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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 5

    State Taxes Matter, Lesson #21

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

    Mr. Hyatt Goes to Washington…Again

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

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

    Does a Nonresident Alien Spouse that Has Elected to be Treated as a US Person Need to File an FBAR?
    With the FBAR deadline upon us, an interesting question arose: Does a spouse covered by the §1.6013-6 regulation allowing a nonresident alien individual to be treated as a resident need to file an FBAR? Logic says no; the FBAR comes out…
Rank this Week: 71

IRS Problem Solver Blog

IRS Problem Solver Blog

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

http://www.getirshelp.com/irsblog
  • Jul 5

    IRS Will Collect Unpaid Payroll Taxes Years Later

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

    IRS Employees Embarrassing Lack Of Cybersecurity

    IRS Employees Embarrassing Lack Of Cybersecurity
    The IRS and the government as a whole is one organization that most of us hope we could trust with our personal information. However, that trust is surely beginning to waver for many following numerous reports of break-ins to…
  • Jul 3

    I.R.S Worries That New Revenue Recognition Accounting Rules May Affect Taxe

    I.R.S Worries That New Revenue Recognition Accounting Rules May Affect Taxe
    The revenue recognition rules recently adopted by the Financial Accounting Standards Board are causing some concern in the I.R.S. According to an article at Compliance Week, the I.R.S. has issued a notice asking for comments on the new…
Rank this Week: 75

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 3

    The Truth is Not Enough to Set Us Free

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

    What’s Missing in New Zealand?

    What’s Missing in New Zealand?
    David Enoch, Tort Liability and Taking Responsibility in Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts (John Oberdiek ed., 2014).Scott Hershovitz“What’s missing in New Zealand?” That’s the question David Enoch poses in…
  • Jun 30

    Exploring the Expressive Dimension of Inheritance Law

    Exploring the Expressive Dimension of Inheritance Law
    Deborah S. Gordon, Letters Non-Testamentary, 62 U. Kan. L. Rev. 585 (2014).Paula MonopoliWe often get so caught up in the nooks and crannies of small corners of the doctrinal universe, examining tiny subsections of the Uniform Probate Code or…
Rank this Week: 262

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Tax, Trust and Estate News

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

http://taxtrustestatenews.com/
  • Jul 1

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

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

    Need To Know About Estate Tax Portability? We Can Help

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

    US Corporate Income Tax Policy Isn’t That Bad

    US Corporate Income Tax Policy Isn’t That Bad
    Don’t Believe the Negative Hype Regarding US Corporate Income Tax Policy The US corporate income tax policy is less stringent than its opponents contend, according to a recent New York Times opinion piece written by economic expert Josh…
Rank this Week: 284

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: 190

Business and Tax Lawyer Blog

Business and Tax Lawyer Blog

By Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A.

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

    Assigning your Florida Limited Liability Company interest

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

    Florida’s New and Improved Limited Liabilty Company Act

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

    Relationship between partners in a Florida partnership

    Relationship between partners in a Florida partnership
    Florida has adopted the Revised Uniform Partnership Act (“RUPA”), which defines a partnership as an association of two or more persons to carry on as co-owners a business for profit. A partnership is unlike a corporation in that…
Rank this Week: 143

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: 169

Rubin on Tax

Rubin on Tax

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

http://rubinontax.floridatax.com/
  • Jul 5

    First Time Abate

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

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

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

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

    No Theft Loss for Securities “Pump-and-Dump”
    Pump-and-dump occurs when corporate officers or other shareholders fraudulently promote shares of a company and engage in fraudulent sales to increase the value of shares. This is injurious to other shareholders who suffer losses when the…
Rank this Week: 1996

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

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

    Löschung ungerechtfertigter Betreibungen

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

    Europäischer Datenschutzbeauftragter (EDSB) veröffentlicht Jahresbericht 2014

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

    VGer Kanton Bern 100.2013.247U: Abgrenzung des Privateigentum

    VGer Kanton Bern 100.2013.247U: Abgrenzung des Privateigentum
    Das Verwaltungsgericht (VGer) des Kantons Bern hatte im vorliegenden Fall (Urteil 100.2013.247U vom 23. April 2015) im Zusammenhang mit der Kostenverteilung im Rahmen wissenschaftlicher Untersuchungen (insb. Ausgrabungsarbeiten einer…
Rank this Week: 1524

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

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

    Taxation Without Representation: Why We Celebrate July 4th

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

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

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

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

    8 Signs That It’s Time To Get A New Tax Professional
    Now that tax season is winding down for summer, it may be time to review your relationship with your tax professional. To help, here are 8 Signs That It's Time To Get A New Tax Professional.
Rank this Week: 2009

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 4

    The Greek referendum

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

    Vacation reading

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

    How I spent a small part of my summer vacation

    How I spent a small part of my summer vacation
    Despite the fact that I sometimes feel I need to look at work materials while I'm at home in the evenings or on weekends - mainly to cue up my unconscious so it can problem-solve while my mind is offline, which seems to work a lot better, at…
Rank this Week: 3959

Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax…

Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax Law Blog

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

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

    How to select a qualified tax preparer

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

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

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

    Titling a bank account: why it matter

    Titling a bank account: why it matter
    By Nathan Vinson Attorney, ELPO Law It’s a fairly simple act to add someone as a second account holder on a bank account. Usually, a visit to the bank with both persons and signing a few pieces of paperwork is all it takes. We often see…
Rank this Week: 1761

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 4523

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • Jul 3

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

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

    B.C. Society Act Revamp

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

    Buying a Business: Shares or Assets?

    Buying a Business: Shares or Assets?
    Whether you are buying out the competitor or buying your first business, you will want to ensure that the terms of the deal meet your needs and protect your interests. A fundamental concern is to first consider what it is you intend to…
Rank this Week: 1377

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 3

    When the Job of a Tax Is Finished

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

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

    Learning About Tax from the Judge. Judy, That Is.
    When, from time to time, I mention that I watch episodes of Judge Judy whenever I get the chance, sometimes the reaction is one of bewilderment, as though I’ve descended into the depths of letting myself be entranced by reality TV. Of…
  • Jun 29

    The Anti-Tax Bully Strikes Again

    The Anti-Tax Bully Strikes Again
    Readers of MauledAgain know that I consider Grover Norquist to be an anti-tax bully. In Debunking Tax Myths?, I shared opinions expressed by others who share my position, and criticized the commentators who defend Norquist and his tactics, in…
Rank this Week: 2103

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 2

    SYK Client Couture Cocktails Mixes Up the Manhattan

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

    Valerie Sasaki Promoted to Partner in the Firm

    Valerie Sasaki Promoted to Partner in the Firm
    Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP is pleased to announce that Valerie Sasaki has been promoted to Partner in the firm. Since joining Samuels Yoelin Kantor in 2012, Ms. Sasaki has specialized in jurisdictional tax consulting, business tax and planning…
  • Jun 15

    SYK Business Counsel: Business Succession Planning Before You Open the Door

    SYK Business Counsel: Business Succession Planning Before You Open the Door
    Part of the new SYK Business Counsel Series. On many occasions, I have had the opportunity to act as legal counsel and advisor to business owners that are at the point of “exit” from their business. This may be at a point where…
Rank this Week: 3997

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

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

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • Jul 2

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/3/15

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

    Draft Foreign NGO Management Law (China)

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

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 6/26/15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 6/26/15
    This morning, the Supreme Court ruled that gay couples have a right to marry nationwide. Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled to uphold federal subsidies under the Affordable Care Act, “effectively allowing millions of Americans who…
Rank this Week: 1182

The Ag Docket

The Ag Docket

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

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

    In re Rankin: A Case Study in Disbarment

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

    States Lead the Way with Clean Water Rule Litigation

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

    Federal Court Says Maui County GMO Ban Unenforceable

    Federal Court Says Maui County GMO Ban Unenforceable
    Federal Judge Susan Mollway has struck down a Maui County Ordinance banning GMO crops. "A Bill Placing a Moratorium on the Cultivation of Genetically Modified Engineered Organisms" was passed by ballot initiative on November 4, 2014.…
Rank this Week: 1747

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 1984

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: 2434

The Estate Planning and Wealth…

The Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation Blog for Trusted Advisors

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

http://estateplanning.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 1

    New IRS Procedure for Estate Tax Closing Letter

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

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

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

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

    Mikel: The Tax Court’s Latest Word on Crummey Power
    The Tax Court recently issued a memorandum decision in the case of Israel and Erna Mikel providing guidance on the efficacy of Crummey withdrawal rights in a unique fact pattern. In 2007, Israel and Erna Mikel each made gifts valued at…
Rank this Week: 1914

Seay Law Firm Blog

Seay Law Firm Blog

Covers Texas tax law.

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

    Texas Legislative Recap for State and Local Taxes 2015

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

    Supreme Court rules in state tax case

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

    Judge Finds Texas School Finance System Unconstitutional

    Judge Finds Texas School Finance System Unconstitutional
    A Travis County District Court judge ruled Thursday that Texas’s school finance system violates the Texas Constitution.  The judgment and associated findings of fact and conclusions of law are available here.  Review of the…
Rank this Week: 3390

Wagenmaker and Oberly - Nonprofit…

Wagenmaker and Oberly - Nonprofit Update

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

http://wagenmakerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Religious Liberty After Obergefell v. Hodge

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

    Replacing a Nonprofit CEO: Boards and Succession Planning

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

    Sharing With Others: Benefits of Written Facility Usage Agreement

    Sharing With Others: Benefits of Written Facility Usage Agreement
    How can nonprofit organizations best share their facilities with others on a long-term basis?  Many nonprofits allow other organizations to use their space in order to promote like-minded organizations, to help cover the financial…
Rank this Week: 2301

Philadelphia Estate and Tax…

Philadelphia Estate and Tax Attorney Blog

Focuses on income, estate and gift tax matters, estate planning and probate administration. By Steven J. Fromm.

http://frommtaxes.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3486

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

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

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 30

    Domain Blocks Now Available for “.sucks” Domain Extension

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

    The Supreme Court PPACA Ruling and Your Taxe

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

    IRS System Compromised for 104,000 Individual

    IRS System Compromised for 104,000 Individual
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced that one of their systems has been hacked by organized criminals believed to be linked to one or more foreign countries. The system, “Get Transcript,” is traditionally used by…
Rank this Week: 2324

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.richtertaxblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    FBAR is Due June 30th

    FBAR is Due June 30th
    This post is a friendly reminder that your 2014 FBARs (FinCEN Form 114) is due June 30th.  If you are a US resident for tax purposes and you have foreign assets, there is a good chance you need to file this form.The FBAR is now filed…
  • Aug 29

    U.S. Treasury and IRS will recognize same sex marriages | Bellevue Tax Lawyer

    U.S. Treasury and IRS will recognize same sex marriages | Bellevue Tax Lawyer
    The IRS and the U.S. Department of Treasury announced today that they will recognize same-sex marriage for federal tax purposes.  The announcement states that they will recognize the marriage, as long as the couple is married in a state…
  • Aug 24

    Switzerland will soon release bank information to the US | Bellevue Tax Lawyer

    Switzerland will soon release bank information to the US | Bellevue Tax Lawyer
    Two of the larger Swiss banks have agreed to release bank information to U.S. authorities.  The information consists of leaver data from two of the larger Swiss banks.  Leaver data is the data about people that switched banks or…
Rank this Week: 3369

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

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

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

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

    Fairmont: OCA Dismisses Crown’s Appeal in Rectification Case

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

    Kruger: FX Derivatives Gains/Losses Taxed Only When Realized

    Kruger: FX Derivatives Gains/Losses Taxed Only When Realized
    In Kruger Incorporated v. The Queen (2015 TCC 119), the Tax Court held that the taxpayer could not value its foreign exchange options contracts on a mark-to-market basis, with the result that certain losses were not deductible by the taxpayer…
Rank this Week: 3474

New Jersey CPA Tax Lawyer Blog

New Jersey CPA Tax Lawyer Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Making the Switch from an S Corporation to an LLC

    Making the Switch from an S Corporation to an LLC
    Operating your business as a limited liability company may provide you with many advantages. If you currently have your business structured as an S corporation and are considering converting to an LLC to take advantage of the benefits that…
Rank this Week: 2342

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1645

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/
  • Jun 25

    Thinking Single: Women Who Live Long

    Thinking Single: Women Who Live Long
    Women should approach estate planning as if they were single, because they might very well be.
  • Jun 22

    Supreme Court on Gay Marriage: Estate Planning Change

    Supreme Court on Gay Marriage: Estate Planning Change
    For those of us with a Supreme Court habit, the end of June is an exciting time. It’s kind of like October baseball, it’s when the big decisions get announced, at the very end of the year’s term. This June, there are two big…
  • Apr 30

    Announcing My E-Book!

    Announcing My E-Book!
    I am very excited to announce that my first book, The Family’s Guide to Wills and Estate Planning, has gotten a new cover, a new title, and a new life as an e-book available for free at my website to anyone who would like it. For…
Rank this Week: 3497

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
Rank this Week: 1785

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Jun 24

    Stopping Interest on Proposed Liabilitie

    Stopping Interest on Proposed Liabilitie
    You may not know this unless you’ve been through it, but when the IRS makes proposed adjustments to your taxes, interest begins to accrue beginning on the tax return due date.  And it is an even lesser known fact that ……
  • Jun 12

    IRS Makes Plans with Private Sector to Curb Future Cyber Attack

    IRS Makes Plans with Private Sector to Curb Future Cyber Attack
    John Koskinen, Commissioner of the IRS, announced yesterday in a press conference that his agency is making plans to join forces with states and the entire private tax industry to combat cyber tax criminals like the ones who recently accessed…
  • Jun 2

    Could the Latest IRS Data Breach have been Prevented?

    Could the Latest IRS Data Breach have been Prevented?
    The head of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), J. Russell George, testified before Congress today concerning the latest data breach at the IRS involving the “Get Transcript” application.  At this…
Rank this Week: 2700

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 22

    State Agency Requests Records - Just Say No!

    State Agency Requests Records - Just Say No!
    In just another case where the Department of Business and Profession Regulation ("DBPR") attempts to be larger than the law, a Recommended Order was issued on May 29th, 2015, stopping DBPR in its tracks. In Thompson Cigars, Case No: 14-3471,…
  • May 5

    FL Tax Litigation Alert - McLane Takes on Division To Take Down Tobacco Taxe

    FL Tax Litigation Alert - McLane Takes on Division To Take Down Tobacco Taxe
    Over the past few years, we have been intricately involved in ongoing litigation with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco ("ABT"). There still remains ongoing litigation in…
  • Apr 27

    Florida Seeks to Amend Wholesale Tobacco Tax Law

    Florida Seeks to Amend Wholesale Tobacco Tax Law
    Over the past few years, taxpayers throughout Florida have been in a never ending battle with Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco ("ABT). At the forefront is the Micjo issue. Micjo…
Rank this Week: 2339

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 24

    Husband is Not Guilty of Sexual Abuse of his Wife with Alzheimer’s.

    Husband is Not Guilty of Sexual Abuse of his Wife with Alzheimer’s.
    It first seemed incredible that a 78 year old husband could be arrested for a third degree felony for having sex with his wife because someone in the nursing home said the wife was no longer capable of giving consent. The jury found him not…
  • Apr 6

    Sentimental or Argumentative

    Sentimental or Argumentative
    Recently, the family of Robin Williams commenced the not unfamiliar process of destroying family relationships by fighting over sentimental assets. Surely the decedent never wanted there to be a fight and was sure he had taken care of…
Rank this Week: 1689

EU & Italian International Tax…

EU & Italian International Tax Law Blog

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

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

    Italy's Tax Residency for Foreign Investor

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

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

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

    Overview of Italy's Tax Reporting Rule

    Overview of Italy's Tax Reporting Rule
    Italian resident taxpayers are required to report all of their assets held outside of Italy,  on form RW of their Italian income tax returns (which include various sections and can be considered the equivalent of the FBAR and other…
Rank this Week: 945

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
  • Jun 18

    Japan to Institute “Exit Tax” Along US, Canadian Line

    Japan to Institute “Exit Tax” Along US, Canadian Line
    Starting July 1 of this year, Japan will impose an “Exit Tax” on both Japanese nationals and non-nationals who expatriate. The tax is based on those instituted by both the US and Canada. The US system, which is itself modelled on…
  • Jun 16

    Appropriations Bill Cuts IRS Budget for Sixth Straight Year

    Appropriations Bill Cuts IRS Budget for Sixth Straight Year
    The House Appropriation Committee’s fiscal year 2016 financial services and general government spending bill will cut the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS’s) budget for the sixth year in a row, slashing the agency’s…
  • May 14

    IRS Loses Couple’s Tax Return, Blames the Couple

    IRS Loses Couple’s Tax Return, Blames the Couple
    In a complaint filed April 30 in the US Court of Federal Claims, John and Dorothy Shea stated that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had erroneously denied their refund claim as untimely filed after the agency had admitted to losing the…
Rank this Week: 2858

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
  • Jun 17

    IRS Issues Solar Tax Equity Memo Stating the Obviou

    IRS Issues Solar Tax Equity Memo Stating the Obviou
    On Friday, the IRS issued a heavily redacted Chief Counsel Advice (CCA) memorandum, which addresses the intersection of solar investment tax credit partnership flip transactions and the wind production tax credit partnership safe harbor…
  • Jun 2

    Tax Equity Optimization

    Tax Equity Optimization
    Click here to view the poster that David Burton presented at the WINDPOWER conference in Orlando, Florida. The poster details the various structures for tax credits available to wind projects.  The poster, using green, yellow and…
  • May 25

    N.C. Renewable Energy Developments: The Good News And The Bad

    N.C. Renewable Energy Developments: The Good News And The Bad
    David Burton and Richard Page authored an article reviewing the good news and the bad on North Carolina’s budding renewable energy industry. The article was published in Power Finance & Risk. Here is a link to the article.
Rank this Week: 2302

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
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • May 13

    Proposed 1031 Exchange Change

    Proposed 1031 Exchange Change
    WealthManagement.com: The Fiscal Year 2016 Budget proposes a modification of like-kind exchange transactions. As in the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget, the Administration proposes to limit the amount of capital gain deferred under Section 1031 of…
Rank this Week: 4585

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
  • Jun 15

    Reasonable Care and RMD

    Reasonable Care and RMD
    Today TaxMama® hears from Sonia in the TaxQuips Forum, who has this quickie question. “I contacted the custodian of my IRA AT 3 PM on 12/31 to request a required minimum distribution (RMD). The transaction ended up being dated 1/1.…
  • Apr 27

    Vacation Home Mortgage

    Vacation Home Mortgage
    Today TaxMama® hears from LFloom in the TaxQuips Forum with a very good question. We want to buy a vacation home that will eventually be a retirement home. It is difficult and more expensive to get a loan on this place. So, I want to…
  • Apr 15

    Tax Season Blue

    Tax Season Blue
    Today TaxMama® just wants to bring up a little lightness of being. Today is the day to pay last year’s taxes with the extension; estimated taxes for this year, and the final IRA contribution to reduce last year’s taxes a bit.…
Rank this Week: 554

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

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

    Bernie Sanders at The Monitor Breakfast

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

    Kuretskis Seek Certiorari at Supreme Court about Tax Court

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

    Election Puzzle

    Election Puzzle
    The elections got me down. I must admit that I am truly puzzled by the American electorate--that is, the very small slice of American voters that actually makes it to the polls and votes. We know that many of the...
Rank this Week: 3976

Your Texas Estate Plan

Your Texas Estate Plan

Covers tax and estate planning. By Jacob Pelley.

http://www.yourtexasestateplan.com/
  • Jun 11

    Caselaw Updates: Tortious Interference with Inheritance Right

    Caselaw Updates: Tortious Interference with Inheritance Right
    I don't love continuing legal education classes.  Here's why:1. I don't like many things that are mandatory, and they are.2. I'm surrounded by lawyers.3. They are expensive.4. They are usually in an overly cold/hot room and sometimes via…
  • Apr 9

    Life Insurance: Change your Beneficiary Designations..or else

    Life Insurance: Change your Beneficiary Designations..or else
    I have written about life insurance before.  In general, I'm not crazy about it, but for some folks it makes sense. I go to a lot of lunches and seminars were different products are presented, and while some are only good for…
  • Mar 20

    Efiling: Tips, Tricks, and Conspiracy, and a primer on creating (free-ish) Text-Searchable PDFS

    Efiling: Tips, Tricks, and Conspiracy, and a primer on creating (free-ish) Text-Searchable PDFS
    I really don't like efiling.  I do not think I am alone. I laud the clerks and technicians who have spend countless hours getting trained, working out the bugs, and helping me when my document was not "text searchable" or "submitted…
Rank this Week: 2780

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: 1160

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy Law Blog

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

http://johndfaucher.com/blog/
  • Jun 5

    I Don’t Do Magic

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

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

    IRS Substitute for Return (SFR) Isn’t Always Nondischargeable
    Debtors can discharge their taxes in bankruptcy so long as they meet certain tests: the three-year test, the two-year test, the 240-day test and no fraud. I lay it out in the first paragraphs here  and in the last paragraphs here . One…
  • May 19

    When Dealing with the IRS, More Documentation is Better than Le

    When Dealing with the IRS, More Documentation is Better than Le
    There are hundreds of strategies for handling IRS issues. But not all strategies are as effective as others. A car-repair owner got audited and brought his tax-return preparer (Jim) to handle the audit. The preparer said to give the IRS as…
Rank this Week: 1617

Tax Crisis Institute

Tax Crisis Institute

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

http://www.taxcrisisinstitute.com/blog/
  • Jun 4

    FBAR & Other Offshore Issue

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

    Your Rights To Appeal Findings in an Audit

    Your Rights To Appeal Findings in an Audit
    At the conclusion of an audit, a Revenue Agent or Tax Compliance Officer will write up their report with a Notice of Deficiency Waiver. Once you sign this form, you are...
  • May 22

    What if the IRS requests a meeting with you?

    What if the IRS requests a meeting with you?
    If the IRS requests a meeting with a Taxpayer, should the taxpayer and a representative attend? Should only the representative attend? Should neither attend? Under no circumstances should a taxpayer...
Rank this Week: 1918

Tax Machine Blog

Tax Machine Blog

Discusses tax topics. By Thomas S. Groth.

http://taxmachine.us
  • Jun 1

    I’m Cool with Caitlyn Jenner Being Who she is. So is the IRS.

    I’m Cool with Caitlyn Jenner Being Who she is. So is the IRS.
    A Pretty hot topic right now on the internet is “Bruce” Jenner’s transition to Caitlyn Jenner. Caitlyn has taken steps to change her outward appearance in the past to match the person she has always been on the inside,…
  • Feb 27

    IRS Playing Dirty to Get Result

    IRS Playing Dirty to Get Result
    It wasn’t long ago that Tax professionals in various blogs and internet communities (as well as, presumably in the “real world”) started warning others that the IRS was skipping preliminary notices of deficiency and going…
  • Feb 4

    What if taxing wealth was constitutional? Would it be OK to do it?

    What if taxing wealth was constitutional? Would it be OK to do it?
    It’s common phrase that we hear pundits throw around a lot – “Redistribution of wealth.” The phrase has common appeal too, for obvious reasons. For most people, taking something that “belongs” to one person…
Rank this Week: 1636