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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

    No Discount for her Sentence

    No Discount for her Sentence
    Michelle Morin of Laredo, Texas has prepared her last tax return. That was the minor part of her sentence. She also must serve 30 months at ClubFed. Why? Well, Ms. Morin operated Discount Tax Service. Her clients were very happy with her…
  • Apr 22

    Don’t Call Us Continue

    Don’t Call Us Continue
    Back in the 1970s Saturday Night Live had this sketch of Lily Tomlin reprising her role as Ernestine the phone company operator (from Laugh-In): That’s how I feel about calling the IRS. I have three matters I need to get resolved with…
  • Apr 21

    Of Deadlines and Taxe

    Of Deadlines and Taxe
    As I look back at April 15th I can draw some conclusions. First, thank goodness the IRS relented on the property regulations. There is no way tax professionals would have been able to prepare all of the required Change in Accounting Methods.…
Rank this Week: 1264

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 380

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Apr 25

    Parlament: Motionen NR Egloff zum eGRIS (elektronisches Grundstücksinformationssystem)

    Parlament: Motionen NR Egloff zum eGRIS (elektronisches Grundstücksinformationssystem)
    Nationalrat Hans Egloff (SVP/ZH) hat am 20. März 2015 gleich drei Motionen (15.3319; 15.3320; 15.3323) eingereicht. In der Sache geht es dabei um eGRIS (elektronisches Grundstückinformationssystem). Dieses ermöglicht den…
  • Apr 21

    Entscheide der UEK - Übernahmekampf um die Sika AG

    Entscheide der UEK - Übernahmekampf um die Sika AG
    Mit Pressemitteilung vom 13. April 2015 teilte die FINMA mit, dass William H. Gates III und Melinda French Gates sowie die Cascade Investment L.L.C. Beschwerde gegen die Verfügung 598/01 der Übernahmekommission („UEK“)…
  • Apr 18

    Notariatsrecht – Verstoss gegen das Ansehen des Notariat

    Notariatsrecht – Verstoss gegen das Ansehen des Notariat
    Im vorliegenden Fall (Entscheid der Justiz-, Gemeinde- und Kirchendirektion des Kantons Bern vom 18. September 2014, BN 2015, S. 23 ff.) hatte sich die Justiz-, Gemeinde- und Kirchendirektion des Kantons Bern (JGK) mit den Berufspflichten des…
Rank this Week: 3134

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 24

    Husband is Not Guilty of Sexual Abuse of his Wife with Alzheimer’s.

    Husband is Not Guilty of Sexual Abuse of his Wife with Alzheimer’s.
    It first seemed incredible that a 78 year old husband could be arrested for a third degree felony for having sex with his wife because someone in the nursing home said the wife was no longer capable of giving consent. The jury found him not…
  • Apr 6

    Sentimental or Argumentative

    Sentimental or Argumentative
    Recently, the family of Robin Williams commenced the not unfamiliar process of destroying family relationships by fighting over sentimental assets. Surely the decedent never wanted there to be a fight and was sure he had taken care of…
  • Aug 3

    Inherited IRAs No Longer Exempt in a Bankruptcy

    Inherited IRAs No Longer Exempt in a Bankruptcy
    “Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.” ~ Mark Twain. I have no idea what Mark Twain would have said about our U.S. Supreme Court’s recent unanimous decision in Clark v.…
Rank this Week: 2674

The Tax Lawyer Blog

The Tax Lawyer Blog

By William D. Hartsock.

http://thetaxlawyer.com/blog
  • Apr 24

    IRS Notice CP11

    IRS Notice CP11
    Know your obligations and protections under the law. San Diego Tax Attorney William D. Hartsock offers this advice.Tags: Notices AuditNotices AppealNotices LitigationNotices CollectionsIRS NoticesRead more about IRS Notice CP11
  • Apr 24

    IRS Notice CP10A

    IRS Notice CP10A
    Why did I receive a CP10A Notice from the IRS?Tags: Notices AuditNotices AppealNotices LitigationNotices CollectionsIRS NoticesRead more about IRS Notice CP10A
  • Apr 24

    IRS Notice CP10

    IRS Notice CP10
    Why did I receive a CP10 Notice from the IRS?Tags: Notices AuditNotices AppealNotices LitigationNotices CollectionsIRS NoticesRead more about IRS Notice CP10
Rank this Week: 2564

ISU CALT Articles

ISU CALT Articles

Covers key issues in agricultural law and taxation, including federal and state legal opinions and critical legislative developments. From Iowa State University's Center for Agricultural Law & Taxation.

http://www.calt.iastate.edu/article
  • Apr 24

    Plaintiff Hit With Large Attorney Fee Judgment in Action Against Trustee

    Plaintiff Hit With Large Attorney Fee Judgment in Action Against Trustee
    Overview The Iowa Court of Appeals has affirmed a judgment against the plaintiff in an action where one sister was suing another for breach of trust. The defendant was ultimately granted $38,893.62 in attorney fees and expenses as litigation…
  • Apr 22

    Congress Considers Repeal of Federal Estate and Generation-Skipping Taxe

    Congress Considers Repeal of Federal Estate and Generation-Skipping Taxe
    Overview On April 16, 2015, the U.S. House passed H.R. 1105 by a 240-179 vote.  The bill, titled the “Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015,” repeals the federal estate tax (FET) and the generation-skipping transfer tax (GSTT) for…
  • Apr 22

    Pending Syngenta Lawsuits Raise Numerous Question

    Pending Syngenta Lawsuits Raise Numerous Question
    Overview If you are an Iowa corn farmer, you most likely have been contacted by an attorney wishing to represent you in a lawsuit against Syngenta. Since last fall, plaintiffs have filed hundreds of lawsuits alleging that Syngenta harmed the…
Rank this Week: 2630

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 24

    FBAR Case Rules on Unknown Issue

    FBAR Case Rules on Unknown Issue
    A recent FBAR decision weighs in on some unknown and uncertain penalty issues relating to failure to file FBARs. These issues include: a. Definition of Reasonable Cause. The penalty for failure to file an FBAR will not apply if the taxpayer…
  • Apr 24

    FBAR Case Rules on Unknown Issue

    FBAR Case Rules on Unknown Issue
    A recent FBAR decision weighs in on some unknown and uncertain penalty issues relating to failure to file FBARs. These issues include: a. Definition of Reasonable Cause. The penalty for failure to file an FBAR will not apply if the taxpayer…
  • Apr 20

    Applicable Federal Rates – May 2005

    Applicable Federal Rates – May 2005
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Rank this Week: 1262

IRS-Hitman

IRS-Hitman

Covers IRS tax problems. By Richard Close.

http://irs-hitman.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 17

    Use Installment Agreement to Pay Back Taxe

    Use Installment Agreement to Pay Back Taxe
    Tax season is over. At this point, any unpaid taxes for 2014 will be treated as back taxes. If you do owe taxes for 2014 or for any year before that, you can pay them in monthly installments. Even those who filed for an extension, but could…
  • Apr 10

    Do This If You Can’t File or Pay Your Taxe

    Do This If You Can’t File or Pay Your Taxe
    The IRS received over 99 million tax returns and issued more than 77 million in refunds through April 3, 2015, with the average refund amount being $2,800. If you haven’t yet filed your tax return or paid your taxes, you should act now…
Rank this Week: 1057

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 24

    They Spoke for the Trees, But Damages Were Too High

    They Spoke for the Trees, But Damages Were Too High
    The Iowa Court of Appeals Wednesday reduced a damages award granted to a couple who claimed their neighbor intentionally removed trees along their fence line. The plaintiffs, were self-described “tree people” who lived on a five…
  • Apr 23

    Sallee v. Stewart Finally Laid to Rest?

    Sallee v. Stewart Finally Laid to Rest?
    In 2013, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that the Iowa Recreational Use Statute did not bar a negligence action brought by a parent chaperone against dairy farmers giving a gratuitous farm tour to a kindergarten class. The dairy farmers had…
  • Apr 22

    Raisin Marketing Case Before Supreme Court Today Could Shape Takings Law

    Raisin Marketing Case Before Supreme Court Today Could Shape Takings Law
    The United States Supreme Court is today hearing oral arguments in a raisin growers’ case raising important Fifth Amendment questions. The key questions, which stem from the operation of a 66-year-old USDA marketing order, include: (1)…
Rank this Week: 2640

New Jersey CPA Tax Lawyer Blog

New Jersey CPA Tax Lawyer Blog

Comments on New York and New Jersey tax law. By Samuel C Berger P.C.

http://www.newjerseycpataxlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Making the Switch from an S Corporation to an LLC

    Making the Switch from an S Corporation to an LLC
    Operating your business as a limited liability company may provide you with many advantages. If you currently have your business structured as an S corporation and are considering converting to an LLC to take advantage of the benefits that…
  • Mar 27

    Planning to Convert Your C Corporation to an LLC

    Planning to Convert Your C Corporation to an LLC
    If you've decided that the best way to advance the goals of your business is to convert your C corporation to an LLC, you should proceed with great care. Converting a C corporation to an LLC has the potential to cause severe negative tax…
  • Feb 27

    The Tax Implications of Converting Your New Jersey Partnership or LLC to a Corporation

    The Tax Implications of Converting Your New Jersey Partnership or LLC to a Corporation
    The reasons why a business owner might choose to convert his or her partnership or LLC into a corporation are numerous. Corporations offer many potential advantages. Regardless of the business reasons that motivate you, it is very important…
Rank this Week: 3191

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 154

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1811

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 1266

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 24

    An Failure-to-Immunize Tax?

    An Failure-to-Immunize Tax?
    An economist, Mark Pauly, has presented an interesting tax proposal aimed at offsetting the costs imposed on society by parents who refuse immunizations for their children. By his own admission, it’s not a new idea. In 1905,…
  • Apr 22

    An Immoral Tax?

    An Immoral Tax?
    Let’s talk about taxes and immorality. Usually, that connection arises when debates are underway with respect to taxes on alcohol or tobacco. But it has now been extended to include debate over the federal estate tax. Though opponents…
  • Apr 20

    Another Tax Simplification Idea

    Another Tax Simplification Idea
    According to this recent article, Philadelphia’s City Controller has determined that many real estate agents doing business in Philadelphia do not have a city business license or a city tax account. The controller estimates almost…
Rank this Week: 1287

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 24

    Harrisburg man sentenced to prison for conspiracy to defraud IRS of approximately $1 million

    Harrisburg man sentenced to prison for conspiracy to defraud IRS of approximately $1 million
    westmorelandtimes.com — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Vanny Son, 33 years of age, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Court Judge John E.…
  • Apr 24

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

    Julius Baer Likely Next To Settle U.S. Tax Allegation
    www.mondaq.com — 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…
  • Apr 23

    Sen. Grassley Wants IRS Action On Taxpayer Data Protection

    Sen. Grassley Wants IRS Action On Taxpayer Data Protection
    www.law360.com — The budget-stifled Internal Revenue Service has been grappling with computer security issues for years, but U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has had enough, and he wants the agency to explain how it’s solving the…
Rank this Week: 686

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 24

    Bricolage Jurisprudence

    Bricolage Jurisprudence
    Brian BixMost people who use the terms at all treat “jurisprudence” and “legal philosophy” as interchangeable terms. In “Why Jurisprudence is Not Legal Philosophy,” Roger Cotterrell argues for a distinct…
  • Apr 22

    Fair Use Safe Harbors?

    Fair Use Safe Harbors?
    Michael C. Donaldson, Refuge From The Storm: A Fair Use Safe Harbor For Non-Fiction Works, 59 J. Copyright Soc’y U.S.A. 477 (2012), available at SSRN.Pam SamuelsonSo much has been written on the fair use case law in the U.S. that…
  • Apr 21

    An Intimate Look at the Rise of Data Totalitarianism

    An Intimate Look at the Rise of Data Totalitarianism
    Dave Eggers, The Circle, Vintage Books (2014).Niva Elkin-KorenOne of the greatest challenges faced by cyber scholars and policymakers is how to predict the undesired social consequences of technological developments and to design the best…
Rank this Week: 40

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 23

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/24/15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/24/15
    The past week was highlighted by Earth Day, a day for reflecting on the actions we are willing to take to protect our planet, our communities, our families. Conserving personal use of resources is great, but supporting, advocating, and…
  • Apr 22

    Public Charity: Public Support Tests Part II: 509(a)(2)

    Public Charity: Public Support Tests Part II: 509(a)(2)
    A 501(c)(3) organization is presumed to be a private foundation unless it qualifies as a pubic charity. Part I of this post discussed how an organization can qualify as a public charity under one of two 509(a)(1) tests, either the ……
  • Apr 21

    Nonprofit Radio: Legal Issues Related to Volunteer

    Nonprofit Radio: Legal Issues Related to Volunteer
    I’ll be on Nonprofit Radio speaking with host Tony Martignetti this Friday at 10:30 am PT / 1:30 pm ET discussing volunteers and the legal issues nonprofits must consider when working with volunteers. You can tune in to the live…
Rank this Week: 4510

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

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

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • Apr 23

    Resolving Cross Motions for Summary Judgment

    Resolving Cross Motions for Summary Judgment
    By: Clayton Walker The Alaska Supreme Court overruled a Superior Court’s resolution of Cross Motions for Summary Judgment.  Stavenjord v. Schmidt.  The case started back in 2001.  The matter had been fully briefed by…
  • Apr 16

    1099-C Tax on Debt Forgivene

    1099-C Tax on Debt Forgivene
    By: Clayton Walker The federal tax code taxes debt forgiveness.  The tax code also requires those forgiving debts to file information returns to the IRS, using form 1099-C. So, you lose your house in a foreclosure sale and the bank…
  • Mar 18

    Alaska Overtime — Professional Employee Exemption Doesn’t Cover Pilot

    Alaska Overtime — Professional Employee Exemption Doesn’t Cover Pilot
    By: Clayton Walker Alaska Overtime law requires covered employers to pay overtime to covered employees.  One exemption to the overtime law is the Professional Employee Exemption.  The old Alaska exemption was not the same as the…
Rank this Week: 3120

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Apr 23

    FCA: TCC Erred in Awarding Costs on Basis of Pre-Appeal Conduct

    FCA: TCC Erred in Awarding Costs on Basis of Pre-Appeal Conduct
    The Tax Court has in recent years demonstrated a willingness to use cost awards to control the parties’ conduct. This includes awarding lump-sum amounts, which may depart markedly from the “tariff” amounts described in…
  • Apr 16

    Loss Determinations: No Time Like the Present

    Loss Determinations: No Time Like the Present
    Under subsection 152(1.1) of the Income Tax Act, a taxpayer may apply for a determination of losses for a tax year. A taxpayer typically requests a loss determination after the CRA has issued a nil assessment. This is because no objection may…
  • Apr 14

    CRA Charities Directorate Publishes 2015 Program Update

    CRA Charities Directorate Publishes 2015 Program Update
    The CRA Charities Directorate has published its 2015 Program Update (previous updates are available here). The CRA Charities Directorate has in recent years been actively updating and promoting the dissemination of its charity information,…
Rank this Week: 2087

Global Tax Enforcement

Global Tax Enforcement

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

http://www.globaltaxenforcement.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 20

    Taxpayer Advocate Recommends Ways for IRS to Simplify Foreign Asset Reporting

    Taxpayer Advocate Recommends Ways for IRS to Simplify Foreign Asset Reporting
    The National Taxpayer Advocate made three specific recommendations to the IRS last week to try to simplify the process for reporting foreign assets. For several years the National Taxpayer Advocate has complained that the disclosure…
Rank this Week: 3801

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: 1744

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, week 12: David Albouy's Should We Be Taxed Out of Our Homes?: The Optimal Taxation of Housing Consumption

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, week 12: David Albouy's Should We Be Taxed Out of Our Homes?: The Optimal Taxation of Housing Consumption
    Yesterday at the colloquium, David Albouy presented the above article, applying optimal tax theory to the question of how consumption via home occupancy should be taxed.  This was welcome diversification of the balance in our overall…
  • Apr 19

    Sign of the time

    Sign of the time
    Last year my wife and I went to the Tribeca Film Festival for the first time, saw an absolutely stunning, wrenchingly sad, film called Gabriel, plus a documentary that was just OK.This year, we're headed back for 4 bites at the apple, no…
  • Apr 17

    Someone thinks we're stupid

    Someone thinks we're stupid
    The House of Representatives just voted to repeal the estate tax, while also preserving the tax-free step-up in basis at death for appreciated assets.As others have said, one couldn't ask for a clearer illustration of House Republican…
Rank this Week: 1376

Maryland Business Litigation…

Maryland Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylandbusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Time Is On (Your) Side: A Proposed Change to Maryland Appellate Rule 8-412(c)

    Time Is On (Your) Side: A Proposed Change to Maryland Appellate Rule 8-412(c)
    As the appellant in the Maryland appellate courts, when should you file your brief? Currently, it’s within 40 days after the clerk notifies you that the court has filed the record. Sounds easy enough, except the current Maryland Rules…
  • Apr 3

    Limitation of Liability for Violation of Your Constitutional Rights: The Court of Appeals’ Decision in Espina v. Jackson

    Limitation of Liability for Violation of Your Constitutional Rights: The Court of Appeals’ Decision in Espina v. Jackson
    Maryland attorneys are eminently familiar with the State’s Local Government Tort Claims Act (LGTCA), which imposes a limitation on liability for the local government entity of $200,000 for each individual claim ($500,000 aggregate for…
  • Mar 30

    HUD Regulations Preempt Maryland Real Estate Code

    HUD Regulations Preempt Maryland Real Estate Code
    Silverman|Thompson|Slutkin|White real estate litigation attorneys succeeded in obtaining summary judgment on behalf of the private owner of a project-based Section 8 housing project in a breach of lease action pending in the Circuit Court for…
Rank this Week: 2950

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

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

    IRS Fails Taxpayers Again in 2015

    IRS Fails Taxpayers Again in 2015
    Based on the interim report published by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), the IRS achieved a 38.5 percent Level of Service and a 24.6 average hold time on IRS phone lines during the 2015 filing season.  I…
  • Apr 14

    Tax Day 2015 Has Arrived!

    Tax Day 2015 Has Arrived!
    Free food is great and all, but is that really what you want on Tax Day?  I suppose if you’ve already filed and you’re just waiting for a refund check, then you may have an appetite for a free Hard … Continue reading…
  • Mar 27

    How to Get Fired if you Work for the IRS

    How to Get Fired if you Work for the IRS
    As far as I know, an IRS employee can’t be fired just for leaving you on hold for 3 hours, or for giving you bad information that contradicts what the previous IRS employee told you, or for rejecting your Offer … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 4085

Money Law Blog

Money Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy and tax law issues in DC, Maryland and Virginia. By the Law Office of Edward Gonzalez, PC.

http://www.money-lawblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    What It Takes to Win in Court: Building the "Paper Trail"

    What It Takes to Win in Court: Building the "Paper Trail"
    Probably one of the most frequent problems I encounter with new cases clients bring to my office is the lack of documentary evidence. No one bothers to put down in writing that agreement with the brother-in-law or "friend" about the…
  • Apr 3

    What's Worse Than a BAD Credit History? NO CREDIT HISTORY AT ALL!

    What's Worse Than a BAD Credit History? NO CREDIT HISTORY AT ALL!
    It may not be a well-know fact, but the truth is a lot of financially-responsible people are turned down for loans because they have NO history of recent borrowing. None. This may be because the person saves up and pays for purchases…
  • Mar 4

    If You Have a Mortgage With Chase and Were in Bankruptcy, You May Be Getting a "Break" from Them Soon

    If You Have a Mortgage With Chase and Were in Bankruptcy, You May Be Getting a "Break" from Them Soon
    Admitting it was a "bad boy" handling mortgages in bankruptcy, Chase recently entered a settlement with the federal government to compensate more than 25,000 US homeowners. The settlement is subject to court approval. The United States…
Rank this Week: 3308

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    Your Chances of Being Audited Have Declined. Here’s Why

    Your Chances of Being Audited Have Declined. Here’s Why
    New data show that budget cuts to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the past few years has led to a decreasing likelihood that individual taxpayers will be audited. For average taxpayers, the chance of being audited has dropped 23% in…
  • Apr 16

    Swiss Asset Manager Pleads Guilty For Aiding in Tax Evasion

    Swiss Asset Manager Pleads Guilty For Aiding in Tax Evasion
    On March 31, a Swiss asset manager appeared before Judge Sidney H. Stein of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, where he pleaded guilty to charges that he aided his American taxpayer clients and others in schemes to…
  • Apr 14

    Swiss Bank Pays $211 Million to Avoid Prosecution for Aiding Tax Evasion

    Swiss Bank Pays $211 Million to Avoid Prosecution for Aiding Tax Evasion
    On March 30, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that the Swiss bank BSI SA had agreed to pay $211 million to the US in order to avoid prosecution for helping Americans evade taxes. The bank is the first Swiss financial institution…
Rank this Week: 1764

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: 497

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/
  • Apr 21

    Inside the 501(c)(9) – Voluntary Employee Benefit Organization

    Inside the 501(c)(9) – Voluntary Employee Benefit Organization
    Employee benefits by and for employees – that’s the idea behind organizations described under section 501(c)(9) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Under 501(c)(9), voluntary employee benefits associations (“VEBAs”)…
  • Apr 15

    Listening In: Go Ahead, If It’s Not Private (That Is, Eavesdropping)

    Listening In: Go Ahead, If It’s Not Private (That Is, Eavesdropping)
                May a person legally record a conversation or other verbal exchange, such as through a cellphone or other video device?  State laws vary on this issue, and a new law in…
  • Apr 2

    Keeping Track: The importance of HR documentation policies.

    Keeping Track: The importance of HR documentation policies.
    Despite their altruistic purposes, nonprofits generally face the same human resources (HR) problems common to for-profit organizations.  For example, sometimes they need to terminate an employee’s position – perhaps for work…
Rank this Week: 3241

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: 4160

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: 361

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 20

    Number of S&P 500 Firms Skirting US Taxes Hits New Record

    Number of S&P 500 Firms Skirting US Taxes Hits New Record
    The number of S&P 500 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 record 54 companies in the…
  • Apr 16

    Tax Reform Is An Urgent Issue In The U.S.

    Tax Reform Is An Urgent Issue In The U.S.
    Washington is in urgent need of tax reform, and as a result, lawmakers should seriously consider improving the current system, writer Nick Novak emphasized in a recent Washington Times article. Urgent need for reform Novak, director of…
  • Apr 13

    Scrapping Death Tax Would Benefit Small Businesse

    Scrapping Death Tax Would Benefit Small Businesse
    On March 25, Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) reintroduced legislation that would permanently eliminate the federal estate tax. In a statement released the same day, Thune lamented the challenges faced by small businesses and emphasized the job…
Rank this Week: 743

Texas Tax Talk

Texas Tax Talk

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texastaxtalk.com/
  • Apr 16

    Tax Cheats Can Go Wild In Dallas Texa

    Tax Cheats Can Go Wild In Dallas Texa
    The Washington Post published an article on April 8, 2015 titled “In Dallas, the IRS says it can’t chase tax cheats who owe less than $1 million.”  Here is a section of the article (emphasis added): If these taxpayers…
  • Apr 14

    The IRS Suck

    The IRS Suck
    Bloomberg BusinessWeek authors Devin Leonard and Richard Rubin published a great article this month about the current dysfunction at the IRS caused by underfunding and IRS scandal. The IRS is not at the top of anyone’s…
  • Mar 4

    Could a Cadillac Health Plan Put the Brakes on Obamacare?

    Could a Cadillac Health Plan Put the Brakes on Obamacare?
    The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments Wednesday, March 4 on certain aspects of the Affordable Care Act.  This has the potential to unravel President Barack Obama’s beloved health care plan. Another aspect of Obamacare that…
Rank this Week: 2418

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/
Rank this Week: 2054

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
Rank this Week: 3239

EstateAware

EstateAware

Covers personal legal and financial planning. By Griffin Bridgers.

http://www.estateaware.com
  • Apr 15

    Exciting Announcements from EstateAware.com!

    Exciting Announcements from EstateAware.com!
    Up until now, EstateAware.com has been little more than a blog dedicated to estate and finance professionals.  However, today, I am excited to announce the expansion of the site to serve both consumers and professionals. 1.) ONLINE…
  • Apr 13

    Estate Planning Objectives: Who versus How?

    Estate Planning Objectives: Who versus How?
    If you were to ask the average consumer what estate planning entails, chances are their answer would contain some variant of determining “who” gets your stuff when you die. The problem with this assumption is that it completely…
  • Mar 16

    Digital Estate Planning: The Age of the Information Fiduciary

    Digital Estate Planning: The Age of the Information Fiduciary
    In my previous digital estate planning post, I posed the question regarding the difference between the decedent in the 1990’s who threw away all his bank accounts, photos, and family letters before death, and the decedent in…
Rank this Week: 2579

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 15

    Tax Season Blue

    Tax Season Blue
    Today TaxMama® just wants to bring up a little lightness of being. Today is the day to pay last year’s taxes with the extension; estimated taxes for this year, and the final IRA contribution to reduce last year’s taxes a bit.…
  • Apr 10

    Collecting Social Security Early

    Collecting Social Security Early
    Today TaxMama® hears from Thom in the TaxQuips Forum with a question I used to wonder about. “I started collecting Social Security benefits at 62. I just started working a few hours a week part time. Why are they still deducting SS…
  • Mar 18

    Oops Got Another 1099, W-2, etc

    Oops Got Another 1099, W-2, etc
    Today TaxMama® hears from various folks in the TaxQuips Forum and elsewhere with another common problem. “I filed my tax return and then got another W-2, 1099, or a corrected 1099 from my brokers. What should I do now?” …
Rank this Week: 459

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: 3105

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/
  • Apr 14

    Cautionary Tale - Liability for Breach of Fiduciary Dutie

    Cautionary Tale - Liability for Breach of Fiduciary Dutie
    A recent decision by the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals is raising some eyebrows and hopefully causing some directors and officers of nonprofit corporations to think twice before taking a casual approach to their duties.  The Court in In…
  • Mar 2

    Federal Tax Exemption and Sports Organization

    Federal Tax Exemption and Sports Organization
    Almost everyone intersects at some point in their life with a nonprofit organization that provides access to opportunities for children or adults to learn and play sports.  As many folks may be aware due to recent media coverage, even…
  • Feb 3

    Campaign Finance Board Dismisses ALEC Complaint

    Campaign Finance Board Dismisses ALEC Complaint
    Today the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board (MNCFPDB) released its findings of the investigation into ALEC, based on a 2012 complaint.
Rank this Week: 3008

Tom Tax Lawyer Blog

Tom Tax Lawyer Blog

By the Law Office of Thomas S. Groth.

http://tomtaxlawyer.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Connecticut Tax Relief

    Connecticut Tax Relief
    Why can’t I find information for income tax relief in Connecticut on the Internet? If you are looking for some Connecticut Tax Relief  then you are in the right place. However, perhaps you are having trouble finding help with the…
  • Apr 2

    My First Criminal Tax Case

    My First Criminal Tax Case
    (This post is a an edited version of my LinkedIn post here. Thank you, Cory Schug, for helping with the edits.) Instead, the DRS did what any “reasonable” state taxing authority would do, the DRS charged Ted with 10 counts of a…
  • Mar 29

    “What reasons can I use to request a CDP hearing?”

    “What reasons can I use to request a CDP hearing?”
    When filing for a CDP hearing, it is important to make sure that you request the hearing in a way that ensures the IRS does not dismiss your Form 12153 (or a request in similar form) outright as frivolous before you have a chance to be heard.…
Rank this Week: 2575

Tax Assessment & Condemnation…

Tax Assessment & Condemnation Report

Covers tax assessments, eminent domain, school districts and valuation. By Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC.

http://www.taxassessmentcondemnation.com/
Rank this Week: 2184

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

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

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 13

    What to know when filing your taxe

    What to know when filing your taxe
    The deadline to file taxes is just a few days away. While some people do it early, others choose to wait right up until April 15. If you fall into this category, Pew Law Center has a few tips to make things less stressful. Be prepared…
  • Mar 20

    What Taxpayers Should Do When Receiving A Identity Verification Letter

    What Taxpayers Should Do When Receiving A Identity Verification Letter
    If you receive a Letter 5071C request from the IRS to verify your identity, the Internal Revenue Service recommends that you visit their website idverify.irs.gov for the safest and most efficient way to complete this task. This website will…
  • Mar 4

    Importance of having uninsured motorist insurance coverage

    Importance of having uninsured motorist insurance coverage
    According to a study conducted by the Insurance Research Council in 2011, approximately 1 in 7 drivers in the United States are driving without any car insurance. Which totals to about 14 percent of licensed drivers in the U.S. that are…
Rank this Week: 1104

Texas State & Local Tax Law…

Texas State & Local Tax Law Blog

Covers aircraft taxation, franchise tax, property tax, sales and use tax, school finance litigation and tax reform. By Alan E. Sherman.

http://www.txsaltlaw.com/
  • Apr 13

    Proposed legislation affecting Texas tax disputes: administrative hearing procedure

    Proposed legislation affecting Texas tax disputes: administrative hearing procedure
    Senate Bill (S.B.) 1291 (and its identical companion, House Bill (H.B.) 4005) now pending in the current session of the Texas Legislature would, if enacted into law, significantly alter the procedures applicable to the resolution of disputes…
  • Mar 30

    Proposed legislation affecting Texas tax disputes: pre-hearing procedure

    Proposed legislation affecting Texas tax disputes: pre-hearing procedure
    Senate Bill (S.B.) 1291, recently filed in the current session of the 84th Texas Legislature along with its identical companion, House Bill (H.B.) 4005, proposes to significantly alter the procedures applicable to the resolution of disputes…
  • Mar 16

    Tax-related bills to watch in the 2015 Texas Legislature: taxing aircraft

    Tax-related bills to watch in the 2015 Texas Legislature: taxing aircraft
    This past Friday, March 13th, was the last day for the unrestricted filing of bills in the current regular session of the 84th Texas Legislature (certain restrictions will make it harder to file a bill between now and the end of the…
Rank this Week: 911

Your Texas Estate Plan

Your Texas Estate Plan

Covers tax and estate planning. By Jacob Pelley.

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

    Life Insurance: Change your Beneficiary Designations..or else

    Life Insurance: Change your Beneficiary Designations..or else
    I have written about life insurance before.  In general, I'm not crazy about it, but for some folks it makes sense. I go to a lot of lunches and seminars were different products are presented, and while some are only good for…
  • Mar 20

    Efiling: Tips, Tricks, and Conspiracy, and a primer on creating (free-ish) Text-Searchable PDFS

    Efiling: Tips, Tricks, and Conspiracy, and a primer on creating (free-ish) Text-Searchable PDFS
    I really don't like efiling.  I do not think I am alone. I laud the clerks and technicians who have spend countless hours getting trained, working out the bugs, and helping me when my document was not "text searchable" or "submitted…
  • Feb 26

    Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning

    Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning
    Prehistoric man, and this guy,  had to be do-it-yourself'ers by necessity (decent read at the link, yourtexasestateplan.com does not advocate stealing from neighbors if you adopt the hermit lifestyle, even if it is innocuous and out of…
Rank this Week: 3939

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/
  • Apr 9

    Last-Minute Estate Planning in North Carolina

    Last-Minute Estate Planning in North Carolina
    Forbes cited a survey in 2014 that revealed 51% of Americans aged 55 to 64 do not have an estate plan. Sometimes a health crisis prompts an individual to create a plan for bequeathing their assets. However, hastily making changes to an estate…
  • Apr 7

    Tax Planning for North Carolina Business Succession

    Tax Planning for North Carolina Business Succession
    While transferring business interests can have tax consequences, structuring a business succession plan with regard to tax law can help minimize tax burdens associated with business transfers to surviving family members when a business owner…
  • Mar 30

    10 Things to Ask Your Accountant: Small Biz Webinar

    10 Things to Ask Your Accountant: Small Biz Webinar
    Our tax attorneys in Chapel Hill recently reviewed the advantages and disadvantages of investing or gifting your tax refund, tax issues when settling an estate, and ways to protect yourself from tax preparer fraud. As the tax season filing…
Rank this Week: 412

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 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…
  • Mar 6

    If You Are Named as Executor, Pay Attention

    If You Are Named as Executor, Pay Attention
    Executor fails to file estate taxes when due. $1.2 million in penalties result.
  • Feb 11

    Sometimes It is the Little Things: Arguing About Stuff

    Sometimes It is the Little Things: Arguing About Stuff
    Estate planning is often motivated by the big things. I’m not getting philosophical here. Forget about life and death. On a practical level, what brings families into my office are often the big financial assets–the house,…
Rank this Week: 2954