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Tax Trials

Tax Trials

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

http://taxtrials.com/
  • Apr 28

    IRS Extends Disclosure Deadline for Syndicated Conservation Easement Participant

    IRS Extends Disclosure Deadline for Syndicated Conservation Easement Participant
    On April 27, 2017, the IRS issued Notice 2017-29 which extended the deadline for disclosing certain participation in syndicated conservation easements. On December 23, 2016, the IRS announced disclosure requirements for participants in…
  • Dec 23

    IRS marks Syndicated Conservation Easements as Listed Transaction

    IRS marks Syndicated Conservation Easements as Listed Transaction
    This morning the IRS released Notice 2017-10 identifying syndicated conservation easements as listed transactions. The notice describes a syndicated conservation easement as a transaction in which “an investor receives promotional…
  • Nov 29

    Federal Judge Puts New FLSA Overtime Rules in Timeout

    Federal Judge Puts New FLSA Overtime Rules in Timeout
    On November 22, 2016, U.S. District Judge Amos L. Mazzant granted a nationwide preliminary injunction in favor of the 21 states and more than 50 business groups that sued to enjoin the new Fair Labor and Standards Act (“FLSA”)…
Rank this Week: 3748

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

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

    New article idea

    New article idea
    I agreed a couple of months ago to give a talk in Finland on June 1, at the 2017 Annual Conference of the Nordic Tax Research Council. It was planned at the time that I would address the Ryan tax reform plan - meaning in particular the…
  • Apr 27

    2017 Tribeca Film Festival

    2017 Tribeca Film Festival
    We've been going for several years now. You get an 8-pack, and that entitles you to 4 films (2 tickets to each). You try to spread them out, one movie every couple of days, reasonable screen times for a working stiff, and pick films that are…
  • Apr 27

    Not all 15 percent tax rates are the same

    Not all 15 percent tax rates are the same
    My last post on the 500-word scrawling that has amusingly been called Trump's tax "plan" was quite critical of the proposed 15 percent rate for "business" income, which potentially includes any income that one can contrive to have paid to a…
Rank this Week: 5069

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/
  • Apr 28

    St. Louis Voters Say “No” to Proposed Tax Increase to Fund Private-Sector Proposal

    St. Louis Voters Say “No” to Proposed Tax Increase to Fund Private-Sector Proposal
    A few months ago, in If You Want a Professional Sports Team, Pay For It Yourselves; Don’t Grab Tax Dollars, I criticized a major league soccer ownership group for trying to get taxpayers in St. Louis and in Missouri to foot part of the…
  • Apr 26

    Pretending a Tax Payment Is For Something Else

    Pretending a Tax Payment Is For Something Else
    There’s a man in Montana who is unhappy that the county treasurer has not cashed the check he wrote in November to pay his property tax bill. After waiting several months for the check to be cashed, Scott Dion, according to this report,…
  • Apr 24

    Tax Dollars to Finance the Wealthy? Not Necessary and Not Appropriate

    Tax Dollars to Finance the Wealthy? Not Necessary and Not Appropriate
    Seventeen months ago, in Taking and Giving Back, I wrote:It’s a familiar story. A private sector business asks for special tax breaks and taxpayer funding for an enterprise that already is extremely profitable and that will continue to…
Rank this Week: 117

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/
  • Apr 28

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/28/17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/28/17
    Catch up with the week’s notable events and shared resources with Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: A federal judge blocked President Trump’s executive order on immigration enforcement that would have…
  • Apr 26

    Comparing 501(c)(3) vs. 501(c)(4) for Nonprofit Startup

    Comparing 501(c)(3) vs. 501(c)(4) for Nonprofit Startup
    A nonprofit organization organized and operated for charitable purposes may be exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code while a nonprofit organized and operated for social welfare purposes may be exempt under Section…
  • Apr 21

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/21/17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/21/17
    Catch up with the week’s notable events and shared resources with Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: 7 current and former U.S. officials claimed that a ” Russian government think tank controlled by…
Rank this Week: 803

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/
  • Apr 28

    Interauthority Relationship

    Interauthority Relationship
    Michael GreenFor too long the focus in philosophy of law has been the national legal system. As some have already observed, this ignores public international law. But it also ignores private international law, or (as Americans would call it)…
  • Apr 27

    Cost Containment—Global Budget Cap

    Cost Containment—Global Budget Cap
    Nelson Sabatini, Joseph Antos, Howard Haft & Donna Kinzer, Maryland’s All-Payer Model—Achievements, Challenges, And Next Steps, Health Affairs Blog (Jan. 31, 2017).David OrentlicherWhile the Affordable Care Act has done…
  • Apr 26

    Biological and Social Approaches to the LGBT Family

    Biological and Social Approaches to the LGBT Family
    Michael Boucai, Is Assisted Reproduction an LGBT Right?, 2016 Wisc. L. Rev. 1065 (2017).Douglas NeJaimeFor decades, same-sex couples have made claims—in both politics and law—to parenthood. Many of these claims relate to the…
Rank this Week: 198

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    PRESIDENT TRUMPS 2017 INCOME TAX PLAN

    PRESIDENT TRUMPS 2017 INCOME TAX PLAN
    On Wednesday, April 27, 2017, President Trump outlined his plan for income tax reform. His plan includes the following: decreasing the top corporate tax rate from 35% to 15%; imposing a one-time tax on the repatriation of previously untaxed…
  • Apr 25

    WHAT WILL YOUR ESTATE PAY IN FEDERAL AND STATES ESTATE TAXES?

    WHAT WILL YOUR ESTATE PAY IN FEDERAL AND STATES ESTATE TAXES?
    We live in an ever-changing federal income and estate tax environment. On January 1, 2017, the federal estate tax exemption increased to $5.49 million per individual. That amount excludes over ninety-five (95%) percent of all decedent estates…
  • Apr 20

    PROTECTING YOUR HEIRS FROM YOUR DEBTS AT DEATH

    PROTECTING YOUR HEIRS FROM YOUR DEBTS AT DEATH
    With almost 70% of the retiree population solely living on social security it is not surprising that the percentage of families with debt headed by someone age 65 to 74 rose from about 50% in 1989 to about 66% in 2013. Personal debt nearly…
Rank this Week: 1900

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, probate, trusts and wills in Utah. By Jason C. Hunter.

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Apr 27

    Why Should You Die with Debt?

    Why Should You Die with Debt?
    “You’re probably going to die with some debt. A majority of people do.”
  • Apr 26

    Remember Your Furry Friends in Estate Planning

    Remember Your Furry Friends in Estate Planning
    “Trusts have emerged as fairly common tools to ensure that a spouse, children or other family members receive financial assistance after you're gone, and their use can be extended to help family members with fur, fins or feathers.”
  • Apr 25

    Will Trump Repeal the Estate Tax? Then What?

    Will Trump Repeal the Estate Tax? Then What?
    “One of the pieces of Donald Trump’s campaign platform that attracted a lot of attention was his pledge to repeal the federal estate tax.”
Rank this Week: 3295

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
  • Apr 27

    Unveiling of Tax Reform "Plan" Generates More Questions Than Answer

    Unveiling of Tax Reform "Plan" Generates More Questions Than Answer
    As President Trump’s first 100 days were winding down, his Administration unveiled a purported tax reform proposal designed to stimulate “economic growth” and increase “American jobs.” The proposal was unveiled…
  • Apr 20

    D.C. Circuit Says Commercial Animal Farms Must Report Air Emission

    D.C. Circuit Says Commercial Animal Farms Must Report Air Emission
    Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia vacated an EPA final rule that had been in place for nine years. The Rule[i] exempted most farms from CERCLA[ii] and EPCRA[iii] reporting requirements for air releases…
  • Apr 18

    Iowa Beginning Farmer Tax Credits Facing Change

    Iowa Beginning Farmer Tax Credits Facing Change
    As the 2017 Iowa legislative session winds down, a program key to Iowa’s beginning farmers could see some significant changes. Unless the Iowa Legislature acts to extend various provisions of the Iowa Beginning Farmer Tax Credit (BFTC)…
Rank this Week: 849

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Apr 27

    Likely Winners & Losers Under The Trump Tax Plan

    Likely Winners & Losers Under The Trump Tax Plan
    President Trump offered up a sweeping overhaul of the Tax Code, including changes to the corporate tax, estate tax, and individual income tax. Despite the broad and ambitious scope of the proposal, it was notably short on details. Here are…
  • Apr 26

    Department Of Education Moves To Make Student Loan Process Easier While IRS Tool Is Down

    Department Of Education Moves To Make Student Loan Process Easier While IRS Tool Is Down
    Applying for financial aid isn't going to be as bad as feared this year after all. The Department of Education Department has agreed to allow colleges and universities more flexibility to use as part of their verification procedures while the…
  • Apr 26

    About Those Huge Tax Receipts Secretary Mnuchin Mentioned…

    About Those Huge Tax Receipts Secretary Mnuchin Mentioned…
    Was the 2017 tax season somehow bigger than in years past? Treasury Secretary Mnuchin sure seemed to give that impression today. Here's what the numbers say.
Rank this Week: 822

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 387

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

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

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 26

    Factors to consider when determining if someone qualifies for SSDI or SSI Benefits or not

    Factors to consider when determining if someone qualifies for SSDI or SSI Benefits or not
    Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a program initiated by the United States government and administered by the Social Security Administration that offers stipends to people who have a low-income and are either above 65 years of age, blind,…
  • Apr 24

    Report Finds Arizona Has One of the Highest Rates of Pedestrian Deaths Nationally

    Report Finds Arizona Has One of the Highest Rates of Pedestrian Deaths Nationally
    A new report has found that Arizona has one of the highest rates of pedestrian fatalities in the country. According to a KTAR news report, the report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) finds that Arizona ranks third in the…
  • Apr 20

    Could Chapter 7 Be the Answer to Your Tax Debt Problems?

    Could Chapter 7 Be the Answer to Your Tax Debt Problems?
    Many of us know that filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy can help erase credit card debt and medical bills. However, many Arizonans are still confused regarding how a bankruptcy filing might help discharge debts owed to the IRS or to the state of…
Rank this Week: 2968

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Apr 26

    While I Was Out: The BOE Is In Deep Trouble

    While I Was Out: The BOE Is In Deep Trouble
    California has not one but three tax agencies. The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) administers income tax. The Employment Development Department (EDD) administers payroll taxes. And the Board of Equalization (BOE) administers sales tax (and a few…
  • Apr 23

    That Was the Tax Season that Wa

    That Was the Tax Season that Wa
    April 15th, err, make that April 18th, has come and gone. Every Tax Season is different, and this one had its ups and downs. So let’s take a look at eight observations I have of the first part of the 2017 Tax Season: 1. The IRS did a…
  • Apr 13

    Bozo Tax Tip #1: Declare More Income than You Earned!

    Bozo Tax Tip #1: Declare More Income than You Earned!
    Why in the world would anyone of sound mind and body declare more income than they actually earned? He or she would owe more tax, so there’s no reason to do this, right? No, there are actually two reasons people do this. They’re…
Rank this Week: 153

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

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

http://www.irstaxtrouble.com/category/tax-blog/
  • Apr 26

    IRS Says Personal Expenses Paid by S Corp. Not Loan Repayment

    IRS Says Personal Expenses Paid by S Corp. Not Loan Repayment
    If a Subchapter S corporation pays its shareholder’s personal expenses, can the payments be for the repayment of loans not subject to employment instead of wages subject to employment taxes? This is a common issue that has to be…
  • Apr 17

    Reckless Conduct Sufficient for FBAR Civil Tax Penalty

    Reckless Conduct Sufficient for FBAR Civil Tax Penalty
    It is not clear as to what level of conduct justifies the imposition of the $100,000+ foreign bank account reporting (“FBAR”) civil tax penalty. In Bedrosian v. United States, No. 15-5853 (E.D. Pa. 2017), the court considered…
  • Apr 8

    Court Says Employer Entitled to Worker’s IRS Record

    Court Says Employer Entitled to Worker’s IRS Record
    When the IRS determines that independent contractors are taxed as employees, it is up to the employer to show that the IRS determination is incorrect. One way to do this is to show that the workers paid tax even though the employer did not…
Rank this Week: 1386

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

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

    Eidgenössischer Datenschutz- und Öffentlichkeitsbeauftragter (EDÖB) veröffentlicht Erläuterungen zu Stimmerkennungsverfahren

    Eidgenössischer Datenschutz- und Öffentlichkeitsbeauftragter (EDÖB) veröffentlicht Erläuterungen zu Stimmerkennungsverfahren
    Der Eidgenössische Datenschutz- und Öffentlichkeitsbeauftragte (EDÖB) veröffentlichte auf seiner Webseite Erläuterungen zu Stimmerkennungsverfahren. In diesem Zusammenhang hält der EDÖB u.a. folgendes…
  • Apr 10

    Grundbuchämter des Kantons Bern - Handbuch

    Grundbuchämter des Kantons Bern - Handbuch
    Die Grundbuchführung im Kanton Bern ist derzeit daran, ein elektronisches Handbuch für den Verkehr mit den Grundbuchämtern und die Grundbuchführung zu erstellen. Seit dem 6. April 2017 sind drei neue Artikel…
  • Apr 5

    Wohnungsinventare der Gemeinden publiziert

    Wohnungsinventare der Gemeinden publiziert
    Gemäss einer Medienmitteilung vom 31. März 2017 hat das Bundesamt für Raumentwicklung zum ersten Mal die Wohnungsinventare der Gemeinden publiziert. Anhand jener Inventare lässt sich der Anteil der Zweitwohnungen in den…
Rank this Week: 2865

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3258

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 4842

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/
  • Apr 25

    New Minimum Wage Law in Iowa

    New Minimum Wage Law in Iowa
    Iowa enacted a new law, Iowa House File 295, that prohibits counties and cities from regulating certain employment matters that are regulated by the state. On a practical level, for employers, this will reduce some compliance burdens,…
  • Apr 18

    Employers in Nebraska and Iowa Should be Aware of Changes in Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

    Employers in Nebraska and Iowa Should be Aware of Changes in Pay Discrimination Lawsuit
    A recent court case, stemming from an Iowa employer, may have a significant impact on how employers throughout Nebraska and Iowa view pay differential between employees. On April 3, 2017, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Dindinger…
  • Apr 17

    Broker-Dealers Offered Opportunity to Provide Comments to FINRA Rules for Capital Formation

    Broker-Dealers Offered Opportunity to Provide Comments to FINRA Rules for Capital Formation
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, known as FINRA, is undergoing a review of internal operations and programs as part of a review process dubbed FINRA 360. FINRA, as an independent self-regulatory organization with the overall goal…
Rank this Week: 669

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: 259

Houston Tax Attorney Blog

Houston Tax Attorney Blog

Covers tax controversies and offshore assets. By the Law Office of Kunal Patel, LLC.

http://www.kpateloffice.com/blog
  • Apr 24

    5 Things You Should do if You have Unreported Foreign Income

    5 Things You Should do if You have Unreported Foreign Income
    Learn about what to do if you have been non-compliant with overseas bank account reporting. Non-Compliance with foreign asset reporting can lead to some hefty penalties such as: Failure to file FBAR: $10,000 for each non-willful violation…
  • Apr 9

    What’s Reported on the FBAR?

    What’s Reported on the FBAR?
    As we get closer to the 2017 deadline for FBAR filing, here’s the rundown on what needs to be reported. Note that beginning this year, the deadline has moved up to 4/15 from 6/30, and extensions are now available to 10/15. Filing an…
  • Apr 7

    Is Quiet Disclosure Ever a Good Option?

    Is Quiet Disclosure Ever a Good Option?
    Is Quiet Disclosure Ever a Good Option? What is a Quiet Disclosure? In the world of offshore voluntary compliance, a quiet disclosure refers to filing amended returns and paying any related tax and interest for previously unreported offshore…
Rank this Week: 2525

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Office of Kunal Patel, LLC.

https://www.kpateloffice.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    5 Things You Should do if You have Unreported Foreign Income

    5 Things You Should do if You have Unreported Foreign Income
    Learn about what to do if you have been non-compliant with overseas bank account reporting. Non-Compliance with foreign asset reporting can lead to some hefty penalties such as: Failure to file FBAR: $10,000 for each non-willful violation…
  • Apr 9

    What’s Reported on the FBAR?

    What’s Reported on the FBAR?
    As we get closer to the 2017 deadline for FBAR filing, here’s the rundown on what needs to be reported. Note that beginning this year, the deadline has moved up to 4/15 from 6/30, and extensions are now available to 10/15. Filing an…
  • Apr 2

    Is Quiet Disclosure Ever a Good Option?

    Is Quiet Disclosure Ever a Good Option?
    What is a Quiet Disclosure? In the world of offshore voluntary compliance, a quiet disclosure refers to filing amended returns and paying any related tax and interest for previously unreported offshore income or assets without…
Rank this Week: 1196

California Tax and Estate Planning…

California Tax and Estate Planning Law Blog

By NewPoint Law Group. Covers taxation, estate planning, business law, and real property law.

http://newpointlaw.com/legal-blog/
Rank this Week: 2177

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    In Memoriam of Claude R. "Chip" Bowles Jr.

    In Memoriam of Claude R. "Chip" Bowles Jr.
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP lost a valued partner on April 18, 2017. Claude R. "Chip" Bowles Jr. was an incredibly smart and hardworking attorney who exhibited a conscientious and vigorous commitment to client service. Chip was also a man…
  • Apr 19

    Intellectual Property Audits, Management Programs Have Value

    Intellectual Property Audits, Management Programs Have Value
    Intellectual property has become increasingly complex and inevitably intertwined with many aspects of any organization in today’s fast-moving economy. Sources suggest the value of U.S. IP assets currently exceeds other tangible assets;…
  • Apr 14

    Decanted Trusts Win IRS GST Tax Approval

    Decanted Trusts Win IRS GST Tax Approval
    In a departure from their previously announced position, the IRS recently ruled that trusts which were decanted into new trusts on slightly different terms preserved their favorable grandfathered status against the generation-skipping…
Rank this Week: 2678

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/
  • Apr 23

    Italian Supreme Court Rules on Beneficial Ownership and Holding Companie

    Italian Supreme Court Rules on Beneficial Ownership and Holding Companie
    With ist ruling n. 27113/2016 issued on December 28, 2016, the Italian Supreme Court interpreted and applied the beneficial ownership provision of article 10 of the tax treaty between Italy and France, for the purpose of determining whether a…
  • Apr 8

    Italy Institutes New Register for Trust

    Italy Institutes New Register for Trust
    Under new anti money laundering legislation due to become effective in Italy in 2017, all foreign trusts with tax effects in Italy shall have to be filed and registered on the Italian Register of Enterprises. They include trusts with Italian…
  • Mar 22

    Italian Government Approved Final Draft Decree Enacting New EU Anti Money Laundering Directive

    Italian Government Approved Final Draft Decree Enacting New EU Anti Money Laundering Directive
    On February 23, 2017 the Italian Government approved the final draft of the legislative decree (the "Decree") that is going to implement the provisions of the Directive (EU) 2015/49 of May 20, 2015 (the so called "IV Anti Money…
Rank this Week: 4212

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/
  • Apr 23

    IRS Issues Guidance Regarding Estate Tax Lien Discharge Proce

    IRS Issues Guidance Regarding Estate Tax Lien Discharge Proce
    When an individual dies, an estate tax lien attaches automatically to all of the property included in the gross estate. It arises prior to tax assessment, and is not recorded. Persons inheriting property, or purchasers of property, are…
  • Apr 15

    Two Important New International Tax Filing

    Two Important New International Tax Filing
    While not the only international reporting changes that are occurring, there are two significant ones that apply for the current filing season for 2016 returns. First is the FBAR, which reports interests in foreign accounts. This used to be…
  • Apr 9

    Asserting Reasonable Cause Defense to Penalties in a Pleading Does Not Automatically Waive Attorney-Client Privilege

    Asserting Reasonable Cause Defense to Penalties in a Pleading Does Not Automatically Waive Attorney-Client Privilege
    Reliance on a tax professional can constitute reasonable cause, and thus avoid the application of an accuracy-related penalty under Code §6662 or a fraud penalty under Code §6663. When the professional is an attorney, case law…
Rank this Week: 2497

Let's Talk About US Tax

Let's Talk About US Tax

Covers US tax laws for American expatriates living and working overseas, US-dual (or multi-)national families, green card holders, those wishing to expatriate, foreign investors into the US market or other foreign persons having any US connections.

http://blogs.angloinfo.com/us-tax/
  • Apr 22

    Overseas ITIN Help Now Available from CAAs Abroad

    Overseas ITIN Help Now Available from CAAs Abroad
    The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has expanded the options available to taxpayers residing abroad who need an “Individual Taxpayer Identification Number” (ITIN) to fulfill their US tax filing duties. ... Read more...
  • Apr 16

    Bitcoin – Coming Back to Bite You?

    Bitcoin – Coming Back to Bite You?
    In November last year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a so-called John Doe Summons to “Coinbase”,  the largest digital currency exchange firm in the US and the largest exchanger... Read more...
  • Apr 9

    IRS Budget on the Chopping Block – Taxpayers Must Prepare for Greater IRS Aggression

    IRS Budget on the Chopping Block – Taxpayers Must Prepare for Greater IRS Aggression
    President Donald Trump released his “Budget Blueprint on March 16, “America First, A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again”.  The Budget Blueprint “reprioritizes” Federal spending so that it…
Rank this Week: 2303

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

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

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?
    The hashtag has become an ever-present aspect of social media, spreading across platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and more.   Originally developed on Twitter, a hashtag is a word or a phrase following the pound sign used…
  • Apr 12

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement
    If you have a product or own a business, it can be difficult in this day and age to come up with a unique name. This is especially true if your first or last name is part of the company name — it is unlikely there aren’t at least…
  • Apr 4

    Does Facebook Own My Content?

    Does Facebook Own My Content?
    These questions have been floating around for several years now: who really owns the content you post on your Facebook page? Does Facebook own my content, or is it still my personal property?   At the bare bones of this issue, you do own…
Rank this Week: 963

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Are You Really In Good Hands – Ensuring Your Insurance

    Are You Really In Good Hands – Ensuring Your Insurance
    Everyone should have insurance, and being insured does, in many ways, help us sleep at night. However, as with many contracts (and remember, an insurance policy is actually a contract), disputes sometimes arise. It is not unusual for there to…
  • Mar 31

    Check out this Video: New Multnomah County Courthouse

    Check out this Video: New Multnomah County Courthouse
    Work has begun on the new 17 story, 44 courtroom Multnomah County Courthouse. The current 100+ year-old courthouse is unsafe, and fails to meet the functional needs of a growing county. The new building will not only meet the needs of its…
  • Mar 28

    Costantino to Lead MBA Litigation CLE

    Costantino to Lead MBA Litigation CLE
    On April 13th, SYK Family Law attorney Chris Costantino will join a group a notable legal minds to lead a litigation CLE seminar on the trips and traps of opposing parties who represent themselves without the benefit of legal counsel. The…
Rank this Week: 4997

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/
  • Apr 18

    Should I Take Advantage of the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program?

    Should I Take Advantage of the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program?
    The IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) offers taxpayers with unreported income from foreign financial accounts a chance to come into compliance with the law. The program benefits taxpayers by offering lower penalties and…
  • Apr 17

    The IRS Classification Settlement Program Can Reduce Your Tax Debt

    The IRS Classification Settlement Program Can Reduce Your Tax Debt
    The IRS Classification Settlement Program (CSP) is designed to allow businesses to settle a tax debt owed due misclassifying employees as independent contractors. Along with safe harbor relief under Section 530, the CSP can be an effective…
  • Apr 13

    What Are the Qualifications to File FBARs Under the IRS Streamlined Offshore Reporting Procedure?

    What Are the Qualifications to File FBARs Under the IRS Streamlined Offshore Reporting Procedure?
    The IRS expanded its streamlined filing compliance procedures in 2014 to allow more taxpayers with offshore bank accounts to take advantage of the program. The procedures are now available to some taxpayers living in the United States, as…
Rank this Week: 810

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: 2801

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Oklahoma Retail Protection Act of 2016

    Oklahoma Retail Protection Act of 2016
    The rise of internet sales has created a tax problem for states. States are having difficulty getting revenue from these sales because the sellers lack nexus. In the legal community, that nexus is known as a connection with a state which…
  • Apr 10

    NJ Reconsiders and Ultimately Taxes IT Support Company

    NJ Reconsiders and Ultimately Taxes IT Support Company
    Earlier in 2017, Premier Netcomm Solutions LLC (“Premier”) lost on reconsideration in New Jersey tax court.  The case dealt with the taxability of software as a service (“SaaS”) dating back to an audit from 2004…
  • Mar 13

    Pain the SaaS: Navigating Sales Tax on Cloud Computing

    Pain the SaaS: Navigating Sales Tax on Cloud Computing
    Over the past several years software as a service (“SaaS”) has been a booming industry.  Pioneers in the cloud computing industry, like Salesforce, have developed web based applications that offer a wide range of services to…
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TaxMama's TaxQuips

TaxMama's TaxQuips

Daily tax and small business podcast with tax and small business news tidbits covering investment, inheritance real estate and more.

http://www.taxquips.com/?cat=TaxQuips
  • Apr 17

    TaxMama’s TaxQuips End of Tax Season Payments and Tip

    TaxMama’s TaxQuips End of Tax Season Payments and Tip
    Today TaxMama® wants to talk about Extensions, Payments and End of Tax Season stuff. Dear Friends and Family, Today is April 17th. Don’t panic! Tax season isn’t quite over yet. You have until tomorrow to file your tax…
  • Mar 13

    Getting Your Tax Return Done - in These Crazy Time

    Getting Your Tax Return Done - in These Crazy Time
    Today TaxMama® wants to talk to you about getting your tax returns done – and where to get help.   Dear Friends and Family, It’s the height of tax season. And this…
  • Feb 20

    Eight Tax Questions to Ask Before You Get Married

    Eight Tax Questions to Ask Before You Get Married
    Form 4506T request with the IRS for each of you. Request a copy of Form 1040 on line six, check all the boxes on the form, and enter the last four years on line nine (i.e., 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012). Or, you can log into the the IRS’s Get…
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Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Covers international taxation.

http://www.narellemackenziecpa.com/blog/
  • Apr 12

    Narelle MacKenzie Interview at Kusi New

    Narelle MacKenzie Interview at Kusi New
    Narelle MacKenzie was interviewed on Good Morning San Diego by Kusi News’s Carlos Amezcua. Watch the video here. The post Narelle MacKenzie Interview at Kusi News appeared first on NarelleMacKenzieCPA.com.
  • Mar 19

    Americans are missing out on tax deduction

    Americans are missing out on tax deduction
    SAN DIEGO- Tax day is less than one month away. A local CPA says Americans are missing out on deductions. Some apply to people who claim the standard deduction and don’t itemize. If you pay rent, you may be eligible for the California…
  • Mar 2

    Charitable Donations Won’t Ease Tax on Oscar Swag for Most Celebritie

    Charitable Donations Won’t Ease Tax on Oscar Swag for Most Celebritie
    High-net-worth celebrities who think they can avoid paying the tax man by donating the goody bag’s contents to charity might be sorely disappointed when they realize how little they can actually deduct. “They can make a charitable…
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The Tax Lawyer Blog

The Tax Lawyer Blog

By William D. Hartsock.

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

    Business IRS Audit FAQ

    Business IRS Audit FAQ
    Click on any of the Business IRS Audit FAQ's below to see and hear tax attorney William Hartsock, Esq answer your question in a short video: Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about IRS audits from a tax attorney with over 25…
  • Apr 11

    Personal IRS Audit FAQ

    Personal IRS Audit FAQ
    Click on any of the Personal IRS Audit FAQ's below to see and hear tax attorney William Hartsock, Esq answer your question in a short video: Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about IRS audits from a tax attorney with over 25…
  • Apr 3

    The IRS is Auditing Streamline FBAR Submissions. What Your Must Know.

    The IRS is Auditing Streamline FBAR Submissions. What Your Must Know.
    Tags: International Tax NewsFBAR News and Information On Programs and ProceduresRead more about The IRS is Auditing Streamline FBAR Submissions. What Your Must Know.
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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
  • Apr 11

    12 Things To Keep In A Safe At Home

    12 Things To Keep In A Safe At Home
    Many folks erroneously believe that the safest place to store valuable items is in a bank safe deposit box.  This is because they think that banks have the best 24 hour security and alarm systems and are least likely to be subject to…
  • Mar 16

    Lawsuit Against Santa Barbara's Ban On Short-Term Rentals Can Proceed

    Lawsuit Against Santa Barbara's Ban On Short-Term Rentals Can Proceed
    Jason Wansor and Travis Logue, attorneys with the Santa Barbara law firm of Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP, are representing Theo Kracke in his lawsuit against the City of Santa Barbara over its ban of short-term vacation…
  • Mar 10

    Court Denies City of Santa Barbara's Anti-SLAPP Motion

    Court Denies City of Santa Barbara's Anti-SLAPP Motion
    On March 10, 2017, Ventura Judge Mark Borrell issued a ruling to deny the City of Santa Barbara’s anti-SLAPP motion in the lawsuit brought by Theo Kracke challenging the City’s ban of short-term vacation rentals as a violation of…
Rank this Week: 408

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/
  • Apr 11

    5 Things To Know About Filing For An Extension On Your Taxe

    5 Things To Know About Filing For An Extension On Your Taxe
    The filing deadline may have shifted from April 15 to 18 this year, but for some, that makes no difference - not everyone is ready to file on time. If you are among the folks who wish there were more days before the concrete deadline, you're…
  • Apr 11

    Last-Minute Tax Filing Tips For All You Procrastinator

    Last-Minute Tax Filing Tips For All You Procrastinator
    Tax day is nearly a month away - Remember: it's April 18 this year, a few days after the traditional date. While there's still plenty of time to get your taxes filed, you may start feeling the pressure if you don't take care of the tedious…
  • Apr 7

    Tax Scams You Should Avoid This Tax Season

    Tax Scams You Should Avoid This Tax Season
    It’s tax season again, and that means scrambling to pull together your documents and praying for that large refund. Unfortunately, it’s also a time of year when unscrupulous individuals come out of the woodwork looking to…
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Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.richtertaxblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    FBARs are Due April 18th | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    FBARs are Due April 18th | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    Beginning this year, FBARs are due on tax day, April 15th, most years, and April 18th this year. If you cannot file by the deadline, for this year only, an automatic extension until October 18th will be provided. The FBAR is now filed…
  • Mar 12

    The Taxation of LLC Member Distributions | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    The Taxation of LLC Member Distributions | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    With the deadline for filing income taxes approaching, I’d like to discuss a recent decision on whether an individual’s share of income earned through a Limited Liability Company (LLC) is subject to the self-employment tax.…
  • Jan 20

    Bitcoin Update | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    Bitcoin Update | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    Back in June, I wrote this blog about the tax implications of using Bitcoins and other cryptocurrency.  I was also interviewed by VICE, where I discussed the possibility that the IRS might pursue the untaxed money kept in various…
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Moses & Moses Law Blog

Moses & Moses Law Blog

A corporate, family and tax law blog. By Moses & Moses, P.C.

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

    Do You Own Property with Others In Alabama?

    Do You Own Property with Others In Alabama?
    A relatively new Alabama law prevents the involuntary loss of real property inherited with other family members.  In order for the law to apply at least 20% of the owners must be relatives or must have acquired the land through a…
  • Feb 10

    Keeping Your Advance Directive for Health Care Handy

    Keeping Your Advance Directive for Health Care Handy
    An essential part of your estate plan is an Advance Directive for Health Care (Advance Directive) yet clients rarely have them available when needed – like going to the emergency room (ER). As elder law and estate planning attorneys, we…
  • Jan 20

    The Special Needs Trust Fairness Act

    The Special Needs Trust Fairness Act
    Congress finally passed the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act and the President signed it into law on December 13, 2016. The most important part of the bill is that it allows individuals with disabilities, who have capacity, to create their…
Rank this Week: 1885

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/
  • Apr 5

    Doing good does a business well, too

    Doing good does a business well, too
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP This is that time of year when we all start thinking about taxes – and how to pay less. We’ve often gotten the news from our accountants that perhaps our refunds…
  • Feb 7

    Estate should pay decedent’s debt – not survivor

    Estate should pay decedent’s debt – not survivor
    By Nathan Vinson, attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP When a spouse, parent or child passes away, it’s incredibly difficult to handle. Beyond your own grief, planning the funeral and handling a thousand different tasks, you…
  • Feb 7

    Estate should pay decedent’s debt – not survivor

    Estate should pay decedent’s debt – not survivor
    By Nathan Vinson, attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP When a spouse, parent or child passes away, it’s incredibly difficult to handle. Beyond your own grief, planning the funeral and handling a thousand different tasks, you…
Rank this Week: 1875

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/
  • Apr 4

    FAQ: Can the IRS deny or revoke my US Passport if I owe back taxes?

    FAQ: Can the IRS deny or revoke my US Passport if I owe back taxes?
    Answer: Yes. Congress passed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act on December 4th, 2015. As part of FAST, section 7345 of the US Tax Code was enacted which requires the IRS to notify the State Department of taxpayers…
  • Feb 15

    The Dangers of Unpaid Back Payroll Taxe

    The Dangers of Unpaid Back Payroll Taxe
    Notwithstanding IRS budget cuts, my tax practice has experienced an uptick of unpaid payroll tax investigation cases. I have also observed that payroll cases are move faster through the IRS collection process than non-payroll cases. I…
  • Jan 30

    Small Business Guide To Overlooked And Uncommon Tax Deduction

    Small Business Guide To Overlooked And Uncommon Tax Deduction
    Owning a small business is a taxing proposition, and not just in the most literal sense. Managing every aspect of a business venture takes a lot of time and effort, so doing everything possible to maximize your profit — your reward for…
Rank this Week: 3557

IRS Problem Solver Blog

IRS Problem Solver Blog

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

http://www.getirshelp.com/irsblog
  • Apr 4

    5 IRS Questions That Darrin Gets Asked Most as a Tax Attorney

    5 IRS Questions That Darrin Gets Asked Most as a Tax Attorney
    DARRIN T. MISH:  Welcome to the IRS Solution Attorney show. I am the IRS Solution, Attorney Darrin T. Mish. KATRINA MADEWELL:  I’m your co-host, Katrina Madewell, thank you for joining us this morning. DARRIN T. MISH:…
  • Apr 3

    Seven Secrets the IRS Does Not Want You to Know – Video

    Seven Secrets the IRS Does Not Want You to Know – Video
    The post Seven Secrets the IRS Does Not Want You to Know – Video appeared first on .
  • Mar 28

    11 Red Flags that Could Trigger an IRS Audit

    11 Red Flags that Could Trigger an IRS Audit
    DARRIN T. MISH:  Good morning and welcome to the IRS Solution Attorney show. I am the IRS Solution Attorney, Darrin T. Mish. KATRINA MADEWELL:  I’m your co-host, Katrina Madewell. Thank you for joining us this…
Rank this Week: 460

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: 3331

Maryland Business Litigation…

Maryland Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylandbusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 28

    Waste Fraud and Abuse Part 1, What It Is and Who Is Concerned

    Waste Fraud and Abuse Part 1, What It Is and Who Is Concerned
    Concern regarding “waste, fraud and abuse” in government spending is everywhere these days, it seems.  Even in 2017, it is a solidly bi-partisan concern.  A quick internet search reveals that think tanks from the…
  • Mar 21

    Settlement of Dispute Over Non-Compete Agreement

    Settlement of Dispute Over Non-Compete Agreement
    Omni Imaging, LLC (“Omni”), a Maryland limited liability company, filed its lawsuit against our clients, Blue Ridge X-Ray Co., Inc. (“Blue Ridge”) and Richard A. Wilson, in the U.S. District Court for the District of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3773

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/
  • Mar 21

    Upcoming presentation: Nonprofits and Political Activity

    Upcoming presentation: Nonprofits and Political Activity
    On April 24, 2017, I'll be presenting with Rebecca Lucero, Public Policy Director with MCN, at the Minnesota State Bar Association. We will be discussing Nonprofits and Political Activity in These  Political Times. This presentation…
  • Mar 2

    IRS offering Issue Podcast

    IRS offering Issue Podcast
    The IRS is now offering Issue Podcasts! Check out the latest podcast: When are Commercial-Type Activities a Substantial Nonexempt Purpose for an IRC 501(c)(3) Organization? Learn about determining when commercial-type activities further a…
  • Feb 21

    Nonprofit Law Conference, March 14, 2017

    Nonprofit Law Conference, March 14, 2017
    On March 14, 2017, I'll be discussing Exemption Issues and Small Organizations (or, How to Clean Up Messes), as well as participating as a panelist on Practical and Timely Hints for Working with Nonprofits. The annual Nonprofit Law Conference…
Rank this Week: 925

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/
  • Mar 17

    SEC Adopts Rule Requiring Hyperlinks to Exhibits and HTML Formatting

    SEC Adopts Rule Requiring Hyperlinks to Exhibits and HTML Formatting
    On March 1, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced the adoption of amendments that will require registrants that file certain registration statements and reports subject to the exhibit requirements of Item…
  • Mar 9

    Delaware Court of Chancery Holds that Cancellation of Shares Through Merger Deprives Stockholder of Standing in Section 220 Action

    Delaware Court of Chancery Holds that Cancellation of Shares Through Merger Deprives Stockholder of Standing in Section 220 Action
    In Weingarten v. Monster Worldwide, Inc., C.A. No. 12931-VCG, 2017 WL 752179 (Del. Ch. Feb. 27, 2017), the Delaware Court of Chancery (Glasscock, V.C.) clarified when a plaintiff has standing to vitiate inspection rights under Delaware…
  • Mar 3

    SNAP IPO Debuts On NYSE

    SNAP IPO Debuts On NYSE
    SNAP Inc., the parent company of Snapchat, went public yesterday with a valuation of approximately $33.4 billion. The Company raised $3.4 billion at $17 per share, and is now trading well above the IPO price. While SNAP has reported…
Rank this Week: 303

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Mar 16

    Certain Tax Liens will No Longer be Included on Credit Report

    Certain Tax Liens will No Longer be Included on Credit Report
    Tax experts generally agree that the tax lien is one of the least useful of IRS collection tools for the amount ...
  • Feb 9

    Business Email Spoofing

    Business Email Spoofing
    Google defines “spoof” as a “humorous imitation of something,” or a “trick played on someone as a joke.” But there is ...
  • Dec 13

    IRS Holiday Fraud Warning

    IRS Holiday Fraud Warning
    For years now, the IRS has taken an active role in warning taxpayers, and the tax industry in general, of tax-related ...
Rank this Week: 2932