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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/
  • Mar 2

    Federal Tax Exemption and Sports Organization

    Federal Tax Exemption and Sports Organization
    Almost everyone intersects at some point in their life with a nonprofit organization that provides access to opportunities for children or adults to learn and play sports.  As many folks may be aware due to recent media coverage, even…
  • Feb 3

    Campaign Finance Board Dismisses ALEC Complaint

    Campaign Finance Board Dismisses ALEC Complaint
    Today the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board (MNCFPDB) released its findings of the investigation into ALEC, based on a 2012 complaint.
  • Nov 26

    1st Annual Robertson Law Office Santa Lawyer Contest

    1st Annual Robertson Law Office Santa Lawyer Contest
    Instead of sending out holiday cards, I prefer to give a contribution in honor of my clients to a local organization.  Last year, I chose that organization myself – this year, you get to help me!  Beginning on December 1st, I…
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El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 156

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/
  • Mar 2

    Florida Senate Backs Corporate Income Tax Cut

    Florida Senate Backs Corporate Income Tax Cut
    A key committee in the Florida senate recently backed legislation that would allow roughly 2,000 small businesses to avoid paying the Sunshine State's corporate income tax. The News Service of Florida reported Feb. 3 that after reviewing Gov.…
  • Feb 25

    Massachusetts Lawmaker Proposes Estate Tax Cut

    Massachusetts Lawmaker Proposes Estate Tax Cut
    In January, Massachusetts Lawmaker, Shawn Dooley proposed cutting estate taxes in the Bay State in an attempt to prevent elderly citizens from moving to other states. The Massachusetts Lawmaker revealed that if an estate is worth more than $1…
  • Feb 24

    Does Corporate Tax Policy Discussion Need A New Approach?

    Does Corporate Tax Policy Discussion Need A New Approach?
    Corporate tax policy should emphasize providing companies with proper incentives so they can focus on earning the highest pretax profits, instead of producing the greatest after-tax profits, Josh Barro recently wrote in The New York…
Rank this Week: 1103

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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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/
  • Mar 2

    Update to FMLA Definition of “Spouse”

    Update to FMLA Definition of “Spouse”
    The Department of Labor (“DOL”) has updated selected regulations to the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). The updates change the definition of spouse to mean: “husband or wife refers to the other person with…
  • Mar 2

    Potential Employer Requirements Due to Anthem, Inc. Data Breach

    Potential Employer Requirements Due to Anthem, Inc. Data Breach
    On February 4, 2015, Anthem Inc., one of the largest U.S. health insurers, notified the public that their data systems were breached. This breach potentially left customer names, social security numbers, and other personal information…
  • Feb 23

    Updates Made to Nebraska Homestead Exemption Information Guide

    Updates Made to Nebraska Homestead Exemption Information Guide
    By Joshua A. Diveley. The Nebraska Department of Revenue (NDOR) has updated its information guide regarding the Nebraska property tax homestead exemption. The homestead exemption provides property tax relief to certain homeowners by exempting…
Rank this Week: 4662

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Mar 2

    Tax Checks Go Up In Flames After Mail Truck Burn

    Tax Checks Go Up In Flames After Mail Truck Burn
    What happens when the tax check is in the mail - but the mail truck is on fire? Residents in one Tennessee city found out when a U.S. Postal Service truck caught fire at tax time. How can you make sure that your tax payments are protected?…
  • Mar 2

    TIGTA On Lerner Emails: Potential Criminal Activity

    TIGTA On Lerner Emails: Potential Criminal Activity
    Potential criminal activity. Those are loaded words from Treasury Deputy Inspector General Timothy Camus, who confirmed that TIGTA is investigating whether the disappearance of the Lois Lerner (IRS) emails could be linked to criminal…
  • Mar 2

    UPDATED: Timeline Of IRS Tax Exempt Organization Scandal

    UPDATED: Timeline Of IRS Tax Exempt Organization Scandal
    As the news circulates that the House voted to hold Lois Lerner in Contempt of Congress, it's getting increasingly difficult to remember what happened when. Here's an updated timeline of the IRS tax exempt organization scandal.
Rank this Week: 79

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 210

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/
  • Mar 2

    The Law and Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution

    The Law and Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution
    Gavin Wright, Sharing the Prize: The Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution in the American South (2013).Christopher SchmidtQuantitative scholars too often seem intent on sucking the complexities and nuances out of history. Sometimes,…
  • Feb 27

    Making Cost Sharing Fairer and More Effective

    Making Cost Sharing Fairer and More Effective
    Christopher T. Robertson, Scaling Cost-Sharing to Wages: How Employers Can Reduce Health Spending and Provide Greater Economic Security, 14 Yale J. Health Pol’y L. & Ethics 239 (2014), available at SSRN.David OrentlicherWhile many…
  • Feb 25

    Judicial Competition for Case Filings in Civil Litigation

    Judicial Competition for Case Filings in Civil Litigation
    Daniel Klerman & Greg Reilly, Forum Selling, USC Center for Law and Social Science Research Papers Series No. CLASS14-35, available at SSRN.Allan ErbsenScholars have extensively explored how outcomes in civil litigation can hinge on an…
Rank this Week: 270

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/
  • Mar 2

    Tax Revenue and Structural Deficit

    Tax Revenue and Structural Deficit
    As mentioned in this article, Pennsylvania faces a deficit of $2.3 billion in its budget. The deficit is structural, that is, it reflects revenues and spending that persist from year to year. There are only two ways to eliminate structural…
  • Feb 27

    Testing Tax Knowledge

    Testing Tax Knowledge
    According to a report on a recent NerdWallet survey, “[m]ost American adults get an ‘F’ in understanding income tax basics.” The survey posed 10 questions to 1,015 people. The average score was 51 percent.Readers of…
  • Feb 25

    So Who Should Pay for Roads?

    So Who Should Pay for Roads?
    According to a recent report, the decision by the Michigan legislature to come up with road repair funds by asking voters to approve an increase in the state sales tax has been criticized by Senator Gary Peters. Peters made the point that…
Rank this Week: 463

North Carolina Estate Planning…

North Carolina Estate Planning Blog

Covers legal issues relating to wealth transfer, asset preservation, probate, and taxation. By Greg Herman-Giddens of Trust Counsel, P.A.

http://www.ncestateplanningblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Vulnerability for Domestic Asset Protection Trust

    Vulnerability for Domestic Asset Protection Trust
    A recent court case involving a Domestic Asset Protection Trust (DAPT) revealed a possible threat to the protections provided by these powerful asset preservation tools. DAPTs generally are used when enhanced creditor protections are desired.…
  • Feb 26

    Creating a North Carolina Succession Plan

    Creating a North Carolina Succession Plan
    Failing to create a succession plan for a North Carolina business results in a few possible outcomes that might not match an owner’s wishes. Depending on how the company is structured, upon a business owner’s death, other partners…
  • Feb 24

    How to Plan for Growing LTC Insurance Cost

    How to Plan for Growing LTC Insurance Cost
    Annual inflation increases all citizens’ costs of living; however, long-term care (LTC) insurance costs rose considerably more than average in the past year. Premiums for LTC insurance in 2015 are 8.6% higher than rates in 2014,…
Rank this Week: 609

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Mar 1

    It Was the Sisterly Thing To Do

    It Was the Sisterly Thing To Do
    Three Wisconsin sisters allegedly decided that tax fraud and identity theft should stay in the family. They’ve been accused of filing 2,000 phony returns by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. The Staten sisters (Sharon, Tawanda, and…
  • Mar 1

    Correctly Dealing with Tip Income

    Correctly Dealing with Tip Income
    Las Vegas is full of service workers, of course. With many of the world’s largest hotels and casinos in Sin City, there’s an army of workers to man the facilities. Last week, the Tax Court looked at a bartender that the IRS…
  • Feb 25

    10 = 2500 ?

    10 = 2500 ?
    Of course ten doesn’t equal 2,500. However, in the brave new world of the United States Postal Service it does. On Monday, I mailed a Tax Organizer to a client here in Las Vegas; she’s about ten miles from where I am. I also…
Rank this Week: 915

The Tax Lawyer Blog

The Tax Lawyer Blog

By William D. Hartsock.

http://thetaxlawyer.com/blog
  • Feb 28

    Pre-Trial Conferences in Tax Litigation

    Pre-Trial Conferences in Tax Litigation
    Although pre-trial conferences are not a typical occurrence in tax litigation, the Tax Court will occasionally allow them to take place to address intractable disputes between the parties. In tax litigation, it is generally the…
  • Feb 24

    Preparing for a Tax Court Trial

    Preparing for a Tax Court Trial
    When your case is set for trial in the tax court, you will generally receive notice approximately five months prior to the trial date. The Tax Court provides ample notice to litigants so that they are able to pursue out-of-court settlements…
  • Feb 20

    What to Expect at a Tax Court Trial

    What to Expect at a Tax Court Trial
    If you are preparing for a Tax Court trial, you likely have many questions regarding what to expect. On the first day of your trial, the Tax Court trial clerk will announce the calendar call, which announces the name of each case that has…
Rank this Week: 4911

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/
  • Feb 28

    The Timing of E&P to US Parent Corporations of CFC

    The Timing of E&P to US Parent Corporations of CFC
    The earnings and profits (E&P) of a corporation dictate the income tax treatment of non-liquidating distributions it makes to its shareholders. Distributions from a corporation to the extent of its current or accumulated E&P are…
  • Feb 24

    Hollow Taxpayer Victory When IRS Unlawfully Discloses Taxpayer Information to Japan

    Hollow Taxpayer Victory When IRS Unlawfully Discloses Taxpayer Information to Japan
    By law, the U.S. is not permitted to disclose false return information, even if the release of false return information is authorized by law and treaty. Code Section 7431 imposes liability on the U.S. if it discloses return information, the…
  • Feb 21

    Applicable Federal Rates–March 2015

    Applicable Federal Rates–March 2015
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Rank this Week: 521

Taxidermy: Getting Under the Skin…

Taxidermy: Getting Under the Skin of Tax Law

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

http://www.annlhumphrey.com/blog
  • Feb 28

    A VAT and property teaser

    A VAT and property teaser
    The post A VAT and property teaser appeared first on Ann L Humphrey.
  • Jan 20

    Who ya gonna call?

    Who ya gonna call?
    The post Who ya gonna call? appeared first on Ann L Humphrey.
  • Dec 31

    2014 – Pick ‘n’ mix

    2014 – Pick ‘n’ mix
    The post 2014 – Pick ‘n’ mix appeared first on Ann L Humphrey.
Rank this Week: 3869

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

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

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
  • Feb 27

    Fitness and Health tips for the disabled

    Fitness and Health tips for the disabled
    Regular exercise is essential in maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle, no matter which disability you may have. By utilizing a regular fitness routine, you can increase your flexibility, strength, and even mobility. Regular cardiovascular…
  • Feb 23

    10 Tips on how to protect your identity and prevent fraud during tax season

    10 Tips on how to protect your identity and prevent fraud during tax season
    Not only do taxpayers have the fear of owing money instead of receiving a refund after filing for taxes every year, but now there is more fear than ever about identity theft and tax fraud. Identity thieves typically file fraudulent tax…
  • Feb 13

    Chapter 11 is a debt relief option individuals can consider

    Chapter 11 is a debt relief option individuals can consider
    Filing for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 is mostly thought to be something used for reorganization involving a corporation or partnership. This gives large companies a chance sell off some assets and readjust their debts. RadioShack, which has…
Rank this Week: 2542

Tax Machine Blog

Tax Machine Blog

Discusses tax topics. By Thomas S. Groth.

http://taxmachine.us
  • Feb 27

    IRS Playing Dirty to Get Result

    IRS Playing Dirty to Get Result
    It wasn’t long ago that Tax professionals in various blogs and internet communities (as well as, presumably in the “real world”) started warning others that the IRS was skipping preliminary notices of deficiency and going…
  • Feb 4

    What if taxing wealth was constitutional? Would it be OK to do it?

    What if taxing wealth was constitutional? Would it be OK to do it?
    It’s common phrase that we hear pundits throw around a lot – “Redistribution of wealth.” The phrase has common appeal too, for obvious reasons. For most people, taking something that “belongs” to one person…
  • Jan 20

    Obama, and his “Robin Hood” State of the Union Addre

    Obama, and his “Robin Hood” State of the Union Addre
    This past summer, Mark Morford wrote an article over at SFGATE referring to Barack Obama as the “best worst president ever.” In the article, he points out some facts of interest: The Dow Jones was “danc[ing] around…
Rank this Week: 4817

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 27

    The Link Event: Planning for – and Protecting – Your Digital Asset

    The Link Event: Planning for – and Protecting – Your Digital Asset
    Together with The Link, SYK Partner, Victoria Blachly is presenting on recent Oregon and national legislation regarding digital assets and how to plan accordingly. Do you have bank or investment account statements delivered to you online…
  • Feb 3

    Elder Financial Abuse and Escrow Agents – Proposed Oregon House Bill 2780 (HB 2780)

    Elder Financial Abuse and Escrow Agents – Proposed Oregon House Bill 2780 (HB 2780)
    Oregon’s recent House Bill 2780, sponsored by Rep. Julie Parrish of West Linn, seeks to diminish the potential for elder financial abuse by brokers with modifications to real estate regulations that govern property sales for older…
  • Jan 14

    Will the Texas Supreme Court Rule That Life Settlement Policies Are Investment Contracts?

    Will the Texas Supreme Court Rule That Life Settlement Policies Are Investment Contracts?
    On December 12, 2014, NASAA presented an amicus brief supporting the Respondents in the Texas Supreme Court case Arnold v. Life Partners, Inc. The brief argued that that life insurance contracts sold as life settlement contracts to third…
Rank this Week: 1735

Texas State & Local Tax Law…

Texas State & Local Tax Law Blog

Covers aircraft taxation, franchise tax, property tax, sales and use tax, school finance litigation and tax reform. By Alan E. Sherman.

http://www.txsaltlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 778

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: 462

IRS-Hitman

IRS-Hitman

Covers IRS tax problems. By Richard Close.

http://irs-hitman.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    The Top Five Tax Scams for 2015

    The Top Five Tax Scams for 2015
    Information is one of the most effective ways to combat tax scams. If taxpayers know the methods tax scammers use to operate, they are less likely to be victimized. In an effort to spread awareness about tax scams, the IRS issues the…
  • Feb 20

    Why Direct Deposit Should Be Preferred

    Why Direct Deposit Should Be Preferred
    More and more taxpayers are using direct deposit to receive their tax refunds. According to the IRS, more than 84 million taxpayers used direct deposit last year as their preferred payment method. Typically, the fastest way to receive your…
  • Feb 13

    Do You Qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)?

    Do You Qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)?
    The Earned Income Tax Credit is a refundable tax credit designed to help taxpayers whose income is below $52, 427 per year. In 2014, as many as 28 million taxpayers and families received $66 billion in EITC; the average amount received in…
Rank this Week: 783

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/
  • Feb 27

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 2/27/15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 2/27/15
    Last Sunday, the Oscars telecast featured several films and acceptance speeches that focused on themes of social justice and social good. Have a listen to Bob Marley‘s Get Up, Stand Up while perusing our curated nonprofit…
  • Feb 25

    Expedited Determination Process for 501(c)(4) Organization

    Expedited Determination Process for 501(c)(4) Organization
    The Internal Revenue Service recently released a memorandum modifying and clarifying procedures for Section 501(c)(4) applicants seeking exemption after December 23, 2014, which may potentially be engaged in political campaign intervention or…
  • Feb 22

    CEB: Nonprofit Law: Hot Topics – Livecast on Thu, 2/26, at noon

    CEB: Nonprofit Law: Hot Topics – Livecast on Thu, 2/26, at noon
    Erin and I will be presenting a program on Nonprofit Law: Hot Topics for Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) – State Bar of California livecast on Thursday, February 26 from noon to 1 p.m. The following description of our program…
Rank this Week: 427

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Feb 27

    Highlights from the Toronto Centre CRA & Professionals Group Breakfast Seminar – February 19, 2015

    Highlights from the Toronto Centre CRA & Professionals Group Breakfast Seminar – February 19, 2015
    On February 19, 2015, at the Toronto Centre CRA & Professionals Group Breakfast Seminar CRA representatives provided an update on two topics: 1) online CRA e-services, and 2) Regulation 102 and Regulation 105 waivers for non-residents. An…
  • Feb 6

    Two New Judges Appointed to Tax Court of Canada

    Two New Judges Appointed to Tax Court of Canada
    Two new judges have been appointed to the Tax Court of Canada. From the news release published by the Department of Justice: OTTAWA, February 6, 2015 – The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of…
  • Feb 3

    Moore v. Getahun: Expert Witnesse

    Moore v. Getahun: Expert Witnesse
    On January 29, 2015, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its widely-anticipated reasons in Moore v. Getahun (2015 ONCA 55). In the lower court’s controversial decision released last year, the court criticized the practice of counsel…
Rank this Week: 2885

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Aftermath of the Columbia / Davis Polk panel on corporate inversion

    Aftermath of the Columbia / Davis Polk panel on corporate inversion
    Just back from the above panel, which was held under the Chatham House Rule, which provides that "participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other…
  • Feb 27

    Columbia Law School / Davis Polk panel on corporate inversion

    Columbia Law School / Davis Polk panel on corporate inversion
    Today, in just over an hour, I will be participating in a panel discussion regarding corporate inversions that is sponsored by Columbia Law School along with the law firm of Davis Polk.  My co-panelists will be Rosanne Altshuler, Richard…
  • Feb 25

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, week 5: paper by Linda Sugin

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, week 5: paper by Linda Sugin
    We had a week off from the colloquium last week, as the usual Tuesday was a "legislative Monday" at NYU Law School.  But yesterday we were back in business, discussing Linda Sugin's article, Invisible Taxpayers.The article discusses tax…
Rank this Week: 647

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/
  • Feb 27

    The Tax Implications of Converting Your New Jersey Partnership or LLC to a Corporation

    The Tax Implications of Converting Your New Jersey Partnership or LLC to a Corporation
    The reasons why a business owner might choose to convert his or her partnership or LLC into a corporation are numerous. Corporations offer many potential advantages. Regardless of the business reasons that motivate you, it is very important…
  • Jan 23

    Tax Court Upholds Rejection of Engineer's Medical, Charitable Deduction

    Tax Court Upholds Rejection of Engineer's Medical, Charitable Deduction
    An engineer's efforts to deduct several items as medical expenses or charitable contributions proved unsuccessful for a variety of reasons. The US Tax Court ruled that the taxpayer's bicycle was not a medical expense because she could not…
  • Dec 26

    Taxing Cloud Computing Service Providers... and User

    Taxing Cloud Computing Service Providers... and User
    In the wake of the cell phone photo heist (and publication) of the private images of several Hollywood celebrities back in September, a wide discussion was held about cloud computing, particularly with regard to security issues. Those dealing…
Rank this Week: 3880

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/
  • Feb 26

    L.A. Times cites W & O attorney Oberly on risks of shared charitable resource

    L.A. Times cites W & O attorney Oberly on risks of shared charitable resource
    May public charities share personnel and other resources with other non-charitable groups?  What if that group is a political campaign?  For a recent article, The Los Angeles Times sought out Ryan Oberly, a principal with Wagenmaker…
  • Feb 25

    What is Charity?

    What is Charity?
    Section 501(c)(3) organizations are commonly known as “charities.”  As such, they qualify for exemption from income taxes, and their donors may claim tax deductions for contributions.  Other tax benefits may apply as…
  • Feb 19

    Clergy Discipline – What May Be Disclosed to Others?

    Clergy Discipline – What May Be Disclosed to Others?
                Most issues within churches and other religious institutions typically stay within such organizations as their own business.  But what happens when a pastor or other spiritual leader engages in…
Rank this Week: 2823

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Feb 26

    IRS Audit Percentages Still Dropping

    IRS Audit Percentages Still Dropping
    I have written before about the federal budget cuts and reduction of IRS personnel and what sorts of implications this has on the typical taxpayer.  One of the most noticeable consequences is that when you pick up the phone with ……
  • Feb 21

    800,000 Obamacare Enrollees Received Incorrect Tax Form

    800,000 Obamacare Enrollees Received Incorrect Tax Form
    Here’s a suggestion for the IRS’ next Tax Tips article: “What you should know about the incompetence of the IRS.” Or maybe this one: “10 reasons why you should not renounce your citizenship and move to…
  • Feb 19

    More than half of Stanislaus’ FTB non-filers live in Modesto

    More than half of Stanislaus’ FTB non-filers live in Modesto
    The Franchise Tax Board is beginning its annual force filing season. Haven’t heard of force filing season? If you are one of the million plus people that the FTB is currently investigating, you will soon. Force filing season is where…
Rank this Week: 2505

Your Texas Estate Plan

Your Texas Estate Plan

Covers tax and estate planning. By Jacob Pelley.

http://www.yourtexasestateplan.com/
  • Feb 26

    Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning

    Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning
    Prehistoric man, and this guy,  had to be do-it-yourself'ers by necessity (decent read at the link, yourtexasestateplan.com does not advocate stealing from neighbors if you adopt the hermit lifestyle, even if it is innocuous and out of…
  • Jan 13

    The dead hand: Controlling heirs through conditional bequest

    The dead hand: Controlling heirs through conditional bequest
    When an inheritance or gift is based on a condition, this process is often referred to as the "dead hand."  The issue has been around for a long time: "What I am saying is that as long as the heir is a child, he is no different from…
  • Oct 31

    Spooky IRA Deadline

    Spooky IRA Deadline
    You can't fight time. Don't try. We've talked before about the tax ramifications of halloween candy, but today I want to let you know if something much spookier: the October 31 deadline of notifying your inherited IRA custodian if a…
Rank this Week: 3016

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
  • Feb 26

    Protect Your Assets with a Private Retirement Plan

    Protect Your Assets with a Private Retirement Plan
    The following post was taken from our February 2015 newsletter. Click here to subscribe to our monthly newsletter. Most people will not spend a penny today to put a hurdle between their valuable assets and some currently unknown, but…
  • Feb 24

    Terminated QPRTs Result In Interesting Opportunitie

    Terminated QPRTs Result In Interesting Opportunitie
    The following post was taken from our Feburary 2015 newsletter. Click here to subscribe to our monthly newsletter Over the past almost four decades we have helped hundreds of families implement qualified personal residence trusts. …
  • Feb 19

    FATCA in Israel: Banks Demand Declaration

    FATCA in Israel: Banks Demand Declaration
    In a move that was not well-publicized but widely expected, Israeli banks are now asking their new business customers to complete forms declaring whether they are incorporated in the US or whether any of their company shareholders or related…
Rank this Week: 1040

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
  • Feb 25

    Sale Leaseback Fundamental

    Sale Leaseback Fundamental
    Click here to view David Burton’s presentation on sale leaseback fundamentals that was presented today at the Solar Energy Industry Association’s Finance and Tax Seminar.
  • Feb 17

    REITs and Renewables Webinar Special Invitation

    REITs and Renewables Webinar Special Invitation
    Akin Gump is pleased to announce that David Burton will be speaking in an upcoming Strafford live webinar, “REITs as a Financing Vehicle for Renewable Energy” scheduled for Tuesday, March 3, 1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern. Because of your…
  • Feb 16

    Sound Bites from Infocast Wind Finance 2015

    Sound Bites from Infocast Wind Finance 2015
    The Infocast Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit 2015 was held from February 10 to 12 in San Diego.  Below are selected sound bites regarding the tax equity market and other finance related matters.1 IRS PTC Eligibility Start of…
Rank this Week: 4567

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Feb 25

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

    PROCEED CAREFULLY WITH MALICIOUS PROSECUTION ACTIONS ARISING OUT OF FAMILY LAW COURT MATTERS
    As a general rule, California malicious prosecution actions are dicey propositions insofar as they always subject the plaintiff to a potential Anti-SLAPP motion from the defendant pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure section…
  • Feb 19

    Proper Venue to File California Lawsuit

    Proper Venue to File California Lawsuit
    Some seem to think that a creditor plaintiff always has to sue to collect a debt in the debtor defendant’s county of domicile.  While the latter’s county is proper venue, it may not be the only proper venue.  There may…
  • Feb 11

    When is a Lis Pendens effective? When it’s indexed!

    When is a Lis Pendens effective? When it’s indexed!
    Some seem to think that merely depositing a Notice of Pending Action [fn] is sufficient to give constructive notice of the contents of the law suit to which it refers.   Not so, as the court in Dyer v. Martinez (2007) 147 Cal. App. 4th…
Rank this Week: 2342

California Tax Lawyer Blog

California Tax Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiataxlawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 4854

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: 4314

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 24

    FLORIDA DABT LOSES - BLUNT WRAPS NOT TAXABLE

    FLORIDA DABT LOSES - BLUNT WRAPS NOT TAXABLE
    For the past few years, I have been writing a number of blogs and articles recently discussing the Department of Business and Professional Regulation here in Florida and its potentially unfair audit tactics. Many of you have seen cigar…
  • Feb 13

    Is Nitrogen & Hydrogen Exempt From Sales and Use Tax In Illinois?

    Is Nitrogen & Hydrogen Exempt From Sales and Use Tax In Illinois?
    Most states attempt to encourage manufacturers to set up a business in their state. Manufacturers typically provide numerous benefits to a state's economy such as job creation. One of the carrots typically used by a state is to offer sales…
  • Feb 10

    Click Through Nexus - Michigan Latest to Enact Click-Through Nexu

    Click Through Nexus - Michigan Latest to Enact Click-Through Nexu
    Although nexus sounds like a terrible disease, it is just a fancy word meaning a connection or link. If a company has enough of a connection or link to a state, then the state can impose its power of the company. With nexus, a state can…
Rank this Week: 3335

Todd S. Unger Blog

Todd S. Unger Blog

Covers those who have gotten in trouble with the IRS, and how to avoid tax problems.

http://www.irsproblemsolve.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3224

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
  • Feb 23

    TaxMama s TaxQuips Home Schooling

    TaxMama s TaxQuips Home Schooling
    Today TaxMama® hears from Sharonda in the TaxQuips Forum with this fun topic, let me re-phrase. “I have a new client that home schools her children. What tax breaks are available to her?” …
  • Feb 16

    Crowdfunding for Medical Cost

    Crowdfunding for Medical Cost
    Today TaxMama® hears from Josh in the TaxQuips Forum with this interesting question, let me re-phrase. “I want to raise money for a family member who is ill, using crowd-funding. What’s the best way to do this with the least…
  • Feb 9

    Asking After the Fact

    Asking After the Fact
    Today TaxMama® hears from several people in the TaxQuips Forum, with questions asked too late. Here are some questions that should have been asked before you entered into your financial transactions – not when you file your tax…
Rank this Week: 190

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

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

http://www.wbb-law.com/multimedia/blog
  • Feb 23

    The New Wisconsin Trust Code: Drafting the Rules Your Clients Need

    The New Wisconsin Trust Code: Drafting the Rules Your Clients Need
    By Randy S. Nelson.   From InsideTrack, the Bi-Weekly Newsletter of the State Bar of Wisconsin.  
  • Feb 10

    Capacity Issues in Estate Planning

    Capacity Issues in Estate Planning
    By Jacqueline L. Messler.  As the average age of Americans continues to rise, more cases of dementia are diagnosed, and the need for assistance for the elderly rises, estate planners are often faced with issues of capacity. …
  • Sep 30

    Plan Before You Think You Need To

    Plan Before You Think You Need To
    By Michael B. Berzowski.  On August 24,2014 while doing some yard work, I lost my footing , fell and managed to break both bones in my lower right leg along with some cartilage and tendon damage plus some bone chips in the heel area. As…
Rank this Week: 923

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Offices of Sanford I. Millar.

http://www.taxattorneycalifornia.net/tax-blog/
  • Feb 22

    How Not to Use Bitcoin

    How Not to Use Bitcoin
    The use of Bitcoin has both legal and potentially illegal applications. Bitcoin is just a contemporary version of the Informal Value Transfer System, (“IVTS”) which in some countries is known as the Hawala. The IVTS has been used…
  • Feb 7

    Cash Based Business? Have Good Books and Record

    Cash Based Business? Have Good Books and Record
    What happens when a taxpayer operates a cash based business and lacks adequate books and records according to the IRS? The IRS can use any reasonable method to reconstruct the taxpayers income and expenses. (See, Estate of Rodrigo F. Fenta,…
  • Jan 25

    London Mayor Agrees to Pay IRS

    London Mayor Agrees to Pay IRS
    According to Tax Notes Today (January 23, 2015) Boris Johnson the Mayor of London has settled tax claims of the IRS. The claim arose because Johnson who holds U.S and U.K. citizenship sold his residence at a gain and failed to report the gain…
Rank this Week: 3032

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

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

    Removal of Duplicate Title

    Removal of Duplicate Title
    The legal effect of removal of the duplicate certificate of title from the Land Title Office. The post Removal of Duplicate Title appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
  • Feb 11

    Online Dispute Resolution

    Online Dispute Resolution
    Online dispute resolution options available (or soon to be available) to the public of British Columbia. The post Online Dispute Resolution appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
  • Dec 29

    Builders Liens – British Columbia

    Builders Liens – British Columbia
    Discussion of the Builders Lien Act, British Columbia. The post Builders Liens – British Columbia appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
Rank this Week: 4770

Global Tax Enforcement

Global Tax Enforcement

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

http://www.globaltaxenforcement.com/
  • Feb 20

    New York Restaurateur Pleads Guilty to Hiding Money in Swiss Account

    New York Restaurateur Pleads Guilty to Hiding Money in Swiss Account
    On February 19, 2015, Georges Briguet, the owner of New York restaurant Le Perigord, pleaded guilty to one count of corruptly endeavoring to obstruct the IRS by concealing the existence of his Swiss bank accounts.  According to the…
  • Feb 9

    Former Wegelin Banker Reportedly Arrested on U.S. Warrant in Germany

    Former Wegelin Banker Reportedly Arrested on U.S. Warrant in Germany
    Multiple outlets are reporting that on February 2, 2015, three years after his indictment in the Southern District of New York, Swiss banker Roger Keller was arrested at the Frankfurt airport. On January 3, 2012, the U.S. Attorney for the…
  • Feb 3

    California Physician Pleads Guilty to Failing to File FBAR for Bank Leumi Account

    California Physician Pleads Guilty to Failing to File FBAR for Bank Leumi Account
    On February 2, 2015, Baruch Fogel, a California doctor, pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California to one count of willful failure to report the existence of a foreign bank account on a FBAR.  He…
Rank this Week: 3200

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

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

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1029

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/
  • Feb 20

    Can Public Parking Garages Be Tax Exempt In New York? The Second Department Says “Yes”

    Can Public Parking Garages Be Tax Exempt In New York? The Second Department Says “Yes”
    Karl S. Essler In the recent decision in Matter of Greater Jamaica Dev. Corp. v. New York City Tax Commn., 111A.D.3d 937, 975 N.Y.S.2d 749 (2d Dep’t 2013), the Appellate Division, Second Department held that five public…
  • Feb 8

    How low can you go? Here’s a Clue: RPTL 720(1)

    How low can you go? Here’s a Clue: RPTL 720(1)
    Stuart Klein  As The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center was gearing up for it’s New Year’s Eve celebration, on December 31, 2014, the Appellate Division (Third Department) handed down a decision in  Village Square of…
  • Jan 13

    One State Explores Imposing Real Property Tax on Nonprofit

    One State Explores Imposing Real Property Tax on Nonprofit
    Kathleen M. BennettIn states such as New York, where local governments and public schools are funded by taxes on real property, exemptions are often highly scrutinized by assessors and taxpayers alike.  However, the exemption…
Rank this Week: 2685

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Covers international taxation.

http://www.narellemackenziecpa.com/blog/
  • Feb 16

    ADIT Network: Guest Article by Narelle MacKenzie

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

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

    DJH International Tax – Live, Compact Training Courses – March 2015
    DJH International Tax Ltd. has been conducting short, intensive courses in international tax, US corporate tax and transfer pricing since 2011. Each course is 3-4 days in length, making them ideal for those who have limited free time. To…
  • Jan 28

    Help! My Client Has International Transaction

    Help! My Client Has International Transaction
    On January 27, 2015, Ms. MacKenzie presented to Hutchinson & Bloodgood, LLP on the US tax issues that may occur as a result of inbound transactions. Objectives of the presentation include: Gain an understanding of the tax issues for…
Rank this Week: 4859

Texas Tax Talk

Texas Tax Talk

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texastaxtalk.com/
  • Feb 16

    IRS Telephone Fraud By “Mr. F-#-@-K Y-O-U”

    IRS Telephone Fraud By “Mr. F-#-@-K Y-O-U”
    Every year the IRS sends out its “Dirty Dozen” list.  This is a compilation of the most prevalent tax scams, with the intent to inform and warn taxpayers of tax related rip-offs. The very first on the list involves phone…
  • Feb 11

    Not Paying Your Employment Taxes? Prison Time Could Be In Your Future

    Not Paying Your Employment Taxes? Prison Time Could Be In Your Future
    It is a very common story for small businesses to get behind on paying employment taxes.  Federal employment taxes are largely made up of FICA and withholding taxes.  The IRS is especially keen on businesses who fail to pay these…
  • Feb 4

    IRS Computer Technology is Woefully Inadequate

    IRS Computer Technology is Woefully Inadequate
    CNN recently released a fascinating look at the computers the IRS uses in “IRS Says It’s Using Technology From JFK’s Time.” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen states that the IRS computer system is “like driving a…
Rank this Week: 4757

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 13

    Dynasty and Generation Skipping Trusts Can Trigger a Compromise Tax

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

    Change in Pennsylvania Power of Attorney Law

    Change in Pennsylvania Power of Attorney Law
    Happy New Year!  Effective January 1, 2015, under Act 95, Pennsylvania modified Chapter 56 of Title 20 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, which deals with Powers of Attorney.  The amendment was made to try to better protect…
  • Dec 5

    Dynasty Trusts Explained

    Dynasty Trusts Explained
    I am frequently asked about the best way to transfer wealth to younger generations.  Sometimes people feel that absent having a minor child, a problem child or a special needs child, there is no reason to set up a trust.  Often…
Rank this Week: 1727

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
  • Feb 13

    Facebook & Estate Planning

    Facebook & Estate Planning
    Facebook recently announced a limited digital estate planning functionality, called Facebook Legacy Contacts, associated with Facebook accounts: Today we’re introducing a new feature that lets people choose a legacy contact—a…
  • Jan 5

    Selling a Business: Stock Sale v. Asset Sale

    Selling a Business: Stock Sale v. Asset Sale
    When a business is sold, the actual sale often occurs via one of two forms, either as a stock sale or as an asset sale. In general, sellers often prefer stock sales while buyers often prefer asset sales. Although the considerations associated…
  • Dec 17

    2014 Tax Extender Bill Passed By Congre

    2014 Tax Extender Bill Passed By Congre
    Kelly Phillips Erb, writing for Forbes: With just over two weeks left in the 2014 calendar year, the Senate finally made up its mind about the tax extenders bill. The bill, which extends the life of a number of tax breaks through 2014,…
Rank this Week: 2441