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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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 13

    National Security Space Launch: No Contest

    National Security Space Launch: No Contest
                 Competition and innovation are key ideals in American society, and they were the main focus on March 5, 2014 when the CEOs of SpaceX and United Launch Alliance (“ULA”) testified…
  • Apr 12

    Lessons from Hartney: How to Reduce Tax Forum Shopping by Illinois Retailer

    Lessons from Hartney: How to Reduce Tax Forum Shopping by Illinois Retailer
                The Illinois’ Local Retailers’ Occupation Tax Acts (ROT Acts) allows “municipal governments and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) to impose a retail occupation tax…
Rank this Week: 22

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 35

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: 134

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

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

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 21

    Common Bankruptcy Challenge

    Common Bankruptcy Challenge
    If you are considering filing for bankruptcy, you may be wondering if the process is difficult and what you can expect. The good news is that the process is outlined in a way to be as simple as possible, but there are some challenges that…
  • Apr 18

    Tips For When You Owe Taxe

    Tips For When You Owe Taxe
    If you completed your tax return earlier this year and found out that you owe taxes, don’t worry. Sure owing the IRS sounds scary, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, there are several things you can do to help cover your tax…
  • Apr 16

    Bike Sharing Program Halted By Bankruptcy

    Bike Sharing Program Halted By Bankruptcy
    Ever been to a big city and seen a row of rentable bikes parked along the sidewalk? In recent years  more cities have been jumping onto the bike sharing program, offering patrons a new way to get around with minimal expense. Compared to…
Rank this Week: 601

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Apr 21

    IRS Reports Tax Filing Numbers As Expected, Issues Statement On Refund Delay

    IRS Reports Tax Filing Numbers As Expected, Issues Statement On Refund Delay
    This time last week, individual taxpayers were rushing to file their last minute tax returns. As of April 11, 2014, the IRS reported receipt of almost 113 million tax returns, upwards of 80% of what is expected for the tax year. That’s…
  • Apr 18

    Higher Or Lower: How Do You Think Your U.S. Tax Burden Compares To Other Countries?

    Higher Or Lower: How Do You Think Your U.S. Tax Burden Compares To Other Countries?
    If it hurt to write that check to Uncle Sam, you’re not alone: personal income taxes have risen in 21 out of 34 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries in recent years. The biggest increases overall were…
  • Apr 18

    With Tax Day Over, Tax Scammers Are Still In Busine

    With Tax Day Over, Tax Scammers Are Still In Busine
    Tax Day might have come and gone but the scammers remain… With the ink barely dry on tax returns, scammers are already reaching out to taxpayers. My office received a flurry of emails just after Tax Day purporting to be from the…
Rank this Week: 562

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, real estate law and tax law.

http://www.wbb-law.com/multimedia/blog
Rank this Week: 611

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: 757

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Covers estate tax and trust administration issues. By Sanger & Manes.

http://www.palmspringstaxandtrustlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 565

The 1031 Exchange Blog

The 1031 Exchange Blog

Covers delayed, reverse and improvement 1031 exchanges.

http://1031exchangeinstitute.org/
  • Sep 7

    Leasehold Interest of Less Than 30 Years Not Like-Kind to Fee Simple Interest

    Leasehold Interest of Less Than 30 Years Not Like-Kind to Fee Simple Interest
    Taxpayer Owns Leasehold Interest and Motel The taxpayer in this Tax Court Case (VIP's Industries, Inc., June 24, 2013) owned a leasehold interest that had a remaining term of twenty-ond (21) years and four (4) months.  The taxpayer had…
  • Jan 7

    1031 Exchanges: Welcome Back!

    1031 Exchanges: Welcome Back!
    For real estate investors located in high tax rate states, such as California, the 1031 Exchange just moved to the top of their to-do list.  There were some very significant changes made to Federal and state tax codes, and a…
  • Jan 7

    1031 Exchanges: Welcome Back!

    1031 Exchanges: Welcome Back!
    For real estate investors located in high tax rate states, such as California, the 1031 Exchange just moved to the top of their to-do list.  There were some very significant changes made to Federal and state tax codes, and a…
Rank this Week: 725

Tax Policy Blog

Tax Policy Blog

Covers federal, state and international tax issues, including AMT, capital gains and dividends taxes, corporate income taxes, income taxes, property taxes, and sales and use taxes. By the Tax Foundation.

http://taxfoundation.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 420

Taxidermy: Getting Under the Skin…

Taxidermy: Getting Under the Skin of Tax Law

Insight into the trials and tribulations of a UK tax lawyer. By Ann L. Humphrey.

http://www.annlhumphrey.com/blog
  • Aug 22

    The golden ticket

    The golden ticket
    ‘There are semi-naked women playing beach volleyball in the middle of the Horse Guards Parade immortalised by Canaletto. They are glistening like wet otters and the water is splashing off the brims of the spectators’…
  • Jul 26

    Allez Wiggo

    Allez Wiggo
    To celebrate Wiggo’s epic victory in this year’s Tour de France, this month’s blog is devoted to things tax and cycling related. First, the ‘Cycle to Work’ scheme.  If employers lend their employees cycles or cyclists’ safety…
  • May 14

    Dreaming of electric sheep?

    Dreaming of electric sheep?
    Having been confined for what seemed like hours in the Carphone Warehouse outlet in Bluewater shopping centre I panicked, and, as a result, am now sharing my life with an Android.  read more
Rank this Week: 432

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: 771

Rubin on Tax

Rubin on Tax

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

http://rubinontax.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2532

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Apr 22

    IRS Prematurely Asking for Money

    IRS Prematurely Asking for Money
    A few years ago, the IRS routinely sent notices to taxpayers who filed tax returns prior to April 15th but didn’t pay their taxes until April 15th. After complaints from taxpayers and tax professionals, the IRS supposedly stopped this…
  • Apr 20

    If You Can’t Get the Refund, Why Not File Some Liens?

    If You Can’t Get the Refund, Why Not File Some Liens?
    The answer to this is, perhaps it’s against the law. And it is. Let me start at the beginning. Back in 2008, Francis Chandler filed his 2007 tax return. He claimed he had quite a bit of interest income and even more…
  • Apr 20

    While I Was Out…

    While I Was Out…
    I’ve recovered from Tax Day, my sleep is caught up, and it appears Las Vegas has moved smoothly towards summer (it reached 89 today). There has been a little bit of tax news during the past month: Good News for Tax Professionals: The…
Rank this Week: 2627

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/
  • Apr 22

    5 Proposed Rules for Retirement Account

    5 Proposed Rules for Retirement Account
    Our tax attorneys covered several pending federal revisions in our Tax Changes for 2015, one of which affects retirement accounts. Retirement contributions and distributions may face new limits: Deduction and contribution caps. Under the…
  • Apr 18

    Non-Tax Benefits of Family Limited Liability Companie

    Non-Tax Benefits of Family Limited Liability Companie
    Family Limited Liability Companies (FLLC) are one of several asset protection tools used to preserve assets of family businesses. These assets may include real estate and investments. Creating an FLLC involves legal fees, filing costs and…
  • Apr 15

    IRA Custodian Not Responsible for RMD

    IRA Custodian Not Responsible for RMD
    Failing to take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) results in a penalty for the account owner. IRA account custodians are only responsible for notifying owners of their RMD; the owner must take the steps necessary to draw a distribution.…
Rank this Week: 1279

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Apr 22

    Emerging Markets: Non-EU Investment Funds Eligible for Withholding Tax Refund

    Emerging Markets: Non-EU Investment Funds Eligible for Withholding Tax Refund
    In Emerging Markets Series of DFA Investment Trust Company (C -190/12), the European Court of Justice (ECJ) confirmed that investment funds based outside the European Union (EU) should benefit from the EU free movement of capital rule…
  • Apr 17

    McIntyre: Not What You Bargained For?

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

    IRS: Bitcoin Not a Currency for Tax Purpose

    IRS: Bitcoin Not a Currency for Tax Purpose
    As expected, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service has provided some guidance on the U.S. tax treatment of Bitcoin. In Notice 2014-21 (March 25, 2014), the IRS stated that Bitcoin is property and not currency for tax purposes. …
Rank this Week: 3309

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2738

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 2626

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

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

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 22

    Tax Court Rules Trusts Can Be Real Estate Professional

    Tax Court Rules Trusts Can Be Real Estate Professional
    The United States Tax Court has recently released a decision in Frank Aragona Trust v. Commissioner that will affect tax planning for many trusts that own businesses or hold real estate. In that case, a trust operated rental real…
  • Apr 14

    Nebraska Legislature Expands Homestead Exemption Eligibility

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

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

    What Do I Do If I Have a Tax Dispute With the IRS?
    That’s going to depend on what type of dispute you have. If the dispute is based on a previously-filed tax return, the first thing I would recommend is to go back to the person who prepared your return. A lot…Read more ›
Rank this Week: 1761

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: 1555

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 22

    The Details Matter: Carefully Operating Related 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) Nonprofit

    The Details Matter: Carefully Operating Related 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) Nonprofit
    The IRS recently denied 501(c)(3) public charity status to a social justice organization that was related to a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization.  (PLR 201408030)  What went wrong?  Plenty, with much to learn for nonprofit…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1788

Texas State & Local Tax Law…

Texas State & Local Tax Law Blog

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

http://www.txsaltlaw.com/
  • Apr 22

    Three appeals to watch in pending Texas tax litigation

    Three appeals to watch in pending Texas tax litigation
    A previous post on this site captioned “Another franchise tax win for a Texas taxpayer” observed that “It’s not been a happy couple of years for the Texas Attorney General’s tax lawyers who’ve represented…
  • Apr 21

    An upcoming legislative hearing on Texas tax policy and the technology industry

    An upcoming legislative hearing on Texas tax policy and the technology industry
    Technology is an important industry in Texas. The Speaker of the State House of Representatives, Joe Straus, recognized that fact when he issued an interim charge earlier this year to the House Committee on Ways and Means, together with the…
  • Apr 17

    Comptroller Candidate Mike Collier: Reforming the Tax Administration function

    Comptroller Candidate Mike Collier: Reforming the Tax Administration function
    The race to be the new Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts is between two candidates: Mike Collier, CPA, a Democrat, and State Senator Glenn Hegar, a Republican. Mr. Collier has announced a specific plan for reforming the Comptroller’s…
Rank this Week: 2478

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/
  • Apr 22

    Do It Yourself Does Not Always Work

    Do It Yourself Does Not Always Work
    The Internet has made it easier for individuals to produce their own documents. Please note I used the word “produce” and not “prepare” because Do It Yourself (DIY) does not always equate to a good result. The Florida…
  • Apr 21

    GOP budget to pass House

    GOP budget to pass House
    Republicans are known for cutting personal and corporate taxes, but the latest GOP tax proposal does neither, focusing instead on reductions in spending. Rep. Paul Ryan's 2015 budget proposal looks as though it's set to pass the House by a…
  • Apr 18

    Corporate tax break back in Senate package

    Corporate tax break back in Senate package
    The Senate tax committee approved a package of so-called tax extenders April 3, according to The Columbus Dispatch. The tax extenders are a collection of special-interest tax breaks that regularly expire and are extended, including breaks for…
Rank this Week: 2942

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/
  • Apr 22

    Federalism and Mass Tort Litigation

    Federalism and Mass Tort Litigation
    J. Maria Glover, Mass Litigation Governance in the Post-Class Action Era: The Problems and Promise of Non-Removable State Actions in Multi-District Litigation, J. Tort Law (forthcoming 2014).Robin EffronFair and global resolutions to…
  • Apr 21

    Call for Papers: Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why It Matter

    Call for Papers: Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why It Matter
    Legal Scholarship We Like,and Why It Matters University of Miami School of Law November 7-8, 2014 JOTWELL, the Journal of Things We Like (Lots), is an online journal dedicated to celebrating and sharing the best scholarship relating to the…
  • Apr 21

    A Painful Shift from a New Paradigm to Regulatory Reality

    A Painful Shift from a New Paradigm to Regulatory Reality
    Andrew Baker, The gradual transformation? The incremental dynamics of macro-prudential regulation, 7 Reg. & Governance 417 (2013).Sharon GiladUnder what conditions do new scientific and technocratic paradigms drive profound policy change?…
Rank this Week: 4500

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/
  • Apr 21

    When Taxes Sneak Up on the Inattentive

    When Taxes Sneak Up on the Inattentive
    A recent Reuters report discloses that, according to tax return preparers, at least some wealthy clients “have been surprised” to learn that their taxes have increased. One tax professional claimed that “people are caught…
  • Apr 18

    Know Your Tax Return Preparer

    Know Your Tax Return Preparer
    A recent Tax Court decision, Johnson v. Comr., T.C. Memo 2014-67, indicates why it’s important to screen one’s tax return preparer. Although the taxpayer came out on the losing side in terms of the substantive tax issue, by…
  • Apr 16

    Once Again, What’s a Tax?

    Once Again, What’s a Tax?
    Six years ago, in What’s in a Tax Label?, I noted that calling a tax increase a “loophole closer” doesn’t change the reality that a tax increase is in the works. The following year, in Please, It’s Not a Tax, I…
Rank this Week: 2460

Seay Law Firm Blog

Seay Law Firm Blog

Covers Texas tax law.

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

    Taxpayers’ first appellate margin tax win becomes final

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

    Another Taxpayer Win in Texas Margin Tax Case

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

    Third Court of Appeals Expands Aircraft Sales Tax Exemption

    Third Court of Appeals Expands Aircraft Sales Tax Exemption
    The Third Court of Appeals’ opinion in Cirrus Exploration Company v. Combs expands the number of businesses who may purchase aircraft without paying Texas sales and use tax.  In doing so, the Third Court of Appeals once again…
Rank this Week: 3413

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/
Rank this Week: 918

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Covers topics such as sales and payroll tax problems, offers in compromise, tax audits, tax debt, tax disputes, tax fraud, tax litigation and tax controversy, and tax preparer penalties. By Brager Tax Law Group.

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1361

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

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

    Health Care Fraud Prosecutions - Even Good Providers Are At Risk

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

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

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

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

    Speak No Evil: NLRB Finds Workplace Rules Prohibiting ?Negativity? Unlawful
    In the recent case Hills and Dales General Hospital and Danielle Corlis, 360 HLRB No. 70 (April 1, 2014), the National Labor Relations Board held that an employer’s policy prohibiting “negative comments” and…
Rank this Week: 1984

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4328

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
Rank this Week: 4770

Dodging the Taxman

Dodging the Taxman

Covers tax law.

http://dodgingthetaxman.com/
  • Apr 17

    Can Immigration Reform Generate More Tax Revenue?

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

    Donald Rumsfeld Has No Idea Whether His Tax Returns Are Accuracte

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

    Can The Tax Code Improve Private Prisons?

    Can The Tax Code Improve Private Prisons?
    Maybe, and the question is certainly worth considering. Sasha Volokh's blog post, Improving private prisons through the tax code links two two articles on the issue.
Rank this Week: 1949

Tax Equity Telegraph

Tax Equity Telegraph

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

http://www.akingump.com/en/experience/practices/global-project-finance/tax-equity-telegraph/index.html
Rank this Week: 1787

Tax Machine Blog

Tax Machine Blog

Discusses tax topics. By Thomas S. Groth.

http://taxmachine.us
  • Apr 16

    Vincent Burroughs is back in the new

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

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

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

    IRS Audit Technique Guides for Small Business Owner

    IRS Audit Technique Guides for Small Business Owner
    Do you run a small business? Are you being audited, or do you feel that your line of work presents a unique audit risk? Have you ever wondered how the IRS might approach an audit of your specific kind of business? Well, the IRS has actually…
Rank this Week: 1975

Texas Tax Talk

Texas Tax Talk

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

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

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

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

    IRS Makes Bitcoins a Tax Headache

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

    First Lady of Tax Fraud

    First Lady of Tax Fraud
    The IRS just issued its Criminal Investigation Annual Report.  Budget constraints caused the staffing of Special Agents to drop to the lowest numbers in recent history, but 2013 included a 12.5 percent increase in investigations…
Rank this Week: 1953

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

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

    Tax Day 2014

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

    Supermodel Gisele Blames IRS Audit on her Forbes List Ranking

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

    Koskinen’s Press Club Speech

    Koskinen’s Press Club Speech
    The IRS Commissioner typically speaks at a National Press Club luncheon once a year.  It is the perfect venue to learn about the Commissioner, his vision, and everything at the top of his to-do list.  Here are a few things ……
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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
  • Apr 15

    Tax Day 2014 Tip

    Tax Day 2014 Tip
    Today TaxMama® wants to help you with last minute issues on Tax Day 2014   Dear Family, While most of the population has probably already filed their…
  • Apr 11

    Carrying a Mortgage

    Carrying a Mortgage
    Today TaxMama® hears from a couple of people in the TaxQuips Forum, with this problem this week. They have sold real estate on an installment sale. They have been the mortgage-holder. And after a while, the buyer defaulted and they had…
  • Mar 31

    Assisted Living

    Assisted Living
    Today TaxMama® hears from Hollie in the TaxQuips Forum, with this concern. “My husband had to go to an assisted living facility (following hospital and skilled nursing stays) and I understand the nursing portion of his assisted…
Rank this Week: 2151

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

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

    Illegale Einwanderung: Sanktionen gegen Airlines befürwortet

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

    Beibehaltung der Lex Friedrich

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

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

    Die verfassungsmässige Auslegung der Zustellfiktion von Art. 85 Abs. 4 lit. a StPO im Zusammenhang mit der Einsprache gegen einen Strafbefehl
    Die schweizerische Strafprozessordnung sieht in Art. 85 Abs. 4 lit. a vor, dass eine eingeschriebene Postsendung, die nicht abgeholt wurde, am siebten Tag nach der erfolglosen Zustellung als zugestellt gilt. Das Bundesgericht hatte im Urteil…
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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: 1834

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: 2961

Tax Plus Blog

Tax Plus Blog

Covers UK tax issues. By Mercer & Hole.

http://www.mercerhole.co.uk/blog/tax-plus/
  • Apr 8

    Round the houses – again…..

    Round the houses – again…..
    In my comment of 27 March we had a brief look at the changes to capital gains tax expected shortly. The consultation document, on the implementation of CGT for non residents owning UK residential property, has now been issued and makes…
  • Apr 3

    School Fee

    School Fee
    I have a client where we are planning for school fees, one of his children will start boarding in the new academic year and the other two won’t be far behind. He had been using the Close Brothers school fees plan to help with funding…
  • Apr 1

    A nicer NISA - more money to invest tax free!

    A nicer NISA - more money to invest tax free!
    The New ISA (NISA) is still a tax free savings wrapper but in a much simplified format. It is also important to note that the overall investment limit has also increased significantly for the first time since ISAs were introduced 15 years…
Rank this Week: 979

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Offices of Sanford I. Millar.

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

    OFFSHORE DISCLOSURE: WHAT NEEDS TO BE DISCLOSED? A CHECKLIST

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

    Are you an innocent spouse for FBAR purposes?

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

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

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

Todd S. Unger Blog

Covers those who have gotten in trouble with the IRS, and how to avoid tax problems.

http://www.irsproblemsolve.com/blog/
  • Apr 3

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

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

    Tax Preparer Barred from Preparing Return

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

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

    Laid Off? Severance Compensation is Subject to Social Security and Medicare Tax (FICA)
    The hotly contested severance compensation, tax dispute has been resolved and it’s a victory for the government.  The nations’ highest court has spoken:  Severance pay is subject to FICA tax. Many tax attorneys filed…
Rank this Week: 3314

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 →
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Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

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

    Is Paying Sales Tax Online Avoidable

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

    Form Over Substance - Go For Two

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

    Are Shifts in Business Trends Sales Tax Driven?

    Are Shifts in Business Trends Sales Tax Driven?
    In mid-January 2014, I stumbled across an article in the Wall Street Journal discussing shopping trends over the holiday season. According to the Journal's article, As Shoppers Skip the Mall, Stores Search for Fresh Lures, the shift to…
Rank this Week: 1798