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taxgirl

Covers corporate, non-profit, estates, individual or international taxes. By Kelly Erb.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 123

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 244

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

http://www.law.illinois.edu/bljournal/
  • Jun 12

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap

    Crowdfunding Limits – Raising the Cap
    Almost everyone has heard of Kickstarter by now: it’s the premier place for a team with an idea and a plan to raise capital to fund almost any sort of product. However, your return on your investment is the product itself if you pay…
  • Jun 12

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?

    The Contraceptive Mandate: Birth Control or Business Control?
    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on March 25th, 2014, on the Tenth Circuit Case Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius and the Third Circuit Case Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius; a ruling is expected in late June.[i] Hobby Lobby…
  • Apr 17

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality

    Owning the Internet: The Demise of Net Neutrality
    The Internet is the modern day printing press; a revolutionary game changer. The Internet owes much of its success to the theory of net neutrality. While net neutrality is not a new topic of discussion, it has been thrust in the limelight…
Rank this Week: 225

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: 277

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/
  • Aug 19

    Gizmodo Gets Everything About the Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act Wrong

    Gizmodo Gets Everything About the Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act Wrong
    As I’ve written recently, the Uniform Law Commission approved the Uniform Fidicuary Access to Digital Assets Act. The act can be found on the Committee’s website, along with supplmenetal material, such as prior drafts, comments,…
  • Aug 3

    I am now Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts, and Estate

    I am now Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts, and Estate
    Forgive me if you will, a bragging post. As of August 1, I am Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts, and Estates. Most of what is below comes from the Florida Bar website and materials. Board certification recognizes…
  • Jul 17

    Uniform Law Commission Approves Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

    Uniform Law Commission Approves Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
    I’ve written before about finding and having access to your “digital assets” and online accounts after death. Well there is a development that will hopefully make this process a bit easier. The Uniform Law…
Rank this Week: 470

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/
  • Aug 19

    Increasing Trust Income Distribution

    Increasing Trust Income Distribution
    Many trusts provide for lifetime income, but no principal, to the first generation of beneficiaries. In these days of low interest rates, income payments have suffered. However, income distributions from trusts do not have to be permanently…
  • Aug 8

    North Carolina Durable Powers of Attorney

    North Carolina Durable Powers of Attorney
    A Durable Power of Attorney (“DPOA”) is an essential estate planning tool for most of our clients, allowing them to name an individual to handle their financial affairs in the event of incapacity. Typically, we draft DPOA’s…
  • Jul 23

    When Beneficiary Designations are Void

    When Beneficiary Designations are Void
    As a general rule, beneficiary designations supersede instructions for transferring assets that may appear in a Will. This is one of the reasons why regular reviews of one’s estate plan are critical. A Last Will and Testament may be…
Rank this Week: 948

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 594

TaxMama's TaxQuips

TaxMama's TaxQuips

Daily tax and small business podcast with tax and small business news tidbits covering investment, inheritance real estate and more.

http://www.taxquips.com/?cat=TaxQuips
  • Aug 19

    New Posting

    New Posting
    Today TaxMama® hears from GuideForThePoor in the TaxQuips Forum, who has an interesting question. “Suppose your deductions are too low to itemize, but you still want to give money to charity. Can you give the money to a friend who…
  • Jun 16

    TaxMama s TaxQuips Q2 Estimated Tax Due

    TaxMama s TaxQuips Q2 Estimated Tax Due
    Today TaxMama® wants to take a moment to remind you about two key June deadlines. Today – estimated taxes are due. June 30th – the FBAR filing. …
  • Jun 2

    Student Loan Interest

    Student Loan Interest
    Today TaxMama® hears from Sheronda in the TaxQuips Forum, with this common issue (edited). “Taxpayer paid off her student loan using a home equity line of credit (HELOC)? Is the interest still deductible?”   …
Rank this Week: 860

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

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

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
  • Aug 19

    Arizona Slow To Spend Mortgage Modification Aid

    Arizona Slow To Spend Mortgage Modification Aid
    As part of the national mortgage settlement in 2012, states that elected to accept the funds have had those funds in possession for a while now. However, not all states have been efficient at handing out those funds to borrowers that were…
  • Aug 14

    Filing for Bankruptcy Before or After a Foreclosure

    Filing for Bankruptcy Before or After a Foreclosure
    When debt has taken over, it can be difficult to decide which course of action to take to handle the debts. With so many options out there, it’s wise to consult with a bankruptcy attorney for good advice. But, should you allow the bank…
  • Aug 14

    Filing for Bankruptcy Before or After a Foreclosure

    Filing for Bankruptcy Before or After a Foreclosure
    When debt has taken over, it can be difficult to decide which course of action to take to handle the debts. With so many options out there, it’s wise to consult with a bankruptcy attorney for good advice. But, should you allow the bank…
Rank this Week: 622

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 517

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/
  • Aug 18

    Robin Williams Estate Plan Leaves Heirs In Good Hand

    Robin Williams Estate Plan Leaves Heirs In Good Hand
    After the loss of comedy icon Robin Williams, the entertainment community is still reeling in shock. One ray of light for Williams' relations, however, is that his well thought-out estate plan seems likely to leave his heirs in good hands.…
  • Aug 14

    Democrats Ask Obama To Act Alone On Inversion

    Democrats Ask Obama To Act Alone On Inversion
    A few key Democratic Senators have asked President Barack Obama to act alone to end the practice of corporate inversions. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois; Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts; and Sen. Jack Reed, D-Rhode Island, sent…
  • Aug 12

    REITs & The Corporate Tax Base

    REITs & The Corporate Tax Base
    As the U.S. public becomes more aware about corporate taxation issues, the topic of corporate inversions has become highly politicized. A number of politicians have gone as far as to call multinationals that perform the move "un-patriotic,"…
Rank this Week: 447

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Offices of Sanford I. Millar.

http://www.taxattorneycalifornia.net/tax-blog/
  • Aug 17

    Forget About Hiding Money Offshore!

    Forget About Hiding Money Offshore!
    On July 21, 2014 the OECD released the full version of a new global standard for the exchange of financial information in tax matters “OECD\Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters” The new…
  • Jul 27

    Streamline Certification Advice

    Streamline Certification Advice
    Effective July 1, 2014 new Streamline Procedures for voluntary disclosures may provide some taxpayers the opportunity to pay a substantially reduced or no penalty FBAR penalty depending upon whether they are domestic or non-resident…
  • Jul 20

    Reporting Foreign Account Gift

    Reporting Foreign Account Gift
    One of the areas of inquiry that is certain to receive increased attention by the IRS and Department of Justice (DOJ) is the claim that the funds in offshore accounts were the result of a “gift”. The proper documentation of gifts…
Rank this Week: 572

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Focuses on complliance, corporate governance, disclosure, mergers and tax issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Delaware Court of Chancery Rejects Indemnification Sleight of Hand

    Delaware Court of Chancery Rejects Indemnification Sleight of Hand
    In Branin v. Stein Roe Inv. Counsel, LLC, C.A. 8481-VCN, 2014 WL 2961084 (Del. Ch. June 30, 2014), the Delaware Court of Chancery held that a vested right to indemnification may not be rescinded by a subsequent amendment to the governing…
  • Jul 15

    Is Your Out-of-State LLC “Doing Business” in California?

    Is Your Out-of-State LLC “Doing Business” in California?
    Individuals and entities, including those from outside California, who invest in or do business through an out-of-state limited liability company (“LLC”) may be surprised to find out that they have filing obligations and tax…
  • Jul 7

    Second Circuit Overturns District Court’s Rejection of SEC-Citigroup Fraud Settlement

    Second Circuit Overturns District Court’s Rejection of SEC-Citigroup Fraud Settlement
    In a closely-watched decision involving judicial review of agency settlements, the Unites States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated United States District Court Judge Jed Rakoff’s 2011 order rejecting a proposed $285…
Rank this Week: 556

IRS-Hitman

IRS-Hitman

Covers IRS tax problems. By Richard Close.

http://irs-hitman.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 29

    IRS Warns of Charity Scams after Disaster

    IRS Warns of Charity Scams after Disaster
    Cheating donors and victims of natural disasters sound awful, but there are unscrupulous individuals and groups that do exactly that. The IRS has issued a warning to taxpayers to stay alert of bogus charity scams. Most bogus charities become…
  • Nov 22

    Renewal of PTIN for 2014 Open to Tax Return Preparer

    Renewal of PTIN for 2014 Open to Tax Return Preparer
    All tax return preparers must renew their Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) from the IRS before the end of this year. All current PTINs will expire on December 31, 2013. The renewal period is currently under way.The IRS has made it…
  • Nov 15

    Why the U.S. is Losing its Citizen

    Why the U.S. is Losing its Citizen
    The recent efforts of the IRS to curb tax evasion are having an unintended side-effect. Due to stricter laws on reporting taxes, many American citizens are renouncing their U.S. citizenship. According to data analysts, the number of U.S.…
Rank this Week: 531

California Tax Attorney Blog

California Tax Attorney Blog

Covers tax controversies involving the IRS and California Franchise Tax Board, as well as California probate, estate planning matters and business transactions. By Mitchell A. Port.

http://www.californiataxattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 2

    Test Entry

    Test Entry
    Testing schedule feature
  • Aug 30

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized
    The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruled yesterday that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling…
  • Dec 29

    Gifts Made By Personal Check

    Gifts Made By Personal Check
    A check written in 2012 that does not clear until 2013 is at risk of being a 2013 gift, not a 2012 gift, since the donor could have stopped payment in 2013 before it cleared. The issue with using checks to make gifts is that until the check…
Rank this Week: 813

South Carolina Tax Credit Blog

South Carolina Tax Credit Blog

Follows stories and pertinent issues that relate to the tax credit industry in South Carolina for both state and federal tax credits. By Christian L. Rogers.

http://www.sctaxcreditblog.com/
  • Aug 23

    New Abandoned Buildings Tax Credit Could be a Gamechanger

    New Abandoned Buildings Tax Credit Could be a Gamechanger
    South Carolina is on the cutting edge with its newest investment tax credit for the redevelopment of abandoned buildings.  It became the first state to enact an investment tax credit for the redevelopment or rehabilitation of abandoned…
  • Jul 9

    The Positive Economic Impact of Tax Credit

    The Positive Economic Impact of Tax Credit
    On this blog we have discussed at length the various ways tax credits can benefit a state. They circulate money back into an economy to increase spending, provide incentives to clean up dilapidated sections of town raising property values,…
  • Jun 8

    Abandoned Buildings Tax Credit Bill Dead

    Abandoned Buildings Tax Credit Bill Dead
    As the official term of the South Carolina Legislative Session ended yesterday, so did the chances for the Abandoned Buildings Revitalization Act to become law this year.  Supporters of the bill, including me, will try to revitalize the bill…
Rank this Week: 764

IRS Problem Solver Blog

IRS Problem Solver Blog

Covers IRS problems and how to solve them. By Darrin Mish.

http://www.getirshelp.com/irsblog
  • Nov 27

    IRS Procedures to Correct Wrong W-2

    IRS Procedures to Correct Wrong W-2
    It is quite common to receive a wrong W-2 due to mistakes committed by your employer. The logical thing to do would be to contact your employer and get them to correct any errors and give you an amended W-2. But if you try to get in touch…
  • Nov 27

    IRS Procedures to Correct Wrong W-2

    IRS Procedures to Correct Wrong W-2
    It is quite common to receive a wrong W-2 due to mistakes committed by your employer. The logical thing to do would be to contact your employer and get them to correct any errors and give you an amended W-2. But if you try to get in touch…
  • Nov 27

    IRS Procedures to Correct Wrong W-2

    IRS Procedures to Correct Wrong W-2
    It is quite common to receive a wrong W-2 due to mistakes committed by your employer. The logical thing to do would be to contact your employer and get them to correct any errors and give you an amended W-2. But if you try to get in touch…
Rank this Week: 677

Future of the Federal Estate Tax

Future of the Federal Estate Tax

Covers estate tax reform. By Hani Sarji.

http://mhs.typepad.com/threepointfive-45/
  • Jul 4

    [EOC]Let Freedom Ring With Gift Of Firearm

    [EOC]Let Freedom Ring With Gift Of Firearm
    My previous post highlights how Americans are generous, despite a challenging economy. An earlier post mentioned that donating firearms could help the donor, the donor’s family, the charitable organization, and all Americans who get a…
  • Jul 4

    [EOC]Americans Are Generous, Despite Economy

    [EOC]Americans Are Generous, Despite Economy
    A recent report highlights the generosity of Americans. Giving USA 2011: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2010 finds that Americans contributed about 2 percent of disposable income in 2010. The executive summary of the report…
  • Jul 4

    [EOC]The Most Important Historical Gun In History Of United State

    [EOC]The Most Important Historical Gun In History Of United State
    I have been researching estate planning for firearms, and I came across a video that is worth sharing today, a day on which we celebrate the United States and reflect on its history. The video is about the Girandoni air rifle, which is on…
Rank this Week: 484

Frederick Focke Mischler

Frederick Focke Mischler

Reviews accounting, tax, and legal issues that face businesses and business owners in Ohio.

http://fredmischler.blogs.com/
  • Apr 13

    Health Care Powers of Attorney

    Health Care Powers of Attorney
    Below is copied an old email message I sent out to some friends.  It is difficult to recall the precise emotions as I watched the Schiavo family and their tragedy rehashed ad nauseum in the media.  In the end, I hoped the public awareness…
  • Apr 13

    Health Care Powers of Attorney

    Health Care Powers of Attorney
    Below is copied an old email message I sent out to some friends.  It is difficult to recall the precise emotions as I watched the Schiavo family and their tragedy rehashed ad nauseum in the media.  In the end, I hoped the public…
  • Apr 4

    Ohio Real Estate Deed

    Ohio Real Estate Deed
    The Deed is a document that transfers title in real estate.  In the sale of a piece of property, the seller is the "grantor" and the buyer is the "grantee".  There are 6 statutory forms for deeds in Ohio.
Rank this Week: 516

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/
  • Aug 19

    What Type of Retirement Plans Should Employers Consider?

    What Type of Retirement Plans Should Employers Consider?
    An Employee Benefits FAQ with Joshua A. Diveley. With respect to qualified retirement plans, there are generally two types of plans to consider, one being the defined benefit plan and the other being a defined contribution plan. A defined…
  • Aug 18

    When Does an Employer Have to Make Accommodations Under ADA?

    When Does an Employer Have to Make Accommodations Under ADA?
    An Employee Benefits FAQ with M. Thomas Langan II. The ADA applies to state and local governments, as well as private employers with 15 or more employees. The ADA generally prohibits employers from discriminating against qualified individuals…
  • Aug 15

    Are All Employers Required to Give FMLA Leave?

    Are All Employers Required to Give FMLA Leave?
    An Employee Benefits FAQ with M. Thomas Langan II. The Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA, requires certain employers to provide for job protection or unpaid leave for employees facing certain medical- or military-related events. FMLA does…
Rank this Week: 1744

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    The Obama Administration's move towards greater unilateral executive action

    The Obama Administration's move towards greater unilateral executive action
    Today's New York Times notes "Mr. Obama's increasingly expansive appetite for the use of unilateral action on issues including immigration, tax policy, and gay rights," which it says has "emboldened activists and businesses to flock to the…
  • Aug 18

    Forthcoming conference at NYU Law School on Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century

    Forthcoming conference at NYU Law School on Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century
    Here is the text of an announcement that has just been sent out.  The event has been in the works for some months now, but I didn't think I should mention it here until it officially went public.I will mention further details in due…
  • Aug 2

    Kotlikoff versus Baker and Krugman

    Kotlikoff versus Baker and Krugman
    This past Thursday, Laurence Kotlikoff had a NY Times op-ed with two main points.  First, the infinite horizon U.S. fiscal gap is huge, and ought to be reported.  It stands at $210 trillion, and eliminating it would require an…
Rank this Week: 3965

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Aug 19

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Crime
    John S. Stinneford, Punishment Without Culpability, 102 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 653 (2012).Angela HarrisJohn Stinneford begins his article by asking the reader to imagine herself a UPS delivery truck driver in Tampa, Florida. He…
  • Aug 18

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy

    What if you woke up one day in a place where there was no Courts Law?: The Impact of Teaching Procedure on the Legal Academy
    Elizabeth G. Thornburg, Erik S. Knutsen, Carla Crifò, Camille Cameron, & David Bamford, A Community of Procedure Scholars: Teaching Procedure and the Legal Academy, 51 Osgoode Hall L.J. 93 (2013), available at SSRN.Janet WalkerIn…
  • Aug 15

    The Market For “Charlatans”

    The Market For “Charlatans”
    Alvaro Sandroni, At Least Do No Harm: The Use of Scarce Data, 6 Am. Econ. J.: Microecon. 1 (2014).Joshua C. TeitelbaumCorporate lawyers and their clients routinely hire experts to deliver probabilistic forecasts. For instance, they hire…
Rank this Week: 4486

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Aug 18

    IRS Phone Scam Complaints top 90,000

    IRS Phone Scam Complaints top 90,000
    The IRS has long warned taxpayers to be on the look-out for deceptive phone calls from criminals posing as IRS agents.  These scams were once thought to target the elderly, those within specific socioeconomic groups, or those who…
  • Aug 13

    Valley Braces for Hidden Gas Tax

    Valley Braces for Hidden Gas Tax
    There is something ominous coming our way in January 2015; something that has been called a “hidden gas tax.”  Those are three horrifying words.  Most consumers would agree that fuel is taxed enough already and fuel…
  • Aug 8

    IRS Doesn’t Hire 20-year-olds Because They’re Used to Stuff that Work

    IRS Doesn’t Hire 20-year-olds Because They’re Used to Stuff that Work
    One of the most hilarious things for IT people is to hear non-IT people try to talk about computers and technology.  By no stretch of the imagination am I an IT person, but I do see the humor in that … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 3174

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

Covers estate taxes, payroll taxes, sales taxes, tax evasion and tax fraud. By Russ Fox.

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Aug 18

    FBAR Filing Follie

    FBAR Filing Follie
    Joe Kristan reported last week that you cannot use Adobe Acrobat to file the FBAR; you must use Adobe Reader. In fact, if you have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer and use Adobe Reader it won’t work either. Well, I have some…
  • Aug 17

    A Golden Scheme Leads to ClubFed

    A Golden Scheme Leads to ClubFed
    If there’s one phrase I’ve used over and over on this blog, it’s if it sounds too good to be true it probably is. But greed is a powerful motivating force. For example, consider Yamashita’s gold. Yamashita’s gold…
  • Aug 17

    Judge Sullivan Not Impressed by the “Dog Ate my Homework” Excuse

    Judge Sullivan Not Impressed by the “Dog Ate my Homework” Excuse
    Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the IRS for information on the targeting of conservative groups. When the FOIA request went nowhere, Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit against the IRS. In July, Judge Emmet…
Rank this Week: 2619

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 10

    The Form 1023-EZ is coming.....

    The Form 1023-EZ is coming.....
    As many folks know, the IRS is VERY behind on processing applications for tax-exempt status.  I have written about this issue in the past (here and here) and would definitely like to see some improvement.  At the end of March, the…
Rank this Week: 3474

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 18

    Victoria Blachly’s Work with VoteERA.org Featured in Business Journal

    Victoria Blachly’s Work with VoteERA.org Featured in Business Journal
    In May, SYK partner Victoria Blachly was appointed to the Board of Advisors for VoteERA.org, which seeks to add an Oregon Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) that provides express equality and protects women against sex discrimination. …
  • Aug 15

    What Shark Would You Be?

    What Shark Would You Be?
    As the child of a marine biologist, I find the Discovery Channel’s shark week especially entertaining. As this year’s shark week winds to a close, I wanted to leave you with this funny post from another funny legal blog. We were…
  • Aug 13

    Victoria Blachly Featured on OPB

    Victoria Blachly Featured on OPB
    SYK Partner Victoria Blachly recently appeared on OPB’s Think Out Loud radio program to discuss online accounts and other digital assets — and what happens to these online legacies after we die.  Even though conventional,…
Rank this Week: 3874

Nolo's Tax Law Tips

Nolo's Tax Law Tips

Covers tax law.

http://blog.nolo.com/taxes/
  • Aug 18

    Vacation Home Rental

    Vacation Home Rental
    You may be renting out that mountain cabin or beach house during this vacation season.  When it comes time to prepare your 2014 tax returns, don’t forget the implications of such vacation home rentals to your tax liabilities, some…
  • Aug 11

    IRS Encourages Review of Premium Tax Credit Statu

    IRS Encourages Review of Premium Tax Credit Statu
    Folks with health insurance procured through the Health Insurance Marketplace may be receiving advance payments of the premium tax credit.  These are paid to your insurance company with a goal of lowering your monthly premium. Changes in…
  • Jul 30

    So, You’re Volunteering to Help Your Favorite Charity…

    So, You’re Volunteering to Help Your Favorite Charity…
    You can’t deduct the value of your services, but you should be able to deduct whatever out-of-pocket costs you incur.  Such costs must be: unreimbursed directly connected to your services incurred only because of the services you…
Rank this Week: 3096

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/
  • Aug 18

    In Texas, a trade association has standing to challenge a tax statute on behalf of its members (at least for now)

    In Texas, a trade association has standing to challenge a tax statute on behalf of its members (at least for now)
    Last Friday, the Texas Third Court of Appeals at Austin issued its opinion affirming the state District Court’s judgment in Combs, et al. v. Texas Small Tobacco Coalition and Global Tobacco, Inc., No. 03-13-00753-CV (August 15, 2014).…
  • Aug 13

    ALERT: The Southwest Royalties case has been affirmed on appeal

    ALERT: The Southwest Royalties case has been affirmed on appeal
    Today, the Texas Third Court of Appeals at Austin affirmed a closely-watched appeal in which a State District Court denied an oil and gas producer’s claimed sales and use tax exemptions for certain above-ground and below-ground oil and…
  • Jul 30

    Texas may soon end its "trailing nexus" treatment for out-of-state seller

    Texas may soon end its "trailing nexus" treatment for out-of-state seller
    The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts is currently circulating drafts of proposed sales and use tax rule changes for informal comments from interested tax practitioners. Most of the drafts are very detailed and will require careful…
Rank this Week: 2448

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/
  • Aug 18

    Campaign Promises of Cheap Gasoline and No Taxe

    Campaign Promises of Cheap Gasoline and No Taxe
    Last week, on a visit to my son and daughter-in-law in Rhode Island, we drove past a campaign billboard on which the candidate’s promise was proclaimed. If elected, he would lower gasoline prices to $2.50 per gallon. I asked,…
  • Aug 15

    Tax Is More Than Numbers: Words Matter

    Tax Is More Than Numbers: Words Matter
    A recent case, Chapel v. Comr., T.C. Memo 2014-151, illustrates why the “tax is numbers” mentality that convinces too many law students to ignore tax courses is so wrong. Though numbers matter, much of tax analysis involves words.…
  • Aug 13

    Spinning the Inversion

    Spinning the Inversion
    Now that public attention is being turned to the corporate inversion tax-savings scheme, the spin doctors are coming out in full force. Nothing inspires the anti-tax crowd as fervently as any sort of criticism of, or legislative attack on,…
Rank this Week: 2679

Transfer Pricing Watch

Transfer Pricing Watch

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

http://www.transferpricingwatch.com
  • Aug 18

    Following Acquittal by Oslo Court, Transocean Faces Civil, Criminal Case

    Following Acquittal by Oslo Court, Transocean Faces Civil, Criminal Case
    The Oslo District Court's July 2 acquittal of the Swiss-based offshore drilling contractor Transocean in a criminal tax evasion case is the latest development in a series of Norwegian legal actions against the company and additional legal…
  • Aug 15

    Russia Allows Use of OECD Guidelines Where They Do Not Contradict Tax Code

    Russia Allows Use of OECD Guidelines Where They Do Not Contradict Tax Code
    The Russian tax agency has issued new guidelines on when taxpayers may rely on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's Transfer Pricing Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and Tax Administrations.The post Russia…
  • Aug 5

    IRS’s Wood Says Special Measures Not Needed to Price Oil Rig Transaction

    IRS’s Wood Says Special Measures Not Needed to Price Oil Rig Transaction
    By Kevin Bell Aug. 4 —  Evaluating rents paid by a drilling service provider to its sister subsidiary for the use of an oil rig does not require the kind of special measure contemplated by an international project to combat base…
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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.floridatax.com/
  • Aug 16

    ARTICLE ABSTRACT - Searching for Basis in Estate Planning: Less Tax for Heir

    ARTICLE ABSTRACT - Searching for Basis in Estate Planning: Less Tax for Heir
    TITLE Searching for Basis in Estate Planning: Less Tax for Heirs   AUTHOR(S) JONATHAN G. BLATTMACHR AND MADELINE J. RIVLIN PUBLICATION Estate Planning Journal, August 2014 PUBLISHER WG&L ABSTRACT (Key Points &…
  • Aug 13

    ‘F’ REORGANIZATION IS NOT AN INVERSION TRANSACTION

    ‘F’ REORGANIZATION IS NOT AN INVERSION TRANSACTION
    The hot tax policy discussion these days is about corporate inversions. Rather than entice capital to stay in the U.S. with favorable tax rates (i.e., using the carrot), it is being proposed to enhance corporate inversion rules to make it…
  • Aug 9

    Part VI–WILLFUL OR NON-WILLFUL OFFSHORE OMISSIONS & CONCLUSION

    Part VI–WILLFUL OR NON-WILLFUL OFFSHORE OMISSIONS & CONCLUSION
    Below is Part 6 and the conclusion of my partner, Rick Josepher’s, analysis of the new offshore enforcement environment in light of the new 2014 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Procedures. This To view this Part, and all prior parts, in…
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Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 15

    Colorado Shcoked With Pot Tax Revenue

    Colorado Shcoked With Pot Tax Revenue
    One of the main goals accomplished by legalizing marijuana in Colorado was the perceived increased revenue stream from state tax. Lawmakers strongly believed Colorado would benefit financially from the legalization of marijuana in its state.…
  • Jul 29

    Should Gas Stations Fight Two-Tiered Pricing?

    Should Gas Stations Fight Two-Tiered Pricing?
    Have you ever wondered why gas stations often advertise two different prices on their sign? If you have not, then start looking and you will notice most stations advertise one price for cash (or company specific credit cards, such as Mobil,…
  • Jul 21

    SCOTUS Decides to Hear CSX - But Why?

    SCOTUS Decides to Hear CSX - But Why?
    Each year, the Supreme Court punts on dozens of cases. Included in the dozens of cases which the court elects not to hear each year are sales tax cases. They are uninteresting to the majority of the population and just not the type of…
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Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi and Erin Bradrick.

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – August 15, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – August 15, 2014
    Sad week: Ferguson, Robin Williams … Have a listen to Friend Like Me while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the week: Rick Cohen: Missing in Action in #Ferguson: Key Government Leaders Don’t Show up – NPQ…
  • Aug 8

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – August 8, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – August 8, 2014
    I’ll be on Nonprofit Radio today talking with host Tony Martignetti about nonprofit collaborations. Hope you catch us live (10 am PT / 1 pm ET) or later on iTunes. Have a listen to Michael Winslow (Police Academy sound effects…
  • Aug 5

    Charities and Issue Advocacy: Doing it Right – Part Two

    Charities and Issue Advocacy: Doing it Right – Part Two
      This post is a continuation of last week’s post on issue advocacy: Charities and Issue Advocacy: Doing it Right - Part One. A communication is particularly at risk of political campaign intervention when it makes references…
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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
  • Aug 14

    BVGer Urteil B-4820/2012: Kein Schutz für "Absinthe", "Fée verte" und "La Bleue"

    BVGer Urteil B-4820/2012: Kein Schutz für "Absinthe", "Fée verte" und "La Bleue"
    Gemäss Medienmitteilung vom 13. August 2014 hat das Bundesverwaltungsgericht (BVGer) in seinem Urteil B-4820/2012 vom 8. August 2014 die letzten elf Beschwerden gegen die Entscheidung des Bundesamts für Landwirtschaft (BLW) vom…
  • Aug 11

    Eigenmietwert: Diskussionen um eine Reduktion oder Abschaffung im Gang

    Eigenmietwert: Diskussionen um eine Reduktion oder Abschaffung im Gang
    Gemäss Medienberichten gibt es sowohl auf Bundes- wie auch auf Kantonsebene neue Bestrebungen, den Eigentümermietwert abzuschaffen oder zumindest zu reduzieren (vgl. bspw. NZZ vom 09.08.2014, S. 13). Heute muss derjenige, der ein…
  • Aug 10

    Das Entsiegelungsverfahren im Fall „Christoph Blocher“

    Das Entsiegelungsverfahren im Fall „Christoph Blocher“
    Im Rahmen der Strafuntersuchung wegen des Verdachts der möglichen Gehilfenschaft und der möglichen versuchten Verleitung zur Verletzung des Bankgeheimnisses (vgl. bspw. NZZ vom 08.08.2014) wurde bei Christoph Blocher eine…
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Tax Trials

Tax Trials

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

http://taxtrials.com/
  • Aug 13

    Record Your Easement: Tax Court Adjusts Timing & Valuation of New York Facade Easement

    Record Your Easement: Tax Court Adjusts Timing & Valuation of New York Facade Easement
    In Zarlengo v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2014-161, the Tax Court held that a New York facade easement is not protected in perpetuity under IRC § 170(h)(5)(A) until the easement is recorded.  The Court cited Belk v.…
  • Aug 13

    New Jersey: Toyota Can Reduce Gains on Sale of Leased Vehicle

    New Jersey: Toyota Can Reduce Gains on Sale of Leased Vehicle
    In Toyota Motor Credit v. Director, Div. of Taxation, Docket No. 002021-2010 (Aug. 1, 2014), the New Jersey Tax Court held that Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (“TMCC”) was entitled to increase its tax basis in leased vehicles to…
  • Jun 25

    IRS Updates Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program for Taxpayers with Foreign Asset

    IRS Updates Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program for Taxpayers with Foreign Asset
    The IRS recently released several updates to the 2012 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program. The modified program takes effect on July 1, 2014 and provides additional streamlined procedures for U.S. taxpayers residing both inside and outside…
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Seay Law Firm Blog

Seay Law Firm Blog

Covers Texas tax law.

http://www.seaytaxlaw.com/blog/
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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
Rank this Week: 1852

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/
  • Aug 13

    Section 501(c)(2) Tax-Exempt Title Holding Corporations: The Good, the Bad, and Other Option

    Section 501(c)(2) Tax-Exempt Title Holding Corporations: The Good, the Bad, and Other Option
     The problem of risk to nonprofits            Lawyers often advise to “separate valuable assets from risky activities.”  It’s a legal maxim with which…
  • Jul 31

    House Approves New Charitable Giving Incentive

    House Approves New Charitable Giving Incentive
    On July 17, the US House of Representatives passed the America Gives More Act of 2014 (“Act”).  The package of bills is designed to increase donations to Section 501(c)(3) organizations.  While the prospects of the bill…
  • Jul 30

    Eavesdropping Revisited – No New Illinois Law Yet…

    Eavesdropping Revisited – No New Illinois Law Yet…
    Our firm has been tracking recent developments regarding eavesdropping laws in Illinois.  When the Illinois Supreme Court struck down the Illinois Eavesdropping Act as unconstitutional back in March, we indicated that there was a window…
Rank this Week: 1736

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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Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 8

    Japanese Inheritance Tax vs. US Estate Tax (2014 Update)

    Japanese Inheritance Tax vs. US Estate Tax (2014 Update)
    BRIEF OVERVIEW OFJAPANESE INHERITANCE AND GIFT TAXESvs.AMERICAN ESTATE AND GIFT TAXES(2014 Update)I. Estate TaxesA. America1. Citizens and Permanent Residentsa. Tax on Worldwide property (credit for taxes paid to foreign countries)b.…
  • Jul 16

    Duty of Executor to Defend a Will Against a Will Contest in Pennsylvania

    Duty of Executor to Defend a Will Against a Will Contest in Pennsylvania
    In most states, when a person is named as an executor in the Will, the executor has an affirmative duty to defend the Will from Will contests.  For example, if mom dies testate leaving her entire estate to child one, cutting out child…
Rank this Week: 2183

Texas Tax Talk

Texas Tax Talk

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texastaxtalk.com/
  • Aug 11

    Requirements for Alimony – Can it be a good thing?

    Requirements for Alimony – Can it be a good thing?
    Divorce is messy, divorce is costly – and it should be avoided wherever possible.  Spouses should always attempt to mitigate their losses and one way to do this is to consider designing the divorce settlement to include alimony. To…
  • Jul 30

    IRS Takes Money From Dead Mom to Pay For Son’s Tax Debt

    IRS Takes Money From Dead Mom to Pay For Son’s Tax Debt
    Most people have some strong feelings about how they want their assets to be distributed upon their death.  Some want to give their money to their kids, others are charitably inclined.  However, I would guess that…
  • Jun 16

    Is the Internal Revenue Service Lying?

    Is the Internal Revenue Service Lying?
    Do you remember the controversy where the IRS was accused of targeting and unfairly auditing the Tea Party? In an article Sunday from CNN’s Political Ticker by Sara Fischer, the IRS has claimed that it is unable to recover…
Rank this Week: 1931

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Aug 11

    Best of Bingham: Two Firm Attorneys Selected for the Bar Leaders Series Class XII

    Best of Bingham: Two Firm Attorneys Selected for the Bar Leaders Series Class XII
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP and the Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Women’s Forum are proud to announce that both Roxana S. Bell and Katherine G. Erdel have been selected for Class XII of the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leader…
  • Aug 7

    Best of Bingham: Friend of the Firm Loretta Rush to Serve as Indiana?s Next Chief Justice

    Best of Bingham: Friend of the Firm Loretta Rush to Serve as Indiana?s Next Chief Justice
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP and The Bingham Greenebaum Doll Women’s Forum would like to congratulate Indiana Supreme Court Justice Loretta Rush, who yesterday was selected by the Judicial Nominating Commission to serve as…
  • Aug 6

    ICYMI: Ross Cohen Explains How Your Nonprofit Can Be Tax Exempt

    ICYMI: Ross Cohen Explains How Your Nonprofit Can Be Tax Exempt
    In this month’s Louisville Business First Legal Forum Column, BGD partner Ross D. Cohen discusses how nonprofit organizations can qualify as tax exempt. He also explains the difference between “nonprofit” and “tax…
Rank this Week: 1719

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/
  • Aug 10

    Fourth Amendment precludes Inspection of Private Property even in Assessment Review Litigation

    Fourth Amendment precludes Inspection of Private Property even in Assessment Review Litigation
    Kathleen M. BennettRecently there has been increasing debate regarding if and when assessing jurisdictions, or its agents, can invade the privacy of New York residents. Even New York’s governor has been impacted by…
  • Jun 15

    High Court Will Hear Religious Exemption Case

    High Court Will Hear Religious Exemption Case
    Kevin MacLeodAs reported in an earlier post, entitled New York Pagan Phryganium Wins Real Property Tax Assessment Appeal,  the Third Department recently held that the Town of Catskill improperly denied a pagan religious group a real…
  • Apr 27

    Nassau County’s Tax Assessment Dilemma: The High Court Invalidates Local Law

    Nassau County’s Tax Assessment Dilemma: The High Court Invalidates Local Law
    Kevin MacLeodIn Matter of Baldwin Union Free School District v. Nassau County, the New York Court of Appeals recently struck down a Nassau County (the “County”) law adopted to shift the obligation to pay…
Rank this Week: 3286

Tax Machine Blog

Tax Machine Blog

Discusses tax topics. By Thomas S. Groth.

http://taxmachine.us
  • Aug 8

    Why I think the Innocent Spouse Form is Worthle

    Why I think the Innocent Spouse Form is Worthle
    I posted a video on YouTube where I explain why I think that the Innocent Spouse relief form provided by the IRS is kind of useless. I wrote about the topic here on LinkedIn, and this video is based on that article. You can find the form on…
  • Jul 24

    Innocent Spouses and Divorce Decree

    Innocent Spouses and Divorce Decree
    I wrote a short piece over at LinkedIn to clear up what I think is commonly misunderstood in the context of a divorce: just because you divorce someone, it doesn’t get you off the hook for Joint Liability. That’s true even if the…
  • Jul 14

    IRS Cautions: Terrorist Organizations Cannot get Tax Exempt Statu

    IRS Cautions: Terrorist Organizations Cannot get Tax Exempt Statu
    So, HuffPo is getting a little bit worked up about the new streamlined IRS procedures, which will allow non-profits to start fundraising right away without waiting at least several months and filing out a 26-page form. See, the Huffington…
Rank this Week: 1674

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • Aug 8

    Canada’s Continued Push for Global Free Trade

    Canada’s Continued Push for Global Free Trade
    Canada EU Free Trade Agreement The post Canada’s Continued Push for Global Free Trade appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
  • Jul 2

    Changes in Trademark Legislation – Canada

    Changes in Trademark Legislation – Canada
    On June 19th 2014 the Government of Canada's Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1 was given Royal Assent and with it comes amendments to the Trade-marks Act. The post Changes in Trademark Legislation – Canada appeared first on Barbeau,…
  • Jun 26

    Zahra Seyed Ali Joins Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein

    Zahra Seyed Ali Joins Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein
    Zahra Seyed Ali Joins Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein The post Zahra Seyed Ali Joins Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
Rank this Week: 2139