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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 15

    Tax Season Blue

    Tax Season Blue
    Today TaxMama® just wants to bring up a little lightness of being. Today is the day to pay last year’s taxes with the extension; estimated taxes for this year, and the final IRA contribution to reduce last year’s taxes a bit.…
  • Apr 10

    Collecting Social Security Early

    Collecting Social Security Early
    Today TaxMama® hears from Thom in the TaxQuips Forum with a question I used to wonder about. “I started collecting Social Security benefits at 62. I just started working a few hours a week part time. Why are they still deducting SS…
  • Mar 18

    Oops Got Another 1099, W-2, etc

    Oops Got Another 1099, W-2, etc
    Today TaxMama® hears from various folks in the TaxQuips Forum and elsewhere with another common problem. “I filed my tax return and then got another W-2, 1099, or a corrected 1099 from my brokers. What should I do now?” …
Rank this Week: 187

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 384

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 20

    Restructuring Family Law

    Restructuring Family Law
    Clare Huntington, Failure to Flourish: How Law Undermines Family Relationships (2014).Kerry AbramsWhy does our current family law system so frequently fail children, and how can we fix it? These are the central questions asked by many…
  • Apr 17

    Moving Beyond the Pregnant/Non-Pregnant Dichotomy in Pregnancy Discrimination Law Based on the Lived Experiences of New Mother

    Moving Beyond the Pregnant/Non-Pregnant Dichotomy in Pregnancy Discrimination Law Based on the Lived Experiences of New Mother
    Saru M. Matambanadzo, The Fourth Trimester, 48 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 117 (2014).Ann TweedyIn The Fourth Trimester, Saru Matambanadzo braids personal narratives of her own pregnancy and birthing experience with legal analysis and with…
  • Apr 15

    Democracy as a Cause of and a Solution for Hyper-Incarceration

    Democracy as a Cause of and a Solution for Hyper-Incarceration
    Andrew E. Taslitz, The Criminal Republic: Democratic Breakdown as a Cause of Mass Incarceration, 9 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 133 (2011).Christopher SloboginOne of the last articles written by the late Andrew Taslitz (known as Taz to his…
Rank this Week: 370

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Apr 18

    10 Notorious Tax Cheats: Pete Rose, Baseball Player

    10 Notorious Tax Cheats: Pete Rose, Baseball Player
    This year, Pete Rose applied again to have his lifetime ban on baseball lifted. Rose, who still holds multiple records in the sport, was banned from baseball after allegations he bet on baseball. A short time later, Rose answered allegations…
  • Apr 17

    Fix The Tax Code Friday: Delaying Tax Refunds To Stop Fraud

    Fix The Tax Code Friday: Delaying Tax Refunds To Stop Fraud
    It's Fix The Tax Code Friday! With tax fraud in the news this season, I wonder whether taxpayers would be willing to accept a delay in the issuance of refunds if it allowed IRS to reduce the incidents of fraud...
  • Apr 16

    10 Notorious Tax Cheats: Rashia Wilson, Self-Styled Queen Of Tax Fraud

    10 Notorious Tax Cheats: Rashia Wilson, Self-Styled Queen Of Tax Fraud
    “I’m a regular human being that’s been struggling all their life and made a mistake. Everybody deserves a second chance.” That’s what Rashia Wilson of Tampa, Florida, the self-styled Queen of Tax Fraud, told a…
Rank this Week: 540

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: 440

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 17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/17/15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/17/15
    This week was marked by Equal Pay Day and National Volunteer Week (not to mention Tax Day). Have a listen to Sarah Jones recite Your Revolution while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the week: Exponent Philanthropy: We name…
  • Apr 16

    Critical Nonprofit Legal Knowledge for Emerging (and Current) Executive Director

    Critical Nonprofit Legal Knowledge for Emerging (and Current) Executive Director
    I’ll be joined by attorney Michele Berger in presenting our first small group seminar of 2015: Critical Nonprofit Legal Knowledge for Emerging (and Current) Executive Directors. There are a few spaces still open. Please RSVP…
  • Apr 10

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/10/15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/10/15
        This week was marked by release of a cellphone video showing a police officer in South Carolina shooting and killing an unarmed black man. Have a listen to Bruce Springsteen‘s American Skin (41 Shots) while perusing…
Rank this Week: 457

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Apr 12

    Bozo Tax Tip #1: Let Your IRS Notice Age Like Fine Wine!

    Bozo Tax Tip #1: Let Your IRS Notice Age Like Fine Wine!
    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 and a notice from the IRS: Wine can age very well but IRS notices don’t. Almost all…
  • Apr 9

    Bozo Tax Tip #2: The Eternal Hobby Lo

    Bozo Tax Tip #2: The Eternal Hobby Lo
    The goal of must businesses is to make money. There aren’t many businesses that can lose on each sale and make it up in volume. In fact, I don’t know of any. But I digress…. So let’s take Sam and Edna, two successful…
  • Apr 8

    Bozo Tax Tip #3: Just Don’t File

    Bozo Tax Tip #3: Just Don’t File
    We’re running some repeats, but there is some new Bozo material coming. It’s just that people keep trying the same things over and over again. It’s tough to avoid the tax system. There are currency transaction reports (cash…
Rank this Week: 547

Your Texas Estate Plan

Your Texas Estate Plan

Covers tax and estate planning. By Jacob Pelley.

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

    Life Insurance: Change your Beneficiary Designations..or else

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

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

    Efiling: Tips, Tricks, and Conspiracy, and a primer on creating (free-ish) Text-Searchable PDFS
    I really don't like efiling.  I do not think I am alone. I laud the clerks and technicians who have spend countless hours getting trained, working out the bugs, and helping me when my document was not "text searchable" or "submitted…
  • Feb 26

    Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning

    Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning
    Prehistoric man, and this guy,  had to be do-it-yourself'ers by necessity (decent read at the link, yourtexasestateplan.com does not advocate stealing from neighbors if you adopt the hermit lifestyle, even if it is innocuous and out of…
Rank this Week: 336

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/
  • Apr 9

    Last-Minute Estate Planning in North Carolina

    Last-Minute Estate Planning in North Carolina
    Forbes cited a survey in 2014 that revealed 51% of Americans aged 55 to 64 do not have an estate plan. Sometimes a health crisis prompts an individual to create a plan for bequeathing their assets. However, hastily making changes to an estate…
  • Apr 7

    Tax Planning for North Carolina Business Succession

    Tax Planning for North Carolina Business Succession
    While transferring business interests can have tax consequences, structuring a business succession plan with regard to tax law can help minimize tax burdens associated with business transfers to surviving family members when a business owner…
  • Mar 30

    10 Things to Ask Your Accountant: Small Biz Webinar

    10 Things to Ask Your Accountant: Small Biz Webinar
    Our tax attorneys in Chapel Hill recently reviewed the advantages and disadvantages of investing or gifting your tax refund, tax issues when settling an estate, and ways to protect yourself from tax preparer fraud. As the tax season filing…
Rank this Week: 562

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: 403

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: 2551

IRS Report Card

IRS Report Card

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

http://mopsicktaxlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3871

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: 1497

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 20

    Number of S&P 500 Firms Skirting US Taxes Hits New Record

    Number of S&P 500 Firms Skirting US Taxes Hits New Record
    The number of S&P 500 firms that do not pay U.S. corporate income taxes has surged to an all-time high. At a time when many enterprises are performing inversions and shifting their legal addresses overseas, a record 54 companies in the…
  • Apr 16

    Tax Reform Is An Urgent Issue In The U.S.

    Tax Reform Is An Urgent Issue In The U.S.
    Washington is in urgent need of tax reform, and as a result, lawmakers should seriously consider improving the current system, writer Nick Novak emphasized in a recent Washington Times article. Urgent need for reform Novak, director of…
  • Apr 13

    Scrapping Death Tax Would Benefit Small Businesse

    Scrapping Death Tax Would Benefit Small Businesse
    On March 25, Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) reintroduced legislation that would permanently eliminate the federal estate tax. In a statement released the same day, Thune lamented the challenges faced by small businesses and emphasized the job…
Rank this Week: 3575

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 20

    Today is Tax Freedom Day

    Today is Tax Freedom Day
    www.pnj.com – Today, state taxpayers have finally made enough money to pay their total tax burden for the year, according to the nonpartisan Tax Foundation. Starting the next day, you actually get to keep the money you make. This…
  • Apr 20

    ISP Warns of Fraudulent IRS Call

    ISP Warns of Fraudulent IRS Call
    www.21alive.com – The Indiana State Police are warning Hoosiers of fraudulent IRS calls from identity thieves. According to the Indiana State Police, the callers will pretend be working for the IRS and will claim the person they are…
  • Apr 17

    Taxing Smokers No Sign of Support for Education

    Taxing Smokers No Sign of Support for Education
    www.columbiatribune.com – When Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster pitched a tax increase on cigarettes, he said, “Surely each of us values higher education for our young people more than we value cheap cigarettes.”…
Rank this Week: 816

Global Tax Enforcement

Global Tax Enforcement

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

http://www.globaltaxenforcement.com/
  • Apr 20

    Taxpayer Advocate Recommends Ways for IRS to Simplify Foreign Asset Reporting

    Taxpayer Advocate Recommends Ways for IRS to Simplify Foreign Asset Reporting
    The National Taxpayer Advocate made three specific recommendations to the IRS last week to try to simplify the process for reporting foreign assets. For several years the National Taxpayer Advocate has complained that the disclosure…
  • Apr 15

    Tax Day – Don’t forget your Offshore Disclosure Requirement

    Tax Day – Don’t forget your Offshore Disclosure Requirement
    On Tax Day it is a helpful reminder that a variety of income tax reporting obligations are associated with offshore assets. Any ownership of an asset that gives rise to income when those assets are located outside of the United States…
  • Mar 31

    BSI Is First Bank to Reach Resolution in DOJ’s Program for Swiss Bank

    BSI Is First Bank to Reach Resolution in DOJ’s Program for Swiss Bank
    BSI of Lugano, Switzerland, became the first bank to earn a non-prosecution agreement under the U.S. DOJ’s Program for Swiss Banks, paying a penalty of $211 million. First announced on August 29, 2013, the program offered…
Rank this Week: 3510

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 2460

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 20

    Another Tax Simplification Idea

    Another Tax Simplification Idea
    According to this recent article, Philadelphia’s City Controller has determined that many real estate agents doing business in Philadelphia do not have a city business license or a city tax account. The controller estimates almost…
  • Apr 17

    Here’s A Tax Reform Idea . . . That Probably Won’t Fly

    Here’s A Tax Reform Idea . . . That Probably Won’t Fly
    As described in a recent article, Congressional tax writers are looking for a way to give to partners and S corporation shareholders the benefit of the reduced tax rates that are planned for C corporations. They do not want to lower the…
  • Apr 15

    Free Houses, Free Land: Gross Income?

    Free Houses, Free Land: Gross Income?
    For those seeking free houses and free land, The Penny Hoarder has a list of cities that are giving away houses that need fixing up, cash rewards to people renting living space in the city, and cash rewards to people who live and work in the…
Rank this Week: 2517

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

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

    Sign of the time

    Sign of the time
    Last year my wife and I went to the Tribeca Film Festival for the first time, saw an absolutely stunning, wrenchingly sad, film called Gabriel, plus a documentary that was just OK.This year, we're headed back for 4 bites at the apple, no…
  • Apr 17

    Someone thinks we're stupid

    Someone thinks we're stupid
    The House of Representatives just voted to repeal the estate tax, while also preserving the tax-free step-up in basis at death for appreciated assets.As others have said, one couldn't ask for a clearer illustration of House Republican…
  • Apr 16

    Why don't people respond much to marriage penalties and bonuses (insofar as they don't)?

    Why don't people respond much to marriage penalties and bonuses (insofar as they don't)?
    Just a couple of more thoughts about marriage penalties and bonuses in the U.S. federal income tax law, prompted by discussing the issues that were raised by this week's colloquium regarding Larry Zelenak's paper.First, insofar as marriage…
Rank this Week: 4876

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Apr 18

    Notariatsrecht – Verstoss gegen das Ansehen des Notariat

    Notariatsrecht – Verstoss gegen das Ansehen des Notariat
    Im vorliegenden Fall (Entscheid der Justiz-, Gemeinde- und Kirchendirektion des Kantons Bern vom 18. September 2014, BN 2015, S. 23 ff.) hatte sich die Justiz-, Gemeinde- und Kirchendirektion des Kantons Bern (JGK) mit den Berufspflichten des…
  • Apr 14

    BGer 5A_240/2014: Kognition des Grundbuchverwalter

    BGer 5A_240/2014: Kognition des Grundbuchverwalter
    Das Bundesgericht hatte im Urteil 5A_240/2014 vom 18. Dezember 2014 zu prüfen ob ein Grundbuchverwalter eine Eintragung über eine Handänderung an Miteigentumsanteilen verweigern darf, wenn nicht nachgewiesen ist, dass der…
  • Apr 12

    Bafu: Vollzugshilfe zur Überwachung von belasteten Standorten

    Bafu: Vollzugshilfe zur Überwachung von belasteten Standorten
    Das Bundesamt für Umwelt (Bafu) hat eine Vollzugshilfe erstellt (Nummer UV-1505-D), welche aufzeigt, wie eine sachgerechte Überwachung von belasteten Standorten erfolgen soll. Erläutert wird, wann eine…
Rank this Week: 1913

IRS-Hitman

IRS-Hitman

Covers IRS tax problems. By Richard Close.

http://irs-hitman.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    Use Installment Agreement to Pay Back Taxe

    Use Installment Agreement to Pay Back Taxe
    Tax season is over. At this point, any unpaid taxes for 2014 will be treated as back taxes. If you do owe taxes for 2014 or for any year before that, you can pay them in monthly installments. Even those who filed for an extension, but could…
  • Apr 10

    Do This If You Can’t File or Pay Your Taxe

    Do This If You Can’t File or Pay Your Taxe
    The IRS received over 99 million tax returns and issued more than 77 million in refunds through April 3, 2015, with the average refund amount being $2,800. If you haven’t yet filed your tax return or paid your taxes, you should act now…
  • Apr 3

    When You Receive 5071C

    When You Receive 5071C
    There is a possibility that you may receive Letter 5071C from the IRS after you have filed your tax return. If you receive this letter, the IRS wants you to verify your identity. The IRS sends this letter after they receive your tax return…
Rank this Week: 1671

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 17

    Court Slams Army Corps' Regulatory Power Over Wetland

    Court Slams Army Corps' Regulatory Power Over Wetland
    The federal government has continued to increase its regulatory power of private property.  Examples of abuse are seemingly in the news constantly.  Over the past couple of years the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA)…
  • Apr 17

    Court Slams Army Corp’s Regulatory Power Over Wetland

    Court Slams Army Corp’s Regulatory Power Over Wetland
    The federal government has continued to increase its regulatory power of private property.  Examples of abuse are seemingly in the news constantly.  Over the past couple of years the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA)…
  • Apr 16

    Missouri Nuisance Statute Survives Constitutional Challenge

    Missouri Nuisance Statute Survives Constitutional Challenge
    A Missouri statute designed to limit the damages recoverable by landowners in nuisance actions against farming operations has survived its first major challenge. In 2011, Missouri enacted Mo. Rev. Stat. §537.296, a statute designed to…
Rank this Week: 2111

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Apr 16

    Loss Determinations: No Time Like the Present

    Loss Determinations: No Time Like the Present
    Under subsection 152(1.1) of the Income Tax Act, a taxpayer may apply for a determination of losses for a tax year. A taxpayer typically requests a loss determination after the CRA has issued a nil assessment. This is because no objection may…
  • Apr 14

    CRA Charities Directorate Publishes 2015 Program Update

    CRA Charities Directorate Publishes 2015 Program Update
    The CRA Charities Directorate has published its 2015 Program Update (previous updates are available here). The CRA Charities Directorate has in recent years been actively updating and promoting the dissemination of its charity information,…
  • Apr 13

    CRA Appoints New Ombudsman

    CRA Appoints New Ombudsman
    The CRA has appointed a new Taxpayers’ Ombudsman, the second since the position was created in 2008. From the CRA news release: April 10, 2015 – Ottawa – Canada Revenue Agency The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, P.C.,…
Rank this Week: 941

ISU CALT Articles

ISU CALT Articles

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

http://www.calt.iastate.edu/article
  • Apr 16

    Missouri Supreme Court Upholds Ag Nuisance Statute

    Missouri Supreme Court Upholds Ag Nuisance Statute
    Overview In recent years, agriculture has seen increased litigation brought by parties that are generally opposed to various types of agricultural production.  Large scale crop farming and livestock operations are in the cross-hairs, as…
  • Apr 13

    Iowa Supreme Court Reverses Ruling Authorizing Eminent Domain for Reservoir

    Iowa Supreme Court Reverses Ruling Authorizing Eminent Domain for Reservoir
    Overview The Iowa Supreme Court has reversed a declaratory judgment from the Clarke County District Court that authorized the use of eminent domain for a controversial new water reservoir. The district court’s order had declared that a…
  • Mar 27

    Iowa Court Enforces Oral Agreement for the Purchase of Hay

    Iowa Court Enforces Oral Agreement for the Purchase of Hay
    Overview The Iowa Court of Appeals recently affirmed a judgment in favor of one brother against another in a case alleging breach of an oral contract for the sale of hay. Facts The brothers entered into an oral agreement under which the…
Rank this Week: 2101

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Swiss Asset Manager Pleads Guilty For Aiding in Tax Evasion

    Swiss Asset Manager Pleads Guilty For Aiding in Tax Evasion
    On March 31, a Swiss asset manager appeared before Judge Sidney H. Stein of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, where he pleaded guilty to charges that he aided his American taxpayer clients and others in schemes to…
  • Apr 14

    Swiss Bank Pays $211 Million to Avoid Prosecution for Aiding Tax Evasion

    Swiss Bank Pays $211 Million to Avoid Prosecution for Aiding Tax Evasion
    On March 30, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that the Swiss bank BSI SA had agreed to pay $211 million to the US in order to avoid prosecution for helping Americans evade taxes. The bank is the first Swiss financial institution…
  • Apr 9

    Why Is The Franchise Tax Board More Difficult Than The IRS?

    Why Is The Franchise Tax Board More Difficult Than The IRS?
    Some taxpayers and tax advisors think that the FTB professionals are simply not as nice as the professionals at the IRS, and that is the reason why dealing with the FTB is more difficult.  That is simply untrue.  The overwhelming…
Rank this Week: 3469

Texas Tax Talk

Texas Tax Talk

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texastaxtalk.com/
  • Apr 16

    Tax Cheats Can Go Wild In Dallas Texa

    Tax Cheats Can Go Wild In Dallas Texa
    The Washington Post published an article on April 8, 2015 titled “In Dallas, the IRS says it can’t chase tax cheats who owe less than $1 million.”  Here is a section of the article (emphasis added): If these taxpayers…
  • Apr 14

    The IRS Suck

    The IRS Suck
    Bloomberg BusinessWeek authors Devin Leonard and Richard Rubin published a great article this month about the current dysfunction at the IRS caused by underfunding and IRS scandal. The IRS is not at the top of anyone’s…
  • Mar 4

    Could a Cadillac Health Plan Put the Brakes on Obamacare?

    Could a Cadillac Health Plan Put the Brakes on Obamacare?
    The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments Wednesday, March 4 on certain aspects of the Affordable Care Act.  This has the potential to unravel President Barack Obama’s beloved health care plan. Another aspect of Obamacare that…
Rank this Week: 1816

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/
Rank this Week: 1154

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

Covers Alaska business law, litigation and recent decisions. By Clayton Walker.

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • Apr 16

    1099-C Tax on Debt Forgivene

    1099-C Tax on Debt Forgivene
    By: Clayton Walker The federal tax code taxes debt forgiveness.  The tax code also requires those forgiving debts to file information returns to the IRS, using form 1099-C. So, you lose your house in a foreclosure sale and the bank…
  • Mar 18

    Alaska Overtime — Professional Employee Exemption Doesn’t Cover Pilot

    Alaska Overtime — Professional Employee Exemption Doesn’t Cover Pilot
    By: Clayton Walker Alaska Overtime law requires covered employers to pay overtime to covered employees.  One exemption to the overtime law is the Professional Employee Exemption.  The old Alaska exemption was not the same as the…
  • Feb 5

    Purchased Property at Foreclosure Sale

    Purchased Property at Foreclosure Sale
    By: Clayton Walker Foreclosure Sale — Buyer’s Perspective When people buy property at Foreclosure sales they often find that the house came with former owners still occupying the house.  How do you get them out?  In…
Rank this Week: 2667

Tax Equity Telegraph

Tax Equity Telegraph

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

http://www.akingump.com/en/experience/practices/global-project-finance/tax-equity-telegraph/index.html
Rank this Week: 2714

Wagenmaker and Oberly - Nonprofit…

Wagenmaker and Oberly - Nonprofit Update

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

http://wagenmakerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Listening In: Go Ahead, If It’s Not Private (That Is, Eavesdropping)

    Listening In: Go Ahead, If It’s Not Private (That Is, Eavesdropping)
                May a person legally record a conversation or other verbal exchange, such as through a cellphone or other video device?  State laws vary on this issue, and a new law in…
  • Apr 2

    Keeping Track: The importance of HR documentation policies.

    Keeping Track: The importance of HR documentation policies.
    Despite their altruistic purposes, nonprofits generally face the same human resources (HR) problems common to for-profit organizations.  For example, sometimes they need to terminate an employee’s position – perhaps for work…
  • Mar 27

    Tax Time: Top Tips for Reporting Charitable Deduction

    Tax Time: Top Tips for Reporting Charitable Deduction
                With April 15 fast approaching, now is the time to make the most of charitable tax deductions.  Many people give significant amounts to charities, schools, religious…
Rank this Week: 2622

EstateAware

EstateAware

Covers personal legal and financial planning. By Griffin Bridgers.

http://www.estateaware.com
  • Apr 15

    Exciting Announcements from EstateAware.com!

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

    Estate Planning Objectives: Who versus How?

    Estate Planning Objectives: Who versus How?
    If you were to ask the average consumer what estate planning entails, chances are their answer would contain some variant of determining “who” gets your stuff when you die. The problem with this assumption is that it completely…
  • Mar 16

    Digital Estate Planning: The Age of the Information Fiduciary

    Digital Estate Planning: The Age of the Information Fiduciary
    In my previous digital estate planning post, I posed the question regarding the difference between the decedent in the 1990’s who threw away all his bank accounts, photos, and family letters before death, and the decedent in…
Rank this Week: 2038

California Tax Lawyer Blog

California Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By William D Hartsock, Tax Attorney Inc.

http://www.californiataxlawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2275

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: 2593

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Tax Day 2015 Has Arrived!

    Tax Day 2015 Has Arrived!
    Free food is great and all, but is that really what you want on Tax Day?  I suppose if you’ve already filed and you’re just waiting for a refund check, then you may have an appetite for a free Hard … Continue reading…
  • Mar 27

    How to Get Fired if you Work for the IRS

    How to Get Fired if you Work for the IRS
    As far as I know, an IRS employee can’t be fired just for leaving you on hold for 3 hours, or for giving you bad information that contradicts what the previous IRS employee told you, or for rejecting your Offer … Continue reading…
  • Mar 21

    IRS Impersonation Scams More Prevelant Than Ever

    IRS Impersonation Scams More Prevelant Than Ever
    TIGTA big shot, Timothy Camus, recently testified before the US Senate Finance Committee on the topic of “Tax Schemes and Scams.”  By TIGTA, I of course mean the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.  And by…
Rank this Week: 3857

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/
  • Apr 14

    Cautionary Tale - Liability for Breach of Fiduciary Dutie

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

    Federal Tax Exemption and Sports Organization

    Federal Tax Exemption and Sports Organization
    Almost everyone intersects at some point in their life with a nonprofit organization that provides access to opportunities for children or adults to learn and play sports.  As many folks may be aware due to recent media coverage, even…
  • Feb 3

    Campaign Finance Board Dismisses ALEC Complaint

    Campaign Finance Board Dismisses ALEC Complaint
    Today the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board (MNCFPDB) released its findings of the investigation into ALEC, based on a 2012 complaint.
Rank this Week: 2508

Tom Tax Lawyer Blog

Tom Tax Lawyer Blog

By the Law Office of Thomas S. Groth.

http://tomtaxlawyer.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Connecticut Tax Relief

    Connecticut Tax Relief
    Why can’t I find information for income tax relief in Connecticut on the Internet? If you are looking for some Connecticut Tax Relief  then you are in the right place. However, perhaps you are having trouble finding help with the…
  • Apr 2

    My First Criminal Tax Case

    My First Criminal Tax Case
    (This post is a an edited version of my LinkedIn post here. Thank you, Cory Schug, for helping with the edits.) Instead, the DRS did what any “reasonable” state taxing authority would do, the DRS charged Ted with 10 counts of a…
  • Mar 29

    “What reasons can I use to request a CDP hearing?”

    “What reasons can I use to request a CDP hearing?”
    When filing for a CDP hearing, it is important to make sure that you request the hearing in a way that ensures the IRS does not dismiss your Form 12153 (or a request in similar form) outright as frivolous before you have a chance to be heard.…
Rank this Week: 2040

Tax Assessment & Condemnation…

Tax Assessment & Condemnation Report

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

http://www.taxassessmentcondemnation.com/
Rank this Week: 638

The Tax Lawyer Blog

The Tax Lawyer Blog

By William D. Hartsock.

http://thetaxlawyer.com/blog
  • Apr 13

    Refund Claims Made in Tax Litigation

    Refund Claims Made in Tax Litigation
    Sometimes, it is in the best interest of the taxpayer to make a refund claim instead of file a deficiency action in the Tax Court. The goal of a refund claim is to have the IRS refund the taxpayer for an overpayment of tax. The IRS has the…
  • Apr 10

    Pre-Trial Stipulations in Tax Litigation

    Pre-Trial Stipulations in Tax Litigation
    Litigation in the Tax Court is unique among all other forums in that the process involves various pre-trial stipulations made by both parties. In fact, the Tax Court requires litigant to submit to extensive pretrial stipulations, which are…
  • Feb 28

    Pre-Trial Conferences in Tax Litigation

    Pre-Trial Conferences in Tax Litigation
    Although pre-trial conferences are not a typical occurrence in tax litigation, the Tax Court will occasionally allow them to take place to address intractable disputes between the parties. In tax litigation, it is generally the…
Rank this Week: 2020

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

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

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 13

    What to know when filing your taxe

    What to know when filing your taxe
    The deadline to file taxes is just a few days away. While some people do it early, others choose to wait right up until April 15. If you fall into this category, Pew Law Center has a few tips to make things less stressful. Be prepared…
  • Mar 20

    What Taxpayers Should Do When Receiving A Identity Verification Letter

    What Taxpayers Should Do When Receiving A Identity Verification Letter
    If you receive a Letter 5071C request from the IRS to verify your identity, the Internal Revenue Service recommends that you visit their website idverify.irs.gov for the safest and most efficient way to complete this task. This website will…
  • Mar 4

    Importance of having uninsured motorist insurance coverage

    Importance of having uninsured motorist insurance coverage
    According to a study conducted by the Insurance Research Council in 2011, approximately 1 in 7 drivers in the United States are driving without any car insurance. Which totals to about 14 percent of licensed drivers in the U.S. that are…
Rank this Week: 3872

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Apr 13

    Litigation Lesson: LivingSocial Inc. and the Communications Decency Act [VIDEO]

    Litigation Lesson: LivingSocial Inc. and the Communications Decency Act [VIDEO]
    Is LivingSocial living on the edge? Cincinnati Office Managing Attorney Daniel J. Donnellon continues his "Litigation Lesson" video series with details surrounding Judge William Hayes issuing an order denying a motion to dismiss filed by…
  • Apr 3

    Litigation Lesson: SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Trademark Issue Preclusion [VIDEO]

    Litigation Lesson: SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Trademark Issue Preclusion [VIDEO]
    Cincinnati Office Managing Attorney Daniel J. Donnellon continues his "Litigation Lesson" video series with an update on United States Supreme Court case B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, which you can watch for free here. Case…
  • Mar 30

    Are Harder Fights for Trademark Registrations Ahead?

    Are Harder Fights for Trademark Registrations Ahead?
    A recent decision of the Supreme Court creates broader effect for decisions of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”), suggesting that parties may expend greater effort and expense in opposition and cancellation actions…
Rank this Week: 1904

Texas State & Local Tax Law…

Texas State & Local Tax Law Blog

Covers aircraft taxation, franchise tax, property tax, sales and use tax, school finance litigation and tax reform. By Alan E. Sherman.

http://www.txsaltlaw.com/
  • Apr 13

    Proposed legislation affecting Texas tax disputes: administrative hearing procedure

    Proposed legislation affecting Texas tax disputes: administrative hearing procedure
    Senate Bill (S.B.) 1291 (and its identical companion, House Bill (H.B.) 4005) now pending in the current session of the Texas Legislature would, if enacted into law, significantly alter the procedures applicable to the resolution of disputes…
  • Mar 30

    Proposed legislation affecting Texas tax disputes: pre-hearing procedure

    Proposed legislation affecting Texas tax disputes: pre-hearing procedure
    Senate Bill (S.B.) 1291, recently filed in the current session of the 84th Texas Legislature along with its identical companion, House Bill (H.B.) 4005, proposes to significantly alter the procedures applicable to the resolution of disputes…
  • Mar 16

    Tax-related bills to watch in the 2015 Texas Legislature: taxing aircraft

    Tax-related bills to watch in the 2015 Texas Legislature: taxing aircraft
    This past Friday, March 13th, was the last day for the unrestricted filing of bills in the current regular session of the 84th Texas Legislature (certain restrictions will make it harder to file a bill between now and the end of the…
Rank this Week: 2406

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/
  • Apr 8

    Finding Lost Life Insurance

    Finding Lost Life Insurance
    Consumer Reports estimates that at least $1 billion in benefits from forgotten life insurance policies are waiting to be claimed. Often, when I meet with adult children administering a trust after the death of a parent, they’re not…
  • Mar 6

    If You Are Named as Executor, Pay Attention

    If You Are Named as Executor, Pay Attention
    Executor fails to file estate taxes when due. $1.2 million in penalties result.
  • Feb 11

    Sometimes It is the Little Things: Arguing About Stuff

    Sometimes It is the Little Things: Arguing About Stuff
    Estate planning is often motivated by the big things. I’m not getting philosophical here. Forget about life and death. On a practical level, what brings families into my office are often the big financial assets–the house,…
Rank this Week: 2469

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 8

    Annulment versus divorce matters at tax time

    Annulment versus divorce matters at tax time
    In our last post, we discussed how divorce affects an estate plan. A thorough review of all estate documents is critical post-divorce to ensure you’ve covered every conceivable scenario and changed every document necessary. Allowing an…
  • Apr 2

    A divorce can affect your estate plan

    A divorce can affect your estate plan
    Hardly anyone goes through the process of putting together a comprehensive estate plan with the intentions of getting divorced from their current spouse thereafter. It is, however, a fact of life that becomes reality for a large portion…
  • Mar 26

    Six Things to Do When You Have a Child

    Six Things to Do When You Have a Child
    Having a child can be exciting (and stressful).  Probably the last thing you might think to do when having a child is to update an estate plan, but it’s absolutely necessary.  Here are 6 things to consider when you have a…
Rank this Week: 2106

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 7

    SYK’s Victoria Blachly named Woman of Influence

    SYK’s Victoria Blachly named Woman of Influence
    Samuels Yoelin Kantor partner named 2015 Woman of Influence by Portland Business Journal. PBJ says, “When selecting honorees who’ll be feted at our Women of Influence events, we typically look for pros with business savvy, energy…
  • Mar 27

    “The Internet’s Own Boy” – Victoria Blachly to Speak on Panel

    “The Internet’s Own Boy” – Victoria Blachly to Speak on Panel
    Come listen to an intriguing panel discussion on digital rights, digital privacy, net neutrality and more. Special guests will include: - Stuart Kaplan, Emeritus Assoc. Prof. of Rhetoric & Media Studies, L&C College & Member, ACLU…
  • Feb 27

    The Link Event: Planning for – and Protecting – Your Digital Asset

    The Link Event: Planning for – and Protecting – Your Digital Asset
    Together with The Link, SYK Partner, Victoria Blachly is presenting on recent Oregon and national legislation regarding digital assets and how to plan accordingly. Do you have bank or investment account statements delivered to you online…
Rank this Week: 5025

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 6

    Sentimental or Argumentative

    Sentimental or Argumentative
    Recently, the family of Robin Williams commenced the not unfamiliar process of destroying family relationships by fighting over sentimental assets. Surely the decedent never wanted there to be a fight and was sure he had taken care of…
  • Aug 3

    Inherited IRAs No Longer Exempt in a Bankruptcy

    Inherited IRAs No Longer Exempt in a Bankruptcy
    “Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.” ~ Mark Twain. I have no idea what Mark Twain would have said about our U.S. Supreme Court’s recent unanimous decision in Clark v.…
  • Jul 20

    What Happens When Your Guardian Abuses You?

    What Happens When Your Guardian Abuses You?
    When a person (“Person”) requires help to care for themselves or to manage his or her affairs, the court will appoint a guardian and conservator (“G/C”). The conservator must provide a surety bond equal to the amount…
Rank this Week: 2152