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taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 174

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/
  • Feb 12

    Nonprofit Fundraising 101

    Nonprofit Fundraising 101
    I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Darien Rodriguez Heyman for several years and proud to be one of Nonprofit Fundraising 101‘s Publication Partners. The book was “written by and for front line practitioners and…
  • Feb 12

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 2/12/16

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 2/12/16
    The past week was marked by the Broncos victory in the Super Bowl, the New Hampshire primary, and more fear created by the Zika virus. Have a listen to Beyonce‘s Formation while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the week:…
  • Feb 6

    Nonprofits and Social Media: Clear Law Institute CLE

    Nonprofits and Social Media: Clear Law Institute CLE
    Social media is a rising trend, a declining trend, just another communication, the Wild West. Each of these statements may ring true, depending on the context. But there’s no doubt that nonprofits are using social media and many would…
Rank this Week: 285

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/
  • Feb 12

    ‘Politics as Markets’ Goes Global

    ‘Politics as Markets’ Goes Global
    Samuel Issacharoff, Fragile Democracies: Contested Power in the Era of Constitutional Courts (2015).Rosalind DixonComparative constitutional law is a field crowded with rich and complex ideas about the role of courts and judicial review in a…
  • Feb 11

    What We Do With Substantive Due Proce

    What We Do With Substantive Due Proce
    Jamal Greene, The Meming of Substantive Due Process,  31 Constitutional Commentary -- (forthcoming 2016), available at SSRN.Cary C. FranklinIn 1980, John Hart Ely pronounced substantive due process “a contradiction in…
  • Feb 10

    The Low Road

    The Low Road
    Serena Mayeri, Marital Supremacy and the Constitution of the Nonmarital Family, 103 Calif. L. Rev. 1277 (2015).Katharine BartlettA concern about the marriage equality movement is that it has reinforced the supremacy of marriage and detracted…
Rank this Week: 361

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/
  • Jan 21

    Higher Filing Thresholds for HSR Act Premerger Notifications and Interlocking Directorates Announced

    Higher Filing Thresholds for HSR Act Premerger Notifications and Interlocking Directorates Announced
    1. Higher Thresholds For HSR Filings On January 21, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission announced revised, higher thresholds for premerger filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976. The filing thresholds are…
  • Jan 14

    What You Need to Know About Mergers and Acquisitions Involving Government Contractors and Their Supplier

    What You Need to Know About Mergers and Acquisitions Involving Government Contractors and Their Supplier
    Volume 1 – The Structure of the Deal and Government Consent With today’s posting, we begin a ten-part series on unique issues that arise in connection with the acquisition or disposition of a company that performs government…
  • Dec 21

    FAST Act Speeds-Up Raising Capital

    FAST Act Speeds-Up Raising Capital
    On December 4, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or FAST Act. Although primarily a transportation bill, the FAST Act also made changes to the federal securities laws as described…
Rank this Week: 267

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/
  • May 29

    New Birth Certificate Guidelines in North Carolina for Same-Sex Couples’ Children

    New Birth Certificate Guidelines in North Carolina for Same-Sex Couples’ Children
    Same-sex couples who have a child in North Carolina could previously only list one parent on the child’s birth certificate. This made administration of additional documentation for the child (Social Security card, school registrations,…
  • May 27

    Covering Retirement v. Leaving Inheritance

    Covering Retirement v. Leaving Inheritance
    Expenses in senior years continue to be a concern for many Americans. As multiple studies show, most individuals do not maintain adequate retirement contributions. As the costs of long-term care (LTC) insurance policies and LTC costs rise,…
  • May 26

    Avoid a Will Dispute

    Avoid a Will Dispute
    An individual’s last will and testament might clearly reflect one’s wishes, but it does not prevent an estate dispute. Successfully contesting a will in North Carolina (and similarly in other states) requires evidence of certain…
Rank this Week: 337

IRS-Hitman

IRS-Hitman

Covers IRS tax problems. By Richard Close.

http://irs-hitman.blogspot.com/
  • May 8

    Threat of IRS Phone Scam Continue

    Threat of IRS Phone Scam Continue
    Tax scams do not end with the tax season. The IRS phone scam continues to victimize taxpayers. Fraudsters make phone calls to taxpayers, pretending to be IRS agents, and inform them that they owe back taxes. They instruct the individual to…
  • May 1

    How Late Payment of Taxes Affects You

    How Late Payment of Taxes Affects You
    Every month your taxes remain unpaid after the April 15 deadline, you pay a penalty of 0.5%. In most cases, the penalty doesn’t go beyond 0.5%, but it can reach a maximum of 25% per month. Along with the penalty, you are also charged…
  • Apr 24

    Benefits of a Retirement Plan

    Benefits of a Retirement Plan
    Along with saving taxes, a retirement plan also secures your future. You can save more in taxes by choosing the right kind of retirement plans according to your financial situation. Before you select one, it’s important to know the…
Rank this Week: 283

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: 163

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Feb 13

    North Carolina Added to Bad States for Gambler

    North Carolina Added to Bad States for Gambler
    North Carolina changed its tax law over a year ago. While I have professional gambling clients in North Carolina, I do not currently have amateur gambling clients. It’s likely I won’t be getting many of those, as North Carolina…
  • Feb 11

    Phishers Target Tax Professional

    Phishers Target Tax Professional
    I received the following email today: From: [redacted] [differentname@mail.csuchico.edu] Sent: Thu 2/11/2016 3:06 PM To: undisclosed-recipients: Hi, I and my Family are looking for a very Qualified CPA in your area. Please let us know if you…
  • Feb 9

    Can a Resident of a Non-Tax Treaty Country (With Respect to Gambling) Get His Withheld Funds Back?

    Can a Resident of a Non-Tax Treaty Country (With Respect to Gambling) Get His Withheld Funds Back?
    Today, I received an inquiry from a citizen of New Zealand (he is not a US citizen or permanent resident). He had done well in a poker tournament here in the United States–well enough to have had 30% of his net winnings withheld. Non-US…
Rank this Week: 2535

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    2016 CHANGES TO AID AND ATTENDANCE BENEFITS ELIGIBILITY

    2016 CHANGES TO AID AND ATTENDANCE BENEFITS ELIGIBILITY
    Unknown to many veterans, the Veteran's Administration (VA) offers a pension benefit, known as “Aid and Attendance,” to low-income veterans (or their spouses) who are in nursing homes or who need help at home with everyday tasks…
  • Feb 12

    POTENTIAL PITFALLS OF PAY-ON-DEATH ACCOUNTS

    POTENTIAL PITFALLS OF PAY-ON-DEATH ACCOUNTS
    It is not uncommon to hear an individual refer to a “Pay-On-Death” (“POD”) account as a poor individual’s version of a Will. The reason being is that upon the death of the account owner the account assets pass…
  • Feb 9

    PREPARING FOR YOUR ESTATE PLANNING MEETING

    PREPARING FOR YOUR ESTATE PLANNING MEETING
    Many individuals become overwhelmed with the decisions that they need to make when preparing or updating their estate planning documents. The purpose of this list is to help you analytically consider all the questions and issues that must be…
Rank this Week: 526

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By the Law Office of Aaron P. Richter.

http://www.richtertaxblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3309

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/
  • Feb 12

    Tax “Love Gifts”

    Tax “Love Gifts”
    Churches and ministers receive many tax breaks: churches do not need to withhold social security taxes from their ministers’ pay; churches receive income tax-free; and ministers do not pay tax on the cash value of church-provided…
  • Feb 2

    Tax Season is Phishing & Scam Season

    Tax Season is Phishing & Scam Season
    I recently received an email solicitation — purporting to be from the IRS — claiming I was eligible for a refund and asking me to click a link to process my return for the refund. Here’s a copy of it.  It is shamelessly…
  • Jan 19

    If You Sign Your Tax Return, You’re Responsible For It — Even If You Use A Preparer…

    If You Sign Your Tax Return, You’re Responsible For It — Even If You Use A Preparer…
    My client called in a panic. He was being audited, and the IRS wanted to know why he claimed $2,500 in mileage expense on his Schedule C. My client doesn’t own a Schedule C business. The IRS also questioned my client’s $10,000…
Rank this Week: 1786

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/
  • Feb 12

    Delay in Need to Report Basi

    Delay in Need to Report Basi
    Currently, taxpayers have until February 29, 2016 to file Forms 8971 for estate tax returns previously filed. Form 8971 is used to report basis to beneficiaries of inherited assets, pursuant to provisions that came into law in 2015. The IRS…
  • Feb 3

    Form 8971 Filing Unhappine

    Form 8971 Filing Unhappine
    The IRS has now issued a final Form 8971 and instructions. If you recall, this Form is newly required by executors of estates filing a Form 706 (federal estate tax return). The Form requires a schedule for each beneficiary which lists the…
  • Jan 31

    Not Enough Activity to Be a Developer

    Not Enough Activity to Be a Developer
    If you suffer a loss on the disposition of real property, you want to be treated as a developer for income tax purposes - that is, to be treated as engaged in a trade or business. That way, you can get ordinary loss treatment and not a long…
Rank this Week: 2558

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/
Rank this Week: 3172

ISU CALT Articles

ISU CALT Articles

Covers key issues in agricultural law and taxation, including federal and state legal opinions and critical legislative developments. From Iowa State University's Center for Agricultural Law & Taxation.

http://www.calt.iastate.edu/article
  • Feb 12

    Des Moines Water Works Litigation Resource

    Des Moines Water Works Litigation Resource
    Major Pleadings and Orders:   March 16, 2015: Complaint Attachment 1: 1513756-1--20138.pdf Attachment 2: 1513756-2--23839.pdf Attachment 3: 1513756-3--24074.pdf Attachment 4: 1513756-4--23281.pdf May 22, 2015: Amended Answer September…
  • Jan 26

    Another Senate Bill Introduced, but Still No Movement on Iowa Coupling

    Another Senate Bill Introduced, but Still No Movement on Iowa Coupling
    As most readers are aware, Congress permanently extended several key tax breaks at the end of 2015. In the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH Act) (see our summary article of this new law here), Congress permanently…
  • Jan 26

    Updated: New Iowa Senate Bill Would Not Incorporate Federal Tax Break

    Updated: New Iowa Senate Bill Would Not Incorporate Federal Tax Break
      As most readers are aware, Congress permanently extended several key tax breaks at the end of 2015. In the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH Act) (see our summary article of this new law here), Congress…
Rank this Week: 627

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 4426

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2971

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/
  • Feb 12

    Internal Revenue Service Experiences Computer Issue

    Internal Revenue Service Experiences Computer Issue
    Last week, the Internal Revenue Service experienced wide spread computer issues. On Wednesday, February 3, many of IRS’s computer systems became unavailable. Within 24 hours after initially reporting the outage, the IRS announced it had…
  • Feb 11

    Helpful Tax Information for Farm

    Helpful Tax Information for Farm
    If you own a farm, preparing your taxes can pose unique challenges, depending upon the events of the taxable year. For purposes of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), a farm includes ranches, ranges, and orchards and will report income on IRS…
  • Feb 4

    The IRS Continues to Issue Security Awareness Tax Tip

    The IRS Continues to Issue Security Awareness Tax Tip
    This month the IRS issued its tenth “Tax Tip” as part of the Taxes. Security. Together campaign. Since November, the IRS has issued tips related to online computing, phishing and malware, password protection, financial account…
Rank this Week: 1522

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 2531

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/
  • Feb 12

    More Evidence That False Promise Tax Breaks Fail

    More Evidence That False Promise Tax Breaks Fail
    Readers of MauledAgain are well aware that I dislike tax break giveaways to wealthy corporations as rewards for moving jobs from one state to another. Job relocation is not job creation. One of the states that engages in this game of giving…
  • Feb 10

    Stupid Criminals, Tax Version

    Stupid Criminals, Tax Version
    A reader sent me a story that I probably would have otherwise missed. According to several reports, including this one, a woman and her son walked into a Liberty Tax Services office in Toledo, Ohio, pointed what appeared to be a gun over…
  • Feb 8

    Backups, Anyone?

    Backups, Anyone?
    It was the sort of news that spreads so quickly that notices came to me from multiple directions. There was a posting on a tax listserv, an item in a daily tax update email, on-line articles, and newspaper reports. According to an IRS news…
Rank this Week: 2512

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/
  • Feb 12

    NJ May Become First State to Ban Corporate Tax Inversion

    NJ May Become First State to Ban Corporate Tax Inversion
    Will NJ become the first state to ban corporate tax inversions? Some lawmakers in the New Jersey state legislature recently announced plans to remove incentives and cut contracts with U.S. companies that move offshore for tax purposes.…
  • Feb 11

    New Changes for Gift Tax Laws in 2016

    New Changes for Gift Tax Laws in 2016
    2016: new changes for gift tax laws All gifts may be subject to IRS gift taxes, and some of those rules are becoming more stringent next tax year. According to a Motley Fool report, a prime example of a gift tax law that has become more…
  • Feb 9

    Important Ruling on the Throw Out Rule

    Important Ruling on the Throw Out Rule
    NJ Tax Court makes important ruling on the Throw Out Rule Recently, the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division upheld a previous decision that intangible holding companies are not required to throw out any out-of-state receipts.…
Rank this Week: 2753

The Ag Docket

The Ag Docket

Offers a perspective on current agricultural law issues. By the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation at Iowa State University.

http://www.calt.iastate.edu/blogpost
  • Feb 11

    Iowa Court Denies Private Condemnation of Right of Way

    Iowa Court Denies Private Condemnation of Right of Way
    Although recent talk of eminent domain has centered on high profile projects such as the Dakota Access pipeline, a less discussed provision of Iowa law confers a narrow power of eminent domain upon private citizens in certain cases where a…
  • Jan 29

    Des Moines Water Works Lawsuit Gets More Complicated

    Des Moines Water Works Lawsuit Gets More Complicated
    This month has seen several important developments in the Des Moines Water Works (DMWW) lawsuit against drainage districts in three northwest Iowa counties. On January 11, Judge Bennett ruled that the Iowa Supreme Court should decide four…
  • Jan 26

    Fence in the Wrong Place? You'd Better Speak Up!

    Fence in the Wrong Place? You'd Better Speak Up!
    A recent case from the Iowa Court of Appeals should again remind landowners to protect their boundaries or lose them.
Rank this Week: 1436

Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax…

Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax Law Blog

Covers estate planning and tax law. By English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley LLP.

http://www.mykentuckyestateattorney.com/
  • Feb 11

    Sudden wealth is a dream come true if you’re discrete

    Sudden wealth is a dream come true if you’re discrete
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley We all would love a nice windfall of unexpected money. Whether that’s winning the lottery, receiving an inheritance or taking home a fat prize from a TV quiz show, it’s…
  • Jan 15

    Estate documents your heirs need – and where to keep them

    Estate documents your heirs need – and where to keep them
    By Elizabeth J. McKinney, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP When someone dies, there’s lots to do. It’s not quite as hurried as most think it is, but usually, within a week of the funeral, the heirs are starting the…
  • Jan 12

    The IRA gift provision is now permanent

    The IRA gift provision is now permanent
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP Over the past decade, Congress has passed a law – usually at the last minute – that allows for gifts directly from Individual Retirement Accounts to charitable…
Rank this Week: 1427

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/
  • Feb 10

    IRS Early Interaction Initiative: The Government’s Plan to Stop Employers from Owing Unpaid Back Payroll Taxe

    IRS Early Interaction Initiative: The Government’s Plan to Stop Employers from Owing Unpaid Back Payroll Taxe
    In 2016, the IRS Collection Division launched its new program called the Early Interaction Initiative. The program’s goal is to stop employers from owing significant back payroll taxes. If you have employees, then your business must…
  • Feb 10

    Biggest Mistakes to Avoid During the 2016 Tax Year

    Biggest Mistakes to Avoid During the 2016 Tax Year
    There are common causes to tax problems that I see year after year. With the 2016 tax season and tax year upon us, it is a good time to identify and stop tax issues before they spiral out of control. Below are some of the common tax problems…
  • Dec 21

    If you Owe Back Taxes, You May Have to Change Your Travel Plan

    If you Owe Back Taxes, You May Have to Change Your Travel Plan
    President Obama signed a highway and transportation spending bill titled “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” or the “FAST Act” (P.L. 114-94) which takes effect January 1, 2016. The legislation contains…
Rank this Week: 3239

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 10

    Tax policy colloquium, week 4: Donald Marron’s "Should We Tax Unhealthy Food and Drinks?"

    Tax policy colloquium, week 4: Donald Marron’s "Should We Tax Unhealthy Food and Drinks?"
    This week’s colloquium, featuring Donald Marron of the Urban Institute, offered a neck-wrenching change of topic from recent past and future sessions (one of the things I like about our format).  This time around, rather than…
  • Feb 8

    Idiocy in the defense of extremism is no virtue

    Idiocy in the defense of extremism is no virtue
    Just on the substance, it's interesting to note the actual content of Rubio's "defense" of Obama as highly competent, albeit anti-American (or at least, anti-America as it has always been).  The bill of particulars appears to consist…
  • Feb 7

    Campaign spin war

    Campaign spin war
    I'll admit it; I quite enjoyed Marco Rubio's epic (whether or not electorally consequential) meltdown yesterday, in which he responded to Chris Christie's accusation that he was just parroting pre-memorized talking points by re-parroting the…
Rank this Week: 3779

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Feb 10

    EU-US Privacy Shield

    EU-US Privacy Shield
    Mit Pressemitteilung vom 2. Februar 2016 hat die EU-Kommission die Einigung auf eine Nachfolgerin zur vom EuGH (mit Entscheid C-362/14) für ungültig erklärten Safe Harbor Regelung bekanntgegeben: der EU-US Privacy Shield soll…
  • Feb 4

    BGer 6B_608/2015: Verfolgungsverjährung bereits beim Erlass des Strafbefehls?

    BGer 6B_608/2015: Verfolgungsverjährung bereits beim Erlass des Strafbefehls?
    Übertretungen verjähren hinsichtlich Strafverfolgung und Strafe gem. Art. 109 StGB in drei Jahren. Die Verfolungsverjährung tritt nicht mehr ein, wenn vor Ablauf dieser Frist ein erstinstanzliches Urteil ergangen ist (Art. 97…
  • Jan 31

    BGer 2C_219/2015: Feststellungsurkunde über ausländische Beherrschung

    BGer 2C_219/2015: Feststellungsurkunde über ausländische Beherrschung
    Das Bundesgericht hatte im Urteil 2C_219/2015 vom 20. November 2015 zu prüfen, ob eine notarielle Feststellungsurkunde genügenden Beweis über eine ausländische Beherrschung einer juristischen Person erbringen kann. Die X.…
Rank this Week: 1896

The Tax Lawyer Blog

The Tax Lawyer Blog

By William D. Hartsock.

http://thetaxlawyer.com/blog
  • Feb 9

    The Criminalization of Payroll Tax Violations. Are You at Risk?

    The Criminalization of Payroll Tax Violations. Are You at Risk?
    By federal law, employers are required to withhold certain funds from their employees’ wages and pay them to the IRS in the form of income and payroll taxes. 26 US Code Sec. 6672(a) provides that “any person required to collect,…
  • Feb 9

    The Rules Have Changed!   What you need to know if you have foreign bank accounts.

    The Rules Have Changed!   What you need to know if you have foreign bank accounts.
    Over the past few years, the IRS has instituted aggressive rules to force Foreign Financial Institutions (FFIs) and Non-Financial Foreign Entities (NFFEs) to enter into FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) agreements which require…
  • Jan 26

    5 Mistakes Al Capone Made Part II

    5 Mistakes Al Capone Made Part II
    This is part II in the series "Downfall of a Kingpin - 5 Mistakes Al Capone Made". Part I in this series can be found here: http://thetaxlawyer.com/tax-evasion/information/al-capone-conviction-tax...Tags: Tax Evasion Information and…
Rank this Week: 790

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
  • Feb 9

    Thanks Paul – Ride for the Cure

    Thanks Paul – Ride for the Cure
    Congratulations goes out to Paul Barbeau for tallying the most donation dollars during the month of January, making him our Monthly Quest for the Gold Jersey winner!
  • Jan 5

    Home Owner Grant Threshold Increases in 2016

    Home Owner Grant Threshold Increases in 2016
    British Columbians who own homes valued up to $1.2 million may be eligible to receive a full home owner grant this year. The post Home Owner Grant Threshold Increases in 2016 appeared first on Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein - Law Blog.
  • Dec 11

    CRA’s Revised Position on Private Health Services Plan

    CRA’s Revised Position on Private Health Services Plan
    Effective January 1, 2015, a plan is considered a PHSP as long as the premiums paid under the plan relate “all or substantially all” to medical expenses that would otherwise qualify for METC (assuming all other conditions to be a…
Rank this Week: 1862

Tom Tax Lawyer Blog

Tom Tax Lawyer Blog

By the Law Office of Thomas S. Groth.

http://tomtaxlawyer.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

    Should You “Trust a Tax Attorney Now”?

    Should You “Trust a Tax Attorney Now”?
    If you are wondering whether you actually need a tax attorney now, right now, then I invite you to schedule a 20-minute phone call with me where I can answer that question for you. ☎ Schedule with Attorney Groth Don’t Let Tax…
  • Nov 11

    Innocent Spouse Tax Podcast

    Innocent Spouse Tax Podcast
    I recently had the pleasure of talking with Attorney Anthony Parent over at IRSMedic: Parent, Parent & Wynn LLP on his up-and-coming (and entertaining) tax podcast “Parental Advisory: The Show”. It was a great…
  • Apr 14

    Connecticut Tax Relief

    Connecticut Tax Relief
    Why can’t I find information for income tax relief in Connecticut on the Internet? If you are looking for some Connecticut Tax Relief  then you are in the right place. However, perhaps you are having trouble finding help with the…
Rank this Week: 506

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Feb 8

    The Human Element

    The Human Element
    Sometimes I complain (mostly to myself, and sometimes to other people who don’t care) that the IRS customer service employees are like robots. They tend to go by the book even when there presents itself a more common sense and ……
  • Jan 20

    2016 Tax Season Opens Smoothly

    2016 Tax Season Opens Smoothly
    The IRS officially kicked off tax season this year on January 19th, one day after the Martin Luther King holiday. This marked the first day that the IRS would accept, and begin processing, 2015 federal income tax returns. The IRS ……
  • Jan 7

    TAS Not Happy with IRS “Future Plan”

    TAS Not Happy with IRS “Future Plan”
    The IRS is devising nefarious plans behind our backs. According to the National Taxpayer Advocate’s (TAS) annual report to Congress, for the past year and a half the IRS has been developing a “future state” plan whereby it…
Rank this Week: 2661

Maryland Business Litigation…

Maryland Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylandbusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 8

    Spoliation – The oft mispronounced Rule of Evidence that Every Business Person Needs to Know

    Spoliation – The oft mispronounced Rule of Evidence that Every Business Person Needs to Know
    The Court of Special Appeals of Maryland issued an opinion this week that serves as a reminder that a party’s simple failure to preserve evidence can sometimes snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. The case (and link) is Cumberland…
  • Jan 4

    Appellate Courts Clarify ADR Procedure

    Appellate Courts Clarify ADR Procedure
    It’s no secret that the Court of Special Appeals has been increasingly overwhelmed with cases, nor is it a secret that the Court would like to see a lot of these cases resolved or otherwise cleaned up before having to spend time on…
  • Nov 25

    COSA Clarifies Shenker Exception

    COSA Clarifies Shenker Exception
    In its 2009 decision in Shenker v. Laureate Educ., Inc., 411 Md. 317, the Court of Appeals of Maryland inserted a caveat in the premise that shareholder lawsuits against corporate directors must be pursued as a derivative action on behalf of…
Rank this Week: 3441

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 7

    IRS Releases Form 8949 - Executors Now Required to Report Basis of Assets When Administering Estate

    IRS Releases Form 8949 - Executors Now Required to Report Basis of Assets When Administering Estate
    For many years the IRS and beneficiaries of estates had a problem figuring out how much gain should be imposed on an inherited asset because the beneficiaries did not know the basis.  The IRS did not like the fact that frequently the…
  • Jan 8

    Do I Need An Attorney To Prepare A Simple Will?

    Do I Need An Attorney To Prepare A Simple Will?
    I occasionally get asked if it is really necessary to hire an attorney to prepare simple estate planning documents.  Usually, the answer is NO, however, I find that once I start asking a few questions, most people really don't need a…
  • Nov 17

    Trouble with Probate

    Trouble with Probate
    Sometimes probate can be a simple process.  Sometimes it can be a royal nightmare... and sometimes it can be an expensive royal nightmare. I'm not sure if it is a sign of the times or just a coincidence, but our office has had numerous…
Rank this Week: 2217

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 6

    Cam Newton Should Win the Super Bowl for Tax Purpose

    Cam Newton Should Win the Super Bowl for Tax Purpose
    A few weeks ago, I discussed the apportionment of NFL Players' income for state tax purposes in the article "Saturday's Challenge to Cleveland Income Tax for NFL Players." The Supreme Court of Ohio determined that the proper allocation of…
  • Feb 4

    June 11th Trilogy Headlines Florida State Tax Litigation in 2015

    June 11th Trilogy Headlines Florida State Tax Litigation in 2015
    Please read my article discussing DriectTV, Verizon, & Expedia in the Florida Bar Tax Section Bulletin. http://floridataxlawyers.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/TX-Winter_-2015.pdf
  • Jan 13

    Saturday's Challenge to Cleveland Income tax for NFL Player

    Saturday's Challenge to Cleveland Income tax for NFL Player
    In 2015, two cases highlighted important victories for athletes in personal income tax cases. Athletes often make very comfortable salaries for performing at the highest level within their profession. Along with the success of the job,…
Rank this Week: 1692

Tax Crisis Institute

Tax Crisis Institute

This blog is all about tax troubles with the IRS and how to avoid them.

http://www.taxcrisisinstitute.com/blog/
  • Feb 6

    Can IRS Penalties Be Abated Because of Addiction?

    Can IRS Penalties Be Abated Because of Addiction?
    When a taxpayer files a tax return late or has an unpaid liability, the IRS will assess substantial penalties along with interest on the penalties. If there is “reasonable cause”,...
  • Jan 21

    Owe back taxes to the IRS? Say GOODBYE to your Passport!

    Owe back taxes to the IRS? Say GOODBYE to your Passport!
    Passed in Congress and signed into law on December 4, 2015 was the Fixing America’s Surface Transportion Act. The language  in this law prevents you from traveling outside of the...
  • Nov 21

    IRS House Seizure and Sale: It’s More likely than you think

    IRS House Seizure and Sale: It’s More likely than you think
    Losing your house to the IRS may be your worst fear. The law does allow the IRS to seize and sell a home to pay a back tax debt. It...
Rank this Week: 733

The Estate Planning and Wealth…

The Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation Blog for Trusted Advisors

Covers asset protection, estate and gift tax, and wills and trusts. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://estateplanning.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 4

    Form 8971 and Instructions Issued – How do they Apply to Portability-Only 706 Filings?

    Form 8971 and Instructions Issued – How do they Apply to Portability-Only 706 Filings?
    Earlier this week, the IRS issued final Form 8971 and the related Instructions.  The form is used to report the final estate tax value of property distributed from an estate.  The purpose of the form is to help the IRS enforce…
  • Dec 14

    An Alternative to Estate Tax Closing Letter

    An Alternative to Estate Tax Closing Letter
    As detailed in our two previous posts in early July and a week ago, the IRS will no longer automatically be issuing estate tax closing letters.  The Executor can either call the IRS to request a closing letter (once 4 months have…
  • Dec 1

    Update on IRS Procedure for Estate Tax Closing Letter

    Update on IRS Procedure for Estate Tax Closing Letter
    As we reported in early July, the IRS will no longer be automatically issuing estate tax closing letters.  The burden is on the Executor to request one once 4 months have passed since the filing of the estate tax return.  The IRS…
Rank this Week: 2176

IRS Report Card

IRS Report Card

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

http://mopsicktaxlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 3

    FATCA, FBARs, AND THE IRS: THE EROSION OF THE PRINCIPLE OF VOLUNTARY SELF-REPORTING

    FATCA, FBARs, AND THE IRS: THE EROSION OF THE PRINCIPLE OF VOLUNTARY SELF-REPORTING
    STEVE MOPSICK'S SPEECH TO SAN FRANCISCO TAX CLUB--JANUARY 14, 2016 This talk could easily have been titled “a look at the IRS in difficult times.” Unfortunately it is not a pretty picture. I want to share some perspectives with…
  • Jan 28

    FATCA UPDATE: EASING THE “BURDEN” ON FOREIGN BANKS AND THE LIST OF “BAD” BANKS

    FATCA UPDATE: EASING THE “BURDEN” ON FOREIGN BANKS AND THE LIST OF “BAD” BANKS
    FATCA has been on the books since 2010. While the United States is taking the heat for pushing for an Orwellian, virtual, international banking and taxation data base, recall that the overwhelming majority of developed countries are…
  • Jan 25

    UNDERSTAFFING THE IRS HURTS A LOT MORE THAN TAXPAYER SERVICE

    UNDERSTAFFING THE IRS HURTS A LOT MORE THAN TAXPAYER SERVICE
    “In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is.”  Yogi Berra Most of the publicity on Congress’ multi-year punishment program for the IRS focuses on the budget cuts for…
Rank this Week: 3610

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
  • Feb 1

    Kansas Tax Authority Confirms Only a Utility may Sell Power in Kansa

    Kansas Tax Authority Confirms Only a Utility may Sell Power in Kansa
    In its first opinion letter of the year, the Kansas Department of Revenue (DOR) confirmed that under Kansas law only a utility can sell power to a residential customer.1 The text of the letter references the request as being made by a…
  • Jan 25

    Tax Equity Structuring, Financial Modeling and HLBV Accounting Seminar

    Tax Equity Structuring, Financial Modeling and HLBV Accounting Seminar
    Akin Gump partner, David Burton and Alfa Business Advisors partners, Vadim Ovchinnikov and Gintaras Sadauskas are hosting a seminar on Tax Equity Structuring, Financial Modeling and HLBV Accounting on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. This…
  • Jan 24

    Tax Court Sheds Light on Counting Material Participation Hours to Avoid the Passive Activity Loss Rule

    Tax Court Sheds Light on Counting Material Participation Hours to Avoid the Passive Activity Loss Rule
    David Burton has published an article in the Daily Tax Report that analyzes a recent Tax Court involving the "material participation" exception to the "passive activity loss" rules.  The passive activity loss rules are critical when an…
Rank this Week: 1531

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to business law, including intellectual property, trademarks, litigation, and employment law.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Feb 1

    New and Changing Tax Laws for 2015-16

    New and Changing Tax Laws for 2015-16
      TAX LAWS FOR 2015-2016   Every year, taxes are added, removed, amended, extended, or expired. As experienced tax law attorneys, we know that one of the things that is more challenging to keep track of than tax changes is the…
  • Jan 20

    Changes to Statute of Limitations in Construction Defect Claims in Minnesota

    Changes to Statute of Limitations in Construction Defect Claims in Minnesota
       Statute of Limitations for Construction Defect Claims in Minnesota   So many of us want to change something (or everything) about our homes. Imagine you are finally able to remodel your home with all the upgrades required to…
  • Dec 23

    Congress Extends the IRA Charitable Rollover Indefinitely!

    Congress Extends the IRA Charitable Rollover Indefinitely!
    The Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act of 2015 Has Passed   Last week, Congress approved and President Obama signed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015. Included in the Act, is a provision to permanently extend the…
Rank this Week: 1127

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1987

Your Texas Estate Plan

Your Texas Estate Plan

Covers tax and estate planning. By Jacob Pelley.

http://www.yourtexasestateplan.com/
  • Jan 29

    Gun Trusts, ATF 41P update

    Gun Trusts, ATF 41P update
    Finally, at long last, we have some clarity on what and how the ATF will be regulating the use of "gun trusts" for purchase of National Firearms Act items.On January 15, the final rules were published in the Federal Register, so we have 6…
  • Dec 15

    Probate options when its been more than 4 years...

    Probate options when its been more than 4 years...
    Time flies. The usual scenario is parent 1 passed away, parent 2 passed away 5 years later, and now the kids are stuck with a mess.Today we will talk about what happens if the decedent had a will. In Texas, you have 4 years to…
  • Jun 11

    Caselaw Updates: Tortious Interference with Inheritance Right

    Caselaw Updates: Tortious Interference with Inheritance Right
    I don't love continuing legal education classes.  Here's why:1. I don't like many things that are mandatory, and they are.2. I'm surrounded by lawyers.3. They are expensive.4. They are usually in an overly cold/hot room and sometimes via…
Rank this Week: 2746

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Jan 28

    Taxpayers’ Ombudsman Addresses CBA Meeting

    Taxpayers’ Ombudsman Addresses CBA Meeting
    On January 27, 2016, Sherra Profit, the Taxpayers’ Ombudsman, addressed a meeting of the Canadian Bar Association Tax Section on the subject of assisting taxpayers in resolving their service complaints. The Office of the…
  • Jan 26

    Kruger: Appeal Allowed … Crown Awarded Cost

    Kruger: Appeal Allowed … Crown Awarded Cost
    How should the Tax Court award costs where the taxpayer’s appeal was allowed but no changes were made to the assessment at issue? This unusual situation was considered by the Tax Court in Kruger Incorporated v. The Queen (2016 TCC…
  • Jan 22

    Tax Court Establishes Motion Days in Toronto

    Tax Court Establishes Motion Days in Toronto
    The Tax Court of Canada has established a pilot project for regular motion days in Toronto for the period of February to September 2016. The Court will review the initiative in September 2016. The project may be expanded to other cities. The…
Rank this Week: 3422

IRS Problem Solver Blog

IRS Problem Solver Blog

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

http://www.getirshelp.com/irsblog
  • Jan 28

    11 Scary IRS Situations and How To Deal With Them [Infographic]

    11 Scary IRS Situations and How To Deal With Them [Infographic]
    Do you have a tax problem you’re worried about? If so you’re definitely not alone. Today more Americans than ever owe back taxes to the IRS. Make no mistake about it, having a problem with the IRS can be a scary thing to go…
  • Jan 22

    Are You Up On The New 2016 IRS Rules? [Infographic]

    Are You Up On The New 2016 IRS Rules? [Infographic]
    It’s January, and you know what that means… It’s tax season! Don’t get too discouraged. This process can be easy if you’re armed with the right information. Tax season opened on January 19th, and April 15th is…
  • Jan 18

    When are the tax deadlines in 2016?

    When are the tax deadlines in 2016?
    Share this Image On Your Site <p><strong>Please include attribution to http://getirshelp.com/ with this graphic.</strong></p> <p><a href=’http://getirshelp.com/tax-deadlines-2016/’><img…
Rank this Week: 833

A Taxing Blog

A Taxing Blog

By Professor Victor Fleischer.

http://victorfleischer.com
  • Jan 25

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  • Dec 30

    Quotation of the Day – The New York Time

    Quotation of the Day &ndash; The New York Time
    “We do have two different tax systems, one for normal wage-earners and another for those who can afford sophisticated tax advice.” VICTOR FLEISCHER, a law professor at the University of San Diego who studies the intersection of…
  • Aug 25

    Private Equity Fees Paid by Universities Deserve Examination – The New York Time

    Private Equity Fees Paid by Universities Deserve Examination &ndash; The New York Time
    A lack of transparency means that even university officials don’t know whether the investment fees they pay are reasonable. Source: Private Equity Fees Paid by Universities Deserve Examination – The New York Time
Rank this Week: 4497

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 4013

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/
  • Jan 21

    Update to Section 506 notification requirements for 501(c)(4)

    Update to Section 506 notification requirements for 501(c)(4)
    As I had previously blogged about here, Congress imposed new notice and reporting requirements on new 501(c)(4) organizations as a part of the PATH Act that was passed on December 18, 2016.  Yesterday, the IRS released Notice 2016-9,…
  • Dec 22

    New 501(c)(4)s subject to additional filing requirement and other potential change

    New 501(c)(4)s subject to additional filing requirement and other potential change
    On Friday, December 18th, Congress passed and the President signed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (the “Path Act”).  The Path Act contained multiple provisions of interest to the nonprofit and tax exempt…
  • Dec 16

    Another reason to scour your 990 -- IRS releasing 990s in machine readable format

    Another reason to scour your 990 -- IRS releasing 990s in machine readable format
    In one of my last blog posts, I gave a brief mention of the IRS’ plans to make machine readable 990s available in the near future.  IRS speakers are now regularly saying at the national conferences that this will begin to happen on…
Rank this Week: 3346

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: 1581