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Colorado Estate Planning

Colorado Estate Planning

Covers Colorado Springs estate planning & administration plus business & tax planning. By Kevin Forbush.

http://www.forbushlegal.com/blogs.php
  • Jun 14

    VA Pension Fund Exploited

    VA Pension Fund Exploited
    GAO: Some veterans hide assets to get need-based pension — and some companies prey on vets. See t
  • Jun 13

    Estate Planning Tools for Fluctuating Retirement Source

    Estate Planning Tools for Fluctuating Retirement Source
    Realistic inheritance conversations a “must” with grown children: Given today’s fluctuating r
  • Oct 31

    Long Term Care Claim

    Long Term Care Claim
    Approximately eight million Americans own long-term care (nursing home) insurance, purchased to hel
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Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Discusses the complications, pitfalls, and the overall state of affairs of trusts and estates in Canada. By Megan F. Connolly.

http://www.torontoestatemonitor.com/
  • Mar 7

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse
    The recent decision of the Superior Court of Justice in the Murphy Estate considers what happens when parties to a proceeding settle a matter on the basis of faulty facts and one of the parties suffers from “buyer’s remorse”. 
  • Mar 5

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt
    One of an estate trustee’s duties is to pay the debts that a deceased individual owed when he or she died.  As I have previously discussed, the estate trustee is generally not personally liable for the deceased’s debts – they are paid…
  • Feb 29

    Expecting An Inheritance? You Might Not Be Getting One

    Expecting An Inheritance? You Might Not Be Getting One
    Investor’s Group, a financial services company in Canada, recently released the results of a survey regarding people’s expectations when it comes to receiving an inheritance or leaving one to others. 
Rank this Week: 2085

Los Angeles California Tax…

Los Angeles California Tax Attorney Blog

Covers bankruptcy, fraud and criminal tax, offer in compromise, and other tax news and updates. By Victor Yoo of the Tax Lawyers Group.

http://www.irstaxlawattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 1930

Talking Taxes

Talking Taxes

Discusses federal, state and local tax reform, with an emphasis on fair and adequate taxation. By the Citizens for Tax Justice.

http://www.ctj.org/blog/
  • Jan 30

    Nevada GOP Gubernatorial Candidate: Scrap the Cap

    Nevada GOP Gubernatorial Candidate: Scrap the Cap
    GOP gubernatorial candidate Mike Montandon is making his views on Nevada property tax reform known-- and so far they all seem quite sensible.As reported by the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, Montandon thinks:(1) it's absurd that Nevada remains the…
  • Dec 22

    Can Louisiana Double Its Gas Tax?

    Can Louisiana Double Its Gas Tax?
    In January, Louisiana lawmakers will be hearing a lot about exactly how big that state's transportation funding shortfall is, as a committee releases the findings of a long-term study of this problem. But House Transportation Committee…
  • Dec 22

    Hawaii: A Budgetary Shell Game, or Just Train Robbery?

    Hawaii: A Budgetary Shell Game, or Just Train Robbery?
    This week Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle released the outline of her budget proposal for next year. It's not a pretty picture: the two most prominent tax policy changes in the Lingle plan are a money grab from county governments and a money…
Rank this Week: 1958

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/
  • Nov 22

    Estate Planning for Healthcare Costs in Retirement

    Estate Planning for Healthcare Costs in Retirement
    AARP has released a study that estimates caregiving costs for families in the United States will total more than $520 billion annually. This estimate reflects the time and resources devoted by families and not skilled workers; the skilled…
  • Nov 19

    Estate Planning and Tax Refunds for Art

    Estate Planning and Tax Refunds for Art
      Art collections require specialized estate and tax planning. Without proper planning, a collection acquired over a lifetime could translate into tax debt for surviving heirs or become lost to creditor claims. A recent court case…
  • Nov 17

    Estate Planning for Collectibles: Wine, Art, Cars & More

    Estate Planning for Collectibles: Wine, Art, Cars & More
    Estate plans are not only vehicles for passing cash, investments and real property along to named beneficiaries, these tools can also transfer more complex assets. How does one pass on a wine collection, valuable artwork, antique cars, or…
Rank this Week: 4969

Wagenmaker and Oberly - Nonprofit…

Wagenmaker and Oberly - Nonprofit Update

Covers compliance issues, tax exemption, real estate, intellectual property and charitable fundraising issues affecting nonprofits.

http://wagenmakerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    State Sales Tax Exemption for Tax-Exempt Organization

    State Sales Tax Exemption for Tax-Exempt Organization
    Sales tax exemption can be very valuable to a nonprofit organization, especially in a city like Chicago with a 9.25% tax.  In Illinois, many nonprofit organizations qualify for state and local sales tax exemption.  Sales tax…
  • Nov 18

    Welcome Relief: Clergy Housing Allowance Upheld

    Welcome Relief: Clergy Housing Allowance Upheld
    Welcome NewsThe clergy housing allowance is safe for now.  Last week, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a Wisconsin federal district court, which struck down the venerable clergy housing allowance.  As a result of the…
  • Nov 12

    Membership Dues – Are They Deductible?

    Membership Dues – Are They Deductible?
              May your organization advertise its membership dues as “tax deductible?”   Individuals considering memberships often want to know whether dues may be deducted from…
Rank this Week: 3074

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    How Difficult Is It to Understand Use Taxes?

    How Difficult Is It to Understand Use Taxes?
    A recent commentary in the Philadelphia Inquirer advocates extension of the moratorium on collection of sales taxes by out-of-state retailers. It rejects the claim that online merchants have an advantage over brick-and-mortar retailers, a…
  • Nov 19

    Satire, Tax or Otherwise, Lost on American

    Satire, Tax or Otherwise, Lost on American
    Few people understand satire. It’s such a dangerous practice that one wonders whether in the long run it does more harm than good. Recently, a website specializing in satire, but carrying a name that doesn’t hint at its character…
  • Nov 17

    Soda Sales Shifting?

    Soda Sales Shifting?
    In last Wednesday’s post, Escaping Tax and User Fee Revenue Diversion, my analysis of a Philadelphia cigarette tax included an exploration of city residents making purchases outside the city in order to escape the tax. That point was…
Rank this Week: 2576

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 20

    Flower Company Sniffs Out Unfair Florida Tax

    Flower Company Sniffs Out Unfair Florida Tax
    Anytime I need a gift for just about any reason, 1-800 Flowers or Flowers.com, is where I turn to first. The online retailers make it incredibly easy for someone who needs as much help as I normally do to send gifts to others. I can just go…
  • Nov 14

    Florida Car Dealers Next on DOR Hit List

    Florida Car Dealers Next on DOR Hit List
    Anytime the a state agency, such as the Florida Department of Revenue ("FL DOR") gets their hands on third party reporting, you can rest assured they will be coming after that industry in full force. In 2011, the FL DOR passed a law that…
  • Nov 4

    Portable Toilets - What's the True Object of the Transaction?

    Portable Toilets - What's the True Object of the Transaction?
    It never ceases to amaze me, the wide variety of companies that state agencies attempt to extort money from. Most states impose a sales tax on the sale or rental of tangible personal property. But what happens when the sale is part tangible…
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California Tax Lawyer Blog

California Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By William D Hartsock, Tax Attorney Inc.

http://www.californiataxlawyer-blog.com/
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Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • Nov 20

    Canada – Spain Tax Treaty Amendment

    Canada – Spain Tax Treaty Amendment
    The double-taxation agreement between Canada and Spain has been amended to reduce withholding tax rates on dividends and interest payments, and to include standard provisions for the exchange of tax information. The post Canada – Spain…
  • Nov 6

    CRA and Foreign Assets Disclosure

    CRA and Foreign Assets Disclosure
    Canadians with income from foreign assets are now obliged to report them in much more detail on Form T1135. The post CRA and Foreign Assets Disclosure appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
  • Oct 17

    Demystiphying the Canada – China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement

    Demystiphying the Canada – China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement
    Canada and China have both now ratified the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement ("FIPA", also referred to as "???????" in China), with the result that, as of October 1, 2014, FIPA is now in full force and effect. There has…
Rank this Week: 3291

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/
  • Nov 20

    Unbundling Fiduciary Fee

    Unbundling Fiduciary Fee
    Recently, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final guidance on Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 67 as it pertains to a 2 percent floor for miscellaneous itemized deductions. This is important to fiduciaries of non-grantor trusts and…
  • Nov 11

    Corporate Wellness Programs Receive Scrutiny From the EEOC

    Corporate Wellness Programs Receive Scrutiny From the EEOC
    The United States Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a petition, their third in three months, regarding a corporate wellness program. The latest petition alleges that Honeywell International, Inc. violated the Americans with…
  • Nov 6

    Nebraska Voters Approve Minimum Wage Increase

    Nebraska Voters Approve Minimum Wage Increase
    By Eric W. Tiritilli. The 2014 midterm elections saw a number of significant races and ballot measures across the country.  One of particular importance to Nebraska employers is Initiative Measure 425 which sought to raise the minimum…
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Accel Tax Blog

Accel Tax Blog

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

http://www.acceltaxandbusiness.com/blog.php
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Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 3292

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/
  • Nov 19

    On Whom Does The Corporate Income Tax Fall?

    On Whom Does The Corporate Income Tax Fall?
    With the real possibility of corporate tax reform being thrown about Washington, an old debate has been reopened regarding on whom the corporate income tax really falls. Those in favor of abolishing the corporate income tax - a stance that…
  • Nov 18

    Texas Bill Would Repeal State Business Franchise Tax

    Texas Bill Would Repeal State Business Franchise Tax
    Texas state legislators hit the ground running following the election, taking advantage of the Nov. 10 chance to pre-file bills for the coming 84th Legislature. The 84th Legislature doesn't officially start until January, but that didn't stop…
  • Nov 11

    With The Election Over, Is Corporate Tax Reform Possible?

    With The Election Over, Is Corporate Tax Reform Possible?
    The 2014 midterm elections have come and gone, leaving the Republicans in control of both the House and Senate. In this new environment, is meaningful corporate tax reform a realistic possibility? According to the Washington Post, the Obama…
Rank this Week: 4514

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: 3220

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
  • Nov 17

    FAQs Expiration of 30 Percent ITC After 2016

    FAQs Expiration of 30 Percent ITC After 2016
    Some industry participants and observers are confused about what the investment tax credit (ITC) rules for solar will be on January 1, 2017. In an effort to provide some clarity to this issue, below are frequently asked questions about the…
  • Nov 9

    IRS Rules That Some Basis in Solar System Must Be Allocated to Structural Function

    IRS Rules That Some Basis in Solar System Must Be Allocated to Structural Function
    On October 31, the IRS released Private Letter Ruling 201444025, which was addressed to a manufacturer of solar systems that are mounted on real estate.  The nature of the real estate, along with many other interesting facts, was…
  • Nov 2

    Pre-election PTC Extension Update

    Pre-election PTC Extension Update
    With the election on Tuesday, the wind industry’s attention is particularly focused on the prospects for the extension of the production tax credit (PTC). There have been four interesting developments related to the extension of the…
Rank this Week: 3068

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    2015 Update to Federal Estate Tax Exemption

    2015 Update to Federal Estate Tax Exemption
    Starting January 1, 2015, the federal estate and gift tax exemption will increase from $5,340,000 per person to $5,430,000.  That is an increase of $90,000.  If you are married, that amount will be doubled.In addition to the…
  • Sep 30

    Non Residents of Pennsylvania Can Be Subject to Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax

    Non Residents of Pennsylvania Can Be Subject to Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax
    I frequently get calls from individuals who had a relative pass away with property located in Pennsylvania. Even though the decedent lived somewhere besides Pennsylvania, you should be aware that Pennsylvania reserves the right to tax this…
  • Aug 11

    Non-residents Non-citizens of the US Should Be Careful of How they Invest in Amerian Asset

    Non-residents Non-citizens of the US Should Be Careful of How they Invest in Amerian Asset
    Many individuals who live outside of America like to purchase real estate in America or invest in the U.S. Stock Market.  It can be much safer than in investing in other parts of the world and often times the individual has children who…
Rank this Week: 2929

Global Tax Enforcement

Global Tax Enforcement

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

http://www.globaltaxenforcement.com/
  • Nov 17

    Hong Kong Signs FATCA IGA

    Hong Kong Signs FATCA IGA
    On November 13, 2014, Hong Kong announced that it had signed a Model 2 FATCA IGA.  Under the agreement Hong Kong financial institutions will enter into separate FFI agreements with the IRS and will report information on U.S. account…
  • Oct 31

    FinCEN Strikes at Virtual Currency Anonymity, Rules that Virtual Currency Converter is a Money Services Business Under Bank Secrecy Act

    FinCEN Strikes at Virtual Currency Anonymity, Rules that Virtual Currency Converter is a Money Services Business Under Bank Secrecy Act
    On October 27, 2014, FinCEN ruled in response to a Request for Administrative Ruling that a company that converts traditional currencies into Bitcoin to facilitate payments must comply with regulations that govern Money Services Businesses…
  • Oct 21

    New Hampshire Man Pleads Guilty Regarding Accounts in Switzerland, Israel, and Jersey

    New Hampshire Man Pleads Guilty Regarding Accounts in Switzerland, Israel, and Jersey
    On October 20, 2014, Menashe Cohen pleaded guilty in New Hampshire federal court to one count of filing a false income tax return for failing to report the existence of his Swiss and Israeli bank accounts on his 2009 tax return.  He did,…
Rank this Week: 4337

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Nov 13

    Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Indiana?s Right-to-Work Law

    Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Indiana?s Right-to-Work Law
    After Indiana’s right-to-work law took effect on Mar. 14, 2012, the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150, AFL-CIO challenged the law in federal and state court. The Union’s lawsuits challenged the law’s…
  • Oct 31

    5 Steps for Prudent Employers When Discharging Employees, Part Two: At Termination

    5 Steps for Prudent Employers When Discharging Employees, Part Two: At Termination
    At this point in the discharge process, employers should have already ensured that all bases have been covered prior to an employee’s termination and are now prepared to inform the employee. Now it’s time for the often…
  • Oct 29

    ICYMI: Tandy C. Patrick Explains Why You Should Hire a Lawyer When Signing a Purchase Contract

    ICYMI: Tandy C. Patrick Explains Why You Should Hire a Lawyer When Signing a Purchase Contract
    In October’s Louisville Business First Legal Forum Column, BGD partner Tandy C. Patrick discussed why hiring a lawyer when signing purchase contracts is a wise idea. Read her advice below and don’t miss our monthly legal…
Rank this Week: 3150

IRS Report Card

IRS Report Card

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

http://mopsicktaxlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2791

Nolo's Tax Law Tips

Nolo's Tax Law Tips

Covers tax law.

http://blog.nolo.com/taxes/
  • Nov 10

    IRA Once-Per-Year Rollover Rule Clarified

    IRA Once-Per-Year Rollover Rule Clarified
    IRS announced a change, this week, in the application of the one-per-year rule applicable to IRA rollovers, occasioned by a recent decision of the Tax Court. Starting January 1, 2015, an individual will be allowed one rollover per year,…
  • Nov 6

    New IRS YouTube Video Warns of Scammer

    New IRS YouTube Video Warns of Scammer
    The IRS continues to be worked up over the ongoing problem of aggressive telephone scammers who harass taxpayers.  In a recent release, IRS advises about five things which scammers often do, but which IRS will not do: Telephone a…
  • Nov 3

    Tax Not Always Discharged in Bankruptcy

    Tax Not Always Discharged in Bankruptcy
    In Vaughn (CA 10 8/26/14), the Tenth Circuit tells us that a taxpayer who entered into a tax shelter that created “artificial” losses willfully attempted to evade tax, and thus could not have his tax liability discharged in a…
Rank this Week: 4715

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 7

    How to Select an Attorney

    How to Select an Attorney
    Too often, potential clients lack have an inability to determine how they should select an attorney. Here are some guideposts to help clients select a California attorney. 1. Attorney Discipline The California State Bar has an easy to…
  • Oct 11

    Warning: Email Wire Fraud Scam Hitting Real Estate Industry

    Warning: Email Wire Fraud Scam Hitting Real Estate Industry
    Warning to the real estate industry: a widespread fraud is currently underway that could cost you and your client tens, or even hundreds, of thousands of dollars. The Scam The scam is simple: the scammer obtains access to an email…
  • Aug 4

    Taxing Scandals: The Blog that Looks at Tax Consequences of the Latest Tabloid Scandals – Donald Sterling and His Silent Partner

    Taxing Scandals: The Blog that Looks at Tax Consequences of the Latest Tabloid Scandals – Donald Sterling and His Silent Partner
    When a probate judge cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the Clippers not only Shelly Sterling came away as a winner. Donald and Shelly’s silent partners, the federal and California governments, were also in for their share of…
Rank this Week: 3837

Your Texas Estate Plan

Your Texas Estate Plan

Covers tax and estate planning. By Jacob Pelley.

http://www.yourtexasestateplan.com/
  • Oct 31

    Spooky IRA Deadline

    Spooky IRA Deadline
    You can't fight time. Don't try. We've talked before about the tax ramifications of halloween candy, but today I want to let you know if something much spookier: the October 31 deadline of notifying your inherited IRA custodian if a…
  • Sep 12

    How to prevent the messy estate: the fight over pots and pan

    How to prevent the messy estate: the fight over pots and pan
    More and more, I have clients who come to me and simply ask for "help." The scenario usually is something like this:Scenario:Older (parent/relative) passes away. You and another (sibling/family member) are the sole beneficiaries of their…
  • Jul 23

    Estate tax Repeal Musing

    Estate tax Repeal Musing
    Relevant in 2011, but still funnyEvery couple years when the election cycles roll around, someone brings up the estate tax again. It is usually when we are not at war, arguing about when a fetus is viable, if universal healthcare is a good…
Rank this Week: 4507

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/
  • Oct 30

    IRS Seizes Small Business Owner’s Account

    IRS Seizes Small Business Owner’s Account
    Through a practice known as civil forfeiture, the IRS can seize property that it believes is tied to a crime even if no criminal charges are filed.  The problem is that the IRS has been abusing its power by seizing bank accounts where…
  • Oct 7

    Real Housewives of New Jersey Star Joe Giudice Sentenced To Over 3 Years In Prison

    Real Housewives of New Jersey Star Joe Giudice Sentenced To Over 3 Years In Prison
    Reality television star Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, 43, of The Real Housewives of New Jersey was sentenced to 3 years and 5 months in prison on Thursday, October 2, according to NorthJersey.com. The verdict comes after Giudice and his…
  • Sep 29

    Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino and Brother Marc Sorrentino Face IRS Tax Fraud Case

    Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino and Brother Marc Sorrentino Face IRS Tax Fraud Case
    Reality television personality from the Jersey Shore, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and his brother, Marc Sorrentino, are under arrest and are facing tax fraud charges because they did not properly pay income taxes on $8.9…
Rank this Week: 3342

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/
  • Oct 28

    Article on Disqualified Persons and Intermediate Sanction

    Article on Disqualified Persons and Intermediate Sanction
    I was recently asked to put together a quick article on "disqualified persons" in the context of the intermediate sanctions excise tax regime.  Sounds fascinating, I know -- but it is very important for 501(c)(3) public charities and…
  • Aug 18

    The Taxpayer Advocate Weighs in on the "Scandal"

    The Taxpayer Advocate Weighs in on the "Scandal"
    On June 30, 2014, the National Taxpayer Advocate supplemented the required Fiscal Year 2014 Objectives Report to Congress (outlining work for the upcoming fiscal year) with National Taxpayer Advocate Special Report to Congress: Political…
  • Jun 24

    Update on Proposed 501(c)(4) Regulation

    Update on Proposed 501(c)(4) Regulation
    In November of 2013, the IRS and the Department of the Treasury issued proposed guidance regarding qualification for tax-exempt status as a social welfare organization under §501(c)(4).  The guidance prompted uproar from almost…
Rank this Week: 3231

Texas Tax Talk

Texas Tax Talk

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texastaxtalk.com/
  • Oct 28

    What You Need To Prove – Deducting Travel Expense

    What You Need To Prove – Deducting Travel Expense
    All too often, people don’t keep adequate records to demonstrate they are entitled to deduct travel expenses. The general rule from the Supreme Court is that deductions are a matter of legislative grace, and taxpayers must maintain…
  • Sep 29

    “The Situtation” for Sorrentinos Getting Worse With Social Media

    “The Situtation” for Sorrentinos Getting Worse With Social Media
    As many have heard recently, Michael Sorrentino (of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” fame) and his brother Marc were indicted for tax crimes in New Jersey and made their initial appearance in court last week. At this point, no one…
  • Aug 29

    Does Filing for Bankruptcy Really Give You Tax Relief?

    Does Filing for Bankruptcy Really Give You Tax Relief?
    When times get desperate and tax liabilities pile up – filing for bankruptcy is an option many people consider.  Taxes are “dischargable” in bankruptcy, but there are important rules you need to know. TIMING Taxes are…
Rank this Week: 3322

Tax Machine Blog

Tax Machine Blog

Discusses tax topics. By Thomas S. Groth.

http://taxmachine.us
  • Oct 27

    The Real IRS Scandal: Taxpayers Guilty until Proven Innocent

    The Real IRS Scandal: Taxpayers Guilty until Proven Innocent
    “How can this happen?” Ms. Hinders said in a recent interview. “Who takes your money before they prove that you’ve done anything wrong with it?” The federal government does. Law Lets I.R.S. Seize Accounts on…
  • Oct 24

    Truth the Vote loses to IRS in Court

    Truth the Vote loses to IRS in Court
    Read the full Forbes story here. Truth The Vote was suing the IRS for its actions during the BOLO/Targeting scandal. The Court dismissed the action as moot, meaning that no case or controversy existed. The court did not reach the merits of…
  • Oct 23

    IRS Watchdog to Taxpayers: No More Hiding

    IRS Watchdog to Taxpayers: No More Hiding
    At first I thought it was old news. TIGTA came out and exposed a dirty IRS secret: $6.7B in IRS debt was marked “currently not collectible” when it – perhaps – should not have been. Once again, TIGTA is after the IRS…
Rank this Week: 3162

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 20

    Helping Others With SAVO: Special Advocates for Vulnerable Oregonian

    Helping Others With SAVO: Special Advocates for Vulnerable Oregonian
    Please join me November 13 at a dinner to learn more about the fledgling charity, SAVO, and the economic and logistical challenges of aging baby boomers in the already underfunded court system. Learn how this organization has grown from…
  • Oct 13

    IRS Telephone Scam – Don’t Fall for It!

    IRS Telephone Scam – Don’t Fall for It!
    Recently, I spoke with two clients who were almost victims of a pervasive telephone scam involving a person posing as an Internal Revenue Service agent.  In each instance, the caller demanded immediate same-day payment of thousands of…
  • Oct 7

    Oregon’s Investor Defender Seeks Transparency

    Oregon’s Investor Defender Seeks Transparency
    Robert S. Banks Jr. is a Portland securities litigator making news in The New York Times for his efforts to shine a light on how the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) manages expungement requests. The article…
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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
Rank this Week: 3944

New Jersey CPA Tax Lawyer Blog

New Jersey CPA Tax Lawyer Blog

Comments on New York and New Jersey tax law. By Samuel C Berger P.C.

http://www.newjerseycpataxlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3533

Tax Trials

Tax Trials

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

http://taxtrials.com/
  • Oct 13

    Tax Court Preserves Taxpayer Protections against Arbitrary and Capricious Appeals Ruling

    Tax Court Preserves Taxpayer Protections against Arbitrary and Capricious Appeals Ruling
    In Buczek v. Commissioner, 143 T.C. 16 (2014), the Tax Court granted the IRS’s motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction under IRC § 6330(g) where the taxpayers offered only frivolous arguments as the basis for a…
  • Oct 8

    Artist Successfully Defends Business Despite Losses in 18 of 20 Year

    Artist Successfully Defends Business Despite Losses in 18 of 20 Year
    In Crile v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2014-202 (2014), the Tax Court held that the taxpayer engaged in the “trade or business” of being an artist under IRC § 183 (also known as the “Hobby Loss Rule“). The…
  • Sep 23

    Tax Court Allows Predictive Coding for Electronic Discovery

    Tax Court Allows Predictive Coding for Electronic Discovery
    In Dynamo Holdings v. Commissioner, 143 T.C. No. 9, the Tax Court upheld the taxpayers’ motion to use predictive coding to respond to the IRS’s discovery request. The decision is an important development for…
Rank this Week: 3352

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/
  • Oct 8

    How to Use a Roth IRA to Fund College Tuition

    How to Use a Roth IRA to Fund College Tuition
    Last week I came across an interesting article by Erin Arvedlund in the Philadelphia Inquirer about saving for college tuition.  The article reminded me that it’s possible to use a Roth IRA to pay education expenses.…
  • Sep 29

    What Happens to My ITunes Account When I Die?

    What Happens to My ITunes Account When I Die?
    In today’s digital world, many clients are beginning to ask questions like, “What happens to my accounts on the Cloud, like my iTunes and Instagram accounts, when I die?” and “Will the executor of my estate have…
  • Aug 13

    Back to School: Health Care Directives and Powers of Attorney for College Student

    Back to School: Health Care Directives and Powers of Attorney for College Student
    As summer draws to a close, millions of young adults will head off to college in the next few weeks.  If one of these is your son or daughter (or you have clients with children in college), do yourself a favor and…
Rank this Week: 2823

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: 4245

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

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

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • Sep 27

    Alaska won’t Defend Employees in 1981 Claim

    Alaska won’t Defend Employees in 1981 Claim
    By: Clayton Walker Sheldon Slade filed an action against an Alaska State Employee alleging a 42 U.S.C. 1981 claim.  That claim asserts that the employee discriminated against him. That claim cannot be asserted against a State. The…
  • Mar 24

    Don’t Be the Good Guy Tenant

    Don’t Be the Good Guy Tenant
    By: Jim GainesWhen it comes to Landlord Tenant relationships, don’t be the good guy. Now, I’m not saying to be the bad guy, though, either.   In general, us human beings (most of us, anyway) desire to be liked and…
  • Mar 5

    Transaction Question

    Transaction Question
    By: Clayton Walker Please consider and answer the following questions to help us efficiently evaluate and structure your transaction, and help you address issues prospectively. General information about the proposed transaction: 1. Is there…
Rank this Week: 3232

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: 2552

Taxing Tech

Taxing Tech

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

http://www.taxingtech.com/
  • 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…
  • Sep 3

    Clear Skies for Cloud Tax in South Carolina

    Clear Skies for Cloud Tax in South Carolina
    Recently, The South Carolina Department of Revenue (“Department”) issued Private Letter Ruling 14-2 which found that cloud computing and storage services are not subject to South Carolina’s tax on communication services. A…
  • Aug 15

    Idaho: Back-and-Forth on Software Tax

    Idaho: Back-and-Forth on Software Tax
    Recently, the Idaho legislatures convened for a draft rule meeting to discuss the recently enacted HB598 (“Rule 027”). The goal of the meeting was to provide guidance and interpretation to assist taxpayers in complying with Rule…
Rank this Week: 2479

The Tax Lawyer's Blog

The Tax Lawyer's Blog

By the Pappas Group.

http://www.pappastax.com/the-tax-lawyers-blog/
  • 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…
  • Aug 28

    Florida Used Car Dealers Targeted for Sales Tax Fraud; Theft of State Fund

    Florida Used Car Dealers Targeted for Sales Tax Fraud; Theft of State Fund
    The state of Florida is targeting used car dealers for their failure to remit collected sales taxes and bringing charges against their owners and officers for theft of state funds. In the last two years, we... Read More The post Florida…
Rank this Week: 3183

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: 3565

Seay Law Firm Blog

Seay Law Firm Blog

Covers Texas tax law.

http://www.seaytaxlaw.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Aug 26

    Third Court of Appeals Defers to Comptroller on Manufacturing Exemption for Oil & Ga

    Third Court of Appeals Defers to Comptroller on Manufacturing Exemption for Oil & Ga
    As we reported earlier, the Third Court of Appeals ruled in Southwest Royalties, Inc. v. Combs that oil and gas above-ground and downhole production equipment doesn’t qualify for the manufacturing exemption from Texas sales and use…
Rank this Week: 2456

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 – Part Two

    Opting Out of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program – Part Two
    Here are the steps that IRS examiners take before a taxpayer makes the irrevocable decision to opt out: Send Status Letter to the taxpayer setting forth the status of the voluntary disclosure certification, documents required to finalize the…
Rank this Week: 3201

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: 3638

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: 3079

Maryland Business Litigation…

Maryland Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylandbusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3126

Tax Controversy and Litigation…

Tax Controversy and Litigation Blog

Provides information on how to fight the IRS, with commentary on current tax enforcement strategies that the IRS uses, IRS tax related current news and developments. By ClearVision.

http://clearvisionlaw.com/tax-controversy-and-litigation-blog/
Rank this Week: 3018

Los Angeles Estate, Probate And…

Los Angeles Estate, Probate And Tax Law Blog

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

http://losangelesestateprobatelawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3881