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JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Apr 18

    Denigration as Forbidden Conduct and Required Judicial Rhetoric

    Denigration as Forbidden Conduct and Required Judicial Rhetoric
    Steven D. Smith, The Jurisprudence of Denigration, U.C. Davis L. Rev (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN.Paul HorwitzSteven D. Smith has written another characteristically challenging paper. I fear that the paper, “The Jurisprudence…
  • Apr 16

    Rethinking the Role of Agencies in Private Regulatory Enforcement

    Rethinking the Role of Agencies in Private Regulatory Enforcement
    David Freeman Engstrom, Agencies as Litigation Gatekeepers, 123 Yale L. J. 616 (2013).Mark SeidenfeldOver the past several decades, many scholars have weighed in on benefits and detriments of authorizing private parties to sue to enforce…
  • Apr 15

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22
    Deborah L. Brake, Retaliation in an EEO World, 89 Ind. L.J. 115 (2014).Alex B. LongWhistleblowers and workplace retaliation victims continue to make headlines in the national media. From Edward Snowden to NFL players Chris Kluwe and…
Rank this Week: 2003

Kanzlei Hellinger

Kanzlei Hellinger

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

http://hellinger.eu/en/
  • Feb 3

    Nachträgliche Werbungskosten bei Vermietungseinkünften

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

    Die Initiale 2013 – Da geht mehr!

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

    Die Initiale 2013 – Da geht mehr!

    Die Initiale 2013 – Da geht mehr!
    Am 22.11.2013 und 23.11.2013 war die Gründermesse Initiale in Dortmund. Als gründungsaffiner Berater nutzt man gerne eine solche Gelegenheit, um sich unter die Startups und deren Supporter zu mischen. Da die Datev zusammen mit dem…
Rank this Week: 2778

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 14

    Excellent Guide on International Estate and Inheritance Taxe

    Excellent Guide on International Estate and Inheritance Taxe
    While I have not had a chance to review it thoroughly to confirm its accuracy, I note that the accounting firm, Ernst & Young, has posted a detailed analysis of the estate and inheritance tax laws of almost every country in this…
  • Mar 10

    Calculating NJ Executor Commission

    Calculating NJ Executor Commission
    From time to time, people ask me about executor's commissions and trustee's commissions in New Jersey.  Because it is a bit complex, I have broken it down into two posts and I will focus on commissions for executors and administrators…
  • Mar 10

    Calculating Trustee Commissions in NJ

    Calculating Trustee Commissions in NJ
    From time to time, people ask me how executor's commissions and trustee's commissions should be calculated.  I have already written a post on calculating executor and administrator commissions, so this post will focus on Trustee…
Rank this Week: 2911

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Apr 14

    Illegale Einwanderung: Sanktionen gegen Airlines befürwortet

    Illegale Einwanderung: Sanktionen gegen Airlines befürwortet
    Airlines drohen künftig Bussen, wenn sie Passagiere ohne gültige Reisepapiere in die Schweiz fliegen. Der Ständerat hat am 19. März 2014 als Erstrat Gesetzesänderungen gutgeheissen, mit welchen der Bundesrat die…
  • Apr 12

    Beibehaltung der Lex Friedrich

    Beibehaltung der Lex Friedrich
    Das Bundesgesetz über den Erwerb von Grundstücken durch Personen im Ausland (Lex Friedrich) beinhaltet eine Beschränkung der Erwerbsmöglichkeiten von Schweizer Liegenschaften durch Ausländer. Seit 1997 können…
  • Apr 8

    Die verfassungsmässige Auslegung der Zustellfiktion von Art. 85 Abs. 4 lit. a StPO im Zusammenhang mit der Einsprache gegen einen Strafbefehl

    Die verfassungsmässige Auslegung der Zustellfiktion von Art. 85 Abs. 4 lit. a StPO im Zusammenhang mit der Einsprache gegen einen Strafbefehl
    Die schweizerische Strafprozessordnung sieht in Art. 85 Abs. 4 lit. a vor, dass eine eingeschriebene Postsendung, die nicht abgeholt wurde, am siebten Tag nach der erfolglosen Zustellung als zugestellt gilt. Das Bundesgericht hatte im Urteil…
Rank this Week: 2802

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: 3119

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: 4535

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/
  • Sep 11

    Gifts To Caregiver - Special Protocols Are Required. Sample Case Where Court of Appeals Ruled Step-Daughter Was An "Heir" For Purposes of "Blood or Marriage" Exception

    Gifts To Caregiver - Special Protocols Are Required. Sample Case Where Court of Appeals Ruled Step-Daughter Was An "Heir" For Purposes of "Blood or Marriage" Exception
    When a client (especially an elderly one) wants to make a bequest to a caregiver in estate planning documents (a trust or will), the law requires a special protocol. Similarly, when we are hired as an administrator or to represent…
  • Jun 6

    Can I Represent Myself in Probate Court?

    Can I Represent Myself in Probate Court?
    One common question that we often hear is the following:"do I have to hire a lawyer in Probate Court?"I would note that this question also comes up during Probate Court hearings on a regular basis, because on a typical day, out of about 50 or…
  • May 9

    Probate and Trust Administration Top Post

    Probate and Trust Administration Top Post
     The other day I was looking through all the stats on the blog, to see the most popular posts.  In first place is What happens when someone dies without a will?  with 1550 views.  If you liked that one, check the …
Rank this Week: 1413

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: 3882

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/
  • Apr 18

    Know Your Tax Return Preparer

    Know Your Tax Return Preparer
    A recent Tax Court decision, Johnson v. Comr., T.C. Memo 2014-67, indicates why it’s important to screen one’s tax return preparer. Although the taxpayer came out on the losing side in terms of the substantive tax issue, by…
  • Apr 16

    Once Again, What’s a Tax?

    Once Again, What’s a Tax?
    Six years ago, in What’s in a Tax Label?, I noted that calling a tax increase a “loophole closer” doesn’t change the reality that a tax increase is in the works. The following year, in Please, It’s Not a Tax, I…
  • Apr 14

    Can a Dead Person Be a Dependent?

    Can a Dead Person Be a Dependent?
    As the April 15 deadline approaches, it seems appropriate to take a look at one of the more “interesting” attempts at a tax deduction to have come to my attention. In a series of 13 Crazy Tax Deductions, one described the attempt…
Rank this Week: 2128

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 3

    How Do You Know If You Could Be Sued by Your Mortgage Lender on a "Deficiency" After Foreclosure (or Short Sale)

    How Do You Know If You Could Be Sued by Your Mortgage Lender on a "Deficiency" After Foreclosure (or Short Sale)
    A blog post here last month discussed the growing wave of lawsuits by lenders for the balance of mortgage loans left over from foreclosures (and in some cases short sales), known legally as lawsuits for the recovery of "deficiencies." As…
Rank this Week: 2104

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Tax Day 2014

    Tax Day 2014
    It’s April 15th — tax filing deadline day!  From where I sit, there are only a couple more hours left to file your federal income tax return.  Today I should be writing about (and you should be reading about)…
  • Apr 12

    Supermodel Gisele Blames IRS Audit on her Forbes List Ranking

    Supermodel Gisele Blames IRS Audit on her Forbes List Ranking
    Are you not making the millions you planned to make?  Is your face not occupying magazine covers? Is your name nowhere to be found on any Forbes lists?  Well, the silver lining is that you are not subject to any … Continue…
  • Apr 7

    Koskinen’s Press Club Speech

    Koskinen’s Press Club Speech
    The IRS Commissioner typically speaks at a National Press Club luncheon once a year.  It is the perfect venue to learn about the Commissioner, his vision, and everything at the top of his to-do list.  Here are a few things ……
Rank this Week: 3287

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: 3758

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: 2668

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: 1999

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: 1722

Nolo's Tax Law Tips

Nolo's Tax Law Tips

Covers tax law.

http://blog.nolo.com/taxes/
  • Mar 31

    IRS Clarifies IRA Rollover Ground Rule

    IRS Clarifies IRA Rollover Ground Rule
    Taxpayers have long been allowed to withdraw funds from an IRA, and not be taxed on the distributions as long as the sum was paid back to an IRA within a 60 day period – and this sort of transaction has only been allowed only once per…
  • Mar 20

    What is a Principal Residence?

    What is a Principal Residence?
    A very recent New York District Court decision (Cohen v. U.S., 2/28/14) provides a lot of good narrative for taxpayers wondering how Internal Revenue Code Section 121 (Exclusion of Gain From Sale of Principal Residence) truly works.  The…
  • Mar 17

    Keep IRS Posted on Your Addre

    Keep IRS Posted on Your Addre
    Folks sometimes wonder how important it is to keep IRS informed of your current address. Short answer: it is important – don’t overlook it. Most importantly, some IRS communications are time sensitive, and bad things can happen if…
Rank this Week: 3485

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 26

    Supreme Court - Severance Subject to FICA

    Supreme Court - Severance Subject to FICA
    This week the Supreme Court decided the case of US vs. Quality Stores and reversed the 6th Circuit’s holding that severance payments made to terminated employees were not subject to FICA.  Quality Stores had brought a case to…
  • Mar 5

    Update on Freedom From Religion Foundation v. IRS

    Update on Freedom From Religion Foundation v. IRS
    In August of last year I had commented on my interest in the Freedom from Religion Foundation’s challenge to the IRS’ selective enforcement (or, zero enforcement) of the prohibition on political activities against churches. …
Rank this Week: 3866

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi.

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/home/
  • Feb 21

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week - February 21, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week - February 21, 2014
    The Nonprofit Law Blog will be getting a new look next week. Have a listen to Gavin DeGraw's Everything Will Change (the official song of Team USA 2014) while perusing this week's tweets on nonprofits, philanthropy, governance and social…
  • Feb 19

    IRS Deadline: March 1, 2014 - Who is Your Responsible Party?

    IRS Deadline: March 1, 2014 - Who is Your Responsible Party?
    Do you know who your organization has reported to the IRS as its responsible party? Your organization should make sure the IRS has the current information by the February 28, 2014 deadline. According to the Instructions to IRS Form 8822-B:...
  • Feb 14

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week - February 14, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week - February 14, 2014
    Happy Valentine's Day. Have a listen to Chet Baker's My Funny Valentine while perusing this week's tweets on nonprofits, philanthropy, governance and social enterprises: Foundation Center: Can My Business Be a Nonprofit? Free webinar 2/26,…
Rank this Week: 624

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/
  • Apr 18

    Non-Tax Benefits of Family Limited Liability Companie

    Non-Tax Benefits of Family Limited Liability Companie
    Family Limited Liability Companies (FLLC) are one of several asset protection tools used to preserve assets of family businesses. These assets may include real estate and investments. Creating an FLLC involves legal fees, filing costs and…
  • Apr 15

    IRA Custodian Not Responsible for RMD

    IRA Custodian Not Responsible for RMD
    Failing to take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) results in a penalty for the account owner. IRA account custodians are only responsible for notifying owners of their RMD; the owner must take the steps necessary to draw a distribution.…
  • Mar 31

    3 Requirements for NC Long-Term Care Insurance Policie

    3 Requirements for NC Long-Term Care Insurance Policie
    Time and research is required to understand elder care in North Carolina. Individuals starting to explore long-term care insurance may not realize that North Carolina imposes several requirements on insurance providers. These requirements…
Rank this Week: 1025

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: 2014

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: 4560

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: 2066

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/
  • Mar 11

    Who to Name as a Beneficiary for Your Life Insurance

    Who to Name as a Beneficiary for Your Life Insurance
    Lately, I've had a lot of questions from clients about life insurance policies and who to name as beneficiaries. Here's what I tell most people to do: Name YOUR TRUST as the beneficiary (if you have a trust)Name YOUR SPOUSE as the…
  • Dec 22

    Advance Health Care Directives and End of Life Choice

    Advance Health Care Directives and End of Life Choice
    The tragic case of the Oakland twelve-year old girl, declared brain dead after a routine surgery by the hospital, and her parent's plea to keep her connected to a ventilator nonetheless, reminds me yet again of the value and importance of…
  • Nov 18

    There's Still Time to Make 2013 Annual Gift

    There's Still Time to Make 2013 Annual Gift
    As we approach the winter solstice and the dreaded holiday decorations begin to appear at every single store in the neighborhood, I thought I'd remind our readers that there's still time to make an annual gift for 2013. The annual gift tax…
Rank this Week: 1856

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

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

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 18

    Tips For When You Owe Taxe

    Tips For When You Owe Taxe
    If you completed your tax return earlier this year and found out that you owe taxes, don’t worry. Sure owing the IRS sounds scary, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, there are several things you can do to help cover your tax…
  • Apr 16

    Bike Sharing Program Halted By Bankruptcy

    Bike Sharing Program Halted By Bankruptcy
    Ever been to a big city and seen a row of rentable bikes parked along the sidewalk? In recent years  more cities have been jumping onto the bike sharing program, offering patrons a new way to get around with minimal expense. Compared to…
  • Apr 14

    Common Bankruptcy Concern

    Common Bankruptcy Concern
    When people think of the bankruptcy process they often think of liquidation. The unfortunate truth is that many people will miss out on a fresh start free from debts because of a lack of understanding about how the bankruptcy process actually…
Rank this Week: 708

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: 1406

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
  • Mar 25

    IRS: Bitcoin is Property, Not Currency

    IRS: Bitcoin is Property, Not Currency
    Today, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") issued Notice 2014-21 regarding some federal tax prinicples associated with transactions utlizing virtual currency, such as Bitcoin. Among other things, this means that if a person purchases a…
  • Feb 17

    What Is An Advance Healthcare Directive?

    What Is An Advance Healthcare Directive?
    An advance healthcare directive, such as a living will, is a legal document that sets forth a person’s end-of-life healthcare treatment desires. Generally, an advance healthcare directive does not become effective until a person is not…
  • Jan 31

    Obama Announces MyRA Retirement Account

    Obama Announces MyRA Retirement Account
    Wall Street Journal: President Barack Obama signed a presidential memorandum Wednesday authorizing the Treasury Department to create a new retirement-savings vehicle aimed at workers who don't have access to traditional retirement accounts,…
Rank this Week: 2022

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: 3565

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/
  • Apr 14

    Nebraska Legislature Expands Homestead Exemption Eligibility

    Nebraska Legislature Expands Homestead Exemption Eligibility
    The Nebraska legislature recently passed a bill which will allow more Nebraska homeowners to use the homestead exemption for real property taxes. The Nebraska homestead exemption phases out as a taxpayer’s income increases. Under prior…
  • Apr 10

    What Do I Do If I Have a Tax Dispute With the IRS?

    What Do I Do If I Have a Tax Dispute With the IRS?
    That’s going to depend on what type of dispute you have. If the dispute is based on a previously-filed tax return, the first thing I would recommend is to go back to the person who prepared your return. A lot…Read more ›
  • Apr 9

    If I Move Out of the Country, Do I Still Pay U.S. Income Tax?

    If I Move Out of the Country, Do I Still Pay U.S. Income Tax?
    If you are a U.S. citizen living abroad, the U.S. income tax requirements are generally the same as if you lived in the United States. All gross income, whether made in the United States or abroad is subject to U.S.…Read more ›
Rank this Week: 2396

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 18

    It Was a Dark and Stormy Night . . .

    It Was a Dark and Stormy Night . . .
    . . . but then the IRS saw the light. 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…
Rank this Week: 2365

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.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2385

Seay Law Firm Blog

Seay Law Firm Blog

Covers Texas tax law.

http://www.seaytaxlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    Taxpayers’ first appellate margin tax win becomes final

    Taxpayers’ first appellate margin tax win becomes final
    The Third Court of Appeals’ decision in Combs v. Newpark Resources, Inc. became final today.  The Texas Comptroller did not file a timely appeal with the Texas Supreme Court, so the Third Court of Appeals issued its mandate…
  • Mar 14

    Another Taxpayer Win in Texas Margin Tax Case

    Another Taxpayer Win in Texas Margin Tax Case
    The Third Court of Appeals’ recent opinion in Titan Transportation v. Combs is another big win for taxpayers under the revised Texas franchise tax (also known as the Texas margin tax).  In opinion, the Third Court of Appeals…
  • Feb 12

    Third Court of Appeals Expands Aircraft Sales Tax Exemption

    Third Court of Appeals Expands Aircraft Sales Tax Exemption
    The Third Court of Appeals’ opinion in Cirrus Exploration Company v. Combs expands the number of businesses who may purchase aircraft without paying Texas sales and use tax.  In doing so, the Third Court of Appeals once again…
Rank this Week: 3774

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…
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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: 4602

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/
  • 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,…
  • Jun 3

    I’ve been named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine

    I’ve been named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine
    I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine in the area of Estate Planning & Probate. http://digital.superlawyers.com/superlawyers/flslrs13#pg101
  • May 1

    My Interview on the Shalom Show

    My Interview on the Shalom Show
    Below is my interview with the Shalom Show, a Jewish public affairs cable show that is on tv nationwide.        
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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/
Rank this Week: 1169

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: 2346

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/
  • 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…
  • Feb 27

    Deadline Looms for School Districts to decide on Veterans Exemption

    Deadline Looms for School Districts to decide on Veterans Exemption
    Kathleen M. BennettBond, Schoeneck & King member, Rebecca Speno has been presenting to school districts in central New York about the costs associated with providing an optional real property tax exemption to veterans.  See the full…
  • Feb 23

    Is Property Tax Reform Finally Coming to New York?

    Is Property Tax Reform Finally Coming to New York?
    Kathleen M. BennettIn November 2013, Governor Cuomo released the Final Report of the New York State Tax Reform and Fairness Commission regarding tax reform. One week later, the New York State Senate Republican Conference Tax Policy…
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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/
  • 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: 3205

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…
  • 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…
  • Mar 9

    Is Mental Disease or Impairment a defense to “Willfulness” penalties for FBAR purposes?

    Is Mental Disease or Impairment a defense to “Willfulness” penalties for FBAR purposes?
    In a pending civil penalty case in Florida the government puts forth its argument in clear language to describe what constitutes “willful” failure to file a Report of Foreign Financial Account (FBAR). In its Motion for Summary…
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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://www.clearvisionlaw.com/tax-controversy-and-litigation-blog/
Rank this Week: 2411

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
Rank this Week: 2341

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: 3039