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Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 364

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

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

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
  • Aug 21

    Financial Advice For 20-Something

    Financial Advice For 20-Something
    As a newly minted adult, 20-somethings face a tough road of lessons ahead. Often in a rush to experience life and take their journey from college into young adult, many make the mistake of doing too  much too quickly; especially when it…
  • Aug 19

    Arizona Slow To Spend Mortgage Modification Aid

    Arizona Slow To Spend Mortgage Modification Aid
    As part of the national mortgage settlement in 2012, states that elected to accept the funds have had those funds in possession for a while now. However, not all states have been efficient at handing out those funds to borrowers that were…
  • Aug 14

    Filing for Bankruptcy Before or After a Foreclosure

    Filing for Bankruptcy Before or After a Foreclosure
    When debt has taken over, it can be difficult to decide which course of action to take to handle the debts. With so many options out there, it’s wise to consult with a bankruptcy attorney for good advice. But, should you allow the bank…
Rank this Week: 2749

The Tax Lawyer's Blog

The Tax Lawyer's Blog

By the Pappas Group.

http://www.pappastax.com/the-tax-lawyers-blog/
  • Aug 21

    NEW IRS OPPORTUNITY: Offshore Account Holders Can Avoid Criminal Charges & Penaltie

    NEW IRS OPPORTUNITY: Offshore Account Holders Can Avoid Criminal Charges & Penaltie
    In June the IRS established a new program for U.S. taxpayers with offshore bank accounts.  This is an excellent opportunity for delinquent taxpayers to come forward voluntarily, avoid significant penalties and, most of all, avoid... Read…
  • Mar 15

    Ex-IRS Agent Defrauded Clients then Hired Hit Man to Kill Them

    Ex-IRS Agent Defrauded Clients then Hired Hit Man to Kill Them
    “Ex-IRS agent sentenced to prison in murder-for-hire plot A former IRS agent who opened a tax preparation business was sentenced Friday to nearly 24 years in prison for defrauding clients out of more than $11...Read MoreThe post Ex-IRS…
  • Mar 11

    Eliminating IRS Penaltie

    Eliminating IRS Penaltie
    When you file or pay your taxes late or are audited and changes are made to your return the IRS will usually assess a penalty against you. The IRS penalty rates vary from  5 percent of...Read MoreThe post Eliminating IRS Penalties…
Rank this Week: 1613

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 2624

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
  • Aug 21

    Japan’s Trade Ministry Cautioning Companies of Double Taxation Risk

    Japan’s Trade Ministry Cautioning Companies of Double Taxation Risk
    Aug. 18 — The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has been cautioning Japanese companies that they are at risk for double tax from cross-border transactions, especially those involving entities in other Asian countries.The post…
  • Aug 18

    Following Acquittal by Oslo Court, Transocean Faces Civil, Criminal Case

    Following Acquittal by Oslo Court, Transocean Faces Civil, Criminal Case
    The Oslo District Court's July 2 acquittal of the Swiss-based offshore drilling contractor Transocean in a criminal tax evasion case is the latest development in a series of Norwegian legal actions against the company and additional legal…
  • Aug 15

    Russia Allows Use of OECD Guidelines Where They Do Not Contradict Tax Code

    Russia Allows Use of OECD Guidelines Where They Do Not Contradict Tax Code
    The Russian tax agency has issued new guidelines on when taxpayers may rely on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's Transfer Pricing Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and Tax Administrations.The post Russia…
Rank this Week: 473

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 229

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Aug 20

    A Passive Activity Case Goes to the Taxpayer

    A Passive Activity Case Goes to the Taxpayer
    We’re going to see a lot more IRS activity regarding “passive” activities in the coming years. The Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare) added a new Net Investment Tax that impacts passive activities. Many taxpayers will be…
  • Aug 18

    FBAR Filing Follie

    FBAR Filing Follie
    Joe Kristan reported last week that you cannot use Adobe Acrobat to file the FBAR; you must use Adobe Reader. In fact, if you have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer and use Adobe Reader it won’t work either. Well, I have some…
  • Aug 17

    A Golden Scheme Leads to ClubFed

    A Golden Scheme Leads to ClubFed
    If there’s one phrase I’ve used over and over on this blog, it’s if it sounds too good to be true it probably is. But greed is a powerful motivating force. For example, consider Yamashita’s gold. Yamashita’s gold…
Rank this Week: 565

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Aug 20

    Anna Nicole Smith’s Estate Loses Yet Another Run At The Marshall Fortune

    Anna Nicole Smith’s Estate Loses Yet Another Run At The Marshall Fortune
    Former Playboy Playmate, Guess jeans model, reality TV star and eventual prolific litigator Anna Nicole Smith claimed, for years, that her deceased husband, Howard Marshall, wanted her to have his fortune. Following her death, her executor,…
  • Aug 20

    Call For Guest Posts About Hot Tax Issue

    Call For Guest Posts About Hot Tax Issue
    It's that time of year again! I'm handing over the blog to my readers. If you have something to say about tax policy, here's your big chance to be heard.
  • Aug 18

    Flipping Through History: Online Retailers Owe Popularity And Tax Treatment To Mail Order Catalog

    Flipping Through History: Online Retailers Owe Popularity And Tax Treatment To Mail Order Catalog
    It's National Mail Order Catalog Day. Despite the fact that increasingly, consumers are tossing their catalogs in favor of online shopping, mail order catalogs not only set the stage for online sales: they helped establish the tax treatment…
Rank this Week: 2628

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Aug 20

    BGer 1C_810/2013 vom 14. Juli 2014: Mobilfunkantenne darf gebaut werden

    BGer 1C_810/2013 vom 14. Juli 2014: Mobilfunkantenne darf gebaut werden
    Im vorliegenden Urteil hat Bundesgericht BGer die Beschwerde gegen einen 21 M hohen Mast mit Antennen auf dem Areal des Bahnhofs Meilen abgelehnt. Die Swisscom hatte die Baubewilligung dafür von der Baubehörde im November 2010…
  • Aug 14

    BVGer Urteil B-4820/2012: Kein Schutz für "Absinthe", "Fée verte" und "La Bleue"

    BVGer Urteil B-4820/2012: Kein Schutz für "Absinthe", "Fée verte" und "La Bleue"
    Gemäss Medienmitteilung vom 13. August 2014 hat das Bundesverwaltungsgericht (BVGer) in seinem Urteil B-4820/2012 vom 8. August 2014 die letzten elf Beschwerden gegen die Entscheidung des Bundesamts für Landwirtschaft (BLW) vom…
  • Aug 11

    Eigenmietwert: Diskussionen um eine Reduktion oder Abschaffung im Gang

    Eigenmietwert: Diskussionen um eine Reduktion oder Abschaffung im Gang
    Gemäss Medienberichten gibt es sowohl auf Bundes- wie auch auf Kantonsebene neue Bestrebungen, den Eigentümermietwert abzuschaffen oder zumindest zu reduzieren (vgl. bspw. NZZ vom 09.08.2014, S. 13). Heute muss derjenige, der ein…
Rank this Week: 1627

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/
  • Aug 20

    By Executive Order – No LGBT Discrimination

    By Executive Order – No LGBT Discrimination
    President Obama recently signed an executive order prohibiting federal contractors and subcontractors from engaging in employment decisions based on sexual orientation and gender identity.  The President’s order amends previous…
  • Aug 13

    Section 501(c)(2) Tax-Exempt Title Holding Corporations: The Good, the Bad, and Other Option

    Section 501(c)(2) Tax-Exempt Title Holding Corporations: The Good, the Bad, and Other Option
     The problem of risk to nonprofits            Lawyers often advise to “separate valuable assets from risky activities.”  It’s a legal maxim with which…
  • Jul 31

    House Approves New Charitable Giving Incentive

    House Approves New Charitable Giving Incentive
    On July 17, the US House of Representatives passed the America Gives More Act of 2014 (“Act”).  The package of bills is designed to increase donations to Section 501(c)(3) organizations.  While the prospects of the bill…
Rank this Week: 1724

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/
  • Aug 20

    What Does My Business Need to Know About International Law?

    What Does My Business Need to Know About International Law?
    An International Law FAQ with Mary E. Vandenack.  If your business is going to engage in business in international waters, then your business is going to be subject to a variety of international laws. You need to get someone…
  • Aug 19

    What Type of Retirement Plans Should Employers Consider?

    What Type of Retirement Plans Should Employers Consider?
    An Employee Benefits FAQ with Joshua A. Diveley. With respect to qualified retirement plans, there are generally two types of plans to consider, one being the defined benefit plan and the other being a defined contribution plan. A defined…
  • Aug 18

    When Does an Employer Have to Make Accommodations Under ADA?

    When Does an Employer Have to Make Accommodations Under ADA?
    An Employee Benefits FAQ with M. Thomas Langan II. The ADA applies to state and local governments, as well as private employers with 15 or more employees. The ADA generally prohibits employers from discriminating against qualified individuals…
Rank this Week: 1673

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 20

    “Give Us a Tax Break and We’ll Do Nice Things.” Not.

    “Give Us a Tax Break and We’ll Do Nice Things.” Not.
    Almost two years ago, in Public Financing of Private Sports Enterprises: Good for the Private, Bad for the Public, I pointed to the fiasco surrounding the financing of the Yankee Stadium parking garages as yet more proof of why public money…
  • Aug 18

    Campaign Promises of Cheap Gasoline and No Taxe

    Campaign Promises of Cheap Gasoline and No Taxe
    Last week, on a visit to my son and daughter-in-law in Rhode Island, we drove past a campaign billboard on which the candidate’s promise was proclaimed. If elected, he would lower gasoline prices to $2.50 per gallon. I asked,…
  • Aug 15

    Tax Is More Than Numbers: Words Matter

    Tax Is More Than Numbers: Words Matter
    A recent case, Chapel v. Comr., T.C. Memo 2014-151, illustrates why the “tax is numbers” mentality that convinces too many law students to ignore tax courses is so wrong. Though numbers matter, much of tax analysis involves words.…
Rank this Week: 2599

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/
  • Aug 20

    20 profitable U.S. companies Paid No Corporate Income Tax Last Quarter

    20 profitable U.S. companies Paid No Corporate Income Tax Last Quarter
    Corporate taxation has become an important issue in the U.S., as budget deficits loom and an important election approaches. Many U.S. companies have said that high corporate income tax is onerous and reduces their ability to compete globally.…
  • Aug 18

    Robin Williams Estate Plan Leaves Heirs In Good Hand

    Robin Williams Estate Plan Leaves Heirs In Good Hand
    After the loss of comedy icon Robin Williams, the entertainment community is still reeling in shock. One ray of light for Williams' relations, however, is that his well thought-out estate plan seems likely to leave his heirs in good hands.…
  • Aug 14

    Democrats Ask Obama To Act Alone On Inversion

    Democrats Ask Obama To Act Alone On Inversion
    A few key Democratic Senators have asked President Barack Obama to act alone to end the practice of corporate inversions. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois; Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts; and Sen. Jack Reed, D-Rhode Island, sent…
Rank this Week: 2827

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 20

    Jotwell 2014 Summer Break

    Jotwell 2014 Summer Break
    Jotwell is taking a short summer break. Posting will resume on Tuesday, September 2. However, even while we’re on break, we’ll be accepting submissions, editing them, updating the site’s theme, and of course getting ready…
  • Aug 19

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime
    John S. Stinneford, Punishment Without Culpability, 102 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 653 (2012).Angela HarrisJohn Stinneford begins his article by asking the reader to imagine herself a UPS delivery truck driver in Tampa, Florida. He…
  • Aug 18

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy
    Elizabeth G. Thornburg, Erik S. Knutsen, Carla Crifò, Camille Cameron, & David Bamford, A Community of Procedure Scholars: Teaching Procedure and the Legal Academy, 51 Osgoode Hall L.J. 93 (2013), available at SSRN.Janet WalkerIn…
Rank this Week: 582

South Florida Estate Planning Law

South Florida Estate Planning Law

Covers South Florida estate planning, probate and tax law issues. By David Shulman.

http://www.sofloridaestateplanning.com/
  • Aug 19

    Gizmodo Gets Everything About the Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act Wrong

    Gizmodo Gets Everything About the Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act Wrong
    As I’ve written recently, the Uniform Law Commission approved the Uniform Fidicuary Access to Digital Assets Act. The act can be found on the Committee’s website, along with supplmenetal material, such as prior drafts, comments,…
  • Aug 3

    I am now Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts, and Estate

    I am now Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts, and Estate
    Forgive me if you will, a bragging post. As of August 1, I am Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts, and Estates. Most of what is below comes from the Florida Bar website and materials. Board certification recognizes…
  • Jul 17

    Uniform Law Commission Approves Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

    Uniform Law Commission Approves Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
    I’ve written before about finding and having access to your “digital assets” and online accounts after death. Well there is a development that will hopefully make this process a bit easier. The Uniform Law…
Rank this Week: 4208

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/
  • Aug 19

    Increasing Trust Income Distribution

    Increasing Trust Income Distribution
    Many trusts provide for lifetime income, but no principal, to the first generation of beneficiaries. In these days of low interest rates, income payments have suffered. However, income distributions from trusts do not have to be permanently…
  • Aug 8

    North Carolina Durable Powers of Attorney

    North Carolina Durable Powers of Attorney
    A Durable Power of Attorney (“DPOA”) is an essential estate planning tool for most of our clients, allowing them to name an individual to handle their financial affairs in the event of incapacity. Typically, we draft DPOA’s…
  • Jul 23

    When Beneficiary Designations are Void

    When Beneficiary Designations are Void
    As a general rule, beneficiary designations supersede instructions for transferring assets that may appear in a Will. This is one of the reasons why regular reviews of one’s estate plan are critical. A Last Will and Testament may be…
Rank this Week: 225

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 19

    New Posting

    New Posting
    Today TaxMama® hears from GuideForThePoor in the TaxQuips Forum, who has an interesting question. “Suppose your deductions are too low to itemize, but you still want to give money to charity. Can you give the money to a friend who…
  • Jun 16

    TaxMama s TaxQuips Q2 Estimated Tax Due

    TaxMama s TaxQuips Q2 Estimated Tax Due
    Today TaxMama® wants to take a moment to remind you about two key June deadlines. Today – estimated taxes are due. June 30th – the FBAR filing. …
  • Jun 2

    Student Loan Interest

    Student Loan Interest
    Today TaxMama® hears from Sheronda in the TaxQuips Forum, with this common issue (edited). “Taxpayer paid off her student loan using a home equity line of credit (HELOC)? Is the interest still deductible?”   …
Rank this Week: 2354

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    The Obama Administration's move towards greater unilateral executive action

    The Obama Administration's move towards greater unilateral executive action
    Today's New York Times notes "Mr. Obama's increasingly expansive appetite for the use of unilateral action on issues including immigration, tax policy, and gay rights," which it says has "emboldened activists and businesses to flock to the…
  • Aug 18

    Forthcoming conference at NYU Law School on Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century

    Forthcoming conference at NYU Law School on Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century
    Here is the text of an announcement that has just been sent out.  The event has been in the works for some months now, but I didn't think I should mention it here until it officially went public.I will mention further details in due…
  • Aug 2

    Kotlikoff versus Baker and Krugman

    Kotlikoff versus Baker and Krugman
    This past Thursday, Laurence Kotlikoff had a NY Times op-ed with two main points.  First, the infinite horizon U.S. fiscal gap is huge, and ought to be reported.  It stands at $210 trillion, and eliminating it would require an…
Rank this Week: 3899

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

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

    IRS Phone Scam Complaints top 90,000

    IRS Phone Scam Complaints top 90,000
    The IRS has long warned taxpayers to be on the look-out for deceptive phone calls from criminals posing as IRS agents.  These scams were once thought to target the elderly, those within specific socioeconomic groups, or those who…
  • Aug 13

    Valley Braces for Hidden Gas Tax

    Valley Braces for Hidden Gas Tax
    There is something ominous coming our way in January 2015; something that has been called a “hidden gas tax.”  Those are three horrifying words.  Most consumers would agree that fuel is taxed enough already and fuel…
  • Aug 8

    IRS Doesn’t Hire 20-year-olds Because They’re Used to Stuff that Work

    IRS Doesn’t Hire 20-year-olds Because They’re Used to Stuff that Work
    One of the most hilarious things for IT people is to hear non-IT people try to talk about computers and technology.  By no stretch of the imagination am I an IT person, but I do see the humor in that … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 3154

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 10

    The Form 1023-EZ is coming.....

    The Form 1023-EZ is coming.....
    As many folks know, the IRS is VERY behind on processing applications for tax-exempt status.  I have written about this issue in the past (here and here) and would definitely like to see some improvement.  At the end of March, the…
Rank this Week: 3503

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

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

    Victoria Blachly’s Work with VoteERA.org Featured in Business Journal

    Victoria Blachly’s Work with VoteERA.org Featured in Business Journal
    In May, SYK partner Victoria Blachly was appointed to the Board of Advisors for VoteERA.org, which seeks to add an Oregon Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) that provides express equality and protects women against sex discrimination. …
  • Aug 15

    What Shark Would You Be?

    What Shark Would You Be?
    As the child of a marine biologist, I find the Discovery Channel’s shark week especially entertaining. As this year’s shark week winds to a close, I wanted to leave you with this funny post from another funny legal blog. We were…
  • Aug 13

    Victoria Blachly Featured on OPB

    Victoria Blachly Featured on OPB
    SYK Partner Victoria Blachly recently appeared on OPB’s Think Out Loud radio program to discuss online accounts and other digital assets — and what happens to these online legacies after we die.  Even though conventional,…
Rank this Week: 3829

Nolo's Tax Law Tips

Nolo's Tax Law Tips

Covers tax law.

http://blog.nolo.com/taxes/
  • Aug 18

    Vacation Home Rental

    Vacation Home Rental
    You may be renting out that mountain cabin or beach house during this vacation season.  When it comes time to prepare your 2014 tax returns, don’t forget the implications of such vacation home rentals to your tax liabilities, some…
  • Aug 11

    IRS Encourages Review of Premium Tax Credit Statu

    IRS Encourages Review of Premium Tax Credit Statu
    Folks with health insurance procured through the Health Insurance Marketplace may be receiving advance payments of the premium tax credit.  These are paid to your insurance company with a goal of lowering your monthly premium. Changes in…
  • Jul 30

    So, You’re Volunteering to Help Your Favorite Charity…

    So, You’re Volunteering to Help Your Favorite Charity…
    You can’t deduct the value of your services, but you should be able to deduct whatever out-of-pocket costs you incur.  Such costs must be: unreimbursed directly connected to your services incurred only because of the services you…
Rank this Week: 3065

Texas State & Local Tax Law…

Texas State & Local Tax Law Blog

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

http://www.txsaltlaw.com/
  • Aug 18

    In Texas, a trade association has standing to challenge a tax statute on behalf of its members (at least for now)

    In Texas, a trade association has standing to challenge a tax statute on behalf of its members (at least for now)
    Last Friday, the Texas Third Court of Appeals at Austin issued its opinion affirming the state District Court’s judgment in Combs, et al. v. Texas Small Tobacco Coalition and Global Tobacco, Inc., No. 03-13-00753-CV (August 15, 2014).…
  • Aug 13

    ALERT: The Southwest Royalties case has been affirmed on appeal

    ALERT: The Southwest Royalties case has been affirmed on appeal
    Today, the Texas Third Court of Appeals at Austin affirmed a closely-watched appeal in which a State District Court denied an oil and gas producer’s claimed sales and use tax exemptions for certain above-ground and below-ground oil and…
  • Jul 30

    Texas may soon end its "trailing nexus" treatment for out-of-state seller

    Texas may soon end its "trailing nexus" treatment for out-of-state seller
    The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts is currently circulating drafts of proposed sales and use tax rule changes for informal comments from interested tax practitioners. Most of the drafts are very detailed and will require careful…
Rank this Week: 41

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Offices of Sanford I. Millar.

http://www.taxattorneycalifornia.net/tax-blog/
  • Aug 17

    Forget About Hiding Money Offshore!

    Forget About Hiding Money Offshore!
    On July 21, 2014 the OECD released the full version of a new global standard for the exchange of financial information in tax matters “OECD\Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters” The new…
  • Jul 27

    Streamline Certification Advice

    Streamline Certification Advice
    Effective July 1, 2014 new Streamline Procedures for voluntary disclosures may provide some taxpayers the opportunity to pay a substantially reduced or no penalty FBAR penalty depending upon whether they are domestic or non-resident…
  • Jul 20

    Reporting Foreign Account Gift

    Reporting Foreign Account Gift
    One of the areas of inquiry that is certain to receive increased attention by the IRS and Department of Justice (DOJ) is the claim that the funds in offshore accounts were the result of a “gift”. The proper documentation of gifts…
Rank this Week: 288

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/
  • Aug 16

    ARTICLE ABSTRACT - Searching for Basis in Estate Planning: Less Tax for Heir

    ARTICLE ABSTRACT - Searching for Basis in Estate Planning: Less Tax for Heir
    TITLE Searching for Basis in Estate Planning: Less Tax for Heirs   AUTHOR(S) JONATHAN G. BLATTMACHR AND MADELINE J. RIVLIN PUBLICATION Estate Planning Journal, August 2014 PUBLISHER WG&L ABSTRACT (Key Points &…
  • Aug 13

    ‘F’ REORGANIZATION IS NOT AN INVERSION TRANSACTION

    ‘F’ REORGANIZATION IS NOT AN INVERSION TRANSACTION
    The hot tax policy discussion these days is about corporate inversions. Rather than entice capital to stay in the U.S. with favorable tax rates (i.e., using the carrot), it is being proposed to enhance corporate inversion rules to make it…
  • Aug 9

    Part VI–WILLFUL OR NON-WILLFUL OFFSHORE OMISSIONS & CONCLUSION

    Part VI–WILLFUL OR NON-WILLFUL OFFSHORE OMISSIONS & CONCLUSION
    Below is Part 6 and the conclusion of my partner, Rick Josepher’s, analysis of the new offshore enforcement environment in light of the new 2014 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Procedures. This To view this Part, and all prior parts, in…
Rank this Week: 2629

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

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

    Colorado Shcoked With Pot Tax Revenue

    Colorado Shcoked With Pot Tax Revenue
    One of the main goals accomplished by legalizing marijuana in Colorado was the perceived increased revenue stream from state tax. Lawmakers strongly believed Colorado would benefit financially from the legalization of marijuana in its state.…
  • Jul 29

    Should Gas Stations Fight Two-Tiered Pricing?

    Should Gas Stations Fight Two-Tiered Pricing?
    Have you ever wondered why gas stations often advertise two different prices on their sign? If you have not, then start looking and you will notice most stations advertise one price for cash (or company specific credit cards, such as Mobil,…
  • Jul 21

    SCOTUS Decides to Hear CSX - But Why?

    SCOTUS Decides to Hear CSX - But Why?
    Each year, the Supreme Court punts on dozens of cases. Included in the dozens of cases which the court elects not to hear each year are sales tax cases. They are uninteresting to the majority of the population and just not the type of…
Rank this Week: 1707

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 15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – August 15, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – August 15, 2014
    Sad week: Ferguson, Robin Williams … Have a listen to Friend Like Me while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the week: Rick Cohen: Missing in Action in #Ferguson: Key Government Leaders Don’t Show up – NPQ…
  • Aug 8

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – August 8, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – August 8, 2014
    I’ll be on Nonprofit Radio today talking with host Tony Martignetti about nonprofit collaborations. Hope you catch us live (10 am PT / 1 pm ET) or later on iTunes. Have a listen to Michael Winslow (Police Academy sound effects…
  • Aug 5

    Charities and Issue Advocacy: Doing it Right – Part Two

    Charities and Issue Advocacy: Doing it Right – Part Two
      This post is a continuation of last week’s post on issue advocacy: Charities and Issue Advocacy: Doing it Right - Part One. A communication is particularly at risk of political campaign intervention when it makes references…
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Tax Trials

Tax Trials

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

http://taxtrials.com/
  • Aug 13

    Record Your Easement: Tax Court Adjusts Timing & Valuation of New York Facade Easement

    Record Your Easement: Tax Court Adjusts Timing & Valuation of New York Facade Easement
    In Zarlengo v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2014-161, the Tax Court held that a New York facade easement is not protected in perpetuity under IRC § 170(h)(5)(A) until the easement is recorded.  The Court cited Belk v.…
  • Aug 13

    New Jersey: Toyota Can Reduce Gains on Sale of Leased Vehicle

    New Jersey: Toyota Can Reduce Gains on Sale of Leased Vehicle
    In Toyota Motor Credit v. Director, Div. of Taxation, Docket No. 002021-2010 (Aug. 1, 2014), the New Jersey Tax Court held that Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (“TMCC”) was entitled to increase its tax basis in leased vehicles to…
  • Jun 25

    IRS Updates Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program for Taxpayers with Foreign Asset

    IRS Updates Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program for Taxpayers with Foreign Asset
    The IRS recently released several updates to the 2012 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program. The modified program takes effect on July 1, 2014 and provides additional streamlined procedures for U.S. taxpayers residing both inside and outside…
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Seay Law Firm Blog

Seay Law Firm Blog

Covers Texas tax law.

http://www.seaytaxlaw.com/blog/
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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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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: 1900

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 11

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

    Non-residents Non-citizens of the US Should Be Careful of How they Invest in Amerian Asset
    Many individuals who live outside of America like to purchase real estate in America or invest in the U.S. Stock Market.  It can be much safer than in investing in other parts of the world and often times the individual has children who…
  • Aug 8

    Japanese Inheritance Tax vs. US Estate Tax (2014 Update)

    Japanese Inheritance Tax vs. US Estate Tax (2014 Update)
    BRIEF OVERVIEW OFJAPANESE INHERITANCE AND GIFT TAXESvs.AMERICAN ESTATE AND GIFT TAXES(2014 Update)I. Estate TaxesA. America1. Citizens and Permanent Residentsa. Tax on Worldwide property (credit for taxes paid to foreign countries)b.…
  • Jul 16

    Duty of Executor to Defend a Will Against a Will Contest in Pennsylvania

    Duty of Executor to Defend a Will Against a Will Contest in Pennsylvania
    In most states, when a person is named as an executor in the Will, the executor has an affirmative duty to defend the Will from Will contests.  For example, if mom dies testate leaving her entire estate to child one, cutting out child…
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Texas Tax Talk

Texas Tax Talk

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texastaxtalk.com/
  • Aug 11

    Requirements for Alimony – Can it be a good thing?

    Requirements for Alimony – Can it be a good thing?
    Divorce is messy, divorce is costly – and it should be avoided wherever possible.  Spouses should always attempt to mitigate their losses and one way to do this is to consider designing the divorce settlement to include alimony. To…
  • Jul 30

    IRS Takes Money From Dead Mom to Pay For Son’s Tax Debt

    IRS Takes Money From Dead Mom to Pay For Son’s Tax Debt
    Most people have some strong feelings about how they want their assets to be distributed upon their death.  Some want to give their money to their kids, others are charitably inclined.  However, I would guess that…
  • Jun 16

    Is the Internal Revenue Service Lying?

    Is the Internal Revenue Service Lying?
    Do you remember the controversy where the IRS was accused of targeting and unfairly auditing the Tea Party? In an article Sunday from CNN’s Political Ticker by Sara Fischer, the IRS has claimed that it is unable to recover…
Rank this Week: 1866

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Aug 11

    Best of Bingham: Two Firm Attorneys Selected for the Bar Leaders Series Class XII

    Best of Bingham: Two Firm Attorneys Selected for the Bar Leaders Series Class XII
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP and the Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Women’s Forum are proud to announce that both Roxana S. Bell and Katherine G. Erdel have been selected for Class XII of the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leader…
  • Aug 7

    Best of Bingham: Friend of the Firm Loretta Rush to Serve as Indiana?s Next Chief Justice

    Best of Bingham: Friend of the Firm Loretta Rush to Serve as Indiana?s Next Chief Justice
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP and The Bingham Greenebaum Doll Women’s Forum would like to congratulate Indiana Supreme Court Justice Loretta Rush, who yesterday was selected by the Judicial Nominating Commission to serve as…
  • Aug 6

    ICYMI: Ross Cohen Explains How Your Nonprofit Can Be Tax Exempt

    ICYMI: Ross Cohen Explains How Your Nonprofit Can Be Tax Exempt
    In this month’s Louisville Business First Legal Forum Column, BGD partner Ross D. Cohen discusses how nonprofit organizations can qualify as tax exempt. He also explains the difference between “nonprofit” and “tax…
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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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 27

    Nassau County’s Tax Assessment Dilemma: The High Court Invalidates Local Law

    Nassau County’s Tax Assessment Dilemma: The High Court Invalidates Local Law
    Kevin MacLeodIn Matter of Baldwin Union Free School District v. Nassau County, the New York Court of Appeals recently struck down a Nassau County (the “County”) law adopted to shift the obligation to pay…
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Tax Machine Blog

Tax Machine Blog

Discusses tax topics. By Thomas S. Groth.

http://taxmachine.us
  • Aug 8

    Why I think the Innocent Spouse Form is Worthle

    Why I think the Innocent Spouse Form is Worthle
    I posted a video on YouTube where I explain why I think that the Innocent Spouse relief form provided by the IRS is kind of useless. I wrote about the topic here on LinkedIn, and this video is based on that article. You can find the form on…
  • Jul 24

    Innocent Spouses and Divorce Decree

    Innocent Spouses and Divorce Decree
    I wrote a short piece over at LinkedIn to clear up what I think is commonly misunderstood in the context of a divorce: just because you divorce someone, it doesn’t get you off the hook for Joint Liability. That’s true even if the…
  • Jul 14

    IRS Cautions: Terrorist Organizations Cannot get Tax Exempt Statu

    IRS Cautions: Terrorist Organizations Cannot get Tax Exempt Statu
    So, HuffPo is getting a little bit worked up about the new streamlined IRS procedures, which will allow non-profits to start fundraising right away without waiting at least several months and filing out a 26-page form. See, the Huffington…
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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/
  • Aug 8

    Canada’s Continued Push for Global Free Trade

    Canada’s Continued Push for Global Free Trade
    Canada EU Free Trade Agreement The post Canada’s Continued Push for Global Free Trade appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
  • Jul 2

    Changes in Trademark Legislation – Canada

    Changes in Trademark Legislation – Canada
    On June 19th 2014 the Government of Canada's Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1 was given Royal Assent and with it comes amendments to the Trade-marks Act. The post Changes in Trademark Legislation – Canada appeared first on Barbeau,…
  • Jun 26

    Zahra Seyed Ali Joins Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein

    Zahra Seyed Ali Joins Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein
    Zahra Seyed Ali Joins Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein The post Zahra Seyed Ali Joins Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
Rank this Week: 2073

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

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

http://www.wbb-law.com/multimedia/blog
Rank this Week: 1154

Todd S. Unger Blog

Todd S. Unger Blog

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

http://www.irsproblemsolve.com/blog/
  • Aug 8

    Be Careful of IRS Impersonation Phone Scam – Do Not Become a Victim

    Be Careful of IRS Impersonation Phone Scam – Do Not Become a Victim
    Over the past few months, I have been receiving calls from clients and prospects regarding an IRS phone scam.  The callers have informed me that they received a call from someone at the IRS threatening to throw them in jail, revoke their…
  • Aug 5

    The IRS May Issue Notice of Levy While Installment Offer Pending

    The IRS May Issue Notice of Levy While Installment Offer Pending
    In a recent US Tax Court decision, Renald Eichler v. IRS (“Eichler”), Docket Number 725-12L,  the Tax Court affirmed that IRC 6331(k)(2) does not preclude the IRS from issuing the Final Notice of Intent to Levy after the…
  • Jun 24

    Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Tax Relief

    Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Tax Relief
    On June 18, 2013, the IRS announced major changes to the voluntary offshore disclosure program (“OVDP”).  OVDP had been criticized by the Taxpayer Advocate and tax attorneys as being too draconian on its participants who…
Rank this Week: 3299

Tax Plus Blog

Tax Plus Blog

Covers UK tax issues. By Mercer & Hole.

http://www.mercerhole.co.uk/blog/tax-plus/
  • Aug 8

    Withdrawal of concessional treatment for commercial loan arrangements under the remittance basi

    Withdrawal of concessional treatment for commercial loan arrangements under the remittance basi
    HMRC announced on 4 August 2014 that they are replacing their guidance regarding the tax treatment of commercial loans obtained by remittance basis users and secured against foreign income and gains. The changes will take effect immediately.…
  • Jul 17

    First steps in HMRC’s crackdown on tax avoider

    First steps in HMRC’s crackdown on tax avoider
    HMRC has now issued (by way of a list of 1,200 scheme numbers - no names, no details) the tax planning arrangements entered into where it intends to collect the tax allegedly saved from the individuals and companies who participated in the…
  • Apr 8

    Round the houses – again…..

    Round the houses – again…..
    In my comment of 27 March we had a brief look at the changes to capital gains tax expected shortly. The consultation document, on the implementation of CGT for non residents owning UK residential property, has now been issued and makes…
Rank this Week: 1038

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
  • Aug 7

    IRS Finally Releases Clarifications to PTC “Start of Construction” Guidance

    IRS Finally Releases Clarifications to PTC “Start of Construction” Guidance
    Today, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2014-46, which clarifies the rules for a wind project to be deemed to have started construction in 2013 as is necessary to be eligible for production tax credits (PTC) or the investment…
  • Jul 30

    CRS Report Takes Negative View on Bonus Depreciation

    CRS Report Takes Negative View on Bonus Depreciation
    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has issued a report analyzing the economic effects of bonus depreciation. CRS has very little to say that is positive about bonus depreciation. CRS views it as neither an effective economic stimulus…
  • Jul 17

    PTC “Start of Construction” Clarifying Guidance Expected in a Week or Two

    PTC “Start of Construction” Clarifying Guidance Expected in a Week or Two
    General Electric (GE) stated on its quarterly earnings call today that it expected that the clarification to the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) production tax credit (PTC) “start of construction” guidance would be released…
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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/
  • Aug 6

    Rental Business' Failure to Commence Dooms Business Expense Deduction

    Rental Business' Failure to Commence Dooms Business Expense Deduction
    In recent years, buying and selling houses has become more difficult, leaving more people to pursue renting out houses they own but do not occupy and cannot sell. For these taxpayers, the tax code establishes clear criteria for what qualifies…
  • Jul 16

    Mom's Attempt to Deduct Basement Office Expense, Wages to Children Falls Flat

    Mom's Attempt to Deduct Basement Office Expense, Wages to Children Falls Flat
    A businesswoman's attempt to maximize her business expense deductions ultimately went too far, according to a recent US Tax Court ruling. The court decided that the woman did not have sufficient basis for claiming that one-third of her home…
  • Jul 3

    Statute's Strict Requirements Doom Sales Representative's Vehicle Expense Deduction

    Statute's Strict Requirements Doom Sales Representative's Vehicle Expense Deduction
    Many people maintain jobs that require them to travel for work, and many of those employers do not compensate their workers for those expenses. Taxpayers in this situation should take heed to a recent ruling by the US Tax Court, which sided…
Rank this Week: 1710

The Resource Blog

The Resource Blog

Covers tax law. By Samuel D. Brotman.

http://www.sambrotman.com/blog/
  • Aug 5

    Franchise Tax Board Settlements – Part Two

    Franchise Tax Board Settlements – Part Two
    A taxpayer who wants to settle must submit a written request, which must include the following information: 1)Taxpayer’s name and current address; 2)Taxpayer representative’s name, current address, fax and telephone number;…
  • Aug 5

    Franchise Tax Board Settlements – Part One

    Franchise Tax Board Settlements – Part One
    Franchise Tax Board Settlements The California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) has authority to settle administrative civil tax disputes. Such authority allows FTB to settle civil tax disputes that arise out of protests, appeals or refund claims…
  • Aug 1

    California Employment Development Tax Settlement

    California Employment Development Tax Settlement
    California EDD offers taxpayers tax settlement program, where EDD and taxpayer can settle a claim for less than the amount owed. EDD can settle if it evaluates costs and risks associated with the litigation of the case and determines that it…
Rank this Week: 2052

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4547

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/
  • Aug 3

    Too Old to Drive?

    Too Old to Drive?
    Families need to help seniors know when it's time to stop driving. Here's a list of danger signs, self-assessment tests, and resources for families who need to help someone stop driving.
  • Jul 11

    Summer Time Is Here: Estate Planning on the Run

    Summer Time Is Here: Estate Planning on the Run
    Inevitably, in the summer months, I get phone calls from people who are about to take a trip somewhere, often within just a few days. Sometimes they have a Will or a trust that’s out of date; sometimes they have no estate planning…
  • Jul 9

    What Not to Leave Behind: Massive Piles of Paper

    What Not to Leave Behind: Massive Piles of Paper
    Recently, a client of mine described having to go through about 30 years of their father’s financial records after he had passed away. Needless to say, that’s not an easy task, especially when you’re not entirely sure what…
Rank this Week: 614