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Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Covers international taxation.

http://www.narellemackenziecpa.com/blog/
  • Jan 28

    Help! My Client Has International Transaction

    Help! My Client Has International Transaction
    On January 27, 2015, Ms. MacKenzie presented to Hutchinson & Bloodgood, LLP on the US tax issues that may occur as a result of inbound transactions. Objectives of the presentation include: Gain an understanding of the tax issues for…
  • Dec 4

    Form 5471 – The $10,000 Mistake

    Form 5471 – The $10,000 Mistake
    On December 2, 2014, Ms. MacKenzie presented to the CalCPA International Tax Discussion group in San Diego. The presentation is about preparation of IRS Form 5471, Information Return of U.S. Persons With Respect to Certain Foreign…
  • Feb 15

    Introduction to U.S International Tax Seminar

    Introduction to U.S International Tax Seminar
    Learn the fundamentals of U.S. international taxation! This basic seminar will provide a basic understanding of U.S. international tax codes and tax reporting requirements for U.S. corporations with operations abroad. This course is for…
Rank this Week: 2070

EstateAware

EstateAware

Covers personal legal and financial planning. By Griffin Bridgers.

http://www.estateaware.com
  • Jan 28

    Digital Estate Planning: Profiteering or Legitimate Concern?

    Digital Estate Planning: Profiteering or Legitimate Concern?
    If you haven’t figured out by now, one of my biggest issues with estate planning is the incessant fear-mongering used to scare people into getting their estate planning done.  As I have previously mentioned, fear is not a motivator…
  • Jan 22

    Planning Issues with the Entitlement Generation – An Introduction

    Planning Issues with the Entitlement Generation – An Introduction
    It seems that every generation is lambasted by the previous generation.  Older generations often view younger generations as selfish, lazy, and entitled.  However, the younger generation also paints the older generation with this…
  • Jan 16

    Marketing of Estate Planning: The Scourge of the CRM

    Marketing of Estate Planning: The Scourge of the CRM
    As promised in my article on numbered lists, this installment in my series on marketing for estate planning focuses on the proliferation of attorney marketing services and CRM’s.  However, while researching for this article, I…
Rank this Week: 2229

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/
  • Jan 28

    Medical Device Tax Proposal Repealed by Lawmaker

    Medical Device Tax Proposal Repealed by Lawmaker
    The tides may be changing in regards to medical device tax in Obamacare... On Jan. 7, a bipartisan group of lawmakers forecast the U.S. House of Representatives would finally succeed in its efforts to repeal the medical device tax component…
  • Jan 22

    US Corporate Income Tax…What To Do?

    US Corporate Income Tax…What To Do?
    US Corporate Income Tax...Should we take it or should we leave it? Many have given their input on why should maintain or eliminate the US corporate income tax, and market experts recently provided some compelling arguments on this topic.…
  • Jan 21

    State Tax Reform Could See Some Big Changes In 2015

    State Tax Reform Could See Some Big Changes In 2015
    Changes are-a commin' when it comes to 2015 and its going to be big...especially for state tax reform. This year could coincide with substantial state tax reform, as many separate jurisdictions are currently planning changes in this area,…
Rank this Week: 1163

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 177

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 2939

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/
  • Jan 28

    The Taxation of Egg Donation

    The Taxation of Egg Donation
    Almost two years ago, in Getting Smart About Tax Questions, I expressed agreement with the advice given to an individual who donated eggs to a fertility clinic, that the compensation received for doing so was includible in gross income. I…
  • Jan 26

    No Agreement? No Alimony Deduction

    No Agreement? No Alimony Deduction
    A recent Tax Court case, Milbourn v. Comr., T. C. Memo 2015-13, teaches an important lesson to spouses working their way through divorce proceedings. Payments intended to be alimony that are made when there is no divorce or separation…
  • Jan 23

    Halfway There?

    Halfway There?
    Social media is all aflutter, or should I say, atwitter, reacting to news that by 2016 the top one percent will own nearly half the world’s wealth. Interestingly, several months ago, this news circulated but did not seem to get as much…
Rank this Week: 1779

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/
Rank this Week: 560

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Jan 27

    One Good Crime Deserved Another

    One Good Crime Deserved Another
    Let’s say you’re involved in a 20-year scheme that has successfully evaded millions of dollars in payroll and income taxes for your largest client. However, you’ve only had minor profits from the scheme. So why not embezzle…
  • Jan 26

    The Form 3115 Conundrum

    The Form 3115 Conundrum
    Form 3115 is the form used to request an accounting method change. For example, if your business is changing from cash to accrual, this form is filed. Many such changes are automatic; you just notify the IRS, file the paperwork, and life…
  • Jan 22

    Voluntary Human Egg Retrieval and Damage

    Voluntary Human Egg Retrieval and Damage
    A very interesting full decision of the Tax Court was released today in Perez v. Commissioner. The issue was whether a woman who had eggs retrieved from her body after undergoing fertility treatments in exchange for compensation could exclude…
Rank this Week: 429

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 27

    Is Related Party Commerical Rent Taxable in Florida?

    Is Related Party Commerical Rent Taxable in Florida?
    In order to limit liability, many tax professionals and attorneys offer simple advice to their business clients who also own real estate. In order to avoid exposure to valuable real estate, many business owners are advised to segregate the…
  • Dec 17

    Wisconsin Doesn't Allow Companies to "Go for Two"

    Wisconsin Doesn't Allow Companies to "Go for Two"
    In early 2014 I wrote an article that explores a way in which many state and local tax "SALT" professionals advise their clients to save on state and local tax. The issue is a common one for real property improvement contractors. …
  • Dec 2

    Motor Fuel Tax - Another Example of A "Gotcha" Transaction Tax

    Motor Fuel Tax - Another Example of A "Gotcha" Transaction Tax
    Many state and local tax ("SALT") practitioners often refer to state and local transaction taxes as "gotcha" taxes. Over ambitious state agencies seek to extort money from businesses all the time by using fire first, ask question later type…
Rank this Week: 2694

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 2351

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Jan 27

    Best IRS phone scam – 844-271-8465

    Best IRS phone scam – 844-271-8465
    I recently received an email from a tax client with a very serious tax problem that my tax law firm has been handling. My tax client was very concerned that the Internal Revenue Service left him a threating message on … Continue…
  • Jan 14

    2014 National Taxpayer Advocate Report

    2014 National Taxpayer Advocate Report
    It’s a little bit (ok, a lot bit) frustrating reading the National Taxpayer Advocate’s annual report to congress that was released today.  Of course my frustration is with the IRS, not the Taxpayer Advocate.  It’s…
  • Nov 25

    Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft

    Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft
    Identity theft can be a huge headache, especially when it affects your federal tax record.  There are at least a couple ways how that might happen.  An identity thief may use your personal identifying information, including your…
Rank this Week: 3222

The Estate Planning and Wealth…

The Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation Blog for Trusted Advisors

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

http://estateplanning.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 27

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

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

    Important Update to the 2014 Israeli Trust Income Tax Law

    Important Update to the 2014 Israeli Trust Income Tax Law
    Those affected by the new Israeli income tax law, which became effective on January 1, 2014 and subjected many previously tax-exempt trusts to significant Israeli income tax liability (See our previous blog post), now have until June 30, 2015…
  • Nov 24

    Recent Changes to Pennsylvania’s Power of Attorney Law May Impact You

    Recent Changes to Pennsylvania’s Power of Attorney Law May Impact You
    Pennsylvania has passed new legislation, known as Act 95 of 2014 (the “Act”), which has made significant changes to Pennsylvania’s Power of Attorney statute.  Most of the provisions take effect January 1, 2015, but…
Rank this Week: 2067

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/
  • Jan 27

    NEO Law Group’s Video on Tips for Nonprofits: Fiscal Sponsorship

    NEO Law Group’s Video on Tips for Nonprofits: Fiscal Sponsorship
      Today, NEO Law Group released a new 3 minute video in its series of videos on tips for nonprofits, available on YouTube. This video focuses on fiscal sponsorship and how it can be done…
  • Jan 26

    7 Reasons to Review Your Bylaws Now

    7 Reasons to Review Your Bylaws Now
    The bylaws of a nonprofit corporation are the board’s internal rules and instruction manual for how the nonprofit is governed. It may be the nonprofit’s single most important document. Here are 7 reasons why you should review your…
  • Jan 23

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 1/23/15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 1/23/15
    The past week was marked by the President’s State of the Union address and the start of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Have a listen to the Beatles’ Getting Better while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the…
Rank this Week: 1498

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 250

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/
  • Jan 27

    A Peek Inside Fraternal Societies - 501(c)(8) and 501(c)(10)

    A Peek Inside Fraternal Societies - 501(c)(8) and 501(c)(10)
    From a federal tax perspective, what characteristic do the following organizations share:  The Elks Lodge, the Moose Lodge, the Knights of Columbus, the Order of the Eastern Star, the Freemasons, and the Shriners?  They are all…
  • Jan 16

    Supreme Court to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Case

    Supreme Court to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Case
    Today (January 16, 2015) the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari to four cases appealed from the federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals on the issue of same-sex marriage.  The Court’s decision to hear the cases addresses…
  • Jan 13

    Restricted Gifts: Clarity is the Best Policy

    Restricted Gifts: Clarity is the Best Policy
    When it comes to large donations for special philanthropic projects or goals, clarity is essential for both satisfied donors and responsible nonprofit organizations.  The recent case of Register v. The Nature Conservancy (Dec. 9, 2014),…
Rank this Week: 3055

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
  • Jan 27

    Transitioning from LLCs to Limited Partnership

    Transitioning from LLCs to Limited Partnership
    The following post was taken from our January newsletter. Click here to subscribe to our newsletter. We have previously written to you about the problem that limited liability companies have with creditor protection after the January 1, 2014,…
  • Jan 22

    How to Make Your Irrevocable Trust Flexible

    How to Make Your Irrevocable Trust Flexible
    The following post was taken from our January newsletter. Click here to subscribe to our newsletter. Irrevocable trusts are sometimes intimidating.  Why would I want to set up a trust that I can't revoke?  Even though you cannot…
  • Jan 20

    Chicago Company Gets $2M Fine for Tax Fraud

    Chicago Company Gets $2M Fine for Tax Fraud
    This goes under the category of the more people you involve in your tax fraud, the more likely you are to come to the attention of the government.   On January 15, 2015, a federal judge imposed a $2.1 million fine against a Chicago-based…
Rank this Week: 1151

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: 2973

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    Ronald Coase tribute

    Ronald Coase tribute
    As I am a former University of Chicago Law School professor, who overlapped with Ronald Coase during my eight-year stay there, I was asked a couple of years ago if I would like to join a group of people who would be writing short tributes to…
  • Jan 26

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium - another cancellation due to winter weather!

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium - another cancellation due to winter weather!
    Tomorrow's Tax Policy Colloquium sessions, featuring my colleague David Kamin's paper "In Good Times and Bad: Designing Legislation That Responds to Fiscal Uncertainty," has been cancelled due to the blizzard that is already hitting NYC and…
  • Jan 21

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, week 1: paper by Brigitte Madrian

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, week 1: paper by Brigitte Madrian
    Yesterday we had the first session of the 2015 NYU Tax Policy Colloquium.  This is the 20th time (in 20 straight spring semesters) that I have done the colloquium.  This year, I am happy to be co-leading it with Alan Viard. …
Rank this Week: 4274

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 26

    Clients Who Don’t Mediate Have Lawyers Who Are Fool

    Clients Who Don’t Mediate Have Lawyers Who Are Fool
    Recently, a litigant refused to mediate their dispute, ultimately losing in court and paying the attorney's fees of the prevailing party.
  • Jan 15

    Escrows Can Be Negligent, Even While Following Escrow Instruction

    Escrows Can Be Negligent, Even While Following Escrow Instruction
    California escrows perform an important role in modern real estate and business transactions. While escrow holders are not exempt from negligence, many escrows have made such an argument, contending that they cannot commit negligence so…
  • Nov 7

    How to Select an Attorney

    How to Select an Attorney
    Too often, potential clients lack have an inability to determine how they should select an attorney. Here are some guideposts to help clients select a California attorney. 1. Attorney Discipline The California State Bar has an easy to…
Rank this Week: 1941

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: 207

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
  • Jan 26

    TaxMama's TaxQuips Mortgage Unpaid

    TaxMama's TaxQuips Mortgage Unpaid
    Today TaxMama® hears from GADS in the TaxQuips Forum, with this issue that I probably should not make public: “A 2 family house has been rented for the last 5 years. Both units are rented. The owner stopped paying the mortgage 18…
  • Dec 31

    Accidentally Late

    Accidentally Late
    Today TaxMama® hears from JNaveen in the TaxQuips Forum, with this disturbing problem. “I regularly file my tax through TaxAct. This year I filed on time both federal and state. With lot of issues at home, I forgot to monitor…
  • Dec 9

    TaxMama s TaxQuips Non-Dependent Medical Cost

    TaxMama s TaxQuips Non-Dependent Medical Cost
    Today TaxMama® hears from Robert in the TaxQuips Forum, who has this interesting question. “A self-employed father has found himself having to cover thousands of dollars of uninsured medical expenses for his 21-year old daughter. He…
Rank this Week: 1418

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/
  • Jan 26

    Delay Filing: North Carolina Tax Changes Pending

    Delay Filing: North Carolina Tax Changes Pending
    The North Carolina General Assembly will review potential changes to North Carolina income tax laws on January 28, 2015. Filers should wait until after this date to submit their tax returns to prevent potentially refiling returns if tax…
  • Jan 19

    How Asset Protection is Different in 2015

    How Asset Protection is Different in 2015
    Wealth preservation is an ongoing process. How, when, and where assets are transferred or acquired affect protections. As the New Year begins, individuals can take a step back and review legislation changes that affect our year ahead and…
  • Jan 16

    3 Things to Know About Perpetual Trust

    3 Things to Know About Perpetual Trust
    Perpetual trusts, also known as dynasty trusts, protect assets for the benefit of future generations. Some perpetual trusts are common trusts that allow multiple generations to benefit at the same time. Others distribute income and principal…
Rank this Week: 993

Tax Trials

Tax Trials

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

http://taxtrials.com/
Rank this Week: 3672

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Offices of Sanford I. Millar.

http://www.taxattorneycalifornia.net/tax-blog/
  • Jan 25

    London Mayor Agrees to Pay IRS

    London Mayor Agrees to Pay IRS
    According to Tax Notes Today (January 23, 2015) Boris Johnson the Mayor of London has settled tax claims of the IRS. The claim arose because Johnson who holds U.S and U.K. citizenship sold his residence at a gain and failed to report the gain…
  • Jan 18

    Should You Consider Making a Domestic Voluntary Disclosure?

    Should You Consider Making a Domestic Voluntary Disclosure?
    Voluntary Disclosures take two forms, Offshore and Domestic. There has been a great deal of attention paid to Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Programs, but little attention has been paid to the Domestic program. The Internal Revenue Manual…
  • Jan 11

    When do non-U.S. citizens pay income tax and report foreign financial accounts?

    When do non-U.S. citizens pay income tax and report foreign financial accounts?
    In a series of Frequently Asked Questions releases December 31, 2014, The Congressional Research Service provides some guidance on when non-U.S. citizens may be subject to U.S. income taxes. The report states as follows: “Non-citizens…
Rank this Week: 3588

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/
  • Jan 24

    Applicable Federal Rates–February 2015

    Applicable Federal Rates–February 2015
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  • Jan 19

    No Private Letter Rulings in These Estate Planning Area

    No Private Letter Rulings in These Estate Planning Area
    Taxpayers who have questions about the applicability of tax law can submit a Private Letter Ruling request to the IRS. If the IRS rules, then the taxpayer can rely on the ruling as to how the law applies to their situation (although other…
  • Jan 15

    National Taxpayer Advocate 2014 Annual Report to Congre

    National Taxpayer Advocate 2014 Annual Report to Congre
    The National Taxpayer Advocate has issued her annual report. This report highlights areas of tax law and IRS administration that are not in compliance with law or that require improvement. While Congress and the IRS will review the report,…
Rank this Week: 659

IRS-Hitman

IRS-Hitman

Covers IRS tax problems. By Richard Close.

http://irs-hitman.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 23

    Free Tax Preparation Help

    Free Tax Preparation Help
    You can use free tax return preparation help if you meet certain eligibility criteria. There are several reasons why an individual would not be to enlist the services of a paid tax preparer, or prefer to use a no-cost service. Below are the…
  • Jan 16

    Exercise Your Taxpayer Rights This Tax Season

    Exercise Your Taxpayer Rights This Tax Season
    Taxpayers have certain rights when dealing with the IRS. Every taxpayer should be aware of these rights so that they can use them to receive efficient and fair service from the IRS and the tax system. The 10 fundamental rights that every…
  • Jan 9

    Types of Scams You May Face This Tax Season

    Types of Scams You May Face This Tax Season
    Tax season is still a few weeks away, but tax scammers are already active. To protect yourself from scams, it’s good to keep current on methods scammers employ. Some of the top tax scams that you are most likely to encounter this tax…
Rank this Week: 352

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/
  • Jan 23

    Right to Die Law Proposed for California

    Right to Die Law Proposed for California
    For the first time since 2007, legislation has been introduced in this year’s State Senate that would legalize physician-assisted suicide in California. The bill, SB 128,  The End of Life Option Act, is modeled on Oregon’s…
  • Dec 31

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!
     I am wishing a lovely New Year to all of our    clients and readers! May 2015 bring love, wisdom, and compassion to you all. Here’s to keeping all of our eyes firmly fixed on what truly matters in the year ahead, in…
  • Dec 22

    IRA Charitable Rollover Extended for 2014

    IRA Charitable Rollover Extended for 2014
    Congress extends direct charitable rollover for 2014 until December 31, 2014
Rank this Week: 3856

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/
  • Jan 23

    Tax Court Upholds Rejection of Engineer's Medical, Charitable Deduction

    Tax Court Upholds Rejection of Engineer's Medical, Charitable Deduction
    An engineer's efforts to deduct several items as medical expenses or charitable contributions proved unsuccessful for a variety of reasons. The US Tax Court ruled that the taxpayer's bicycle was not a medical expense because she could not…
  • Dec 26

    Taxing Cloud Computing Service Providers... and User

    Taxing Cloud Computing Service Providers... and User
    In the wake of the cell phone photo heist (and publication) of the private images of several Hollywood celebrities back in September, a wide discussion was held about cloud computing, particularly with regard to security issues. Those dealing…
  • Nov 28

    Tax Court Grounds Law Firm's Travel Deduction for Use of Partner's Private Plane

    Tax Court Grounds Law Firm's Travel Deduction for Use of Partner's Private Plane
    A law firm's claim of travel expense deductions related to one of its partners' use of two private aircraft fell apart because the firm lacked the proper documentation to prove that the flights were related to firm business. The US Tax…
Rank this Week: 2696

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

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

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
  • Jan 22

    Phone Scams Continue to be Serious Threat, Remain on IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for the 2015 Filing Season

    Phone Scams Continue to be Serious Threat, Remain on IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for the 2015 Filing Season
    WASHINGTON — Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain near the top of the annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams for the 2015 filing season, the Internal Revenue Service announced…
  • Nov 6

    Holiday Shopping Danger

    Holiday Shopping Danger
    As the holiday season approaches many families will head out on weekends to get their gift shopping done. With an increase in holiday shopping also comes extra hassles and dangers. From traffic jams to package stealing, the holiday season has…
  • Nov 4

    Money Management and Millennial

    Money Management and Millennial
    Most millennials have grown into the young adults of today, and are generally considered to comprise the age group born between 1980 and 2000. These are the people struggling with issues like student loan debts, trying to enter the workforce,…
Rank this Week: 711

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Covers estate tax and trust administration issues. By Sanger & Manes.

http://www.palmspringstaxandtrustlawyers.com/
  • Jan 21

    Nonresidents Working Remotely For California Businesse

    Nonresidents Working Remotely For California Businesse
    How to Take Paul Newman's "The Sting" Out of Your Taxes With the rise of the internet, cloud and smart phone economy, more and more people have the option of living in one state while working in another - remotely. The possibilities for…
  • Dec 12

    LEAVING YOUR CALIFORNIA LLC BEHIND - How California Taxes The Sale of Business Interests by Nonresident

    LEAVING YOUR CALIFORNIA LLC BEHIND - How California Taxes The Sale of Business Interests by Nonresident
    California residents who plan to move to another (by definition lower income tax) state, either to retire or for business purposes, often face the problem of how to handle their business interests situated in California. Mostly these…
  • Dec 11

    CANADIAN SNOWBIRD OR LANDLORD OR BOTH? The Tax Difference

    CANADIAN SNOWBIRD OR LANDLORD OR BOTH? The Tax Difference
    Helped along by the depressed US housing market in the past few years, the Palm Springs, California, area has become a hot spot for Canadians to purchase vacation homes or rental property. Often the same property is used for both purposes:…
Rank this Week: 1870

The Tax Lawyer Blog

The Tax Lawyer Blog

By William D. Hartsock.

http://thetaxlawyer.com/blog
  • Jan 21

    Deficiency Litigation to Determine Tax Liability

    Deficiency Litigation to Determine Tax Liability
    There are two principal types of tax litigation process that can be used to determine a tax liability: deficiency litigation and refund litigation. Deficiency litigation is one type of tax court litigation employed to determine a…
  • Jan 19

    What is the Meaning of a Tax Deficiency?

    What is the Meaning of a Tax Deficiency?
    A tax deficiency is a statutorily defined concept that is essential to planning and proceeding with tax litigation. Specifically, a deficiency is defined as the amount by which the correct tax exceeds the excess of:Tags: Tax Litigation…
  • Jan 12

    Jurisdiction of the Tax Court in a Refund Litigation

    Jurisdiction of the Tax Court in a Refund Litigation
    When you receive a statutory notice of deficiency from the IRS, you can file for a deficiency tax litigation or a refund tax litigation proceeding. Typically, refund jurisdiction is limited to the district courts and Court of Federal Claims.…
Rank this Week: 1575

The Tax Lawyer's Blog

The Tax Lawyer's Blog

By the Pappas Group.

http://www.pappastax.com/the-tax-lawyers-blog/
  • Jan 21

    New Streamlined Procedures for Foreign Bank Account Violater

    New Streamlined Procedures for Foreign Bank Account Violater
    IRS Gives Big Break to Non-Willful Foreign Bank Account Holders On June 18th, 2014, the IRS announced that it had put in place new procedures for foreign bank account holders that effectively reduce the delinquency... Read More The post New…
  • Sep 3

    A Case for the Corporate Income Tax?

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

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

    Failing to File a Tax Return is a Federal Tax Crime, Just Ask Wesley Snipe
    Actor Wesley Snipes went to jail for three years for failing to file his federal income tax returns. This should be a cautionary tale to any American or United States resident who has not filed... Read More The post Failing to File a Tax…
Rank this Week: 2342

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/
  • Jan 20

    Can a Late Tax Return be Discharged in Bankruptcy?

    Can a Late Tax Return be Discharged in Bankruptcy?
    Late Filed Returns and Discharging Back Taxes A State of Uncertainty  On December 29, 2014, the Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, (In re Mallo, 2014 WL 7360130 (10th Cir. 2014)), followed the Fifth Circuit (In re McCoy, (CA 5 2012)…
  • Jan 5

    Why is everything taking so long at the IRS? The 2015 Budget

    Why is everything taking so long at the IRS? The 2015 Budget
    Through the 2015 Consolidated Further Continuing Appropriations Act, Congress cut the IRS’s budget for the fifth consecutive year.  Congress reduced the IRS budget by $346 million from the 2014 fiscal budget which was $526 million…
  • Dec 26

    The IRS Abused Its Discretion in Requiring that a Federal Tax Lien Should be Filed

    The IRS Abused Its Discretion in Requiring that a Federal Tax Lien Should be Filed
    In a recent US Tax Court decision, Budish v. IRS, T.C. Memo. 2014-239, the Court held that a settlement officer erroneously concluded that the Internal Revenue Manual (“IRM”), an IRS employee handbook, required the filing of a…
Rank this Week: 3639

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/
  • Jan 20

    Avoid Scams: IRS does NOT contact taxpayers by email!

    Avoid Scams: IRS does NOT contact taxpayers by email!
    It's tax season and the scam artists are also out in force. Even our law office -- which specializes in tax matters -- recently got an email asking us to pay a phony tax bill! There are a number of scams out there with criminals pretending…
  • Dec 10

    Five Holiday Deal "Gotcha's"

    Five Holiday Deal "Gotcha's"
    Here are common holiday "deals" that look good on the surface -- but are financial time bombs waiting to go off. Thanks to USAA financial services for bringing them to my attention. I share them with you: 1) "90-days same as cash." Don't…
  • Oct 23

    How to Pay for Your Bankruptcy Case

    How to Pay for Your Bankruptcy Case
    One of the most frequent questions I get is: "How am I going to pay the attorney's fees and costs for a bankruptcy?" Yes, we know you're seemingly strapped, but you actually have more resources than you realize. Here are some: 1) Stop…
Rank this Week: 1954

Philadelphia Estate and Tax…

Philadelphia Estate and Tax Attorney Blog

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

http://frommtaxes.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3671

Tom Tax Lawyer Blog

Tom Tax Lawyer Blog

By the Law Office of Thomas S. Groth.

http://tomtaxlawyer.com/blog/
  • Jan 20

    Cover Your Digital Asset

    Cover Your Digital Asset
    Who has access to your digital assets when you are gone? Who gets your Twitter account? Can your Administrator/Executor log into your Facebook account and see your private messages to your friends? Who gets your iTunes Library?…
  • Dec 18

    When do you have to file for a Collection Due Process hearing?

    When do you have to file for a Collection Due Process hearing?
    30 Days. That’s how long you have to file for a Collection Due Process hearing in response to a Levy notice from the IRS.   ///Start boring Tax Procedure Section/// Yesterday, Keith Fogg wrote a blog article over at…
  • Dec 16

    Tax Problems with the IRS in the Connecticut Area

    Tax Problems with the IRS in the Connecticut Area
      Connecticut is an expensive place to live. Sometimes, in order to get by, Connecticut taxpayers might put off paying their tax bill. It will take some time, but eventually the notices will start coming. You will get several notices…
Rank this Week: 1571

Tax Machine Blog

Tax Machine Blog

Discusses tax topics. By Thomas S. Groth.

http://taxmachine.us
  • Jan 20

    Obama, and his “Robin Hood” State of the Union Addre

    Obama, and his “Robin Hood” State of the Union Addre
    This past summer, Mark Morford wrote an article over at SFGATE referring to Barack Obama as the “best worst president ever.” In the article, he points out some facts of interest: The Dow Jones was “danc[ing] around…
  • Dec 9

    What happened? The Cause of Action v. TIGTA Lawsuit

    What happened? The Cause of Action v. TIGTA Lawsuit
    Recently, the media and blogosphere has erupted with claims that another “IRS Scandal” is in the mix. The implication from many covering the new scandal is that the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration is basically in…
  • Oct 27

    The Real IRS Scandal: Taxpayers Guilty until Proven Innocent

    The Real IRS Scandal: Taxpayers Guilty until Proven Innocent
    “How can this happen?” Ms. Hinders said in a recent interview. “Who takes your money before they prove that you’ve done anything wrong with it?” The federal government does. Law Lets I.R.S. Seize Accounts on…
Rank this Week: 2340

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: 1479

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
  • Jan 20

    Who ya gonna call?

    Who ya gonna call?
    The post Who ya gonna call? appeared first on Ann L Humphrey.
  • Dec 31

    2014 – Pick ‘n’ mix

    2014 – Pick ‘n’ mix
    The post 2014 – Pick ‘n’ mix appeared first on Ann L Humphrey.
  • Nov 30

    An inconvenient truth

    An inconvenient truth
    The post An inconvenient truth appeared first on Ann L Humphrey.
Rank this Week: 4723

IRS Report Card

IRS Report Card

Comments of a 30-Year Former IRS Insider. By Mopsick Tax Law, LLP.

http://mopsicktaxlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    IRS TO ISSUE MORE TICKETS TO THE TAX COURT IN 2015

    IRS TO ISSUE MORE TICKETS TO THE TAX COURT IN 2015
    In a little noticed IRS revision to one of its form letters just last August,[1] the IRS has signaled that it will be issuing more 90-Day Letters[2] in certain cases where a taxpayer fails to satisfy a revenue agent’s request…
  • Nov 11

    A Look at the IRS Reorganization from the Inside: A Personal View of the old Sacramento District

    A Look at the IRS Reorganization from the Inside: A Personal View of the old Sacramento District
    My last blog of November 3rd generated some lively emails and comments on LinkedIn and it appears as though I hit a nerve. There are plenty of IRS veterans still in place as well as alumni around who remember what the IRS field offices…
  • Nov 3

    SIXTEEN YEARS LATER: WAS THE 1998 IRS REORGANIZATION GOOD GOVERNMENT OR BAD GOVERNMENT?

    SIXTEEN YEARS LATER: WAS THE 1998 IRS REORGANIZATION GOOD GOVERNMENT OR BAD GOVERNMENT?
    One of the best pieces of writing recently about  the IRS’s continued downward slide, is Professor Emeritus Frank Wolpe’s white paper[1], which was  published by the Taxation Section of the  American Bar Association…
Rank this Week: 3956

Texas Tax Talk

Texas Tax Talk

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

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

    How to get the IRS to pay your legal fee

    How to get the IRS to pay your legal fee
    What can you do when the IRS is misbehaving and it directly affects you? You will have to fight them, but the law allows you to recover your litigation costs if you win. As many know, the IRS has had a very troubled recent past (i.e.…
  • Dec 22

    Want to get paid like Darryl Strawberry?

    Want to get paid like Darryl Strawberry?
    The IRS is auctioning off a deferred compensation arrangement Darryl Strawberry had with the Mets.  Minimum bid is $550,000 for a payment stream that is estimated to be well over $1 million.  Get your bid in by January 20th if…
  • Oct 28

    What You Need To Prove – Deducting Travel Expense

    What You Need To Prove – Deducting Travel Expense
    All too often, people don’t keep adequate records to demonstrate they are entitled to deduct travel expenses. The general rule from the Supreme Court is that deductions are a matter of legislative grace, and taxpayers must maintain…
Rank this Week: 2579

Maryland Business Litigation…

Maryland Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylandbusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 16

    Cracking the Morse Code:When An Insurer Must Show Actual Prejudice

    Cracking the Morse Code:When An Insurer Must Show Actual Prejudice
    Courts across the country haven’t taken too kindly to insurers using technicalities or blaming their insureds to deny coverage and Maryland is no exception. Legislatures’ displeasure with insurers’ knack for finding devils…
  • May 20

    Lifespan of Secret Offshore Accounts Dwindling

    Lifespan of Secret Offshore Accounts Dwindling
    Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a major guilty plea in line with their goal of curtailing the use of foreign bank accounts by Americans to conceal taxable assets.
  • Mar 23

    Commercial Insurance - Contractors Need A Blueprint For Coverage

    Commercial Insurance - Contractors Need A Blueprint For Coverage
    Liability insurance policies sold to businesses, and individuals, are often “occurrence”-based policies that provide coverage for specific events, or “occurrences,” that take place during a covered period (regardless…
Rank this Week: 3865

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/
  • Jan 15

    Nebraska Department of Revenue Issues Guidance on Market-Based Sourcing Method for Sales Tax Collection

    Nebraska Department of Revenue Issues Guidance on Market-Based Sourcing Method for Sales Tax Collection
    The Nebraska Department of Revenue issued guidance on the market-based sourcing method for sales tax collection. For the year-end 2014 and subsequent years, the market-based sourcing method replaces the previously used costs of performance…
  • Dec 23

    IRA Charitable Rollover Remains an Option for 2014

    IRA Charitable Rollover Remains an Option for 2014
    By Mary E. Vandenack. The tax law provision allowing a taxpayer age 70.5 or older to direct up to $100,000 of the taxpayer’s minimum required distribution to charity has been extended. Thus, taxpayers can choose to accomplish such a…
  • Dec 23

    IRA Charitable Rollover Remains an Option for 2014

    IRA Charitable Rollover Remains an Option for 2014
    By Mary E. Vandenack. The tax law provision allowing a taxpayer age 70.5 or older to direct up to $100,000 of the taxpayer’s minimum required distribution to charity has been extended. Thus, taxpayers can choose to accomplish such a…
Rank this Week: 2624

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 3661

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
  • Jan 14

    IRS Specifies Performance and Quality Standards for Small Wind Turbine

    IRS Specifies Performance and Quality Standards for Small Wind Turbine
    On January 13, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2015-4 which specifies the performance and quality standards that small wind turbines must meet in order to qualify for the 30 percent investment tax credit (ITC). To…
  • Dec 28

    Energy State Tax Credit 2014 Roundup

    Energy State Tax Credit 2014 Roundup
    The following blog post was published in Power Finance & Risk on December 23, 2014. Below is a summary of state tax developments in 2014 relating to energy tax credits: Arizona: On May 20, 2014, the State of Arizona Department of Revenue…
  • Dec 22

    Sol-Wind’s IPO Compared to YieldCos & Structures of Other MLP

    Sol-Wind’s IPO Compared to YieldCos & Structures of Other MLP
    Yesterday, Sol-Wind filed its S-1 with the Securities & Exchange Commission for its listing on the NYSE.  Its ticker symbol will be SLWD. Here is a link to my structure diagrams for Sol-Wind and comparisons of it…
Rank this Week: 3057