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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: 544

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • May 23

    Lawsuits Gone Wild: Francis Still Fighting Back Against Foreclosure

    Lawsuits Gone Wild: Francis Still Fighting Back Against Foreclosure
    Joe Francis, the former Girls Gone Wild mogul, who turned shots of naked girls into a multi-million dollar empire, is back in court again. This time, he's fighting foreclosure.
  • May 23

    Congress Moves To ‘Strip Guns And Badges’ From IRS, Impeach Commissioner

    Congress Moves To ‘Strip Guns And Badges’ From IRS, Impeach Commissioner
    Members of Congress have recently introduced bills meant to take down the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). One bill would remove IRS Commissioner John Koskinen from office: the other would remove the Criminal Investigations department from the…
  • May 20

    Woman Denies Using Mexican Folk Curse To Intimidate Witness, Admits Tax Fraud

    Woman Denies Using Mexican Folk Curse To Intimidate Witness, Admits Tax Fraud
    A Tennessee woman has admitted her role in a $10.8 million scam intended to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
Rank this Week: 356

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 146

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3735

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 1186

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Trouble with Banks Accepting a Power of Attorney - Florida

    Trouble with Banks Accepting a Power of Attorney - Florida
    As I've written in my last two posts, more and more Banks have been routinely rejecting Power of Attorney forms drafted by attorneys in New Jersey.  Obviously this irks me enough to write about it in three consecutive posts.Apparently,…
  • May 19

    Banks Required to Accept a Power of Attorney Under NJ Statutory Law

    Banks Required to Accept a Power of Attorney Under NJ Statutory Law
    Yesterday I wrote a post about how banks are routinely refusing to accept powers of attorney.  I thought this statute may be helpful to people who may need to argue with the banks (at least in NJ anyway):N.J.S.A…
  • May 18

    Growing Problem of Banks refusing to Honor a Financial Power of Attorney

    Growing Problem of Banks refusing to Honor a Financial Power of Attorney
    Please be advised that more and more banks are refusing to accept any financial power of attorney other than their own form.  This may not be a huge problem if you are still competent, but if you become incapacitated later and have not…
Rank this Week: 4641

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/
  • May 23

    Ascertaining a Taxpayer’s Motive

    Ascertaining a Taxpayer’s Motive
    Usually, ascertaining a taxpayer’s motives is something on which practitioners and judges focus when the issue involves taxpayer intent with respect to a specific transaction. For example, in more than a few places, the Internal Revenue…
  • May 20

    The Soda Tax Flaw in Automotive Term

    The Soda Tax Flaw in Automotive Term
    The controversy over the latest soda tax proposals in Philadelphia continues without respite. If I were to publish a reaction to every comment and news development concerning soda taxes, this blog would become immense, quickly. So I am…
  • May 18

    How to Share Costs, Or, Computing Tax Burden and Justifying User Fee

    How to Share Costs, Or, Computing Tax Burden and Justifying User Fee
    Sunday’s Parade Magazine included an interesting Ask Marilyn question. Randall Hancock wrote:I once owned a house that was the second of 10 on a gravel road. The neighbor in the 10th house proposed buying new gravel, with each neighbor…
Rank this Week: 2626

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/
  • May 23

    Sex Discrimination: The Future of LGBT Rights?

    Sex Discrimination: The Future of LGBT Rights?
    Suzanne Goldberg, Risky Arguments in Social-Justice Litigation: The Case of Sex Discrimination and Marriage Equality, 114 Colum. L. Rev. 2087 (2014).Clifford RoskyFor several decades, scholars, lawyers, and judges have debated whether laws…
  • May 20

    Putting a Face to International Tax Avoidance

    Putting a Face to International Tax Avoidance
    Omri Marian, The State Administration of  International Tax Avoidance, 7 Harv. Bus. L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2016).Andrew HayashiThe world of international tax avoidance is a colorful one. There are the legal structures, with names…
  • May 19

    Is the Crisis in the Profession Good for Consumers?

    Is the Crisis in the Profession Good for Consumers?
    Benjamin H. Barton, Glass Half Full: The Decline and Rebirth of the Legal Profession (Oxford Univ. Press, 2015).W. Bradley WendelAs the title of Ben Barton’s new book, Glass Half Full, suggests, he sees something positive…
Rank this Week: 355

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Lack of empathy

    Lack of empathy
    Here's an enjoyable song by a new group (Car Seat Headrest) that hit an unfortunate speed bump (as described here) right before the May 20 release of their new album.Ric Ocasek, who had two catchy hits in the 1980s and that's pretty…
  • May 19

    OECD-BEPS conference in Amsterdam next week

    OECD-BEPS conference in Amsterdam next week
    I have now written my (15-20 minute) talk, along with skeletal slides, for the upcoming NYU-Amsterdam Center for Tax Law conference, in Amsterdam on June 1, concerning OECD-BEPS et al.  My topic will be "The U.S. Response to OECD-BEPS…
  • May 18

    An example of why I still need my own iTunes playlists and CDs ...

    An example of why I still need my own iTunes playlists and CDs ...
    ... is Big Star's Third/Sister Lovers album, not available on Spotify.
Rank this Week: 729

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • May 21

    FMH: Empfehlungen für Ärzte zum Umgang mit Social Media

    FMH: Empfehlungen für Ärzte zum Umgang mit Social Media
    Der Berufsverband der Schweizer Ärzteschaft (FMH) hat am 18. Mai 2016 ein fünfseitiges Dokument zum "Umgang mit sozialen Medien - Empfehlungen für Ärztinnen und Ärzte" veröffentlicht.Diese Empfehlungen richten…
  • May 21

    BGer 6B_1061/2014: Entschädigung im Strafverfahren für Stellenverlust?

    BGer 6B_1061/2014: Entschädigung im Strafverfahren für Stellenverlust?
    Bei einem Freispruch hat die beschuldigte Person gem. Art. 429 Abs. 1 lit. b StPO grundsätzlich das Recht auf Entschädigung von wirtschaftlichen Einbussen, die ihr aus der notwendigen Beteiligung am Strafverfahren entstanden sind.…
  • May 16

    BGer 9C_284/2015: Pensionskasse - Begünstigung durch Testament

    BGer 9C_284/2015: Pensionskasse - Begünstigung durch Testament
    In seinem Urteil von Ende April 2016 (9C_284/2015) hat das Bundesgericht (BGer) sich zum Thema geäussert, ob und wie bei unverheirateten Paaren eine Begünstigung des überlebenden Partners mittels Testament bezüglich…
Rank this Week: 3661

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/
  • May 21

    Tax Treaty Savings Clause Question

    Tax Treaty Savings Clause Question
    Facts: A U.S. citizen and permanent resident of Israel incurs capital gains from the sale of stock of a U.S. corporation. U.S. - Israel Income Tax Treaty Provisions: Article 15, Paragraph 1: “[a] resident of one of the Contracting…
  • May 19

    Applicable Federal Rates - June 2016

    Applicable Federal Rates - June 2016
    Follow @crubincrubin
  • May 15

    Form 5472 Reporting by Foreign Owned Disregarded Entities Established in the U.S. - Coming Soon!

    Form 5472 Reporting by Foreign Owned Disregarded Entities Established in the U.S. - Coming Soon!
    Presently, a domestic single member LLC, and other similar single owner entities, absent a check-the-box election to the contrary, are disregarded for almost all U.S. tax purposes. Presently, a foreign owner of such disregarded entity need…
Rank this Week: 1512

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/
  • May 20

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/20/16

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/20/16
    I have the great pleasure of being in beautiful Lake Tahoe today speaking at the CEB Renewal Retreat: Reignite Your Passion for Law. Have a listen to the Eagles’ Peaceful Easy Feeling while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of…
  • May 19

    Highlights from the Conference on Charitable Giving 2016

    Highlights from the Conference on Charitable Giving 2016
    Last week, I had the privilege of attending the Conference on Charitable Giving at Stanford University, organized by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and Stanford University’s Office of Planned Giving. The conference focused on…
  • May 18

    501(c)(3) Electioneering Rules: Candidate Appearances & Debate

    501(c)(3) Electioneering Rules: Candidate Appearances & Debate
      While 501(c)(3) organizations are prohibited from intervening in elections, they are permitted to engage in certain nonpartisan election-related activities if they structure such activities appropriately, which we’ll address in…
Rank this Week: 1362

Nonprofit and Exempt Organization…

Nonprofit and Exempt Organization Blog

Focused on nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, with an emphasis on federal tax and Minnesota nonprofit legal issues. By Robertson Law Office.

http://www.robertsonlawofficellc.com/Blog/
  • May 19

    New overtime regulations for nonprofit organization

    New overtime regulations for nonprofit organization
    The U.S. Department of Labor has announced new overtime regulations for nonprofit organizations, which will take effect December 1, 2016. Find out more details here.
  • May 11

    501(c)(3)s in the election year

    501(c)(3)s in the election year
    Election time is upon us again and with it comes (avoidable) headaches for some 501(c)(3) organizations. In this post, I’ll discuss some ways an election year can impact your organization, what to be aware of, and what to avoid.
  • Apr 14

    Tips for 990 filing; due date fast approaching

    Tips for 990 filing; due date fast approaching
    The form 990/990-EZ (or a valid request for an extension on Form 8868) is due by the 15th day of the 5th month following the conclusion of an organization's fiscal year. For organizations that are calendar year…
Rank this Week: 3431

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

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

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
  • May 19

    7 Secrets Credit Counseling Companies Don’t Want You To Know

    7 Secrets Credit Counseling Companies Don’t Want You To Know
    1.  Credit counseling agencies are not on your side.  They actually work on behalf of the credit card companies to squeeze as much money out of you as possible. Some of these firms have even been shut down by federal government…
  • May 17

    5 Shockingly Stupid Ways to Pay Off Debt

    5 Shockingly Stupid Ways to Pay Off Debt
    The stress of being deeply in debt can cause smart people to make foolish decisions – but you don’t have to. Are you feeling trapped by your financial struggles? Discover the five worst ways to pay off debt, and learn where to…
  • May 6

    8 Proven Strategies to Ditch Your Debt Collectors’ Constant Calls and Gain the Upper Hand

    8 Proven Strategies to Ditch Your Debt Collectors’ Constant Calls and Gain the Upper Hand
    Being hounded by calls from debt collectors is stressful, but you can turn the tables on them with these eight proven strategies. Aggressive debt collectors can scare and intimidate you with relentless calls. Even worse, they can make you…
Rank this Week: 1534

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
  • May 19

    Evaluating a Wind Energy Agreement: A Brief Review

    Evaluating a Wind Energy Agreement: A Brief Review
      We’ve recently received a number of inquiries regarding wind energy agreements. This article, while not offering legal advice, is intended to inform landowners as to some of the key legal issues they should consider when…
  • Apr 29

    When Tenants in Common Own the Farm

    When Tenants in Common Own the Farm
    It’s a common situation that often leads to conflict. A father dies without a will and his three children inherit his farm through the rules of intestate succession. Or maybe an aunt dies with a will leaving a one-third share of her…
  • Mar 31

    U.S. Army Corps v. Hawkes: A Case to Watch

    U.S. Army Corps v. Hawkes: A Case to Watch
      Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in a case that tests the authority of a federal agency to effectively restrict a property owner’s land use choices without an opportunity for judicial review.…
Rank this Week: 3410

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
Rank this Week: 3626

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: 3481

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Tax, Trust and Estate News

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

http://taxtrustestatenews.com/
  • May 18

    Thiessen v Commissioner: A Self-Directed IRA or a Self-Inflicted Wound

    Thiessen v Commissioner: A Self-Directed IRA or a Self-Inflicted Wound
    Thiessen v Commissioner: A Self-Directed IRA or a Self-Inflicted Wound Recently, myself and another attorney in the firm met with accountants from a well-established practice with several offices. When I inquired about the biggest problems…
  • May 9

    Split-Dollar Arrangements Not Subject to Gift Tax

    Split-Dollar Arrangements Not Subject to Gift Tax
    In a Groundbreaking Tax Court Decision in Estate of Morrissette v. Commissioner, the Court Deems Split-Dollar Arrangements are not Subject to Gift Taxes A recent Tax Court decision has potentially groundbreaking results. In Estate of…
  • May 6

    New Bill Pushes Tax Simplification

    New Bill Pushes Tax Simplification
    New bill pushes tax simplification Tax simplification has been a popular topic around Washington recently. But on April 13, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., introduced legislation that may take a big step toward it. According to a…
Rank this Week: 1854

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

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

    Happy Birthday – The Estate Tax Turns 100

    Happy Birthday – The Estate Tax Turns 100
    In 1916, Congress instituted the estate tax to boost U.S. revenues just in case we joined the fight in World War I. At the time, the top rate was 10% and the exemption was $50,000, which meant it affected less than 1% of estates. Proponents…
  • May 9

    Competency Can be Tricky: Don’t Rule Out the Nonagenarian

    Competency Can be Tricky: Don’t Rule Out the Nonagenarian
    Sumner Redstone, at 92 years-old and the controlling shareholder of his $40 billion media empire, Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp. has accomplished a lot. And a court recently ruled he can continue to make his own decisions, including…
  • Apr 26

    The Estate of Prince – Let’s Go Crazy!

    The Estate of Prince – Let’s Go Crazy!
    Early reports tell us that the late musician Prince died without a will. Therefore, Minnesota “intestacy” statutes (i.e. statutes govern estates of decedents dying without a will) are going to control the administration of…
Rank this Week: 994

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

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

    Taxes and the WSOP: 2016 Update

    Taxes and the WSOP: 2016 Update
    I’ll be heading to the Rio Hotel and Casino tomorrow for three days of continuing education. In a little over two weeks, the poker world will be descending on the Rio for the annual World Series of Poker. (I’m probably one of the…
  • May 15

    Caesars Bankruptcy: An Update

    Caesars Bankruptcy: An Update
    When last we left the bankruptcy of Caesars Entertainment Operating Company (CEOC) (nearly four months ago), a complete reorganization wasn’t ruled out but Caesars was still in control of the bankruptcy. Over the last four months: In…
  • May 8

    1500 Full Tilt Remission Petitions Denied by Department of Justice

    1500 Full Tilt Remission Petitions Denied by Department of Justice
    Most (but not all) of the remission payments for balances on Full Tilt Poker have been resolved. However, a notice appeared on Friday on www.fulltiltpokerclaims.com: INFORMATION REGARDING DENIED PETITIONS GCG has been informed that the…
Rank this Week: 476

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
  • May 13

    Farm Tenant Entitled to Recoup Unused Lime Cost

    Farm Tenant Entitled to Recoup Unused Lime Cost
    This week, the Iowa Court of Appeals issued two opinions analyzing farm leases. We told you Wednesday about a most interesting case where the court held that a residential acreage tenant with a single horse was entitled to September 1…
  • May 11

    A Horse is a Horse is a Farm Tenancy of Course

    A Horse is a Horse is a Farm Tenancy of Course
    In a most interesting case from the Iowa Court of Appeals today, the letter of the law prevailed, and the court ruled that a single, 38-year-old grazing horse was all that was needed to create a “farm tenancy.” Thus, the court…
  • Apr 29

    Private Condemnation Action Yields Disfavored Route

    Private Condemnation Action Yields Disfavored Route
    A recent case from the Iowa Court of Appeals shines the spotlight on Iowa’s private condemnation statute, Iowa Code § 6A.4(2). The statute, which takes some people by surprise,[i] grants private landowners a narrow power of eminent…
Rank this Week: 3276

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

Covers Alaska business law, litigation and recent decisions. By Clayton Walker.

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • May 11

    Alaska Usury Rate is 10.5% on Loans Exceeding $25,000.00

    Alaska Usury Rate is 10.5% on Loans Exceeding $25,000.00
    By: Clayton Walker I’ve been told that the following Alaska Usury decision has stirred up a hornets nest with the Alaska Creditor’s Bar Association. Cox v. Cooper, 3AN-15-10101 CI (Alaska Sup. Ct., 18 Apr. 2016) (J. Morse).…
  • Apr 29

    Alaska Usury Interest Rule

    Alaska Usury Interest Rule
    By: Clayton Walker Has your lender violated Alaska usury laws?  Have you paid more than 10.5% interest on loans larger than $25,000.00? Are the loans from a person or non-bank? Do you still owe or have you paid any interest in the past…
  • Jan 19

    Standard for Review of Trial Court Action

    Standard for Review of Trial Court Action
    By: Clayton Walker A superior court abuses its discretion by making a decision that is arbitrary, capricious, manifestly unreasonable, or . . . stem[s] from an improper motive.  The court uses the clearly erroneous standard when…
Rank this Week: 3695

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/
  • May 11

    100% Exclusion for Qualified Small Business Stock Held for Five Year

    100% Exclusion for Qualified Small Business Stock Held for Five Year
    Starting a small business is full of challenges and an entrepreneur will have many concerns, especially with ensuring adequate operating capital and meeting funding requirements. The federal government does recognize the importance of small…
  • May 10

    As Small Business Week Ends, A Reminder of a Few Resources Available to Entrepreneur

    As Small Business Week Ends, A Reminder of a Few Resources Available to Entrepreneur
    As small business week comes to a close, including special resources and webinars available at various federal government entities only during the week, a variety of different resources remain available for the entrepreneur from the federal…
  • May 4

    DOL Revises The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Poster

    DOL Revises The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Poster
    by Joshua A. Diveley The Department of Labor (DOL) revised The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) poster which certain employers must display at employment locations. The revisions were released in late April, 2016. The poster was revised to…
Rank this Week: 2022

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.richtertaxblog.com/
  • May 10

    FBAR Penalties for Failure to Maintain Foreign Account Records | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    FBAR Penalties for Failure to Maintain Foreign Account Records | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    One of the most common FBAR problems arise from a failure to keep required records.  The reporting requirements are not onerous, but taxpayers who are managing multiple accounts or making complicated business transactions can sometimes…
  • Apr 24

    Willfulness and FBAR Penalties -- Non-willful Actions and Reasonable Cause | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    Willfulness and FBAR Penalties -- Non-willful Actions and Reasonable Cause | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    In this blog, I’d like to examine the differences between non-willful conduct which can trigger an IRS penalty, and non-willful conduct for which reasonable cause can be given, which offers grounds for why penalties should not be…
  • Apr 16

    The Panama Papers | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    The Panama Papers | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    This week, I’d like to begin examining the Panama Papers, a leaked set of over 11 million confidential documents that describe the activities of 210,000 corporate entities overseen by the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.…
Rank this Week: 2385

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • May 10

    Religion and Tax--not an easy issue

    Religion and Tax--not an easy issue
    The Atlantic magazine has an article in the May 3 2016 issue asking "Should Courts Get to Define Religion?" The article deals with a Catholic shrine in Attleboro Massachusetts, Shrine of Our Lady of LaSalette, that covers almost 200…
  • Apr 29

    IRS Scrutiny of 501(c)(3)

    IRS Scrutiny of 501(c)(3)
    As most everybody is aware by now, the IRS has been under considerable strain for a number of years from budget and staff reductions that have left it underfunded, understaffed, and under pressure. This is part of the right's effort...
  • Apr 24

    172 rightwingers on the Republican Study Committee want to "terminate" the tax code

    172 rightwingers on the Republican Study Committee want to "terminate" the tax code
    Somehow it seems that the more absurd the congressional Republicans get, the greater their hubris and gall in proposing ideas that would hit government programs hard and create havoc for critically important government activities. The latest…
Rank this Week: 934

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP…

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP News & Commentary

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

http://rogerssheffield.com/news-and-commentary
  • May 10

    Gifts to Care Custodians: Traps for the Unwary.

    Gifts to Care Custodians: Traps for the Unwary.
    What does care custodian mean to you? A friend or acquaintance that visits, runs errands, pays bills, cooks, cleans, administers medications, and takes care of other pressing needs?. Probate Code Section 21350 provides that gifts to…
  • Apr 26

    Real Estate Co-Ownership Agreement

    Real Estate Co-Ownership Agreement
    With the high price of real estate, we increasingly see arrangements between parents and children, unmarried couples, or friends who pool money to buy residential property. Owners often do not understand their rights and responsibilities.…
  • Apr 6

    Can it be Trashed Now? Tax Record Retention Guideline

    Can it be Trashed Now? Tax Record Retention Guideline
    Paper, paper and still more paper! When can these documents be destroyed? We get questions about tax backup documentation from clients often.  To assist you, we provide some ideas to carefully consider when deciding about destruction…
Rank this Week: 3308

Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax…

Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax Law Blog

Covers estate planning and tax law. By English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley LLP.

http://www.mykentuckyestateattorney.com/
  • May 5

    Even Prince needed a will

    Even Prince needed a will
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP Prince performing in concert in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo by Bob Young. News reports since Prince’s death have indicated he died intestate – which means without a…
  • May 3

    Win big at the track? Congratulations! Now pay your gambling taxe

    Win big at the track? Congratulations! Now pay your gambling taxe
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP We’ve written previously about gambling taxes, highlighting this issue mainly because of the affection Kentucky has for horse racing. And as you well know, we’re in…
  • Apr 26

    Welcome to Rebecca Simpson, estate planning attorney

    Welcome to Rebecca Simpson, estate planning attorney
    We’re pleased to welcome Rebecca Simpson, who joined our firm as a senior attorney on April 18, 2016. Rebecca was most recently an attorney for Kentucky Legal Aid. She ran for Warren County Family Court Judge in 2014. She will…
Rank this Week: 3330

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/
  • May 4

    Prince’s Sister Claims He Had No Will

    Prince’s Sister Claims He Had No Will
    Prince's failure to execute a simple Will means he lost control of his estate. In California, the requirements for a valid holographic Will make it easy for anyone to write one.
  • Mar 26

    California’s End of Life Option Act Will Be Effective June 9, 2016

    California’s End of Life Option Act Will Be Effective June 9, 2016
    On October 5, 2015, Governor Brown signed the End of Life Option Act into law. The law requires that two doctors determine that a patient has six months or less to live before the lethal drugs can be prescribed. Patients also must be mentally…
  • Feb 22

    Keeping Families Out of Court: Trust and Estates Mediation

    Keeping Families Out of Court: Trust and Estates Mediation
    As an estate planner, I get calls often from disgruntled beneficiaries, concerned parents, frustrated Trustees, or distrustful siblings.  Death and money don’t always bring out the best in families. But despite countless books,…
Rank this Week: 1877

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/
  • May 4

    Britney Spears’s Conservatorship (Guardianship) Is Still in Place

    Britney Spears’s Conservatorship (Guardianship) Is Still in Place
    It’s an awful thing when you are unable to manage your own affairs. Usually, it happens to the very elderly. Due to senile dementia, Alzheimers, or other diseases, they can not manage their own finances, or make informed decisions about…
  • Apr 26

    This is what it sounds like – when people die intestate

    This is what it sounds like – when people die intestate
    The biggest enemy of proper estate planning is procrastination. As the world knows, Prince died last week. Today we find out that he died intestate, which is a fancy word that lawyers use for dying without a will. When you die intestate, the…
  • Mar 11

    My monthly appearance on the “Ask the Experts” radio show, 3-10-2016

    My monthly appearance on the “Ask the Experts” radio show, 3-10-2016
    Going forward, I’ll be appearing monthly on the “Ask the Experts” radio show to discuss estate planning, probate, guardianships, elder law, and other related issues. Yesterday, I got there in the nick of time. If it…
Rank this Week: 1102

Taxidermy: Getting Under the Skin…

Taxidermy: Getting Under the Skin of Tax Law

Insight into the trials and tribulations of a UK tax lawyer. By Ann L. Humphrey.

http://www.annlhumphrey.com/blog
  • May 3

    Moving on

    Moving on
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  • Mar 29

    Farmer George

    Farmer George
    The post Farmer George appeared first on Ann L Humphrey.
  • Feb 29

    I am connected

    I am connected
    The post I am connected appeared first on Ann L Humphrey.
Rank this Week: 2471

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    THE IMPORTANCE OF A LAST WILL & TESTAMENT

    THE IMPORTANCE OF A LAST WILL & TESTAMENT
    Prince's death puts living will discussion into the spotlightSARASOTA, Fla. -- It's something that experts say you don't want to have running away from you. If you pass away without a will in the state of Florida, the state statutes would…
  • Apr 26

    FIDUCIARY ACCESS LAW IN FLORIDA

    FIDUCIARY ACCESS LAW IN FLORIDA
    On March 10, 2016, Governor Scott signed in law the “Fiduciary Access Law.”  Effective July 1, 2016, the law allows custodians to turn over "data, text, images, videos, sounds, codes, computer programs, software, databases"…
  • Apr 5

    CHANGES TO THE PARTNERSHIP RULES COMING IN 2017

    CHANGES TO THE PARTNERSHIP RULES COMING IN 2017
    The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 has strengthened the IRS’s ability to audit partnerships (including multi-member LLCs). The new rules apply to tax years beginning after 2017, and will apply to partnerships of 100 or more partners. To…
Rank this Week: 1106

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 27

    NFL v. Brady - Decision Not Surprising

    NFL v. Brady - Decision Not Surprising
    On April 25, 2016 an important decision for the sports world came down from the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals involving Tom Brady. Being a sports fan and a tax lawyer, the opinion sparked my interest. Challenging the National Football…
  • Apr 18

    Florida Appellate Court Rules Against DBPR in Blunt Wraps Case

    Florida Appellate Court Rules Against DBPR in Blunt Wraps Case
    Our firm has been extremely involved with Florida's wholesale tobacco tax for the past several years. Since Micjo in 2012, the Florida wholesale tobacco tax area has been fraught with seemingly endless litigation. In addition to the Micjo…
  • Apr 4

    OTC's On the Hook for Bed Tax in Maryland

    OTC's On the Hook for Bed Tax in Maryland
    State and local governments are continually searching for ways to increase revenue through taxation of online companies conducting business within their state or county. One such way is by assessing a rental tax against online travel…
Rank this Week: 3543

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

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

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Apr 26

    Candidates' Proposed Estate Tax Plan

    Candidates' Proposed Estate Tax Plan
    Robert Woods, writing for Forbes: Under current law, estates worth $5.45 million or less are exempt from federal estate tax. Beyond that, you pay. Call it an estate tax, a death tax, or a tax on accumulated wealth. Whatever you call it, it…
  • Apr 14

    Bernie Sander's Estate Tax Plan

    Bernie Sander's Estate Tax Plan
    Ashlea Ebeling, reporting for Forbes: The Sanders bill, a rewrite of a bill he introduced in 2010—the year the estate tax lapsed under the Bush tax cuts — would exempt the first $3.5 million on an individual’s estate from…
  • Mar 18

    Can The FBI Make Apple Rewrite iOS?

    Can The FBI Make Apple Rewrite iOS?
    Great analysis by Harvard Law professor Susan Crawford regarding the FBI's demands of Apple: The president  —  our Law Professor in Chief  — has to know the DOJ is on shaky…
Rank this Week: 1880

Los Angeles Estate, Probate And…

Los Angeles Estate, Probate And Tax Law Blog

Covers estate planning, tax and probate law. Published by Moravecs, a Professional Law Corporation.

http://losangelesestateprobatelawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 851

Seay Law Firm Blog

Seay Law Firm Blog

Covers Texas tax law.

http://www.seaytaxlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    Appeals Court Finds Bill Pay Service Not Taxable

    Appeals Court Finds Bill Pay Service Not Taxable
    The Texas Fourteenth Court of Appeals issued its opinion Tuesday in Hegar v. CheckFree Services Corporation.  It held that an online bill pay service was not a taxable data processing service under the Texas sales tax.  The court…
  • Apr 15

    Texas Supreme Court: Margin Tax Apportionment Rule Invalid

    Texas Supreme Court: Margin Tax Apportionment Rule Invalid
    The Texas Supreme Court issued an opinion today in Hallmark Marketing Co., LLC v. Hegar. The opinion invalidated a Texas Comptroller rule regarding apportionment under the Texas franchise tax (also known as the Texas margin tax).  The…
  • Jul 29

    Court of Appeals Rules No Three-Factor Apportionment, Texas Franchise Tax Is Not an Income Tax

    Court of Appeals Rules No Three-Factor Apportionment, Texas Franchise Tax Is Not an Income Tax
    The Texas Third Court of Appeals issued its opinion yesterday in Graphic Packaging Corp. v. Hegar, No. 03-14-00197-CV.   It ruled that taxpayers may not choose to use the Multistate Tax Compact’s three-factor apportionment…
Rank this Week: 2811

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Covers international taxation.

http://www.narellemackenziecpa.com/blog/
  • Apr 20

    The Panama Papers: What Is a Tax Haven?

    The Panama Papers: What Is a Tax Haven?
    Narelle MacKenzie was quoted in a recent US News & Word Report article on The Panama Papers and tax havens. She provided context on what they are, who uses them, and their legitimate uses. In the April 16th article, Narelle MacKenzie…
  • Nov 30

    Why Washington is Tackling the Tax Inversion Problem All Wrong

    Why Washington is Tackling the Tax Inversion Problem All Wrong
    Narelle MacKenzie was recently quoted in Fortune.com’s article “Why Washington is Tackling the Tax Inversion Problem All Wrong”. In regards to corporate inversions, she argues that the more you lower the corporate tax rate,…
  • Nov 30

    Why Washington is Tackling the Tax Inversion Problem All Wrong

    Why Washington is Tackling the Tax Inversion Problem All Wrong
    Narelle MacKenzie was recently quoted in Fortune.com’s article “Why Washington is Tackling the Tax Inversion Problem All Wrong”. In regards to corporate inversions, she argues that the more you lower the corporate tax rate,…
Rank this Week: 3458

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
  • Apr 18

    Tax Day Deadline - and Extension

    Tax Day Deadline - and Extension
    tevepb / Pixabay[/caption] Good news! This year we get a few extra days to file our tax returns – until April 18th (19th in MA and MN). But what’s if you’re just not ready? Relax. File an extension – no excuses…
  • Apr 4

    Wasted Refund

    Wasted Refund
    tevepb / Pixabay Today TaxMama® wants to bring wasted refunds to your attention. The IRS keeps sending out announcements that refunds are expiring. People keep ignoring those announcements, thinking that this doesn’t apply to…
  • Mar 21

    TaxMama_1-2016_Mileage

    TaxMama_1-2016_Mileage
    [s3audio s3url=”http://taxmama.audioacrobat.com/download/TaxMama_1-2016_Mileage.mp3 ” /] TaxMama® and Ken Jeffries interview: LISTEN TO PODCAST Ken: It’s TaxQuips Time from TaxMama.com . Today TaxMama covers…
Rank this Week: 748

The Tax Lawyer's Blog

The Tax Lawyer's Blog

By the Pappas Group.

http://www.pappastax.com/the-tax-lawyers-blog/
  • Apr 15

    Disgorgement by Tax Preparer Denied by U.S. Federal Court

    Disgorgement by Tax Preparer Denied by U.S. Federal Court
    The IRS was handed a huge defeat in federal district court on Tuesday when Judge Anne B. Conway of the Middle District of Florida ruled that the United States had not proved that even $1 of profits (ill-gotten…
  • Dec 8

    Owe the IRS? You Can Lose You Passport.

    Owe the IRS? You Can Lose You Passport.
    President Obama has signed a new passport revocation provision into law to help the IRS collect back taxes.  New § 7345 of the Internal Revenue Code has been added as a result of the passage of  H.R. 22…
  • Nov 24

    WARNING: IRS Wants to Take Your Passport

    WARNING: IRS Wants to Take Your Passport
    Congress has passed H.R.22, which, if signed by the President, will allow the IRS to confiscate the passports of citizens who owe the IRS more than $50,000 in taxes, penalties and interest. Congress calls this... Read More The post WARNING:…
Rank this Week: 2131

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to business law, including intellectual property, trademarks, litigation, and employment law.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Property line disputes: did your neighbor build on your land?

    Property line disputes: did your neighbor build on your land?
      Just How Close is your Neighbor?     In a recent Minnesota Court of Appeals decision, the Court determined that a landowner, whose property was encroached-upon by a neighbor, was entitled to numerous types of costly damages…
  • Mar 31

    Responding to Federal Housing-Bias Complaints: What You Need To Know

    Responding to Federal Housing-Bias Complaints: What You Need To Know
      Responding to Federal Housing-bias Complaints   Imagine this typical situation. A person who owns a couple of rental properties on the side, calls a property law attorney in a tizzy: she has just received a complaint from the U.S.…
  • Mar 31

    Trademark Law: Trademarks in an Evolving Social Media Marketplace

    Trademark Law: Trademarks in an Evolving Social Media Marketplace
      Trademark Law and Social Media   Bernick Lifson attorney Betsy Butwin has published an article in the Mitchellhamline inttelectual property law journal Cybaris. The article covers issues related to trademark law in the ever…
Rank this Week: 3313

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Apr 13

    CRA Creates New Offshore Compliance Advisory Committee

    CRA Creates New Offshore Compliance Advisory Committee
    The CRA continues its efforts to strengthen tax compliance in Canada. Following the CRA’s recent announcement of its efforts to crackdown on international tax evasion, the CRA announced the creation of a new Offshore Compliance…
  • Apr 11

    CRA Provides Update on Efforts to Combat Tax Evasion

    CRA Provides Update on Efforts to Combat Tax Evasion
    Following the release of the “Panama Papers” and the Canadian federal government’s budget announcement that additional resources will be directed to the CRA to collect existing tax debts and combat tax evasion, the CRA has…
  • Apr 8

    Tax Court Introduces Common Books of Authorities Project

    Tax Court Introduces Common Books of Authorities Project
    The Tax Court has implemented a new common books of authorities program for its Toronto courtrooms that will eliminate the need for taxpayers to print copies of certain frequently-cited (and lengthy) authorities. The pilot project will…
Rank this Week: 3027

The Tax Lawyer Blog

The Tax Lawyer Blog

By William D. Hartsock.

http://thetaxlawyer.com/blog
  • Apr 11

    Are You at Risk For Tax Evasion Prosecution?

    Are You at Risk For Tax Evasion Prosecution?
    Understanding the Tax Evasion Statute.   Tax evasion is the most commonly prosecuted federal tax crime.  Defined in 26 U.S.C. § 7201, tax evasion is a failure to report taxes, failure to report taxes accurately, or the failure…
  • Apr 8

    10 "Red Flags" that Can Trigger an IRS Audit

    10 "Red Flags" that Can Trigger an IRS Audit
    If any of the below applies to you or your business, your tax return will potentially be flagged for an audit. It is important to note that just because one or several red flags exist on a taxpayer’s returns, that doesn’t mean…
  • Mar 28

    Do You Call Your Salespersons Independent Contractors?

    Do You Call Your Salespersons Independent Contractors?
    They Might Be Employees, and You May Be in Hot Water with the IRS  Tags: Payroll Taxes InformationRead more about Do You Call Your Salespersons Independent Contractors?
Rank this Week: 3358

Tax Trials

Tax Trials

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

http://taxtrials.com/
  • Apr 8

    Understanding the Conservation Easement Tax Deduction (or Strawberry Fields Forever)

    Understanding the Conservation Easement Tax Deduction (or Strawberry Fields Forever)
    We’ve covered developments in the litigation of conversation and facade easement cases here for some time now.  We’ve recently taken that experience, added a little historical perspective, and put it together for an…
  • Apr 6

    Congratulations Villanova

    Congratulations Villanova
    We congratulate Coach Jay Wright and the Villanova Wildcat Basketball Team on their 2016 NCAA Basketball National Championship. We have two Villanova alumni here at Asbury Law Firm and our immediate families add two more Villanova degrees. We…
  • Apr 1

    Massachusetts Announces Sales & Use Tax Amnesty

    Massachusetts Announces Sales & Use Tax Amnesty
    We welcome guest blogger Marc Grossman of Grossman SALT, LLC. who practices primarily in multi-state tax and unclaimed property. Beginning April 1, 2016 and through May 31, 2016, the Commonwealth is introducing an amnesty program to assist…
Rank this Week: 2999

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
  • Apr 5

    IRS Rules on Late Inverted Lease Election

    IRS Rules on Late Inverted Lease Election
    This is an article‎ that David Burton published in Tax Notes that discusses three recent Internal Revenue Service rulings in which permission was granted, in what appears to be solar energy project, inverted lease transactions, in…
  • Mar 29

    Question and Answer from the Tax Equity Structuring, Financial Modeling and HLBV Accounting Seminar

    Question and Answer from the Tax Equity Structuring, Financial Modeling and HLBV Accounting Seminar
    Question from Seminar Participant: The tax equity investor invests to own only a portion of the production tax credits (PTCs) up front, since there is an unknown of the actual production levels of the wind farm. What does the…
  • Mar 28

    Navigant’s Consulting’s Report on Residential Solar Misconstrues Value of Tax Attribute

    Navigant’s Consulting’s Report on Residential Solar Misconstrues Value of Tax Attribute
    Navigant Consulting on February 19 submitted a report, Solar Project Return Analysis for Third Party Owned Solar Systems, to the Arizona Public Service (APS). The thesis of the report is that residential solar developers are charging…
Rank this Week: 3434

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Apr 5

    IRS Could Help Identify Uninsured

    IRS Could Help Identify Uninsured
    The Affordable Care Act is intended to make affordable health insurance available to all. But we have seen that simply making it available does not result in 100% enrollment…not even close. It seems odd that you would have to push…
  • Mar 2

    IRS Warns of Spoof Emails from CEO Poser

    IRS Warns of Spoof Emails from CEO Poser
    As an employee, when the CEO or other executive asks you to jump, the typical response is “how high?” So if you were to get an email from the CEO asking for a list of employee data, you probably wouldn’t … Continue…
  • Feb 8

    The Human Element

    The Human Element
    Sometimes I complain (mostly to myself, and sometimes to other people who don’t care) that the IRS customer service employees are like robots. They tend to go by the book even when there presents itself a more common sense and ……
Rank this Week: 3969

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: 4507