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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: 1465

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/
  • Oct 29

    Nonprofit Radio: Halloween Edition

    Nonprofit Radio: Halloween Edition
    I’m discussing Scary Scenarios for nonprofits with host Tony Martignetti on Nonprofit Radio this Friday, October 31, at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET. We hope you’ll join us as we talk about employee lawsuits, IRS Audits, excess benefit…
  • Oct 28

    Highlights from the Stronger Together Conference

    Highlights from the Stronger Together Conference
    On Friday, I had the privilege of attending the Stronger Together conference, organized by Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group (NIAC), CompassPoint, and CalNonprofits. The sessions aimed to empower nonprofit leaders, with topics such as the…
  • Oct 24

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – October 24, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – October 24, 2014
    Erin and I were in Burbank yesterday to to talk governance at a foundation’s board retreat. Have a listen to Amy Adams sing Happy Working Song while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the week: Guidestar USA: Introducing…
Rank this Week: 1182

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 4433

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/
  • Oct 29

    What Is the Difference Between an Employee and an Independent Contractor?

    What Is the Difference Between an Employee and an Independent Contractor?
    A Business FAQ with Mark A. Williams. An employee is somebody that you pay wages to, you withhold taxes from them, and you provide them benefits. An independent contractor is one where you pay them a set amount of money…Read more…
  • Oct 28

    What Rights Do Minority Shareholders Have?

    What Rights Do Minority Shareholders Have?
    A Business FAQ with Mark A. Williams. Minority shareholders have the same rights that every shareholder has. Generally, that means they have the right to access books and records of the company, financial information, and they have the right…
  • Oct 28

    Eighth Circuit Determines CRP Payments Are Not Subject to SE Tax for Non-Farmer

    Eighth Circuit Determines CRP Payments Are Not Subject to SE Tax for Non-Farmer
    By Joshua A. Diveley. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has reversed a prior decision of the U.S. Tax Court and found that Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) payments made to non-farmers constitute rentals from real estate…
Rank this Week: 1933

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 2103

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Oct 29

    ICYMI: Tandy C. Patrick Explains Why You Should Hire a Lawyer When Signing a Purchase Contract

    ICYMI: Tandy C. Patrick Explains Why You Should Hire a Lawyer When Signing a Purchase Contract
    In October’s Louisville Business First Legal Forum Column, BGD partner Tandy C. Patrick discussed why hiring a lawyer when signing purchase contracts is a wise idea. Read her advice below and don’t miss our monthly legal…
  • Oct 24

    Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) Stay Lifted by D.C. Circuit

    Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) Stay Lifted by D.C. Circuit
    On Oct. 23, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit granted U.S. EPA’s June request to lift the stay on the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR or Transport Rule). Under the Transport Rule, upwind states, including…
  • Oct 21

    Advice for Employers - Words Matter!

    Advice for Employers - Words Matter!
    In a recent case decided by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, an employer found out the hard way that a managerial employee’s ill-chosen words transformed a “slam-dunk” dismissal of an age discrimination case into an…
Rank this Week: 2394

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 436

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/
  • Oct 29

    How Not to File a Tax Court Petition

    How Not to File a Tax Court Petition
    A recent case, Sanchez v. Comr., T.C. Memo 2014-223, demonstrates how a taxpayer should not file a Tax Court petition. The taxpayer received a notice of deficiency that was mailed on December 2, 2013, making the petition due by March 3, 2014.…
  • Oct 27

    The True Cost of Stopping a Tax Increase

    The True Cost of Stopping a Tax Increase
    From this story, I learned that there is a ballot question in Massachusetts asking voters to decide whether the inflation-adjustment indexing of the state gasoline tax, enacted in 2013 and scheduled to go into effect in 2015, should be…
  • Oct 24

    At The Mercy of the Tax Office

    At The Mercy of the Tax Office
    It could be anyone’s nightmare. For one woman, it is her reality.According to this story, the city of Norcross, Georgia, has sold a woman’s condominium unit because she did not pay a $94.85 city tax bill. She did not receive the…
Rank this Week: 2179

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/
  • Oct 29

    Exhausting Regulatory Arbitrage

    Exhausting Regulatory Arbitrage
    Annelise Riles, Managing Regulatory Arbitrage: A Conflict of Laws Approach, 47 Cornell Int'l. L.J. 63 (2014).Anna GelpernA recent gathering of regulators opened with a round of congratulations: bailouts were history, bail-ins were…
  • Oct 28

    Appealing to Injustice

    Appealing to Injustice
    William M. Richman & William L. Reynolds, Injustice on Appeal: The United States Courts of Appeals in Crisis (2013).Steve VladeckProfessors William M. Richman and William L. Reynolds have been writing about the “crisis” facing…
  • Oct 27

    Title VII and Tort Law: A New Perspective

    Title VII and Tort Law: A New Perspective
    Martha Chamallas, Two Very Different Stories: Vicarious Liability Under Tort and Title VII Law, Ohio St. L.J. (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Joseph SeinerIn her paper, which is a working draft and part of the Ohio State Law Journal…
Rank this Week: 4545

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/
  • Oct 29

    NC Estate Planning for Single

    NC Estate Planning for Single
    As the number of cohabiting unmarried couples rises, more families have multiple generations residing in a single household, and the law develops regarding the rights of married same-sex couples in North Carolina, a large demographic of our…
  • Oct 28

    Trends in 529 College Savings Plan

    Trends in 529 College Savings Plan
    As student loan debts are at historic highs, new families are responding by investing in the next generation’s college savings. Record high funding of 529 College Savings Plans was recently reported by financial asset management company…
  • Oct 27

    Pending Court Case May Affect ‘Double Income Tax’

    Pending Court Case May Affect ‘Double Income Tax’
    A couple’s case addressing the taxation of out-of-state income by their resident state is currently pending in the United States Supreme Court. Comptroller of the Treasury of Maryland v. Wynne questions the circumstances under which…
Rank this Week: 1574

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Oct 28

    The 2015 State Business Tax Climate Index: Not Much Has Changed

    The 2015 State Business Tax Climate Index: Not Much Has Changed
    I guess I could have called this, “Bring me the usual suspects,” but I’ve been using that phrase over and over. Yet not much has changed, so the usual suspects have good tax climates and the usual suspects have bad tax…
  • Oct 28

    AICPA Lawsuit Against IRS Dismissed Over Standing

    AICPA Lawsuit Against IRS Dismissed Over Standing
    Earlier this year the IRS announced its new “Annual Filing Season Program,” a voluntary program for tax preparers to register with the IRS. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) filed a lawsuit asking for…
  • Oct 26

    SARs Leading to Forfeiture: The IRS Overstep

    SARs Leading to Forfeiture: The IRS Overstep
    There have been plenty of stories on civil forfeiture recently. Two poker players had their cash seized in Iowa while driving home from a poker tournament in Illinois. They had their funds returned, but have now filed a lawsuit against the…
Rank this Week: 2120

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Oct 28

    IRS Doctors & Nurse

    IRS Doctors & Nurse
    Have you seen the comments from former IRS territory manager, Michael Gregory, in a recent “Ask Me Anything” session on Reddit?  Many readers have felt dissatisfied with his answers because he seemed to be overly concerned…
  • Oct 23

    Direct Deposit Refund Rule: New for 2015

    Direct Deposit Refund Rule: New for 2015
    Nowadays almost everybody files their Federal Tax Returns electronically.  The IRS has encouraged e-filing for many years now.  It’s a win-win because the IRS can process electronic returns very rapidly and the filer is happy…
  • Oct 17

    I’m Becoming a TAS Fanboy

    I’m Becoming a TAS Fanboy
    I know I’ve said some harsh (maybe even disparaging) comments about the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) in the past.  My comments have usually been related to the “quasi independent” nature of this service and how they…
Rank this Week: 3175

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2711

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 24

    Update on Proposed 501(c)(4) Regulation

    Update on Proposed 501(c)(4) Regulation
    In November of 2013, the IRS and the Department of the Treasury issued proposed guidance regarding qualification for tax-exempt status as a social welfare organization under §501(c)(4).  The guidance prompted uproar from almost…
Rank this Week: 3467

Urbach & Avraham CPAs Law Blog

Urbach & Avraham CPAs Law Blog

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

http://uandacpas.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 357

Texas Tax Talk

Texas Tax Talk

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texastaxtalk.com/
  • Oct 28

    What You Need To Prove – Deducting Travel Expense

    What You Need To Prove – Deducting Travel Expense
    All too often, people don’t keep adequate records to demonstrate they are entitled to deduct travel expenses. The general rule from the Supreme Court is that deductions are a matter of legislative grace, and taxpayers must maintain…
  • Sep 29

    “The Situtation” for Sorrentinos Getting Worse With Social Media

    “The Situtation” for Sorrentinos Getting Worse With Social Media
    As many have heard recently, Michael Sorrentino (of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” fame) and his brother Marc were indicted for tax crimes in New Jersey and made their initial appearance in court last week. At this point, no one…
  • Aug 29

    Does Filing for Bankruptcy Really Give You Tax Relief?

    Does Filing for Bankruptcy Really Give You Tax Relief?
    When times get desperate and tax liabilities pile up – filing for bankruptcy is an option many people consider.  Taxes are “dischargable” in bankruptcy, but there are important rules you need to know. TIMING Taxes are…
Rank this Week: 1581

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

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

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
  • Oct 28

    What To Expect With Foreclosure

    What To Expect With Foreclosure
    Foreclosure means that the court will take property from a homeowner who is unable to pay his mortgage. Missing one mortgage payment will not lead to foreclosure, but missing multiple payments or not notifying your mortgage bank of your…
  • Oct 21

    Ways to Prevent Defaulting on Your Student Loan

    Ways to Prevent Defaulting on Your Student Loan
    Any debt can be overwhelming, but student loan debt can be particularly frustrating. Trying to budget for tuition costs and living expenses, especially if you’re still looking for a job, can be a nightmare. If you remember that…
  • Oct 16

    What Does Defaulting on Student Loan Debt Really Do to Your Credit

    What Does Defaulting on Student Loan Debt Really Do to Your Credit
    The ramifications of defaulting, or no longer making payments on your student loan debt, are well documented and sound overwhelming, to say the least. This includes garnishment of wages and affecting your credit score. But, what does becoming…
Rank this Week: 2774

Tax Machine Blog

Tax Machine Blog

Discusses tax topics. By Thomas S. Groth.

http://taxmachine.us
  • Oct 27

    The Real IRS Scandal: Taxpayers Guilty until Proven Innocent

    The Real IRS Scandal: Taxpayers Guilty until Proven Innocent
    “How can this happen?” Ms. Hinders said in a recent interview. “Who takes your money before they prove that you’ve done anything wrong with it?” The federal government does. Law Lets I.R.S. Seize Accounts on…
  • Oct 24

    Truth the Vote loses to IRS in Court

    Truth the Vote loses to IRS in Court
    Read the full Forbes story here. Truth The Vote was suing the IRS for its actions during the BOLO/Targeting scandal. The Court dismissed the action as moot, meaning that no case or controversy existed. The court did not reach the merits of…
  • Oct 23

    IRS Watchdog to Taxpayers: No More Hiding

    IRS Watchdog to Taxpayers: No More Hiding
    At first I thought it was old news. TIGTA came out and exposed a dirty IRS secret: $6.7B in IRS debt was marked “currently not collectible” when it – perhaps – should not have been. Once again, TIGTA is after the IRS…
Rank this Week: 2426

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 2296

Nolo's Tax Law Tips

Nolo's Tax Law Tips

Covers tax law.

http://blog.nolo.com/taxes/
  • Oct 27

    Quid Pro Quo Donations Scrutinized by IRS

    Quid Pro Quo Donations Scrutinized by IRS
    The Tax Court recently issued a tough lesson to taxpayers in its Seventeen Seventy Sherman Street, LLC  (TC Memo 2014-124) decision, in ruling that a taxpayer received two items of property in return for its contribution of an easement,…
  • Oct 15

    Capital Gains Rate

    Capital Gains Rate
    As the 2014 tax planning season comes upon us (just as the last extension date for filing 2013 returns comes and goes), folks should not lose sight of the advantageous way in which long-term capital gains are taxed. 20% rate if the gains…
  • Oct 7

    Strict Substantiation Rules Govern Property Donations to Charity

    Strict Substantiation Rules Govern Property Donations to Charity
    Check the recent Tax Court decision in the Smith case (TC Memo 2014-203) before you get too cavalier with your tax documentation. This chap donated about $27,000 (according to him) worth of household goods, clothing and electronic equipment…
Rank this Week: 3084

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: 730

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

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

    Avi-Yonah reviews Kleinbard

    Avi-Yonah reviews Kleinbard
    Speaking of Chicago-style legal writing, at least in the sense of frequency as opposed to scope of enterprise, Reuven Avi-Yonah has posted a very short book review of Ed Kleinbard's We Are Better Than This.The style, as in Avi-Yonah's…
  • Oct 27

    "Are you a Chicago-style (Quantity) or a Harvard-style (Quality) scholar?" - I try to be both at the same time

    "Are you a Chicago-style (Quantity) or a Harvard-style (Quality) scholar?" - I try to be both at the same time
    The other day, the TaxProf Blog linked to an Orin Kerr blogpost rightly noting two distinct styles in legal academia: the Chicago style, which involves writing a lot, and the Harvard style, which involves trying to make fewer but more…
  • Oct 24

    They're not happy

    They're not happy
    One argument we sometimes hear concerning U.S. international taxation is that, whereas the current U.S. system is "out of step" with world norms, other major OECD nations have figured out what to do.  Just enact a territorial system,…
Rank this Week: 3939

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/
  • Oct 27

    Going Global: Operating Charitable Programs Abroad

    Going Global: Operating Charitable Programs Abroad
    Philanthropy in the US has always carried a distinctly global mindset.  US-based nonprofits have a lengthy and impressive history of not only sending money, goods, and volunteers to help those in need, but also operating overseas to…
  • Oct 20

    Around the Sector: The Five Hundred-Thousand Dollar Question with Sherry Quam Taylor

    Around the Sector: The Five Hundred-Thousand Dollar Question with Sherry Quam Taylor
    The W&O Blog occasionally goes outside the firm to seek helpful insight from other experts and innovators in the nonprofit sector.  This guest post is by Sherry Quam Taylor of QuamTaylor LLC.  Sherry provides organizational and…
  • Oct 16

    Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Cert. Denial: Tacit Refusal with Massive Implication

    Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Cert. Denial: Tacit Refusal with Massive Implication
    The Supreme Court of the United States recently refused to hear federal appeals from five states concerning the legality of same-sex marriage.  As explained in the Chicago Tribune, “When the Supreme Court declines to hear a case…
Rank this Week: 1971

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/
  • Oct 26

    AbbVie – Shire Deal Collapses, Calls For Corporate Tax Reform

    AbbVie – Shire Deal Collapses, Calls For Corporate Tax Reform
    Despite insisting a few months ago that his company's upcoming merger with UK-based Shire was not for the tax impact, the CEO of U.S. pharmaceutical maker AbbVie blamed U.S. Treasury Department rules for its decision to shutter the deal.…
  • Oct 22

    Clash Over Corporate Tax in NC Utilities Commission

    Clash Over Corporate Tax in NC Utilities Commission
    A decision by the North Carolina Utilities Commission has triggered internal protest that highlights a rift between Democrats and Republicans. According to NewsObserver.com, the commission has ruled that the state's utilities can…
  • Oct 21

    Warren Buffet Still Wants Higher Taxe

    Warren Buffet Still Wants Higher Taxe
    The 'Oracle of Omaha,' billionaire investor Warren Buffet, is still touting the importance of higher taxes. Buffet said Oct. 6 that the recent White House action to limit tax inversions - in which companies shift their headquarters…
Rank this Week: 2848

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Offices of Sanford I. Millar.

http://www.taxattorneycalifornia.net/tax-blog/
  • 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…
  • Oct 12

    Put Another Notch in the DOJ Gun

    Put Another Notch in the DOJ Gun
    In the history of the old west when gun fighters survived a gun fight they might put a “notch” in their pistol as a badge of honor. Well the U.S. Department of Justice can put another notch in its weapon of choice, threat of…
  • Oct 5

    IRS Use of Customs Hold for International Taxpayer

    IRS Use of Customs Hold for International Taxpayer
    In a recent Memorandum from the Treasury Inspector General Tax Administration (“TIGTA”) to the IRS TIGTA discussed one of the methods the IRS uses in its efforts to collect delinquent taxes and penalties, namely the Customs Hold.…
Rank this Week: 2964

IRS-Hitman

IRS-Hitman

Covers IRS tax problems. By Richard Close.

http://irs-hitman.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    Penalties and Interest on Back Taxe

    Penalties and Interest on Back Taxe
    What you owe to the IRS isn’t just for your original tax debt; the IRS charges a penalty on the total back tax amount every month. Usually, penalties are charged at 0.5 percent. As a result of the additional monthly fee, what is owed…
  • Oct 17

    Obamacare: What Employers Need to Know

    Obamacare: What Employers Need to Know
    As an employer, you have certain responsibilities under Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act. If you have 50 or more employees who work for you full-time, then you are considered an ALE( applicable large employer). An ALE employer is subject…
  • Oct 10

    Do You e-file Your Business Taxes?

    Do You e-file Your Business Taxes?
    If you are an employer, then you can easily file tax returns by using e-file. Large and mid-sized corporations are required to file using e-file. Businesses big or small, and self-employed can opt for e-filing over paper filing if they wish…
Rank this Week: 1250

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Oct 24

    Guindon: SCC Hearing Scheduled for December 5, 2014

    Guindon: SCC Hearing Scheduled for December 5, 2014
    The highly-anticipated appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada in Guindon v The Queen has been scheduled for hearing on December 5, 2014, and the parties have now filed their factums in the appeal. For our prior posts on this decision,…
  • Oct 22

    Foreign Charities and the Changing Landscape of CRA Charity Audit

    Foreign Charities and the Changing Landscape of CRA Charity Audit
    There has been a flurry of recent scrutiny and activity in the areas of foreign and domestic charities – few foreign charities remain on the list of qualified donees since the changes to the definition of “qualified donee”…
  • Oct 21

    Federal NFP Corporations Act: What’s Next?

    Federal NFP Corporations Act: What’s Next?
    Companies incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act (Part II) were required to be continued under the new Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act on or before October 17, 2014. Industry Canada has published a Q&A on the next steps for…
Rank this Week: 3300

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Amazon Fulfillment - Customer Convenience or Sales Tax Disaster

    Amazon Fulfillment - Customer Convenience or Sales Tax Disaster
    Now more than ever Amazon has been a one stop shop for many consumers. Not only can you buy just about anything you can think of on the Amazon website, but you can also receive lightning fast delivery of whatever you buy. Over the past few…
  • Oct 9

    Florida Motor Fuel Tax Audits on the Rise

    Florida Motor Fuel Tax Audits on the Rise
    Over the past few years the Florida Department of Revenue ("FDOR") has launched several new campaigns. About 2 years ago, the DOR gained the ability to access the data tracking all tobacco and alcohol items sold to retailers. Armed with…
  • Oct 1

    KENTUCKY DOR'S SECRETS REVEALED

    KENTUCKY DOR'S SECRETS REVEALED
    Many states, like my home state of Florida, have broad freedom of information laws. Known in Florida as the Sunshine Laws, the state's citizens can request a wide range of information from the government. Under the laws, so long as the…
Rank this Week: 1810

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/
  • Oct 23

    Happy National Estate Planning Awareness Week!

    Happy National Estate Planning Awareness Week!
    National Estate Planning Week is a good time to remind people about the importance of planning.
  • Oct 5

    State Inheritance and Estate Taxe

    State Inheritance and Estate Taxe
    Nineteen states and D.C. levy and estate or inheritance tax. These taxes can affect California residents.
  • Sep 23

    Taking Parents Off the Hook

    Taking Parents Off the Hook
    The New York Times published an interesting story this weekend on the expectations that parents and children have with respect to inheritances. The article summarized a study published in The Gerontologist last year, in which older adults and…
Rank this Week: 3536

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/
  • Oct 23

    Federal Tax Lien Did Not Survive Death of Joint Tenant

    Federal Tax Lien Did Not Survive Death of Joint Tenant
    Two individuals (Cunning and Wren) acquired real property in the U.S. Virgin Islands as joint tenants with rights of survivorship (JTWROS) in 2005. In 2010 the IRS filed a federal tax lien against Cunning in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Cunning…
  • Oct 18

    Applicable Federal Rates–November 2014

    Applicable Federal Rates–November 2014
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  • Oct 15

    IRS Modifies Offshore Filing Procedure

    IRS Modifies Offshore Filing Procedure
    The IRS has issued FAQs relating to the new streamlined procedures for offshore compliance, and for Delinquent International Information Return Submission Procedures. The FAQs for the streamlined program provide more detailed guidance on how…
Rank this Week: 2102

Money Law Blog

Money Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy and tax law issues in DC, Maryland and Virginia. By the Law Office of Edward Gonzalez, PC.

http://www.money-lawblog.com/
  • Oct 23

    How to Pay for Your Bankruptcy Case

    How to Pay for Your Bankruptcy Case
    One of the most frequent questions I get is: "How am I going to pay the attorney's fees and costs for a bankruptcy?" Yes, we know you're seemingly strapped, but you actually have more resources than you realize. Here are some: 1) Stop…
  • Jul 25

    When Qualifying for a Loan: It's Not Your Credit Score that Matters -- It's How Much Debt You're Carrying

    When Qualifying for a Loan: It's Not Your Credit Score that Matters -- It's How Much Debt You're Carrying
    Probably the most frequent question I get from prospective clients is: "Will bankruptcy hurt my credit score?" It's a fair question, but I usually find it a little amusing. It's a bit like the man who's drowning worrying about how he's…
  • Jun 17

    It's Still Not Easy, But IRS May Be Moving Toward Granting More Back Tax Relief

    It's Still Not Easy, But IRS May Be Moving Toward Granting More Back Tax Relief
    There may be some good news for taxpayers with problems since IRS loosened up the rules for relief in 2012, according to recently-released reports by the agency. The IRS changes for granting relief recognize the downturn in the…
Rank this Week: 4472

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • 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…
  • Oct 21

    The result of taxpayers' financial bailout of GMAC

    The result of taxpayers' financial bailout of GMAC
    GMAC, as most of you likely know, was General Motors' financial group. GMAC had originated as a means for the auto company to support the market for autos through its wholly owned lending group. But as with most corporate enterprises,...
Rank this Week: 3946

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/
  • Oct 21

    High Court Hears A Pair of RPTL § 420-a Cases on October 21, 2014

    High Court Hears A Pair of RPTL § 420-a Cases on October 21, 2014
    Kevin MacLeodWe’re starting off our new blog season after a bit of a break with a recap of two key exemption cases that will be making waves again soon. Specifically, on October 21, 2014 the New York Court of Appeals heard…
  • Aug 10

    Fourth Amendment precludes Inspection of Private Property even in Assessment Review Litigation

    Fourth Amendment precludes Inspection of Private Property even in Assessment Review Litigation
    Kathleen M. BennettRecently there has been increasing debate regarding if and when assessing jurisdictions, or its agents, can invade the privacy of New York residents. Even New York’s governor has been impacted by…
  • Jun 15

    High Court Will Hear Religious Exemption Case

    High Court Will Hear Religious Exemption Case
    Kevin MacLeodAs reported in an earlier post, entitled New York Pagan Phryganium Wins Real Property Tax Assessment Appeal,  the Third Department recently held that the Town of Catskill improperly denied a pagan religious group a real…
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Global Tax Enforcement

Global Tax Enforcement

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

http://www.globaltaxenforcement.com/
  • 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,…
  • Oct 9

    Switzerland Announces Intention to Change from Model 2 IGA to Model 1

    Switzerland Announces Intention to Change from Model 2 IGA to Model 1
    On October 8, 2014, Swiss officials announced that they intend to negotiate a reciprocal Model 1 FATCA IGA to replace the Model 2 IGA that they signed in 2013.  The motivation for the change is unknown, but the automatic exchange of…
  • Oct 7

    Forensic Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner Pleads Guilty to Concealing UBS Account

    Forensic Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner Pleads Guilty to Concealing UBS Account
    On October 3, 2014, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office press release and court records, Howard Bloomberg, a forensic accountant and certified fraud examiner, pleaded guilty to one count of failure to file an FBAR reporting his…
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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
  • Oct 20

    CRS Report on the Production Tax Credit

    CRS Report on the Production Tax Credit
    On October 2, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) published an overview of the production tax credit (PTC). The report is available here. It contains a helpful summary of the history of the PTC and an insightful discussion of the PTC and…
  • Oct 13

    Discovery Order Issued in “SolarCity” Cash Grant Litigation — Treasury to Provide Benchmarking Material

    Discovery Order Issued in “SolarCity” Cash Grant Litigation — Treasury to Provide Benchmarking Material
    On October 6, 2014, Judge Eric G. Bruggink of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims issued an order on the disputed production of documents and interrogatory responses requested from the U.S. Department of the Treasury by plaintiffs, investors in…
  • Oct 6

    Joint Committee’s Report on Energy Tax Incentives Misses the Mark on Green Job

    Joint Committee’s Report on Energy Tax Incentives Misses the Mark on Green Job
    The Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) on September 16 published a report analyzing federal energy tax incentives. The report is available here. The report is generally insightful; however, it has a misguided job-creation…
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Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Oct 7

    Oregon’s Investor Defender Seeks Transparency

    Oregon’s Investor Defender Seeks Transparency
    Robert S. Banks Jr. is a Portland securities litigator making news in The New York Times for his efforts to shine a light on how the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) manages expungement requests. The article…
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Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • 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…
  • Oct 2

    Health Profession Corporations – British Columbia

    Health Profession Corporations – British Columbia
    The benefits of health professionals within British Columbia (such as Dentists, Physicians, Naturopaths, Pharmacists, Physical Therapists and Optometrists etc) consider the benefits of becoming self employed and practicing through their own…
  • Sep 12

    Charity Law Bulletin – Canada

    Charity Law Bulletin – Canada
    This bulletin highlights some of the topical issues that concern a registered charity. The post Charity Law Bulletin – Canada appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
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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/
  • Oct 16

    New FAQs For Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) Released by IRS

    New FAQs For Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) Released by IRS
    Our tax lawyers have reviewed the IRS' newly issued FAQs for its Delinquent International Information Return Submission Procedures, the Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures for U.S. Taxpayers Residing in the United States (SDOP), and the…
  • Sep 16

    Florida Doctor Sentenced in Criminal Tax Case for Concealing Assets and Filing False Individual Income Tax Return

    Florida Doctor Sentenced in Criminal Tax Case for Concealing Assets and Filing False Individual Income Tax Return
    Individuals using offshore bank accounts to conceal assets and facilitate tax fraud continue to be prosecuted by the Department of Justice. Under the Bank Secrecy Act, citizens and lawful permanent residents (i.e. "Green Card" holders) that…
  • Sep 3

    Business Owners Get Jail Time for Tax Evasion

    Business Owners Get Jail Time for Tax Evasion
    Sometimes understating income is just carelessness. Sometimes its tax fraud or tax evasion. People don't always realize that tax fraud or tax evasion can lead to time in jail. Convincing judges to sentence defendants to prison for criminal…
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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
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New Jersey CPA Tax Lawyer Blog

New Jersey CPA Tax Lawyer Blog

Comments on New York and New Jersey tax law. By Samuel C Berger P.C.

http://www.newjerseycpataxlawyerblog.com/
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Accel Tax Blog

Accel Tax Blog

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

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

Tax Trials

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

http://taxtrials.com/
  • Oct 13

    Tax Court Preserves Taxpayer Protections against Arbitrary and Capricious Appeals Ruling

    Tax Court Preserves Taxpayer Protections against Arbitrary and Capricious Appeals Ruling
    In Buczek v. Commissioner, 143 T.C. 16 (2014), the Tax Court granted the IRS’s motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction under IRC § 6330(g) where the taxpayers offered only frivolous arguments as the basis for a…
  • Oct 8

    Artist Successfully Defends Business Despite Losses in 18 of 20 Year

    Artist Successfully Defends Business Despite Losses in 18 of 20 Year
    In Crile v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2014-202 (2014), the Tax Court held that the taxpayer engaged in the “trade or business” of being an artist under IRC § 183 (also known as the “Hobby Loss Rule“). The…
  • Sep 23

    Tax Court Allows Predictive Coding for Electronic Discovery

    Tax Court Allows Predictive Coding for Electronic Discovery
    In Dynamo Holdings v. Commissioner, 143 T.C. No. 9, the Tax Court upheld the taxpayers’ motion to use predictive coding to respond to the IRS’s discovery request. The decision is an important development for…
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Transfer Pricing Watch

Transfer Pricing Watch

Features transfer pricing news and details of transfer pricing events and training. By BNA International.

http://www.transferpricingwatch.com
  • Oct 13

    Bombay High Court Rules for Vodafone, Says Issuance of Shares Was Not Income

    Bombay High Court Rules for Vodafone, Says Issuance of Shares Was Not Income
    Oct. 10 — The Bombay High Court has ruled in favor of British telecommunications company Vodafone in a transfer pricing dispute involving tax years 2009-10 and 2010-11, finding the issuance of shares in a capital financial transaction…
  • Oct 6

    BEPS Project to Issue Discussion Draft On VAT Business-to-Consumer Transaction

    BEPS Project to Issue Discussion Draft On VAT Business-to-Consumer Transaction
    Oct. 1 — The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Oct. 1 announced that the work under its joint project with the Group of 20 countries to combat base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) will include a discussion draft…
  • Aug 27

    Chilean Senate Approves Tax Overhaul, Including Hefty Withholding Tax For Some

    Chilean Senate Approves Tax Overhaul, Including Hefty Withholding Tax For Some
    A dramatic overhaul of the Chilean tax system—including significant implications for foreign owners of companies in Chile—is one step closer to being finalized, after the Chilean Senate approved the legislation Aug. 19.The post…
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California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Jul 28

    Mortgage Shotgunning and the Priority of Trust Deed

    Mortgage Shotgunning and the Priority of Trust Deed
    The article below appeared in the California Real Property Journal, the Official Publication of the Real Property Section fo the State Bar of California. A PDF of the article is available here. Volume 32, Number 2, 2014 Mortgage Shotgunning…
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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
  • 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…
  • Sep 16

    U.S. Federal Trademark Filing

    U.S. Federal Trademark Filing
    In 2013, more than 300,000 trademarks and service marks were filed across 45 different classes of goods and services with the United States Patent & Trademark ("USPTO"); however, less than 200,000 trademarks were registered by the USPTO…
  • Aug 29

    ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge Trademark Filing

    ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge Trademark Filing
    The ALS Association has filed an application to register a federal trademark for "Ice Bucket Challenge", the viral sensation that has swept the nation this summer. Although most Americans likely associate "Ice Bucket Challenge" with the ALS…
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