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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: 116

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: 377

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 542

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Jan 20

    Trump Signs Executive Order To Roll Back Obamacare

    Trump Signs Executive Order To Roll Back Obamacare
    President Donald Trump wasted no time in chipping away at the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (sometimes called "ACA" or "Obamacare"), signing an executive order giving federal agencies the authority and discretion to roll back…
  • Jan 19

    What You Need To Know About Inauguration Day, Including Who Picks Up The Tab

    What You Need To Know About Inauguration Day, Including Who Picks Up The Tab
    On Friday, January 20, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Here's what you need to know about the history, tradition, and rules surrounding Inauguration Day, including who picks up the tab.
  • Jan 19

    Obama Pardons Former Studio 54 Owner, Baseball Hall Of Famers On Tax Charge

    Obama Pardons Former Studio 54 Owner, Baseball Hall Of Famers On Tax Charge
    In 1980, Ian Schrager, a former co-owner of the storied Studio 54 disco, was sentenced to jail time following a conviction for federal tax evasion. This year, however, Schrager got a second chance when he was granted a presidential pardon.
Rank this Week: 553

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Covers federal and state income taxes, and business taxes. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://taxtrustestatenews.com/
  • Jan 20

    New Jersey Tax Incentives Revealed for 2017

    New Jersey Tax Incentives Revealed for 2017
    New Jersey, long known for its high property and income taxes, is trying to reverse course with a number of friendly legislative changes targeting the elderly, veterans and low-income workers. Retired receive tax shelter While New Jersey…
  • Jan 19

    Tax Foundation Releases Report Assessing New Jersey Tax System

    Tax Foundation Releases Report Assessing New Jersey Tax System
    Is it easy to do business in New Jersey? According to a recent report by the Tax Foundation, a research group that analyzes tax policies across the nation, the state has room for improvement. The organization released its "2017 State Business…
  • Jan 12

    A Closer Look at the House GOP Tax Reform Blueprint

    A Closer Look at the House GOP Tax Reform Blueprint
    While President-elect Donald Trump has his own tax plan, the House GOP formulated an approach of its own. The House GOP Tax Reform Blueprint positions itself as a growth-friendly plan, one that encourages business investment and simplifies…
Rank this Week: 1125

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/
  • Jan 20

    We Are Family, Aren’t We? Modern Families and Outdated Probate Law

    We Are Family, Aren’t We? Modern Families and Outdated Probate Law
    Danaya C. Wright, Inheritance Equity: Reforming the Inheritance Penalties Facing Children in Nontraditional Families, 25 Cornell J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 1 (2015).Camille DavidsonIn her article, Inheritance Equity: Reforming the…
  • Jan 19

    ‘Benchmarking’ Ethical Identity of Law Students and How it is (or is not) Impacted by Law School

    ‘Benchmarking’ Ethical Identity of Law Students and How it is (or is not) Impacted by Law School
    Richard Moorhead, Catrina Denvir, Rachel Cahill-O’Callaghan, Maryam Kouchaki and Stephen Gloob, The Ethical Identity of Law Students, International Journal of the Legal Profession, (2016).Francesca BartlettMuch has been written about…
  • Jan 18

    Business Lobbying Goes Global

    Business Lobbying Goes Global
    Melissa J. Durkee, Astroturf Activism, 69 Stanford L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017), available at SSRN.Verity WinshipCitizens for Sensible Control of Acid Rain. Consumers for World Trade. The American Forest and Paper Association. The Turkish…
Rank this Week: 651

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
  • Jan 9

    Should I Put My Kids on My Bank Account?

    Should I Put My Kids on My Bank Account?
    When people have heard through the grapevine about the potential perils of the probate process, they often ask me if they should just add their kids to their bank accounts in order to avoid probate. My answer is always a resounding: No.…
  • Dec 29

    How are Employee Bonuses Taxed?

    How are Employee Bonuses Taxed?
    How is an end of year bonus taxed? Bonuses are included in a special type of income called "Supplemental Wages," which are defined by the IRS as follows: Supplemental wages are wage payments to an employee that aren't regular wages. They…
  • Dec 29

    Tax Plan Differences: Trump vs. House GOP

    Tax Plan Differences: Trump vs. House GOP
    Although Trump and the Republicans in the House of Representatives generally agree on a number of significant tax reform issues, there are still a number of issues that need to be resolved, as discussed in the video below from the Wall Street…
Rank this Week: 652

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 28

    Carrie Fisher: Some Early Thoughts on Her Estate

    Carrie Fisher: Some Early Thoughts on Her Estate
    May the Force be with you Carrie – you were one of the brightest stars.The entertainment world lost an iconic legend today. Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars films, passed away this morning…
  • Nov 30

    Blachly Appointed to Oregon Commission on Uniform State Law

    Blachly Appointed to Oregon Commission on Uniform State Law
    Congratulations to SYK attorney Victoria Blachly, who has been appointed by Governor Kate Brown to the Oregon Commission on Uniform State Laws. The Oregon Commission drafts uniform state laws in all states, for various fields of law. The…
  • Nov 23

    “Not So Fast” – Federal Judge Grants Injunction Against Overtime Regulation

    “Not So Fast” – Federal Judge Grants Injunction Against Overtime Regulation
    On Tuesday, November 22, a Federal District Court Judge in Texas granted a nationwide preliminary injunction against an Obama administration regulation, which sought to expand the eligibility of millions of workers for overtime pay.The…
Rank this Week: 952

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: 729

South Florida Estate Planning Law

South Florida Estate Planning Law

Covers South Florida estate planning, probate and tax law issues. By David Shulman.

http://www.sofloridaestateplanning.com/
  • Sep 2

    Florida Supreme Court Adopts Amendments to Guardianship Accounting Rule

    Florida Supreme Court Adopts Amendments to Guardianship Accounting Rule
    On September 1, 2016, the Florida Supreme Court approved changes to the Probate Rules. The Probate Rules include both Probate and Guardianship. While there were multiple changes to throughout (many being minor), in this post I am going to…
  • May 19

    David Shulman’s Appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show – May 2016

    David Shulman’s Appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show – May 2016
    Here is my monthly appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show, where we discuss estate planning, probate, guardianship, powers of attorney, and related matters. The post David Shulman’s Appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show…
  • May 19

    David Shulman’s Appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show – May 2016

    David Shulman’s Appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show – May 2016
    Here is my monthly appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show, where we discuss estate planning, probate, guardianship, powers of attorney, and related matters. The post David Shulman’s Appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show…
Rank this Week: 857

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: 791

Colorado Estate Planning

Colorado Estate Planning

Covers Colorado Springs estate planning & administration plus business & tax planning. By Kevin Forbush.

http://www.forbushlegal.com/blogs.php
  • Oct 9

    Just Some Guy

    Just Some Guy
    I had lunch with a financial advisor friend a month or so ago. I arrived at the restaurant my typica
  • Jun 14

    VA Pension Fund Exploited

    VA Pension Fund Exploited
    GAO: Some veterans hide assets to get need-based pension — and some companies prey on vets. See t
  • Jun 13

    Estate Planning Tools for Fluctuating Retirement Source

    Estate Planning Tools for Fluctuating Retirement Source
    Realistic inheritance conversations a “must” with grown children: Given today’s fluctuating r
Rank this Week: 590

Subchapter Tax

Subchapter Tax

Covers tax law. By an NYU LL.M. student.

http://subchaptertax.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1151

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Discusses the complications, pitfalls, and the overall state of affairs of trusts and estates in Canada. By Megan F. Connolly.

http://www.torontoestatemonitor.com/
  • Mar 7

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse
    The recent decision of the Superior Court of Justice in the Murphy Estate considers what happens when parties to a proceeding settle a matter on the basis of faulty facts and one of the parties suffers from “buyer’s remorse”. 
  • Mar 5

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt
    One of an estate trustee’s duties is to pay the debts that a deceased individual owed when he or she died.  As I have previously discussed, the estate trustee is generally not personally liable for the deceased’s debts – they are paid…
  • Feb 29

    Expecting An Inheritance? You Might Not Be Getting One

    Expecting An Inheritance? You Might Not Be Getting One
    Investor’s Group, a financial services company in Canada, recently released the results of a survey regarding people’s expectations when it comes to receiving an inheritance or leaving one to others. 
Rank this Week: 638

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    Back in the U.S.A.

    Back in the U.S.A.
    It's a shame to have left behind this:But at least I got to come home to this:
  • Jan 13

    Temporary escape

    Temporary escape
    I'm leaving for a warm climate (outside the U.S.) for 6 days, returning late on January 20 as I don't teach my first class (Tax Policy Colloquium with paper by Lily Batchelder) until Monday, January 23.
  • Jan 11

    Three ways a president can make money through his businesses, absent a blind trust

    Three ways a president can make money through his businesses, absent a blind trust
    One is to shape government policies, procurement decisions, etcetera, to favor his businesses. A second is to get business from others who seek to curry favor (the emoluments issue). A third is to have the businesses act on inside information…
Rank this Week: 4873

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: 1806

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.richtertaxblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    Bitcoin Update | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    Bitcoin Update | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    Back in June, I wrote this blog about the tax implications of using Bitcoins and other cryptocurrency.  I was also interviewed by VICE, where I discussed the possibility that the IRS might pursue the untaxed money kept in various…
  • Nov 21

    Online Gambling and FBAR Reporting | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    Online Gambling and FBAR Reporting | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    If you play online poker and keep your playing funds in accounts associated with the games, you may not have considered whether those accounts are FBAR reportable.  Given that the Ninth Circuit issued a ruling earlier this year…
  • Oct 23

    Intentional Misclassification of Employees | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    Intentional Misclassification of Employees | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    My last blog explained the distinction between employees and independent contractors while providing some basic information about the trust fund recovery penalty.  This blog examines the intentional misclassification of employees and its…
Rank this Week: 3535

Moses & Moses Law Blog

Moses & Moses Law Blog

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

http://www.mosespc.com/blog/
  • Jan 20

    The Special Needs Trust Fairness Act

    The Special Needs Trust Fairness Act
    Congress finally passed the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act and the President signed it into law on December 13, 2016. The most important part of the bill is that it allows individuals with disabilities, who have capacity, to create their…
  • Jan 10

    What about Dementia?

    What about Dementia?
    Dementia results in the inability to process thought. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. and affects about 8 million people. There is no way to predict whom it will affect, when it will attack or how long it will last. The…
  • Jan 9

    What about Dementia?

    What about Dementia?
    Dementia results in the inability to process thought. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. and affects about 8 million people. There is no way to predict whom it will affect, when it will attack or how long it will last. The…
Rank this Week: 1326

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 20

    NEW MICHIGAN LAW ALLOWS FOR THE CREATION OF DOMESTIC ASSET PROTECTION TRUSTS

    NEW MICHIGAN LAW ALLOWS FOR THE CREATION OF DOMESTIC ASSET PROTECTION TRUSTS
    On December 5, 2016, the State of Michigan joined the ranks as one of seventeen states (including Alaska, Delaware, Nevada, Utah and South Dakota) that permit the use of irrevocable self-settled asset protection trusts for purposes of…
  • Jan 18

    IS A PAY-ON-DEATH OR TRANSFER-ON-DEATH ACCOUNT THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR THE ACCOUNT BENEFICIARY?

    IS A PAY-ON-DEATH OR TRANSFER-ON-DEATH ACCOUNT THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR THE ACCOUNT BENEFICIARY?
    The benefits and negatives associated with establishing transfer on death (TOD) and pay on death (POD) accounts has been debated for a long-time. The main benefit of an account of this nature is that the account assets will pass directly to…
  • Jan 16

    IRS NOTICE 2017-12 - FEDERAL ESTATE TAX RETURN CLOSING LETTER GUIDANCE

    IRS NOTICE 2017-12 - FEDERAL ESTATE TAX RETURN CLOSING LETTER GUIDANCE
    For years, probate practitioners relied upon a Federal Estate Tax Closing Letter (Closing Letter) as evidence that the IRS has accepted a Federal Estate Tax Return (Form 706) as filed and that the federal tax liabilities of the estate were…
Rank this Week: 1306

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

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

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Jan 20

    Not Just Another Minneapolis Law Firm — Now We Have Mitch!

    Not Just Another Minneapolis Law Firm — Now We Have Mitch!
    Bernick Lifson, P. A. is excited to announce our newest attorney, Mitch Chargo. Mitch comes to Bernick Lifson with over 23 years of experience related to real estate litigation and real estate transactional work. He has worked with clients in…
  • Jan 17

    The Legal Side of Launching a Business: Part II

    The Legal Side of Launching a Business: Part II
    Registrations, Licensing, Tax IDs, and Permits If “choosing a business structure” is the first part of launching a business, handling registrations, licensing, tax IDs, and permits are collectively a close second. Getting this…
  • Jan 10

    Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Lawyer Before Starting Your Busine

    Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Lawyer Before Starting Your Busine
    Starting a new business is never a simple process and is even more difficult if you are doing it for your first time. Fellow entrepreneurs are great resources for advice and guidance, but one resource that is often overlooked is your lawyer.…
Rank this Week: 1548

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 4681

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 20

    Casting Spells to Chase Away Tax Problems?

    Casting Spells to Chase Away Tax Problems?
    A reader sent me a link, and asked, “Is this tax ignorance or tax craziness?” After looking through what was posted on the web site, my response is, “Neither. There’s some good advice, and there’s some advice…
  • Jan 18

    Oops! Even The Best Can Slip Into Tax Error

    Oops! Even The Best Can Slip Into Tax Error
    A reader sent me a web link, and asked, “Is this tax ignorance?” So I took a look at this Turbo Tax FAQ. The title of the FAQ is a question: “Is a parsonage or housing allowance deductible?” It’s unclear whether…
  • Jan 16

    Who Pays the Price for Trickle-Down Tax Policy Failures?

    Who Pays the Price for Trickle-Down Tax Policy Failures?
    Readers of MauledAgain know that I consider demand-side economics to be far superior to supply-side economics. As a recent facebook meme put it, put $100 in the hands of a poor person, and that person will spend it because that person needs…
Rank this Week: 2186

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Jan 20

    Only Stock Options Vested at Time of Filing Dissolution Are Marital Property

    Only Stock Options Vested at Time of Filing Dissolution Are Marital Property
    The Indiana Court of Appeals attempted to clarify how stock options are treated in Indiana divorce cases. In Fischer v. Fischer (Jan. 19, 2017; see 45A05-1512-DR-2328), the appellate court reversed the trial court’s inclusion in the…
  • Jan 13

    The OIG Issues New Safe Harbor Regulation for Transportation

    The OIG Issues New Safe Harbor Regulation for Transportation
    On Dec. 7, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) released a final rule (“Final Rule,” see 81 F.R. 88368) modifying certain existing safe harbors to the anti-kickback…
  • Jan 12

    Florida Nixes Married Couple's Bi-State Dual Homestead Exemption

    Florida Nixes Married Couple's Bi-State Dual Homestead Exemption
    A Florida appeals court has ruled that one spouse could not claim a homestead exemption against the property tax due on her Florida home when her spouse was claiming a homestead exemption against his home in Indiana. The Florida homestead…
Rank this Week: 2190

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi and Erin Bradrick.

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 1/20/17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 1/20/17
    Today, Donald Trump becomes the President of the United States of America “as one of the most unpopular presidents in recent American history … pushing an agenda that most Americans don’t…
  • Jan 13

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 1/13/17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 1/13/17
    The past week was marked by President Obama‘s farewell address, President-Elect Trump‘s denial and denouncement of an unsubstantiated report that said Russia had compromising information about him, Trump’s concession that…
  • Jan 11

    Two Lawline CLE Programs for Attorneys Helping California Nonprofit

    Two Lawline CLE Programs for Attorneys Helping California Nonprofit
    We are presenting two Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs for Lawline on Friday, January 13, 2016 that we hope California attorneys will find helpful in their representation of nonprofits:  Forming a California…
Rank this Week: 1979

Seay Law Firm Blog

Seay Law Firm Blog

Covers Texas tax law.

http://www.seaytaxlaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 19

    Business Buyer Owes Tax Not Assessed Until After Purchase, Appeals Court Say

    Business Buyer Owes Tax Not Assessed Until After Purchase, Appeals Court Say
    The Texas Third Court of Appeals held today in Agri-Plex Heating and Cooling, LLC v. Hegar that the purchaser of a business may be liable for Texas sales and use tax assessed against the business for the time before the purchase, even if the…
  • Jan 6

    Movie Theaters Still Qualify for COGS, Appeals Court Say

    Movie Theaters Still Qualify for COGS, Appeals Court Say
    The Third Court of Appeals issued a new opinion today in American Multi-Cinema, Inc. v. Hegar, over a year and a half after the Texas Comptroller filed a motion for rehearing.  The new opinion leaves in places the Third Court of…
  • Oct 12

    U.S. Supreme Court Denies Three-Factor Apportionment Review

    U.S. Supreme Court Denies Three-Factor Apportionment Review
    The United States Supreme Court denied review of Gillette Co. v. California Franchise Tax Board, the California Supreme Court case holding that taxpayers may not use the Multistate Tax Compact’s three-factor apportionment method to…
Rank this Week: 3546

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Jan 19

    Women's March : we march for America's future

    Women's March : we march for America's future
    Many men and women from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities will join together in Washington on January 21 to honor American values of inclusiveness, concern for the most vulnerable amongst us, belief in the role of citizens working through…
  • Jan 18

    Trump's Cabinet Picks Are A Sorry Lot

    Trump's Cabinet Picks Are A Sorry Lot
    As the Friday inauguration date draws near, most ordinary Americans who read, stay informed, pay attention to history and events, and engage in critical thinking are, understandably, aghast at the poor job Mr. Trump has done so far in…
  • Nov 8

    Democratic states that invest have better economies, better quality of life, better infrastructure than red state

    Democratic states that invest have better economies, better quality of life, better infrastructure than red state
    economnists view http://economistsview.typepad.com/economistsview/2016/07/the-path-to-prosperity-is-blue.html The Path to Prosperity Is Blue Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson: The Path to Prosperity Is Blue: How can America’s leaders foster…
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Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Office of Kunal Patel, LLC.

https://www.kpateloffice.com/blog/
  • Jan 18

    How to Settle IRS Debt

    How to Settle IRS Debt
    If you’re struggling with tax debt, you’re probably looking to learn how to settle IRS debt. This is a process known as an Offer in Compromise – Doubt as to Collectibility (OIC). While most taxpayers may think this…
  • Jan 14

    Do you Invest in a Passive Foreign Investment Company?

    Do you Invest in a Passive Foreign Investment Company?
    Many taxpayers with overseas investments may unknowingly have one or more investments in a passive foreign investment company (PFIC). And chances are highly likely that these investments are not being reported correctly. Taxpayers don’t…
  • Jan 2

    Tax Planning for Foreign Real Estate Investor

    Tax Planning for Foreign Real Estate Investor
    2016 was a hot year for foreign-owned U.S. real estate investment. It may be dampened somewhat this year by recent capital outflow restrictions imposed by foreign governments, namely China. But there are many foreign investors that have been…
Rank this Week: 1689

Houston Tax Attorney Blog

Houston Tax Attorney Blog

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

http://www.kpateloffice.com/blog
  • Jan 18

    How to Settle IRS Debt

    How to Settle IRS Debt
    If you’re struggling with tax debt, you’re probably looking to learn how to settle IRS debt. This is a process known as an Offer in Compromise – Doubt as to Collectibility (OIC). While most taxpayers may think this…
  • Jan 14

    Do you Invest in a Passive Foreign Investment Company?

    Do you Invest in a Passive Foreign Investment Company?
    Many taxpayers with overseas investments may unknowingly have one or more investments in a passive foreign investment company (PFIC). And chances are highly likely that these investments are not being reported correctly. Taxpayers don’t…
  • Jan 2

    Tax Planning for Foreign Real Estate Investor

    Tax Planning for Foreign Real Estate Investor
    2016 was a hot year for foreign-owned U.S. real estate investment. It may be dampened somewhat this year by recent capital outflow restrictions imposed by foreign governments, namely China. But there are many foreign investors that have been…
Rank this Week: 1685

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Jan 18

    Grundbuchämter des Kantons Bern - Handbuch

    Grundbuchämter des Kantons Bern - Handbuch
    Die Grundbuchführung im Kanton Bern ist derzeit daran, ein elektronisches Handbuch für den Verkehr mit den Grundbuchämtern und die Grundbuchführung zu erstellen. Seit dem 16. Januar 2017 sind drei neue Artikel…
  • Jan 11

    Swiss-US Privacy Shield

    Swiss-US Privacy Shield
    Gemäss Medienmitteilung vom 11. Januar 2017 hat der Bundesrat in seiner heutigen Sitzung die Einrichtung des Swiss-US Privacy Shields zur Kenntnis genommen. Der Swiss-US Privacy Shield stellt eine weitere Grundlage für die…
  • Dec 29

    ESTV: Gesetzes- und Verordnungsänderungen im Steuer- und Abgabenrecht

    ESTV: Gesetzes- und Verordnungsänderungen im Steuer- und Abgabenrecht
    Die Eidgenössische Steuerverwaltung (ESTV) hat eine Auflistung mit den Gesetzes- und Verordnungsänderungen bei der direkten Bundessteuer, Mehrwertsteuer, Verrechnungssteuer und den Stempelabgaben veröffentlicht. Die wichtigsten…
Rank this Week: 2001

Rubin on Tax

Rubin on Tax

Covers tax and legal issues relating to federal and Florida tax, estate planning, probate, and business matters. By Charles Rubin.

http://rubinontax.floridatax.com/
  • Jan 18

    IRS Formalizes Transcripts as Substitute for Estate Tax Closing Letter

    IRS Formalizes Transcripts as Substitute for Estate Tax Closing Letter
    In 2005, I discussed here how the IRS had posted information on its website that an account transcript notation bearing transaction code “421” could be used to determine that the IRS had concluded its review of a filed estate tax…
  • Jan 16

    Grant to Public Charity Qualifies as “Unusual Grant” for Public Support Test

    Grant to Public Charity Qualifies as “Unusual Grant” for Public Support Test
    Publicly supported charities provide favorable benefits under the Code for both the organization and donors, in contrast with non-publicly supported private foundations. To qualify, the organization must receive a substantial part of its…
  • Jan 9

    Treasury Department Unofficial Statements on Proposed Section 2704 Regulation

    Treasury Department Unofficial Statements on Proposed Section 2704 Regulation
    There is a lot of uncertainty whether the Section 2704 proposed regulations will ever be finalized, either due to policy to be set by President-elect Trump, and/or Congressional efforts to block those regulations. Nonetheless, practitioners…
Rank this Week: 2135

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

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

http://www.irstaxtrouble.com/category/tax-blog/
  • Jan 17

    Post Office Tracking Data Can Result in Tax Dispute

    Post Office Tracking Data Can Result in Tax Dispute
    There have been a number of tax cases involving disputes as to when tax documents are mailed to the government. In Tildon v. Commissioner, No. 15-3838 (7th Cir. 2017), the court considered a dispute that turned on whether U.S. Postal Service…
  • Jan 16

    Transferring Property Owned by Taxpayer With Unpaid Taxe

    Transferring Property Owned by Taxpayer With Unpaid Taxe
    In United States v. Urioste, No. 4:15-CV-1787-VEH (N.D. Ala 2017), the court considered the situation where a business purchased and improved real estate that was encumbered by an IRS tax lien. The case highlights why it can be more…
  • Jan 11

    Deducting Pre-Acquisition Stock Compensation

    Deducting Pre-Acquisition Stock Compensation
    In Qinetiq US Holdings, Inc. v. Commissioner, No. 15-2192 (4th Cir. 2017), the court addresses the situation where a taxpayer acquired a target corporation and then claimed a substantial tax deduction for expenses the target corporation had…
Rank this Week: 1213

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Covers wills, trusts & estates, guardianships, tax and asset protection planning.

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    Opening of New York Law Firm Office

    Opening of New York Law Firm Office
    I am pleased to announce that we have officially opened an office in Manhattan.While our main office is still located near Princeton, New Jersey, we will be happy to meet with clients by appointment at our New York location:122 East 42nd…
  • Nov 29

    Caring for a Loved One - Guardianship, Powers of Attorney and Medical Directive

    Caring for a Loved One - Guardianship, Powers of Attorney and Medical Directive
    Holiday gatherings are often a time for us to gather with relatives and friends. The bustle of holiday activity can highlight the impact that aging has had on our loved ones in the passing year. Observing decline in the people we care about…
  • Nov 9

    Estate Tax Thoughts on a Trump Presidency

    Estate Tax Thoughts on a Trump Presidency
    It is no secret that most Republicans and Donald Trump wish to get rid of the federal estate tax (or as it is commonly referred to "The Death Tax").  With Republicans in charge of the House, Senate and Presidency, I think we are very…
Rank this Week: 2611

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/
  • Jan 17

    2016 tax exemptions numbers you’ll need to do your taxe

    2016 tax exemptions numbers you’ll need to do your taxe
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP Photograph 047 by Lauren Mancke found on minimography.com Each year, the IRS sets dollar amounts for specific types of exemptions. Usually, these don’t change much…
  • Jan 10

    Adoption tax credit is available for familie

    Adoption tax credit is available for familie
    If you’ve adopted a child recently or plan to adopt a child soon, congratulations! We help families adopt as part of our family law practice. Expanding your family through adoption is joyful, and we’re thrilled to be a part of it.…
  • Dec 14

    How to give money without getting a tax headache: Part 2

    How to give money without getting a tax headache: Part 2
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP You’d think giving money away would be easy, wouldn’t you? And for the most part, it is. But it’s important to pay attention to some of the details so you…
Rank this Week: 1851

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP…

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP News & Commentary

Covers estate planning, tax law, and real estate law.

http://rogerssheffield.com/news-and-commentary
  • Jan 17

    Shared Ownership of Real Property

    Shared Ownership of Real Property
    Remember way back in 2008? Over 20% of American real estate owners had property that was worth less than the outstanding debt on the property. In the meantime, the lending industry became increasingly stringent, and fewer people qualified for…
  • Jan 3

    Qualified Personal Residence Trust

    Qualified Personal Residence Trust
    We are fortunate to live in an area where strong demands for real estate have pushed the prices to unimagined levels.  For many of us, home ownership has increased our net worth beyond the exemption amount from federal estate taxes.…
  • Dec 20

    Guardians and Conservators: What’s the Difference?

    Guardians and Conservators: What’s the Difference?
    If one of the primary goals of estate planning is to have your wishes carried out, even when you are incapacitated or deceased, that requires choosing people to act on your or your children’s behalf as you intend. When you can’t…
Rank this Week: 1736

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Jan 14

    Train to Nowhere is Significantly Overbudget

    Train to Nowhere is Significantly Overbudget
    The Los Angeles Times has a report today that California’s bullet train may cost 50% more than initially thought…and that’s in the “easy” section to build (in California’s flat Central Valley). It’s…
  • Jan 12

    Swart Wins Appeal; Not Liable for California Minimum Tax

    Swart Wins Appeal; Not Liable for California Minimum Tax
    Good news for non-California businesses that are passive investors in an investment that invests in a California entity. The Franchise Tax Board (California’s income tax agency) has been ruling that business entities that have no active…
  • Jan 10

    Please Don’t Do This!

    Please Don’t Do This!
    Joe Kristan tweeted the following last weekend: When a taxpayer emails his IP-PIN letter as an unencrypted attachment after his ID has been stolen… pic.twitter.com/oZIdYMZGnE — Joe Kristan (@joebwan) January 8, 2017 As I was…
Rank this Week: 2122

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
  • Jan 13

    Prospects for Iowa Section 179 Coupling Unpromising

    Prospects for Iowa Section 179 Coupling Unpromising
    We begin 2017 in a place similar to where we began 2016 with respect to Iowa coupling with IRC § 179 and other popular federal tax breaks. The Iowa Legislature has not “coupled” Iowa tax law with federal tax law for 2016 or…
  • Jan 13

    Prospects for Iowa Section 179 Coupling Uncertain

    Prospects for Iowa Section 179 Coupling Uncertain
    We begin 2017 in a place similar to where we began 2016 with respect to Iowa coupling with IRC § 179 and other popular federal tax breaks. The Iowa Legislature has not “coupled” Iowa tax law with federal tax law for 2016 or…
  • Jan 12

    Review Those Custom Feeding Endorsement

    Review Those Custom Feeding Endorsement
    A custom feeding endorsement may not cover growers for unexpected or negligent losses to livestock. An opinion from the Iowa Court of Appeals yesterday again raises this important warning.
Rank this Week: 1782

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/
  • Jan 12

    Increased IRS Installment Fee

    Increased IRS Installment Fee
    The IRS has dramatically increased the fees on installment agreements. Effective January 1st, 2017, the fees for regular installment agreements have gone from $107 tp $225 and the fees for...
  • Dec 23

    Private Debt Collections Are Back By The IRS

    Private Debt Collections Are Back By The IRS
    The Internal Revenue Service announced that it is beginning in the spring with private collection of federal tax debts. The new program enables designated contractors to collect on the government’s...
  • Dec 16

    IRS Streamlined Installment Agreements Expanded!

    IRS Streamlined Installment Agreements Expanded!
    The IRS has just issued new rules expanding the streamlined installment agreement. A new program was announced that will run through September 30, 2017. Under the test program, the IRS...
Rank this Week: 1446

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3133

Global Tax Enforcement

Global Tax Enforcement

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

http://www.globaltaxenforcement.com/
  • Jan 12

    Owner of Professional Employer Organization Pleads Guilty to Employment Tax Charge

    Owner of Professional Employer Organization Pleads Guilty to Employment Tax Charge
    On Jan. 6, 2017, Janis Edwards, the owner of a professional employer organization, pleaded guilty to tax evasion arising from failing to pay over to the IRS between $3.5 million and $25 million in withholdings that her organization had…
  • Nov 22

    Digital Currency Exchange Customers Targeted in IRS Information-Gathering Sweep

    Digital Currency Exchange Customers Targeted in IRS Information-Gathering Sweep
    Coinbase, one of the largest digital currency exchange companies in the world, will likely be asked to provide the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) with transactional data and other information on all U.S. customers who used its services over a…
  • Oct 12

    Tax Delinquencies to Jeopardize Contract Eligibility Under New Final Rule

    Tax Delinquencies to Jeopardize Contract Eligibility Under New Final Rule
    On Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration issued a Final Rule aimed at blocking tax evaders and convicted felons from receiving federal…
Rank this Week: 2910

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/
Rank this Week: 4414

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

Covers issues that concern business entities, taxation, and employment law. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 11

    IRS Issues Final Regulations for Foreign Owned Single Member LLC

    IRS Issues Final Regulations for Foreign Owned Single Member LLC
    The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued final regulations that will increase reporting requirements for certain foreign owned single member limited liability companies (“LLC”). When a single member LLC is formed,…
  • Dec 27

    Supreme Court Issues Ruling on Insider Trading Case

    Supreme Court Issues Ruling on Insider Trading Case
    In its first insider trading decision in nearly two decades, the United States Supreme Court upheld the insider trading conviction of Bassam Salman and reaffirmed the three-decade-old personal benefit standard applied to insider trading…
  • Dec 9

    Changes in Local Sales and Use Tax Rates – Nebraska

    Changes in Local Sales and Use Tax Rates – Nebraska
    Effective January 1, 2017, certain Nebraska cities and villages will increase sales and use tax rates. The village of Meadow Grove enacted a new local sales and use tax rate of 1.5%. Elmwood, Weeping Water, and Wilber will increase sales and…
Rank this Week: 2261

Nonprofit and Exempt Organization…

Nonprofit and Exempt Organization Blog

Focused on nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, with an emphasis on federal tax and Minnesota nonprofit legal issues. By Robertson Law Office.

http://www.robertsonlawofficellc.com/Blog/
  • Jan 10

    Minnesota Women Lawyers panel

    Minnesota Women Lawyers panel
    Please join me February 15th for a panel discussion put on by the MWL Equity Committee, regarding non-profit board service: considerations for attorneys. Registration is open online until February 13th. The fee is $10 for non-members, and…
  • Dec 29

    Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangements Allowed in 2017

    Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangements Allowed in 2017
    I don't often address employee benefits issues on this blog because I don't myself practice in that area.  However, a new law that just passed reinstates (to a degree) a health care reimbursement option that some smaller nonprofits may…
  • Dec 15

    Lowertown SantaCon IX: 12/17/16

    Lowertown SantaCon IX: 12/17/16
    'Tis the season for celebrating! Join me at this year's Lowertown SantaCon, December 17th, 2016. My holiday spirit has reached a new high this year and as a result, I am happy to be sponsoring SantaCon as my alter ego, Santa Lawyer. Don your…
Rank this Week: 3659

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: 3632

IRS Problem Solver Blog

IRS Problem Solver Blog

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

http://www.getirshelp.com/irsblog
  • Jan 9

    My 2017 Top 10 List of Favorite Law School Blogger

    My 2017 Top 10 List of Favorite Law School Blogger
      Note: This list is compiled in no particular order and I read these bloggers on a consistent basis. Blogger: Eric Williamson Blog: University of Virginia School of Law New Bio: Associate Director of Communications, University…
  • Jan 6

    Trump Tax Plan – A Tax Attorney Fact Check Report

    Trump Tax Plan – A Tax Attorney Fact Check Report
    President Trump and Your Taxes – What to Expect We are about to have a new President here in the United States. That much we know. But a lot of people are wondering how the Trump Tax Plan will affect their taxes. As a tax…
  • Jan 2

    What Is An Offer In Compromise

    What Is An Offer In Compromise
    DARRIN T. MISH:  Good morning, this is Darrin T. Mish, the IRS Solution Attorney. KATRINA MADEWELL:  And I’m Katrina Madewell, I’m your co-host. I was just thinking what are we going to do if they decide they want to…
Rank this Week: 1243

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: 2388