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New York Trusts & Estates Law…

New York Trusts & Estates Law Blog

Covers New York wills, trusts, estates, and elder law. By Saul Elnadav.

http://trustsestateslaw.com
Rank this Week: 2157

Rubin on Tax

Rubin on Tax

Covers tax and legal issues relating to federal and Florida tax, estate planning, probate, and business matters. By Charles Rubin.

http://rubinontax.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3165

Seay Law Firm Blog

Seay Law Firm Blog

Covers Texas tax law.

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

    Taxpayers’ first appellate margin tax win becomes final

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

    Another Taxpayer Win in Texas Margin Tax Case

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

    Third Court of Appeals Expands Aircraft Sales Tax Exemption

    Third Court of Appeals Expands Aircraft Sales Tax Exemption
    The Third Court of Appeals’ opinion in Cirrus Exploration Company v. Combs expands the number of businesses who may purchase aircraft without paying Texas sales and use tax.  In doing so, the Third Court of Appeals once again…
Rank this Week: 3801

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

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

    Health Care Fraud Prosecutions - Even Good Providers Are At Risk

    Health Care Fraud Prosecutions - Even Good Providers Are At Risk
    As the federal government expands its pursuit of health care fraud cases, even good providers are at risk of becoming targets. Consider, for example, these federal health care fraud cases in 2013: Three cardiologists, including one in…
  • Apr 17

    Best of Bingham: Wendy Becker and Jennifer Cave Elected to FCBA Board of Director

    Best of Bingham: Wendy Becker and Jennifer Cave Elected to FCBA Board of Director
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP and Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Women’s Forum would like to recognize and congratulate partners Wendy Bryant Becker and Jennifer J. Cave on their recent election to the Fayette County Bar Association Board of…
  • Apr 15

    Speak No Evil: NLRB Finds Workplace Rules Prohibiting ?Negativity? Unlawful

    Speak No Evil: NLRB Finds Workplace Rules Prohibiting ?Negativity? Unlawful
    In the recent case Hills and Dales General Hospital and Danielle Corlis, 360 HLRB No. 70 (April 1, 2014), the National Labor Relations Board held that an employer’s policy prohibiting “negative comments” and…
Rank this Week: 2517

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Apr 17

    McIntyre: Not What You Bargained For?

    McIntyre: Not What You Bargained For?
    When are the parties to a civil tax dispute bound by agreed facts from a criminal proceeding? This was the question considered by the Tax Court of Canada on a Rule 58 motion made by the taxpayers in McIntrye et al v. The Queen (2014 TCC 111).…
  • Apr 4

    IRS: Bitcoin Not a Currency for Tax Purpose

    IRS: Bitcoin Not a Currency for Tax Purpose
    As expected, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service has provided some guidance on the U.S. tax treatment of Bitcoin. In Notice 2014-21 (March 25, 2014), the IRS stated that Bitcoin is property and not currency for tax purposes. …
  • Mar 26

    There’s A Litigation App For That?

    There’s A Litigation App For That?
    We were intrigued to learn that KosInteractive LLC has created the U.S. “Fed Courts” app for Android and Apple devices which contains helpful information about U.S. federal courts rules of procedure and court information. The…
Rank this Week: 3718

Texas State & Local Tax Law…

Texas State & Local Tax Law Blog

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

http://www.txsaltlaw.com/
  • Apr 17

    Comptroller Candidate Mike Collier: Reforming the Tax Administration function

    Comptroller Candidate Mike Collier: Reforming the Tax Administration function
    The race to be the new Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts is between two candidates: Mike Collier, CPA, a Democrat, and State Senator Glenn Hegar, a Republican. Mr. Collier has announced a specific plan for reforming the Comptroller’s…
  • Mar 14

    Another franchise tax win for a Texas taxpayer

    Another franchise tax win for a Texas taxpayer
    It’s not been a happy couple of years for the Texas Attorney General’s tax lawyers who’ve represented the Comptroller of Public Accounts in state court tax litigation. That’s because Texas courts have been siding with…
  • Mar 13

    Texas franchise tax reporting after claiming federal bonus depreciation

    Texas franchise tax reporting after claiming federal bonus depreciation
    With this year’s filing date approaching for the revised Texas franchise tax, the so-called “margin tax,” businesses with Texas operations should take a look at a recent internal memorandum from the office of the Texas…
Rank this Week: 3081

Dodging the Taxman

Dodging the Taxman

Covers tax law.

http://dodgingthetaxman.com/
  • Apr 17

    Can Immigration Reform Generate More Tax Revenue?

    Can Immigration Reform Generate More Tax Revenue?
    The answer is not certain. In Top 5 Reasons Why Immigration Reform Means More Tax Revenues (Center for American Progress, 4/15/14), Patrick Oakford makes the following points: 5 million more workers and their employers would pay payroll taxes…
  • Apr 16

    Donald Rumsfeld Has No Idea Whether His Tax Returns Are Accuracte

    Donald Rumsfeld Has No Idea Whether His Tax Returns Are Accuracte
    The tax code is too complex and should be simplified.
  • Apr 16

    Can The Tax Code Improve Private Prisons?

    Can The Tax Code Improve Private Prisons?
    Maybe, and the question is certainly worth considering. Sasha Volokh's blog post, Improving private prisons through the tax code links two two articles on the issue.
Rank this Week: 2673

Tax Equity Telegraph

Tax Equity Telegraph

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

http://www.akingump.com/en/experience/practices/global-project-finance/tax-equity-telegraph/index.html
Rank this Week: 2608

Tax Machine Blog

Tax Machine Blog

Discusses tax topics. By Thomas S. Groth.

http://taxmachine.us
  • Apr 16

    Vincent Burroughs is back in the new

    Vincent Burroughs is back in the new
    IRS made him feel like “a cheap whore.” Read more → The post Vincent Burroughs is back in the news appeared first on Tax Machine Blog™.
  • Apr 14

    Tax Firm Takedown. How did WaPo get it so wrong?

    Tax Firm Takedown. How did WaPo get it so wrong?
    BY: THOMAS S. GROTH, ESQ (@tsgESQ) With her piece at the Washington Post this week, Michelle Singletary tries to tell us that “Tax-relief ‘rescues’ are really a ruse.” She doesn’t even feel the need to qualify…
  • Apr 2

    IRS Audit Technique Guides for Small Business Owner

    IRS Audit Technique Guides for Small Business Owner
    Do you run a small business? Are you being audited, or do you feel that your line of work presents a unique audit risk? Have you ever wondered how the IRS might approach an audit of your specific kind of business? Well, the IRS has actually…
Rank this Week: 2536

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3427

Texas Tax Talk

Texas Tax Talk

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

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

    New Guidance From IRS On At-Risk Rules For LLC Member Guarantee

    New Guidance From IRS On At-Risk Rules For LLC Member Guarantee
    The IRS recently released a chief counsel memorandum AM2014-003 on LLC Member Guarantees of LLC Debt and “Qualified Nonrecourse Financing.”  These memorandums are very helpful because they provide the IRS’…
  • Mar 26

    IRS Makes Bitcoins a Tax Headache

    IRS Makes Bitcoins a Tax Headache
    The IRS just published Notice 2014-21 which explains the IRS’ vision on how general tax principals apply to “virtual currency” transactions like Bitcoin. If you’re not familiar with Bitcoin, it’s a currency that…
  • Feb 25

    First Lady of Tax Fraud

    First Lady of Tax Fraud
    The IRS just issued its Criminal Investigation Annual Report.  Budget constraints caused the staffing of Special Agents to drop to the lowest numbers in recent history, but 2013 included a 12.5 percent increase in investigations…
Rank this Week: 2745

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

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

    Tax Day 2014

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

    Supermodel Gisele Blames IRS Audit on her Forbes List Ranking

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

    Koskinen’s Press Club Speech

    Koskinen’s Press Club Speech
    The IRS Commissioner typically speaks at a National Press Club luncheon once a year.  It is the perfect venue to learn about the Commissioner, his vision, and everything at the top of his to-do list.  Here are a few things ……
Rank this Week: 3317

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

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

    Illegale Einwanderung: Sanktionen gegen Airlines befürwortet

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

    Beibehaltung der Lex Friedrich

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

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

    Die verfassungsmässige Auslegung der Zustellfiktion von Art. 85 Abs. 4 lit. a StPO im Zusammenhang mit der Einsprache gegen einen Strafbefehl
    Die schweizerische Strafprozessordnung sieht in Art. 85 Abs. 4 lit. a vor, dass eine eingeschriebene Postsendung, die nicht abgeholt wurde, am siebten Tag nach der erfolglosen Zustellung als zugestellt gilt. Das Bundesgericht hatte im Urteil…
Rank this Week: 2482

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
Rank this Week: 2324

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

Covers issues that concern business entities, taxation, and employment law. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 14

    Nebraska Legislature Expands Homestead Exemption Eligibility

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

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

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

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

    If I Move Out of the Country, Do I Still Pay U.S. Income Tax?
    If you are a U.S. citizen living abroad, the U.S. income tax requirements are generally the same as if you lived in the United States. All gross income, whether made in the United States or abroad is subject to U.S.…Read more ›
Rank this Week: 2588

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/
  • Apr 11

    Who’s Listening? Illinois Eavesdropping Law Held Unconstitutional

    Who’s Listening? Illinois Eavesdropping Law Held Unconstitutional
    Upholding individuals’ free speech rights, the Illinois Supreme Court recently struck down the Illinois Eavesdropping Act as unconstitutionally overbroad.  As of April, 2014, electronic recording of conversations is permissible in…
  • Apr 9

    Round 2: The Government Swings Back in Case Affecting Clergy Housing Allowance

    Round 2: The Government Swings Back in Case Affecting Clergy Housing Allowance
    “It is declared that 26 U.S.C. § 107(2) violates the establishment clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.”  -- Judge B. Crabb, Federal District Court of Western Wisconsin regarding the clergy…
  • Mar 31

    FEC Commissioners Chime in Regarding IRS’s Proposed 501(c)(4) Regulation

    FEC Commissioners Chime in Regarding IRS’s Proposed 501(c)(4) Regulation
    Fresh Voices in the DiscussionThe period for comments on the IRS’s proposed regulations for Section 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations’ politically related activities closed last month.  Over 140,000 comments were filed,…
Rank this Week: 2609

Your Texas Estate Plan

Your Texas Estate Plan

Covers tax and estate planning. By Jacob Pelley.

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

    Elder Law and Guardianship Update

    Elder Law and Guardianship Update
    Elder Law? No, but its prettyAs lawyers, the bar makes us take "Continuing Legal Education" or CLE every year so, in theory, we stay up to date on changes in the law. One of classes I try to take every year is the Advanced Elder Law and…
  • Feb 19

    Estate Planning in 2014: Taxes are still Taxe

    Estate Planning in 2014: Taxes are still Taxe
    Background: Most (if not all) of the legal talking heads and CLE's (continuing legal education, for those of you who hate acronyms) which I have taken in lately all have come to the same conclusion: in a "high" estate tax exclusion…
  • Jan 17

    ATF 41P/GUN TRUST RULE CHANGES UPDATE

    ATF 41P/GUN TRUST RULE CHANGES UPDATE
    According to the ATF/DOJ, the rule changes we have previously discussed are coming, but not until June. So, if you want to get a National Firearms Act listed item (silencer/sound suppressor, short barreled rifle or shotgun, etc.) do it…
Rank this Week: 3409

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Offices of Sanford I. Millar.

http://www.taxattorneycalifornia.net/tax-blog/
  • Apr 6

    OFFSHORE DISCLOSURE: WHAT NEEDS TO BE DISCLOSED? A CHECKLIST

    OFFSHORE DISCLOSURE: WHAT NEEDS TO BE DISCLOSED? A CHECKLIST
    OFFSHORE DISCLOSURE: WHAT NEEDS TO BE DISCLOSED? A CHECKLIST The following is a list of questions that should lead to the discovery of offshore assets, whether properly reported or not. If you answer yes to any of these questions, then you…
  • Mar 16

    Are you an innocent spouse for FBAR purposes?

    Are you an innocent spouse for FBAR purposes?
    The U.S. Tax Court (Tax Court) has restated the basic principles for a person to obtain “innocent spouse” relief from tax assessments. The criteria are as follows: “Rev. Proc. 2013-34, supra, provides a three-step analysis…
  • Mar 9

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

    Is Mental Disease or Impairment a defense to “Willfulness” penalties for FBAR purposes?
    In a pending civil penalty case in Florida the government puts forth its argument in clear language to describe what constitutes “willful” failure to file a Report of Foreign Financial Account (FBAR). In its Motion for Summary…
Rank this Week: 3649

Tax Controversy and Litigation…

Tax Controversy and Litigation Blog

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

http://www.clearvisionlaw.com/tax-controversy-and-litigation-blog/
  • Apr 6

    I did not file my taxes. Today I received a notice that the IRS has prepared my tax return on my behalf. What do I do?

    I did not file my taxes. Today I received a notice that the IRS has prepared my tax return on my behalf. What do I do?
    If you do not file your taxes then the IRS will file one on your behalf. The IRS derives the authority to prepare tax return for any person or business who fails to file a tax return from Internal Revenue Code §6020(b). Such a return is…
  • Mar 30

    Criminal Prosecution for Nonfiling of Tax Return

    Criminal Prosecution for Nonfiling of Tax Return
    So, you have decided to put your house in order and file your back taxes. My post last week dealt with the civil penalties. In this post, I will discuss criminal consequences for not filing a tax return. When you file your back taxes, the IRS…
  • Mar 23

    Civil Penalties for Not Filing an U.S. Income Tax Return

    Civil Penalties for Not Filing an U.S. Income Tax Return
    Some people have asked us that we have listed on ClearVision’s Our Promise to You page that we do not represent taxpayers who believe that they doe not need to file their tax returns for various reasons like The tax system is…
Rank this Week: 2701

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/
  • Apr 3

    NJ Sales and Use Tax Relief for Tattooing and Cosmetic Makeup Services in Reconstructive Breast Surgery

    NJ Sales and Use Tax Relief for Tattooing and Cosmetic Makeup Services in Reconstructive Breast Surgery
    The New Jersey Assembly Budget Committee approved a bill, A-4526, that provides a sales tax exemption for permanent cosmetic make-up services provided in conjunction with reconstructive breast surgery.  The new law, known as…
  • Mar 31

    Tax Preparer Barred from Preparing Return

    Tax Preparer Barred from Preparing Return
    The Department of Justice has announced that Keisha Stewart, a Plantation, FL tax preparer, has been barred from preparing federal tax returns for others.  On March 20, 2014, a federal court in Ft. Lauderdale entered a final judgment of…
  • Mar 26

    Laid Off? Severance Compensation is Subject to Social Security and Medicare Tax (FICA)

    Laid Off? Severance Compensation is Subject to Social Security and Medicare Tax (FICA)
    The hotly contested severance compensation, tax dispute has been resolved and it’s a victory for the government.  The nations’ highest court has spoken:  Severance pay is subject to FICA tax. Many tax attorneys filed…
Rank this Week: 3698

Gartland Law Blog

Gartland Law Blog

Covers tax laws. By Bernard Gartland.

http://gartlandlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 2

    Is a Real Estate Agent a Real Estate Professional in the eyes of the IRS?

    Is a Real Estate Agent a Real Estate Professional in the eyes of the IRS?
    If you have rental properties you may not get the full use of your tax losses unless you meet the tax code definition of a real estate professional. Its kind of common sense for a real estate agent to think … Continue reading →
  • Feb 25

    Can the IRS take away your Social Security check?

    Can the IRS take away your Social Security check?
    Is social security exempt from an IRS levy or garnishment?  The short answer is no, the IRS is allowed to take away your social security if you fall behind on your payments to the IRS. The rules are laid out … Continue reading…
  • Jan 29

    Fighting a 6672 penalty for employment taxes?

    Fighting a 6672 penalty for employment taxes?
    If you were the officer of a company that went belly up there is a good chance the IRS is going to come after you for the missed employment taxes.  Typically the IRS will hit you with something called the … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 2559

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

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

    Is Paying Sales Tax Online Avoidable

    Is Paying Sales Tax Online Avoidable
    It is difficult these days to read an article about sales tax without coming across issues with online companies such as Amazon. For those of you that do not spend most of your day hunting down interesting sales tax articles, please just…
  • Mar 11

    Form Over Substance - Go For Two

    Form Over Substance - Go For Two
    On a regular basis, our firm receives questions from taxpayers and their CPA's alike regarding businesses that provide both services and tangible personal property. In most states, tangible personal property is subject to sales tax while the…
  • Feb 17

    Are Shifts in Business Trends Sales Tax Driven?

    Are Shifts in Business Trends Sales Tax Driven?
    In mid-January 2014, I stumbled across an article in the Wall Street Journal discussing shopping trends over the holiday season. According to the Journal's article, As Shoppers Skip the Mall, Stores Search for Fresh Lures, the shift to…
Rank this Week: 3108

Nolo's Tax Law Tips

Nolo's Tax Law Tips

Covers tax law.

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

    IRS Clarifies IRA Rollover Ground Rule

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

    What is a Principal Residence?

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

    Keep IRS Posted on Your Addre

    Keep IRS Posted on Your Addre
    Folks sometimes wonder how important it is to keep IRS informed of your current address. Short answer: it is important – don’t overlook it. Most importantly, some IRS communications are time sensitive, and bad things can happen if…
Rank this Week: 3516

IRS Report Card

IRS Report Card

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

http://mopsicktaxlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    COUNT DOWN TO FATCA: FATCA MYTHS AND FACTS I

    COUNT DOWN TO FATCA: FATCA MYTHS AND FACTS I
    With the July 1, 2014, FATCA effective date quickly approaching, it is finally front page news. Practitioners who are following FATCA closely have noted that the emphasis has shifted slightly from the onerous and unfair injustice FATCA…
  • Mar 10

    Opt Out of Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program? We Need To See the National Office Appeals Coordinated Issues Paper Now!

    Opt Out of Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program? We Need To See the National Office Appeals Coordinated Issues Paper Now!
    An emerging issue for practitioners engaged in the offshore voluntary disclosure arena is collecting intel on what exactly the field offices are being told by the National Office about how to resolve  opt out cases. A client can choose…
  • Feb 6

    FATCA: “There’s No Point In Complaining. It’s Here To Stay.”

    FATCA: “There’s No Point In Complaining. It’s Here To Stay.”
    Last week on the “FATCA” LinkedIn group, a member wrote the following: “Why are so many people complaining about FATCA and crying FOUL!!!!!  Just get on with it, it’s here to stay.  It’s everyone,…
Rank this Week: 3968

Tax Trials

Tax Trials

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

http://taxtrials.com/
Rank this Week: 3728

Taxing Tech

Taxing Tech

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

http://www.taxingtech.com/
  • Mar 27

    Texas Issues Notable Ruling on Tax of Digital Service

    Texas Issues Notable Ruling on Tax of Digital Service
    The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts recently issued a decision regarding the taxability of digitized services provided by a Taxpayer to oil and gas industry customers. The Taxpayer’s digitized…
  • Mar 24

    Miller Quoted in State Tax Notes Article on Tax on Streaming Video

    Miller Quoted in State Tax Notes Article on Tax on Streaming Video
    Kelley Miller was recently quoted in a State Tax Notes article on Streaming Video.  In commenting on Kentucky’s decision to tax certain streaming video as a utility, Miller said:   While Kentucky’s approach to streaming…
  • Mar 21

    Idaho Has An App For That

    Idaho Has An App For That
    Last year Idaho’s House of Representatives enacted HB 243, exempting cloud computing services from Idaho’s sales tax. However, the legislation led to more questions and uncertainty. Thus, Idaho’s House of Representatives…
Rank this Week: 4076

Nonprofit and Exempt Organization…

Nonprofit and Exempt Organization Blog

Focused on nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, with an emphasis on federal tax and Minnesota nonprofit legal issues. By Robertson Law Office.

http://www.robertsonlawofficellc.com/Blog/
  • Mar 26

    A Primer on the Tax Treatment of Cryptocurrencies for Nonprofit

    A Primer on the Tax Treatment of Cryptocurrencies for Nonprofit
    This week, the IRS released Notice 2014-21 regarding the treatment of Bitcoin and other similar cryptographic currencies (“cryptocurrencies”).  The increased popularity of using cryptocurrencies to pay for goods or services…
  • Mar 26

    Supreme Court - Severance Subject to FICA

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

    Update on Freedom From Religion Foundation v. IRS

    Update on Freedom From Religion Foundation v. IRS
    In August of last year I had commented on my interest in the Freedom from Religion Foundation’s challenge to the IRS’ selective enforcement (or, zero enforcement) of the prohibition on political activities against churches. …
Rank this Week: 3891

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • Mar 26

    The Trademark Clearinghouse is Working

    The Trademark Clearinghouse is Working
    For information on the Trademark Clearinghouse, please review our prior post on this matter here. The Trademark Clearinghouse has been operating for the past year and has released data which shows that over 500,000 Claims Notices  have…
  • Mar 17

    Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)

    Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)
    On March 11, 2014, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (“CKFTA”), concluding ongoing and substantive negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement between these two countries. The…
  • Feb 19

    British Columbia Budget 2014

    British Columbia Budget 2014
    The British Columbia budget for fiscal 2014 .The post British Columbia Budget 2014 appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
Rank this Week: 2694

A Taxing Blog

A Taxing Blog

By Professor Victor Fleischer.

http://victorfleischer.com
  • Mar 26

    Taxes Won’t Kill Bitcoin, but Tax Reporting Might – NYTimes.com

    Taxes Won’t Kill Bitcoin, but Tax Reporting Might – NYTimes.com
    My take on the bitcoin guidance: Bitcoin is a digital r […]
  • Nov 21

    Baucus Cost Recovery Proposal

    Baucus Cost Recovery Proposal
    A tax proposal released on Thursday by the chairman of […]
  • Nov 20

    Baucus International Tax Proposal

    Baucus International Tax Proposal
    Changes to the tax code always create winners and losers. An ambitious plan to revise the system for taxing multinational corporations, released on Tuesday by the Senate Finance Committee chairman, Max Baucus, would hit technology companies…
Rank this Week: 4616

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: 2641

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

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

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • 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 WalkerPlease 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 a…
  • Mar 3

    Unsuccessful Public Contract Bid Proce

    Unsuccessful Public Contract Bid Proce
    By: Clayton WalkerUnsuccessful Public Contract Bid Process The Alaska Supreme Court issued an opinion addressing a litigants complaints about an unsuccessful public contract bid process.  The full opinion can be found here.  There…
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The Tax Lawyer's Blog

The Tax Lawyer's Blog

By the Pappas Group.

http://www.pappastax.com/index.php/the-tax-lawyers-blog/
  • Mar 15

    Ex-IRS Agent Defrauded Clients then Hired Hit Man to Kill Them

    Ex-IRS Agent Defrauded Clients then Hired Hit Man to Kill Them
    “Ex-IRS agent sentenced to prison in murder-for-hire plot A former IRS agent who opened a tax preparation business was sentenced Friday to nearly 24 years in prison for defrauding clients out of more than $11...Read MoreThe post Ex-IRS…
  • Mar 11

    Eliminating IRS Penaltie

    Eliminating IRS Penaltie
    When you file or pay your taxes late or are audited and changes are made to your return the IRS will usually assess a penalty against you. The IRS penalty rates vary from  5 percent of...Read MoreThe post Eliminating IRS Penalties…
  • Mar 8

    Video: Tax Rules for Same-Sex Couple

    Video: Tax Rules for Same-Sex Couple
    Courtesy, Paul CaronThe post Video: Tax Rules for Same-Sex Couples appeared first on The Pappas Group.
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Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

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

    Excellent Guide on International Estate and Inheritance Taxe

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

    Calculating NJ Executor Commission

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

    Calculating Trustee Commissions in NJ

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

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
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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/
  • Mar 2

    Italian Perspective on Beneficial Ownership

    Italian Perspective on Beneficial Ownership
    In recent years the concept of 'beneficial ownership' has emerged as a major anti abuse rule applicable in the context of tax treaties and other important areas of international tax law. This article provides an overview of the recent…
  • Mar 2

    Italy's Tax Provisions on Trusts - Updated

    Italy's Tax Provisions on Trusts - Updated
    Italy operates specific provisions on tax treatment of trusts. Trusts formed under foreign law are recognized and enforced in Italy pursuant to the Hague Convention on Trusts dated July 1, 1985. To the extent they have Italian assets, or…
  • Dec 17

    Italian Supreme Court Rules on Individual Tax Residency

    Italian Supreme Court Rules on Individual Tax Residency
    The Italian Supreme Court with Ruling 20285 dated September 4, 2013 held that an individual taxpayer claiming to have his tax residency outside of Italy had properly discharged his burden of proof and correctly established his tax residency…
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Tax Assessment & Condemnation…

Tax Assessment & Condemnation Report

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

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

    Public Information Session Held on the Alternative Veterans’ Exemption

    Public Information Session Held on the Alternative Veterans’ Exemption
    Rebecca M. SpenoWe recently posted about the Legislature’s recent amendment to the RPTL 458-a Alternative Veterans’ Exemption. From what we have seen and heard, most school districts statewide have determined not to pass…
  • Feb 27

    Deadline Looms for School Districts to decide on Veterans Exemption

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

    Is Property Tax Reform Finally Coming to New York?

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

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Covers international taxation.

http://www.narellemackenziecpa.com/blog/
  • Feb 15

    Introduction to U.S International Tax Seminar

    Introduction to U.S International Tax Seminar
    Learn the fundamentals of U.S. international taxation! This basic seminar will provide a basic understanding of U.S. international tax codes and tax reporting requirements for U.S. corporations with operations abroad. This course is for…
  • Oct 7

    “Oh the Places You Can Go as a CPA!”

    “Oh the Places You Can Go as a CPA!”
    Ms. MacKenzie was recently invited to give a presentation to the Beta Alpha Psi – Beta Eta Chapter (Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy at San Diego State University). Her presentation, “Oh the Places You Can Go as a…
  • Sep 17

    DJH International Tax – Live, Compact Training Course

    DJH International Tax – Live, Compact Training Course
    DJH international tax has created a series of courses based on the relevant syllabus for various papers making up the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation. We began in 2011 with transfer pricing, the ADIT syllabus for which was…
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Money Law Blog

Money Law Blog

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

http://www.money-lawblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    Beware: Tax Preparer Mistakes Costs Consumers Big-Time

    Beware: Tax Preparer Mistakes Costs Consumers Big-Time
    It happens almost every week. Somebody comes into our office with a serious tax problem -- caused by a shoddy tax preparer, either through incompetence, negligence or sometimes downright fraud. It boggles my mind that there is no regulation…
  • Jan 25

    Getting Sued? Here's One Very Easy Way to Defend.

    Getting Sued? Here's One Very Easy Way to Defend.
    A layperson is often at a disadvantage when defending against a debt collection suit filed by an attorney. The debtor as a defendant does not know the "rules of the game" and sometimes takes the advice or direction of court staff (who by the…
  • Jul 3

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

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

DEHNEN.Blog

Covers German tax news.

http://www.dehnenblog.com/eng
  • Feb 5

    Corporate tax revenue 2013

    Corporate tax revenue 2013
    German economy was under a high tax load in the fourth quarter of 2013. The corporate tax revenue was 20 percent higher than in the fourth quarter of 2012 – in numbers: a surplus for the tax authorities of about 746 million Euros. This…
  • Oct 18

    German tax investigators collect surplus of 3.1 billion EUR

    German tax investigators collect surplus of 3.1 billion EUR
    The collection of taxes resulting from German tax investigation amount to additional 3.1 billion EUR in 2012. That is a surplus of about 40 percent in comparance with the year 2011 where a record sum was collected as well. In the years…
  • Oct 18

    Football player’s agents – a tax risk?

    Football player’s agents – a tax risk?
    The German Federal Court of Finance (BFH) has decided that VAT paid by the German football club “Borussia Moenchengladmach” to several football player’s agents cannot be deducted from the club’s tax liablity. As a…
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Kanzlei Hellinger

Kanzlei Hellinger

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

http://hellinger.eu/en/
  • Feb 3

    Nachträgliche Werbungskosten bei Vermietungseinkünften

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

    Die Initiale 2013 – Da geht mehr!

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

    Die Initiale 2013 – Da geht mehr!

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

Life in the Tax Lane

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

http://lifeinthetaxlane.com
  • Jan 31

    Tax Season Opens Today!

    Tax Season Opens Today!
    The Internal Revenue Service will begin accepting electronically filed individual tax returns today (Jan. 31, 2014) to officially open the 2014 filing season.  The IRS encourages taxpayers to use e-file as one of the fastest way to…
  • Jan 30

    Numbers for use in 2013 Return

    Numbers for use in 2013 Return
    Every year, the IRS adjusts many of the common tax deductions for inflation.  Among these are the standard deduction for each filing status, the personal exemption allowance, and the maximum allowable Earned Income Credit for qualifying…
  • Jan 30

    The Sales Tax Deduction

    The Sales Tax Deduction
    The sales tax deduction is one of the little-known deductions available to individuals.  Because taxpayers must choose between claiming the sales tax deduction or the state income tax deduction, most tend to claim their state taxes.…
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The Resource Blog

The Resource Blog

Covers tax law. By Samuel D. Brotman.

http://www.sambrotman.com/blog/
  • Jan 17

    How to Get Free Taxpayer Assistance

    How to Get Free Taxpayer Assistance
    It is my firmly held belief that everyone should have access to good, top quality legal representation. However, even by charging the absolute minimum that I can for legal services, there are some taxpayers for whom even my services are too…
  • Jan 15

    Conclusions about CRA and Dodd-Frank

    Conclusions about CRA and Dodd-Frank
    The success or failure of the Dodd-Frank Act will be ultimately judged by history and the impact that it has with combatting some of the problems that have existed with credit rating agencies both before and after the financial crisis of…
  • Jan 15

    Consequences for Non-Compliance of Dodd-Frank

    Consequences for Non-Compliance of Dodd-Frank
    Consequences for Non-Compliance of the Law Along with the increased responsibility placed on the credit rating agencies, there are also harsher consequences if they are not compliant with the Dodd-Frank Act. Part of the legislation includes…
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South Florida Estate Planning Law

South Florida Estate Planning Law

Covers South Florida estate planning, probate and tax law issues. By David Shulman.

http://www.sofloridaestateplanning.com/
  • Jan 9

    Who gets paid if an Alleged Incapacitated Person dies before the hearing? Nobody?

    Who gets paid if an Alleged Incapacitated Person dies before the hearing? Nobody?
    The Guardianship of Mary Klatthaar I’m sure there are some independently wealthy attorneys out there who take all of their cases pro bono. Most of us though are hard-working schlubs like everyone else who while we love what we do,…
  • Jun 3

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

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

    My Interview on the Shalom Show

    My Interview on the Shalom Show
    Below is my interview with the Shalom Show, a Jewish public affairs cable show that is on tv nationwide.        
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Florida Tax Attorney Blog

Florida Tax Attorney Blog

Published By Bucci Law Offices, P.A.

http://www.floridataxattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 2

    James Gandolfini's Passing Makes Plenty for the IRS

    James Gandolfini's Passing Makes Plenty for the IRS
    James Gandolfini was a beloved actor in Hollywood, most notably for his lead role as Tony Soprano in the popular gangster series, "The Sopranos," on HBO. The event of his sudden death over this past summer from a heart attack, affords us the…
  • Nov 25

    If You Have Foreign Accounts In The State Of Israel, It Is Time To Get IRS Compliant

    If You Have Foreign Accounts In The State Of Israel, It Is Time To Get IRS Compliant
    If you are a U.S. taxpayer, the Internal Revenue Service makes it their business to know all about you. Until now, however, there was still a lot of information to which they had little access. For instance, if you had monies in offshore…
  • Nov 18

    Identity Theft

    Identity Theft
    Have you been the victim of an identity theft crime? You are not alone. Identity theft has become the number one national consumer complaint, and Florida has the highest rate of identity theft in the United States. The Department of Justice…
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Tax Law and Business Organization…

Tax Law and Business Organization Strategy

Providing information and updates on tax law. Published by Sprouse Schrader Smith PC.

http://taxlaw.sprouselaw.com/
  • Dec 31

    New Non-discrimination Rules for Health Insurance Plan

    New Non-discrimination Rules for Health Insurance Plan
    Fully insured health plans have not been subject to any the nondiscrimination requirements. Those plans could discriminate on eligibility, contributions, and benefits, without triggering adverse tax consequences to either the plan or the plan…
  • Dec 20

    Sales of Livestock Due to Drought

    Sales of Livestock Due to Drought
    The drought in the Texas Panhandle and surrounding areas has staggered the livestock industry. Many livestock farmers have been forced to liquidate their herds entirely, or at an abnormal rate. The Code provides some tax relief available for…
  • Sep 30

    Tax Avoidance Just Isn't What It Used To Be

    Tax Avoidance Just Isn't What It Used To Be
    I have previously written on how the government's attitute towards tax planning seems to have changed over the years. Contrary to what I was taught in law school, the IRS now essentially takes the position that if a transaction included tax…
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