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Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 936

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    They're not happy

    They're not happy
    One argument we sometimes hear concerning U.S. international taxation is that, whereas the current U.S. system is "out of step" with world norms, other major OECD nations have figured out what to do.  Just enact a territorial system,…
  • Oct 23

    My remarks at this afternoon's Fordham session on corporate inversion

    My remarks at this afternoon's Fordham session on corporate inversion
    The panel today, which I mentioned in my previous blog post, was off the record, so I can't address any of the particulars of the session.  But here is the written version of my remarks there:One of the hazards of being asked regularly…
  • Oct 21

    Yet another upcoming event at which I'll be a speaker

    Yet another upcoming event at which I'll be a speaker
    On Thursday, October 30, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, NYU Law School will be hosting a book event for Ed Kleinbard's We Are Better Than This: How Government should Spend Our Money.  At this session, Ed will speak for a while, then Linda Sugin…
Rank this Week: 1105

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/
  • Oct 24

    Reenvisioning DRR as a Two-Stage Interpretive Tool for Determining the Testator’s Probable Intent

    Reenvisioning DRR as a Two-Stage Interpretive Tool for Determining the Testator’s Probable Intent
    Richard F. Storrow, Dependent Relative Revocation: Presumption or Probability?, 48 Real Prop. Tr. & Est. L.J. 497 (2014), available at SSRN.Michael YuProfessor Richard F. Storrow’s comprehensive article about the doctrine…
  • Oct 22

    Tort Liability as Compensation

    Tort Liability as Compensation
    Mark Gesitfeld, Compensation as a Tort Norm, in Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts (John Oberdiek ed., 2014).Gregory KeatingFor more than a decade, Mark Geistfeld has been developing an original and sophisticated theory of…
  • Oct 21

    Evaluating the Efficacy of Nonmonetary Tax Penaltie

    Evaluating the Efficacy of Nonmonetary Tax Penaltie
    Joshua D. Blank, Collateral Compliance, 162 U. Pa. L. Rev. 719 (2014).Kristin HickmanMonetary penalties for noncompliance are a routine feature of the tax laws. The tax literature includes extensive debate over different ways of structuring…
Rank this Week: 300

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/
  • Oct 24

    At The Mercy of the Tax Office

    At The Mercy of the Tax Office
    It could be anyone’s nightmare. For one woman, it is her reality.According to this story, the city of Norcross, Georgia, has sold a woman’s condominium unit because she did not pay a $94.85 city tax bill. She did not receive the…
  • Oct 22

    Tax Complications Often Mask Tax Break

    Tax Complications Often Mask Tax Break
    On Monday, a reader of the Albuquerque Journal sent an inquiry to a columnist who carefully answered the question. The reader wanted to know why it would be better to make a charitable donation of stock rather than a donation of cash in the…
  • Oct 20

    Putting the Brakes on Tax Break

    Putting the Brakes on Tax Break
    Philadelphia City Council has approved legislation giving yet another tax break to employers. According to this story, city officials are using a tax break to do what state law prohibits them from doing directly. They want private sector…
Rank this Week: 822

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/
  • Oct 24

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – October 24, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – October 24, 2014
    Erin and I were in Burbank yesterday to to talk governance at a foundation’s board retreat. Have a listen to Amy Adams sing Happy Working Song while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the week: Guidestar USA: Introducing…
  • Oct 17

    National Network of Fiscal Sponsors – Hot Topic Call: Legal

    National Network of Fiscal Sponsors – Hot Topic Call: Legal
    Yesterday, I had the pleasure of hosting a Hot Topic Call on legal issues for the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors. If you’re interested in viewing the accompanying slide deck, you can download it by clicking Hot Topics in…
  • Oct 17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – October 17, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – October 17, 2014
    My week started in Houston speaking at the Grantmakers in the Arts Conference and visiting the awesome dinosaur exhibit at the Museum of Natural Sciences. Have a listen to Was (Not Was)’s Walk the Dinosaur while perusing our…
Rank this Week: 839

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Oct 23

    Direct Deposit Refund Rule: New for 2015

    Direct Deposit Refund Rule: New for 2015
    Nowadays almost everybody files their Federal Tax Returns electronically.  The IRS has encouraged e-filing for many years now.  It’s a win-win because the IRS can process electronic returns very rapidly and the filer is happy…
  • Oct 17

    I’m Becoming a TAS Fanboy

    I’m Becoming a TAS Fanboy
    I know I’ve said some harsh (maybe even disparaging) comments about the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) in the past.  My comments have usually been related to the “quasi independent” nature of this service and how they…
  • Oct 15

    IRS and the Plain Writing Act

    IRS and the Plain Writing Act
    The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) recently audited the IRS’ compliance with the Plain Writing Act of 2010.  The Plain Writing Act is not what you think.  It doesn’t restrict descriptive…
Rank this Week: 2146

Tax Machine Blog

Tax Machine Blog

Discusses tax topics. By Thomas S. Groth.

http://taxmachine.us
  • Oct 23

    IRS Watchdog to Taxpayers: No More Hiding

    IRS Watchdog to Taxpayers: No More Hiding
    At first I thought it was old news. TIGTA came out and exposed a dirty IRS secret: $6.7B in IRS debt was marked “currently not collectible” when it – perhaps – should not have been. Once again, TIGTA is after the IRS…
  • Sep 22

    Tax Machine Podcast – Lois Lerner Breaks Silence

    Tax Machine Podcast – Lois Lerner Breaks Silence
      Politico interviewed Lois Lerner. In this podcast, I discuss what we found out. See the original Politico post here. Read more → The post Tax Machine Podcast – Lois Lerner Breaks Silence appeared first on Tax Machine…
  • Aug 8

    Why I think the Innocent Spouse Form is Worthle

    Why I think the Innocent Spouse Form is Worthle
    I posted a video on YouTube where I explain why I think that the Innocent Spouse relief form provided by the IRS is kind of useless. I wrote about the topic here on LinkedIn, and this video is based on that article. You can find the form on…
Rank this Week: 3029

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Amazon Fulfillment - Customer Convenience or Sales Tax Disaster

    Amazon Fulfillment - Customer Convenience or Sales Tax Disaster
    Now more than ever Amazon has been a one stop shop for many consumers. Not only can you buy just about anything you can think of on the Amazon website, but you can also receive lightning fast delivery of whatever you buy. Over the past few…
  • Oct 9

    Florida Motor Fuel Tax Audits on the Rise

    Florida Motor Fuel Tax Audits on the Rise
    Over the past few years the Florida Department of Revenue ("FDOR") has launched several new campaigns. About 2 years ago, the DOR gained the ability to access the data tracking all tobacco and alcohol items sold to retailers. Armed with…
  • Oct 1

    KENTUCKY DOR'S SECRETS REVEALED

    KENTUCKY DOR'S SECRETS REVEALED
    Many states, like my home state of Florida, have broad freedom of information laws. Known in Florida as the Sunshine Laws, the state's citizens can request a wide range of information from the government. Under the laws, so long as the…
Rank this Week: 3377

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/
  • Oct 23

    Happy National Estate Planning Awareness Week!

    Happy National Estate Planning Awareness Week!
    National Estate Planning Week is a good time to remind people about the importance of planning.
  • Oct 5

    State Inheritance and Estate Taxe

    State Inheritance and Estate Taxe
    Nineteen states and D.C. levy and estate or inheritance tax. These taxes can affect California residents.
  • Sep 23

    Taking Parents Off the Hook

    Taking Parents Off the Hook
    The New York Times published an interesting story this weekend on the expectations that parents and children have with respect to inheritances. The article summarized a study published in The Gerontologist last year, in which older adults and…
Rank this Week: 3565

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Oct 23

    IRS Gets Big Win In Court As Judge Dismisses Tea Party Targeting Case

    IRS Gets Big Win In Court As Judge Dismisses Tea Party Targeting Case
    Today, a federal court judge dismissed two high profile lawsuits against the Internal Revenue Service over its handling of tax exempt organization applications. What do those rulings mean for other tax exempt organizations? The answer might…
  • Oct 20

    Suspected Nazi War Criminals Collected Millions In Social Security Benefits After Fleeing The U.S.

    Suspected Nazi War Criminals Collected Millions In Social Security Benefits After Fleeing The U.S.
    Suspected Nazi war criminals are said to have collected millions in Social Security benefits after fleeing the country. Why? According to one beneficiary's son, it's as simple as, "He paid into the system."
  • Oct 17

    Apple Seeds Perk Wars, Adds Egg Freezing As Employee Benefit

    Apple Seeds Perk Wars, Adds Egg Freezing As Employee Benefit
    Apple and Facebook have fired the latest round in the "perk wars" - efforts to woo and keep talent in the tech sector. Not content with fancy meals, tech companies are offering female employees the opportunity to freeze their eggs. As perks…
Rank this Week: 303

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/
  • Oct 23

    Federal Tax Lien Did Not Survive Death of Joint Tenant

    Federal Tax Lien Did Not Survive Death of Joint Tenant
    Two individuals (Cunning and Wren) acquired real property in the U.S. Virgin Islands as joint tenants with rights of survivorship (JTWROS) in 2005. In 2010 the IRS filed a federal tax lien against Cunning in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Cunning…
  • Oct 18

    Applicable Federal Rates–November 2014

    Applicable Federal Rates–November 2014
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  • Oct 15

    IRS Modifies Offshore Filing Procedure

    IRS Modifies Offshore Filing Procedure
    The IRS has issued FAQs relating to the new streamlined procedures for offshore compliance, and for Delinquent International Information Return Submission Procedures. The FAQs for the streamlined program provide more detailed guidance on how…
Rank this Week: 935

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 25

    When Qualifying for a Loan: It's Not Your Credit Score that Matters -- It's How Much Debt You're Carrying

    When Qualifying for a Loan: It's Not Your Credit Score that Matters -- It's How Much Debt You're Carrying
    Probably the most frequent question I get from prospective clients is: "Will bankruptcy hurt my credit score?" It's a fair question, but I usually find it a little amusing. It's a bit like the man who's drowning worrying about how he's…
  • Jun 17

    It's Still Not Easy, But IRS May Be Moving Toward Granting More Back Tax Relief

    It's Still Not Easy, But IRS May Be Moving Toward Granting More Back Tax Relief
    There may be some good news for taxpayers with problems since IRS loosened up the rules for relief in 2012, according to recently-released reports by the agency. The IRS changes for granting relief recognize the downturn in the…
Rank this Week: 3951

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 645

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 380

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/
  • Oct 23

    What Law Governs Contracts With Foreign Entities?

    What Law Governs Contracts With Foreign Entities?
    A Business FAQ with Mark A. Williams. The law that governs every contract is usually the law that the contract says. In  most agreements, there will be a provision in it that says if we get into a dispute, here…Read more ›
  • Oct 22

    What is the UCC?

    What is the UCC?
    A Business FAQ with Joshua A. Diveley. The UCC is a set of uniform laws that have been developed as kind of a recommendation for the states to apply and adopt for their states. It stands for Uniform Commercial Code…Read more ›
  • Oct 21

    What Are Business Broker Agreements?

    What Are Business Broker Agreements?
    A Business FAQ with Mark A. Williams. A business broker agreement usually means that you have hired someone to sell your business for you. So you sign an agreement with them that will say, “I want to sell it for…Read more…
Rank this Week: 3592

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Oct 23

    Both the rich and ordinary Americans misunderstand their economic interest

    Both the rich and ordinary Americans misunderstand their economic interest
    There is class warfare going on, right now, all across this country. It's highlighted by the election gimmicks and gambits of those on the right who claim to be supporting ordinary Americans but whose real intentions show in the results. And…
  • Oct 22

    AICPA tax accountants have a new leader

    AICPA tax accountants have a new leader
    The following is today's press release from AICPA announcing the selection of Troy Lewis to head the AICPA Tax Executive Committee. Troy K. Lewis Named Chairman of AICPA Tax Executive Committee Washington, D.C. (October 22, 2014) – The…
  • Oct 21

    The result of taxpayers' financial bailout of GMAC

    The result of taxpayers' financial bailout of GMAC
    GMAC, as most of you likely know, was General Motors' financial group. GMAC had originated as a means for the auto company to support the market for autos through its wholly owned lending group. But as with most corporate enterprises,...
Rank this Week: 922

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/
  • Oct 23

    Protecting IRA Assets for Beneficiaries: IRA Beneficiary Trust

    Protecting IRA Assets for Beneficiaries: IRA Beneficiary Trust
    Earlier this year the Supreme Court ruled in Clark v. Rameker that inherited retirement accounts are subject to bankruptcy claims. As a result of this ruling, Individual Retirement Account (IRA) owners are taking steps to ensure assets…
  • Oct 20

    Gifting Trends Among Wealthy

    Gifting Trends Among Wealthy
    How and why individuals choose to donate to charities are influenced by several factors. Tax incentives for charitable giving are believed to be driving gifting trends, but there are also personal values and family legacies to consider.…
  • Oct 9

    Same-Sex Marriage Update

    Same-Sex Marriage Update
    On Monday, during its first day in session, the Supreme Court declined to hear seven pending appeals from federal appellate courts regarding same-sex marriage. The denials, which came without comment, mean that there is still no declaration…
Rank this Week: 751

Urbach & Avraham CPAs Law Blog

Urbach & Avraham CPAs Law Blog

Covers forensic accounting, estate administration, and personal, corporate, and estate income taxes.

http://uandacpas.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1386

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: 3182

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Oct 22

    Foreign Charities and the Changing Landscape of CRA Charity Audit

    Foreign Charities and the Changing Landscape of CRA Charity Audit
    There has been a flurry of recent scrutiny and activity in the areas of foreign and domestic charities – few foreign charities remain on the list of qualified donees since the changes to the definition of “qualified donee”…
  • Oct 21

    Federal NFP Corporations Act: What’s Next?

    Federal NFP Corporations Act: What’s Next?
    Companies incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act (Part II) were required to be continued under the new Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act on or before October 17, 2014. Industry Canada has published a Q&A on the next steps for…
  • Oct 20

    Tax Court: Mini Storage Not a “Small Business”

    Tax Court: Mini Storage Not a “Small Business”
    The small business deduction (“SBD”) is a tax-preference provided to certain privately-held Canadian corporations, and only in respect of certain types of income. More specifically, the SBD provides for a reduction of the rate of…
Rank this Week: 3457

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/
  • Oct 22

    Clash Over Corporate Tax in NC Utilities Commission

    Clash Over Corporate Tax in NC Utilities Commission
    A decision by the North Carolina Utilities Commission has triggered internal protest that highlights a rift between Democrats and Republicans. According to NewsObserver.com, the commission has ruled that the state's utilities can…
  • Oct 21

    Warren Buffet Still Wants Higher Taxe

    Warren Buffet Still Wants Higher Taxe
    The 'Oracle of Omaha,' billionaire investor Warren Buffet, is still touting the importance of higher taxes. Buffet said Oct. 6 that the recent White House action to limit tax inversions - in which companies shift their headquarters…
  • Oct 20

    New Jersey Division of Taxation Special Initiative

    New Jersey Division of Taxation Special Initiative
    On September 17, 2014, the New Jersey Division of Taxation announced a special initiative whereby businesses and individuals with unpaid tax liabilities could avoid some penalties, costs of collection and recovery fees. The program ends on…
Rank this Week: 1418

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

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

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
  • Oct 21

    Ways to Prevent Defaulting on Your Student Loan

    Ways to Prevent Defaulting on Your Student Loan
    Any debt can be overwhelming, but student loan debt can be particularly frustrating. Trying to budget for tuition costs and living expenses, especially if you’re still looking for a job, can be a nightmare. If you remember that…
  • Oct 16

    What Does Defaulting on Student Loan Debt Really Do to Your Credit

    What Does Defaulting on Student Loan Debt Really Do to Your Credit
    The ramifications of defaulting, or no longer making payments on your student loan debt, are well documented and sound overwhelming, to say the least. This includes garnishment of wages and affecting your credit score. But, what does becoming…
  • Oct 14

    Planning Your Financial Future While Young

    Planning Your Financial Future While Young
    Teenagers and young college students are often confused about how to handle money. Growing numbers of college students fear debt, foreclosures, and bankruptcy, sometimes because they’ve seen these things happen to parents or relatives.…
Rank this Week: 1041

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Oct 21

    Advice for Employers - Words Matter!

    Advice for Employers - Words Matter!
    In a recent case decided by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, an employer found out the hard way that a managerial employee’s ill-chosen words transformed a “slam-dunk” dismissal of an age discrimination case into an…
  • Oct 21

    Advice for Employers - Words Matter, Especially When it Comes to Fact-Based Opinion

    Advice for Employers - Words Matter, Especially When it Comes to Fact-Based Opinion
    In a recent case decided by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, an employer found out the hard way that a managerial employee’s ill-chosen words transformed a “slam-dunk” dismissal of an age discrimination case into an…
  • Oct 20

    5 Steps for Prudent Employers When Discharging Employees, Part One: Before Termination

    5 Steps for Prudent Employers When Discharging Employees, Part One: Before Termination
    The process of discharging employees can be chaotic and emotional. However, if employers are proactive and prepared when the time comes, many hassles can be avoided down the road. Following are five prudent steps to take before discharging…
Rank this Week: 3054

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/
  • Oct 21

    High Court Hears A Pair of RPTL § 420-a Cases on October 21, 2014

    High Court Hears A Pair of RPTL § 420-a Cases on October 21, 2014
    Kevin MacLeodWe’re starting off our new blog season after a bit of a break with a recap of two key exemption cases that will be making waves again soon. Specifically, on October 21, 2014 the New York Court of Appeals heard…
  • Aug 10

    Fourth Amendment precludes Inspection of Private Property even in Assessment Review Litigation

    Fourth Amendment precludes Inspection of Private Property even in Assessment Review Litigation
    Kathleen M. BennettRecently there has been increasing debate regarding if and when assessing jurisdictions, or its agents, can invade the privacy of New York residents. Even New York’s governor has been impacted by…
  • Jun 15

    High Court Will Hear Religious Exemption Case

    High Court Will Hear Religious Exemption Case
    Kevin MacLeodAs reported in an earlier post, entitled New York Pagan Phryganium Wins Real Property Tax Assessment Appeal,  the Third Department recently held that the Town of Catskill improperly denied a pagan religious group a real…
Rank this Week: 2206

Global Tax Enforcement

Global Tax Enforcement

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

http://www.globaltaxenforcement.com/
  • Oct 21

    New Hampshire Man Pleads Guilty Regarding Accounts in Switzerland, Israel, and Jersey

    New Hampshire Man Pleads Guilty Regarding Accounts in Switzerland, Israel, and Jersey
    On October 20, 2014, Menashe Cohen pleaded guilty in New Hampshire federal court to one count of filing a false income tax return for failing to report the existence of his Swiss and Israeli bank accounts on his 2009 tax return.  He did,…
  • Oct 9

    Switzerland Announces Intention to Change from Model 2 IGA to Model 1

    Switzerland Announces Intention to Change from Model 2 IGA to Model 1
    On October 8, 2014, Swiss officials announced that they intend to negotiate a reciprocal Model 1 FATCA IGA to replace the Model 2 IGA that they signed in 2013.  The motivation for the change is unknown, but the automatic exchange of…
  • Oct 7

    Forensic Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner Pleads Guilty to Concealing UBS Account

    Forensic Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner Pleads Guilty to Concealing UBS Account
    On October 3, 2014, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office press release and court records, Howard Bloomberg, a forensic accountant and certified fraud examiner, pleaded guilty to one count of failure to file an FBAR reporting his…
Rank this Week: 1414

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
  • Oct 20

    CRS Report on the Production Tax Credit

    CRS Report on the Production Tax Credit
    On October 2, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) published an overview of the production tax credit (PTC). The report is available here. It contains a helpful summary of the history of the PTC and an insightful discussion of the PTC and…
  • Oct 13

    Discovery Order Issued in “SolarCity” Cash Grant Litigation — Treasury to Provide Benchmarking Material

    Discovery Order Issued in “SolarCity” Cash Grant Litigation — Treasury to Provide Benchmarking Material
    On October 6, 2014, Judge Eric G. Bruggink of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims issued an order on the disputed production of documents and interrogatory responses requested from the U.S. Department of the Treasury by plaintiffs, investors in…
  • Oct 6

    Joint Committee’s Report on Energy Tax Incentives Misses the Mark on Green Job

    Joint Committee’s Report on Energy Tax Incentives Misses the Mark on Green Job
    The Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) on September 16 published a report analyzing federal energy tax incentives. The report is available here. The report is generally insightful; however, it has a misguided job-creation…
Rank this Week: 3593

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

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

    Helping Others With SAVO: Special Advocates for Vulnerable Oregonian

    Helping Others With SAVO: Special Advocates for Vulnerable Oregonian
    Please join me November 13 at a dinner to learn more about the fledgling charity, SAVO, and the economic and logistical challenges of aging baby boomers in the already underfunded court system. Learn how this organization has grown from…
  • Oct 13

    IRS Telephone Scam – Don’t Fall for It!

    IRS Telephone Scam – Don’t Fall for It!
    Recently, I spoke with two clients who were almost victims of a pervasive telephone scam involving a person posing as an Internal Revenue Service agent.  In each instance, the caller demanded immediate same-day payment of thousands of…
  • Oct 7

    Oregon’s Investor Defender Seeks Transparency

    Oregon’s Investor Defender Seeks Transparency
    Robert S. Banks Jr. is a Portland securities litigator making news in The New York Times for his efforts to shine a light on how the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) manages expungement requests. The article…
Rank this Week: 1669

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/
  • Oct 20

    Around the Sector: The Five Hundred-Thousand Dollar Question with Sherry Quam Taylor

    Around the Sector: The Five Hundred-Thousand Dollar Question with Sherry Quam Taylor
    The W&O Blog occasionally goes outside the firm to seek helpful insight from other experts and innovators in the nonprofit sector.  This guest post is by Sherry Quam Taylor of QuamTaylor LLC.  Sherry provides organizational and…
  • Oct 16

    Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Cert. Denial: Tacit Refusal with Massive Implication

    Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Cert. Denial: Tacit Refusal with Massive Implication
    The Supreme Court of the United States recently refused to hear federal appeals from five states concerning the legality of same-sex marriage.  As explained in the Chicago Tribune, “When the Supreme Court declines to hear a case…
  • Oct 10

    Defying the IRS Preaching Ban: Good Politics?

    Defying the IRS Preaching Ban: Good Politics?
    On Sunday, October 5, 2014, hundreds of religious leaders preached politics from the pulpit -- part of a now annual tradition and nationwide protest against the IRS’s ban on nonprofit involvement in political campaign activity.…
Rank this Week: 3594

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

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

    Copying Steven Martinez’s Idea Is Not a Good Choice

    Copying Steven Martinez’s Idea Is Not a Good Choice
    I’m on the road this weekend, but a story from the San Francisco Bay Area caught my eye. Charles Waldo was already in jail. He was arrested on a 50-count indictment for insurance fraud, tax evasion, felony vandalism, and a high speed…
  • Oct 12

    You Filed That Extension, And Only Now Are Realizing the Deadline is Wednesday…

    You Filed That Extension, And Only Now Are Realizing the Deadline is Wednesday…
    Yes, only three days are left until the extension deadline. If you file on October 16th, it’s as if you never filed that extension (you will owe a 22.5% late filing penalty). So what should you do if you’re just starting on your…
  • Oct 7

    It’s Not As If Anything Is Happening Right After This…

    It’s Not As If Anything Is Happening Right After This…
    Of course, after reporting good news from the IRS there must be bad news to balance it out. And there is. For reasons that only the bureaucrats at the IRS can fathom, every year over Columbus Day weekend the IRS shuts down their computer…
Rank this Week: 619

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • Oct 17

    Demystiphying the Canada – China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement

    Demystiphying the Canada – China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement
    Canada and China have both now ratified the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement ("FIPA", also referred to as "???????" in China), with the result that, as of October 1, 2014, FIPA is now in full force and effect. There has…
  • Oct 2

    Health Profession Corporations – British Columbia

    Health Profession Corporations – British Columbia
    The benefits of health professionals within British Columbia (such as Dentists, Physicians, Naturopaths, Pharmacists, Physical Therapists and Optometrists etc) consider the benefits of becoming self employed and practicing through their own…
  • Sep 12

    Charity Law Bulletin – Canada

    Charity Law Bulletin – Canada
    This bulletin highlights some of the topical issues that concern a registered charity. The post Charity Law Bulletin – Canada appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
Rank this Week: 3000

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Oct 17

    BGE 1C_786/2013: Ehemalige, ausserhalb der Bauzone liegende Gewerbebauten können nicht als Wohnungen umgenutzt werden

    BGE 1C_786/2013: Ehemalige, ausserhalb der Bauzone liegende Gewerbebauten können nicht als Wohnungen umgenutzt werden
    Wie die NZZ am 09.10.2014 berichtete, fällte das Bundesgericht (BGer) vergangene Woche am Mittwoch einen Grundsatzentscheid zur Umnutzung von Gewerbebauten: ehemalige, ausserhalb der Bauzone liegende Gewerbebauten können nicht als…
  • Oct 14

    Neue Aussenlandeverordnung per 1. September 2014 in Kraft getreten

    Neue Aussenlandeverordnung per 1. September 2014 in Kraft getreten
    Die vom Bundesrat am 14. Mai 2014 verabschiedete Aussenlandeverordnung (AuLaV; SR 748.132.3) trat am 1. September 2014 in Kraft und löst die in der Vergangenheit jährlich ausgestellten Bewilligungen für Aussenlandungen…
  • Oct 10

    Revidierter „Swiss Code“ in Kraft

    Revidierter „Swiss Code“ in Kraft
    Der „Swiss Code of Best Practice for Corporate Governance“ der Economiesuisse (Swiss Code) dient seit 2002 als Richtschnur für Schweizer börsenkotierte Unternehmen und gibt Empfehlungen für die Ausgestaltung ihrer…
Rank this Week: 3553

IRS-Hitman

IRS-Hitman

Covers IRS tax problems. By Richard Close.

http://irs-hitman.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 17

    Obamacare: What Employers Need to Know

    Obamacare: What Employers Need to Know
    As an employer, you have certain responsibilities under Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act. If you have 50 or more employees who work for you full-time, then you are considered an ALE( applicable large employer). An ALE employer is subject…
  • Oct 10

    Do You e-file Your Business Taxes?

    Do You e-file Your Business Taxes?
    If you are an employer, then you can easily file tax returns by using e-file. Large and mid-sized corporations are required to file using e-file. Businesses big or small, and self-employed can opt for e-filing over paper filing if they wish…
  • Oct 3

    Factors That Affect Tax Debt Resolution

    Factors That Affect Tax Debt Resolution
    In order to successfully resolve a tax debt, it’s important to understand the IRS policies and tax laws that affect your situation. Care must be taken in choosing an appropriate payment plan that will provide you the most effective…
Rank this Week: 716

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/
  • Oct 16

    New FAQs For Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) Released by IRS

    New FAQs For Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) Released by IRS
    Our tax lawyers have reviewed the IRS' newly issued FAQs for its Delinquent International Information Return Submission Procedures, the Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures for U.S. Taxpayers Residing in the United States (SDOP), and the…
  • Sep 16

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

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

    Business Owners Get Jail Time for Tax Evasion

    Business Owners Get Jail Time for Tax Evasion
    Sometimes understating income is just carelessness. Sometimes its tax fraud or tax evasion. People don't always realize that tax fraud or tax evasion can lead to time in jail. Convincing judges to sentence defendants to prison for criminal…
Rank this Week: 925

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: 3825

New Jersey CPA Tax Lawyer Blog

New Jersey CPA Tax Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.newjerseycpataxlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1231

Nolo's Tax Law Tips

Nolo's Tax Law Tips

Covers tax law.

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

    Capital Gains Rate

    Capital Gains Rate
    As the 2014 tax planning season comes upon us (just as the last extension date for filing 2013 returns comes and goes), folks should not lose sight of the advantageous way in which long-term capital gains are taxed. 20% rate if the gains…
  • Oct 7

    Strict Substantiation Rules Govern Property Donations to Charity

    Strict Substantiation Rules Govern Property Donations to Charity
    Check the recent Tax Court decision in the Smith case (TC Memo 2014-203) before you get too cavalier with your tax documentation. This chap donated about $27,000 (according to him) worth of household goods, clothing and electronic equipment…
  • Sep 29

    Don’t Forget IRA-Required Distribution as Year End Approache

    Don’t Forget IRA-Required Distribution as Year End Approache
    The last quarter of the year is just around the corner, and those of you age 70-1/2 and older should be sure to withdraw from your IRA the “required minimum distribution” (RMD) lest you be subjected to the onerous 50% penalty if…
Rank this Week: 4927

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: 3644

Tax Trials

Tax Trials

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

http://taxtrials.com/
  • Oct 13

    Tax Court Preserves Taxpayer Protections against Arbitrary and Capricious Appeals Ruling

    Tax Court Preserves Taxpayer Protections against Arbitrary and Capricious Appeals Ruling
    In Buczek v. Commissioner, 143 T.C. 16 (2014), the Tax Court granted the IRS’s motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction under IRC § 6330(g) where the taxpayers offered only frivolous arguments as the basis for a…
  • Oct 8

    Artist Successfully Defends Business Despite Losses in 18 of 20 Year

    Artist Successfully Defends Business Despite Losses in 18 of 20 Year
    In Crile v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2014-202 (2014), the Tax Court held that the taxpayer engaged in the “trade or business” of being an artist under IRC § 183 (also known as the “Hobby Loss Rule“). The…
  • Sep 23

    Tax Court Allows Predictive Coding for Electronic Discovery

    Tax Court Allows Predictive Coding for Electronic Discovery
    In Dynamo Holdings v. Commissioner, 143 T.C. No. 9, the Tax Court upheld the taxpayers’ motion to use predictive coding to respond to the IRS’s discovery request. The decision is an important development for…
Rank this Week: 3425

Transfer Pricing Watch

Transfer Pricing Watch

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

http://www.transferpricingwatch.com
  • Oct 13

    Bombay High Court Rules for Vodafone, Says Issuance of Shares Was Not Income

    Bombay High Court Rules for Vodafone, Says Issuance of Shares Was Not Income
    Oct. 10 — The Bombay High Court has ruled in favor of British telecommunications company Vodafone in a transfer pricing dispute involving tax years 2009-10 and 2010-11, finding the issuance of shares in a capital financial transaction…
  • Oct 6

    BEPS Project to Issue Discussion Draft On VAT Business-to-Consumer Transaction

    BEPS Project to Issue Discussion Draft On VAT Business-to-Consumer Transaction
    Oct. 1 — The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Oct. 1 announced that the work under its joint project with the Group of 20 countries to combat base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) will include a discussion draft…
  • Aug 27

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

    Chilean Senate Approves Tax Overhaul, Including Hefty Withholding Tax For Some
    A dramatic overhaul of the Chilean tax system—including significant implications for foreign owners of companies in Chile—is one step closer to being finalized, after the Chilean Senate approved the legislation Aug. 19.The post…
Rank this Week: 4231

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Offices of Sanford I. Millar.

http://www.taxattorneycalifornia.net/tax-blog/
  • Oct 12

    Put Another Notch in the DOJ Gun

    Put Another Notch in the DOJ Gun
    In the history of the old west when gun fighters survived a gun fight they might put a “notch” in their pistol as a badge of honor. Well the U.S. Department of Justice can put another notch in its weapon of choice, threat of…
  • Oct 5

    IRS Use of Customs Hold for International Taxpayer

    IRS Use of Customs Hold for International Taxpayer
    In a recent Memorandum from the Treasury Inspector General Tax Administration (“TIGTA”) to the IRS TIGTA discussed one of the methods the IRS uses in its efforts to collect delinquent taxes and penalties, namely the Customs Hold.…
  • Sep 28

    FATCA Letters-What should I do now?

    FATCA Letters-What should I do now?
    As a result of the Foreign Account Tax Comliance Act, (FATCA), the latest estimates are that over 77,000 Foreign Financial Institutions (FFI’s) and over 80 foreign governments have entered into agreements to provide information about…
Rank this Week: 2290

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 11

    Warning: Email Wire Fraud Scam Hitting Real Estate Industry

    Warning: Email Wire Fraud Scam Hitting Real Estate Industry
    Warning to the real estate industry: a widespread fraud is currently underway that could cost you and your client tens, or even hundreds, of thousands of dollars. The Scam The scam is simple: the scammer obtains access to an email…
  • Aug 4

    Taxing Scandals: The Blog that Looks at Tax Consequences of the Latest Tabloid Scandals – Donald Sterling and His Silent Partner

    Taxing Scandals: The Blog that Looks at Tax Consequences of the Latest Tabloid Scandals – Donald Sterling and His Silent Partner
    When a probate judge cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the Clippers not only Shelly Sterling came away as a winner. Donald and Shelly’s silent partners, the federal and California governments, were also in for their share of…
  • Jul 28

    Mortgage Shotgunning and the Priority of Trust Deed

    Mortgage Shotgunning and the Priority of Trust Deed
    The article below appeared in the California Real Property Journal, the Official Publication of the Real Property Section fo the State Bar of California. A PDF of the article is available here. Volume 32, Number 2, 2014 Mortgage Shotgunning…
Rank this Week: 4801

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/
  • Oct 8

    Sixth Circuit Narrows Scope of Liability Under ICA Sections 36(a) and (b)

    Sixth Circuit Narrows Scope of Liability Under ICA Sections 36(a) and (b)
    In Laborers’ Local 265 Pension Fund v. iShares Trust, No. 13-6486, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 18627 (6th Cir. Sept. 30, 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of claims alleging violations of…
  • Sep 22

    Second Circuit Holds Forum Selection Clause Supersedes FINRA’s Mandatory Arbitration Rule

    Second Circuit Holds Forum Selection Clause Supersedes FINRA’s Mandatory Arbitration Rule
    In Goldman, Sachs & Co. v. Golden Empire Schools Financing Authority, No. 13-797-cv, 2014 WL 4099289 (2d Cir. Aug. 21, 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that a forum selection clause in a broker-dealer…
  • Sep 9

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

    NASDAQ Proposes The Adoption Of A New All-Inclusive Annual Listing Fee
    On August 26, 2014, The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (“NASDAQ”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) certain proposed amendments to the NASDAQ Stock Market Rules (the “Amendments”) to…
Rank this Week: 559

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

Covers fundamental concepts relevant to estate planning, business law, real estate law, and tax law. By Cook & Cook.

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Oct 8

    4 Ways to Protect Your Intellectual Property

    4 Ways to Protect Your Intellectual Property
    In the United States, there are four principal ways in which a person or business can protect intellectual property, however, not all types of protection are available for all property types. The infographic below briefly describes each of…
  • Sep 16

    U.S. Federal Trademark Filing

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

    ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge Trademark Filing

    ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge Trademark Filing
    The ALS Association has filed an application to register a federal trademark for "Ice Bucket Challenge", the viral sensation that has swept the nation this summer. Although most Americans likely associate "Ice Bucket Challenge" with the ALS…
Rank this Week: 700

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/
  • Oct 8

    How to Use a Roth IRA to Fund College Tuition

    How to Use a Roth IRA to Fund College Tuition
    Last week I came across an interesting article by Erin Arvedlund in the Philadelphia Inquirer about saving for college tuition.  The article reminded me that it’s possible to use a Roth IRA to pay education expenses.…
  • Sep 29

    What Happens to My ITunes Account When I Die?

    What Happens to My ITunes Account When I Die?
    In today’s digital world, many clients are beginning to ask questions like, “What happens to my accounts on the Cloud, like my iTunes and Instagram accounts, when I die?” and “Will the executor of my estate have…
  • Aug 13

    Back to School: Health Care Directives and Powers of Attorney for College Student

    Back to School: Health Care Directives and Powers of Attorney for College Student
    As summer draws to a close, millions of young adults will head off to college in the next few weeks.  If one of these is your son or daughter (or you have clients with children in college), do yourself a favor and…
Rank this Week: 3173

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: 3403