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from milan to mumbai

from milan to mumbai

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

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

    welcome back and thoughts on the election

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

    The Travails of the "Ultra-Orthodox"

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

    Israel: my last few day

    Israel: my last few day
    My class is over and I'm using the last three days to see parts of Israel that I might otherwise miss.   Last night I headed to Jerusalem for a workshop at the Van Leer Institute on Arab and Jewish demography, not normally one of my core…
Rank this Week: 110

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: 160

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
  • Nov 27

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview

    The Ride-Sharing Economy: Keeping Liability in the Rearview
                      In large cities the world over, passengers have stopped reaching into the air to hail a cab and have begun reaching into their pockets for their smartphones.  Companies such…
  • Nov 27

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor

    Two Sides of the Same [Bit]coin: Why Regulating Bitcoin Works in Its Favor
               The reality of the most notorious virtual currency is that it is only a matter of time before it comes under the purview of a regulatory body.  Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that exists entirely…
Rank this Week: 149

IRS-Hitman

IRS-Hitman

Covers IRS tax problems. By Richard Close.

http://irs-hitman.blogspot.com/
  • May 8

    Threat of IRS Phone Scam Continue

    Threat of IRS Phone Scam Continue
    Tax scams do not end with the tax season. The IRS phone scam continues to victimize taxpayers. Fraudsters make phone calls to taxpayers, pretending to be IRS agents, and inform them that they owe back taxes. They instruct the individual to…
  • May 1

    How Late Payment of Taxes Affects You

    How Late Payment of Taxes Affects You
    Every month your taxes remain unpaid after the April 15 deadline, you pay a penalty of 0.5%. In most cases, the penalty doesn’t go beyond 0.5%, but it can reach a maximum of 25% per month. Along with the penalty, you are also charged…
  • Apr 24

    Benefits of a Retirement Plan

    Benefits of a Retirement Plan
    Along with saving taxes, a retirement plan also secures your future. You can save more in taxes by choosing the right kind of retirement plans according to your financial situation. Before you select one, it’s important to know the…
Rank this Week: 298

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: 256

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 421

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 465

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 469

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Aug 7

    More on Trump's Tax Return

    More on Trump's Tax Return
    Today's New York Times Op-Ed by Mitchel Zuckoff (a journalism prof at Boston University), titled "Why We Ask to See Tax Returns" (Aug. 6, 2016), at A19, goes beyond my list of reasons taxpaying voters may learn items of interest...
  • Aug 5

    Chamber of Commerce Sues Treasury on Inversion Reg

    Chamber of Commerce Sues Treasury on Inversion Reg
    Back in April, the Chamber of commerce suggested that it might sue the Treasury Department for violating the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) over the new inversion regs that were issued in April (T.D. 9761, REG-135734-14). See Fortune…
  • Aug 4

    Taxes, Government, and the Good Life, Part 2

    Taxes, Government, and the Good Life, Part 2
    In yesterday's post, Taxes, Government, and the Good Life, I noted the "long-term position of the GOP" in favor of downsizing government, which can be seen, at least in part, as a way to justify the GOP obsession with cutting...
Rank this Week: 443

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

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

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
Rank this Week: 318

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 23

    One way to explain to lawyers why income effects don't create deadweight lo

    One way to explain to lawyers why income effects don't create deadweight lo
    All tax law profs who read any economics know, because it says so in any Public Economics (or for that matter Price Theory) textbook, that income effects, unlike substitution effects, don't give rise to deadweight loss.  But sometimes…
  • Aug 22

    Endful summer

    Endful summer
    Yesterday while working out on the elliptical machine at the health club, I played the Beach Boys 60s hit collection, Endless Summer, in tribute to my increasingly painful awareness of how endful (so to speak) rather than endless this summer…
  • Aug 12

    No blue background for me

    No blue background for me
    As I prepared to head out to the beach this morning, I got a couple of emails from TV shows that wanted a talking head (or presumably several) to address, in taped studio interviews, Hillary Clinton's (and Tim Kaine's) tax return release…
Rank this Week: 786

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Aug 21

    Paying Employment Taxes Is Optional…Until You Get Caught

    Paying Employment Taxes Is Optional…Until You Get Caught
    Two stories regarding employment taxes from the past week should serve as a reminder that paying employment taxes is only optional until you get caught. First, an update on the individual who thought he could just create a new business entity…
  • Aug 21

    Three Sets of Books Isn’t Better than One

    Three Sets of Books Isn’t Better than One
    From time to time I’ve seen stories of individuals using two sets of books: One with the actual numbers and one with the (lesser) numbers used to prepare the tax returns. It’s a great idea…until you get caught. A former…
  • Aug 14

    Five Sentenced for Tax Fraud; Justice Department Gets ITINs Wrong

    Five Sentenced for Tax Fraud; Justice Department Gets ITINs Wrong
    A Justice Department press release caught my eye. Five individuals, all Mexican nationals residing in the US, were sentenced to ClubFed for terms between 33 months and 121 months. The five individuals had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to…
Rank this Week: 799

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP…

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP News & Commentary

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

http://rogerssheffield.com/news-and-commentary
  • Aug 16

    Six Estate Planning Mistakes Most Commonly Made

    Six Estate Planning Mistakes Most Commonly Made
    If you’re like most people, you have the best of intentions to execute plans for how you want your estate distributed when you die or your affairs handled should you become incapacitated. Unfortunately, unless you take action, those…
  • Aug 2

    Pet Trusts: Protection For Our Furry Friend

    Pet Trusts: Protection For Our Furry Friend
    The primary goal of estate planning is to have our wishes carried out, especially when we are not here. Those wishes include care for ourselves if we become disabled, and care for those that matter the most to us, for example, the pet…
  • Jul 19

    Considering an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust?

    Considering an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust?
    People often think of life insurance as “tax-free,” but that’s not entirely true.  Life insurance proceeds generally are income-tax-free to your beneficiaries, but if you own the policy at your death, the proceeds may…
Rank this Week: 596

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
  • Aug 9

    He Who Hesitates is Lost - or - Expired Refund

    He Who Hesitates is Lost - or - Expired Refund
    Today TaxMama® hears from several people in the TaxQuips Forum with questions about expired refunds. Let me summarize. “I faced a hardship and didn’t file tax returns for several years. Now, I learn that I cannot get my…
  • Jun 13

    Wages for S Corp Officer

    Wages for S Corp Officer
    Today TaxMama® hears from ASquare in the TaxQuips Forum with this question. “I work as a full time employee for a company on W2. I own S-CORP that i get income for the services provided in my free time. Do I need to run the payroll…
  • May 24

    Divorce Home Sale

    Divorce Home Sale
    Alexas_Fotos / Pixabay[/caption] Today TaxMama® hears from Greg in the TaxQuips Forum with a very common divorce issue. Let me paraphrase. “We got divorced. My wife and child stayed in our home. I made the payments. Now, when we…
Rank this Week: 880

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: 493

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: 697

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Offices of Sanford I. Millar.

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

    DOJ WarnsAgainst Wrongful Use of Streamline Procedure

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

    How Not to Use Bitcoin

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

    Cash Based Business? Have Good Books and Record

    Cash Based Business? Have Good Books and Record
    What happens when a taxpayer operates a cash based business and lacks adequate books and records according to the IRS? The IRS can use any reasonable method to reconstruct the taxpayers income and expenses. (See, Estate of Rodrigo F. Fenta,…
Rank this Week: 655

Colorado Estate Planning

Colorado Estate Planning

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

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

    Just Some Guy

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

    VA Pension Fund Exploited

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

    Estate Planning Tools for Fluctuating Retirement Source

    Estate Planning Tools for Fluctuating Retirement Source
    Realistic inheritance conversations a “must” with grown children: Given today’s fluctuating r
Rank this Week: 869

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: 757

IRS Medic Blog

IRS Medic Blog

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

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

    IRS lien or levy

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

    Home office expense audit

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

    Connecticut Tax Amnesty Program

    Connecticut Tax Amnesty Program
    What the 2013 Connecticut DRS Tax Amnesty is about To fight the budget crunch, the state of Connecticut is hoping that a state tax amnesty program will convince both businesses and individuals to come forward and pay the taxes they owe to the…
Rank this Week: 864

New York Trusts & Estates Law…

New York Trusts & Estates Law Blog

Covers New York wills, trusts, estates, and elder law. By Saul Elnadav.

http://trustsestateslaw.com
Rank this Week: 759

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 23

    CAN MY REVOCABLE TRUST OWN S-CORPORATION STOCK

    CAN MY REVOCABLE TRUST OWN S-CORPORATION STOCK
    A Florida Revocable Trust (“Trust”) is a common tool utilized by individuals when creating their Florida estate plans. A Trust is designed to hold assets during the Grantor (the individual who creates the Trust) lifetime and then…
  • Aug 22

    FLORIDA LLC TAX ISSUES

    FLORIDA LLC TAX ISSUES
    Under the IRS “check the box” regulations, a Florida Limited Liability Company with two or more members is automatically taxed for income tax purposes as a partnership. As a result, all income that passes through a partnership to…
  • Aug 19

    DISCRIMINATION PROVISION IN WILL UPHELD AS VALID

    DISCRIMINATION PROVISION IN WILL UPHELD AS VALID
    In the New Jersey Appeals Court case of In re the Estate of Kenneth E. Jameson, (NJ App., Aug. 12, 2016), a New Jersey appeals court upheld NJ law which allows discrimination provisions in testamentary bequests. The law does not preclude an…
Rank this Week: 1964

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 23

    Banks Talks Aequitas in New Oregonian Article

    Banks Talks Aequitas in New Oregonian Article
    Samuels Yoelin Kantor attorney Bob Banks was featured again in the Oregonian this Sunday. The article, by Jeff Manning, focuses on the the ongoing Aequitas debacle. Also highlighted in the piece is latest case that Banks filed in Seattle last…
  • Aug 22

    Win Olympic Gold – And Pay for It

    Win Olympic Gold – And Pay for It
    Every time the Olympics come around, there’s dozens of articles and posts about how Olympic medals are subject to income tax. The IRS considers all prize winnings, such as gambling or game show prizes, to be income and thus taxable.…
  • Aug 16

    New Homecare Choice Program: Service for Private Pay In-Home Help

    New Homecare Choice Program: Service for Private Pay In-Home Help
    The Oregon Home Care Commission recently launched its innovative Homecare Choice Program. The service is another option for home health care, providing connections for personal care, household tasks, companionship, pet care, transportation…
Rank this Week: 4015

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

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

http://www.irstaxtrouble.com/category/tax-blog/
  • Aug 23

    Inference of Physical Sickness or Injury Not Sufficient for Exclusion

    Inference of Physical Sickness or Injury Not Sufficient for Exclusion
    Settlement payments paid to compensate a taxpayer for his physical sickness or injury are not taxable. This rule has been heavily litigated. It often comes down to what proof there is of the physical sickness or injury. In George v.…
  • Aug 21

    IRS Cannot Group Nonpassive Activities to Trigger Loss Limitation

    IRS Cannot Group Nonpassive Activities to Trigger Loss Limitation
    Taxpayers are often surprised to learn that some losses may not be netted against gains in the current tax year. This is often due to the passive activity loss and material participation rules. The IRS National Office addressed these rules in…
  • Aug 18

    IRS Audit Adjustments That Are Really Accounting Method Change

    IRS Audit Adjustments That Are Really Accounting Method Change
    Given the potential for the adjustments to trigger extremely large tax adjustments, accounting method changes made by the IRS on audit can be doomsday scenarios for unwary taxpayers. In Nebeker v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2016-155, the court…
Rank this Week: 1305

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/
  • Aug 23

    Athletes’ medals come with a tax bill

    Athletes’ medals come with a tax bill
    By Nathan Vinson, attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP An interesting question popped up in social media during the 2016 Summer Olympics: will U.S. athletes taking home a medal be taxed on the value of it – particularly…
  • Aug 16

    Changes to Kentucky tax law underway

    Changes to Kentucky tax law underway
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP Most of us want to do the right thing when it comes to taxes. MOST of us. Or, perhaps we just don’t look good in orange. If we legitimately owe taxes on our income or an…
  • Jul 28

    Getting ready for 2017 tax time

    Getting ready for 2017 tax time
    By Nathan Vinson, attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP This time of year is nice, isn’t it? It’s warm and pleasant out, and maybe a little bit more laid back at work. Tax time is behind you (yes!) and it’s not…
Rank this Week: 1878

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/
  • Aug 22

    FASB Updates Not-for-Profit Accounting Standard

    FASB Updates Not-for-Profit Accounting Standard
      The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) released its Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-14, Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities, on August 18, 2016. The Update modifies previous…
  • Aug 19

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 8/19/16

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 8/19/16
    The Summer Olympics continues to occupy much of the media’s attention though there continues to be important developments with respect to the U.S. Presidential election, police-citizen relations, Syria, and the Louisiana…
  • Aug 18

    Donor-Advised Fund

    Donor-Advised Fund
    Introduction A donor-advised fund (“DAF”) is a charitable vehicle housed within a 501(c)(3) public charity that allows a donor to make a gift, take an immediate charitable deduction, and recommend, typically with strong persuasive…
Rank this Week: 1420

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/
  • Aug 22

    Does Getting a Tax Deal Done Require This Sort of Action?

    Does Getting a Tax Deal Done Require This Sort of Action?
    New Jersey has a problem, though I doubt it’s the only state with this sort of challenge. The federal government also faces a similar issue. Put simply, the state’s fund for maintaining, repairing, and improving highway and other…
  • Aug 19

    Can Voters Be Given Too Many Tax Propositions?

    Can Voters Be Given Too Many Tax Propositions?
    A reader alerted me to this story and asked if voters can be given too many tax propositions. According to the story, voters in Amarillo, Texas, will be asked in November to vote yes or no on each of seven tax propositions. Each proposition…
  • Aug 17

    What’s the Remedy for This Income Tax Mess?

    What’s the Remedy for This Income Tax Mess?
    A recent Tax Court case, Cappel v. Comr., reminds taxpayers that tax danger lurks in every child support situation. Usually, divorcing couples avoid the consequences, but sometimes one of the two behaves in a way that makes a mess of the…
Rank this Week: 2144

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/
  • Aug 22

    Jotwell 2016 Summer Break

    Jotwell 2016 Summer Break
    Jotwell is taking a short summer break. Posting will resume on Tuesday, September 5. However, even while we’re on break, we’ll be accepting submissions, editing them, and preparing a new section that we plan to be launching very…
  • Aug 19

    When Physical Harm Is Threatened but Not Realized: Who Should Pay?

    When Physical Harm Is Threatened but Not Realized: Who Should Pay?
    Donal Nolan, Preventive Damages, 132 Law Q. Rev. 68 (2016), available by subscription at Westlaw.Ellen BublickThe recent Restatement Third of Torts divides U.S. tort law into separate categories of harm. Liability for physical injury is…
  • Aug 18

    Understanding Unconstitutional Amendments: Reflections on Comparative Constitutional Doctrine and Method

    Understanding Unconstitutional Amendments: Reflections on Comparative Constitutional Doctrine and Method
    Rosalind Dixon & David Landau, Transnational Constitutionalism and a Limited Doctrine of Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendment, 13 Int’l J. Const. L. 606 (2015).Hoi KongRosalind Dixon and David Landau’s Transnational…
Rank this Week: 4483

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Hawaii Clarifies Taxes for Online Travel Companie

    Hawaii Clarifies Taxes for Online Travel Companie
    Hawaii was the most recent in a line of states to take a stance in the long tax battle between online travel companies, such as Priceline, Expedia and Orbitz, and states over what is commonly referred to as “tourist development…
  • Jul 14

    Sarasota County Circuit Court holds that Reservation and Cleaning Fees are NOT Taxable.

    Sarasota County Circuit Court holds that Reservation and Cleaning Fees are NOT Taxable.
    Florida’s hotel reservation industry recently received an important victory relating to Tourist Development Tax (“TDT”).  TDT is a tax imposed on the privilege of renting, leasing or letting “for consideration any…
  • Jun 28

    A Win for Local Cable Companies in the Supreme Court of Utah

    A Win for Local Cable Companies in the Supreme Court of Utah
    On December 14, 2015, the Supreme Court of the State of Utah issued its ruling in the case of DIRECTV and DISH Network v. Utah State Tax Commission. At issue in this case was a tax scheme that provided a sales tax credit for "an amount equal…
Rank this Week: 2573

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 2536

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/
Rank this Week: 2163

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Aug 19

    Back-to-School Tax Scam

    Back-to-School Tax Scam
    Its back to school this week for many kids across the country. As great as summer vacation can be, many parents look ...
  • Jul 13

    IRS Tech Issue

    IRS Tech Issue
    I have a memory from my first job as a lawyer that reminds me how slow the legal profession can be ...
  • Apr 5

    IRS Could Help Identify Uninsured

    IRS Could Help Identify Uninsured
    The Affordable Care Act is intended to make affordable health insurance available to all. But we have seen that simply making it available does not result in 100% enrollment…not even close. It seems odd that you would have to push…
Rank this Week: 2973

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/
  • Aug 18

    Partnerships Can No Longer Treat Partners as Employees for Tax Purpose

    Partnerships Can No Longer Treat Partners as Employees for Tax Purpose
    New regulations change how partnerships treat partners as employees The IRS and the U.S. Department of Treasury recently issued regulations to address the way the former taxes partners in a partnership that has a sole owner of a…
  • Aug 16

    How New Partnership Audit Rules Will Affect You

    How New Partnership Audit Rules Will Affect You
    Changes to BBA Enact New Partnership Audit Rules Under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (“BBA”), which will take effect in 2018, the IRS will be able to audit certain partnerships and limited liability companies (LLCs) and…
  • Aug 5

    3rd Circuit Court Overturns Decision in Giant Eagle Inc v Commissioner

    3rd Circuit Court Overturns Decision in Giant Eagle Inc v Commissioner
    What does overturned decision in Giant Eagle Inc v Commissioner mean for future of tax deductible liability regulations? The 3rd Circuit recently overturned an IRS decision with the assertion that Giant Eagle, a supermarket chain, was…
Rank this Week: 2836

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/
  • Aug 17

    Protect Yourself From Scam Artist

    Protect Yourself From Scam Artist
    Scam artists have been preying on our clients and have been trying their fraud schemes on us.  Scammers use phone calls, emails and letters trying to get your money and personal information.  Some scammers pretend to be a relative…
  • Aug 7

    Buy Low: Sell High. Pay Capital Gains Taxes.

    Buy Low: Sell High. Pay Capital Gains Taxes.
    Many of my clients come to me with a very Californian problem: they bought their home many years ago for a fraction of what that home is worth today. For example, their mid-century house near downtown cost them $125,000 in 1973 and could be…
  • Jul 29

    What to Do if Your Child’s Custodial Account is Too Big?

    What to Do if Your Child’s Custodial Account is Too Big?
    Custodial accounts are an easy way to hold money for a minor child’s benefit. They have many advantages.  They’re free-it’s easy to open up a custodial account at any bank or financial services company.…
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California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 15

    Being “Offended” as an Impediment to Settlement

    Being “Offended” as an Impediment to Settlement
    A Mediation Scuttled by Emotions             Recently, I participated in a mediation with a highly-regarded and experienced mediator who was frustrated that the…
  • Aug 10

    UPDATE WRITTEN POLICIES TO COMPLY WITH NEW FEHA REGULATIONS REGARDING HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION

    UPDATE WRITTEN POLICIES TO COMPLY WITH NEW FEHA REGULATIONS REGARDING HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION
    The California State Legislature and various State agencies continue to expand employer responsibilities and duties.  In case you missed it, effective April 1, 2016, (and pursuant to new regulations promulgated by the Fair Employment and…
  • Aug 8

    Employment-Based Immigration.

    Employment-Based Immigration.
    My company is growing but I am unable to find qualified workers to keep up with business demands. Are foreign workers an option? Yes, albeit a qualified yes, given the strict requirements imposed by Congress. Immigration law allows employers…
Rank this Week: 3073

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Aug 12

    Wilson: SCC Overhauls Standard of Review?

    Wilson: SCC Overhauls Standard of Review?
    Tax professionals who advise clients on judicial review of the CRA’s discretionary decisions should monitor developments in the standard of review in light of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Wilson v Atomic…
  • Aug 10

    CRA Provides OTIP Update

    CRA Provides OTIP Update
    The CRA’s Offshore Tax Informant Program (OTIP) was launched in January 2014. From the CRA’s webpage describing the program: Launched as part of the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) efforts to fight international tax evasion…
  • Jul 5

    Gordon: CRA May Not Fetter Discretion on Interest Relief Application

    Gordon: CRA May Not Fetter Discretion on Interest Relief Application
    In Gordon v Canada (Attorney General) (2016 FC 643), the Federal Court granted the taxpayer’s application for judicial review and reminded the CRA that it may not fetter its discretion when considering applications for interest relief.…
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Tax Law and Business Organization…

Tax Law and Business Organization Strategy

Providing information and updates on tax law. By Sprouse Schrader Smith PC.

http://taxlaw.sprouselaw.com/
  • Aug 10

    Proposed Regulations May Spark Year-End Transfer

    Proposed Regulations May Spark Year-End Transfer
    Treasury has recently issued Proposed Regulations under Section 2704. Section 2704 affects the valuation of interests in corporations and partnerships. Most notably, the proposed changes would disregard restrictions on liquidation that are…
  • Dec 31

    New Non-discrimination Rules for Health Insurance Plan

    New Non-discrimination Rules for Health Insurance Plan
    Fully insured health plans have not been subject to any the nondiscrimination requirements. Those plans could discriminate on eligibility, contributions, and benefits, without triggering adverse tax consequences to either the plan or the plan…
  • Dec 20

    Sales of Livestock Due to Drought

    Sales of Livestock Due to Drought
    The drought in the Texas Panhandle and surrounding areas has staggered the livestock industry. Many livestock farmers have been forced to liquidate their herds entirely, or at an abnormal rate. The Code provides some tax relief available for…
Rank this Week: 1067

Global Tax Enforcement

Global Tax Enforcement

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

http://www.globaltaxenforcement.com/
  • Aug 10

    Tennessee Legislator Convicted of Tax Fraud

    Tennessee Legislator Convicted of Tax Fraud
    On August 8, 2016, Tennessee State Rep. Joseph Armstrong (D-Tenn.) was convicted by a federal district court jury of filing a false federal income tax return, and acquitted of tax evasion and conspiracy. Armstrong’s conviction…
  • Jul 28

    U.S. Tax Court Gives Strong Boost to Computer-Assisted Review

    U.S. Tax Court Gives Strong Boost to Computer-Assisted Review
    On July 13, 2016, in Dynamo Holdings Limited P’ship v. Comm’r, the U.S. Tax Court strongly defended the taxpayer’s use of computer-assisted review in a dispute with the IRS. In a 2014 decision in the same case, the Tax…
  • Jul 11

    Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill Moving Through Congre

    Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill Moving Through Congre
    The “Restraining Excessive Seizure of Property through the Exploitation of Civil Asset Forfeiture Tools Act” (tortuously abbreviated as the RESPECT Act) (H.R. 5523) continues to make its way through Congress, with a markup…
Rank this Week: 2810

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
  • Aug 10

    Federal Judge Suggests Limits to FAA Authority to Regulate Airspace

    Federal Judge Suggests Limits to FAA Authority to Regulate Airspace
    It was the wrong procedural posture to create new law. But a recent case from the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut has some interesting discussion regarding limits to the FAA’s right to regulate airspace.
  • Aug 9

    Proposed Valuation Discount Regulations Would Impact Few, But Impact Them Greatly

    Proposed Valuation Discount Regulations Would Impact Few, But Impact Them Greatly
    First some context. The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 has ensured that only a select few pay any estate taxes in America. To be liable for estate tax in 2016, for example, you must die with more than $5.45 million in assets.  The…
  • Aug 1

    An Accidental Settlement?

    An Accidental Settlement?
    A case from the Iowa Court of Appeals last week should warn attorneys and clients that they must remain on the same page during settlement negotiations. If they don’t, the result can be bad…both for the client and the…
Rank this Week: 1830

Nonprofit and Exempt Organization…

Nonprofit and Exempt Organization Blog

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

http://www.robertsonlawofficellc.com/Blog/
  • Aug 4

    New tool for increased transparency!

    New tool for increased transparency!
    The Center for Public Integrity has come out with an amazing new search tool that enables anyone that is interested to better understand how money flows in the nonprofit sector.  The tool is in part intended to combat the lack of…
  • Jul 12

    New requirement for some 501(c)(4) organization

    New requirement for some 501(c)(4) organization
    Since late December 2015 we have been on the lookout for implementing regulations regarding the new notice requirements on certain 501(c)(4) organizations.  The IRS has now issued Revenue Procedure 2016-41 and the Treasury Department…
  • Jul 8

    Upcoming presentation

    Upcoming presentation
    I am presenting at the 2016 Nonprofit Essentials Conference on August 9, 2016, at the University of St. Thomas. I will be discussing legal requirements and the importance of being transparent. Please join me! 
Rank this Week: 3477

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

Covers fundamental concepts relevant to estate planning, business law, real estate law, and tax law. By Cook & Cook.

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Aug 3

    Treasury Issues Proposed Regulations to Restrict Minority Discount

    Treasury Issues Proposed Regulations to Restrict Minority Discount
    Jonathan G. Blattmachr and Mitchell M. Gans for WealthManagement.com regarding proposed regulations promulgated by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, which could substantially reduce or eliminate minority discounts often associated with…
  • Jul 18

    Prince Estate: The Importance Of Having A Will

    Prince Estate: The Importance Of Having A Will
    Gary Borofsky in Forbes about Prince's estate plan, err, lack thereof: The untimely death of the music icon is exposing the role tax planning plays in an overall estate plan. By creating a comprehensive plan, a high net worth individual…
  • May 26

    Before You Travel This Summer, Don’t Forget These 5 Estate Planning Must Do

    Before You Travel This Summer, Don’t Forget These 5 Estate Planning Must Do
    It’s travel season! Whether you’re planning to dip your toes in the sand and surf, or ride the newest attractions at your favorite amusement park, you’re ready to hit the road (or the skies) and get out of town! Before you…
Rank this Week: 4420

Tax Trials

Tax Trials

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

http://taxtrials.com/
  • Aug 3

    IRS issues AOD on Home Mortgage Interest Deduction Debt Limit

    IRS issues AOD on Home Mortgage Interest Deduction Debt Limit
    If you happened to read our article on individual debt limitations for the home mortgage interest deduction, you may be interested to know that the IRS issued an Acquiescence on Decision last week to the Ninth Circuit’s ruling in Voss…
  • Jul 11

    Anyone for Tennis? Technical Foot Faults & the Conservation Easement Tax Deduction

    Anyone for Tennis? Technical Foot Faults & the Conservation Easement Tax Deduction
    We just wrapped up the 2016 Wimbledon fortnight. Andy Murray took the Men’s bracket while the Williams sisters are once again making news. We found the rules that govern the grass courts can be instructive in understanding the outcome…
  • Apr 8

    Understanding the Conservation Easement Tax Deduction (or Strawberry Fields Forever)

    Understanding the Conservation Easement Tax Deduction (or Strawberry Fields Forever)
    We’ve covered developments in the litigation of conversation and facade easement cases here for some time now.  We’ve recently taken that experience, added a little historical perspective, and put it together for an…
Rank this Week: 3313

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/
Rank this Week: 1404

Your Texas Estate Plan

Your Texas Estate Plan

Covers tax and estate planning. By Jacob Pelley.

http://www.yourtexasestateplan.com/
  • Aug 1

    Be careful what you sign for...

    Be careful what you sign for...
    We sign things all the time. Mostly credit card receipts, but if you have ever bought a car, a home, or signed for a package, you are also representing to the contracting world that, by signing the document, you accept the consequences…
  • Jan 29

    Gun Trusts, ATF 41P update

    Gun Trusts, ATF 41P update
    Finally, at long last, we have some clarity on what and how the ATF will be regulating the use of "gun trusts" for purchase of National Firearms Act items.On January 15, the final rules were published in the Federal Register, so we have 6…
  • Dec 15

    Probate options when its been more than 4 years...

    Probate options when its been more than 4 years...
    Time flies. The usual scenario is parent 1 passed away, parent 2 passed away 5 years later, and now the kids are stuck with a mess.Today we will talk about what happens if the decedent had a will. In Texas, you have 4 years to…
Rank this Week: 2902

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.richtertaxblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    The Trust Fund Recovery Penalty--Employee Classification | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    The Trust Fund Recovery Penalty--Employee Classification | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    One of the many tax risks faced by owners of businesses is the trust fund tax penalty. With the IRS’s current focus on payment and collections of employment taxes, owners may wind up with a notice from the service inquiring about their…
  • Jun 26

    FBARs are Due June 30th | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    FBARs are Due June 30th | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    It's your annual friendly reminder that the 2015 FBAR (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…
  • Jun 13

    The Taxation of Bitcoin and Digital Currency | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    The Taxation of Bitcoin and Digital Currency | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    Bitcoin, a virtual currency that uses cryptography to secure transactions and control the creation of new units of value, seems poised to become the next step in tax evasion, replacing tax havens maintained by law firms like Mossack Fonseca…
Rank this Week: 3394