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Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 29

    E-Cigs: How Should They Be Taxed?

    E-Cigs: How Should They Be Taxed?
    As an avid sports fan and season ticket holder, I have now become more accustomed to seeing fellow fans smoking vapor products--a battery powered pen-like device that heats liquid nicotine into vapor-in the stadium seats. While some may…
  • Jul 27

    TAXPAYER TAKES UP MICJO CHALLENGE IN OREGON

    TAXPAYER TAKES UP MICJO CHALLENGE IN OREGON
    In 2012, a case shook the tax world for Florida's wholesale tobacco distributors. Specifically, a case called Micjo was decided in favor of tobacco distributors at Florida's appellate court level. Micjo taught us that if a taxpayer…
  • Jul 15

    An Overview of Cloud Computing Trend

    An Overview of Cloud Computing Trend
    As the internet becomes an essential to our everyday lives, states are consistently inconsistent in their attempt to tax cloud computing systems. Cloud computing is "the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to…
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El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

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

Tax Trials

Tax Trials

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

http://taxtrials.com/
  • Jul 27

    Avengers Assemble: Tax Court Takes on Marvel’s Tax Attribute

    Avengers Assemble: Tax Court Takes on Marvel’s Tax Attribute
    It’s really hard to not take the opportunity to blog about the world’s greatest superhero franchise. Despite the tag line, this case might be better described as Avengers Disassemble, because that’s what Marvel wanted to do…
  • Jul 22

    Timing is Everything in Easement Donations, or Is It?

    Timing is Everything in Easement Donations, or Is It?
    “There is a tide in the affairs of men which when taken at the flood leads on to fortune.” William Shakespeare Shakespeare understood the importance of timing to success. Apparently, the Tax Court holds a similar view when it…
  • Jul 20

    Tax Court Denies Texas Conservation Easement

    Tax Court Denies Texas Conservation Easement
    Last week we wrote about the Tax Court’s application of Belk v. Commissioner, 140 T.C. 1 (2013) in the Bosque Canyon Ranch case. Here’s a more detailed description of the case. Bosque Canyon Ranch (“BCR”) is a…
Rank this Week: 3027

IRS Problem Solver Blog

IRS Problem Solver Blog

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

http://www.getirshelp.com/irsblog
  • Jul 27

    Daughter Of Alleged Scammer Pleads “Not Guilty” To Tax Evasion Charge

    Daughter Of Alleged Scammer Pleads “Not Guilty” To Tax Evasion Charge
    Readers might be interested in the details of a tax evasion case proceeding in the Philippines, where Jeane Catherine Napoles declined to enter a plea at her arraignment on June 8. She is the daughter of alleged scammer Janet Napoles,... The…
  • Jul 26

    Possible Jail Time for Plaxico Burre

    Possible Jail Time for Plaxico Burre
    Plaxico Burress originally made headlines back in 2008 when he accidentally shot himself at a Manhattan nightclub in 2008. As a result, he was placed on the infamous non-football injury list while he served two years in prison. Subsequently,…
  • Jul 25

    Tampa: The USA’s Fourth Best City For Recreation

    Tampa: The USA’s Fourth Best City For Recreation
    Recently WalletHub conducted a comprehensive review of recreational facilities in a number of urban areas in the United States. During 2014, the largest cities in the United States spent a combined total of over $6 billion on parks and…
Rank this Week: 455

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Tax Fraud in The People’s Court

    Tax Fraud in The People’s Court
    Every now and then an episode from a television court show touches on taxation. Sometimes it is tangential and sometimes it is direct. At various times during the past four years, I have commented on these cases, beginning with Judge Judy and…
  • Jul 24

    Yet More Proof Targeted Tax Breaks Miss the Mark

    Yet More Proof Targeted Tax Breaks Miss the Mark
    In my post earlier this week, Who Benefits from Tax Breaks for the Private Sector?, I shared this thought about tax breaks for specifically targeted individuals and companies:How do they manage to get these tax breaks? They use a dual tactic.…
  • Jul 22

    When Raising Taxes Isn’t a Tax Increase

    When Raising Taxes Isn’t a Tax Increase
    If a sports team that lost two games after winning the first five games of its season claimed to be undefeated because the losses came after wins, the reactions of most people would range from “idiocy” to “bull…
Rank this Week: 478

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Jul 27

    Speaking Truth About Power

    Speaking Truth About Power
    Howard A. Latin, Climate Change Regulation and EPA Disincentives, 45 Envtl. L. 19 (2015).Steve GoldIn a four-decade scholarly career, my former colleague Howard Latin has never shied away from speaking truth to power. His writings have taken…
  • Jul 24

    Do Hierarchy and Concentration Benefit Women Lawyers?

    Do Hierarchy and Concentration Benefit Women Lawyers?
    Ronit Dinovitzer and John Hagan, Hierarchical Structure and Gender Dissimilarity in American Legal Labor Markets, 92 Social Forces (2014).Sida LiuAfter three decades of research on gender inequality in the legal profession, it is getting…
  • Jul 22

    On Health Status, Choice, and Immutability

    On Health Status, Choice, and Immutability
    Jessica A. Clarke, Against Immutability, 125 Yale L. J. (forthcoming, 2015), available at SSRN. Elizabeth Weeks LeonardJessica Clarke’s insightful forthcoming Yale Law Journal article, Against Immutability will be of…
Rank this Week: 264

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi and Erin Bradrick.

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    International Grantmaking: Expenditure Responsibility

    International Grantmaking: Expenditure Responsibility
    Private foundations in the United States are often interested in funding promising organizations and projects that are based outside of the country. When doing so, these foundations are required to follow certain rules and procedures…
  • Jul 24

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/24/15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/24/15
    Today, I’ll be on Nonprofit Radio with host Tony Martignetti participating in the celebration of its 250th show and 5th anniversary! I hope you’ll join us live at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET or listen in later on…
  • Jul 20

    Social Media and Nonprofits: What You Need to Know

    Social Media and Nonprofits: What You Need to Know
      I’ll be presenting Social Media and Nonprofits: What You Need to Know with Carrie Garber Siegrist of Venable LLP on July 21 at 12:00 – 1:30 pm PT for the American Law Institute. Why You Should Attend Social media ……
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Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
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taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Jul 26

    Five Treasury Checks Among 22,000 Pieces Of Mail Delivered Straight To Garage

    Five Treasury Checks Among 22,000 Pieces Of Mail Delivered Straight To Garage
    The check might have been in the mail after all. When postal customers didn't receive their mail on time, investigators started digging and found that a postal worker delivered more than 22,000 pieces of mail to an alternate destination: his…
  • Jul 24

    Back To School Sales Tax Holidays For 2015 Starting Soon

    Back To School Sales Tax Holidays For 2015 Starting Soon
    Back to school is coming - and that means cash out of pocket. In 2015, many states are again offering a sales tax holiday to help keep costs down.
  • Jul 23

    Hot Diggity! Considering The ‘Hot Dog Tax’ On National Hot Dog Day

    Hot Diggity! Considering The ‘Hot Dog Tax’ On National Hot Dog Day
    It's National Hot Dog Day! While Americans may love their hot dogs, we don't love taxes. And we don't love taxes on hot dogs. Believe it or not, the two became intertwined in the 1970s when the so-called "hot dog tax" reared its ugly head.
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Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Jul 25

    Vacation

    Vacation
    It’s time for my annual vacation. If something earth-shattering in the tax world happens while I’m relaxing, I’ll take time out to post on it. Otherwise, enjoy the fine bloggers listed in the blogroll on the right.…
  • Jul 25

    Judicial Watch: IRS Used Donor Lists to Target Audit

    Judicial Watch: IRS Used Donor Lists to Target Audit
    Remember the IRS Scandal? Well, the nuggets continue to drip out. On Friday, Judicial Watch announced that “New Documents Show IRS Used Donor Lists to Target Audits.” Here’s an excerpt: But then, in February 2011, at least…
  • Jul 24

    FTB Disables “MyFTB” Registrations Until 2016

    FTB Disables “MyFTB” Registrations Until 2016
    California’s Franchise Tax Board announced yesterday that they disabled registration for “MyFTB,” the online interactive FTB system, until 2016. Beginning July 23, 2015, we disabled the ability to register for a MyFTB…
Rank this Week: 896

Rubin on Tax

Rubin on Tax

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

http://rubinontax.floridatax.com/
  • Jul 25

    No Need to File §83(b) Election with Tax Return

    No Need to File §83(b) Election with Tax Return
    Not a big item, but a helpful one – under proposed regulations a taxpayer need no longer file a copy of their Code §83(b) election with their income tax return for the year of the election. Normally under Code §83, a taxpayer…
  • Jul 22

    Applicable Federal Rates - August 2015

    Applicable Federal Rates - August 2015
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  • Jul 18

    Article Abstract: CPA Contingency Fee

    Article Abstract: CPA Contingency Fee
    TITLE CIRCULAR 230 UNDER ATTACK: COURT STRIKES DOWN RESTRICTION ON CPA CONTINGENT FEES AUTHOR(S) ROGER W. DORSEY PUBLICATION Practical Tax Strategies, Jul 2015 PUBLISHER WG&L ABSTRACT In Ridgely v. Lew (2014), the court found the…
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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
  • Jul 24

    Mid-2015 Tax Policy Update

    Mid-2015 Tax Policy Update
    Extender Legislation Of importance to tax practitioners is what the Congress might do with the tax provisions that expired at the end of 2014 that need legislation to extend them through 2015 or beyond.  Of these expired provisions are…
  • Jul 24

    Workers’ Compensation and the Exemption for Agricultural Labor

    Workers’ Compensation and the Exemption for Agricultural Labor
    Overview Agricultural law is often “law by the exception.”  For a variety of reasons, the law views many aspects of agricultural production as significantly different from other industrial enterprises.  As a consequence,…
  • Jul 24

    From Annapolis to Des Moines, Water Quality Remains the Focus This Summer

    From Annapolis to Des Moines, Water Quality Remains the Focus This Summer
    Overview It’s been a wet summer in many places around the country. But much of the attention on water has not stemmed from the heavy rains. Rather, the focus this summer continues to be on water quality.  In previous months,…
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Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • Jul 24

    Status of the Canadian Senate

    Status of the Canadian Senate
    Will Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, announce today the abolition of the Senate, for a reformed, elected red chamber, that will be politically responsive. The post Status of the Canadian Senate appeared first on Barbeau, Evans &…
  • Jul 3

    New Canada-New Zealand Double Tax Treaty – Good For Investor

    New Canada-New Zealand Double Tax Treaty – Good For Investor
    The new double tax agreement between New Zealand and Canada is set to facilitate investment and trade between the two nations The post New Canada-New Zealand Double Tax Treaty – Good For Investors appeared first on Barbeau, Evans &…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4768

TaxMama's TaxQuips

TaxMama's TaxQuips

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

http://www.taxquips.com/?cat=TaxQuips
  • Jul 24

    TaxMama s TaxQuips Net Operating Losse

    TaxMama s TaxQuips Net Operating Losse
    Today TaxMama® hears from Jean in the TaxQuips Forum, with this problem. “I have a client that hasn’t filed his personal tax returns for 8 years. He is currently under audit, and I am preparing the returns. Can I carryback net…
  • Jul 7

    IRS Notice

    IRS Notice
    Today TaxMama® hears from Paul in the TaxQuips Forum, with this common issue. “I just received a CP2000 Notice from the IRS informing me of $1,900 in proposed taxes due from 2013. (On our joint return, I forgot to include my…
  • Jun 15

    Reasonable Care and RMD

    Reasonable Care and RMD
    Today TaxMama® hears from Sonia in the TaxQuips Forum, who has this quickie question. “I contacted the custodian of my IRA AT 3 PM on 12/31 to request a required minimum distribution (RMD). The transaction ended up being dated 1/1.…
Rank this Week: 195

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/
  • Jul 24

    Nonprofit Tax Exemption: Post-Obergefell

    Nonprofit Tax Exemption: Post-Obergefell
    As described in our law firm’s preceding blog article, nonprofits’ tax-exempt privileges are increasingly being questioned.  It thus may be helpful to understand not only the underlying rationales for income and property tax…
  • Jul 21

    Rationales for Nonprofit Tax Exemption

    Rationales for Nonprofit Tax Exemption
    Nonprofits face recurring political pressure to justify their tax-exempt privileges.  In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Obergefell[1] ruling that a fundamental right to marry exists for same-sex couples, some religious…
  • Jul 15

    PILOT Programs – The Nonprofit Property Tax

    PILOT Programs – The Nonprofit Property Tax
               If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck…    In an era of waning revenue streams and increasing demand for government services, some cash-strapped…
Rank this Week: 2823

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
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The Ag Docket

The Ag Docket

Offers a perspective on current agricultural law issues. By the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation at Iowa State University.

http://www.calt.iastate.edu/blogpost
  • Jul 23

    Iowa Court of Appeals Decides That the Thing Did Not Speak for Itself

    Iowa Court of Appeals Decides That the Thing Did Not Speak for Itself
    The Iowa Court of Appeals recently affirmed that negligence must be proved and that merely showing that an accident occurred is not evidence. The case involved a trial court’s denial of a requested res ipsa loquitur instruction in a…
  • Jul 2

    In re Rankin: A Case Study in Disbarment

    In re Rankin: A Case Study in Disbarment
    The Kansas Supreme Court recently disbarred a lawyer. It wasn’t the first disbarment of the year, and it likely won’t be the last.[i] The case of In re Rankin, however, may be the most head shaking. It’s a case study of a…
  • Jul 2

    States Lead the Way with Clean Water Rule Litigation

    States Lead the Way with Clean Water Rule Litigation
    They wasted no time. The day the new Clean Water Rule was officially published, June 29, 2015, the lawsuits began. As of today, 27 states have joined lawsuits challenging the validity of the new Rule unveiled May 27 by the Environmental…
Rank this Week: 4859

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Jul 22

    CRA: Bitcoins may be Specified Foreign Property

    CRA: Bitcoins may be Specified Foreign Property
    The CRA recently provided its views on whether digital currency, including Bitcoins, are considered “specified foreign property” under the foreign property reporting rules in section 233.3 of the Income Tax Act. See our…
  • Jul 16

    Tax Court Continues “New Approach” to Cost Award

    Tax Court Continues “New Approach” to Cost Award
    The Tax Court’s approach to cost awards has evolved significantly in recent years. The Court’s interpretation and application of the factors under subsection 147(3) and the new settlement offer rules in subsections 147(3.1)…
  • Jul 10

    McNally: CRA Does Not Have Unfettered Discretion to Delay Assessment

    McNally: CRA Does Not Have Unfettered Discretion to Delay Assessment
    In McNally v. Canada (National Revenue) (2015 FC 767), the taxpayer brought an application to the Federal Court for an order requiring the Minister to assess his tax return. The Federal Court allowed the taxpayer’s application and…
Rank this Week: 2857

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: 466

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

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

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    How Many Years Back Can the IRS Go in its Search for Tax Fraud?

    How Many Years Back Can the IRS Go in its Search for Tax Fraud?
    The IRS and Department of Justice have cracked down on tax fraud and tax evasion regardless of its form. However, in recent announcements the Department of Justice has revealed its targeted enforcement focus on business payroll tax fraud,…
  • Jun 1

    IRS Issues New FBAR Penalty Guidance (SBSE-04-0515-0025)

    IRS Issues New FBAR Penalty Guidance (SBSE-04-0515-0025)
    On Friday the IRS released new guidance on how examiners should determine the amount of any penalty for the failure to file an FBAR (Report of Foreign Bank Account, FinCEN Form 114). The guidance is effective for all open cases as of May 13,…
  • May 28

    Have You Received a Deficiency Notice or Another Letter Regarding Tax Problems From the IRS?

    Have You Received a Deficiency Notice or Another Letter Regarding Tax Problems From the IRS?
    You filed your taxes like you were supposed to and you should be able to spend the rest of the year free from worries about taxes. But, then one day it appears. The envelope is fairly nondescript except for the name and address of the…
Rank this Week: 1026

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/
  • Jul 21

    Same Sex Marriage and Tax Law

    Same Sex Marriage and Tax Law
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney  English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP As early as 2000, states began grappling with the issue of same sex marriage. Some states allowed unions. Some allowed marriage. Some didn’t allow either. Now, with…
  • Jul 3

    How to select a qualified tax preparer

    How to select a qualified tax preparer
    By Nathan Vinson Attorney, English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP Tax season is behind us (ahh, it feels nice to type this…) but it’s never too early to remind folks what to look for in a tax preparer – particularly given…
  • Jun 23

    What happens when you don’t have a will, and you leave behind a spouse and adult children?

    What happens when you don’t have a will, and you leave behind a spouse and adult children?
    By Nathan Vinson Attorney English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP Many people have a misconception about Kentucky law when it comes to how your property is distributed after your death. People assume (as would be logical) that given that a…
Rank this Week: 4866

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Covers federal and state income taxes, and business taxes. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://taxtrustestatenews.com/
  • Jul 21

    Walmart Has Billions In Overseas Tax Havens. Time For International Tax Reform?

    Walmart Has Billions In Overseas Tax Havens. Time For International Tax Reform?
    According to a Forbes report last week, Walmart has $76 billion in foreign tax havens. The report claimed that the world's largest retail chain has 78 subsidiaries in 15 overseas tax havens where the company has no store locations. Walmart's…
  • Jul 15

    What You Need to Know About the Gift Tax Exclusion & How to Potentially Avoid it

    What You Need to Know About the Gift Tax Exclusion & How to Potentially Avoid it
    Currently, the gift tax exclusion threshold is $14,000, but most high net worth individuals will probably never pay the tax, according to the Motley Fool. This is due to the fact that even if individuals exceed the $14,000 limit, they will…
  • Jul 7

    Is New York One of the Most Tax Friendly States?

    Is New York One of the Most Tax Friendly States?
    New York state has long been a gift tax haven, but recent changes to legislation have reduced the burden of the estate tax as well. By doubling the estate tax exemption from $1 million to over $2 million, New York has positioned itself as one…
Rank this Week: 1090

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
  • Jul 20

    Small Wind Industry Given Grace Period for Compliance with IRS Engineering Standard

    Small Wind Industry Given Grace Period for Compliance with IRS Engineering Standard
    On July 14, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published Notice 2015-51, which postpones the effective date of safety and performance standards mandated by Notice 2015-4. The standards in Notice 2015-4 originally applied to small…
  • Jul 9

    Vermont’s Internet-Based Solar Valuation Model for Property Tax Purpose

    Vermont’s Internet-Based Solar Valuation Model for Property Tax Purpose
    David Burton and Richard Page authored the cover story for the July 2015 edition of Solar Industry Magazine.  A link to their article is available here. Their article discusses Vermont’s adoption of an internet-based model for…
  • Jun 17

    IRS Issues Solar Tax Equity Memo Stating the Obviou

    IRS Issues Solar Tax Equity Memo Stating the Obviou
    On Friday, the IRS issued a heavily redacted Chief Counsel Advice (CCA) memorandum, which addresses the intersection of solar investment tax credit partnership flip transactions and the wind production tax credit partnership safe harbor…
Rank this Week: 4546

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 20

    What, Me…Scary?

    What, Me…Scary?
    Some of the skills I have as a litigator have aided me greatly as a mom: I am not afraid of a battle; Preparation is crucial; and Thinking on your feet while juggling several things is mandatory. I have also found that the skills I have…
  • Jul 7

    Greg Lutje’s Article “High Times or High Risk?” Featured on WFG New

    Greg Lutje’s Article “High Times or High Risk?” Featured on WFG New
    “In November 1998, Oregon voters approved Ballot Measure 67, which allowed the medical use of marijuana within specified limits. The following year the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program was created to administer the registration program.…
  • Jul 6

    Get Your Discounts Before They Are Gone

    Get Your Discounts Before They Are Gone
    The IRS is talking rule changes again.  It may be time to take another look at your estate plan. Family-owned businesses often gift ownership interests in the business to younger generations in an effort to reduce gift or estate tax…
Rank this Week: 1728

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/
  • Jul 19

    Small Businesses Can Get IRS Penalty Relief for Unfiled Retirement Plan Return

    Small Businesses Can Get IRS Penalty Relief for Unfiled Retirement Plan Return
    Have you failed to file your retirement plan reporting form for your retirement plan? If you have failed to do so, the Internal Revenue Service on July 14, 2015 provides eligible small businesses a low-cost penalty relief program enabling…
  • Jul 9

    Philadelphia Use & Occupancy Tax Rate Change Effective July 1, 2015

    Philadelphia Use & Occupancy Tax Rate Change Effective July 1, 2015
    Philadelphia has just increased its Use and Occupancy Tax as of July 1, 2015. The new Use & Occupancy Tax rate will be 1.21%. This is an increase from the prior rate of 1.13%. This new rate will be effective … Continue reading…
  • Jun 30

    The City of Philadelphia Department of Revenue Announces Wage Tax Reduction for July 1, 2015.

    The City of Philadelphia Department of Revenue Announces Wage Tax Reduction for July 1, 2015.
    Philadelphia business owners and those that withhold taxes on employees that live in Philadelphia should take notice that the City of Philadelphia has reduced the City Wage Tax rate effective July 1, 2015. • The new Wage Tax rate for…
Rank this Week: 3687

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 17

    Things I should have known

    Things I should have known
    I was pro-EU for many years, reflecting my dislike of parochial nationalisms, and my analogizing from my belief that, in the U.S., the optimal balance as between the national government and the state governments should be tilted much more…
  • Jul 14

    Jury duty

    Jury duty
    For the last three days, I've spent most of my time at a New York State criminal courthouse, where I was called for jury duty. Lots of sitting around, but, while sent to a courtroom where they were picking jurors, I never got selected even…
  • Jul 14

    Another article draft that I may post soon

    Another article draft that I may post soon
    I've recently completed another article draft, one more of the things that I've committed to do before getting back to work on my literature book.  This one was commissioned for an edited volume that is being put together by a friend at…
Rank this Week: 655

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/
  • Jul 17

    The Administrative Summon

    The Administrative Summon
    A person represented by counsel may be required to attend an interview if summoned to do so. An Administrative Summons is issued under authority of IRC section 7602. Thus, even...
  • Jul 15

    The IRS and Your Right to Representation

    The IRS and Your Right to Representation
    The Internal Revenue Code makes it clear that any time you are dealing with the IRS, you have the right to representation in connection with contact with any employee or...
  • Jul 6

    IRAs and Tax Debt

    IRAs and Tax Debt
    Lately, the IRS has shown an increased willingness to seize IRAs and retirement accounts to pay delinquent tax debts. These deplorable levies are genuinely frightening to a retiree who cannot...
Rank this Week: 4977

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/
  • Jul 17

    The IRS *Never* Phones You As Its First Contact

    The IRS *Never* Phones You As Its First Contact
    My client has several years of unfiled tax returns. Like many people with several years of unfiled tax returns, he’s been putting off working with me. So I hadn’t heard from him for about six months when he called me in a panic.…
  • Jul 14

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank Ever? Part IV…

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank Ever? Part IV…
    I’m cheered to see that others out there share my opinion of Wells Fargo Bank. For my prior screeds against this bank, see here, here, and here.  My rants against Wells Fargo may soon have as many volumes as the Harry Potter books.…
  • Jul 6

    US Tax Treatment of Foreign Bank Account

    US Tax Treatment of Foreign Bank Account
    The United States has an unusual tax regime: it taxes its citizens and residents on their worldwide income, not just on what is earned in the United States. The only other country that does this is Eritrea. Can you even find Eritrea on a map?…
Rank this Week: 4538

IRS Report Card

IRS Report Card

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

http://mopsicktaxlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 16

    WORKING WITH THE IRS WHILE IT IS IN THE PENALTY BOX: MIDYEAR REPORT FROM NATIONAL TAXPAYER ADVOCATE

    WORKING WITH THE IRS WHILE IT IS IN THE PENALTY BOX: MIDYEAR REPORT FROM NATIONAL TAXPAYER ADVOCATE
    On July 15, 2015, the National Taxpayer Advocate, Nina Olson, issued her mid-year report which she is required to do twice a year.  For some time now, the IRS has been trying to do its job with one hand tied behind its back as it…
  • May 28

    Tax Conference - Federal Tax Practice & Procedure - 90 Years of Tax Wisdom

    Tax Conference - Federal Tax Practice & Procedure - 90 Years of Tax Wisdom
    Mopsick Tax Law, LLP, is pleased to announce that Steven Mopsick is teaming up with Tax Media Network, Inc. in scheduling a unique educational program.  The program is scheduled to be held in Tel Aviv, Israel on November 18 and 19, 2015…
  • May 12

    FBARs Due June 30, 2015: Continuing Challenges For the Practitioner

    FBARs Due June 30, 2015: Continuing Challenges For the Practitioner
    We are pleased to republish with permission, a Tax Notes article my Partner Ryan Carrere and I published on April 27, 2015.  For those practitioners with clients with offshore financial accounts,  the filing season isn’t…
Rank this Week: 3717

EstateAware

EstateAware

Covers personal legal and financial planning. By Griffin Bridgers.

http://www.estateaware.com
  • Jul 16

    How Do I Build an Estate?

    How Do I Build an Estate?
    There are painful truths that many people, and professionals, sometimes have to face before becoming successful. First, before proceeding any further in this post, I must give credit to Ramit Sethi.  If you are not familiar with…
  • Apr 15

    Exciting Announcements from EstateAware.com!

    Exciting Announcements from EstateAware.com!
    Up until now, EstateAware.com has been little more than a blog dedicated to estate and finance professionals.  However, today, I am excited to announce the expansion of the site to serve both consumers and professionals. 1.) ONLINE…
  • Apr 13

    Estate Planning Objectives: Who versus How?

    Estate Planning Objectives: Who versus How?
    If you were to ask the average consumer what estate planning entails, chances are their answer would contain some variant of determining “who” gets your stuff when you die. The problem with this assumption is that it completely…
Rank this Week: 4824

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

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

    Taxpayer Advocate Says IRS Needs to Shift Focus Away from Collection

    Taxpayer Advocate Says IRS Needs to Shift Focus Away from Collection
    National Taxpayer Advocate, Nina Olson, recently submitted her mid-year report to Congress.  It is nothing incredibly new, I suppose, except that IRS’ 2015 tax season numbers are completely off the charts (and not in a good…
  • Jul 10

    Mastermind of IRS Phone Scam Gets 14 Year Prison Sentence

    Mastermind of IRS Phone Scam Gets 14 Year Prison Sentence
    You would have to be living under a rock if you’re not aware of the pervasive IRS impersonation phone scams going around.  These scammers prey on the least-informed, most vulnerable people in society, convincing them that the IRS…
  • Jul 8

    The first step in taxing space starts tomorrow in Sacramento

    The first step in taxing space starts tomorrow in Sacramento
    Have you ever thought about space travel? Or even being one of the first human colonists to Mars? If you have, you should also be prepared to pay a tax. Seriously. That’s right, with the developments in space exploration, the ……
Rank this Week: 2496

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

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

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 15

    Workers’ Comp in Assault Case

    Workers’ Comp in Assault Case
    By Sarah E. Cavanagh. The Nebraska Court of Appeals recently held that an employee is not entitled to collect workers’ compensation for an assault perpetrated by another employee if the assault is personal in nature and unrelated to the…
  • Jun 30

    Domain Blocks Now Available for “.sucks” Domain Extension

    Domain Blocks Now Available for “.sucks” Domain Extension
    By Tom Langan. Earlier this year, over 550 new domain name extensions were created.  Examples include .basketball, .college, .miami, and .fishing.  Among the more controversial additions is “.sucks” which allows nearly…
  • Jun 30

    Domain Blocks Now Available for “.sucks” Domain Extension

    Domain Blocks Now Available for “.sucks” Domain Extension
    By Tom Langan. Earlier this year, over 550 new domain name extensions were created.  Examples include .basketball, .college, .miami, and .fishing.  Among the more controversial additions is “.sucks” which allows nearly…
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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/
  • Jul 13

    How to Give Your Kids Money Now That They Can’t Use Until Later

    How to Give Your Kids Money Now That They Can’t Use Until Later
    Crummey Trusts hold assets for the benefit of children that count as annual gifts, even though the children don't have control of the money for years.
  • Jun 25

    Thinking Single: Women Who Live Long

    Thinking Single: Women Who Live Long
    Women should approach estate planning as if they were single, because they might very well be.
  • Jun 22

    Supreme Court on Gay Marriage: Estate Planning Change

    Supreme Court on Gay Marriage: Estate Planning Change
    For those of us with a Supreme Court habit, the end of June is an exciting time. It’s kind of like October baseball, it’s when the big decisions get announced, at the very end of the year’s term. This June, there are two big…
Rank this Week: 3612

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
  • Jul 13

    Two Swiss Banks Disclose Accounts to Avoid Prosecution

    Two Swiss Banks Disclose Accounts to Avoid Prosecution
    On June 19, two Swiss banks agreed to pay penalties totaling nearly $6 million in order to avoid prosecution under the Department of Justice’s program which requires Swiss firms to disclose how they helped their American clients avoid…
  • Jul 7

    Mexican National Files Third Complaint for Vegas Slot Winnings Tax Refund

    Mexican National Files Third Complaint for Vegas Slot Winnings Tax Refund
    On June 19, Enrique Free Pacheco filed his third complaint for a refund of taxes withheld from the winnings he earned by playing the slots in Las Vegas. This complaint is Pacheco’s third, following lawsuits filed in the US Court of…
  • Jun 18

    Japan to Institute “Exit Tax” Along US, Canadian Line

    Japan to Institute “Exit Tax” Along US, Canadian Line
    Starting July 1 of this year, Japan will impose an “Exit Tax” on both Japanese nationals and non-nationals who expatriate. The tax is based on those instituted by both the US and Canada. The US system, which is itself modelled on…
Rank this Week: 1035

Tax Assessment & Condemnation…

Tax Assessment & Condemnation Report

Covers tax assessments, eminent domain, school districts and valuation. By Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC.

http://www.taxassessmentcondemnation.com/
  • Jul 10

    Court of Appeals Decides “Greater Jamaica” RPTL 420-a Case

    Court of Appeals Decides “Greater Jamaica” RPTL 420-a Case
    Rebecca M. Speno We reported in February on an Appellate Division, Second Department case that held that public parking garages can qualify as tax exempt under Real Property Tax Law § 420-a. On July 1, the Court of Appeals overturned…
  • Apr 14

    Part 2: …But In the Fourth Department, Repeat Filings Are Not Required?

    Part 2: …But In the Fourth Department, Repeat Filings Are Not Required?
    Rebecca M. Speno In Part 1 of this discussion, we highlighted the Appellate Division, Third Department’s holdings on RPTL’s “freeze” provision in the Highbridge Broadway, LLC v City of…
  • Apr 7

    Part 1: In the Third Department, Annual Filings Are Required

    Part 1: In the Third Department, Annual Filings Are Required
    Kevin MacLeod As we dig out from under an unusually cold and snowy winter, we can’t help but ponder the efficacy of our statutory freeze provision, especially in light of two 2015 Appellate Division cases that seem…
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Accel Tax Blog

Accel Tax Blog

Covers tax law news and tax planning for individuals and businesses.

http://www.acceltaxandbusiness.com/blog.php
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Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

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

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/
  • Jul 1

    New IRS Procedure for Estate Tax Closing Letter

    New IRS Procedure for Estate Tax Closing Letter
    The IRS has established a new procedure for issuing estate tax closing letters.  For all federal estate tax returns filed on or after June 1, 2015, estate tax closing letters will be issued only upon request by the taxpayer.  They…
  • Jun 30

    Israel Tax Authority Extends Deadline for Registration of U.S. Trusts with Israeli Beneficiarie

    Israel Tax Authority Extends Deadline for Registration of U.S. Trusts with Israeli Beneficiarie
    The Israel Tax Authority announced yesterday that the deadline for registration of Family Trusts (sometimes referred to as Relatives Trusts), which are trusts created by a living U.S. grantor for the benefit of at least one Israeli resident…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 5001

Seay Law Firm Blog

Seay Law Firm Blog

Covers Texas tax law.

http://www.seaytaxlaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    Texas Legislative Recap for State and Local Taxes 2015

    Texas Legislative Recap for State and Local Taxes 2015
    While the 2015 Texas Legislature gave taxpayers a significant franchise tax (margin tax) rate cut and repealed some smaller taxes (some of which had not been collected in years), it otherwise left much of the Texas tax code otherwise…
  • Mar 5

    Supreme Court rules in state tax case

    Supreme Court rules in state tax case
    The United States Supreme Court recently decided Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl, a state tax case. In it, the Supreme Court ruled that a challenge in federal court to Colorado’s so-called “Amazon law” could go…
  • Aug 29

    Judge Finds Texas School Finance System Unconstitutional

    Judge Finds Texas School Finance System Unconstitutional
    A Travis County District Court judge ruled Thursday that Texas’s school finance system violates the Texas Constitution.  The judgment and associated findings of fact and conclusions of law are available here.  Review of the…
Rank this Week: 3307

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.richtertaxblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    FBAR is Due June 30th

    FBAR is Due June 30th
    This post is a friendly reminder that your 2014 FBARs (FinCEN Form 114) is due June 30th.  If you are a US resident for tax purposes and you have foreign assets, there is a good chance you need to file this form.The FBAR is now filed…
  • Aug 29

    U.S. Treasury and IRS will recognize same sex marriages | Bellevue Tax Lawyer

    U.S. Treasury and IRS will recognize same sex marriages | Bellevue Tax Lawyer
    The IRS and the U.S. Department of Treasury announced today that they will recognize same-sex marriage for federal tax purposes.  The announcement states that they will recognize the marriage, as long as the couple is married in a state…
  • Aug 24

    Switzerland will soon release bank information to the US | Bellevue Tax Lawyer

    Switzerland will soon release bank information to the US | Bellevue Tax Lawyer
    Two of the larger Swiss banks have agreed to release bank information to U.S. authorities.  The information consists of leaver data from two of the larger Swiss banks.  Leaver data is the data about people that switched banks or…
Rank this Week: 4159

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/
  • Jun 26

    Reclassification Rule Makes S Corporation’s Income Not Passive, Despite Taxpayers’ Lack of Participation

    Reclassification Rule Makes S Corporation’s Income Not Passive, Despite Taxpayers’ Lack of Participation
    Passive activity rules can allow a taxpayer to reduce his or her tax obligation if the activity qualifies. Sometimes, though, even when a taxpayer meets the standards for not materially participating in a business, the law allows the Internal…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3835

Moses & Moses Law Blog

Moses & Moses Law Blog

A corporate, family and tax law blog. By Moses & Moses, P.C.

http://www.mosespc.com/blog/
  • Jun 22

    The Magic of a Revocable Living Trust

    The Magic of a Revocable Living Trust
    The Magic of a Revocable Living Trust By: Anne R. Moses Do you want to leave a very special gift for your family when you pass? This is a gift that they will bless you for. I am talking about the Revocable Living Trust (Trust) that, if drawn…
  • Apr 24

    Husband is Not Guilty of Sexual Abuse of his Wife with Alzheimer’s.

    Husband is Not Guilty of Sexual Abuse of his Wife with Alzheimer’s.
    It first seemed incredible that a 78 year old husband could be arrested for a third degree felony for having sex with his wife because someone in the nursing home said the wife was no longer capable of giving consent. The jury found him not…
  • Apr 6

    Sentimental or Argumentative

    Sentimental or Argumentative
    Recently, the family of Robin Williams commenced the not unfamiliar process of destroying family relationships by fighting over sentimental assets. Surely the decedent never wanted there to be a fight and was sure he had taken care of…
Rank this Week: 5048

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/
  • Jun 20

    Italy's Tax Residency for Foreign Investor

    Italy's Tax Residency for Foreign Investor
    Italy's tax residency for foreign taxpayers buying Italian real estate, and spending significant time in Italy for pleasure or business continues being a very critical and challenging issue. Italy assigns tax residency of individuals based on…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2030

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
  • Jun 15

    LLC Agreement Provisions Create Non-Probate Interest

    LLC Agreement Provisions Create Non-Probate Interest
    In Blechman v. Estate of Blechman, a Florida District Court of Appeal recently held that the provisions of a particular limited liability company’s (LLC) operating agreement restricted the transfer of a decedent’s ownership…
  • Jun 15

    LLC Agreement Provisions Create Non-Probate Interest

    LLC Agreement Provisions Create Non-Probate Interest
    In Blechman v. Estate of Blechman, a Florida District Court of Appeal recently held that the provisions of a particular limited liability company’s (LLC) operating agreement restricted the transfer of a decedent’s ownership…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2391

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Jun 12

    Bernie Sanders at The Monitor Breakfast

    Bernie Sanders at The Monitor Breakfast
    In an extraordinarily frank breakfast exchange with journalists, Bernie Sanders answered a number of questions about his views and the direction he thinks the country needs to move. As usual, the press tended to ask "horse-race"…
  • Dec 1

    Kuretskis Seek Certiorari at Supreme Court about Tax Court

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

    Election Puzzle

    Election Puzzle
    The elections got me down. I must admit that I am truly puzzled by the American electorate--that is, the very small slice of American voters that actually makes it to the polls and votes. We know that many of the...
Rank this Week: 418