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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 19

    Who Should Terminate or Modify Irrevocable Trusts?

    Who Should Terminate or Modify Irrevocable Trusts?
    Bradley E.S. Fogel, Terminating or Modifying Irrevocable Trusts by Consent of the Beneficiaries—A Proposal to Respect the Primacy of the Settlor’s Intent, 50 Real Prop., Tr. & Est. L.J. 337 (2016). Michael Yu Professor Bradley…
  • Sep 18

    When the Life of the Law is Logic

    When the Life of the Law is Logic
    Sarah B. Lawsky, Formalizing the Code, 70 Tax L. Rev. 377 (2017), available at SSRN. Susan Morse In Formalizing the Code, Professor Sarah Lawsky offers a glimpse of what might be gained if law were written in formal logic…
  • Sep 15

    Regulations Hinder Mobility and the National Economy

    Regulations Hinder Mobility and the National Economy
    David Schleicher, Stuck! The Law and Economics of Residential Stability, 127 Yale L.J. (forthcoming, 2017), available at SSRN. Steve Eagle The principal goal of local zoning has been to assure existing residents a stable and comfortable…
Rank this Week: 41

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 148

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

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

    2017 Chambers High Net Worth Again Recognizes SYK & Two of Our Partner

    2017 Chambers High Net Worth Again Recognizes SYK & Two of Our Partner
    Friday, Chambers and Partners released their annual rankings for their Chambers High Net Worth publication. Chambers HNW is objective, independent and research-based; the guide recognizes the world’s leading high net worth advisers. The…
  • Aug 17

    Six Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018

    Six Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018
    Congratulations to the Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 – including one “Lawyer of the Year.” Bob Banks, Victoria Blachly, Chris Costantino, Stephen Kantor, Van White, and Eric…
  • Aug 2

    Heat Wave Reminder – Oregon Law Allows Public Intervention if a Child or Animal is in Danger

    Heat Wave Reminder – Oregon Law Allows Public Intervention if a Child or Animal is in Danger
    Portland is currently in the midst of what could be a record breaking heat wave. The city is forecast to have temperatures climbing above 100 degrees this week. Health officials are urging citizens to stay hydrated and take precautions when…
Rank this Week: 278

International Tax Blog - Articles,…

International Tax Blog - Articles, Case Studies and Useful Examples

By Golding & Golding.

https://www.goldinglawyers.com/international-tax-blog-updated-daily-fatca-ovdp-fbar-streamlined-compliance/
  • Sep 19

    FBAR Penalty Calculations – What You Can Do To Mitigate or Avoid Them

    FBAR Penalty Calculations – What You Can Do To Mitigate or Avoid Them
    FBAR Penalty Calculations FBAR is the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Account form. It is a form required to be filed annually by U.S. Persons who have more than $10,000 in foreign accounts on any given day of the year. While there are…
  • Sep 19

    How Do FBAR Attorneys Help with Foreign Account Disclosure?

    How Do FBAR Attorneys Help with Foreign Account Disclosure?
    What Does an FBAR Attorney do? FBAR reporting is part of IRS offshore disclosure, and the Internal Revenue Service has developed many different offshore voluntary disclosure program options for individuals who have not properly reported their…
  • Sep 17

    Offshore Tax Compliance – Reporting Foreign Assets & Account

    Offshore Tax Compliance – Reporting Foreign Assets & Account
    The Internal Revenue Service has made the enforcement of offshore tax compliance a key priority. We mention this often in many of our different blog posts, because it is important to understand that the IRS has significant power to enforce…
Rank this Week: 426

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: 448

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
  • May 26

    Last Post.

    Last Post.
    As I posted yesterday, Roth & Company is joining Eide Bailly. The move of our practice to the new firm […]
  • May 25

    Roth & Company, PC, to Join Eide Bailly

    Roth & Company, PC, to Join Eide Bailly
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Public accounting firm Roth & Company, PC, will be joining Eide Bailly LLP, a regional certified […]
  • May 25

    Tax Roundup, 5/25/17: Tax Reform “first priority” for new Iowa Governor.

    Tax Roundup, 5/25/17: Tax Reform “first priority” for new Iowa Governor.
    Promising. New Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds put tax policy front and center in her inaugural speech yesterday: So let’s talk about […]
Rank this Week: 447

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Feb 9

    GOP Senators fight facts: won't hear Coretta Scott King's views of Attorney General nominee Session

    GOP Senators fight facts: won't hear Coretta Scott King's views of Attorney General nominee Session
    GOP obstructionism is back again in full form. This time, instead of voting over and over again to eliminate affordable health care (Obamacare) for the 20 million Americans now covered by the health reform act or declaring that they will...
  • Feb 8

    Trump Administration Plays Havoc with Education--and your tax dollar

    Trump Administration Plays Havoc with Education--and your tax dollar
    Betsy DeVos was confirmed as Secretary of Education in a Senate vote that had every Democratic Senator voting against her, along with two brave Republican Senators (Lisa Murkowski, Alaska; and Susan Collins, Maine). Thanks to those no-voters…
  • Jan 30

    Trump Administration Plays Havoc with Voice of America

    Trump Administration Plays Havoc with Voice of America
    Did you know that the Republicans inserted a change to the administration of the Voice of America (VOA) network in the December military authorization 'must pass' bill? The VOA has always been administered by a bipartisan broadcasting board…
Rank this Week: 401

IRS Problem Solver Blog

IRS Problem Solver Blog

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

http://www.getirshelp.com/irsblog
  • Sep 18

    Will the Fact That I Owe the IRS Back Taxes Become Public Record?

    Will the Fact That I Owe the IRS Back Taxes Become Public Record?
    The fact that you owe the IRS back taxes does not have to become a part of public record. If you pay your taxes in full, the IRS has no reason to file a lien. However, most people are honest and want to pay their taxes. If they could have…
  • Sep 18

    Will the IRS Seize My Vehicle?

    Will the IRS Seize My Vehicle?
    When you first get a letter from the IRS it can be terrifying. It’s hard to know just what exactly the IRS is legally permitted to do and an entirely different question entirely as to what they will actually do in order to collect on…
  • Sep 18

    Do I Qualify for an Offer in Compromise?

    Do I Qualify for an Offer in Compromise?
    Do I Qualify For An Offer in Compromise? If am hugely indebted to the IRS, is there an alternative for settling my arrears? The answer to this is yes. An offer in comprise provides you with an alternative for settling your tax debts. This is…
Rank this Week: 813

Tax Controversy Sentinel

Tax Controversy Sentinel

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://taxcontroversy.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 18

    BNA Reports That Tax-Zapping Software Costs States $21 Billion in Taxes Annually

    BNA Reports That Tax-Zapping Software Costs States $21 Billion in Taxes Annually
    BNA’s Michael J. Bologna and Paul Shukovsky have written a comprehensive article about a pervasive problem facing state tax auditors:  the use by restaurants and other cash-intensive businesses of electronic revenue suppression…
  • Sep 18

    Swiss-Domiciled Company Denied Treaty Benefits For Treaty Shopping

    Swiss-Domiciled Company Denied Treaty Benefits For Treaty Shopping
    Statutory Background When a foreign corporation receives dividends from U.S. sources, the income is generally subject to tax at 30%. To avoid double taxation and encourage cross-border investments, the U.S. has entered into bilateral tax…
  • Sep 15

    IRS Urges Foreign Financial Institutions to Renew Their FATCA Registration

    IRS Urges Foreign Financial Institutions to Renew Their FATCA Registration
    The Internal Revenue Service has issued a reminder to foreign financial institutions to renew their Foreign Financial Institution (FFI) agreement if required. These FFIs have until October 24, 2017 to complete their renewal. Those that…
Rank this Week: 903

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 18

    The Tax Consequences of Inheriting Foreign Asset

    The Tax Consequences of Inheriting Foreign Asset
    U.S. taxpayers who inherit foreign assets must handle the tax consequences of their inheritances with great care. In addition to taxing all worldwide income, the U.S. also includes foreign assets in the gift and estate tax calculation, which…
  • Sep 15

    What Is the Statute of Limitations for FBAR Penalties?

    What Is the Statute of Limitations for FBAR Penalties?
    The IRS has six years from the due date of the FBAR to assess the FBAR penalty. In addition, the IRS can assess a separate penalty for each unreported account for each tax year that an FBAR has not been filed, causing the total amount of…
  • Sep 14

    How Does the IRS Collect FBAR Penalties?

    How Does the IRS Collect FBAR Penalties?
    The IRS imposes severe penalties on taxpayers who fail to file a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR). Those who are required to file an FBAR and fail to do so can face the following penalties: a civil penalty not to exceed…
Rank this Week: 894

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 15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 9/15/17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 9/15/17
    Catch up with the week’s notable events and shared resources with Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. And catch a repeat broadcast of my discussion with Tony Martignetti on Nonprofit Radio of the board’s role in program oversight.…
  • Sep 13

    Lawyers as Social Innovators: Guest Lecture

    Lawyers as Social Innovators: Guest Lecture
    Earlier today I had the wonderful opportunity to guest lecture at Scott Curran‘s  Lawyers as Social Innovators class at Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Here are my notes for the class: If…
  • Sep 8

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 9/8/17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 9/8/17
    Catch up with the week’s notable events and shared resources with Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: President Trump ordered an end to the DACA program, which protects 800,000 current beneficiaries from…
Rank this Week: 880

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
  • Sep 14

    Dicamba Drift: What are the Legal Remedies?

    Dicamba Drift: What are the Legal Remedies?
    As the reports of damages stemming from dicamba drift increase, questions swirl. Just what is the problem? Who’s responsible? What can be done to prevent future damage? While there are no clear answers to many of these questions, it may…
  • Sep 12

    Plaintiff Wins $70,100 after Neighbor's Trail Encroached upon Her Land

    Plaintiff Wins $70,100 after Neighbor's Trail Encroached upon Her Land
    The Iowa Court of Appeals recently affirmed a jury verdict awarding a plaintiff $70,100 after her neighbor built a trail encroaching upon her property. The damages included $50,000 for trespass and loss of lateral support and $20,100 in…
  • Sep 12

    Iowa Court Says Settlement Agreement Dictated Inheritance Tax Liability

    Iowa Court Says Settlement Agreement Dictated Inheritance Tax Liability
    Can a family settlement agreement (FSA) govern the imposition of inheritance tax liability? Under the right set of circumstances, yes. After a recent case, the answer to that question in Iowa appears to turn on whether the FSA seeks to avoid…
Rank this Week: 1137

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

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

    Harvey and Irma Relief Includes the FBAR

    Harvey and Irma Relief Includes the FBAR
    Taxpayers with $10,000 aggregate in one or more foreign financial accounts must file an FBAR (Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, Form 114) with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FINCEN). FINCEN has announced on their…
  • Sep 12

    IRS Transcript Delivery System Failing for Many Users; No Fix Time

    IRS Transcript Delivery System Failing for Many Users; No Fix Time
    One of the major tools I use is the IRS’s e-Services system; the component I use the most is the Transcript Delivery System (TDS). Last weekend, the IRS did a major “upgrade” of the system. I have to put upgrade in quotes…
  • Sep 12

    IRS Gives Tax Deadline Relief to Victims of Hurricane Irma

    IRS Gives Tax Deadline Relief to Victims of Hurricane Irma
    The IRS today announce that they are extending tax filing deadlines for victims of Hurricane Irma to January 31, 2018. The relief applies to any area designated by FEMA as qualifying for individual assistance (areas in Florida, Puerto Rico,…
Rank this Week: 510

EU & Italian International Tax…

EU & Italian International Tax Law Blog

Provides updates on EU and Italian international tax matters. By Marco Rossi.

http://www.euitalianinternationaltax.com/
Rank this Week: 1133

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 8

    Mylan N.V.: Savings Taxes Using Refined Coal Tax Credits & Inversion

    Mylan N.V.: Savings Taxes Using Refined Coal Tax Credits & Inversion
    Tax planning has become synonymous with nefarious activity but the reality is that tax planning is essential to the viability of any business. Consider Mylan, a worldwide pharmaceutical company whose publicly traded holding company moved to…
  • Sep 8

    Mylan N.V.: Savings Taxes Using Refined Coal Tax Credits & Inversion

    Mylan N.V.: Savings Taxes Using Refined Coal Tax Credits & Inversion
    Tax planning has become synonymous with nefarious activity but the reality is that tax planning is essential to the viability of any business. Consider Mylan, a worldwide pharmaceutical company whose publicly traded holding company moved to…
  • Jul 18

    The World Is Getting More Transparent: The BVI Adopts A Regime For Disclosing Beneficial Ownership

    The World Is Getting More Transparent: The BVI Adopts A Regime For Disclosing Beneficial Ownership
    The British Virgin Islands has been and continues to be one of the most popular jurisdictions for the incorporation of offshore entities, especially for Chinese residents. One popular attribute of BVI companies was the ability to maintain…
Rank this Week: 1147

Rubric Legal LLC Blog

Rubric Legal LLC Blog

Focused on nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, with an emphasis on federal tax and Minnesota nonprofit legal issues.

http://rubriclegal.com/blog/
  • Sep 6

    Johnson Amendment

    Johnson Amendment
    Since 1954, the so-called “Johnson Amendment,” a portion of the provision in the Internal Revenue Code that lays out the basic requirements for Section 501(c)(3) organizations, has prohibited charities from... The post Johnson…
  • Aug 4

    Pharma-funded Charities and Private Benefit

    Pharma-funded Charities and Private Benefit
      Too close for comfort? Many patient assistance charities provide funding for patients to purchase treatments from the same pharmaceutical companies that provide the majority of funding for these charities.... The post Pharma-funded…
  • May 2

    EO Update – Gulf Coast TEGE

    EO Update – Gulf Coast TEGE
    The next Gulf Cost TEGE Exempt Organizations Update is coming up June 16, 2017, in Dallas, TX.  Heidi Christianson of Nilan Johnson Lewis and I are co-hosting the local participation... The post EO Update – Gulf Coast TEGE appeared…
Rank this Week: 906

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 6

    IRS Notice Provides Penalty Relief to Certain Partnership Return Filing Taxpayer

    IRS Notice Provides Penalty Relief to Certain Partnership Return Filing Taxpayer
    by Monte L. Schatz The IRS has issued Notice 2017-47 that provides penalty relief to partnerships that filed certain untimely returns or untimely requests for extension of time who filed those returns for the first taxable year that began…
  • Jul 28

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Prohibits Certain Arbitration Clause

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Prohibits Certain Arbitration Clause
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) released a final rule that prohibits certain financial service companies from blocking class action lawsuits with pre-dispute arbitration clauses and class action waiver clauses in…
  • Jul 15

    Department of Labor Clarifies Stance on Still-Pending Overtime Rule

    Department of Labor Clarifies Stance on Still-Pending Overtime Rule
    By James Pieper In 2016, a dramatic overhaul of the rules for eligibility and payment of overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was on the verge of taking effect before being halted by an injunction issued by a federal judge. With…
Rank this Week: 714

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

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

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
  • Aug 14

    Why People File For Bankruptcy in Tempe, Arizona

    Why People File For Bankruptcy in Tempe, Arizona
      There are three common events that cause people to file for bankruptcy in Tempe, AZ. These include: Divorce Health problems Job Loss or Curtailment of Income If you find yourself experiencing these problems, you are not alone. There…
  • Aug 7

    How Bankruptcy Services in Scottsdale Can Help Those In Severe Debt

    How Bankruptcy Services in Scottsdale Can Help Those In Severe Debt
    There are many reasons for why people fall into financial trouble in Scottsdale, Arizona. There are three events that cause the biggest issues for the majority of those seeking bankruptcy services in Scottsdale: Divorce Medical bills and…
  • Aug 4

    Phoenix Bankruptcy Filing

    Phoenix Bankruptcy Filing
    There are many reasons people fall into financial trouble. There are three big events that often lead to financial problems. Divorce Medical bills and health problems Underemployment or loss of a job If you experience one of these events in…
Rank this Week: 1028

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/
Rank this Week: 852

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/
  • Apr 19

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?
    The hashtag has become an ever-present aspect of social media, spreading across platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and more.   Originally developed on Twitter, a hashtag is a word or a phrase following the pound sign used…
  • Apr 12

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement
    If you have a product or own a business, it can be difficult in this day and age to come up with a unique name. This is especially true if your first or last name is part of the company name — it is unlikely there aren’t at least…
  • Apr 4

    Does Facebook Own My Content?

    Does Facebook Own My Content?
    These questions have been floating around for several years now: who really owns the content you post on your Facebook page? Does Facebook own my content, or is it still my personal property?   At the bare bones of this issue, you do own…
Rank this Week: 846

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

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

https://publish.illinois.edu/illinoisblj/
  • Mar 16

    Keeping an AI on Technological Advances in Business Law

    Keeping an AI on Technological Advances in Business Law
    Source: The Economist By Elizabeth Rice Download full note here. This Note explores the role that artificial intelligence plays in the legal world today and the ways in which it may affect the legal profession in the future. …
  • Mar 16

    Timing Brexit Right: Theresa May’s Great Political Challenge

    Timing Brexit Right: Theresa May’s Great Political Challenge
    Source: Andy Rain of EPA Download full note here. By Julian Jankowski The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, in her expressed pursuit for a hard Brexit, faces economic, legal, and political challenges in her endeavors to…
  • Mar 16

    Driving Solo: Solutions to the Current Patchwork of Legislation Concerning Automated Vehicle

    Driving Solo: Solutions to the Current Patchwork of Legislation Concerning Automated Vehicle
    Source: AP Download full note here. By Bryan Boccelli This Note argues that states across the nation should expand upon and in some cases begin to introduce legislation in regards to self-driving vehicles. Although there are currently a…
Rank this Week: 549

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

Covers fundamental concepts relevant to estate planning, business law, real estate law, and tax law. By Cook & Cook.

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Feb 16

    LLC, Corporation, Trade Name, Trademark: Which Do I Need?

    LLC, Corporation, Trade Name, Trademark: Which Do I Need?
    You want to protect your business, but what legal strategy will help you to protect it best? This might sound a little like something Yoda would say, but the particular strategy or strategies will depend upon what you are most interested in…
  • Feb 9

    Fraudulent Conveyances & Asset Protection

    Fraudulent Conveyances & Asset Protection
    Although the idea of asset protection, i.e. protecting assets from creditors of the a person who owns them, may seem simple at first glance, it's not. In reality, implicit in asset protection is a rather nuanced process of dealing with the…
  • Feb 7

    Adopted Children & Arizona’s Intestacy Statute

    Adopted Children & Arizona’s Intestacy Statute
    If a person dies without a will in Arizona, can that person's children who were adopted by another person or persons still inherit from the decedent's probate estate? It depends. Arizona's Intestacy statue provides the following, in part: B.…
Rank this Week: 633

Global Tax Enforcement

Global Tax Enforcement

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

http://www.globaltaxenforcement.com/
Rank this Week: 1045

Alaska Law Blawg

Alaska Law Blawg

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

http://aloinc.com/alaska-law-blawg/
  • May 24

    Alaska Bar Assoc. — Bankruptcy Section

    Alaska Bar Assoc. — Bankruptcy Section
    By: Clayton Walker We just spoke at the Alaska Bar Association — Bankruptcy Section on the issue of the Alaska usury statute.  We had less than two hour notice to prepare for the presentation.  The materials are available at…
  • May 11

    Alaska Usury Rate is 10.5% on Loans Exceeding $25,000.00

    Alaska Usury Rate is 10.5% on Loans Exceeding $25,000.00
    By: Clayton Walker I’ve been told that the following Alaska Usury decision has stirred up a hornets nest with the Alaska Creditor’s Bar Association. Cox v. Cooper, 3AN-15-10101 CI (Alaska Sup. Ct., 18 Apr. 2016) (J. Morse).…
  • Apr 29

    Alaska Usury Interest Rule

    Alaska Usury Interest Rule
    By: Clayton Walker Has your lender violated Alaska usury laws?  Have you paid more than 10.5% interest on loans larger than $25,000.00? Are the loans from a person or non-bank? Do you still owe or have you paid any interest in the past…
Rank this Week: 589

Simrin Law

Simrin Law

Covers tax law issues.

http://www.simrinlaw.com/blog/
  • Dec 10

    Who Owns the Art? Probate Litigation for Disputed Asset

    Who Owns the Art? Probate Litigation for Disputed Asset
    A dispute has arisen over the distribution of Farrah Fawcett’s assets. The case illustrates how high-value assets can become the focus of otherwise smooth transitions – even when a living trust is in play. Ms. Fawcett passed away…
  • Dec 10

    Who Owns the Art? Probate Litigation for Disputed Asset

    Who Owns the Art? Probate Litigation for Disputed Asset
    A dispute has arisen over the distribution of Farrah Fawcett’s assets. The case illustrates how high-value assets can become the focus of otherwise smooth transitions – even when a living trust is in play. Ms. Fawcett passed away…
  • Dec 9

    Who Owns The Art? Probate Litigation For Disputed Asset

    Who Owns The Art? Probate Litigation For Disputed Asset
    A dispute has arisen over the distribution of Farrah Fawcett’s assets. The case illustrates how high-value assets can become the… Read more →
Rank this Week: 794

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax controversy, tax planning, IRS voluntary disclosure, and tax evasion. By A. Antonio Tomas, P.A.

http://www.floridataxlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 20

    Taxes for Expats Increasingly Complicated

    Taxes for Expats Increasingly Complicated
    It used to be that living overseas - and all the financial and tax implications that come with it - was an acumen that belonged primarily to the super rich. However, our Miami tax lawyers know that is no longer the case, as unemployment here…
  • Jun 15

    Tax Fraud Cases in South Florida Numerous This Year

    Tax Fraud Cases in South Florida Numerous This Year
    Florida tax fraud prosecutions this year have been numerous - and they run the gamut. One involved a former corrections officer, another a hospital worker, another an exotic dancer and yet another a former mayor. Our Miami tax fraud defense…
  • May 24

    Miami IRS Audit Lawyers Talk Tea Party Scandal

    Miami IRS Audit Lawyers Talk Tea Party Scandal
    The IRS-Tea Party scandal has rocked Washington, with news that the government tax authority improperly targeted the conservative group for political reasons. Our Miami IRS audit defense lawyers know the reason this controversy has been so…
Rank this Week: 715

Los Angeles California Tax…

Los Angeles California Tax Attorney Blog

Covers bankruptcy, fraud and criminal tax, offer in compromise, and other tax news and updates. By Victor Yoo of the Tax Lawyers Group.

http://www.irstaxlawattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 1059

Talking Taxes

Talking Taxes

Discusses federal, state and local tax reform, with an emphasis on fair and adequate taxation. By the Citizens for Tax Justice.

http://www.ctj.org/blog/
  • Jan 30

    Nevada GOP Gubernatorial Candidate: Scrap the Cap

    Nevada GOP Gubernatorial Candidate: Scrap the Cap
    GOP gubernatorial candidate Mike Montandon is making his views on Nevada property tax reform known-- and so far they all seem quite sensible.As reported by the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, Montandon thinks:(1) it's absurd that Nevada remains the…
  • Dec 22

    Can Louisiana Double Its Gas Tax?

    Can Louisiana Double Its Gas Tax?
    In January, Louisiana lawmakers will be hearing a lot about exactly how big that state's transportation funding shortfall is, as a committee releases the findings of a long-term study of this problem. But House Transportation Committee…
  • Dec 22

    Hawaii: A Budgetary Shell Game, or Just Train Robbery?

    Hawaii: A Budgetary Shell Game, or Just Train Robbery?
    This week Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle released the outline of her budget proposal for next year. It's not a pretty picture: the two most prominent tax policy changes in the Lingle plan are a money grab from county governments and a money…
Rank this Week: 750

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/
  • Sep 19

    The Four Pillars of Corporate Tax Reform: Testimony before the Senate Finance Committee

    The Four Pillars of Corporate Tax Reform: Testimony before the Senate Finance Committee
    The most important thing that Congress and the administration can do to boost economic growth, lift workers’ wages, create jobs, and make the U.S. economy more competitive globally, is reform our business tax system.
  • Sep 14

    Comments on South Dakota’s Challenge to Quill

    Comments on South Dakota’s Challenge to Quill
    (Background: In 2016, South Dakota adopted a law requiring all businesses with a certain amount of sales in the state to collect sales taxes, regardless of whether the business has a physical presence. The South Dakota Supreme Court ruled…
  • Sep 14

    How Much Does Your State Collect in Sales Tax Per Capita?

    How Much Does Your State Collect in Sales Tax Per Capita?
    Forty-five states and the District of Columbia levy a statewide sales tax. State rates vary widely among states, from 2.9 percent in Colorado to 7.25 percent in California. This does not take into account the local sales tax rates that are…
Rank this Week: 3045

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

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

    The view from my window at NYU Berlin

    The view from my window at NYU Berlin
    Nice to see this corvid right outside my window at NYU Berlin, where at the moment I am working on a new international tax article (as a brief change of pace from my literature book).  I am a fan, or more like a distant admirer, of…
  • Sep 15

    Precise targeting to increase high-end inequality?

    Precise targeting to increase high-end inequality?
    I haven't yet read this recently posted article, but I plan to, as it seems to be important (and is by good researchers). But here is the key finding from its abstract:"Using administrative data linking 10 million firms to their owners, this…
  • Sep 15

    What could Trump / Mnuchin mean when they claim taxes won't decline for the wealthy?

    What could Trump / Mnuchin mean when they claim taxes won't decline for the wealthy?
    Not just Trump but also Mnuchin have been claiming that taxes won't decline for the high-income in the supposedly soon-emerging tax "reform" plan. The fact that Mnuchin is saying it, too, makes one think that maybe it isn't just impulsive…
Rank this Week: 4472

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

Discusses tax law, tax legislation, and other IRS tax happenings. By Kreig Mitchell.

http://www.irstaxtrouble.com/category/tax-blog/
  • Sep 18

    U.S. Treasury Says IRS Not Using Information from Foreign Government

    U.S. Treasury Says IRS Not Using Information from Foreign Government
    It wasn’t long ago that the IRS was completely in the dark as to what information taxpayers and others were reporting to foreign governments. The IRS would never show up on U.S. audit with information obtained from foreign governments.…
  • Sep 8

    Court Says Deduction for Tax Loss Not Allowed for Worthless Debt

    Court Says Deduction for Tax Loss Not Allowed for Worthless Debt
    Tax losses for worthless debts often trigger IRS audits. On audit, it is common practice for the IRS to disallow the losses based on the debt not being worthless, the amount of the loss not being correct, and that the ..... The post Court…
  • Aug 27

    Airline Pilot Stationed Overseas Not Entitled to Section 911 Foreign Income Exclusion

    Airline Pilot Stationed Overseas Not Entitled to Section 911 Foreign Income Exclusion
    U.S. income tax laws can be challenging for U.S. citizens who live outside of the U.S. This is particularly true for airline pilots who accept jobs overseas. The recent Acone v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2017-162, case addresses the challenge…
Rank this Week: 1409

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, probate, trusts and wills in Utah. By Jason C. Hunter.

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
Rank this Week: 3036

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 3002

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 18

    Is Anti-Tax Sentiment Weakening?

    Is Anti-Tax Sentiment Weakening?
    For almost two decades, Americans have been told, time and again, that they oppose tax and fee increases. Enormous sums of money have been plowed into efforts to persuade Americans that taxes are a bad thing and to persuade legislators to…
  • Sep 15

    A Tax Challenge: Simplicity Versus Fairne

    A Tax Challenge: Simplicity Versus Fairne
    Taxpayers complain about the complexity of tax laws and tax forms, to say nothing of the inconvenience of keeping records and digging up information in order to comply with tax laws. But taxpayers also complain when they perceive tax laws to…
  • Sep 13

    Mileage-Based Road Fees: A Positive Trend?

    Mileage-Based Road Fees: A Positive Trend?
    Unquestionably, I am a fan of mileage-based road fees. Those fees are a sensible and efficient method of funding highway repairs and maintenance, a worthy replacement for the increasingly antiquated liquid fuels tax, and a much more equitable…
Rank this Week: 1203

The Surly Subgroup

The Surly Subgroup

Covers tax law. By tax law professors.

https://surlysubgroup.com/
  • Sep 17

    FY 2018 Appropriations Bill and the IRS

    FY 2018 Appropriations Bill and the IRS
    Last Thursday, the House passed an appropriations bill by a vote of 211 to 198. At this point, it’s anybody’s guess how much of the appropriations bill will survive the Senate, but, just in case, it’s worth taking a look at…
  • Sep 12

    Saule Omarova (Cornell) presents “Private Wealth and Public Goods: A Case for a National Investment Authority” At Boston College Law School

    Saule Omarova (Cornell) presents “Private Wealth and Public Goods: A Case for a National Investment Authority” At Boston College Law School
    Shuyi Oei Today, Boston College Law School welcomes Professor Saule Omarova (Cornell) as the first presenter in our inaugural Regulation and Markets Workshop Series. The paper (with Robert Hockett, also of Cornell) is entitled “Private…
  • Sep 8

    Boredom and Taxe

    Boredom and Taxe
    I’ve been known to occasionally get bored at work, notwithstanding my job being the best job in the world and taxes being one of the most interesting topics in the world. For better or worse, when I’m bored, I can always turn to…
Rank this Week: 1966

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 16

    Audit of Predeceased Spouse Permitted for Purposes of DSUE Adjustment for Surviving Spouse’s Estate

    Audit of Predeceased Spouse Permitted for Purposes of DSUE Adjustment for Surviving Spouse’s Estate
    A husband died in 2012, and his estate filed a gift tax return to report a deceased spousal unused exclusion (DSUE) and elected portability. The IRS sent a letter to husband’s estate accepting the estate tax return as filed. Portability…
  • Sep 14

    Extended Due Dates for Hurricane Irma Victim

    Extended Due Dates for Hurricane Irma Victim
    Hurricane Irma blazed a path of destruction through the Caribbean, the Florida Keys, and up through Florida. As a result, the IRS is postponing various tax filing and payment deadlines that occurred starting on September 4, 2017 in Florida…
  • Sep 9

    Time to Revise Your Partnership and LLC Agreements?

    Time to Revise Your Partnership and LLC Agreements?
    In June, the IRS reissued proposed regulations that adopt new centralized partnership audit procedures. These will replace the current TEFRA audit rules.The short story is that by default, the PARTNERSHIP is responsible for paying any…
Rank this Week: 1179

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Sep 16

    Entwurf zum Datenschutzgesetz (E-DSG) veröffentlicht

    Entwurf zum Datenschutzgesetz (E-DSG) veröffentlicht
    Gemäss Medienmitteilung vom 15. September 2017 hat das Eidgenössische Justiz- und Polizeidepartement (EJPD) den Entwurf zum Datenschutzgesetz (E-DSG) veröffentlicht.Auf den ersten Blick sind u.a. folgende Punkte im E-DSG…
  • Sep 14

    Grundbuchämter des Kantons Bern - Handbuch

    Grundbuchämter des Kantons Bern - Handbuch
    Die Grundbuchführung im Kanton Bern ist derzeit daran, ein elektronisches Handbuch für den Verkehr mit den Grundbuchämtern und die Grundbuchführung zu erstellen. Seit dem 12. September 2017 sind fünf neue Artikel…
  • Sep 14

    Bundesrat: wählbare Anlagestrategien in der 2. Säule

    Bundesrat: wählbare Anlagestrategien in der 2. Säule
    Gemäss einer Medienmitteilung vom 30. August 2017 hat der Bundesrat zwei Änderungen im Bereich der Pensionskassen beschlossen, welche per 1. Oktober 2017 in Kraft treten. Zum einen werden Versicherte mit höheren Einkommen, die…
Rank this Week: 2230

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/
  • Sep 15

    LEAVING CALIFORNIA – Relocating Your Business Out of State

    LEAVING CALIFORNIA – Relocating Your Business Out of State
    In cases where a taxpayer owns numerous entities and some of the income derives from service contracts between the entities or owner, especially where e-commerce is the company's major source of income, some strategic use of out-of-state…
  • Sep 1

    GUIDELINES FOR DETERMINING CALIFORNIA RESIDENCY: A Primer for Serious Snowbird

    GUIDELINES FOR DETERMINING CALIFORNIA RESIDENCY: A Primer for Serious Snowbird
    Let’s go over the basics of California residency taxation.  They can be brutal. How Residents and Nonresidents Are Taxed California residents are subject to California state income tax on all income regardless where earned.…
  • Aug 12

    THE SIX-MONTH PRESUMPTION IN CALIFORNIA RESIDENCY LAW: Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be

    THE SIX-MONTH PRESUMPTION IN CALIFORNIA RESIDENCY LAW: Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be
    The six-month presumption in California residency law differs from the common perception. The presumption is hard to meet, and more important than the amount of time spent in California is the purpose of the time spent here The post THE…
Rank this Week: 3167

Colorado Estate Planning

Colorado Estate Planning

Covers Colorado Springs estate planning & administration plus business & tax planning. By Kevin Forbush.

http://blog.forbushgoldberg.com/
  • Sep 15

    A Longer Lifespan Can Create Longer Retirement

    A Longer Lifespan Can Create Longer Retirement
    Many elderly retirees with straining budgets are turning to their children for financial help, just as they are reaching retirement age themselves. Some members of the workforce are having to delay retirement, so they can financially help…
  • Sep 14

    Lewis' Estate Modest by Hollywood Standards?

    Lewis' Estate Modest by Hollywood Standards?
    Jerry Lewis owned everything in his movies and they are in a trust. Jerry Lewis, who passed away recently, was one of the most famous entertainers in history. However, he may have left behind a relatively small estate and a clue may be an old…
  • Sep 13

    Be Honest with the Life Insurance Company

    Be Honest with the Life Insurance Company
    Life insurance policies pay out immediately upon death and can help the family through difficult times. However, it is important to make sure that you do not mislead the insurance company. If you decide to use life insurance as an estate…
Rank this Week: 2958

Let's Talk About US Tax

Let's Talk About US Tax

Covers US tax laws for American expatriates living and working overseas, US-dual (or multi-)national families, green card holders, those wishing to expatriate, foreign investors into the US market or other foreign persons having any US connections.

https://www.angloinfo.com/blogs/global/us-tax/
  • Sep 13

    Foreign Owner / Foreign Assets: No US Nominee!

    Foreign Owner / Foreign Assets: No US Nominee!
    We’ve known for some time that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been mining heaps of data provided to it by banks in Switzerland and elsewhere, as well [...]Read More...
  • Sep 6

    Foreign Owner of US LLC: NRA Asks, Do I Need an ITIN?

    Foreign Owner of US LLC: NRA Asks, Do I Need an ITIN?
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will host an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) Process webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 1- 2:30 p.m. EDT. Those interested in attending [...]Read More...
  • Aug 30

    Expatriates Take Note: IRS Slipshod Work and Secrecy Prevent Taxpayers From Obtaining Critical Record

    Expatriates Take Note: IRS Slipshod Work and Secrecy Prevent Taxpayers From Obtaining Critical Record
    According to a report (TIGTA Report) dated July 13 2017, by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) systematically loses and destroys important [...]Read More...
Rank this Week: 1694

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/
  • Sep 13

    Should I Pay My Child Wages?

    Should I Pay My Child Wages?
    Paying Wages to Children working in the business has many tax advantage
  • Aug 31

    Executor of Estate? Use our Executor Checklist as your Road Map

    Executor of Estate? Use our Executor Checklist as your Road Map
    Executor Checklist is a Guide for Executor Duties- covers NJ Estate Taxes and NJ Inheritance Taxes, estate accountant, fiduciary income taxes, estate taxes, Form 1041, NJ Exit Tax, estate filings,
  • Aug 29

    Who will access your digital assets when you can’t?

    Who will access your digital assets when you can’t?
    Fiduciaries need access to digital assets for online bank accounts, social media, email accounts. Consent must be provided to executors, trustees, guardians and powers of attorney to access digital asset
Rank this Week: 2816

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 13

    SALES TAX NEXUS AND SELLERS USING AMAZON’S FBA

    SALES TAX NEXUS AND SELLERS USING AMAZON’S FBA
    Imagine having an online business.  One day, you decide to use Amazon’s Fulfillment By Amazon (“FBA”) services.  Unbeknownst to you, your inventory is stored by Amazon in several states.  One day, you get a…
  • Aug 28

    Restaurant Tips Taxable in Idaho

    Restaurant Tips Taxable in Idaho
    In the United States, tipping at restaurants is never really optional. While customers are the ones who write in a tip on their bills at their discretion, it is generally expected to leave 15-20%.  Occasionally when large parties visit a…
  • Aug 16

    Texas Taxes Cloud-Based Software Texting Service

    Texas Taxes Cloud-Based Software Texting Service
    Texas is one of many states beginning to tax software as a service. Known as SaaS, these new impositions of tax are still struggling with practical application. Software as a service typically includes a situation in which a software company…
Rank this Week: 2355

Life/Death/Law Blog

Life/Death/Law Blog

Covers tax planning, estate planning, trusts, wills and charitable giving. By Liza Hanks.

http://www.lifedeathlaw.com/
  • Sep 12

    California Passes New Law Allowing Executors and Trustees Access to Digital Asset

    California Passes New Law Allowing Executors and Trustees Access to Digital Asset
    Some of your most valuable assets are digital, your estate plan should make it possible for your heirs to have access to them. If that's what you want, of course.
  • Sep 3

    FDIC Insurance for Trust Account

    FDIC Insurance for Trust Account
    Most people know that the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) insures bank accounts for up to $250,000 per depositor per covered bank. This insurance was increased from $100,000 to $250,000 in 2008, to reassure people during the…
  • Jun 11

    Refinancing a house held in a living trust

    Refinancing a house held in a living trust
    You can refinance your house if it is in a living trust, but you need to pay attention and make sure your house stays in the trust before and after the transaction.
Rank this Week: 3393

Tax Help Attorney Blog

Tax Help Attorney Blog

Covers tax law. By Timothy S. Hart Law Group, P.C.

https://www.taxattorneyirs.com/
  • Sep 10

    It is important to keep in Touch! Offers in Compromise and Tax Payment Plan

    It is important to keep in Touch! Offers in Compromise and Tax Payment Plan
    Tax issues surround our daily lives, whether it is tax on your income or sales taxes you owe for your business. However, there are times in your life, whether its a sickness, divorce, death in the family, business problems, or just being…
  • Sep 6

    Interest on Court Ordered Restitution for Criminal Tax Case

    Interest on Court Ordered Restitution for Criminal Tax Case
    A recent Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel memorandum (CCA 201725026) provides guidance on whether the IRS can charge interest on court ordered restitution payments related to Title 18 criminal tax cases. As background,…
  • Feb 11

    What to do if you get Audited- Receipt

    What to do if you get Audited- Receipt
    Many new clients call us in a panic when they receive a letter from the IRS that their income tax return has been selected for an audit. In most cases the client knows that they overstated their tax deductions, or less likely did not report…
Rank this Week: 1962

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Sep 8

    Newly Formed Unit Will Investigate and Prosecute Fraud Related to Opioid Prescribing and Dispensing

    Newly Formed Unit Will Investigate and Prosecute Fraud Related to Opioid Prescribing and Dispensing
    Combatting the opioid epidemic in the U.S. is a top priority for federal and state agencies in 2017. On August 10, 2017, President Donald Trump declared the country’s opioid epidemic a national emergency and committed to expending a lot…
  • Sep 5

    New EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting Requirements On Hold, Under Review

    New EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting Requirements On Hold, Under Review
    On August 29th, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) issued a memo to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), stating that recent changes to the EEO-1 form were on an immediate hold pending review by the OIRA.…
  • Sep 1

    DOL Final Rule on Exempt Status Invalidated

    DOL Final Rule on Exempt Status Invalidated
    On August 31, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued an Order invalidating the Final Rule of the Department of Labor (DOL) finding that it exceeded the DOL’s authority by failing to implement…
Rank this Week: 2589