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ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Jan 18

    Trump's Cabinet Picks Are A Sorry Lot

    Trump's Cabinet Picks Are A Sorry Lot
    As the Friday inauguration date draws near, most ordinary Americans who read, stay informed, pay attention to history and events, and engage in critical thinking are, understandably, aghast at the poor job Mr. Trump has done so far in…
  • Nov 8

    Democratic states that invest have better economies, better quality of life, better infrastructure than red state

    Democratic states that invest have better economies, better quality of life, better infrastructure than red state
    economnists view http://economistsview.typepad.com/economistsview/2016/07/the-path-to-prosperity-is-blue.html The Path to Prosperity Is Blue Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson: The Path to Prosperity Is Blue: How can America’s leaders foster…
  • Nov 7

    Why You Should Not Vote for TRUMP

    Why You Should Not Vote for TRUMP
    Trump has a base of supporters that seem to think he really cares about them and will work on their behalf. Those beliefs are not based in credible evidence. Let's examine. Trump claims that he will create jobs and save...
Rank this Week: 421

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: 452

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Jan 18

    Grundbuchämter des Kantons Bern - Handbuch

    Grundbuchämter des Kantons Bern - Handbuch
    Die Grundbuchführung im Kanton Bern ist derzeit daran, ein elektronisches Handbuch für den Verkehr mit den Grundbuchämtern und die Grundbuchführung zu erstellen. Seit dem 16. Januar 2017 sind drei neue Artikel…
  • Jan 11

    Swiss-US Privacy Shield

    Swiss-US Privacy Shield
    Gemäss Medienmitteilung vom 11. Januar 2017 hat der Bundesrat in seiner heutigen Sitzung die Einrichtung des Swiss-US Privacy Shields zur Kenntnis genommen. Der Swiss-US Privacy Shield stellt eine weitere Grundlage für die…
  • Dec 29

    ESTV: Gesetzes- und Verordnungsänderungen im Steuer- und Abgabenrecht

    ESTV: Gesetzes- und Verordnungsänderungen im Steuer- und Abgabenrecht
    Die Eidgenössische Steuerverwaltung (ESTV) hat eine Auflistung mit den Gesetzes- und Verordnungsänderungen bei der direkten Bundessteuer, Mehrwertsteuer, Verrechnungssteuer und den Stempelabgaben veröffentlicht. Die wichtigsten…
Rank this Week: 4216

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/
  • Jan 18

    IRS Formalizes Transcripts as Substitute for Estate Tax Closing Letter

    IRS Formalizes Transcripts as Substitute for Estate Tax Closing Letter
    In 2005, I discussed here how the IRS had posted information on its website that an account transcript notation bearing transaction code “421” could be used to determine that the IRS had concluded its review of a filed estate tax…
  • Jan 16

    Grant to Public Charity Qualifies as “Unusual Grant” for Public Support Test

    Grant to Public Charity Qualifies as “Unusual Grant” for Public Support Test
    Publicly supported charities provide favorable benefits under the Code for both the organization and donors, in contrast with non-publicly supported private foundations. To qualify, the organization must receive a substantial part of its…
  • Jan 9

    Treasury Department Unofficial Statements on Proposed Section 2704 Regulation

    Treasury Department Unofficial Statements on Proposed Section 2704 Regulation
    There is a lot of uncertainty whether the Section 2704 proposed regulations will ever be finalized, either due to policy to be set by President-elect Trump, and/or Congressional efforts to block those regulations. Nonetheless, practitioners…
Rank this Week: 532

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 145

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 18

    IS A PAY-ON-DEATH OR TRANSFER-ON-DEATH ACCOUNT THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR THE ACCOUNT BENEFICIARY?

    IS A PAY-ON-DEATH OR TRANSFER-ON-DEATH ACCOUNT THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR THE ACCOUNT BENEFICIARY?
    The benefits and negatives associated with establishing transfer on death (TOD) and pay on death (POD) accounts has been debated for a long-time. The main benefit of an account of this nature is that the account assets will pass directly to…
  • Jan 16

    IRS NOTICE 2017-12 - FEDERAL ESTATE TAX RETURN CLOSING LETTER GUIDANCE

    IRS NOTICE 2017-12 - FEDERAL ESTATE TAX RETURN CLOSING LETTER GUIDANCE
    For years, probate practitioners relied upon a Federal Estate Tax Closing Letter (Closing Letter) as evidence that the IRS has accepted a Federal Estate Tax Return (Form 706) as filed and that the federal tax liabilities of the estate were…
  • Jan 13

    SOCIAL SECURITY - NEW AGE FOR FULL RETIREMENT

    SOCIAL SECURITY - NEW AGE FOR FULL RETIREMENT
    Understanding social security can result in a happier retirement. January 1, 2017 brought in significant changes and the new age of 66 years and 2 months (it had been 65 years) for full retirement benefits (for those born between 01/02/1955…
Rank this Week: 4277

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 219

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/
  • Jan 18

    Oops! Even The Best Can Slip Into Tax Error

    Oops! Even The Best Can Slip Into Tax Error
    A reader sent me a web link, and asked, “Is this tax ignorance?” So I took a look at this Turbo Tax FAQ. The title of the FAQ is a question: “Is a parsonage or housing allowance deductible?” It’s unclear whether…
  • Jan 16

    Who Pays the Price for Trickle-Down Tax Policy Failures?

    Who Pays the Price for Trickle-Down Tax Policy Failures?
    Readers of MauledAgain know that I consider demand-side economics to be far superior to supply-side economics. As a recent facebook meme put it, put $100 in the hands of a poor person, and that person will spend it because that person needs…
  • Jan 13

    Ignorance, Tax or Otherwise, Is Dangerou

    Ignorance, Tax or Otherwise, Is Dangerou
    Early in the week, as I was reading my facebook newsfeed, I noticed a post that had been placed on a friend’s facebook wall by a third person. The person wrote, “My daughter told me today that she was sitting in a doctor’s…
Rank this Week: 482

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/
  • Jan 18

    Business Lobbying Goes Global

    Business Lobbying Goes Global
    Melissa J. Durkee, Astroturf Activism, 69 Stanford L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Verity WinshipCitizens for Sensible Control of Acid Rain. Consumers for World Trade. The American Forest and Paper Association. The Turkish…
  • Jan 17

    Rethinking Remedie

    Rethinking Remedie
    Nicholas Bagley, Remedial Restraint in Administrative Law, Columbia Law Review (forthcoming 2017), available via SSRN.Kathryn WattsWe have all heard the saying that you “don’t need a sledgehammer to kill a gnat.” Yet, when…
  • Jan 16

    Jim Crow’s Unwritten Code

    Jim Crow’s Unwritten Code
    Stephen A. Berrey, The Jim Crow Routine: Everyday Performances of Race, Civil Rights, and Segregation in Mississippi (2015).Anders WalkerIn The Jim Crow Routine, historian Stephen Berrey brings fresh eyes to the intricate set of legal rules…
Rank this Week: 269

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

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

http://www.irstaxtrouble.com/category/tax-blog/
  • Jan 17

    Post Office Tracking Data Can Result in Tax Dispute

    Post Office Tracking Data Can Result in Tax Dispute
    There have been a number of tax cases involving disputes as to when tax documents are mailed to the government. In Tildon v. Commissioner, No. 15-3838 (7th Cir. 2017), the court considered a dispute that turned on whether U.S. Postal Service…
  • Jan 16

    Transferring Property Owned by Taxpayer With Unpaid Taxe

    Transferring Property Owned by Taxpayer With Unpaid Taxe
    In United States v. Urioste, No. 4:15-CV-1787-VEH (N.D. Ala 2017), the court considered the situation where a business purchased and improved real estate that was encumbered by an IRS tax lien. The case highlights why it can be more…
  • Jan 11

    Deducting Pre-Acquisition Stock Compensation

    Deducting Pre-Acquisition Stock Compensation
    In Qinetiq US Holdings, Inc. v. Commissioner, No. 15-2192 (4th Cir. 2017), the court addresses the situation where a taxpayer acquired a target corporation and then claimed a substantial tax deduction for expenses the target corporation had…
Rank this Week: 3093

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Jan 17

    Getting To Know You Tuesday: Desmond Hudson

    Getting To Know You Tuesday: Desmond Hudson
    It's Getting To Know You Tuesday. Today's tax professional is Desmond Hudson.
  • Jan 17

    Millions Of Workers Will Pay More Taxes In 2017 Despite Not Having A Higher Tax Rate

    Millions Of Workers Will Pay More Taxes In 2017 Despite Not Having A Higher Tax Rate
    Millions of taxpayers will see a tax increase in 2017: they just won't realize it immediately. That's because the tax increase can't be found with a bump in income tax brackets or a rate increase but a change in the cap on wages subject to…
  • Jan 16

    Why Justice Matters: The Tax Trial Of Dr. Martin Luther King

    Why Justice Matters: The Tax Trial Of Dr. Martin Luther King
    Dr. Martin Luther King was on the receiving end of harassment by government officials - including state and local tax authorities. In 1960, he made news as being the first person ever criminally charged in the state of Alabama on tax fraud.…
Rank this Week: 83

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    Opening of New York Law Firm Office

    Opening of New York Law Firm Office
    I am pleased to announce that we have officially opened an office in Manhattan.While our main office is still located near Princeton, New Jersey, we will be happy to meet with clients by appointment at our New York location:122 East 42nd…
  • Nov 29

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

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

    Estate Tax Thoughts on a Trump Presidency

    Estate Tax Thoughts on a Trump Presidency
    It is no secret that most Republicans and Donald Trump wish to get rid of the federal estate tax (or as it is commonly referred to "The Death Tax").  With Republicans in charge of the House, Senate and Presidency, I think we are very…
Rank this Week: 1732

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to business law, including intellectual property, trademarks, litigation, and employment law.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Jan 17

    The Legal Side of Launching a Business: Part II

    The Legal Side of Launching a Business: Part II
    Registrations, Licensing, Tax IDs, and Permits If “choosing a business structure” is the first part of launching a business, handling registrations, licensing, tax IDs, and permits are collectively a close second. Getting this…
  • Jan 10

    Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Lawyer Before Starting Your Busine

    Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Lawyer Before Starting Your Busine
    Starting a new business is never a simple process and is even more difficult if you are doing it for your first time. Fellow entrepreneurs are great resources for advice and guidance, but one resource that is often overlooked is your lawyer.…
  • Jan 3

    The Legal Side of Launching a Busine

    The Legal Side of Launching a Busine
    Choosing a Business Structure This is an essential decision in your business launch process. The business structure you choose will dictate the future of your venture both legally and financially. Different business structures have unique tax…
Rank this Week: 4428

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/
  • Jan 17

    2016 tax exemptions numbers you’ll need to do your taxe

    2016 tax exemptions numbers you’ll need to do your taxe
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP Photograph 047 by Lauren Mancke found on minimography.com Each year, the IRS sets dollar amounts for specific types of exemptions. Usually, these don’t change much…
  • Jan 10

    Adoption tax credit is available for familie

    Adoption tax credit is available for familie
    If you’ve adopted a child recently or plan to adopt a child soon, congratulations! We help families adopt as part of our family law practice. Expanding your family through adoption is joyful, and we’re thrilled to be a part of it.…
  • Dec 14

    How to give money without getting a tax headache: Part 2

    How to give money without getting a tax headache: Part 2
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP You’d think giving money away would be easy, wouldn’t you? And for the most part, it is. But it’s important to pay attention to some of the details so you…
Rank this Week: 4705

Houston Tax Attorney Blog

Houston Tax Attorney Blog

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

http://www.kpateloffice.com/blog
  • Jan 14

    Do you Invest in a Passive Foreign Investment Company?

    Do you Invest in a Passive Foreign Investment Company?
    Many taxpayers with overseas investments may unknowingly have one or more investments in a passive foreign investment company (PFIC). And chances are highly likely that these investments are not being reported correctly. Taxpayers don’t…
  • Jan 2

    Tax Planning for Foreign Real Estate Investor

    Tax Planning for Foreign Real Estate Investor
    2016 was a hot year for foreign-owned U.S. real estate investment. It may be dampened somewhat this year by recent capital outflow restrictions imposed by foreign governments, namely China. But there are many foreign investors that have been…
  • Dec 26

    The Five Biggest Mistakes Tax Practitioners Make When Filing an Offer-in-Compromise!

    The Five Biggest Mistakes Tax Practitioners Make When Filing an Offer-in-Compromise!
    The Internal Revenue Service’s (“IRS”) Offer-in-Compromise program continues to be one of the most popular programs with both practitioners and taxpayers when they are considering a way to resolve their back tax issue. …
Rank this Week: 4909

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Office of Kunal Patel, LLC.

https://www.kpateloffice.com/blog/
  • Jan 14

    Do you Invest in a Passive Foreign Investment Company?

    Do you Invest in a Passive Foreign Investment Company?
    Many taxpayers with overseas investments may unknowingly have one or more investments in a passive foreign investment company (PFIC). And chances are highly likely that these investments are not being reported correctly. Taxpayers don’t…
  • Jan 2

    Tax Planning for Foreign Real Estate Investor

    Tax Planning for Foreign Real Estate Investor
    2016 was a hot year for foreign-owned U.S. real estate investment. It may be dampened somewhat this year by recent capital outflow restrictions imposed by foreign governments, namely China. But there are many foreign investors that have been…
  • Dec 26

    The Five Biggest Mistakes Tax Practitioners Make When Filing an Offer-in-Compromise!

    The Five Biggest Mistakes Tax Practitioners Make When Filing an Offer-in-Compromise!
    The Internal Revenue Service’s (“IRS”) Offer-in-Compromise program continues to be one of the most popular programs with both practitioners and taxpayers when they are considering a way to resolve their back tax issue. …
Rank this Week: 4980

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Jan 14

    Train to Nowhere is Significantly Overbudget

    Train to Nowhere is Significantly Overbudget
    The Los Angeles Times has a report today that California’s bullet train may cost 50% more than initially thought…and that’s in the “easy” section to build (in California’s flat Central Valley). It’s…
  • Jan 12

    Swart Wins Appeal; Not Liable for California Minimum Tax

    Swart Wins Appeal; Not Liable for California Minimum Tax
    Good news for non-California businesses that are passive investors in an investment that invests in a California entity. The Franchise Tax Board (California’s income tax agency) has been ruling that business entities that have no active…
  • Jan 10

    Please Don’t Do This!

    Please Don’t Do This!
    Joe Kristan tweeted the following last weekend: When a taxpayer emails his IP-PIN letter as an unencrypted attachment after his ID has been stolen… pic.twitter.com/oZIdYMZGnE — Joe Kristan (@joebwan) January 8, 2017 As I was…
Rank this Week: 852

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

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

    Temporary escape

    Temporary escape
    I'm leaving for a warm climate (outside the U.S.) for 6 days, returning late on January 20 as I don't teach my first class (Tax Policy Colloquium with paper by Lily Batchelder) until Monday, January 23.
  • Jan 11

    Three ways a president can make money through his businesses, absent a blind trust

    Three ways a president can make money through his businesses, absent a blind trust
    One is to shape government policies, procurement decisions, etcetera, to favor his businesses. A second is to get business from others who seek to curry favor (the emoluments issue). A third is to have the businesses act on inside information…
  • Jan 5

    This should not be normal

    This should not be normal
    It's not just Trump.As Rebecca Kysar notes, courtesy of Tax Policy Center estimates:"The House blueprint ... awards three-quarters of its tax cuts to earners in the top 1 percent ....  Even factoring in favorable macroeconomic effects,…
Rank this Week: 662

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
  • Jan 13

    Prospects for Iowa Section 179 Coupling Unpromising

    Prospects for Iowa Section 179 Coupling Unpromising
    We begin 2017 in a place similar to where we began 2016 with respect to Iowa coupling with IRC § 179 and other popular federal tax breaks. The Iowa Legislature has not “coupled” Iowa tax law with federal tax law for 2016 or…
  • Jan 13

    Prospects for Iowa Section 179 Coupling Uncertain

    Prospects for Iowa Section 179 Coupling Uncertain
    We begin 2017 in a place similar to where we began 2016 with respect to Iowa coupling with IRC § 179 and other popular federal tax breaks. The Iowa Legislature has not “coupled” Iowa tax law with federal tax law for 2016 or…
  • Jan 12

    Review Those Custom Feeding Endorsement

    Review Those Custom Feeding Endorsement
    A custom feeding endorsement may not cover growers for unexpected or negligent losses to livestock. An opinion from the Iowa Court of Appeals yesterday again raises this important warning.
Rank this Week: 4590

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Jan 13

    The OIG Issues New Safe Harbor Regulation for Transportation

    The OIG Issues New Safe Harbor Regulation for Transportation
    On Dec. 7, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) released a final rule (“Final Rule,” see 81 F.R. 88368) modifying certain existing safe harbors to the anti-kickback…
  • Jan 12

    Florida Nixes Married Couple's Bi-State Dual Homestead Exemption

    Florida Nixes Married Couple's Bi-State Dual Homestead Exemption
    A Florida appeals court has ruled that one spouse could not claim a homestead exemption against the property tax due on her Florida home when her spouse was claiming a homestead exemption against his home in Indiana. The Florida homestead…
  • Jan 9

    IRS Allows Retroactive Trust Modification to Achieve the Donor?s Tax Objective

    IRS Allows Retroactive Trust Modification to Achieve the Donor?s Tax Objective
    In a recent private letter ruling, 201652002, the IRS blessed the modification of a donor’s irrevocable trust in order to add a missing provision that was required for the trust to qualify under the IRS rules applicable to Grantor…
Rank this Week: 4133

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/
  • Jan 13

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 1/13/17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 1/13/17
    The past week was marked by President Obama‘s farewell address, President-Elect Trump‘s denial and denouncement of an unsubstantiated report that said Russia had compromising information about him, Trump’s concession that…
  • Jan 11

    Two Lawline CLE Programs for Attorneys Helping California Nonprofit

    Two Lawline CLE Programs for Attorneys Helping California Nonprofit
    We are presenting two Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs for Lawline on Friday, January 13, 2016 that we hope California attorneys will find helpful in their representation of nonprofits:  Forming a California…
  • Jan 6

    How to Be a Good Ally: A Strategic (Civil Rights) Engagement Conference

    How to Be a Good Ally: A Strategic (Civil Rights) Engagement Conference
    On January 6, 2016, I joined over 1,000 lawyers and legal professionals attending the How to Be a Good Ally conference in San Francisco. You can follow the Storify here. Lieff Cabraser has provided important relevant materials on its…
Rank this Week: 435

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/
  • Jan 12

    Increased IRS Installment Fee

    Increased IRS Installment Fee
    The IRS has dramatically increased the fees on installment agreements. Effective January 1st, 2017, the fees for regular installment agreements have gone from $107 tp $225 and the fees for...
  • Dec 23

    Private Debt Collections Are Back By The IRS

    Private Debt Collections Are Back By The IRS
    The Internal Revenue Service announced that it is beginning in the spring with private collection of federal tax debts. The new program enables designated contractors to collect on the government’s...
  • Dec 16

    IRS Streamlined Installment Agreements Expanded!

    IRS Streamlined Installment Agreements Expanded!
    The IRS has just issued new rules expanding the streamlined installment agreement. A new program was announced that will run through September 30, 2017. Under the test program, the IRS...
Rank this Week: 4752

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2271

Global Tax Enforcement

Global Tax Enforcement

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

http://www.globaltaxenforcement.com/
  • Jan 12

    Owner of Professional Employer Organization Pleads Guilty to Employment Tax Charge

    Owner of Professional Employer Organization Pleads Guilty to Employment Tax Charge
    On Jan. 6, 2017, Janis Edwards, the owner of a professional employer organization, pleaded guilty to tax evasion arising from failing to pay over to the IRS between $3.5 million and $25 million in withholdings that her organization had…
  • Nov 22

    Digital Currency Exchange Customers Targeted in IRS Information-Gathering Sweep

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

    Tax Delinquencies to Jeopardize Contract Eligibility Under New Final Rule

    Tax Delinquencies to Jeopardize Contract Eligibility Under New Final Rule
    On Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration issued a Final Rule aimed at blocking tax evaders and convicted felons from receiving federal…
Rank this Week: 3042

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/
  • Jan 12

    A Closer Look at the House GOP Tax Reform Blueprint

    A Closer Look at the House GOP Tax Reform Blueprint
    While President-elect Donald Trump has his own tax plan, the House GOP formulated an approach of its own. The House GOP Tax Reform Blueprint positions itself as a growth-friendly plan, one that encourages business investment and simplifies…
  • Jan 10

    Estate Planning Regulation Impacts Small Business And Estate Tax Planning Strategie

    Estate Planning Regulation Impacts Small Business And Estate Tax Planning Strategie
    The government lost estate and gift tax cases that attracted headlines. In response, the Department of Treasury (“Treasury”) proposed new regulations in early 2016 that would amend definitions in the 1992 regulations that were…
  • Jan 4

    Will Tax Credit Partnerships Continue in 2017 And Beyond?

    Will Tax Credit Partnerships Continue in 2017 And Beyond?
    Tax reform is a current topic in the news and on talk shows. All agree that the Internal Revenue Code is complicated and there are two cases in the historical tax credit area that illustrate this point and the risk one faces in entering into…
Rank this Week: 1079

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/
Rank this Week: 1989

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/
  • Jan 11

    IRS Issues Final Regulations for Foreign Owned Single Member LLC

    IRS Issues Final Regulations for Foreign Owned Single Member LLC
    The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued final regulations that will increase reporting requirements for certain foreign owned single member limited liability companies (“LLC”). When a single member LLC is formed,…
  • Dec 27

    Supreme Court Issues Ruling on Insider Trading Case

    Supreme Court Issues Ruling on Insider Trading Case
    In its first insider trading decision in nearly two decades, the United States Supreme Court upheld the insider trading conviction of Bassam Salman and reaffirmed the three-decade-old personal benefit standard applied to insider trading…
  • Dec 9

    Changes in Local Sales and Use Tax Rates – Nebraska

    Changes in Local Sales and Use Tax Rates – Nebraska
    Effective January 1, 2017, certain Nebraska cities and villages will increase sales and use tax rates. The village of Meadow Grove enacted a new local sales and use tax rate of 1.5%. Elmwood, Weeping Water, and Wilber will increase sales and…
Rank this Week: 4344

Nonprofit and Exempt Organization…

Nonprofit and Exempt Organization Blog

Focused on nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, with an emphasis on federal tax and Minnesota nonprofit legal issues. By Robertson Law Office.

http://www.robertsonlawofficellc.com/Blog/
  • Jan 10

    Minnesota Women Lawyers panel

    Minnesota Women Lawyers panel
    Please join me February 15th for a panel discussion put on by the MWL Equity Committee, regarding non-profit board service: considerations for attorneys. Registration is open online until February 13th. The fee is $10 for non-members, and…
  • Dec 29

    Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangements Allowed in 2017

    Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangements Allowed in 2017
    I don't often address employee benefits issues on this blog because I don't myself practice in that area.  However, a new law that just passed reinstates (to a degree) a health care reimbursement option that some smaller nonprofits may…
  • Dec 15

    Lowertown SantaCon IX: 12/17/16

    Lowertown SantaCon IX: 12/17/16
    'Tis the season for celebrating! Join me at this year's Lowertown SantaCon, December 17th, 2016. My holiday spirit has reached a new high this year and as a result, I am happy to be sponsoring SantaCon as my alter ego, Santa Lawyer. Don your…
Rank this Week: 2650

Philadelphia Estate and Tax…

Philadelphia Estate and Tax Attorney Blog

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

http://frommtaxes.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3581

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/
  • Jan 10

    What about Dementia?

    What about Dementia?
    Dementia results in the inability to process thought. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. and affects about 8 million people. There is no way to predict whom it will affect, when it will attack or how long it will last. The…
  • Jan 9

    What about Dementia?

    What about Dementia?
    Dementia results in the inability to process thought. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. and affects about 8 million people. There is no way to predict whom it will affect, when it will attack or how long it will last. The…
  • Jun 18

    The Impact of the DOMA Decision

    The Impact of the DOMA Decision
    The Defense of Marriage Act provides, in part, that “marriage” is a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife. The word “spouse” is defined as a person of the opposite sex which is a husband or a…
Rank this Week: 4747

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
  • Jan 9

    Should I Put My Kids on My Bank Account?

    Should I Put My Kids on My Bank Account?
    When people have heard through the grapevine about the potential perils of the probate process, they often ask me if they should just add their kids to their bank accounts in order to avoid probate. My answer is always a resounding: No.…
  • Dec 29

    How are Employee Bonuses Taxed?

    How are Employee Bonuses Taxed?
    How is an end of year bonus taxed? Bonuses are included in a special type of income called "Supplemental Wages," which are defined by the IRS as follows: Supplemental wages are wage payments to an employee that aren't regular wages. They…
  • Dec 29

    Tax Plan Differences: Trump vs. House GOP

    Tax Plan Differences: Trump vs. House GOP
    Although Trump and the Republicans in the House of Representatives generally agree on a number of significant tax reform issues, there are still a number of issues that need to be resolved, as discussed in the video below from the Wall Street…
Rank this Week: 2232

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: 4175

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

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

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2186

Seay Law Firm Blog

Seay Law Firm Blog

Covers Texas tax law.

http://www.seaytaxlaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 6

    Movie Theaters Still Qualify for COGS, Appeals Court Say

    Movie Theaters Still Qualify for COGS, Appeals Court Say
    The Third Court of Appeals issued a new opinion today in American Multi-Cinema, Inc. v. Hegar, over a year and a half after the Texas Comptroller filed a motion for rehearing.  The new opinion leaves in places the Third Court of…
  • Oct 12

    U.S. Supreme Court Denies Three-Factor Apportionment Review

    U.S. Supreme Court Denies Three-Factor Apportionment Review
    The United States Supreme Court denied review of Gillette Co. v. California Franchise Tax Board, the California Supreme Court case holding that taxpayers may not use the Multistate Tax Compact’s three-factor apportionment method to…
  • Jun 17

    Southwest Royalties: No New Manufacturing Exemption for Oil & Gas, Texas Supreme Court Say

    Southwest Royalties: No New Manufacturing Exemption for Oil & Gas, Texas Supreme Court Say
    Today, the Texas Supreme Court released its long-awaited opinion in Southwest Royalties, Inc. v. Hegar.  It held that oil and gas above-ground and downhole production equipment doesn’t qualify for the manufacturing exemption from…
Rank this Week: 3229

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 3

    Simplification: They Must Not Be Talking About Federal Tax Law

    Simplification: They Must Not Be Talking About Federal Tax Law
    Potential good news for the growing mobile workforce.  Currently, there is a Bill pending in the US Senate to simplify the exposure, withholding, and reporting of state income taxes for both employers and employees traveling across state…
  • Nov 13

    Tennessee Jumps on Economic Nexus Train

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

    Washington Finds Nexus in Advertising

    Washington Finds Nexus in Advertising
    If states could impose tax on every company that makes a sale within its borders, they would. Luckily, the Commerce Clause of the Constitution requires something known as “nexus,” or a connection, between a company and state in…
Rank this Week: 3210

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP…

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP News & Commentary

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

http://rogerssheffield.com/news-and-commentary
  • Jan 3

    Qualified Personal Residence Trust

    Qualified Personal Residence Trust
    We are fortunate to live in an area where strong demands for real estate have pushed the prices to unimagined levels.  For many of us, home ownership has increased our net worth beyond the exemption amount from federal estate taxes.…
  • Dec 20

    Guardians and Conservators: What’s the Difference?

    Guardians and Conservators: What’s the Difference?
    If one of the primary goals of estate planning is to have your wishes carried out, even when you are incapacitated or deceased, that requires choosing people to act on your or your children’s behalf as you intend. When you can’t…
  • Dec 5

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

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

    2016 in Review: An Agricultural Law Summary

    2016 in Review: An Agricultural Law Summary
      As we close out the year, we pause to review important developments in agricultural law from 2016. The year saw several important rulings with respect to the Clean Water Act,as well as the progression of several key Clean Water Act…
  • Dec 28

    Webinar Replay - Iowa Cooperatives: Understanding Equity and Patronage

    Webinar Replay - Iowa Cooperatives: Understanding Equity and Patronage
      This December 20, 2016 webinar is designed for both practitioners and producers. Teaching this webinar is Dr. Keri Jacobs, an assistant professor and cooperatives extension economist in the Department of Economics at Iowa State…
  • Nov 30

    Selected 2016 Taxation Issues for Iowa Farmer

    Selected 2016 Taxation Issues for Iowa Farmer
Rank this Week: 4476

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 28

    Carrie Fisher: Some Early Thoughts on Her Estate

    Carrie Fisher: Some Early Thoughts on Her Estate
    May the Force be with you Carrie – you were one of the brightest stars.The entertainment world lost an iconic legend today. Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars films, passed away this morning…
  • Nov 30

    Blachly Appointed to Oregon Commission on Uniform State Law

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

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

    “Not So Fast” – Federal Judge Grants Injunction Against Overtime Regulation
    On Tuesday, November 22, a Federal District Court Judge in Texas granted a nationwide preliminary injunction against an Obama administration regulation, which sought to expand the eligibility of millions of workers for overtime pay.The…
Rank this Week: 1689

Tax Trials

Tax Trials

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

http://taxtrials.com/
  • Dec 23

    IRS marks Syndicated Conservation Easements as Listed Transaction

    IRS marks Syndicated Conservation Easements as Listed Transaction
    This morning the IRS released Notice 2017-10 identifying syndicated conservation easements as listed transactions. The notice describes a syndicated conservation easement as a transaction in which “an investor receives promotional…
  • Nov 29

    Federal Judge Puts New FLSA Overtime Rules in Timeout

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

    IRS Places Micro Captive Insurance under the Microscope

    IRS Places Micro Captive Insurance under the Microscope
    On November 1, 2016, the IRS issued Notice 2016-66 imposing reporting requirements on certain transactions by small captive insurance companies. The notice places heightened scrutiny on micro-captives by describing them as “transactions…
Rank this Week: 2947

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

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

    506913 N.B. Ltd.: Jarndyce v. Jarndyce Revisited

    506913 N.B. Ltd.: Jarndyce v. Jarndyce Revisited
    On a procedural motion in 506913 N.B. Ltd. v. The Queen (2016 TCC 286), the Tax Court ordered the Respondent to answer all questions refused on discovery, reattend at a further discovery, and pay the Appellant’s costs on the…
  • Dec 13

    Jean Coutu: SCC Revises Test for Rectification under the Civil Code

    Jean Coutu: SCC Revises Test for Rectification under the Civil Code
    On December 9, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its judgment in Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. v Attorney General of Canada (2016 SCC 55) along with its companion case Canada (Attorney General) v Fairmont Hotels Inc. (2016 SCC 56). Our…
  • Dec 9

    Fairmont: SCC Revises Common Law Test for Tax Rectification

    Fairmont: SCC Revises Common Law Test for Tax Rectification
    In a 7-2 decision in AG (Canada) v. Fairmont Hotels Inc. (2016 SCC 56), the Supreme Court of Canada has modified the common law test for rectification where the taxpayer has suffered an unintended and adverse tax result. The Court…
Rank this Week: 2778

Urbach & Avraham CPAs Law Blog

Urbach & Avraham CPAs Law Blog

Covers forensic accounting, estate administration, and personal, corporate, and estate income taxes.

http://uandacpas.com/blog/
  • Dec 21

    Executor of Estate? Use our Executor Checklist

    Executor of Estate? Use our Executor Checklist
    In Charge of Dad’s or Mom’s Estate? When a loved one passes away and you’re named as executor of his or her estate, you’re likely to feel a mix of emotions. Sadness over the individual’s demise, of course but…
  • Dec 21

    Executor of Estate? Use our Executor Checklist

    Executor of Estate? Use our Executor Checklist
    In Charge of Dad’s or Mom’s Estate? When a loved one passes away and you’re named as executor of his or her estate, you’re likely to feel a mix of emotions. Sadness over the individual’s demise, of course but…
  • Dec 20

    Lost in a divorce? Use Divorce Checklist as your GPS

    Lost in a divorce? Use Divorce Checklist as your GPS
    Divorce checklist summarizes pre-divorce planning, financial aspects of proceedings, post-divorce issues. Family-owned business in divorce? Checklist provides a guide to valuation issues.
Rank this Week: 2290

IRS Problem Solver Blog

IRS Problem Solver Blog

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

http://www.getirshelp.com/irsblog
  • Dec 21

    How Will President Elect Donald Trump’s Tax Plan Effect Your Bottom Dollar

    How Will President Elect Donald Trump’s Tax Plan Effect Your Bottom Dollar
    DARRIN T. MISH:  Welcome, and good morning to the IRS Solution Attorney show. I am THE IRS Solution Attorney, Darrin T. Mish. KATRINA MADEWELL:  And I am your co-host Katrina Madewell, thanks for joining us this morning…
  • Dec 14

    Don’t Mess With Taxe

    Don’t Mess With Taxe
    DARRIN T. MISH:  That would be me. I am THE IRS Solution Attorney Darrin T. Mish. I’m joined today by my lovely and talented co-host. KATRINA MADEWELL:  That’s me, Katrina Madewell. Welcome to the show, we are…
  • Dec 8

    IRS Tax Debt Help Starts With Learn What The IRS Has On You

    IRS Tax Debt Help Starts With Learn What The IRS Has On You
    Wondering what the first step in getting IRS tax debt help is if you have an IRS problem? If so you should find this transcript from a recent episode of my radio show the IRS Solution Attorney Show helpful. In it I share what your first…
Rank this Week: 463

TaxMama's TaxQuips

TaxMama's TaxQuips

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

http://www.taxquips.com/?cat=TaxQuips
  • Dec 20

    TaxMama's Year-End Tip

    TaxMama's Year-End Tip
    Today TaxMama® wants to remind you about last-minute steps to take before 2016 ends. Dear Friends and Family,   The Electoral College has confirmed our new president-elect. So we can expect some changes next year. You can…
  • Nov 9

    TaxMama’s TaxQuips Highlights of Trump Tax Plan

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

    He Who Hesitates is Lost - or - Expired Refund

    He Who Hesitates is Lost - or - Expired Refund
    Today TaxMama® hears from several people in the TaxQuips Forum with questions about expired refunds. Let me summarize. “I faced a hardship and didn’t file tax returns for several years. Now, I learn that I cannot get my…
Rank this Week: 202

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
Rank this Week: 4630

Your Texas Estate Plan

Your Texas Estate Plan

Covers tax and estate planning. By Jacob Pelley.

http://www.yourtexasestateplan.com/
  • Dec 16

    Beneficiary Designations, again.

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

    Be careful what you sign for...

    Be careful what you sign for...
    We sign things all the time. Mostly credit card receipts, but if you have ever bought a car, a home, or signed for a package, you are also representing to the contracting world that, by signing the document, you accept the consequences…
  • Jan 29

    Gun Trusts, ATF 41P update

    Gun Trusts, ATF 41P update
    Finally, at long last, we have some clarity on what and how the ATF will be regulating the use of "gun trusts" for purchase of National Firearms Act items.On January 15, the final rules were published in the Federal Register, so we have 6…
Rank this Week: 2900