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Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 459

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • May 22

    Will Google?s recent update to the way it displays mobile search results affect trademark owners?

    Will Google?s recent update to the way it displays mobile search results affect trademark owners?
    In the new Louisville Business First Legal Forum Column, BGD attorney John W. Scruton discussed the recent "mobile-friendly" update from Google. Read his advice below and don’t miss our monthly Legal Forum Column in Louisville…
  • May 21

    Litigation Lesson: Preserving Jurisdiction after Dismissal [VIDEO]

    Litigation Lesson: Preserving Jurisdiction after Dismissal [VIDEO]
    Does a trial court lose jurisdiction to enforce a settlement agreement after a case is dismissed by the parties? The Ohio Supreme Court recently answered this question, definitively providing an important Litigation Lesson for trial…
  • May 20

    Indiana: Wrap-Up of 2015 Real Estate-Related Legislation

    Indiana: Wrap-Up of 2015 Real Estate-Related Legislation
    After this spring’s legislative session, Governor Mike Pence signed into Indiana law the following real estate-related legislation: Public Law 88 – Limited Liability Arising From TrespassingPublic Law 88 provides that a person,…
Rank this Week: 3326

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

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

    Doing Arithmetic: An Insight into Tax Policy Conundrum

    Doing Arithmetic: An Insight into Tax Policy Conundrum
    Sometimes, in trying to help people understand the facts beneath tax policy issues, I wonder why many have difficulty grasping the essentials, and thus being misled or even duped by the sound bit and buzz phrases tossed about by politicians…
  • May 20

    The Dependency Exemption Parental Tie-Breaker Rule

    The Dependency Exemption Parental Tie-Breaker Rule
    A recent case, Rolle v. Comr., T.C. Memo 2015-93, illustrates the dependency tie-breaker rule. The taxpayer married Raina in 2006. During 2011, the taxpayer, Raina, and their children lived together from January 1 through July 31. On or about…
  • May 18

    So Where’s the Money?

    So Where’s the Money?
    Stanley Druckenmiller, a billionaire hedge fund manager, has reacted, according to this story to “proposals to tax the rich to pay for more social service for the poor.” According to Druckenmiller, “That’s not where…
Rank this Week: 1712

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • May 22

    Reframing (and Reclaiming) Pregnancy and Abortion

    Reframing (and Reclaiming) Pregnancy and Abortion
    Khiara Bridges, When Pregnancy is an Injury: Rape, Law, and Culture, 65 Stan. L. Rev. 457 (2013).Melissa MurrayIn recent years, anti-abortion advocates have argued that abortion harms not only a developing fetus, it also harms the woman who…
  • May 20

    Higher Education’s Brands in Cyberspace

    Higher Education’s Brands in Cyberspace
    Jacob H. Rooksby, Defining Domain: Higher Education’s Battles for Cyberspace, 80 Brooklyn L. Rev. __ (forthcoming, 2015), available at SSRN.Michael CarrollProfessor Rooksby studies the way in which higher education institutions…
  • May 19

    Law, Neuroscience and Neuroethic

    Law, Neuroscience and Neuroethic
    Jens Clausen and Neil Levy (eds.), Handbook of Neuroethics (2015).Dennis PattersonThe relationship between the mind and the brain is a topic of immense philosophical, scientific, and popular interest.1 The diverse but…
Rank this Week: 258

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/
  • May 22

    Looking Ahead: Rising Nursing Home Costs in North Carolina

    Looking Ahead: Rising Nursing Home Costs in North Carolina
    When retirement saving makes headlines, it is often to highlight that Americans are not saving enough for their senior years. Individuals should be realistic about long-term expenses when planning retirement contributions and investments.…
  • May 21

    2015 Top 5 States for Domestic Asset Protection Trust

    2015 Top 5 States for Domestic Asset Protection Trust
    For the past six years, attorney Steve Oshins has ranked the states that offer Domestic Asset Protection Trusts (DAPTs). The chart generally is ranked through weighted variables including fraudulent transfer standard, pre-existing torts…
  • May 8

    A Will’s Limits in a North Carolina Estate Plan

    A Will’s Limits in a North Carolina Estate Plan
    A will cannot achieve every goal of the testator. No matter how finely crafted provisions are made and assets are addressed in a will, additional tools can help the testator preserve their wishes. An improperly drafted will, one that is not…
Rank this Week: 1506

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi and Erin Bradrick.

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • May 21

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/22/15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/22/15
    This week was marked by David Letterman‘s final Late Show, Red Nose Day, and the Center for Effective Philanthropy Annual Conference: Leading Effective Foundations. Have a listen to the Late Show Theme Song while perusing our…
  • May 19

    Nonprofit Radio: Crowdfunding

    Nonprofit Radio: Crowdfunding
    I’ll be on Nonprofit Radio speaking with host Tony Martignetti this Friday at 10:30 am PT / 1:30 pm ET about charitable crowdfunding. You can tune in to the live feed on Talking Alternative or catch up…
  • May 15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 05/15/15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 05/15/15
    Last Sunday was Mother’s Day. Have a listen to Drake‘s Look What You’ve Done (and The Thrill is Gone by the legendary B.B. King, who we lost today) while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the week: Pete Manzo:…
Rank this Week: 1994

IRS Problem Solver Blog

IRS Problem Solver Blog

Covers IRS problems and how to solve them. By Darrin Mish.

http://www.getirshelp.com/irsblog
  • May 21

    Celebrities who Owe the IRS – Dionne Warwick

    Celebrities who Owe the IRS – Dionne Warwick
    Celebrities are always under public scrutiny.  That’s the price to pay for fame.  This includes having the world know how much you owe the IRS.  Celebrities in trouble with Uncle Sam include Chris Tucker, Lauryn Hill,…
  • May 21

    “Swatting” hoax in Culpeper linked to IRS scam

    “Swatting” hoax in Culpeper linked to IRS scam
    www.dailyprogress.com — The Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office responded this weekend to an unfounded report of a person with a gun in the 14600 block of Carrico Mills Road only to find it was a “swatting” hoax.…
  • May 21

    3 Benton residents arrested after IRS investigation into annual tournament fraud

    3 Benton residents arrested after IRS investigation into annual tournament fraud
    www.dailyjournal.net — Three Benton residents have been arrested on suspicion of fraud-related charges after an investigation of an annual baseball and softball tournament. Local media outlets report the Benton Police Department and the…
Rank this Week: 897

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 83

The Tax Law Forum

The Tax Law Forum

Covers Federal and Wisconsin tax law issues. By Rob Teuber.

http://www.taxlawforum.com/
  • May 21

    Planning ahead - 2015 Forms 1040 will be due on April 18,2016 (for most)

    Planning ahead - 2015 Forms 1040 will be due on April 18,2016 (for most)
    You get an extra weekend to file your tax returns in 2016 thanks to an uncommon mix of holiday's and weekends.  Ordinarily an unextended Form 1040 Individual Income Tax Return is due on April 15th of any given year.  However, when…
  • May 20

    “The IRS is calling…and threatening to arrest me!”

    “The IRS is calling…and threatening to arrest me!”
    A few days ago, I received a call from a panicked former client.  Two years back we had gone through an IRS tax audit and worked out a reasonable payment plan to resolve the remaining tax debt.  The client had been honoring all…
  • Jun 22

    Go Team USA!

    Go Team USA!
Rank this Week: 4507

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Tax, Trust and Estate News

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

http://taxtrustestatenews.com/
  • May 21

    Levying State Corporate Income Tax A Waste Of Time

    Levying State Corporate Income Tax A Waste Of Time
    "Levying a state corporate income tax is a waste of time", tax expert, David Brunori, wrote in The Tax Analysts Blog. Brunori, research professor at George Washington University and deputy publisher of Tax Analysts, asserted that states…
  • May 19

    House Vote Pushes Closer To Estate Tax Repeal

    House Vote Pushes Closer To Estate Tax Repeal
    House Vote Pushes Us One Step Closer To Estate Tax Repeal The federal estate tax, which has long been opposed by many Americans, was recently abolished by the U.S. House of Representatives with 240 members of Congress voting for the estate…
  • May 15

    Lower Effective Tax Rate In U.S. Businesses Hits Record High

    Lower Effective Tax Rate In U.S. Businesses Hits Record High
    The number of Standard & Poor's 500 index-listed firms that do not pay U.S. corporate income taxes has surged to an all-time high. At a time when many enterprises are performing inversions and shifting their legal addresses overseas, a…
Rank this Week: 461

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • May 21

    Ironside: TCC Orders Hearing of Question on Rule 58 Motion

    Ironside: TCC Orders Hearing of Question on Rule 58 Motion
    In Ironside v. The Queen (2015 TCC 116), the Tax Court allowed the Crown’s Rule 58 motion for a determination of a question of law before the hearing, namely whether the taxpayer was estopped from litigating an issue that had been…
  • May 4

    Crowdfunding: Update From the CRA

    Crowdfunding: Update From the CRA
    In a short technical interpretation (CRA Document 2015-0579031I7 “Crowdfunding” (April 1, 2015)), the CRA has restated its views on the tax treatment of amounts raised via crowdfunding arrangements (see our previous post here).…
  • May 1

    SCC Clarifies Law on Admissibility of Expert Evidence

    SCC Clarifies Law on Admissibility of Expert Evidence
    The Supreme Court has released its decision in White Burgess Langille Inman v. Abbott and Haliburton (2015 SCC 23) in which it considered whether the standards for admissibility of expert evidence should take into account the proposed…
Rank this Week: 2090

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/
Rank this Week: 480

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • May 21

    Taxpayer’s Call To IRS Accidentally Broadcast On Howards Stern’s Radio Show

    Taxpayer’s Call To IRS Accidentally Broadcast On Howards Stern’s Radio Show
    Think resolving your tax liability can be embarrassing? Imagine how embarrassing it would be if millions of people found out about. That's exactly what a Massachusetts woman says happened to her when a clip of her private phone call to the…
  • May 20

    Fixing Your Mistakes: Filing An Amended Return

    Fixing Your Mistakes: Filing An Amended Return
    With Tax Day finally behind you, you're ready to finally utter a sigh of relief... until you realize you've made a mistake. Don't worry: mistakes on your tax return are totally fixable. In most cases, you just need to file a form 1040X…
  • May 18

    In Landmark Case, Supreme Court Finds Maryland’s Tax Scheme Unconstitutional

    In Landmark Case, Supreme Court Finds Maryland’s Tax Scheme Unconstitutional
    In a split decision, the Supreme Court found that the State of Maryland's tax scheme was unconstitutional.
Rank this Week: 85

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • May 20

    Clinton Foundation Under Fire for Tax Error

    Clinton Foundation Under Fire for Tax Error
    Filing an amended tax return is normally not that big of a deal.  It is not uncommon for folks to make mistakes or leave out information on their Form 1040 personal income tax filing.  To amend a previously filed Form ……
  • May 18

    Board of Equalization is not of fan of Denny’s in California’s central valley

    Board of Equalization is not of fan of Denny’s in California’s central valley
    Have you been to one of the Denny’s operated by Abdul Halim? He operates three Denny’s restaurants located in Lathrop, Manteca, and Stockton. If you have a craving for a Moons Over My Hammy and live in the California’s…
  • May 12

    North Carolina Man Still Fighting IRS over $107k Account Seizure

    North Carolina Man Still Fighting IRS over $107k Account Seizure
    When Lyndon McLellan, owner of a convenience store in North Carolina, was suspected of “structuring,” he received an unwelcome visit from federal agents at his store.  In a small town, this kind of thing doesn’t happen…
Rank this Week: 2327

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • May 20

    Greg Lutje Featured on CREW Portland Website

    Greg Lutje Featured on CREW Portland Website
    The post Greg Lutje Featured on CREW Portland Website appeared first on Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP..
  • May 14

    Is Picasso Coming to Portland?

    Is Picasso Coming to Portland?
    On Monday, May 11, 2015 Pablo Picasso’s oil painting, “Women of Algiers (Version O)” sold for an astonishing, and record breaking, $179.4 million, inclusive of buyer’s premium, at Christy’s in New York. …
  • May 6

    Upcoming SYK Event: Do You Know Where Your Digital Assets Are?

    Upcoming SYK Event: Do You Know Where Your Digital Assets Are?
    In the U.S., 2.6 million people die every year. How many had their affairs in order? How many left passwords and instructions for dealing with their online accounts and information?As trustees, personal representatives, or family and loved…
Rank this Week: 1710

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: 3493

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • May 20

    B.C. Society Act Revamp

    B.C. Society Act Revamp
    The British Colombia Society Act, which dates back to 1977 and not being substantially revised since then, is undergoing a comprehensive overhaul, following the bill receiving Royal ascend on May 14th, 2015. The post B.C. Society Act Revamp…
  • May 11

    Buying a Business: Shares or Assets?

    Buying a Business: Shares or Assets?
    Whether you are buying out the competitor or buying your first business, you will want to ensure that the terms of the deal meet your needs and protect your interests. A fundamental concern is to first consider what it is you intend to…
  • May 1

    The Value of a Shareholder’s Agreement

    The Value of a Shareholder’s Agreement
    A well devised Shareholder’s Agreement is one tool that can create a road map, setting out options for dealing with unexpected interactions between shareholders. The post The Value of a Shareholder’s Agreement appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 3330

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
  • May 19

    YieldCo Interview

    YieldCo Interview
    David Burton gave an interview to the Stratton Report discussing the prospects for growth in the YieldCo sector. Stratton Report: Can you give us a brief description of a yieldco?David Burton: Before I do that, I should note that the term,…
  • May 4

    Flawed Synthetic Lease Definition Infiltrates the GM/JPM Bankruptcy Case

    Flawed Synthetic Lease Definition Infiltrates the GM/JPM Bankruptcy Case
    The legal profession has been atwitter with the discussion of the Second Circuit’s opinion regarding Simpson Thacher inadvertently consenting to the release of JP Morgan’s (JPM) lien, as agent on behalf of a group of lenders, over…
  • Apr 26

    Court Clarifies Taxability Of Excess Refundable Credit

    Court Clarifies Taxability Of Excess Refundable Credit
    The United States Tax Court has released an opinion regarding a dispute between taxpayers and the IRS regarding whether non-need-based, excess refundable state tax credits are taxable income under federal law.[1] The Tax Court sided with the…
Rank this Week: 2648

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: 508

Rubin on Tax

Rubin on Tax

Covers tax and legal issues relating to federal and Florida tax, estate planning, probate, and business matters. By Charles Rubin.

http://rubinontax.floridatax.com/
  • May 19

    Supreme Court Mandates State Income Tax Credits, Pretty Much

    Supreme Court Mandates State Income Tax Credits, Pretty Much
    Maryland imposes income taxes on its residents. There is a state level income tax, and a county level tax. If a Maryland resident incurs income in other states and pays state income tax to those other states, there is a mechanism for the…
  • May 17

    Seniors Need to Use Care in Deferring Income Into 2016

    Seniors Need to Use Care in Deferring Income Into 2016
    Tax Planning 101 says to defer income into the next year if you can, since it is better to pay a tax later than sooner. You get to keep the money in your account and can earn interest (good luck with that with today’s nonexistent…
  • May 11

    Triple Drop and Check

    Triple Drop and Check
    Sounds like an ice hockey term, but this is a tax blog so don’t get your hopes up. Parent corporation owns all the stock of subsidiary 1, which owns all the stock of subsidiary 2, which owns all the stock of subsidiary 3. Parent…
Rank this Week: 3345

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/
  • May 19

    When Dealing with the IRS, More Documentation is Better than Le

    When Dealing with the IRS, More Documentation is Better than Le
    There are hundreds of strategies for handling IRS issues. But not all strategies are as effective as others. A car-repair owner got audited and brought his tax-return preparer (Jim) to handle the audit. The preparer said to give the IRS as…
  • Sep 26

    What’s a Taxpayer Thinking, When S/he Tries to Evade a Tax?

    What’s a Taxpayer Thinking, When S/he Tries to Evade a Tax?
    If the government can prove that you “willfully attempted in any manner” to “evade or defeat” a tax, then you cannot discharge that tax debt in bankruptcy. 11 U.S.C. 523(a)(1)(c).   I’ve always seen…
  • Sep 24

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank EVER, Part III

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank EVER, Part III
    I took a client through a chapter 7, and got her a discharge.  She and I were done, and she had no more personal debt. Then she sought a loan modification with Wells Fargo. I knew that she was doing a loan modification because Wells…
Rank this Week: 3203

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • May 19

    The Real Impact of the Wynne Decision

    The Real Impact of the Wynne Decision
    Yesterday’s decision in Comptroller of the Treasury of Maryland v Wynne Et Ux generated some reporting in print media. Yet much of what I saw was incorrect in part or in whole. New York does give full tax credits for individuals with…
  • May 18

    A Wynne for the Dormant Commerce Clause

    A Wynne for the Dormant Commerce Clause
    The US Supreme Court today decided Comptroller of Maryland v. Wynne. The Wynnes, Maryland residents, had out of state income duly reported on both their Maryland tax return and on other state tax returns. They wanted a full credit for the…
  • May 17

    Fake Businesses, Phony Dependents: What Could Go Wrong?

    Fake Businesses, Phony Dependents: What Could Go Wrong?
    I’ve seen reports of Bozo tax preparers inventing deductions and dependents. This is the first time I’ve heard of a tax preparer inventing a business from scratch on a tax return. The results were good…for a while. Ramona…
Rank this Week: 885

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

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

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • May 19

    Required Reporting of Offshore Asset

    Required Reporting of Offshore Asset
    US individual and business taxpayers with interests in certain foreign or offshore financial assets or accounts are required to disclose those assets on their federal income tax returns or file additional forms. A failure to file the…
  • May 18

    B-Corp and Benefit Corporation Statu

    B-Corp and Benefit Corporation Statu
    Currently, in 28 jurisdictions including Nebraska, Benefit Corporation status exists as an option for forming a legal corporate entity. This is distinguished from B-Corp. status, which is a certification from by B-labs, a 501(c)(3)…
  • Mar 30

    Beware of Potential Tax Return Fraud

    Beware of Potential Tax Return Fraud
    Many doctors and health practitioners around the nation are experiencing tax return fraud issues. Tax return fraud occurs when another person or entity fraudulently files a tax return for another individual, looking to receive the…
Rank this Week: 2638

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • May 18

    Partition Attorney’s Fees Against an Uncooperative Co-Tenant

    Partition Attorney’s Fees Against an Uncooperative Co-Tenant
    Co-ownership of real estate in California can be expensive when one co-owner, known in the law as a co-tenant, does not cooperate in the sale of the property. This often occurs when the uncooperative co-tenant is…
  • Mar 27

    Non-Dischargeability of Intentional Fraudulent Transfer

    Non-Dischargeability of Intentional Fraudulent Transfer
    When an fraudulent transfer occurs before a debtor files for protection under the United States Bankruptcy Code, creditors must promptly protect their rights to ensure that the bankruptcy does not discharge the debtor's liability for their…
  • Feb 25

    PROCEED CAREFULLY WITH MALICIOUS PROSECUTION ACTIONS ARISING OUT OF FAMILY LAW COURT MATTERS

    PROCEED CAREFULLY WITH MALICIOUS PROSECUTION ACTIONS ARISING OUT OF FAMILY LAW COURT MATTERS
    As a general rule, California malicious prosecution actions are dicey propositions insofar as they always subject the plaintiff to a potential Anti-SLAPP motion from the defendant pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure section…
Rank this Week: 3752

Tax Trials

Tax Trials

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

http://taxtrials.com/
Rank this Week: 3941

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 2833

Taxing Tech

Taxing Tech

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

http://www.taxingtech.com/
  • May 15

    New York Advises Sales of “Computing Power” Not Taxable

    New York Advises Sales of “Computing Power” Not Taxable
    Yesterday, the New York Department of Taxation and Finance Office of Counsel issued advisory opinion TSB-A-15(2)S holding that cloud computing vendors providing “Internet infrastructure” were not subject to sales tax. …
  • May 15

    New York Advises Sales of “Computing Power” Not Taxable

    New York Advises Sales of “Computing Power” Not Taxable
    Yesterday, the New York Department of Taxation and Finance Office of Counsel issued advisory opinion TSB-A-15(2)S holding that cloud computing vendors providing “Internet infrastructure” were not subject to sales tax. …
  • Jan 31

    Michigan Extends Nexus to Similarly Named Businesse

    Michigan Extends Nexus to Similarly Named Businesse
    Recently, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed two bills that introduce affiliate and click-through nexus: S.B. 658 (for sales tax) and S.B. 659 (for use tax).  The bills take effect October 1, 2015.  Michigan first considered…
Rank this Week: 4282

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Covers international taxation.

http://www.narellemackenziecpa.com/blog/
  • May 14

    Represent Your US Individual Clients Before the IRS

    Represent Your US Individual Clients Before the IRS
    Join the 2015 enrolled agent study programme. This course, offered by DJH International Tax, is the only one of its kind outside the US and combines three days of intensive tuition by Narelle MacKenzie, a US-based CPA, with a choice of six or…
  • Feb 16

    ADIT Network: Guest Article by Narelle MacKenzie

    ADIT Network: Guest Article by Narelle MacKenzie
    Ms. MacKenzie’s guest article has been featured in the February 2015 issues of the ADIT Student Newsletter. In the article, Ms. MacKenzie shares valuable exam preparation tips and strategies. These tips on studying for ADIT exams have…
  • Feb 12

    DJH International Tax – Live, Compact Training Courses – March 2015

    DJH International Tax – Live, Compact Training Courses – March 2015
    DJH International Tax Ltd. has been conducting short, intensive courses in international tax, US corporate tax and transfer pricing since 2011. Each course is 3-4 days in length, making them ideal for those who have limited free time. To…
Rank this Week: 2878

Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax…

Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax Law Blog

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

http://www.mykentuckyestateattorney.com/
  • May 14

    Reboot your tax planning for 2015 now and get ahead

    Reboot your tax planning for 2015 now and get ahead
    Every tax season, there are at least a few of us who have some unwelcome surprises. Some discover they were not nearly as organized as they should have been, and can’t find receipts for items they wanted to write-off as business…
  • Apr 30

    What happens if your will leaves money to a place that doesn’t exist?

    What happens if your will leaves money to a place that doesn’t exist?
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP In fundraising and higher education circles, the imminent closure of Sweet Briar College in rural Central Virginia has been much-discussed. This small, women-only college has…
  • Apr 8

    Annulment versus divorce matters at tax time

    Annulment versus divorce matters at tax time
    In our last post, we discussed how divorce affects an estate plan. A thorough review of all estate documents is critical post-divorce to ensure you’ve covered every conceivable scenario and changed every document necessary. Allowing an…
Rank this Week: 2850

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
  • May 14

    IRS Loses Couple’s Tax Return, Blames the Couple

    IRS Loses Couple’s Tax Return, Blames the Couple
    In a complaint filed April 30 in the US Court of Federal Claims, John and Dorothy Shea stated that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had erroneously denied their refund claim as untimely filed after the agency had admitted to losing the…
  • May 12

    False Tax Returns Increase Tenfold since 2010

    False Tax Returns Increase Tenfold since 2010
    Several million taxpayers - and the number is rising sharply—have had returns falsely filed in their name in recent years. New consumer-protection rules were supposed to make it easier for people to figure out what thieves have stolen.…
  • May 7

    Couple Assessed Penalty for Wasting IRS’s Time

    Couple Assessed Penalty for Wasting IRS’s Time
    Judge Albert G. Lauber ruled on April 15 that a Michigan couple, who failed to pay the full amount of taxes they owed for the years 2005 – 2008, had “wasted many hours of respondent’s time and of this Court’s…
Rank this Week: 1034

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: 2583

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 13

    Proposed 1031 Exchange Change

    Proposed 1031 Exchange Change
    WealthManagement.com: The Fiscal Year 2016 Budget proposes a modification of like-kind exchange transactions. As in the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget, the Administration proposes to limit the amount of capital gain deferred under Section 1031 of…
  • Apr 1

    Estate Plan Privacy

    Estate Plan Privacy
    Perhaps one of the most overlooked aspects of a revocable "living" trust is the privacy that it can provide. If you're not familiar the concept of  a living trust, it is a legal document often used in estate planning, either in…
  • Mar 25

    The Achieving A Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act

    The Achieving A Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act
    Late last year President Obama signed the Achieving A Better Life Experience ("ABLE") Act into law. In essence, the ABLE Act can allow individuals with qualifying disabilities or their families to set aside funds for education, housing and…
Rank this Week: 4844

The Tax Lawyer Blog

The Tax Lawyer Blog

By William D. Hartsock.

http://thetaxlawyer.com/blog
  • May 12

    IRS Notice CP81

    IRS Notice CP81
    It is critically important to know your rights before interacting with the IRS. San Diego Tax Attorney William D. Hartsock offers this advice.Tags: IRS NoticesNotices AuditNotices AppealNotices LitigationNotices CollectionsRead more…
  • May 12

    IRS Notice CP80

    IRS Notice CP80
    It is critically important to know your rights before interacting with the IRS. San Diego Tax Attorney William D. Hartsock offers this advice.Tags: IRS NoticesNotices AuditNotices AppealNotices LitigationNotices CollectionsRead more…
  • May 12

    IRS Notice CP39

    IRS Notice CP39
    It is critical to know your rights before turning any information over to the IRS. San Diego Tax Attorney William D. Hartsock offers this advice.Tags: IRS NoticesNotices AuditNotices AppealNotices LitigationNotices CollectionsRead more…
Rank this Week: 2512

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: 4188

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • May 12

    New international tax paper posted on SSRN

    New international tax paper posted on SSRN
    I've just posted on SSRN a recently-completed paper on international taxation, entitled "The Crossroads Versus the Seesaw: Getting a 'Fix' on Recent International Tax Policy Developments."It should be downloadable here.  Somewhat on the…
  • May 11

    Bentham House conference on the Philosophical Foundations of Tax Law

    Bentham House conference on the Philosophical Foundations of Tax Law
    Yesterday I returned from my short sojourn in London, where I attended the Third Annual Bentham House Conference: Philosophical Foundations of Tax Law, held at the University College London.  This was a very enjoyable and stimulating…
  • May 6

    Off to London, or should I say on to London

    Off to London, or should I say on to London
    Having just finished the NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, Year 20 - classes and grading both (although I have no technical means of officially posting the grades yet) - I am off to London tonight.  On Friday and Saturday, I will be attending…
Rank this Week: 5051

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/
  • May 12

    Better Together: Washington State Expands Self-Insurance Risk Pools to Nonprofit

    Better Together: Washington State Expands Self-Insurance Risk Pools to Nonprofit
     Insurance can be expensive, but not having insurance is sometimes even more costly!  One solution within many industries is risk pooling – that is, to join with others and effectively self-insure together, thereby spreading…
  • May 9

    Federal Appeals Court Chimes In: IRS Not Above Constitution

    Federal Appeals Court Chimes In: IRS Not Above Constitution
    “Pummeled,” “raked over the coals,” and “almost laughed out of court” – these are news descriptions of the recent judicial thrashing of the IRS during oral argument in Z Street v. Koskinen.  It…
  • Apr 30

    An Introduction to Nonprofit Financial Statement

    An Introduction to Nonprofit Financial Statement
    The following article is provided courtesy of Cathedral Consulting Group, LLC, a Milwaukee-based firm that helps small and mid-sized nonprofit organizations and private companies to grow their enterprises through the implementation of best…
Rank this Week: 2649

The Ag Docket

The Ag Docket

Offers a perspective on current agricultural law issues. By the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation at Iowa State University.

http://www.calt.iastate.edu/blogpost
  • May 8

    Easement By Prescription Must Be Strictly Proved

    Easement By Prescription Must Be Strictly Proved
    A recent case from the Iowa Court of Appeals reminds us that in order to acquire title to the property of another through a prescriptive easement (a non-exclusive form of adverse possession), the plaintiff must strictly prove the elements of…
  • May 4

    Minnesota Producers Impacted by Avian Flu Granted Extra Time to File and Pay Taxe

    Minnesota Producers Impacted by Avian Flu Granted Extra Time to File and Pay Taxe
    The Minnesota Department of Revenue announced special relief last week for poultry producers in Minnesota who were impacted by the H5N2 avian influenza outbreak. The Department announced that these producers will not be assessed penalties or…
  • May 1

    Fifth Circuit Says EPA Not Required to Make Necessity Determination

    Fifth Circuit Says EPA Not Required to Make Necessity Determination
    A recent Fifth Circuit opinion established that a federal court has jurisdiction to review the EPA’s denial of a rulemaking petition. It did, however, go on to establish a “highly deferential” standard of review, placing…
Rank this Week: 2805

IRS-Hitman

IRS-Hitman

Covers IRS tax problems. By Richard Close.

http://irs-hitman.blogspot.com/
  • May 8

    Threat of IRS Phone Scam Continue

    Threat of IRS Phone Scam Continue
    Tax scams do not end with the tax season. The IRS phone scam continues to victimize taxpayers. Fraudsters make phone calls to taxpayers, pretending to be IRS agents, and inform them that they owe back taxes. They instruct the individual to…
  • May 1

    How Late Payment of Taxes Affects You

    How Late Payment of Taxes Affects You
    Every month your taxes remain unpaid after the April 15 deadline, you pay a penalty of 0.5%. In most cases, the penalty doesn’t go beyond 0.5%, but it can reach a maximum of 25% per month. Along with the penalty, you are also charged…
  • Apr 24

    Benefits of a Retirement Plan

    Benefits of a Retirement Plan
    Along with saving taxes, a retirement plan also secures your future. You can save more in taxes by choosing the right kind of retirement plans according to your financial situation. Before you select one, it’s important to know the…
Rank this Week: 450

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/
  • May 6

    Italy's Supreme Court Holding That Economic Interests Prevail Over Personal Ties In Determining Italian Tax Residency

    Italy's Supreme Court Holding That Economic Interests Prevail Over Personal Ties In Determining Italian Tax Residency
    Italy’s Supreme Court’s decision n. 6501 of March 31, 2015, dealing with the case of an Italian citizen  who had most of his personal and family connections in Italy but moved to work in another country (Switzerland), where…
  • May 6

    Overview of Italy's Tax Reporting Rule

    Overview of Italy's Tax Reporting Rule
    Italian resident taxpayers are required to report all of their assets held outside of Italy,  on form RW of their Italian income tax returns (which include various sections and can be considered the equivalent of the FBAR and other…
  • Mar 2

    Italian Perspective on Beneficial Ownership

    Italian Perspective on Beneficial Ownership
    In recent years the concept of 'beneficial ownership' has emerged as a major anti abuse rule applicable in the context of tax treaties and other important areas of international tax law. This article provides an overview of the recent…
Rank this Week: 4493

The Estate Planning and Wealth…

The Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation Blog for Trusted Advisors

Covers asset protection, estate and gift tax, and wills and trusts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://estateplanning.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 6

    Mikel: The Tax Court’s Latest Word on Crummey Power

    Mikel: The Tax Court’s Latest Word on Crummey Power
    The Tax Court recently issued a memorandum decision in the case of Israel and Erna Mikel providing guidance on the efficacy of Crummey withdrawal rights in a unique fact pattern. In 2007, Israel and Erna Mikel each made gifts valued at…
  • Jan 27

    Portability and Tenancy by the Entireties Combine for Asset Protection without Sacrificing Estate Tax Planning

    Portability and Tenancy by the Entireties Combine for Asset Protection without Sacrificing Estate Tax Planning
    Before portability became part of our estate planning vocabulary, planners seeking asset protection from tenancy by the entirety (TBE) property ownership and federal estate tax minimization usually needed to choose between the…
  • Jan 6

    Important Update to the 2014 Israeli Trust Income Tax Law

    Important Update to the 2014 Israeli Trust Income Tax Law
    Those affected by the new Israeli income tax law, which became effective on January 1, 2014 and subjected many previously tax-exempt trusts to significant Israeli income tax liability (See our previous blog post), now have until June 30, 2015…
Rank this Week: 2645

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • May 5

    FL Tax Litigation Alert - McLane Takes on Division To Take Down Tobacco Taxe

    FL Tax Litigation Alert - McLane Takes on Division To Take Down Tobacco Taxe
    Over the past few years, we have been intricately involved in ongoing litigation with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco ("ABT"). There still remains ongoing litigation in…
  • Apr 27

    Florida Seeks to Amend Wholesale Tobacco Tax Law

    Florida Seeks to Amend Wholesale Tobacco Tax Law
    Over the past few years, taxpayers throughout Florida have been in a never ending battle with Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco ("ABT). At the forefront is the Micjo issue. Micjo…
  • Mar 31

    What's the True Object of the Transaction? Portable Toilets Case Finds Its Way to LA Supreme Court

    What's the True Object of the Transaction? Portable Toilets Case Finds Its Way to LA Supreme Court
    It never ceases to amaze me, the wide variety of companies that state agencies attempt to extort money from. I mean, how could a portable toilet company possibly have a sales tax problem? Most states impose a sales tax on the sale or rental…
Rank this Week: 3309

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    A FLORIDA TRUSTEES OBLIGATIONS TO TRUST BENEFICIARIES

    A FLORIDA TRUSTEES OBLIGATIONS TO TRUST BENEFICIARIES
    In the case of Bain v. McIntosh (U.S. Ct. App., 11th Cir., No. 14-13836, March 2, 2015) the U.S. Court of Appeals held that a Florida attorney, hired to represent a trustee does not owe a fiduciary duty to the trust…
  • May 1

    THE REASONABLENESS OF FLORIDA PROBATE LEGAL FEES

    THE REASONABLENESS OF FLORIDA PROBATE LEGAL FEES
    The Florida 2nd District Court of Appeals, in Faulkner v. Woodruff (Fla. Ct. App., 2nd Dist., No. 2D13-2165, March 6, 2015) recently held that a Florida Personal Representative may petition a probate court to review the…
  • Apr 28

    STEP-CHILDREN'S RIGHTS IN FLORIDA PROBATE PROCEEDINGS

    STEP-CHILDREN'S RIGHTS IN FLORIDA PROBATE PROCEEDINGS
    One of the most common scenarios, when dealing with Florida probate matters in the second marriage situation, is that upon the death of the first spouse his or her children claim that the surviving spouse is taking…
Rank this Week: 2741

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/
  • Apr 30

    Announcing My E-Book!

    Announcing My E-Book!
    I am very excited to announce that my first book, The Family’s Guide to Wills and Estate Planning, has gotten a new cover, a new title, and a new life as an e-book available for free at my website to anyone who would like it. For…
  • Apr 30

    Do You Know Where Your Parents’ Will or Trust Is?

    Do You Know Where Your Parents’ Will or Trust Is?
    If the answer to that question is, “N0!” you are in good company. A recent survey by Caring.com of 1,000 adults found that less than half of the adults surveyed (45.8%) knew where their parents’ documents were. When asked if…
  • Apr 8

    Finding Lost Life Insurance

    Finding Lost Life Insurance
    Consumer Reports estimates that at least $1 billion in benefits from forgotten life insurance policies are waiting to be claimed. Often, when I meet with adult children administering a trust after the death of a parent, they’re not…
Rank this Week: 4069

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
  • Apr 30

    Monte Carlo or bust!

    Monte Carlo or bust!
    The post Monte Carlo or bust! appeared first on Ann L Humphrey.
  • Mar 27

    Va, va, voom

    Va, va, voom
    The post Va, va, voom appeared first on Ann L Humphrey.
  • Feb 28

    A VAT and property teaser

    A VAT and property teaser
    The post A VAT and property teaser appeared first on Ann L Humphrey.
Rank this Week: 1154

Global Tax Enforcement

Global Tax Enforcement

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

http://www.globaltaxenforcement.com/
  • Apr 29

    IRS Publishes Proposed Regulations for Hedge Fund Reinsurance Arrangement

    IRS Publishes Proposed Regulations for Hedge Fund Reinsurance Arrangement
    In April 24’s Federal Register, the IRS released proposed regulations (REG-108214-15) to restrict when a foreign insurance company’s income can be excluded as passive income by giving a more strict definition for the “active…
  • Apr 23

    Appeal of Tax Court Decision Focuses on Foreign Tax Credit, Tests Scope of U.S.-France Totalization Agreement

    Appeal of Tax Court Decision Focuses on Foreign Tax Credit, Tests Scope of U.S.-France Totalization Agreement
    Briefing is underway in an appeal by two taxpayers—a married couple with dual citizenship in the United States and France—of a U.S. Tax Court decision denying them foreign tax credits for money they contributed to social security…
  • Apr 21

    Julius Baer Likely Next to Settle U.S. Tax Allegation

    Julius Baer Likely Next to Settle U.S. Tax Allegation
    During a meeting with shareholders on April 15, Daniel Sauter, Chairman of Julius Baer Group Ltd., said the bank was at “an advanced stage of talks” with U.S. authorities. The U.S. Department of Justice has been investigating…
Rank this Week: 1121