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Your Texas Estate Plan

Your Texas Estate Plan

Covers tax and estate planning. By Jacob Pelley.

http://www.yourtexasestateplan.com/
  • Mar 20

    Efiling: Tips, Tricks, and Conspiracy, and a primer on creating (free-ish) Text-Searchable PDFS

    Efiling: Tips, Tricks, and Conspiracy, and a primer on creating (free-ish) Text-Searchable PDFS
    I really don't like efiling.  I do not think I am alone. I laud the clerks and technicians who have spend countless hours getting trained, working out the bugs, and helping me when my document was not "text searchable" or "submitted…
  • Feb 26

    Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning

    Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning
    Prehistoric man, and this guy,  had to be do-it-yourself'ers by necessity (decent read at the link, yourtexasestateplan.com does not advocate stealing from neighbors if you adopt the hermit lifestyle, even if it is innocuous and out of…
  • Jan 13

    The dead hand: Controlling heirs through conditional bequest

    The dead hand: Controlling heirs through conditional bequest
    When an inheritance or gift is based on a condition, this process is often referred to as the "dead hand."  The issue has been around for a long time: "What I am saying is that as long as the heir is a child, he is no different from…
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Accel Tax Blog

Accel Tax Blog

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

http://www.acceltaxandbusiness.com/blog.php
Rank this Week: 3079

Tax Plus Blog

Tax Plus Blog

Covers UK tax issues. By Mercer & Hole.

http://www.mercerhole.co.uk/blog/tax-plus/
  • Mar 19

    Moving on to digital tax account

    Moving on to digital tax account
    A radical step in the modernisation of the UK tax system is the announcement that digital tax accounts will be introduced with the intention that these will displace tax return filing obligations.  HMRC plan to make the new digitalised…
  • Mar 19

    Annuity unlocking

    Annuity unlocking
    There will be changes to annuities with a view to equalising the position with regards to the pension freedoms already made to income drawdown arrangements. From April 2016, individuals who have already purchased an annuity will be permitted…
  • Mar 19

    Where there’s a Will – there’s a way to change it

    Where there’s a Will – there’s a way to change it
    The use of a deed of variation (sometimes called a deed of family arrangement) is a long established practice which enables the terms of a Will to be altered by the beneficiaries after the death of the testator. If the appropriate election is…
Rank this Week: 2030

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

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

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • Mar 18

    Alaska Overtime — Professional Employee Exemption Doesn’t Cover Pilot

    Alaska Overtime — Professional Employee Exemption Doesn’t Cover Pilot
    By: Clayton Walker Alaska Overtime law requires covered employers to pay overtime to covered employees.  One exemption to the overtime law is the Professional Employee Exemption.  The old Alaska exemption was not the same as the…
  • Feb 5

    Purchased Property at Foreclosure Sale

    Purchased Property at Foreclosure Sale
    By: Clayton Walker Foreclosure Sale — Buyer’s Perspective When people buy property at Foreclosure sales they often find that the house came with former owners still occupying the house.  How do you get them out?  In…
  • Sep 27

    Alaska won’t Defend Employees in 1981 Claim

    Alaska won’t Defend Employees in 1981 Claim
    By: Clayton Walker Sheldon Slade filed an action against an Alaska State Employee alleging a 42 U.S.C. 1981 claim.  That claim asserts that the employee discriminated against him. That claim cannot be asserted against a State. The…
Rank this Week: 2981

TaxMama's TaxQuips

TaxMama's TaxQuips

Daily tax and small business podcast with tax and small business news tidbits covering investment, inheritance real estate and more.

http://www.taxquips.com/?cat=TaxQuips
  • Mar 18

    Oops Got Another 1099, W-2, etc

    Oops Got Another 1099, W-2, etc
    Today TaxMama® hears from various folks in the TaxQuips Forum and elsewhere with another common problem. “I filed my tax return and then got another W-2, 1099, or a corrected 1099 from my brokers. What should I do now?” …
  • Mar 9

    Moving & Payroll

    Moving & Payroll
    Today TaxMama® hears from various folks in the TaxQuips Forum and elsewhere with this common problem. “My client moved to a different state while working for the same company. His W-2 shows withholding for the former state, but none…
  • Feb 23

    TaxMama s TaxQuips Home Schooling

    TaxMama s TaxQuips Home Schooling
    Today TaxMama® hears from Sharonda in the TaxQuips Forum with this fun topic, let me re-phrase. “I have a new client that home schools her children. What tax breaks are available to her?” …
Rank this Week: 1369

Global Tax Enforcement

Global Tax Enforcement

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

http://www.globaltaxenforcement.com/
  • Mar 18

    Update: Banca Privada d’Andorra Succumbs After FinCEN Action

    Update: Banca Privada d’Andorra Succumbs After FinCEN Action
    On March 16, 2015, Banca Privada d’Andorra sought bankruptcy protection in the midst of a run on the bank by depositors.  The run and bankruptcy were the result of FinCEN’s March 10, 2015, announcement that it would bar U.S.…
  • Mar 12

    FinCEN Blacklists Banca Privada d’Andorra

    FinCEN Blacklists Banca Privada d’Andorra
    On March 10, 2015, FinCEN designated Banca Privada d’Andorra, based in the Principality of Andorra, as a foreign financial institution of primary money-laundering concern pursuant to Section 311 of the USA PATRIOT Act (Section…
  • Mar 3

    FinCEN Imposes Significant Fines In a Warning to Adhere to Due Diligence Requirement

    FinCEN Imposes Significant Fines In a Warning to Adhere to Due Diligence Requirement
    In its recent decision to impose $20 million in sanctions upon Oppenheimer and Co. for the company’s failure to maintain internal controls to promote enforcement of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), FinCEN revealed the emphasis it places on…
Rank this Week: 3556

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: 1394

EstateAware

EstateAware

Covers personal legal and financial planning. By Griffin Bridgers.

http://www.estateaware.com
  • Mar 16

    Digital Estate Planning: The Age of the Information Fiduciary

    Digital Estate Planning: The Age of the Information Fiduciary
    In my previous digital estate planning post, I posed the question regarding the difference between the decedent in the 1990’s who threw away all his bank accounts, photos, and family letters before death, and the decedent in…
  • Feb 2

    Digital Estate Planning: The Role of the Attorney

    Digital Estate Planning: The Role of the Attorney
    The duty of an estate planning attorney, at its core, is to allow a client to create a plan which is legally enforceable, which minimizes conflict,  and which maximizes benefits available under law.  An attorney costs money, and the…
  • Jan 28

    Digital Estate Planning: Profiteering or Legitimate Concern?

    Digital Estate Planning: Profiteering or Legitimate Concern?
    If you haven’t figured out by now, one of my biggest issues with estate planning is the incessant fear-mongering used to scare people into getting their estate planning done.  As I have previously mentioned, fear is not a motivator…
Rank this Week: 2482

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

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

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 13

    What are the top signs a criminal tax investigation is forthcoming?

    What are the top signs a criminal tax investigation is forthcoming?
    While many people think that a criminal tax situation is something that cannot happen to them unless they had the intent to defraud the government, the truth is that criminal tax charges can be triggered by even a slight misstep. Mistakes on…
  • Mar 12

    More than 100 International Agreements Mean the Risk of Undisclosed Foreign Account Detection is Higher Than Ever

    More than 100 International Agreements Mean the Risk of Undisclosed Foreign Account Detection is Higher Than Ever
    At one point, banking secrecy laws in traditional tax havens were considered to provide ample protections in concealing the identity of the account holder. Wealthy individuals, companies, partnerships and a variety of other entities utilized…
  • Mar 11

    Filing Taxes Each and Every Year is Essential

    Filing Taxes Each and Every Year is Essential
    If you were to ask people about the things that they should do every single year, they are likely to mention visiting the doctor for a physical, taking their car in for preventative maintenance, and maybe even a tradition that the person…
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Todd S. Unger Blog

Todd S. Unger Blog

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

http://www.irsproblemsolve.com/blog/
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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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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 6

    If You Are Named as Executor, Pay Attention

    If You Are Named as Executor, Pay Attention
    Executor fails to file estate taxes when due. $1.2 million in penalties result.
  • Feb 11

    Sometimes It is the Little Things: Arguing About Stuff

    Sometimes It is the Little Things: Arguing About Stuff
    Estate planning is often motivated by the big things. I’m not getting philosophical here. Forget about life and death. On a practical level, what brings families into my office are often the big financial assets–the house,…
  • Jan 23

    Right to Die Law Proposed for California

    Right to Die Law Proposed for California
    For the first time since 2007, legislation has been introduced in this year’s State Senate that would legalize physician-assisted suicide in California. The bill, SB 128,  The End of Life Option Act, is modeled on Oregon’s…
Rank this Week: 2799

Seay Law Firm Blog

Seay Law Firm Blog

Covers Texas tax law.

http://www.seaytaxlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 5

    Supreme Court rules in state tax case

    Supreme Court rules in state tax case
    The United States Supreme Court recently decided Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl, a state tax case. In it, the Supreme Court ruled that a challenge in federal court to Colorado’s so-called “Amazon law” could go…
  • Aug 29

    Judge Finds Texas School Finance System Unconstitutional

    Judge Finds Texas School Finance System Unconstitutional
    A Travis County District Court judge ruled Thursday that Texas’s school finance system violates the Texas Constitution.  The judgment and associated findings of fact and conclusions of law are available here.  Review of the…
  • Aug 26

    Appeals Court Finds New Tax on Small Tobacco Manufacturers Unconstitutional

    Appeals Court Finds New Tax on Small Tobacco Manufacturers Unconstitutional
    The Third Court of Appeals recently held in Combs v. Texas Small Tobacco Coalition that a new tax on small tobacco manufacturers violates the Equal and Uniform Taxation Clause of the Texas Constitution.  In doing so, the Third Court…
Rank this Week: 2684

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/
  • Mar 5

    IRS Issues Notice Regarding PPACA Excise Tax

    IRS Issues Notice Regarding PPACA Excise Tax
    Part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) efforts to reduce healthcare costs include an excise tax on health insurers that provide benefits to employees above a threshold limit. This tax is designed to…
  • Mar 2

    Update to FMLA Definition of “Spouse”

    Update to FMLA Definition of “Spouse”
    The Department of Labor (“DOL”) has updated selected regulations to the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). The updates change the definition of spouse to mean: “husband or wife refers to the other person with…
  • Mar 2

    Potential Employer Requirements Due to Anthem, Inc. Data Breach

    Potential Employer Requirements Due to Anthem, Inc. Data Breach
    On February 4, 2015, Anthem Inc., one of the largest U.S. health insurers, notified the public that their data systems were breached. This breach potentially left customer names, social security numbers, and other personal information…
Rank this Week: 3019

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 4

    SCOTUS PARTIALLY RULES ON CSX CASE - REMANDS CASE FOR 3rd TIME

    SCOTUS PARTIALLY RULES ON CSX CASE - REMANDS CASE FOR 3rd TIME
    The Supreme Court of the United States ("SCOTUS") has had its hands full with tax cases this year. Although largely unpopular and unexciting for the general public, SCOTUS find tax cases even less appealing. In fact, since 1992 in Quill,…
  • Mar 3

    Taxpayer Wins In United States Supreme Court in DMA Case

    Taxpayer Wins In United States Supreme Court in DMA Case
    Direct Marketing Association has continued its fight for consumer privacy with Colorado. In September, 2014, I wrote about how DMA has taken its challenge up to the Supreme Court of the United States. DMA filed its opening DMA Brief.pdfin…
  • Feb 24

    FLORIDA DABT LOSES - BLUNT WRAPS NOT TAXABLE

    FLORIDA DABT LOSES - BLUNT WRAPS NOT TAXABLE
    For the past few years, I have been writing a number of blogs and articles recently discussing the Department of Business and Professional Regulation here in Florida and its potentially unfair audit tactics. Many of you have seen cigar…
Rank this Week: 3046

Texas Tax Talk

Texas Tax Talk

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texastaxtalk.com/
  • Mar 4

    Could a Cadillac Health Plan Put the Brakes on Obamacare?

    Could a Cadillac Health Plan Put the Brakes on Obamacare?
    The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments Wednesday, March 4 on certain aspects of the Affordable Care Act.  This has the potential to unravel President Barack Obama’s beloved health care plan. Another aspect of Obamacare that…
  • Feb 16

    IRS Telephone Fraud By “Mr. F-#-@-K Y-O-U”

    IRS Telephone Fraud By “Mr. F-#-@-K Y-O-U”
    Every year the IRS sends out its “Dirty Dozen” list.  This is a compilation of the most prevalent tax scams, with the intent to inform and warn taxpayers of tax related rip-offs. The very first on the list involves phone…
  • Feb 11

    Not Paying Your Employment Taxes? Prison Time Could Be In Your Future

    Not Paying Your Employment Taxes? Prison Time Could Be In Your Future
    It is a very common story for small businesses to get behind on paying employment taxes.  Federal employment taxes are largely made up of FICA and withholding taxes.  The IRS is especially keen on businesses who fail to pay these…
Rank this Week: 2247

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/
  • Mar 4

    If You Have a Mortgage With Chase and Were in Bankruptcy, You May Be Getting a "Break" from Them Soon

    If You Have a Mortgage With Chase and Were in Bankruptcy, You May Be Getting a "Break" from Them Soon
    Admitting it was a "bad boy" handling mortgages in bankruptcy, Chase recently entered a settlement with the federal government to compensate more than 25,000 US homeowners. The settlement is subject to court approval. The United States…
  • Jan 20

    Avoid Scams: IRS does NOT contact taxpayers by email!

    Avoid Scams: IRS does NOT contact taxpayers by email!
    It's tax season and the scam artists are also out in force. Even our law office -- which specializes in tax matters -- recently got an email asking us to pay a phony tax bill! There are a number of scams out there with criminals pretending…
  • Dec 10

    Five Holiday Deal "Gotcha's"

    Five Holiday Deal "Gotcha's"
    Here are common holiday "deals" that look good on the surface -- but are financial time bombs waiting to go off. Thanks to USAA financial services for bringing them to my attention. I share them with you: 1) "90-days same as cash." Don't…
Rank this Week: 4085

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 2

    Federal Tax Exemption and Sports Organization

    Federal Tax Exemption and Sports Organization
    Almost everyone intersects at some point in their life with a nonprofit organization that provides access to opportunities for children or adults to learn and play sports.  As many folks may be aware due to recent media coverage, even…
  • Feb 3

    Campaign Finance Board Dismisses ALEC Complaint

    Campaign Finance Board Dismisses ALEC Complaint
    Today the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board (MNCFPDB) released its findings of the investigation into ALEC, based on a 2012 complaint.
  • Nov 26

    1st Annual Robertson Law Office Santa Lawyer Contest

    1st Annual Robertson Law Office Santa Lawyer Contest
    Instead of sending out holiday cards, I prefer to give a contribution in honor of my clients to a local organization.  Last year, I chose that organization myself – this year, you get to help me!  Beginning on December 1st, I…
Rank this Week: 2861

Maryland Business Litigation…

Maryland Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylandbusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Kochhar v. Bansal: Court of Special Appeals' Decision Sheds Light on Bankruptcy Issue

    Kochhar v. Bansal: Court of Special Appeals' Decision Sheds Light on Bankruptcy Issue
    Civil litigators know that the impending bankruptcy of an opponent is bad news for any lawsuit that’s ongoing or in the works: Bankruptcy operates as an automatic stay of any state-court litigation against the debtor until the…
  • Feb 13

    When the MIA Comes A'Knocking...

    When the MIA Comes A'Knocking...
    The Maryland Insurance Administration, or the MIA, is charged with regulating the insurance industry in Maryland. Its responsibilities include issuing licenses to insurance professionals, developing policy, and drafting regulations.
  • Feb 7

    The Best Representation: Understanding Your Business and Its Functionalitie

    The Best Representation: Understanding Your Business and Its Functionalitie
    Toward the end of last year, I attended a discovery conference in D.C. Throughout the panel discussions of the proposed changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and various electronic discovery resources, I found myself thinking about…
Rank this Week: 2757

The Tax Lawyer Blog

The Tax Lawyer Blog

By William D. Hartsock.

http://thetaxlawyer.com/blog
  • Feb 28

    Pre-Trial Conferences in Tax Litigation

    Pre-Trial Conferences in Tax Litigation
    Although pre-trial conferences are not a typical occurrence in tax litigation, the Tax Court will occasionally allow them to take place to address intractable disputes between the parties. In tax litigation, it is generally the…
  • Feb 24

    Preparing for a Tax Court Trial

    Preparing for a Tax Court Trial
    When your case is set for trial in the tax court, you will generally receive notice approximately five months prior to the trial date. The Tax Court provides ample notice to litigants so that they are able to pursue out-of-court settlements…
  • Feb 20

    What to Expect at a Tax Court Trial

    What to Expect at a Tax Court Trial
    If you are preparing for a Tax Court trial, you likely have many questions regarding what to expect. On the first day of your trial, the Tax Court trial clerk will announce the calendar call, which announces the name of each case that has…
Rank this Week: 2405

Tax Machine Blog

Tax Machine Blog

Discusses tax topics. By Thomas S. Groth.

http://taxmachine.us
  • Feb 27

    IRS Playing Dirty to Get Result

    IRS Playing Dirty to Get Result
    It wasn’t long ago that Tax professionals in various blogs and internet communities (as well as, presumably in the “real world”) started warning others that the IRS was skipping preliminary notices of deficiency and going…
  • Feb 4

    What if taxing wealth was constitutional? Would it be OK to do it?

    What if taxing wealth was constitutional? Would it be OK to do it?
    It’s common phrase that we hear pundits throw around a lot – “Redistribution of wealth.” The phrase has common appeal too, for obvious reasons. For most people, taking something that “belongs” to one person…
  • Jan 20

    Obama, and his “Robin Hood” State of the Union Addre

    Obama, and his “Robin Hood” State of the Union Addre
    This past summer, Mark Morford wrote an article over at SFGATE referring to Barack Obama as the “best worst president ever.” In the article, he points out some facts of interest: The Dow Jones was “danc[ing] around…
Rank this Week: 2306

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Feb 27

    Highlights from the Toronto Centre CRA & Professionals Group Breakfast Seminar – February 19, 2015

    Highlights from the Toronto Centre CRA & Professionals Group Breakfast Seminar – February 19, 2015
    On February 19, 2015, at the Toronto Centre CRA & Professionals Group Breakfast Seminar CRA representatives provided an update on two topics: 1) online CRA e-services, and 2) Regulation 102 and Regulation 105 waivers for non-residents. An…
  • Feb 6

    Two New Judges Appointed to Tax Court of Canada

    Two New Judges Appointed to Tax Court of Canada
    Two new judges have been appointed to the Tax Court of Canada. From the news release published by the Department of Justice: OTTAWA, February 6, 2015 – The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of…
  • Feb 3

    Moore v. Getahun: Expert Witnesse

    Moore v. Getahun: Expert Witnesse
    On January 29, 2015, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its widely-anticipated reasons in Moore v. Getahun (2015 ONCA 55). In the lower court’s controversial decision released last year, the court criticized the practice of counsel…
Rank this Week: 1438

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

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

http://www.wbb-law.com/multimedia/blog
  • Feb 23

    The New Wisconsin Trust Code: Drafting the Rules Your Clients Need

    The New Wisconsin Trust Code: Drafting the Rules Your Clients Need
    By Randy S. Nelson.   From InsideTrack, the Bi-Weekly Newsletter of the State Bar of Wisconsin.  
  • Feb 10

    Capacity Issues in Estate Planning

    Capacity Issues in Estate Planning
    By Jacqueline L. Messler.  As the average age of Americans continues to rise, more cases of dementia are diagnosed, and the need for assistance for the elderly rises, estate planners are often faced with issues of capacity. …
  • Sep 30

    Plan Before You Think You Need To

    Plan Before You Think You Need To
    By Michael B. Berzowski.  On August 24,2014 while doing some yard work, I lost my footing , fell and managed to break both bones in my lower right leg along with some cartilage and tendon damage plus some bone chips in the heel area. As…
Rank this Week: 1777

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Covers international taxation.

http://www.narellemackenziecpa.com/blog/
  • Feb 16

    ADIT Network: Guest Article by Narelle MacKenzie

    ADIT Network: Guest Article by Narelle MacKenzie
    Ms. MacKenzie’s guest article has been featured in the February 2015 issues of the ADIT Student Newsletter. In the article, Ms. MacKenzie shares valuable exam preparation tips and strategies. These tips on studying for ADIT exams have…
  • Feb 12

    DJH International Tax – Live, Compact Training Courses – March 2015

    DJH International Tax – Live, Compact Training Courses – March 2015
    DJH International Tax Ltd. has been conducting short, intensive courses in international tax, US corporate tax and transfer pricing since 2011. Each course is 3-4 days in length, making them ideal for those who have limited free time. To…
  • Jan 28

    Help! My Client Has International Transaction

    Help! My Client Has International Transaction
    On January 27, 2015, Ms. MacKenzie presented to Hutchinson & Bloodgood, LLP on the US tax issues that may occur as a result of inbound transactions. Objectives of the presentation include: Gain an understanding of the tax issues for…
Rank this Week: 2887

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 13

    Dynasty and Generation Skipping Trusts Can Trigger a Compromise Tax

    Dynasty and Generation Skipping Trusts Can Trigger a Compromise Tax
    A number of years ago I wrote about the dangers of accidentally triggering a Compromise Tax in New Jersey and in Pennsylvania.  It occurs to me that most dynasty trusts are set up to go to children, grandchildren and more remote…
  • Jan 5

    Change in Pennsylvania Power of Attorney Law

    Change in Pennsylvania Power of Attorney Law
    Happy New Year!  Effective January 1, 2015, under Act 95, Pennsylvania modified Chapter 56 of Title 20 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, which deals with Powers of Attorney.  The amendment was made to try to better protect…
  • Dec 5

    Dynasty Trusts Explained

    Dynasty Trusts Explained
    I am frequently asked about the best way to transfer wealth to younger generations.  Sometimes people feel that absent having a minor child, a problem child or a special needs child, there is no reason to set up a trust.  Often…
Rank this Week: 1295

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/
Rank this Week: 4898

Taxing Tech

Taxing Tech

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

http://www.taxingtech.com/
  • Jan 31

    Michigan Extends Nexus to Similarly Named Businesse

    Michigan Extends Nexus to Similarly Named Businesse
    Recently, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed two bills that introduce affiliate and click-through nexus: S.B. 658 (for sales tax) and S.B. 659 (for use tax).  The bills take effect October 1, 2015.  Michigan first considered…
  • Jan 15

    Florida’s Rose By Any Other Name: A “Music Service […] is a Music Service;” Unless It’s An Information Service

    Florida’s Rose By Any Other Name: A “Music Service […] is a Music Service;” Unless It’s An Information Service
    Recently, the Florida Department of Revenue (“Department”) issued companion advisory opinions 14A19-005 and -006.  The Department found that purchases and rentals of online movies and music are not subject to sales tax. …
  • Sep 10

    Tax Tech Byte

    Tax Tech Byte
    Minnesota exempts webinars from sales and use tax Recently, Minnesota revised Tax Fact Sheet 177, announcing that webinars are tax exempt from sales tax starting July 1, 2014. In order to qualify for exemption, webinars must meet the…
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The Estate Planning and Wealth…

The Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation Blog for Trusted Advisors

Covers asset protection, estate and gift tax, and wills and trusts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://estateplanning.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jan 27

    Portability and Tenancy by the Entireties Combine for Asset Protection without Sacrificing Estate Tax Planning

    Portability and Tenancy by the Entireties Combine for Asset Protection without Sacrificing Estate Tax Planning
    Before portability became part of our estate planning vocabulary, planners seeking asset protection from tenancy by the entirety (TBE) property ownership and federal estate tax minimization usually needed to choose between the…
  • Jan 6

    Important Update to the 2014 Israeli Trust Income Tax Law

    Important Update to the 2014 Israeli Trust Income Tax Law
    Those affected by the new Israeli income tax law, which became effective on January 1, 2014 and subjected many previously tax-exempt trusts to significant Israeli income tax liability (See our previous blog post), now have until June 30, 2015…
  • Nov 24

    Recent Changes to Pennsylvania’s Power of Attorney Law May Impact You

    Recent Changes to Pennsylvania’s Power of Attorney Law May Impact You
    Pennsylvania has passed new legislation, known as Act 95 of 2014 (the “Act”), which has made significant changes to Pennsylvania’s Power of Attorney statute.  Most of the provisions take effect January 1, 2015, but…
Rank this Week: 2585

Tax Trials

Tax Trials

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

http://taxtrials.com/
Rank this Week: 1445

The Tax Lawyer's Blog

The Tax Lawyer's Blog

By the Pappas Group.

http://www.pappastax.com/the-tax-lawyers-blog/
  • Jan 21

    New Streamlined Procedures for Foreign Bank Account Violater

    New Streamlined Procedures for Foreign Bank Account Violater
    IRS Gives Big Break to Non-Willful Foreign Bank Account Holders On June 18th, 2014, the IRS announced that it had put in place new procedures for foreign bank account holders that effectively reduce the delinquency... Read More The post New…
  • Sep 3

    A Case for the Corporate Income Tax?

    A Case for the Corporate Income Tax?
    My old blogging friend, Joe Kristan, of Roth & Company has published his “Fight the Power” edition of Tax Roundup. In this case, the power to be fought isn’t the federal government, but private corporations.... Read…
  • Sep 1

    Failing to File a Tax Return is a Federal Tax Crime, Just Ask Wesley Snipe

    Failing to File a Tax Return is a Federal Tax Crime, Just Ask Wesley Snipe
    Actor Wesley Snipes went to jail for three years for failing to file his federal income tax returns. This should be a cautionary tale to any American or United States resident who has not filed... Read More The post Failing to File a Tax…
Rank this Week: 2304

Tom Tax Lawyer Blog

Tom Tax Lawyer Blog

By the Law Office of Thomas S. Groth.

http://tomtaxlawyer.com/blog/
  • Jan 20

    Cover Your Digital Asset

    Cover Your Digital Asset
    Who has access to your digital assets when you are gone? Who gets your Twitter account? Can your Administrator/Executor log into your Facebook account and see your private messages to your friends? Who gets your iTunes Library?…
  • Dec 18

    When do you have to file for a Collection Due Process hearing?

    When do you have to file for a Collection Due Process hearing?
    30 Days. That’s how long you have to file for a Collection Due Process hearing in response to a Levy notice from the IRS.   ///Start boring Tax Procedure Section/// Yesterday, Keith Fogg wrote a blog article over at…
  • Dec 16

    Tax Problems with the IRS in the Connecticut Area

    Tax Problems with the IRS in the Connecticut Area
      Connecticut is an expensive place to live. Sometimes, in order to get by, Connecticut taxpayers might put off paying their tax bill. It will take some time, but eventually the notices will start coming. You will get several notices…
Rank this Week: 2471

IRS Report Card

IRS Report Card

Comments of a 30-Year Former IRS Insider. By Mopsick Tax Law, LLP.

http://mopsicktaxlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    IRS TO ISSUE MORE TICKETS TO THE TAX COURT IN 2015

    IRS TO ISSUE MORE TICKETS TO THE TAX COURT IN 2015
    In a little noticed IRS revision to one of its form letters just last August,[1] the IRS has signaled that it will be issuing more 90-Day Letters[2] in certain cases where a taxpayer fails to satisfy a revenue agent’s request…
  • Nov 11

    A Look at the IRS Reorganization from the Inside: A Personal View of the old Sacramento District

    A Look at the IRS Reorganization from the Inside: A Personal View of the old Sacramento District
    My last blog of November 3rd generated some lively emails and comments on LinkedIn and it appears as though I hit a nerve. There are plenty of IRS veterans still in place as well as alumni around who remember what the IRS field offices…
  • Nov 3

    SIXTEEN YEARS LATER: WAS THE 1998 IRS REORGANIZATION GOOD GOVERNMENT OR BAD GOVERNMENT?

    SIXTEEN YEARS LATER: WAS THE 1998 IRS REORGANIZATION GOOD GOVERNMENT OR BAD GOVERNMENT?
    One of the best pieces of writing recently about  the IRS’s continued downward slide, is Professor Emeritus Frank Wolpe’s white paper[1], which was  published by the Taxation Section of the  American Bar Association…
Rank this Week: 4181

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/
  • Jan 7

    Late Filed Returns and Bankruptcy

    Late Filed Returns and Bankruptcy
    Historically, a taxpayer could late file tax returns and, after a two-year window, discharge the taxes in a Chapter Seven bankruptcy. Even if the IRS had done Substitute for Returns...
  • Nov 17

    FBAR in a FATCA World

    FBAR in a FATCA World
    FBAR is an acronym standing for Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Reports. This report is due annually June 30th on all Taxpayers with offshore assets; it is a Report...
  • Nov 4

    Can the IRS collect payroll taxes from the owner of an LLC?

    Can the IRS collect payroll taxes from the owner of an LLC?
    If a business is an LLC and is a disregarded entity (or one where an individual elects to be taxed as a sole proprietorship) does the IRS have to assess...
Rank this Week: 2420

Towson Tax Attorney

Towson Tax Attorney

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

http://towsontax.com
  • Dec 29

    Forming An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT)

    Forming An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT)
    An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust, or ILIT, should be of interest to any person buying life insurance. The ILIT is not just for people with estate tax issues. The ILIT can allow you to control how and when insurance proceeds are distributed…
  • Dec 29

    Forming An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT)

    Forming An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT)
    An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust, or ILIT, should be of interest to any person buying life insurance. The ILIT is not just for people with estate tax issues. The ILIT can allow you to control how and when insurance proceeds are distributed…
  • Jan 16

    Commercial Leases – Drafting and Review

    Commercial Leases – Drafting and Review
    Locating a property or a tenant for leasing can be a very time-consuming process, so it’s understandable that parties often rush to get the lease signed; however, having a good lease agreement that’s been drafted and reviewed by…
Rank this Week: 4934

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: 3828

Life in the Tax Lane

Life in the Tax Lane

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

http://lifeinthetaxlane.com
  • Nov 18

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

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

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

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

    2012 Individual Income Tax Returns Complete Report Now Available

    2012 Individual Income Tax Returns Complete Report Now Available
    On August 22, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service announced the availability of their report, Statistics of Income – 2012 Individual Income Tax Returns Complete Report (Publication 1304).  This report contains complete individual…
Rank this Week: 2253

Urbach & Avraham CPAs Law Blog

Urbach & Avraham CPAs Law Blog

Covers forensic accounting, estate administration, and personal, corporate, and estate income taxes.

http://uandacpas.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4817

Oregon Debt Relief Weblawg

Oregon Debt Relief Weblawg

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

http://www.eugenebankruptcylawyer.com/blog
  • Sep 29

    How Long Do I Have to Wait Between Bankruptcies?

    How Long Do I Have to Wait Between Bankruptcies?
    If you’ve filed for bankruptcy protection in the past and are thinking about doing so again, there is a certain period of time that you must wait before filing bankruptcy again. So how long is it? Well, it depends on what chapter you…
  • 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 eligibilty for use of Chapter 13 and many other amounts, such as the value of exemptions permitted to bankruptcy debtors under…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4731

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy law, debt counseling, tax resolution, and IRS audit help. By John D. Faucher.

http://johndfaucher.com/blog/
  • Sep 26

    What’s a Taxpayer Thinking, When S/he Tries to Evade a Tax?

    What’s a Taxpayer Thinking, When S/he Tries to Evade a Tax?
    If the government can prove that you “willfully attempted in any manner” to “evade or defeat” a tax, then you cannot discharge that tax debt in bankruptcy. 11 U.S.C. 523(a)(1)(c).   I’ve always seen…
  • Sep 24

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank EVER, Part III

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank EVER, Part III
    I took a client through a chapter 7, and got her a discharge.  She and I were done, and she had no more personal debt. Then she sought a loan modification with Wells Fargo. I knew that she was doing a loan modification because Wells…
  • Sep 23

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank EVER, Part II

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank EVER, Part II
    If you have more than $5,000 in your Wells Fargo checking account when you file a bankruptcy petition, be prepared. Wells Fargo will freeze your account until the bankruptcy trustee tells them it’s okay to release it. This is due to…
Rank this Week: 2372

The Resource Blog

The Resource Blog

Covers tax law. By Samuel D. Brotman.

http://www.sambrotman.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two
    Here are the steps that IRS examiners take before a taxpayer makes the irrevocable decision to opt out: 1. Send Status Letter to the taxpayer setting forth the status of the voluntary disclosure certification, documents required to finalize…
  • Aug 25

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two
    Here are the steps that IRS examiners take before a taxpayer makes the irrevocable decision to opt out: 1. Send Status Letter to the taxpayer setting forth the status of the voluntary disclosure certification, documents required to finalize…
  • Aug 25

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (ODVP) – Part Two
    Here are the steps that IRS examiners take before a taxpayer makes the irrevocable decision to opt out: 1. Send Status Letter to the taxpayer setting forth the status of the voluntary disclosure certification, documents required to finalize…
Rank this Week: 2250

Ohio State Tax Blog

Ohio State Tax Blog

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

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

    ABA Blawg 100 Nominations!

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

    Ohio Tax Commissioner To Begin Notifying Taxpayers Of Credit Account Balance

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

    Ohio Mid-Biennium Budget Bill Passed

    Ohio Mid-Biennium Budget Bill Passed
    Gov. Kasich signed legislation (H.B. 483) this week which made several changes to Ohio taxes. While not as ambitious as initially proposed, this legislation continues to reduce the tax burden on Ohio residents and business owners. The most…
Rank this Week: 3929

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/
  • Jul 20

    What Happens When Your Guardian Abuses You?

    What Happens When Your Guardian Abuses You?
    When a person (“Person”) requires help to care for themselves or to manage his or her affairs, the court will appoint a guardian and conservator (“G/C”). The conservator must provide a surety bond equal to the amount…
  • Jun 20

    Alabama’s New Limited Liability Company Act of 2014

    Alabama’s New Limited Liability Company Act of 2014
    On January 1, 2015, the new Alabama Limited Liability Company Act of 2014 (the “2014 Act”) will go into effect. Some of the more important changes we can expect to see from the 2014 Act are as follows: Oral Operating Agreements.…
  • Apr 7

    The STAR ID Program

    The STAR ID Program
    What Is It? STAR ID is a program approved by Congress geared to help fight terrorism and reduce fraud throughout the country by improving the security of state-issued driver licenses and identification cards through their authentication and…
Rank this Week: 2447

Florida Tax Attorney Blog

Florida Tax Attorney Blog

Published By Bucci Law Offices, P.A.

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

    Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program Change

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

    IRS Commissioner's Remarks at Conference Hint at OVDP Change

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

    Florida Man Hit with Record Tax Penalty on Swiss Bank Account

    Florida Man Hit with Record Tax Penalty on Swiss Bank Account
    A jury in Miami recently found that a Coral Gables man could owe civil penalties of $2.24 million for a secret Swiss bank account he held, Bloomberg reported. This sum is noteworthy due to its large size. What makes it especially significant…
Rank this Week: 3910

Rain Minns Law Firm Blog

Rain Minns Law Firm Blog

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

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

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

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

    Media Alert for Internet Companies and Other Small Business Owners!

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

    Ending an IRS Criminal Investigation

    Ending an IRS Criminal Investigation
    Normally, the IRS does not do us the courtesy of sending a letter to say that a witch hunt has been called off.  But this time the IRS did the right thing.  See below.  So, my client consented to this being posted with his…
Rank this Week: 3093

A Taxing Blog

A Taxing Blog

By Professor Victor Fleischer.

http://victorfleischer.com
Rank this Week: 3940