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Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

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

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Nov 23

    Are Fish Tangible Objects?

    Are Fish Tangible Objects?
                             On November 5, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Yates v. United States that focused on this seemingly…
  • Nov 23

    Pirating an Industry: Ridesharing as a Subversion of Livery Regulation

    Pirating an Industry: Ridesharing as a Subversion of Livery Regulation
                 “A ride whenever you need one,” boasts the corporate tagline of San Francisco-based company Lyft.[1]  Founded in 2012, Lyft is a relatively recent addition to the…
  • Nov 23

    Data Breaches: Is anyone responsible?

    Data Breaches: Is anyone responsible?
    With seemingly increasing frequency, news reports reveal data breaches involving personal data stored on commercial data servers.  In some cases, the victims intentionally stored the data on the servers, while in others it was not the…
Rank this Week: 154

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: 196

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 215

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/
  • Nov 21

    When is Sexual Abuse Within the Scope of Employment?

    When is Sexual Abuse Within the Scope of Employment?
    Martha Chamallas, Vicarious Liability in Torts: The Sex Exception, 48 Val. U. L. Rev. 133 (2013), available at SSRN.John GoldbergMartha Chamallas’s Monsanto Lecture, Vicarious Liability in Torts: The Sex Exception, is timely…
  • Nov 19

    Keeping Us Honest about the Timing Flaws in the Income Tax

    Keeping Us Honest about the Timing Flaws in the Income Tax
    Daniel I. Halperin & Alvin C. Warren Jr., Understanding Income Tax Deferral, Tax L. Rev. (forthcoming), available at SSRN.Charlotte CraneWe all do it once in a while. In the haste of trying to make a point in class, or in a hurried…
  • Nov 18

    There’s No Time Like the Present for Some Optimism about the Future

    There’s No Time Like the Present for Some Optimism about the Future
    Benjamin H. Barton, Glass Half Full: The Decline and Rebirth of the Legal Profession (forthcoming 2015).Amy Salyzyn“When did the future switch from being a promise to a threat?”     -Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible…
Rank this Week: 365

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Nov 20

    Would the Proprietors of “I Married an Idiot” Commit Tax Fraud?

    Would the Proprietors of “I Married an Idiot” Commit Tax Fraud?
    Sometimes you can’t make this stuff up. Perhaps you missed the website imarriedanidiot.com. The website is down, but thanks to the Internet Archive it will continue to be accessible. I’ll leave it to the reader to peruse the web…
  • Nov 18

    IRS Clarifies Electronic Signature Requirement

    IRS Clarifies Electronic Signature Requirement
    The IRS released a new version of Publication 1345 today (html version only is available for now). Included in it is the following: Note: An electronic signature via remote transaction does not include handwritten signatures on Forms 8878 or…
  • Nov 16

    The Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Upcoming Tax Season

    The Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Upcoming Tax Season
    If you’re a tax professional here’s a warning: The 2015 Tax Season will be one you’re almost certain to remember for all the wrong reasons. If you’re a client of a tax professional be forewarned: Your tax professional…
Rank this Week: 295

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 492

Ohio State Tax Blog

Ohio State Tax Blog

Covers Ohio state and local taxes, including Ohio sales tax and multistate tax planning. By Steven A. Dimengo and Richard B. Fry III.

http://ohiostatetaxblog.com/component/content/frontpage.html
  • Jul 24

    ABA Blawg 100 Nominations!

    ABA Blawg 100 Nominations!
    Do you like our blog? The American Bar Association’s ABA Journal is now accepting nominations for the 8th Annual Blawg 100 to identify the best 100 legal blogs, or “Blawgs”. We at the Ohio State Tax Blog are asking for help…
  • Jun 23

    Ohio Tax Commissioner To Begin Notifying Taxpayers Of Credit Account Balance

    Ohio Tax Commissioner To Begin Notifying Taxpayers Of Credit Account Balance
    Thanks to recently passed Am. Sub. S.B. 263, the Ohio Tax Commissioner has one more duty – to notify taxpayers who have overpaid a tax or fee. Pursuant to R.C. 5703.77, taxpayers with a “credit account balance” will now…
  • Jun 19

    Ohio Mid-Biennium Budget Bill Passed

    Ohio Mid-Biennium Budget Bill Passed
    Gov. Kasich signed legislation (H.B. 483) this week which made several changes to Ohio taxes. While not as ambitious as initially proposed, this legislation continues to reduce the tax burden on Ohio residents and business owners. The most…
Rank this Week: 527

California Tax Attorney Blog

California Tax Attorney Blog

Covers tax controversies involving the IRS and California Franchise Tax Board, as well as California probate, estate planning matters and business transactions. By Mitchell A. Port.

http://www.californiataxattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Test Entry

    Test Entry
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  • Aug 30

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized
    The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruled yesterday that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling…
  • Dec 29

    Gifts Made By Personal Check

    Gifts Made By Personal Check
    A check written in 2012 that does not clear until 2013 is at risk of being a 2013 gift, not a 2012 gift, since the donor could have stopped payment in 2013 before it cleared. The issue with using checks to make gifts is that until the check…
Rank this Week: 479

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: 595

Future of the Federal Estate Tax

Future of the Federal Estate Tax

Covers estate tax reform. By Hani Sarji.

http://mhs.typepad.com/threepointfive-45/
  • Jul 4

    [EOC]Let Freedom Ring With Gift Of Firearm

    [EOC]Let Freedom Ring With Gift Of Firearm
    My previous post highlights how Americans are generous, despite a challenging economy. An earlier post mentioned that donating firearms could help the donor, the donor’s family, the charitable organization, and all Americans who get a…
  • Jul 4

    [EOC]Americans Are Generous, Despite Economy

    [EOC]Americans Are Generous, Despite Economy
    A recent report highlights the generosity of Americans. Giving USA 2011: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2010 finds that Americans contributed about 2 percent of disposable income in 2010. The executive summary of the report…
  • Jul 4

    [EOC]The Most Important Historical Gun In History Of United State

    [EOC]The Most Important Historical Gun In History Of United State
    I have been researching estate planning for firearms, and I came across a video that is worth sharing today, a day on which we celebrate the United States and reflect on its history. The video is about the Girandoni air rifle, which is on…
Rank this Week: 472

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/
  • Nov 21

    How Difficult Is It to Understand Use Taxes?

    How Difficult Is It to Understand Use Taxes?
    A recent commentary in the Philadelphia Inquirer advocates extension of the moratorium on collection of sales taxes by out-of-state retailers. It rejects the claim that online merchants have an advantage over brick-and-mortar retailers, a…
  • Nov 19

    Satire, Tax or Otherwise, Lost on American

    Satire, Tax or Otherwise, Lost on American
    Few people understand satire. It’s such a dangerous practice that one wonders whether in the long run it does more harm than good. Recently, a website specializing in satire, but carrying a name that doesn’t hint at its character…
  • Nov 17

    Soda Sales Shifting?

    Soda Sales Shifting?
    In last Wednesday’s post, Escaping Tax and User Fee Revenue Diversion, my analysis of a Philadelphia cigarette tax included an exploration of city residents making purchases outside the city in order to escape the tax. That point was…
Rank this Week: 718

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: 1184

Global Tax Enforcement

Global Tax Enforcement

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

http://www.globaltaxenforcement.com/
  • Nov 17

    Hong Kong Signs FATCA IGA

    Hong Kong Signs FATCA IGA
    On November 13, 2014, Hong Kong announced that it had signed a Model 2 FATCA IGA.  Under the agreement Hong Kong financial institutions will enter into separate FFI agreements with the IRS and will report information on U.S. account…
  • Oct 31

    FinCEN Strikes at Virtual Currency Anonymity, Rules that Virtual Currency Converter is a Money Services Business Under Bank Secrecy Act

    FinCEN Strikes at Virtual Currency Anonymity, Rules that Virtual Currency Converter is a Money Services Business Under Bank Secrecy Act
    On October 27, 2014, FinCEN ruled in response to a Request for Administrative Ruling that a company that converts traditional currencies into Bitcoin to facilitate payments must comply with regulations that govern Money Services Businesses…
  • Oct 21

    New Hampshire Man Pleads Guilty Regarding Accounts in Switzerland, Israel, and Jersey

    New Hampshire Man Pleads Guilty Regarding Accounts in Switzerland, Israel, and Jersey
    On October 20, 2014, Menashe Cohen pleaded guilty in New Hampshire federal court to one count of filing a false income tax return for failing to report the existence of his Swiss and Israeli bank accounts on his 2009 tax return.  He did,…
Rank this Week: 1169

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

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

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
  • Nov 6

    Holiday Shopping Danger

    Holiday Shopping Danger
    As the holiday season approaches many families will head out on weekends to get their gift shopping done. With an increase in holiday shopping also comes extra hassles and dangers. From traffic jams to package stealing, the holiday season has…
  • Nov 4

    Money Management and Millennial

    Money Management and Millennial
    Most millennials have grown into the young adults of today, and are generally considered to comprise the age group born between 1980 and 2000. These are the people struggling with issues like student loan debts, trying to enter the workforce,…
  • Oct 30

    The Middle Class Can’t Afford It

    The Middle Class Can’t Afford It
    Unfortunately, the middle class isn’t as comfortable as it once was ten or more years ago. With the recession and job market struggles, many of today’s middle class families can’t afford things they used to be able to buy.…
Rank this Week: 906

Transfer Pricing Watch

Transfer Pricing Watch

Features transfer pricing news and details of transfer pricing events and training. By BNA International.

http://www.transferpricingwatch.com
  • Oct 13

    Bombay High Court Rules for Vodafone, Says Issuance of Shares Was Not Income

    Bombay High Court Rules for Vodafone, Says Issuance of Shares Was Not Income
    Oct. 10 — The Bombay High Court has ruled in favor of British telecommunications company Vodafone in a transfer pricing dispute involving tax years 2009-10 and 2010-11, finding the issuance of shares in a capital financial transaction…
  • Oct 6

    BEPS Project to Issue Discussion Draft On VAT Business-to-Consumer Transaction

    BEPS Project to Issue Discussion Draft On VAT Business-to-Consumer Transaction
    Oct. 1 — The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Oct. 1 announced that the work under its joint project with the Group of 20 countries to combat base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) will include a discussion draft…
  • Aug 27

    Chilean Senate Approves Tax Overhaul, Including Hefty Withholding Tax For Some

    Chilean Senate Approves Tax Overhaul, Including Hefty Withholding Tax For Some
    A dramatic overhaul of the Chilean tax system—including significant implications for foreign owners of companies in Chile—is one step closer to being finalized, after the Chilean Senate approved the legislation Aug. 19.The post…
Rank this Week: 738

Tax Plus Blog

Tax Plus Blog

Covers UK tax issues. By Mercer & Hole.

http://www.mercerhole.co.uk/blog/tax-plus/
  • Sep 12

    Mercer & Hole’s Lisa Spearman to speak at ICAEW webinar on FATCA, Friday 26 September

    Mercer & Hole’s Lisa Spearman to speak at ICAEW webinar on FATCA, Friday 26 September
    Mercer & Hole Private Client Partner, Lisa Spearman is speaking at an Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) online webinar on the Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), from 10am – 11am, on Friday…
  • Sep 9

    Social investment tax relief (SITR)

    Social investment tax relief (SITR)
    Over the years we have seen a number of tax breaks for investors in business start up schemes. With effect from 6 April 2014, the government has now introduced a scheme to specifically encourage investment in social enterprises. There are tax…
  • Sep 8

    Attorneys, beware that relying on an investment manager is not enough

    Attorneys, beware that relying on an investment manager is not enough
    The recent buckley case served as a reminder for all attorneys when dealing with the financial affairs of donors. the court’s guidance suggests a wider application of attorney’s fiduciary duties and all should be alert to how they…
Rank this Week: 733

Business and Tax Lawyer Blog

Business and Tax Lawyer Blog

By Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A.

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

    Assigning your Florida Limited Liability Company interest

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

    Florida’s New and Improved Limited Liabilty Company Act

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

    Relationship between partners in a Florida partnership

    Relationship between partners in a Florida partnership
    Florida has adopted the Revised Uniform Partnership Act (“RUPA”), which defines a partnership as an association of two or more persons to carry on as co-owners a business for profit. A partnership is unlike a corporation in that…
Rank this Week: 788

US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

http://www.uslawwatch.com
Rank this Week: 909

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Discusses the complications, pitfalls, and the overall state of affairs of trusts and estates in Canada. By Megan F. Connolly.

http://www.torontoestatemonitor.com/
  • Mar 7

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse
    The recent decision of the Superior Court of Justice in the Murphy Estate considers what happens when parties to a proceeding settle a matter on the basis of faulty facts and one of the parties suffers from “buyer’s remorse”. 
  • Mar 5

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt
    One of an estate trustee’s duties is to pay the debts that a deceased individual owed when he or she died.  As I have previously discussed, the estate trustee is generally not personally liable for the deceased’s debts – they are paid…
  • Feb 29

    Expecting An Inheritance? You Might Not Be Getting One

    Expecting An Inheritance? You Might Not Be Getting One
    Investor’s Group, a financial services company in Canada, recently released the results of a survey regarding people’s expectations when it comes to receiving an inheritance or leaving one to others. 
Rank this Week: 816

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 1932

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/
  • Nov 22

    Telephone Calls from the IRS

    Telephone Calls from the IRS
    In the last week, I have received two messages on my answering machine at home purporting to be from the IRS, advising me that I owe taxes and if I don’t call them back I may be arrested. I’ve also gotten calls from other people…
  • Nov 14

    Waiver of Florida Spousal Homestead Rights by Deed Upheld

    Waiver of Florida Spousal Homestead Rights by Deed Upheld
    Summary: A recent Florida appellate decision finds that the joinder of a spouse on a deed of homestead property to a trust constitutes a valid waiver of homestead rights, even though the deed contains no waiver language. FACTS: Jerome and…
  • Nov 13

    Laches as a Limit on the Duty of a Trustee to Account

    Laches as a Limit on the Duty of a Trustee to Account
    Doris Corya was a trustee (or co-trustee) of four trusts that failed to provide fiduciary accountings to a beneficiary otherwise entitled to receive accountings under Florida law. The failure to account went back many years – the oldest…
Rank this Week: 2703

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/
  • Nov 22

    Estate Planning for Healthcare Costs in Retirement

    Estate Planning for Healthcare Costs in Retirement
    AARP has released a study that estimates caregiving costs for families in the United States will total more than $520 billion annually. This estimate reflects the time and resources devoted by families and not skilled workers; the skilled…
  • Nov 19

    Estate Planning and Tax Refunds for Art

    Estate Planning and Tax Refunds for Art
      Art collections require specialized estate and tax planning. Without proper planning, a collection acquired over a lifetime could translate into tax debt for surviving heirs or become lost to creditor claims. A recent court case…
  • Nov 17

    Estate Planning for Collectibles: Wine, Art, Cars & More

    Estate Planning for Collectibles: Wine, Art, Cars & More
    Estate plans are not only vehicles for passing cash, investments and real property along to named beneficiaries, these tools can also transfer more complex assets. How does one pass on a wine collection, valuable artwork, antique cars, or…
Rank this Week: 1686

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/
  • Nov 21

    2014 Western Conference on Tax-Exempt Organization

    2014 Western Conference on Tax-Exempt Organization
    Erin and I attended the 18th Annual Western Conference on Tax-Exempt Organizations (WCTEO) co-sponsored by Loyola Law School and the UCLA School of Law, Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy on November 20 and 21. Here are…
  • Nov 21

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – November 21, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – November 21, 2014
    The highlight of my past week was speaking at and attending the Independent Sector Annual Conference. Have a listen to Miri Ben-Ari‘s Symphony of Brotherhood while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the week (Independent…
  • Nov 17

    UBIT – Issues for Shared Space

    UBIT – Issues for Shared Space
      I will be speaking this week for The Nonprofit Centers Network on unrelated business income tax (“UBIT”) related issues faced by nonprofits providing shared space with other individuals or entities.  As we’ve…
Rank this Week: 1267

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/
  • Nov 21

    State Sales Tax Exemption for Tax-Exempt Organization

    State Sales Tax Exemption for Tax-Exempt Organization
    Sales tax exemption can be very valuable to a nonprofit organization, especially in a city like Chicago with a 9.25% tax.  In Illinois, many nonprofit organizations qualify for state and local sales tax exemption.  Sales tax…
  • Nov 18

    Welcome Relief: Clergy Housing Allowance Upheld

    Welcome Relief: Clergy Housing Allowance Upheld
    Welcome NewsThe clergy housing allowance is safe for now.  Last week, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a Wisconsin federal district court, which struck down the venerable clergy housing allowance.  As a result of the…
  • Nov 12

    Membership Dues – Are They Deductible?

    Membership Dues – Are They Deductible?
              May your organization advertise its membership dues as “tax deductible?”   Individuals considering memberships often want to know whether dues may be deducted from…
Rank this Week: 2575

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    Founder of Happy’s Pizza Chain Convicted of Tax Crime

    Founder of Happy’s Pizza Chain Convicted of Tax Crime
    Happy Asker, the CEO and founder of a popular Michigan-based pizza chain has been convicted of conspiracy to defraud the United States government and 32 counts of tax crimes, including 28 counts of aiding and assisting the filing of false…
  • Nov 18

    Sharpton: Some are Concerned that He’s Not a Going Concern

    Sharpton: Some are Concerned that He’s Not a Going Concern
    The Reverend Al Sharpton has always been one of those controversial figures that people either love or hate.  If you’re in the “hate him” camp, then you probably list his sketchy personal finances as one of your…
  • Nov 14

    Lavish Spending is Not Tax Evasion

    Lavish Spending is Not Tax Evasion
    A recent court decision took up the question of whether lavish spending alone, in the face of a tax debt, should be considered willful tax evasion.  Trip Hawkins, founder of Electronic Arts, is one of those super wealthy, elite class…
Rank this Week: 3240

IRS-Hitman

IRS-Hitman

Covers IRS tax problems. By Richard Close.

http://irs-hitman.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Things to Do Before Tax Season Begin

    Things to Do Before Tax Season Begin
    To avoid any unpleasant surprises in the coming tax season, it’s good to review a few simple rules now. As tax season is only a few months away, you can take some precautions to enjoy smooth and successful filing of taxes. Some of the…
  • Nov 14

    Tax Breaks That You Might Overlook

    Tax Breaks That You Might Overlook
    When preparing taxes for 2014, consider some of the tax deductions that most taxpayers forget to take. A single tax break may not save you a substantial amount, but if you claim several small deductions, you can collectively save much more in…
  • Nov 7

    Avoid Owing Back Taxe

    Avoid Owing Back Taxe
    In a few months, the tax filing season will be upon us. If you are required to file a tax return for 2014, it’s a good idea to start planning ahead now. First, you must determine the correct amount of taxes you owe. Underpayment or…
Rank this Week: 1425

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 20

    Flower Company Sniffs Out Unfair Florida Tax

    Flower Company Sniffs Out Unfair Florida Tax
    Anytime I need a gift for just about any reason, 1-800 Flowers or Flowers.com, is where I turn to first. The online retailers make it incredibly easy for someone who needs as much help as I normally do to send gifts to others. I can just go…
  • Nov 14

    Florida Car Dealers Next on DOR Hit List

    Florida Car Dealers Next on DOR Hit List
    Anytime the a state agency, such as the Florida Department of Revenue ("FL DOR") gets their hands on third party reporting, you can rest assured they will be coming after that industry in full force. In 2011, the FL DOR passed a law that…
  • Nov 4

    Portable Toilets - What's the True Object of the Transaction?

    Portable Toilets - What's the True Object of the Transaction?
    It never ceases to amaze me, the wide variety of companies that state agencies attempt to extort money from. Most states impose a sales tax on the sale or rental of tangible personal property. But what happens when the sale is part tangible…
Rank this Week: 2528

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: 2077

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

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

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Nov 20

    What Is A Business Plan?

    What Is A Business Plan?
    Although a proper legal structure is very important for a startup business, there are many other considerations that are very likely much more important if the business is to be successful. In particular, developing a business plan is often…
  • Nov 5

    Business Structures: The Facts & Figure

    Business Structures: The Facts & Figure
    Although there a lots of very important questions that a business owner, or owners, must ask when starting a business, perhaps of one of the most important is: How should I legally structure my business? In general, there are three principal…
  • Oct 8

    4 Ways to Protect Your Intellectual Property

    4 Ways to Protect Your Intellectual Property
    In the United States, there are four principal ways in which a person or business can protect intellectual property, however, not all types of protection are available for all property types. The infographic below briefly describes each of…
Rank this Week: 4558

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • Nov 20

    Canada – Spain Tax Treaty Amendment

    Canada – Spain Tax Treaty Amendment
    The double-taxation agreement between Canada and Spain has been amended to reduce withholding tax rates on dividends and interest payments, and to include standard provisions for the exchange of tax information. The post Canada – Spain…
  • Nov 6

    CRA and Foreign Assets Disclosure

    CRA and Foreign Assets Disclosure
    Canadians with income from foreign assets are now obliged to report them in much more detail on Form T1135. The post CRA and Foreign Assets Disclosure appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
  • Oct 17

    Demystiphying the Canada – China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement

    Demystiphying the Canada – China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement
    Canada and China have both now ratified the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement ("FIPA", also referred to as "???????" in China), with the result that, as of October 1, 2014, FIPA is now in full force and effect. There has…
Rank this Week: 2116

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: 3345

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/
  • Nov 20

    Unbundling Fiduciary Fee

    Unbundling Fiduciary Fee
    Recently, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final guidance on Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 67 as it pertains to a 2 percent floor for miscellaneous itemized deductions. This is important to fiduciaries of non-grantor trusts and…
  • Nov 11

    Corporate Wellness Programs Receive Scrutiny From the EEOC

    Corporate Wellness Programs Receive Scrutiny From the EEOC
    The United States Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a petition, their third in three months, regarding a corporate wellness program. The latest petition alleges that Honeywell International, Inc. violated the Americans with…
  • Nov 6

    Nebraska Voters Approve Minimum Wage Increase

    Nebraska Voters Approve Minimum Wage Increase
    By Eric W. Tiritilli. The 2014 midterm elections saw a number of significant races and ballot measures across the country.  One of particular importance to Nebraska employers is Initiative Measure 425 which sought to raise the minimum…
Rank this Week: 2604

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: 1892

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 2699

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/
Rank this Week: 3586

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/
  • Nov 19

    On Whom Does The Corporate Income Tax Fall?

    On Whom Does The Corporate Income Tax Fall?
    With the real possibility of corporate tax reform being thrown about Washington, an old debate has been reopened regarding on whom the corporate income tax really falls. Those in favor of abolishing the corporate income tax - a stance that…
  • Nov 18

    Texas Bill Would Repeal State Business Franchise Tax

    Texas Bill Would Repeal State Business Franchise Tax
    Texas state legislators hit the ground running following the election, taking advantage of the Nov. 10 chance to pre-file bills for the coming 84th Legislature. The 84th Legislature doesn't officially start until January, but that didn't stop…
  • Nov 11

    With The Election Over, Is Corporate Tax Reform Possible?

    With The Election Over, Is Corporate Tax Reform Possible?
    The 2014 midterm elections have come and gone, leaving the Republicans in control of both the House and Senate. In this new environment, is meaningful corporate tax reform a realistic possibility? According to the Washington Post, the Obama…
Rank this Week: 3022

Life in the Tax Lane

Life in the Tax Lane

Focuses on current developments in individual and small business taxation, including tax law and tips. By Stephen S. Photopoulos.

http://lifeinthetaxlane.com
  • Nov 18

    Back-to-School Reminder for Parents and Students: College Tax Credits for 2014 and Years Ahead

    Back-to-School Reminder for Parents and Students: College Tax Credits for 2014 and Years Ahead
    With another school year now in full swing, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded parents and students that now is a good time to see if they will qualify for either of two college tax credits or any of several other education-related…
  • Nov 17

    New IRS YouTube Video Provides Tips on Health Care, Tax Return

    New IRS YouTube Video Provides Tips on Health Care, Tax Return
    The Internal Revenue Service announced the availability of several new YouTube videos to help taxpayers get important information about the Affordable Care Act and tax return filing. The new videos, which are part of a series on the IRS…
  • Nov 13

    2012 Individual Income Tax Returns Complete Report Now Available

    2012 Individual Income Tax Returns Complete Report Now Available
    On August 22, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service announced the availability of their report, Statistics of Income – 2012 Individual Income Tax Returns Complete Report (Publication 1304).  This report contains complete individual…
Rank this Week: 1728

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 18

    You take what you can get

    You take what you can get
    Harry Grubert has published a thoughtful review of my book, Fixing U.S. International Taxation, in the latest issue of the National Tax Journal.  It's a good read, not just for anything it says about my book, but perhaps even more so for…
  • Nov 17

    I forgot to post this a couple of weeks ago

    I forgot to post this a couple of weeks ago
    Posing with Lee Sheppard before a discussion of Ed Kleinbard's book, on Halloween at NYU Law School.
  • Nov 17

    My own paper presentation at NTA

    My own paper presentation at NTA
    In addition to commenting on the Green-Phillips paper noted in the preceding blog entry, I also presented one of my recent papers, forthcoming in the Connecticut Law Review, entitled "Multiple Myopias, Multiple Selves, and the Under-Saving…
Rank this Week: 3891

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
  • Nov 17

    FAQs Expiration of 30 Percent ITC After 2016

    FAQs Expiration of 30 Percent ITC After 2016
    Some industry participants and observers are confused about what the investment tax credit (ITC) rules for solar will be on January 1, 2017. In an effort to provide some clarity to this issue, below are frequently asked questions about the…
  • Nov 9

    IRS Rules That Some Basis in Solar System Must Be Allocated to Structural Function

    IRS Rules That Some Basis in Solar System Must Be Allocated to Structural Function
    On October 31, the IRS released Private Letter Ruling 201444025, which was addressed to a manufacturer of solar systems that are mounted on real estate.  The nature of the real estate, along with many other interesting facts, was…
  • Nov 2

    Pre-election PTC Extension Update

    Pre-election PTC Extension Update
    With the election on Tuesday, the wind industry’s attention is particularly focused on the prospects for the extension of the production tax credit (PTC). There have been four interesting developments related to the extension of the…
Rank this Week: 2580

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Covers wills, trusts & estates, guardianships, tax and asset protection planning.

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    2015 Update to Federal Estate Tax Exemption

    2015 Update to Federal Estate Tax Exemption
    Starting January 1, 2015, the federal estate and gift tax exemption will increase from $5,340,000 per person to $5,430,000.  That is an increase of $90,000.  If you are married, that amount will be doubled.In addition to the…
  • Sep 30

    Non Residents of Pennsylvania Can Be Subject to Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax

    Non Residents of Pennsylvania Can Be Subject to Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax
    I frequently get calls from individuals who had a relative pass away with property located in Pennsylvania. Even though the decedent lived somewhere besides Pennsylvania, you should be aware that Pennsylvania reserves the right to tax this…
  • Aug 11

    Non-residents Non-citizens of the US Should Be Careful of How they Invest in Amerian Asset

    Non-residents Non-citizens of the US Should Be Careful of How they Invest in Amerian Asset
    Many individuals who live outside of America like to purchase real estate in America or invest in the U.S. Stock Market.  It can be much safer than in investing in other parts of the world and often times the individual has children who…
Rank this Week: 2457

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Nov 17

    Brent Kern Family Trust: FCA Dismisses Appeal

    Brent Kern Family Trust: FCA Dismisses Appeal
    In Brent Kern Family Trust v. The Queen (2014 FCA 230), the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed the taxpayer’s appeal with reasons delivered from the bench. The taxpayer had argued that the decision of Canada v. Sommerer (2012 FCA 207)…
  • Nov 13

    Brogan Family Trust: CRA Not Entitled to Notice of Rectification Application

    Brogan Family Trust: CRA Not Entitled to Notice of Rectification Application
    Is the CRA entitled to notice of a rectification application? In Brogan Family Trust (2014 ONSC 6354), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice said “no”, and dismissed the Crown’s motion to set aside an earlier rectification…
  • Nov 7

    Highlights from the Toronto Centre CRA & Tax Professionals Groups Breakfast Seminar (November 6, 2014)

    Highlights from the Toronto Centre CRA & Tax Professionals Groups Breakfast Seminar (November 6, 2014)
    On November 6, 2014 at the Toronto Centre Canada Revenue Agency & Tax Professionals Breakfast Seminar, representatives from the CRA provided an update on the Income Tax Rulings Directorate (“Rulings”) and discussed current…
Rank this Week: 3375

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
  • Nov 17

    Clothing and Mileage

    Clothing and Mileage
    Today TaxMama® hears from Mike in the TaxQuips Forum, who has a common type of question. “I work in sales as an employee. May I itemize my clothing expenses and Mileage?” Dear Mike, First, let’s take the easy part…
  • Sep 23

    TaxMama s TaxQuips Not A Temporary Job

    TaxMama s TaxQuips Not A Temporary Job
    Today TaxMama® hears from Dustin in the TaxQuips Forum, who has a very reasonable question. (Let me paraphrase.) “I live in Idaho and just got a construction job in Nevada that will last two years. My wife wants to stay in Idaho…
  • Aug 19

    New Posting

    New Posting
    Today TaxMama® hears from GuideForThePoor in the TaxQuips Forum, who has an interesting question. “Suppose your deductions are too low to itemize, but you still want to give money to charity. Can you give the money to a friend who…
Rank this Week: 2454

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Nov 15

    Election Puzzle

    Election Puzzle
    The elections got me down. I must admit that I am truly puzzled by the American electorate--that is, the very small slice of American voters that actually makes it to the polls and votes. We know that many of the...
  • Oct 23

    Both the rich and ordinary Americans misunderstand their economic interest

    Both the rich and ordinary Americans misunderstand their economic interest
    There is class warfare going on, right now, all across this country. It's highlighted by the election gimmicks and gambits of those on the right who claim to be supporting ordinary Americans but whose real intentions show in the results. And…
  • Oct 22

    AICPA tax accountants have a new leader

    AICPA tax accountants have a new leader
    The following is today's press release from AICPA announcing the selection of Troy Lewis to head the AICPA Tax Executive Committee. Troy K. Lewis Named Chairman of AICPA Tax Executive Committee Washington, D.C. (October 22, 2014) – The…
Rank this Week: 3911

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2833

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

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

    Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Indiana?s Right-to-Work Law

    Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Indiana?s Right-to-Work Law
    After Indiana’s right-to-work law took effect on Mar. 14, 2012, the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150, AFL-CIO challenged the law in federal and state court. The Union’s lawsuits challenged the law’s…
  • Oct 31

    5 Steps for Prudent Employers When Discharging Employees, Part Two: At Termination

    5 Steps for Prudent Employers When Discharging Employees, Part Two: At Termination
    At this point in the discharge process, employers should have already ensured that all bases have been covered prior to an employee’s termination and are now prepared to inform the employee. Now it’s time for the often…
  • Oct 29

    ICYMI: Tandy C. Patrick Explains Why You Should Hire a Lawyer When Signing a Purchase Contract

    ICYMI: Tandy C. Patrick Explains Why You Should Hire a Lawyer When Signing a Purchase Contract
    In October’s Louisville Business First Legal Forum Column, BGD partner Tandy C. Patrick discussed why hiring a lawyer when signing purchase contracts is a wise idea. Read her advice below and don’t miss our monthly legal…
Rank this Week: 1717