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Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Covers topics such as sales and payroll tax problems, offers in compromise, tax audits, tax debt, tax disputes, tax fraud, tax litigation and tax controversy, and tax preparer penalties. By Brager Tax Law Group.

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    The Requirements for Traditional Innocent Spouse Relief

    The Requirements for Traditional Innocent Spouse Relief
    Traditional innocent spouse relief is one of three types of defenses available to taxpayers when the IRS is attempting to collect tax that is attributable to a return filed jointly with your spouse or former spouse. The IRS can collect from…
  • Jul 17

    What’s the Difference Between an Innocent Spouse and an Injured Spouse?

    What’s the Difference Between an Innocent Spouse and an Injured Spouse?
    An innocent spouse defense is used to get relief from the typical joint and several liability that exists for joint tax returns. If you filed a joint return, and your spouse erroneously understated the amount of tax owed, you can attempt to…
  • Jul 13

    Innocent Spouse Relief Options: Separation of Liability

    Innocent Spouse Relief Options: Separation of Liability
    Separation of liability is an innocent spouse defense that allocates a tax deficiency between two spouses in proportion to each spouse’s contribution to the deficiency. While the IRS can generally collect the entire tax debt for a joint…
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El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 174

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 20

    Courtesy Without Copyright

    Courtesy Without Copyright
    Robert Spoo, Courtesy Paratexts: Informal Publishing Norms and the Copyright Vacuum in Nineteenth-Century America, 69 Stan. L. Rev. 637 (2017). David Fagundes It is now a familiar point that positive law accounts for only part of the systems…
  • Jul 19

    Disruptive Platform

    Disruptive Platform
    Orly Lobel, The Law of the Platform, 101 Minn. L. Rev. 87 (2016), available at SSRN. Margot Kaminski Until recently, the law of the online platform involved intermediary liability for online content and safe harbors like CDA §230 or DMCA…
  • Jul 18

    Secrets and Lies in the History of US Adjudication

    Secrets and Lies in the History of US Adjudication
    Amalia Kessler, The Invention of American Exceptionalism: The Origins of American Adversarial Legal Culture, 1800-1877 (2017). Alexandra D. Lahav Amalia Kessler’s book, The Invention of American Exceptionalism, is a rich history of…
Rank this Week: 265

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/
  • May 20

    Italy's New Flat Tax For First-Time Resident

    Italy's New Flat Tax For First-Time Resident
    With the Budget Law for fiscal year 2017, Italy enacted a new flat tax for Italian first-time residents. The flat tax amounts to euro 100,000 regardless of the amount of taxable income. Foreign source income is completely exempt from tax,…
  • May 20

    Italy’s New Flat Tax For First-Time Resident

    Italy’s New Flat Tax For First-Time Resident
    Italy enacted a flat tax for first-time residents, which applies in lieu of the ordinary income tax on foreign source income. The flat tax is charged at the fixed amount of euro 100,000. Italian source income remain taxable with the ordinary…
  • Apr 23

    Italian Supreme Court Rules on Beneficial Ownership and Holding Companie

    Italian Supreme Court Rules on Beneficial Ownership and Holding Companie
    With ist ruling n. 27113/2016 issued on December 28, 2016, the Italian Supreme Court interpreted and applied the beneficial ownership provision of article 10 of the tax treaty between Italy and France, for the purpose of determining whether a…
Rank this Week: 267

Future of the Federal Estate Tax

Future of the Federal Estate Tax

Covers estate tax reform. By Hani Sarji.

http://mhs.typepad.com/threepointfive-45/
  • Jul 4

    [EOC]Let Freedom Ring With Gift Of Firearm

    [EOC]Let Freedom Ring With Gift Of Firearm
    My previous post highlights how Americans are generous, despite a challenging economy. An earlier post mentioned that donating firearms could help the donor, the donor’s family, the charitable organization, and all Americans who get a…
  • Jul 4

    [EOC]Americans Are Generous, Despite Economy

    [EOC]Americans Are Generous, Despite Economy
    A recent report highlights the generosity of Americans. Giving USA 2011: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2010 finds that Americans contributed about 2 percent of disposable income in 2010. The executive summary of the report…
  • Jul 4

    [EOC]The Most Important Historical Gun In History Of United State

    [EOC]The Most Important Historical Gun In History Of United State
    I have been researching estate planning for firearms, and I came across a video that is worth sharing today, a day on which we celebrate the United States and reflect on its history. The video is about the Girandoni air rifle, which is on…
Rank this Week: 237

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

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

    Social Security Warns On New Scheme Similar To IRS Phone Scam

    Social Security Warns On New Scheme Similar To IRS Phone Scam
    Financial scams involving individuals posing as government employees aren't limited to those Internal Revenue Service (IRS) phone scams. There's a new scam making the rounds - and this time, it involves individuals claiming to be from the…
  • Jul 20

    Is Your New Tax Professional Secretly A Robot?

    Is Your New Tax Professional Secretly A Robot?
    Could a robot be doing your tax return? There was a time when that sounded far-fetched. But according to EY Americas Tax Talent Leader Martin Fiore, it's happening already.
  • Jul 16

    Some Chill History & Sales Tax Facts On National Ice Cream Day

    Some Chill History & Sales Tax Facts On National Ice Cream Day
    It's National Ice Cream Day. And in case you think that it's a holiday made up by scheming kids to convince parents to give them ice cream (I wouldn't put it past mine), it's a real holiday. Here's what you need to know.
Rank this Week: 395

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/
  • Jul 20

    If Retained, R&D Tax Credit Should Be Reformed

    If Retained, R&D Tax Credit Should Be Reformed
    As Congress contemplates implementing comprehensive tax reform, several of the deductions and credits that pepper the U.S. tax code are being reevaluated and considered for elimination in an effort to offset the cost of tax rate cuts and…
  • Jul 20

    Expansions for the R&D Tax Credit Should Implement Broader Reform

    Expansions for the R&D Tax Credit Should Implement Broader Reform
    As Congress contemplates implementing comprehensive tax reform, several of the deductions and credits that pepper the U.S. tax code are being reevaluated and considered for elimination in an effort to offset the cost of tax rate cuts and…
  • Jul 20

    How High Are Individual Income Tax Collections in Your State?

    How High Are Individual Income Tax Collections in Your State?
    The individual income tax is the third largest source of tax revenue for state and local governments, accounting for 22.9 percent of collections in fiscal year 2014. Property taxes and sales taxes comprise larger shares of state and local tax…
Rank this Week: 459

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 15

    IRS Regulations on the Chopping Block

    IRS Regulations on the Chopping Block
    Tax practitioners have complained for years about the ever-expanding scope and complexity of both the Internal Revenue Code and Treasury Regulations. A possible shrinkage in the Treasury Regulations may soon occur.On April 21, 2017, President…
  • Jul 8

    Update to Guide on U.S. Taxation of Nonresident Alien

    Update to Guide on U.S. Taxation of Nonresident Alien
    I first wrote a simplified guide to U.S. taxation of nonresident aliens before the Internet and emails. The first few editions were printed and mailed out to persons on our firm's mailing list. Eventually, I circulated it by email, and then…
  • Jul 4

    IRS Provides Automatic Extension to Make Portability Election (Under Some Circumstances)

    IRS Provides Automatic Extension to Make Portability Election (Under Some Circumstances)
    A portability election by the estate of a first spouse to die allows the unused unified credit of the first spouse to be used by the surviving spouse for estate and gift tax purposes. Since Code §2010(c)(5)(A) requires the election be…
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Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Jul 15

    “I Ain’t Got It, So You Can’t Get It” Doesn’t Generally Apply to the IRS

    “I Ain’t Got It, So You Can’t Get It” Doesn’t Generally Apply to the IRS
    Ain’t never gave nothin to me But everytime I turn around Cats got they hands out wantin something from me I ain’t go it so you can’t get it… So goes part of the lyrics of “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” by…
  • Jul 15

    The IRS Gives Good Suggestions on Handling an IRS Notice

    The IRS Gives Good Suggestions on Handling an IRS Notice
    Earlier this week the IRS sent out “Tips on How to Handle an IRS Letter or Notice:” Tips on How to Handle an IRS Letter or Notice The IRS mails millions of letters every year to taxpayers for a variety of reasons. Keep the…
  • Jul 9

    Helping the Las Vegas Economy Isn’t a Good Excuse for Not Paying Employment Taxe

    Helping the Las Vegas Economy Isn’t a Good Excuse for Not Paying Employment Taxe
    I’m a resident of Las Vegas, so things that help the local economy are generally good. Of course, I have a bias: A good Nevada economy will help keep taxes down. Richard Tatum, Jr. of Houston helped the Las Vegas economy so I suppose I…
Rank this Week: 533

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: 594

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
  • May 26

    Last Post.

    Last Post.
    As I posted yesterday, Roth & Company is joining Eide Bailly. The move of our practice to the new firm […]
  • May 25

    Roth & Company, PC, to Join Eide Bailly

    Roth & Company, PC, to Join Eide Bailly
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Public accounting firm Roth & Company, PC, will be joining Eide Bailly LLP, a regional certified […]
  • May 25

    Tax Roundup, 5/25/17: Tax Reform “first priority” for new Iowa Governor.

    Tax Roundup, 5/25/17: Tax Reform “first priority” for new Iowa Governor.
    Promising. New Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds put tax policy front and center in her inaugural speech yesterday: So let’s talk about […]
Rank this Week: 444

IRS Problem Solver Blog

IRS Problem Solver Blog

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

http://www.getirshelp.com/irsblog
  • May 22

    Report Claims IRS Delays is Slowing Down the Economy

    Report Claims IRS Delays is Slowing Down the Economy
    The ITS is the taxing body for the federal government and regarded as a stickler for the rules, particularly when it comes to the filing of late returns. While the IRS can penalize people for being late, they are currently under scrutiny for…
  • May 20

    IRS Takes Data Retrieval Tool Offline

    IRS Takes Data Retrieval Tool Offline
    Due to the increased costs of going to college, many students today need to rely on student loans to finance part of their education costs. Unfortunately, the forms that a student needs to fill out to apply for student loans, or to refinance…
  • May 19

    Did Not File For A Tax Extension? What Should You Do?

    Did Not File For A Tax Extension? What Should You Do?
    Today, April 18th is the final day that you can file your taxes for the 2015 year. Unfortunately, many of you are looking down at your W-2, or 1099 wondering where the time went. So what happens if you file later than the filing date? Do you…
Rank this Week: 600

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
  • Feb 16

    LLC, Corporation, Trade Name, Trademark: Which Do I Need?

    LLC, Corporation, Trade Name, Trademark: Which Do I Need?
    You want to protect your business, but what legal strategy will help you to protect it best? This might sound a little like something Yoda would say, but the particular strategy or strategies will depend upon what you are most interested in…
  • Feb 9

    Fraudulent Conveyances & Asset Protection

    Fraudulent Conveyances & Asset Protection
    Although the idea of asset protection, i.e. protecting assets from creditors of the a person who owns them, may seem simple at first glance, it's not. In reality, implicit in asset protection is a rather nuanced process of dealing with the…
  • Feb 7

    Adopted Children & Arizona’s Intestacy Statute

    Adopted Children & Arizona’s Intestacy Statute
    If a person dies without a will in Arizona, can that person's children who were adopted by another person or persons still inherit from the decedent's probate estate? It depends. Arizona's Intestacy statue provides the following, in part: B.…
Rank this Week: 404

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Feb 9

    GOP Senators fight facts: won't hear Coretta Scott King's views of Attorney General nominee Session

    GOP Senators fight facts: won't hear Coretta Scott King's views of Attorney General nominee Session
    GOP obstructionism is back again in full form. This time, instead of voting over and over again to eliminate affordable health care (Obamacare) for the 20 million Americans now covered by the health reform act or declaring that they will...
  • Feb 8

    Trump Administration Plays Havoc with Education--and your tax dollar

    Trump Administration Plays Havoc with Education--and your tax dollar
    Betsy DeVos was confirmed as Secretary of Education in a Senate vote that had every Democratic Senator voting against her, along with two brave Republican Senators (Lisa Murkowski, Alaska; and Susan Collins, Maine). Thanks to those no-voters…
  • Jan 30

    Trump Administration Plays Havoc with Voice of America

    Trump Administration Plays Havoc with Voice of America
    Did you know that the Republicans inserted a change to the administration of the Voice of America (VOA) network in the December military authorization 'must pass' bill? The VOA has always been administered by a bipartisan broadcasting board…
Rank this Week: 535

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: 543

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: 582

IRS Medic Blog

IRS Medic Blog

Covers tax law, with specific emphasis on developments in the IRS's Off-Shore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative/Program.

http://www.irsmedic.com/blog/
  • Jul 12

    IRS lien or levy

    IRS lien or levy
    IRS Lien or Levy Help: The Difference, and what action you can take now BY: MICHELLE D. WYNN, ESQ. Many people that we talk to, both prospective clients and long-time clients alike, tell us numerous times “I can’t have the IRS…
  • Jul 10

    Home office expense audit

    Home office expense audit
    Home Office expense audit of Deductions- A Source of Concern BY:  David G. Parent, MBA, Esq. In reviewing income tax returns we always pay special attention to the Business use of your home section (Line 30) of the Schedule C. The reason…
  • Jul 8

    Connecticut Tax Amnesty Program

    Connecticut Tax Amnesty Program
    What the 2013 Connecticut DRS Tax Amnesty is about To fight the budget crunch, the state of Connecticut is hoping that a state tax amnesty program will convince both businesses and individuals to come forward and pay the taxes they owe to the…
Rank this Week: 405

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 19

    When “Taxpayer” Means “Taxpayer”

    When “Taxpayer” Means “Taxpayer”
    A recent Tax Court decision, Gregory v. Comr., 149 T.C. No. 2 (2017), provides an excellent, though long, primer on statutory interpretation and the relevance of legislative history. The issue in the case is easily stated. The taxpayers,…
  • Jul 17

    Does a Ban on Chocolate Milk Presage a Chocolate Milk Tax?

    Does a Ban on Chocolate Milk Presage a Chocolate Milk Tax?
    Readers of MauledAgain know that I consider chocolate to be medicinal, and in many respects, essential. Of course, like any food item, it ought to be consumed in moderation.Recently, the San Francisco School District has decided to prohibit…
  • Jul 14

    When A (Tax or User Fee) Problem Becomes Personal

    When A (Tax or User Fee) Problem Becomes Personal
    According to a recent news report, Setti Warren, mayor of Newton, Massachusetts, was slightly injured when he was thrown from his bike after hitting a pothole in the town of Stow, Massachusetts. Warren also is a candidate for the governorship…
Rank this Week: 709

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 18

    Big Changes to Some Big Employers’ Employee Scheduling Practice

    Big Changes to Some Big Employers’ Employee Scheduling Practice
    On June 29, 2017, the House approved and sent to the governor, Senate Bill 828 which will require large employers in certain industries to provide advanced notice to employees of their work schedules. This new law will affect only retail,…
  • Jun 15

    June 15 – World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    June 15 – World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
    June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a day designated to bring visibility to the prevalence of global elder abuse. According to the National Council on Aging, one in ten Americans aged 60 or above have experienced some form of elder…
  • Jun 13

    The Longest Day

    The Longest Day
    The Longest Day: A Global Movement to Help End Alzheimer’s Disease The Longest Day is June 21, 2017. “The Longest Day is all about love. Love for all those affected by Alzheimer's disease. On the summer solstice, team up with the…
Rank this Week: 1098

Colorado Estate Planning

Colorado Estate Planning

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

http://blog.forbushgoldberg.com/
  • Jul 17

    You Don’t Have to Be Wealthy to Leave a Legacy

    You Don’t Have to Be Wealthy to Leave a Legacy
    Some people are concerned with passing away and then being forgotten. The non-wealthy as well as the wealthy can leave a legacy, according to Market Watch in "5 ways to make a great impression after you're dead." Even if you do not have very…
  • Jul 14

    Mortgages are a Big Source of Senior Complaint

    Mortgages are a Big Source of Senior Complaint
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was launched by Obama after the financial crisis. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently published an article on common financial complaints of the elderly in "A snapshot of complaints made…
  • Jul 13

    Bureau Moves to Protect Elderly from Financial Abuse

    Bureau Moves to Protect Elderly from Financial Abuse
    The CFPB works toward preventing financial abuse of the elderly. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day has sparked some detailed efforts by the federal government to protect the finances of the elderly, as detailed by the Consumer Financial…
Rank this Week: 686

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 13

    DELAWARE REPEALS ITS ESTATE TAX EFFECTIVE JAN. 1, 2018

    DELAWARE REPEALS ITS ESTATE TAX EFFECTIVE JAN. 1, 2018
    Effective January 1, 2018, Delaware residents will no longer be subject to a state estate tax. Delaware becomes one of the thirty-three (33) states that do not impose either estate or inheritance taxes or both. The repeal is the result of…
  • Jul 13

    ESSENTIAL ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS

    ESSENTIAL ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS
    Regardless of your state of residency it is important to have your estate planning documents in order. The following is a list of essential documents and how they will benefit you. Last Will & Testament: a legal document in which you…
  • Jun 29

    GOVERNOR SCOTT SAYS NO TO ELECTRONIC WILLS IN FLORIDA

    GOVERNOR SCOTT SAYS NO TO ELECTRONIC WILLS IN FLORIDA
    On Monday, June 26, 2017, Florida Governor Rick Scott vetoed the "Florida Electronic Wills Act" (the "Act")." The Act would have authorized the creation of electronic wills, and for their execution to be witnessed and notarized through the…
Rank this Week: 1149

Tax Masala

Tax Masala

Covers Indian tax topics, including income tax for residents and non-residents, service taxes, and wealth tax matters.

http://taxmasala.in/
  • Jun 30

    13 Highly concerned GST issues and their solution

    13 Highly concerned GST issues and their solution
    Goods and service tax is a very ambitious tax scheme which will be subsuming almost every indirect taxes currently prevailing in India. The Indian government and presumably all the business sectors are ready to implement GST into their…
  • Jun 28

    GST Rate chart applicable from 1st July, 2017

    GST Rate chart applicable from 1st July, 2017
    Do you know what will be GST rate for products/ services you sell? No worries. We have given here GST rate chart covering most of the goods, services with HSN and SAC code. Following points are covered in this article: What is GST in India?…
  • Mar 3

    Section 269ST : Explanation with practical example

    Section 269ST : Explanation with practical example
    Introduction of Section 269ST: Cash forms the base for any business or profession. There is always continuous cash cycle to keep a business moving and enter all daily transaction. Cash transaction many times means chances of tax evasion or…
Rank this Week: 1252

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
Rank this Week: 1246

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

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

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • May 24

    Alaska Bar Assoc. — Bankruptcy Section

    Alaska Bar Assoc. — Bankruptcy Section
    By: Clayton Walker We just spoke at the Alaska Bar Association — Bankruptcy Section on the issue of the Alaska usury statute.  We had less than two hour notice to prepare for the presentation.  The materials are available at…
  • May 11

    Alaska Usury Rate is 10.5% on Loans Exceeding $25,000.00

    Alaska Usury Rate is 10.5% on Loans Exceeding $25,000.00
    By: Clayton Walker I’ve been told that the following Alaska Usury decision has stirred up a hornets nest with the Alaska Creditor’s Bar Association. Cox v. Cooper, 3AN-15-10101 CI (Alaska Sup. Ct., 18 Apr. 2016) (J. Morse).…
  • Apr 29

    Alaska Usury Interest Rule

    Alaska Usury Interest Rule
    By: Clayton Walker Has your lender violated Alaska usury laws?  Have you paid more than 10.5% interest on loans larger than $25,000.00? Are the loans from a person or non-bank? Do you still owe or have you paid any interest in the past…
Rank this Week: 1254

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: 1017

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Offices of Sanford I. Millar.

http://www.taxattorneycalifornia.net/tax-blog/
  • Mar 8

    DOJ WarnsAgainst Wrongful Use of Streamline Procedure

    DOJ WarnsAgainst Wrongful Use of Streamline Procedure
    The U.S. Department of Justice is considering actions against taxpayers who wrongfully used the Streamlined Procedures to assert non-willful conduct. As quoted in Tax Notes Today: “Speaking at the Federal Bar Association Section on…
  • Feb 22

    How Not to Use Bitcoin

    How Not to Use Bitcoin
    The use of Bitcoin has both legal and potentially illegal applications. Bitcoin is just a contemporary version of the Informal Value Transfer System, (“IVTS”) which in some countries is known as the Hawala. The IVTS has been used…
  • Feb 7

    Cash Based Business? Have Good Books and Record

    Cash Based Business? Have Good Books and Record
    What happens when a taxpayer operates a cash based business and lacks adequate books and records according to the IRS? The IRS can use any reasonable method to reconstruct the taxpayers income and expenses. (See, Estate of Rodrigo F. Fenta,…
Rank this Week: 1231

California Tax Attorney Blog

California Tax Attorney Blog

Covers tax controversies involving the IRS and California Franchise Tax Board, as well as California probate, estate planning matters and business transactions. By Mitchell A. Port.

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

    Test Entry

    Test Entry
    Testing schedule feature
  • Aug 30

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized
    The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruled yesterday that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling…
  • Aug 30

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized
    The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruled yesterday that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling…
Rank this Week: 884

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: 700

Insight Law Firm

Insight Law Firm

Covers tax laws and cases.

http://insightlawfirm.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1132

from milan to mumbai

from milan to mumbai

Post and riposte from a resolutely cranky but creative law professor, emphasizing international and comparative tax law... by Michael Livingston

http://mikelivingston.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 8

    welcome back and thoughts on the election

    welcome back and thoughts on the election
    I’m reviving my blog to make a couple of comments about the election and because I’ll be traveling again soon, always a good time for posting.   Some of these are comments I’ve already posted on Facebook et al.   Here we…
  • Dec 29

    The Travails of the "Ultra-Orthodox"

    The Travails of the "Ultra-Orthodox"
    Stories have been floating around the international media about various outrages attributed to Haredim or "ultra-orthodox" Jews in Jerusalem and other cities.   These include forced segregation of men and women on buses, efforts to keep…
  • Nov 28

    Israel: my last few day

    Israel: my last few day
    My class is over and I'm using the last three days to see parts of Israel that I might otherwise miss.   Last night I headed to Jerusalem for a workshop at the Van Leer Institute on Arab and Jewish demography, not normally one of my core…
Rank this Week: 1076

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 20

    Advocacy Workshop for CA Central Valley Nonprofits – July 26, 2017

    Advocacy Workshop for CA Central Valley Nonprofits – July 26, 2017
    Bolder Advocacy, an Initiative of Alliance for Justice, is hosting a workshop on Wednesday, July 26th for nonprofits in California’s Central Valley.  The interactive workshop is intended for staff and board members of 501(c)(3)…
  • Jul 19

    Nonprofit Radio: What Boards Get Wrong

    Nonprofit Radio: What Boards Get Wrong
    I’ll be on Nonprofit Radio this Friday at 10:30 am PT / 1:30 pm ET talking with host Tony Martignetti about what nonprofit boards get wrong. Catch us live on Talking Alternative or a few days later…
  • Jul 18

    Erin Bradrick Awarded On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers by ABA Young Lawyers Division

    Erin Bradrick Awarded On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers by ABA Young Lawyers Division
    The American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division recognized 40 young lawyers, including NEO Law Group senior counsel Erin Bradrick, with the On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers award, providing “national recognition for…
Rank this Week: 1835

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Jul 20

    Don’t Stop Planning Once You Reach Retirement

    Don’t Stop Planning Once You Reach Retirement
    “You're now responsible for generating your own retirement paycheck by drawing on Social Security, a pension (if you're fortunate enough to still have one) and your savings and investments.”
  • Jul 19

    Arizona Supreme Court Loosens Standards for Nursing Home Abuse Claim

    Arizona Supreme Court Loosens Standards for Nursing Home Abuse Claim
    “The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a standard governing nursing home abuse suits was too restrictive and runs contrary to the aims of state law, reviving a suit that alleges nursing home neglect caused a patient’s death from…
  • Jul 18

    Playwright’s Estate to Sell Valuable Artwork

    Playwright’s Estate to Sell Valuable Artwork
    “Edward Albee is, of course, best known for his plays (the most famous is: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”).  However, he was also a collector, and visitors to his Tribeca loft were often struck by the museum-like array of tribal…
Rank this Week: 3241

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

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

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 19

    What Bankruptcy Paperwork Do You Need to File?

    What Bankruptcy Paperwork Do You Need to File?
    You have decided that filing bankruptcy is the best option for you. Now comes the tedious part of filling out the required forms. Bankruptcy paperwork can be confusing for many people. There is so much information to provide. One…
  • Jul 17

    What to Do If You’re Going Bankrupt & Getting Divorced

    What to Do If You’re Going Bankrupt & Getting Divorced
    As if going through a divorce isn’t stressful enough, adding financial struggles on top of it is enough to send anyone into a panic. But if you find yourself going through this, don’t worry, you’re not alone. In…
  • Jul 15

    Student Loan Help: What are Your Options?

    Student Loan Help: What are Your Options?
    Student loan debt is an epidemic millions of students have to endure. In fact, stats show there are 44.2 million Americans living with student loan debt. Forbes calls student loan debt the $1.3 trillion…
Rank this Week: 2936

Tax Controversy Sentinel

Tax Controversy Sentinel

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://taxcontroversy.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 19

    IRS Issues Guidance to Examiners Handling BBA Partnership Audit

    IRS Issues Guidance to Examiners Handling BBA Partnership Audit
    As many readers know, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (“BBA”) repeals the long standing TEFRA procedures governing IRS examinations of partnerships.  As a result, beginning January 1, 2018, partnerships are subject to…
  • Jul 6

    FATCA Update: IRS Publishes FAQs As July 31 FFI Agreement Renewal Deadline Loom

    FATCA Update: IRS Publishes FAQs As July 31 FFI Agreement Renewal Deadline Loom
    We have previously written about the Internal Revenue Service’s publication in late 2016 of an updated “FFI Agreement” to be entered into by foreign financial institutions that wish to remain compliant with the Foreign…
  • Jun 21

    FinCEN Issues Marijuana Banking Update

    FinCEN Issues Marijuana Banking Update
    Over at the In The Weeds blog (which explores developments in cannabis law and business), Melissa T. Sanders writes about the recent publication by the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network of its…
Rank this Week: 1753

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

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

http://www.irstaxtrouble.com/category/tax-blog/
  • Jul 18

    The Form 1045 Dispute & Possible Solution: Include a Detailed Cover Letter

    The Form 1045 Dispute & Possible Solution: Include a Detailed Cover Letter
    The Form 1045, Application for Tentative Refund, is used to carryback losses, credits, etc. from the current year to prior years. In many cases it is used when a taxpayer was previously profitable and then incurrs a loss. The now ..... The…
  • Jul 14

    Court Says No Tax Due on Foreign Corporation’s Redemption of U.S. Partnership Interest

    Court Says No Tax Due on Foreign Corporation’s Redemption of U.S. Partnership Interest
    Many businesses that operate outside of the U.S. want to do business in the U.S. and they want to limit their exposure to U.S. income taxes. To do this, many in-bound investments are structured as U.S. partnerships with the parntership…
  • Jul 7

    Settlement Award for Discrimination Related to Physical Injuries is Taxable

    Settlement Award for Discrimination Related to Physical Injuries is Taxable
    Damage awards received on account of personal physical injuries or physical sickness are not taxable. If a taxpayer receives a non-taxable award under this rule and then is discriminated against by his employer due to the physical injuries,…
Rank this Week: 2005

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 18

    The World Is Getting More Transparent: The BVI Adopts A Regime For Disclosing Beneficial Ownership

    The World Is Getting More Transparent: The BVI Adopts A Regime For Disclosing Beneficial Ownership
    The British Virgin Islands has been and continues to be one of the most popular jurisdictions for the incorporation of offshore entities, especially for Chinese residents. One popular attribute of BVI companies was the ability to maintain…
  • Jul 12

    Rentals Not Treated as Passive Investment Income for S Corporation Purpose

    Rentals Not Treated as Passive Investment Income for S Corporation Purpose
    In PLR 201725022, a corporation received rental income from its leasing of offices for medical and related services.  The taxpayer intended the rental income from its maintenance-related operations as non-passive investment income…
  • May 11

    How to Prepare for Next Year’s Tax Season

    How to Prepare for Next Year’s Tax Season
    It may be hard to believe, but Tax Day 2017 has already come and gone. And while you might just be getting over the stress of the past tax season, it's important to be proactive and prepare for 2017. Procrastinating is popular - Bloomberg…
Rank this Week: 3787

Towson Tax Attorney

Towson Tax Attorney

Covers taxes, business law, and estate planning. By Jeffrey Rogyom.

http://towsontax.com
  • Jul 16

    Income and Salary to an S-Corp Owner

    Income and Salary to an S-Corp Owner
    The owner of an s-corporation is quickly introduced to some very complicated tax issues.  The s-corporation has “flow-through taxation”.  This means the s-corporation itself generally pays no income taxes.  The…
  • Dec 29

    Forming An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT)

    Forming An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT)
    An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust, or ILIT, should be of interest to any person buying life insurance. The ILIT is not just for people with estate tax issues. The ILIT can allow you to control how and when insurance proceeds are distributed…
  • Dec 29

    Forming An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT)

    Forming An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT)
    An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust, or ILIT, should be of interest to any person buying life insurance. The ILIT is not just for people with estate tax issues. The ILIT can allow you to control how and when insurance proceeds are distributed…
Rank this Week: 3996

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Office of Kunal Patel, LLC.

https://www.kpateloffice.com/blog/
  • Jul 16

    Innocent Spouse Relief

    Innocent Spouse Relief
    When a husband and wife sign a joint tax return, each spouse is jointly and severally liable for all taxes relating to that year. Where one spouse does not believe he or she should be liable for the  full amount of the tax liability,…
  • Jul 9

    How the IRS Investigates FBAR Violation

    How the IRS Investigates FBAR Violation
    How the IRS Investigates FBAR Violations In this article are the IRS’ internal procedures for investigations of FBAR violations. After the foreign bank reports the non-compliant taxpayer’s account information to the foreign taxing…
  • Jun 25

    Foreign Bank Account Reporting under the Bank Secrecy Act (FBARs)

    Foreign Bank Account Reporting under the Bank Secrecy Act (FBARs)
    Foreign Bank Account Reporting under the Bank Secrecy Act (FBARs) If you are a US citizen or tax resident, you may have a foreign bank account reporting obligation. There are individuals who don’t report their foreign financial accounts…
Rank this Week: 2655

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
  • Jul 16

    Innocent Spouse Relief

    Innocent Spouse Relief
    When a husband and wife sign a joint tax return, each spouse is jointly and severally liable for all taxes relating to that year. Where one spouse does not believe he or she should be liable for the  full amount of the tax liability,…
  • Jul 9

    How the IRS Investigates FBAR Violation

    How the IRS Investigates FBAR Violation
    How the IRS Investigates FBAR Violations In this article are the IRS’ internal procedures for investigations of FBAR violations. After the foreign bank reports the non-compliant taxpayer’s account information to the foreign taxing…
  • Jun 25

    Foreign Bank Account Reporting under the Bank Secrecy Act (FBARs)

    Foreign Bank Account Reporting under the Bank Secrecy Act (FBARs)
    Foreign Bank Account Reporting under the Bank Secrecy Act (FBARs) If you are a US citizen or tax resident, you may have a foreign bank account reporting obligation. There are individuals who don’t report their foreign financial accounts…
Rank this Week: 2632

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/
  • Jul 15

    Department of Labor Clarifies Stance on Still-Pending Overtime Rule

    Department of Labor Clarifies Stance on Still-Pending Overtime Rule
    By James Pieper In 2016, a dramatic overhaul of the rules for eligibility and payment of overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was on the verge of taking effect before being halted by an injunction issued by a federal judge. With…
  • Jul 14

    IRS Adopts Simplified Form for Small Nonprofit

    IRS Adopts Simplified Form for Small Nonprofit
    By James Pieper The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has adopted a new, shorter online form for small charitable organizations seeking nonprofit status. The Form 1023-EZ reduces the existing 26-page form to three pages for qualifying…
  • Jul 10

    FINRA Clarifies Rules Concerning Social Media and Digital Communication

    FINRA Clarifies Rules Concerning Social Media and Digital Communication
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) issued a regulatory notice that addresses the use of digital communications and social media by FINRA member firms. FINRA recognized the expansion of social media and digital…
Rank this Week: 2435

IRS Report Card

IRS Report Card

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

http://mopsicktaxlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3706

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Jul 14

    Kentucky Court of Appeals Renders Significant Decision in Probate Case

    Kentucky Court of Appeals Renders Significant Decision in Probate Case
    On June 9, 2017, the Kentucky Court of Appeals in Wolfe v. Young rendered a significant decision in a probate case by reversing a district court decision and reinstating our client as executor of his father’s estate. The decision was…
  • Jul 13

    SCOTUS: Citizenship Cannot be Revoked for Immaterial Lie

    SCOTUS: Citizenship Cannot be Revoked for Immaterial Lie
      On June 22, 2017, the United States Supreme Court held in Maslenjak v. United States that naturalized U.S. citizens cannot have their citizenship revoked for making false statements to immigration officials if the misstatement did not…
  • Jul 13

    Options Beyond the Obvious: Royalty Financing for Start-Up

    Options Beyond the Obvious: Royalty Financing for Start-Up
    Most business financing is either debt or equity. A third option is "royalty financing" or “revenue-based financing” where the debtor obtains a loan and pays back the lender with a certain percentage of revenue rather than…
Rank this Week: 2114

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 13

    It all depends on how you look at it

    It all depends on how you look at it
    The New York Mets must be the best team in baseball.  They have an All-Star outfielder whom their manager doesn't even plan to play.Somehow it doesn't sound as good if you say that they have a manager who doesn't even plan to play their…
  • Jul 13

    Speaker schedule for 2018 NYU Tax Policy Colloquium

    Speaker schedule for 2018 NYU Tax Policy Colloquium
    We now have a tentative speaker schedule for the 2018 NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, which I will be co-teaching with Lily Batchelder. We'll be meeting on Tuesdays, from 4:10 to 6 pm, in Vanderbilt 208 (our usual room).  It goes like…
  • Jul 2

    Travel reading

    Travel reading
    The amount I read for pleasure on my travels was reduced by my also needing to read papers that were being presented, while also polishing my presentations and working on my literature book. But, during the Mexico City and Oxford trips, I did…
Rank this Week: 4798

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 2292

TaxMama's TaxQuips

TaxMama's TaxQuips

Daily tax and small business podcast with tax and small business news tidbits covering investment, inheritance real estate and more.

http://www.taxquips.com/?cat=TaxQuips
  • Jul 10

    Disasters and Other Pleasant Experience

    Disasters and Other Pleasant Experience
    Today TaxMama® wants to talk about sudden, unexpected events – and some tips on how to prepare for…
  • May 26

    TaxMama’s TaxQuips Unused LLCs and Corp

    TaxMama’s TaxQuips Unused LLCs and Corp
    Today TaxMama® hears from several people who have questions about tax returns for entities they created – but never used. This recent question from Debbie, on behalf of one her clients, is far too…
  • May 2

    TaxMama’s TaxQuips False Social Security Number

    TaxMama’s TaxQuips False Social Security Number
    Today TaxMama® hears from Lue with a question that is more common than you may realize.” A friend who’s been doing work for my husband regularly for the past two years knowingly gave him a false Social Security Number. We…
Rank this Week: 1626