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Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 7

    IRS Releases Form 8949 - Executors Now Required to Report Basis of Assets When Administering Estate

    IRS Releases Form 8949 - Executors Now Required to Report Basis of Assets When Administering Estate
    For many years the IRS and beneficiaries of estates had a problem figuring out how much gain should be imposed on an inherited asset because the beneficiaries did not know the basis.  The IRS did not like the fact that frequently the…
  • Jan 8

    Do I Need An Attorney To Prepare A Simple Will?

    Do I Need An Attorney To Prepare A Simple Will?
    I occasionally get asked if it is really necessary to hire an attorney to prepare simple estate planning documents.  Usually, the answer is NO, however, I find that once I start asking a few questions, most people really don't need a…
  • Nov 17

    Trouble with Probate

    Trouble with Probate
    Sometimes probate can be a simple process.  Sometimes it can be a royal nightmare... and sometimes it can be an expensive royal nightmare. I'm not sure if it is a sign of the times or just a coincidence, but our office has had numerous…
Rank this Week: 2657

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Feb 10

    EU-US Privacy Shield

    EU-US Privacy Shield
    Mit Pressemitteilung vom 2. Februar 2016 hat die EU-Kommission die Einigung auf eine Nachfolgerin zur vom EuGH (mit Entscheid C-362/14) für ungültig erklärten Safe Harbor Regelung bekanntgegeben: der EU-US Privacy Shield soll…
  • Feb 4

    BGer 6B_608/2015: Verfolgungsverjährung bereits beim Erlass des Strafbefehls?

    BGer 6B_608/2015: Verfolgungsverjährung bereits beim Erlass des Strafbefehls?
    Übertretungen verjähren hinsichtlich Strafverfolgung und Strafe gem. Art. 109 StGB in drei Jahren. Die Verfolungsverjährung tritt nicht mehr ein, wenn vor Ablauf dieser Frist ein erstinstanzliches Urteil ergangen ist (Art. 97…
  • Jan 31

    BGer 2C_219/2015: Feststellungsurkunde über ausländische Beherrschung

    BGer 2C_219/2015: Feststellungsurkunde über ausländische Beherrschung
    Das Bundesgericht hatte im Urteil 2C_219/2015 vom 20. November 2015 zu prüfen, ob eine notarielle Feststellungsurkunde genügenden Beweis über eine ausländische Beherrschung einer juristischen Person erbringen kann. Die X.…
Rank this Week: 2792

Life in the Tax Lane

Life in the Tax Lane

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

http://lifeinthetaxlane.com
  • Nov 18

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

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

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

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

    2012 Individual Income Tax Returns Complete Report Now Available

    2012 Individual Income Tax Returns Complete Report Now Available
    On August 22, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service announced the availability of their report, Statistics of Income – 2012 Individual Income Tax Returns Complete Report (Publication 1304).  This report contains complete individual…
Rank this Week: 2162

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: 4379

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/
  • Oct 12

    The Complexities of Assisted Suicide

    The Complexities of Assisted Suicide
    The California Senate recently approved a bill which would, if approved by the Assembly and Governor, make it legal for a physician to participate in the end of their patients life.If you read the actual text of the Bill, its quite a list of…
  • Oct 4

    What Happens When There is an Argument About Your Will?

    What Happens When There is an Argument About Your Will?
    Or, for that matter, about your Trust?  Well, the answer is that depending upon the issue, possible beneficiaries will make any argument they can think of, even that they need to be paid $7,500 per month to take care of your dog.…
  • May 8

    Four Estate Planning Documents Everyone Should Have

    Four Estate Planning Documents Everyone Should Have
    Is "estate planning" only for the wealthy or for those who are leaving large inheritances or have tax shelters? No. the Wall Street Journal recently had an article on this very topic.  The WSJ article emphasized, as we estate and probate…
Rank this Week: 4046

Maryland Business Litigation…

Maryland Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylandbusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Spoliation – The oft mispronounced Rule of Evidence that Every Business Person Needs to Know

    Spoliation – The oft mispronounced Rule of Evidence that Every Business Person Needs to Know
    The Court of Special Appeals of Maryland issued an opinion this week that serves as a reminder that a party’s simple failure to preserve evidence can sometimes snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. The case (and link) is Cumberland…
  • Jan 4

    Appellate Courts Clarify ADR Procedure

    Appellate Courts Clarify ADR Procedure
    It’s no secret that the Court of Special Appeals has been increasingly overwhelmed with cases, nor is it a secret that the Court would like to see a lot of these cases resolved or otherwise cleaned up before having to spend time on…
  • Nov 25

    COSA Clarifies Shenker Exception

    COSA Clarifies Shenker Exception
    In its 2009 decision in Shenker v. Laureate Educ., Inc., 411 Md. 317, the Court of Appeals of Maryland inserted a caveat in the premise that shareholder lawsuits against corporate directors must be pursued as a derivative action on behalf of…
Rank this Week: 1657

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/
  • Feb 12

    More Evidence That False Promise Tax Breaks Fail

    More Evidence That False Promise Tax Breaks Fail
    Readers of MauledAgain are well aware that I dislike tax break giveaways to wealthy corporations as rewards for moving jobs from one state to another. Job relocation is not job creation. One of the states that engages in this game of giving…
  • Feb 10

    Stupid Criminals, Tax Version

    Stupid Criminals, Tax Version
    A reader sent me a story that I probably would have otherwise missed. According to several reports, including this one, a woman and her son walked into a Liberty Tax Services office in Toledo, Ohio, pointed what appeared to be a gun over…
  • Feb 8

    Backups, Anyone?

    Backups, Anyone?
    It was the sort of news that spreads so quickly that notices came to me from multiple directions. There was a posting on a tax listserv, an item in a daily tax update email, on-line articles, and newspaper reports. According to an IRS news…
Rank this Week: 1184

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 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…
  • Apr 21

    What It Takes to Win in Court: Building the "Paper Trail"

    What It Takes to Win in Court: Building the "Paper Trail"
    Probably one of the most frequent problems I encounter with new cases clients bring to my office is the lack of documentary evidence. No one bothers to put down in writing that agreement with the brother-in-law or "friend" about the…
  • Apr 3

    What's Worse Than a BAD Credit History? NO CREDIT HISTORY AT ALL!

    What's Worse Than a BAD Credit History? NO CREDIT HISTORY AT ALL!
    It may not be a well-know fact, but the truth is a lot of financially-responsible people are turned down for loans because they have NO history of recent borrowing. None. This may be because the person saves up and pays for purchases…
Rank this Week: 4619

Moses & Moses Law Blog

Moses & Moses Law Blog

A corporate, family and tax law blog. By Moses & Moses, P.C.

http://www.mosespc.com/blog/
  • Aug 19

    New Act Changes Corporate Filing Deadlines and Extension Deadlines for Return

    New Act Changes Corporate Filing Deadlines and Extension Deadlines for Return
    On July 31, 2015, President Obama signed into law P.L. 114-41, the “Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015.” Although this new law was primarily designed as a 3-month stopgap extension of…
  • Jul 31

    Baby Boomers in a Good Place

    Baby Boomers in a Good Place
    A recent article in The New York Times talked about how many Americans 65 years of age and older are managing just fine in this economy. They are doing better than seniors in prior generations. These are mostly middle class seniors who are…
  • Jun 22

    The Magic of a Revocable Living Trust

    The Magic of a Revocable Living Trust
    The Magic of a Revocable Living Trust By: Anne R. Moses Do you want to leave a very special gift for your family when you pass? This is a gift that they will bless you for. I am talking about the Revocable Living Trust (Trust) that, if drawn…
Rank this Week: 2268

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Feb 8

    The Human Element

    The Human Element
    Sometimes I complain (mostly to myself, and sometimes to other people who don’t care) that the IRS customer service employees are like robots. They tend to go by the book even when there presents itself a more common sense and ……
  • Jan 20

    2016 Tax Season Opens Smoothly

    2016 Tax Season Opens Smoothly
    The IRS officially kicked off tax season this year on January 19th, one day after the Martin Luther King holiday. This marked the first day that the IRS would accept, and begin processing, 2015 federal income tax returns. The IRS ……
  • Jan 7

    TAS Not Happy with IRS “Future Plan”

    TAS Not Happy with IRS “Future Plan”
    The IRS is devising nefarious plans behind our backs. According to the National Taxpayer Advocate’s (TAS) annual report to Congress, for the past year and a half the IRS has been developing a “future state” plan whereby it…
Rank this Week: 3037

My Mississippi Tax Lawyer

My Mississippi Tax Lawyer

Covers Mississippi taxes, estate planning, and business formation issues. By David Lynch.

http://www.mymstaxlawyer.com/
  • Jan 2

    What is in the new Tax Relief Act passed by Congress?

    What is in the new Tax Relief Act passed by Congress?
    We finally got a new tax bill and now everybody wants to know what’s in it. I’m still working on digesting it myself, but if you want to get ahead of the curve, I recommend taking a look at the … Continue reading →
  • Dec 20

    Do you think we’re going over the “fiscal cliff”?

    Do you think we’re going over the “fiscal cliff”?
    Apparently in response to my post yesterday, I received a couple of questions from people as to whether or not I think Congress will let us go over the “fiscal cliff.” First let me say that I really do not … Continue…
  • Dec 19

    What happens if we go over the “fiscal cliff”?

    What happens if we go over the “fiscal cliff”?
    The American Institute of CPAs has released a Fiscal Cliff Series that provides a brief, objective  and non-partisan fact sheet on each of the following tax topics: Alternative Minimum Tax Individual Income Tax Rates Estate Tax…
Rank this Week: 3571

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Covers international taxation.

http://www.narellemackenziecpa.com/blog/
  • Nov 30

    Why Washington is Tackling the Tax Inversion Problem All Wrong

    Why Washington is Tackling the Tax Inversion Problem All Wrong
    Narelle MacKenzie was recently quoted in Fortune.com’s article “Why Washington is Tackling the Tax Inversion Problem All Wrong”. In regards to corporate inversions, she argues that the more you lower the corporate tax rate,…
  • Oct 21

    Is the U.S. Leaving Money on the Table with the Current Corporate Tax Structure?

    Is the U.S. Leaving Money on the Table with the Current Corporate Tax Structure?
    WalletHub recently turned to some of the foremost experts in the fields of accounting and tax law in search of insights into the country’s current corporate tax system as well as potential fixes to it. You can check out the questions we…
  • Sep 19

    SDSU Aztecs Abroad: Accounting in Shanghai – Summer 2016

    SDSU Aztecs Abroad: Accounting in Shanghai – Summer 2016
    SDSU Aztecs Abroad: Accounting in Shanghai studies the US federal taxation of individuals, including the interaction of the Chinese taxes for a US expat working in China. Program Snapshot: China is a growing area for US businesses, and US…
Rank this Week: 2728

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: 1650

Nolo's Tax Law Tips

Nolo's Tax Law Tips

Covers tax law.

http://blog.nolo.com/taxes/
  • Dec 8

    House Espouses “ABLE” Account

    House Espouses “ABLE” Account
    Last week, the House passed the “Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014,” which provides for a new type of tax-advantaged savings program which would allow folks with disabilities to work and save without losing…
  • Dec 1

    IRS Reminders on Last-Minute Charitable Contribution

    IRS Reminders on Last-Minute Charitable Contribution
    Check out IRS News Release 2014-110 for recent IRS words of wisdom regarding those charitable contributions which you may plan to make between now and year end, counting on a nice tax deduction.  Among other things: Keep a “bank…
  • Nov 24

    IRS Clarifies When IRA Can Invest in Gold

    IRS Clarifies When IRA Can Invest in Gold
    IRS has ruled that the acquisition of shares of a trust invested in gold by an IRA or an individually directed account under a qualified retirement plan won’t be considered the acquisition of a “collectible.” IRC Section…
Rank this Week: 3259

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/
  • Jan 21

    Update to Section 506 notification requirements for 501(c)(4)

    Update to Section 506 notification requirements for 501(c)(4)
    As I had previously blogged about here, Congress imposed new notice and reporting requirements on new 501(c)(4) organizations as a part of the PATH Act that was passed on December 18, 2016.  Yesterday, the IRS released Notice 2016-9,…
  • Dec 22

    New 501(c)(4)s subject to additional filing requirement and other potential change

    New 501(c)(4)s subject to additional filing requirement and other potential change
    On Friday, December 18th, Congress passed and the President signed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (the “Path Act”).  The Path Act contained multiple provisions of interest to the nonprofit and tax exempt…
  • Dec 16

    Another reason to scour your 990 -- IRS releasing 990s in machine readable format

    Another reason to scour your 990 -- IRS releasing 990s in machine readable format
    In one of my last blog posts, I gave a brief mention of the IRS’ plans to make machine readable 990s available in the near future.  IRS speakers are now regularly saying at the national conferences that this will begin to happen on…
Rank this Week: 3618

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/
  • Feb 12

    Nonprofit Fundraising 101

    Nonprofit Fundraising 101
    I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Darien Rodriguez Heyman for several years and proud to be one of Nonprofit Fundraising 101‘s Publication Partners. The book was “written by and for front line practitioners and…
  • Feb 12

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 2/12/16

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 2/12/16
    The past week was marked by the Broncos victory in the Super Bowl, the New Hampshire primary, and more fear created by the Zika virus. Have a listen to Beyonce‘s Formation while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the week:…
  • Feb 6

    Nonprofits and Social Media: Clear Law Institute CLE

    Nonprofits and Social Media: Clear Law Institute CLE
    Social media is a rising trend, a declining trend, just another communication, the Wild West. Each of these statements may ring true, depending on the context. But there’s no doubt that nonprofits are using social media and many would…
Rank this Week: 904

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: 706

Ohio State Tax Blog

Ohio State Tax Blog

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

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

    ABA Blawg 100 Nominations!

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

    Ohio Tax Commissioner To Begin Notifying Taxpayers Of Credit Account Balance

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

    Ohio Mid-Biennium Budget Bill Passed

    Ohio Mid-Biennium Budget Bill Passed
    Gov. Kasich signed legislation (H.B. 483) this week which made several changes to Ohio taxes. While not as ambitious as initially proposed, this legislation continues to reduce the tax burden on Ohio residents and business owners. The most…
Rank this Week: 4521

Oregon Debt Relief Weblawg

Oregon Debt Relief Weblawg

Covers bankruptcy and federal and state tax matters. By Kent Anderson.

http://www.eugenebankruptcylawyer.com/blog
  • Jan 6

    Tax Relief in Bankruptcy?

    Tax Relief in Bankruptcy?
    The 9th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel decided a case recently with important consequences for delinquent taxpayers. On December 17, 2015, the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel handed down a decision in United States v. Martin that may advance a…
  • Dec 8

    Oregon Department of Revenue to begin “naming and shaming” delinquent taxpayer

    Oregon Department of Revenue to begin “naming and shaming” delinquent taxpayer
    The power to destroy the reputations of businesses and individual taxpayers should not be taken lightly.
  • Aug 28

    Navigating Self-Directed IRAs: Steer Clear of Tax Penaltie

    Navigating Self-Directed IRAs: Steer Clear of Tax Penaltie
    Truth and Consequences Do an internet search for self-directed IRA and you’ll find a number of promoters promising to give you complete control over your retirement accounts. Those promises may contain a grain truth, but don’t let…
Rank this Week: 4843

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/
  • Jan 21

    Nonresidents Working Remotely For California Businesse

    Nonresidents Working Remotely For California Businesse
    How to Take Paul Newman's "The Sting" Out of Your Taxes With the rise of the internet, cloud and smart phone economy, more and more people have the option of living in one state while working in another - remotely. The possibilities for…
  • Jan 21

    Nonresidents Working Remotely For California Businesse

    Nonresidents Working Remotely For California Businesse
    How to Take Paul Newman’s “The Sting” Out of Your Taxes With the rise of the internet, cloud and smart phone economy, more and more people have the option of living in one state while working in another – remotely. The…
  • Dec 12

    LEAVING YOUR CALIFORNIA LLC BEHIND - How California Taxes The Sale of Business Interests by Nonresident

    LEAVING YOUR CALIFORNIA LLC BEHIND - How California Taxes The Sale of Business Interests by Nonresident
    California residents who plan to move to another (by definition lower income tax) state, either to retire or for business purposes, often face the problem of how to handle their business interests situated in California. Mostly these…
Rank this Week: 3227

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Covers tax planning, estate planning, trusts, wills and charitable giving. By Finch Montgomery Wright LLP.

http://www.paloaltoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 20

    Congress Makes Charitable Rollover Permanent

    Congress Makes Charitable Rollover Permanent
    In last week’s end of the year budget bill, Congress made permanent the qualified charitable rollover distribution. This lets individuals who are 70 1/2 or older donate up to $100,000 a year directly from their IRA to qualified…
  • Dec 14

    Making Smart Charitable Gift

    Making Smart Charitable Gift
    As the year draws to a close, now is the time to consider making charitable gifts, both because it’s a good thing to do and because year-end charitable gifts will provide tax deductions. In addition to the time-tested check writing…
  • Dec 4

    Announcing my new E-Book on Estate Planning for Digital Asset

    Announcing my new E-Book on Estate Planning for Digital Asset
    Free e-book available on estate planning for digital assets. Learn how to provide, or deny, access to your digital assets.
Rank this Week: 3719

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

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

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 13

    What to know when filing your taxe

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

    What Taxpayers Should Do When Receiving A Identity Verification Letter

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

    Importance of having uninsured motorist insurance coverage

    Importance of having uninsured motorist insurance coverage
    According to a study conducted by the Insurance Research Council in 2011, approximately 1 in 7 drivers in the United States are driving without any car insurance. Which totals to about 14 percent of licensed drivers in the U.S. that are…
Rank this Week: 3072

Philadelphia Estate and Tax…

Philadelphia Estate and Tax Attorney Blog

Focuses on income, estate and gift tax matters, estate planning and probate administration. By Steven J. Fromm.

http://frommtaxes.wordpress.com/
  • Dec 18

    2016 Standard Mileage Rates for Business, Medical and Moving

    2016 Standard Mileage Rates for Business, Medical and Moving
    The Internal Revenue Service on December 18, 2015 issued the 2016 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1,…
  • Dec 1

    Tax Positions of Presidential Candidate

    Tax Positions of Presidential Candidate
    Here is a neat info-graphic on the tax positions of the Presidential Candidates. Special thanks to MBACentral.org Filed under: Business Planning, Estate and Gift Tax Planning, Estate Planning, income tax planning, Income Taxes, Taxes Tagged:…
  • Aug 9

    New 2015 Tax Law Changes Tax and FBAR Filing Deadlines & Other Noteworthy Compliance Provisions: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

    New 2015 Tax Law Changes Tax and FBAR Filing Deadlines & Other Noteworthy Compliance Provisions: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
    On Friday, July 31, 2015, President Barack Obama signed HR 3236, the “Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015″ (the “Act”). Not sure how this name relates to taxes but in any…
Rank this Week: 3681

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
  • Jan 10

    4 Federal Trademark Benefit

    4 Federal Trademark Benefit
    One of the most common questions people ask trademark attorneys is: Why should I apply for federal trademark registration — what benefits does it provide? Well, there are actually lots of benefits, but there are four (4) principal…
  • Nov 2

    Passing Values, Not Just Money, via Incentive Trust

    Passing Values, Not Just Money, via Incentive Trust
    It's one of the deepest felt concerns. How can you pass your values onto your children and grandchildren even if you pass away earlier than you expect? Letters, family trips and treasured memories are one way to leave a legacy, but what about…
  • Sep 28

    Kids Off to College? It Might Be Time for an Estate Plan Update

    Kids Off to College? It Might Be Time for an Estate Plan Update
    You're finally an empty nester. After sending the youngest of your kids off to college, you are a mixed bag of emotions. On one hand, you're happy to see your kids fly the coup and spread their wings. On the other, you're wondering where time…
Rank this Week: 4685

Property Tax in Florida

Property Tax in Florida

Covers property tax law in Florida, including questions relating to valuation, homestead exemptions, agricultural classifications, and how to challenge decisions of the taxing authority. By Sherri Johnson.

http://propertytaxinflorida.com/
  • Aug 22

    Deadlines for 2013 VAB Petition

    Deadlines for 2013 VAB Petition
    Pursuant to Florida Statute 194.011(3)(d), a petition to a county value adjustment board to challenge the assessment of the value of the taxpayer’s property must be filed no later than 25 days after the Property Appraiser…
  • Aug 19

    Deadlines for 2012 VAB Petition

    Deadlines for 2012 VAB Petition
    Pursuant to Florida Statute 194.011(3)(d), a petition to a county value adjustment board to challenge the assessment of the value of the taxpayer’s property must be filed no later than 25 days after the Property Appraiser mails out the…
  • Jan 17

    Property Tax Appeals: Should You File a VAB Petition or Go Straight to Court?

    Property Tax Appeals: Should You File a VAB Petition or Go Straight to Court?
    Property owners who would like to appeal their property tax assessments are faced with two choices in Florida – they can file a petition to the county value adjustment board or they can file a lawsuit in circuit court.  Some attorneys…
Rank this Week: 3350

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

Covers issues that concern business entities, taxation, and employment law. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 12

    Internal Revenue Service Experiences Computer Issue

    Internal Revenue Service Experiences Computer Issue
    Last week, the Internal Revenue Service experienced wide spread computer issues. On Wednesday, February 3, many of IRS’s computer systems became unavailable. Within 24 hours after initially reporting the outage, the IRS announced it had…
  • Feb 11

    Helpful Tax Information for Farm

    Helpful Tax Information for Farm
    If you own a farm, preparing your taxes can pose unique challenges, depending upon the events of the taxable year. For purposes of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), a farm includes ranches, ranges, and orchards and will report income on IRS…
  • Feb 4

    The IRS Continues to Issue Security Awareness Tax Tip

    The IRS Continues to Issue Security Awareness Tax Tip
    This month the IRS issued its tenth “Tax Tip” as part of the Taxes. Security. Together campaign. Since November, the IRS has issued tips related to online computing, phishing and malware, password protection, financial account…
Rank this Week: 2964

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/
  • Dec 7

    Seeking Justice for All: The Texas F-5 Report

    Seeking Justice for All: The Texas F-5 Report
    A client recently came to my firm needing legal help to resolve a situation affecting his career and reputation in law enforcement. This client was somewhat unusual for my firm because more typically, we defend people facing criminal charges…
  • Dec 3

    Irwin Schiff and the Patriot

    Irwin Schiff and the Patriot
    On October 16, 2015, Irwin Schiff died, in prison, from lung cancer. He was 87 years old, and serving a fourteen-year sentence – his third prison term, and the final chapter in his 40-year crusade against the Internal Revenue Service…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2915

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/
  • Feb 14

    Law Firm Hit by IRS After Paying out All Earnings as Deductible Compensation to Shareholder

    Law Firm Hit by IRS After Paying out All Earnings as Deductible Compensation to Shareholder
    A Chicago law firm operating as a corporation regularly zeroed out its taxable income by making year-end bonuses to its shareholders and deducting such payments as compensation. The IRS attacked the reasonableness of the compensation, seeking…
  • Feb 12

    Delay in Need to Report Basi

    Delay in Need to Report Basi
    Currently, taxpayers have until February 29, 2016 to file Forms 8971 for estate tax returns previously filed. Form 8971 is used to report basis to beneficiaries of inherited assets, pursuant to provisions that came into law in 2015. The IRS…
  • Feb 3

    Form 8971 Filing Unhappine

    Form 8971 Filing Unhappine
    The IRS has now issued a final Form 8971 and instructions. If you recall, this Form is newly required by executors of estates filing a Form 706 (federal estate tax return). The Form requires a schedule for each beneficiary which lists the…
Rank this Week: 2489

Seay Law Firm Blog

Seay Law Firm Blog

Covers Texas tax law.

http://www.seaytaxlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Court of Appeals Rules No Three-Factor Apportionment, Texas Franchise Tax Is Not an Income Tax

    Court of Appeals Rules No Three-Factor Apportionment, Texas Franchise Tax Is Not an Income Tax
    The Texas Third Court of Appeals issued its opinion yesterday in Graphic Packaging Corp. v. Hegar, No. 03-14-00197-CV.   It ruled that taxpayers may not choose to use the Multistate Tax Compact’s three-factor apportionment…
  • Jun 30

    Texas Legislative Recap for State and Local Taxes 2015

    Texas Legislative Recap for State and Local Taxes 2015
    While the 2015 Texas Legislature gave taxpayers a significant franchise tax (margin tax) rate cut and repealed some smaller taxes (some of which had not been collected in years), it otherwise left much of the Texas tax code otherwise…
  • Mar 5

    Supreme Court rules in state tax case

    Supreme Court rules in state tax case
    The United States Supreme Court recently decided Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl, a state tax case. In it, the Supreme Court ruled that a challenge in federal court to Colorado’s so-called “Amazon law” could go…
Rank this Week: 3604

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…
  • Dec 9

    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… Read more →
Rank this Week: 3537

South Carolina Tax Credit Blog

South Carolina Tax Credit Blog

Follows stories and pertinent issues that relate to the tax credit industry in South Carolina for both state and federal tax credits. By Christian L. Rogers.

http://www.sctaxcreditblog.com/
  • Aug 23

    New Abandoned Buildings Tax Credit Could be a Gamechanger

    New Abandoned Buildings Tax Credit Could be a Gamechanger
    South Carolina is on the cutting edge with its newest investment tax credit for the redevelopment of abandoned buildings.  It became the first state to enact an investment tax credit for the redevelopment or rehabilitation of abandoned…
  • Jul 9

    The Positive Economic Impact of Tax Credit

    The Positive Economic Impact of Tax Credit
    On this blog we have discussed at length the various ways tax credits can benefit a state. They circulate money back into an economy to increase spending, provide incentives to clean up dilapidated sections of town raising property values,…
  • Jun 8

    Abandoned Buildings Tax Credit Bill Dead

    Abandoned Buildings Tax Credit Bill Dead
    As the official term of the South Carolina Legislative Session ended yesterday, so did the chances for the Abandoned Buildings Revitalization Act to become law this year.  Supporters of the bill, including me, will try to revitalize the bill…
Rank this Week: 4680

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/
  • Oct 19

    ULC’s Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act supported by tech industry

    ULC’s Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act supported by tech industry
    The Uniform Law Commission is a non-profit organization that drafts “model” or “uniform” laws that can be adopted by state legislatures. Individual legislatures can then adopt the act as is, or can tweak it as they see…
  • Jul 30

    Google Updates Page Regarding a Deceased User’s Account

    Google Updates Page Regarding a Deceased User’s Account
    It looks like Google recently updated the support page in which a person can request information regarding a deceased user’s account. Now the options are: Close the Account of a deceased user Submit a request for funds from a deceased…
  • Feb 12

    Facebook Allows Users to designate a “Legacy Contact” to manage their account after death

    Facebook Allows Users to designate a “Legacy Contact” to manage their account after death
    Finally. For those who have been following, the issue of “digital assets” is a fast developing problem in the estate planning world. Putting aside for a moment who has the right to “inherit” your assets, the…
Rank this Week: 4045

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: 1442

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 10

    Tax policy colloquium, week 4: Donald Marron’s "Should We Tax Unhealthy Food and Drinks?"

    Tax policy colloquium, week 4: Donald Marron’s "Should We Tax Unhealthy Food and Drinks?"
    This week’s colloquium, featuring Donald Marron of the Urban Institute, offered a neck-wrenching change of topic from recent past and future sessions (one of the things I like about our format).  This time around, rather than…
  • Feb 8

    Idiocy in the defense of extremism is no virtue

    Idiocy in the defense of extremism is no virtue
    Just on the substance, it's interesting to note the actual content of Rubio's "defense" of Obama as highly competent, albeit anti-American (or at least, anti-America as it has always been).  The bill of particulars appears to consist…
  • Feb 7

    Campaign spin war

    Campaign spin war
    I'll admit it; I quite enjoyed Marco Rubio's epic (whether or not electorally consequential) meltdown yesterday, in which he responded to Chris Christie's accusation that he was just parroting pre-memorized talking points by re-parroting the…
Rank this Week: 1114

Subchapter Tax

Subchapter Tax

Covers tax law. By an NYU LL.M. student.

http://subchaptertax.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3824

Talking Taxes

Talking Taxes

Discusses federal, state and local tax reform, with an emphasis on fair and adequate taxation. By the Citizens for Tax Justice.

http://www.ctj.org/blog/
  • Jan 30

    Nevada GOP Gubernatorial Candidate: Scrap the Cap

    Nevada GOP Gubernatorial Candidate: Scrap the Cap
    GOP gubernatorial candidate Mike Montandon is making his views on Nevada property tax reform known-- and so far they all seem quite sensible.As reported by the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, Montandon thinks:(1) it's absurd that Nevada remains the…
  • Dec 22

    Can Louisiana Double Its Gas Tax?

    Can Louisiana Double Its Gas Tax?
    In January, Louisiana lawmakers will be hearing a lot about exactly how big that state's transportation funding shortfall is, as a committee releases the findings of a long-term study of this problem. But House Transportation Committee…
  • Dec 22

    Hawaii: A Budgetary Shell Game, or Just Train Robbery?

    Hawaii: A Budgetary Shell Game, or Just Train Robbery?
    This week Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle released the outline of her budget proposal for next year. It's not a pretty picture: the two most prominent tax policy changes in the Lingle plan are a money grab from county governments and a money…
Rank this Week: 1125

Tax & Business Law Commentary

Tax & Business Law Commentary

Comments on tax and business law developments. By Stuart Levine.

http://taxbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Whips and Chains?

    Whips and Chains?
    The following question was posed on the Maryland State Bar Association's Small and Solo Practice listserv discussion group:Hello List,
  • Jan 13

    Original Intent on Representing the Unpopular

    Original Intent on Representing the Unpopular
    In 1770, a prominent Boston lawyer represented the Capt. Thomas Preston and the British soldiers after the Boston Massacre. They were immensely unpopular. This account of that lawyer's recollection of his retention for the defense was…
  • Jan 11

    Housekeeping

    Housekeeping
    This post is just to clear a problem between Blogger and Bloglines.
Rank this Week: 2552

Tax Assessment & Condemnation…

Tax Assessment & Condemnation Report

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

http://www.taxassessmentcondemnation.com/
Rank this Week: 3500

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: 1829

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: 3409

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: 2027

Tax Crisis Institute

Tax Crisis Institute

This blog is all about tax troubles with the IRS and how to avoid them.

http://www.taxcrisisinstitute.com/blog/
  • Feb 6

    Can IRS Penalties Be Abated Because of Addiction?

    Can IRS Penalties Be Abated Because of Addiction?
    When a taxpayer files a tax return late or has an unpaid liability, the IRS will assess substantial penalties along with interest on the penalties. If there is “reasonable cause”,...
  • Jan 21

    Owe back taxes to the IRS? Say GOODBYE to your Passport!

    Owe back taxes to the IRS? Say GOODBYE to your Passport!
    Passed in Congress and signed into law on December 4, 2015 was the Fixing America’s Surface Transportion Act. The language  in this law prevents you from traveling outside of the...
  • Nov 21

    IRS House Seizure and Sale: It’s More likely than you think

    IRS House Seizure and Sale: It’s More likely than you think
    Losing your house to the IRS may be your worst fear. The law does allow the IRS to seize and sell a home to pay a back tax debt. It...
Rank this Week: 2458

Tax Equity Telegraph

Tax Equity Telegraph

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

http://www.akingump.com/en/experience/practices/global-project-finance/tax-equity-telegraph/index.html
  • Feb 1

    Kansas Tax Authority Confirms Only a Utility may Sell Power in Kansa

    Kansas Tax Authority Confirms Only a Utility may Sell Power in Kansa
    In its first opinion letter of the year, the Kansas Department of Revenue (DOR) confirmed that under Kansas law only a utility can sell power to a residential customer.1 The text of the letter references the request as being made by a…
  • Jan 25

    Tax Equity Structuring, Financial Modeling and HLBV Accounting Seminar

    Tax Equity Structuring, Financial Modeling and HLBV Accounting Seminar
    Akin Gump partner, David Burton and Alfa Business Advisors partners, Vadim Ovchinnikov and Gintaras Sadauskas are hosting a seminar on Tax Equity Structuring, Financial Modeling and HLBV Accounting on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. This…
  • Jan 24

    Tax Court Sheds Light on Counting Material Participation Hours to Avoid the Passive Activity Loss Rule

    Tax Court Sheds Light on Counting Material Participation Hours to Avoid the Passive Activity Loss Rule
    David Burton has published an article in the Daily Tax Report that analyzes a recent Tax Court involving the "material participation" exception to the "passive activity loss" rules.  The passive activity loss rules are critical when an…
Rank this Week: 2957

Tax Exempt Law Student Blog

Tax Exempt Law Student Blog

Covers the law of tax exempt entities. By Jedediah Bodger.

http://taxexemptlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 1

    Another Blow to the Perpetual Student!

    Another Blow to the Perpetual Student!
    The Tax Court held that a taxpayer could not deduct the $33,000 cost of obtaining a Harvard M.B.A. as an educational expense under Reg. § 1.162-5. Foster v. Commissioner, T.C. Summ. Op. 2008-22 (2/28/08). The court concluded that her…
  • Mar 1

    More Unrelated Business Income for Charities in Economic Downturn

    More Unrelated Business Income for Charities in Economic Downturn
    When the economy starts to hit the skids, as is currently happening, people tightent their belt, and superfluous spending such as charitable donations is heavily reduced. As a result, charities engage in more business activity to hold them…
  • Mar 1

    Guidance on the 990 Postcard

    Guidance on the 990 Postcard
    On February 25, 2008, the IRS issued guidance on the Form 990-N, the "e-Postcard," filing requirement of small tax-exempt organizations (i.e., those with gross receipts annually of $25,000 or less). The Pension Protection Act of 2006…
Rank this Week: 1941

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: 1223