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The Tax Lawyer Blog

The Tax Lawyer Blog

By William D. Hartsock.

http://thetaxlawyer.com/blog
  • Apr 13

    Refund Claims Made in Tax Litigation

    Refund Claims Made in Tax Litigation
    Sometimes, it is in the best interest of the taxpayer to make a refund claim instead of file a deficiency action in the Tax Court. The goal of a refund claim is to have the IRS refund the taxpayer for an overpayment of tax. The IRS has the…
  • Apr 10

    Pre-Trial Stipulations in Tax Litigation

    Pre-Trial Stipulations in Tax Litigation
    Litigation in the Tax Court is unique among all other forums in that the process involves various pre-trial stipulations made by both parties. In fact, the Tax Court requires litigant to submit to extensive pretrial stipulations, which are…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1838

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

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

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 13

    What to know when filing your taxe

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

    What Taxpayers Should Do When Receiving A Identity Verification Letter

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

    Importance of having uninsured motorist insurance coverage

    Importance of having uninsured motorist insurance coverage
    According to a study conducted by the Insurance Research Council in 2011, approximately 1 in 7 drivers in the United States are driving without any car insurance. Which totals to about 14 percent of licensed drivers in the U.S. that are…
Rank this Week: 2794

Texas State & Local Tax Law…

Texas State & Local Tax Law Blog

Covers aircraft taxation, franchise tax, property tax, sales and use tax, school finance litigation and tax reform. By Alan E. Sherman.

http://www.txsaltlaw.com/
  • Apr 13

    Proposed legislation affecting Texas tax disputes: administrative hearing procedure

    Proposed legislation affecting Texas tax disputes: administrative hearing procedure
    Senate Bill (S.B.) 1291 (and its identical companion, House Bill (H.B.) 4005) now pending in the current session of the Texas Legislature would, if enacted into law, significantly alter the procedures applicable to the resolution of disputes…
  • Mar 30

    Proposed legislation affecting Texas tax disputes: pre-hearing procedure

    Proposed legislation affecting Texas tax disputes: pre-hearing procedure
    Senate Bill (S.B.) 1291, recently filed in the current session of the 84th Texas Legislature along with its identical companion, House Bill (H.B.) 4005, proposes to significantly alter the procedures applicable to the resolution of disputes…
  • Mar 16

    Tax-related bills to watch in the 2015 Texas Legislature: taxing aircraft

    Tax-related bills to watch in the 2015 Texas Legislature: taxing aircraft
    This past Friday, March 13th, was the last day for the unrestricted filing of bills in the current regular session of the 84th Texas Legislature (certain restrictions will make it harder to file a bill between now and the end of the…
Rank this Week: 2598

Your Texas Estate Plan

Your Texas Estate Plan

Covers tax and estate planning. By Jacob Pelley.

http://www.yourtexasestateplan.com/
  • Apr 9

    Life Insurance: Change your Beneficiary Designations..or else

    Life Insurance: Change your Beneficiary Designations..or else
    I have written about life insurance before.  In general, I'm not crazy about it, but for some folks it makes sense. I go to a lot of lunches and seminars were different products are presented, and while some are only good for…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2992

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 9

    Last-Minute Estate Planning in North Carolina

    Last-Minute Estate Planning in North Carolina
    Forbes cited a survey in 2014 that revealed 51% of Americans aged 55 to 64 do not have an estate plan. Sometimes a health crisis prompts an individual to create a plan for bequeathing their assets. However, hastily making changes to an estate…
  • Apr 7

    Tax Planning for North Carolina Business Succession

    Tax Planning for North Carolina Business Succession
    While transferring business interests can have tax consequences, structuring a business succession plan with regard to tax law can help minimize tax burdens associated with business transfers to surviving family members when a business owner…
  • Mar 30

    10 Things to Ask Your Accountant: Small Biz Webinar

    10 Things to Ask Your Accountant: Small Biz Webinar
    Our tax attorneys in Chapel Hill recently reviewed the advantages and disadvantages of investing or gifting your tax refund, tax issues when settling an estate, and ways to protect yourself from tax preparer fraud. As the tax season filing…
Rank this Week: 1074

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/
  • Apr 8

    Finding Lost Life Insurance

    Finding Lost Life Insurance
    Consumer Reports estimates that at least $1 billion in benefits from forgotten life insurance policies are waiting to be claimed. Often, when I meet with adult children administering a trust after the death of a parent, they’re not…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 3598

Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax…

Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax Law Blog

Covers estate planning and tax law. By English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley LLP.

http://www.mykentuckyestateattorney.com/
  • Apr 8

    Annulment versus divorce matters at tax time

    Annulment versus divorce matters at tax time
    In our last post, we discussed how divorce affects an estate plan. A thorough review of all estate documents is critical post-divorce to ensure you’ve covered every conceivable scenario and changed every document necessary. Allowing an…
  • Apr 2

    A divorce can affect your estate plan

    A divorce can affect your estate plan
    Hardly anyone goes through the process of putting together a comprehensive estate plan with the intentions of getting divorced from their current spouse thereafter. It is, however, a fact of life that becomes reality for a large portion…
  • Mar 26

    Six Things to Do When You Have a Child

    Six Things to Do When You Have a Child
    Having a child can be exciting (and stressful).  Probably the last thing you might think to do when having a child is to update an estate plan, but it’s absolutely necessary.  Here are 6 things to consider when you have a…
Rank this Week: 1904

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

Covers building, protecting and distributing wealth. By Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP.

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 7

    SYK’s Victoria Blachly named Woman of Influence

    SYK’s Victoria Blachly named Woman of Influence
    Samuels Yoelin Kantor partner named 2015 Woman of Influence by Portland Business Journal. PBJ says, “When selecting honorees who’ll be feted at our Women of Influence events, we typically look for pros with business savvy, energy…
  • Mar 27

    “The Internet’s Own Boy” – Victoria Blachly to Speak on Panel

    “The Internet’s Own Boy” – Victoria Blachly to Speak on Panel
    Come listen to an intriguing panel discussion on digital rights, digital privacy, net neutrality and more. Special guests will include: - Stuart Kaplan, Emeritus Assoc. Prof. of Rhetoric & Media Studies, L&C College & Member, ACLU…
  • Feb 27

    The Link Event: Planning for – and Protecting – Your Digital Asset

    The Link Event: Planning for – and Protecting – Your Digital Asset
    Together with The Link, SYK Partner, Victoria Blachly is presenting on recent Oregon and national legislation regarding digital assets and how to plan accordingly. Do you have bank or investment account statements delivered to you online…
Rank this Week: 4135

Moses & Moses Law Blog

Moses & Moses Law Blog

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

http://www.mosespc.com/blog/
  • Apr 6

    Sentimental or Argumentative

    Sentimental or Argumentative
    Recently, the family of Robin Williams commenced the not unfamiliar process of destroying family relationships by fighting over sentimental assets. Surely the decedent never wanted there to be a fight and was sure he had taken care of…
  • Aug 3

    Inherited IRAs No Longer Exempt in a Bankruptcy

    Inherited IRAs No Longer Exempt in a Bankruptcy
    “Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.” ~ Mark Twain. I have no idea what Mark Twain would have said about our U.S. Supreme Court’s recent unanimous decision in Clark v.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1950

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
  • Apr 1

    Estate Plan Privacy

    Estate Plan Privacy
    Perhaps one of the most overlooked aspects of a revocable "living" trust is the privacy that it can provide. If you're not familiar the concept of  a living trust, it is a legal document often used in estate planning, either in…
  • Mar 25

    The Achieving A Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act

    The Achieving A Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act
    Late last year President Obama signed the Achieving A Better Life Experience ("ABLE") Act into law. In essence, the ABLE Act can allow individuals with qualifying disabilities or their families to set aside funds for education, housing and…
  • Feb 13

    Facebook & Estate Planning

    Facebook & Estate Planning
    Facebook recently announced a limited digital estate planning functionality, called Facebook Legacy Contacts, associated with Facebook accounts: Today we’re introducing a new feature that lets people choose a legacy contact—a…
Rank this Week: 4605

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 31

    What's the True Object of the Transaction? Portable Toilets Case Finds Its Way to LA Supreme Court

    What's the True Object of the Transaction? Portable Toilets Case Finds Its Way to LA Supreme Court
    It never ceases to amaze me, the wide variety of companies that state agencies attempt to extort money from. I mean, how could a portable toilet company possibly have a sales tax problem? Most states impose a sales tax on the sale or rental…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2480

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 30

    Beware of Potential Tax Return Fraud

    Beware of Potential Tax Return Fraud
    Many doctors and health practitioners around the nation are experiencing tax return fraud issues. Tax return fraud occurs when another person or entity fraudulently files a tax return for another individual, looking to receive the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2448

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 27

    Non-Dischargeability of Intentional Fraudulent Transfer

    Non-Dischargeability of Intentional Fraudulent Transfer
    When an fraudulent transfer occurs before a debtor files for protection under the United States Bankruptcy Code, creditors must promptly protect their rights to ensure that the bankruptcy does not discharge the debtor's liability for their…
  • Feb 25

    PROCEED CAREFULLY WITH MALICIOUS PROSECUTION ACTIONS ARISING OUT OF FAMILY LAW COURT MATTERS

    PROCEED CAREFULLY WITH MALICIOUS PROSECUTION ACTIONS ARISING OUT OF FAMILY LAW COURT MATTERS
    As a general rule, California malicious prosecution actions are dicey propositions insofar as they always subject the plaintiff to a potential Anti-SLAPP motion from the defendant pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure section…
  • Feb 19

    Proper Venue to File California Lawsuit

    Proper Venue to File California Lawsuit
    Some seem to think that a creditor plaintiff always has to sue to collect a debt in the debtor defendant’s county of domicile.  While the latter’s county is proper venue, it may not be the only proper venue.  There may…
Rank this Week: 4698

Taxidermy: Getting Under the Skin…

Taxidermy: Getting Under the Skin of Tax Law

Insight into the trials and tribulations of a UK tax lawyer. By Ann L. Humphrey.

http://www.annlhumphrey.com/blog
  • Mar 27

    Va, va, voom

    Va, va, voom
    The post Va, va, voom appeared first on Ann L Humphrey.
  • Feb 28

    A VAT and property teaser

    A VAT and property teaser
    The post A VAT and property teaser appeared first on Ann L Humphrey.
  • Jan 20

    Who ya gonna call?

    Who ya gonna call?
    The post Who ya gonna call? appeared first on Ann L Humphrey.
Rank this Week: 4770

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • Mar 25

    Is Your Family Business Prepared for Succession?

    Is Your Family Business Prepared for Succession?
    Business owners should take cognizance of the fact that succession planning should be considered in a proactive and earlier stage. Often, small business owners do not look far enough forward because they are reluctant to come to terms with…
  • Mar 5

    Corrupt Capital and the UK Property Market – Lessons for Vancouver?

    Corrupt Capital and the UK Property Market – Lessons for Vancouver?
    There is much speculation, although little hard evidence, of the influence of corrupt capital on the Vancouver real estate market generally, and on the escalation of Vancouver housing prices, in particular. It is interesting, and perhaps…
  • Feb 20

    Removal of Duplicate Title

    Removal of Duplicate Title
    The legal effect of removal of the duplicate certificate of title from the Land Title Office. The post Removal of Duplicate Title appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
Rank this Week: 1627

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: 767

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: 3553

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Offices of Sanford I. Millar.

http://www.taxattorneycalifornia.net/tax-blog/
  • Mar 8

    DOJ WarnsAgainst Wrongful Use of Streamline Procedure

    DOJ WarnsAgainst Wrongful Use of Streamline Procedure
    The U.S. Department of Justice is considering actions against taxpayers who wrongfully used the Streamlined Procedures to assert non-willful conduct. As quoted in Tax Notes Today: “Speaking at the Federal Bar Association Section on…
  • Feb 22

    How Not to Use Bitcoin

    How Not to Use Bitcoin
    The use of Bitcoin has both legal and potentially illegal applications. Bitcoin is just a contemporary version of the Informal Value Transfer System, (“IVTS”) which in some countries is known as the Hawala. The IVTS has been used…
  • Feb 7

    Cash Based Business? Have Good Books and Record

    Cash Based Business? Have Good Books and Record
    What happens when a taxpayer operates a cash based business and lacks adequate books and records according to the IRS? The IRS can use any reasonable method to reconstruct the taxpayers income and expenses. (See, Estate of Rodrigo F. Fenta,…
Rank this Week: 3025

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: 3460

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: 1747

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: 1487

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: 1697

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: 2304

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: 4233

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…
Rank this Week: 3896

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: 1859

Tax Trials

Tax Trials

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

http://taxtrials.com/
Rank this Week: 3357

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Covers estate tax and trust administration issues. By Sanger & Manes.

http://www.palmspringstaxandtrustlawyers.com/
  • Jan 21

    Nonresidents Working Remotely For California Businesse

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

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

    LEAVING YOUR CALIFORNIA LLC BEHIND - How California Taxes The Sale of Business Interests by Nonresident
    California residents who plan to move to another (by definition lower income tax) state, either to retire or for business purposes, often face the problem of how to handle their business interests situated in California. Mostly these…
  • Dec 11

    CANADIAN SNOWBIRD OR LANDLORD OR BOTH? The Tax Difference

    CANADIAN SNOWBIRD OR LANDLORD OR BOTH? The Tax Difference
    Helped along by the depressed US housing market in the past few years, the Palm Springs, California, area has become a hot spot for Canadians to purchase vacation homes or rental property. Often the same property is used for both purposes:…
Rank this Week: 3124

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: 1734

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: 1851

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: 4247

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: 3034

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Dec 1

    Kuretskis Seek Certiorari at Supreme Court about Tax Court

    Kuretskis Seek Certiorari at Supreme Court about Tax Court
    Peter and Kathleen Kuretski submitted a 2007 tax return showing they owed almost $25,000 but they didn't pay a penny. In the administrative process within the IRS, they sought approval of an "offer in compromise" where they would…
  • Nov 15

    Election Puzzle

    Election Puzzle
    The elections got me down. I must admit that I am truly puzzled by the American electorate--that is, the very small slice of American voters that actually makes it to the polls and votes. We know that many of the...
  • Oct 23

    Both the rich and ordinary Americans misunderstand their economic interest

    Both the rich and ordinary Americans misunderstand their economic interest
    There is class warfare going on, right now, all across this country. It's highlighted by the election gimmicks and gambits of those on the right who claim to be supporting ordinary Americans but whose real intentions show in the results. And…
Rank this Week: 3961

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: 1765

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: 2762

Transfer Pricing Watch

Transfer Pricing Watch

Features transfer pricing news and details of transfer pricing events and training. By BNA International.

http://www.transferpricingwatch.com
  • Oct 13

    Bombay High Court Rules for Vodafone, Says Issuance of Shares Was Not Income

    Bombay High Court Rules for Vodafone, Says Issuance of Shares Was Not Income
    Oct. 10 — The Bombay High Court has ruled in favor of British telecommunications company Vodafone in a transfer pricing dispute involving tax years 2009-10 and 2010-11, finding the issuance of shares in a capital financial transaction…
  • Oct 6

    BEPS Project to Issue Discussion Draft On VAT Business-to-Consumer Transaction

    BEPS Project to Issue Discussion Draft On VAT Business-to-Consumer Transaction
    Oct. 1 — The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Oct. 1 announced that the work under its joint project with the Group of 20 countries to combat base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) will include a discussion draft…
  • Aug 27

    Chilean Senate Approves Tax Overhaul, Including Hefty Withholding Tax For Some

    Chilean Senate Approves Tax Overhaul, Including Hefty Withholding Tax For Some
    A dramatic overhaul of the Chilean tax system—including significant implications for foreign owners of companies in Chile—is one step closer to being finalized, after the Chilean Senate approved the legislation Aug. 19.The post…
Rank this Week: 4961

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: 4155

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: 1578

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: 1526

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: 4621

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: 4552

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: 2490

The Tax Law Forum

The Tax Law Forum

Covers Federal and Wisconsin tax law issues. By Rob Teuber.

http://www.taxlawforum.com/
  • Jun 22

    Go Team USA!

    Go Team USA!
  • May 27

    Private Debt Collectors to Chase Delinquent Taxes?

    Private Debt Collectors to Chase Delinquent Taxes?
    As Washington DC legislators in the U.S. Congress consider the provisions of what would become part of the EXPIRE Act of 2014, they are mulling over the institution of a twice failed program to collect past due tax debts – the use of…
  • Jan 22

    Did you expense the lap dances?

    Did you expense the lap dances?
    Not long ago, I came across this online gem that has been floating around for while.  The spoof of the most well known scene of the movie "A Few Good Men" questions the whether lap dances at a strip club can be reimbursed as a business…
Rank this Week: 1063

A Taxing Blog

A Taxing Blog

By Professor Victor Fleischer.

http://victorfleischer.com
Rank this Week: 4622

Kanzlei Hellinger

Kanzlei Hellinger

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

http://hellinger.eu/en/
  • Jun 11

    Charta Marktplatz 2014

    Charta Marktplatz 2014
    Am 06.05.2014 hatte ich die Ehre, auf dem Charta Marktplatz in Swisshotel in Düsseldorf/Neuss an der Podiumsdiskussion der Initiative “Gut Beraten” teilnehmen zu dürfen. Mein Dank geht hier an den vors. Vorstand Herrn…
  • May 1

    Der Voraus des Ehegatten im Erb- und Erbschaftsteuergesetz

    Der Voraus des Ehegatten im Erb- und Erbschaftsteuergesetz
    Unter dem sogenannten Ehegattenvoraus (oder auch nur Voraus) versteht man den Anspruch des überlebenden Ehegatten gemäß § 1932 BGB auf all die Wertgegenstände, die ihm die Fortführung des gemeinsamen…
  • Feb 3

    Nachträgliche Werbungskosten bei Vermietungseinkünften

    Nachträgliche Werbungskosten bei Vermietungseinkünften
    This article is only available in German. Kanzlei Hellinger
Rank this Week: 1743