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Global Tax Enforcement

Global Tax Enforcement

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

http://www.globaltaxenforcement.com/
  • Jun 27

    China and U.S. Conclude FATCA IGA In Substance

    China and U.S. Conclude FATCA IGA In Substance
    On June 26, 2014, China and the United States agreed on a Model 1 FATCA IGA.  The Treasury did not say whether the agreement would be reciprocal.  The IGA comes just in time for the July 1 start of 30 percent withholding on FDAP…
  • Jun 25

    Former Head of DOJ Tax Division Warns Taxpayers to Think Twice Before Choosing New Streamlined Procedure

    Former Head of DOJ Tax Division Warns Taxpayers to Think Twice Before Choosing New Streamlined Procedure
    Former DOJ Tax Division AAG Kathy Keneally warned on June 24, 2014, that taxpayers should think carefully before signing a certification of non-willfulness and entering the IRS’s new Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures.  The…
  • Jun 20

    IRS Announces Major Changes to OVDP

    IRS Announces Major Changes to OVDP
    On June 18, 2014, the IRS announced major changes to the OVDP, including a major expansion of the so-called Streamlined Program and an increased penalties for taxpayers who held accounts at banks that are under criminal investigation. …
Rank this Week: 2051

Florida Tax Attorney Blog

Florida Tax Attorney Blog

Published By Bucci Law Offices, P.A.

http://www.floridataxattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program Change

    Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program Change
    The Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) has been recently updated. Our Fort Lauderdale and Miami tax attorneys can assist you during your disclosure process and advise you on the best course of action for you situation. Not to…
  • Jun 12

    IRS Commissioner's Remarks at Conference Hint at OVDP Change

    IRS Commissioner's Remarks at Conference Hint at OVDP Change
    Speaking at an International Tax conference recently, the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service implied that changes might be in the works for the agency's offshore voluntary disclosure program (OVDP). The changes, if created, would be…
  • Jun 8

    Florida Man Hit with Record Tax Penalty on Swiss Bank Account

    Florida Man Hit with Record Tax Penalty on Swiss Bank Account
    A jury in Miami recently found that a Coral Gables man could owe civil penalties of $2.24 million for a secret Swiss bank account he held, Bloomberg reported. This sum is noteworthy due to its large size. What makes it especially significant…
Rank this Week: 2237

Tax Trials

Tax Trials

Covers decisions and developments in federal and state taxation. By Asbury Law Firm.

http://taxtrials.com/
  • Jun 25

    IRS Updates Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program for Taxpayers with Foreign Asset

    IRS Updates Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program for Taxpayers with Foreign Asset
    The IRS recently released several updates to the 2012 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program. The modified program takes effect on July 1, 2014 and provides additional streamlined procedures for U.S. taxpayers residing both inside and outside…
  • Jun 20

    Supreme Court Upholds Integrity of IRS Summons Proce

    Supreme Court Upholds Integrity of IRS Summons Proce
    In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the integrity of IRS summons enforcement proceedings. The high court rejected the IRS position and held that a taxpayer has the right to conduct an examination of IRS officials regarding…
  • Jun 19

    Second Circuit Strikes Another Blow to Facade Easement

    Second Circuit Strikes Another Blow to Facade Easement
    On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the U.S. Tax Court’s ruling in Scheidelman v. Commissioner, TC Memo 2013-18. This is Scheidelman’s second, and likely final, visit to the Second Circuit…
Rank this Week: 4716

Nonprofit and Exempt Organization…

Nonprofit and Exempt Organization Blog

Focused on nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, with an emphasis on federal tax and Minnesota nonprofit legal issues. By Robertson Law Office.

http://www.robertsonlawofficellc.com/Blog/
  • Jun 24

    Update on Proposed 501(c)(4) Regulation

    Update on Proposed 501(c)(4) Regulation
    In November of 2013, the IRS and the Department of the Treasury issued proposed guidance regarding qualification for tax-exempt status as a social welfare organization under §501(c)(4).  The guidance prompted uproar from almost…
  • Jun 10

    The Form 1023-EZ is coming.....

    The Form 1023-EZ is coming.....
    As many folks know, the IRS is VERY behind on processing applications for tax-exempt status.  I have written about this issue in the past (here and here) and would definitely like to see some improvement.  At the end of March, the…
  • Mar 26

    A Primer on the Tax Treatment of Cryptocurrencies for Nonprofit

    A Primer on the Tax Treatment of Cryptocurrencies for Nonprofit
    This week, the IRS released Notice 2014-21 regarding the treatment of Bitcoin and other similar cryptographic currencies (“cryptocurrencies”).  The increased popularity of using cryptocurrencies to pay for goods or services…
Rank this Week: 4800

Todd S. Unger Blog

Todd S. Unger Blog

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

http://www.irsproblemsolve.com/blog/
  • Jun 24

    Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Tax Relief

    Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Tax Relief
    On June 18, 2013, the IRS announced major changes to the voluntary offshore disclosure program (“OVDP”).  OVDP had been criticized by the Taxpayer Advocate and tax attorneys as being too draconian on its participants who…
  • Jun 11

    Hiring Private Collection Agencies to Recover Back Taxe

    Hiring Private Collection Agencies to Recover Back Taxe
    Congress may authorize the hiring of private collection agencies to collect back taxes.  Congress added a proposal in the Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act of 2014 which would authorize the IRS to…
  • May 30

    Todd S. Unger, Esq., Named to Inaugural Best Attorneys in Business List

    Todd S. Unger, Esq., Named to Inaugural Best Attorneys in Business List
    In recognition for attorney Todd S. Unger’s superior practice, South Jersey Biz recently dubbed him a top attorney in the region.   MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (May 30, 2014) — South Jersey Biz, a regional monthly business-to-business…
Rank this Week: 4697

Rain Minns Law Firm Blog

Rain Minns Law Firm Blog

Ruminations and commentary on recent developments in the law regarding white collar crime and complex commercial litigation.

http://www.rainminnslaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

    IRS Investigations: They Plead the Fifth, but Want You to Plead Guilty

    IRS Investigations: They Plead the Fifth, but Want You to Plead Guilty
    On May 22, 2013, Lois Lerner – Director of the IRS’ Exempt Organizations Division – stated before Congress that neither she nor her division had inappropriately or unfairly targeted certain politically-oriented groups for…
  • Sep 10

    Media Alert for Internet Companies and Other Small Business Owners!

    Media Alert for Internet Companies and Other Small Business Owners!
    A client recently came to my firm needing immediate legal help to prevent a TV news station from airing an advertised “exposé” of his business (buying and re-selling items on the Internet via Amazon and eBay).  A…
  • Apr 18

    Ending an IRS Criminal Investigation

    Ending an IRS Criminal Investigation
    Normally, the IRS does not do us the courtesy of sending a letter to say that a witch hunt has been called off.  But this time the IRS did the right thing.  See below.  So, my client consented to this being posted with his…
Rank this Week: 3800

The Tax Law Forum

The Tax Law Forum

Covers Federal and Wisconsin tax law issues. By Rob Teuber.

http://www.taxlawforum.com/
  • Jun 22

    Go Team USA!

    Go Team USA!
  • May 27

    Private Debt Collectors to Chase Delinquent Taxes?

    Private Debt Collectors to Chase Delinquent Taxes?
    As Washington DC legislators in the U.S. Congress consider the provisions of what would become part of the EXPIRE Act of 2014, they are mulling over the institution of a twice failed program to collect past due tax debts – the use of…
  • Jan 22

    Did you expense the lap dances?

    Did you expense the lap dances?
    Not long ago, I came across this online gem that has been floating around for while.  The spoof of the most well known scene of the movie "A Few Good Men" questions the whether lap dances at a strip club can be reimbursed as a business…
Rank this Week: 1917

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Covers topics such as sales and payroll tax problems, offers in compromise, tax audits, tax debt, tax disputes, tax fraud, tax litigation and tax controversy, and tax preparer penalties. By Brager Tax Law Group.

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1134

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
  • 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?”   …
  • May 19

    Capital Gain Bracket

    Capital Gain Bracket
    Today TaxMama® hears from Hammed in the TaxQuips Forum, with this interesting question. “What is the income limit for married filing jointly to pay ZERO capital gains tax in 2014? Does the income include the social security…
Rank this Week: 784

Texas Tax Talk

Texas Tax Talk

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

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

    Is the Internal Revenue Service Lying?

    Is the Internal Revenue Service Lying?
    Do you remember the controversy where the IRS was accused of targeting and unfairly auditing the Tea Party? In an article Sunday from CNN’s Political Ticker by Sara Fischer, the IRS has claimed that it is unable to recover…
  • Jun 11

    Do we really have a “Taxpayer Bill of Rights”?

    Do we really have a “Taxpayer Bill of Rights”?
    The IRS announced the adoption of a “Taxpayer Bill of Rights” Tuesday.   I have listed the rights below along with my commentary.  Just like our U.S. Constitutional Rights, these “rights”…
  • May 13

    Tax and Business Planning for Farmers to Avoid Higher Taxes and Loss of Subsidie

    Tax and Business Planning for Farmers to Avoid Higher Taxes and Loss of Subsidie
    The Agricultural Act of 2014 (aka -  the 2014 Farm Bill) has been controversial, to say the least.  Among its many changes are an $8 billion cut to the “food stamp” program.  The Farm Bill also drastically…
Rank this Week: 4163

Tax Assessment & Condemnation…

Tax Assessment & Condemnation Report

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

http://www.taxassessmentcondemnation.com/
  • Jun 15

    High Court Will Hear Religious Exemption Case

    High Court Will Hear Religious Exemption Case
    Kevin MacLeodAs reported in an earlier post, entitled New York Pagan Phryganium Wins Real Property Tax Assessment Appeal,  the Third Department recently held that the Town of Catskill improperly denied a pagan religious group a real…
  • Apr 27

    Nassau County’s Tax Assessment Dilemma: The High Court Invalidates Local Law

    Nassau County’s Tax Assessment Dilemma: The High Court Invalidates Local Law
    Kevin MacLeodIn Matter of Baldwin Union Free School District v. Nassau County, the New York Court of Appeals recently struck down a Nassau County (the “County”) law adopted to shift the obligation to pay…
  • Mar 2

    Public Information Session Held on the Alternative Veterans’ Exemption

    Public Information Session Held on the Alternative Veterans’ Exemption
    Rebecca M. SpenoWe recently posted about the Legislature’s recent amendment to the RPTL 458-a Alternative Veterans’ Exemption. From what we have seen and heard, most school districts statewide have determined not to pass…
Rank this Week: 4929

A Taxing Blog

A Taxing Blog

By Professor Victor Fleischer.

http://victorfleischer.com
Rank this Week: 1471

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: 325

Accel Tax Blog

Accel Tax Blog

Covers tax law news and tax planning for individuals and businesses.

http://www.acceltaxandbusiness.com/blog.php
Rank this Week: 4216

Maryland Business Litigation…

Maryland Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylandbusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4775

Tax Controversy and Litigation…

Tax Controversy and Litigation Blog

Provides information on how to fight the IRS, with commentary on current tax enforcement strategies that the IRS uses, IRS tax related current news and developments. By ClearVision.

http://clearvisionlaw.com/tax-controversy-and-litigation-blog/
Rank this Week: 4021

Los Angeles Estate, Probate And…

Los Angeles Estate, Probate And Tax Law Blog

Covers estate planning, tax and probate law. Published by Moravecs, a Professional Law Corporation.

http://losangelesestateprobatelawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1945

Dodging the Taxman

Dodging the Taxman

Covers tax law.

http://dodgingthetaxman.com/
Rank this Week: 4118

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, real estate law and tax law.

http://www.wbb-law.com/multimedia/blog
Rank this Week: 2417

Gartland Law Blog

Gartland Law Blog

Covers tax laws. By Bernard Gartland.

http://gartlandlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 30

    FTB can penalize you even if you fully pay your taxe

    FTB can penalize you even if you fully pay your taxe
    One of the wive’s tales about taxes is that you are due a refund you can file anytime you want. Be careful, that advice might cost you thousands of dollars. California has a law on its books that says if … Continue reading →
  • Apr 28

    Want to tell the FTB you are a resident of Nevada? Its probably not going to work.

    Want to tell the FTB you are a resident of Nevada? Its probably not going to work.
    Getting enticed by those radio ads promoting Nevada corporations and becoming a Nevada resident so as to save on California taxes?  Its not going to be easy. Below I posted a recent Board of Equalization case where a guy: 1. ……
  • Apr 26

    Want to stop an IRS Levy?

    Want to stop an IRS Levy?
    If you can’t afford to pay your IRS tax bill, the IRS has a multitude of programs to help you out. One of the most interesting of the IRS programs is something called currently not collectible status.  If the IRS … Continue…
Rank this Week: 4088

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Offices of Sanford I. Millar.

http://www.taxattorneycalifornia.net/tax-blog/
  • Apr 6

    OFFSHORE DISCLOSURE: WHAT NEEDS TO BE DISCLOSED? A CHECKLIST

    OFFSHORE DISCLOSURE: WHAT NEEDS TO BE DISCLOSED? A CHECKLIST
    OFFSHORE DISCLOSURE: WHAT NEEDS TO BE DISCLOSED? A CHECKLIST The following is a list of questions that should lead to the discovery of offshore assets, whether properly reported or not. If you answer yes to any of these questions, then you…
  • Apr 6

    OFFSHORE DISCLOSURE: WHAT NEEDS TO BE DISCLOSED? A CHECKLIST

    OFFSHORE DISCLOSURE: WHAT NEEDS TO BE DISCLOSED? A CHECKLIST
    OFFSHORE DISCLOSURE: WHAT NEEDS TO BE DISCLOSED? A CHECKLIST The following is a list of questions that should lead to the discovery of offshore assets, whether properly reported or not. If you answer yes to any of these questions, then you…
  • Mar 16

    Are you an innocent spouse for FBAR purposes?

    Are you an innocent spouse for FBAR purposes?
    The U.S. Tax Court (Tax Court) has restated the basic principles for a person to obtain “innocent spouse” relief from tax assessments. The criteria are as follows: “Rev. Proc. 2013-34, supra, provides a three-step analysis…
Rank this Week: 1547

Taxing Tech

Taxing Tech

Covers state taxation of emerging technologies. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.taxingtech.com/
  • Mar 27

    Texas Issues Notable Ruling on Tax of Digital Service

    Texas Issues Notable Ruling on Tax of Digital Service
    The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts recently issued a decision regarding the taxability of digitized services provided by a Taxpayer to oil and gas industry customers. The Taxpayer’s digitized…
  • Mar 24

    Miller Quoted in State Tax Notes Article on Tax on Streaming Video

    Miller Quoted in State Tax Notes Article on Tax on Streaming Video
    Kelley Miller was recently quoted in a State Tax Notes article on Streaming Video.  In commenting on Kentucky’s decision to tax certain streaming video as a utility, Miller said:   While Kentucky’s approach to streaming…
  • Mar 21

    Idaho Has An App For That

    Idaho Has An App For That
    Last year Idaho’s House of Representatives enacted HB 243, exempting cloud computing services from Idaho’s sales tax. However, the legislation led to more questions and uncertainty. Thus, Idaho’s House of Representatives…
Rank this Week: 2908

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

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

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • Mar 24

    Don’t Be the Good Guy Tenant

    Don’t Be the Good Guy Tenant
    By: Jim GainesWhen it comes to Landlord Tenant relationships, don’t be the good guy. Now, I’m not saying to be the bad guy, though, either.   In general, us human beings (most of us, anyway) desire to be liked and…
  • Mar 5

    Transaction Question

    Transaction Question
    By: Clayton WalkerPlease consider and answer the following questions to help us efficiently evaluate and structure your transaction, and help you address issues prospectively. General information about the proposed transaction: 1. Is there a…
  • Mar 3

    Unsuccessful Public Contract Bid Proce

    Unsuccessful Public Contract Bid Proce
    By: Clayton WalkerUnsuccessful Public Contract Bid Process The Alaska Supreme Court issued an opinion addressing a litigants complaints about an unsuccessful public contract bid process.  The full opinion can be found here.  There…
Rank this Week: 4029

The Tax Lawyer's Blog

The Tax Lawyer's Blog

By the Pappas Group.

http://www.pappastax.com/the-tax-lawyers-blog/
  • Mar 15

    Ex-IRS Agent Defrauded Clients then Hired Hit Man to Kill Them

    Ex-IRS Agent Defrauded Clients then Hired Hit Man to Kill Them
    “Ex-IRS agent sentenced to prison in murder-for-hire plot A former IRS agent who opened a tax preparation business was sentenced Friday to nearly 24 years in prison for defrauding clients out of more than $11...Read MoreThe post Ex-IRS…
  • Mar 11

    Eliminating IRS Penaltie

    Eliminating IRS Penaltie
    When you file or pay your taxes late or are audited and changes are made to your return the IRS will usually assess a penalty against you. The IRS penalty rates vary from  5 percent of...Read MoreThe post Eliminating IRS Penalties…
  • Mar 8

    Video: Tax Rules for Same-Sex Couple

    Video: Tax Rules for Same-Sex Couple
    Courtesy, Paul CaronThe post Video: Tax Rules for Same-Sex Couples appeared first on The Pappas Group.
Rank this Week: 4258

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: 1701

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Covers international taxation.

http://www.narellemackenziecpa.com/blog/
  • Feb 15

    Introduction to U.S International Tax Seminar

    Introduction to U.S International Tax Seminar
    Learn the fundamentals of U.S. international taxation! This basic seminar will provide a basic understanding of U.S. international tax codes and tax reporting requirements for U.S. corporations with operations abroad. This course is for…
  • Oct 7

    “Oh the Places You Can Go as a CPA!”

    “Oh the Places You Can Go as a CPA!”
    Ms. MacKenzie was recently invited to give a presentation to the Beta Alpha Psi – Beta Eta Chapter (Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy at San Diego State University). Her presentation, “Oh the Places You Can Go as a…
  • Sep 17

    DJH International Tax – Live, Compact Training Course

    DJH International Tax – Live, Compact Training Course
    DJH international tax has created a series of courses based on the relevant syllabus for various papers making up the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation. We began in 2011 with transfer pricing, the ADIT syllabus for which was…
Rank this Week: 4189

Kanzlei Hellinger

Kanzlei Hellinger

Covers common German law, tax law, ADR and ODR. By Axel Hellinger.

http://hellinger.eu/en/
  • Feb 3

    Nachträgliche Werbungskosten bei Vermietungseinkünften

    Nachträgliche Werbungskosten bei Vermietungseinkünften
    This article is only available in German.etmin Kanzlei Hellinger
  • Nov 24

    Die Initiale 2013 – Da geht mehr!

    Die Initiale 2013 – Da geht mehr!
    This article is only available in German.Axel Hellinger Kanzlei Hellinger
  • Nov 24

    Die Initiale 2013 – Da geht mehr!

    Die Initiale 2013 – Da geht mehr!
    Am 22.11.2013 und 23.11.2013 war die Gründermesse Initiale in Dortmund. Als gründungsaffiner Berater nutzt man gerne eine solche Gelegenheit, um sich unter die Startups und deren Supporter zu mischen. Da die Datev zusammen mit dem…
Rank this Week: 4270

Life in the Tax Lane

Life in the Tax Lane

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

http://lifeinthetaxlane.com
  • Jan 31

    Tax Season Opens Today!

    Tax Season Opens Today!
    The Internal Revenue Service will begin accepting electronically filed individual tax returns today (Jan. 31, 2014) to officially open the 2014 filing season.  The IRS encourages taxpayers to use e-file as one of the fastest way to…
  • Jan 30

    Numbers for use in 2013 Return

    Numbers for use in 2013 Return
    Every year, the IRS adjusts many of the common tax deductions for inflation.  Among these are the standard deduction for each filing status, the personal exemption allowance, and the maximum allowable Earned Income Credit for qualifying…
  • Jan 30

    The Sales Tax Deduction

    The Sales Tax Deduction
    The sales tax deduction is one of the little-known deductions available to individuals.  Because taxpayers must choose between claiming the sales tax deduction or the state income tax deduction, most tend to claim their state taxes.…
Rank this Week: 4303

The Resource Blog

The Resource Blog

Covers tax law. By Samuel D. Brotman.

http://www.sambrotman.com/blog/
  • Jan 17

    How to Get Free Taxpayer Assistance

    How to Get Free Taxpayer Assistance
    It is my firmly held belief that everyone should have access to good, top quality legal representation. However, even by charging the absolute minimum that I can for legal services, there are some taxpayers for whom even my services are too…
  • Jan 15

    Conclusions about CRA and Dodd-Frank

    Conclusions about CRA and Dodd-Frank
    The success or failure of the Dodd-Frank Act will be ultimately judged by history and the impact that it has with combatting some of the problems that have existed with credit rating agencies both before and after the financial crisis of…
  • Jan 15

    Consequences for Non-Compliance of Dodd-Frank

    Consequences for Non-Compliance of Dodd-Frank
    Consequences for Non-Compliance of the Law Along with the increased responsibility placed on the credit rating agencies, there are also harsher consequences if they are not compliant with the Dodd-Frank Act. Part of the legislation includes…
Rank this Week: 4240

Towson Tax Attorney

Towson Tax Attorney

Covers taxes, business law, and estate planning. By Jeffrey Rogyom.

http://towsontax.com
  • Jan 16

    Commercial Leases – Drafting and Review

    Commercial Leases – Drafting and Review
    Locating a property or a tenant for leasing can be a very time-consuming process, so it’s understandable that parties often rush to get the lease signed; however, having a good lease agreement that’s been drafted and reviewed by…
  • Dec 12

    Not Having a Will in Maryland

    Not Having a Will in Maryland
    Many wonder what happens if you die without a Will. Each state, including Maryland, has its own laws that determine what happens to the person’s estate. The differences between each state’s laws do cause confusion, and your…
  • Sep 14

    Didn’t File Tax Returns? The IRS Offers Solutions for Nonfiler

    Didn’t File Tax Returns? The IRS Offers Solutions for Nonfiler
    Whether on purpose or by mistake, taxpayers sometimes find themselves years behind on filing their tax returns.  Sometimes people are lucky and decide on their own to file past due tax returns and move on with their life.  Others have the…
Rank this Week: 2158

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: 1191

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/
  • 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…
  • Sep 30

    Tax Avoidance Just Isn't What It Used To Be

    Tax Avoidance Just Isn't What It Used To Be
    I have previously written on how the government's attitute towards tax planning seems to have changed over the years. Contrary to what I was taught in law school, the IRS now essentially takes the position that if a transaction included tax…
Rank this Week: 2328

Simrin Law

Simrin Law

Covers tax law issues.

http://www.simrinlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 10

    Who Owns the Art? Probate Litigation for Disputed Asset

    Who Owns the Art? Probate Litigation for Disputed Asset
    A dispute has arisen over the distribution of Farrah Fawcett’s assets. The case illustrates how high-value assets can become the focus of otherwise smooth transitions – even when a living trust is in play. Ms. Fawcett passed away…
  • Dec 10

    Who Owns the Art? Probate Litigation for Disputed Asset

    Who Owns the Art? Probate Litigation for Disputed Asset
    A dispute has arisen over the distribution of Farrah Fawcett’s assets. The case illustrates how high-value assets can become the focus of otherwise smooth transitions – even when a living trust is in play. Ms. Fawcett passed away…
  • Nov 10

    Looking for a Bay Area Probate Lawyer – Why Steven Simrin Is an Excellent Choice

    Looking for a Bay Area Probate Lawyer – Why Steven Simrin Is an Excellent Choice
    Qualified Probate Litigation Attorney Probate law is a subset of the broad range of legal services attorneys are trained to handle. However, with specialization and additional training, an attorney can add to their skill set.  Steven…
Rank this Week: 3401

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Covers estate tax and trust administration issues. By Sanger & Manes.

http://www.palmspringstaxandtrustlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 2145

IRS-Hitman

IRS-Hitman

Covers IRS tax problems. By Richard Close.

http://irs-hitman.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 29

    IRS Warns of Charity Scams after Disaster

    IRS Warns of Charity Scams after Disaster
    Cheating donors and victims of natural disasters sound awful, but there are unscrupulous individuals and groups that do exactly that. The IRS has issued a warning to taxpayers to stay alert of bogus charity scams. Most bogus charities become…
  • Nov 22

    Renewal of PTIN for 2014 Open to Tax Return Preparer

    Renewal of PTIN for 2014 Open to Tax Return Preparer
    All tax return preparers must renew their Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) from the IRS before the end of this year. All current PTINs will expire on December 31, 2013. The renewal period is currently under way.The IRS has made it…
  • Nov 15

    Why the U.S. is Losing its Citizen

    Why the U.S. is Losing its Citizen
    The recent efforts of the IRS to curb tax evasion are having an unintended side-effect. Due to stricter laws on reporting taxes, many American citizens are renouncing their U.S. citizenship. According to data analysts, the number of U.S.…
Rank this Week: 403

California Tax Lawyer Blog

California Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers California tax law. By Law Offices of Gary Barsegian.

http://www.californiataxlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 22

    IRS Penalties: Can They Be Abated?

    IRS Penalties: Can They Be Abated?
    In 2012, the IRS assessed over 37 million penalties to taxpayers. What you may not know is that almost 5 million of those penalties were abated in some way.  If you owe the IRS, chances are the IRS has tacked on some sort of penalty with…
  • Nov 19

    Telephone Scams Threaten Taxpayer

    Telephone Scams Threaten Taxpayer
    Nationwide phone scams from individuals pretending to be IRS employees are on the rise. Some of my own clients have personally been victims to these scams.  Common threats my clients have been told are that they are being criminally…
  • Sep 30

    IRS Releases Contingency Plan In The Event of Government Shutdown

    IRS Releases Contingency Plan In The Event of Government Shutdown
    The U.S. Treasury and IRS released a contingency plan in the event the government shuts down, which seems very likely at this point.   So what does this mean for you as a taxpayer, and what you should expect should the shutdown…
Rank this Week: 4149

409A Dismay

409A Dismay

Covers IRS regulations regarding deferred compensation. By Richard S. Meisner.

http://409adismay.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 13

    California Reduces 409A Shadow Tax

    California Reduces 409A Shadow Tax
    In a rare piece of good news relating to Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code, on October 4, 2013, California reduced its additional state tax on income failing to comply with Section 409A from 20 percent to 5 percent. This reduction is…
  • Mar 13

    IRS Prevails in Court Case: Discounted Options Subject to 409A

    IRS Prevails in Court Case: Discounted Options Subject to 409A
    From Benefits Notes Blog:"I also found the case interesting because of the time periods involved and the role of the taxpayers in the stock issuance. The case involved actions taken during the 409A transition period, the period of time…
  • Mar 5

    California 409A "Double Tax" May Violate State Constitution

    California 409A "Double Tax" May Violate State Constitution
    Article indicates that tax was not approved by Legislative Super Majority. See Law Review Article Here
Rank this Week: 2759

Thomas E. Crice Blog

Thomas E. Crice Blog

Covers a variety of individual and business tax issues, in both the domestic and international contexts.

http://www.tomcricelaw.com/tax-blog
  • Nov 8

    IRC §1031 Like-Kind Exchanges: Where’d My Tax Deferral Go?

    IRC §1031 Like-Kind Exchanges: Where’d My Tax Deferral Go?
    If you’re not careful, rolling over investment property can leave you with an unexpected tax bill. A lot of lucky folks are holding real estate and other types of investment property with fair market values greater than their adjusted…
  • Oct 26

    Don’t Get Snared In This Post-Dissolution LLC Tax Trap

    Don’t Get Snared In This Post-Dissolution LLC Tax Trap
    Knowing what to do when a business venture ends can save you a world of tax hurt, and get you back on your feet faster. By either their own experience or that of their colleagues, entrepreneurs live with this hard fact:...
  • Oct 16

    Selling Your Home – Two Tax Traps for the Unwary

    Selling Your Home – Two Tax Traps for the Unwary
    For Some That Big, Tax-free Gain May Not Be There After All When I was a boy my dad bought the family home with his Korean War veteran’s benefit and the savings he’d accumulated working lots of long hours.  I…
Rank this Week: 4265

Derek's Tax blog

Derek's Tax blog

Covers taxes and estate planning. By the Jensen Law Office.

http://www.jensenestatelaw.com/blogs
Rank this Week: 3528

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: 1395

A Taxing Affair

A Taxing Affair

Covers federal tax laws, Internal Revenue Service collections enforcement and tax problem resolution. By Muñoz & Morales.

http://ataxingaffair.com/
  • Sep 5

    New Tax and Social Security Rules for Same-Sex Married Couple

    New Tax and Social Security Rules for Same-Sex Married Couple
    Recently, the IRS answered a lingering question since the Supreme Court’s historic June 26 decision on same-sex marriage:  In determining ... Continue reading
  • May 15

    When and How to Amend Your Federal Income Tax Return

    When and How to Amend Your Federal Income Tax Return
    You have submitted your income tax return and now you’ve discovered an error….  Perhaps you missed a credit or deduction for which you were eligible.  Perhaps you failed to include income reported on a Form 1099.  Don’t fret.  You…
  • Apr 17

    HURRY!! Last Minute Tips for Taxpayer

    HURRY!! Last Minute Tips for Taxpayer
    Hello Fellow Taxpayers!    Today is the deadline for filing your income tax return or filing for a six-month extension of time to file your return.  You need to mail either your tax return or your request for extension TODAY.  We…
Rank this Week: 2906

California Tax Attorney Blog

California Tax Attorney Blog

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

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

    Test Entry

    Test Entry
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  • Aug 30

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

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

    Gifts Made By Personal Check

    Gifts Made By Personal Check
    A check written in 2012 that does not clear until 2013 is at risk of being a 2013 gift, not a 2012 gift, since the donor could have stopped payment in 2013 before it cleared. The issue with using checks to make gifts is that until the check…
Rank this Week: 1680

China Tax Blog

China Tax Blog

Covers China tax law. By Hwuason Lawyers.

http://www.chinataxblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3540

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: 4900

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.richtertaxblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    U.S. Treasury and IRS will recognize same sex marriages | Bellevue Tax Lawyer

    U.S. Treasury and IRS will recognize same sex marriages | Bellevue Tax Lawyer
    The IRS and the U.S. Department of Treasury announced today that they will recognize same-sex marriage for federal tax purposes.  The announcement states that they will recognize the marriage, as long as the couple is married in a state…
  • Aug 24

    Switzerland will soon release bank information to the US | Bellevue Tax Lawyer

    Switzerland will soon release bank information to the US | Bellevue Tax Lawyer
    Two of the larger Swiss banks have agreed to release bank information to U.S. authorities.  The information consists of leaver data from two of the larger Swiss banks.  Leaver data is the data about people that switched banks or…
  • Jun 6

    Bellevue Tax Law | FBAR Deadline is June 28th

    Bellevue Tax Law | FBAR Deadline is June 28th
    I wanted to post a quick reminder that your 2012 FBAR, Form TD F 90-22.1 is due on June 28, 2013. This is because the June 30th land on a Sunday and the form must be received by June 30th, thus the Friday before the due date.   Another…
Rank this Week: 3414