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Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Jun 26

    Unternehmenssteuerreform III – Parlamentarische Schlussabstimmung

    Unternehmenssteuerreform III – Parlamentarische Schlussabstimmung
    Am 17. Juni 2017 fand die Schlussabstimmung des Eidgenössischen Parlaments in Sachen Unternehmenssteuerreform III statt. Damit sind nach mehrmaligem hin und her alle Differenzen bereinigt worden. Die Unternehmenssteuerreform III, welche…
  • Jun 20

    BGer 1C_296/2015: Öffentlichkeitsprinzip im politischen Kontext

    BGer 1C_296/2015: Öffentlichkeitsprinzip im politischen Kontext
    Im Rahmen von Recherchetätigkeiten stellte ein Bundeshausredaktor beim Eidgenössischen Steueramt ein Gesuch um Akteneinsicht. Er war an einer Zusammenstellung einer Liste von Staaten interessiert, die ein Amtshilfegesuch stellten.…
  • Jun 16

    Nationalrat will neue Vorschläge zum elektronischen Zugriff auf das Grundbuch

    Nationalrat will neue Vorschläge zum elektronischen Zugriff auf das Grundbuch
    Der Nationalrat hat am 14. Juni 2016 (s. SDA Mitteilung) die Vorlage des Bundesrats zum elektronischen Zugriff auf das Grundbuch mit 146 zu 24 Stimmen bei 9 Enthaltungen zurückgewiesen. Der Bundesrat muss seine Vorschläge nun…
Rank this Week: 2604

EU & Italian International Tax…

EU & Italian International Tax Law Blog

Provides updates on EU and Italian international tax matters. By Marco Rossi.

http://www.euitalianinternationaltax.com/
Rank this Week: 4427

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Jun 24

    IRS Puts Brakes On E-Filing PINs After More Automated Attack

    IRS Puts Brakes On E-Filing PINs After More Automated Attack
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that the Electronic Filing Personal Identity Numbers (e-filing PIN) tool is no longer available on IRS.gov or by toll-free phone.
  • Jun 24

    As Markets Fall On Brexit News, Understanding When A Loss Isn’t Really A Lo

    As Markets Fall On Brexit News, Understanding When A Loss Isn’t Really A Lo
    In a record-breaking referendum, a majority of voters opted for the United Kingdom to exit the European Union. At the news, markets dropped, worrying investors. But did you actually lose money? Here's how to understand realized losses from…
  • Jun 24

    IRS Targeting Scandal: Citizens United, Lois Lerner And The $20M Tax Saga That Won’t Go Away

    IRS Targeting Scandal: Citizens United, Lois Lerner And The $20M Tax Saga That Won’t Go Away
    In 2013, then Acting Director of Exempt Organizations at IRS, Lois Lerner, apologized to a room of tax lawyers for the IRS's inappropriate targeting of conservative political groups. Her comments set off a chain of events that would slash IRS…
Rank this Week: 686

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    NEW 2016 CONNECTICUT POWER OF ATTORNEY LAW

    NEW 2016 CONNECTICUT POWER OF ATTORNEY LAW
    Effective October 1, 2016, the new Connecticut law governing “Powers of Attorney” (written designations of authority) will go into effect (a major update to the 1965 law. The new law, known as the Connecticut Uniform Power of…
  • Jun 10

    FLORIDA GUARDIAN CHARGES BIG BUCKS TO PROTECT WARD WITH ALZHEIMER'S LIVING IN HUNGARY

    FLORIDA GUARDIAN CHARGES BIG BUCKS TO PROTECT WARD WITH ALZHEIMER'S LIVING IN HUNGARY
    www.abcactionnews.com A grieving daughter is fighting against a system that was designed to protect her dadSARASOTA, Fla. - A grieving daughter is fighting against a system that was designed to protect her dad. She regrets the decision of…
  • Jun 9

    HOW YOU CAN PREPARE FOR YOUR ESTATE PLANNING MEETING

    HOW YOU CAN PREPARE FOR YOUR ESTATE PLANNING MEETING
    While meeting with an estate planning attorney may not be on your bucket list of items to accomplish during your lifetime or among your New Year’s resolutions, it is not something that you should put off until you are on your death bed.…
Rank this Week: 2038

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/
  • Jun 24

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 6/24/16

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 6/24/16
    The past week was marked by yesterday’s Brexit (the UK’s vote to leave the European Union) and the sit-in by House Democrats protesting the House’s failure to pass legislation addressing gun violence. Have a listen…
  • Jun 20

    Nonprofit Radio: New Overtime Rule

    Nonprofit Radio: New Overtime Rule
    I’ll be on Nonprofit Radio this Friday at 10:30 am PT / 1:30 pm ET discussing the new overtime rules and their impact on nonprofits with host Tony Martignetti. Catch us live on Talking Alternative or a few days later on ……
  • Jun 17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 6/17/16

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 6/17/16
    This week was marked by the tragedy in Orlando, an act of terror and an act of hate. Have a listen to Broadway Carpool Karaoke (fun but with some poignant lyrics from Rent and Les Miserables) while perusing our curated nonprofit ……
Rank this Week: 1378

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    Brexit and tax policy

    Brexit and tax policy
    I'm inclined to think that Brexit will predominantly have bad effects, on both sides of the English Channel and on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.  But it all depends on what people do next.  Although it's a strategic trade-off, I…
  • Jun 21

    I guess he really is desperate

    I guess he really is desperate
    Today I got a fundraising email from one Donald J. Trump,who says:"This is the first fundraising email I have ever sent on behalf of my campaign.  That's right.  THE FIRST ONE."And I'm going to help make it the most successful first…
  • Jun 20

    Short publication

    Short publication
    As promised or threatened, Tax Notes has indeed today published the lunch remarks I gave at the National Tax Association Spring Symposium on May 12. The cite is Shaviro, 10 Observations Concerning International Tax Policy, 151 Tax Notes…
Rank this Week: 4061

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 98

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 79

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 474

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/
  • Jun 24

    How Unsweet a Tax

    How Unsweet a Tax
    So Philadelphia now has a so-called “soda tax, though legal challenges could postpone or eradicate the enactment. And, as I pointed out in Bait-and-Switch “Sugary Beverage Tax” Tactics, the tax applies to products other…
  • Jun 22

    Wheeling and Dealing the Wheel Tax

    Wheeling and Dealing the Wheel Tax
    As the nation’s infrastructure, particularly roads, bridges, and tunnels, continues to deteriorate thanks to tax hate, states and localities are trying all sorts of approaches to finding revenue to fulfill their obligations to protect…
  • Jun 20

    Geography, Community Values, and Tax Compliance

    Geography, Community Values, and Tax Compliance
    A recent New York Times article focusing on tax compliance by small businesses shared information from a several-years-old IRS Taxpayer Advocate report that I had not noticed when it was published. The report, Factors Influencing Voluntary…
Rank this Week: 2280

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/
  • Jun 24

    Regulations Made by DOL to Broaden ERISA Fiduciary Definition

    Regulations Made by DOL to Broaden ERISA Fiduciary Definition
    The DOL amended the fiduciary definition The Department of Labor recently issued its final regulations to alter the definition of a fiduciary under ERISA effective Apr. 10, 2017. These "conflict of interest" rules will expand ERISA…
  • Jun 16

    Report Finds Certain States have Higher Audit Rates for Tax Return

    Report Finds Certain States have Higher Audit Rates for Tax Return
    Do certain states have higher audit rates than others? A new study by TaxAudit.com, cited by the Motley Fool, found that certain states have higher audit rates than others. The report's cumulative rankings were based on the results…
  • Jun 14

    Engagement Letters are a CPA’s Best Protection Against Lawsuit

    Engagement Letters are a CPA’s Best Protection Against Lawsuit
    When should you implement engagement letters? For many practicing accountants, their main cause of litigation is the result of client allegations that they failed to perform a scope of services that may or may not have been outside their…
Rank this Week: 1210

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

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

http://www.irstaxtrouble.com/category/tax-blog/
  • Jun 24

    IRS Budget Constraints Continue to Make Resolving Cases Difficult

    IRS Budget Constraints Continue to Make Resolving Cases Difficult
    The IRS’s budget constraints have made it more difficult for taxpayers to resolve IRS problems. This is especially true for the work that it has shifted to IRS service centers to be worked remotely. The Wang v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo.…
  • Jun 23

    IRS Tax Assessment Overturned Because Notice Not Property Mailed

    IRS Tax Assessment Overturned Because Notice Not Property Mailed
    In Buffano v. United States, T.C. Memo. 2016-122, the U.S. Tax Court concluded that that the taxpayer was not liable for tax because the IRS failed to properly assess the tax because the IRS did not mail notices of the tax deficiencies to the…
  • Jun 21

    Stock Sale Triggers Transferee Liability for Buyer’s Tax Liability

    Stock Sale Triggers Transferee Liability for Buyer’s Tax Liability
    In Marshall v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2016-119, the U.S. Tax Court concluded that business owners who sold their stock was liable for the buyer’s Federal income taxes that arose after the sale. The facts and procedural history are as…
Rank this Week: 1555

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/
  • Jun 24

    Thinking About Monitoring

    Thinking About Monitoring
    Veronica Root, Modern-Day Monitorships, 33 Yale J. on Reg. 109 (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.D. Gordon SmithThe study of organizational compliance is now proliferating in American law schools. Over the past decade, new courses, new…
  • Jun 23

    Saving Auer

    Saving Auer
    Cass R. Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule, The Unbearable Rightness of Auer, U. Chi. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.William FunkIn 1945 the Supreme Court decided the case of Bowles v. Seminole Rock & Sand Co., in which it stated…
  • Jun 22

    Making Sense of Mid-Term Modifications of At-Will Employment Contract

    Making Sense of Mid-Term Modifications of At-Will Employment Contract
    Rachel Arnow-Richman, Modifying At-Will Employment Contracts, 57 B.C. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.Alex B. LongI’m always pleasantly surprised when I stumble across a piece of scholarship that seeks to solve a doctrinal…
Rank this Week: 4658

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Jun 24

    Lloyd Doggett Nails the GOP Corporate Tax "Reform" Proposal

    Lloyd Doggett Nails the GOP Corporate Tax "Reform" Proposal
    Congressional Republicans have just released their "new" corporate tax proposal. As usual for the GOP, the proposal again calls for steep cuts in the corporate tax rate. Lloyd Doggett, the Texas Democrat and member of the House Ways…
  • 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...
Rank this Week: 4063

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

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

    Tennessee Jumps into the "Economic Nexus" Bandwagon

    Tennessee Jumps into the "Economic Nexus" Bandwagon
    Since Quill in 1992, states only have the power to impose taxes on businesses if they have a "physical presence" in the State. For example, in order for a state to be allowed to require a company to charge sales tax, the company must have a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2769

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

    The Briton Vote: A Sabbatical in England

    The Briton Vote: A Sabbatical in England
    Today is a big day for Briton; voters will decide whether to remain in the European Community, or leave it. As I have been traveling through England on my sabbatical these past few weeks, this question has loomed large in the media, in the…
  • Jun 20

    The English Barrister: A Sabbatical in England

    The English Barrister: A Sabbatical in England
    Early morning rain was falling steadily from the gray London sky as I made my way to the Holborn Street underground station. It was the first day of my sabbatical, and I was keen to make the most of it. I got off the train at St. Paul's and…
  • Jun 13

    The King and the Pope: A Sabbatical in England

    The King and the Pope: A Sabbatical in England
    First, some history to give perspective. We owe much of our Anglo-American legal system traditions to two important people: King Henry II of England and Pope Innocent III.Henry II reigned from 1154 to 1189. These were turbulent times in…
Rank this Week: 4824

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: 1215

Maryland Business Litigation…

Maryland Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers taxes and business law. By Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin and White.

http://www.marylandbusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    Federal Court Dismisses ADA Complaint

    Federal Court Dismisses ADA Complaint
    Businesses are obliged to ensure that their facilities comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act. But can anyone who believes he has found a violation somewhere sue to remedy it? The U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland…
  • Feb 25

    Apple v. DOJ/FBI – Is Justice Scalia Rolling Over in His Grave?

    Apple v. DOJ/FBI – Is Justice Scalia Rolling Over in His Grave?
    Long a consistent and ardent judicial champion of the constitutional protections afforded citizens under the Fourth and Sixth Amendments, one cannot help but wonder how Justice Scalia would have viewed the showdown between Apple and the…
  • Feb 8

    Spoliation – The oft mispronounced Rule of Evidence that Every Business Person Needs to Know

    Spoliation – The oft mispronounced Rule of Evidence that Every Business Person Needs to Know
    The Court of Special Appeals of Maryland issued an opinion this week that serves as a reminder that a party’s simple failure to preserve evidence can sometimes snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. The case (and link) is Cumberland…
Rank this Week: 3604

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/
  • Jun 22

    Applicable Federal Rates – July 2016

    Applicable Federal Rates – July 2016
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  • Jun 19

    Whose Fraud Extends the Statute of Limitations on Assessment?

    Whose Fraud Extends the Statute of Limitations on Assessment?
    The IRS generally has 3 years to assess additional tax after a return is filed. Code Section 6501(a).However, an important exception is Code Section 6501(c)(1). Under that provision, if there is fraud in regard to the preparation of a return,…
  • Jun 18

    IRS Tax Liens and Discretionary Trust Interests - Part 2

    IRS Tax Liens and Discretionary Trust Interests - Part 2
    In April, I wrote how a U.S. District Court held that a beneficiary’s discretionary interest could be liened by the IRS for tax liabilities of the beneficiary. The interest was  “halfway” between a purely discretionary…
Rank this Week: 650

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

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

    A Train to Nowhere

    A Train to Nowhere
    I haven’t posted on California’s bullet train in some time (I’m no longer a resident of the Bronze Golden State), but it’s time to once more post about the train to nowhere. In theory, this train will connect Los…
  • Jun 20

    FBAR Deadline Approache

    FBAR Deadline Approache
    Ten days from today is June 30th. That’s the deadline for filing Form 114, the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (the “FBAR”). There are no extensions available. The FBAR is a report. There is no tax to pay.…
  • Jun 12

    Identity Thief Gets 17 1/2 Year

    Identity Thief Gets 17 1/2 Year
    Frantz Pierre, formerly of Parkland, Florida but soon to be residing at ClubFed, was sentenced last week to 210 months at ClubFed and must make restitution of $906,556. What did he do? I’ll let the Department of Justice press release…
Rank this Week: 602

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/
  • Jun 21

    Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

    Small Business Health Care Tax Credit
    As a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), qualified small employers may be eligible to receive a tax credit for a portion of the health insurance premiums paid on behalf of their employees. The Internal Revenue Service recently released a…
  • Jun 2

    Federal Civil Remedy for Misappropriation of Trade Secrets Now Available

    Federal Civil Remedy for Misappropriation of Trade Secrets Now Available
    by M. Tom Langan, II President Obama recently signed into law legislation that creates a federal civil remedy for the misappropriation of trade secrets. Trade secrets are a form of intellectual property that consist of a business’s…
  • May 31

    NEW POLICY ALLOWS EEOC TO DISCLOSE EMPLOYER PROVIDED POSITION STATEMENTS

    NEW POLICY ALLOWS EEOC TO DISCLOSE EMPLOYER PROVIDED POSITION STATEMENTS
    by M. Tom Langan, II The EEOC recently released new procedures that permit an employer’s position statement to be released to the charging party.  A position statement is typically the employer’s first opportunity to respond…
Rank this Week: 2731

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
  • Jun 21

    Should You Amend Your Family Trust to Eliminate the “Bypass” Trust?

    Should You Amend Your Family Trust to Eliminate the “Bypass” Trust?
    Recent changes in federal tax law suggest that we might benefit from rethinking how we set up many estate plans. We now have a generous $5,340,000 per person estate tax exclusion, which is adjusted by the cost of living. That means in 2015,…
  • Jun 10

    Travis Logue Selected As Trustee For The Santa Barbara Club Preservation Foundation

    Travis Logue Selected As Trustee For The Santa Barbara Club Preservation Foundation
    Travis C. Logue was recently selected to serve as Trustee of the Santa Barbara Club Preservation Foundation, a nonprofit public benefit corporation engaged in charitable and educational activities.
  • May 24

    Foundations—The Smart Way to Give

    Foundations—The Smart Way to Give
    Our community has a long tradition of charitable giving. We are so well known for our charitable tradition that we have been the subject of numerous regional and national articles on that topic. One of our many resources are charitable…
Rank this Week: 1145

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

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

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 175

Seay Law Firm Blog

Seay Law Firm Blog

Covers Texas tax law.

http://www.seaytaxlaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 17

    Southwest Royalties: No New Manufacturing Exemption for Oil & Gas, Texas Supreme Court Say

    Southwest Royalties: No New Manufacturing Exemption for Oil & Gas, Texas Supreme Court Say
    Today, the Texas Supreme Court released its long-awaited opinion in Southwest Royalties, Inc. v. Hegar.  It held that oil and gas above-ground and downhole production equipment doesn’t qualify for the manufacturing exemption from…
  • Jun 16

    No Resale Exemption for Health Club Equipment, Appeals Court Find

    No Resale Exemption for Health Club Equipment, Appeals Court Find
    The Texas Third Court of Appeals issued its opinion today in Fitness International, LLC v. Hegar.  It held that certain equipment, such as cardio machines and weight racks, that a health club purchased for its customers’ use, was…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3487

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 17

    EMPLOYEE CELL PHONE USAGE MAY BE REIMBURSABLE

    EMPLOYEE CELL PHONE USAGE MAY BE REIMBURSABLE
    It promises to be another long, hot summer for employers as the California State Legislature and the courts continue to expand employer responsibilities and duties to employees.  A relatively recent case that hasn’t garnered too…
  • Mar 22

    Rights of Rescission on Contract Entered Into With a Corporation That is Suspended

    Rights of Rescission on Contract Entered Into With a Corporation That is Suspended
    In California, an entity that has been suspended is disqualified from exercising any right, power or privilege as an entity during the time of the suspension. Therefore, the suspended entity lacks the legal ability to enter into a binding and…
  • Mar 4

    Beware of Inadvertent Judicial Admissions, Plaintiff’s Allegation Deemed a Judicial Admission

    Beware of Inadvertent Judicial Admissions, Plaintiff’s Allegation Deemed a Judicial Admission
    Plaintiff homeowner sued a contractor for improper work, alleging (among other things) that the contractor is/was licensed. At trial, plaintiff homeowner’s lawyer demanded that the contractor provide a verified certificate from the…
Rank this Week: 3208

Nonprofit and Exempt Organization…

Nonprofit and Exempt Organization Blog

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

http://www.robertsonlawofficellc.com/Blog/
  • Jun 17

    It just got easier for watchdog groups to police the sector!

    It just got easier for watchdog groups to police the sector!
    The IRS announced this week that is is now releasing electronically-filed 990s, 990-EZs, and 990-PFs from 2011 to the present in machine readable format.  This change will make it much easier for watchdog groups and others interested in…
  • Jun 9

    Minneapolis Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

    Minneapolis Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
    On May 27, 2016, the Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that will require employers to provide paid sick leave to most workers.   
  • May 31

    1023-EZ fee going down July 1st

    1023-EZ fee going down July 1st
    The IRS just announced today, via Revenue Procedure 2016-32, that it will be reducing the user fee (filing fee) for the 1023-EZ from $400 to $275, effective July 1st.  While it is cheaper, faster, and easier -- I still continue to…
Rank this Week: 3553

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
  • Jun 15

    Minority Owner of Family LLC Gets a Reprieve

    Minority Owner of Family LLC Gets a Reprieve
    The Iowa Court of Appeals—while denying a minority owner’s request to have his family LLC dissolved—breathed life back into his quest to receive “fair value” for his 27% ownership interest. The court reversed a…
  • May 27

    Iowa Supreme Court Issues Much-Anticipated Ag Supply Dealer Lien Answer

    Iowa Supreme Court Issues Much-Anticipated Ag Supply Dealer Lien Answer
    A federal bankruptcy case has been shaping interpretation of the Iowa agricultural supply dealer lien statute since the operator of a farrow-to-finish hog facility declared bankruptcy in 2009.
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1997

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.richtertaxblog.com/
  • Jun 13

    The Taxation of Bitcoin and Digital Currency | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    The Taxation of Bitcoin and Digital Currency | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    Bitcoin, a virtual currency that uses cryptography to secure transactions and control the creation of new units of value, seems poised to become the next step in tax evasion, replacing tax havens maintained by law firms like Mossack Fonseca…
  • May 23

    Assessment and Collections of FBAR Penalties | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    Assessment and Collections of FBAR Penalties | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    The IRS continues to zealously pursue the collection of foreign assets and accounts, so taxpayers need to understand how the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) and FBAR penalties work.  The enforcement of the FBAR is…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3473

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 12

    Is NJ finally going to repeal the Estate Tax and the Inheritance Tax?

    Is NJ finally going to repeal the Estate Tax and the Inheritance Tax?
    I tend not to get too excited about any legislation until it is actually signed, but there is a fair amount of rumbling from both Republicans and Democrats about repealing the NJ Estate Tax.  The NJ Transportation Trust fund is running…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1246

Todd S. Unger Blog

Todd S. Unger Blog

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

http://www.irsproblemsolve.com/blog/
  • Jun 10

    4 Benefits Of Using A Tax Attorney vs. Representing Yourself

    4 Benefits Of Using A Tax Attorney vs. Representing Yourself
    Are you currently caught in the middle of a tax dispute? If so, then you may be understandably intimidated by the idea of facing the IRS. This can be a very stressful time, and the last thing you need is to face the situation alone. By…
  • Feb 15

    The IRS is Terminating my Installment Agreement

    The IRS is Terminating my Installment Agreement
    You worked hard to negotiate an IRS installment agreement. You remained compliant with the terms of the agreement for a couple of years, and then, all of the sudden, you were preparing to file your 2015 return and noticed you will owe a…
  • Feb 10

    IRS Early Interaction Initiative: The Government’s Plan to Stop Employers from Owing Unpaid Back Payroll Taxe

    IRS Early Interaction Initiative: The Government’s Plan to Stop Employers from Owing Unpaid Back Payroll Taxe
    In 2016, the IRS Collection Division launched its new program called the Early Interaction Initiative. The program’s goal is to stop employers from owing significant back payroll taxes. If you have employees, then your business must…
Rank this Week: 3401

Global Tax Enforcement

Global Tax Enforcement

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

http://www.globaltaxenforcement.com/
Rank this Week: 2809

Philadelphia Estate and Tax…

Philadelphia Estate and Tax Attorney Blog

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

http://frommtaxes.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 2

    Did You Get a Letter in the Mail from the IRS? Here is What You Need to Do

    Did You Get a Letter in the Mail from the IRS? Here is What You Need to Do
    Each year, the IRS mails millions of notices and letters to taxpayers for a variety of reasons. This can be extremely upsetting when receiving this form of communication, whether it is from the IRS or any other taxing authority.  The…
  • Dec 18

    2016 Standard Mileage Rates for Business, Medical and Moving

    2016 Standard Mileage Rates for Business, Medical and Moving
    The Internal Revenue Service on December 18, 2015 issued the 2016 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1,…
  • Dec 1

    Tax Positions of Presidential Candidate

    Tax Positions of Presidential Candidate
    Here is a neat info-graphic on the tax positions of the Presidential Candidates. Special thanks to MBACentral.org Filed under: Business Planning, Estate and Gift Tax Planning, Estate Planning, income tax planning, Income Taxes, Taxes Tagged:…
Rank this Week: 3575

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/
  • Jun 2

    Manipulating emotions often cause elderly people to buy into fraudulent scheme

    Manipulating emotions often cause elderly people to buy into fraudulent scheme
    By Nathan Vinson Between our phones and our e-mail, everyone in America (and likely around the world) is hit with scams every day. We’re promised millions by the wife of a dead African dictator, or told that the caller is from the IRS…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2008

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 31

    U.S. Supreme Court Sides with Landowners in Key Clean Water Act Case

    U.S. Supreme Court Sides with Landowners in Key Clean Water Act Case
      The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled today that an approved jurisdictional determination from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finding that property contains “waters of the United States” is “final agency…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2042

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 31

    Over the moon

    Over the moon
    The post Over the moon appeared first on Ann L Humphrey.
  • May 3

    Moving on

    Moving on
    The post Moving on appeared first on Ann L Humphrey.
  • Mar 29

    Farmer George

    Farmer George
    The post Farmer George appeared first on Ann L Humphrey.
Rank this Week: 4639

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
  • May 26

    Before You Travel This Summer, Don’t Forget These 5 Estate Planning Must Do

    Before You Travel This Summer, Don’t Forget These 5 Estate Planning Must Do
    It’s travel season! Whether you’re planning to dip your toes in the sand and surf, or ride the newest attractions at your favorite amusement park, you’re ready to hit the road (or the skies) and get out of town! Before you…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4496

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

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

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • May 24

    Alaska Bar Assoc. — Bankruptcy Section

    Alaska Bar Assoc. — Bankruptcy Section
    By: Clayton Walker We just spoke at the Alaska Bar Association — Bankruptcy Section on the issue of the Alaska usury statute.  We had less than two hour notice to prepare for the presentation.  The materials are available at…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2650

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
  • May 24

    Divorce Home Sale

    Divorce Home Sale
    Alexas_Fotos / Pixabay[/caption] Today TaxMama® hears from Greg in the TaxQuips Forum with a very common divorce issue. Let me paraphrase. “We got divorced. My wife and child stayed in our home. I made the payments. Now, when we…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1285

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
Rank this Week: 1953

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: 2588

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: 3620

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: 929

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: 4314

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: 2547

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: 1925