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taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Sep 3

    US Law Firm Sues Virgin Islands, Alleging Leaks, Faulty Tax Bills & Bad Blood

    US Law Firm Sues Virgin Islands, Alleging Leaks, Faulty Tax Bills & Bad Blood
    When Jeffrey Prosser, the former owner of Innovative Communications Corp. (ICC) in the U.S. Virgin Islands, filed for bankruptcy, it was hard to imagine the turns the case would take. It's still going strong, nearly 10 years later - and now…
  • Sep 3

    IRS To Close Philly Office During Pope’s Visit

    IRS To Close Philly Office During Pope’s Visit
    The Pope's historic visit to Philadelphia is just a few weeks away. Law firms, courts and yes, even, IRS are planning to shut down in response.
  • Sep 2

    Owner Of ITS, Formerly Fourth Largest Tax Prep Biz In Country, To Face Criminal Charge

    Owner Of ITS, Formerly Fourth Largest Tax Prep Biz In Country, To Face Criminal Charge
    Earlier this week, a federal grand jury sitting in Dayton, Ohio, handed down a 23 count indictment against Fesum Ogbazion and Kyle Wade for conspiracy and tax-related crimes. Ogbazion had been the sole owner of Instant Tax Service (ITS), once…
Rank this Week: 75

Transfer Pricing Watch

Transfer Pricing Watch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Chilean Senate Approves Tax Overhaul, Including Hefty Withholding Tax For Some
    A dramatic overhaul of the Chilean tax system—including significant implications for foreign owners of companies in Chile—is one step closer to being finalized, after the Chilean Senate approved the legislation Aug. 19.The post…
Rank this Week: 69

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Aug 31

    The Hospital’s Closing; Who Will Notice the Missing Charity Money?

    The Hospital’s Closing; Who Will Notice the Missing Charity Money?
    Irvine, California used to have Irvine Regional Hospital. The hospital closed back in 2009 (but has since reopened as Hoag Hospital Irvine). When I lived in Irvine one of my doctors has his office in the medical building that’s attached…
  • Aug 30

    Sergeant Schultz to the Rescue!

    Sergeant Schultz to the Rescue!
    Back in the 1960s there was a television show called Hogan’s Heroes. The comedy was set in a prisoner-of-war camp in Germany during World War II. One of the characters on the show was Sergeant Schultz. Here’s an excerpt via…
  • Aug 30

    When Even IRS Employees Are Tempted to Commit Identity Theft…

    When Even IRS Employees Are Tempted to Commit Identity Theft…
    …you know there’s a huge problem. Especially given that the employee should realize that the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) does look at alleged criminal activities by IRS employees. Yet it happens.…
Rank this Week: 93

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 181

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: 155

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/
  • Sep 4

    A Truth of Taxation

    A Truth of Taxation
    Controversy is swirling about the posting of a sign by a Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, property owner that stated a $10 parking fee charged for parking on the property would “help support our local school district.” According to…
  • Sep 2

    When Tax Maneuvering Goes Bad

    When Tax Maneuvering Goes Bad
    The politicians outdid themselves this time. According to this story, a gerrymandering stunt has backfired, leaving the outcome of a vote on a local sales tax increase in the hands of one person.When the promoters of the Business Loop 70…
  • Aug 31

    The Tax and Benefits Conundrum

    The Tax and Benefits Conundrum
    The anti-tax crowd, along with those who are willing to tolerate minimal taxation but want to cut significantly government spending, must not be very happy with a photo and story making the rounds. I first saw the photo on facebook, where it…
Rank this Week: 353

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
  • Aug 31

    What Happens If You Die Without A Will?

    What Happens If You Die Without A Will?
    When it comes to our to do lists, most people have penciled in "make a will" or "make an estate plan" right at the very bottom. For heaven's sake, who wants to think about dying? Not me, and I'm an estate planning attorney. The trouble is…
  • Jul 31

    State Death Tax Is a Killer?

    State Death Tax Is a Killer?
    Stephen Moore & Joel Griffith via The Heritage Foundation: Over the past five years, a handful of states — Indiana, Kansas, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Tennessee — have repealed their death taxes mostly in response to…
  • Jun 15

    LLC Agreement Provisions Create Non-Probate Interest

    LLC Agreement Provisions Create Non-Probate Interest
    In Blechman v. Estate of Blechman, a Florida District Court of Appeal recently held that the provisions of a particular limited liability company’s (LLC) operating agreement restricted the transfer of a decedent’s ownership…
Rank this Week: 298

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/
  • Aug 19

    New Act Changes Corporate Filing Deadlines and Extension Deadlines for Return

    New Act Changes Corporate Filing Deadlines and Extension Deadlines for Return
    On July 31, 2015, President Obama signed into law P.L. 114-41, the “Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015.” Although this new law was primarily designed as a 3-month stopgap extension of…
  • Jul 31

    Baby Boomers in a Good Place

    Baby Boomers in a Good Place
    A recent article in The New York Times talked about how many Americans 65 years of age and older are managing just fine in this economy. They are doing better than seniors in prior generations. These are mostly middle class seniors who are…
  • Jun 22

    The Magic of a Revocable Living Trust

    The Magic of a Revocable Living Trust
    The Magic of a Revocable Living Trust By: Anne R. Moses Do you want to leave a very special gift for your family when you pass? This is a gift that they will bless you for. I am talking about the Revocable Living Trust (Trust) that, if drawn…
Rank this Week: 398

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: 508

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: 515

Tax Policy Blog

Tax Policy Blog

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

http://taxfoundation.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 328

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: 216

Talking Taxes

Talking Taxes

Discusses federal, state and local tax reform, with an emphasis on fair and adequate taxation. By the Citizens for Tax Justice.

http://www.ctj.org/blog/
  • Jan 30

    Nevada GOP Gubernatorial Candidate: Scrap the Cap

    Nevada GOP Gubernatorial Candidate: Scrap the Cap
    GOP gubernatorial candidate Mike Montandon is making his views on Nevada property tax reform known-- and so far they all seem quite sensible.As reported by the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, Montandon thinks:(1) it's absurd that Nevada remains the…
  • Dec 22

    Can Louisiana Double Its Gas Tax?

    Can Louisiana Double Its Gas Tax?
    In January, Louisiana lawmakers will be hearing a lot about exactly how big that state's transportation funding shortfall is, as a committee releases the findings of a long-term study of this problem. But House Transportation Committee…
  • Dec 22

    Hawaii: A Budgetary Shell Game, or Just Train Robbery?

    Hawaii: A Budgetary Shell Game, or Just Train Robbery?
    This week Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle released the outline of her budget proposal for next year. It's not a pretty picture: the two most prominent tax policy changes in the Lingle plan are a money grab from county governments and a money…
Rank this Week: 356

IRS Problem Solver Blog

IRS Problem Solver Blog

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

http://www.getirshelp.com/irsblog
  • Sep 4

    IRS Imposters Use Robocalls to Scam American

    IRS Imposters Use Robocalls to Scam American
    Florida residents should be aware that IRS imposters are robocalling people across the U.S. in order to scam them out of tax payments that they do not owe. For example, more than a dozen residents of North Carolina have been... The post IRS…
  • Sep 3

    New IRS Guidance Suggests Obamacare 40% Cadillac Tax Could Get Even Worse

    New IRS Guidance Suggests Obamacare 40% Cadillac Tax Could Get Even Worse
    Writing in Forbes, Robert W. Wood forecasts the long term impacts of a particularly complex provision of the Affordable Care Act. The so-called “Cadillac Tax” represents a hefty punitive tax imposed on entities supplying health…
  • Sep 2

    Top Ten Things To Do In Tampa [Infographic]

    Top Ten Things To Do In Tampa [Infographic]
    Share this Image On Your Site <p><strong>Please include attribution to GetIRSHelp.com with this graphic.</strong></p> <p><a…
Rank this Week: 743

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 2390

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/
  • Sep 4

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 9/4/15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 9/4/15
    This week I experienced my first Burning Man event. Wow. Have a listen to Crow and the Canyon and the lovely voice of Leigh Jones singing Golden Chains while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the week: Nonprofit Quarterly:…
  • Sep 3

    A Lawyer’s Journey to Black Rock City: Burning Man 2015

    A Lawyer’s Journey to Black Rock City: Burning Man 2015
      I attended Burning Man for the first time this week. While my stay in the temporary city created in the desert (“Black Rock City”) was relatively short (3 days), it was an experience I’ll treasure and always…
  • Aug 28

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 8/28/15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 8/28/15
    Yesterday was Women’s Equality Day. Have a listen to Martina McBride’s This One’s for the Girls while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the week: Council of Nonprofits: Let’s rethink board…
Rank this Week: 1639

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/
  • Sep 3

    Understanding and Preventing Unintentional Copyright Infringement on Website

    Understanding and Preventing Unintentional Copyright Infringement on Website
    Federal copyright law protects a copyright owner from a wide range of intentional and unintentional infringement. For example, an entity that runs a blog or a website could be liable for copyright infringement if a third party posts…
  • Aug 26

    2015 Changes to Nebraska Sales and Use Tax

    2015 Changes to Nebraska Sales and Use Tax
    The Nebraska Legislature has made several changes to the sales and use tax. Starting in 2016, zoo admissions and memberships will be exempt from sales tax. The Nebraska Legislature enacted LB 419, a sales and use tax exemption…
  • Aug 18

    IRS Prepares Forms and Instructions for Employer Mandate Reporting under Obamacare

    IRS Prepares Forms and Instructions for Employer Mandate Reporting under Obamacare
    Starting in 2016, all “Applicable Large Employers”–meaning those with 50 or more employees—will need to file reports with the IRS regarding whether minimum essential healthcare coverage has been made available to…
Rank this Week: 2750

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • Sep 3

    Your Estate Plan and the New Tax Rule

    Your Estate Plan and the New Tax Rule
    Following amendments proposed to the Income Tax Act (Canada) to become effective on January 1st 2016, certain trusts will now be taxed at the top marginal tax rate rather than the lower graduated tax rates that some trusts currently pay. The…
  • Aug 24

    Isn’t Uber Green Enough?

    Isn’t Uber Green Enough?
    This article examines the legal issues of car share service Uber, in Vancouver. The post Isn’t Uber Green Enough? appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
  • Aug 24

    Stricter Enforcement Regime Planned for Non-­Resident Buyers of Australian Homes – A Precursor to What Might Happen in Canada

    Stricter Enforcement Regime Planned for Non-­Resident Buyers of Australian Homes – A Precursor to What Might Happen in Canada
    The Australian government is to introduce stricter enforcement of the rules controlling non-­residents' purchases of residential property. Is this a precursor of what might happen in Canada. The post Stricter Enforcement Regime Planned…
Rank this Week: 1712

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/
  • Sep 3

    Tax Court Overturns IRS Cost-sharing Regulation

    Tax Court Overturns IRS Cost-sharing Regulation
    The U.S. Tax Court recently issued a surprising decision that invalidated the part of an IRS cost-sharing regulation - under code section 482 - which states that taxpayers are required to take the costs of stock-based compensation into…
  • Sep 1

    New York Attempts to Impose Non-Resident Income Tax

    New York Attempts to Impose Non-Resident Income Tax
    Last week, the New York Division of Tax Appeals ruled that the New York Division of Taxation did not have the right to impose a non-resident income tax. This income tax against Patrick J. Carr, a nonresident lawyer, was voided because he is…
  • Aug 25

    New Treasury Regulations May Limit Transfer Tax Saving

    New Treasury Regulations May Limit Transfer Tax Saving
    The Treasury Department proposed new regulations that may impose limitations on transfer tax savings for corporate, partnership and limited liability company agreement provisions between family members. Proposed provisions for the transfer…
Rank this Week: 3425

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/
  • Sep 3

    Cree Lawfulness and Unlawfulne

    Cree Lawfulness and Unlawfulne
    Tracey Lindberg, Birdie (2015).Val NapoleonI have thought about Tracey Lindberg’s novel, Birdie every day since I read it.1 The novel is an irreverent, evocative, funny, and hard-hitting book that causes me to think and ask questions…
  • Sep 2

    The Case for Rate Regulation of Hospital Price

    The Case for Rate Regulation of Hospital Price
    Erin C. Fuse Brown, Resurrecting Healthcare Rate Regulation, 67 Hastings L. J. (forthcoming, 2015), available at SSRN.Jessica Lind MantelWith health spending in the U.S. outpacing both general inflation and spending by other developed…
  • Sep 1

    How Families Gain Recognition

    How Families Gain Recognition
    Elizabeth S. Scott & Robert E. Scott, From Contract to Status: Collaboration and the Evolution of Novel Family Relationships, 115 Colum. L. Rev. 293 (2015).Douglas NeJaimeFamily law scholarship features a significant amount of normative…
Rank this Week: 3320

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 2

    Arnold Harberger's famous 1962 article on corporate tax incidence

    Arnold Harberger's famous 1962 article on corporate tax incidence
    This semester I am teaching Survey of International Taxation (a 3-hour class on U.S. international tax law) and Corporate and International Tax Policy (a 2-hour seminar on main issues in these fields).  In the latter class, tomorrow we…
  • Sep 1

    Letter to FASB regarding the accounting treatment of deferred U.S. taxe

    Letter to FASB regarding the accounting treatment of deferred U.S. taxe
    I am one of eight signatories of a letter that has just been sent to the Financial Accounting Standards Board, urging it to repeal APB 23, the rule that allows U.S. companies to designate particular foreign earnings as indefinitely reinvested…
  • Aug 25

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium - spring 2016

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium - spring 2016
    The schedule for the 2016 NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, which I will be co-teaching with Chris Sanchirico of U Penn Law School, is now set (as to speakers, though not as yet paper titles).  We'll be meeting on Tuesdays, from 4 to 5:50 pm,…
Rank this Week: 4938

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
  • Sep 2

    Federal Judge Vacates Lesser Prairie-Chicken Rule

    Federal Judge Vacates Lesser Prairie-Chicken Rule
    Yesterday, a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas vacated the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) final rule[i] in which the agency listed the lesser prairie-chicken as a "threatened"…
  • Aug 28

    Today's the Day! Or Maybe Not

    Today's the Day! Or Maybe Not
    On the eve of the official effective date of the new Clean Water Rule (Fed. Reg. 37,054-127,), a North Dakota federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction to stop the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from enforcing it. The court…
  • Aug 21

    With Warranties and the Discovery Rule, Details Matter

    With Warranties and the Discovery Rule, Details Matter
    It’s a rather small detail, but those small details often make all the difference when it comes to litigation. And that’s what happened in a recent case from the Iowa Court of Appeals. The court explained that the limitations…
Rank this Week: 2090

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1878

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Sep 1

    TIGTA Reviews IRS Asset Seizure Procedure

    TIGTA Reviews IRS Asset Seizure Procedure
    Asset seizure is that one thing many of my clients worry about, but few have had to experience first hand, thankfully. In my work as a tax attorney, I have noticed that the IRS does not like to use asset … Continue reading →
  • Aug 20

    Initial Estimates from May Data Breach were Low

    Initial Estimates from May Data Breach were Low
    It seems there was good reason for downplaying May’s security breach in the IRS “Get Transcript” application.  It really was quite a bit worse than they had described it back in May.  The breach was first described…
  • Aug 10

    IRS Impersonators Have New Trick

    IRS Impersonators Have New Trick
    Scam artists, posing as IRS agents, who contact innocent taxpayers out of the blue and demand payment on tax bills that don’t exist are getting more crafty and casting a bigger net these days. For at least the past few … Continue…
Rank this Week: 3908

EstateAware

EstateAware

Covers personal legal and financial planning. By Griffin Bridgers.

http://www.estateaware.com
  • Sep 1

    The Complete Estate Plan, Part 2: Powers of Attorney

    The Complete Estate Plan, Part 2: Powers of Attorney
    This is the next installment in the series titled “The Compete Estate Plan.”  Before reading this installment, it is recommended that you read the following prior installments if you have not already done so: The Complete…
  • Aug 31

    The Complete Estate Plan, Part 1: Life Insurance

    The Complete Estate Plan, Part 1: Life Insurance
    When most people think of an “estate plan,” the first thing they think of is a will.  However, as we will see in this series on “The Complete Estate Plan,” a will is not necessarily the cornerstone. For most…
  • Jul 16

    How Do I Build an Estate?

    How Do I Build an Estate?
    There are painful truths that many people, and professionals, sometimes have to face before becoming successful. First, before proceeding any further in this post, I must give credit to Ramit Sethi.  If you are not familiar with…
Rank this Week: 2012

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 1

    2015 CHANGES TO FLORIDA'S HEALTH CARE SURROGATE STATUTES

    2015 CHANGES TO FLORIDA'S HEALTH CARE SURROGATE STATUTES
     A “Designation of Health Care Surrogate” (“Designation”) is typically prepared in connection with one’s basic estate planning documents. A Designation is a written document naming someone to make health…
  • Aug 26

    FLORIDA PROBATE LAW - WHO OWNS A DECEDENT'S ASHES?

    FLORIDA PROBATE LAW - WHO OWNS A DECEDENT'S ASHES?
    The parents of a deceased child were the sole heirs of the child’s estate. The child’s remains were cremated, and the parents could not agree on the final disposition of his assets. The father petitioned the probate court to…
  • Aug 25

    CHANGES TO FLORIDA LAW IMPACTING YOU

    CHANGES TO FLORIDA LAW IMPACTING YOU
    FLORIDA'S HEALTH CARE SURROGATE STATUTES: Effective October 1st, an individual may assign the power to a surrogate to make health care decisions for that person even if the person is not incapacitated. If there is ever a conflict between the…
Rank this Week: 2076

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 2615

Tax Equity Telegraph

Tax Equity Telegraph

Addresses the intersection of tax policy and energy policy in the United States. By Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.

http://www.akingump.com/en/experience/practices/global-project-finance/tax-equity-telegraph/index.html
  • Aug 31

    How Can a Renewable Energy Plant Be Sold for a Capital Gain as Opposed to an Ordinary Gain?

    How Can a Renewable Energy Plant Be Sold for a Capital Gain as Opposed to an Ordinary Gain?
    An article by David Burton and Richard Page analyzes a recent Tax Court opinion regarding the definition of a capital asset. The Tax Court case involved a real estate developer that sold its real estate and sought to treat the transaction as…
  • Aug 10

    Colorado Makes Tax Credits Refundable for Certain Renewable Energy Project

    Colorado Makes Tax Credits Refundable for Certain Renewable Energy Project
    Here is a link to a North American Windpower article that David Burton and Richard Page published that discusses rules enacted in Colorado to provide for an election for tax credits for renewable energy projects in “enterprise…
  • Jul 30

    Iowa Modifies its Renewable Energy Tax Credit Regime

    Iowa Modifies its Renewable Energy Tax Credit Regime
    The governor of Iowa has signed into law House File 645 (the “Act”) modifying statutory provisions related to Iowa’s renewable energy tax credits, effective June 26, 2015.1 There are four primary changes, three of which are…
Rank this Week: 2742

Wagenmaker and Oberly - Nonprofit…

Wagenmaker and Oberly - Nonprofit Update

Covers compliance issues, tax exemption, real estate, intellectual property and charitable fundraising issues affecting nonprofits.

http://wagenmakerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 31

    Should We Incorporate?

    Should We Incorporate?
    Imagine you and a group of friends want to start a charity, church, club, or other nonprofit organization or are considering whether to restructure a currently operating organization.  An initial question you will need to answer is what…
  • Aug 19

    Politics Run Amok? Issue Advocacy and Democracy, Wisconsin Style

    Politics Run Amok? Issue Advocacy and Democracy, Wisconsin Style
    Politics Run Amok?  Issue Advocacy and Democracy, Wisconsin Style  A long-standing criminal prosecution of “John Doe” targets finally ended with a massive court decision that harshly criticized both the blatant…
  • Aug 11

    Congress Approves Form 990 6-Month Auto-Extension

    Congress Approves Form 990 6-Month Auto-Extension
    Nonprofits: mark your calendars for 2016 – well, actually soon thereafter.  Starting with tax years that begin after December 31, 2015, IRS Form 990 filings will be eligible for a longer automatic extension of the submission…
Rank this Week: 2741

The Estate Planning and Wealth…

The Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation Blog for Trusted Advisors

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

http://estateplanning.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 31

    New Law Adds Estate Reporting Requirement and Requires Beneficiaries to Use Estate Tax Value as Basi

    New Law Adds Estate Reporting Requirement and Requires Beneficiaries to Use Estate Tax Value as Basi
    The Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015, which was signed by President Obama on July 31, includes a provision which increases the compliance burden for many estates.  The new…
  • Jul 1

    New IRS Procedure for Estate Tax Closing Letter

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

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

    Israel Tax Authority Extends Deadline for Registration of U.S. Trusts with Israeli Beneficiarie
    The Israel Tax Authority announced yesterday that the deadline for registration of Family Trusts (sometimes referred to as Relatives Trusts), which are trusts created by a living U.S. grantor for the benefit of at least one Israeli resident…
Rank this Week: 2211

ISU CALT Articles

ISU CALT Articles

Covers key issues in agricultural law and taxation, including federal and state legal opinions and critical legislative developments. From Iowa State University's Center for Agricultural Law & Taxation.

http://www.calt.iastate.edu/article
  • Aug 30

    On TaxPlace: IRS Issues New DPAD Proposed Regulations That Have Implications For Ag Producer

    On TaxPlace: IRS Issues New DPAD Proposed Regulations That Have Implications For Ag Producer
    On August 26, the IRS issued new proposed and temporary regulations under I.R.C. §199 (the domestic production activities deduction).  The proposed regulations focus on several critical areas under I.R.C. §199, and the…
  • Aug 27

    Prior Converted Cropland: a 2015 Review

    Prior Converted Cropland: a 2015 Review
    Overview There has been a lot of discussion lately about clean water. Barring a last-hour injunction, the new Clean Water Rule promulgated by the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will go into effect Friday, August 28.[i] As…
  • Aug 27

    FAA Streamlines Exemption Process for UAV

    FAA Streamlines Exemption Process for UAV
    Overview Six months ago we explained the new rules the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had just proposed for integrating small commercial unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or “drones” into U.S. airspace. These rules, if…
Rank this Week: 1977

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/
  • Aug 29

    Table of Revised Income Tax Return Filing Due Date

    Table of Revised Income Tax Return Filing Due Date
    Rather than have to look these up constantly, I have created for myself (and my readers) a cheat sheet summary of the new filing dates enacted in the recently enacted Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of…
  • Aug 24

    Ashes of a Cremated Decedent are not Property Subject to Division among Heirs [Florida]

    Ashes of a Cremated Decedent are not Property Subject to Division among Heirs [Florida]
    The parents of a deceased child were the sole heirs of the child’s estate. The child’s remains were cremated, and the parents could not agree on the final disposition of his assets. The father petitioned the probate court to…
  • Aug 23

    IRS Announces Delay in Consistent Basis Notice to Beneficiaries Rule

    IRS Announces Delay in Consistent Basis Notice to Beneficiaries Rule
    I recently wrote about the provisions of the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 that require estates to give statements to beneficiaries regarding the basis of property if an estate tax return is…
Rank this Week: 2412

Oregon Debt Relief Weblawg

Oregon Debt Relief Weblawg

Covers bankruptcy and federal and state tax matters. By Kent Anderson.

http://www.eugenebankruptcylawyer.com/blog
  • Aug 28

    Navigating Self-Directed IRAs: Steer Clear of Tax Penaltie

    Navigating Self-Directed IRAs: Steer Clear of Tax Penaltie
    Truth and Consequences Do an internet search for self-directed IRA and you’ll find a number of promoters promising to give you complete control over your retirement accounts. Those promises may contain a grain truth, but don’t let…
  • Aug 4

    Food Trucks in a Denver Park

    Food Trucks in a Denver Park
    While in Denver to attend the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, I went out for lunch. The hotel concierge told me of an event held in a local park with 30 different food trucks. This fit my interest in the unique and unusual. The trucks at the…
  • Jul 31

    Employer Alert: Take Care To Avoid ACA Pitfall

    Employer Alert: Take Care To Avoid ACA Pitfall
    If you are an employer, you’re aware of the confusion surrounding the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While many of the ACA’s provisions apply only to large employers (those with 50 or more full-time…
Rank this Week: 4855

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 27

    New Article – FINRA Examines Broker Compensation Conflict

    New Article – FINRA Examines Broker Compensation Conflict
    Investor Defenders have published a new article. FINRA Examines Conflict in Broker Compensation As reported by Investment News recently, FINRA has sent letters to brokerage firms asking about Broker Compensation. The goal is to discourage…
  • Aug 27

    New Article – Asset Allocation

    New Article – Asset Allocation
    Investor Defenders have posted a new article. Asset Allocation – The Life Raft in a Stock Market Storm Stock market decline should not rattle investors who are properly asset allocated. Asset allocation as a predictor of stock…
  • Aug 26

    Individual Kicker Credit Amounts Announced for Oregon

    Individual Kicker Credit Amounts Announced for Oregon
    On August 26th, state economists announced that taxpayers will be getting a kicker rebate for the first time in eight years.  This is Oregon’s unique system of refunding taxes paid when general fund revenue exceeds 2% of…
Rank this Week: 5036

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 26

    Colorado - Blunt Wraps are Not Tobacco Product

    Colorado - Blunt Wraps are Not Tobacco Product
    In December 2006, the Colorado Department of Revenue ("DOR"), on its own volition, unilaterally decided to increase their revenue stream by taxing more tobacco products. Taxpayers were given an FYI Notice stating that all products containing…
  • Aug 6

    Holiday in August! - FL DOR Sales Tax Holiday Has Arrived!

    Holiday in August! - FL DOR Sales Tax Holiday Has Arrived!
    With the every-so-exciting Florida Sales Tax Holiday ("Holiday") running August 7th through August 16th, all Floridians must become knowledgeable so that we can maximize our savings as buyers. The Holiday does not solely apply to Parents and…
  • Jul 29

    E-Cigs: How Should They Be Taxed?

    E-Cigs: How Should They Be Taxed?
    As an avid sports fan and season ticket holder, I have now become more accustomed to seeing fellow fans smoking vapor products--a battery powered pen-like device that heats liquid nicotine into vapor-in the stadium seats. While some may…
Rank this Week: 2785

IRS Report Card

IRS Report Card

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

http://mopsicktaxlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    THE FREE LUNCH EMPLOYEE BENEFIT DEBATE: CHANGES AHEAD AT THE GOOGLEPLEX?

    THE FREE LUNCH EMPLOYEE BENEFIT DEBATE: CHANGES AHEAD AT THE GOOGLEPLEX?
    By Steven J. Mopsick and Allison Ornelaz*A hot topic buzzing around Silicon Valley’s tech companies lately is the uncertainty over whether the IRS will tighten the rules regarding free meals some hi-tech companies offer their employees…
  • Aug 20

    IRS Tries to Simplify Filing Date

    IRS Tries to Simplify Filing Date
    By Allison Ornelaz, Assistant to Steven Mopsick The CPA and tax community are celebrating the recent passing of H.R. 3236, the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015, because it has changed the due…
  • Aug 14

    Steven Mopsick and Ryan Carrere Recognized in Northern California Magazine

    Steven Mopsick and Ryan Carrere Recognized in Northern California Magazine
    Mopsick Tax Law, LLP is pleased to announce the recognition of Steve Mopsick and Ryan Carrere in local magazines.  Steven Mopsick was named as one of the top tax attorneys in Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List 2015. A number…
Rank this Week: 3548

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: 2582

A Taxing Blog

A Taxing Blog

By Professor Victor Fleischer.

http://victorfleischer.com
Rank this Week: 3151

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Covers international taxation.

http://www.narellemackenziecpa.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

    ACCOUNTING 659: SEMINAR INTERNATIONAL TAX

    ACCOUNTING 659: SEMINAR INTERNATIONAL TAX
    Enrollment is now open for ACCOUNTING 659: SEMINAR INTERNATIONAL TAX. People are able to enroll for this class through Open University. The primary objective of the course is to help you understand the US International Tax rules. You will…
  • May 14

    Represent Your US Individual Clients Before the IRS

    Represent Your US Individual Clients Before the IRS
    Join the 2015 enrolled agent study programme. This course, offered by DJH International Tax, is the only one of its kind outside the US and combines three days of intensive tuition by Narelle MacKenzie, a US-based CPA, with a choice of six or…
  • Feb 16

    ADIT Network: Guest Article by Narelle MacKenzie

    ADIT Network: Guest Article by Narelle MacKenzie
    Ms. MacKenzie’s guest article has been featured in the February 2015 issues of the ADIT Student Newsletter. In the article, Ms. MacKenzie shares valuable exam preparation tips and strategies. These tips on studying for ADIT exams have…
Rank this Week: 2549

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Covers tax planning, estate planning, trusts, wills and charitable giving. By Finch Montgomery Wright LLP.

http://www.paloaltoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2401

Taxing Tech

Taxing Tech

Covers state taxation of emerging technologies. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.taxingtech.com/
  • Aug 19

    Los Angeles Settles Disputed Phone Tax for $92.5M

    Los Angeles Settles Disputed Phone Tax for $92.5M
    Recently, a class of plaintiffs settled with City of Los Angeles over its alleged unlawful collection of telephone utility user tax (UUT). The class alleged that the Los Angeles Municipal Code exempted from UUT all amounts not subject to…
  • Aug 16

    Montana: OTCs Subject to Retroactive Sales Tax Assessment

    Montana: OTCs Subject to Retroactive Sales Tax Assessment
    Recently, the Montana Supreme Court ruled 5-to-2 that online travel companies (OTCs) were subject to sales tax under the existing sales tax statute. Furthermore, their liability is retroactive to November of 2010. However, the OTCs were not…
  • Jul 10

    Alabama Remains Sweet Home for Streaming Content

    Alabama Remains Sweet Home for Streaming Content
    Recently, a coalition of legislators and advocacy groups prevented the Alabama Department Revenue from imposing sales tax on streaming content.  The Department proposed to amend Administrative Code Rule 810-6-5-.09 to include…
Rank this Week: 4973

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/
  • Aug 18

    The National Taxpayer Advocate Continues to Criticize the 1023-EZ

    The National Taxpayer Advocate Continues to Criticize the 1023-EZ
    In mid-July, the National Taxpayer Advocate’s office released the Fiscal Year 2016 Objectives Report to Congress, in which the National Taxpayer Advocate, Nina Olson, continued to criticize the use of the Form 1023-EZ to obtain…
  • Apr 14

    Cautionary Tale - Liability for Breach of Fiduciary Dutie

    Cautionary Tale - Liability for Breach of Fiduciary Dutie
    A recent decision by the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals is raising some eyebrows and hopefully causing some directors and officers of nonprofit corporations to think twice before taking a casual approach to their duties.  The Court in In…
  • Mar 2

    Federal Tax Exemption and Sports Organization

    Federal Tax Exemption and Sports Organization
    Almost everyone intersects at some point in their life with a nonprofit organization that provides access to opportunities for children or adults to learn and play sports.  As many folks may be aware due to recent media coverage, even…
Rank this Week: 2476

Maryland Business Litigation…

Maryland Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylandbusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 17

    COSA Finds No Error in Negligence Jury Instruction

    COSA Finds No Error in Negligence Jury Instruction
    Governments and businesses know – or at least they should – that there’s a difference between being vicariously liable and being directly negligent. Jurors may not, however, so how carefully should the distinction be…
  • May 30

    Won't Get Fooled Again: Changes to Appellate Font and Spacing Rule

    Won't Get Fooled Again: Changes to Appellate Font and Spacing Rule
    We all know the little tricks to stuffing the most content into the allotted number of pages of your appellate brief (currently 50 for the Court of Appeals and 35 for the Court of Special Appeals) – decreasing the line spacing,…
  • Apr 22

    Time Is On (Your) Side: A Proposed Change to Maryland Appellate Rule 8-412(c)

    Time Is On (Your) Side: A Proposed Change to Maryland Appellate Rule 8-412(c)
    As the appellant in the Maryland appellate courts, when should you file your brief? Currently, it’s within 40 days after the clerk notifies you that the court has filed the record. Sounds easy enough, except the current Maryland Rules…
Rank this Week: 2499

Tax Trials

Tax Trials

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

http://taxtrials.com/
  • Aug 17

    Marijuana Dispensary’s Deductions go Up in Smoke

    Marijuana Dispensary’s Deductions go Up in Smoke
    In an opinion that would make Willie Nelson shake his head, the Tax Court held that a taxpayer was not entitled to deduct business expenses related to his “Health Care” business (read: medical marijuana dispensary).  The…
  • Jul 30

    Georgia DOR Releases Guidance for Same-Sex Couples Filing in Georgia

    Georgia DOR Releases Guidance for Same-Sex Couples Filing in Georgia
    On July 14, 2015, the Georgia Department of Revenue (“DOR”) released tax return filing guidance guidance for same-sex couples in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. ___ (2015)…
  • Jul 27

    Avengers Assemble: Tax Court Takes on Marvel’s Tax Attribute

    Avengers Assemble: Tax Court Takes on Marvel’s Tax Attribute
    It’s really hard to not take the opportunity to blog about the world’s greatest superhero franchise. Despite the tag line, this case might be better described as Avengers Disassemble, because that’s what Marvel wanted to do…
Rank this Week: 985

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Aug 14

    Beware of Telephone Tax Scam

    Beware of Telephone Tax Scam
    Several clients have contacted me in recent weeks after receiving telephone calls from individuals who claim to be from the Canada Revenue Agency. Typically, the caller will provide his name, an employee ID, a CRA office address and telephone…
  • Aug 4

    FCA Dismisses Appeal of Revocation of Charity Statu

    FCA Dismisses Appeal of Revocation of Charity Statu
    In Public Television Association of Quebec v. M.N.R. (2015 FCA 170), the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal by the Public Television Association of Quebec (“PTAQ”) of the CRA’s decision to revoke PTAQ’s…
  • Jul 31

    SCC Dismisses Appeal in Tax Advisor Penalty Case

    SCC Dismisses Appeal in Tax Advisor Penalty Case
    The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed the appeal of the taxpayer and determined that the tax advisor penalty in section 163.2 of the Income Tax Act is administrative in nature. The Court’s 4-3 decision in Guindon v. The Queen…
Rank this Week: 1072