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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/
  • Jun 15

    A Small Victory on the Global Spread of Soda Taxe

    A Small Victory on the Global Spread of Soda Taxe
    Earlier this month, an independent panel advising the World Health Organization (WHO) defied expectations. Instead of recommending that nations across the globe tax sugary drinks, the panel stopped just short, due to pressure from the United…
  • Jun 15

    The Complicated Nature of the Deductibility of Drug Advertising

    The Complicated Nature of the Deductibility of Drug Advertising
    In the heat of a tough reelection campaign, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) has made health care a key issue. While the president recently released a series of policy proposals for lowering prescription drug costs, the Missouri Democrat is…
  • Jun 14

    Update: The Impact of Enacting President Trump’s Tariff

    Update: The Impact of Enacting President Trump’s Tariff
    Within the first few months of 2018, the Trump administration enacted tariffs on imported solar panels, washing machines, steel, and aluminum. The administration is expected to impose a 25 percent levy on approximately $50 billion worth of…
Rank this Week: 57

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
  • Jun 8

    TaxMama’s TaxQuips Highlights of Federal Tax Issues in June 2018

    TaxMama’s TaxQuips Highlights of Federal Tax Issues in June 2018
    Today TaxMama® wants to update you on key tax issues that affect you this…
  • May 2

    TaxMama’s TaxQuips Good News and Bad News in May

    TaxMama’s TaxQuips Good News and Bad News in May
    Today TaxMama® wants to talk about things to consider now that your tax return is filed. It IS filed, isn’t it?           Dear Friends and Family, I have good news and bad news for…
  • Apr 13

    Tax Deadline Looming

    Tax Deadline Looming
      Today TaxMama® wants to talk about deadlines, extensions, payments and dealing with it all on a tight budget. What do you do first?!             Dear Friends and Family, I am…
Rank this Week: 150

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Jun 14

    Social Security Card Replacement Limits May Come As A Surprise

    Social Security Card Replacement Limits May Come As A Surprise
    Taxpayers have limits that they might not know about. You are limited to three replacement Social Security cards in a year and 10 during your lifetime. Here's more.
  • Jun 12

    A Quick Look At North Korea From History To Taxe

    A Quick Look At North Korea From History To Taxe
    Earlier this week, the world turned its eyes on North Korea as President Trump met with the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, in Singapore. Here's a brief look at the country's history, economy - and why the government claims its people don't…
  • Jun 11

    IRS Announces Interest Rates For Late Payments And Tax Refund

    IRS Announces Interest Rates For Late Payments And Tax Refund
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has the interest rates for the third calendar quarter. Here's what it means for taxpayers who owe money - and for those who are owed money.
Rank this Week: 309

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

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

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 345

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/
  • Jun 3

    Access to Digital Assets After Death — The Inside Scoop from Google

    Access to Digital Assets After Death — The Inside Scoop from Google
    In this episode of Life/Death/Law, Einat Sandman Clarke, Senior Counsel at Google LLC provides an inside look at how Google handles requests for digital assets (like emails, photos, and videos) after someone has died and discusses the broader…
  • Apr 4

    Talking About the Hard Stuff

    Talking About the Hard Stuff
    In this episode I'm taking to Dr. Muffie Weibe Waterman, author of Wired to Listen, a book about how what we say to kids, and don't, impacts the way that kids see the world and act in it. In her book, Dr. Waterman writes about how, and…
  • Mar 14

    The Practice of Generosity

    The Practice of Generosity
    What is estate planning, really? I know that most lawyers focus on reducing taxes, or the creation of documents, but when you get down to it, what you’re really doing when you make an estate plan is giving everything away,…
Rank this Week: 341

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    2019 HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNT LIMITS

    2019 HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNT LIMITS
    On May 10, 2018, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2018-30 which sets forth the dollar limitations for health savings accounts (HSAs) in 2019. HSAs are subject to annual aggregate contribution limits and participants age fifty-five (55) or…
  • Apr 30

    MEN THAT HAVE CHILDREN LATER IN LIFE ARE ELIGIBLE FOR AN EXTRA SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFIT?

    MEN THAT HAVE CHILDREN LATER IN LIFE ARE ELIGIBLE FOR AN EXTRA SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFIT?
    Under existing social security rules, men that have children later in life (it would be gender discrimination but biologically women can’t currently conceive a child after age 60) are eligible for an extra Social Security benefit. Under…
  • Apr 27

    STATES POSTURING TO CHANGE THEIR ESTATE TAX EXEMPTIONS

    STATES POSTURING TO CHANGE THEIR ESTATE TAX EXEMPTIONS
    Effective January 1, 2019, residents of the state of Maryland will see their state estate tax exemption increased from $4 million to $5 million. The law went into effect on April 5, 2018, and is not be indexed for inflation. The maximum…
Rank this Week: 279

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/
  • Mar 1

    Act Before March 6, 2018 to Reduce 2017 Estate & Trust Income Taxe

    Act Before March 6, 2018 to Reduce 2017 Estate & Trust Income Taxe
    Trustees and executors can still reduce 2017 trust and estate income taxes. Must act before March 5, 2018
  • Feb 6

    NJ Honors our Veterans with Tax Saving

    NJ Honors our Veterans with Tax Saving
    NJ Exemption for Veterans- new exemption from NJ Income Taxes for Veteran
  • Jan 25

    Changes to 529 Plans -Start Saving for Jr!

    Changes to 529 Plans -Start Saving for Jr!
    529 Plans – Does It Make Tax Sense to Contribute? There have always been huge benefits to saving for higher education using 529 Plans. While the contributions are not deductible, earnings in a 529 plan grow federal tax-free and will not…
Rank this Week: 316

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

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

http://www.irstaxtrouble.com/category/tax-blog/
  • Jun 16

    Loaning Money to Business Triggers Trust Fund Penalty

    Loaning Money to Business Triggers Trust Fund Penalty
    You work hard to build a business, you find success over the years, and then you find out that your long term accountant did not remit payroll taxes and you owe a significant balance.  What do you do?  The recent McClendon v.…
  • Jun 13

    Shareholder Cannot Make S Corp. Separately Stated Item Election

    Shareholder Cannot Make S Corp. Separately Stated Item Election
    S corporation’s account for separately stated items that flow through to the shareholder’s tax returns. They are computed on page 3 of the Form 1120S and then listed separately on the Schedule K-1. The idea for breaking these…
  • Jun 3

    The Statutory Employee Classification Post-TCJA

    The Statutory Employee Classification Post-TCJA
    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) made several changes to our tax laws. One such change is that employees are no longer able to deduct unreimbursed expenses incurred as an employee. Given this change, employers and their workers…
Rank this Week: 797

Colorado Estate Planning

Colorado Estate Planning

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

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

    Capital Gains Tax Can Sneak Up on You

    Capital Gains Tax Can Sneak Up on You
    Do wealthy people end up paying a lot less in taxes under the new tax law? Not necessarily. People who had already made estate plans before the federal estate tax exemption was doubled, could end up paying more in taxes than necessary because…
  • Jun 14

    Judge Overturns California's Assisted Death Law

    Judge Overturns California's Assisted Death Law
    Many doctors were not impressed with the law and filed a lawsuit. A judge has ruled in favor of doctors who objected to California’s assisted death law and overturned it, according to the Sacramento Bee in "California assisted death law…
  • Jun 13

    Want to Help Your Family? Get Organized

    Want to Help Your Family? Get Organized
    You can help your family members as well as yourself, if you organize your papers to ease their burden when you pass away. It becomes difficult for other people to find your papers and other things after you pass away. It is a good idea to…
Rank this Week: 547

Tax Help Attorney Blog

Tax Help Attorney Blog

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

https://www.taxattorneyirs.com/
  • Jun 4

    Sales Tax Audit

    Sales Tax Audit
    There is no denying that a sales tax audit is not a pleasant encounter with the New York State Tax Department. I guess any interaction with the tax authorities is likely to produce an uncomfortable experience but going through a detailed…
  • May 31

    Criminal Issues- Unfiled Tax Return

    Criminal Issues- Unfiled Tax Return
    Usually, the most panicked and upset clients call me and when they have not filed their tax returns in many many years, and are extremely worried that by this inaction they will be arrested, or worse thrown in prison. Occasionally, clients…
  • May 23

    IRS Currently not Collectable Statu

    IRS Currently not Collectable Statu
    In the event that you are in tough financial times that makes it difficult to pay your tax obligations, and this fact can be verified to the IRS that collecting from you will generate a monetary hardship, the IRS will place your tax account…
Rank this Week: 722

Ohio State Tax Blog

Ohio State Tax Blog

Covers Ohio state and local taxes, including Ohio sales tax and multistate tax planning. By Steven A. Dimengo and Richard B. Fry III.

http://ohiostatetaxblog.com/
Rank this Week: 483

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 756

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Mar 16

    Las Vegas Cop Arrested on Elder Abuse Charge

    Las Vegas Cop Arrested on Elder Abuse Charge
    “A Las Vegas police lieutenant, a guardian and two other people were indicted Wednesday on various theft and elderly-exploitation charges, after a joint investigation by the state attorney general and Clark County district attorney.”
  • Mar 15

    Elderly Houston Woman Falls Victim to Financial Abuse

    Elderly Houston Woman Falls Victim to Financial Abuse
    “An elderly Houston woman says an on-line coin seller, based in New York, took advantage of her loneliness to sell her $1.3 million in gold and silver coins at inflated prices.”
  • Mar 14

    Children of Entertainment Legends Fight for Right to Visit Aging Parent

    Children of Entertainment Legends Fight for Right to Visit Aging Parent
    “The adult children of entertainment legends Casey Kasem, Mickey Rooney and Glen Campbell tried Tuesday to convince Michigan legislators to pass a law, they say would protect aging parents by ensuring visitation rights for their loved…
Rank this Week: 529

Money Law Blog

Money Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy and tax law issues in DC, Maryland and Virginia. By the Law Office of Edward Gonzalez, PC.

http://www.money-lawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 575

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Jan 3

    Trump celebrates his (very expensive) tax cuts for himself and his rich golfing buddie

    Trump celebrates his (very expensive) tax cuts for himself and his rich golfing buddie
    Remember how Trump sold the Republicans' $1.5 trillion-deficit-creating tax cut plan as a boon for the middle class that was going to create jobs and raise wages? That was in September, when he told congressional lawmakers at the White…
  • Dec 22

    What is the GOP goal? A return to the "gilded age" (or worse)

    What is the GOP goal? A return to the "gilded age" (or worse)
    When right-wing Roy Moore said that the time when America was great was during slavery, he revealed something key to the current GOP members of Congress and state legislatures--their primary goal is to return to a time when owners of...
  • Dec 21

    GOP Congress: my (wealthy) donors made me do it

    GOP Congress: my (wealthy) donors made me do it
    The GOP's tax-complicating, deficit-increasing, wealthy-subsidizing, Arctic destroying, Health Care damaging, $1.5 trillion tax "reform" package is unpopular with most Americans, destructive to the government's ability to fund…
Rank this Week: 752

Oregon Debt Relief Weblawg

Oregon Debt Relief Weblawg

Covers bankruptcy and federal and state tax matters. By Kent Anderson.

http://www.eugenebankruptcylawyer.com/blog
  • Jan 6

    Tax Relief in Bankruptcy?

    Tax Relief in Bankruptcy?
    The 9th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel decided a case recently with important consequences for delinquent taxpayers. On December 17, 2015, the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel handed down a decision in United States v. Martin that may advance a…
  • Dec 8

    Oregon Department of Revenue to begin “naming and shaming” delinquent taxpayer

    Oregon Department of Revenue to begin “naming and shaming” delinquent taxpayer
    The power to destroy the reputations of businesses and individual taxpayers should not be taken lightly.
  • Aug 28

    Navigating Self-Directed IRAs: Steer Clear of Tax Penaltie

    Navigating Self-Directed IRAs: Steer Clear of Tax Penaltie
    Truth and Consequences Do an internet search for self-directed IRA and you’ll find a number of promoters promising to give you complete control over your retirement accounts. Those promises may contain a grain truth, but don’t let…
Rank this Week: 706

The Tax Law Forum

The Tax Law Forum

Covers Federal and Wisconsin tax law issues. By Rob Teuber.

http://www.taxlawforum.com/
  • May 28

    IRS Hacked.

    IRS Hacked.
    Of all the targets available, it really isn’t surprising that hackers would try to gain access to the substantial database of financial information at the IRS.  Unfortunately, a successful breach of the security protocols was…
  • May 21

    Planning ahead - 2015 Forms 1040 will be due on April 18,2016 (for most)

    Planning ahead - 2015 Forms 1040 will be due on April 18,2016 (for most)
    You get an extra weekend to file your tax returns in 2016 thanks to an uncommon mix of holiday's and weekends.  Ordinarily an unextended Form 1040 Individual Income Tax Return is due on April 15th of any given year.  However, when…
  • May 20

    “The IRS is calling…and threatening to arrest me!”

    “The IRS is calling…and threatening to arrest me!”
    A few days ago, I received a call from a panicked former client.  Two years back we had gone through an IRS tax audit and worked out a reasonable payment plan to resolve the remaining tax debt.  The client had been honoring all…
Rank this Week: 928

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: 689

California Tax Attorney Blog

California Tax Attorney Blog

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

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

    Test Entry

    Test Entry
    Testing schedule feature
  • Aug 30

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

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized
    The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruled yesterday that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 791

Future of the Federal Estate Tax

Future of the Federal Estate Tax

Covers estate tax reform. By Hani Sarji.

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

    [EOC]Let Freedom Ring With Gift Of Firearm

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

    [EOC]Americans Are Generous, Despite Economy

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

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

    [EOC]The Most Important Historical Gun In History Of United State
    I have been researching estate planning for firearms, and I came across a video that is worth sharing today, a day on which we celebrate the United States and reflect on its history. The video is about the Girandoni air rifle, which is on…
Rank this Week: 728

Tax & Business Law Commentary

Tax & Business Law Commentary

Comments on tax and business law developments. By Stuart Levine.

http://taxbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Whips and Chains?

    Whips and Chains?
    The following question was posed on the Maryland State Bar Association's Small and Solo Practice listserv discussion group:Hello List,
  • Jan 13

    Original Intent on Representing the Unpopular

    Original Intent on Representing the Unpopular
    In 1770, a prominent Boston lawyer represented the Capt. Thomas Preston and the British soldiers after the Boston Massacre. They were immensely unpopular. This account of that lawyer's recollection of his retention for the defense was…
  • Jan 11

    Housekeeping

    Housekeeping
    This post is just to clear a problem between Blogger and Bloglines.
Rank this Week: 620

Your Texas Estate Plan

Your Texas Estate Plan

Covers tax and estate planning. By Jacob Pelley.

http://www.yourtexasestateplan.com/
  • Jun 18

    We have moved office

    We have moved office
    If you've tried to find me, I've moved. Come see me at 717 N. Crockett St., Sherman, TX 75092. New phone is 903.964.0852. Same guy, different building
  • Apr 25

    How much does this cost?

    How much does this cost?
    I get this question much more regularly now than 5 years ago. Thanks to the internet, we now have access to more information, and if you believe what you read, it SHOULD make things more transparent. Professional services are no…
  • Jun 1

    US Supreme Court filings: a primer

    US Supreme Court filings: a primer
    Sorry I've been gone a while, but I've been busy.In today's post, I'll walk you through a (very rudimentary) tutorial on the shakedown that is filing things in the US Supreme Court, as I had to teach myself this last month.Question 1: Why?-I…
Rank this Week: 3408

Tax Controversy Sentinel

Tax Controversy Sentinel

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

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

    SEC: Bitcoin Is Not Governed By Securities Law

    SEC: Bitcoin Is Not Governed By Securities Law
    Our colleague Kristen Howell has published an alert reporting on an important development in the cryptocurrency industry. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has declared that Bitcoin, Etherium and other coins operating on truly…
  • Jun 14

    The High Tax Compliance Burden For Cannabis Businesse

    The High Tax Compliance Burden For Cannabis Businesse
    Yesterday, the Tax Court issued its opinion in Alterman v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2018-83.  This case involved the operation of a medical marijuana dispensary which was reported on Schedule C.  The opinion includes a long…
  • Jun 13

    The Justice Department’s New Corporate Resolution Policy: An End to ‘Piling On’?

    The Justice Department’s New Corporate Resolution Policy: An End to ‘Piling On’?
    By Charles A. De Monaco, Matthew D. Lee and Jana Volante Walshak Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein unveiled a new Justice Department policy for resolving major corporate investigations last month at a speech to the New York City Bar…
Rank this Week: 1948

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 18

    Back in the USA

    Back in the USA
    Yesterday we got back to NYC after spending just over a week in Vienna and Czechia (Prague and Cesky Krumlow). These days it's nice to be away, especially in cities that have beautiful architecture and well-functioning transit systems (if…
  • Jun 18

    Overheard on the street ...

    Overheard on the street ...
    ... between two parents who were walking their kids to PS 41 in Greenwich Village (probably for day camp, rather than school):"So, what did you guys do for Father's Day?""We went to Central Park. No meltdowns, it was relatively seamless,…
  • Jun 7

    Forthcoming talk in Vienna

    Forthcoming talk in Vienna
    I've been quiet here lately because it's the summer, both at NYU and in tax policy circles (albeit, not so much in terms of our actual weather here in the northeastern U.S.).Since finishing my article on the international provisions in the…
Rank this Week: 4582

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/
  • Jun 18

    Will New Trump Administration Policy Launch Commercial Space Industry?

    Will New Trump Administration Policy Launch Commercial Space Industry?
    President Donald Trump’s initiatives to remove regulatory roadblocks go all the way to the final frontier. The Trump Administration recently announced a new policy that aims to deregulate the commercial space industry. The post Will New…
  • Jun 15

    Client Alert: New Harassment and Discrimination Laws Put Employers at Risk

    Client Alert: New Harassment and Discrimination Laws Put Employers at Risk
    The EEOC Files Seven Lawsuits Accusing Employers of Ignoring Legal Responsibilities makes it abundantly clear that the New Harassment and Discrimination Laws in NY and NJ are in Full Effect. Employers Must Act Now to Comply with the New…
  • Jun 15

    When Are Earnouts Appropriate in a M&A Transaction?

    When Are Earnouts Appropriate in a M&A Transaction?
    Earnouts can play a critical role in mergers and acquisitions by helping buyers and sellers close the deal. However, because they are not appropriate in every transaction, it is important to understand how they work and how to best protect…
Rank this Week: 3447

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/
  • Jun 18

    Should There Be Limits on Tax Credits?

    Should There Be Limits on Tax Credits?
    When I ask if there should be limits on tax credits, I am not referring to dollar or percentage caps that limit the amount of the credit. I am referring to subject matter limitations. The Internal Revenue Code is packed with credits. State…
  • Jun 15

    Trickle-Down Variation Is No Better Than Trickle-Down

    Trickle-Down Variation Is No Better Than Trickle-Down
    Reader Morris sent me a link to an article of a little more than a week ago. In the article, Joseph Lawler reports on comments made by JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon. Dimon was defending the December tax cuts against criticism that most…
  • Jun 13

    A Tale of Taxes and Bridge

    A Tale of Taxes and Bridge
    Sometimes stories teach lessons much more efficiently, and interestingly, than do recitations of law and policy. In his recent report Daniel C. Vock shares a sad tale of how tax aversion is causing misery for everyone, including those who…
Rank this Week: 1365

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/
  • Jun 18

    Arrest, Guilt, and the Difference Between the Two

    Arrest, Guilt, and the Difference Between the Two
    Anna Roberts, Arrests as Guilt, __ Ala L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2018), available at SSRN. Elizabeth Joh We live in a world in which the most detailed information is used to identify and make judgments about us. Facebook wants to know whether…
  • Jun 18

    Arrest, Guilt, and the Difference Between the Two

    Arrest, Guilt, and the Difference Between the Two
    Anna Roberts, Arrests as Guilt, __ Ala L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2018), available at SSRN. Elizabeth Joh We live in a world in which the most detailed information is used to identify and make judgments about us. Facebook wants to know whether…
  • Jun 15

    Hail to the Chief Justice

    Hail to the Chief Justice
    Jeffrey Rosen, William Howard Taft (2018). Jordan Singer A bellicose politician is on the warpath. His target: the judiciary. On the stump, he mocks individual judges by name and castigates their rulings. The courts, he declares, should…
Rank this Week: 2952

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/
  • Jun 17

    The Good and Bad News on Charitable Deductions under the 2017 Act

    The Good and Bad News on Charitable Deductions under the 2017 Act
    The good news first:a. The 50% of adjusted AGI limitation maximum deduction amounts in any one year is increased to 60% as to cash contributions.b. The Section 68 3% “Pease limitation” phase-out of itemized deductions is out of…
  • Jun 12

    Updated Florida Irrevocable Trust Amendment Mechanisms [Florida]

    Updated Florida Irrevocable Trust Amendment Mechanisms [Florida]
    By Charles (Chuck) Rubin & Jenna RubinFlorida practitioners will tell you that it is difficult to aggregate and analyze all the potential legal avenues to amending or terminating an irrevocable trust. We have previously created a…
  • Jun 9

    IRS Warns on State Charitable Deduction Schemes to Allow Property Taxes Deduction

    IRS Warns on State Charitable Deduction Schemes to Allow Property Taxes Deduction
    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 limits the Code §164 deduction of individuals for state and local taxes to $10,000 per year ($5,000 for married individuals filing a separate return). Thus, many taxpayers in states with high state taxes…
Rank this Week: 1389

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/
  • Jun 17

    Delinquent Tax Return (2018) – IRS Amnesty | IRS Late Filing Penaltie

    Delinquent Tax Return (2018) – IRS Amnesty | IRS Late Filing Penaltie
    Delinquent Tax Return (2018) – IRS Amnesty | IRS Late Filing Penalties There are many reasons why a person may get behind on their taxes, and be either one year, or several years out of IRS tax compliance. Common issues include: Unfiled…
  • Jun 15

    Tax Evasion (2018) – What is Tax Evasion | Tax Evasion Penaltie

    Tax Evasion (2018) – What is Tax Evasion | Tax Evasion Penaltie
    Tax Evasion (2018) – What is Tax Evasion | Tax Evasion Penalties There are many different types of penalties that the IRS can issue depending on the facts and circumstances of a person’s non-compliance. While some IRS penalties…
  • Jun 14

    Reporting Foreign Bank Accounts to the IRS (2018) – IRS Tax Basic

    Reporting Foreign Bank Accounts to the IRS (2018) – IRS Tax Basic
    Reporting Foreign Bank Accounts to the IRS (2018) – IRS Tax Basics International tax compliance, and specifically the reporting (or actually the ‘non-reporting’) of foreign bank accounts, income, investments, and assets has…
Rank this Week: 2059

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/
  • Jun 16

    Nonprofit Law and Ethic

    Nonprofit Law and Ethic
    Nonprofits are subject to laws with which they must comply or face the possibility of legal penalties. But they are also subject to ethical expectations from their key stakeholders. Certainly, many ethical standards are codified in the law.…
  • Jun 15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 6/15/18

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 6/15/18
    Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: “New York’s attorney general filed suit against President Trump and his…
  • Jun 12

    Private Benefit in Tandem Structure

    Private Benefit in Tandem Structure
    Thanks to our friends at Perlman+Perlman for providing us with permission to re-publish this important post on private benefit issues raised by nonprofit/for-profit tandem structures by one of its partners, Allen Bromberger, whose bio we…
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Cross-Border Counselor: What…

Cross-Border Counselor: What Canadian Companies and Their Advisors Need to Know About U.S. Law

Collection of articles and updates about U.S. law issues of concern to Canadian companies that have assets, do business, raise funds or are listed for trading in the United States, as well as the attorneys, accountants and banks that advise them.By Dorsey & Whitney LLP’s Canada cross-border practice group.

https://crossbordercounselor.com/
Rank this Week: 1868

Mackay, Caswell & Callahan P.C.…

Mackay, Caswell & Callahan P.C. Blog

Covers current tax matters, trends and ideas.

https://mcc4tax.com/blog/
  • Jun 14

    Stock Purchases Treated as Asset Acquisition

    Stock Purchases Treated as Asset Acquisition
    In the past, we’ve covered complex business transactions which may obtain optimal tax treatment by utilizing particular sections of the tax code. We’ve discussed the numerous variations of tax-deferred reorganizations…
  • Jun 13

    Key Aspects of Fair Debt Collection

    Key Aspects of Fair Debt Collection
    In a previous post, we discussed some of the basic points of debt consolidation. Continuing with this same general theme, in this post we will also examine debt, but we will do so from a different angle. As we mentioned before, debt is a…
  • Jun 13

    What is Debt Consolidation? 

    What is Debt Consolidation? 
    Few words in our language can inspire as much anxiety as the word “debt.” This applies doubly for Americans, because so often we associate our general well-being with our financial condition. None of us wish to take on debt,…
Rank this Week: 1834

Mackay, Caswell & Callahan Blog

Mackay, Caswell & Callahan Blog

A blog about current tax matters, trends and ideas.

https://mcc4tax.com/blog/
  • Jun 14

    Stock Purchases Treated as Asset Acquisition

    Stock Purchases Treated as Asset Acquisition
    In the past, we’ve covered complex business transactions which may obtain optimal tax treatment by utilizing particular sections of the tax code. We’ve discussed the numerous variations of tax-deferred reorganizations…
  • Jun 13

    Key Aspects of Fair Debt Collection

    Key Aspects of Fair Debt Collection
    In a previous post, we discussed some of the basic points of debt consolidation. Continuing with this same general theme, in this post we will also examine debt, but we will do so from a different angle. As we mentioned before, debt is a…
  • Jun 13

    What is Debt Consolidation? 

    What is Debt Consolidation? 
    Few words in our language can inspire as much anxiety as the word “debt.” This applies doubly for Americans, because so often we associate our general well-being with our financial condition. None of us wish to take on debt,…
Rank this Week: 1924

Maryland Business Litigation…

Maryland Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylandbusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 14

    Five Most Common Legal Pitfalls for Marketing Entrepreneur

    Five Most Common Legal Pitfalls for Marketing Entrepreneur
    Marketing entrepreneurs’ greatest strengths are their creativity and vision. It is this vision that drives many to take the leap to start their own agency/consultancy or join a start-up venture to market an exciting new product.…
  • May 1

    SECURITIES LITIGATION UPDATE: CYAN V. BEAVER COUNTY EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT FUND

    SECURITIES LITIGATION UPDATE: CYAN V. BEAVER COUNTY EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT FUND
    In the midst of the Great Depression, Congress enacted two laws to shore up practices that were considered to have led in part to the Market Crash of 1929: the Securities Act of 1933 (“1933 Act”), which governs initial securities…
  • Oct 24

    STSW’s Ned Parent Publishes Article on Undue Influence in MSBA Bar Bulletin

    STSW’s Ned Parent Publishes Article on Undue Influence in MSBA Bar Bulletin
    Ned Parent, a member of STSW’s Business Litigation Group, published an article in the September 2017 issue of the Maryland State Bar Association’s “Bar Bulletin” publication.  Mr. Parent’s article discussed…
Rank this Week: 3284

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Jun 14

    Battling for Tax-Free Bobbleheads: Will Reds Win in Court?

    Battling for Tax-Free Bobbleheads: Will Reds Win in Court?
    This has not been a good year for the Cincinnati Reds. With just 25 wins in 68 games they have the worst record in the National League. While they have one of the best players in baseball–Joey Votto–the rest of the team leaves…
  • Jun 9

    IRS Interest Rates Unchanged for the Third Quarter of 2018

    IRS Interest Rates Unchanged for the Third Quarter of 2018
    The IRS announced yesterday that IRS interest rates will be unchanged for the third quarter of 2018: The rates will be: – 5 percent for overpayments, 4 percent in the case of a corporation; – 2.5 percent for the portion of a…
  • Jun 4

    IRS Offers Penalty and Filing Relief on New Transaction Tax on Foreign Earning

    IRS Offers Penalty and Filing Relief on New Transaction Tax on Foreign Earning
    Individuals who own foreign entities typically have complex returns. I prepare returns for three such individuals; they’re all on extension. Yet one item needed to be prepared for these individuals by April 18th: the new Section 965…
Rank this Week: 1373

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

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

http://www.palmspringstaxandtrustlawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 2720

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 3016

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/
  • Jun 11

    IRS Issues Notice on State and Local Tax Deduction

    IRS Issues Notice on State and Local Tax Deduction
    On May 23, 2018 the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2018-54, which announced new  proposed regulations addressing state and local tax payment deductions for federal income tax purposes. The 2017…
  • Jun 6

    FIRPTA: United States Resident, Foreign Person or “Disregarded Entity”?

    FIRPTA: United States Resident, Foreign Person or “Disregarded Entity”?
    Upon arriving at a piece of real property, a prospective buyer or real estate agent is usually on the look-out for hidden liabilities. One hidden tax liability could involve the Foreign Investment Real Property Tax Act (“FIRPTA”).…
  • May 18

    #METOO: An Employer’s Response to Sexual Harassment Allegation

    #METOO: An Employer’s Response to Sexual Harassment Allegation
    Charles Swindoll once said, “I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” Employers must prepare and react appropriately to sexual harassment in the workplace, and the failure of which may…
Rank this Week: 1075

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/
  • Jun 10

    Form 5472 – Everything You Need To Know (Part I)

    Form 5472 – Everything You Need To Know (Part I)
    This tax filing season brought a wave of questions about Form 5472.  Interest in this complex form was renewed because of recent Treasury Regulations requiring that it be [...]Read More...
  • Jun 3

    Newest IRS Campaigns – Targeting All Things Foreign, Especially NRA

    Newest IRS Campaigns – Targeting All Things Foreign, Especially NRA
      For the past few years, the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Large Business and International (LB&I) Division has been shifting to a new audit strategy known as “campaigns.” [...]Read More...
  • May 27

    Foreign Individuals: No Help From US Estate Tax Reform (Part II)

    Foreign Individuals: No Help From US Estate Tax Reform (Part II)
    Part I of this blog post examined some of the rules regarding the US estate tax and how it applies to non-US persons (noncitizen/nonresident). Unfortunately the US estate [...]Read More...
Rank this Week: 1719

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/
  • Jun 7

    Post-Judgment Interest: A Simple Way to Increase the Value of Your Judgment

    Post-Judgment Interest: A Simple Way to Increase the Value of Your Judgment
    Obtaining judgment against a company or person who owes you money is an important step toward recovering money you are owed. Many times, however, there is still more work to be done before that money will show up in your bank account. While…
  • May 17

    Do Good for your Business by Doing Good: An Introduction to B-Corp

    Do Good for your Business by Doing Good: An Introduction to B-Corp
    What is a B-Corp? B-Corp is short for Public Benefit Corporation. The Minnesota Public Benefit Corporation Act (MPBCA) allows a business to operate as a for-profit entity that distributes profits to its shareholder, while prioritizing its…
  • May 4

    Does Minnesota Law Protect Your Franchise from Unreasonable Termination?

    Does Minnesota Law Protect Your Franchise from Unreasonable Termination?
    Like many other states, Minnesota offers certain protections for termination or cancellation of franchise or distributor relationships.  Under the Minnesota Franchise Act, a franchisor may not cancel a franchise agreement without cause,…
Rank this Week: 1733

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Jun 7

    Commercial ACOs Must Consider Fraud, Antitrust Concerns When Entering Market

    Commercial ACOs Must Consider Fraud, Antitrust Concerns When Entering Market
    Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), a relatively new way to provide health care services to patient populations, have grown in numbers since their promotion in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).
  • Jun 4

    Supreme Court Rules: Class Action Waivers Allowed

    Supreme Court Rules: Class Action Waivers Allowed
    On May 21, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a highly anticipated ruling clarifying that employers can require employees to sign class action arbitration waivers. It may not sound like a big deal, but employers should…
  • May 31

    How the Lab-testing Firm Theranos Duped the World

    How the Lab-testing Firm Theranos Duped the World
    This article appeared in the Indianapolis Business Journal on May 11, 2018.  I saw the magician David Copperfield in Las Vegas one time. The headline of the act was that he would make an elephant disappear, right before the…
Rank this Week: 2344

Kentucky Law Blog

Kentucky Law Blog

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

https://www.kentuckylawyerblog.net/
  • Jun 6

    All about probate, part 2

    All about probate, part 2
    Editor’s note: This is the second of two blog posts exploring probate: what it is, how it works and what Kentucky law has to say about this process. You can read the first in the series here. Leah Morrison, attorney Probate is one of…
  • May 22

    Six Rules of Summer Co-Parenting

    Six Rules of Summer Co-Parenting
    By Rebecca Simpson, Senior Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP Rebecca Simpson Another school year has nearly come to a close, and kids are eager for the fun and freedom of summer. For parents, however, balancing work, camps,…
  • Apr 19

    All about probate in Kentucky: Part 1

    All about probate in Kentucky: Part 1
    By Leah Morrison, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP Leah Morrison, attorney One of the most frequent reasons clients tell me they want to create a will, trust, or other estate documents is to avoid probate. People have come to…
Rank this Week: 2416

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/
  • Jun 6

    Tax Liens and Your Busine

    Tax Liens and Your Busine
    Buѕіnеѕѕ аnd іndіvіduаl fіlеrѕ аrе rеԛuіrеd tо рау thеіr fеdеrаl tаx…
  • Jun 6

    Wage Levy and Next Step

    Wage Levy and Next Step
    Thе IRS іѕ lеgаllу аllоwеd tо tаkе ѕtерѕ tо еnѕurе уоu рау аnу tаx…
  • May 1

    Unfiled Tax Returns and Next Step

    Unfiled Tax Returns and Next Step
    Sеvеrаl tаxрауеrѕ hаvе nоt fіlеd tаxеѕ fоr nеаrlу a dесаdе. In fасt,…
Rank this Week: 2520

Private Business Counsel

Private Business Counsel

Covers private company management, business succession, formation, capital venture funding, tax structuring, startup counseling, and operations. By Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP.

https://corporateblog.mmwr.com/
  • Jun 4

    New Law Incentivizes Investments in Delaware-based Small Businesses by Offering Refundable Tax Credit to Angel Investor

    New Law Incentivizes Investments in Delaware-based Small Businesses by Offering Refundable Tax Credit to Angel Investor
    On May 24, 2018, Delaware Governor John Carney signed the Angel Investor Job Creation and Innovation Act (the “Act”) into law, amending Titles 29 and 30 of the Delaware Code in an effort to spur job creation and innovation within…
  • Apr 23

    Charitable Pledge Binding Upon Corporate Donor

    Charitable Pledge Binding Upon Corporate Donor
    Prior to May 29, 2015, Foremost Industries (“Foremost”) signed a “Gift Agreement” promising to pay to Appalachian Bible College (“ABC”) the sum of $4,000,000 in five equal annual installments.  The…
  • Jan 22

    Estate and Gift Tax Planning Opportunities Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

    Estate and Gift Tax Planning Opportunities Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
    In my January 12, 2018 blog, in which I addressed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act[1] which became effective January 1, 2018, I reviewed some of the changes affecting the federal estate and gift tax – primarily the doubling of the exemption to…
Rank this Week: 2016

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Office of Kunal Patel, LLC.

https://www.kpateloffice.com/blog/
  • Jun 3

    District Court says FBAR Civil Penalties Capped at $100,000

    District Court says FBAR Civil Penalties Capped at $100,000
    A recent decision in an FBAR case (U.S. v. Colliot) in the Western District of Texas might be huge win for taxpayers who have been incorrectly assessed FBAR civil penalties under 31 U.S. Code 5321(a)(5)(C). Background In December 2016, the…
  • May 22

    Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

    Foreign Earned Income Exclusion
    We’ve seen many taxpayers under audit for foreign earned income exclusion (FEIE). It was identified as a compliance campaign by IRS LB&I last year (link). It’s easy to see why the IRS would audit this issue. A qualifying…
  • May 20

    What to do after the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program ends?

    What to do after the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program ends?
    Earlier this year the IRS announced that it would be ending the offshore voluntary disclosure program on September 28, 2018. There are signs that the the program could be replaced by a new program. After the announcement, the IRS…
Rank this Week: 1562