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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/
  • Jul 6

    The Reasons for Failures and Delays in Confirming Nominees Are More Complicated than We Think

    The Reasons for Failures and Delays in Confirming Nominees Are More Complicated than We Think
    Anne Joseph O'Connell, Shortening Agency and Judicial Vacancies through Filibuster Reform? An Examination of Confirmation Rates and Delays from 1981 to 2014, 64 Duke L.J. 1645 (2015).Richard PierceI thought I had a good general…
  • Jul 3

    The Truth is Not Enough to Set Us Free

    The Truth is Not Enough to Set Us Free
    Erik J. Girvan, On Using the Psychological Science of Implicit Bias to Advance Anti-Discrimination Law, (2015), available at SSRN.Marcia L. McCormickLegal scholars in a wide range of areas have used now well-settled developments in cognitive…
  • Jul 1

    What’s Missing in New Zealand?

    What’s Missing in New Zealand?
    David Enoch, Tort Liability and Taking Responsibility in Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts (John Oberdiek ed., 2014).Scott Hershovitz“What’s missing in New Zealand?” That’s the question David Enoch poses in…
Rank this Week: 100

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 131

Tax Policy Blog

Tax Policy Blog

Covers federal, state and international tax issues, including AMT, capital gains and dividends taxes, corporate income taxes, income taxes, property taxes, and sales and use taxes. By the Tax Foundation.

http://taxfoundation.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 148

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 6

    Get Your Discounts Before They Are Gone

    Get Your Discounts Before They Are Gone
    The IRS is talking rule changes again.  It may be time to take another look at your estate plan. Family-owned businesses often gift ownership interests in the business to younger generations in an effort to reduce gift or estate tax…
  • Jul 2

    SYK Client Couture Cocktails Mixes Up the Manhattan

    SYK Client Couture Cocktails Mixes Up the Manhattan
    Our client, Couture Cocktails, Inc. is producing a line of premium classic bottled cocktails. Watch the Couture Cocktails interview on KOIN about their Straight Up Manhattans! Look for them in your local liquor store. Learn more on…
  • Jul 2

    Valerie Sasaki Promoted to Partner in the Firm

    Valerie Sasaki Promoted to Partner in the Firm
    Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP is pleased to announce that Valerie Sasaki has been promoted to Partner in the firm. Since joining Samuels Yoelin Kantor in 2012, Ms. Sasaki has specialized in jurisdictional tax consulting, business tax and planning…
Rank this Week: 245

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
  • Nov 27

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
Rank this Week: 260

IRS Problem Solver Blog

IRS Problem Solver Blog

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

http://www.getirshelp.com/irsblog
  • Jul 6

    Restaurant Owners In Hot Water

    Restaurant Owners In Hot Water
    Restaurant owners in Wisconsin are in some hot water with the IRS. The owners of El Beso, El Fuego, and Omega Burger have been charged with violating tax laws. The family that owns it now faces 33 charges in total.... The post Restaurant…
  • Jul 5

    IRS Will Collect Unpaid Payroll Taxes Years Later

    IRS Will Collect Unpaid Payroll Taxes Years Later
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can be dogged in its efforts to collect income tax. Some recent news is the agency can be even more focused on getting its due when it comes to payroll taxes. While the statute of... The post IRS Will…
  • Jul 4

    IRS Employees Embarrassing Lack Of Cybersecurity

    IRS Employees Embarrassing Lack Of Cybersecurity
    The IRS and the government as a whole is one organization that most of us hope we could trust with our personal information. However, that trust is surely beginning to waver for many following numerous reports of break-ins to…
Rank this Week: 323

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Jul 5

    State Taxes Matter, Lesson #21

    State Taxes Matter, Lesson #21
    When does $108 million equal $80 million? When you’re leaving California and heading to Texas. DeAndre Jordan has been playing center for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. Mr. Jordan just signed a free…
  • Jun 30

    Mr. Hyatt Goes to Washington…Again

    Mr. Hyatt Goes to Washington…Again
    The saga of Gilbert Hyatt and the Franchise Tax Board, California’s income tax agency, continues. As you may remember, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled last September that the FTB committed fraud against Mr. Hyatt (false representation…
  • Jun 29

    Does a Nonresident Alien Spouse that Has Elected to be Treated as a US Person Need to File an FBAR?

    Does a Nonresident Alien Spouse that Has Elected to be Treated as a US Person Need to File an FBAR?
    With the FBAR deadline upon us, an interesting question arose: Does a spouse covered by the §1.6013-6 regulation allowing a nonresident alien individual to be treated as a resident need to file an FBAR? Logic says no; the FBAR comes out…
Rank this Week: 341

Business and Tax Lawyer Blog

Business and Tax Lawyer Blog

By Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A.

http://www.businessandtaxlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 2

    Assigning your Florida Limited Liability Company interest

    Assigning your Florida Limited Liability Company interest
    The purpose of the limited liability company (“LLC”) is to give investors limited liability and, at the same time, special treatment under the federal income tax laws. For Florida state income tax purposes, an LLC is expressly…
  • Jul 15

    Florida’s New and Improved Limited Liabilty Company Act

    Florida’s New and Improved Limited Liabilty Company Act
    Florida recently passed a law which revamps its limited liability company act.  This is important for all Florida LLC owners and upon reading this article, you should schedule a meeting with your business law attorney in order to discuss…
  • Jul 8

    Relationship between partners in a Florida partnership

    Relationship between partners in a Florida partnership
    Florida has adopted the Revised Uniform Partnership Act (“RUPA”), which defines a partnership as an association of two or more persons to carry on as co-owners a business for profit. A partnership is unlike a corporation in that…
Rank this Week: 358

US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

http://www.uslawwatch.com
Rank this Week: 342

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Jul 4

    Taxation Without Representation: Why We Celebrate July 4th

    Taxation Without Representation: Why We Celebrate July 4th
    It's July 4, or Independence Day, in the United States. We celebrate the day that the colonies formally declared their independence from Great Britain - and that includes independence from tax.
  • Jul 3

    Postal Worker Accused Of Stealing More Than $1 Million In Tax Refunds Through The Mail

    Postal Worker Accused Of Stealing More Than $1 Million In Tax Refunds Through The Mail
    The check is in the mail - but it turns out, it's a bogus refund check. A U.S. postal worker has been accused of using his mail delivery route to steal more than $1 million in federal tax refund checks.
  • Jun 29

    8 Signs That It’s Time To Get A New Tax Professional

    8 Signs That It’s Time To Get A New Tax Professional
    Now that tax season is winding down for summer, it may be time to review your relationship with your tax professional. To help, here are 8 Signs That It's Time To Get A New Tax Professional.
Rank this Week: 463

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Jun 26

    New Judges Appointed to the Tax Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal

    New Judges Appointed to the Tax Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal
    A new judge has been appointed to the Tax Court of Canada. From the news release published by the Department of Justice: The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today…
  • Jun 19

    Fairmont: OCA Dismisses Crown’s Appeal in Rectification Case

    Fairmont: OCA Dismisses Crown’s Appeal in Rectification Case
    The Ontario Court of Appeal has dismissed the Crown’s appeal in Fairmont Hotels Inc. v. A.G. (Canada) (2015 ONCA 441). In Fairmont (2014 ONSC 7302), the taxpayer was successful on an application for rectification of certain…
  • Jun 10

    Kruger: FX Derivatives Gains/Losses Taxed Only When Realized

    Kruger: FX Derivatives Gains/Losses Taxed Only When Realized
    In Kruger Incorporated v. The Queen (2015 TCC 119), the Tax Court held that the taxpayer could not value its foreign exchange options contracts on a mark-to-market basis, with the result that certain losses were not deductible by the taxpayer…
Rank this Week: 509

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: 448

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: 636

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • May 18

    Partition Attorney’s Fees Against an Uncooperative Co-Tenant

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

    Non-Dischargeability of Intentional Fraudulent Transfer

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

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

    PROCEED CAREFULLY WITH MALICIOUS PROSECUTION ACTIONS ARISING OUT OF FAMILY LAW COURT MATTERS
    As a general rule, California malicious prosecution actions are dicey propositions insofar as they always subject the plaintiff to a potential Anti-SLAPP motion from the defendant pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure section…
Rank this Week: 578

IRS-Hitman

IRS-Hitman

Covers IRS tax problems. By Richard Close.

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

    Threat of IRS Phone Scam Continue

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

    How Late Payment of Taxes Affects You

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

    Benefits of a Retirement Plan

    Benefits of a Retirement Plan
    Along with saving taxes, a retirement plan also secures your future. You can save more in taxes by choosing the right kind of retirement plans according to your financial situation. Before you select one, it’s important to know the…
Rank this Week: 774

Tax Plus Blog

Tax Plus Blog

Covers UK tax issues. By Mercer & Hole.

http://www.mercerhole.co.uk/blog/tax-plus/
  • Mar 19

    Moving on to digital tax account

    Moving on to digital tax account
    A radical step in the modernisation of the UK tax system is the announcement that digital tax accounts will be introduced with the intention that these will displace tax return filing obligations.  HMRC plan to make the new digitalised…
  • Mar 19

    Annuity unlocking

    Annuity unlocking
    There will be changes to annuities with a view to equalising the position with regards to the pension freedoms already made to income drawdown arrangements. From April 2016, individuals who have already purchased an annuity will be permitted…
  • Mar 19

    Where there’s a Will – there’s a way to change it

    Where there’s a Will – there’s a way to change it
    The use of a deed of variation (sometimes called a deed of family arrangement) is a long established practice which enables the terms of a Will to be altered by the beneficiaries after the death of the testator. If the appropriate election is…
Rank this Week: 663

The 1031 Exchange Blog

The 1031 Exchange Blog

Covers delayed, reverse and improvement 1031 exchanges.

http://1031exchangeinstitute.org/
  • Sep 7

    Leasehold Interest of Less Than 30 Years Not Like-Kind to Fee Simple Interest

    Leasehold Interest of Less Than 30 Years Not Like-Kind to Fee Simple Interest
    Taxpayer Owns Leasehold Interest and Motel The taxpayer in this Tax Court Case (VIP's Industries, Inc., June 24, 2013) owned a leasehold interest that had a remaining term of twenty-ond (21) years and four (4) months.  The taxpayer had…
  • Jan 7

    1031 Exchanges: Welcome Back!

    1031 Exchanges: Welcome Back!
    For real estate investors located in high tax rate states, such as California, the 1031 Exchange just moved to the top of their to-do list.  There were some very significant changes made to Federal and state tax codes, and a…
  • Jan 7

    1031 Exchanges: Welcome Back!

    1031 Exchanges: Welcome Back!
    For real estate investors located in high tax rate states, such as California, the 1031 Exchange just moved to the top of their to-do list.  There were some very significant changes made to Federal and state tax codes, and a…
Rank this Week: 590

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/
  • Jul 6

    So What’s a Taxpayer To Do?

    So What’s a Taxpayer To Do?
    Almost all taxpayers who retain tax return preparers to prepare their federal income tax returns do so because they find the task too challenging. They turn to tax return preparers because they are accustomed to handing tasks to experts when…
  • Jul 3

    When the Job of a Tax Is Finished

    When the Job of a Tax Is Finished
    What should be done when the purpose of a tax is finished? Presumably, the tax should be repealed. We know, of course, that this doesn’t happen as often as one would expect, which would be every time. As nicely described in this…
  • Jul 1

    Learning About Tax from the Judge. Judy, That Is.

    Learning About Tax from the Judge. Judy, That Is.
    When, from time to time, I mention that I watch episodes of Judge Judy whenever I get the chance, sometimes the reaction is one of bewilderment, as though I’ve descended into the depths of letting myself be entranced by reality TV. Of…
Rank this Week: 828

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/
  • Jul 5

    First Time Abate

    First Time Abate
    Taxpayers who file a return late, make a late payment, or make a late tax deposit are subject to penalties. What is not known by most taxpayers, and a lot of tax practitioners, is that the IRS has a program to abate these penalties for those…
  • Jul 3

    Partnership Rules Not Applicable to Determining Recourse vs Nonrecourse Status of Debt Outside of Subchapter K

    Partnership Rules Not Applicable to Determining Recourse vs Nonrecourse Status of Debt Outside of Subchapter K
    Code Section 752 and its regulations provide extensive rules as to determining whether partnership debt is recourse or nonrecourse. Such determinations are relevant for basis determination purposes under Subchapter K (the Subchapter…
  • Jun 28

    No Theft Loss for Securities “Pump-and-Dump”

    No Theft Loss for Securities “Pump-and-Dump”
    Pump-and-dump occurs when corporate officers or other shareholders fraudulently promote shares of a company and engage in fraudulent sales to increase the value of shares. This is injurious to other shareholders who suffer losses when the…
Rank this Week: 786

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/
  • Jul 1

    NJ State Senator Calls for Income Tax Hike and Estate Tax Cut – What it Means to You

    NJ State Senator Calls for Income Tax Hike and Estate Tax Cut – What it Means to You
    The recent tax reform proposal from New Jersey State Senator, Raymond Lesniak, would create an income tax hike for residents over $350,000 but remove the estate tax. According to the NJ Spotlight, the plan is estimated to generate more than…
  • Jun 23

    Need To Know About Estate Tax Portability? We Can Help

    Need To Know About Estate Tax Portability? We Can Help
    Last week the IRS announced its final rules on the estate tax portability of the deceased spousal unused exclusion (DSUE) amount, which clarifies that portability is only granted to executors if the gross value of the estate is…
  • Jun 18

    US Corporate Income Tax Policy Isn’t That Bad

    US Corporate Income Tax Policy Isn’t That Bad
    Don’t Believe the Negative Hype Regarding US Corporate Income Tax Policy The US corporate income tax policy is less stringent than its opponents contend, according to a recent New York Times opinion piece written by economic expert Josh…
Rank this Week: 1339

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/
  • Jun 26

    Reclassification Rule Makes S Corporation’s Income Not Passive, Despite Taxpayers’ Lack of Participation

    Reclassification Rule Makes S Corporation’s Income Not Passive, Despite Taxpayers’ Lack of Participation
    Passive activity rules can allow a taxpayer to reduce his or her tax obligation if the activity qualifies. Sometimes, though, even when a taxpayer meets the standards for not materially participating in a business, the law allows the Internal…
  • May 22

    Making Sure You Meet the Deadline for Filing Your Amended Federal Income Tax Return

    Making Sure You Meet the Deadline for Filing Your Amended Federal Income Tax Return
    Recently, U.S. taxpayers witnessed the passing of another “Tax Day.” While almost everyone knows that April 15 is the deadline for filing your previous year’s federal individual income tax return, some taxpayers may…
  • Apr 24

    Making the Switch from an S Corporation to an LLC

    Making the Switch from an S Corporation to an LLC
    Operating your business as a limited liability company may provide you with many advantages. If you currently have your business structured as an S corporation and are considering converting to an LLC to take advantage of the benefits that…
Rank this Week: 950

EU & Italian International Tax…

EU & Italian International Tax Law Blog

Provides updates on EU and Italian international tax matters. By Marco Rossi.

http://www.euitalianinternationaltax.com/
  • Jun 20

    Italy's Tax Residency for Foreign Investor

    Italy's Tax Residency for Foreign Investor
    Italy's tax residency for foreign taxpayers buying Italian real estate, and spending significant time in Italy for pleasure or business continues being a very critical and challenging issue. Italy assigns tax residency of individuals based on…
  • May 6

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

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

    Overview of Italy's Tax Reporting Rule

    Overview of Italy's Tax Reporting Rule
    Italian resident taxpayers are required to report all of their assets held outside of Italy,  on form RW of their Italian income tax returns (which include various sections and can be considered the equivalent of the FBAR and other…
Rank this Week: 1068

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Jun 12

    Bernie Sanders at The Monitor Breakfast

    Bernie Sanders at The Monitor Breakfast
    In an extraordinarily frank breakfast exchange with journalists, Bernie Sanders answered a number of questions about his views and the direction he thinks the country needs to move. As usual, the press tended to ask "horse-race"…
  • Dec 1

    Kuretskis Seek Certiorari at Supreme Court about Tax Court

    Kuretskis Seek Certiorari at Supreme Court about Tax Court
    Peter and Kathleen Kuretski submitted a 2007 tax return showing they owed almost $25,000 but they didn't pay a penny. In the administrative process within the IRS, they sought approval of an "offer in compromise" where they would…
  • Nov 15

    Election Puzzle

    Election Puzzle
    The elections got me down. I must admit that I am truly puzzled by the American electorate--that is, the very small slice of American voters that actually makes it to the polls and votes. We know that many of the...
Rank this Week: 1172

North Carolina Estate Planning…

North Carolina Estate Planning Blog

Covers legal issues relating to wealth transfer, asset preservation, probate, and taxation. By Greg Herman-Giddens of Trust Counsel, P.A.

http://www.ncestateplanningblog.com/
  • May 29

    New Birth Certificate Guidelines in North Carolina for Same-Sex Couples’ Children

    New Birth Certificate Guidelines in North Carolina for Same-Sex Couples’ Children
    Same-sex couples who have a child in North Carolina could previously only list one parent on the child’s birth certificate. This made administration of additional documentation for the child (Social Security card, school registrations,…
  • May 27

    Covering Retirement v. Leaving Inheritance

    Covering Retirement v. Leaving Inheritance
    Expenses in senior years continue to be a concern for many Americans. As multiple studies show, most individuals do not maintain adequate retirement contributions. As the costs of long-term care (LTC) insurance policies and LTC costs rise,…
  • May 26

    Avoid a Will Dispute

    Avoid a Will Dispute
    An individual’s last will and testament might clearly reflect one’s wishes, but it does not prevent an estate dispute. Successfully contesting a will in North Carolina (and similarly in other states) requires evidence of certain…
Rank this Week: 1093

Texas State & Local Tax Law…

Texas State & Local Tax Law Blog

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

http://www.txsaltlaw.com/
  • Apr 13

    Proposed legislation affecting Texas tax disputes: administrative hearing procedure

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

    Proposed legislation affecting Texas tax disputes: pre-hearing procedure

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

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

    Tax-related bills to watch in the 2015 Texas Legislature: taxing aircraft
    This past Friday, March 13th, was the last day for the unrestricted filing of bills in the current regular session of the 84th Texas Legislature (certain restrictions will make it harder to file a bill between now and the end of the…
Rank this Week: 993

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: 988

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Aug 22

    The Joy Of Inheriting Appreciated Property

    The Joy Of Inheriting Appreciated Property
    When you inherit property, such as a house or stocks, the property is usually worth more than it was when the original owner purchased it. If you were to sell the property, there could be huge capital gains taxes. Fortunately, when you…
  • Aug 21

    When PODs Go BAD

    When PODs Go BAD
    Are payable on death accounts a simple way to pass assets to heirs or are they a mistake? It sure sounds simple. With a payable on death account or paid on death account, you name a beneficiary who gets the account when you die—no probate,…
  • Aug 20

    QPRT Consideration

    QPRT Consideration
    Among those with wealth primarily concentrated in their home or investment portfolio, there are two types of trusts designed to transfer wealth to heirs and save taxes by removing the assets from the estate. In effect, this reduces the amount…
Rank this Week: 982

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax controversy, tax planning, IRS voluntary disclosure, and tax evasion. By A. Antonio Tomas, P.A.

http://www.floridataxlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 20

    Taxes for Expats Increasingly Complicated

    Taxes for Expats Increasingly Complicated
    It used to be that living overseas - and all the financial and tax implications that come with it - was an acumen that belonged primarily to the super rich. However, our Miami tax lawyers know that is no longer the case, as unemployment here…
  • Jun 15

    Tax Fraud Cases in South Florida Numerous This Year

    Tax Fraud Cases in South Florida Numerous This Year
    Florida tax fraud prosecutions this year have been numerous - and they run the gamut. One involved a former corrections officer, another a hospital worker, another an exotic dancer and yet another a former mayor. Our Miami tax fraud defense…
  • May 24

    Miami IRS Audit Lawyers Talk Tea Party Scandal

    Miami IRS Audit Lawyers Talk Tea Party Scandal
    The IRS-Tea Party scandal has rocked Washington, with news that the government tax authority improperly targeted the conservative group for political reasons. Our Miami IRS audit defense lawyers know the reason this controversy has been so…
Rank this Week: 1400

New York Trusts & Estates Law…

New York Trusts & Estates Law Blog

Covers New York wills, trusts, estates, and elder law. By Saul Elnadav.

http://trustsestateslaw.com
Rank this Week: 1272

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 6

    Revised article posted

    Revised article posted
    I have posted on SSRN a revised version of my article "The Crossroads Versus the Seesaw: Getting a 'Fix' on Recent International Tax Policy Developments."  It's available here.The changes reflect helpful comments that I received late…
  • Jul 4

    The Greek referendum

    The Greek referendum
    While I have far more sympathy for the Greeks than the Germans in their current standoff, this Vox post helps make the point that it's quite hard to say which referendum outcome would lead to better state of affairs down the road.If…
  • Jul 1

    Vacation reading

    Vacation reading
    While traveling in the UK last week, the books that I got to read included Knausgaard Book 1, and a biography of Lewis Carroll / social history of the Alice books by Robert Douglas Fairhurst.I liked, and more than that respected, the…
Rank this Week: 3480

Tax Crisis Institute

Tax Crisis Institute

This blog is all about tax troubles with the IRS and how to avoid them.

http://www.taxcrisisinstitute.com/blog/
  • Jul 6

    IRAs and Tax Debt

    IRAs and Tax Debt
    Lately, the IRS has shown an increased willingness to seize IRAs and retirement accounts to pay delinquent tax debts. These deplorable levies are genuinely frightening to a retiree who cannot...
  • Jun 4

    FBAR & Other Offshore Issue

    FBAR & Other Offshore Issue
    Under the Bank Secrecy Act, U.S. residents – or a person in and doing business within the United States – must file a report with the U.S. Treasury  if they...
  • May 29

    Your Rights To Appeal Findings in an Audit

    Your Rights To Appeal Findings in an Audit
    At the conclusion of an audit, a Revenue Agent or Tax Compliance Officer will write up their report with a Notice of Deficiency Waiver. Once you sign this form, you are...
Rank this Week: 2759

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy law, debt counseling, tax resolution, and IRS audit help. By John D. Faucher.

http://johndfaucher.com/blog/
  • Jul 6

    US Tax Treatment of Foreign Bank Account

    US Tax Treatment of Foreign Bank Account
    The United States has an unusual tax regime: it taxes its citizens and residents on their worldwide income, not just on what is earned in the United States. The only other country that does this is Eritrea. Can you even find Eritrea on a map?…
  • Jun 5

    I Don’t Do Magic

    I Don’t Do Magic
    I don’t do magic (despite owning four bunnies that I could pull out of a hat). I say this because I occasionally have a client who has heard of a legal maneuver to solve her problem, yet is too good to be true.  In a particular…
  • May 25

    IRS Substitute for Return (SFR) Isn’t Always Nondischargeable

    IRS Substitute for Return (SFR) Isn’t Always Nondischargeable
    Debtors can discharge their taxes in bankruptcy so long as they meet certain tests: the three-year test, the two-year test, the 240-day test and no fraud. I lay it out in the first paragraphs here  and in the last paragraphs here . One…
Rank this Week: 2469

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 1789

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3030

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Jul 5

    Löschung ungerechtfertigter Betreibungen

    Löschung ungerechtfertigter Betreibungen
    Nach heutigem Recht kann eine Betreibung eingeleitet werden, ohne dass vorgängig kontrolliert wird, ob überhaupt eine Forderung besteht (Art. 67 SchKG). Gemäss einer Medienmitteilung vom 1. Juli 2015 sieht der Bundesrat zwei…
  • Jul 4

    Europäischer Datenschutzbeauftragter (EDSB) veröffentlicht Jahresbericht 2014

    Europäischer Datenschutzbeauftragter (EDSB) veröffentlicht Jahresbericht 2014
    Der Europäische Datenschutzbeauftragte (EDSB) veröffentlichte am 2. Juli 2015 seinen Jahresbericht für das vergangene Jahr. Dieser behandelt u.a. folgende Themengebiete (Auswahl):Wichtigste Veröffentlichungen 2014: (i)…
  • Jun 30

    VGer Kanton Bern 100.2013.247U: Abgrenzung des Privateigentum

    VGer Kanton Bern 100.2013.247U: Abgrenzung des Privateigentum
    Das Verwaltungsgericht (VGer) des Kantons Bern hatte im vorliegenden Fall (Urteil 100.2013.247U vom 23. April 2015) im Zusammenhang mit der Kostenverteilung im Rahmen wissenschaftlicher Untersuchungen (insb. Ausgrabungsarbeiten einer…
Rank this Week: 3045

Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax…

Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax Law Blog

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

http://www.mykentuckyestateattorney.com/
  • Jul 3

    How to select a qualified tax preparer

    How to select a qualified tax preparer
    By Nathan Vinson Attorney, English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP Tax season is behind us (ahh, it feels nice to type this…) but it’s never too early to remind folks what to look for in a tax preparer – particularly given…
  • Jun 23

    What happens when you don’t have a will, and you leave behind a spouse and adult children?

    What happens when you don’t have a will, and you leave behind a spouse and adult children?
    By Nathan Vinson Attorney English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP Many people have a misconception about Kentucky law when it comes to how your property is distributed after your death. People assume (as would be logical) that given that a…
  • Jun 9

    Titling a bank account: why it matter

    Titling a bank account: why it matter
    By Nathan Vinson Attorney, ELPO Law It’s a fairly simple act to add someone as a second account holder on a bank account. Usually, a visit to the bank with both persons and signing a few pieces of paperwork is all it takes. We often see…
Rank this Week: 2653

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • Jul 3

    New Canada-New Zealand Double Tax Treaty – Good For Investor

    New Canada-New Zealand Double Tax Treaty – Good For Investor
    The new double tax agreement between New Zealand and Canada is set to facilitate investment and trade between the two nations The post New Canada-New Zealand Double Tax Treaty – Good For Investors appeared first on Barbeau, Evans &…
  • May 20

    B.C. Society Act Revamp

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

    Buying a Business: Shares or Assets?

    Buying a Business: Shares or Assets?
    Whether you are buying out the competitor or buying your first business, you will want to ensure that the terms of the deal meet your needs and protect your interests. A fundamental concern is to first consider what it is you intend to…
Rank this Week: 2529

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/
  • Jul 2

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/3/15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/3/15
    As we head into a long holiday weekend and Independence Day, have a listen to Bruce Springsteen‘s American Land and think about what you can do for our country while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the week: Rob Reich:…
  • Jun 29

    Draft Foreign NGO Management Law (China)

    Draft Foreign NGO Management Law (China)
    China’s draft Foreign NGO Management Law released in May 2015 would, according to an Opinion piece in the New York Times (Will China Close its Doors?), require foreign nonprofits to be vetted by China’s security police before…
  • Jun 26

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 6/26/15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 6/26/15
    This morning, the Supreme Court ruled that gay couples have a right to marry nationwide. Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled to uphold federal subsidies under the Affordable Care Act, “effectively allowing millions of Americans who…
Rank this Week: 4503

The Ag Docket

The Ag Docket

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

http://www.calt.iastate.edu/blogpost
  • Jul 2

    In re Rankin: A Case Study in Disbarment

    In re Rankin: A Case Study in Disbarment
    The Kansas Supreme Court recently disbarred a lawyer. It wasn’t the first disbarment of the year, and it likely won’t be the last.[i] The case of In re Rankin, however, may be the most head shaking. It’s a case study of a…
  • Jul 2

    States Lead the Way with Clean Water Rule Litigation

    States Lead the Way with Clean Water Rule Litigation
    They wasted no time. The day the new Clean Water Rule was officially published, June 29, 2015, the lawsuits began. As of today, 27 states have joined lawsuits challenging the validity of the new Rule unveiled May 27 by the Environmental…
  • Jul 1

    Federal Court Says Maui County GMO Ban Unenforceable

    Federal Court Says Maui County GMO Ban Unenforceable
    Federal Judge Susan Mollway has struck down a Maui County Ordinance banning GMO crops. "A Bill Placing a Moratorium on the Cultivation of Genetically Modified Engineered Organisms" was passed by ballot initiative on November 4, 2014.…
Rank this Week: 2613

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: 3159

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/
  • Jul 1

    New IRS Procedure for Estate Tax Closing Letter

    New IRS Procedure for Estate Tax Closing Letter
    The IRS has established a new procedure for issuing estate tax closing letters.  For all federal estate tax returns filed on or after June 1, 2015, estate tax closing letters will be issued only upon request by the taxpayer.  They…
  • Jun 30

    Israel Tax Authority Extends Deadline for Registration of U.S. Trusts with Israeli Beneficiarie

    Israel Tax Authority Extends Deadline for Registration of U.S. Trusts with Israeli Beneficiarie
    The Israel Tax Authority announced yesterday that the deadline for registration of Family Trusts (sometimes referred to as Relatives Trusts), which are trusts created by a living U.S. grantor for the benefit of at least one Israeli resident…
  • May 6

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

    Mikel: The Tax Court’s Latest Word on Crummey Power
    The Tax Court recently issued a memorandum decision in the case of Israel and Erna Mikel providing guidance on the efficacy of Crummey withdrawal rights in a unique fact pattern. In 2007, Israel and Erna Mikel each made gifts valued at…
Rank this Week: 2688

Seay Law Firm Blog

Seay Law Firm Blog

Covers Texas tax law.

http://www.seaytaxlaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    Texas Legislative Recap for State and Local Taxes 2015

    Texas Legislative Recap for State and Local Taxes 2015
    While the 2015 Texas Legislature gave taxpayers a significant franchise tax (margin tax) rate cut and repealed some smaller taxes (some of which had not been collected in years), it otherwise left much of the Texas tax code otherwise…
  • Mar 5

    Supreme Court rules in state tax case

    Supreme Court rules in state tax case
    The United States Supreme Court recently decided Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl, a state tax case. In it, the Supreme Court ruled that a challenge in federal court to Colorado’s so-called “Amazon law” could go…
  • Aug 29

    Judge Finds Texas School Finance System Unconstitutional

    Judge Finds Texas School Finance System Unconstitutional
    A Travis County District Court judge ruled Thursday that Texas’s school finance system violates the Texas Constitution.  The judgment and associated findings of fact and conclusions of law are available here.  Review of the…
Rank this Week: 3060

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/
  • Jun 30

    Religious Liberty After Obergefell v. Hodge

    Religious Liberty After Obergefell v. Hodge
    Now that that Supreme Court has determined that “[t]he Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex,”[1] how will the Court’s decision impact religious organizations and…
  • Jun 29

    Replacing a Nonprofit CEO: Boards and Succession Planning

    Replacing a Nonprofit CEO: Boards and Succession Planning
    By Guest Blogger Tom Okarma[1]Replacing a CEO ranks among a nonprofit board’s highest and sometimes most leadership-intensive responsibilities. While such transition presents huge opportunities, it can also be disruptive and filled with…
  • Jun 23

    Sharing With Others: Benefits of Written Facility Usage Agreement

    Sharing With Others: Benefits of Written Facility Usage Agreement
    How can nonprofit organizations best share their facilities with others on a long-term basis?  Many nonprofits allow other organizations to use their space in order to promote like-minded organizations, to help cover the financial…
Rank this Week: 2851

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: 1693

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/
  • Jun 30

    Domain Blocks Now Available for “.sucks” Domain Extension

    Domain Blocks Now Available for “.sucks” Domain Extension
    By Tom Langan. Earlier this year, over 550 new domain name extensions were created.  Examples include .basketball, .college, .miami, and .fishing.  Among the more controversial additions is “.sucks” which allows nearly…
  • Jun 25

    The Supreme Court PPACA Ruling and Your Taxe

    The Supreme Court PPACA Ruling and Your Taxe
    On June 25, 2015, the United States Supreme Court made headlines by ruling on King v. Burwell, No. 14-114, pertaining to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Act”). At issue, whether the Internal Revenue Service…
  • May 28

    IRS System Compromised for 104,000 Individual

    IRS System Compromised for 104,000 Individual
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced that one of their systems has been hacked by organized criminals believed to be linked to one or more foreign countries. The system, “Get Transcript,” is traditionally used by…
Rank this Week: 2885