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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: 3905

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: 4174

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: 3838

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: 4279

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: 4483

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: 4393

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: 3907

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: 4079

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…
Rank this Week: 3877

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/
Rank this Week: 3751

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.
Rank this Week: 3941

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…
Rank this Week: 4626

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…
Rank this Week: 3799

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.…
Rank this Week: 3844

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…
Rank this Week: 3833

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…
Rank this Week: 4582

California Tax Lawyer Blog

California Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers California tax law. By Law Offices of Gary Barsegian.

http://www.californiataxlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 22

    IRS Penalties: Can They Be Abated?

    IRS Penalties: Can They Be Abated?
    In 2012, the IRS assessed over 37 million penalties to taxpayers. What you may not know is that almost 5 million of those penalties were abated in some way.  If you owe the IRS, chances are the IRS has tacked on some sort of penalty with…
  • Nov 19

    Telephone Scams Threaten Taxpayer

    Telephone Scams Threaten Taxpayer
    Nationwide phone scams from individuals pretending to be IRS employees are on the rise. Some of my own clients have personally been victims to these scams.  Common threats my clients have been told are that they are being criminally…
  • Sep 30

    IRS Releases Contingency Plan In The Event of Government Shutdown

    IRS Releases Contingency Plan In The Event of Government Shutdown
    The U.S. Treasury and IRS released a contingency plan in the event the government shuts down, which seems very likely at this point.   So what does this mean for you as a taxpayer, and what you should expect should the shutdown…
Rank this Week: 3848

IRS Tax Lawyer Blog

IRS Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers IRS and Tax law. By Jeffrey Anton Collins.

http://www.stopirsproblem.com/
  • Nov 20

    IRS Offer in Compromise Saves Biz Over $1 Million Dollar

    IRS Offer in Compromise Saves Biz Over $1 Million Dollar
    Okay, it's true. News-worthy reductions of tax liability with the IRS Offer-in-Compromise (OIC) program can actually happen. Most tax practitioners know that an OIC tax reduction is available for individuals and, only about 1/3 of Offers have…
  • Oct 22

    Purpose of IRS Fresh Start Initiative?

    Purpose of IRS Fresh Start Initiative?
    Good Question. The IRS Fresh Start Initiative is part of IRS's refined collection process. This fairly new program has been implemented since early 2011. The goal: to make tax collection more efficient for the government, and to make IRS tax…
  • Oct 14

    What is "Alter-Ego" to IRS?

    What is "Alter-Ego" to IRS?
    Hint: This allows IRS to levy against company assets for the owner's personal tax liability. IRS gives its collection agents the authority to ignore the protection of corporations against someone's personal liability. Most tax professionals…
Rank this Week: 3995

Thomas E. Crice Blog

Thomas E. Crice Blog

Covers a variety of individual and business tax issues, in both the domestic and international contexts.

http://www.tomcricelaw.com/tax-blog
  • Nov 8

    IRC §1031 Like-Kind Exchanges: Where’d My Tax Deferral Go?

    IRC §1031 Like-Kind Exchanges: Where’d My Tax Deferral Go?
    If you’re not careful, rolling over investment property can leave you with an unexpected tax bill. A lot of lucky folks are holding real estate and other types of investment property with fair market values greater than their adjusted…
  • Oct 26

    Don’t Get Snared In This Post-Dissolution LLC Tax Trap

    Don’t Get Snared In This Post-Dissolution LLC Tax Trap
    Knowing what to do when a business venture ends can save you a world of tax hurt, and get you back on your feet faster. By either their own experience or that of their colleagues, entrepreneurs live with this hard fact:...
  • Oct 16

    Selling Your Home – Two Tax Traps for the Unwary

    Selling Your Home – Two Tax Traps for the Unwary
    For Some That Big, Tax-free Gain May Not Be There After All When I was a boy my dad bought the family home with his Korean War veteran’s benefit and the savings he’d accumulated working lots of long hours.  I…
Rank this Week: 3927

Christy's Tax Attorney Blog

Christy's Tax Attorney Blog

Covers tax, IRS, estate planning, and litigation. By Christy Lee.

http://www.christyleelaw.com/Blogs/Christy.aspx
  • Nov 3

    A Belated Horrifying Halloween Tale, or . . . The Basic Steps Involved in a Tax Audit

    A Belated Horrifying Halloween Tale, or . . . The Basic Steps Involved in a Tax Audit
    Bored with the everyday work routine of your life?  Feeling humdrum and in need of a little excitement because there’s no challenge to maintaining your financial status quo?  Want to experience earth-shattering monetary…
  • Sep 3

    Uncle Sam Values Himself: The Increase in Fees Related to Resolving Tax Debt

    Uncle Sam Values Himself: The Increase in Fees Related to Resolving Tax Debt
    If you plan to make an offer in compromise or get on an installment agreement with the IRS, better do it by December 31, 2013.  On January 1 of next year, Uncle Sam proposes to increase fees for those 2 services.  This marks the…
  • Jul 23

    When Uncle Sam Steps into Muddy, Taxing Politics: The Bonus of Close Kinship

    When Uncle Sam Steps into Muddy, Taxing Politics: The Bonus of Close Kinship
    The saddest part of the IRS Scandal of 2013 involves the revelation that certain IRS employees receive performance bonuses.  Nice ones, averaging roughly $5,500 each.  Between 2009 and 2012, Uncle Sam paid out $92 million in cash…
Rank this Week: 3774

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/
  • Oct 28

    Should legal losers pay the winners’ attorney fees?

    Should legal losers pay the winners’ attorney fees?
    My clients were nurses at a local hospital, immigrants from a third-world country.  They worked hard and bought a house.  One day, a fellow told them that their house had been built by a contractor without a license.  The…
  • Sep 11

    Nothing left to lose and loving it

    Nothing left to lose and loving it
    I had a client come to me a few years ago to file bankruptcy.  He owned two office buildings with mortgages totaling more than the buildings’ values. They were going to be foreclosed, triggering personal guarantees, and the client…
  • Aug 26

    Why the FreeCreditReport.Com ads are a scam

    Why the FreeCreditReport.Com ads are a scam
    Why the FreeCreditReport.Com ads are a scam   When is FREE not FREE? In a world seemingly driven in all matters by credit reports, getting that report for nothing ought to be a good thing, But the commercial entities beat the federal…
Rank this Week: 4051

Toby's Tax Lawyer Blog

Toby's Tax Lawyer Blog

A humorous blog about tax law and IRS tips.

http://www.christyleelaw.com/Blogs/Toby.aspx
  • Oct 3

    Extending the Procrastination Game with Uncle Sam

    Extending the Procrastination Game with Uncle Sam
    What happens when I play the Procrastination Game with Uncle Sam?  The Procrastination Game goes like this:  Uncle Sam tosses me a date when a tax filing is due.  It doesn’t matter if Uncle Sam’s aim seems a bit…
  • Sep 24

    Dog Gone – and the Tax Issues Coming from the Travel

    Dog Gone – and the Tax Issues Coming from the Travel
    I hear yelps from the Water Cooler Area that the Boss plans to have me accompany her to a dog show in New York for fun. That means I might be out of the office for a few weeks, as I’ll need to put on the dog a bit before the big…
  • Aug 13

    Uncle Sam’s Hounds Are on Your Small Business’s Trail

    Uncle Sam’s Hounds Are on Your Small Business’s Trail
    Uncle Sam’s sniffing around in your affairs is not limited to your private emails and cell phone conversations. Your small business’s paper and electronic trails may be leaving behind the heady scent of money strong enough for…
Rank this Week: 3773

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 18

    It Was a Dark and Stormy Night . . .

    It Was a Dark and Stormy Night . . .
    . . . but then the IRS saw the light. 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…
Rank this Week: 3944

A Taxing Affair

A Taxing Affair

Covers federal tax laws, Internal Revenue Service collections enforcement and tax problem resolution. By Muñoz & Morales.

http://ataxingaffair.com/
  • Sep 5

    New Tax and Social Security Rules for Same-Sex Married Couple

    New Tax and Social Security Rules for Same-Sex Married Couple
    Recently, the IRS answered a lingering question since the Supreme Court’s historic June 26 decision on same-sex marriage:  In determining ... Continue reading
  • May 15

    When and How to Amend Your Federal Income Tax Return

    When and How to Amend Your Federal Income Tax Return
    You have submitted your income tax return and now you’ve discovered an error….  Perhaps you missed a credit or deduction for which you were eligible.  Perhaps you failed to include income reported on a Form 1099.  Don’t fret.  You…
  • Apr 17

    HURRY!! Last Minute Tips for Taxpayer

    HURRY!! Last Minute Tips for Taxpayer
    Hello Fellow Taxpayers!    Today is the deadline for filing your income tax return or filing for a six-month extension of time to file your return.  You need to mail either your tax return or your request for extension TODAY.  We…
Rank this Week: 4162

Special Needs, Elder Law, Wills,…

Special Needs, Elder Law, Wills, Trusts, Estates & Tax Blog

By Friedman Law.

http://specialneedsnj.com/blog/
  • Aug 29

    IRS Resolves the “Key West Dilemma” by Recognizing Same Sex Marriages Throughout the U.S.

    IRS Resolves the “Key West Dilemma” by Recognizing Same Sex Marriages Throughout the U.S.
    by attorney Mark R. Friedman, FriedmanLaw The IRS announced today that they would treat same-sex couples as legally married based upon the couple’s state of ceremony, not their state of residence. In June, the Supreme Court struck down…
  • Aug 3

    Plan Your Estate to Benefit Your Loved Ones– Not the Taxman

    Plan Your Estate to Benefit Your Loved Ones– Not the Taxman
    [The following article is by guest blogger Julie Donald, a freelance writer with a strong background is finance.  Julie obviously knows her stuff and FriedmanLaw/SpecialNeedsNJ.com are proud to feature her work.] While…
  • May 17

    Social Security Amends POMS Governing Special/Supplemental Needs Trust Expenditure

    Social Security Amends POMS Governing Special/Supplemental Needs Trust Expenditure
    People with serious disabilities often qualify for government benefits like Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid that limit eligibility based on finances.  Thus personal injury recoveries attributable to a disabled person…
Rank this Week: 4374

Property Tax in Florida

Property Tax in Florida

Covers property tax law in Florida, including questions relating to valuation, homestead exemptions, agricultural classifications, and how to challenge decisions of the taxing authority. By Sherri Johnson.

http://propertytaxinflorida.com/
  • Aug 22

    Deadlines for 2013 VAB Petition

    Deadlines for 2013 VAB Petition
    Pursuant to Florida Statute 194.011(3)(d), a petition to a county value adjustment board to challenge the assessment of the value of the taxpayer’s property must be filed no later than 25 days after the Property Appraiser…
  • Aug 19

    Deadlines for 2012 VAB Petition

    Deadlines for 2012 VAB Petition
    Pursuant to Florida Statute 194.011(3)(d), a petition to a county value adjustment board to challenge the assessment of the value of the taxpayer’s property must be filed no later than 25 days after the Property Appraiser mails out the…
  • Jan 17

    Property Tax Appeals: Should You File a VAB Petition or Go Straight to Court?

    Property Tax Appeals: Should You File a VAB Petition or Go Straight to Court?
    Property owners who would like to appeal their property tax assessments are faced with two choices in Florida – they can file a petition to the county value adjustment board or they can file a lawsuit in circuit court.  Some attorneys…
Rank this Week: 4147

Business and Tax Lawyer Blog

Business and Tax Lawyer Blog

By Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A.

http://www.businessandtaxlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 2

    Assigning your Florida Limited Liability Company interest

    Assigning your Florida Limited Liability Company interest
    The purpose of the limited liability company (“LLC”) is to give investors limited liability and, at the same time, special treatment under the federal income tax laws. For Florida state income tax purposes, an LLC is expressly…
  • Jul 15

    Florida’s New and Improved Limited Liabilty Company Act

    Florida’s New and Improved Limited Liabilty Company Act
    Florida recently passed a law which revamps its limited liability company act.  This is important for all Florida LLC owners and upon reading this article, you should schedule a meeting with your business law attorney in order to discuss…
  • Jul 8

    Relationship between partners in a Florida partnership

    Relationship between partners in a Florida partnership
    Florida has adopted the Revised Uniform Partnership Act (“RUPA”), which defines a partnership as an association of two or more persons to carry on as co-owners a business for profit. A partnership is unlike a corporation in that…
Rank this Week: 4278

Oregon Debt Relief Weblawg

Oregon Debt Relief Weblawg

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

http://www.eugenebankruptcylawyer.com/blog
  • 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…
  • May 30

    Major IRS Settlement Changes Announced

    Major IRS Settlement Changes Announced
    The IRS has announced a major change that will affect most people with unpaid tax debt who would like to resolve that debt with the government but can not pay in full. The settlement program used by the IRS to adjust tax debts is called Offer…
  • Feb 11

    FHFA Head DeMarco Sandbags Home Loan Principal Pay Down Plan

    FHFA Head DeMarco Sandbags Home Loan Principal Pay Down Plan
      FHFA's Edward DeMarco
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My Mississippi Tax Lawyer

My Mississippi Tax Lawyer

Covers Mississippi taxes, estate planning, and business formation issues. By David Lynch.

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

    What is in the new Tax Relief Act passed by Congress?

    What is in the new Tax Relief Act passed by Congress?
    We finally got a new tax bill and now everybody wants to know what’s in it. I’m still working on digesting it myself, but if you want to get ahead of the curve, I recommend taking a look at the … Continue reading →
  • Dec 20

    Do you think we’re going over the “fiscal cliff”?

    Do you think we’re going over the “fiscal cliff”?
    Apparently in response to my post yesterday, I received a couple of questions from people as to whether or not I think Congress will let us go over the “fiscal cliff.” First let me say that I really do not … Continue…
  • Dec 19

    What happens if we go over the “fiscal cliff”?

    What happens if we go over the “fiscal cliff”?
    The American Institute of CPAs has released a Fiscal Cliff Series that provides a brief, objective  and non-partisan fact sheet on each of the following tax topics: Alternative Minimum Tax Individual Income Tax Rates Estate Tax…
Rank this Week: 4379

Derek's Tax blog

Derek's Tax blog

Covers taxes and estate planning. By the Jensen Law Office.

http://washingtonstateestatelaw.com/blogs
  • Dec 17

    Estate Tax Fiscal Cliff - 14 Days and Counting - Two Years Ago Today

    Estate Tax Fiscal Cliff - 14 Days and Counting - Two Years Ago Today
    Today marks the two year anniversary of the bill that extended the Bush tax provisions for two years and raised the Federal Estate Tax and Gift Tax Exemption to $5 million. My how things have changed! Two years ago the Republicans in Congress…
  • Dec 17

    Estate Tax Fiscal Cliff - 14 Days and Counting - Two Years Ago Today

    Estate Tax Fiscal Cliff - 14 Days and Counting - Two Years Ago Today
    Today marks the two year anniversary of the bill that extended the Bush tax provisions for two years and raised the Federal Estate Tax and Gift Tax Exemption to $5 million. My how things have changed! Two years ago the Republicans in Congress…
  • Dec 17

    Estate Tax Fiscal Cliff - 14 Days and Counting - Two Years Ago Today

    Estate Tax Fiscal Cliff - 14 Days and Counting - Two Years Ago Today
    Today marks the two year anniversary of the bill that extended the Bush tax provisions for two years and raised the Federal Estate Tax and Gift Tax Exemption to $5 million. My how things have changed! Two years ago the Republicans in Congress…
Rank this Week: 4184

Tax Nightmares

Tax Nightmares

Covers common events in tax and bankruptcy practice.

http://taxnightmares.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 8

    AMNESTY FOR TEXAS TAXES

    AMNESTY FOR TEXAS TAXES
    AMNESTY FOR TEXAS SALES TAX & FRANCHISE TAXES The Comptroller of Public Accounts has announced an AMNESTY for sales tax. The amnesty is of limited duration. It will not help with audits or tax debt. It will help non-filers and…
  • Aug 19

    Filing Bankruptcy Too Soon

    Filing Bankruptcy Too Soon
    There is a serious risk when you file bankruptcy to stop tax levies. The bankruptcy filing may not discharge the tax debt in a Chapter 7 case. The filing may require payment in full of the priority tax claim (taxes typically less than three…
  • Aug 16

    LET MY CLIENT GO

    LET MY CLIENT GO
    I received a call from one of my long time clients today. I have been representing this business for close to a year with sales tax and IRS payroll tax problems. The conversation was very emotional. He said, "The comptroller just shut down my…
Rank this Week: 4114

Tax Information for People with…

Tax Information for People with Disabilities by Paul Nidich, J.D., LL.M.

Covers tax matters affecting people with disabilities. By Paul Nidich.

http://paulnidich.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4617

Subchapter Tax

Subchapter Tax

Covers tax law. By an NYU LL.M. student.

http://subchaptertax.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 5

    Tax Policy Center: Income Taxes of the Presidential Candidates: Why They Paid What They Paid

    Tax Policy Center: Income Taxes of the Presidential Candidates: Why They Paid What They Paid
    Tax Policy Center developed an interactive tool that analyzes the 2011 federal income tax returns of President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Mitt Romney, and a typical middle-class married couple with children. The interactive tool…
  • Apr 25

    Tax Withholding: More Money Now or Refund Later?

    Tax Withholding: More Money Now or Refund Later?
    Kiplinger article  Wall Street Journal article Tax Withholding Calculator
  • Apr 21

    Your 2011 Federal Taxpayer Receipt

    Your 2011 Federal Taxpayer Receipt
    In his 2011 State of the Union Address, President Obama stated that American taxpayers would be able to use an online tool to see how their federal tax dollars are spent. The receipt tool allows you to enter your federal tax burden or select…
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Cut Your Tax

Cut Your Tax

Provides tax tips and tax planning advice. By Hedeker & Perrelli, Ltd.

http://www.cutyourtax.com/news-and-blog/
  • May 30

    Facing a Tax Levy on a Single Member LLC

    Facing a Tax Levy on a Single Member LLC
    If you own a single member LLC and owe personal back taxes, there are certain ways the IRS can and cannot leverage your business assets to secure the money.
  • May 15

    Inherited IRAs Demystified

    Inherited IRAs Demystified
    Since IRAs have become a popular retirement tool, it was only a matter of time before inherited IRAs become a common place. When the owner of an IRA passes away, the named beneficiary inherits the account. Inherited IRAs have restrictions and…
  • May 1

    Using Roth IRA Income to Fund Retirement

    Using Roth IRA Income to Fund Retirement
    If you're in or near retirement, chances are you've already heard that you can use Roth IRA income as a key tool in funding your retirement. That’s because, while money going into a Roth IRA is taxed, all earnings are tax-free, as long as…
Rank this Week: 4303

Wisconsin Estate Planning and Tax…

Wisconsin Estate Planning and Tax Law Blog

Commentary on estate planning, tax law, and elder law. By Nathan J. Dosch.

http://www.wisconsinestateandtaxblog.com/
  • Apr 12

    Upcoming Webinar: Estate Planning for Digital Asset

    Upcoming Webinar: Estate Planning for Digital Asset
    On Wednesday, April 20th at 11am (central) Digital Estate Planning, LLC is sponsoring 1.5 hour seminar titled, "Estate Planning for Digital Assets."  I will be presenting along with Attorney Joe Boucher from Neider & Boucher, S.C. and…
  • Apr 1

    Wisconsin Lawyer Article on Estate Planning for Digital Asset

    Wisconsin Lawyer Article on Estate Planning for Digital Asset
    I have been meaning to post a link and video from an article Attorney Joe Boucher and I were fortunate enough write for the Wisconsin Lawyer magazine in December 2010 titled, E-Legacy: Estate Planning for Digital Assets.  The State Bar of…
  • Jan 26

    IRS Wins S-Corp Compensation Case

    IRS Wins S-Corp Compensation Case
    The case, Watson, P.C. v.
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You and Yours Blawg

You and Yours Blawg

Covers business law, elder law, estate planning and tax law. By Deirdre R. Wheatley-Liss.

http://youandyoursblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 6

    You and Yours Blawg is Moving

    You and Yours Blawg is Moving
    Category: Elder Law, Estate Planning, Estate and Inheritance Tax, Business Law and Planning, Tax Law and Planning, Probate and Estate Administration, Financial Planning, Miscellaneous Musing
  • Mar 20

    Haven't Paid NJ Taxes? Now Might Be the Time

    Haven't Paid NJ Taxes? Now Might Be the Time
    Category: Tax Law and PlanningCourtesy of JH Cohn:New Jersey Enacts Tax Amnesty Program"New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine has signed a bill creating a 45-day New Jersey state tax amnesty period that will end no later than June 15, 2009.…
  • Mar 16

    Lets get Banks Lending - SBA Loan Guarantee Amount to 90%

    Lets get Banks Lending - SBA Loan Guarantee Amount to 90%
    Category: Business Law and Planning
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Tax Info Blog

Tax Info Blog

Covers taxes. By Ryan Ellis & Associates.

http://www.taxinfoblog.com/
  • Mar 10

    The End of Tax Info Blog

    The End of Tax Info Blog
    As you can tell from the date posts on this blog, I haven't updated in awhile. After months of telling myself I would, I just don't think I'm going to be able to consistently deliver content. Between the day job, the tax business, and my…
  • Sep 15

    Glut of Posts Will Be Up Later This Week

    Glut of Posts Will Be Up Later This Week
    Sorry I've been slow to post--lots going on moving-wise.
  • Sep 2

    Moving Expense or Medical Expense?

    Moving Expense or Medical Expense?
    Q: I have to move from my second floor condo to a ground floor because the steps are too much for me as I have a medical issue. Are my moving expenses tax deductible ? What if I were to install an elevator? Mary Kate A: As a moving expense,…
Rank this Week: 4773

Tax Exempt Law Student Blog

Tax Exempt Law Student Blog

Covers the law of tax exempt entities. By Jedediah Bodger.

http://taxexemptlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 1

    Another Blow to the Perpetual Student!

    Another Blow to the Perpetual Student!
    The Tax Court held that a taxpayer could not deduct the $33,000 cost of obtaining a Harvard M.B.A. as an educational expense under Reg. § 1.162-5. Foster v. Commissioner, T.C. Summ. Op. 2008-22 (2/28/08). The court concluded that her…
  • Mar 1

    More Unrelated Business Income for Charities in Economic Downturn

    More Unrelated Business Income for Charities in Economic Downturn
    When the economy starts to hit the skids, as is currently happening, people tightent their belt, and superfluous spending such as charitable donations is heavily reduced. As a result, charities engage in more business activity to hold them…
  • Mar 1

    Guidance on the 990 Postcard

    Guidance on the 990 Postcard
    On February 25, 2008, the IRS issued guidance on the Form 990-N, the "e-Postcard," filing requirement of small tax-exempt organizations (i.e., those with gross receipts annually of $25,000 or less). The Pension Protection Act of 2006…
Rank this Week: 4737

Tax & Business Law Commentary

Tax & Business Law Commentary

Comments on tax and business law developments. By Stuart Levine.

http://taxbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Whips and Chains?

    Whips and Chains?
    The following question was posed on the Maryland State Bar Association's Small and Solo Practice listserv discussion group:Hello List,
  • Jan 13

    Original Intent on Representing the Unpopular

    Original Intent on Representing the Unpopular
    In 1770, a prominent Boston lawyer represented the Capt. Thomas Preston and the British soldiers after the Boston Massacre. They were immensely unpopular. This account of that lawyer's recollection of his retention for the defense was…
  • Jan 11

    Housekeeping

    Housekeeping
    This post is just to clear a problem between Blogger and Bloglines.
Rank this Week: 4037