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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/
  • Apr 21

    A Well-Intentioned But Pragmatically Unwise Tax Filing Suggestion

    A Well-Intentioned But Pragmatically Unwise Tax Filing Suggestion
    When a reader sent me an email directing my attention to this commentary I knew immediately that it was a foolish proposition that begged for a response. How did I know? The headline told me, “Let’s Make Tax Day a Month…
  • Apr 19

    What Is It With Minnesota Professors and Taxes?

    What Is It With Minnesota Professors and Taxes?
    Six years ago, in Why Teaching Isn’t Just a Matter of What One Knows or Understands, and in a follow-up post four years later, Still Puzzled Four Years After Conviction to File Income Tax Returns, I wrote about the disappointing saga of…
  • Apr 17

    Proving Some Tax Evidence Is Not The Same as Proving All

    Proving Some Tax Evidence Is Not The Same as Proving All
    Sometimes it’s not enough to produce some evidence to support a taxpayer’s claim for an exclusion, deduction, or credit. Sometimes it’s not enough to produce what the taxpayer has or knows. Sometimes it is necessary to find…
Rank this Week: 150

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: 175

Tax Plus Blog

Tax Plus Blog

Covers UK tax issues. By Mercer & Hole.

http://www.mercerhole.co.uk/blog/tax-plus/
  • Mar 19

    Moving on to digital tax account

    Moving on to digital tax account
    A radical step in the modernisation of the UK tax system is the announcement that digital tax accounts will be introduced with the intention that these will displace tax return filing obligations.  HMRC plan to make the new digitalised…
  • Mar 19

    Annuity unlocking

    Annuity unlocking
    There will be changes to annuities with a view to equalising the position with regards to the pension freedoms already made to income drawdown arrangements. From April 2016, individuals who have already purchased an annuity will be permitted…
  • Mar 19

    Where there’s a Will – there’s a way to change it

    Where there’s a Will – there’s a way to change it
    The use of a deed of variation (sometimes called a deed of family arrangement) is a long established practice which enables the terms of a Will to be altered by the beneficiaries after the death of the testator. If the appropriate election is…
Rank this Week: 81

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 571

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 560

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
Rank this Week: 4810

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/
  • Apr 21

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/21/17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/21/17
    Catch up with the week’s notable events and shared resources with Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: 7 current and former U.S. officials claimed that a ” Russian government think tank controlled by…
  • Apr 16

    Duty of Loyalty – Part 2

    Duty of Loyalty – Part 2
    In our earlier post on the Duty of Loyalty – Part 1, we discussed conflicts of interest, self-dealing (under California law), and excess benefit transactions. In this post, we’ll examine other aspects of the duty of loyalty:…
  • Apr 14

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/14/17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/14/17
    Notable Events of the Week: United Airlines forcibly removed a paying senior citizen passenger from his seat, allowing him to be knocked out and dragged out by his arms (without administering immediate first aid), because the airline…
Rank this Week: 1215

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/
  • Apr 21

    Make America Troll Again

    Make America Troll Again
    Whitney Phillips, This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things: Mapping the Relationship between Online Trolling and Mainstream Culture (2016).James GrimmelmannThere is a theory that Donald Trump does not exist, and that the fictional character of…
  • Apr 20

    “If you count it, it will count:” From Directives to Reports Refined

    “If you count it, it will count:” From Directives to Reports Refined
    Oren Perez, The Green Economy Paradox: A Critical Inquiry into Sustainability Indexes, 17 Minn. J. L. Sci. & Tech 153 (2016).Robert RosenStudents of organizations know that numbers can drive action and uncounted outcomes can get lost…
  • Apr 19

    Choosing How We Make Choice

    Choosing How We Make Choice
    Cass R. Sustein, The Ethics of Influence: Government in the Age of Behavioral Science (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2016).Aditi BagchiCass Sunstein’s thoughts about the ethics of regulation are of more than theoretical interest. He…
Rank this Week: 4894

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

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

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 20

    Could Chapter 7 Be the Answer to Your Tax Debt Problems?

    Could Chapter 7 Be the Answer to Your Tax Debt Problems?
    Many of us know that filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy can help erase credit card debt and medical bills. However, many Arizonans are still confused regarding how a bankruptcy filing might help discharge debts owed to the IRS or to the state of…
  • Apr 18

    Do you get out of all debts if you declare bankruptcy?

    Do you get out of all debts if you declare bankruptcy?
    Although bankruptcy can eliminate some debt, it cannot get you out of all kinds of debt. Before filing for bankruptcy, it is important to know which kinds of debt can and cannot be wiped out. For the most part, filing for Chapter 7 and…
  • Feb 28

    Arizona Bankruptcy Timeline Infographic

    Arizona Bankruptcy Timeline Infographic
    All times are approximations based upon typical experiences. Yours could vary, so if the timing of your case is critical because you plan to move or some other reason, let us know as early as possible so we can plan around it. Although there…
Rank this Week: 2656

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
  • Apr 20

    D.C. Circuit Says Commercial Animal Farms Must Report Air Emission

    D.C. Circuit Says Commercial Animal Farms Must Report Air Emission
    Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia vacated an EPA final rule that had been in place for nine years. The Rule[i] exempted most farms from CERCLA[ii] and EPCRA[iii] reporting requirements for air releases…
  • Apr 18

    Iowa Beginning Farmer Tax Credits Facing Change

    Iowa Beginning Farmer Tax Credits Facing Change
    As the 2017 Iowa legislative session winds down, a program key to Iowa’s beginning farmers could see some significant changes. Unless the Iowa Legislature acts to extend various provisions of the Iowa Beginning Farmer Tax Credit (BFTC)…
  • Apr 11

    GIPSA Again Delays Farmer Fair Practices Rule

    GIPSA Again Delays Farmer Fair Practices Rule
    Last December, we told you that the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA), the USDA division tasked with interpreting the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921, 7 U.S.C. 181 (the Act), unveiled an interim final rule and…
Rank this Week: 1489

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2999

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    PROTECTING YOUR HEIRS FROM YOUR DEBTS AT DEATH

    PROTECTING YOUR HEIRS FROM YOUR DEBTS AT DEATH
    With almost 70% of the retiree population solely living on social security it is not surprising that the percentage of families with debt headed by someone age 65 to 74 rose from about 50% in 1989 to about 66% in 2013. Personal debt nearly…
  • Apr 14

    The new State of Washington Power of…

    The new State of Washington Power of Attorney statute went into effect on January 1, 2017 (“Act”). The Act provides several changes and additions to the previous law, which aim to address previous ambiguity in the law and to…
  • Apr 13

    THE FLORIDA SLAYER STATUTE DEFEATED BY A CLAIM OF SELF-DEFENSE

    THE FLORIDA SLAYER STATUTE DEFEATED BY A CLAIM OF SELF-DEFENSE
    Section 732.802 of the Florida Statutes is known as the “Florida Slayer Statute.” Subsection (3) provides “that a named beneficiary of a life insurance policy “who unlawfully and intentionally kills … the person…
Rank this Week: 1381

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    Libertarianism and support for progressive redistribution

    Libertarianism and support for progressive redistribution
    In light of this past Monday's paper at our colloquium discussing the possibility that libertarians might support a universal basic income, I thought it might be germane to note my 2013 article, "The Forgotten Henry Simons," which explains…
  • Apr 19

    Recent interview on corporate tax reform and border adjustment

    Recent interview on corporate tax reform and border adjustment
    A few weeks back I was interviewed (via email) by Yossi Krausz, the managing editor of Ami Magazine, for an article on the prospects for tax reform. They're an NYC magazine aimed mainly at the Orthodox Jewish community. It was an Ami reporter…
  • Apr 18

    Tax policy colloquium, week 12: Miranda Perry Fleischer's "Atlas Nods: The Libertarian Case for a Basic Income" - Part 2

    Tax policy colloquium, week 12: Miranda Perry Fleischer's "Atlas Nods: The Libertarian Case for a Basic Income" - Part 2
    My prior post touched on a variety of background philosophical issues raised by Miranda Perry Fleischer’s presentation yesterday at the colloquium of her paper (co-authored with Daniel Hemel), Atlas Nods: The Libertarian Case for a…
Rank this Week: 4254

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to business law, including intellectual property, trademarks, litigation, and employment law.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?
    The hashtag has become an ever-present aspect of social media, spreading across platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and more.   Originally developed on Twitter, a hashtag is a word or a phrase following the pound sign used…
  • Apr 12

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement
    If you have a product or own a business, it can be difficult in this day and age to come up with a unique name. This is especially true if your first or last name is part of the company name — it is unlikely there aren’t at least…
  • Apr 4

    Does Facebook Own My Content?

    Does Facebook Own My Content?
    These questions have been floating around for several years now: who really owns the content you post on your Facebook page? Does Facebook own my content, or is it still my personal property?   At the bare bones of this issue, you do own…
Rank this Week: 1976

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Apr 19

    Intellectual Property Audits, Management Programs Have Value

    Intellectual Property Audits, Management Programs Have Value
    Intellectual property has become increasingly complex and inevitably intertwined with many aspects of any organization in today’s fast-moving economy. Sources suggest the value of U.S. IP assets currently exceeds other tangible assets;…
  • Apr 14

    Decanted Trusts Win IRS GST Tax Approval

    Decanted Trusts Win IRS GST Tax Approval
    In a departure from their previously announced position, the IRS recently ruled that trusts which were decanted into new trusts on slightly different terms preserved their favorable grandfathered status against the generation-skipping…
  • Apr 5

    For the First Time in Title VII?s History, Appellate Court Prohibits Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation

    For the First Time in Title VII?s History, Appellate Court Prohibits Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation
    On April 4, 2017, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals became the first federal appellate court to hold that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is a form of sex discrimination prohibited under Title VII in Kimberly Hively v.…
Rank this Week: 2635

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

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

    Are You Really In Good Hands – Ensuring Your Insurance

    Are You Really In Good Hands – Ensuring Your Insurance
    Everyone should have insurance, and being insured does, in many ways, help us sleep at night. However, as with many contracts (and remember, an insurance policy is actually a contract), disputes sometimes arise. It is not unusual for there to…
  • Mar 31

    Check out this Video: New Multnomah County Courthouse

    Check out this Video: New Multnomah County Courthouse
    Work has begun on the new 17 story, 44 courtroom Multnomah County Courthouse. The current 100+ year-old courthouse is unsafe, and fails to meet the functional needs of a growing county. The new building will not only meet the needs of its…
  • Mar 28

    Costantino to Lead MBA Litigation CLE

    Costantino to Lead MBA Litigation CLE
    On April 13th, SYK Family Law attorney Chris Costantino will join a group a notable legal minds to lead a litigation CLE seminar on the trips and traps of opposing parties who represent themselves without the benefit of legal counsel. The…
Rank this Week: 4156

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/
  • Apr 18

    Should I Take Advantage of the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program?

    Should I Take Advantage of the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program?
    The IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) offers taxpayers with unreported income from foreign financial accounts a chance to come into compliance with the law. The program benefits taxpayers by offering lower penalties and…
  • Apr 17

    The IRS Classification Settlement Program Can Reduce Your Tax Debt

    The IRS Classification Settlement Program Can Reduce Your Tax Debt
    The IRS Classification Settlement Program (CSP) is designed to allow businesses to settle a tax debt owed due misclassifying employees as independent contractors. Along with safe harbor relief under Section 530, the CSP can be an effective…
  • Apr 13

    What Are the Qualifications to File FBARs Under the IRS Streamlined Offshore Reporting Procedure?

    What Are the Qualifications to File FBARs Under the IRS Streamlined Offshore Reporting Procedure?
    The IRS expanded its streamlined filing compliance procedures in 2014 to allow more taxpayers with offshore bank accounts to take advantage of the program. The procedures are now available to some taxpayers living in the United States, as…
Rank this Week: 1196

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: 2082

California Tax and Estate Planning…

California Tax and Estate Planning Law Blog

By NewPoint Law Group. Covers taxation, estate planning, business law, and real property law.

http://newpointlaw.com/legal-blog/
  • Apr 18

    Do Both Spouses Need to File an FBAR when Filing a Joint Tax Return?

    Do Both Spouses Need to File an FBAR when Filing a Joint Tax Return?
    With marriage come an array of benefits and burdens. When it comes to filing taxes, individuals who are married may be able to experience the potential benefits of filing joint taxes. These benefits include a reduced filing burden since the…
  • Mar 22

    Can Californians Face Tax Evasion Charges if They Haven’t Filed Taxes for Years or Decades?

    Can Californians Face Tax Evasion Charges if They Haven’t Filed Taxes for Years or Decades?
    Taxpayers who have not filed taxes in a number of years generally have a sense that they are not in the best legal or financial position. When individuals who have neglected to satisfy their tax duties for years come into our law offices,…
  • Mar 20

    What Happens if I Skip Tax Day or Haven’t Filed Taxes in Years?

    What Happens if I Skip Tax Day or Haven’t Filed Taxes in Years?
    Taxpayers are reluctant to file and pay taxes for a variety of reasons. Some taxpayers may believe that they do not earn enough to have to pay taxes. Other taxpayers may fear learning about their tax obligations and will put off doing their…
Rank this Week: 1737

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/
  • Apr 18

    Employers in Nebraska and Iowa Should be Aware of Changes in Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

    Employers in Nebraska and Iowa Should be Aware of Changes in Pay Discrimination Lawsuit
    A recent court case, stemming from an Iowa employer, may have a significant impact on how employers throughout Nebraska and Iowa view pay differential between employees. On April 3, 2017, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Dindinger…
  • Apr 17

    Broker-Dealers Offered Opportunity to Provide Comments to FINRA Rules for Capital Formation

    Broker-Dealers Offered Opportunity to Provide Comments to FINRA Rules for Capital Formation
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, known as FINRA, is undergoing a review of internal operations and programs as part of a review process dubbed FINRA 360. FINRA, as an independent self-regulatory organization with the overall goal…
  • Apr 13

    Selecting the Right Entity for Your Tech Startup

    Selecting the Right Entity for Your Tech Startup
    Nebraska, and neighboring Midwest states, have developed a reputation as the “Silicon Prairie,” a prime location for technology startups. The recent tech startup boom in the Midwest can be attributed to the lower cost of living,…
Rank this Week: 2075

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

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

http://www.irstaxtrouble.com/category/tax-blog/
  • Apr 17

    Reckless Conduct Sufficient for FBAR Civil Tax Penalty

    Reckless Conduct Sufficient for FBAR Civil Tax Penalty
    It is not clear as to what level of conduct justifies the imposition of the $100,000+ foreign bank account reporting (“FBAR”) civil tax penalty. In Bedrosian v. United States, No. 15-5853 (E.D. Pa. 2017), the court considered…
  • Apr 8

    Court Says Employer Entitled to Worker’s IRS Record

    Court Says Employer Entitled to Worker’s IRS Record
    When the IRS determines that independent contractors are taxed as employees, it is up to the employer to show that the IRS determination is incorrect. One way to do this is to show that the workers paid tax even though the employer did not…
  • Mar 29

    Computing the Reportable Transaction Penalty

    Computing the Reportable Transaction Penalty
    The Section 6707A reportable transaction penalty can be difficult to work with given the more limited for contesting the penalty. The court addressed this in Bitter v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2017-46, in the context of a Section 412(i) plan.…
Rank this Week: 1167

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Oklahoma Retail Protection Act of 2016

    Oklahoma Retail Protection Act of 2016
    The rise of internet sales has created a tax problem for states. States are having difficulty getting revenue from these sales because the sellers lack nexus. In the legal community, that nexus is known as a connection with a state which…
  • Apr 10

    NJ Reconsiders and Ultimately Taxes IT Support Company

    NJ Reconsiders and Ultimately Taxes IT Support Company
    Earlier in 2017, Premier Netcomm Solutions LLC (“Premier”) lost on reconsideration in New Jersey tax court.  The case dealt with the taxability of software as a service (“SaaS”) dating back to an audit from 2004…
  • Mar 13

    Pain the SaaS: Navigating Sales Tax on Cloud Computing

    Pain the SaaS: Navigating Sales Tax on Cloud Computing
    Over the past several years software as a service (“SaaS”) has been a booming industry.  Pioneers in the cloud computing industry, like Salesforce, have developed web based applications that offer a wide range of services to…
Rank this Week: 2012

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
  • Apr 17

    TaxMama’s TaxQuips End of Tax Season Payments and Tip

    TaxMama’s TaxQuips End of Tax Season Payments and Tip
    Today TaxMama® wants to talk about Extensions, Payments and End of Tax Season stuff. Dear Friends and Family, Today is April 17th. Don’t panic! Tax season isn’t quite over yet. You have until tomorrow to file your tax…
  • Mar 13

    Getting Your Tax Return Done - in These Crazy Time

    Getting Your Tax Return Done - in These Crazy Time
    Today TaxMama® wants to talk to you about getting your tax returns done – and where to get help.   Dear Friends and Family, It’s the height of tax season. And this…
  • Feb 20

    Eight Tax Questions to Ask Before You Get Married

    Eight Tax Questions to Ask Before You Get Married
    Form 4506T request with the IRS for each of you. Request a copy of Form 1040 on line six, check all the boxes on the form, and enter the last four years on line nine (i.e., 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012). Or, you can log into the the IRS’s Get…
Rank this Week: 226

Let's Talk About US Tax

Let's Talk About US Tax

Covers US tax laws for American expatriates living and working overseas, US-dual (or multi-)national families, green card holders, those wishing to expatriate, foreign investors into the US market or other foreign persons having any US connections.

http://blogs.angloinfo.com/us-tax/
  • Apr 16

    Bitcoin – Coming Back to Bite You?

    Bitcoin – Coming Back to Bite You?
    In November last year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a so-called John Doe Summons to “Coinbase”,  the largest digital currency exchange firm in the US and the largest exchanger... Read more...
  • Apr 9

    IRS Budget on the Chopping Block – Taxpayers Must Prepare for Greater IRS Aggression

    IRS Budget on the Chopping Block – Taxpayers Must Prepare for Greater IRS Aggression
    President Donald Trump released his “Budget Blueprint on March 16, “America First, A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again”.  The Budget Blueprint “reprioritizes” Federal spending so that it…
  • Apr 2

    Green Card Holder – Using Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

    Green Card Holder – Using Foreign Earned Income Exclusion
    Americans working abroad may be eligible to exclude certain foreign earned income (wages, compensation for services) from US taxable income under the rules governing the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion (FEIE).  This... Read…
Rank this Week: 1956

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/
  • Apr 15

    Two Important New International Tax Filing

    Two Important New International Tax Filing
    While not the only international reporting changes that are occurring, there are two significant ones that apply for the current filing season for 2016 returns. First is the FBAR, which reports interests in foreign accounts. This used to be…
  • Apr 9

    Asserting Reasonable Cause Defense to Penalties in a Pleading Does Not Automatically Waive Attorney-Client Privilege

    Asserting Reasonable Cause Defense to Penalties in a Pleading Does Not Automatically Waive Attorney-Client Privilege
    Reliance on a tax professional can constitute reasonable cause, and thus avoid the application of an accuracy-related penalty under Code §6662 or a fraud penalty under Code §6663. When the professional is an attorney, case law…
  • Apr 1

    Discretionary Trust Beneficiary Had No Standing to Challenge Adoption [Florida]

    Discretionary Trust Beneficiary Had No Standing to Challenge Adoption [Florida]
    Since many estates and trusts define beneficiaries by description (e.g., “child” or “lineal descendant”) and it is a natural propensity for persons to gift or leave property to lineal descendants, the adoption of an…
Rank this Week: 557

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Apr 13

    Bozo Tax Tip #1: Declare More Income than You Earned!

    Bozo Tax Tip #1: Declare More Income than You Earned!
    Why in the world would anyone of sound mind and body declare more income than they actually earned? He or she would owe more tax, so there’s no reason to do this, right? No, there are actually two reasons people do this. They’re…
  • Apr 12

    Bozo Tax Tip #2: Cash Isn’t Taxable

    Bozo Tax Tip #2: Cash Isn’t Taxable
    I haven’t run this Bozo Tax Tip in a few years, but it reared its head again just a couple of weeks ago (as you read this). A new client came into my office for the preparation of his tax return. Everything went smoothly, and an hour or…
  • Apr 11

    Bozo Tax Tip #3: Let Your IRS Notice Age Like Fine Wine!

    Bozo Tax Tip #3: Let Your IRS Notice Age Like Fine Wine!
    Here’s another repeat from last year, but it’s something that bears repeating. My brother is a wine connoisseur. As all my friends know, I’m anything but a wine aficionado. But I have learned one difference between fine wine…
Rank this Week: 565

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Covers international taxation.

http://www.narellemackenziecpa.com/blog/
  • Apr 12

    Narelle MacKenzie Interview at Kusi New

    Narelle MacKenzie Interview at Kusi New
    Narelle MacKenzie was interviewed on Good Morning San Diego by Kusi News’s Carlos Amezcua. Watch the video here. The post Narelle MacKenzie Interview at Kusi News appeared first on NarelleMacKenzieCPA.com.
  • Mar 19

    Americans are missing out on tax deduction

    Americans are missing out on tax deduction
    SAN DIEGO- Tax day is less than one month away. A local CPA says Americans are missing out on deductions. Some apply to people who claim the standard deduction and don’t itemize. If you pay rent, you may be eligible for the California…
  • Mar 2

    Charitable Donations Won’t Ease Tax on Oscar Swag for Most Celebritie

    Charitable Donations Won’t Ease Tax on Oscar Swag for Most Celebritie
    High-net-worth celebrities who think they can avoid paying the tax man by donating the goody bag’s contents to charity might be sorely disappointed when they realize how little they can actually deduct. “They can make a charitable…
Rank this Week: 2525

The Tax Lawyer Blog

The Tax Lawyer Blog

By William D. Hartsock.

http://thetaxlawyer.com/blog
  • Apr 11

    Business IRS Audit FAQ

    Business IRS Audit FAQ
    Click on any of the Business IRS Audit FAQ's below to see and hear tax attorney William Hartsock, Esq answer your question in a short video: Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about IRS audits from a tax attorney with over 25…
  • Apr 11

    Personal IRS Audit FAQ

    Personal IRS Audit FAQ
    Click on any of the Personal IRS Audit FAQ's below to see and hear tax attorney William Hartsock, Esq answer your question in a short video: Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about IRS audits from a tax attorney with over 25…
  • Apr 3

    The IRS is Auditing Streamline FBAR Submissions. What Your Must Know.

    The IRS is Auditing Streamline FBAR Submissions. What Your Must Know.
    Tags: International Tax NewsFBAR News and Information On Programs and ProceduresRead more about The IRS is Auditing Streamline FBAR Submissions. What Your Must Know.
Rank this Week: 1618

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/
  • Apr 11

    5 Things To Know About Filing For An Extension On Your Taxe

    5 Things To Know About Filing For An Extension On Your Taxe
    The filing deadline may have shifted from April 15 to 18 this year, but for some, that makes no difference - not everyone is ready to file on time. If you are among the folks who wish there were more days before the concrete deadline, you're…
  • Apr 11

    Last-Minute Tax Filing Tips For All You Procrastinator

    Last-Minute Tax Filing Tips For All You Procrastinator
    Tax day is nearly a month away - Remember: it's April 18 this year, a few days after the traditional date. While there's still plenty of time to get your taxes filed, you may start feeling the pressure if you don't take care of the tedious…
  • Apr 7

    Tax Scams You Should Avoid This Tax Season

    Tax Scams You Should Avoid This Tax Season
    It’s tax season again, and that means scrambling to pull together your documents and praying for that large refund. Unfortunately, it’s also a time of year when unscrupulous individuals come out of the woodwork looking to…
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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
  • Apr 11

    12 Things To Keep In A Safe At Home

    12 Things To Keep In A Safe At Home
    Many folks erroneously believe that the safest place to store valuable items is in a bank safe deposit box.  This is because they think that banks have the best 24 hour security and alarm systems and are least likely to be subject to…
  • Mar 16

    Lawsuit Against Santa Barbara's Ban On Short-Term Rentals Can Proceed

    Lawsuit Against Santa Barbara's Ban On Short-Term Rentals Can Proceed
    Jason Wansor and Travis Logue, attorneys with the Santa Barbara law firm of Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP, are representing Theo Kracke in his lawsuit against the City of Santa Barbara over its ban of short-term vacation…
  • Mar 10

    Court Denies City of Santa Barbara's Anti-SLAPP Motion

    Court Denies City of Santa Barbara's Anti-SLAPP Motion
    On March 10, 2017, Ventura Judge Mark Borrell issued a ruling to deny the City of Santa Barbara’s anti-SLAPP motion in the lawsuit brought by Theo Kracke challenging the City’s ban of short-term vacation rentals as a violation of…
Rank this Week: 1716

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Apr 10

    Grundbuchämter des Kantons Bern - Handbuch

    Grundbuchämter des Kantons Bern - Handbuch
    Die Grundbuchführung im Kanton Bern ist derzeit daran, ein elektronisches Handbuch für den Verkehr mit den Grundbuchämtern und die Grundbuchführung zu erstellen. Seit dem 6. April 2017 sind drei neue Artikel…
  • Apr 5

    Wohnungsinventare der Gemeinden publiziert

    Wohnungsinventare der Gemeinden publiziert
    Gemäss einer Medienmitteilung vom 31. März 2017 hat das Bundesamt für Raumentwicklung zum ersten Mal die Wohnungsinventare der Gemeinden publiziert. Anhand jener Inventare lässt sich der Anteil der Zweitwohnungen in den…
  • Apr 2

    BGer 6B_1132/2016: Verletzung des Strafzumessungsprinzips im Zusammenhang mit der Beteiligung an einer kriminellen Organisation (Art. 260ter StGB)

    BGer 6B_1132/2016: Verletzung des Strafzumessungsprinzips im Zusammenhang mit der Beteiligung an einer kriminellen Organisation (Art. 260ter StGB)
    Das Bundesgericht bestätigte im Entscheid 6B_1132/2016 vom 7. März 2017 den Schuldspruch gegen eine Person infolge Beteiligung an einer kriminellen Organisation. Es sah die inkriminierten Aktivitäten wie Informationsaustausch,…
Rank this Week: 2516

Houston Tax Attorney Blog

Houston Tax Attorney Blog

Covers tax controversies and offshore assets. By the Law Office of Kunal Patel, LLC.

http://www.kpateloffice.com/blog
  • Apr 9

    What’s Reported on the FBAR?

    What’s Reported on the FBAR?
    As we get closer to the 2017 deadline for FBAR filing, here’s the rundown on what needs to be reported. Note that beginning this year, the deadline has moved up to 4/15 from 6/30, and extensions are now available to 10/15. Filing an…
  • Apr 7

    Is Quiet Disclosure Ever a Good Option?

    Is Quiet Disclosure Ever a Good Option?
    Is Quiet Disclosure Ever a Good Option? What is a Quiet Disclosure? In the world of offshore voluntary compliance, a quiet disclosure refers to filing amended returns and paying any related tax and interest for previously unreported offshore…
  • Apr 7

    Offshore Tax Compliance for Investments in India

    Offshore Tax Compliance for Investments in India
    Offshore Tax Compliance for Investments in India FATCA INDIA For US residents with investments in India, compliance with FATCA and the US tax code can be burdensome. We’ll discuss the types of Indian investments that we’ve come…
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Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Office of Kunal Patel, LLC.

https://www.kpateloffice.com/blog/
  • Apr 9

    What’s Reported on the FBAR?

    What’s Reported on the FBAR?
    As we get closer to the 2017 deadline for FBAR filing, here’s the rundown on what needs to be reported. Note that beginning this year, the deadline has moved up to 4/15 from 6/30, and extensions are now available to 10/15. Filing an…
  • Apr 2

    Is Quiet Disclosure Ever a Good Option?

    Is Quiet Disclosure Ever a Good Option?
    What is a Quiet Disclosure? In the world of offshore voluntary compliance, a quiet disclosure refers to filing amended returns and paying any related tax and interest for previously unreported offshore income or assets without…
  • Mar 26

    Offshore Tax Compliance for Investments in India

    Offshore Tax Compliance for Investments in India
    FATCA INDIA For US residents with investments in India, compliance with FATCA and the US tax code can be burdensome. We’ll discuss the types of Indian investments that we’ve come across in our Streamlined and OVDP cases.…
Rank this Week: 1768

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.richtertaxblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    FBARs are Due April 18th | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    FBARs are Due April 18th | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    Beginning this year, FBARs are due on tax day, April 15th, most years, and April 18th this year. If you cannot file by the deadline, for this year only, an automatic extension until October 18th will be provided. The FBAR is now filed…
  • Mar 12

    The Taxation of LLC Member Distributions | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    The Taxation of LLC Member Distributions | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    With the deadline for filing income taxes approaching, I’d like to discuss a recent decision on whether an individual’s share of income earned through a Limited Liability Company (LLC) is subject to the self-employment tax.…
  • Jan 20

    Bitcoin Update | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    Bitcoin Update | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    Back in June, I wrote this blog about the tax implications of using Bitcoins and other cryptocurrency.  I was also interviewed by VICE, where I discussed the possibility that the IRS might pursue the untaxed money kept in various…
Rank this Week: 3426

EU & Italian International Tax…

EU & Italian International Tax Law Blog

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

http://www.euitalianinternationaltax.com/
  • Apr 8

    Italy Institutes New Register for Trust

    Italy Institutes New Register for Trust
    Under new anti money laundering legislation due to become effective in Italy in 2017, all foreign trusts with tax effects in Italy shall have to be filed and registered on the Italian Register of Enterprises. They include trusts with Italian…
  • Mar 22

    Italian Government Approved Final Draft Decree Enacting New EU Anti Money Laundering Directive

    Italian Government Approved Final Draft Decree Enacting New EU Anti Money Laundering Directive
    On February 23, 2017 the Italian Government approved the final draft of the legislative decree (the "Decree") that is going to implement the provisions of the Directive (EU) 2015/49 of May 20, 2015 (the so called "IV Anti Money…
  • Jan 11

    No Gift Tax On Transfer of Property To Trusts, Italy's Supreme Court Ruled

    No Gift Tax On Transfer of Property To Trusts, Italy's Supreme Court Ruled
    In its ruling n. 21614 of October 26, 2016 Italy's Supreme Court considered the issue of the application of the gift tax upon the transfer of property to a trust. The issue arises under the provisions of Law n.  262 of October 3, 2006,…
Rank this Week: 4419

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
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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/
  • Apr 5

    Do You Own Property with Others In Alabama?

    Do You Own Property with Others In Alabama?
    A relatively new Alabama law prevents the involuntary loss of real property inherited with other family members.  In order for the law to apply at least 20% of the owners must be relatives or must have acquired the land through a…
  • Feb 10

    Keeping Your Advance Directive for Health Care Handy

    Keeping Your Advance Directive for Health Care Handy
    An essential part of your estate plan is an Advance Directive for Health Care (Advance Directive) yet clients rarely have them available when needed – like going to the emergency room (ER). As elder law and estate planning attorneys, we…
  • Jan 20

    The Special Needs Trust Fairness Act

    The Special Needs Trust Fairness Act
    Congress finally passed the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act and the President signed it into law on December 13, 2016. The most important part of the bill is that it allows individuals with disabilities, who have capacity, to create their…
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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/
  • Apr 5

    Doing good does a business well, too

    Doing good does a business well, too
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP This is that time of year when we all start thinking about taxes – and how to pay less. We’ve often gotten the news from our accountants that perhaps our refunds…
  • Feb 7

    Estate should pay decedent’s debt – not survivor

    Estate should pay decedent’s debt – not survivor
    By Nathan Vinson, attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP When a spouse, parent or child passes away, it’s incredibly difficult to handle. Beyond your own grief, planning the funeral and handling a thousand different tasks, you…
  • Feb 7

    Estate should pay decedent’s debt – not survivor

    Estate should pay decedent’s debt – not survivor
    By Nathan Vinson, attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP When a spouse, parent or child passes away, it’s incredibly difficult to handle. Beyond your own grief, planning the funeral and handling a thousand different tasks, you…
Rank this Week: 1471

Todd S. Unger Blog

Todd S. Unger Blog

Covers those who have gotten in trouble with the IRS, and how to avoid tax problems.

http://www.irsproblemsolve.com/blog/
  • Apr 4

    FAQ: Can the IRS deny or revoke my US Passport if I owe back taxes?

    FAQ: Can the IRS deny or revoke my US Passport if I owe back taxes?
    Answer: Yes. Congress passed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act on December 4th, 2015. As part of FAST, section 7345 of the US Tax Code was enacted which requires the IRS to notify the State Department of taxpayers…
  • Feb 15

    The Dangers of Unpaid Back Payroll Taxe

    The Dangers of Unpaid Back Payroll Taxe
    Notwithstanding IRS budget cuts, my tax practice has experienced an uptick of unpaid payroll tax investigation cases. I have also observed that payroll cases are move faster through the IRS collection process than non-payroll cases. I…
  • Jan 30

    Small Business Guide To Overlooked And Uncommon Tax Deduction

    Small Business Guide To Overlooked And Uncommon Tax Deduction
    Owning a small business is a taxing proposition, and not just in the most literal sense. Managing every aspect of a business venture takes a lot of time and effort, so doing everything possible to maximize your profit — your reward for…
Rank this Week: 3339

IRS Problem Solver Blog

IRS Problem Solver Blog

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

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

    5 IRS Questions That Darrin Gets Asked Most as a Tax Attorney

    5 IRS Questions That Darrin Gets Asked Most as a Tax Attorney
    DARRIN T. MISH:  Welcome to the IRS Solution Attorney show. I am the IRS Solution, Attorney Darrin T. Mish. KATRINA MADEWELL:  I’m your co-host, Katrina Madewell, thank you for joining us this morning. DARRIN T. MISH:…
  • Apr 3

    Seven Secrets the IRS Does Not Want You to Know – Video

    Seven Secrets the IRS Does Not Want You to Know – Video
    The post Seven Secrets the IRS Does Not Want You to Know – Video appeared first on .
  • Mar 28

    11 Red Flags that Could Trigger an IRS Audit

    11 Red Flags that Could Trigger an IRS Audit
    DARRIN T. MISH:  Good morning and welcome to the IRS Solution Attorney show. I am the IRS Solution Attorney, Darrin T. Mish. KATRINA MADEWELL:  I’m your co-host, Katrina Madewell. Thank you for joining us this…
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Taxidermy: Getting Under the Skin…

Taxidermy: Getting Under the Skin of Tax Law

Insight into the trials and tribulations of a UK tax lawyer. By Ann L. Humphrey.

http://www.annlhumphrey.com/blog
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Maryland Business Litigation…

Maryland Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylandbusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 28

    Waste Fraud and Abuse Part 1, What It Is and Who Is Concerned

    Waste Fraud and Abuse Part 1, What It Is and Who Is Concerned
    Concern regarding “waste, fraud and abuse” in government spending is everywhere these days, it seems.  Even in 2017, it is a solidly bi-partisan concern.  A quick internet search reveals that think tanks from the…
  • Mar 21

    Settlement of Dispute Over Non-Compete Agreement

    Settlement of Dispute Over Non-Compete Agreement
    Omni Imaging, LLC (“Omni”), a Maryland limited liability company, filed its lawsuit against our clients, Blue Ridge X-Ray Co., Inc. (“Blue Ridge”) and Richard A. Wilson, in the U.S. District Court for the District of…
  • Jun 23

    Federal Court Dismisses ADA Complaint

    Federal Court Dismisses ADA Complaint
    Businesses are obliged to ensure that their facilities comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act. But can anyone who believes he has found a violation somewhere sue to remedy it? The U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland…
Rank this Week: 3588

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/
  • Mar 21

    Upcoming presentation: Nonprofits and Political Activity

    Upcoming presentation: Nonprofits and Political Activity
    On April 24, 2017, I'll be presenting with Rebecca Lucero, Public Policy Director with MCN, at the Minnesota State Bar Association. We will be discussing Nonprofits and Political Activity in These  Political Times. This presentation…
  • Mar 2

    IRS offering Issue Podcast

    IRS offering Issue Podcast
    The IRS is now offering Issue Podcasts! Check out the latest podcast: When are Commercial-Type Activities a Substantial Nonexempt Purpose for an IRC 501(c)(3) Organization? Learn about determining when commercial-type activities further a…
  • Feb 21

    Nonprofit Law Conference, March 14, 2017

    Nonprofit Law Conference, March 14, 2017
    On March 14, 2017, I'll be discussing Exemption Issues and Small Organizations (or, How to Clean Up Messes), as well as participating as a panelist on Practical and Timely Hints for Working with Nonprofits. The annual Nonprofit Law Conference…
Rank this Week: 3482

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/
  • Mar 17

    SEC Adopts Rule Requiring Hyperlinks to Exhibits and HTML Formatting

    SEC Adopts Rule Requiring Hyperlinks to Exhibits and HTML Formatting
    On March 1, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced the adoption of amendments that will require registrants that file certain registration statements and reports subject to the exhibit requirements of Item…
  • Mar 9

    Delaware Court of Chancery Holds that Cancellation of Shares Through Merger Deprives Stockholder of Standing in Section 220 Action

    Delaware Court of Chancery Holds that Cancellation of Shares Through Merger Deprives Stockholder of Standing in Section 220 Action
    In Weingarten v. Monster Worldwide, Inc., C.A. No. 12931-VCG, 2017 WL 752179 (Del. Ch. Feb. 27, 2017), the Delaware Court of Chancery (Glasscock, V.C.) clarified when a plaintiff has standing to vitiate inspection rights under Delaware…
  • Mar 3

    SNAP IPO Debuts On NYSE

    SNAP IPO Debuts On NYSE
    SNAP Inc., the parent company of Snapchat, went public yesterday with a valuation of approximately $33.4 billion. The Company raised $3.4 billion at $17 per share, and is now trading well above the IPO price. While SNAP has reported…
Rank this Week: 1284

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Mar 16

    Certain Tax Liens will No Longer be Included on Credit Report

    Certain Tax Liens will No Longer be Included on Credit Report
    Tax experts generally agree that the tax lien is one of the least useful of IRS collection tools for the amount ...
  • Feb 9

    Business Email Spoofing

    Business Email Spoofing
    Google defines “spoof” as a “humorous imitation of something,” or a “trick played on someone as a joke.” But there is ...
  • Dec 13

    IRS Holiday Fraud Warning

    IRS Holiday Fraud Warning
    For years now, the IRS has taken an active role in warning taxpayers, and the tax industry in general, of tax-related ...
Rank this Week: 2780