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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: 139

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Jul 29

    Judge Threatens IRS, Justice Department; IRS Closely Monitored Tax-Exempt Applications; IRS Responses to Exempt Organizations Were Designed to Stop Inquiries to Congre

    Judge Threatens IRS, Justice Department; IRS Closely Monitored Tax-Exempt Applications; IRS Responses to Exempt Organizations Were Designed to Stop Inquiries to Congre
    Yes, I’m still on vacation. But twin developments in the IRS scandal force me to post. Yesterday, the IRS released documents to Judicial Watch regarding the IRS scandal. Judicial Watch had sued the IRS under the Freedom of Information…
  • Jul 25

    Vacation

    Vacation
    It’s time for my annual vacation. If something earth-shattering in the tax world happens while I’m relaxing, I’ll take time out to post on it. Otherwise, enjoy the fine bloggers listed in the blogroll on the right.…
  • Jul 25

    Judicial Watch: IRS Used Donor Lists to Target Audit

    Judicial Watch: IRS Used Donor Lists to Target Audit
    Remember the IRS Scandal? Well, the nuggets continue to drip out. On Friday, Judicial Watch announced that “New Documents Show IRS Used Donor Lists to Target Audits.” Here’s an excerpt: But then, in February 2011, at least…
Rank this Week: 190

North Carolina Estate Planning…

North Carolina Estate Planning Blog

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

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

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

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

    Covering Retirement v. Leaving Inheritance

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

    Avoid a Will Dispute

    Avoid a Will Dispute
    An individual’s last will and testament might clearly reflect one’s wishes, but it does not prevent an estate dispute. Successfully contesting a will in North Carolina (and similarly in other states) requires evidence of certain…
Rank this Week: 246

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 2013

IRS Problem Solver Blog

IRS Problem Solver Blog

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

http://www.getirshelp.com/irsblog
  • Aug 1

    Tampa Police Notice Spike In Calls Over This Cell Phone Case

    Tampa Police Notice Spike In Calls Over This Cell Phone Case
    Law enforcement in Pasco County, Florida, have recently noticed a spike in a new type of cell phone carrying case that can potentially create a disastrous consequence. These modified cell phone cases are shaped to look like guns, and…
  • Jul 31

    Tampa-Area Man Punched And Kicked Baby

    Tampa-Area Man Punched And Kicked Baby
    Since July 5, police have been looking for a Tampa man accused of kicking, punching and biting the head of an 11-month-old baby boy in Pinellas Park. The Pinellas Park Police Department has probable cause to arrest the 31-year-old man,... The…
  • Jul 30

    Tampa Apartment Complex Residents Report Scorpion Invasion

    Tampa Apartment Complex Residents Report Scorpion Invasion
    Residents of a Tampa apartment complex are having to deal with a scorpion invasion. The invasion is bad enough that the property manager said he would have an Orkin take a look, but only after a local news station got... The post Tampa…
Rank this Week: 412

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Jul 31

    „EU-Pass“ für Schweizer Vermögensverwalter?

    „EU-Pass“ für Schweizer Vermögensverwalter?
    Die europäische Wertpapier- und Marktaufsichtsbehörde (ESMA) veröffentlichte am 30. Juli 2015 die Empfehlung “ESMA's advice to the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on the application of the AIFMD…
  • Jul 26

    Besserer Marktzugang für Schweizer Banken in Deutschland

    Besserer Marktzugang für Schweizer Banken in Deutschland
    Mit Medienmitteilung vom 16. Juli 2015 erklärte das Staatssekretariat für internationale Finanzfragen (SIF), dass zu dem im Jahr 2013 zwischen den Finanzministerien der Schweiz und Deutschlands getroffenen Memorandum zur…
  • Jul 17

    Grundbuchämter des Kantons Bern – Weisung betreffend Belege für Rechtsgrundausweise

    Grundbuchämter des Kantons Bern – Weisung betreffend Belege für Rechtsgrundausweise
    Die Grundbuchführung im Kanton Bern hat am 7. Juli 2015 eine Weisung betreffend Belege für Rechtsgrundausweise erlassen. Nach Art. 62 Abs. 1 GBV sind einfach-schriftliche Dokumente, welche Belege für Rechtsgrundausweise sind,…
Rank this Week: 1600

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
  • Jul 31

    Temporary Highway Funding Law Contains Multiple Provisions Impacting Tax Filing

    Temporary Highway Funding Law Contains Multiple Provisions Impacting Tax Filing
    You've probably heard that Congress passed a short-term bill to keep the nation’s highway trust fund on life support through October of this year.  The House passed H.R. 3236 by a vote of 385-34 on Wednesday and the Senate passed…
  • Jul 24

    Mid-2015 Tax Policy Update

    Mid-2015 Tax Policy Update
    Extender Legislation Of importance to tax practitioners is what the Congress might do with the tax provisions that expired at the end of 2014 that need legislation to extend them through 2015 or beyond.  Of these expired provisions are…
  • Jul 24

    Workers’ Compensation and the Exemption for Agricultural Labor

    Workers’ Compensation and the Exemption for Agricultural Labor
    Overview Agricultural law is often “law by the exception.”  For a variety of reasons, the law views many aspects of agricultural production as significantly different from other industrial enterprises.  As a consequence,…
Rank this Week: 1821

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
  • 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…
  • 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: 4593

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

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

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 31

    ABLE Accounts for Individuals with Disabilitie

    ABLE Accounts for Individuals with Disabilitie
    Financial planning for a family that includes an individual with disabilities, especially those without the resources to fully fund a special needs trust, often has substantial challenges. In December of 2014, the United States Congress…
  • Jul 15

    Workers’ Comp in Assault Case

    Workers’ Comp in Assault Case
    By Sarah E. Cavanagh. The Nebraska Court of Appeals recently held that an employee is not entitled to collect workers’ compensation for an assault perpetrated by another employee if the assault is personal in nature and unrelated to the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2364

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/
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1723

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 29

    SCC to Decide Tax Advisor Penalty Case on July 31

    SCC to Decide Tax Advisor Penalty Case on July 31
    What is the nature of the third-party penalty in section 163.2 of the Income Tax Act? That question will be answered by the Supreme Court of Canada when it decides the case of Guindon v. The Queen (Docket No. 35519) on Friday July 31. See our…
  • Jul 28

    Zhang: BC SC Refuses to Rectify Share Transfer

    Zhang: BC SC Refuses to Rectify Share Transfer
    In Zhang v. Canada (A.G.) (2015 BSCS 1256), the British Columbia Supreme Court refused to grant rectification of a transaction in respect of which the taxpayers had no common intention to avoid capital gains tax on a share transfer.…
Rank this Week: 3487

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 31

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/31/15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/31/15
    It’s been a warm summer week here and in many parts of the country. Have a listen to Ella Fitzgerald sing Heat Wave while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the week: Rick Cohen: Trustees Behaving Badly: A Never-ending…
  • Jul 26

    International Grantmaking: Expenditure Responsibility

    International Grantmaking: Expenditure Responsibility
    Private foundations in the United States are often interested in funding promising organizations and projects that are based outside of the country. When doing so, these foundations are required to follow certain rules and procedures…
  • Jul 24

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/24/15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/24/15
    Today, I’ll be on Nonprofit Radio with host Tony Martignetti participating in the celebration of its 250th show and 5th anniversary! I hope you’ll join us live at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET or listen in later on…
Rank this Week: 1148

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 31

    Another Problem with Targeted Tax Credit

    Another Problem with Targeted Tax Credit
    Readers of MauledAgain know that I object to using the tax law to accomplish what can and should be accomplished, if at all, through other means. It ought not be the task of the IRS or a state revenue department to administer the health law,…
  • Jul 29

    Changing the Look of Tax Form

    Changing the Look of Tax Form
    A reader pointed me in the direction of a three-year-old paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America in the category of Psychological and Cognitive Sciences, and also available here.…
  • Jul 27

    Tax Fraud in The People’s Court

    Tax Fraud in The People’s Court
    Every now and then an episode from a television court show touches on taxation. Sometimes it is tangential and sometimes it is direct. At various times during the past four years, I have commented on these cases, beginning with Judge Judy and…
Rank this Week: 2125

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 31

    JPMorgan Awarded $188M N.J. Tax Break To Move To Jersey City

    JPMorgan Awarded $188M N.J. Tax Break To Move To Jersey City
    Last week New Jersey's Economic Development Authority approved $190 million in tax credits over a 10-year period for JPMorgan Chase to relocate its headquarters to the state. The incentive agreement calls for $18.8 million per year, including…
  • Jul 29

    Voting With Your Feet: When Residents of A State Decide It Is Time To Leave

    Voting With Your Feet: When Residents of A State Decide It Is Time To Leave
    I do not respond on the postings of persons who comment on the tax blog; however, one such post was brought to my attention and it is prescient and deserving of a response. The comment was written in response to our blog that described the…
  • Jul 28

    A New Tax Break For Married Couples. What It Means For You

    A New Tax Break For Married Couples. What It Means For You
    The new Internal Revenue Service rules, indexed for inflation, now permit married couples to leave nearly $10.86 million to their heirs untaxed. The generous ruling is both estate and gift tax-free for married couples who have not set up…
Rank this Week: 2785

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 31

    Untangling the Relationship between Rights, Federal Power, and Inequality: The Legal Legacy of Reconstruction

    Untangling the Relationship between Rights, Federal Power, and Inequality: The Legal Legacy of Reconstruction
    Laura Edwards, A Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstruction: A Nation of Rights (2015).Karen Tani“Black lives matter.” When spoken in law schools, these words have had a particular subtext. They expressed outrage at…
  • Jul 29

    Theorizing Damage Through Reproductive Tort

    Theorizing Damage Through Reproductive Tort
    Nicky Priaulx, Injuries That Matter: Manufacturing Damage in Negligence, available at BePress.Martha ChamallasOf the five basic elements of the negligence cause of action (duty, breach, cause-in-fact, proximate cause, damage), the concept of…
  • Jul 28

    Who Should be Invited to the Tax Dinner?: Another Perspective on the Role of Tax Professional

    Who Should be Invited to the Tax Dinner?: Another Perspective on the Role of Tax Professional
    Gillian Brock & Hamish Russell, Abusive Tax Avoidance and Institutional Corruption: The Responsibilities of Tax Professionals, 56 Edmond J. Safra Working Paper, available at SSRN.Diane RingAs I began reading Gillian Brock and…
Rank this Week: 4505

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
  • 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…
  • Jul 20

    Small Wind Industry Given Grace Period for Compliance with IRS Engineering Standard

    Small Wind Industry Given Grace Period for Compliance with IRS Engineering Standard
    On July 14, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published Notice 2015-51, which postpones the effective date of safety and performance standards mandated by Notice 2015-4. The standards in Notice 2015-4 originally applied to small…
  • Jul 9

    Vermont’s Internet-Based Solar Valuation Model for Property Tax Purpose

    Vermont’s Internet-Based Solar Valuation Model for Property Tax Purpose
    David Burton and Richard Page authored the cover story for the July 2015 edition of Solar Industry Magazine.  A link to their article is available here. Their article discusses Vermont’s adoption of an internet-based model for…
Rank this Week: 2342

Global Tax Enforcement

Global Tax Enforcement

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

http://www.globaltaxenforcement.com/
  • Jul 30

    “Unclean Hands” Prevent UBS and Birkenfeld from Recovering Damages from Olenicoff for Malicious Prosecution

    “Unclean Hands” Prevent UBS and Birkenfeld from Recovering Damages from Olenicoff for Malicious Prosecution
    On July 23, 2015, the Superior Court in Orange County, California, dismissed a lawsuit brought by UBS and joined by whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld against former UBS customer Igor Olenicoff. The suit alleged malicious prosecution arising…
  • Jun 1

    Global Tax Enforcement in 2015: What You Need to Know

    Global Tax Enforcement in 2015: What You Need to Know
    Tax fraud occurs on a considerable scale that can exceed law enforcement’s ability to detect and punish the conduct. This is true at both the federal and state levels. As of 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) and the…
  • Apr 29

    IRS Publishes Proposed Regulations for Hedge Fund Reinsurance Arrangement

    IRS Publishes Proposed Regulations for Hedge Fund Reinsurance Arrangement
    In April 24’s Federal Register, the IRS released proposed regulations (REG-108214-15) to restrict when a foreign insurance company’s income can be excluded as passive income by giving a more strict definition for the “active…
Rank this Week: 2746

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Jul 30

    Congressman Chaka Fattah & Associates Indicted In Racketeering Conspiracy

    Congressman Chaka Fattah & Associates Indicted In Racketeering Conspiracy
    Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) and a number of his associates have been charged in a 29 count indictment including participating in a racketeering conspiracy; bribery; conspiracy to commit mail, wire and honest services fraud; and multiple counts…
  • Jul 29

    Good News For Widow Who Lost Her Home Over $6.30 Tax Bill

    Good News For Widow Who Lost Her Home Over $6.30 Tax Bill
    There's some good news for a Pennsylvania woman this week: she can keep her home. A decision from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has put an end to litigation involving the sale of Eileen Battisti's home due to an alleged underpayment of tax.
  • Jul 29

    IRS: We’ll Tumblr For You

    IRS: We’ll Tumblr For You
    The Internal Revenue Service is on Tumblr. IRS is expanding its social media presence to include spots on Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
Rank this Week: 1998

South Florida Estate Planning Law

South Florida Estate Planning Law

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

http://www.sofloridaestateplanning.com/
  • Jul 30

    Google Updates Page Regarding a Deceased User’s Account

    Google Updates Page Regarding a Deceased User’s Account
    It looks like Google recently updated the support page in which a person can request information regarding a deceased user’s account. Now the options are: Close the Account of a deceased user Submit a request for funds from a deceased…
  • Feb 12

    Facebook Allows Users to designate a “Legacy Contact” to manage their account after death

    Facebook Allows Users to designate a “Legacy Contact” to manage their account after death
    Finally. For those who have been following, the issue of “digital assets” is a fast developing problem in the estate planning world. Putting aside for a moment who has the right to “inherit” your assets, the…
  • Feb 5

    Robin Williams’s Wife and Kids are Fighting Over his Stuff

    Robin Williams’s Wife and Kids are Fighting Over his Stuff
    As an estate planning attorney, I know how important what is known as “tangible personal property” is to people. Generally there are two types of property: real property and personal property. Real property is land and buildings,…
Rank this Week: 4302

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/
  • Jul 30

    Checking Up on Work Applicant

    Checking Up on Work Applicant
    Each summer, thousands of volunteers join with employees at youth-centered nonprofit organizations – running sports camps, leading Vacation Bible School programs, and providing childcare.  Throughout the rest of the year,…
  • Jul 24

    Nonprofit Tax Exemption: Post-Obergefell

    Nonprofit Tax Exemption: Post-Obergefell
    As described in our law firm’s preceding blog article, nonprofits’ tax-exempt privileges are increasingly being questioned.  It thus may be helpful to understand not only the underlying rationales for income and property tax…
  • Jul 21

    Rationales for Nonprofit Tax Exemption

    Rationales for Nonprofit Tax Exemption
    Nonprofits face recurring political pressure to justify their tax-exempt privileges.  In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Obergefell[1] ruling that a fundamental right to marry exists for same-sex couples, some religious…
Rank this Week: 2317

Tax Trials

Tax Trials

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

http://taxtrials.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 22

    Timing is Everything in Easement Donations, or Is It?

    Timing is Everything in Easement Donations, or Is It?
    “There is a tide in the affairs of men which when taken at the flood leads on to fortune.” William Shakespeare Shakespeare understood the importance of timing to success. Apparently, the Tax Court holds a similar view when it…
Rank this Week: 3493

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 27

    TAXPAYER TAKES UP MICJO CHALLENGE IN OREGON

    TAXPAYER TAKES UP MICJO CHALLENGE IN OREGON
    In 2012, a case shook the tax world for Florida's wholesale tobacco distributors. Specifically, a case called Micjo was decided in favor of tobacco distributors at Florida's appellate court level. Micjo taught us that if a taxpayer…
  • Jul 15

    An Overview of Cloud Computing Trend

    An Overview of Cloud Computing Trend
    As the internet becomes an essential to our everyday lives, states are consistently inconsistent in their attempt to tax cloud computing systems. Cloud computing is "the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to…
Rank this Week: 2563

Seay Law Firm Blog

Seay Law Firm Blog

Covers Texas tax law.

http://www.seaytaxlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Court of Appeals Rules No Three-Factor Apportionment, Texas Franchise Tax Is Not an Income Tax

    Court of Appeals Rules No Three-Factor Apportionment, Texas Franchise Tax Is Not an Income Tax
    The Texas Third Court of Appeals issued its opinion yesterday in Graphic Packaging Corp. v. Hegar, No. 03-14-00197-CV.   It ruled that taxpayers may not choose to use the Multistate Tax Compact’s three-factor apportionment…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3402

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Commissioner Koskinen Asked to Resign

    Commissioner Koskinen Asked to Resign
    IRS Commissioner, John Koskinen, has been on the job for only a couple years, but he was brought in at a very difficult time for the agency. He was appointed by Pres. Obama and given the task of cleaning things … Continue reading…
  • Jul 15

    Taxpayer Advocate Says IRS Needs to Shift Focus Away from Collection

    Taxpayer Advocate Says IRS Needs to Shift Focus Away from Collection
    National Taxpayer Advocate, Nina Olson, recently submitted her mid-year report to Congress.  It is nothing incredibly new, I suppose, except that IRS’ 2015 tax season numbers are completely off the charts (and not in a good…
  • Jul 10

    Mastermind of IRS Phone Scam Gets 14 Year Prison Sentence

    Mastermind of IRS Phone Scam Gets 14 Year Prison Sentence
    You would have to be living under a rock if you’re not aware of the pervasive IRS impersonation phone scams going around.  These scammers prey on the least-informed, most vulnerable people in society, convincing them that the IRS…
Rank this Week: 2921

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 28

    Tax Court Voids Portion of Code Section 482 Cost Sharing Regulation

    Tax Court Voids Portion of Code Section 482 Cost Sharing Regulation
    There are tax advantages for U.S. taxpayers to jointly develop intangible personal property with related non-U.S. entities. For an overview, see my prior post here. Treasury Regulations provide detailed guidance on what costs must be shared…
  • Jul 25

    No Need to File §83(b) Election with Tax Return

    No Need to File §83(b) Election with Tax Return
    Not a big item, but a helpful one – under proposed regulations a taxpayer need no longer file a copy of their Code §83(b) election with their income tax return for the year of the election. Normally under Code §83, a taxpayer…
  • Jul 22

    Applicable Federal Rates - August 2015

    Applicable Federal Rates - August 2015
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Rank this Week: 1999

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 4542

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 28

    Three Landowners Challenge Iowa Utilities Board Authority to Condemn Ag Land for Pipeline

    Three Landowners Challenge Iowa Utilities Board Authority to Condemn Ag Land for Pipeline
    We’ve been keeping you informed about a Texas company’s proposal to build a crude oil pipeline across Iowa to transport oil from North Dakota to Illinois. Dakota Access has formerly requested a hazardous liquid pipeline permit…
  • Jul 23

    Iowa Court of Appeals Decides That the Thing Did Not Speak for Itself

    Iowa Court of Appeals Decides That the Thing Did Not Speak for Itself
    The Iowa Court of Appeals recently affirmed that negligence must be proved and that merely showing that an accident occurred is not evidence. The case involved a trial court’s denial of a requested res ipsa loquitur instruction in a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1783

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

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

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    How Long of a Prison Sentence Can Someone Face for Tax Fraud?

    How Long of a Prison Sentence Can Someone Face for Tax Fraud?
    As many tax controversy attorneys can state, tax problems can lead to major issues including a tax audit and even criminal tax charges. Even though tax problems are typically serious matters there are certain tax crimes that stand out even…
  • Jul 22

    How Many Years Back Can the IRS Go in its Search for Tax Fraud?

    How Many Years Back Can the IRS Go in its Search for Tax Fraud?
    The IRS and Department of Justice have cracked down on tax fraud and tax evasion regardless of its form. However, in recent announcements the Department of Justice has revealed its targeted enforcement focus on business payroll tax fraud,…
  • Jun 1

    IRS Issues New FBAR Penalty Guidance (SBSE-04-0515-0025)

    IRS Issues New FBAR Penalty Guidance (SBSE-04-0515-0025)
    On Friday the IRS released new guidance on how examiners should determine the amount of any penalty for the failure to file an FBAR (Report of Foreign Bank Account, FinCEN Form 114). The guidance is effective for all open cases as of May 13,…
Rank this Week: 1089

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • Jul 24

    Status of the Canadian Senate

    Status of the Canadian Senate
    Will Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, announce today the abolition of the Senate, for a reformed, elected red chamber, that will be politically responsive. The post Status of the Canadian Senate appeared first on Barbeau, Evans &…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1381

TaxMama's TaxQuips

TaxMama's TaxQuips

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

http://www.taxquips.com/?cat=TaxQuips
  • Jul 24

    TaxMama s TaxQuips Net Operating Losse

    TaxMama s TaxQuips Net Operating Losse
    Today TaxMama® hears from Jean in the TaxQuips Forum, with this problem. “I have a client that hasn’t filed his personal tax returns for 8 years. He is currently under audit, and I am preparing the returns. Can I carryback net…
  • Jul 7

    IRS Notice

    IRS Notice
    Today TaxMama® hears from Paul in the TaxQuips Forum, with this common issue. “I just received a CP2000 Notice from the IRS informing me of $1,900 in proposed taxes due from 2013. (On our joint return, I forgot to include my…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 754

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1611

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: 1164

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 21

    Same Sex Marriage and Tax Law

    Same Sex Marriage and Tax Law
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney  English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP As early as 2000, states began grappling with the issue of same sex marriage. Some states allowed unions. Some allowed marriage. Some didn’t allow either. Now, with…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1777

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 20

    What, Me…Scary?

    What, Me…Scary?
    Some of the skills I have as a litigator have aided me greatly as a mom: I am not afraid of a battle; Preparation is crucial; and Thinking on your feet while juggling several things is mandatory. I have also found that the skills I have…
  • Jul 7

    Greg Lutje’s Article “High Times or High Risk?” Featured on WFG New

    Greg Lutje’s Article “High Times or High Risk?” Featured on WFG New
    “In November 1998, Oregon voters approved Ballot Measure 67, which allowed the medical use of marijuana within specified limits. The following year the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program was created to administer the registration program.…
  • Jul 6

    Get Your Discounts Before They Are Gone

    Get Your Discounts Before They Are Gone
    The IRS is talking rule changes again.  It may be time to take another look at your estate plan. Family-owned businesses often gift ownership interests in the business to younger generations in an effort to reduce gift or estate tax…
Rank this Week: 4106

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/
  • Jul 19

    Small Businesses Can Get IRS Penalty Relief for Unfiled Retirement Plan Return

    Small Businesses Can Get IRS Penalty Relief for Unfiled Retirement Plan Return
    Have you failed to file your retirement plan reporting form for your retirement plan? If you have failed to do so, the Internal Revenue Service on July 14, 2015 provides eligible small businesses a low-cost penalty relief program enabling…
  • Jul 9

    Philadelphia Use & Occupancy Tax Rate Change Effective July 1, 2015

    Philadelphia Use & Occupancy Tax Rate Change Effective July 1, 2015
    Philadelphia has just increased its Use and Occupancy Tax as of July 1, 2015. The new Use & Occupancy Tax rate will be 1.21%. This is an increase from the prior rate of 1.13%. This new rate will be effective … Continue reading…
  • Jun 30

    The City of Philadelphia Department of Revenue Announces Wage Tax Reduction for July 1, 2015.

    The City of Philadelphia Department of Revenue Announces Wage Tax Reduction for July 1, 2015.
    Philadelphia business owners and those that withhold taxes on employees that live in Philadelphia should take notice that the City of Philadelphia has reduced the City Wage Tax rate effective July 1, 2015. • The new Wage Tax rate for…
Rank this Week: 3499

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 17

    Things I should have known

    Things I should have known
    I was pro-EU for many years, reflecting my dislike of parochial nationalisms, and my analogizing from my belief that, in the U.S., the optimal balance as between the national government and the state governments should be tilted much more…
  • Jul 14

    Jury duty

    Jury duty
    For the last three days, I've spent most of my time at a New York State criminal courthouse, where I was called for jury duty. Lots of sitting around, but, while sent to a courtroom where they were picking jurors, I never got selected even…
  • Jul 14

    Another article draft that I may post soon

    Another article draft that I may post soon
    I've recently completed another article draft, one more of the things that I've committed to do before getting back to work on my literature book.  This one was commissioned for an edited volume that is being put together by a friend at…
Rank this Week: 3977

Tax Crisis Institute

Tax Crisis Institute

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

http://www.taxcrisisinstitute.com/blog/
  • Jul 17

    The Administrative Summon

    The Administrative Summon
    A person represented by counsel may be required to attend an interview if summoned to do so. An Administrative Summons is issued under authority of IRC section 7602. Thus, even...
  • Jul 15

    The IRS and Your Right to Representation

    The IRS and Your Right to Representation
    The Internal Revenue Code makes it clear that any time you are dealing with the IRS, you have the right to representation in connection with contact with any employee or...
  • Jul 6

    IRAs and Tax Debt

    IRAs and Tax Debt
    Lately, the IRS has shown an increased willingness to seize IRAs and retirement accounts to pay delinquent tax debts. These deplorable levies are genuinely frightening to a retiree who cannot...
Rank this Week: 1921

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy Law Blog

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

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

    The IRS *Never* Phones You As Its First Contact

    The IRS *Never* Phones You As Its First Contact
    My client has several years of unfiled tax returns. Like many people with several years of unfiled tax returns, he’s been putting off working with me. So I hadn’t heard from him for about six months when he called me in a panic.…
  • Jul 14

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank Ever? Part IV…

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank Ever? Part IV…
    I’m cheered to see that others out there share my opinion of Wells Fargo Bank. For my prior screeds against this bank, see here, here, and here.  My rants against Wells Fargo may soon have as many volumes as the Harry Potter books.…
  • Jul 6

    US Tax Treatment of Foreign Bank Account

    US Tax Treatment of Foreign Bank Account
    The United States has an unusual tax regime: it taxes its citizens and residents on their worldwide income, not just on what is earned in the United States. The only other country that does this is Eritrea. Can you even find Eritrea on a map?…
Rank this Week: 1634

IRS Report Card

IRS Report Card

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

http://mopsicktaxlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 16

    WORKING WITH THE IRS WHILE IT IS IN THE PENALTY BOX: MIDYEAR REPORT FROM NATIONAL TAXPAYER ADVOCATE

    WORKING WITH THE IRS WHILE IT IS IN THE PENALTY BOX: MIDYEAR REPORT FROM NATIONAL TAXPAYER ADVOCATE
    On July 15, 2015, the National Taxpayer Advocate, Nina Olson, issued her mid-year report which she is required to do twice a year.  For some time now, the IRS has been trying to do its job with one hand tied behind its back as it…
  • May 28

    Tax Conference - Federal Tax Practice & Procedure - 90 Years of Tax Wisdom

    Tax Conference - Federal Tax Practice & Procedure - 90 Years of Tax Wisdom
    Mopsick Tax Law, LLP, is pleased to announce that Steven Mopsick is teaming up with Tax Media Network, Inc. in scheduling a unique educational program.  The program is scheduled to be held in Tel Aviv, Israel on November 18 and 19, 2015…
  • May 12

    FBARs Due June 30, 2015: Continuing Challenges For the Practitioner

    FBARs Due June 30, 2015: Continuing Challenges For the Practitioner
    We are pleased to republish with permission, a Tax Notes article my Partner Ryan Carrere and I published on April 27, 2015.  For those practitioners with clients with offshore financial accounts,  the filing season isn’t…
Rank this Week: 3686

EstateAware

EstateAware

Covers personal legal and financial planning. By Griffin Bridgers.

http://www.estateaware.com
  • 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…
  • Apr 15

    Exciting Announcements from EstateAware.com!

    Exciting Announcements from EstateAware.com!
    Up until now, EstateAware.com has been little more than a blog dedicated to estate and finance professionals.  However, today, I am excited to announce the expansion of the site to serve both consumers and professionals. 1.) ONLINE…
  • Apr 13

    Estate Planning Objectives: Who versus How?

    Estate Planning Objectives: Who versus How?
    If you were to ask the average consumer what estate planning entails, chances are their answer would contain some variant of determining “who” gets your stuff when you die. The problem with this assumption is that it completely…
Rank this Week: 1752

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/
  • Jul 13

    How to Give Your Kids Money Now That They Can’t Use Until Later

    How to Give Your Kids Money Now That They Can’t Use Until Later
    Crummey Trusts hold assets for the benefit of children that count as annual gifts, even though the children don't have control of the money for years.
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3511

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
  • Jul 13

    Two Swiss Banks Disclose Accounts to Avoid Prosecution

    Two Swiss Banks Disclose Accounts to Avoid Prosecution
    On June 19, two Swiss banks agreed to pay penalties totaling nearly $6 million in order to avoid prosecution under the Department of Justice’s program which requires Swiss firms to disclose how they helped their American clients avoid…
  • Jul 7

    Mexican National Files Third Complaint for Vegas Slot Winnings Tax Refund

    Mexican National Files Third Complaint for Vegas Slot Winnings Tax Refund
    On June 19, Enrique Free Pacheco filed his third complaint for a refund of taxes withheld from the winnings he earned by playing the slots in Las Vegas. This complaint is Pacheco’s third, following lawsuits filed in the US Court of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2868

Tax Assessment & Condemnation…

Tax Assessment & Condemnation Report

Covers tax assessments, eminent domain, school districts and valuation. By Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC.

http://www.taxassessmentcondemnation.com/
  • Jul 10

    Court of Appeals Decides “Greater Jamaica” RPTL 420-a Case

    Court of Appeals Decides “Greater Jamaica” RPTL 420-a Case
    Rebecca M. Speno We reported in February on an Appellate Division, Second Department case that held that public parking garages can qualify as tax exempt under Real Property Tax Law § 420-a. On July 1, the Court of Appeals overturned…
  • Apr 14

    Part 2: …But In the Fourth Department, Repeat Filings Are Not Required?

    Part 2: …But In the Fourth Department, Repeat Filings Are Not Required?
    Rebecca M. Speno In Part 1 of this discussion, we highlighted the Appellate Division, Third Department’s holdings on RPTL’s “freeze” provision in the Highbridge Broadway, LLC v City of…
  • Apr 7

    Part 1: In the Third Department, Annual Filings Are Required

    Part 1: In the Third Department, Annual Filings Are Required
    Kevin MacLeod As we dig out from under an unusually cold and snowy winter, we can’t help but ponder the efficacy of our statutory freeze provision, especially in light of two 2015 Appellate Division cases that seem…
Rank this Week: 3250

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: 2425

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: 1983