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MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Sep 19

    Audit Resistant Partnerships on the Rise

    Audit Resistant Partnerships on the Rise
    The IRS generally can include returns filed within the last three years in a tax audit.  There are exceptions, but the IRS normally does not go back further than three years.  What you may not know is that the IRS … Continue…
  • Sep 16

    IA Eligibility Requirement

    IA Eligibility Requirement
    Who is eligible to pay back taxes to the California Franchise Tax Board via an installment agreement?  It can be a little complicated. It’s difficult not to compare FTB and IRS collection tactics.  Both almost always first…
  • Sep 4

    OPR: The Standard-Bearer for Integrity?

    OPR: The Standard-Bearer for Integrity?
    We know the IRS has a habit of making outrageously stupid decisions from time to time.  But moral decay over the past few decades is swiftly converting into a full-blown moral nosedive.   The debacle this week in the Office of…
Rank this Week: 3575

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 19

    Elder Justice Initiative

    Elder Justice Initiative
    The United States Department of Justice just launched the Elder Justice Initiative.  Enter your zip code and it provides nationwide resources for victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation, their families, and practitioners who…
  • Sep 11

    The Art is Not in Making Money, But In Keeping It

    The Art is Not in Making Money, But In Keeping It
    Earlier this week I received an interesting email from Allen Trust with a short Wall Street Journal article and video. It is a vivid illustration of how quickly finances can run amok when there is no plan for protection and preservation…
  • Aug 21

    SYK Attorneys to Teach Lewis & Clark Law School Seminar

    SYK Attorneys to Teach Lewis & Clark Law School Seminar
    SYK Partner Eric Wieland and Associate Valerie Sasaki are teaching a seminar to Lewis & Clark Law School students this spring.  The seminar seeks to apply the knowledge acquired in prerequisite courses (Income Tax I, Estate and Gift…
Rank this Week: 1247

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 1147

IRS-Hitman

IRS-Hitman

Covers IRS tax problems. By Richard Close.

http://irs-hitman.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Report Changes to Avoid Problems with Premium Tax Credit

    Report Changes to Avoid Problems with Premium Tax Credit
    If you got married, moved to a different state, had an income increase or adopted a child, remember to report the change(s) to the health Insurance Marketplace. Some of the other institutes that you need to report any major life changes…
  • Sep 12

    Paying Tax Debt When You Can Pay in Full

    Paying Tax Debt When You Can Pay in Full
    Most taxpayers that have a tax debt can pay it in full. As such, there are generally two options for resolution: taxpayers can pay their entire tax debt at once or they can pay what’s owed in monthly installments. Paying in a single…
  • Sep 5

    Tax Scam Alert: Phishing and Phone Scam

    Tax Scam Alert: Phishing and Phone Scam
    Emails and phone calls are the most common methods scammers use to dupe people. At any time, someone claiming to be from the IRS can reach out to you. The phony IRS agent may try to extract sensitive information from you such as your Social…
Rank this Week: 358

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/
  • Sep 19

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – September 19, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – September 19, 2014
    The BBC reported Scotland voted narrowly against independence. Have a listen to Al Green‘s Let’s Stay Together while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the week: Tom Watson: New @forbes post: A Gender Lens For…
  • Sep 12

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – September 12, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – September 12, 2014
    This week, the President announced his authorization of expanded military action against the Islamic State terror group (ISIS) and we remembered 9-11. Have a listen to Bruce Springsteen’s The Rising while perusing our curated…
  • Sep 5

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – September 5, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – September 5, 2014
    Today is the International Day of Charity, a perfect day to speak on fiscal sponsorship to the State Bar Nonprofit & Tax-Exempt Organizations Committees here in San Francisco. Have a listen to Jellyfish’s Russian Hill while…
Rank this Week: 1746

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 352

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Sep 19

    Back To School 2014: Childcare Expense

    Back To School 2014: Childcare Expense
    Do you pay for someone to watch your kids while you work - either in your home or at a childcare sitter? You may be able to get a tax break for those expenses.
  • Sep 19

    Back To School 2014: Deducting Student Loan Interest (Even If You Don’t Pay It)

    Back To School 2014: Deducting Student Loan Interest (Even If You Don’t Pay It)
    When you're in college, you depend on your parents a lot especially when it comes to finances and laundry. When it comes to student loans, parents can help out even more. A provision in the Tax Code lets you deduct interest paid on student…
  • Sep 18

    Back To School 2014: Sorting Out Phone Expense

    Back To School 2014: Sorting Out Phone Expense
    How many phones are in your house? How many phones do you use for business? The type of phone line and the way that you use will determine whether you can deduct any of the costs. Here's what you need to know:
Rank this Week: 301

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/
  • Sep 19

    An Epidemic of Tax Ignorance

    An Epidemic of Tax Ignorance
    Of course it’s not the worst mistake someone can make, if in fact it is a mistake. But when a person makes a mistake with respect to a simple thing, one’s confidence in that person’s ability to avoid mistakes doing other…
  • Sep 17

    The Scary Specter of Code Size Ignorance

    The Scary Specter of Code Size Ignorance
    It’s one of my favorite examples of how tax ignorance afflicts the nation. When something simple about tax cannot be understood, what happens when something complicated is tackled? What happens to confidence in tax policy…
  • Sep 15

    The Persistence and Danger of Tax and Other Ignorance

    The Persistence and Danger of Tax and Other Ignorance
    Facebook is a wonderful window into the minds of Americans. Examining the posts that show up provides insights that shatter many of the stereotypes that mythologize this nation. For example, though this country allegedly has the world’s…
Rank this Week: 1960

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/
  • Sep 19

    A Map Through the Punitive Damages Forest

    A Map Through the Punitive Damages Forest
    Yehuda Adar, Touring the Punitive Damages Forest: A Proposed Roadmap, 1 Osservatorio Del Diritto Civile E Commerciale [The Civ. & Com. L. Observer] 275 (2012), available at SSRN.Sheila ScheuermanThe questions raised by punitive damages…
  • Sep 17

    Next Up, Incest

    Next Up, Incest
    Anthony C. Infanti, Big (Gay) Love: Has the IRS Legalized Polygamy?, N.C.L. Rev. Addendum (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN.Lily KahngGay marriage opponents love to fear monger about the slippery slope of extending marriage beyond…
  • Sep 16

    Those Are Pearls That Were His Eye

    Those Are Pearls That Were His Eye
    Valentina Vadi, War, Memory, and Culture: The Uncertain Legal Status of Historic Sunken Warships Under International Law, 37 Tul. Mar. L. J. 333 (2013).Stephen UriceFull fathom five thy father…
Rank this Week: 705

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/
Rank this Week: 3256

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/
  • Sep 18

    IRS and U.S. House Respond to Treasury Audit; All Better Now?

    IRS and U.S. House Respond to Treasury Audit; All Better Now?
                This week IRS Commissioner John Koskinen responded before a U.S. House Subcommittee to the recently issued report from the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax…
  • Sep 17

    The Legal Side of Mission Trip

    The Legal Side of Mission Trip
    Mission trips can provide fantastic opportunities to help others, to learn, and to grow spiritually.  Indeed, an estimated 2 to 4 million Americans participate in mission trips annually.  Aside from the packing list and the plane…
  • Sep 12

    Who “Owns” a Nonprofit?

    Who “Owns” a Nonprofit?
    Nonprofit “ownership” can be a confusing, counterintuitive concept.  It can implicate both financial and control issues for stakeholders.  Consider the following…
Rank this Week: 1591

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Sep 18

    Hyatt Decision a Win for FTB as Far as Damages, but Decision Upheld that FTB Committed Fraud

    Hyatt Decision a Win for FTB as Far as Damages, but Decision Upheld that FTB Committed Fraud
    The Nevada Supreme Court released its decision today in Franchise Tax Board of California v. Hyatt. The decision is definitely a win for the FTB as far as damages; however, the Court upheld that the FTB committed fraud against Mr. Hyatt and…
  • Sep 17

    Zuckermans Sentenced; No Word on Fido & Lulu

    Zuckermans Sentenced; No Word on Fido & Lulu
    Earlier this year I reported on the case of Mathew and Sandra Zuckerman. The Zuckermans stopped filing and correctly paying taxes back in 1986. When you’re doing something illegal it’s best to keep a low profile. The Zuckermans…
  • Sep 17

    Hyatt Decision Due Tomorrow (Thursday)

    Hyatt Decision Due Tomorrow (Thursday)
    The long running battle between Gilbert Hyatt and the Franchise Tax Board of California here in Nevada is likely nearing a conclusion. The Nevada Supreme Court listed the Hyatt case in their list of Forthcoming Opinions. Given that the…
Rank this Week: 701

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/
  • Sep 18

    To the IRS, Every Tax Period Stands on Its Own

    To the IRS, Every Tax Period Stands on Its Own
    I received a call recently from someone already represented by a tax attorney, but who wanted my opinion on whether there was anything his attorney could have done to avoid the following, very unfortunate situation.  John Barrett owed a…
  • Sep 15

    It’s Not Easy Dealing with the Franchise Tax Board

    It’s Not Easy Dealing with the Franchise Tax Board
    My clients owed the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) $8,000 for the  2011 tax year; they filed their return late, and couldn’t pay it all at once. The FTB sent a notice that it was about to levy – standard procedure, it…
  • Sep 9

    Who Really Owns Your Debt?

    Who Really Owns Your Debt?
    I deal a lot with bill collectors.  Here is an eye-opening description of how their business works. Settling a debt can be . . . .unsettling.  If some unknown company collects on a credit card debt that’s five years old, how…
Rank this Week: 1601

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

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

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
  • Sep 18

    Taxes And Your Inheritance

    Taxes And Your Inheritance
    Inheriting money from a lost loved one can be a tough time. With so many decisions ahead close to the emotions of the loss can make choosing what to do with the money difficult. Before you make any major moves with the inheritance money it is…
  • Sep 16

    Inside The New Apple Product

    Inside The New Apple Product
    While Apple products have certainly not suffered a lack of demand their stock value did take a huge hit a few weeks ago after a massive data hack of the Cloud. After major leak of files and pictures was revealed many people started selling…
  • Sep 11

    Best and Worst Home Repairs For The Value

    Best and Worst Home Repairs For The Value
    Part of owning a home comes the fun of decorating and renovating, but with that also comes the stress and price tag of making over your home. Repairs and redo’s big and small can be both fun and frustrating. When it comes to keeping…
Rank this Week: 2112

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 816

Tax Trials

Tax Trials

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

http://taxtrials.com/
  • Sep 18

    Amended Returns Don’t Help Taxpayer Minimize §6707A Penaltie

    Amended Returns Don’t Help Taxpayer Minimize §6707A Penaltie
    In Yari v. Commissioner, 143 T.C. No. 7, the Tax Court upheld a $100,000 statutory maximum, penalty under IRC § 6707A(b)(2)(A) assessed against the taxpayer for failing to report a listed transaction.  The case presents an issue of…
  • Sep 9

    Tax Court Rejects Taxpayers’ Reliance on Home Concrete Decision

    Tax Court Rejects Taxpayers’ Reliance on Home Concrete Decision
    In Barkett v. Commissioner, 143 T.C. No. 6 (2014), the Tax Court held that gains reported from the sales of investments (not the amount realized) are used to determine whether the taxpayers understated gross income by more than 25% for…
  • Sep 3

    IRS Updates Internal Revenue Manual for Streamlined Offshore Compliance

    IRS Updates Internal Revenue Manual for Streamlined Offshore Compliance
    The IRS recently released a procedural update to the Internal Revenue Manual for the Streamlined Filing Compliance Initiative. The IRS added section 21.8.1.27 to the Internal Revenue Manual including two subsections detailing Streamlined…
Rank this Week: 3700

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/
  • Sep 18

    Governor Rick Scott Proposes $500 Million Tax Cut

    Governor Rick Scott Proposes $500 Million Tax Cut
    Governor Rick Scott  has launched a bus tour as part of his re-election campaign based on his state's 2014-2015 executive budget, dubbed the "It's Your Money Tax Cut Budget," according to the Florida Gubernatorial website. The…
  • Sep 16

    Fact Checking a Senator Bernie Sander

    Fact Checking a Senator Bernie Sander
    Unlike other election years, in which social issues have tended to dominate the discourse, the upcoming election is largely focused around tax law - specifically corporate tax law. As a part of his campaign, independent Vermont Senator Bernie…
  • Sep 12

    Weak Corporate Tax Receipts Yield Worse Than Expected U.S. budget

    Weak Corporate Tax Receipts Yield Worse Than Expected U.S. budget
    As companies wait to see what Congress will do in the coming months, the resultant decrease in corporate tax revenues is likely to have a negative effect on the U.S. budget picture. The U.S. budget deficit for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30,…
Rank this Week: 1203

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 2907

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/
  • Sep 17

    FREQUENT FLYER MILES–SOMETIMES TAXABLE, SOMETIMES NOT

    FREQUENT FLYER MILES–SOMETIMES TAXABLE, SOMETIMES NOT
    A recent Tax Court case adds to the rules that now exist whether frequent flyer miles will be considered taxable income. Below is a summary. 1. The general rule under Announcement 2002-18 is that awarded miles, whether issued by an airline…
  • Sep 13

    INTEREST INCOME RISK ON UNPAID RELATED PARTY LOANS

    INTEREST INCOME RISK ON UNPAID RELATED PARTY LOANS
    SUMMARY: If interest is not timely paid on related party indebtedness, the payee may need to report original interest discount income. ------------------------------------------------------ How often do you see or implement interest-bearing…
  • Sep 8

    HOMESTEAD STATUS WITHOUT CURRENT USE OR POSSESSION; INTERACTION OF HOMESTEAD SUCCESSOR RIGHTS WITH TERMS OF MARITAL SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT [FLORIDA]

    HOMESTEAD STATUS WITHOUT CURRENT USE OR POSSESSION; INTERACTION OF HOMESTEAD SUCCESSOR RIGHTS WITH TERMS OF MARITAL SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT [FLORIDA]
    Under Florida law, a decedent will be restricted in devising his or her homestead property at death. If those restrictions apply, surviving spouses and heirs received the interests they would receive under intestacy law. For this reason,…
Rank this Week: 520

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

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

    Devon: TCC considers large corporation rule

    Devon: TCC considers large corporation rule
    In Devon Canada Corporation v. The Queen the issue is whether the taxpayer (“Devon”) may deduct $20,884,041 paid to cancel issued stock options. After the close of pleadings, the Crown brought a procedural motion…
  • Sep 11

    Gariepy: When is a director’s resignation effective?

    Gariepy: When is a director’s resignation effective?
    In Gariepy v. the Queen (2014 TCC 254), the Tax Court considered (i) whether two directors had effectively resigned from their positions, and (ii) if not, whether the directors were duly diligent in seeking to prevent the failure of…
  • Sep 10

    McKesson: Trial Judge Recuses Self From Two Remaining Issues in Transfer Pricing Case

    McKesson: Trial Judge Recuses Self From Two Remaining Issues in Transfer Pricing Case
    In McKesson v. The Queen (2014 TCC 266), Justice Patrick Boyle recused himself from the two remaining issues with which he was seized in the transfer pricing case – costs and the content of the court’s public file (i.e., the…
Rank this Week: 1432

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
  • Sep 16

    Tax Equity Structuring, Financial Modeling and HLBV Accounting Seminar

    Tax Equity Structuring, Financial Modeling and HLBV Accounting Seminar
    Akin Gump partner, David Burton and Alfa Business Advisors partners, Vadim Ovchinnikov and Gintaras Sadauskas are hosting a seminar on Tax Equity Structuring, Financial Modeling and HLBV Accounting on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. This seminar…
  • Sep 11

    YieldCos, MLPs and REITs Presentation

    YieldCos, MLPs and REITs Presentation
    Here is the presentation from the webinar MLPs, REITs and YieldCos for Renewables Webinar 2.0 that I chaired on September 4. The presentation explains each type of vehicle, how the vehicles differ from each other, how the vehicles can invest…
  • Sep 2

    Ruling on Discovery Disputes in “SolarCity” Cash Grant Litigation

    Ruling on Discovery Disputes in “SolarCity” Cash Grant Litigation
    On August 29, 2014, Judge Bruggink heard oral argument and ruled on plaintiffs’ motion to compel the production of documents and information requested from the Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”) regarding…
Rank this Week: 2489

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

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

    Illinois Tries Again with Nexus Law

    Illinois Tries Again with Nexus Law
    On March 28, 2013, Overstock and Amazon lost their challenge of a state tax on online sales in New York's highest court. Further, the the Supreme Court of United States declined hearing the case, because the court determined that such a law…
  • Sep 3

    Caterpillar Loses Foreign Dividends Discrimination

    Caterpillar Loses Foreign Dividends Discrimination
    The Constitution gives the power to Congress, and Congress alone, to regulate commerce with foreign nations. This means the individual states cannot regulate commerce with foreign nations. This concept is known as the Foreign Commerce…
  • Aug 15

    Colorado Shcoked With Pot Tax Revenue

    Colorado Shcoked With Pot Tax Revenue
    One of the main goals accomplished by legalizing marijuana in Colorado was the perceived increased revenue stream from state tax. Lawmakers strongly believed Colorado would benefit financially from the legalization of marijuana in its state.…
Rank this Week: 2551

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/
  • Sep 16

    Can My Competitors Use My Business Name in Their Keyword Advertising?

    Can My Competitors Use My Business Name in Their Keyword Advertising?
    An Intellectual Property FAQ with Mark A. Williams. I would like to tell you that the answer to this question is no, they can never use your name but that is just not the truth. Some of the questions here…Read more ›
  • Sep 15

    What Is Trademark Infringement?

    What Is Trademark Infringement?
    An Intellectual Property FAQ with Mark A. Williams. Put simply, trademark infringement is when you use somebody else’s trademark; however, it is really a lot more complex than that. If you use any mark or symbol to identify your…
  • Sep 11

    Is Federal Trademark Registration Valid Outside the United States?

    Is Federal Trademark Registration Valid Outside the United States?
    An Intellectual Property FAQ with Mark A. Williams. If you obtain a federal trademark within the United States with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, it will apply to anybody that wants to do business within the United…
Rank this Week: 3052

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2211

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Covers topics such as sales and payroll tax problems, offers in compromise, tax audits, tax debt, tax disputes, tax fraud, tax litigation and tax controversy, and tax preparer penalties. By Brager Tax Law Group.

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Florida Doctor Sentenced in Criminal Tax Case for Concealing Assets and Filing False Individual Income Tax Return

    Florida Doctor Sentenced in Criminal Tax Case for Concealing Assets and Filing False Individual Income Tax Return
    Individuals using offshore bank accounts to conceal assets and facilitate tax fraud continue to be prosecuted by the Department of Justice. Under the Bank Secrecy Act, citizens and lawful permanent residents (i.e. "Green Card" holders) that…
  • Sep 3

    Business Owners Get Jail Time for Tax Evasion

    Business Owners Get Jail Time for Tax Evasion
    Sometimes understating income is just carelessness. Sometimes its tax fraud or tax evasion. People don't always realize that tax fraud or tax evasion can lead to time in jail. Convincing judges to sentence defendants to prison for criminal…
  • Aug 22

    Expect Increased Assessment and Collection of Trust Fund Recovery Penaltie

    Expect Increased Assessment and Collection of Trust Fund Recovery Penaltie
    Enforcement of The Trust Fund Recovery Penalty (TFRP) is a source of potential government revenue that, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), needs to be revamped to become more efficient. Under existing…
Rank this Week: 1741

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
  • Sep 16

    U.S. Federal Trademark Filing

    U.S. Federal Trademark Filing
    In 2013, more than 300,000 trademarks and service marks were filed across 45 different classes of goods and services with the United States Patent & Trademark ("USPTO"); however, less than 200,000 trademarks were registered by the USPTO…
  • Aug 29

    ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge Trademark Filing

    ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge Trademark Filing
    The ALS Association has filed an application to register a federal trademark for "Ice Bucket Challenge", the viral sensation that has swept the nation this summer. Although most Americans likely associate "Ice Bucket Challenge" with the ALS…
  • Jul 30

    What is a Family Limited Partnership?

    What is a Family Limited Partnership?
    A family limited partnership, or FLP, can allow a taxpayer to leverage two federal tax devices in conjunction with a technique known as “discounting” in order to reduce the amount of federal tax imposed at the time of that…
Rank this Week: 913

Nolo's Tax Law Tips

Nolo's Tax Law Tips

Covers tax law.

http://blog.nolo.com/taxes/
  • Sep 15

    Multiple Businesses Require Separate Schedule C for Each

    Multiple Businesses Require Separate Schedule C for Each
    And that wasn’t the only lesson the Tax Court recently taught taxpayer Zierdt (Douglas Zierdt v. Commissioner, TC Summary Opinion 2014-78). This taxpayer worked part time as a stock broker, while also considering himself a professional…
  • Sep 8

    IRS Clipped for Taxpayer’s Legal Fees — For Once!

    IRS Clipped for Taxpayer’s Legal Fees — For Once!
    It doesn’t happen very often, but in the case of Michael Swiggart (TC Memo 2014-172), not only did the taxpayer “win,”  his argument, but IRS got stuck with his legal fees to boot! The argument was over whether or not…
  • Sep 2

    Reminder: No Profit Motive = No Deduction

    Reminder: No Profit Motive = No Deduction
    In McElroy, TC Memo 2014-163, the court reminds us of the above maxim. The taxpayer in this case invested in three partnerships, established to acquire cemetery sites for later contribution to qualified charitable organizations.  McElroy…
Rank this Week: 2158

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: 4661

Your Texas Estate Plan

Your Texas Estate Plan

Covers tax and estate planning. By Jacob Pelley.

http://www.yourtexasestateplan.com/
  • Sep 12

    How to prevent the messy estate: the fight over pots and pan

    How to prevent the messy estate: the fight over pots and pan
    More and more, I have clients who come to me and simply ask for "help." The scenario usually is something like this:Scenario:Older (parent/relative) passes away. You and another (sibling/family member) are the sole beneficiaries of their…
  • Jul 23

    Estate tax Repeal Musing

    Estate tax Repeal Musing
    Relevant in 2011, but still funnyEvery couple years when the election cycles roll around, someone brings up the estate tax again. It is usually when we are not at war, arguing about when a fetus is viable, if universal healthcare is a good…
  • May 23

    All in the Family: Disputes between relative

    All in the Family: Disputes between relative
    "Family quarrels are bitter things. They don't go according to any rules. They're not like aches or wounds, they're more like splits in the skin that won't heal because there's not enough material."~F. Scott FitzgeraldBackground:In the Texas…
Rank this Week: 3414

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • Sep 12

    Charity Law Bulletin – Canada

    Charity Law Bulletin – Canada
    This bulletin highlights some of the topical issues that concern a registered charity. The post Charity Law Bulletin – Canada appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
  • Aug 8

    Canada’s Continued Push for Global Free Trade

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

    Changes in Trademark Legislation – Canada

    Changes in Trademark Legislation – Canada
    On June 19th 2014 the Government of Canada's Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1 was given Royal Assent and with it comes amendments to the Trade-marks Act. The post Changes in Trademark Legislation – Canada appeared first on Barbeau,…
Rank this Week: 2746

Tax Plus Blog

Tax Plus Blog

Covers UK tax issues. By Mercer & Hole.

http://www.mercerhole.co.uk/blog/tax-plus/
  • Sep 12

    Mercer & Hole’s Lisa Spearman to speak at ICAEW webinar on FATCA, Friday 26 September

    Mercer & Hole’s Lisa Spearman to speak at ICAEW webinar on FATCA, Friday 26 September
    Mercer & Hole Private Client Partner, Lisa Spearman is speaking at an Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) online webinar on the Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), from 10am – 11am, on Friday…
  • Sep 9

    Social investment tax relief (SITR)

    Social investment tax relief (SITR)
    Over the years we have seen a number of tax breaks for investors in business start up schemes. With effect from 6 April 2014, the government has now introduced a scheme to specifically encourage investment in social enterprises. There are tax…
  • Sep 8

    Attorneys, beware that relying on an investment manager is not enough

    Attorneys, beware that relying on an investment manager is not enough
    The recent buckley case served as a reminder for all attorneys when dealing with the financial affairs of donors. the court’s guidance suggests a wider application of attorney’s fiduciary duties and all should be alert to how they…
Rank this Week: 836

Taxing Tech

Taxing Tech

Covers state taxation of emerging technologies. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.taxingtech.com/
  • Sep 10

    Tax Tech Byte

    Tax Tech Byte
    Minnesota exempts webinars from sales and use tax Recently, Minnesota revised Tax Fact Sheet 177, announcing that webinars are tax exempt from sales tax starting July 1, 2014. In order to qualify for exemption, webinars must meet the…
  • Sep 3

    Clear Skies for Cloud Tax in South Carolina

    Clear Skies for Cloud Tax in South Carolina
    Recently, The South Carolina Department of Revenue (“Department”) issued Private Letter Ruling 14-2 which found that cloud computing and storage services are not subject to South Carolina’s tax on communication services. A…
  • Aug 15

    Idaho: Back-and-Forth on Software Tax

    Idaho: Back-and-Forth on Software Tax
    Recently, the Idaho legislatures convened for a draft rule meeting to discuss the recently enacted HB598 (“Rule 027”). The goal of the meeting was to provide guidance and interpretation to assist taxpayers in complying with Rule…
Rank this Week: 4052

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: 2485

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/
  • Sep 9

    NASDAQ Proposes The Adoption Of A New All-Inclusive Annual Listing Fee

    NASDAQ Proposes The Adoption Of A New All-Inclusive Annual Listing Fee
    On August 26, 2014, The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (“NASDAQ”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) certain proposed amendments to the NASDAQ Stock Market Rules (the “Amendments”) to…
  • Sep 4

    Second Circuit Defines “Customer” for Mandatory FINRA Arbitration

    Second Circuit Defines “Customer” for Mandatory FINRA Arbitration
    In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. v. Abbar, No. 13-2172, 2014 WL 3765867 (2d Cir. Aug. 1, 2014), established a bright-line definition of…
  • Sep 2

    Fiduciary Duties in the Context of Dent v. Ramtron Int’l Corp.

    Fiduciary Duties in the Context of Dent v. Ramtron Int’l Corp.
    The Delaware Court of Chancery recently addressed a number of claims commonly made in the “ubiquitous” stockholder litigation that follows announcement of a public merger or acquisition transaction.  In Dent v. Ramtron…
Rank this Week: 261

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/
  • Sep 8

    Protect Parents’ Asset

    Protect Parents’ Asset
    As parents age, the risk of health problems grows. The Sandwich Generation—those caring for both their children and their parents, may experience the stresses and expenses of elder care, and then more issues later with probate of a…
  • Sep 5

    Asset Protection and Marriage

    Asset Protection and Marriage
    In the process of legally dissolving a marriage, the fate of assets may not match a spouse’s intentions. What should couples know about spousal claims and providing for children? Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements The terms of…
  • Sep 2

    3 Problems With Life Estate Title of Real Property

    3 Problems With Life Estate Title of Real Property
    Real estate laws in North Carolina allow property owners to create and convey remainder interests in real property, while retaining lifetime rights to the property (a life estate). This is one way to transfer parents’ real property to…
Rank this Week: 1214

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Offices of Sanford I. Millar.

http://www.taxattorneycalifornia.net/tax-blog/
  • Sep 7

    Streanline Procedure-What does non-willful mean?

    Streanline Procedure-What does non-willful mean?
    In order to use the Streamline Procedures (domestic and non-resident) a U.S. taxpayer must certify that their failure to file a timely FBAR was non-willful. The term non-willful is essentially a “clinical” conclusion based upon…
  • Sep 1

    Don’t Stop Corporate Inversion

    Don’t Stop Corporate Inversion
    If you want to see specific stocks take a hit then stop corporate inversions. Corporate inversions are the relocation of a U.S. company’s corporate domicile, (its formal headquarters) to a lower tax jurisdiction. Inversions are a form…
  • Aug 24

    What Does a Fiduciary Do When Advised of an Offshore Account?

    What Does a Fiduciary Do When Advised of an Offshore Account?
    On June 18, 2014 the IRS announced changes to the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP). The changes include the following: “The changes announced today also make important modifications to the OVDP. The changes include:…
Rank this Week: 3458

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: 2554

The Tax Lawyer's Blog

The Tax Lawyer's Blog

By the Pappas Group.

http://www.pappastax.com/the-tax-lawyers-blog/
  • Sep 3

    A Case for the Corporate Income Tax?

    A Case for the Corporate Income Tax?
    My old blogging friend, Joe Kristan, of Roth & Company has published his “Fight the Power” edition of Tax Roundup. In this case, the power to be fought isn’t the federal government, but private corporations.... Read…
  • Sep 1

    Failing to File a Tax Return is a Federal Tax Crime, Just Ask Wesley Snipe

    Failing to File a Tax Return is a Federal Tax Crime, Just Ask Wesley Snipe
    Actor Wesley Snipes went to jail for three years for failing to file his federal income tax returns. This should be a cautionary tale to any American or United States resident who has not filed... Read More The post Failing to File a Tax…
  • Aug 28

    Florida Used Car Dealers Targeted for Sales Tax Fraud; Theft of State Fund

    Florida Used Car Dealers Targeted for Sales Tax Fraud; Theft of State Fund
    The state of Florida is targeting used car dealers for their failure to remit collected sales taxes and bringing charges against their owners and officers for theft of state funds. In the last two years, we... Read More The post Florida…
Rank this Week: 2628

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: 3678

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: 3343

Seay Law Firm Blog

Seay Law Firm Blog

Covers Texas tax law.

http://www.seaytaxlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 29

    Judge Finds Texas School Finance System Unconstitutional

    Judge Finds Texas School Finance System Unconstitutional
    A Travis County District Court judge ruled Thursday that Texas’s school finance system violates the Texas Constitution.  The judgment and associated findings of fact and conclusions of law are available here.  Review of the…
  • Aug 26

    Appeals Court Finds New Tax on Small Tobacco Manufacturers Unconstitutional

    Appeals Court Finds New Tax on Small Tobacco Manufacturers Unconstitutional
    The Third Court of Appeals recently held in Combs v. Texas Small Tobacco Coalition that a new tax on small tobacco manufacturers violates the Equal and Uniform Taxation Clause of the Texas Constitution.  In doing so, the Third Court…
  • Aug 26

    Third Court of Appeals Defers to Comptroller on Manufacturing Exemption for Oil & Ga

    Third Court of Appeals Defers to Comptroller on Manufacturing Exemption for Oil & Ga
    As we reported earlier, the Third Court of Appeals ruled in Southwest Royalties, Inc. v. Combs that oil and gas above-ground and downhole production equipment doesn’t qualify for the manufacturing exemption from Texas sales and use…
Rank this Week: 3771

Texas Tax Talk

Texas Tax Talk

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texastaxtalk.com/
  • Aug 29

    Does Filing for Bankruptcy Really Give You Tax Relief?

    Does Filing for Bankruptcy Really Give You Tax Relief?
    When times get desperate and tax liabilities pile up – filing for bankruptcy is an option many people consider.  Taxes are “dischargable” in bankruptcy, but there are important rules you need to know. TIMING Taxes are…
  • Aug 11

    Requirements for Alimony – Can it be a good thing?

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

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

    IRS Takes Money From Dead Mom to Pay For Son’s Tax Debt
    Most people have some strong feelings about how they want their assets to be distributed upon their death.  Some want to give their money to their kids, others are charitably inclined.  However, I would guess that…
Rank this Week: 2975

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Allergie

    Allergie
    ... are the body's version of McCarthyism.  The immune system can't find enough real enemies, so it invents fake ones and makes everything worse.
  • Aug 28

    Explaining August's nearly unbroken radio silence

    Explaining August's nearly unbroken radio silence
    Another month almost gone - the last in my favorite three-month stretch of the year (aka the true, as opposed to purely astronomical or even meteorological, summer) - and I have scarcely posted lately.  Thus, for example, I have yet to…
  • Aug 19

    The Obama Administration's move towards greater unilateral executive action

    The Obama Administration's move towards greater unilateral executive action
    Today's New York Times notes "Mr. Obama's increasingly expansive appetite for the use of unilateral action on issues including immigration, tax policy, and gay rights," which it says has "emboldened activists and businesses to flock to the…
Rank this Week: 1826

Transfer Pricing Watch

Transfer Pricing Watch

Features transfer pricing news and details of transfer pricing events and training. By BNA International.

http://www.transferpricingwatch.com
  • Aug 27

    Chilean Senate Approves Tax Overhaul, Including Hefty Withholding Tax For Some

    Chilean Senate Approves Tax Overhaul, Including Hefty Withholding Tax For Some
    A dramatic overhaul of the Chilean tax system—including significant implications for foreign owners of companies in Chile—is one step closer to being finalized, after the Chilean Senate approved the legislation Aug. 19.The post…
  • Aug 21

    Japan’s Trade Ministry Cautioning Companies of Double Taxation Risk

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

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

    Following Acquittal by Oslo Court, Transocean Faces Civil, Criminal Case
    The Oslo District Court's July 2 acquittal of the Swiss-based offshore drilling contractor Transocean in a criminal tax evasion case is the latest development in a series of Norwegian legal actions against the company and additional legal…
Rank this Week: 2240

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: 2461