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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: 3097

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: 3864

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: 3710

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: 3377

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/
  • Jul 21

    Tax Myths: Part XI: Alimony Always Is Taxable

    Tax Myths: Part XI: Alimony Always Is Taxable
    Perhaps in the rush to be succinct, people present general rules as absolutes. For example, a responder in this threadadvised that “And yes, alimony is always taxable to the recipient, regardless of the form in which it is paid.”…
  • Jul 18

    Tax Myths: Part X: The Flat Tax is Simple

    Tax Myths: Part X: The Flat Tax is Simple
    One of the most persistent, widespread, and enticing tax myths is the unfounded claim that the flat tax is simple. Three years ago, the Heritage Foundation claimed that the flat tax “is simple.” Sixteen years ago, Dick Armey…
  • Jul 16

    Tax Myths: Part IX: The Tax Rate Confusion

    Tax Myths: Part IX: The Tax Rate Confusion
    Most people do not understand income tax rates. Some law students enrolled in the basic income tax course struggle to understand tax rates. What confuses people is the difference between marginal tax rate and average tax rate. It is not…
Rank this Week: 1614

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/
  • Jun 17

    It's Still Not Easy, But IRS May Be Moving Toward Granting More Back Tax Relief

    It's Still Not Easy, But IRS May Be Moving Toward Granting More Back Tax Relief
    There may be some good news for taxpayers with problems since IRS loosened up the rules for relief in 2012, according to recently-released reports by the agency. The IRS changes for granting relief recognize the downturn in the…
  • Feb 12

    Beware: Tax Preparer Mistakes Costs Consumers Big-Time

    Beware: Tax Preparer Mistakes Costs Consumers Big-Time
    It happens almost every week. Somebody comes into our office with a serious tax problem -- caused by a shoddy tax preparer, either through incompetence, negligence or sometimes downright fraud. It boggles my mind that there is no regulation…
  • Jan 25

    Getting Sued? Here's One Very Easy Way to Defend.

    Getting Sued? Here's One Very Easy Way to Defend.
    A layperson is often at a disadvantage when defending against a debt collection suit filed by an attorney. The debtor as a defendant does not know the "rules of the game" and sometimes takes the advice or direction of court staff (who by the…
Rank this Week: 2268

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

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

    Mexican Artists Pay Taxes in Painting

    Mexican Artists Pay Taxes in Painting
    The Mexican government has figured out a way to dramatically simplify the payment of taxes, at least for one segment of society: artists.  Mexican artists who elect to participate in the program must donate good quality works of art to…
  • Jul 15

    What’s the Point of IRS Letter 2645C?

    What’s the Point of IRS Letter 2645C?
    My all-time favorite and most ambiguous IRS letter is the 2645C.  The Internal Revenue Manual refers to them as “interim letters” (IRM 4.19.23), which is a nice label given to a letter that is simply saying the IRS has…
  • Jul 11

    IRS Worker Suspended for Violation of Hatch Act

    IRS Worker Suspended for Violation of Hatch Act
    You know the statistic about what percentage of your life is spent sleeping?  Does it shock you just a little bit and make you want to sleep less?  That’s the way I feel when I think about what percentage of … Continue…
Rank this Week: 4452

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: 2645

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: 3500

New Jersey CPA Tax Lawyer Blog

New Jersey CPA Tax Lawyer Blog

Comments on New York and New Jersey tax law. By Samuel C Berger P.C.

http://www.newjerseycpataxlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3366

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: 721

Nolo's Tax Law Tips

Nolo's Tax Law Tips

Covers tax law.

http://blog.nolo.com/taxes/
  • Jul 14

    501(c)(3) App Just Got Easier

    501(c)(3) App Just Got Easier
    In theory, anyway. That’s because on July 1, IRS introduced a new, shorter application form to help small charities apply for tax exempt status more easily. The new Form 1023-EZ is a mere three pages long (compared with the standard…
  • Jul 3

    Tax Court Takes Hard Line on Charitable Deduction Rule

    Tax Court Takes Hard Line on Charitable Deduction Rule
    A taxpayer who receives goods or services in exchange for a contribution of property may still be entitled to some deduction if the contribution exceeds the fair market value of any goods or services received. But in the case of Seventeen…
  • Jun 27

    IRS Liberalizes Offshore Compliance Program

    IRS Liberalizes Offshore Compliance Program
    Among other things, changes announced last week by IRS streamline existing procedures to accommodate a larger group of U.S. taxpayers with previously unreported foreign financial accounts. The expanded, streamlined procedures will be…
Rank this Week: 1453

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: 3643

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/
  • Jul 18

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – July 18, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – July 18, 2014
    This week featured Malala Day and Bastille Day. And today is Nelson Mandela Day (“take responsibility for making the world a better place, one small step at a time”)! Have a listen to Beyonce’s Run the World…
  • Jul 16

    Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio

    Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio
      Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio is celebrating its 200th show this Friday.  I hope you’ll join Tony for Nonprofit Radio’s 200th show at 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET on Talking Alternative or later on iTunes.…
  • Jul 14

    CalNonprofits 2014 Policy Convention

    CalNonprofits 2014 Policy Convention
    This year’s CalNonprofits Policy Convention is an assembly of nonprofit leaders with thought-provoking views and insights on the crucial policy issues facing nonprofit organizations today. It is designed to spark dialogue and…
Rank this Week: 749

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/
  • Jul 22

    Consequences of No Digital Asset Protection

    Consequences of No Digital Asset Protection
      Digital asset protection is more than leaving behind one’s passwords. In an increasingly paperless world, failing to create instructions for accessing digital accounts could create problems for surviving family members. Email and…
  • Jul 15

    Chatham County, NC Estate Administration Change

    Chatham County, NC Estate Administration Change
    The Chatham County Clerk of Superior Court recently released updates to estate administration rules. We provide a link to the official changes to Estate Administration – General Rules Practices 2014. One example of the revised…
  • Jul 14

    Debt Inheritance: Credit Cards, Tax, and Other Liabilitie

    Debt Inheritance: Credit Cards, Tax, and Other Liabilitie
    An individual may accumulate assets during his or her lifetime, but debt may reduce or eliminate an inheritance family members expected to receive. Loved ones may “inherit” debt if a decedent lacked effective estate planning,…
Rank this Week: 774

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
Rank this Week: 3695

Oregon Debt Relief Weblawg

Oregon Debt Relief Weblawg

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

http://www.eugenebankruptcylawyer.com/blog
  • Feb 20

    Judicial Conference Increases Dollar Amounts in Bankruptcy Case

    Judicial Conference Increases Dollar Amounts in Bankruptcy Case
    The Bankruptcy Code is full of specific dollar limitations and allowances. These figures include dollar limits on elligibilty for use of Chapter 13 and many other amounts, such as the value of exemptions permitted to bankruptcy debtors under…
  • May 30

    Major IRS Settlement Changes Announced

    Major IRS Settlement Changes Announced
    The IRS has announced a major change that will affect most people with unpaid tax debt who would like to resolve that debt with the government but can not pay in full. The settlement program used by the IRS to adjust tax debts is called Offer…
  • Feb 11

    FHFA Head DeMarco Sandbags Home Loan Principal Pay Down Plan

    FHFA Head DeMarco Sandbags Home Loan Principal Pay Down Plan
      FHFA's Edward DeMarco
Rank this Week: 4033

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: 1467

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/
  • Jul 11

    Summer Time Is Here: Estate Planning on the Run

    Summer Time Is Here: Estate Planning on the Run
    Inevitably, in the summer months, I get phone calls from people who are about to take a trip somewhere, often within just a few days. Sometimes they have a Will or a trust that’s out of date; sometimes they have no estate planning…
  • Jul 9

    What Not to Leave Behind: Massive Piles of Paper

    What Not to Leave Behind: Massive Piles of Paper
    Recently, a client of mine described having to go through about 30 years of their father’s financial records after he had passed away. Needless to say, that’s not an easy task, especially when you’re not entirely sure what…
  • May 30

    Building Up Your Own Credit Score After Your Spouse Die

    Building Up Your Own Credit Score After Your Spouse Die
    Learn how to establish an independent credit history to avoid losing your credit cards after the death of a spouse.
Rank this Week: 3325

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

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

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 21

    Unemployment and Bankruptcy

    Unemployment and Bankruptcy
    If you are unemployed, you may be uncertain whether bankruptcy is a valid option for you. You are most likely qualified. Unemployment can be frustrating and even hopeless at times. Bankruptcy offers a chance to have a fresh start and begin…
  • Jul 16

    Jailed For Not Paying Debt

    Jailed For Not Paying Debt
    You have probably heard of debt collectors threatening consequences like garnished wages and lawsuits, but what about jail time? A debt collector cannot actually throw you in jail for failing to pay a debt, but a judge can. Is this really…
  • Jul 14

    Why Your Bankruptcy Lawyer Is Important

    Why Your Bankruptcy Lawyer Is Important
    The decision to file for bankruptcy is not an easy one, and certainly not one that should be made lightly. Some people make the mistake of not consulting with a bankruptcy lawyer prior to filing and others won’t retain their counseling,…
Rank this Week: 1081

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/
Rank this Week: 3468

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
  • Jun 27

    The Aereo Decision & Cloud Computing

    The Aereo Decision & Cloud Computing
    In American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc. the U.S. Supreme Court recently held that Aereo's service, which converts and subsequently (re)transmits over-the-air television broadcasts in near real time to Aereo's customers via the…
  • May 30

    Congressional Committee Approves Permanent Bonus Depreciation & Charity Bill

    Congressional Committee Approves Permanent Bonus Depreciation & Charity Bill
    Bloomberg BNA on proposed permanent extension of bonus depreciation: The House Ways and Means Committee approved legislation to make bonus depreciation permanent, as well as a number of tax measures related to charitable giving. The…
  • Apr 28

    Substantial Presence Test & Closer Connection Exception

    Substantial Presence Test & Closer Connection Exception
    Many inhabitants of the northern United States or Canada seek respite from colder climates by living part of the year in warmer climates of states in the southern United States, particularly Florida and Arizona. While these people are…
Rank this Week: 1078

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: 4883

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/
  • Jul 22

    What Are Some Advantages and Disadvantages to Franchising?

    What Are Some Advantages and Disadvantages to Franchising?
    A Video FAQ with Mark A. Williams. There are a lot of advantages and disadvantages to franchising. Some of the advantages include that you are buying a box, something that has already been proven–a strategy, a brand, a system.…
  • Jul 14

    Are All Employers Covered Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)?

    Are All Employers Covered Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)?
    A Video FAQ with Mark A. Williams. OSHA is a law that is there to protect the safety of employees. If you are going to be on a roof working, we want to make sure that you don’t fall off,…Read more ›
  • Jul 9

    Supreme Court Carves Out Religious Exemption to Contraceptive Mandate

    Supreme Court Carves Out Religious Exemption to Contraceptive Mandate
    The Supreme Court recently ruled in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. that closely-held businesses could avoid complying with the ACA’s “contraceptive mandate” on religious grounds. The Court focused on the fact that the…
Rank this Week: 3600

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: 3596

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/
  • Jul 18

    APPLICABLE FEDERAL RATES–AUGUST 2014

    APPLICABLE FEDERAL RATES–AUGUST 2014
    Follow @crubincrubin
  • Jul 17

    Part 3 – THE DELINQUENT FBAR SUBMISSION PROCEDURES

    Part 3 – THE DELINQUENT FBAR SUBMISSION PROCEDURES
    Below is Part 3 of my partner, Rick Josepher’s, analysis of the new offshore enforcement environment in light of the new 2014 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Procedures. To view this Part, and all prior parts, in PDF format (which will be…
  • Jul 14

    Part 2 - THE IRS’ NEW 2014 OFFSHORE VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE PROCEDURES

    Part 2 - THE IRS’ NEW 2014 OFFSHORE VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE PROCEDURES
    Below is Part 2 of my partner, Rick Josepher’s, analysis of the new offshore enforcement environment in light of the new 2014 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Procedures. To view this Part, and all prior parts, in PDF format (which will be…
Rank this Week: 1014

Seay Law Firm Blog

Seay Law Firm Blog

Covers Texas tax law.

http://www.seaytaxlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1120

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: 2557

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: 3729

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/
  • Jul 17

    Uniform Law Commission Approves Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

    Uniform Law Commission Approves Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
    I’ve written before about finding and having access to your “digital assets” and online accounts after death. Well there is a development that will hopefully make this process a bit easier. The Uniform Law…
  • Jul 10

    Finding Your Digital Assets After Death

    Finding Your Digital Assets After Death
    I’ve written before about estate planning for your digital assets and online accounts. Well this article isn’t necessarily about planning, but what happens after you die – especially if you don’t plan (or even if…
  • Jan 9

    Who gets paid if an Alleged Incapacitated Person dies before the hearing? Nobody?

    Who gets paid if an Alleged Incapacitated Person dies before the hearing? Nobody?
    The Guardianship of Mary Klatthaar I’m sure there are some independently wealthy attorneys out there who take all of their cases pro bono. Most of us though are hard-working schlubs like everyone else who while we love what we do,…
Rank this Week: 3711

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: 2632

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    New article draft posted on SSRN

    New article draft posted on SSRN
    I have just posted a recently completed article draft on SSRN, entitled "Multiple Myopias, Multiple Selves, and the Under-Saving Problem."  It's available here.It will be appearing in 2015 in volume 47 of the Connecticut Law Review, as…
  • Jul 8

    Jotwell post on Piketty book

    Jotwell post on Piketty book
    I have published a very brief essay on Jotwell concerning Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century.  You  can find it here.As you can perhaps see from reading it, it's less of an actual response to or full…
  • Jun 26

    What I'm doing on my summer vacation

    What I'm doing on my summer vacation
    Gad, but I love the summer.  First of all there's the weather.  So long as the AC in my house doesn't break, I say bring on the heat.  I like a real summer, and we've had bits of it although at times it's been too cool and wet.…
Rank this Week: 960

Subchapter Tax

Subchapter Tax

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

http://subchaptertax.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 5

    Tax Policy Center: Income Taxes of the Presidential Candidates: Why They Paid What They Paid

    Tax Policy Center: Income Taxes of the Presidential Candidates: Why They Paid What They Paid
    Tax Policy Center developed an interactive tool that analyzes the 2011 federal income tax returns of President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Mitt Romney, and a typical middle-class married couple with children. The interactive tool…
  • Apr 25

    Tax Withholding: More Money Now or Refund Later?

    Tax Withholding: More Money Now or Refund Later?
    Kiplinger article  Wall Street Journal article Tax Withholding Calculator
  • Apr 21

    Your 2011 Federal Taxpayer Receipt

    Your 2011 Federal Taxpayer Receipt
    In his 2011 State of the Union Address, President Obama stated that American taxpayers would be able to use an online tool to see how their federal tax dollars are spent. The receipt tool allows you to enter your federal tax burden or select…
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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: 1646

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: 1915

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: 2534

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: 4598

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: 2093

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: 3264

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
  • Jul 17

    PTC “Start of Construction” Clarifying Guidance Expected in a Week or Two

    PTC “Start of Construction” Clarifying Guidance Expected in a Week or Two
    General Electric (GE) stated on its quarterly earnings call today that it expected that the clarification to the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) production tax credit (PTC) “start of construction” guidance would be released…
  • Jul 7

    Solar City and Sunrun File Suit Challenging Arizona Property Tax on Leased Solar System

    Solar City and Sunrun File Suit Challenging Arizona Property Tax on Leased Solar System
    Solar City Corporation and Sunrun Inc. (collectively, the “Companies”) filed suit on June 30, 2014 challenging the Arizona Department of Revenue’s (ADOR) position that certain solar systems owned by the Companies (the…
  • Jun 30

    Sound Bites from REFF Wall Street

    Sound Bites from REFF Wall Street
    The Renewable Energy Finance Forum Wall Street was held on June 25 and 26.  Below are selected sound bites about YieldCos, tax equity and the capital markets opportunities for renewables.  This post was prepared without the benefit…
Rank this Week: 3579

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: 4361

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: 3913

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: 4923

Tax Machine Blog

Tax Machine Blog

Discusses tax topics. By Thomas S. Groth.

http://taxmachine.us
  • Jul 14

    IRS Cautions: Terrorist Organizations Cannot get Tax Exempt Statu

    IRS Cautions: Terrorist Organizations Cannot get Tax Exempt Statu
    So, HuffPo is getting a little bit worked up about the new streamlined IRS procedures, which will allow non-profits to start fundraising right away without waiting at least several months and filing out a 26-page form. See, the Huffington…
  • May 2

    “They just walked into the store” and announced that they had emptied the store’s bank account.

    “They just walked into the store” and announced that they had emptied the store’s bank account.
    Over at WaPo this week, George Will wrote a piece on some of the terrible things the IRS is known for. The story recounts how IRS Agents determined that a grocery store was running a criminal enterprise because a TRM/CTR report was filed by…
  • Apr 16

    Vincent Burroughs is back in the new

    Vincent Burroughs is back in the new
    IRS made him feel like “a cheap whore.” Read more → The post Vincent Burroughs is back in the news appeared first on Tax Machine Blog™.
Rank this Week: 3117

Tax Nightmares

Tax Nightmares

Covers common events in tax and bankruptcy practice.

http://taxnightmares.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 8

    AMNESTY FOR TEXAS TAXES

    AMNESTY FOR TEXAS TAXES
    AMNESTY FOR TEXAS SALES TAX & FRANCHISE TAXES The Comptroller of Public Accounts has announced an AMNESTY for sales tax. The amnesty is of limited duration. It will not help with audits or tax debt. It will help non-filers and…
  • Aug 19

    Filing Bankruptcy Too Soon

    Filing Bankruptcy Too Soon
    There is a serious risk when you file bankruptcy to stop tax levies. The bankruptcy filing may not discharge the tax debt in a Chapter 7 case. The filing may require payment in full of the priority tax claim (taxes typically less than three…
  • Aug 16

    LET MY CLIENT GO

    LET MY CLIENT GO
    I received a call from one of my long time clients today. I have been representing this business for close to a year with sales tax and IRS payroll tax problems. The conversation was very emotional. He said, "The comptroller just shut down my…
Rank this Week: 4326