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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/
Rank this Week: 149

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/
  • Sep 9

    NASDAQ Proposes The Adoption Of A New All-Inclusive Annual Listing Fee

    NASDAQ Proposes The Adoption Of A New All-Inclusive Annual Listing Fee
    On August 26, 2014, The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (“NASDAQ”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) certain proposed amendments to the NASDAQ Stock Market Rules (the “Amendments”) to…
  • Sep 4

    Second Circuit Defines “Customer” for Mandatory FINRA Arbitration

    Second Circuit Defines “Customer” for Mandatory FINRA Arbitration
    In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. v. Abbar, No. 13-2172, 2014 WL 3765867 (2d Cir. Aug. 1, 2014), established a bright-line definition of…
  • Sep 2

    Fiduciary Duties in the Context of Dent v. Ramtron Int’l Corp.

    Fiduciary Duties in the Context of Dent v. Ramtron Int’l Corp.
    The Delaware Court of Chancery recently addressed a number of claims commonly made in the “ubiquitous” stockholder litigation that follows announcement of a public merger or acquisition transaction.  In Dent v. Ramtron…
Rank this Week: 245

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Sep 19

    Back To School 2014: Childcare Expense

    Back To School 2014: Childcare Expense
    Do you pay for someone to watch your kids while you work - either in your home or at a childcare sitter? You may be able to get a tax break for those expenses.
  • Sep 19

    Back To School 2014: Deducting Student Loan Interest (Even If You Don’t Pay It)

    Back To School 2014: Deducting Student Loan Interest (Even If You Don’t Pay It)
    When you're in college, you depend on your parents a lot especially when it comes to finances and laundry. When it comes to student loans, parents can help out even more. A provision in the Tax Code lets you deduct interest paid on student…
  • Sep 18

    Back To School 2014: Sorting Out Phone Expense

    Back To School 2014: Sorting Out Phone Expense
    How many phones are in your house? How many phones do you use for business? The type of phone line and the way that you use will determine whether you can deduct any of the costs. Here's what you need to know:
Rank this Week: 293

IRS-Hitman

IRS-Hitman

Covers IRS tax problems. By Richard Close.

http://irs-hitman.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Report Changes to Avoid Problems with Premium Tax Credit

    Report Changes to Avoid Problems with Premium Tax Credit
    If you got married, moved to a different state, had an income increase or adopted a child, remember to report the change(s) to the health Insurance Marketplace. Some of the other institutes that you need to report any major life changes…
  • Sep 12

    Paying Tax Debt When You Can Pay in Full

    Paying Tax Debt When You Can Pay in Full
    Most taxpayers that have a tax debt can pay it in full. As such, there are generally two options for resolution: taxpayers can pay their entire tax debt at once or they can pay what’s owed in monthly installments. Paying in a single…
  • Sep 5

    Tax Scam Alert: Phishing and Phone Scam

    Tax Scam Alert: Phishing and Phone Scam
    Emails and phone calls are the most common methods scammers use to dupe people. At any time, someone claiming to be from the IRS can reach out to you. The phony IRS agent may try to extract sensitive information from you such as your Social…
Rank this Week: 351

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 369

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/
  • Jun 12

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap
    Almost everyone has heard of Kickstarter by now: it’s the premier place for a team with an idea and a plan to raise capital to fund almost any sort of product. However, your return on your investment is the product itself if you pay…
  • Jun 12

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?
    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on March 25th, 2014, on the Tenth Circuit Case Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius and the Third Circuit Case Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius; a ruling is expected in late June.[i] Hobby Lobby…
  • Apr 17

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality
    The Internet is the modern day printing press; a revolutionary game changer. The Internet owes much of its success to the theory of net neutrality. While net neutrality is not a new topic of discussion, it has been thrust in the limelight…
Rank this Week: 374

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Jan 14

    Time to end redistribution upwards: minimum wage increases would boost economy and lift all boats.

    Time to end redistribution upwards: minimum wage increases would boost economy and lift all boats.
    No matter how much the business lobby complains about the "business costs" of increasing the minimum wage, legislators should look past that self-serving ideology and look at reality. Workers have contributed to increased…
  • Dec 3

    Does Lowering Corporate Tax Rates Create Jobs? Answer is a resounding "no"

    Does Lowering Corporate Tax Rates Create Jobs? Answer is a resounding "no"
    For years (decades, actually), the American pro-wealthy right has argued that lowering corporate tax rates will create jobs. That is the presumed purpose behind the push by Dave Camp to enact a tax reform package with lower corporate rates,…
  • Nov 17

    FATCA Agreement with France

    FATCA Agreement with France
    On November 14, the US Treasury Department announced that it had signed an agreement with France relating to the implementation of the 2010 Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) law. That makes the 10th such agreement signed between the…
Rank this Week: 385

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/
  • Sep 17

    FREQUENT FLYER MILES–SOMETIMES TAXABLE, SOMETIMES NOT

    FREQUENT FLYER MILES–SOMETIMES TAXABLE, SOMETIMES NOT
    A recent Tax Court case adds to the rules that now exist whether frequent flyer miles will be considered taxable income. Below is a summary. 1. The general rule under Announcement 2002-18 is that awarded miles, whether issued by an airline…
  • Sep 13

    INTEREST INCOME RISK ON UNPAID RELATED PARTY LOANS

    INTEREST INCOME RISK ON UNPAID RELATED PARTY LOANS
    SUMMARY: If interest is not timely paid on related party indebtedness, the payee may need to report original interest discount income. ------------------------------------------------------ How often do you see or implement interest-bearing…
  • Sep 8

    HOMESTEAD STATUS WITHOUT CURRENT USE OR POSSESSION; INTERACTION OF HOMESTEAD SUCCESSOR RIGHTS WITH TERMS OF MARITAL SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT [FLORIDA]

    HOMESTEAD STATUS WITHOUT CURRENT USE OR POSSESSION; INTERACTION OF HOMESTEAD SUCCESSOR RIGHTS WITH TERMS OF MARITAL SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT [FLORIDA]
    Under Florida law, a decedent will be restricted in devising his or her homestead property at death. If those restrictions apply, surviving spouses and heirs received the interests they would receive under intestacy law. For this reason,…
Rank this Week: 505

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/
  • Sep 19

    A Map Through the Punitive Damages Forest

    A Map Through the Punitive Damages Forest
    Yehuda Adar, Touring the Punitive Damages Forest: A Proposed Roadmap, 1 Osservatorio Del Diritto Civile E Commerciale [The Civ. & Com. L. Observer] 275 (2012), available at SSRN.Sheila ScheuermanThe questions raised by punitive damages…
  • Sep 17

    Next Up, Incest

    Next Up, Incest
    Anthony C. Infanti, Big (Gay) Love: Has the IRS Legalized Polygamy?, N.C.L. Rev. Addendum (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN.Lily KahngGay marriage opponents love to fear monger about the slippery slope of extending marriage beyond…
  • Sep 16

    Those Are Pearls That Were His Eye

    Those Are Pearls That Were His Eye
    Valentina Vadi, War, Memory, and Culture: The Uncertain Legal Status of Historic Sunken Warships Under International Law, 37 Tul. Mar. L. J. 333 (2013).Stephen UriceFull fathom five thy father…
Rank this Week: 707

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Sep 18

    Hyatt Decision a Win for FTB as Far as Damages, but Decision Upheld that FTB Committed Fraud

    Hyatt Decision a Win for FTB as Far as Damages, but Decision Upheld that FTB Committed Fraud
    The Nevada Supreme Court released its decision today in Franchise Tax Board of California v. Hyatt. The decision is definitely a win for the FTB as far as damages; however, the Court upheld that the FTB committed fraud against Mr. Hyatt and…
  • Sep 17

    Zuckermans Sentenced; No Word on Fido & Lulu

    Zuckermans Sentenced; No Word on Fido & Lulu
    Earlier this year I reported on the case of Mathew and Sandra Zuckerman. The Zuckermans stopped filing and correctly paying taxes back in 1986. When you’re doing something illegal it’s best to keep a low profile. The Zuckermans…
  • Sep 17

    Hyatt Decision Due Tomorrow (Thursday)

    Hyatt Decision Due Tomorrow (Thursday)
    The long running battle between Gilbert Hyatt and the Franchise Tax Board of California here in Nevada is likely nearing a conclusion. The Nevada Supreme Court listed the Hyatt case in their list of Forthcoming Opinions. Given that the…
Rank this Week: 698

US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

http://www.uslawwatch.com
Rank this Week: 732

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: 784

China Tax Blog

China Tax Blog

Covers China tax law. By Hwuason Lawyers.

http://www.chinataxblog.com/
Rank this Week: 760

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 893

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
  • Sep 16

    U.S. Federal Trademark Filing

    U.S. Federal Trademark Filing
    In 2013, more than 300,000 trademarks and service marks were filed across 45 different classes of goods and services with the United States Patent & Trademark ("USPTO"); however, less than 200,000 trademarks were registered by the USPTO…
  • Aug 29

    ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge Trademark Filing

    ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge Trademark Filing
    The ALS Association has filed an application to register a federal trademark for "Ice Bucket Challenge", the viral sensation that has swept the nation this summer. Although most Americans likely associate "Ice Bucket Challenge" with the ALS…
  • Jul 30

    What is a Family Limited Partnership?

    What is a Family Limited Partnership?
    A family limited partnership, or FLP, can allow a taxpayer to leverage two federal tax devices in conjunction with a technique known as “discounting” in order to reduce the amount of federal tax imposed at the time of that…
Rank this Week: 924

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: 866

IRS Medic Blog

IRS Medic Blog

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

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

    IRS lien or levy

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

    Home office expense audit

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

    Connecticut Tax Amnesty Program

    Connecticut Tax Amnesty Program
    What the 2013 Connecticut DRS Tax Amnesty is about To fight the budget crunch, the state of Connecticut is hoping that a state tax amnesty program will convince both businesses and individuals to come forward and pay the taxes they owe to the…
Rank this Week: 867

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/
  • Mar 2

    Italian Perspective on Beneficial Ownership

    Italian Perspective on Beneficial Ownership
    In recent years the concept of 'beneficial ownership' has emerged as a major anti abuse rule applicable in the context of tax treaties and other important areas of international tax law. This article provides an overview of the recent…
  • Mar 2

    Italy's Tax Provisions on Trusts - Updated

    Italy's Tax Provisions on Trusts - Updated
    Italy operates specific provisions on tax treatment of trusts. Trusts formed under foreign law are recognized and enforced in Italy pursuant to the Hague Convention on Trusts dated July 1, 1985. To the extent they have Italian assets, or…
  • Dec 17

    Italian Supreme Court Rules on Individual Tax Residency

    Italian Supreme Court Rules on Individual Tax Residency
    The Italian Supreme Court with Ruling 20285 dated September 4, 2013 held that an individual taxpayer claiming to have his tax residency outside of Italy had properly discharged his burden of proof and correctly established his tax residency…
Rank this Week: 1032

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 1094

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/
  • Sep 18

    Governor Rick Scott Proposes $500 Million Tax Cut

    Governor Rick Scott Proposes $500 Million Tax Cut
    Governor Rick Scott  has launched a bus tour as part of his re-election campaign based on his state's 2014-2015 executive budget, dubbed the "It's Your Money Tax Cut Budget," according to the Florida Gubernatorial website. The…
  • Sep 16

    Fact Checking a Senator Bernie Sander

    Fact Checking a Senator Bernie Sander
    Unlike other election years, in which social issues have tended to dominate the discourse, the upcoming election is largely focused around tax law - specifically corporate tax law. As a part of his campaign, independent Vermont Senator Bernie…
  • Sep 12

    Weak Corporate Tax Receipts Yield Worse Than Expected U.S. budget

    Weak Corporate Tax Receipts Yield Worse Than Expected U.S. budget
    As companies wait to see what Congress will do in the coming months, the resultant decrease in corporate tax revenues is likely to have a negative effect on the U.S. budget picture. The U.S. budget deficit for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30,…
Rank this Week: 1196

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/
  • Sep 8

    Protect Parents’ Asset

    Protect Parents’ Asset
    As parents age, the risk of health problems grows. The Sandwich Generation—those caring for both their children and their parents, may experience the stresses and expenses of elder care, and then more issues later with probate of a…
  • Sep 5

    Asset Protection and Marriage

    Asset Protection and Marriage
    In the process of legally dissolving a marriage, the fate of assets may not match a spouse’s intentions. What should couples know about spousal claims and providing for children? Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements The terms of…
  • Sep 2

    3 Problems With Life Estate Title of Real Property

    3 Problems With Life Estate Title of Real Property
    Real estate laws in North Carolina allow property owners to create and convey remainder interests in real property, while retaining lifetime rights to the property (a life estate). This is one way to transfer parents’ real property to…
Rank this Week: 1126

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 19

    Elder Justice Initiative

    Elder Justice Initiative
    The United States Department of Justice just launched the Elder Justice Initiative.  Enter your zip code and it provides nationwide resources for victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation, their families, and practitioners who…
  • Sep 11

    The Art is Not in Making Money, But In Keeping It

    The Art is Not in Making Money, But In Keeping It
    Earlier this week I received an interesting email from Allen Trust with a short Wall Street Journal article and video. It is a vivid illustration of how quickly finances can run amok when there is no plan for protection and preservation…
  • Aug 21

    SYK Attorneys to Teach Lewis & Clark Law School Seminar

    SYK Attorneys to Teach Lewis & Clark Law School Seminar
    SYK Partner Eric Wieland and Associate Valerie Sasaki are teaching a seminar to Lewis & Clark Law School students this spring.  The seminar seeks to apply the knowledge acquired in prerequisite courses (Income Tax I, Estate and Gift…
Rank this Week: 1433

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

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

    Devon: TCC considers large corporation rule

    Devon: TCC considers large corporation rule
    In Devon Canada Corporation v. The Queen the issue is whether the taxpayer (“Devon”) may deduct $20,884,041 paid to cancel issued stock options. After the close of pleadings, the Crown brought a procedural motion…
  • Sep 11

    Gariepy: When is a director’s resignation effective?

    Gariepy: When is a director’s resignation effective?
    In Gariepy v. the Queen (2014 TCC 254), the Tax Court considered (i) whether two directors had effectively resigned from their positions, and (ii) if not, whether the directors were duly diligent in seeking to prevent the failure of…
  • Sep 10

    McKesson: Trial Judge Recuses Self From Two Remaining Issues in Transfer Pricing Case

    McKesson: Trial Judge Recuses Self From Two Remaining Issues in Transfer Pricing Case
    In McKesson v. The Queen (2014 TCC 266), Justice Patrick Boyle recused himself from the two remaining issues with which he was seized in the transfer pricing case – costs and the content of the court’s public file (i.e., the…
Rank this Week: 1316

New York Trusts & Estates Law…

New York Trusts & Estates Law Blog

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

http://trustsestateslaw.com
Rank this Week: 1349

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/
  • Sep 19

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – September 19, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – September 19, 2014
    The BBC reported Scotland voted narrowly against independence. Have a listen to Al Green‘s Let’s Stay Together while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the week: Tom Watson: New @forbes post: A Gender Lens For…
  • Sep 12

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – September 12, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – September 12, 2014
    This week, the President announced his authorization of expanded military action against the Islamic State terror group (ISIS) and we remembered 9-11. Have a listen to Bruce Springsteen’s The Rising while perusing our curated…
  • Sep 5

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – September 5, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – September 5, 2014
    Today is the International Day of Charity, a perfect day to speak on fiscal sponsorship to the State Bar Nonprofit & Tax-Exempt Organizations Committees here in San Francisco. Have a listen to Jellyfish’s Russian Hill while…
Rank this Week: 1769

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/
  • Sep 19

    An Epidemic of Tax Ignorance

    An Epidemic of Tax Ignorance
    Of course it’s not the worst mistake someone can make, if in fact it is a mistake. But when a person makes a mistake with respect to a simple thing, one’s confidence in that person’s ability to avoid mistakes doing other…
  • Sep 17

    The Scary Specter of Code Size Ignorance

    The Scary Specter of Code Size Ignorance
    It’s one of my favorite examples of how tax ignorance afflicts the nation. When something simple about tax cannot be understood, what happens when something complicated is tackled? What happens to confidence in tax policy…
  • Sep 15

    The Persistence and Danger of Tax and Other Ignorance

    The Persistence and Danger of Tax and Other Ignorance
    Facebook is a wonderful window into the minds of Americans. Examining the posts that show up provides insights that shatter many of the stereotypes that mythologize this nation. For example, though this country allegedly has the world’s…
Rank this Week: 2046

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/
  • Sep 18

    IRS and U.S. House Respond to Treasury Audit; All Better Now?

    IRS and U.S. House Respond to Treasury Audit; All Better Now?
                This week IRS Commissioner John Koskinen responded before a U.S. House Subcommittee to the recently issued report from the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax…
  • Sep 17

    The Legal Side of Mission Trip

    The Legal Side of Mission Trip
    Mission trips can provide fantastic opportunities to help others, to learn, and to grow spiritually.  Indeed, an estimated 2 to 4 million Americans participate in mission trips annually.  Aside from the packing list and the plane…
  • Sep 12

    Who “Owns” a Nonprofit?

    Who “Owns” a Nonprofit?
    Nonprofit “ownership” can be a confusing, counterintuitive concept.  It can implicate both financial and control issues for stakeholders.  Consider the following…
Rank this Week: 1960

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy law, debt counseling, tax resolution, and IRS audit help. By John D. Faucher.

http://johndfaucher.com/blog/
  • Sep 18

    To the IRS, Every Tax Period Stands on Its Own

    To the IRS, Every Tax Period Stands on Its Own
    I received a call recently from someone already represented by a tax attorney, but who wanted my opinion on whether there was anything his attorney could have done to avoid the following, very unfortunate situation.  John Barrett owed a…
  • Sep 15

    It’s Not Easy Dealing with the Franchise Tax Board

    It’s Not Easy Dealing with the Franchise Tax Board
    My clients owed the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) $8,000 for the  2011 tax year; they filed their return late, and couldn’t pay it all at once. The FTB sent a notice that it was about to levy – standard procedure, it…
  • Sep 9

    Who Really Owns Your Debt?

    Who Really Owns Your Debt?
    I deal a lot with bill collectors.  Here is an eye-opening description of how their business works. Settling a debt can be . . . .unsettling.  If some unknown company collects on a credit card debt that’s five years old, how…
Rank this Week: 1637

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

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

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
  • Sep 18

    Taxes And Your Inheritance

    Taxes And Your Inheritance
    Inheriting money from a lost loved one can be a tough time. With so many decisions ahead close to the emotions of the loss can make choosing what to do with the money difficult. Before you make any major moves with the inheritance money it is…
  • Sep 16

    Inside The New Apple Product

    Inside The New Apple Product
    While Apple products have certainly not suffered a lack of demand their stock value did take a huge hit a few weeks ago after a massive data hack of the Cloud. After major leak of files and pictures was revealed many people started selling…
  • Sep 11

    Best and Worst Home Repairs For The Value

    Best and Worst Home Repairs For The Value
    Part of owning a home comes the fun of decorating and renovating, but with that also comes the stress and price tag of making over your home. Repairs and redo’s big and small can be both fun and frustrating. When it comes to keeping…
Rank this Week: 1958

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Illinois Tries Again with Nexus Law

    Illinois Tries Again with Nexus Law
    On March 28, 2013, Overstock and Amazon lost their challenge of a state tax on online sales in New York's highest court. Further, the the Supreme Court of United States declined hearing the case, because the court determined that such a law…
  • Sep 3

    Caterpillar Loses Foreign Dividends Discrimination

    Caterpillar Loses Foreign Dividends Discrimination
    The Constitution gives the power to Congress, and Congress alone, to regulate commerce with foreign nations. This means the individual states cannot regulate commerce with foreign nations. This concept is known as the Foreign Commerce…
  • Aug 15

    Colorado Shcoked With Pot Tax Revenue

    Colorado Shcoked With Pot Tax Revenue
    One of the main goals accomplished by legalizing marijuana in Colorado was the perceived increased revenue stream from state tax. Lawmakers strongly believed Colorado would benefit financially from the legalization of marijuana in its state.…
Rank this Week: 1781

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2164

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/
  • Sep 16

    Florida Doctor Sentenced in Criminal Tax Case for Concealing Assets and Filing False Individual Income Tax Return

    Florida Doctor Sentenced in Criminal Tax Case for Concealing Assets and Filing False Individual Income Tax Return
    Individuals using offshore bank accounts to conceal assets and facilitate tax fraud continue to be prosecuted by the Department of Justice. Under the Bank Secrecy Act, citizens and lawful permanent residents (i.e. "Green Card" holders) that…
  • Sep 3

    Business Owners Get Jail Time for Tax Evasion

    Business Owners Get Jail Time for Tax Evasion
    Sometimes understating income is just carelessness. Sometimes its tax fraud or tax evasion. People don't always realize that tax fraud or tax evasion can lead to time in jail. Convincing judges to sentence defendants to prison for criminal…
  • Aug 22

    Expect Increased Assessment and Collection of Trust Fund Recovery Penaltie

    Expect Increased Assessment and Collection of Trust Fund Recovery Penaltie
    Enforcement of The Trust Fund Recovery Penalty (TFRP) is a source of potential government revenue that, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), needs to be revamped to become more efficient. Under existing…
Rank this Week: 1777

Nolo's Tax Law Tips

Nolo's Tax Law Tips

Covers tax law.

http://blog.nolo.com/taxes/
  • Sep 15

    Multiple Businesses Require Separate Schedule C for Each

    Multiple Businesses Require Separate Schedule C for Each
    And that wasn’t the only lesson the Tax Court recently taught taxpayer Zierdt (Douglas Zierdt v. Commissioner, TC Summary Opinion 2014-78). This taxpayer worked part time as a stock broker, while also considering himself a professional…
  • Sep 8

    IRS Clipped for Taxpayer’s Legal Fees — For Once!

    IRS Clipped for Taxpayer’s Legal Fees — For Once!
    It doesn’t happen very often, but in the case of Michael Swiggart (TC Memo 2014-172), not only did the taxpayer “win,”  his argument, but IRS got stuck with his legal fees to boot! The argument was over whether or not…
  • Sep 2

    Reminder: No Profit Motive = No Deduction

    Reminder: No Profit Motive = No Deduction
    In McElroy, TC Memo 2014-163, the court reminds us of the above maxim. The taxpayer in this case invested in three partnerships, established to acquire cemetery sites for later contribution to qualified charitable organizations.  McElroy…
Rank this Week: 1663

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Allergie

    Allergie
    ... are the body's version of McCarthyism.  The immune system can't find enough real enemies, so it invents fake ones and makes everything worse.
  • Aug 28

    Explaining August's nearly unbroken radio silence

    Explaining August's nearly unbroken radio silence
    Another month almost gone - the last in my favorite three-month stretch of the year (aka the true, as opposed to purely astronomical or even meteorological, summer) - and I have scarcely posted lately.  Thus, for example, I have yet to…
  • Aug 19

    The Obama Administration's move towards greater unilateral executive action

    The Obama Administration's move towards greater unilateral executive action
    Today's New York Times notes "Mr. Obama's increasingly expansive appetite for the use of unilateral action on issues including immigration, tax policy, and gay rights," which it says has "emboldened activists and businesses to flock to the…
Rank this Week: 1704

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
  • 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…
  • Aug 21

    Japan’s Trade Ministry Cautioning Companies of Double Taxation Risk

    Japan’s Trade Ministry Cautioning Companies of Double Taxation Risk
    Aug. 18 — The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has been cautioning Japanese companies that they are at risk for double tax from cross-border transactions, especially those involving entities in other Asian countries.The post…
  • Aug 18

    Following Acquittal by Oslo Court, Transocean Faces Civil, Criminal Case

    Following Acquittal by Oslo Court, Transocean Faces Civil, Criminal Case
    The Oslo District Court's July 2 acquittal of the Swiss-based offshore drilling contractor Transocean in a criminal tax evasion case is the latest development in a series of Norwegian legal actions against the company and additional legal…
Rank this Week: 2094

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/
Rank this Week: 1538

TaxMama's TaxQuips

TaxMama's TaxQuips

Daily tax and small business podcast with tax and small business news tidbits covering investment, inheritance real estate and more.

http://www.taxquips.com/?cat=TaxQuips
  • Aug 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…
  • Jun 16

    TaxMama s TaxQuips Q2 Estimated Tax Due

    TaxMama s TaxQuips Q2 Estimated Tax Due
    Today TaxMama® wants to take a moment to remind you about two key June deadlines. Today – estimated taxes are due. June 30th – the FBAR filing. …
  • Jun 2

    Student Loan Interest

    Student Loan Interest
    Today TaxMama® hears from Sheronda in the TaxQuips Forum, with this common issue (edited). “Taxpayer paid off her student loan using a home equity line of credit (HELOC)? Is the interest still deductible?”   …
Rank this Week: 1670

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 8

    Japanese Inheritance Tax vs. US Estate Tax (2014 Update)

    Japanese Inheritance Tax vs. US Estate Tax (2014 Update)
    BRIEF OVERVIEW OFJAPANESE INHERITANCE AND GIFT TAXESvs.AMERICAN ESTATE AND GIFT TAXES(2014 Update)I. Estate TaxesA. America1. Citizens and Permanent Residentsa. Tax on Worldwide property (credit for taxes paid to foreign countries)b.…
  • Jul 16

    Duty of Executor to Defend a Will Against a Will Contest in Pennsylvania

    Duty of Executor to Defend a Will Against a Will Contest in Pennsylvania
    In most states, when a person is named as an executor in the Will, the executor has an affirmative duty to defend the Will from Will contests.  For example, if mom dies testate leaving her entire estate to child one, cutting out child…
Rank this Week: 2257

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2196

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: 1662

IRS Problem Solver Blog

IRS Problem Solver Blog

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

http://www.getirshelp.com/irsblog
  • Nov 27

    IRS Procedures to Correct Wrong W-2

    IRS Procedures to Correct Wrong W-2
    It is quite common to receive a wrong W-2 due to mistakes committed by your employer. The logical thing to do would be to contact your employer and get them to correct any errors and give you an amended W-2. But if you try to get in touch…
  • Nov 27

    IRS Procedures to Correct Wrong W-2

    IRS Procedures to Correct Wrong W-2
    It is quite common to receive a wrong W-2 due to mistakes committed by your employer. The logical thing to do would be to contact your employer and get them to correct any errors and give you an amended W-2. But if you try to get in touch…
  • Nov 27

    IRS Procedures to Correct Wrong W-2

    IRS Procedures to Correct Wrong W-2
    It is quite common to receive a wrong W-2 due to mistakes committed by your employer. The logical thing to do would be to contact your employer and get them to correct any errors and give you an amended W-2. But if you try to get in touch…
Rank this Week: 1565

Tax Information for People with…

Tax Information for People with Disabilities by Paul Nidich, J.D., LL.M.

Covers tax matters affecting people with disabilities. By Paul Nidich.

http://paulnidich.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1895

Los Angeles California Tax…

Los Angeles California Tax Attorney Blog

Covers bankruptcy, fraud and criminal tax, offer in compromise, and other tax news and updates. By Victor Yoo of the Tax Lawyers Group.

http://www.irstaxlawattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 2008

Estates of Mind

Estates of Mind

Covers estate planning and wealth preservation. By Mark A. Ziebold.

http://estatesofmind.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Uncertainty and what it means for you

    Uncertainty and what it means for you
    I have been receiving the same type of question from many clients lately. In each instance, the question centers around the activities of the government in spending more money than we have (and printing what it doesn't have!) and what that…
  • Jul 27

    Teaching in the Fall

    Teaching in the Fall
    I'll be teaching Federal Income Taxation in the Fall Semester at Trinity law School. For any students reading this, we'll be going through many of the fundamental code sections that are important in this practice area and focusing on…
  • Jul 27

    Teaching in the Fall

    Teaching in the Fall
    I'll be teaching Federal Income Taxation in the Fall Semester at Trinity law School. For any students reading this, we'll be going through many of the fundamental code sections that are important in this practice area and focusing on…
Rank this Week: 1591

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 4

    Using a Subchapter S Corporation to Reduce Payroll Taxes for a Sole Proprietorship or Partnership?

    Using a Subchapter S Corporation to Reduce Payroll Taxes for a Sole Proprietorship or Partnership?
    Sole proprietors and partners who provide services to their partnership business have to pay self-employment taxes on the income they earn from the business. Self-employment taxes include Social Security and Medicare taxes. The owner of the…
  • Jul 31

    IRS Provides Guidance on Whistleblower Informant Program

    IRS Provides Guidance on Whistleblower Informant Program
    The IRS whistleblower program allows taxpayers to obtain payment from the IRS for providing information about alleged tax wrongdoing by other taxpayers. According to the new guidance issued by the IRS, there has been a significant increase in…
  • Jul 29

    Hiring A Tax Attorney to Abate A Tax Penalty

    Hiring A Tax Attorney to Abate A Tax Penalty
    Tax penalties present taxpayers with unique issues to consider.  Wilson v. Commissioner, T.C. Summary Opinion 2008-91, describes the situation where a tax attorney represents a taxpayer with a tax penalty that was imposed for a tax return…
Rank this Week: 1586