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Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
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Tom Tax Lawyer Blog

Tom Tax Lawyer Blog

By the Law Office of Thomas S. Groth.

http://tomtaxlawyer.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

    Should You “Trust a Tax Attorney Now”?

    Should You “Trust a Tax Attorney Now”?
    If you are wondering whether you actually need a tax attorney now, right now, then I invite you to schedule a 20-minute phone call with me where I can answer that question for you. ☎ Schedule with Attorney Groth Don’t Let Tax…
  • Nov 11

    Innocent Spouse Tax Podcast

    Innocent Spouse Tax Podcast
    I recently had the pleasure of talking with Attorney Anthony Parent over at IRSMedic: Parent, Parent & Wynn LLP on his up-and-coming (and entertaining) tax podcast “Parental Advisory: The Show”. It was a great…
  • Apr 14

    Connecticut Tax Relief

    Connecticut Tax Relief
    Why can’t I find information for income tax relief in Connecticut on the Internet? If you are looking for some Connecticut Tax Relief  then you are in the right place. However, perhaps you are having trouble finding help with the…
Rank this Week: 2292

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Covers federal and state income taxes, and business taxes. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://taxtrustestatenews.com/
  • Feb 9

    Important Ruling on the Throw Out Rule

    Important Ruling on the Throw Out Rule
    NJ Tax Court makes important ruling on the Throw Out Rule Recently, the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division upheld a previous decision that intangible holding companies are not required to throw out any out-of-state receipts.…
  • Feb 5

    Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Due to FIRPTA Change

    Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Due to FIRPTA Change
    Real Estate: tax hikes due to FIRPTA changes & how to avoid them FIRPTA is the Foreign Interest In Real Property Tax Act and became law to force foreign sellers of U.S. real property to pay tax on gain from sales. Without FIRPTA, sellers…
  • Feb 1

    NJ Bans Additional Loans for Companies in Default Statu

    NJ Bans Additional Loans for Companies in Default Statu
    NJ Bans Additional Loans for Companies in Default Status Recently, Gov. Chris Christie announced that he signed a new bill into law that would prohibit the state of New Jersey from subsidizing low-income property developers who defaulted on…
Rank this Week: 3206

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Feb 8

    The Human Element

    The Human Element
    Sometimes I complain (mostly to myself, and sometimes to other people who don’t care) that the IRS customer service employees are like robots. They tend to go by the book even when there presents itself a more common sense and ……
  • Jan 20

    2016 Tax Season Opens Smoothly

    2016 Tax Season Opens Smoothly
    The IRS officially kicked off tax season this year on January 19th, one day after the Martin Luther King holiday. This marked the first day that the IRS would accept, and begin processing, 2015 federal income tax returns. The IRS ……
  • Jan 7

    TAS Not Happy with IRS “Future Plan”

    TAS Not Happy with IRS “Future Plan”
    The IRS is devising nefarious plans behind our backs. According to the National Taxpayer Advocate’s (TAS) annual report to Congress, for the past year and a half the IRS has been developing a “future state” plan whereby it…
Rank this Week: 3148

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 7

    IRS Releases Form 8949 - Executors Now Required to Report Basis of Assets When Administering Estate

    IRS Releases Form 8949 - Executors Now Required to Report Basis of Assets When Administering Estate
    For many years the IRS and beneficiaries of estates had a problem figuring out how much gain should be imposed on an inherited asset because the beneficiaries did not know the basis.  The IRS did not like the fact that frequently the…
  • Jan 8

    Do I Need An Attorney To Prepare A Simple Will?

    Do I Need An Attorney To Prepare A Simple Will?
    I occasionally get asked if it is really necessary to hire an attorney to prepare simple estate planning documents.  Usually, the answer is NO, however, I find that once I start asking a few questions, most people really don't need a…
  • Nov 17

    Trouble with Probate

    Trouble with Probate
    Sometimes probate can be a simple process.  Sometimes it can be a royal nightmare... and sometimes it can be an expensive royal nightmare. I'm not sure if it is a sign of the times or just a coincidence, but our office has had numerous…
Rank this Week: 2798

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By the Law Office of Aaron P. Richter.

http://www.richtertaxblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Disclosing Foreign Accounts -- Delinquent International Information Return Submission Procedures | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    Disclosing Foreign Accounts -- Delinquent International Information Return Submission Procedures | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    As I discussed in my previous post, if you have a foreign account and have reported the income and paid taxes on it, but you have not filed FBARs, you can file the late forms without fear of late filing penalties. Unfortunately, the IRS is…
  • Jan 21

    Disclosing Foreign Accounts -- Delinquent FBAR Submission Procedure

    Disclosing Foreign Accounts -- Delinquent FBAR Submission Procedure
    In my previous posts about disclosing foreign accounts, I discussed the OVDP and the Streamlined Filing procedures.  The focus of these programs are taxpayers who have foreign financial accounts and/or business entities and have not…
  • Jan 5

    Article in the NY Times About Why People Cheat on Taxe

    Article in the NY Times About Why People Cheat on Taxe
    The New York Times published an interesting article, yesterday If The I.R.S. Is Watching You, You'll Pay Up, about the psychology behind cheating on one's taxes.  While the article does not get into specifics about how the IRS identifies…
Rank this Week: 3621

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Feb 4

    BGer 6B_608/2015: Verfolgungsverjährung bereits beim Erlass des Strafbefehls?

    BGer 6B_608/2015: Verfolgungsverjährung bereits beim Erlass des Strafbefehls?
    Übertretungen verjähren hinsichtlich Strafverfolgung und Strafe gem. Art. 109 StGB in drei Jahren. Die Verfolungsverjährung tritt nicht mehr ein, wenn vor Ablauf dieser Frist ein erstinstanzliches Urteil ergangen ist (Art. 97…
  • Jan 31

    BGer 2C_219/2015: Feststellungsurkunde über ausländische Beherrschung

    BGer 2C_219/2015: Feststellungsurkunde über ausländische Beherrschung
    Das Bundesgericht hatte im Urteil 2C_219/2015 vom 20. November 2015 zu prüfen, ob eine notarielle Feststellungsurkunde genügenden Beweis über eine ausländische Beherrschung einer juristischen Person erbringen kann. Die X.…
  • Jan 26

    ALBA-Vereinbarung

    ALBA-Vereinbarung
    Der Bundesrat hat am 20. Januar 2016 der Unterzeichnung der multilateralen Vereinbarung über den Austausch der länderbezogenen Berichterstattung (Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement on the Exchange of Country-by-Country…
Rank this Week: 2595

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/
  • Feb 4

    Form 8971 and Instructions Issued – How do they Apply to Portability-Only 706 Filings?

    Form 8971 and Instructions Issued – How do they Apply to Portability-Only 706 Filings?
    Earlier this week, the IRS issued final Form 8971 and the related Instructions.  The form is used to report the final estate tax value of property distributed from an estate.  The purpose of the form is to help the IRS enforce…
  • Dec 14

    An Alternative to Estate Tax Closing Letter

    An Alternative to Estate Tax Closing Letter
    As detailed in our two previous posts in early July and a week ago, the IRS will no longer automatically be issuing estate tax closing letters.  The Executor can either call the IRS to request a closing letter (once 4 months have…
  • Dec 1

    Update on IRS Procedure for Estate Tax Closing Letter

    Update on IRS Procedure for Estate Tax Closing Letter
    As we reported in early July, the IRS will no longer be automatically issuing estate tax closing letters.  The burden is on the Executor to request one once 4 months have passed since the filing of the estate tax return.  The IRS…
Rank this Week: 2105

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/
  • Feb 4

    The IRS Continues to Issue Security Awareness Tax Tip

    The IRS Continues to Issue Security Awareness Tax Tip
    This month the IRS issued its tenth “Tax Tip” as part of the Taxes. Security. Together campaign. Since November, the IRS has issued tips related to online computing, phishing and malware, password protection, financial account…
  • Feb 3

    New Identity Safeguards for 2016 Tax Returns (State and Federal)

    New Identity Safeguards for 2016 Tax Returns (State and Federal)
    For 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Nebraska Department of Revenue (DOR) are taking steps to reduce tax-related identity theft, which has become a growing issue. For example, in 2013, the IRS identified almost $30 billion of…
  • Jan 28

    New Law Requires IRS to Use Private Debt Collector

    New Law Requires IRS to Use Private Debt Collector
    Private debt collectors are now likely to take a more active role in the collection of federal tax debts. New law recently amended IRC § 6306 to require the use of private debt collectors when: (1) the tax debt is not being collected…
Rank this Week: 2686

IRS Report Card

IRS Report Card

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

http://mopsicktaxlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 3

    FATCA, FBARs, AND THE IRS: THE EROSION OF THE PRINCIPLE OF VOLUNTARY SELF-REPORTING

    FATCA, FBARs, AND THE IRS: THE EROSION OF THE PRINCIPLE OF VOLUNTARY SELF-REPORTING
    STEVE MOPSICK'S SPEECH TO SAN FRANCISCO TAX CLUB--JANUARY 14, 2016 This talk could easily have been titled “a look at the IRS in difficult times.” Unfortunately it is not a pretty picture. I want to share some perspectives with…
  • Jan 28

    FATCA UPDATE: EASING THE “BURDEN” ON FOREIGN BANKS AND THE LIST OF “BAD” BANKS

    FATCA UPDATE: EASING THE “BURDEN” ON FOREIGN BANKS AND THE LIST OF “BAD” BANKS
    FATCA has been on the books since 2010. While the United States is taking the heat for pushing for an Orwellian, virtual, international banking and taxation data base, recall that the overwhelming majority of developed countries are…
  • Jan 25

    UNDERSTAFFING THE IRS HURTS A LOT MORE THAN TAXPAYER SERVICE

    UNDERSTAFFING THE IRS HURTS A LOT MORE THAN TAXPAYER SERVICE
    “In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is.”  Yogi Berra Most of the publicity on Congress’ multi-year punishment program for the IRS focuses on the budget cuts for…
Rank this Week: 3880

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/
  • Feb 2

    Tax Season is Phishing & Scam Season

    Tax Season is Phishing & Scam Season
    I recently received an email solicitation — purporting to be from the IRS — claiming I was eligible for a refund and asking me to click a link to process my return for the refund. Here’s a copy of it.  It is shamelessly…
  • Jan 19

    If You Sign Your Tax Return, You’re Responsible For It — Even If You Use A Preparer…

    If You Sign Your Tax Return, You’re Responsible For It — Even If You Use A Preparer…
    My client called in a panic. He was being audited, and the IRS wanted to know why he claimed $2,500 in mileage expense on his Schedule C. My client doesn’t own a Schedule C business. The IRS also questioned my client’s $10,000…
  • Jan 12

    The IRS Appeals Officer & Proce

    The IRS Appeals Officer & Proce
    When a taxpayer disagrees with the IRS auditor’s determination, the IRS assigns the matter to an appeals officer. This is a second, new IRS employee that the taxpayer can negotiate with. Importantly, as a taxpayer deals with…
Rank this Week: 2463

Tax Equity Telegraph

Tax Equity Telegraph

Addresses the intersection of tax policy and energy policy in the United States. By Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.

http://www.akingump.com/en/experience/practices/global-project-finance/tax-equity-telegraph/index.html
  • Feb 1

    Kansas Tax Authority Confirms Only a Utility may Sell Power in Kansa

    Kansas Tax Authority Confirms Only a Utility may Sell Power in Kansa
    In its first opinion letter of the year, the Kansas Department of Revenue (DOR) confirmed that under Kansas law only a utility can sell power to a residential customer.1 The text of the letter references the request as being made by a…
  • Jan 25

    Tax Equity Structuring, Financial Modeling and HLBV Accounting Seminar

    Tax Equity Structuring, Financial Modeling and HLBV Accounting Seminar
    Akin Gump partner, David Burton and Alfa Business Advisors partners, Vadim Ovchinnikov and Gintaras Sadauskas are hosting a seminar on Tax Equity Structuring, Financial Modeling and HLBV Accounting on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. This…
  • Jan 24

    Tax Court Sheds Light on Counting Material Participation Hours to Avoid the Passive Activity Loss Rule

    Tax Court Sheds Light on Counting Material Participation Hours to Avoid the Passive Activity Loss Rule
    David Burton has published an article in the Daily Tax Report that analyzes a recent Tax Court involving the "material participation" exception to the "passive activity loss" rules.  The passive activity loss rules are critical when an…
Rank this Week: 2691

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to business law, including intellectual property, trademarks, litigation, and employment law.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Feb 1

    New and Changing Tax Laws for 2015-16

    New and Changing Tax Laws for 2015-16
      TAX LAWS FOR 2015-2016   Every year, taxes are added, removed, amended, extended, or expired. As experienced tax law attorneys, we know that one of the things that is more challenging to keep track of than tax changes is the…
  • Jan 20

    Changes to Statute of Limitations in Construction Defect Claims in Minnesota

    Changes to Statute of Limitations in Construction Defect Claims in Minnesota
       Statute of Limitations for Construction Defect Claims in Minnesota   So many of us want to change something (or everything) about our homes. Imagine you are finally able to remodel your home with all the upgrades required to…
  • Dec 23

    Congress Extends the IRA Charitable Rollover Indefinitely!

    Congress Extends the IRA Charitable Rollover Indefinitely!
    The Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act of 2015 Has Passed   Last week, Congress approved and President Obama signed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015. Included in the Act, is a provision to permanently extend the…
Rank this Week: 2087

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Jan 28

    Taxpayers’ Ombudsman Addresses CBA Meeting

    Taxpayers’ Ombudsman Addresses CBA Meeting
    On January 27, 2016, Sherra Profit, the Taxpayers’ Ombudsman, addressed a meeting of the Canadian Bar Association Tax Section on the subject of assisting taxpayers in resolving their service complaints. The Office of the…
  • Jan 26

    Kruger: Appeal Allowed … Crown Awarded Cost

    Kruger: Appeal Allowed … Crown Awarded Cost
    How should the Tax Court award costs where the taxpayer’s appeal was allowed but no changes were made to the assessment at issue? This unusual situation was considered by the Tax Court in Kruger Incorporated v. The Queen (2016 TCC…
  • Jan 22

    Tax Court Establishes Motion Days in Toronto

    Tax Court Establishes Motion Days in Toronto
    The Tax Court of Canada has established a pilot project for regular motion days in Toronto for the period of February to September 2016. The Court will review the initiative in September 2016. The project may be expanded to other cities. The…
Rank this Week: 3599

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 27

    Confidentiality Clauses in Settlement Agreement

    Confidentiality Clauses in Settlement Agreement
    A Trap for the Unwary?   Word processing programs make it easier to archive and re-use work product, as we all know.  This has led to the expansion of standard agreements by adding boilerplate, sometimes without thinking.   One…
  • Jan 18

    All Employers Should Adopt A Written Policy to Address Questions About Former

    All Employers Should Adopt A Written Policy to Address Questions About Former
    Businesses are often contacted by other businesses that are seeking information about the job performance of a former employee. The first step that should be taken by a prudent business is to establish a company-wide policy on how such…
  • Jan 15

    New California Minimum Wage Effect On Split Shift Employee

    New California Minimum Wage Effect On Split Shift Employee
    Split Shift Employees and New California Minimum Wage
Rank this Week: 3431

ISU CALT Articles

ISU CALT Articles

Covers key issues in agricultural law and taxation, including federal and state legal opinions and critical legislative developments. From Iowa State University's Center for Agricultural Law & Taxation.

http://www.calt.iastate.edu/article
  • Jan 26

    Updated: New Iowa Senate Bill Would Not Incorporate Federal Tax Break

    Updated: New Iowa Senate Bill Would Not Incorporate Federal Tax Break
      As most readers are aware, Congress permanently extended several key tax breaks at the end of 2015. In the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH Act) (see our summary article of this new law here), Congress…
  • Jan 26

    Updated: Will Iowa Couple with $500,000 Section 179 Deduction?

    Updated: Will Iowa Couple with $500,000 Section 179 Deduction?
      As most readers are aware, Congress permanently extended several key tax breaks at the end of 2015. In the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (see our summary article of this new law here), Congress permanently…
  • Jan 26

    Will Iowa Couple with $500,000 Section 179 Deduction?

    Will Iowa Couple with $500,000 Section 179 Deduction?
    As most readers are aware, Congress permanently extended several key tax breaks at the end of 2015. In the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (see our summary article of this new law here), Congress permanently extended a…
Rank this Week: 2180

A Taxing Blog

A Taxing Blog

By Professor Victor Fleischer.

http://victorfleischer.com
  • Jan 25

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  • Dec 30

    Quotation of the Day – The New York Time

    Quotation of the Day – The New York Time
    “We do have two different tax systems, one for normal wage-earners and another for those who can afford sophisticated tax advice.” VICTOR FLEISCHER, a law professor at the University of San Diego who studies the intersection of…
  • Aug 25

    Private Equity Fees Paid by Universities Deserve Examination – The New York Time

    Private Equity Fees Paid by Universities Deserve Examination – The New York Time
    A lack of transparency means that even university officials don’t know whether the investment fees they pay are reasonable. Source: Private Equity Fees Paid by Universities Deserve Examination – The New York Time
Rank this Week: 4541

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4771

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 21

    Owe back taxes to the IRS? Say GOODBYE to your Passport!

    Owe back taxes to the IRS? Say GOODBYE to your Passport!
    Passed in Congress and signed into law on December 4, 2015 was the Fixing America’s Surface Transportion Act. The language  in this law prevents you from traveling outside of the...
  • Nov 21

    IRS House Seizure and Sale: It’s More likely than you think

    IRS House Seizure and Sale: It’s More likely than you think
    Losing your house to the IRS may be your worst fear. The law does allow the IRS to seize and sell a home to pay a back tax debt. It...
  • Nov 13

    When the IRS levies your Social Security

    When the IRS levies your Social Security
    The IRS regrettably may levy social security benefits under two provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, IRC 6331(h) or 6331(a). IRC 6331(h) is an automated levy that is limited to...
Rank this Week: 2010

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/
  • Jan 21

    Update to Section 506 notification requirements for 501(c)(4)

    Update to Section 506 notification requirements for 501(c)(4)
    As I had previously blogged about here, Congress imposed new notice and reporting requirements on new 501(c)(4) organizations as a part of the PATH Act that was passed on December 18, 2016.  Yesterday, the IRS released Notice 2016-9,…
  • Dec 22

    New 501(c)(4)s subject to additional filing requirement and other potential change

    New 501(c)(4)s subject to additional filing requirement and other potential change
    On Friday, December 18th, Congress passed and the President signed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (the “Path Act”).  The Path Act contained multiple provisions of interest to the nonprofit and tax exempt…
  • Dec 16

    Another reason to scour your 990 -- IRS releasing 990s in machine readable format

    Another reason to scour your 990 -- IRS releasing 990s in machine readable format
    In one of my last blog posts, I gave a brief mention of the IRS’ plans to make machine readable 990s available in the near future.  IRS speakers are now regularly saying at the national conferences that this will begin to happen on…
Rank this Week: 3736

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: 2542

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

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

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • Jan 19

    Standard for Review of Trial Court Action

    Standard for Review of Trial Court Action
    By: Clayton Walker A superior court abuses its discretion by making a decision that is arbitrary, capricious, manifestly unreasonable, or . . . stem[s] from an improper motive.  The court uses the clearly erroneous standard when…
  • Jan 15

    Alaska School Funding Formula Approved.

    Alaska School Funding Formula Approved.
    By: Clayton Walker sp-7075 School Funding Formula The State’s local school funding formula requires a local government to make a contribution to fund its local school district. The superior court held that this required local…
  • Dec 21

    New Firm Photo

    New Firm Photo
    By: Clayton Walker Dave Jensen Photography These are just proofs; but, they should freshen up the web site. The post New Firm Photos appeared first on Alaska Law Office, Inc.
Rank this Week: 2582

Global Tax Enforcement

Global Tax Enforcement

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

http://www.globaltaxenforcement.com/
Rank this Week: 3104

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/
  • Jan 15

    Estate documents your heirs need – and where to keep them

    Estate documents your heirs need – and where to keep them
    By Elizabeth J. McKinney, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP When someone dies, there’s lots to do. It’s not quite as hurried as most think it is, but usually, within a week of the funeral, the heirs are starting the…
  • Jan 12

    The IRA gift provision is now permanent

    The IRA gift provision is now permanent
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP Over the past decade, Congress has passed a law – usually at the last minute – that allows for gifts directly from Individual Retirement Accounts to charitable…
  • Dec 9

    Tips for seniors on avoiding competency battle

    Tips for seniors on avoiding competency battle
    By Elizabeth J. McKinney, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP As we age, one of our collective greatest fears is that we’ll lose the power to make our own decisions. This happens sometimes because our faculties begin to…
Rank this Week: 2228

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
  • Jan 10

    4 Federal Trademark Benefit

    4 Federal Trademark Benefit
    One of the most common questions people ask trademark attorneys is: Why should I apply for federal trademark registration — what benefits does it provide? Well, there are actually lots of benefits, but there are four (4) principal…
  • Nov 2

    Passing Values, Not Just Money, via Incentive Trust

    Passing Values, Not Just Money, via Incentive Trust
    It's one of the deepest felt concerns. How can you pass your values onto your children and grandchildren even if you pass away earlier than you expect? Letters, family trips and treasured memories are one way to leave a legacy, but what about…
  • Sep 28

    Kids Off to College? It Might Be Time for an Estate Plan Update

    Kids Off to College? It Might Be Time for an Estate Plan Update
    You're finally an empty nester. After sending the youngest of your kids off to college, you are a mixed bag of emotions. On one hand, you're happy to see your kids fly the coup and spread their wings. On the other, you're wondering where time…
Rank this Week: 4626

Oregon Debt Relief Weblawg

Oregon Debt Relief Weblawg

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

http://www.eugenebankruptcylawyer.com/blog
  • Jan 6

    Tax Relief in Bankruptcy?

    Tax Relief in Bankruptcy?
    The 9th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel decided a case recently with important consequences for delinquent taxpayers. On December 17, 2015, the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel handed down a decision in United States v. Martin that may advance a…
  • Dec 8

    Oregon Department of Revenue to begin “naming and shaming” delinquent taxpayer

    Oregon Department of Revenue to begin “naming and shaming” delinquent taxpayer
    The power to destroy the reputations of businesses and individual taxpayers should not be taken lightly.
  • Aug 28

    Navigating Self-Directed IRAs: Steer Clear of Tax Penaltie

    Navigating Self-Directed IRAs: Steer Clear of Tax Penaltie
    Truth and Consequences Do an internet search for self-directed IRA and you’ll find a number of promoters promising to give you complete control over your retirement accounts. Those promises may contain a grain truth, but don’t let…
Rank this Week: 4842

EU & Italian International Tax…

EU & Italian International Tax Law Blog

Provides updates on EU and Italian international tax matters. By Marco Rossi.

http://www.euitalianinternationaltax.com/
  • Jan 5

    New Disclosure Rules for Trust

    New Disclosure Rules for Trust
    On November 25, 2015 we reported on new disclosure rules on trusts, which are part of a bill currently discussed by the Italian Parliament. The bill would implement in Italy the new European Union anti money laundering directive. We reported…
  • Nov 27

    Amended Return Not Sufficient To Avoid Penalties For Failure To Report Foreign Assets On Form RW

    Amended Return Not Sufficient To Avoid Penalties For Failure To Report Foreign Assets On Form RW
    The Regional Tax Court for the Region Lombardia with ruling n. 3778/67/15 held that the amended income tax return, which an Italian taxpayer may file to integrate a previous incomplete file return after the filing deadline has…
  • Nov 25

    Foreign Trusts Subject to Disclosure in Italy

    Foreign Trusts Subject to Disclosure in Italy
    Every time a trust has connections with Italy and is given legal effects or enforced in Italy, the trustee will need to collect, keep and disclose (if required) information on beneficial ownership of the trust and, potentially, report such…
Rank this Week: 4146

Tax Assessment & Condemnation…

Tax Assessment & Condemnation Report

Covers tax assessments, eminent domain, school districts and valuation. By Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC.

http://www.taxassessmentcondemnation.com/
Rank this Week: 3573

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/
  • Dec 21

    If you Owe Back Taxes, You May Have to Change Your Travel Plan

    If you Owe Back Taxes, You May Have to Change Your Travel Plan
    President Obama signed a highway and transportation spending bill titled “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” or the “FAST Act” (P.L. 114-94) which takes effect January 1, 2016. The legislation contains…
  • Dec 2

    Owe NJ Back Taxes? The Division of Taxation Updated its Deferred Payment Plan Guideline

    Owe NJ Back Taxes? The Division of Taxation Updated its Deferred Payment Plan Guideline
    The Division of Taxation updated its guidelines regarding tax payment plans.  To be granted an installment agreement, the NJ Division of Taxation instructs taxpayers to include all delinquent years and file all unfiled tax returns. …
  • Nov 18

    Are You Worried About An IRS Audit? Audit Rates Down for a Fifth Straight Year

    Are You Worried About An IRS Audit? Audit Rates Down for a Fifth Straight Year
    What are my Chances of Getting Audited? The IRS reported audit rates for individual tax returns fell to its lowest level in a decade. According to the IRS, the individual exam rate has dropped 22% since the 2010 fiscal tax year. The drop…
Rank this Week: 3586

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/
  • Dec 20

    Congress Makes Charitable Rollover Permanent

    Congress Makes Charitable Rollover Permanent
    In last week’s end of the year budget bill, Congress made permanent the qualified charitable rollover distribution. This lets individuals who are 70 1/2 or older donate up to $100,000 a year directly from their IRA to qualified…
  • Dec 14

    Making Smart Charitable Gift

    Making Smart Charitable Gift
    As the year draws to a close, now is the time to consider making charitable gifts, both because it’s a good thing to do and because year-end charitable gifts will provide tax deductions. In addition to the time-tested check writing…
  • Dec 4

    Announcing my new E-Book on Estate Planning for Digital Asset

    Announcing my new E-Book on Estate Planning for Digital Asset
    Free e-book available on estate planning for digital assets. Learn how to provide, or deny, access to your digital assets.
Rank this Week: 3788

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/
  • Dec 18

    2016 Standard Mileage Rates for Business, Medical and Moving

    2016 Standard Mileage Rates for Business, Medical and Moving
    The Internal Revenue Service on December 18, 2015 issued the 2016 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1,…
  • Dec 1

    Tax Positions of Presidential Candidate

    Tax Positions of Presidential Candidate
    Here is a neat info-graphic on the tax positions of the Presidential Candidates. Special thanks to MBACentral.org Filed under: Business Planning, Estate and Gift Tax Planning, Estate Planning, income tax planning, Income Taxes, Taxes Tagged:…
  • Aug 9

    New 2015 Tax Law Changes Tax and FBAR Filing Deadlines & Other Noteworthy Compliance Provisions: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

    New 2015 Tax Law Changes Tax and FBAR Filing Deadlines & Other Noteworthy Compliance Provisions: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
    On Friday, July 31, 2015, President Barack Obama signed HR 3236, the “Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015″ (the “Act”). Not sure how this name relates to taxes but in any…
Rank this Week: 3676

The Tax Lawyer's Blog

The Tax Lawyer's Blog

By the Pappas Group.

http://www.pappastax.com/the-tax-lawyers-blog/
  • Dec 8

    Owe the IRS? You Can Lose You Passport.

    Owe the IRS? You Can Lose You Passport.
    President Obama has signed a new passport revocation provision into law to help the IRS collect back taxes.  New § 7345 of the Internal Revenue Code has been added as a result of the passage of  H.R. 22…
  • Nov 24

    WARNING: IRS Wants to Take Your Passport

    WARNING: IRS Wants to Take Your Passport
    Congress has passed H.R.22, which, if signed by the President, will allow the IRS to confiscate the passports of citizens who owe the IRS more than $50,000 in taxes, penalties and interest. Congress calls this... Read More The post WARNING:…
  • 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…
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Rain Minns Law Firm Blog

Rain Minns Law Firm Blog

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

http://www.rainminnslaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 7

    Seeking Justice for All: The Texas F-5 Report

    Seeking Justice for All: The Texas F-5 Report
    A client recently came to my firm needing legal help to resolve a situation affecting his career and reputation in law enforcement. This client was somewhat unusual for my firm because more typically, we defend people facing criminal charges…
  • Dec 3

    Irwin Schiff and the Patriot

    Irwin Schiff and the Patriot
    On October 16, 2015, Irwin Schiff died, in prison, from lung cancer. He was 87 years old, and serving a fourteen-year sentence – his third prison term, and the final chapter in his 40-year crusade against the Internal Revenue Service…
  • Jun 23

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

    IRS Investigations: They Plead the Fifth, but Want You to Plead Guilty
    On May 22, 2013, Lois Lerner – Director of the IRS’ Exempt Organizations Division – stated before Congress that neither she nor her division had inappropriately or unfairly targeted certain politically-oriented groups for…
Rank this Week: 2701

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Covers international taxation.

http://www.narellemackenziecpa.com/blog/
  • Nov 30

    Why Washington is Tackling the Tax Inversion Problem All Wrong

    Why Washington is Tackling the Tax Inversion Problem All Wrong
    Narelle MacKenzie was recently quoted in Fortune.com’s article “Why Washington is Tackling the Tax Inversion Problem All Wrong”. In regards to corporate inversions, she argues that the more you lower the corporate tax rate,…
  • Oct 21

    Is the U.S. Leaving Money on the Table with the Current Corporate Tax Structure?

    Is the U.S. Leaving Money on the Table with the Current Corporate Tax Structure?
    WalletHub recently turned to some of the foremost experts in the fields of accounting and tax law in search of insights into the country’s current corporate tax system as well as potential fixes to it. You can check out the questions we…
  • Sep 19

    SDSU Aztecs Abroad: Accounting in Shanghai – Summer 2016

    SDSU Aztecs Abroad: Accounting in Shanghai – Summer 2016
    SDSU Aztecs Abroad: Accounting in Shanghai studies the US federal taxation of individuals, including the interaction of the Chinese taxes for a US expat working in China. Program Snapshot: China is a growing area for US businesses, and US…
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Tax Machine Blog

Tax Machine Blog

Discusses tax topics. By Thomas S. Groth.

http://taxmachine.us
  • Nov 12

    Watch this IRS Scammer get scammed

    Watch this IRS Scammer get scammed
    (and some thoughts on Private Collection of Tax Debts)   The news media has been reporting this story for over a year now. Foreigners scamming people into paying the stupid tax. But watch what happens when the tables are turned. And…
  • Jun 1

    I’m Cool with Caitlyn Jenner Being Who she is. So is the IRS.

    I’m Cool with Caitlyn Jenner Being Who she is. So is the IRS.
    A Pretty hot topic right now on the internet is “Bruce” Jenner’s transition to Caitlyn Jenner. Caitlyn has taken steps to change her outward appearance in the past to match the person she has always been on the inside,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2352

Money Law Blog

Money Law Blog

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

http://www.money-lawblog.com/
  • Nov 6

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer

    Beware: Scammers Targeting Bankruptcy Filer
    Scammers are targeting bankruptcy filers throughout the country by posing as attorneys or law office staff and telling them to immediately wire money to pay a debt. Don't fall for it. One of the best ways to avoid a scam is to stop the…
  • Apr 21

    What It Takes to Win in Court: Building the "Paper Trail"

    What It Takes to Win in Court: Building the "Paper Trail"
    Probably one of the most frequent problems I encounter with new cases clients bring to my office is the lack of documentary evidence. No one bothers to put down in writing that agreement with the brother-in-law or "friend" about the…
  • Apr 3

    What's Worse Than a BAD Credit History? NO CREDIT HISTORY AT ALL!

    What's Worse Than a BAD Credit History? NO CREDIT HISTORY AT ALL!
    It may not be a well-know fact, but the truth is a lot of financially-responsible people are turned down for loans because they have NO history of recent borrowing. None. This may be because the person saves up and pays for purchases…
Rank this Week: 4654

Los Angeles Estate, Probate And…

Los Angeles Estate, Probate And Tax Law Blog

Covers estate planning, tax and probate law. Published by Moravecs, a Professional Law Corporation.

http://losangelesestateprobatelawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 12

    The Complexities of Assisted Suicide

    The Complexities of Assisted Suicide
    The California Senate recently approved a bill which would, if approved by the Assembly and Governor, make it legal for a physician to participate in the end of their patients life.If you read the actual text of the Bill, its quite a list of…
  • Oct 4

    What Happens When There is an Argument About Your Will?

    What Happens When There is an Argument About Your Will?
    Or, for that matter, about your Trust?  Well, the answer is that depending upon the issue, possible beneficiaries will make any argument they can think of, even that they need to be paid $7,500 per month to take care of your dog.…
  • May 8

    Four Estate Planning Documents Everyone Should Have

    Four Estate Planning Documents Everyone Should Have
    Is "estate planning" only for the wealthy or for those who are leaving large inheritances or have tax shelters? No. the Wall Street Journal recently had an article on this very topic.  The WSJ article emphasized, as we estate and probate…
Rank this Week: 4054

EstateAware

EstateAware

Covers personal legal and financial planning. By Griffin Bridgers.

http://www.estateaware.com
  • Sep 1

    The Complete Estate Plan, Part 2: Powers of Attorney

    The Complete Estate Plan, Part 2: Powers of Attorney
    This is the next installment in the series titled “The Compete Estate Plan.”  Before reading this installment, it is recommended that you read the following prior installments if you have not already done so: The Complete…
  • Aug 31

    The Complete Estate Plan, Part 1: Life Insurance

    The Complete Estate Plan, Part 1: Life Insurance
    When most people think of an “estate plan,” the first thing they think of is a will.  However, as we will see in this series on “The Complete Estate Plan,” a will is not necessarily the cornerstone. For most…
  • Jul 16

    How Do I Build an Estate?

    How Do I Build an Estate?
    There are painful truths that many people, and professionals, sometimes have to face before becoming successful. First, before proceeding any further in this post, I must give credit to Ramit Sethi.  If you are not familiar with…
Rank this Week: 2161

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/
  • Aug 19

    New Act Changes Corporate Filing Deadlines and Extension Deadlines for Return

    New Act Changes Corporate Filing Deadlines and Extension Deadlines for Return
    On July 31, 2015, President Obama signed into law P.L. 114-41, the “Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015.” Although this new law was primarily designed as a 3-month stopgap extension of…
  • Jul 31

    Baby Boomers in a Good Place

    Baby Boomers in a Good Place
    A recent article in The New York Times talked about how many Americans 65 years of age and older are managing just fine in this economy. They are doing better than seniors in prior generations. These are mostly middle class seniors who are…
  • Jun 22

    The Magic of a Revocable Living Trust

    The Magic of a Revocable Living Trust
    The Magic of a Revocable Living Trust By: Anne R. Moses Do you want to leave a very special gift for your family when you pass? This is a gift that they will bless you for. I am talking about the Revocable Living Trust (Trust) that, if drawn…
Rank this Week: 2072

Taxing Tech

Taxing Tech

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

http://www.taxingtech.com/
  • Aug 19

    Los Angeles Settles Disputed Phone Tax for $92.5M

    Los Angeles Settles Disputed Phone Tax for $92.5M
    Recently, a class of plaintiffs settled with City of Los Angeles over its alleged unlawful collection of telephone utility user tax (UUT). The class alleged that the Los Angeles Municipal Code exempted from UUT all amounts not subject to…
  • Aug 19

    Los Angeles Settles Disputed Phone Tax for $92.5M

    Los Angeles Settles Disputed Phone Tax for $92.5M
    Recently, a class of plaintiffs settled with City of Los Angeles over its alleged unlawful collection of telephone utility user tax (UUT). The class alleged that the Los Angeles Municipal Code exempted from UUT all amounts not subject to…
  • Aug 16

    Montana: OTCs Subject to Retroactive Sales Tax Assessment

    Montana: OTCs Subject to Retroactive Sales Tax Assessment
    Recently, the Montana Supreme Court ruled 5-to-2 that online travel companies (OTCs) were subject to sales tax under the existing sales tax statute. Furthermore, their liability is retroactive to November of 2010. However, the OTCs were not…
Rank this Week: 3982

Tax Trials

Tax Trials

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

http://taxtrials.com/
  • Aug 17

    Marijuana Dispensary’s Deductions go Up in Smoke

    Marijuana Dispensary’s Deductions go Up in Smoke
    In an opinion that would make Willie Nelson shake his head, the Tax Court held that a taxpayer was not entitled to deduct business expenses related to his “Health Care” business (read: medical marijuana dispensary).  The…
  • Jul 30

    Georgia DOR Releases Guidance for Same-Sex Couples Filing in Georgia

    Georgia DOR Releases Guidance for Same-Sex Couples Filing in Georgia
    On July 14, 2015, the Georgia Department of Revenue (“DOR”) released tax return filing guidance guidance for same-sex couples in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. ___ (2015)…
  • Jul 27

    Avengers Assemble: Tax Court Takes on Marvel’s Tax Attribute

    Avengers Assemble: Tax Court Takes on Marvel’s Tax Attribute
    It’s really hard to not take the opportunity to blog about the world’s greatest superhero franchise. Despite the tag line, this case might be better described as Avengers Disassemble, because that’s what Marvel wanted to do…
Rank this Week: 3589

Seay Law Firm Blog

Seay Law Firm Blog

Covers Texas tax law.

http://www.seaytaxlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Court of Appeals Rules No Three-Factor Apportionment, Texas Franchise Tax Is Not an Income Tax

    Court of Appeals Rules No Three-Factor Apportionment, Texas Franchise Tax Is Not an Income Tax
    The Texas Third Court of Appeals issued its opinion yesterday in Graphic Packaging Corp. v. Hegar, No. 03-14-00197-CV.   It ruled that taxpayers may not choose to use the Multistate Tax Compact’s three-factor apportionment…
  • Jun 30

    Texas Legislative Recap for State and Local Taxes 2015

    Texas Legislative Recap for State and Local Taxes 2015
    While the 2015 Texas Legislature gave taxpayers a significant franchise tax (margin tax) rate cut and repealed some smaller taxes (some of which had not been collected in years), it otherwise left much of the Texas tax code otherwise…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3678

Texas Tax Talk

Texas Tax Talk

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texastaxtalk.com/
  • Apr 16

    Tax Cheats Can Go Wild In Dallas Texa

    Tax Cheats Can Go Wild In Dallas Texa
    The Washington Post published an article on April 8, 2015 titled “In Dallas, the IRS says it can’t chase tax cheats who owe less than $1 million.”  Here is a section of the article (emphasis added): If these taxpayers…
  • Apr 14

    The IRS Suck

    The IRS Suck
    Bloomberg BusinessWeek authors Devin Leonard and Richard Rubin published a great article this month about the current dysfunction at the IRS caused by underfunding and IRS scandal. The IRS is not at the top of anyone’s…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3025

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: 4355

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: 4045