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Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 160

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/
  • Sep 10

    Business Succession Options in North Carolina

    Business Succession Options in North Carolina
    Business succession plans address the future growth or disposition of the business upon a planned succession, or the death or incapacitation of the owner. Transitioning a business under these circumstances requires careful review and…
  • Sep 8

    Protect Parents’ Asset

    Protect Parents’ Asset
    As parents age, the risk of health problems grows. The Sandwich Generation—those caring for both their children and their parents, may experience the stresses and expenses of elder care, and then more issues later with probate of a…
  • Sep 5

    Asset Protection and Marriage

    Asset Protection and Marriage
    In the process of legally dissolving a marriage, the fate of assets may not match a spouse’s intentions. What should couples know about spousal claims and providing for children? Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements The terms of…
Rank this Week: 190

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/
  • Sep 29

    When Two Are Cheaper Than One

    When Two Are Cheaper Than One
    Many years ago, while discussing entry-level law practice jobs, I suggested that it would make more sense for law firms to hire two law school graduates at half the salary they were dishing out to one new employee. I saw, and continue to see,…
  • Sep 26

    Tax Protesting: A Bad Idea No Matter How One Views It

    Tax Protesting: A Bad Idea No Matter How One Views It
    More than two and a half years ago, in Tax Advice With No Teeth, I pointed out that one of the risks encountered by tax protesters who rely on advice from people who are not tax professionals and who know little to nothing about tax. When tax…
  • Sep 24

    The Dangers of Earmarking General Tax Revenue

    The Dangers of Earmarking General Tax Revenue
    Earlier this month, in Tax-Exempt Status Benefits Aren’t Necessary Unless There is Net Income, I noted that calls to tax the NFL, and other tax-exempt sports leagues, make sense only if those leagues generate taxable income, but if…
Rank this Week: 233

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/
  • Sep 23

    Tax Foundation Ranks US Tax Code 31 Out of 34 Developed Nation

    Tax Foundation Ranks US Tax Code 31 Out of 34 Developed Nation
    The Tax Foundation, a think tank that examines issues of public tax policy, released a new report ranking the tax codes of the 34 developed countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The U.S. was ranked poorly,…
  • Sep 18

    Governor Rick Scott Proposes $500 Million Tax Cut

    Governor Rick Scott Proposes $500 Million Tax Cut
    Governor Rick Scott  has launched a bus tour as part of his re-election campaign based on his state's 2014-2015 executive budget, dubbed the "It's Your Money Tax Cut Budget," according to the Florida Gubernatorial website. The…
  • Sep 16

    Fact Checking a Senator Bernie Sander

    Fact Checking a Senator Bernie Sander
    Unlike other election years, in which social issues have tended to dominate the discourse, the upcoming election is largely focused around tax law - specifically corporate tax law. As a part of his campaign, independent Vermont Senator Bernie…
Rank this Week: 264

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: 306

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 862

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Non Residents of Pennsylvania Can Be Subject to Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax

    Non Residents of Pennsylvania Can Be Subject to Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax
    I frequently get calls from individuals who had a relative pass away with property located in Pennsylvania. Even though the decedent lived somewhere besides Pennsylvania, you should be aware that Pennsylvania reserves the right to tax this…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 430

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/
  • Sep 30

    Judicial Retention Meets Due Proce

    Judicial Retention Meets Due Proce
    Martin H. Redish & Jennifer Aronoff, The Real Constitutional Problem with State Judicial Selection: Due Process, Judicial Retention, and the Dangers of Popular Constitutionalism, Wm. & Mary L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2014), available at…
  • Sep 29

    Corporate Privacy

    Corporate Privacy
    Elizabeth Pollman, A Corporate Right to Privacy, 99 Minn. L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2014) available at SSRN.Tom C.W. LinProfessor Elizabeth Pollman explores the validity and scope of a constitutional right to privacy for corporations in a…
  • Sep 26

    Dispersing Judicial Power

    Dispersing Judicial Power
    Ronald J. Krotoszynski, Jr., The Unitary Executive and the Plural Judiciary: On the Potential Virtues of Decentralized Judicial Power, 89 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1021 (2014).Charles ShanorWhy does our republic accept judgments invalidating…
Rank this Week: 754

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Offices of Sanford I. Millar.

http://www.taxattorneycalifornia.net/tax-blog/
  • Sep 28

    FATCA Letters-What should I do now?

    FATCA Letters-What should I do now?
    As a result of the Foreign Account Tax Comliance Act, (FATCA), the latest estimates are that over 77,000 Foreign Financial Institutions (FFI’s) and over 80 foreign governments have entered into agreements to provide information about…
  • Sep 21

    Offshore Voluntary Discloure; Is it too late

    Offshore Voluntary Discloure; Is it too late
    September 15, 2014 is an important for taxpayer who maintained accounts at any of 106 Swiss banks (participating banks) that are participating in the Department of Justice non-prosecution program. Here is why. On June 18, 2014 the IRS…
  • Sep 7

    Streanline Procedure-What does non-willful mean?

    Streanline Procedure-What does non-willful mean?
    In order to use the Streamline Procedures (domestic and non-resident) a U.S. taxpayer must certify that their failure to file a timely FBAR was non-willful. The term non-willful is essentially a “clinical” conclusion based upon…
Rank this Week: 579

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Sep 27

    James Traficant Die

    James Traficant Die
    James Traficant, the colorful ex-Congressman from Youngstown, Ohio, died today at age 73. He had been injured on Tuesday when a tractor flipped on to him at his farm near Youngstown. Mr. Traficant spent eight years at ClubFed following his…
  • Sep 27

    California Mandates E-Filing of Business Return

    California Mandates E-Filing of Business Return
    The California legislature passed a law mandating e-filing of most business returns beginning with 2014 returns filed in 2015. This legislation was signed into law. Exemptions are available but must be requested from the Franchise Tax Board.…
  • Sep 21

    They Both Begin With “E”

    They Both Begin With “E”
    Here’s a good way to make some money (for a while). You create a phony vendor, and send invoices to your company for that vendor for work that was, of course, never preformed. The money from the phony vendor isn’t reported on your…
Rank this Week: 644

IRS-Hitman

IRS-Hitman

Covers IRS tax problems. By Richard Close.

http://irs-hitman.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 26

    IRS Alert: Scammers Target Foreign Financial Institution

    IRS Alert: Scammers Target Foreign Financial Institution
    Scammers are using the foreign account tax compliance act (FATCA) to mislead foreign financial institutions that they are from the IRS. These scammers are asking for account holders' confidential information, which they later use to carry out…
  • Sep 19

    Report Changes to Avoid Problems with Premium Tax Credit

    Report Changes to Avoid Problems with Premium Tax Credit
    If you got married, moved to a different state, had an income increase or adopted a child, remember to report the change(s) to the health Insurance Marketplace. Some of the other institutes that you need to report any major life changes…
  • Sep 12

    Paying Tax Debt When You Can Pay in Full

    Paying Tax Debt When You Can Pay in Full
    Most taxpayers that have a tax debt can pay it in full. As such, there are generally two options for resolution: taxpayers can pay their entire tax debt at once or they can pay what’s owed in monthly installments. Paying in a single…
Rank this Week: 495

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/
  • Sep 26

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – September 26, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – September 26, 2014
    Summer turned into fall and New York City was the hub of social good events including the People’s Climate March, Social Good Summit, Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, General Assembly of the United Nations and UN Climate…
  • Sep 24

    International Grantmaking: Equivalency Determination

    International Grantmaking: Equivalency Determination
    Private foundations in the United States are often interested in funding promising organizations and projects that are based outside of the country. When doing so, these foundations are required to follow certain rules and procedures…
  • Sep 19

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – September 19, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – September 19, 2014
    The BBC reported Scotland voted narrowly against independence. Have a listen to Al Green‘s Let’s Stay Together while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the week: Tom Watson: New @forbes post: A Gender Lens For…
Rank this Week: 612

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
  • Sep 23

    TaxMama s TaxQuips Not A Temporary Job

    TaxMama s TaxQuips Not A Temporary Job
    Today TaxMama® hears from Dustin in the TaxQuips Forum, who has a very reasonable question. (Let me paraphrase.) “I live in Idaho and just got a construction job in Nevada that will last two years. My wife wants to stay in Idaho…
  • 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. …
Rank this Week: 428

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/
  • Sep 22

    Second Circuit Holds Forum Selection Clause Supersedes FINRA’s Mandatory Arbitration Rule

    Second Circuit Holds Forum Selection Clause Supersedes FINRA’s Mandatory Arbitration Rule
    In Goldman, Sachs & Co. v. Golden Empire Schools Financing Authority, No. 13-797-cv, 2014 WL 4099289 (2d Cir. Aug. 21, 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that a forum selection clause in a broker-dealer…
  • Sep 9

    NASDAQ Proposes The Adoption Of A New All-Inclusive Annual Listing Fee

    NASDAQ Proposes The Adoption Of A New All-Inclusive Annual Listing Fee
    On August 26, 2014, The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (“NASDAQ”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) certain proposed amendments to the NASDAQ Stock Market Rules (the “Amendments”) to…
  • Sep 4

    Second Circuit Defines “Customer” for Mandatory FINRA Arbitration

    Second Circuit Defines “Customer” for Mandatory FINRA Arbitration
    In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. v. Abbar, No. 13-2172, 2014 WL 3765867 (2d Cir. Aug. 1, 2014), established a bright-line definition of…
Rank this Week: 387

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/
  • Sep 16

    Florida Doctor Sentenced in Criminal Tax Case for Concealing Assets and Filing False Individual Income Tax Return

    Florida Doctor Sentenced in Criminal Tax Case for Concealing Assets and Filing False Individual Income Tax Return
    Individuals using offshore bank accounts to conceal assets and facilitate tax fraud continue to be prosecuted by the Department of Justice. Under the Bank Secrecy Act, citizens and lawful permanent residents (i.e. "Green Card" holders) that…
  • Sep 3

    Business Owners Get Jail Time for Tax Evasion

    Business Owners Get Jail Time for Tax Evasion
    Sometimes understating income is just carelessness. Sometimes its tax fraud or tax evasion. People don't always realize that tax fraud or tax evasion can lead to time in jail. Convincing judges to sentence defendants to prison for criminal…
  • Aug 22

    Expect Increased Assessment and Collection of Trust Fund Recovery Penaltie

    Expect Increased Assessment and Collection of Trust Fund Recovery Penaltie
    Enforcement of The Trust Fund Recovery Penalty (TFRP) is a source of potential government revenue that, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), needs to be revamped to become more efficient. Under existing…
Rank this Week: 675

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Jan 14

    Time to end redistribution upwards: minimum wage increases would boost economy and lift all boats.

    Time to end redistribution upwards: minimum wage increases would boost economy and lift all boats.
    No matter how much the business lobby complains about the "business costs" of increasing the minimum wage, legislators should look past that self-serving ideology and look at reality. Workers have contributed to increased…
  • Dec 3

    Does Lowering Corporate Tax Rates Create Jobs? Answer is a resounding "no"

    Does Lowering Corporate Tax Rates Create Jobs? Answer is a resounding "no"
    For years (decades, actually), the American pro-wealthy right has argued that lowering corporate tax rates will create jobs. That is the presumed purpose behind the push by Dave Camp to enact a tax reform package with lower corporate rates,…
  • Nov 17

    FATCA Agreement with France

    FATCA Agreement with France
    On November 14, the US Treasury Department announced that it had signed an agreement with France relating to the implementation of the 2010 Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) law. That makes the 10th such agreement signed between the…
Rank this Week: 432

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
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  • 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: 831

US Law Watch

US Law Watch

Provides US legal and regulatory information. By BNA International.

http://www.uslawwatch.com
Rank this Week: 653

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: 963

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Sep 30

    Back To School 2014: Recordkeeping

    Back To School 2014: Recordkeeping
    Now that you have all of the information about tax credits, deductions and breaks for educational expenses, onto the important bits: how long do you keep your records?
  • Sep 30

    Back To School 2014: Educational Assistance Benefit

    Back To School 2014: Educational Assistance Benefit
    Perks at work aren't just free lunches: today, employers offer a variety of benefits to employees, many of which are tax free. One such benefit is It's not just the folks at Facebook Google that get tax-free perks as employment benefits: many…
  • Sep 30

    Back To School 2014: Paying For School With Your IRA

    Back To School 2014: Paying For School With Your IRA
    Most taxpayers use their IRAs to pay for retirement expenses but there are also opportunities to use an IRA to pay for education expenses - and avoid the 10% additional tax.
Rank this Week: 1837

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2729

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 30

    Floating in Stormy Seas: Resources for Aging Loved One

    Floating in Stormy Seas: Resources for Aging Loved One
    If you are afloat in the often confusing or stressful waters of helping or managing aging parents and loved ones, then there are a few resources that may help calm the stormy seas: 1. Helen Hempel, a former Oregon elder law attorney, has…
  • Sep 19

    Elder Justice Initiative

    Elder Justice Initiative
    The United States Department of Justice just launched the Elder Justice Initiative.  Enter your zip code and it provides nationwide resources for victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation, their families, and practitioners who…
  • Sep 11

    The Art is Not in Making Money, But In Keeping It

    The Art is Not in Making Money, But In Keeping It
    Earlier this week I received an interesting email from Allen Trust with a short Wall Street Journal article and video. It is a vivid illustration of how quickly finances can run amok when there is no plan for protection and preservation…
Rank this Week: 3873

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

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

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
  • Sep 30

    Are You Financial Healthy?

    Are You Financial Healthy?
    Many of us spend time and effort making sure ourselves and our families are healthy, but what about our finances? All too often, finances are an out of sight out of mind part of our lives until a problem arises. From income struggles to…
  • Sep 25

    Holiday Hiring On The Rise

    Holiday Hiring On The Rise
    In preparation for the already increasing interest in early holiday shopping , many retailers are hiring more seasonal staff. In efforts to outpace profits from the 2013 holiday season, stores are hoping that more staff will equal better…
  • Sep 23

    Avoid Holiday Debt: The Christmas Countdown In Real

    Avoid Holiday Debt: The Christmas Countdown In Real
    The temperatures are beginning to cool off and everything pumpkin-spice is in the air as the Fall Season rolls into full swing next week. So why are people talking about Christmas already when it isn’t even Halloween yet? Because there…
Rank this Week: 2763

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/
  • Sep 30

    If I Am a U.S. Citizen but My Business Is in a Foreign Country, Do I Pay U.S. Income Tax?

    If I Am a U.S. Citizen but My Business Is in a Foreign Country, Do I Pay U.S. Income Tax?
    A Tax FAQ with Mary E. Vandenack. A U.S. citizen is subject to taxes in the U.S. on his or her world-wide income, so even if you move, live and work in another country, you are subject to income tax…Read more ›
  • Sep 23

    Changes to Nebraska ATV & UTV Sales Tax Take Effect October 1

    Changes to Nebraska ATV & UTV Sales Tax Take Effect October 1
    Under a new law taking effect October 1, 2014, Nebraska ATV and UTV dealers will no longer be responsible for collecting sales tax on sales of ATVs and UTVs. Instead, the seller must furnish the buyer with a Nebraska Sales…Read more…
  • Sep 22

    IRS Requires Power of Attorney for Business Employees to Communicate

    IRS Requires Power of Attorney for Business Employees to Communicate
    By Mary E. Vandenack. Circular 230 provides details as to dealing with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on all matters. One of the issues addressed is who may communicate and correspond with the IRS. If a corporate employee is…
Rank this Week: 2054

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    Three interesting but totally different articles in today's Time

    Three interesting but totally different articles in today's Time
    An article on the decision not to bail out Lehman Brothers (suggesting that it was in some ways arbitrary, ill-thought-out, deceptively presented, and quite political) builds on recent pieces discussing AIG et al (with no haircut whatsoever…
  • Sep 30

    Book review for Fixing U.S. International Taxation

    Book review for Fixing U.S. International Taxation
    Christiana Panayi of the Queen Mary University in London has written a book review of my recently published book Fixing U.S. International Taxation.  It should be appearing shortly in the British Tax Review.  The…
  • Sep 28

    NYU-UCLA conference on Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century

    NYU-UCLA conference on Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century
    The conference is this Friday, 9 am - 4 pm, alas by invitation only due to space limitations (but we might be able to fit in a few more people), at NYU Law School.  Papers by Liam Murphy (philosophy), Suzanne Mettler (political science),…
Rank this Week: 3971

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
Rank this Week: 4626

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: 2078

Nolo's Tax Law Tips

Nolo's Tax Law Tips

Covers tax law.

http://blog.nolo.com/taxes/
  • Sep 29

    Don’t Forget IRA-Required Distribution as Year End Approache

    Don’t Forget IRA-Required Distribution as Year End Approache
    The last quarter of the year is just around the corner, and those of you age 70-1/2 and older should be sure to withdraw from your IRA the “required minimum distribution” (RMD) lest you be subjected to the onerous 50% penalty if…
  • Sep 24

    Section 83 Governs Tax on Property Received for Service

    Section 83 Governs Tax on Property Received for Service
    Section 83 provides that any person who performs services in connection with which he receives property may elect to include in gross income for the taxable year of the transfer the excess of the fair market value of the property over the…
  • Sep 19

    IRS Provides YouTube Tips on New Health Care Law

    IRS Provides YouTube Tips on New Health Care Law
    The recently-released videos are part of a series on the IRS YouTube channel, featuring IRS Commissioner Koskinen discussing the premium tax credit and the individual shared responsibility provision, which folks will want to know all about…
Rank this Week: 2991

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 2033

Urbach & Avraham CPAs Law Blog

Urbach & Avraham CPAs Law Blog

Covers forensic accounting, estate administration, and personal, corporate, and estate income taxes.

http://uandacpas.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2751

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/
Rank this Week: 3293

Texas Tax Talk

Texas Tax Talk

By Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.

http://www.texastaxtalk.com/
  • Sep 29

    “The Situtation” for Sorrentinos Getting Worse With Social Media

    “The Situtation” for Sorrentinos Getting Worse With Social Media
    As many have heard recently, Michael Sorrentino (of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” fame) and his brother Marc were indicted for tax crimes in New Jersey and made their initial appearance in court last week. At this point, no one…
  • Aug 29

    Does Filing for Bankruptcy Really Give You Tax Relief?

    Does Filing for Bankruptcy Really Give You Tax Relief?
    When times get desperate and tax liabilities pile up – filing for bankruptcy is an option many people consider.  Taxes are “dischargable” in bankruptcy, but there are important rules you need to know. TIMING Taxes are…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1077

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/
  • Sep 29

    What Happens to My ITunes Account When I Die?

    What Happens to My ITunes Account When I Die?
    In today’s digital world, many clients are beginning to ask questions like, “What happens to my accounts on the Cloud, like my iTunes and Instagram accounts, when I die?” and “Will the executor of my estate have…
  • Aug 13

    Back to School: Health Care Directives and Powers of Attorney for College Student

    Back to School: Health Care Directives and Powers of Attorney for College Student
    As summer draws to a close, millions of young adults will head off to college in the next few weeks.  If one of these is your son or daughter (or you have clients with children in college), do yourself a favor and…
  • Jun 19

    Supreme Court: “Inherited IRAs Not Protected From Creditors in Bankruptcy”

    Supreme Court: “Inherited IRAs Not Protected From Creditors in Bankruptcy”
    Last week, in Clark et ux v. Rameker, Trustee, et al., the United States Supreme Court ruled that funds held in inherited IRAs do not fall within the meaning of the bankruptcy code’s exemption for  ”retirement…
Rank this Week: 1354

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/
  • Sep 27

    MISSION CREEP COSTS A SECTION 501(c)(3) ORGANIZATION ITS EXEMPTION

    MISSION CREEP COSTS A SECTION 501(c)(3) ORGANIZATION ITS EXEMPTION
    SUMMARY: A change in function of a Section 501(c)(3) organization results in the IRS revoking its exemption. To receive Section 501(c)(3) status, exempt organizations apply for exemption from the IRS. The exemption application provides…
  • Sep 25

    NO INFORMAL ABANDONMENT OF RESIDENCY ALLOWED

    NO INFORMAL ABANDONMENT OF RESIDENCY ALLOWED
      SUMMARY: The Tax Court rules against informal abandonment of resident status. Individuals who are admitted to the US as lawful permanent residents ("green card" holders) are treated as U.S. residents for income tax purposes. Code…
  • Sep 20

    APPLICABLE FEDERAL RATES–OCTOBER 2014

    APPLICABLE FEDERAL RATES–OCTOBER 2014
    Follow @crubincrubin
Rank this Week: 1835

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

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

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • Sep 27

    Alaska won’t Defend Employees in 1981 Claim

    Alaska won’t Defend Employees in 1981 Claim
    By: Clayton Walker Sheldon Slade filed an action against an Alaska State Employee alleging a 42 U.S.C. 1981 claim.  That claim asserts that the employee discriminated against him. That claim cannot be asserted against a State. The…
  • Mar 24

    Don’t Be the Good Guy Tenant

    Don’t Be the Good Guy Tenant
    By: Jim GainesWhen it comes to Landlord Tenant relationships, don’t be the good guy. Now, I’m not saying to be the bad guy, though, either.   In general, us human beings (most of us, anyway) desire to be liked and…
  • Mar 5

    Transaction Question

    Transaction Question
    By: Clayton Walker Please consider and answer the following questions to help us efficiently evaluate and structure your transaction, and help you address issues prospectively. General information about the proposed transaction: 1. Is there…
Rank this Week: 1985

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/
  • Sep 26

    What’s a Taxpayer Thinking, When S/he Tries to Evade a Tax?

    What’s a Taxpayer Thinking, When S/he Tries to Evade a Tax?
    If the government can prove that you “willfully attempted in any manner” to “evade or defeat” a tax, then you cannot discharge that tax debt in bankruptcy. 11 U.S.C. 523(a)(1)(c).   I’ve always seen…
  • Sep 24

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank EVER, Part III

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank EVER, Part III
    I took a client through a chapter 7, and got her a discharge.  She and I were done, and she had no more personal debt. Then she sought a loan modification with Wells Fargo. I knew that she was doing a loan modification because Wells…
  • Sep 23

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank EVER, Part II

    Wells Fargo: Worst Bank EVER, Part II
    If you have more than $5,000 in your Wells Fargo checking account when you file a bankruptcy petition, be prepared. Wells Fargo will freeze your account until the bankruptcy trustee tells them it’s okay to release it. This is due to…
Rank this Week: 1827

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Sep 25

    IRS Voluntary Classification Settlement Program is Broken

    IRS Voluntary Classification Settlement Program is Broken
    Sometimes employers misclassify their workers as independent contractors (self-employed) when, in fact, they are employees.  And when I say “sometimes” I mean millions of times.  It is very common.  I’m sure…
  • Sep 19

    Audit Resistant Partnerships on the Rise

    Audit Resistant Partnerships on the Rise
    The IRS generally can include returns filed within the last three years in a tax audit.  There are exceptions, but the IRS normally does not go back further than three years.  What you may not know is that the IRS … Continue…
  • Sep 16

    IA Eligibility Requirement

    IA Eligibility Requirement
    Who is eligible to pay back taxes to the California Franchise Tax Board via an installment agreement?  It can be a little complicated. It’s difficult not to compare FTB and IRS collection tactics.  Both almost always first…
Rank this Week: 3178

Global Tax Enforcement

Global Tax Enforcement

Presents commentary on tax enforcement, news and developments. By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.globaltaxenforcement.com/
Rank this Week: 2826

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/
  • Sep 24

    When “Nonprofit” Isn’t Enough for Tax Exemption

    When “Nonprofit” Isn’t Enough for Tax Exemption
               Does an organization’s tax-exempt status under 501(c)(3) automatically qualify it for property tax exemption?  According to many state revenue departments, the answer is…
  • Sep 18

    IRS and U.S. House Respond to Treasury Audit; All Better Now?

    IRS and U.S. House Respond to Treasury Audit; All Better Now?
                This week IRS Commissioner John Koskinen responded before a U.S. House Subcommittee to the recently issued report from the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax…
  • Sep 17

    The Legal Side of Mission Trip

    The Legal Side of Mission Trip
    Mission trips can provide fantastic opportunities to help others, to learn, and to grow spiritually.  Indeed, an estimated 2 to 4 million Americans participate in mission trips annually.  Aside from the packing list and the plane…
Rank this Week: 2077

California Tax Lawyer Blog

California Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By William D Hartsock, Tax Attorney Inc.

http://www.californiataxlawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1382

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 24

    DON'T MESS WITH THE SEMINOLES - INDIANS WIN SALES TAX CASE IN FLORIDA

    DON'T MESS WITH THE SEMINOLES - INDIANS WIN SALES TAX CASE IN FLORIDA
    As a Florida state and local tax attorney I live in the world of strange. Few attorneys or tax professionals are even aware of our peculiar area of the law. Even fewer attorneys or tax professionals have heard of, let alone practiced in the…
  • Sep 16

    Illinois Tries Again with Nexus Law

    Illinois Tries Again with Nexus Law
    On March 28, 2013, Overstock and Amazon lost their challenge of a state tax on online sales in New York's highest court. Further, the the Supreme Court of United States declined hearing the case, because the court determined that such a law…
  • Sep 3

    Caterpillar Loses Foreign Dividends Discrimination

    Caterpillar Loses Foreign Dividends Discrimination
    The Constitution gives the power to Congress, and Congress alone, to regulate commerce with foreign nations. This means the individual states cannot regulate commerce with foreign nations. This concept is known as the Foreign Commerce…
Rank this Week: 2083

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Palo Alto Estate Planning Blog

Covers tax planning, estate planning, trusts, wills and charitable giving. By Finch Montgomery Wright LLP.

http://www.paloaltoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 23

    Taking Parents Off the Hook

    Taking Parents Off the Hook
    The New York Times published an interesting story this weekend on the expectations that parents and children have with respect to inheritances. The article summarized a study published in The Gerontologist last year, in which older adults and…
  • Aug 3

    Too Old to Drive?

    Too Old to Drive?
    Families need to help seniors know when it's time to stop driving. Here's a list of danger signs, self-assessment tests, and resources for families who need to help someone stop driving.
  • Jul 11

    Summer Time Is Here: Estate Planning on the Run

    Summer Time Is Here: Estate Planning on the Run
    Inevitably, in the summer months, I get phone calls from people who are about to take a trip somewhere, often within just a few days. Sometimes they have a Will or a trust that’s out of date; sometimes they have no estate planning…
Rank this Week: 3530

Tax Trials

Tax Trials

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

http://taxtrials.com/
  • Sep 23

    Tax Court Allows Predictive Coding for Electronic Discovery

    Tax Court Allows Predictive Coding for Electronic Discovery
    In Dynamo Holdings v. Commissioner, 143 T.C. No. 9, the Tax Court upheld the taxpayers’ motion to use predictive coding to respond to the IRS’s discovery request. The decision is an important development for…
  • Sep 18

    Amended Returns Don’t Help Taxpayer Minimize §6707A Penaltie

    Amended Returns Don’t Help Taxpayer Minimize §6707A Penaltie
    In Yari v. Commissioner, 143 T.C. No. 7, the Tax Court upheld a $100,000 statutory maximum, penalty under IRC § 6707A(b)(2)(A) assessed against the taxpayer for failing to report a listed transaction.  The case presents an issue of…
  • Sep 9

    Tax Court Rejects Taxpayers’ Reliance on Home Concrete Decision

    Tax Court Rejects Taxpayers’ Reliance on Home Concrete Decision
    In Barkett v. Commissioner, 143 T.C. No. 6 (2014), the Tax Court held that gains reported from the sales of investments (not the amount realized) are used to determine whether the taxpayers understated gross income by more than 25% for…
Rank this Week: 3298

Tax Machine Blog

Tax Machine Blog

Discusses tax topics. By Thomas S. Groth.

http://taxmachine.us
  • Sep 22

    Tax Machine Podcast – Lois Lerner Breaks Silence

    Tax Machine Podcast – Lois Lerner Breaks Silence
      Politico interviewed Lois Lerner. In this podcast, I discuss what we found out. See the original Politico post here. Read more → The post Tax Machine Podcast – Lois Lerner Breaks Silence appeared first on Tax Machine…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2166

New Jersey CPA Tax Lawyer Blog

New Jersey CPA Tax Lawyer Blog

Comments on New York and New Jersey tax law. By Samuel C Berger P.C.

http://www.newjerseycpataxlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2084