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Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Jun 25

    Steuerbelastung in der Schweiz 2016

    Steuerbelastung in der Schweiz 2016
    Die Eidgenössische Steuerverwaltung (ESTV) hat am 14. Juni 2017 die „Steuerbelastung in der Schweiz, Kantonshauptorte – Kantonsziffern 2016“ publiziert. Die Publikation enthält die Resultate der von der ESTV…
  • Jun 11

    Anpassung des Enteignungsrecht

    Anpassung des Enteignungsrecht
    Gemäss einer Medienmitteilung vom 2. Juni 2017 will der Bundesrat (BR) das geltende Enteignungsgesetz (EntG; SR 711), dass in seinen Grundzügen aus dem Jahre 1930 stammt, revidieren. Der BR schlägt vor, die…
  • Jun 5

    Nationalrat: Rückweisung des Geschäfts über die Beurkundung des Personenstands und Grundbuch an die Rechtskommission

    Nationalrat: Rückweisung des Geschäfts über die Beurkundung des Personenstands und Grundbuch an die Rechtskommission
    Der Nationalrat hat auf Antrag der Rechtskommission hin das Geschäft über die Beurkundung des Personenstands und Grundbuch (s. Geschäft des Bundesrats 14.034) an die diese zurückgewiesen. Die Rechtskommission des…
Rank this Week: 2472

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/
  • Jun 25

    10 Ways Nonprofit Boards Get in Trouble

    10 Ways Nonprofit Boards Get in Trouble
    While the vast majority of charitable nonprofits are led by board members who want to do the right thing and see their organizations flourish in advancing their mission, we too often read about nonprofit boards that fail to lead their…
  • Jun 23

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 6/23/17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 6/23/17
    Catch up with the week’s notable events and shared resources with Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: Senate Republicans finally made public their health care bill repealing the Affordable Care Act and calling for…
  • Jun 21

    Select Committee on the Non-Profit Sector: Oversight, Federal Law Perspective

    Select Committee on the Non-Profit Sector: Oversight, Federal Law Perspective
    Earlier today, I had the honor of testifying at the first hearing of the Select Committee on the Non-Profit Sector. Here is my draft written testimony (some of which I omitted from my verbal testimony in the interest of time): Good…
Rank this Week: 1210

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

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

    If You Want to Get In Tax Trouble as a Business…

    If You Want to Get In Tax Trouble as a Business…
    …simply do not deposit your payroll taxes. As best as I can tell, the IRS investigates 100% of such violations. One Missouri business owner pleaded guilty last week to failing to pay the IRS more than $1.4 million in payroll taxes.…
  • Jun 25

    2016 Tax Offender of the Year Gets 34 Months at ClubFed

    2016 Tax Offender of the Year Gets 34 Months at ClubFed
    Last April, a husband and wife from Minnesota were indicted on tax evasion charges. There wasn’t anything unusual about what they allegedly did; besides lying to their tax professional and the IRS they deducted personal expenses as…
  • Jun 25

    California Single-Payer Health Plan Shelved

    California Single-Payer Health Plan Shelved
    As Samuel Johnson said, “Whatever you have, spend less.” Apparently some Democrats in the California legislature have realized the virtue of this quote. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon shelved the single-payer measure, calling it…
Rank this Week: 526

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Jun 25

    Millennials Most Likely To Fall Victim To Tax & Financial Scam

    Millennials Most Likely To Fall Victim To Tax & Financial Scam
    A survey suggests that millennials are more likely to fall for financial scams, including tax scams, than older generations.
  • Jun 23

    IRS Issues Warning On New Scam Targeting Tax Professional

    IRS Issues Warning On New Scam Targeting Tax Professional
    Scammers clearly aren't taking a break this summer. The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry, as part of the Security Summit, is warning tax professionals to beware of phishing emails claiming to be from a tax software education…
  • Jun 21

    IRS Reopens PTIN System Shut Down Following $175 Million Class Action Ruling

    IRS Reopens PTIN System Shut Down Following $175 Million Class Action Ruling
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has reopened its Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) System. The system was shut down earlier this month following a U.S. District Court ruling which barred IRS from charging PTIN fees to tax…
Rank this Week: 521

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/
  • Jun 25

    IRS SCHOOLS TAXPAYERS ON DUTY OF CONSISTENCY

    IRS SCHOOLS TAXPAYERS ON DUTY OF CONSISTENCY
    Shirley died in October 1997. The estate filed an estate tax return and paid the tax indicated. The IRS subsequently audited Shirley’s estate and issued a notice of deficiency. After Tax Court proceedings, the court issued a stipulated…
  • Jun 21

    Applicable Federal Rates - July 2017

    Applicable Federal Rates - July 2017
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  • Jun 14

    IRS Reminds U.S. Taxpayers Living Abroad of Misc. Filing Due Dates and Filing

    IRS Reminds U.S. Taxpayers Living Abroad of Misc. Filing Due Dates and Filing
    In News Release 2017-105, the IRS reminded U.S. taxpayers living abroad: The extended due date, if the taxpayer had his or her tax home and abode abroad on the original due date, is June 15. But interest on taxes runs from the original April…
Rank this Week: 522

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
  • Jun 23

    Jury Awards 217.7 Million to Kansas Corn Farmers in First Syngenta Trial

    Jury Awards 217.7 Million to Kansas Corn Farmers in First Syngenta Trial
    The jury returned a big verdict against Syngenta this morning in the first trial of the massive Syngenta class litigation. This case was presented on behalf of the class of more than 7,000 Kansas corn producers. This class included Kansas…
  • Jun 22

    Senate Leaders Unveil Draft of Bill to Replace Affordable Care Act

    Senate Leaders Unveil Draft of Bill to Replace Affordable Care Act
    Today Senate Republican leaders unveiled a “discussion draft” of their bill to replace many provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As with the American Health Care Act of 2017 that passed the House on May 4, 2017, the Better…
  • Jun 22

    Hay Ground, Horses and Home Rule: An Ag Law Year in Review

    Hay Ground, Horses and Home Rule: An Ag Law Year in Review
    This week I had the pleasure of attending the Iowa Bar Annual Meeting. The meeting allows attorneys from around the state to gather in Des Moines, connect with colleagues, and attend some great educational sessions. The Agricultural Law…
Rank this Week: 1472

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, probate, trusts and wills in Utah. By Jason C. Hunter.

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Jun 23

    Which Type of IRA Should I Choose?

    Which Type of IRA Should I Choose?
    “Find out what you need to know, to make this key IRA decision.”
  • Jun 22

    The Three P’s of Estate Planning

    The Three P’s of Estate Planning
    With the change of seasons after Memorial Day, it’s the unofficial day that kicks off the beginning of summer. We all like to spend time outdoors, but a recent article from the Middletown, NY Times Herald-Record, “After Memorial Day,…
  • Jun 21

    Don’t Let Your Tax Shelter Become a Tax Nightmare

    Don’t Let Your Tax Shelter Become a Tax Nightmare
    “You've saved like crazy in your tax-deferred accounts, but all that money isn't really yours. Some of it belongs to Uncle Sam, and in the future he may be hungry for more. Here are two strategies to curb your future tax bill.”
Rank this Week: 4786

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/
  • Jun 23

    How to Determine Residency for California State Income Tax Purpose

    How to Determine Residency for California State Income Tax Purpose
    The California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) can come after snowbirds and other people who spend time in California, but maintain a tax residence in other states. For California income tax purposes, nonresidents are only taxed on income earned…
  • Jun 22

    Will the IRS Ever Return Seized Property?

    Will the IRS Ever Return Seized Property?
    The IRS is generally required to send you a notice before levying or seizing your property. You may be able to prevent a levy by timely requesting a Collection Due Process (CDP) hearing, and negotiating a payment plan or otherwise contesting…
  • Jun 21

    The Requirements for Equitable Relief as an Innocent Spouse

    The Requirements for Equitable Relief as an Innocent Spouse
    Equitable relief is one of three forms of innocent spouse relief available to married, or formerly married, taxpayers. Taxpayers who filed joint returns are generally jointly and severally liable for the full amount of any tax due, but…
Rank this Week: 122

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/
  • Jun 23

    Learning from The Tax Experiences of Other

    Learning from The Tax Experiences of Other
    On more than a few occasions I have discussed the failure of supply-side, trickle-down economic theory as it played out in Kansas. In posts such as A Tax Policy Turn-Around?, A New Play in the Make-the-Rich-Richer Game Plan, When a Tax Theory…
  • Jun 21

    Is the Soda Tax an Ice Tax?

    Is the Soda Tax an Ice Tax?
    Readers of this blog know that I am not a supporter of the soda tax, for all sorts of reasons, particularly because it doesn’t tax most items containing sugar and it taxes some items that are not unhealthy in terms of sugar. I’ve…
  • Jun 19

    How Much of a Victory for Philadelphia is Its Soda Tax Win in Commonwealth Court?

    How Much of a Victory for Philadelphia is Its Soda Tax Win in Commonwealth Court?
    For almost ten years I have been commenting on the Philadelphia soda tax, from when it was a proposal, through its enactment, and during its rocky track record, as it has failed to raise the predicted revenue and has met legal challenges from…
Rank this Week: 487

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/
  • Jun 23

    Federal Funding with State Flexibility: A Timely Look at Federalism and Health Care Reform

    Federal Funding with State Flexibility: A Timely Look at Federalism and Health Care Reform
    Nicholas Bagley, Federalism and the End of Obamacare, 127 Yale L.J. F. 1 (2017). Amy Monahan In our era of increasingly divisive politics and fiery rhetoric, particularly around Obamacare and efforts to repeal it, Nicholas…
  • Jun 22

    The Libertarian First Amendment, the Shifting Apostrophe, and the One-Way Ratchet

    The Libertarian First Amendment, the Shifting Apostrophe, and the One-Way Ratchet
    Morgan N. Weiland, Expanding the Periphery and Threatening the Core: The Ascendant Libertarian Speech Tradition, 69 Stan. L. Rev. 1389 (2017). Enrique Armijo In Expanding the Periphery and Threatening the Core, Morgan Weiland tells a story of…
  • Jun 21

    Putting the Bathroom Debate to Rest

    Putting the Bathroom Debate to Rest
    Ruth Colker, Public Restrooms: Flipping the Default Rules, 78 Ohio St. L. J. (forthcoming, 2017), available at SSRN. Ruthann Robson The site of toilets as a social justice struggle is at least as old as plumbing. Biological…
Rank this Week: 4829

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 4715

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 21

    "Tax Scholarship, Illustrative Examples" panel at LSA

    "Tax Scholarship, Illustrative Examples" panel at LSA
    Today at the Law and Society Association's Annual Meeting, in Mexico City, I participated in a very interesting panel entitled "Tax Scholarship, Illustrative Examples."  Thanks to Neil Buchanan and Jennifer Bird-Pollan for arranging…
  • Jun 19

    Video of the Tax Reform panel at NYU last week

    Video of the Tax Reform panel at NYU last week
    Here is the video of the tax reform panel at NYU last week. I speak from about 6:20 to 19:15.
  • Jun 16

    Slight revision to my DBCFT slide

    Slight revision to my DBCFT slide
    In case it's of interest, I've slightly revised my slides on the DBCFT. They are available here.The only non-trivial change is the newly inserted Slide 11, which questions whether we all should continue focusing, to the degree we have been,…
Rank this Week: 4197

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/
  • Jun 21

    Second Circuit Holds that Contingent Equity-Based Compensation of Former Lehman Employees are Subordinate to Creditor Claim

    Second Circuit Holds that Contingent Equity-Based Compensation of Former Lehman Employees are Subordinate to Creditor Claim
    In In re Lehman Bros. Holdings Inc. 855 F.3d 459 (2d Cir. 2017), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a district court order subordinating the claims of former Lehman Bros. (“Lehman”) employees…
  • May 30

    WannaCry Ransomware Alert

    WannaCry Ransomware Alert
    This is not a drill. Companies and law enforcement agencies around the world have been left scrambling after the world’s most prolific ransomware attack hit over 500,000 computers in 150 countries over a span of only 4 days. The…
  • Mar 17

    SEC Adopts Rule Requiring Hyperlinks to Exhibits and HTML Formatting

    SEC Adopts Rule Requiring Hyperlinks to Exhibits and HTML Formatting
    On March 1, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced the adoption of amendments that will require registrants that file certain registration statements and reports subject to the exhibit requirements of Item…
Rank this Week: 1318

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/
  • Jun 21

    A Business Entity on the Rise: The Public Benefit Corporation

    A Business Entity on the Rise: The Public Benefit Corporation
    Until recently, many entrepreneurs were struggling to use their businesses to create a positive social change, mainly because traditional corporate laws require a corporation’s purpose to focus on maximizing shareholder value. …
  • Jun 14

    Department of Labor Withdraws 2016 Guidance on “Joint Employment”

    Department of Labor Withdraws 2016 Guidance on “Joint Employment”
    By James Pieper On June 7, 2017, new Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta withdrew guidance provided under the prior administration by the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division that had staked out a broader interpretation of when…
  • Jun 13

    Legacy ERISA Regulation Triggers Fiduciary Acknowledgement and Disclosures from Plan Adviser

    Legacy ERISA Regulation Triggers Fiduciary Acknowledgement and Disclosures from Plan Adviser
    By Monte Schatz The Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule became effective June 9, 2017.  A whole new set of client disclosures will be required for advisers who previously were not operating under the fiduciary standard. …
Rank this Week: 2004

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

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

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
  • Jun 20

    Federal Student Loan Interest Rates to Increase in the Fall

    Federal Student Loan Interest Rates to Increase in the Fall
    American families have been benefiting from historic lows on student loan interest rates for the last decade or so. But, that’s all about to change this fall. According to a news report in The Washington Post, interest rates on federal…
  • Jun 20

    A Lower Tax Bill? Something Arizonans Can Look Forward to Next April

    A Lower Tax Bill? Something Arizonans Can Look Forward to Next April
    Arizonans can expect to pay a little bit less in taxes, come April 2018. Or we may even expect to get a little bit more back in that tax refund check. According to a report in Capitol Times, Governor Doug Ducey has signed legislation, which…
  • Jun 18

    Tips to Stay Safe On the Road This Summer

    Tips to Stay Safe On the Road This Summer
    Summer is almost here and AAA has already announced that it expects to rescue 7 million drivers nationwide this summer. That includes 169,000 calls for roadside assistance in Arizona, a 1.2 percent increase compared to 2016. In Arizona alone,…
Rank this Week: 2692

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/
  • Jun 20

    Here Are The IRS 2017 Standard Business, Medical and Moving Mileage Rate

    Here Are The IRS 2017 Standard Business, Medical and Moving Mileage Rate
      The Internal Revenue Service has recently issued the 2017 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1,…
  • May 25

    2017 PENNSYLVANIA TAX AMNESTY PROGRAM

    2017 PENNSYLVANIA TAX AMNESTY PROGRAM
    What Is The Pennsylvania Tax Amnesty Program? The PA Tax Amnesty program creates an incentive for taxpayers to pay there tax liabilities during a narrow time period that ends on June 19, 2017.  While this program is open, the PA ……
  • Feb 28

    IRS Installment Agreements: 2017 User Fee Schedule and Option

    IRS Installment Agreements: 2017 User Fee Schedule and Option
    Starting in 2017, the IRS has revised its user fee schedule for installment agreements. The new fee schedule applies to installment agreements entered into, restructured or reinstated on or after January 2, 2017. The final regulations…
Rank this Week: 3527

California Tax and Estate Planning…

California Tax and Estate Planning Law Blog

By NewPoint Law Group. Covers taxation, estate planning, business law, and real property law.

http://newpointlaw.com/legal-blog/
  • Jun 20

    Wall Street Journal Warns Taxpayers and Investors About Hiding Asset and Income in Offshore Account

    Wall Street Journal Warns Taxpayers and Investors About Hiding Asset and Income in Offshore Account
    For investors, entrepreneurs, and other business-minded individuals the Wall Street Journal is the gold standard for business and financial news. Thus, when the Wall Street Journal warns investors about potential civil or criminal exposure in…
  • May 29

    3 Easy Steps to Approach an Unexpected Letter from the IRS Following Tax Day

    3 Easy Steps to Approach an Unexpected Letter from the IRS Following Tax Day
    For weeks you stressed over getting your income tax and report of foreign accounts in order. You spent time tracking down W-2s, various 1099s, and other statements of income. You also spent time ensuring that the tax positions you or your…
  • May 24

    What Happens if You Missed the Tax Deadline?

    What Happens if You Missed the Tax Deadline?
    Many taxpayers are highly conscientious regarding tax deadlines and ensuring that all obligations are squared away in a timely manner. Other taxpayers may take a more relaxed approach to their taxes but nevertheless successfully manage to get…
Rank this Week: 1705

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Jun 16

    IRS Grants Limited Portability Election Relief

    IRS Grants Limited Portability Election Relief
    In response to a flood of IRS Private Letter Ruling requests to extend the time for making the gift and estate tax exemption portability election for the estate of the first spouse to die, the IRS has issued Revenue Procedure 2017-34 granting…
  • Jun 13

    Independent Contractors and Joint Employment: Has Anything Really Changed?

    Independent Contractors and Joint Employment: Has Anything Really Changed?
    On June 7, 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued the following press release that withdrew previously issued “informal guidance” regarding independent contractors and joint employment: “U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander…
  • Jun 5

    Significant Trust Modification and Geographic Transfer Approved

    Significant Trust Modification and Geographic Transfer Approved
    Kentuckian John G. Stoll was, among other things, a well-regarded philanthropist and the former owner of the Lexington Herald Newspaper. When he died in 1959, he left behind a significant fortune, and dozens of heirs. By 2013, approximately…
Rank this Week: 2588

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 15

    June 15 – World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    June 15 – World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
    June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a day designated to bring visibility to the prevalence of global elder abuse. According to the National Council on Aging, one in ten Americans aged 60 or above have experienced some form of elder…
  • Jun 13

    The Longest Day

    The Longest Day
    The Longest Day: A Global Movement to Help End Alzheimer’s Disease The Longest Day is June 21, 2017. “The Longest Day is all about love. Love for all those affected by Alzheimer's disease. On the summer solstice, team up with the…
  • Jun 8

    No Questions Asked: Oregon’s Equal Pay Act

    No Questions Asked: Oregon’s Equal Pay Act
    On May 22, 2017, the House unanimously re-passed House Bill 2005. The legislation, which is more commonly known as the Equal Pay Act of 2017, was amended by the Senate last week, and is now headed to Governor Brown for her signature. While…
Rank this Week: 4123

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 15

    THE IRS ISSUES MORE ESTATE TAX PORTABILITY RELIEF

    THE IRS ISSUES MORE ESTATE TAX PORTABILITY RELIEF
    In 2011, Congress raised the estate tax exclusion amount to $5 million per person (indexed for inflation) and added portability to the estate tax laws. The portability provision is an election that allows a surviving spouse to carry over any…
  • Jun 12

    MINNESOTA TAX LAW CHANGE AS TO RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

    MINNESOTA TAX LAW CHANGE AS TO RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS
    With the number of retirees moving to states which do not access an income, estate or inheritance tax many states are trying to find ways to recoup the lost revenue. The Minnesota Department of Revenue previously took the position that the…
  • Jun 6

    INCOME TAX EVASION - BELGIUM, COLUMBIA AND PORTUGAL JOIN THE FIGHT

    INCOME TAX EVASION - BELGIUM, COLUMBIA AND PORTUGAL JOIN THE FIGHT
    Maintaining an offshore bank account is not illegal, however, failing to report income and interest earned is tax evasion. Effective January 1, 2017, IRS Revenue Procedure 2017-31 added Belgium, Columbia and Portugal to the list of countries…
Rank this Week: 1346

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
  • Jun 15

    Sale of a Principal Residence with Nonresidential Use

    Sale of a Principal Residence with Nonresidential Use
    You want to sell your primary residence, but you rent part of it and don’t know how that affects your taxes. Or you’ve converted your residence to rental property or vice versa. How will you be taxed on the sale of the property?…
  • May 26

    Canadian Investments and U.S. Tax Compliance

    Canadian Investments and U.S. Tax Compliance
    For Canadians foreign nationals residing in the U.S. and U.S. expatriates living in Canada, taxation of Canadian investments in the U.S. can be complicated. It can even be difficult to find a tax advisor who can properly report these…
  • May 23

    Tax Resolution Scam

    Tax Resolution Scam
    Are you looking for the best tax resolution company? Well look no more because there is no such thing as a good tax resolution company! I felt compelled to write this post due to numerous clients who have come to me after being ripped off by…
Rank this Week: 1815

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Office of Kunal Patel, LLC.

https://www.kpateloffice.com/blog/
  • Jun 15

    Sale of a Principal Residence with Nonresidential Use

    Sale of a Principal Residence with Nonresidential Use
    You want to sell your primary residence, but you rent part of it and don’t know how that affects your taxes. Or you’ve converted your residence to rental property or vice versa. How will you be taxed on the sale of the property?…
  • May 26

    Canadian Investments and U.S. Tax Compliance

    Canadian Investments and U.S. Tax Compliance
    For Canadians foreign nationals residing in the U.S. and U.S. expatriates living in Canada, taxation of Canadian investments in the U.S. can be complicated. It can even be difficult to find a tax advisor who can properly report these…
  • May 23

    Tax Resolution Scam

    Tax Resolution Scam
    Are you looking for the best tax resolution company? Well look no more because there is no such thing as a good tax resolution company! I felt compelled to write this post due to numerous clients who have come to me after being ripped off by…
Rank this Week: 1816

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

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

http://www.irstaxtrouble.com/category/tax-blog/
  • Jun 13

    Issue for the New Partnership Audit Procedures Raised in TEFRA Case

    Issue for the New Partnership Audit Procedures Raised in TEFRA Case
    The Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (“TEFRA”) procedures were intended to make it easier for the IRS to audit partnership tax returns. TEFRA failed to deliver. The rules are nuanced and hard to apply. The new…
  • Jun 11

    Penalty Abatement for Reliance on Tax Advisor Who Made Obvious Error

    Penalty Abatement for Reliance on Tax Advisor Who Made Obvious Error
    The IRS often willing to abate or remove tax penalties. To do so, taxpayers usually have to show that they acted with reasonable cause and in good faith. Relying on a competent tax professional can be one way taxpayers can ..... The post…
  • May 31

    Wholly Owned Corp and Parent Not the “Same Corporation” for Interest Netting

    Wholly Owned Corp and Parent Not the “Same Corporation” for Interest Netting
    In Ford Motor Co. v. United States, No. 14-458T (Ct. Cl. 2017), the court addressed whether a wholly owned corporation and its parent were the “same corporation” when computing the amount of interest the taxpayer owed to the IRS.…
Rank this Week: 1045

Life/Death/Law Blog

Life/Death/Law Blog

Covers tax planning, estate planning, trusts, wills and charitable giving. By Liza Hanks.

http://www.paloaltoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 11

    Refinancing a house held in a living trust

    Refinancing a house held in a living trust
    You can refinance your house if it is in a living trust, but you need to pay attention and make sure your house stays in the trust before and after the transaction.
  • May 23

    Single? No Estate Plan? Bad Idea

    Single? No Estate Plan? Bad Idea
    A few months ago, the New York Times published an article entitled, “Single? No Children? No Will? Big Mistake.” I’ve been meaning to write about it ever since. The author writes, “Certain people never reach one of…
  • May 3

    An Old Friend and California’s End Of Life Option Act

    An Old Friend and California’s End Of Life Option Act
    The End of Life Option Act allows Californians to request drugs to end their lives if certain condition are met. In March of 2017, Tom Negrino used that law to end his life.
Rank this Week: 3553

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.richtertaxblog.com/
  • Jun 7

    5 Tips for Developing a Viable Business Plan

    5 Tips for Developing a Viable Business Plan
    A business plan is an important tool that every aspiring entrepreneur should develop. A business plan can help you clarify what needs to be done in order for your company to succeed. It can also help you plan for changes in the market and…
  • May 8

    The Taxation of LLC Member Distributions for Broker Dealers | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    The Taxation of LLC Member Distributions for Broker Dealers | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    In today’s blog, I’d like to look at another case, Fleischer v. Commissioner (2016), that deals with the reporting of income.  In this case, Ryan Fleischer, a financial advisor with various securities-trading licenses, had…
  • Apr 9

    FBARs are Due April 18th | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    FBARs are Due April 18th | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    Beginning this year, FBARs are due on tax day, April 15th, most years, and April 18th this year. If you cannot file by the deadline, for this year only, an automatic extension until October 18th will be provided. The FBAR is now filed…
Rank this Week: 3405

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/
  • Jun 1

    Dying without a will causes legal disputes for Prince

    Dying without a will causes legal disputes for Prince
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP Prince performing in concert in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo by Bob Young. It’s been more than a year since music legend Prince died unexpectedly at his home in Minnesota.…
  • May 3

    Advance Medical Directives: Living Will Directives, DNR orders, and the MOST form

    Advance Medical Directives: Living Will Directives, DNR orders, and the MOST form
    Most people who have considered making an estate plan or who have already made such a plan, whether simple or complex in nature, are familiar with a living will directive. By Kentucky statute, a living will directive may designate a health…
  • Apr 5

    Doing good does a business well, too

    Doing good does a business well, too
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP This is that time of year when we all start thinking about taxes – and how to pay less. We’ve often gotten the news from our accountants that perhaps our refunds…
Rank this Week: 1362

Your Texas Estate Plan

Your Texas Estate Plan

Covers tax and estate planning. By Jacob Pelley.

http://www.yourtexasestateplan.com/
  • Jun 1

    US Supreme Court filings: a primer

    US Supreme Court filings: a primer
    Sorry I've been gone a while, but I've been busy.In today's post, I'll walk you through a (very rudimentary) tutorial on the shakedown that is filing things in the US Supreme Court, as I had to teach myself this last month.Question 1: Why?-I…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2844

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Covers estate tax and trust administration issues. By Sanger & Manes.

http://www.palmspringstaxandtrustlawyers.com/
  • May 30

    MARRIED WITH RESIDENTS: Nonresidents with California Spouse

    MARRIED WITH RESIDENTS: Nonresidents with California Spouse
    E-commerce, advanced telecommunications, and the gig economy have combined to give many married couples more flexibility in their working and living arrangements than in the past.  One of these options, rare until recently, is for…
  • May 30

    Married With Residents: Nonresidents with California Spouse

    Married With Residents: Nonresidents with California Spouse
    E-commerce, advanced telecommunications, and the gig economy have combined to give many married couples more flexibility in their working and living arrangements than in the past.  One of these options, rare until recently, is for…
  • May 21

    NONRESIDENTS WORKING TEMPORARILY IN CALIFORNIA

    NONRESIDENTS WORKING TEMPORARILY IN CALIFORNIA
    The digital economy has allowed increasing numbers of nonresidents to work remotely for California firms without becoming California residents, and even without paying California income taxes (see my article Nonresidents Working Remotely for…
Rank this Week: 3209

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy law, debt counseling, tax resolution, and IRS audit help. By John D. Faucher.

http://johndfaucher.com/blog/
  • May 26

    Could I go to Jail?

    Could I go to Jail?
    My client’s shaking, horrified. She lied on her tax return and worries the IRS will find out when they open the audit.  She thinks she’ll end up in handcuffs if she even talks to the IRS.  She won’t.  …
  • May 17

    IRS Delays Benefit my Client

    IRS Delays Benefit my Client
    The IRS is woefully understaffed: in IRS offices across the country staffing is down 7 to 41% and not one office has seen an increase. Complicated correspondence is not answered timely, or sometimes at all. I have a large collection of…
  • May 14

    IRS Tax Debt Ten-Year Clock

    IRS Tax Debt Ten-Year Clock
    Most people don’t know that the IRS stops trying to collect on tax debt after 10 years. This 10-year clock can be valuable to people who owe back taxes from several years ago. The statute of limitation on collecting tax owed is at 26…
Rank this Week: 2575

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
  • May 26

    TaxMama’s TaxQuips Unused LLCs and Corp

    TaxMama’s TaxQuips Unused LLCs and Corp
    Today TaxMama® hears from several people who have questions about tax returns for entities they created – but never used. This recent question from Debbie, on behalf of one her clients, is far too…
  • May 2

    TaxMama’s TaxQuips False Social Security Number

    TaxMama’s TaxQuips False Social Security Number
    Today TaxMama® hears from Lue with a question that is more common than you may realize.” A friend who’s been doing work for my husband regularly for the past two years knowingly gave him a false Social Security Number. We…
  • Apr 17

    TaxMama’s TaxQuips End of Tax Season Payments and Tip

    TaxMama’s TaxQuips End of Tax Season Payments and Tip
    Today TaxMama® wants to talk about Extensions, Payments and End of Tax Season stuff. Dear Friends and Family, Today is April 17th. Don’t panic! Tax season isn’t quite over yet. You have until tomorrow to file your tax…
Rank this Week: 182

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
  • May 26

    Last Post.

    Last Post.
    As I posted yesterday, Roth & Company is joining Eide Bailly. The move of our practice to the new firm […]
  • May 25

    Roth & Company, PC, to Join Eide Bailly

    Roth & Company, PC, to Join Eide Bailly
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Public accounting firm Roth & Company, PC, will be joining Eide Bailly LLP, a regional certified […]
  • May 25

    Tax Roundup, 5/25/17: Tax Reform “first priority” for new Iowa Governor.

    Tax Roundup, 5/25/17: Tax Reform “first priority” for new Iowa Governor.
    Promising. New Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds put tax policy front and center in her inaugural speech yesterday: So let’s talk about […]
Rank this Week: 523

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2950

IRS Problem Solver Blog

IRS Problem Solver Blog

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

http://www.getirshelp.com/irsblog
  • May 22

    Report Claims IRS Delays is Slowing Down the Economy

    Report Claims IRS Delays is Slowing Down the Economy
    The ITS is the taxing body for the federal government and regarded as a stickler for the rules, particularly when it comes to the filing of late returns. While the IRS can penalize people for being late, they are currently under scrutiny for…
  • May 20

    IRS Takes Data Retrieval Tool Offline

    IRS Takes Data Retrieval Tool Offline
    Due to the increased costs of going to college, many students today need to rely on student loans to finance part of their education costs. Unfortunately, the forms that a student needs to fill out to apply for student loans, or to refinance…
  • May 19

    Did Not File For A Tax Extension? What Should You Do?

    Did Not File For A Tax Extension? What Should You Do?
    Today, April 18th is the final day that you can file your taxes for the 2015 year. Unfortunately, many of you are looking down at your W-2, or 1099 wondering where the time went. So what happens if you file later than the filing date? Do you…
Rank this Week: 1141

EU & Italian International Tax…

EU & Italian International Tax Law Blog

Provides updates on EU and Italian international tax matters. By Marco Rossi.

http://www.euitalianinternationaltax.com/
  • May 20

    Italy's New Flat Tax For First-Time Resident

    Italy's New Flat Tax For First-Time Resident
    With the Budget Law for fiscal year 2017, Italy enacted a new flat tax for Italian first-time residents. The flat tax amounts to euro 100,000 regardless of the amount of taxable income. Foreign source income is completely exempt from tax,…
  • May 20

    Italy’s New Flat Tax For First-Time Resident

    Italy’s New Flat Tax For First-Time Resident
    Italy enacted a flat tax for first-time residents, which applies in lieu of the ordinary income tax on foreign source income. The flat tax is charged at the fixed amount of euro 100,000. Italian source income remain taxable with the ordinary…
  • Apr 23

    Italian Supreme Court Rules on Beneficial Ownership and Holding Companie

    Italian Supreme Court Rules on Beneficial Ownership and Holding Companie
    With ist ruling n. 27113/2016 issued on December 28, 2016, the Italian Supreme Court interpreted and applied the beneficial ownership provision of article 10 of the tax treaty between Italy and France, for the purpose of determining whether a…
Rank this Week: 4503

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • May 15

    Michigan Retroactive Tax Legislation – Is it Legal?

    Michigan Retroactive Tax Legislation – Is it Legal?
    The United States Constitution expressly forbids ex post facto laws with respect to both the federal and state governments.[i] An ex post facto law is one that retroactively changes the legal status and consequences of a particular action.…
  • May 11

    Worker Classification Case – A small WIN for Employers (Service Recipients)

    Worker Classification Case – A small WIN for Employers (Service Recipients)
    What is a worker classification issue?  When the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) believes that a taxpayer (i.e. employer or service recipient) is improperly treating workers as independent contractors instead of employees it…
  • May 11

    Worker Classification Case – A small WIN for Employers (Service Recipients)

    Worker Classification Case – A small WIN for Employers (Service Recipients)
    What is a worker classification issue?  When the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) believes that a taxpayer (i.e. employer or service recipient) is improperly treating workers as independent contractors instead of employees it…
Rank this Week: 1995

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Tax, Trust and Estate News

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

http://taxtrustestatenews.com/
  • May 11

    How to Prepare for Next Year’s Tax Season

    How to Prepare for Next Year’s Tax Season
    It may be hard to believe, but Tax Day 2017 has already come and gone. And while you might just be getting over the stress of the past tax season, it's important to be proactive and prepare for 2017. Procrastinating is popular - Bloomberg…
  • May 10

    5 Tax Filing Tips For Next Year’s Tax Season

    5 Tax Filing Tips For Next Year’s Tax Season
    As you're no doubt aware, Tax Day 2017 was April 18, 2017. How was your filing? Did you decide to push the task off to the last minute due to the fact that you're lacking experience? If so, you're not alone. Filing your taxes on your own may…
  • May 9

    LuLaRoe Fashion Line Faces Sales Tax Lawsuit

    LuLaRoe Fashion Line Faces Sales Tax Lawsuit
    We all know that charging too little sales tax can lead to an assessment of unpaid taxes and penalties, but charging too much tax could result in problems, too. Popular fashion company LuLaRoe found out about these effects when they had a…
Rank this Week: 3706

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • May 8

    Where Is The Best Place To Die From An Estate And Inheritance Tax Perspective?

    Where Is The Best Place To Die From An Estate And Inheritance Tax Perspective?
    Several years ago, I wrote a few articles comparing the tax consequences of dying in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Florida.  Now that New Jersey has amended its estate tax laws, I thought I should write another post for 2017.I…
  • Mar 15

    New Jersey has yet to creat an estate tax return form for people dying in 2017

    New Jersey has yet to creat an estate tax return form for people dying in 2017
    As many of you know, New Jersey recently revised its estate tax law.  Effective January 1, 2017, people who die in the year 2017 will have a New Jersey estate tax exemption of $2,000,000.  Since the law was enacted towards the end…
  • Feb 9

    Notification of the Death of a Loved One

    Notification of the Death of a Loved One
    New Jersey recently passed a new law that requires senior citizen housing developments to notify the next of kin in the event that a resident passes away in the development.  See…
Rank this Week: 242

Let's Talk About US Tax

Let's Talk About US Tax

Covers US tax laws for American expatriates living and working overseas, US-dual (or multi-)national families, green card holders, those wishing to expatriate, foreign investors into the US market or other foreign persons having any US connections.

http://blogs.angloinfo.com/us-tax/
  • May 6

    To Be or Not to Be – A Participant in a DOJ Non-Prosecution Program?

    To Be or Not to Be – A Participant in a DOJ Non-Prosecution Program?
    Over three years ago, the US Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and Swiss authorities jointly announced a landmark non-prosecution program for any Swiss bank that was not a current target of US criminal... Read more...
  • Apr 29

    Foreign Partnership – Beware Your US Partner!

    Foreign Partnership – Beware Your US Partner!
    What happens when a non-US citizen individual who is also not a “resident” of the US (i.e., a so-called “nonresident alien”, or NRA), goes into a non-US partnership with a... Read more...
  • Apr 22

    Overseas ITIN Help Now Available from CAAs Abroad

    Overseas ITIN Help Now Available from CAAs Abroad
    The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has expanded the options available to taxpayers residing abroad who need an “Individual Taxpayer Identification Number” (ITIN) to fulfill their US tax filing duties. ... Read more...
Rank this Week: 1849

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/
  • May 2

    EO Update - Gulf Coast TEGE

    EO Update - Gulf Coast TEGE
    The next Gulf Cost TEGE Exempt Organizations Update is coming up June 16, 2017, in Dallas, TX.  Heidi Christianson of Nilan Johnson Lewis and I are co-hosting the local participation of this great event again this year. Heidi has…
  • Mar 21

    Upcoming presentation: Nonprofits and Political Activity

    Upcoming presentation: Nonprofits and Political Activity
    On April 24, 2017, I'll be presenting with Rebecca Lucero, Public Policy Director with MCN, at the Minnesota State Bar Association. We will be discussing Nonprofits and Political Activity in These  Political Times. This presentation…
  • Mar 2

    IRS offering Issue Podcast

    IRS offering Issue Podcast
    The IRS is now offering Issue Podcasts! Check out the latest podcast: When are Commercial-Type Activities a Substantial Nonexempt Purpose for an IRC 501(c)(3) Organization? Learn about determining when commercial-type activities further a…
Rank this Week: 3457

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: 2080

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
  • Apr 30

    Cupid’s dart

    Cupid’s dart
    The post Cupid’s dart appeared first on Ann L Humphrey.
  • Mar 28

    Tax land, not labour by Dominic Frisby

    Tax land, not labour by Dominic Frisby
    The post Tax land, not labour by Dominic Frisby appeared first on Ann L Humphrey.
  • Feb 13

    Desperate measure

    Desperate measure
    The post Desperate measures appeared first on Ann L Humphrey.
Rank this Week: 3034

Tax Trials

Tax Trials

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

http://taxtrials.com/
  • Apr 28

    IRS Extends Disclosure Deadline for Syndicated Conservation Easement Participant

    IRS Extends Disclosure Deadline for Syndicated Conservation Easement Participant
    On April 27, 2017, the IRS issued Notice 2017-29 which extended the deadline for disclosing certain participation in syndicated conservation easements. On December 23, 2016, the IRS announced disclosure requirements for participants in…
  • 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”)…
Rank this Week: 3538

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: 3626

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/
  • Apr 19

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?
    The hashtag has become an ever-present aspect of social media, spreading across platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and more.   Originally developed on Twitter, a hashtag is a word or a phrase following the pound sign used…
  • Apr 12

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement
    If you have a product or own a business, it can be difficult in this day and age to come up with a unique name. This is especially true if your first or last name is part of the company name — it is unlikely there aren’t at least…
  • Apr 4

    Does Facebook Own My Content?

    Does Facebook Own My Content?
    These questions have been floating around for several years now: who really owns the content you post on your Facebook page? Does Facebook own my content, or is it still my personal property?   At the bare bones of this issue, you do own…
Rank this Week: 1949

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Covers international taxation.

http://www.narellemackenziecpa.com/blog/
  • Apr 12

    Narelle MacKenzie Interview at Kusi New

    Narelle MacKenzie Interview at Kusi New
    Narelle MacKenzie was interviewed on Good Morning San Diego by Kusi News’s Carlos Amezcua. Watch the video here. The post Narelle MacKenzie Interview at Kusi News appeared first on NarelleMacKenzieCPA.com.
  • Mar 19

    Americans are missing out on tax deduction

    Americans are missing out on tax deduction
    SAN DIEGO- Tax day is less than one month away. A local CPA says Americans are missing out on deductions. Some apply to people who claim the standard deduction and don’t itemize. If you pay rent, you may be eligible for the California…
  • Mar 2

    Charitable Donations Won’t Ease Tax on Oscar Swag for Most Celebritie

    Charitable Donations Won’t Ease Tax on Oscar Swag for Most Celebritie
    High-net-worth celebrities who think they can avoid paying the tax man by donating the goody bag’s contents to charity might be sorely disappointed when they realize how little they can actually deduct. “They can make a charitable…
Rank this Week: 2519