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Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 18

    Will the New Jersey Estate Tax Repeal Become Permanent?

    Will the New Jersey Estate Tax Repeal Become Permanent?
    As most of my estate planning clients are aware, I have been very cautious regarding whether or not New Jersey will keep a $2,000,000 estate tax exemption beyond 2017 or allow for a full repeal. However, it is worth noting that the…
  • Aug 9

    NJ Has Finally Released 2017 Estate Tax Return and Calculator

    NJ Has Finally Released 2017 Estate Tax Return and Calculator
    As I know many of you have been waiting anxiously, I wanted to make sure that you are aware that the New Jersey Division of Taxation has finally released the 2017 Estate Tax Return form.  They have also released an estate tax…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 370

Tax Controversy Sentinel

Tax Controversy Sentinel

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://taxcontroversy.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1701

Tax Policy Blog

Tax Policy Blog

Covers federal, state and international tax issues, including AMT, capital gains and dividends taxes, corporate income taxes, income taxes, property taxes, and sales and use taxes. By the Tax Foundation.

http://taxfoundation.org/blog/
  • Aug 18

    Congress Considers Taxing Opioid

    Congress Considers Taxing Opioid
    In an effort to combat the ongoing opioid epidemic, Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) submitted a bill last week that would apply a federal excise tax of 1 cent per milligram of active opioid, mirroring a similar bill submitted in…
  • Aug 17

    What is the Real Value of $100 in Metropolitan Areas?

    What is the Real Value of $100 in Metropolitan Areas?
    Two weeks ago, we published a map showing how far $100 in purchasing power would go in different states. This week’s map further explores purchasing power differences at the metropolitan level. Using data from the Bureau of Economic…
  • Aug 17

    An Inside Look at Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

    An Inside Look at Trump’s Infrastructure Plan
    President Trump signed an infrastructure permitting executive order on Tuesday, the intended highlight of that day’s news conference. The executive order is part of the White House’s “Infrastructure Week,” and has the…
Rank this Week: 59

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Aug 18

    Learn About the Medicaid Estate Recovery Program

    Learn About the Medicaid Estate Recovery Program
    “Many clients planning for long-term care are anxious about the consequences of using the Medicaid long-term care program to finance their long-term care, and rightfully so.”
  • Aug 17

    New York Considers Legislation to Help the Elderly

    New York Considers Legislation to Help the Elderly
    “Elder abuse is an under-reported crime that preys on the people who worked hard to build our communities.” Several pieces of legislation in New York are being considered that are aimed at helping health care workers and bank employees…
  • Aug 16

    What about the Taxes on Inherited Property?

    What about the Taxes on Inherited Property?
    “When you leave a home to loved ones, they get a step-up in basis which means tax savings.”
Rank this Week: 2902

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

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

    Correcting Krugman's latest column

    Correcting Krugman's latest column
    In re. today’s Krugman column comparing Trump to Caligula:“Never mind tax reform [enacting regressive tax cuts]. Congress has to act within the next few weeks to enact a budget, or the government will shut down; to raise the debt…
  • Aug 17

    "We Can Work It Out"

    "We Can Work It Out"
    I've been ruminating lately about the above-named Beatles song, perhaps in part because we're at a time and in a place where things do not seem working out for our country or the world, on many levels, but also due to its own extraordinary…
  • Aug 17

    Be it good or bad, let's stop calling it "tax reform"

    Be it good or bad, let's stop calling it "tax reform"
    The media pervasively uses the term "tax reform" to describe the income tax changes that the Republicans are seeking.  And it pervasively compares these changes to 1986 tax reform. This should stop.My reason for saying this is not just…
Rank this Week: 3921

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Aug 18

    Co-Executors’ Choice of Appraiser Upheld

    Co-Executors’ Choice of Appraiser Upheld
    In Heisinger v. Cleary, 150 A.3d 1136 (2016), the Supreme Court of Connecticut upheld the Co-Executors’ engagement of Management Professional Planning, Inc. ("MPI") to appraise the decedent’s stock in a closely held business.
  • Aug 14

    Beneficiary's Trust Interest Properly Taken for Beneficiary's Debts Under Modified Trust

    Beneficiary's Trust Interest Properly Taken for Beneficiary's Debts Under Modified Trust
    In the Matter of Frei Irrevocable Trust dated October 29, 1996, 390 P.3d 646, is a 2017 decision by the Supreme Court of Nevada holding that a beneficiary’s interest in a trust is subject to the claims of his creditors, notwithstanding…
  • Jul 17

    Eleventh Circuit Ruling Furthers Appellate Split on Title VII’s Protection for Sexual Orientation

    Eleventh Circuit Ruling Furthers Appellate Split on Title VII’s Protection for Sexual Orientation
    On July 6, 2017, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals became the latest circuit to weigh in on whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) protects employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation.…
Rank this Week: 179

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/
  • Aug 18

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 8/18/17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 8/18/17
    Catch up with the week’s notable events and shared resources with Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: White supremacists rallied in Charlottesville; one of their ranks drove a car into a crowd of protestors,…
  • Aug 17

    Nonprofit Fundraising Masters – San Francisco 2017

    Nonprofit Fundraising Masters – San Francisco 2017
    We are pleased to promote Nonprofit Fundraising 101 author Darian Rodriguez Heyman‘s Nonprofit Fundraising Masters Conference Series in San Francisco on Tuesday, September 19. Tickets are $115 – $195…
  • Aug 11

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 08/11/17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 08/11/17
    Catch up with the week’s notable events and shared resources with Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: President Trump and North Korea engage in a dangerous war of words. Time Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets: Nonprofit…
Rank this Week: 800

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/
  • Aug 18

    A Good Guess In a Tax-or-Fee Prediction

    A Good Guess In a Tax-or-Fee Prediction
    The email arrived a few days ago from a reader with the simple subject line, “you were right.” For a moment, before opening the email, I scanned my memory banks for any reminder of having engaged in a debate, dispute, discussion,…
  • Aug 16

    Taxing a Tax

    Taxing a Tax
    Cook County, Illinois, enacted a one-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks. The county also imposes a sales tax, which together with the state sales tax, amounts to 9 percent. According to this report, among others, Yvan Wojtecki has started…
  • Aug 14

    Taxes, Passwords, and the Consumption of Hour

    Taxes, Passwords, and the Consumption of Hour
    I’ve been using computers, in one way or another, since 1972. I have owned a personal computer of one sort or another since 1983. I have been “on the internet” since the early 1990s. I started browsing with Mosaic and Cello.…
Rank this Week: 442

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/
  • Aug 18

    The Real World

    The Real World
    Karen Bradshaw, Settling for Natural Resource Damages, 40 Harv. Envtl. L. Rev. 211 (2016). James W. Coleman, How Cheap Is Corporate Talk? Comparing Companies’ Comments on Regulations with Their Securities Disclosures, 40 Harv. Envtl.…
  • Aug 17

    Democracy Unchained

    Democracy Unchained
    K. Sabeel Rahman, Private Power, Public Values: Regulating Social Infrastructure in a Changing Economy, 39 Cardozo L. Rev. 5 (forthcoming, 2017), available at SSRN. Frank Pasquale In the mid-2000s, digital activists spearheaded the…
  • Aug 16

    The Discreet Charm of Conveyancing on the Blockchain

    The Discreet Charm of Conveyancing on the Blockchain
    Jeanne L. Schroeder, Bitcoin and the Uniform Commercial Code, 24 U. Miami Bus. L. Rev. 1 (2016). Anna Gelpern When Adam Levitin and I taught The Law of Money seminar a year ago, not one student chose to write about bitcoin. We congratulated…
Rank this Week: 4469

Colorado Estate Planning

Colorado Estate Planning

Covers Colorado Springs estate planning & administration plus business & tax planning. By Kevin Forbush.

http://blog.forbushgoldberg.com/
  • Aug 18

    Hutchence's Daughter May Still Inherit Million

    Hutchence's Daughter May Still Inherit Million
    INXS lead singer was reported to be nearly penniless when he died. INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence died in 1997 leaving behind a trust fund that was believed to be unfunded, yet family members now think his daughter will inherit millions…
  • Aug 17

    Wealthy Not Necessarily Blocked from Social Security

    Wealthy Not Necessarily Blocked from Social Security
    How a person accumulated wealth is a key factor in the decision on eligibility to receive benefits. Wealthy people are eligible for Social Security, as long as they did not accumulate their wealth through passive means, according to The…
  • Aug 16

    Medicaid May Be Very Important to You

    Medicaid May Be Very Important to You
    A reduction in Medicaid could have an impact on long-term care in a nursing home. Medicaid was set up to provide health care for poor people, including the elderly. Most of the people in nursing homes now receive Medicaid to pay for their…
Rank this Week: 2816

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/
  • Aug 17

    Own a foreign mutual fund? You may have a PFIC problem!

    Own a foreign mutual fund? You may have a PFIC problem!
    Foreign Mutual Funds are considered PFICS- Passive Foreign Investment Companies. They are subject to an onerous tax regime.
  • Aug 3

    Should I Pay my Spouse a Salary?

    Should I Pay my Spouse a Salary?
    Paying a Spouse a Salary has many financial benefits. Most businesses in which a spouse works, want to save on Social Security taxes and don't pay the non-owner spouse a salary. There are significant tax and non-tax benefits to paying a…
  • Aug 2

    Payroll Tax Savings for NJ Employers- August Deadline

    Payroll Tax Savings for NJ Employers- August Deadline
    NJ Employers received Notice of SUI rates in August. They may make a voluntary contribution to reduce their NJ SUI rates.
Rank this Week: 2781

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Aug 17

    Teilung der Erbschaft: Zuteilung von Losen

    Teilung der Erbschaft: Zuteilung von Losen
    In seinem Urteil vom 22. Juni 2017 (5A_396/2015) behandelt das Bundesgericht Fragen zur Zuweisung von Losen im Zusammenhang mit einer Erbteilung. Sind die Voraussetzungen für die Bildung von solchen Losen erfüllt und können…
  • Aug 14

    MWST: Konsultativgremium

    MWST: Konsultativgremium
    Die Eidgenössische Steuerverwaltung (ESTV) hat Ende Juli 2017 die ersten Entwürfe zur Änderung der MWST-Info 07 Steuerbemessung und Steuersätze sowie der MWST-Branchen Info 08 Hotel- und Gastgewerbe publik gemacht. Zu den…
  • Aug 1

    Retrozessionen: Verjährung der Herausgabeansprüche auf Versicherungsprämien

    Retrozessionen: Verjährung der Herausgabeansprüche auf Versicherungsprämien
    Das Bundesgericht hat mehrmals bestätigt, dass ein Beauftragter im Rahmen des Auftragsverhältnisses alle von Dritten erhaltenen Retrozessionen, die in einem inneren Zusammenhang zur Auftragsausführung stehen dem Auftraggeber…
Rank this Week: 1997

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 17

    Six Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018

    Six Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018
    Congratulations to the Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 – including one “Lawyer of the Year.” Bob Banks, Victoria Blachly, Chris Costantino, Stephen Kantor, Van White, and Eric…
  • Aug 2

    Heat Wave Reminder – Oregon Law Allows Public Intervention if a Child or Animal is in Danger

    Heat Wave Reminder – Oregon Law Allows Public Intervention if a Child or Animal is in Danger
    Portland is currently in the midst of what could be a record breaking heat wave. The city is forecast to have temperatures climbing above 100 degrees this week. Health officials are urging citizens to stay hydrated and take precautions when…
  • Aug 1

    New Handheld Device Law: What Washington Drivers Need to Know

    New Handheld Device Law: What Washington Drivers Need to Know
    Washington State Governor Jay Inslee recently accelerated the enforcement of the Driving Under the Influence of Electronics (DUIE) Act. The Act now forbids virtually all use of handheld gadgets such as phones, tablets, laptop computers and…
Rank this Week: 4761

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/
  • Aug 17

    How the Franchise Tax Board Collects Delinquent Tax Debt

    How the Franchise Tax Board Collects Delinquent Tax Debt
    The California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) has many of the same weapons at its disposal as the IRS when collecting delinquent tax debt, and also has the ability to use information received from the IRS to assess additional tax against you. If…
  • Aug 15

    How to Pursue Settlement with the Board of Equalization

    How to Pursue Settlement with the Board of Equalization
    If the Board of Equalization (BOE) conducts a sales and use tax audit on your business, you may face a sales tax liability of tens of thousands of dollars or more. To make matters worse, the BOE can share information with the California…
  • Aug 10

    What Causes an IRS Tax Audit?

    What Causes an IRS Tax Audit?
    The IRS has several methods of selecting returns for a tax audit. First, returns are identified that may possibly contain incorrect amounts, causing a review of the return by an auditor. If everything on your return checks out, the auditor…
Rank this Week: 780

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 435

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
  • Aug 16

    TaxMama's Tax Quips - the Gig Economy

    TaxMama's Tax Quips - the Gig Economy
    Today TaxMama® says that estimated tax payments are due – and that’s timely information for the “Gig” economy. http://deducteverythingbook.com/   Dear Friends and Family, Here are 15 tips for Uber,…
  • Jul 10

    Disasters and Other Pleasant Experience

    Disasters and Other Pleasant Experience
    Today TaxMama® wants to talk about sudden, unexpected events – and some tips on how to prepare for…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 390

Seay Law Firm Blog

Seay Law Firm Blog

Covers Texas tax law.

http://www.seaytaxlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 16

    Recent Texas Tax Appellate Court Opinion

    Recent Texas Tax Appellate Court Opinion
    The Texas Third Court of Appeals recently issued several Texas tax opinions, regarding both Texas franchise tax and Texas sales tax.  This blog post summarizes those Texas tax opinions. Texas Sales and Use Tax Cantu Enterprises, LLC v.…
  • Feb 6

    Appeals Court: No COGS for Heavy Equipment Delivery/Pick-up Fee

    Appeals Court: No COGS for Heavy Equipment Delivery/Pick-up Fee
    The Texas Third Court of Appeals recently held in Hegar v. Sunstate Equipment Co., LLC, that a company that leased heavy equipment to construction products could not include its delivery and pick-up fees for the equipment in its cost of goods…
  • Jan 19

    Business Buyer Owes Tax Not Assessed Until After Purchase, Appeals Court Say

    Business Buyer Owes Tax Not Assessed Until After Purchase, Appeals Court Say
    The Texas Third Court of Appeals held today in Agri-Plex Heating and Cooling, LLC v. Hegar that the purchaser of a business may be liable for Texas sales and use tax assessed against the business for the time before the purchase, even if the…
Rank this Week: 3295

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Aug 16

    IRS E-Services Outage Postponed…Again

    IRS E-Services Outage Postponed…Again
    Back in June the IRS was going to do a major update of their E-Services (what tax professionals, software developers, and return transmitters use to access IRS computer systems). That update was postponed. Last month the IRS announced that…
  • Aug 13

    Did I Prepare 5% of the Tax Returns with Bitcoin in 2015?

    Did I Prepare 5% of the Tax Returns with Bitcoin in 2015?
    The IRS is attempting to force Coinbase to disgorge a list of its customers who have traded Bitcoins. Back in March, an IRS agent, as part of attempting to enforce its summons against Coinbase, stated that there were only 802 individuals who…
  • Jul 30

    Vacation

    Vacation
    It’s time for my annual vacation. If something earth-shattering in the tax world happens while I’m relaxing, I’ll take time out to post on it. Otherwise, enjoy the fine bloggers listed in the blogroll on the right.…
Rank this Week: 453

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/
  • Aug 16

    The Tax Court’s Decision in George Fakiris v. Commissioner

    The Tax Court’s Decision in George Fakiris v. Commissioner
    Claiming the proper deductions and credits can be an overwhelming process for taxpayers. With new case law being decided by the Tax Court and the IRS all the time, it can be especially difficult to keep up with new regulations. A recent case…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1859

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 16

    Texas Taxes Cloud-Based Software Texting Service

    Texas Taxes Cloud-Based Software Texting Service
    Texas is one of many states beginning to tax software as a service. Known as SaaS, these new impositions of tax are still struggling with practical application. Software as a service typically includes a situation in which a software company…
  • Aug 13

    STATES OFFER AMNESTY FOR FBA AMAZON PRORGAM

    STATES OFFER AMNESTY FOR FBA AMAZON PRORGAM
    Over the past several decades nexus has been at the forefront of the state and local tax world.  Since the Quill ruling in 1992, states have aggressively created ways in which a company can have a sufficient connection to their…
  • Aug 7

    Tours Subject to Sales Tax in Tennessee

    Tours Subject to Sales Tax in Tennessee
    Tennessee has issued a notice stating that tours fall under the definition of “amusement” and are subject to sales and use tax. While amusements typically appear as places of amusement, such as amusement parks, concerts, and other…
Rank this Week: 2157

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

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

http://www.irstaxtrouble.com/category/tax-blog/
  • Aug 15

    IRS Penalties for Late-Filed Forms 5471

    IRS Penalties for Late-Filed Forms 5471
    The Dewees v. United States, 16-cv-01579 (D.D.C. 2017) case is a good reminder that late-filed Forms 5471 should include reasonable cause statements. These statements can be submitted under the IRS’s Delinquent International Information…
  • Aug 5

    Intercompany Receivable Results in Section 956 Inclusion for U.S. Corp.

    Intercompany Receivable Results in Section 956 Inclusion for U.S. Corp.
    The Subpart F rules can result in foreign profits being subject to tax in the U.S.  In the recent Crestek v. Commissioner, 49 T.C. 5 (2017), the court addresses unpaid advances a controlled foreign corporation made to its U.S.…
  • Jul 26

    Tax Court Says Royalties Paid to Roth IRA Were Excess Contributions to IRA

    Tax Court Says Royalties Paid to Roth IRA Were Excess Contributions to IRA
    The U.S. Tax Court recently issued another opinion involving a LLC owned by a self-directed IRA. The case is Block Developers, LLC v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2017-142. The case invovles an IRA LLC that purchased a patent and then licensed…
Rank this Week: 1141

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 4521

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

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

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
  • Aug 14

    Why People File For Bankruptcy in Tempe, Arizona

    Why People File For Bankruptcy in Tempe, Arizona
      There are three common events that cause people to file for bankruptcy in Tempe, AZ. These include: Divorce Health problems Job Loss or Curtailment of Income If you find yourself experiencing these problems, you are not alone. There…
  • Aug 7

    How Bankruptcy Services in Scottsdale Can Help Those In Severe Debt

    How Bankruptcy Services in Scottsdale Can Help Those In Severe Debt
    There are many reasons for why people fall into financial trouble in Scottsdale, Arizona. There are three events that cause the biggest issues for the majority of those seeking bankruptcy services in Scottsdale: Divorce Medical bills and…
  • Aug 4

    Phoenix Bankruptcy Filing

    Phoenix Bankruptcy Filing
    There are many reasons people fall into financial trouble. There are three big events that often lead to financial problems. Divorce Medical bills and health problems Underemployment or loss of a job If you experience one of these events in…
Rank this Week: 2544

Tax Relief Blog

Tax Relief Blog

By Mike Habib, EA

http://blog.myirstaxrelief.com/
  • Aug 14

    Tax problem resolution infographic by Mike Habib EA

    Tax problem resolution infographic by Mike Habib EA
    Tax Problem Resolution infographic by Mike Habib EA, Back taxes Help, IRS Audit Help, Unfiled Tax Returns Help Tax Problem Resolution infographic by Mike Habib EA Calling on taxpayers facing back tax problems, taxpayers being audited by the…
  • Jul 17

    Client tax update letter – summer 2017 back taxes collection

    Client tax update letter – summer 2017 back taxes collection
    Dear Client: The following is a summary of important tax developments that have occurred in the past three months that may affect you, your family, your investments, and your livelihood. Please call us for more information about any of these…
  • May 1

    Stop your IRS wage garnishment – How to guide for IRS levy release

    Stop your IRS wage garnishment – How to guide for IRS levy release
    Do you owe the IRS back taxes? If you have received multiple collection notices, and ignored all of them, the IRS will end up levying and garnishing your wages and attaching your paycheck. The good news is you have options, and you have…
Rank this Week: 4514

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/
  • Aug 12

    THE SIX-MONTH PRESUMPTION IN CALIFORNIA RESIDENCY LAW: Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be

    THE SIX-MONTH PRESUMPTION IN CALIFORNIA RESIDENCY LAW: Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be
    The six-month presumption in California residency law differs from the common perception. The presumption is hard to meet, and more important than the amount of time spent in California is the purpose of the time spent here The post THE…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3043

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/
Rank this Week: 433

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2877

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
  • Aug 8

    Farmers Weren’t “Farmers” for Purposes of Conservation Easement Donation Deduction

    Farmers Weren’t “Farmers” for Purposes of Conservation Easement Donation Deduction
    Background The tax code allows an enhanced deduction for the donation of a qualified conservation easement. IRC § 170(b)(1)(E). This deduction is generally limited to 50% of the donor's “contribution base,” which is the…
  • Aug 7

    Without a Fix, Thousands of Iowans' Health Insurance Coverage is in Jeopardy

    Without a Fix, Thousands of Iowans' Health Insurance Coverage is in Jeopardy
    Iowa is facing a crisis in its individual health insurance market. According to the Iowa Insurance Commissioner, absent a fix, thousands of Iowans buying health insurance on the individual market, including many farmers, will face exorbitant…
  • Jul 31

    Iowa Supreme Court Says Drainage District Cannot Enforce 40-Year-Old Injunction

    Iowa Supreme Court Says Drainage District Cannot Enforce 40-Year-Old Injunction
    On June 30, 2017, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that a 1977 injunction requiring a railway company to rebuild a dike, expired under a 20-year limitations period set forth in Iowa Code § 614.1(6). Consequently, a drainage district’s…
Rank this Week: 1346

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Office of Kunal Patel, LLC.

https://www.kpateloffice.com/blog/
  • Aug 7

    What Happens After an IRS Audit?

    What Happens After an IRS Audit?
    Clients often come to us after going through an IRS audit and receiving a large tax bill. They either represented themselves or hired someone who did not represent them effectively. This article is not about audit representation, but rather…
  • Jul 26

    IRS Form 8938 Filing Requirement

    IRS Form 8938 Filing Requirement
    The “FATCA” (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) provisions require specified individuals to report ownership of specified foreign financial assets if the total value exceeds the applicable reporting threshold. The IRS created…
  • Jul 16

    Innocent Spouse Relief

    Innocent Spouse Relief
    When a husband and wife sign a joint tax return, each spouse is jointly and severally liable for all taxes relating to that year. Where one spouse does not believe he or she should be liable for the  full amount of the tax liability,…
Rank this Week: 1602

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
  • Aug 7

    What Happens After an IRS Audit?

    What Happens After an IRS Audit?
    Clients often come to us after going through an IRS audit and receiving a large tax bill. They either represented themselves or hired someone who did not represent them effectively. This article is not about audit representation, but rather…
  • Aug 7

    What Happens After an IRS Audit?

    What Happens After an IRS Audit?
    Clients often come to us after going through an IRS audit and receiving a large tax bill. They either represented themselves or hired someone who did not represent them effectively. This article is not about audit representation, but rather…
  • Jul 26

    IRS Form 8938 Filing Requirement

    IRS Form 8938 Filing Requirement
    The “FATCA” (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) provisions require specified individuals to report ownership of specified foreign financial assets if the total value exceeds the applicable reporting threshold. The IRS created…
Rank this Week: 1595

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    TAX REPORTING OF YOUR QUALIFIED CHARITABLE DISTRIBUTION

    TAX REPORTING OF YOUR QUALIFIED CHARITABLE DISTRIBUTION
    The ability to transfer up to $100,000 each year from your IRA to charity tax-free, have it count as your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) and have it not included in your adjusted gross income is now a permanent part of federal tax law.…
  • Aug 2

    REASONS TO FUND YOUR REVOCABLE TRUST

    REASONS TO FUND YOUR REVOCABLE TRUST
    You have created a Revocable Trust (aka Revocable Living Trust) as a part of your estate plan and wonder what do you need to do next? The first, and most important thing, that you need to do is ensure that it is properly funded by…
  • Aug 1

    ESTATE PLANNING IS NOT JUST FOR THE OLD AND WEALTHY

    ESTATE PLANNING IS NOT JUST FOR THE OLD AND WEALTHY
    Is your child ready for college? While you may have purchased for them new clothing, linens, towels, etc. the question becomes whether they have executed an estate plan? Most families fail to recognize that once their child (young adult)…
Rank this Week: 1549

Private Business Counsel

Private Business Counsel

Covers private company management, business succession, formation, capital venture funding, tax structuring, startup counseling, and operations. By Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP.

https://corporateblog.mmwr.com/
Rank this Week: 1697

Tax Masala

Tax Masala

Covers Indian tax topics, including income tax for residents and non-residents, service taxes, and wealth tax matters.

http://taxmasala.in/
  • Aug 2

    Why do lawyers need to be brought under GST compliance ambit

    Why do lawyers need to be brought under GST compliance ambit
    The complex nature of India’s GST – which has four tax brackets ranging from a 5% to 28% – is bound to attract thousands of lawsuits in a legal system already grappling with a backlog of more than 24 million cases. Even…
  • Jul 7

    Invoicing under GST: Rules and Format

    Invoicing under GST: Rules and Format
    From 1st July, 2017, GST has replaced most of the indirect taxes in india. There is slight difference between invoicing under GST and invoicing under old regime. Governement has notified rules for GST invoice and sample GST invoice format.…
  • Jun 30

    13 Highly concerned GST issues and their solution

    13 Highly concerned GST issues and their solution
    Goods and service tax is a very ambitious tax scheme which will be subsuming almost every indirect taxes currently prevailing in India. The Indian government and presumably all the business sectors are ready to implement GST into their…
Rank this Week: 1292

ISU CALT Articles

ISU CALT Articles

Covers key issues in agricultural law and taxation, including federal and state legal opinions and critical legislative developments. From Iowa State University's Center for Agricultural Law & Taxation.

http://www.calt.iastate.edu/article
  • Jul 30

    Deducting Farm Expenses: An Overview

    Deducting Farm Expenses: An Overview
      Farmers, like other business owners, may deduct “ordinary and necessary expenses paid . . . in carrying on any trade or business.” IRC § 162.  In agriculture, these ordinary and necessary expenses include car and…
  • Jul 30

    Farm Expenses: An Overview

    Farm Expenses: An Overview
      Farmers, like other business owners, may deduct “ordinary and necessary expenses paid . . . in carrying on any trade or business.” IRC § 162.  In agriculture, these ordinary and necessary expenses include car and…
  • Jul 30

    Farm Income: An Overview

    Farm Income: An Overview
      Preparing tax returns for farmers and ranchers requires specialized knowledge of tax rules and provisions that apply only to those in the business of farming. Individuals, partnerships, and trusts and estates generally report farm…
Rank this Week: 1523

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/
  • Jul 28

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Prohibits Certain Arbitration Clause

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Prohibits Certain Arbitration Clause
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) released a final rule that prohibits certain financial service companies from blocking class action lawsuits with pre-dispute arbitration clauses and class action waiver clauses in…
  • Jul 15

    Department of Labor Clarifies Stance on Still-Pending Overtime Rule

    Department of Labor Clarifies Stance on Still-Pending Overtime Rule
    By James Pieper In 2016, a dramatic overhaul of the rules for eligibility and payment of overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was on the verge of taking effect before being halted by an injunction issued by a federal judge. With…
  • Jul 14

    IRS Adopts Simplified Form for Small Nonprofit

    IRS Adopts Simplified Form for Small Nonprofit
    By James Pieper The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has adopted a new, shorter online form for small charitable organizations seeking nonprofit status. The Form 1023-EZ reduces the existing 26-page form to three pages for qualifying…
Rank this Week: 1944

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: 1199

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/
  • Jul 18

    The World Is Getting More Transparent: The BVI Adopts A Regime For Disclosing Beneficial Ownership

    The World Is Getting More Transparent: The BVI Adopts A Regime For Disclosing Beneficial Ownership
    The British Virgin Islands has been and continues to be one of the most popular jurisdictions for the incorporation of offshore entities, especially for Chinese residents. One popular attribute of BVI companies was the ability to maintain…
  • Jul 12

    Rentals Not Treated as Passive Investment Income for S Corporation Purpose

    Rentals Not Treated as Passive Investment Income for S Corporation Purpose
    In PLR 201725022, a corporation received rental income from its leasing of offices for medical and related services.  The taxpayer intended the rental income from its maintenance-related operations as non-passive investment income…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3489

Towson Tax Attorney

Towson Tax Attorney

Covers taxes, business law, and estate planning. By Jeffrey Rogyom.

http://towsontax.com
  • Jul 16

    Income and Salary to an S-Corp Owner

    Income and Salary to an S-Corp Owner
    The owner of an s-corporation is quickly introduced to some very complicated tax issues.  The s-corporation has “flow-through taxation”.  This means the s-corporation itself generally pays no income taxes.  The…
  • Dec 29

    Forming An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT)

    Forming An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT)
    An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust, or ILIT, should be of interest to any person buying life insurance. The ILIT is not just for people with estate tax issues. The ILIT can allow you to control how and when insurance proceeds are distributed…
  • Dec 29

    Forming An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT)

    Forming An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT)
    An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust, or ILIT, should be of interest to any person buying life insurance. The ILIT is not just for people with estate tax issues. The ILIT can allow you to control how and when insurance proceeds are distributed…
Rank this Week: 4216

Ohio State Tax Blog

Ohio State Tax Blog

Covers Ohio state and local taxes, including Ohio sales tax and multistate tax planning. By Steven A. Dimengo and Richard B. Fry III.

http://ohiostatetaxblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4584

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: 3417

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: 1927

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/
  • Jun 27

    Article published in the ABA's Business Law Today

    Article published in the ABA's Business Law Today
    Check out an article I wrote for the ABA's Business Law Today: "Charities, Advocacy, and Tax Law during a Time of Political Change," published in the June 2017 edition.     
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3291

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: 3339

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: 3375

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: 3182