reviewing the good news and the bad on North Carolina’s budding renewable energy industry. The article was published in Power Finance & Risk. Here is a link to the article.
  • May 19

    YieldCo Interview

    YieldCo Interview
    David Burton gave an interview to the Stratton Report discussing the prospects for growth in the YieldCo sector. Stratton Report: Can you give us a brief description of a yieldco?David Burton: Before I do that, I should note that the term,…
  • May 4

    Flawed Synthetic Lease Definition Infiltrates the GM/JPM Bankruptcy Case

    Flawed Synthetic Lease Definition Infiltrates the GM/JPM Bankruptcy Case
    The legal profession has been atwitter with the discussion of the Second Circuit’s opinion regarding Simpson Thacher inadvertently consenting to the release of JP Morgan’s (JPM) lien, as agent on behalf of a group of lenders, over…
Rank this Week: 4567

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 25

    IRS Substitute for Return (SFR) Isn’t Always Nondischargeable

    IRS Substitute for Return (SFR) Isn’t Always Nondischargeable
    Debtors can discharge their taxes in bankruptcy so long as they meet certain tests: the three-year test, the two-year test, the 240-day test and no fraud. I lay it out in the first paragraphs here  and in the last paragraphs here . One…
  • May 19

    When Dealing with the IRS, More Documentation is Better than Le

    When Dealing with the IRS, More Documentation is Better than Le
    There are hundreds of strategies for handling IRS issues. But not all strategies are as effective as others. A car-repair owner got audited and brought his tax-return preparer (Jim) to handle the audit. The preparer said to give the IRS as…
  • Sep 26

    What’s a Taxpayer Thinking, When S/he Tries to Evade a Tax?

    What’s a Taxpayer Thinking, When S/he Tries to Evade a Tax?
    If the government can prove that you “willfully attempted in any manner” to “evade or defeat” a tax, then you cannot discharge that tax debt in bankruptcy. 11 U.S.C. 523(a)(1)(c).   I’ve always seen…
Rank this Week: 4550

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/
  • May 25

    Can the IRS Abate Interest and Penalties That Have Already Been Paid?

    Can the IRS Abate Interest and Penalties That Have Already Been Paid?
    A taxpayer filed a late tax return, and paid with it interest and penalties based on the tax due. The taxpayer then filed a time-barred refund claim, providing that the tax amount due was overstated on the original return. It was too late for…
  • May 23

    Applicable Federal Rates–June 2015

    Applicable Federal Rates–June 2015
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  • May 19

    Supreme Court Mandates State Income Tax Credits, Pretty Much

    Supreme Court Mandates State Income Tax Credits, Pretty Much
    Maryland imposes income taxes on its residents. There is a state level income tax, and a county level tax. If a Maryland resident incurs income in other states and pays state income tax to those other states, there is a mechanism for the…
Rank this Week: 525

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/
  • May 22

    What if the IRS requests a meeting with you?

    What if the IRS requests a meeting with you?
    If the IRS requests a meeting with a Taxpayer, should the taxpayer and a representative attend? Should only the representative attend? Should neither attend? Under no circumstances should a taxpayer...
  • Apr 30

    Unfiled Returns & Wage Levie

    Unfiled Returns & Wage Levie
    In order for the IRS to levy, it must have assessments. To generate assessments for a non-filer, the IRS will do substistute for returns (SFRs). The IRS will often use...
  • Jan 7

    Late Filed Returns and Bankruptcy

    Late Filed Returns and Bankruptcy
    Historically, a taxpayer could late file tax returns and, after a two-year window, discharge the taxes in a Chapter Seven bankruptcy. Even if the IRS had done Substitute for Returns...
Rank this Week: 4928

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/
  • May 22

    Making Sure You Meet the Deadline for Filing Your Amended Federal Income Tax Return

    Making Sure You Meet the Deadline for Filing Your Amended Federal Income Tax Return
    Recently, U.S. taxpayers witnessed the passing of another “Tax Day.” While almost everyone knows that April 15 is the deadline for filing your previous year’s federal individual income tax return, some taxpayers may…
  • Apr 24

    Making the Switch from an S Corporation to an LLC

    Making the Switch from an S Corporation to an LLC
    Operating your business as a limited liability company may provide you with many advantages. If you currently have your business structured as an S corporation and are considering converting to an LLC to take advantage of the benefits that…
  • Mar 27

    Planning to Convert Your C Corporation to an LLC

    Planning to Convert Your C Corporation to an LLC
    If you've decided that the best way to advance the goals of your business is to convert your C corporation to an LLC, you should proceed with great care. Converting a C corporation to an LLC has the potential to cause severe negative tax…
Rank this Week: 3866

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

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

    Undue Influence – Tripped Up in Court

    Undue Influence – Tripped Up in Court
    Recently a Missouri jury resolved a deceased real estate magnate’s estate by finding his socialite widow had used undue influence to gain control of his company. The “high-stakes drama” had a cast of characters, that…
  • May 20

    Greg Lutje Featured on CREW Portland Website

    Greg Lutje Featured on CREW Portland Website
    The post Greg Lutje Featured on CREW Portland Website appeared first on Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP..
  • May 14

    Is Picasso Coming to Portland?

    Is Picasso Coming to Portland?
    On Monday, May 11, 2015 Pablo Picasso’s oil painting, “Women of Algiers (Version O)” sold for an astonishing, and record breaking, $179.4 million, inclusive of buyer’s premium, at Christy’s in New York. …
Rank this Week: 1738

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Amy Rigby concert

    Amy Rigby concert
    Last night, at the Hifi Bar in the East Village, I got to see a great Amy Rigby concert, sitting about 10 feet from the stage.  The first photo shows her with husband Wreckless Eric on bass, the second with audience special guests Lenny…
  • May 12

    New international tax paper posted on SSRN

    New international tax paper posted on SSRN
    I've just posted on SSRN a recently-completed paper on international taxation, entitled "The Crossroads Versus the Seesaw: Getting a 'Fix' on Recent International Tax Policy Developments."It should be downloadable here.  Somewhat on the…
  • May 11

    Bentham House conference on the Philosophical Foundations of Tax Law

    Bentham House conference on the Philosophical Foundations of Tax Law
    Yesterday I returned from my short sojourn in London, where I attended the Third Annual Bentham House Conference: Philosophical Foundations of Tax Law, held at the University College London.  This was a very enjoyable and stimulating…
Rank this Week: 656

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: 4782

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • May 20

    B.C. Society Act Revamp

    B.C. Society Act Revamp
    The British Colombia Society Act, which dates back to 1977 and not being substantially revised since then, is undergoing a comprehensive overhaul, following the bill receiving Royal ascend on May 14th, 2015. The post B.C. Society Act Revamp…
  • May 11

    Buying a Business: Shares or Assets?

    Buying a Business: Shares or Assets?
    Whether you are buying out the competitor or buying your first business, you will want to ensure that the terms of the deal meet your needs and protect your interests. A fundamental concern is to first consider what it is you intend to…
  • May 1

    The Value of a Shareholder’s Agreement

    The Value of a Shareholder’s Agreement
    A well devised Shareholder’s Agreement is one tool that can create a road map, setting out options for dealing with unexpected interactions between shareholders. The post The Value of a Shareholder’s Agreement appeared first on…
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California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • May 18

    Partition Attorney’s Fees Against an Uncooperative Co-Tenant

    Partition Attorney’s Fees Against an Uncooperative Co-Tenant
    Co-ownership of real estate in California can be expensive when one co-owner, known in the law as a co-tenant, does not cooperate in the sale of the property. This often occurs when the uncooperative co-tenant is…
  • Mar 27

    Non-Dischargeability of Intentional Fraudulent Transfer

    Non-Dischargeability of Intentional Fraudulent Transfer
    When an fraudulent transfer occurs before a debtor files for protection under the United States Bankruptcy Code, creditors must promptly protect their rights to ensure that the bankruptcy does not discharge the debtor's liability for their…
  • Feb 25

    PROCEED CAREFULLY WITH MALICIOUS PROSECUTION ACTIONS ARISING OUT OF FAMILY LAW COURT MATTERS

    PROCEED CAREFULLY WITH MALICIOUS PROSECUTION ACTIONS ARISING OUT OF FAMILY LAW COURT MATTERS
    As a general rule, California malicious prosecution actions are dicey propositions insofar as they always subject the plaintiff to a potential Anti-SLAPP motion from the defendant pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure section…
Rank this Week: 2329

Tax Trials

Tax Trials

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

http://taxtrials.com/
Rank this Week: 3030

Taxing Tech

Taxing Tech

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

http://www.taxingtech.com/
  • May 15

    New York Advises Sales of “Computing Power” Not Taxable

    New York Advises Sales of “Computing Power” Not Taxable
    Yesterday, the New York Department of Taxation and Finance Office of Counsel issued advisory opinion TSB-A-15(2)S holding that cloud computing vendors providing “Internet infrastructure” were not subject to sales tax. …
  • May 15

    New York Advises Sales of “Computing Power” Not Taxable

    New York Advises Sales of “Computing Power” Not Taxable
    Yesterday, the New York Department of Taxation and Finance Office of Counsel issued advisory opinion TSB-A-15(2)S holding that cloud computing vendors providing “Internet infrastructure” were not subject to sales tax. …
  • Jan 31

    Michigan Extends Nexus to Similarly Named Businesse

    Michigan Extends Nexus to Similarly Named Businesse
    Recently, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed two bills that introduce affiliate and click-through nexus: S.B. 658 (for sales tax) and S.B. 659 (for use tax).  The bills take effect October 1, 2015.  Michigan first considered…
Rank this Week: 4054

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Covers international taxation.

http://www.narellemackenziecpa.com/blog/
  • May 14

    Represent Your US Individual Clients Before the IRS

    Represent Your US Individual Clients Before the IRS
    Join the 2015 enrolled agent study programme. This course, offered by DJH International Tax, is the only one of its kind outside the US and combines three days of intensive tuition by Narelle MacKenzie, a US-based CPA, with a choice of six or…
  • Feb 16

    ADIT Network: Guest Article by Narelle MacKenzie

    ADIT Network: Guest Article by Narelle MacKenzie
    Ms. MacKenzie’s guest article has been featured in the February 2015 issues of the ADIT Student Newsletter. In the article, Ms. MacKenzie shares valuable exam preparation tips and strategies. These tips on studying for ADIT exams have…
  • Feb 12

    DJH International Tax – Live, Compact Training Courses – March 2015

    DJH International Tax – Live, Compact Training Courses – March 2015
    DJH International Tax Ltd. has been conducting short, intensive courses in international tax, US corporate tax and transfer pricing since 2011. Each course is 3-4 days in length, making them ideal for those who have limited free time. To…
Rank this Week: 4887

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
  • May 14

    IRS Loses Couple’s Tax Return, Blames the Couple

    IRS Loses Couple’s Tax Return, Blames the Couple
    In a complaint filed April 30 in the US Court of Federal Claims, John and Dorothy Shea stated that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had erroneously denied their refund claim as untimely filed after the agency had admitted to losing the…
  • May 12

    False Tax Returns Increase Tenfold since 2010

    False Tax Returns Increase Tenfold since 2010
    Several million taxpayers - and the number is rising sharply—have had returns falsely filed in their name in recent years. New consumer-protection rules were supposed to make it easier for people to figure out what thieves have stolen.…
  • May 7

    Couple Assessed Penalty for Wasting IRS’s Time

    Couple Assessed Penalty for Wasting IRS’s Time
    Judge Albert G. Lauber ruled on April 15 that a Michigan couple, who failed to pay the full amount of taxes they owed for the years 2005 – 2008, had “wasted many hours of respondent’s time and of this Court’s…
Rank this Week: 1037

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: 4296

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
  • May 13

    Proposed 1031 Exchange Change

    Proposed 1031 Exchange Change
    WealthManagement.com: The Fiscal Year 2016 Budget proposes a modification of like-kind exchange transactions. As in the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget, the Administration proposes to limit the amount of capital gain deferred under Section 1031 of…
  • Apr 1

    Estate Plan Privacy

    Estate Plan Privacy
    Perhaps one of the most overlooked aspects of a revocable "living" trust is the privacy that it can provide. If you're not familiar the concept of  a living trust, it is a legal document often used in estate planning, either in…
  • Mar 25

    The Achieving A Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act

    The Achieving A Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act
    Late last year President Obama signed the Achieving A Better Life Experience ("ABLE") Act into law. In essence, the ABLE Act can allow individuals with qualifying disabilities or their families to set aside funds for education, housing and…
Rank this Week: 2405

The Tax Lawyer Blog

The Tax Lawyer Blog

By William D. Hartsock.

http://thetaxlawyer.com/blog
  • May 12

    IRS Notice CP81

    IRS Notice CP81
    It is critically important to know your rights before interacting with the IRS. San Diego Tax Attorney William D. Hartsock offers this advice.Tags: IRS NoticesNotices AuditNotices AppealNotices LitigationNotices CollectionsRead more…
  • May 12

    IRS Notice CP80

    IRS Notice CP80
    It is critically important to know your rights before interacting with the IRS. San Diego Tax Attorney William D. Hartsock offers this advice.Tags: IRS NoticesNotices AuditNotices AppealNotices LitigationNotices CollectionsRead more…
  • May 12

    IRS Notice CP39

    IRS Notice CP39
    It is critical to know your rights before turning any information over to the IRS. San Diego Tax Attorney William D. Hartsock offers this advice.Tags: IRS NoticesNotices AuditNotices AppealNotices LitigationNotices CollectionsRead more…
Rank this Week: 4915

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
  • May 8

    Easement By Prescription Must Be Strictly Proved

    Easement By Prescription Must Be Strictly Proved
    A recent case from the Iowa Court of Appeals reminds us that in order to acquire title to the property of another through a prescriptive easement (a non-exclusive form of adverse possession), the plaintiff must strictly prove the elements of…
  • May 4

    Minnesota Producers Impacted by Avian Flu Granted Extra Time to File and Pay Taxe

    Minnesota Producers Impacted by Avian Flu Granted Extra Time to File and Pay Taxe
    The Minnesota Department of Revenue announced special relief last week for poultry producers in Minnesota who were impacted by the H5N2 avian influenza outbreak. The Department announced that these producers will not be assessed penalties or…
  • May 1

    Fifth Circuit Says EPA Not Required to Make Necessity Determination

    Fifth Circuit Says EPA Not Required to Make Necessity Determination
    A recent Fifth Circuit opinion established that a federal court has jurisdiction to review the EPA’s denial of a rulemaking petition. It did, however, go on to establish a “highly deferential” standard of review, placing…
Rank this Week: 5006

IRS-Hitman

IRS-Hitman

Covers IRS tax problems. By Richard Close.

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

    Threat of IRS Phone Scam Continue

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

    How Late Payment of Taxes Affects You

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

    Benefits of a Retirement Plan

    Benefits of a Retirement Plan
    Along with saving taxes, a retirement plan also secures your future. You can save more in taxes by choosing the right kind of retirement plans according to your financial situation. Before you select one, it’s important to know the…
Rank this Week: 769

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 6

    Italy's Supreme Court Holding That Economic Interests Prevail Over Personal Ties In Determining Italian Tax Residency

    Italy's Supreme Court Holding That Economic Interests Prevail Over Personal Ties In Determining Italian Tax Residency
    Italy’s Supreme Court’s decision n. 6501 of March 31, 2015, dealing with the case of an Italian citizen  who had most of his personal and family connections in Italy but moved to work in another country (Switzerland), where…
  • May 6

    Overview of Italy's Tax Reporting Rule

    Overview of Italy's Tax Reporting Rule
    Italian resident taxpayers are required to report all of their assets held outside of Italy,  on form RW of their Italian income tax returns (which include various sections and can be considered the equivalent of the FBAR and other…
  • Mar 2

    Italian Perspective on Beneficial Ownership

    Italian Perspective on Beneficial Ownership
    In recent years the concept of 'beneficial ownership' has emerged as a major anti abuse rule applicable in the context of tax treaties and other important areas of international tax law. This article provides an overview of the recent…
Rank this Week: 2026

The Estate Planning and Wealth…

The Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation Blog for Trusted Advisors

Covers asset protection, estate and gift tax, and wills and trusts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://estateplanning.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 6

    Mikel: The Tax Court’s Latest Word on Crummey Power

    Mikel: The Tax Court’s Latest Word on Crummey Power
    The Tax Court recently issued a memorandum decision in the case of Israel and Erna Mikel providing guidance on the efficacy of Crummey withdrawal rights in a unique fact pattern. In 2007, Israel and Erna Mikel each made gifts valued at…
  • Jan 27

    Portability and Tenancy by the Entireties Combine for Asset Protection without Sacrificing Estate Tax Planning

    Portability and Tenancy by the Entireties Combine for Asset Protection without Sacrificing Estate Tax Planning
    Before portability became part of our estate planning vocabulary, planners seeking asset protection from tenancy by the entirety (TBE) property ownership and federal estate tax minimization usually needed to choose between the…
  • Jan 6

    Important Update to the 2014 Israeli Trust Income Tax Law

    Important Update to the 2014 Israeli Trust Income Tax Law
    Those affected by the new Israeli income tax law, which became effective on January 1, 2014 and subjected many previously tax-exempt trusts to significant Israeli income tax liability (See our previous blog post), now have until June 30, 2015…
Rank this Week: 5063

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • May 5

    FL Tax Litigation Alert - McLane Takes on Division To Take Down Tobacco Taxe

    FL Tax Litigation Alert - McLane Takes on Division To Take Down Tobacco Taxe
    Over the past few years, we have been intricately involved in ongoing litigation with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco ("ABT"). There still remains ongoing litigation in…
  • Apr 27

    Florida Seeks to Amend Wholesale Tobacco Tax Law

    Florida Seeks to Amend Wholesale Tobacco Tax Law
    Over the past few years, taxpayers throughout Florida have been in a never ending battle with Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco ("ABT). At the forefront is the Micjo issue. Micjo…
  • Mar 31

    What's the True Object of the Transaction? Portable Toilets Case Finds Its Way to LA Supreme Court

    What's the True Object of the Transaction? Portable Toilets Case Finds Its Way to LA Supreme Court
    It never ceases to amaze me, the wide variety of companies that state agencies attempt to extort money from. I mean, how could a portable toilet company possibly have a sales tax problem? Most states impose a sales tax on the sale or rental…
Rank this Week: 3308