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IRS-Hitman

IRS-Hitman

Covers IRS tax problems. By Richard Close.

http://irs-hitman.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 28

    Tax Rules to Remember When Giving to Charity

    Tax Rules to Remember When Giving to Charity
    If you are looking to make contributions to charity during the holiday season, it’s important to keep in mind certain rules regarding donations to lower your tax bill. The first rule for claiming deductions on charitable donations is…
  • Nov 21

    Things to Do Before Tax Season Begin

    Things to Do Before Tax Season Begin
    To avoid any unpleasant surprises in the coming tax season, it’s good to review a few simple rules now. As tax season is only a few months away, you can take some precautions to enjoy smooth and successful filing of taxes. Some of the…
  • Nov 14

    Tax Breaks That You Might Overlook

    Tax Breaks That You Might Overlook
    When preparing taxes for 2014, consider some of the tax deductions that most taxpayers forget to take. A single tax break may not save you a substantial amount, but if you claim several small deductions, you can collectively save much more in…
Rank this Week: 794

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/
  • Nov 28

    An Unanswered Tax Question for the Letter Writer

    An Unanswered Tax Question for the Letter Writer
    Over the past few years I have pointed to the existence of bad roads as a lesson in the foolishness of alleged short-term tax cut benefits being swamped by short-term and long-term costs triggered by failing infrastructure. I made this point…
  • Nov 26

    Giving Thanks: “No, Thank YOU!”

    Giving Thanks: “No, Thank YOU!”
    A few years ago, in a sermon, the then pastor of my church, a former English teacher, pointed out that he was bothered by the increasing use of “No, thank YOU!” as a response to saying “Thank you” to someone. Somehow,…
  • Nov 24

    More Tax Ignorance

    More Tax Ignorance
    Circulating on facebook, and probably on other social media, is a photograph with this legend:Up until 1913 Americans kept all of their earnings. Despite this, we still had: schools, colleges, roads, vast railroads, streets, subways, the…
Rank this Week: 455

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/
  • Nov 28

    Judicial Fact-Making

    Judicial Fact-Making
    Allison Orr Larsen, Factual Precedents, 162 U. Pa. L. Rev. 59 (2013)Adam SteinmanTwo judicial and scholarly heavyweights squared off recently in a case challenging the constitutionality of Wisconsin’s voter ID law. Writing for the…
  • Nov 26

    Safe at Any Speed: Robert Ahdieh’s Take on Cost-Benefit Analysis in Financial Market

    Safe at Any Speed: Robert Ahdieh’s Take on Cost-Benefit Analysis in Financial Market
    Robert B. Ahdieh, Reanalyzing Cost-Benefit Analysis: Toward a Framework of Function(s) and Form(s), 88 N.Y.U.L. Rev. 1983 (2013).Jack BeermannWhen I saw the title of Robert Ahdieh’s recent article, Reanalyzing Cost-Benefit Analysis:…
  • Nov 25

    Putting Union Security Clause First Amendment Law in a Broader Context: Charlotte Garden’s Meta Right

    Putting Union Security Clause First Amendment Law in a Broader Context: Charlotte Garden’s Meta Right
    Charlotte Garden, Meta Rights, 83 Fordham L. Rev. 855 (2014).Joseph SlaterMeta Rights is a thought-provoking article that addresses concerns about labor law rules governing agency fee payments in public-sector employment by comparing these…
Rank this Week: 272

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 157

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 4492

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/
  • Nov 27

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – November 27, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – November 27, 2014
    We have so much to be thankful for. But Thanksgiving also reminds us of the courageous efforts of those who worked and fought to give us so many of those things for which we are grateful and often take for granted. … Continued The…
  • Nov 24

    AAPI Capacity Building and Grant Seeking Event

    AAPI Capacity Building and Grant Seeking Event
    Last week, I had the privilege of attending an event hosted by the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Region 9 Interagency Working Group. The central purpose of the Initiative is to increase AAPI community access…
  • Nov 21

    2014 Western Conference on Tax-Exempt Organization

    2014 Western Conference on Tax-Exempt Organization
    Erin and I attended the 18th Annual Western Conference on Tax-Exempt Organizations (WCTEO) co-sponsored by Loyola Law School and the UCLA School of Law, Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy on November 20 and 21. Here are…
Rank this Week: 417

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/
  • Nov 27

    Applicable Federal Rates–December 2014

    Applicable Federal Rates–December 2014
    Unofficial only – check IRS sources before using in planning and implementation! Follow @crubincrubin
  • Nov 22

    Telephone Calls from the IRS

    Telephone Calls from the IRS
    In the last week, I have received two messages on my answering machine at home purporting to be from the IRS, advising me that I owe taxes and if I don’t call them back I may be arrested. I’ve also gotten calls from other people…
  • Nov 14

    Waiver of Florida Spousal Homestead Rights by Deed Upheld

    Waiver of Florida Spousal Homestead Rights by Deed Upheld
    Summary: A recent Florida appellate decision finds that the joinder of a spouse on a deed of homestead property to a trust constitutes a valid waiver of homestead rights, even though the deed contains no waiver language. FACTS: Jerome and…
Rank this Week: 512

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Nov 27

    Shopping On Thanksgiving? Some Retailers Stay Open, Hoping To Capture Holiday Sale

    Shopping On Thanksgiving? Some Retailers Stay Open, Hoping To Capture Holiday Sale
    Are you going shopping or staying home this Thanksgiving? Some folks love to head to the shops on Thanksgiving while others eschew the holiday for Black Friday sales instead. As Black Friday shopping increasingly heads online, all sales are…
  • Nov 26

    Creed’s Scott Stapp Alleges IRS Error Left Him Penniless & Homele

    Creed’s Scott Stapp Alleges IRS Error Left Him Penniless & Homele
    Earlier today, Scott Stapp who fronted the band "Creed" in its heyday, posted a bizarre video on his Facebook page claiming that he is now penniless and living in a Holiday Inn. Denouncing claims that he might be on drugs, Stapp places the…
  • Nov 25

    Miserable, Awful & Delayed: Commissioner, Tax Advocate Talk 2015 Tax Season

    Miserable, Awful & Delayed: Commissioner, Tax Advocate Talk 2015 Tax Season
    Worried about the upcoming tax season? So are IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson. I sat down with both of them to talk about challenges for the upcoming season, including coping with budget cuts,…
Rank this Week: 78

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
  • Nov 27

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 23

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap

    A Look at IRS's Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap
    Background   There are still a number of corporations which have not fully recovered from the economic downturn, which consequently leads to less tax revenue for tax authorities.  As such, some of the tax authorities around the…
Rank this Week: 212

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

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

    CRA Announces Collaboration with CPA Canada

    CRA Announces Collaboration with CPA Canada
    As expected, the CRA has formally announced the details of its collaborative efforts with CPA Canada. The CRA recently spoke about this collaboration at the Toronto Centre CRA-Tax Professionals breakfast seminar. The CRA news release, which…
  • Nov 17

    Brent Kern Family Trust: FCA Dismisses Appeal

    Brent Kern Family Trust: FCA Dismisses Appeal
    In Brent Kern Family Trust v. The Queen (2014 FCA 230), the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed the taxpayer’s appeal with reasons delivered from the bench. The taxpayer had argued that the decision of Canada v. Sommerer (2012 FCA 207)…
  • Nov 13

    Brogan Family Trust: CRA Not Entitled to Notice of Rectification Application

    Brogan Family Trust: CRA Not Entitled to Notice of Rectification Application
    Is the CRA entitled to notice of a rectification application? In Brogan Family Trust (2014 ONSC 6354), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice said “no”, and dismissed the Crown’s motion to set aside an earlier rectification…
Rank this Week: 2909

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/
  • 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…
  • Oct 28

    Article on Disqualified Persons and Intermediate Sanction

    Article on Disqualified Persons and Intermediate Sanction
    I was recently asked to put together a quick article on "disqualified persons" in the context of the intermediate sanctions excise tax regime.  Sounds fascinating, I know -- but it is very important for 501(c)(3) public charities and…
  • Aug 18

    The Taxpayer Advocate Weighs in on the "Scandal"

    The Taxpayer Advocate Weighs in on the "Scandal"
    On June 30, 2014, the National Taxpayer Advocate supplemented the required Fiscal Year 2014 Objectives Report to Congress (outlining work for the upcoming fiscal year) with National Taxpayer Advocate Special Report to Congress: Political…
Rank this Week: 2711

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Nov 26

    As God as my Witness, I Thought Turkeys Could Fly

    As God as my Witness, I Thought Turkeys Could Fly
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone:
  • Nov 25

    One Ringy Dingy, Two Ringy Dingies…

    One Ringy Dingy, Two Ringy Dingies…
    …2400 Ringy Dingies. Yes, I was on hold for two hours today on the IRS Practitioner Priority Service before my call was picked up. It’s November–not a high time for calling the IRS–but add the combination of the IRS…
  • Nov 20

    Would the Proprietors of “I Married an Idiot” Commit Tax Fraud?

    Would the Proprietors of “I Married an Idiot” Commit Tax Fraud?
    Sometimes you can’t make this stuff up. Perhaps you missed the website imarriedanidiot.com. The website is down, but thanks to the Internet Archive it will continue to be accessible. I’ll leave it to the reader to peruse the web…
Rank this Week: 932

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/
  • Nov 26

    Unemployment Taxes for Nonprofit

    Unemployment Taxes for Nonprofit
    Nonprofit organizations enjoy special privileges under unemployment laws. What are the privileges, and how can they benefit your organization?  For most nonprofits, the following rules apply: (a) only state law unemployment taxes are…
  • Nov 21

    State Sales Tax Exemption for Tax-Exempt Organization

    State Sales Tax Exemption for Tax-Exempt Organization
    Sales tax exemption can be very valuable to a nonprofit organization, especially in a city like Chicago with a 9.25% tax.  In Illinois, many nonprofit organizations qualify for state and local sales tax exemption.  Sales tax…
  • Nov 18

    Welcome Relief: Clergy Housing Allowance Upheld

    Welcome Relief: Clergy Housing Allowance Upheld
    Welcome NewsThe clergy housing allowance is safe for now.  Last week, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a Wisconsin federal district court, which struck down the venerable clergy housing allowance.  As a result of the…
Rank this Week: 2816

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Nov 26

    What Employers Need to Know about Hobby Lobby from an Employment Law Perspective

    What Employers Need to Know about Hobby Lobby from an Employment Law Perspective
    It is likely that you are familiar with the widely publicized Hobby Lobby case that was decided this summer. What may not be as familiar are the implications for employers following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision. The ruling gave…
  • Nov 13

    Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Indiana?s Right-to-Work Law

    Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Indiana?s Right-to-Work Law
    After Indiana’s right-to-work law took effect on Mar. 14, 2012, the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150, AFL-CIO challenged the law in federal and state court. The Union’s lawsuits challenged the law’s…
  • Oct 31

    5 Steps for Prudent Employers When Discharging Employees, Part Two: At Termination

    5 Steps for Prudent Employers When Discharging Employees, Part Two: At Termination
    At this point in the discharge process, employers should have already ensured that all bases have been covered prior to an employee’s termination and are now prepared to inform the employee. Now it’s time for the often…
Rank this Week: 4436

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Tax, Trust and Estate News

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

http://taxtrustestatenews.com/
  • Nov 26

    Many companies paying CEOs more than Uncle Sam

    Many companies paying CEOs more than Uncle Sam
    In a report released recently, the Institute for Policy Studies found that seven of the largest 30 companies by revenue in the U.S. paid their chief executives more than they did in corporate tax last year. According to the report, Boeing,…
  • Nov 24

    Estate Tax Exemption For 2015 Announced

    Estate Tax Exemption For 2015 Announced
    The IRS recently announced its federal estate tax exemption for 2015. The federal exemption to the estate tax is the amount that, above which, estates must pay federal estate taxes. Last year, it was raised from $1 million to $5.34 million…
  • Nov 19

    On Whom Does The Corporate Income Tax Fall?

    On Whom Does The Corporate Income Tax Fall?
    With the real possibility of corporate tax reform being thrown about Washington, an old debate has been reopened regarding on whom the corporate income tax really falls. Those in favor of abolishing the corporate income tax - a stance that…
Rank this Week: 1096

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Nov 25

    Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft

    Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft
    Identity theft can be a huge headache, especially when it affects your federal tax record.  There are at least a couple ways how that might happen.  An identity thief may use your personal identifying information, including your…
  • Nov 21

    Founder of Happy’s Pizza Chain Convicted of Tax Crime

    Founder of Happy’s Pizza Chain Convicted of Tax Crime
    Happy Asker, the CEO and founder of a popular Michigan-based pizza chain has been convicted of conspiracy to defraud the United States government and 32 counts of tax crimes, including 28 counts of aiding and assisting the filing of false…
  • Nov 18

    Sharpton: Some are Concerned that He’s Not a Going Concern

    Sharpton: Some are Concerned that He’s Not a Going Concern
    The Reverend Al Sharpton has always been one of those controversial figures that people either love or hate.  If you’re in the “hate him” camp, then you probably list his sketchy personal finances as one of your…
Rank this Week: 2504

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: 4796

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 207

The Estate Planning and Wealth…

The Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation Blog for Trusted Advisors

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

http://estateplanning.foxrothschild.com/
  • Nov 24

    Recent Changes to Pennsylvania’s Power of Attorney Law May Impact You

    Recent Changes to Pennsylvania’s Power of Attorney Law May Impact You
    Pennsylvania has passed new legislation, known as Act 95 of 2014 (the “Act”), which has made significant changes to Pennsylvania’s Power of Attorney statute.  Most of the provisions take effect January 1, 2015, but…
  • Oct 8

    How to Use a Roth IRA to Fund College Tuition

    How to Use a Roth IRA to Fund College Tuition
    Last week I came across an interesting article by Erin Arvedlund in the Philadelphia Inquirer about saving for college tuition.  The article reminded me that it’s possible to use a Roth IRA to pay education expenses.…
  • Sep 29

    What Happens to My ITunes Account When I Die?

    What Happens to My ITunes Account When I Die?
    In today’s digital world, many clients are beginning to ask questions like, “What happens to my accounts on the Cloud, like my iTunes and Instagram accounts, when I die?” and “Will the executor of my estate have…
Rank this Week: 4945

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Covers tax planning, estate planning, trusts, wills and charitable giving. By Finch Montgomery Wright LLP.

http://www.paloaltoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3635

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 24

    Steve Seymour Elected to Board of Directors for Hood River Chamber of Commerce

    Steve Seymour Elected to Board of Directors for Hood River Chamber of Commerce
    Congratulations to Steve Seymour, who was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce. Steve plays a key role for the firm’s office in downtown Hood River.  Steve is a longtime member of…
  • Oct 20

    Helping Others With SAVO: Special Advocates for Vulnerable Oregonian

    Helping Others With SAVO: Special Advocates for Vulnerable Oregonian
    Please join me November 13 at a dinner to learn more about the fledgling charity, SAVO, and the economic and logistical challenges of aging baby boomers in the already underfunded court system. Learn how this organization has grown from…
  • Oct 13

    IRS Telephone Scam – Don’t Fall for It!

    IRS Telephone Scam – Don’t Fall for It!
    Recently, I spoke with two clients who were almost victims of a pervasive telephone scam involving a person posing as an Internal Revenue Service agent.  In each instance, the caller demanded immediate same-day payment of thousands of…
Rank this Week: 1722

Nolo's Tax Law Tips

Nolo's Tax Law Tips

Covers tax law.

http://blog.nolo.com/taxes/
  • Nov 24

    IRS Clarifies When IRA Can Invest in Gold

    IRS Clarifies When IRA Can Invest in Gold
    IRS has ruled that the acquisition of shares of a trust invested in gold by an IRA or an individually directed account under a qualified retirement plan won’t be considered the acquisition of a “collectible.” IRC Section…
  • Nov 20

    IRS Mercy for Small Retirement Plan Late Filer

    IRS Mercy for Small Retirement Plan Late Filer
    In June, IRS began a one year pilot program to help small businesses with retirement plans which haven’t been filing the retirement plan reports timely. Plan administrators who don’t file the requisite Form 5500 can face…
  • Nov 10

    IRA Once-Per-Year Rollover Rule Clarified

    IRA Once-Per-Year Rollover Rule Clarified
    IRS announced a change, this week, in the application of the one-per-year rule applicable to IRA rollovers, occasioned by a recent decision of the Tax Court. Starting January 1, 2015, an individual will be allowed one rollover per year,…
Rank this Week: 3783

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/
  • Nov 22

    Estate Planning for Healthcare Costs in Retirement

    Estate Planning for Healthcare Costs in Retirement
    AARP has released a study that estimates caregiving costs for families in the United States will total more than $520 billion annually. This estimate reflects the time and resources devoted by families and not skilled workers; the skilled…
  • Nov 19

    Estate Planning and Tax Refunds for Art

    Estate Planning and Tax Refunds for Art
      Art collections require specialized estate and tax planning. Without proper planning, a collection acquired over a lifetime could translate into tax debt for surviving heirs or become lost to creditor claims. A recent court case…
  • Nov 17

    Estate Planning for Collectibles: Wine, Art, Cars & More

    Estate Planning for Collectibles: Wine, Art, Cars & More
    Estate plans are not only vehicles for passing cash, investments and real property along to named beneficiaries, these tools can also transfer more complex assets. How does one pass on a wine collection, valuable artwork, antique cars, or…
Rank this Week: 603

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 20

    Flower Company Sniffs Out Unfair Florida Tax

    Flower Company Sniffs Out Unfair Florida Tax
    Anytime I need a gift for just about any reason, 1-800 Flowers or Flowers.com, is where I turn to first. The online retailers make it incredibly easy for someone who needs as much help as I normally do to send gifts to others. I can just go…
  • Nov 14

    Florida Car Dealers Next on DOR Hit List

    Florida Car Dealers Next on DOR Hit List
    Anytime the a state agency, such as the Florida Department of Revenue ("FL DOR") gets their hands on third party reporting, you can rest assured they will be coming after that industry in full force. In 2011, the FL DOR passed a law that…
  • Nov 4

    Portable Toilets - What's the True Object of the Transaction?

    Portable Toilets - What's the True Object of the Transaction?
    It never ceases to amaze me, the wide variety of companies that state agencies attempt to extort money from. Most states impose a sales tax on the sale or rental of tangible personal property. But what happens when the sale is part tangible…
Rank this Week: 3343

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

Covers fundamental concepts relevant to estate planning, business law, real estate law, and tax law. By Cook & Cook.

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Nov 20

    What Is A Business Plan?

    What Is A Business Plan?
    Although a proper legal structure is very important for a startup business, there are many other considerations that are very likely much more important if the business is to be successful. In particular, developing a business plan is often…
  • Nov 5

    Business Structures: The Facts & Figure

    Business Structures: The Facts & Figure
    Although there a lots of very important questions that a business owner, or owners, must ask when starting a business, perhaps of one of the most important is: How should I legally structure my business? In general, there are three principal…
  • Oct 8

    4 Ways to Protect Your Intellectual Property

    4 Ways to Protect Your Intellectual Property
    In the United States, there are four principal ways in which a person or business can protect intellectual property, however, not all types of protection are available for all property types. The infographic below briefly describes each of…
Rank this Week: 2483

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

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

    Canada – Spain Tax Treaty Amendment

    Canada – Spain Tax Treaty Amendment
    The double-taxation agreement between Canada and Spain has been amended to reduce withholding tax rates on dividends and interest payments, and to include standard provisions for the exchange of tax information. The post Canada – Spain…
  • Nov 6

    CRA and Foreign Assets Disclosure

    CRA and Foreign Assets Disclosure
    Canadians with income from foreign assets are now obliged to report them in much more detail on Form T1135. The post CRA and Foreign Assets Disclosure appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
  • Oct 17

    Demystiphying the Canada – China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement

    Demystiphying the Canada – China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement
    Canada and China have both now ratified the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement ("FIPA", also referred to as "???????" in China), with the result that, as of October 1, 2014, FIPA is now in full force and effect. There has…
Rank this Week: 4723

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/
Rank this Week: 2682

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/
  • Nov 20

    Unbundling Fiduciary Fee

    Unbundling Fiduciary Fee
    Recently, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final guidance on Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 67 as it pertains to a 2 percent floor for miscellaneous itemized deductions. This is important to fiduciaries of non-grantor trusts and…
  • Nov 11

    Corporate Wellness Programs Receive Scrutiny From the EEOC

    Corporate Wellness Programs Receive Scrutiny From the EEOC
    The United States Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a petition, their third in three months, regarding a corporate wellness program. The latest petition alleges that Honeywell International, Inc. violated the Americans with…
  • Nov 6

    Nebraska Voters Approve Minimum Wage Increase

    Nebraska Voters Approve Minimum Wage Increase
    By Eric W. Tiritilli. The 2014 midterm elections saw a number of significant races and ballot measures across the country.  One of particular importance to Nebraska employers is Initiative Measure 425 which sought to raise the minimum…
Rank this Week: 4713

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: 4311

Life in the Tax Lane

Life in the Tax Lane

Focuses on current developments in individual and small business taxation, including tax law and tips. By Stephen S. Photopoulos.

http://lifeinthetaxlane.com
  • Nov 18

    Back-to-School Reminder for Parents and Students: College Tax Credits for 2014 and Years Ahead

    Back-to-School Reminder for Parents and Students: College Tax Credits for 2014 and Years Ahead
    With another school year now in full swing, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded parents and students that now is a good time to see if they will qualify for either of two college tax credits or any of several other education-related…
  • Nov 17

    New IRS YouTube Video Provides Tips on Health Care, Tax Return

    New IRS YouTube Video Provides Tips on Health Care, Tax Return
    The Internal Revenue Service announced the availability of several new YouTube videos to help taxpayers get important information about the Affordable Care Act and tax return filing. The new videos, which are part of a series on the IRS…
  • Nov 13

    2012 Individual Income Tax Returns Complete Report Now Available

    2012 Individual Income Tax Returns Complete Report Now Available
    On August 22, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service announced the availability of their report, Statistics of Income – 2012 Individual Income Tax Returns Complete Report (Publication 1304).  This report contains complete individual…
Rank this Week: 4765

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 18

    You take what you can get

    You take what you can get
    Harry Grubert has published a thoughtful review of my book, Fixing U.S. International Taxation, in the latest issue of the National Tax Journal.  It's a good read, not just for anything it says about my book, but perhaps even more so for…
  • Nov 17

    I forgot to post this a couple of weeks ago

    I forgot to post this a couple of weeks ago
    Posing with Lee Sheppard before a discussion of Ed Kleinbard's book, on Halloween at NYU Law School.
  • Nov 17

    My own paper presentation at NTA

    My own paper presentation at NTA
    In addition to commenting on the Green-Phillips paper noted in the preceding blog entry, I also presented one of my recent papers, forthcoming in the Connecticut Law Review, entitled "Multiple Myopias, Multiple Selves, and the Under-Saving…
Rank this Week: 637

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: 1034

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
  • Nov 17

    FAQs Expiration of 30 Percent ITC After 2016

    FAQs Expiration of 30 Percent ITC After 2016
    Some industry participants and observers are confused about what the investment tax credit (ITC) rules for solar will be on January 1, 2017. In an effort to provide some clarity to this issue, below are frequently asked questions about the…
  • Nov 9

    IRS Rules That Some Basis in Solar System Must Be Allocated to Structural Function

    IRS Rules That Some Basis in Solar System Must Be Allocated to Structural Function
    On October 31, the IRS released Private Letter Ruling 201444025, which was addressed to a manufacturer of solar systems that are mounted on real estate.  The nature of the real estate, along with many other interesting facts, was…
  • Nov 2

    Pre-election PTC Extension Update

    Pre-election PTC Extension Update
    With the election on Tuesday, the wind industry’s attention is particularly focused on the prospects for the extension of the production tax credit (PTC). There have been four interesting developments related to the extension of the…
Rank this Week: 4575

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

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

    2015 Update to Federal Estate Tax Exemption

    2015 Update to Federal Estate Tax Exemption
    Starting January 1, 2015, the federal estate and gift tax exemption will increase from $5,340,000 per person to $5,430,000.  That is an increase of $90,000.  If you are married, that amount will be doubled.In addition to the…
  • Sep 30

    Non Residents of Pennsylvania Can Be Subject to Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax

    Non Residents of Pennsylvania Can Be Subject to Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax
    I frequently get calls from individuals who had a relative pass away with property located in Pennsylvania. Even though the decedent lived somewhere besides Pennsylvania, you should be aware that Pennsylvania reserves the right to tax this…
  • Aug 11

    Non-residents Non-citizens of the US Should Be Careful of How they Invest in Amerian Asset

    Non-residents Non-citizens of the US Should Be Careful of How they Invest in Amerian Asset
    Many individuals who live outside of America like to purchase real estate in America or invest in the U.S. Stock Market.  It can be much safer than in investing in other parts of the world and often times the individual has children who…
Rank this Week: 1705

TaxMama's TaxQuips

TaxMama's TaxQuips

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

http://www.taxquips.com/?cat=TaxQuips
  • Nov 17

    Clothing and Mileage

    Clothing and Mileage
    Today TaxMama® hears from Mike in the TaxQuips Forum, who has a common type of question. “I work in sales as an employee. May I itemize my clothing expenses and Mileage?” Dear Mike, First, let’s take the easy part…
  • Sep 23

    TaxMama s TaxQuips Not A Temporary Job

    TaxMama s TaxQuips Not A Temporary Job
    Today TaxMama® hears from Dustin in the TaxQuips Forum, who has a very reasonable question. (Let me paraphrase.) “I live in Idaho and just got a construction job in Nevada that will last two years. My wife wants to stay in Idaho…
  • Aug 19

    New Posting

    New Posting
    Today TaxMama® hears from GuideForThePoor in the TaxQuips Forum, who has an interesting question. “Suppose your deductions are too low to itemize, but you still want to give money to charity. Can you give the money to a friend who…
Rank this Week: 187

Global Tax Enforcement

Global Tax Enforcement

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

http://www.globaltaxenforcement.com/
  • Nov 17

    Hong Kong Signs FATCA IGA

    Hong Kong Signs FATCA IGA
    On November 13, 2014, Hong Kong announced that it had signed a Model 2 FATCA IGA.  Under the agreement Hong Kong financial institutions will enter into separate FFI agreements with the IRS and will report information on U.S. account…
  • Oct 31

    FinCEN Strikes at Virtual Currency Anonymity, Rules that Virtual Currency Converter is a Money Services Business Under Bank Secrecy Act

    FinCEN Strikes at Virtual Currency Anonymity, Rules that Virtual Currency Converter is a Money Services Business Under Bank Secrecy Act
    On October 27, 2014, FinCEN ruled in response to a Request for Administrative Ruling that a company that converts traditional currencies into Bitcoin to facilitate payments must comply with regulations that govern Money Services Businesses…
  • Oct 21

    New Hampshire Man Pleads Guilty Regarding Accounts in Switzerland, Israel, and Jersey

    New Hampshire Man Pleads Guilty Regarding Accounts in Switzerland, Israel, and Jersey
    On October 20, 2014, Menashe Cohen pleaded guilty in New Hampshire federal court to one count of filing a false income tax return for failing to report the existence of his Swiss and Israeli bank accounts on his 2009 tax return.  He did,…
Rank this Week: 3237

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Nov 15

    Election Puzzle

    Election Puzzle
    The elections got me down. I must admit that I am truly puzzled by the American electorate--that is, the very small slice of American voters that actually makes it to the polls and votes. We know that many of the...
  • Oct 23

    Both the rich and ordinary Americans misunderstand their economic interest

    Both the rich and ordinary Americans misunderstand their economic interest
    There is class warfare going on, right now, all across this country. It's highlighted by the election gimmicks and gambits of those on the right who claim to be supporting ordinary Americans but whose real intentions show in the results. And…
  • Oct 22

    AICPA tax accountants have a new leader

    AICPA tax accountants have a new leader
    The following is today's press release from AICPA announcing the selection of Troy Lewis to head the AICPA Tax Executive Committee. Troy K. Lewis Named Chairman of AICPA Tax Executive Committee Washington, D.C. (October 22, 2014) – The…
Rank this Week: 411

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1040

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: 465

IRS Report Card

IRS Report Card

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

http://mopsicktaxlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3732

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Offices of Sanford I. Millar.

http://www.taxattorneycalifornia.net/tax-blog/
  • Nov 9

    Informal surrender of Green Card doesn’t work

    Informal surrender of Green Card doesn’t work
    The recent decision of the U.S.Tax Court, in Gerd Topsnik, (2014) makes it clear that an “informal” surrender of a Green Card, while recognized under immigration laws is not recognized for tax purposes. As stated in Checkpoint,…
  • Nov 2

    Orwell’s 1984 30 Year Later

    Orwell’s 1984 30 Year Later
    Welcome to 1984 30 years later! One of the most famous quotes from George Orwell’s 1984 is “Big Brother is Watching You.”. This quote is more true now than at any time in past. At the just concluded Global Forum on Tax…
  • Oct 26

    U.S. Will Disclose Swiss Bank Information

    U.S. Will Disclose Swiss Bank Information
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently made demand of 106 Swiss banks for information and cooperation under the terms of proposed Non-prosecution agreements (NPA). Non-prosecution agreements were offered to Swiss banks in 2013 subject to…
Rank this Week: 3036

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 7

    How to Select an Attorney

    How to Select an Attorney
    Too often, potential clients lack have an inability to determine how they should select an attorney. Here are some guideposts to help clients select a California attorney. 1. Attorney Discipline The California State Bar has an easy to…
  • Oct 11

    Warning: Email Wire Fraud Scam Hitting Real Estate Industry

    Warning: Email Wire Fraud Scam Hitting Real Estate Industry
    Warning to the real estate industry: a widespread fraud is currently underway that could cost you and your client tens, or even hundreds, of thousands of dollars. The Scam The scam is simple: the scammer obtains access to an email…
  • Aug 4

    Taxing Scandals: The Blog that Looks at Tax Consequences of the Latest Tabloid Scandals – Donald Sterling and His Silent Partner

    Taxing Scandals: The Blog that Looks at Tax Consequences of the Latest Tabloid Scandals – Donald Sterling and His Silent Partner
    When a probate judge cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the Clippers not only Shelly Sterling came away as a winner. Donald and Shelly’s silent partners, the federal and California governments, were also in for their share of…
Rank this Week: 2349

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

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

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
  • Nov 6

    Holiday Shopping Danger

    Holiday Shopping Danger
    As the holiday season approaches many families will head out on weekends to get their gift shopping done. With an increase in holiday shopping also comes extra hassles and dangers. From traffic jams to package stealing, the holiday season has…
  • Nov 4

    Money Management and Millennial

    Money Management and Millennial
    Most millennials have grown into the young adults of today, and are generally considered to comprise the age group born between 1980 and 2000. These are the people struggling with issues like student loan debts, trying to enter the workforce,…
  • Oct 30

    The Middle Class Can’t Afford It

    The Middle Class Can’t Afford It
    Unfortunately, the middle class isn’t as comfortable as it once was ten or more years ago. With the recession and job market struggles, many of today’s middle class families can’t afford things they used to be able to buy.…
Rank this Week: 2625

Your Texas Estate Plan

Your Texas Estate Plan

Covers tax and estate planning. By Jacob Pelley.

http://www.yourtexasestateplan.com/
  • 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…
  • Sep 12

    How to prevent the messy estate: the fight over pots and pan

    How to prevent the messy estate: the fight over pots and pan
    More and more, I have clients who come to me and simply ask for "help." The scenario usually is something like this:Scenario:Older (parent/relative) passes away. You and another (sibling/family member) are the sole beneficiaries of their…
  • Jul 23

    Estate tax Repeal Musing

    Estate tax Repeal Musing
    Relevant in 2011, but still funnyEvery couple years when the election cycles roll around, someone brings up the estate tax again. It is usually when we are not at war, arguing about when a fetus is viable, if universal healthcare is a good…
Rank this Week: 3002

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/
  • Oct 30

    IRS Seizes Small Business Owner’s Account

    IRS Seizes Small Business Owner’s Account
    Through a practice known as civil forfeiture, the IRS can seize property that it believes is tied to a crime even if no criminal charges are filed.  The problem is that the IRS has been abusing its power by seizing bank accounts where…
  • Oct 7

    Real Housewives of New Jersey Star Joe Giudice Sentenced To Over 3 Years In Prison

    Real Housewives of New Jersey Star Joe Giudice Sentenced To Over 3 Years In Prison
    Reality television star Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, 43, of The Real Housewives of New Jersey was sentenced to 3 years and 5 months in prison on Thursday, October 2, according to NorthJersey.com. The verdict comes after Giudice and his…
  • Sep 29

    Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino and Brother Marc Sorrentino Face IRS Tax Fraud Case

    Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino and Brother Marc Sorrentino Face IRS Tax Fraud Case
    Reality television personality from the Jersey Shore, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and his brother, Marc Sorrentino, are under arrest and are facing tax fraud charges because they did not properly pay income taxes on $8.9…
Rank this Week: 3238