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Life/Death/Law Blog

Life/Death/Law Blog

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

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

    Refinancing a house held in a living trust

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

    Single? No Estate Plan? Bad Idea

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

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

    An Old Friend and California’s End Of Life Option Act
    The End of Life Option Act allows Californians to request drugs to end their lives if certain condition are met. In March of 2017, Tom Negrino used that law to end his life.
Rank this Week: 1368

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: 4091

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: 4030

Maryland Business Litigation…

Maryland Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylandbusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 28

    Waste Fraud and Abuse Part 1, What It Is and Who Is Concerned

    Waste Fraud and Abuse Part 1, What It Is and Who Is Concerned
    Concern regarding “waste, fraud and abuse” in government spending is everywhere these days, it seems.  Even in 2017, it is a solidly bi-partisan concern.  A quick internet search reveals that think tanks from the…
  • Mar 21

    Settlement of Dispute Over Non-Compete Agreement

    Settlement of Dispute Over Non-Compete Agreement
    Omni Imaging, LLC (“Omni”), a Maryland limited liability company, filed its lawsuit against our clients, Blue Ridge X-Ray Co., Inc. (“Blue Ridge”) and Richard A. Wilson, in the U.S. District Court for the District of…
  • Jun 23

    Federal Court Dismisses ADA Complaint

    Federal Court Dismisses ADA Complaint
    Businesses are obliged to ensure that their facilities comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act. But can anyone who believes he has found a violation somewhere sue to remedy it? The U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland…
Rank this Week: 3702

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 24

    Should Tax Increases Reflect Populist Sentiment?

    Should Tax Increases Reflect Populist Sentiment?
    True, polls aren’t necessarily accurate barometers, but a new poll from Bloomberg indicates more Americans favor an increase in the federal gasoline tax than oppose it. Among those who identify themselves as Republican, the edge is…
  • Jul 21

    Gross Income from Dating?

    Gross Income from Dating?
    A reader has added another television court show episode to the list of those on which I cannot help but comment. The list is getting longer, and includes posts such as Judge Judy and Tax Law, Judge Judy and Tax Law Part II, TV Judge Gets Tax…
  • Jul 19

    When “Taxpayer” Means “Taxpayer”

    When “Taxpayer” Means “Taxpayer”
    A recent Tax Court decision, Gregory v. Comr., 149 T.C. No. 2 (2017), provides an excellent, though long, primer on statutory interpretation and the relevance of legislative history. The issue in the case is easily stated. The taxpayers,…
Rank this Week: 2568

Money Law Blog

Money Law Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer
    Scammers are targeting bankruptcy filers throughout the country by posing as attorneys or law office staff and telling them to immediately wire money to pay a debt. Don't fall for it. One of the best ways to avoid a scam is to stop the…
Rank this Week: 749

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/
  • Apr 5

    Do You Own Property with Others In Alabama?

    Do You Own Property with Others In Alabama?
    A relatively new Alabama law prevents the involuntary loss of real property inherited with other family members.  In order for the law to apply at least 20% of the owners must be relatives or must have acquired the land through a…
  • Feb 10

    Keeping Your Advance Directive for Health Care Handy

    Keeping Your Advance Directive for Health Care Handy
    An essential part of your estate plan is an Advance Directive for Health Care (Advance Directive) yet clients rarely have them available when needed – like going to the emergency room (ER). As elder law and estate planning attorneys, we…
  • Jan 20

    The Special Needs Trust Fairness Act

    The Special Needs Trust Fairness Act
    Congress finally passed the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act and the President signed it into law on December 13, 2016. The most important part of the bill is that it allows individuals with disabilities, who have capacity, to create their…
Rank this Week: 2061

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Washington Nexus Update

    Washington Nexus Update
    As it turns out, Colorado really was just the beginning. As of January 1, 2018, Washington will begin requiring remote sellers to either remit sales and use tax or comply with reporting and notice requirements similar to those in Direct Mktg.…
  • May 15

    Michigan Retroactive Tax Legislation – Is it Legal?

    Michigan Retroactive Tax Legislation – Is it Legal?
    The United States Constitution expressly forbids ex post facto laws with respect to both the federal and state governments.[i] An ex post facto law is one that retroactively changes the legal status and consequences of a particular action.…
  • May 11

    Worker Classification Case – A small WIN for Employers (Service Recipients)

    Worker Classification Case – A small WIN for Employers (Service Recipients)
    What is a worker classification issue?  When the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) believes that a taxpayer (i.e. employer or service recipient) is improperly treating workers as independent contractors instead of employees it…
Rank this Week: 2436

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Mar 16

    Certain Tax Liens will No Longer be Included on Credit Report

    Certain Tax Liens will No Longer be Included on Credit Report
    Tax experts generally agree that the tax lien is one of the least useful of IRS collection tools for the amount ...
  • Feb 9

    Business Email Spoofing

    Business Email Spoofing
    Google defines “spoof” as a “humorous imitation of something,” or a “trick played on someone as a joke.” But there is ...
  • Dec 13

    IRS Holiday Fraud Warning

    IRS Holiday Fraud Warning
    For years now, the IRS has taken an active role in warning taxpayers, and the tax industry in general, of tax-related ...
Rank this Week: 2985

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: 3492

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Covers international taxation.

http://www.narellemackenziecpa.com/blog/
  • Apr 12

    Narelle MacKenzie Interview at Kusi New

    Narelle MacKenzie Interview at Kusi New
    Narelle MacKenzie was interviewed on Good Morning San Diego by Kusi News’s Carlos Amezcua. Watch the video here. The post Narelle MacKenzie Interview at Kusi News appeared first on NarelleMacKenzieCPA.com.
  • Mar 19

    Americans are missing out on tax deduction

    Americans are missing out on tax deduction
    SAN DIEGO- Tax day is less than one month away. A local CPA says Americans are missing out on deductions. Some apply to people who claim the standard deduction and don’t itemize. If you pay rent, you may be eligible for the California…
  • Mar 2

    Charitable Donations Won’t Ease Tax on Oscar Swag for Most Celebritie

    Charitable Donations Won’t Ease Tax on Oscar Swag for Most Celebritie
    High-net-worth celebrities who think they can avoid paying the tax man by donating the goody bag’s contents to charity might be sorely disappointed when they realize how little they can actually deduct. “They can make a charitable…
Rank this Week: 2474

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: 3453

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 27

    Article published in the ABA's Business Law Today

    Article published in the ABA's Business Law Today
    Check out an article I wrote for the ABA's Business Law Today: "Charities, Advocacy, and Tax Law during a Time of Political Change," published in the June 2017 edition.     
  • May 2

    EO Update - Gulf Coast TEGE

    EO Update - Gulf Coast TEGE
    The next Gulf Cost TEGE Exempt Organizations Update is coming up June 16, 2017, in Dallas, TX.  Heidi Christianson of Nilan Johnson Lewis and I are co-hosting the local participation of this great event again this year. Heidi has…
  • Mar 21

    Upcoming presentation: Nonprofits and Political Activity

    Upcoming presentation: Nonprofits and Political Activity
    On April 24, 2017, I'll be presenting with Rebecca Lucero, Public Policy Director with MCN, at the Minnesota State Bar Association. We will be discussing Nonprofits and Political Activity in These  Political Times. This presentation…
Rank this Week: 3624

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 21

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/21/17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/21/17
    Catch up with the week’s notable events and shared resources with Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: Senate Republicans failed to unite behind a Senate health care bill and a proposed measure to simply repeal the…
  • Jul 20

    Advocacy Workshop for CA Central Valley Nonprofits – July 26, 2017

    Advocacy Workshop for CA Central Valley Nonprofits – July 26, 2017
    Bolder Advocacy, an Initiative of Alliance for Justice, is hosting a workshop on Wednesday, July 26th for nonprofits in California’s Central Valley.  The interactive workshop is intended for staff and board members of 501(c)(3)…
  • Jul 19

    Nonprofit Radio: What Boards Get Wrong

    Nonprofit Radio: What Boards Get Wrong
    I’ll be on Nonprofit Radio this Friday at 10:30 am PT / 1:30 pm ET talking with host Tony Martignetti about what nonprofit boards get wrong. Catch us live on Talking Alternative or a few days later…
Rank this Week: 4344

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: 1227

Ohio State Tax Blog

Ohio State Tax Blog

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

http://ohiostatetaxblog.com/
Rank this Week: 568

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: 4797

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/
  • May 30

    MARRIED WITH RESIDENTS: Nonresidents with California Spouse

    MARRIED WITH RESIDENTS: Nonresidents with California Spouse
    E-commerce, advanced telecommunications, and the gig economy have combined to give many married couples more flexibility in their working and living arrangements than in the past.  One of these options, rare until recently, is for…
  • May 30

    Married With Residents: Nonresidents with California Spouse

    Married With Residents: Nonresidents with California Spouse
    E-commerce, advanced telecommunications, and the gig economy have combined to give many married couples more flexibility in their working and living arrangements than in the past.  One of these options, rare until recently, is for…
  • May 21

    NONRESIDENTS WORKING TEMPORARILY IN CALIFORNIA

    NONRESIDENTS WORKING TEMPORARILY IN CALIFORNIA
    The digital economy has allowed increasing numbers of nonresidents to work remotely for California firms without becoming California residents, and even without paying California income taxes (see my article Nonresidents Working Remotely for…
Rank this Week: 3415

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

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

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 19

    What Bankruptcy Paperwork Do You Need to File?

    What Bankruptcy Paperwork Do You Need to File?
    You have decided that filing bankruptcy is the best option for you. Now comes the tedious part of filling out the required forms. Bankruptcy paperwork can be confusing for many people. There is so much information to provide. One…
  • Jul 17

    What to Do If You’re Going Bankrupt & Getting Divorced

    What to Do If You’re Going Bankrupt & Getting Divorced
    As if going through a divorce isn’t stressful enough, adding financial struggles on top of it is enough to send anyone into a panic. But if you find yourself going through this, don’t worry, you’re not alone. In…
  • Jul 15

    Student Loan Help: What are Your Options?

    Student Loan Help: What are Your Options?
    Student loan debt is an epidemic millions of students have to endure. In fact, stats show there are 44.2 million Americans living with student loan debt. Forbes calls student loan debt the $1.3 trillion…
Rank this Week: 3006

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/
  • Jun 20

    Here Are The IRS 2017 Standard Business, Medical and Moving Mileage Rate

    Here Are The IRS 2017 Standard Business, Medical and Moving Mileage Rate
      The Internal Revenue Service has recently issued the 2017 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,…
  • May 25

    2017 PENNSYLVANIA TAX AMNESTY PROGRAM

    2017 PENNSYLVANIA TAX AMNESTY PROGRAM
    What Is The Pennsylvania Tax Amnesty Program? The PA Tax Amnesty program creates an incentive for taxpayers to pay there tax liabilities during a narrow time period that ends on June 19, 2017.  While this program is open, the PA ……
  • Feb 28

    IRS Installment Agreements: 2017 User Fee Schedule and Option

    IRS Installment Agreements: 2017 User Fee Schedule and Option
    Starting in 2017, the IRS has revised its user fee schedule for installment agreements. The new fee schedule applies to installment agreements entered into, restructured or reinstated on or after January 2, 2017. The final regulations…
Rank this Week: 3691

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

Covers fundamental concepts relevant to estate planning, business law, real estate law, and tax law. By Cook & Cook.

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Feb 16

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

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

    Fraudulent Conveyances & Asset Protection

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

    Adopted Children & Arizona’s Intestacy Statute

    Adopted Children & Arizona’s Intestacy Statute
    If a person dies without a will in Arizona, can that person's children who were adopted by another person or persons still inherit from the decedent's probate estate? It depends. Arizona's Intestacy statue provides the following, in part: B.…
Rank this Week: 561

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: 3051

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 15

    Department of Labor Clarifies Stance on Still-Pending Overtime Rule

    Department of Labor Clarifies Stance on Still-Pending Overtime Rule
    By James Pieper In 2016, a dramatic overhaul of the rules for eligibility and payment of overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was on the verge of taking effect before being halted by an injunction issued by a federal judge. With…
  • Jul 14

    IRS Adopts Simplified Form for Small Nonprofit

    IRS Adopts Simplified Form for Small Nonprofit
    By James Pieper The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has adopted a new, shorter online form for small charitable organizations seeking nonprofit status. The Form 1023-EZ reduces the existing 26-page form to three pages for qualifying…
  • Jul 10

    FINRA Clarifies Rules Concerning Social Media and Digital Communication

    FINRA Clarifies Rules Concerning Social Media and Digital Communication
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) issued a regulatory notice that addresses the use of digital communications and social media by FINRA member firms. FINRA recognized the expansion of social media and digital…
Rank this Week: 2443

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: 2401

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP…

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP News & Commentary

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

http://rogerssheffield.com/news-and-commentary
  • Apr 11

    12 Things To Keep In A Safe At Home

    12 Things To Keep In A Safe At Home
    Many folks erroneously believe that the safest place to store valuable items is in a bank safe deposit box.  This is because they think that banks have the best 24 hour security and alarm systems and are least likely to be subject to…
  • Mar 16

    Lawsuit Against Santa Barbara's Ban On Short-Term Rentals Can Proceed

    Lawsuit Against Santa Barbara's Ban On Short-Term Rentals Can Proceed
    Jason Wansor and Travis Logue, attorneys with the Santa Barbara law firm of Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP, are representing Theo Kracke in his lawsuit against the City of Santa Barbara over its ban of short-term vacation…
  • Mar 10

    Court Denies City of Santa Barbara's Anti-SLAPP Motion

    Court Denies City of Santa Barbara's Anti-SLAPP Motion
    On March 10, 2017, Ventura Judge Mark Borrell issued a ruling to deny the City of Santa Barbara’s anti-SLAPP motion in the lawsuit brought by Theo Kracke challenging the City’s ban of short-term vacation rentals as a violation of…
Rank this Week: 2328

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 22

    Disposition of U.S. Partnership Interest Will Not Result in Effectively Connected Income to Foreign Partner

    Disposition of U.S. Partnership Interest Will Not Result in Effectively Connected Income to Foreign Partner
    What happens when a foreign individual or corporation sells an interest in a partnership that is engaged in a U.S. trade or business? The Internal Revenue Code does not directly answer this question - the answer lies at the intersection of…
  • Jul 15

    IRS Regulations on the Chopping Block

    IRS Regulations on the Chopping Block
    Tax practitioners have complained for years about the ever-expanding scope and complexity of both the Internal Revenue Code and Treasury Regulations. A possible shrinkage in the Treasury Regulations may soon occur.On April 21, 2017, President…
  • Jul 8

    Update to Guide on U.S. Taxation of Nonresident Alien

    Update to Guide on U.S. Taxation of Nonresident Alien
    I first wrote a simplified guide to U.S. taxation of nonresident aliens before the Internet and emails. The first few editions were printed and mailed out to persons on our firm's mailing list. Eventually, I circulated it by email, and then…
Rank this Week: 928

Seay Law Firm Blog

Seay Law Firm Blog

Covers Texas tax law.

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

    Appeals Court: No COGS for Heavy Equipment Delivery/Pick-up Fee

    Appeals Court: No COGS for Heavy Equipment Delivery/Pick-up Fee
    The Texas Third Court of Appeals recently held in Hegar v. Sunstate Equipment Co., LLC, that a company that leased heavy equipment to construction products could not include its delivery and pick-up fees for the equipment in its cost of goods…
  • Jan 19

    Business Buyer Owes Tax Not Assessed Until After Purchase, Appeals Court Say

    Business Buyer Owes Tax Not Assessed Until After Purchase, Appeals Court Say
    The Texas Third Court of Appeals held today in Agri-Plex Heating and Cooling, LLC v. Hegar that the purchaser of a business may be liable for Texas sales and use tax assessed against the business for the time before the purchase, even if the…
  • Jan 6

    Movie Theaters Still Qualify for COGS, Appeals Court Say

    Movie Theaters Still Qualify for COGS, Appeals Court Say
    The Third Court of Appeals issued a new opinion today in American Multi-Cinema, Inc. v. Hegar, over a year and a half after the Texas Comptroller filed a motion for rehearing.  The new opinion leaves in places the Third Court of…
Rank this Week: 3609

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: 3596

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…
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South Florida Estate Planning Law

South Florida Estate Planning Law

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

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

    Florida Supreme Court Adopts Amendments to Guardianship Accounting Rule

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

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

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

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

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

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 13

    It all depends on how you look at it

    It all depends on how you look at it
    The New York Mets must be the best team in baseball.  They have an All-Star outfielder whom their manager doesn't even plan to play.Somehow it doesn't sound as good if you say that they have a manager who doesn't even plan to play their…
  • Jul 13

    Speaker schedule for 2018 NYU Tax Policy Colloquium

    Speaker schedule for 2018 NYU Tax Policy Colloquium
    We now have a tentative speaker schedule for the 2018 NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, which I will be co-teaching with Lily Batchelder. We'll be meeting on Tuesdays, from 4:10 to 6 pm, in Vanderbilt 208 (our usual room).  It goes like…
  • Jul 2

    Travel reading

    Travel reading
    The amount I read for pleasure on my travels was reduced by my also needing to read papers that were being presented, while also polishing my presentations and working on my literature book. But, during the Mexico City and Oxford trips, I did…
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Subchapter Tax

Subchapter Tax

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

http://subchaptertax.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3736

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: 1078

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.
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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: 3485

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Office of Kunal Patel, LLC.

https://www.kpateloffice.com/blog/
  • Jul 16

    Innocent Spouse Relief

    Innocent Spouse Relief
    When a husband and wife sign a joint tax return, each spouse is jointly and severally liable for all taxes relating to that year. Where one spouse does not believe he or she should be liable for the  full amount of the tax liability,…
  • Jul 9

    How the IRS Investigates FBAR Violation

    How the IRS Investigates FBAR Violation
    How the IRS Investigates FBAR Violations In this article are the IRS’ internal procedures for investigations of FBAR violations. After the foreign bank reports the non-compliant taxpayer’s account information to the foreign taxing…
  • Jun 25

    Foreign Bank Account Reporting under the Bank Secrecy Act (FBARs)

    Foreign Bank Account Reporting under the Bank Secrecy Act (FBARs)
    Foreign Bank Account Reporting under the Bank Secrecy Act (FBARs) If you are a US citizen or tax resident, you may have a foreign bank account reporting obligation. There are individuals who don’t report their foreign financial accounts…
Rank this Week: 1487

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,…
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Tax Blog

Tax Blog

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

http://www.irstaxtrouble.com/category/tax-blog/
  • Jul 21

    Cash-Basis Taxpayers Can Deduct Reclamation Costs Under Sec. 468

    Cash-Basis Taxpayers Can Deduct Reclamation Costs Under Sec. 468
    Section 468 allows a current deduction for mining and solid waste reclmation costs even though the expenses may not be incurred for several years–if not decades–in the future. It has traditionally been thought that only…
  • Jul 18

    The Form 1045 Dispute & Possible Solution: Include a Detailed Cover Letter

    The Form 1045 Dispute & Possible Solution: Include a Detailed Cover Letter
    The Form 1045, Application for Tentative Refund, is used to carryback losses, credits, etc. from the current year to prior years. In many cases it is used when a taxpayer was previously profitable and then incurrs a loss. The now ..... The…
  • Jul 14

    Court Says No Tax Due on Foreign Corporation’s Redemption of U.S. Partnership Interest

    Court Says No Tax Due on Foreign Corporation’s Redemption of U.S. Partnership Interest
    Many businesses that operate outside of the U.S. want to do business in the U.S. and they want to limit their exposure to U.S. income taxes. To do this, many in-bound investments are structured as U.S. partnerships with the parntership…
Rank this Week: 1542

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/
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Tax Controversy Sentinel

Tax Controversy Sentinel

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://taxcontroversy.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2198

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/
Rank this Week: 1995

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 20

    Can New Federal Guidance Unlock the Residential PACE Market? We’re Almost There!

    Can New Federal Guidance Unlock the Residential PACE Market? We’re Almost There!
    Under newly issued guidance, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will begin insuring mortgages on qualifying properties with PACE assessments.Unlike the active commercial Property Assessed…
  • Apr 5

    IRS Rules on Late Inverted Lease Election

    IRS Rules on Late Inverted Lease Election
    This is an article‎ that David Burton published in Tax Notes that discusses three recent Internal Revenue Service rulings in which permission was granted, in what appears to be solar energy project, inverted lease transactions, in…
  • Mar 29

    Question and Answer from the Tax Equity Structuring, Financial Modeling and HLBV Accounting Seminar

    Question and Answer from the Tax Equity Structuring, Financial Modeling and HLBV Accounting Seminar
    Question from Seminar Participant: The tax equity investor invests to own only a portion of the production tax credits (PTCs) up front, since there is an unknown of the actual production levels of the wind farm. What does the…
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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: 1539

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: 4021