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Tax Policy Blog

Tax Policy Blog

Covers federal, state and international tax issues, including AMT, capital gains and dividends taxes, corporate income taxes, income taxes, property taxes, and sales and use taxes. By the Tax Foundation.

http://taxfoundation.org/blog/
  • Aug 21

    A Unified Theory of Some of the Misconceptions in the Tax Reform Debate

    A Unified Theory of Some of the Misconceptions in the Tax Reform Debate
    I. Last week, The Hill published an article titled, “GOP debates retroactive tax cuts.” The article describes how some Republicans have been calling for a tax package that would reduce taxes on income that Americans have already…
  • Aug 18

    Congress Considers Taxing Opioid

    Congress Considers Taxing Opioid
    In an effort to combat the ongoing opioid epidemic, Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) submitted a bill last week that would apply a federal excise tax of 1 cent per milligram of active opioid, mirroring a similar bill submitted in…
  • Aug 17

    What is the Real Value of $100 in Metropolitan Areas?

    What is the Real Value of $100 in Metropolitan Areas?
    Two weeks ago, we published a map showing how far $100 in purchasing power would go in different states. This week’s map further explores purchasing power differences at the metropolitan level. Using data from the Bureau of Economic…
Rank this Week: 179

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Aug 21

    Jotwell 2017 Summer Break

    Jotwell 2017 Summer Break
    Jotwell is taking a short summer break. Posting will resume on Monday, September 4. However, even while we’re on break, we’ll be accepting submissions, editing them, and doing a lot of work under the hood. We have tentatively…
  • Aug 18

    The Real World

    The Real World
    Karen Bradshaw, Settling for Natural Resource Damages, 40 Harv. Envtl. L. Rev. 211 (2016). James W. Coleman, How Cheap Is Corporate Talk? Comparing Companies’ Comments on Regulations with Their Securities Disclosures, 40 Harv. Envtl.…
  • Aug 17

    Democracy Unchained

    Democracy Unchained
    K. Sabeel Rahman, Private Power, Public Values: Regulating Social Infrastructure in a Changing Economy, 39 Cardozo L. Rev. 5 (forthcoming, 2017), available at SSRN. Frank Pasquale In the mid-2000s, digital activists spearheaded the…
Rank this Week: 245

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 302

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 324

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: 342

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

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

    Taxes When a Cryptocurrency Splits Into Two

    Taxes When a Cryptocurrency Splits Into Two
    The IRS ruled that cryptocurrencies are treated as property (like stocks and bonds). What happens when a cryptocurrency splits into two separate cryptocurrencies? Let’s start with the analogous situation with a stock. Suppose Acme…
  • Aug 20

    On Tulips and Bitcoin

    On Tulips and Bitcoin
    When I was in junior high school, I remember being taught about the 17th century tulip mania. Tulips in 1637 cost more than a house! That was a bubble (though some economists think there may have been rational explanations, let’s just…
  • Aug 16

    IRS E-Services Outage Postponed…Again

    IRS E-Services Outage Postponed…Again
    Back in June the IRS was going to do a major update of their E-Services (what tax professionals, software developers, and return transmitters use to access IRS computer systems). That update was postponed. Last month the IRS announced that…
Rank this Week: 460

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: 479

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

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

https://publish.illinois.edu/illinoisblj/
  • Mar 16

    Keeping an AI on Technological Advances in Business Law

    Keeping an AI on Technological Advances in Business Law
    Source: The Economist By Elizabeth Rice Download full note here. This Note explores the role that artificial intelligence plays in the legal world today and the ways in which it may affect the legal profession in the future. …
  • Mar 16

    Timing Brexit Right: Theresa May’s Great Political Challenge

    Timing Brexit Right: Theresa May’s Great Political Challenge
    Source: Andy Rain of EPA Download full note here. By Julian Jankowski The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, in her expressed pursuit for a hard Brexit, faces economic, legal, and political challenges in her endeavors to…
  • Mar 16

    Driving Solo: Solutions to the Current Patchwork of Legislation Concerning Automated Vehicle

    Driving Solo: Solutions to the Current Patchwork of Legislation Concerning Automated Vehicle
    Source: AP Download full note here. By Bryan Boccelli This Note argues that states across the nation should expand upon and in some cases begin to introduce legislation in regards to self-driving vehicles. Although there are currently a…
Rank this Week: 574

North Carolina Estate Planning…

North Carolina Estate Planning Blog

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

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

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

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

    Covering Retirement v. Leaving Inheritance

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

    Avoid a Will Dispute

    Avoid a Will Dispute
    An individual’s last will and testament might clearly reflect one’s wishes, but it does not prevent an estate dispute. Successfully contesting a will in North Carolina (and similarly in other states) requires evidence of certain…
Rank this Week: 539

The 1031 Exchange Blog

The 1031 Exchange Blog

Covers delayed, reverse and improvement 1031 exchanges.

http://1031exchangeinstitute.org/
  • Sep 7

    Leasehold Interest of Less Than 30 Years Not Like-Kind to Fee Simple Interest

    Leasehold Interest of Less Than 30 Years Not Like-Kind to Fee Simple Interest
    Taxpayer Owns Leasehold Interest and Motel The taxpayer in this Tax Court Case (VIP's Industries, Inc., June 24, 2013) owned a leasehold interest that had a remaining term of twenty-ond (21) years and four (4) months.  The taxpayer had…
  • Jan 7

    1031 Exchanges: Welcome Back!

    1031 Exchanges: Welcome Back!
    For real estate investors located in high tax rate states, such as California, the 1031 Exchange just moved to the top of their to-do list.  There were some very significant changes made to Federal and state tax codes, and a…
  • Jan 7

    1031 Exchanges: Welcome Back!

    1031 Exchanges: Welcome Back!
    For real estate investors located in high tax rate states, such as California, the 1031 Exchange just moved to the top of their to-do list.  There were some very significant changes made to Federal and state tax codes, and a…
Rank this Week: 482

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/
  • Aug 17

    How the Franchise Tax Board Collects Delinquent Tax Debt

    How the Franchise Tax Board Collects Delinquent Tax Debt
    The California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) has many of the same weapons at its disposal as the IRS when collecting delinquent tax debt, and also has the ability to use information received from the IRS to assess additional tax against you. If…
  • Aug 15

    How to Pursue Settlement with the Board of Equalization

    How to Pursue Settlement with the Board of Equalization
    If the Board of Equalization (BOE) conducts a sales and use tax audit on your business, you may face a sales tax liability of tens of thousands of dollars or more. To make matters worse, the BOE can share information with the California…
  • Aug 10

    What Causes an IRS Tax Audit?

    What Causes an IRS Tax Audit?
    The IRS has several methods of selecting returns for a tax audit. First, returns are identified that may possibly contain incorrect amounts, causing a review of the return by an auditor. If everything on your return checks out, the auditor…
Rank this Week: 669

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 701

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
  • May 26

    Last Post.

    Last Post.
    As I posted yesterday, Roth & Company is joining Eide Bailly. The move of our practice to the new firm […]
  • May 25

    Roth & Company, PC, to Join Eide Bailly

    Roth & Company, PC, to Join Eide Bailly
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Public accounting firm Roth & Company, PC, will be joining Eide Bailly LLP, a regional certified […]
  • May 25

    Tax Roundup, 5/25/17: Tax Reform “first priority” for new Iowa Governor.

    Tax Roundup, 5/25/17: Tax Reform “first priority” for new Iowa Governor.
    Promising. New Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds put tax policy front and center in her inaugural speech yesterday: So let’s talk about […]
Rank this Week: 668

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi and Erin Bradrick.

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 8/18/17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 8/18/17
    Catch up with the week’s notable events and shared resources with Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: White supremacists rallied in Charlottesville; one of their ranks drove a car into a crowd of protestors,…
  • Aug 17

    Nonprofit Fundraising Masters – San Francisco 2017

    Nonprofit Fundraising Masters – San Francisco 2017
    We are pleased to promote Nonprofit Fundraising 101 author Darian Rodriguez Heyman‘s Nonprofit Fundraising Masters Conference Series in San Francisco on Tuesday, September 19. Tickets are $115 – $195…
  • Aug 11

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 08/11/17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 08/11/17
    Catch up with the week’s notable events and shared resources with Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: President Trump and North Korea engage in a dangerous war of words. Time Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets: Nonprofit…
Rank this Week: 951

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

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

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
  • Aug 14

    Why People File For Bankruptcy in Tempe, Arizona

    Why People File For Bankruptcy in Tempe, Arizona
      There are three common events that cause people to file for bankruptcy in Tempe, AZ. These include: Divorce Health problems Job Loss or Curtailment of Income If you find yourself experiencing these problems, you are not alone. There…
  • Aug 7

    How Bankruptcy Services in Scottsdale Can Help Those In Severe Debt

    How Bankruptcy Services in Scottsdale Can Help Those In Severe Debt
    There are many reasons for why people fall into financial trouble in Scottsdale, Arizona. There are three events that cause the biggest issues for the majority of those seeking bankruptcy services in Scottsdale: Divorce Medical bills and…
  • Aug 4

    Phoenix Bankruptcy Filing

    Phoenix Bankruptcy Filing
    There are many reasons people fall into financial trouble. There are three big events that often lead to financial problems. Divorce Medical bills and health problems Underemployment or loss of a job If you experience one of these events in…
Rank this Week: 839

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Covers federal and state income taxes, and business taxes. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://taxtrustestatenews.com/
  • Jul 18

    The World Is Getting More Transparent: The BVI Adopts A Regime For Disclosing Beneficial Ownership

    The World Is Getting More Transparent: The BVI Adopts A Regime For Disclosing Beneficial Ownership
    The British Virgin Islands has been and continues to be one of the most popular jurisdictions for the incorporation of offshore entities, especially for Chinese residents. One popular attribute of BVI companies was the ability to maintain…
  • Jul 12

    Rentals Not Treated as Passive Investment Income for S Corporation Purpose

    Rentals Not Treated as Passive Investment Income for S Corporation Purpose
    In PLR 201725022, a corporation received rental income from its leasing of offices for medical and related services.  The taxpayer intended the rental income from its maintenance-related operations as non-passive investment income…
  • May 11

    How to Prepare for Next Year’s Tax Season

    How to Prepare for Next Year’s Tax Season
    It may be hard to believe, but Tax Day 2017 has already come and gone. And while you might just be getting over the stress of the past tax season, it's important to be proactive and prepare for 2017. Procrastinating is popular - Bloomberg…
Rank this Week: 1175

Life/Death/Law Blog

Life/Death/Law Blog

Covers tax planning, estate planning, trusts, wills and charitable giving. By Liza Hanks.

http://www.paloaltoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 11

    Refinancing a house held in a living trust

    Refinancing a house held in a living trust
    You can refinance your house if it is in a living trust, but you need to pay attention and make sure your house stays in the trust before and after the transaction.
  • May 23

    Single? No Estate Plan? Bad Idea

    Single? No Estate Plan? Bad Idea
    A few months ago, the New York Times published an article entitled, “Single? No Children? No Will? Big Mistake.” I’ve been meaning to write about it ever since. The author writes, “Certain people never reach one of…
  • May 3

    An Old Friend and California’s End Of Life Option Act

    An Old Friend and California’s End Of Life Option Act
    The End of Life Option Act allows Californians to request drugs to end their lives if certain condition are met. In March of 2017, Tom Negrino used that law to end his life.
Rank this Week: 1016

IRS Problem Solver Blog

IRS Problem Solver Blog

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

http://www.getirshelp.com/irsblog
  • May 22

    Report Claims IRS Delays is Slowing Down the Economy

    Report Claims IRS Delays is Slowing Down the Economy
    The ITS is the taxing body for the federal government and regarded as a stickler for the rules, particularly when it comes to the filing of late returns. While the IRS can penalize people for being late, they are currently under scrutiny for…
  • May 20

    IRS Takes Data Retrieval Tool Offline

    IRS Takes Data Retrieval Tool Offline
    Due to the increased costs of going to college, many students today need to rely on student loans to finance part of their education costs. Unfortunately, the forms that a student needs to fill out to apply for student loans, or to refinance…
  • May 19

    Did Not File For A Tax Extension? What Should You Do?

    Did Not File For A Tax Extension? What Should You Do?
    Today, April 18th is the final day that you can file your taxes for the 2015 year. Unfortunately, many of you are looking down at your W-2, or 1099 wondering where the time went. So what happens if you file later than the filing date? Do you…
Rank this Week: 1154

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: 1159

from milan to mumbai

from milan to mumbai

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

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

    welcome back and thoughts on the election

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

    The Travails of the "Ultra-Orthodox"

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

    Israel: my last few day

    Israel: my last few day
    My class is over and I'm using the last three days to see parts of Israel that I might otherwise miss.   Last night I headed to Jerusalem for a workshop at the Van Leer Institute on Arab and Jewish demography, not normally one of my core…
Rank this Week: 1148

The Ag Docket

The Ag Docket

Offers a perspective on current agricultural law issues. By the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation at Iowa State University.

http://www.calt.iastate.edu/blogpost
  • Aug 21

    Couple Acquires Property through Adverse Possession

    Couple Acquires Property through Adverse Possession
    The Iowa Court of Appeals recently affirmed a Winterset couple's right to ownership of an asphalt driveway and two carports through adverse possession. The case presents a good overview of this powerful, yet sometimes-forgotten legal…
  • Aug 8

    Farmers Weren’t “Farmers” for Purposes of Conservation Easement Donation Deduction

    Farmers Weren’t “Farmers” for Purposes of Conservation Easement Donation Deduction
    Background The tax code allows an enhanced deduction for the donation of a qualified conservation easement. IRC § 170(b)(1)(E). This deduction is generally limited to 50% of the donor's “contribution base,” which is the…
  • Aug 7

    Without a Fix, Thousands of Iowans' Health Insurance Coverage is in Jeopardy

    Without a Fix, Thousands of Iowans' Health Insurance Coverage is in Jeopardy
    Iowa is facing a crisis in its individual health insurance market. According to the Iowa Insurance Commissioner, absent a fix, thousands of Iowans buying health insurance on the individual market, including many farmers, will face exorbitant…
Rank this Week: 1708

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

    Costco Charged $19.4M for Unauthorized Use of TIFFANY Trademark

    Costco Charged $19.4M for Unauthorized Use of TIFFANY Trademark
    A federal court in New York recently ruled that Costco Wholesale Corp. (“Costco”) owes Tiffany & Co. approximately $19.4 million dollars for selling diamond rings falsely advertised as “Tiffany” rings.
  • Aug 18

    Co-Executors’ Choice of Appraiser Upheld

    Co-Executors’ Choice of Appraiser Upheld
    In Heisinger v. Cleary, 150 A.3d 1136 (2016), the Supreme Court of Connecticut upheld the Co-Executors’ engagement of Management Professional Planning, Inc. ("MPI") to appraise the decedent’s stock in a closely held business.
  • Aug 14

    Beneficiary's Trust Interest Properly Taken for Beneficiary's Debts Under Modified Trust

    Beneficiary's Trust Interest Properly Taken for Beneficiary's Debts Under Modified Trust
    In the Matter of Frei Irrevocable Trust dated October 29, 1996, 390 P.3d 646, is a 2017 decision by the Supreme Court of Nevada holding that a beneficiary’s interest in a trust is subject to the claims of his creditors, notwithstanding…
Rank this Week: 2042

Colorado Estate Planning

Colorado Estate Planning

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

http://blog.forbushgoldberg.com/
  • Aug 21

    Live Longer, Save Less and Continue to Work

    Live Longer, Save Less and Continue to Work
    As more people follow the trend of remaining in the work force after the traditional retirement age of 65, a period of adjustment is required. The adjustment to employment trends, as well as saving trends, can sometimes create difficulties…
  • Aug 18

    Hutchence's Daughter May Still Inherit Million

    Hutchence's Daughter May Still Inherit Million
    INXS lead singer was reported to be nearly penniless when he died. INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence died in 1997 leaving behind a trust fund that was believed to be unfunded, yet family members now think his daughter will inherit millions…
  • Aug 17

    Wealthy Not Necessarily Blocked from Social Security

    Wealthy Not Necessarily Blocked from Social Security
    How a person accumulated wealth is a key factor in the decision on eligibility to receive benefits. Wealthy people are eligible for Social Security, as long as they did not accumulate their wealth through passive means, according to The…
Rank this Week: 1951

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/
  • Aug 21

    How is Bitcoin Taxed in California?

    How is Bitcoin Taxed in California?
    Though it has been over eight years since its development, many American taxpayers are still unfamiliar with Bitcoin and its place in our tax system. Hailed as the first decentralized digital currency, Bitcoin is becoming more and more widely…
  • Aug 16

    The Tax Court’s Decision in George Fakiris v. Commissioner

    The Tax Court’s Decision in George Fakiris v. Commissioner
    Claiming the proper deductions and credits can be an overwhelming process for taxpayers. With new case law being decided by the Tax Court and the IRS all the time, it can be especially difficult to keep up with new regulations. A recent case…
  • Jun 20

    Wall Street Journal Warns Taxpayers and Investors About Hiding Asset and Income in Offshore Account

    Wall Street Journal Warns Taxpayers and Investors About Hiding Asset and Income in Offshore Account
    For investors, entrepreneurs, and other business-minded individuals the Wall Street Journal is the gold standard for business and financial news. Thus, when the Wall Street Journal warns investors about potential civil or criminal exposure in…
Rank this Week: 1862

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

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

    Correcting Krugman's latest column

    Correcting Krugman's latest column
    In re. today’s Krugman column comparing Trump to Caligula:“Never mind tax reform [enacting regressive tax cuts]. Congress has to act within the next few weeks to enact a budget, or the government will shut down; to raise the debt…
  • Aug 17

    "We Can Work It Out"

    "We Can Work It Out"
    I've been ruminating lately about the above-named Beatles song, perhaps in part because we're at a time and in a place where things do not seem working out for our country or the world, on many levels, but also due to its own extraordinary…
  • Aug 17

    Be it good or bad, let's stop calling it "tax reform"

    Be it good or bad, let's stop calling it "tax reform"
    The media pervasively uses the term "tax reform" to describe the income tax changes that the Republicans are seeking.  And it pervasively compares these changes to 1986 tax reform. This should stop.My reason for saying this is not just…
Rank this Week: 1388

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 17

    Six Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018

    Six Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018
    Congratulations to the Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 – including one “Lawyer of the Year.” Bob Banks, Victoria Blachly, Chris Costantino, Stephen Kantor, Van White, and Eric…
  • Aug 2

    Heat Wave Reminder – Oregon Law Allows Public Intervention if a Child or Animal is in Danger

    Heat Wave Reminder – Oregon Law Allows Public Intervention if a Child or Animal is in Danger
    Portland is currently in the midst of what could be a record breaking heat wave. The city is forecast to have temperatures climbing above 100 degrees this week. Health officials are urging citizens to stay hydrated and take precautions when…
  • Aug 1

    New Handheld Device Law: What Washington Drivers Need to Know

    New Handheld Device Law: What Washington Drivers Need to Know
    Washington State Governor Jay Inslee recently accelerated the enforcement of the Driving Under the Influence of Electronics (DUIE) Act. The Act now forbids virtually all use of handheld gadgets such as phones, tablets, laptop computers and…
Rank this Week: 1528

Tax Masala

Tax Masala

Covers Indian tax topics, including income tax for residents and non-residents, service taxes, and wealth tax matters.

http://taxmasala.in/
  • Aug 2

    Why do lawyers need to be brought under GST compliance ambit

    Why do lawyers need to be brought under GST compliance ambit
    The complex nature of India’s GST – which has four tax brackets ranging from a 5% to 28% – is bound to attract thousands of lawsuits in a legal system already grappling with a backlog of more than 24 million cases. Even…
  • Jul 7

    Invoicing under GST: Rules and Format

    Invoicing under GST: Rules and Format
    From 1st July, 2017, GST has replaced most of the indirect taxes in india. There is slight difference between invoicing under GST and invoicing under old regime. Governement has notified rules for GST invoice and sample GST invoice format.…
  • Jun 30

    13 Highly concerned GST issues and their solution

    13 Highly concerned GST issues and their solution
    Goods and service tax is a very ambitious tax scheme which will be subsuming almost every indirect taxes currently prevailing in India. The Indian government and presumably all the business sectors are ready to implement GST into their…
Rank this Week: 1593

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/
Rank this Week: 1923

Your Texas Estate Plan

Your Texas Estate Plan

Covers tax and estate planning. By Jacob Pelley.

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

    US Supreme Court filings: a primer

    US Supreme Court filings: a primer
    Sorry I've been gone a while, but I've been busy.In today's post, I'll walk you through a (very rudimentary) tutorial on the shakedown that is filing things in the US Supreme Court, as I had to teach myself this last month.Question 1: Why?-I…
  • Dec 16

    Beneficiary Designations, again.

    Beneficiary Designations, again.
    I've written about beneficiary designations before, but they continue to be a source of conflict I'm seeing for clients. It's not just life insurance, either.Think about your assets. Bank account, stock account, CD's, IRA's, 401k.…
  • Aug 1

    Be careful what you sign for...

    Be careful what you sign for...
    We sign things all the time. Mostly credit card receipts, but if you have ever bought a car, a home, or signed for a package, you are also representing to the contracting world that, by signing the document, you accept the consequences…
Rank this Week: 1592

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/
  • May 20

    Italy's New Flat Tax For First-Time Resident

    Italy's New Flat Tax For First-Time Resident
    With the Budget Law for fiscal year 2017, Italy enacted a new flat tax for Italian first-time residents. The flat tax amounts to euro 100,000 regardless of the amount of taxable income. Foreign source income is completely exempt from tax,…
  • May 20

    Italy’s New Flat Tax For First-Time Resident

    Italy’s New Flat Tax For First-Time Resident
    Italy enacted a flat tax for first-time residents, which applies in lieu of the ordinary income tax on foreign source income. The flat tax is charged at the fixed amount of euro 100,000. Italian source income remain taxable with the ordinary…
  • Apr 23

    Italian Supreme Court Rules on Beneficial Ownership and Holding Companie

    Italian Supreme Court Rules on Beneficial Ownership and Holding Companie
    With ist ruling n. 27113/2016 issued on December 28, 2016, the Italian Supreme Court interpreted and applied the beneficial ownership provision of article 10 of the tax treaty between Italy and France, for the purpose of determining whether a…
Rank this Week: 1567

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
  • Feb 16

    LLC, Corporation, Trade Name, Trademark: Which Do I Need?

    LLC, Corporation, Trade Name, Trademark: Which Do I Need?
    You want to protect your business, but what legal strategy will help you to protect it best? This might sound a little like something Yoda would say, but the particular strategy or strategies will depend upon what you are most interested in…
  • Feb 9

    Fraudulent Conveyances & Asset Protection

    Fraudulent Conveyances & Asset Protection
    Although the idea of asset protection, i.e. protecting assets from creditors of the a person who owns them, may seem simple at first glance, it's not. In reality, implicit in asset protection is a rather nuanced process of dealing with the…
  • Feb 7

    Adopted Children & Arizona’s Intestacy Statute

    Adopted Children & Arizona’s Intestacy Statute
    If a person dies without a will in Arizona, can that person's children who were adopted by another person or persons still inherit from the decedent's probate estate? It depends. Arizona's Intestacy statue provides the following, in part: B.…
Rank this Week: 1918

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Feb 9

    GOP Senators fight facts: won't hear Coretta Scott King's views of Attorney General nominee Session

    GOP Senators fight facts: won't hear Coretta Scott King's views of Attorney General nominee Session
    GOP obstructionism is back again in full form. This time, instead of voting over and over again to eliminate affordable health care (Obamacare) for the 20 million Americans now covered by the health reform act or declaring that they will...
  • Feb 8

    Trump Administration Plays Havoc with Education--and your tax dollar

    Trump Administration Plays Havoc with Education--and your tax dollar
    Betsy DeVos was confirmed as Secretary of Education in a Senate vote that had every Democratic Senator voting against her, along with two brave Republican Senators (Lisa Murkowski, Alaska; and Susan Collins, Maine). Thanks to those no-voters…
  • Jan 30

    Trump Administration Plays Havoc with Voice of America

    Trump Administration Plays Havoc with Voice of America
    Did you know that the Republicans inserted a change to the administration of the Voice of America (VOA) network in the December military authorization 'must pass' bill? The VOA has always been administered by a bipartisan broadcasting board…
Rank this Week: 1390

Money Law Blog

Money Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy and tax law issues in DC, Maryland and Virginia. By the Law Office of Edward Gonzalez, PC.

http://www.money-lawblog.com/
  • Nov 22

    Cars — the worst purchase you’ll ever make. Here’s why.

    Cars — the worst purchase you’ll ever make. Here’s why.
    © Daniel Steger for openphoto.net The biggest money pit I see when I interview prospects with financial problems is the car — always.  I have even seen people paying half of their disposable income in car payments (plus…
  • Nov 22

    Cars — the worst purchase you’ll ever make. Here’s why.

    Cars — the worst purchase you’ll ever make. Here’s why.
    The biggest money pit I see when I interview prospects with financial problems is the car — always.  I have even seen people paying half of their disposable income in car payments (plus insurance, tolls, repairs, maintenance,…
  • Nov 6

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer
    Scammers are targeting bankruptcy filers throughout the country by posing as attorneys or law office staff and telling them to immediately wire money to pay a debt. Don't fall for it. One of the best ways to avoid a scam is to stop the…
Rank this Week: 1935

South Florida Estate Planning Law

South Florida Estate Planning Law

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

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

    Florida Supreme Court Adopts Amendments to Guardianship Accounting Rule

    Florida Supreme Court Adopts Amendments to Guardianship Accounting Rule
    On September 1, 2016, the Florida Supreme Court approved changes to the Probate Rules. The Probate Rules include both Probate and Guardianship. While there were multiple changes to throughout (many being minor), in this post I am going to…
  • May 19

    David Shulman’s Appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show – May 2016

    David Shulman’s Appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show – May 2016
    Here is my monthly appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show, where we discuss estate planning, probate, guardianship, powers of attorney, and related matters. The post David Shulman’s Appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show…
  • May 19

    David Shulman’s Appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show – May 2016

    David Shulman’s Appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show – May 2016
    Here is my monthly appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show, where we discuss estate planning, probate, guardianship, powers of attorney, and related matters. The post David Shulman’s Appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio Show…
Rank this Week: 1499

Tax Law and Business Organization…

Tax Law and Business Organization Strategy

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

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

    Proposed Regulations May Spark Year-End Transfer

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

    New Non-discrimination Rules for Health Insurance Plan

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

    Sales of Livestock Due to Drought

    Sales of Livestock Due to Drought
    The drought in the Texas Panhandle and surrounding areas has staggered the livestock industry. Many livestock farmers have been forced to liquidate their herds entirely, or at an abnormal rate. The Code provides some tax relief available for…
Rank this Week: 2030

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

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

    Two Swiss Banks Disclose Accounts to Avoid Prosecution

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

    Mexican National Files Third Complaint for Vegas Slot Winnings Tax Refund

    Mexican National Files Third Complaint for Vegas Slot Winnings Tax Refund
    On June 19, Enrique Free Pacheco filed his third complaint for a refund of taxes withheld from the winnings he earned by playing the slots in Las Vegas. This complaint is Pacheco’s third, following lawsuits filed in the US Court of…
  • Jun 18

    Japan to Institute “Exit Tax” Along US, Canadian Line

    Japan to Institute “Exit Tax” Along US, Canadian Line
    Starting July 1 of this year, Japan will impose an “Exit Tax” on both Japanese nationals and non-nationals who expatriate. The tax is based on those instituted by both the US and Canada. The US system, which is itself modelled on…
Rank this Week: 1711

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: 1463

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Offices of Sanford I. Millar.

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

    DOJ WarnsAgainst Wrongful Use of Streamline Procedure

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

    How Not to Use Bitcoin

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

    Cash Based Business? Have Good Books and Record

    Cash Based Business? Have Good Books and Record
    What happens when a taxpayer operates a cash based business and lacks adequate books and records according to the IRS? The IRS can use any reasonable method to reconstruct the taxpayers income and expenses. (See, Estate of Rodrigo F. Fenta,…
Rank this Week: 2062

Special Needs, Elder Law, Wills,…

Special Needs, Elder Law, Wills, Trusts, Estates & Tax Blog

By Friedman Law.

http://specialneedsnj.com/blog/
  • Aug 29

    IRS Resolves the “Key West Dilemma” by Recognizing Same Sex Marriages Throughout the U.S.

    IRS Resolves the “Key West Dilemma” by Recognizing Same Sex Marriages Throughout the U.S.
    by attorney Mark R. Friedman, FriedmanLaw The IRS announced today that they would treat same-sex couples as legally married based upon the couple’s state of ceremony, not their state of residence. In June, the Supreme Court struck down…
  • Aug 3

    Plan Your Estate to Benefit Your Loved Ones– Not the Taxman

    Plan Your Estate to Benefit Your Loved Ones– Not the Taxman
    [The following article is by guest blogger Julie Donald, a freelance writer with a strong background is finance.  Julie obviously knows her stuff and FriedmanLaw/SpecialNeedsNJ.com are proud to feature her work.] While…
  • May 17

    Social Security Amends POMS Governing Special/Supplemental Needs Trust Expenditure

    Social Security Amends POMS Governing Special/Supplemental Needs Trust Expenditure
    People with serious disabilities often qualify for government benefits like Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid that limit eligibility based on finances.  Thus personal injury recoveries attributable to a disabled person…
Rank this Week: 1758

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 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1903

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
  • Aug 21

    Community Property and Tax Liabilitie

    Community Property and Tax Liabilitie
    Community Property and IRS Tax Liabilities What is Community Property? Texas is a community property state, which means that all “community property” is owned jointly and equally by both spouses.  In Texas, all property…
  • Aug 7

    What Happens After an IRS Audit?

    What Happens After an IRS Audit?
    Clients often come to us after going through an IRS audit and receiving a large tax bill. They either represented themselves or hired someone who did not represent them effectively. This article is not about audit representation, but rather…
  • Aug 7

    What Happens After an IRS Audit?

    What Happens After an IRS Audit?
    Clients often come to us after going through an IRS audit and receiving a large tax bill. They either represented themselves or hired someone who did not represent them effectively. This article is not about audit representation, but rather…
Rank this Week: 2532

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Office of Kunal Patel, LLC.

https://www.kpateloffice.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

    Community Property and Tax Liabilitie

    Community Property and Tax Liabilitie
    Community Property and IRS Tax Liabilities What is Community Property? Texas is a community property state, which means that all “community property” is owned jointly and equally by both spouses.  In Texas, all property…
  • Aug 7

    What Happens After an IRS Audit?

    What Happens After an IRS Audit?
    Clients often come to us after going through an IRS audit and receiving a large tax bill. They either represented themselves or hired someone who did not represent them effectively. This article is not about audit representation, but rather…
  • Jul 26

    IRS Form 8938 Filing Requirement

    IRS Form 8938 Filing Requirement
    The “FATCA” (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) provisions require specified individuals to report ownership of specified foreign financial assets if the total value exceeds the applicable reporting threshold. The IRS created…
Rank this Week: 2534

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Aug 21

    Unfunded Trust

    Unfunded Trust
    Getting a trust is only the first step to making it effective. You also need to put your assets in it.
  • Aug 18

    Learn About the Medicaid Estate Recovery Program

    Learn About the Medicaid Estate Recovery Program
    “Many clients planning for long-term care are anxious about the consequences of using the Medicaid long-term care program to finance their long-term care, and rightfully so.”
  • Aug 17

    New York Considers Legislation to Help the Elderly

    New York Considers Legislation to Help the Elderly
    “Elder abuse is an under-reported crime that preys on the people who worked hard to build our communities.” Several pieces of legislation in New York are being considered that are aimed at helping health care workers and bank employees…
Rank this Week: 3425

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    Court Cannot Address Tax Issue When Issue Doesn’t Exist

    Court Cannot Address Tax Issue When Issue Doesn’t Exist
    Several days ago, in Taxing a Tax, I discussed litigation commenced in Cook County, Illinois, by an individual who alleged that McDonald’s calculated sales tax on his purchase by applying the sales tax rate to the sum of the cost of his…
  • Aug 18

    A Good Guess In a Tax-or-Fee Prediction

    A Good Guess In a Tax-or-Fee Prediction
    The email arrived a few days ago from a reader with the simple subject line, “you were right.” For a moment, before opening the email, I scanned my memory banks for any reminder of having engaged in a debate, dispute, discussion,…
  • Aug 16

    Taxing a Tax

    Taxing a Tax
    Cook County, Illinois, enacted a one-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks. The county also imposes a sales tax, which together with the state sales tax, amounts to 9 percent. According to this report, among others, Yvan Wojtecki has started…
Rank this Week: 2204

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

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

http://www.irstaxtrouble.com/category/tax-blog/
  • Aug 19

    Court Says Mortgage Broker Not a Real Estate Professional

    Court Says Mortgage Broker Not a Real Estate Professional
    The passive activity loss rules can prevent real estate investors from being able to deduct their real estate losses.  That is the intent and purpose of the rules.  The rules and how they have been interpreted draw some known but…
  • Aug 15

    IRS Penalties for Late-Filed Forms 5471

    IRS Penalties for Late-Filed Forms 5471
    The Dewees v. United States, 16-cv-01579 (D.D.C. 2017) case is a good reminder that late-filed Forms 5471 should include reasonable cause statements. These statements can be submitted under the IRS’s Delinquent International Information…
  • Aug 5

    Intercompany Receivable Results in Section 956 Inclusion for U.S. Corp.

    Intercompany Receivable Results in Section 956 Inclusion for U.S. Corp.
    The Subpart F rules can result in foreign profits being subject to tax in the U.S.  In the recent Crestek v. Commissioner, 49 T.C. 5 (2017), the court addresses unpaid advances a controlled foreign corporation made to its U.S.…
Rank this Week: 4309