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Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4426

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

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

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 23

    What To Do in the Case of an Adversary

    What To Do in the Case of an Adversary
    What if you’ve filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy and one of your creditors chooses to sue you in bankruptcy court? This feels like a perfect opportunity to start panicking. Regardless of whether their accusations are valid, there is suddenly a…
  • Jul 21

    Unemployment and Bankruptcy

    Unemployment and Bankruptcy
    If you are unemployed, you may be uncertain whether bankruptcy is a valid option for you. You are most likely qualified. Unemployment can be frustrating and even hopeless at times. Bankruptcy offers a chance to have a fresh start and begin…
  • Jul 16

    Jailed For Not Paying Debt

    Jailed For Not Paying Debt
    You have probably heard of debt collectors threatening consequences like garnished wages and lawsuits, but what about jail time? A debt collector cannot actually throw you in jail for failing to pay a debt, but a judge can. Is this really…
Rank this Week: 575

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Tax, Trust and Estate News

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

http://taxtrustestatenews.com/
  • Jul 23

    Proposed Debt Allocation Regulations Produce Unexpected and Unwanted Result

    Proposed Debt Allocation Regulations Produce Unexpected and Unwanted Result
    IRS published new regulations in January that would upset 25 years of treatment of the allocation of liabilities.  Under current rules, the determination of whether a liability is recourse to a partner (or related person) is determined…
  • Jul 18

    Kansas Tax Cut Leads To Greater Deficit Than Anticipated

    Kansas Tax Cut Leads To Greater Deficit Than Anticipated
    In 2012, Kansas lawmakers passed a large income tax cut that was intended to reduce revenue from taxes by a little more than 10 percent, according to Josh Barro writing for The New York Times. Gov. Sam Brownback said at the time that these…
  • Jul 16

    New Jersey Gives $260 Million Tax Break To Holtec International

    New Jersey Gives $260 Million Tax Break To Holtec International
    Making a surprising move amid the state's budget crisis, New Jersey officials approved the third-largest economic subsidy in their state's history on July 10, according to The Star-Ledger. The package of tax credits - worth $260 million over…
Rank this Week: 758

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

Covers issues that concern business entities, taxation, and employment law. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 23

    What Disclosures Am I Entitled to When I Consider Buying a Franchise?

    What Disclosures Am I Entitled to When I Consider Buying a Franchise?
    A Video FAQ with Mark A. Williams. If you are looking to buy a franchise, you should receive something called a Franchise Disclosure Document. That is going to be a big document. Usually it comes in a 3-ring binder, almost…Read more…
  • Jul 22

    What Are Some Advantages and Disadvantages to Franchising?

    What Are Some Advantages and Disadvantages to Franchising?
    A Video FAQ with Mark A. Williams. There are a lot of advantages and disadvantages to franchising. Some of the advantages include that you are buying a box, something that has already been proven–a strategy, a brand, a system.…
  • Jul 14

    Are All Employers Covered Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)?

    Are All Employers Covered Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)?
    A Video FAQ with Mark A. Williams. OSHA is a law that is there to protect the safety of employees. If you are going to be on a roof working, we want to make sure that you don’t fall off,…Read more ›
Rank this Week: 2635

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 22

    Consequences of No Digital Asset Protection

    Consequences of No Digital Asset Protection
      Digital asset protection is more than leaving behind one’s passwords. In an increasingly paperless world, failing to create instructions for accessing digital accounts could create problems for surviving family members. Email and…
  • Jul 15

    Chatham County, NC Estate Administration Change

    Chatham County, NC Estate Administration Change
    The Chatham County Clerk of Superior Court recently released updates to estate administration rules. We provide a link to the official changes to Estate Administration – General Rules Practices 2014. One example of the revised…
Rank this Week: 1044

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/
  • Jul 23

    Tax Myths: Part XII: The Internal Revenue Code Fills 70,000 Page

    Tax Myths: Part XII: The Internal Revenue Code Fills 70,000 Page
    The assertion that the Internal Revenue Code consists of 70,000 pages is one of my favorite tax myths because it is so silly, so easily debunked, and so indicative of America’s tax ignorance. As I’ve explained in a series of…
  • Jul 21

    Tax Myths: Part XI: Alimony Always Is Taxable

    Tax Myths: Part XI: Alimony Always Is Taxable
    Perhaps in the rush to be succinct, people present general rules as absolutes. For example, a responder in this threadadvised that “And yes, alimony is always taxable to the recipient, regardless of the form in which it is paid.”…
  • Jul 18

    Tax Myths: Part X: The Flat Tax is Simple

    Tax Myths: Part X: The Flat Tax is Simple
    One of the most persistent, widespread, and enticing tax myths is the unfounded claim that the flat tax is simple. Three years ago, the Heritage Foundation claimed that the flat tax “is simple.” Sixteen years ago, Dick Armey…
Rank this Week: 1370

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/
  • Jul 23

    Getting Specific About the Financial Security Aspects of Health Insurance

    Getting Specific About the Financial Security Aspects of Health Insurance
    Allison K. Hoffman, Health Care Spending and Financial Security After the Affordable Care Act, N.C.L. Rev. (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Amy MonahanToo often, discussions about health insurance coverage are one-dimensional, and focus…
  • Jul 22

    Empiricism and Equality: Studying Fathers’ Right

    Empiricism and Equality: Studying Fathers’ Right
    Kelly A. Behre, Digging Beneath the Equality Language: The Influence of the Fathers’ Rights Movement on Intimate Partner Violence Public Policy Debates and Family Law Reform, 21 Wm. & Mary J.  Women &…
  • Jul 21

    Don’t Restrict My E-book

    Don’t Restrict My E-book
    Angela Daly, E-Book Monopolies and the Law, 18 Media & Arts L. Rev. 350 (2013), available at SSRN.Daithí Mac SíthighIt’s still fashionable to point to the “cloud” as the solution to all sorts of…
Rank this Week: 491

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Jul 22

    Courts Issue Conflicting Rulings On Obamacare Tax Credits: Which One Got It Right?

    Courts Issue Conflicting Rulings On Obamacare Tax Credits: Which One Got It Right?
    In this corner, established in 1891, weighing in with 14 active judges and calling Richmond, VA, home is the Fourth District Court of Appeals. And in this corner, established in 1893, weighing in with 11 active judges and calling our…
  • Jul 22

    Obamacare Game Changer: Halbig Win Today Puts Health Care Act At Risk

    Obamacare Game Changer: Halbig Win Today Puts Health Care Act At Risk
      Halbig. Remember that name. It hasn’t gotten a lot of press to date but trust me, it will. A decision today in the U.S. Court of Appeals in Halbig poses one of the greatest challenges to the Obamacare since its inception.  …
  • Jul 22

    Russia Considers Going Progressive… When It Comes To Tax

    Russia Considers Going Progressive… When It Comes To Tax
    Quick: which major city holds the title of “billionaire” capital of the world? Not New York. Not Hong Kong. Not London. The answer is Moscow. The Russian capital has consistently held the title as eighty-four of the world’s…
Rank this Week: 364

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/
  • Jul 22

    Delaware Court of Chancery Rejects Indemnification Sleight of Hand

    Delaware Court of Chancery Rejects Indemnification Sleight of Hand
    In Branin v. Stein Roe Inv. Counsel, LLC, C.A. 8481-VCN, 2014 WL 2961084 (Del. Ch. June 30, 2014), the Delaware Court of Chancery held that a vested right to indemnification may not be rescinded by a subsequent amendment to the governing…
  • Jul 15

    Is Your Out-of-State LLC “Doing Business” in California?

    Is Your Out-of-State LLC “Doing Business” in California?
    Individuals and entities, including those from outside California, who invest in or do business through an out-of-state limited liability company (“LLC”) may be surprised to find out that they have filing obligations and tax…
  • Jul 7

    Second Circuit Overturns District Court’s Rejection of SEC-Citigroup Fraud Settlement

    Second Circuit Overturns District Court’s Rejection of SEC-Citigroup Fraud Settlement
    In a closely-watched decision involving judicial review of agency settlements, the Unites States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated United States District Court Judge Jed Rakoff’s 2011 order rejecting a proposed $285…
Rank this Week: 245

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Jul 22

    DC Circuit Court of Appeals Deals ObamaCare Major Blow: Federal Exchange Tax Subsidies Axed

    DC Circuit Court of Appeals Deals ObamaCare Major Blow: Federal Exchange Tax Subsidies Axed
    The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia dealt the Obama Administration a major blow today when the court ruled 2-1 that only state health exchanges plans are eligible for tax subsidies. The IRS had promulgated a rule that health…
  • Jul 19

    Major Court Decision Extends Loving; IRS Enjoined from a Circular 230 Regulation

    Major Court Decision Extends Loving; IRS Enjoined from a Circular 230 Regulation
    Thus, what Ridgley challenges here is the IRS’s proclaimed authority to regulate fee arrangements entered into by CPAs for preparing and filing Ordinary Refund Claims before the commencement of any adversarial proceedings with the IRS…
  • Jul 19

    Victory for Lap Dances in Philadelphia

    Victory for Lap Dances in Philadelphia
    The City of Philadelphia has a tax on amusements; it’s a 5% sales tax. Are lap dances performed at adult entertainment facilities subject to that tax? A court in Pennsylvania ruled no. Philadelphia billed three strip clubs adult…
Rank this Week: 416

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 617

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Jul 21

    Mexican Artists Pay Taxes in Painting

    Mexican Artists Pay Taxes in Painting
    The Mexican government has figured out a way to dramatically simplify the payment of taxes, at least for one segment of society: artists.  Mexican artists who elect to participate in the program must donate good quality works of art to…
  • Jul 15

    What’s the Point of IRS Letter 2645C?

    What’s the Point of IRS Letter 2645C?
    My all-time favorite and most ambiguous IRS letter is the 2645C.  The Internal Revenue Manual refers to them as “interim letters” (IRM 4.19.23), which is a nice label given to a letter that is simply saying the IRS has…
  • Jul 11

    IRS Worker Suspended for Violation of Hatch Act

    IRS Worker Suspended for Violation of Hatch Act
    You know the statistic about what percentage of your life is spent sleeping?  Does it shock you just a little bit and make you want to sleep less?  That’s the way I feel when I think about what percentage of … Continue…
Rank this Week: 4874

Seay Law Firm Blog

Seay Law Firm Blog

Covers Texas tax law.

http://www.seaytaxlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1938

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 10

    COLORADO "AMAZON TAX" CASE TO BE HEARD BY SUPREME COURT

    COLORADO "AMAZON TAX" CASE TO BE HEARD BY SUPREME COURT
    It is hard to believe we are more than halfway through 2014. What is not surprising is that states continue to battle with online companies, such as Amazon, as to whether it should be required to collect and remit sales tax. States continue…
  • Jul 1

    Masterworks on Loan - Love of Art or Sales Tax Savings?

    Masterworks on Loan - Love of Art or Sales Tax Savings?
    Museums are often able to keep their collections diverse because of the wealthy art collectors that are willing to loan their pieces to them. On the surface, this seems like a very honorable act, but what many don't know is there is a hefty…
Rank this Week: 3930

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

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

    New article draft posted on SSRN

    New article draft posted on SSRN
    I have just posted a recently completed article draft on SSRN, entitled "Multiple Myopias, Multiple Selves, and the Under-Saving Problem."  It's available here.It will be appearing in 2015 in volume 47 of the Connecticut Law Review, as…
  • Jul 8

    Jotwell post on Piketty book

    Jotwell post on Piketty book
    I have published a very brief essay on Jotwell concerning Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century.  You  can find it here.As you can perhaps see from reading it, it's less of an actual response to or full…
  • Jun 26

    What I'm doing on my summer vacation

    What I'm doing on my summer vacation
    Gad, but I love the summer.  First of all there's the weather.  So long as the AC in my house doesn't break, I say bring on the heat.  I like a real summer, and we've had bits of it although at times it's been too cool and wet.…
Rank this Week: 1822

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Jul 21

    James Reed Examines Baby Boomer Divorce on ?Pete the Planner? Radio Show

    James Reed Examines Baby Boomer Divorce on ?Pete the Planner? Radio Show
    Are you aware that the age 50 and older divorce rate is the fastest growing segment of divorce filings? Not surprisingly, Baby Boomers are a significant part of that demographic. Peter Dunn, host of “The Pete the Planner Radio…
  • Jul 15

    ICYMI: Blaine Blood Discusses the Rise of Labor Litigation

    ICYMI: Blaine Blood Discusses the Rise of Labor Litigation
    In this month’s Louisville Business First Legal Forum Column, BGD partner Blaine R. Blood discusses what businesses can do to lessen the risk of being involved in labor lawsuits.  Read his advice below and don’t miss our…
  • Jul 11

    Best of Bingham: BGD Women?s Forum Welcomes Family to New Home

    Best of Bingham: BGD Women?s Forum Welcomes Family to New Home
    The Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Women’s Forum furnished and prepared an apartment at Coburn Place Safe Haven for a new family. Members of the Forum helped prepare the apartment for a family of five -- a mother and her four…
Rank this Week: 2072

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
  • Jul 21

    Is the EU tide turning towards reduced Transfer Pricing compliance?

    Is the EU tide turning towards reduced Transfer Pricing compliance?
    The EU's Joint Transfer Pricing Forum has made a number of proposals to resolve inconsistencies between Member States’ approaches to transfer pricing. The following article examines these proposals in more detail.The post Is the EU tide…
  • Jul 16

    Limited Resources Continue to Constrain Chinese APA Applications, Practitioner Say

    Limited Resources Continue to Constrain Chinese APA Applications, Practitioner Say
    The ability of China's State Administration of Taxation to handle bilateral advance pricing agreement applications continues to be constrained by limited resources, a San Francisco practitioner said July 15.The post Limited Resources Continue…
  • Jul 14

    Indian Budget Introduces Ranges, Mandates Review by Committee Before Cases Reopened

    Indian Budget Introduces Ranges, Mandates Review by Committee Before Cases Reopened
    By Amrit Dhillon July 10 —  India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has disappointed many investors by not doing away with the previous government’s retrospective amendment on tax in his budget, announced in Parliament…
Rank this Week: 1034

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: 3749

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/
  • Jul 18

    APPLICABLE FEDERAL RATES–AUGUST 2014

    APPLICABLE FEDERAL RATES–AUGUST 2014
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  • Jul 17

    Part 3 – THE DELINQUENT FBAR SUBMISSION PROCEDURES

    Part 3 – THE DELINQUENT FBAR SUBMISSION PROCEDURES
    Below is Part 3 of my partner, Rick Josepher’s, analysis of the new offshore enforcement environment in light of the new 2014 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Procedures. To view this Part, and all prior parts, in PDF format (which will be…
  • Jul 14

    Part 2 - THE IRS’ NEW 2014 OFFSHORE VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE PROCEDURES

    Part 2 - THE IRS’ NEW 2014 OFFSHORE VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE PROCEDURES
    Below is Part 2 of my partner, Rick Josepher’s, analysis of the new offshore enforcement environment in light of the new 2014 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Procedures. To view this Part, and all prior parts, in PDF format (which will be…
Rank this Week: 645

California Tax Law Blog

California Tax Law Blog

By David Klasing.

http://www.klasing-associates.com/law-blog/
  • Jul 18

    Russian Banks to Begin Complying with FATCA

    Russian Banks to Begin Complying with FATCA
    For those of you who follow international matters, it is an understatement to say that there has been tension between the United States and Russia over the past several decades.... The post Russian Banks to Begin Complying with FATCA appeared…
  • Jul 9

    INVENTOR SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR HIDING MONEY IN OFFSHORE ACCOUNTS!!!

    INVENTOR SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR HIDING MONEY IN OFFSHORE ACCOUNTS!!!
    Yesterday, the Department of Justice announced that Ashvin Desai was sentenced to six months in federal prison and six months and one day of home confinement. This sentence was doled... The post INVENTOR SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR HIDING MONEY…
  • Jul 1

    Taiwan and China Agree to Hand Over American Account Info

    Taiwan and China Agree to Hand Over American Account Info
    As we have previously reported, foreign countries have been lining up to enter into agreements that will provide the United States government with foreign account information of American account holders.... The post Taiwan and China Agree to…
Rank this Week: 1967

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/
  • Jul 18

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – July 18, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – July 18, 2014
    This week featured Malala Day and Bastille Day. And today is Nelson Mandela Day (“take responsibility for making the world a better place, one small step at a time”)! Have a listen to Beyonce’s Run the World…
  • Jul 16

    Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio

    Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio
      Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio is celebrating its 200th show this Friday.  I hope you’ll join Tony for Nonprofit Radio’s 200th show at 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET on Talking Alternative or later on iTunes.…
  • Jul 14

    CalNonprofits 2014 Policy Convention

    CalNonprofits 2014 Policy Convention
    This year’s CalNonprofits Policy Convention is an assembly of nonprofit leaders with thought-provoking views and insights on the crucial policy issues facing nonprofit organizations today. It is designed to spark dialogue and…
Rank this Week: 908

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
  • 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…
  • Jul 7

    Solar City and Sunrun File Suit Challenging Arizona Property Tax on Leased Solar System

    Solar City and Sunrun File Suit Challenging Arizona Property Tax on Leased Solar System
    Solar City Corporation and Sunrun Inc. (collectively, the “Companies”) filed suit on June 30, 2014 challenging the Arizona Department of Revenue’s (ADOR) position that certain solar systems owned by the Companies (the…
  • Jun 30

    Sound Bites from REFF Wall Street

    Sound Bites from REFF Wall Street
    The Renewable Energy Finance Forum Wall Street was held on June 25 and 26.  Below are selected sound bites about YieldCos, tax equity and the capital markets opportunities for renewables.  This post was prepared without the benefit…
Rank this Week: 3958

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 17

    Using a Bankruptcy Petition Preparer in the Inland Empire May Be a Mistake

    Using a Bankruptcy Petition Preparer in the Inland Empire May Be a Mistake
    With many Inland Empire residents hitting hard times, bankruptcy petition preparers have offered their services to help debtors file for bankruptcy. Hiring a bankruptcy attorney may be a much better decision in the long run. Increased Use of…
  • Jul 10

    9 Common Financial Mistakes that Could Lead You to Bankruptcy

    9 Common Financial Mistakes that Could Lead You to Bankruptcy
    Americans enjoy the myth that bankruptcy only happens to other people. We have the top 9 REAL reasons that Americans file bankruptcy, and tips on how to avoid these mistakes. The Myth of the Medical Bankruptcy…
  • Jul 9

    Employer Class Action Certification

    Employer Class Action Certification
    For those employers who had all but given up hope of receiving relief from the courts, the California Supreme Court recently provided a glimmer of hope with its holding in Duran v. U.S. Bank.
Rank this Week: 3491

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Jul 17

    Communications With Experts: Moore v. Getahun and the Advocates’ Society Report

    Communications With Experts: Moore v. Getahun and the Advocates’ Society Report
    An expert does not draft his/her report in a vacuum. Communication with counsel is required. Ultimately, an expert must provide independent and objective evidence at a hearing. So the question arises as to what amount of communication is…
  • Jul 10

    CRA: Tax treatment of Ponzi scheme investment

    CRA: Tax treatment of Ponzi scheme investment
    We have previously written about court decisions on the tax results arising from taxpayers’ (failed) investments in Ponzi schemes (see our posts on Roszko v. The Queen (2014 TCC 59), Johnson v. The Queen (2011 TCC 54) and (2012 FCA…
  • Jul 9

    Health Quest: Appeal allowed where Crown failed to properly plead assumption

    Health Quest: Appeal allowed where Crown failed to properly plead assumption
    What is the result of the Crown’s failure to properly plead its assumptions in the Reply? This issue was considered by the Tax Court in Health Quest Inc. v. The Queen (2014 TCC 211) in which the Crown’s Reply included…
Rank this Week: 2330

Tax Plus Blog

Tax Plus Blog

Covers UK tax issues. By Mercer & Hole.

http://www.mercerhole.co.uk/blog/tax-plus/
  • 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…
  • Apr 3

    School Fee

    School Fee
    I have a client where we are planning for school fees, one of his children will start boarding in the new academic year and the other two won’t be far behind. He had been using the Close Brothers school fees plan to help with funding…
Rank this Week: 2057

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 4087

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 10

    Finding Your Digital Assets After Death

    Finding Your Digital Assets After Death
    I’ve written before about estate planning for your digital assets and online accounts. Well this article isn’t necessarily about planning, but what happens after you die – especially if you don’t plan (or even if…
  • Jan 9

    Who gets paid if an Alleged Incapacitated Person dies before the hearing? Nobody?

    Who gets paid if an Alleged Incapacitated Person dies before the hearing? Nobody?
    The Guardianship of Mary Klatthaar I’m sure there are some independently wealthy attorneys out there who take all of their cases pro bono. Most of us though are hard-working schlubs like everyone else who while we love what we do,…
Rank this Week: 1867

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 126

Nolo's Tax Law Tips

Nolo's Tax Law Tips

Covers tax law.

http://blog.nolo.com/taxes/
  • Jul 17

    IRS Enforcement of Trust Fund Recovery Penalty Likely to Increase

    IRS Enforcement of Trust Fund Recovery Penalty Likely to Increase
    The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) recently studied IRS’ practices in assessing and collecting the IRC Section 6672 “responsible person penalty,” and recommended that group managers pay closer…
  • Jul 14

    501(c)(3) App Just Got Easier

    501(c)(3) App Just Got Easier
    In theory, anyway. That’s because on July 1, IRS introduced a new, shorter application form to help small charities apply for tax exempt status more easily. The new Form 1023-EZ is a mere three pages long (compared with the standard…
  • Jul 3

    Tax Court Takes Hard Line on Charitable Deduction Rule

    Tax Court Takes Hard Line on Charitable Deduction Rule
    A taxpayer who receives goods or services in exchange for a contribution of property may still be entitled to some deduction if the contribution exceeds the fair market value of any goods or services received. But in the case of Seventeen…
Rank this Week: 2246

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 2

    Nice Article on the Basics of ILIT

    Nice Article on the Basics of ILIT
    A colleague of mine, David Saltzman, has written a nice article on the Basics of Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts.  As he points out, setting up a life insurance trust is a great way to minimize your estate tax liability and it can be…
  • May 26

    Pennsylvania Same Sex Married Couples No Longer Have to Pay Inheritance Tax

    Pennsylvania Same Sex Married Couples No Longer Have to Pay Inheritance Tax
    On May 20, 2014, U.S. District Court Judge John Jones III declared that Pennsylvania's laws banning same sex marriage was unconstitutional.  Besides the practical implication that same sex couples in Pennsylvania may now get…
Rank this Week: 1989

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/
  • Jul 16

    An update on three state tax cases pending at the Texas Supreme Court

    An update on three state tax cases pending at the Texas Supreme Court
    A number of state tax cases are currently pending in the Texas courts, including three important ones now docketed at the Texas Supreme Court. In each of those cases, it was the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, represented by tax lawyers…
  • Jun 4

    Another twist in calculating the apportionment factor under the Texas margin tax

    Another twist in calculating the apportionment factor under the Texas margin tax
    A pending state court appeal involves an interesting - and important - question of how the revised Texas franchise tax, the so-called “margin tax,” should be calculated. Specifically, the question on appeal is what figure should…
  • May 15

    The Texas Comptroller's latest court appeal involves the taxability of a wellbore video

    The Texas Comptroller's latest court appeal involves the taxability of a wellbore video
    Back in February, a State District Court in Travis County, Texas, decided that, for sales and use tax purposes, the sale of a video taken inside an oil or gas well was the sale of a nontaxable service rather than a taxable sale of tangible…
Rank this Week: 1812

Urbach & Avraham CPAs Law Blog

Urbach & Avraham CPAs Law Blog

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

http://uandacpas.com/blog/
  • Jul 14

    Domestic Partners: Do it New Jersey’s way or NJ says, “No Way”

    Domestic Partners: Do it New Jersey’s way or NJ says, “No Way”
    The Tax Court ruled against a plaintiff that claimed she was a domestic partner of the decedents and exempt from Inheritance Tax as a Class A beneficiary. The Story: Claudette Lugano and Armin Lovi lived together from at least 2003 until his…
  • Jul 13

    Creative Advanced Divorce Tax Tip – Monetizing NOL

    Creative Advanced Divorce Tax Tip – Monetizing NOL
    When a couple divorces, there is value to a Net Operating Loss(NOL) of the business owner spouse. The tax benefit of the NOL must be considered when valuing all the marital assets,
  • Jul 9

    New Options for Foreign Bank Account Owner

    New Options for Foreign Bank Account Owner
    New Options Available for Foreign Bank Owners- Major Changes to the Overseas Voluntary Disclosure Program to avoid criminal prosecution and pay a lower penalty
Rank this Week: 1605

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/
  • Jul 14

    Don’t Let Them Eat Cake

    Don’t Let Them Eat Cake
    Grade school administrators, take note!  The USDA’s new nutrition standards for foods sold in grade schools are now effective for the 2014-15 school year.  The standards apply to all schools that accept federal funding through…
  • Jul 8

    It’s about the Industry: A Peek Into the 501(c)(6)

    It’s about the Industry: A Peek Into the 501(c)(6)
    Tax break for industry developers?  Yes.  Section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code provides income tax exemption for organizations that advance a “Line of Business.”  Trade associations are one type of…
  • Jul 3

    Celebrating Our Country’s Freedom

    Celebrating Our Country’s Freedom
    A Day to Reflect        Independence Day provides a great opportunity not only to light fireworks and the grill, but also to reflect on our country’s freedoms and values.  The First Amendment has…
Rank this Week: 2124

Tax Machine Blog

Tax Machine Blog

Discusses tax topics. By Thomas S. Groth.

http://taxmachine.us
  • 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…
  • May 2

    “They just walked into the store” and announced that they had emptied the store’s bank account.

    “They just walked into the store” and announced that they had emptied the store’s bank account.
    Over at WaPo this week, George Will wrote a piece on some of the terrible things the IRS is known for. The story recounts how IRS Agents determined that a grocery store was running a criminal enterprise because a TRM/CTR report was filed by…
  • Apr 16

    Vincent Burroughs is back in the new

    Vincent Burroughs is back in the new
    IRS made him feel like “a cheap whore.” Read more → The post Vincent Burroughs is back in the news appeared first on Tax Machine Blog™.
Rank this Week: 3810

Philadelphia Estate and Tax…

Philadelphia Estate and Tax Attorney Blog

Focuses on income, estate and gift tax matters, estate planning and probate administration. By Steven J. Fromm.

http://frommtaxes.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 2534

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/
  • 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…
  • May 30

    Building Up Your Own Credit Score After Your Spouse Die

    Building Up Your Own Credit Score After Your Spouse Die
    Learn how to establish an independent credit history to avoid losing your credit cards after the death of a spouse.
Rank this Week: 2549

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 465

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy Law Blog

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

http://johndfaucher.com/blog/
  • Jul 10

    Investment Activity and Your Tax Return

    Investment Activity and Your Tax Return
    Have your Investment Expenses Been Disallowed on Your Tax Return? Most people know that they can’t claim losses incurred by a hobby – say, for instance, their side hobby of breeding and raising Great Pyrenees dogs.  No profit…
  • Jun 12

    If your Social Security Number is on it, it’s your money

    If your Social Security Number is on it, it’s your money
    A client recently had the FTB, Franchise Tax Board, garnish his son’s bank account.  His son didn’t owe the tax money; my adult client did.  But the FTB didn’t care; it took the kid’s money – $14,000…
  • Jun 6

    Why You Cannot Trust or Rely on What an IRS Agent Tells You

    Why You Cannot Trust or Rely on What an IRS Agent Tells You
    A client talked to the IRS about his back payroll tax issue.  The revenue officer said not to worry about it, that the account was not a high priority for the revenue officer and that they had time to work things out.  Two weeks…
Rank this Week: 3807

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
Rank this Week: 2507

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: 3250

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/
Rank this Week: 2080

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • 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.
  • Jun 24

    Christopher J.W. Austin Joins Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein

    Christopher J.W. Austin Joins Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein
    Christopher J.W. Austin Joins Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein The post Christopher J.W. Austin Joins Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
Rank this Week: 3920

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
  • Jun 27

    The Aereo Decision & Cloud Computing

    The Aereo Decision & Cloud Computing
    In American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc. the U.S. Supreme Court recently held that Aereo's service, which converts and subsequently (re)transmits over-the-air television broadcasts in near real time to Aereo's customers via the…
  • May 30

    Congressional Committee Approves Permanent Bonus Depreciation & Charity Bill

    Congressional Committee Approves Permanent Bonus Depreciation & Charity Bill
    Bloomberg BNA on proposed permanent extension of bonus depreciation: The House Ways and Means Committee approved legislation to make bonus depreciation permanent, as well as a number of tax measures related to charitable giving. The…
  • Apr 28

    Substantial Presence Test & Closer Connection Exception

    Substantial Presence Test & Closer Connection Exception
    Many inhabitants of the northern United States or Canada seek respite from colder climates by living part of the year in warmer climates of states in the southern United States, particularly Florida and Arizona. While these people are…
Rank this Week: 1362

Global Tax Enforcement

Global Tax Enforcement

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

http://www.globaltaxenforcement.com/
  • Jun 27

    China and U.S. Conclude FATCA IGA In Substance

    China and U.S. Conclude FATCA IGA In Substance
    On June 26, 2014, China and the United States agreed on a Model 1 FATCA IGA.  The Treasury did not say whether the agreement would be reciprocal.  The IGA comes just in time for the July 1 start of 30 percent withholding on FDAP…
  • Jun 25

    Former Head of DOJ Tax Division Warns Taxpayers to Think Twice Before Choosing New Streamlined Procedure

    Former Head of DOJ Tax Division Warns Taxpayers to Think Twice Before Choosing New Streamlined Procedure
    Former DOJ Tax Division AAG Kathy Keneally warned on June 24, 2014, that taxpayers should think carefully before signing a certification of non-willfulness and entering the IRS’s new Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures.  The…
  • Jun 20

    IRS Announces Major Changes to OVDP

    IRS Announces Major Changes to OVDP
    On June 18, 2014, the IRS announced major changes to the OVDP, including a major expansion of the so-called Streamlined Program and an increased penalties for taxpayers who held accounts at banks that are under criminal investigation. …
Rank this Week: 2257

Florida Tax Attorney Blog

Florida Tax Attorney Blog

Published By Bucci Law Offices, P.A.

http://www.floridataxattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program Change

    Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program Change
    The Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) has been recently updated. Our Fort Lauderdale and Miami tax attorneys can assist you during your disclosure process and advise you on the best course of action for you situation. Not to…
  • Jun 12

    IRS Commissioner's Remarks at Conference Hint at OVDP Change

    IRS Commissioner's Remarks at Conference Hint at OVDP Change
    Speaking at an International Tax conference recently, the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service implied that changes might be in the works for the agency's offshore voluntary disclosure program (OVDP). The changes, if created, would be…
  • Jun 8

    Florida Man Hit with Record Tax Penalty on Swiss Bank Account

    Florida Man Hit with Record Tax Penalty on Swiss Bank Account
    A jury in Miami recently found that a Coral Gables man could owe civil penalties of $2.24 million for a secret Swiss bank account he held, Bloomberg reported. This sum is noteworthy due to its large size. What makes it especially significant…
Rank this Week: 2402