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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/
  • Jan 18

    IRS to Begin Revoking Passports in January for Seriously Delinquent Tax Debt

    IRS to Begin Revoking Passports in January for Seriously Delinquent Tax Debt
    The IRS has issued a notice stating it will begin the process of revoking passports of individuals with “seriously delinquent tax debts.” Seriously delinquent tax debts are those totaling more than $50,000 indexed for inflation.…
  • Dec 14

    What Should I Do If I Have an Unreported Offshore Account at a “Bad Bank”?

    What Should I Do If I Have an Unreported Offshore Account at a “Bad Bank”?
    If you have an account at one of the IRS “bad banks” and you used the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP), you will face a 50 percent offshore penalty on the highest aggregate account balance during the disclosure period,…
  • Dec 11

    I Don’t Agree With the Findings of My IRS Examiner. Should I Appeal?

    I Don’t Agree With the Findings of My IRS Examiner. Should I Appeal?
    Appealing the results of an IRS examination is usually beneficial to a taxpayer if there is a basis for disputing the findings. The process doesn’t cost anything (although it’s highly recommended that you retain a tax audit…
Rank this Week: 70

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 15

    AN IMMIGRATION ODDITY: THE 21-YEAR-OLD “CHILD”.

    AN IMMIGRATION ODDITY: THE 21-YEAR-OLD “CHILD”.
    Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”), an unmarried individual under 21 years of age is considered a “child” for immigration purposes. (INA §101(b)). Before 2002, once an individual turned 21 years of…
  • Nov 15

    UNA RAREZA DE INMIGRACIÓN: EL “NIÑO” DE 21 AÑOS.

    UNA RAREZA DE INMIGRACIÓN: EL “NIÑO” DE 21 AÑOS.
    Bajo la Ley de Inmigración y Nacionalidad (“INA” por sus siglas en Inglés), una persona soltera menor de 21 años se considera un “niño” para fines de inmigración. (INA §101 (b)).…
  • Aug 11

    BECOMING A U.S. CITIZEN: THE PATH FROM LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENT TO UNITED STATES CITIZEN IS NOT AS DIFFICULT AS YOU MAY THINK

    BECOMING A U.S. CITIZEN: THE PATH FROM LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENT TO UNITED STATES CITIZEN IS NOT AS DIFFICULT AS YOU MAY THINK
    Have you been a legal permanent resident for at least five years? If so, why not take the next step and become a naturalized U.S. citizen? An applicant who wants to become an American citizen must, generally, meet the following requirements:…
Rank this Week: 148

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/
Rank this Week: 136

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 339

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/
  • Feb 20

    Billions of New Revenue for Georgia Leads to Tax Reform Discussion

    Billions of New Revenue for Georgia Leads to Tax Reform Discussion
    Update (2/20/2018): This post has been updated to reflect Gov. Deal’s support for an amended version of HB 918. Federal tax reform has led to a revenue windfall for many states, leaving those states to decide how to manage the new…
  • Feb 19

    Testimony: Idaho Should Consider Decoupling from the Pass-Through Deduction

    Testimony: Idaho Should Consider Decoupling from the Pass-Through Deduction
    Written Testimony to the House Revenue and Taxation Committee, Idaho Legislature February 17, 2018 Chairman Collins, Acting Vice Chair Kauffman, and Members of the Committee: My name is Nicole Kaeding, and I’m an economist and the…
  • Feb 15

    Mississippi’s Pro-Growth Tax Swap Proposal

    Mississippi’s Pro-Growth Tax Swap Proposal
    The Mississippi House of Representatives has proposed a bill that would eliminate an income tax bracket, while increasing the tax rate on fuel. The swap would allow Mississippi to transition from taxes on income to taxes on consumptions and…
Rank this Week: 343

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: 329

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Feb 21

    Making Sense of Causation in Mixed Motives Case

    Making Sense of Causation in Mixed Motives Case
    Andrew Verstein, The Jurisprudence of Mixed Motives, 127 Yale L.J. (forthcoming), available at SSRN. Martin J. Katz To say that the law of causation in mixed motives cases is a mess would be an understatement, as Andrew Verstein highlights in…
  • Feb 20

    Expressivism, Corrective Justice, and Civil Recourse

    Expressivism, Corrective Justice, and Civil Recourse
    Scott Hershovitz, Treating Wrongs as Wrongs: An Expressive Argument for Tort Law, 10 J. Tort L. 1 (2017), available at SSRN. Benjamin C. Zipursky With clear examples, incisive and sweeping philosophical argumentation, and an engaging prosaic…
  • Feb 20

    Expressivism, Corrective Justice, and Civil Recourse

    Expressivism, Corrective Justice, and Civil Recourse
    Scott Hershovitz, Treating Wrongs as Wrongs: An Expressive Argument for Tort Law, 10 J. Tort L. 1 (2017), available at SSRN. Benjamin C. Zipursky With clear examples, incisive and sweeping philosophical argumentation, and an engaging prosaic…
Rank this Week: 539

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 555

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 691

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 29

    IRS Makes It Easier to Aid Hurricane Victim

    IRS Makes It Easier to Aid Hurricane Victim
    While New Jersey was spared from the recent catastrophic storms impacting the United States, many of our family members have not been so lucky. With the memories of Superstorm Sandy still fresh, we all remember how overwhelming the cleanup…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 974

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: 796

Global Tax Enforcement

Global Tax Enforcement

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

http://www.globaltaxenforcement.com/
Rank this Week: 921

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Discusses the complications, pitfalls, and the overall state of affairs of trusts and estates in Canada. By Megan F. Connolly.

http://www.torontoestatemonitor.com/
  • Mar 7

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse
    The recent decision of the Superior Court of Justice in the Murphy Estate considers what happens when parties to a proceeding settle a matter on the basis of faulty facts and one of the parties suffers from “buyer’s remorse”. 
  • Mar 7

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse
    The recent decision of the Superior Court of Justice in the Murphy Estate considers what happens when parties to a proceeding settle a matter on the basis of faulty facts and one of the parties suffers from “buyer’s…
  • Mar 5

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt
    One of an estate trustee’s duties is to pay the debts that a deceased individual owed when he or she died.  As I have previously discussed, the estate trustee is generally not personally liable for the deceased’s debts – they are paid…
Rank this Week: 537

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    Making Life Difficult for Taxpayers: Another Congressional “Accomplishment”

    Making Life Difficult for Taxpayers: Another Congressional “Accomplishment”
    Friday a week ago the legislation to keep the federal government operating became law. But that legislation did much more. Among other things, it restored some tax deductions and credits that had expired more than a year ago. What does this…
  • Feb 19

    One Man Who Made A Difference in the Tax World

    One Man Who Made A Difference in the Tax World
    Last week I learned of the passing of Leonard L. Silverstein. I had the good fortune to have known Leonard for many years. In 1983, when I returned to teach at Villanova, one of my colleagues, then writing for what was then BNA Tax…
  • Feb 16

    How to Pay for a $1.7 Trillion Tax Cut

    How to Pay for a $1.7 Trillion Tax Cut
    The tax legislation enacted in December of last year adds roughly $1.7 Trillion to the national debt. Even some opponents of increasing the national debt voted for the legislation. Most of the revenue lost on account of the legislation comes…
Rank this Week: 1693

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Feb 21

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  • Feb 19

    Correcting Tax Mistakes after Fairmont and Jean Coutu

    Correcting Tax Mistakes after Fairmont and Jean Coutu
    I was very glad to be a panelist for the Canadian Tax Foundation’s conference on the Supreme Court of Canada’s decisions in Fairmont and Jean Coutu. During the discussion the panelists were asked about the ways taxpayers may…
  • Dec 22

    506913 N.B. Ltd.: Jarndyce v. Jarndyce Revisited

    506913 N.B. Ltd.: Jarndyce v. Jarndyce Revisited
    On a procedural motion in 506913 N.B. Ltd. v. The Queen (2016 TCC 286), the Tax Court ordered the Respondent to answer all questions refused on discovery, reattend at a further discovery, and pay the Appellant’s costs on the…
Rank this Week: 2489

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/
Rank this Week: 2682

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/
  • Feb 20

    IRS Factors for Issuing Unreported Foreign Account Penalties (2018)

    IRS Factors for Issuing Unreported Foreign Account Penalties (2018)
    IRS Factors for Issuing Unreported Foreign Account Penalties (2018)  As tax filing season begins, many people are beginning to feel overwhelmed and scared – especially on issues involving unreported/undisclosed foreign account…
  • Feb 19

    IRS Tax Enforcement Campaigns (2018) – Swiss Accounts, FEIE & FTC

    IRS Tax Enforcement Campaigns (2018) – Swiss Accounts, FEIE & FTC
    IRS Tax Enforcement Campaigns (2018) – Swiss Accounts, FEIE & FTC The IRS is continuing to make offshore compliance a key enforcement priority in 2018. Recently, the IRS introduced several new campaigns that the Internal Revenue…
  • Feb 16

    Offshore Tax Havens (2018) – IRS Dangers of Foreign Income & Account

    Offshore Tax Havens (2018) – IRS Dangers of Foreign Income & Account
    Offshore Tax Havens (2018) – IRS Dangers of Foreign Income & Accounts Just because you invest overseas into offshore accounts, assets, etc. does not mean you have committed any wrongdoing. There is a major difference between…
Rank this Week: 2320

Mackay, Caswell & Callahan P.C.…

Mackay, Caswell & Callahan P.C. Blog

Covers current tax matters, trends and ideas.

https://mcc4tax.com/blog/
  • Feb 20

    5 Tips for Getting Through Your Upcoming Audit

    5 Tips for Getting Through Your Upcoming Audit
    Most taxpayers will never experience an audit simply because the chances of getting audited are less than one percent. But, if you’re one of the unlucky few, don’t despair – you can survive an IRS audit. Here are 5 tips for…
  • Feb 20

    An Introduction to the Tax Treatment of a Sec. 368 Reorganization

    An Introduction to the Tax Treatment of a Sec. 368 Reorganization
    Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 368 allows merger and acquisition transactions to qualify as a reorganization when an acquiring corporation gives a substantial amount of its own stock as consideration to the acquired (or…
  • Feb 14

    Documents the IRS Auditor Will Request

    Documents the IRS Auditor Will Request
    If you’ve been selected for an audit, you may wonder which documents the IRS auditor will request. You are required by law to keep any records you used to prepare your tax return for at least three years after the date the return…
Rank this Week: 2192

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 20

    NEW 401-K RELAXED HARDSHIP RESTRICTIONS

    NEW 401-K RELAXED HARDSHIP RESTRICTIONS
    The Budget Act of 2018, signed into law on February 9, 2018, provides individuals with 401K retirement plans relaxed hardship restrictions. The new relaxed restrictions include: (i) Rescission of the IRS rule that prohibits a participant from…
  • Jan 25

    THE 2017 NEW TAX LAWS IMPACT ON HOME OWNERSHIP

    THE 2017 NEW TAX LAWS IMPACT ON HOME OWNERSHIP
    The federal income tax code has long favored home ownership over renting. A homeowner could claim an unlimited deduction for mortgage interest paid and state and local taxes incurred. The new tax law has turned this once advantageous…
  • Jan 19

    ESTATE PLANNING QUESTIONS FOR CONSIDERATION IN 2018

    ESTATE PLANNING QUESTIONS FOR CONSIDERATION IN 2018
    The new tax law makes significant changes to federal tax law and has implications for your existing estate plan. The following is a list of issues to consider when determining whether to update your estate planning documents. 1. Will the new…
Rank this Week: 2742

www.lawblogswitzerland.ch

www.lawblogswitzerland.ch

Covers Swiss, European and international legal news. It focuses on data protection, privacy, technology law, IT/IP law, criminal law, administrative law, civil law, tax law, banking and finance law, bankruptcy, competition law and construction as well as real estate law.

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 1931

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Feb 20

    Remember Your Heirs in Estate Planning

    Remember Your Heirs in Estate Planning
    “Estate planning can feel overwhelming for individuals without an ‘heir apparent.’”
  • Feb 19

    Selecting the Right Medicare Plan

    Selecting the Right Medicare Plan
    “The plan that was best for you over the past year, may not be the best one next year.”
  • Feb 16

    Be Smart and Front-Load Your 529 Plan

    Be Smart and Front-Load Your 529 Plan
    “If you can swing it financially, it makes sense to front-load your 529 plan, also known as a “qualified tuition plan” or QTP.”
Rank this Week: 3311

The Ag Docket

The Ag Docket

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

http://www.calt.iastate.edu/blogpost
  • Feb 20

    Iowa Supreme Court is Considering the Fate of Iowa Ag Nuisance Law

    Iowa Supreme Court is Considering the Fate of Iowa Ag Nuisance Law
    On February 12, 2018, the Iowa Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that will shape Iowa nuisance law, as it applies to animal feeding operations.
  • Feb 11

    Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 Revives Many Expired Tax Breaks Retroactively

    Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 Revives Many Expired Tax Breaks Retroactively
    President Trump signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 into law on February 9. The Act, which was passed to fund the federal government and avoid another shutdown, includes a number of changes to the Internal Revue Code. Many of these…
  • Jan 29

    Water Quality Funding Bill Awaits Governor Reynolds' Signature

    Water Quality Funding Bill Awaits Governor Reynolds' Signature
    On January 23, 2018, the Iowa House finished work that was started last year by the Iowa Senate by passing a new water quality funding bill by a vote of 59-41. SF 512, which was passed by the Iowa Senate last April, is now awaiting the…
Rank this Week: 2714

The Surly Subgroup

The Surly Subgroup

Covers tax law. By tax law professors.

https://surlysubgroup.com/
  • Feb 20

    IU Tax Policy Colloquium: Glogower, “Taxing Inequality”

    IU Tax Policy Colloquium: Glogower, “Taxing Inequality”
    By: Leandra Lederman On February 15, the Indiana University Maurer School of Law welcomed Prof. Ari Glogower from Ohio State University Moritz College of Law as the third speaker of the year in our Tax Policy Colloquium. Ari presented his…
  • Feb 16

    Taxing R2-D2? ABA Tax Section Panel on Automation and AI

    Taxing R2-D2? ABA Tax Section Panel on Automation and AI
    Kerry Ryan Associate Professor St. Louis University School of Law I had the pleasure of attending the midyear meeting of the ABA Tax Section this past weekend in San Diego. The Tax Policy & Simplification committee organized an…
  • Feb 14

    ABA TaxSection Midyear Meeting Panel: Evolving Constraints on Tax Administration

    ABA TaxSection Midyear Meeting Panel: Evolving Constraints on Tax Administration
    With a major new tax act to implement, it would be nice if the IRS had a positive image, a steadily increasing budget, and clarity on how to best promulgate guidance. Sadly none of that is true. The IRS public image after the Tea Party crisis…
Rank this Week: 2318

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: 4259

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    What Happens to My Facebook When I Die? :…

    What Happens to My Facebook When I Die? : How to Choose a Facebook Legacy Contact It’s probably not surprising to learn that Facebook has become the most widely-used social media outlet in the world, boasting over 2 billion active…
  • Nov 29

    Benefit of a Life Insurance Trust after the Repeal of NJ Estate Tax

    Benefit of a Life Insurance Trust after the Repeal of NJ Estate Tax
    As we get closer to the repeal of the New Jersey Estate Tax on January 1, 2018, it is important to remember that New Jersey has NOT gotten rid of its inheritance tax.  Accordingly, if you wish to leave money to brothers, sisters, nieces,…
  • Nov 9

    Change to Estate Tax Exemption Limit for 2018

    Change to Estate Tax Exemption Limit for 2018
    While the House and Senate are considering competing tax proposals, including a proposal to eliminate the federal estate tax, it is worth noting that the IRS has release Revenue Procedure 2017-58 which provides inflationary updates for a…
Rank this Week: 1643

Rubin on Tax

Rubin on Tax

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

http://rubinontax.floridatax.com/
  • Feb 18

    Updated Historical Federal Transfer Tax Rates, Exemptions, and Related Information Table

    Updated Historical Federal Transfer Tax Rates, Exemptions, and Related Information Table
    I have updated this table to include 2018 data based on inflation adjustments and changes in the 2017 Tax Act. The $11,180,000 exemption and exemption equivalent amounts for estate, gift and GST tax are not yet out, so estimates are used -…
  • Feb 11

    No Homestead Treatment for Property Owned by a Corporation [Florida]

    No Homestead Treatment for Property Owned by a Corporation [Florida]
    In a recent case, residential property was owned by a corporation. The sole shareholder and president of the corporation resided on the property, and the corporation had attempted to convey the residence to the shareholder, but its deed was…
  • Feb 3

    When a Nightclub is Not a Busine

    When a Nightclub is Not a Busine
    Under Code §183(b), a taxpayer’s activity that is not engaged in for profit gives rise to deductions only to the extent of income. No excess deductions arise that can be used to offset other income, and no net operating losses are…
Rank this Week: 1837

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 16

    Call me anything, but call me

    Call me anything, but call me
    On the Tax Prof blog here, Erin Scharff has posted a nice review of my new article on SSRN, A Requiem for the Destination-Based Cash Flow Tax.
  • Feb 14

    "Loopholes"

    "Loopholes"
    In yesterday's colloquium regarding Vanessa Williamson's Read My Lips: Why Americans Are Proud to Pay Taxes, the word "loophole" came up a lot, because it is important to people's perceptions regarding the supposed regressivity of income…
  • Feb 14

    NYU Tax policy colloquium, week 5: Vanessa Williamson's "Read My Lips: Why Americans Are Proud to Pay Taxes"

    NYU Tax policy colloquium, week 5: Vanessa Williamson's "Read My Lips: Why Americans Are Proud to Pay Taxes"
    Yesterday at the colloquium, Vanessa Willamson of the Brookings Institution presented two chapters from her book Read My Lips: Why Americans Are Proud to Pay Taxes. Specifically, we read chapters 2 and 4, which could be collectively titled…
Rank this Week: 3196

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi and Erin Bradrick.

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • Feb 16

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 2/16/18

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 2/16/18
    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: Another shooting at a school, leaving at least 17 dead, and prayers and condolences (but…
  • Feb 15

    Update: New Exemption Application Not Required When Organization Changes Its Form or State of Incorporation

    Update: New Exemption Application Not Required When Organization Changes Its Form or State of Incorporation
    In the new Revenue Procedure 2018-15, effective for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2018, the IRS has indicated that it will generally not require a new exemption application from a domestic Internal Revenue Code…
  • Feb 9

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 2/9/18

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 2/9/18
    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: SpaceX successfully launched the world’s most powerful rocket, Falcon Heavy, into…
Rank this Week: 3773

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

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

http://www.irstaxtrouble.com/category/tax-blog/
  • Feb 15

    Improbable Position by IRS Sufficient to Impose Tax

    Improbable Position by IRS Sufficient to Impose Tax
    The Transupport, Inc. v. Commissioner, No. 17-1265 (1st Cir. 2018) case involved evidence that was not sufficient to support imposing a penalty, but the same evidence was sufficient to hold the taxpayer liable for the tax. The case provides…
  • Feb 3

    IRS Summons Reaches Attorney’s Client Name

    IRS Summons Reaches Attorney’s Client Name
    Communications with an attorney are generally protected from disclosure.  But what about client names?  And what power does the IRS have the power to force an attorney to disclose the names of his clients?  The court addressed…
  • Jan 27

    Court Rejects the ‘Taking All Necessary Steps’ Defense to Penaltie

    Court Rejects the ‘Taking All Necessary Steps’ Defense to Penaltie
    If you take all of the steps to prepare and remit a tax return to the IRS except for placing it in the mail, is this sufficient to avoid a failure to timely file penalty?  There is case law suggesting ..... The post Court Rejects the…
Rank this Week: 4202

Tax Controversy Sentinel

Tax Controversy Sentinel

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://taxcontroversy.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 15

    Treasury Official Warns of Risks to Financial System Posed by Illicit Use of Virtual Currencie

    Treasury Official Warns of Risks to Financial System Posed by Illicit Use of Virtual Currencie
    In a recent speech, the Under Secretary of Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI) warned of the growing threats to the U.S. financial system posed by virtual currencies. Addressing the Securities Industry and…
  • Feb 15

    Tax Court Reopens Record to Admit Penalty-Approval Form

    Tax Court Reopens Record to Admit Penalty-Approval Form
    In Rajagopalan v. Commissioner, Judge Holmes confronted what he called the Chai ghoul.  See Rajagopalan v. Commissioner, Docket No. 21394-11, Order, Dec. 20, 2017.  In Chai v. Commissioner, the Second Circuit held that the section…
  • Feb 14

    Eleventh Circuit Cuts into Presumption of Correctness Standard for IRS Assessment

    Eleventh Circuit Cuts into Presumption of Correctness Standard for IRS Assessment
    In United States v. Stein, the Eleventh Circuit recently decided a novel – but critical – issue for taxpayers.  It held that an affidavit that satisfies Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (the summary judgment…
Rank this Week: 2338

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
  • Feb 13

    Tax Quip - Switching from Employee Status to Independent Contractor

    Tax Quip - Switching from Employee Status to Independent Contractor
    Today TaxMama® wants to give you something to think about before switching from employee status to independent contractor.      Dear Friends and Family, As far as individual taxpayers, the biggest losers under the…
  • Feb 9

    Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

    Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018
    Last week, I promised you that the Legislature would pass an extender bill by spring. Well, good news! They didn’t wait that long. They included most of the provisions of  S. 2256 in today’s budget bill. Alas, Congress only…
  • Jan 31

    Key Tax Tips for Right Now

    Key Tax Tips for Right Now
     Today TaxMama® realizes that this is the last day of January. There are some important things for you to know today.           Dear Friends and Family, Let’s start with today’s…
Rank this Week: 1551

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/
  • Feb 12

    Life Death Law Episode 3: The Practice of Generosity

    Life Death Law Episode 3: The Practice of Generosity
    Generosity is the key to estate planning. You can't take a thing with you. Giving to the people and organizations you love the most is the core of what an estate plan is about.
  • Dec 26

    New Tax Act Doubles Gift and Estate Tax Exemption: Now What?

    New Tax Act Doubles Gift and Estate Tax Exemption: Now What?
    The new tax act doubles the estate tax exemption. For most people, this means the estate tax is not an issue. But they still need to make a plan.
  • Dec 21

    Dealing With Dementia: Episode Two of Life/Death/Law

    Dealing With Dementia: Episode Two of Life/Death/Law
    Dementia is hard for everyone. Learn how to notice the early signs, have a loved one evaluated, find the right doctor and avoid the wrong medications.
Rank this Week: 2825

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Feb 12

    Interview with Bailey Roese on the KDP 

    Interview with Bailey Roese on the KDP 
    Bailey Roese may not be a native Kentuckian, but her commitment to community and social justice in the Commonwealth was apparent when she joined BGD in 2013.
  • Feb 6

    Sixth Circuit’s Asylum Ruling Vacates Board of Immigration Appeals Decision Under High Abuse of Discretion Standard

    Sixth Circuit’s Asylum Ruling Vacates Board of Immigration Appeals Decision Under High Abuse of Discretion Standard
    Adding to the growing list of courts ruling on immigration cases this month, the Sixth Circuit recently vacated a Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) decision to deny a woman’s motion to reopen her immigration proceedings.…
  • Dec 19

    Event Recap: 2017 BGD Legislative Conference

    Event Recap: 2017 BGD Legislative Conference
    Thank you for being a part of the authoritative policy discussions on issues impacting life and business in Indiana during the 26th Annual BGD Legislative Conference at the Indiana Convention Center on Dec. 13, 2017.
Rank this Week: 1378

Tax Help Attorney Blog

Tax Help Attorney Blog

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

https://www.taxattorneyirs.com/
  • Feb 11

    IRS Tax Notice

    IRS Tax Notice
    From my experience, the IRS does make a strong effort to notify taxpayers when issues exist with their tax account. Most of the IRS notices are standardized forms that can range from you having unreported income to having a refund on your tax…
  • Feb 3

    The IRS Collection Process- Substitute Tax Return

    The IRS Collection Process- Substitute Tax Return
    If a taxpayer does not file an income tax return (IRS calls them non-filers), and the IRS deems that a tax return is due to be filed, the IRS will use the information it receives from third parties (employers, brokerage firms, mortgage…
  • Jan 21

    Basics of the IRS Offer in Compromise Program

    Basics of the IRS Offer in Compromise Program
    When you receive a big tax bill from IRS, or have a large tax debt, you may be dismayed with paying off the amount all at once. As a matter of fact, IRS has an option for people who cannot afford to pay off their total tax debts. The IRS call…
Rank this Week: 2317

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/
  • Feb 9

    Great news for unincorporated associations and orgs changing states!

    Great news for unincorporated associations and orgs changing states!
    The IRS has released Rev. Proc. 2018-15 which makes some very welcome changes for some organizations.  Organizations that are changing their state of incorporation or their corporate form will generally... The post Great news for…
  • Jan 3

    New Revenue Procedures from the IRS

    New Revenue Procedures from the IRS
    The IRS releases new revenue procedures at the beginning of the year that address how to proceed with all sorts of things you may need from the IRS. Those changes... The post New Revenue Procedures from the IRS appeared first on Rubric Legal.
  • Nov 24

    ABA Section of Taxation Comments Concerning Form 1024-A

    ABA Section of Taxation Comments Concerning Form 1024-A
    There may be a new Form 1024-A coming, applicable only to 501(c)(4) organizations applying for tax exemption. On November 21, 2017, the ABA Section of Taxation submitted Comments Concerning Form... The post ABA Section of Taxation Comments…
Rank this Week: 2314

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/
  • Feb 9

    Tax Reform to Impact Compensation Deduction Claimed by Foreign Private Issuer

    Tax Reform to Impact Compensation Deduction Claimed by Foreign Private Issuer
    While the recently enacted U.S. tax reform legislation did not overhaul executive compensation to the extent proposed in early forms of the bill, Section 162(m) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code was dramatically revised in a way that affects…
  • Feb 7

    Termination for Cause in the United States: It’s Whatever You Want it to Be

    Termination for Cause in the United States: It’s Whatever You Want it to Be
    The default rule in most U.S. states is at-will employment. This means that either the employee or the employer may terminate the employment relationship at any time, without notice, for any reason—other than a discriminatory or…
  • Jan 29

    Status Check on the SEC’s Proposed Overhaul of the Mining Disclosure Regime (Part 2)

    Status Check on the SEC’s Proposed Overhaul of the Mining Disclosure Regime (Part 2)
    The SEC is aiming to finalize its new mining disclosure rules within the next year, according to statements made last week by William Hinman, Director of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance, at the Securities Regulation Institute.…
Rank this Week: 2184

Tax Relief Blog

Tax Relief Blog

By Mike Habib, EA

http://blog.myirstaxrelief.com/
  • Feb 8

    Penalty Abatement – All You Wanted to Know About Penalty Abatement

    Penalty Abatement – All You Wanted to Know About Penalty Abatement
    Penalty abatement is a form of tax debt relief you can avail to significantly reduce the total taxes you owe the IRS. What is Penalty Abatement? If you have a tax debt, the IRS will calculate and add penalties & interest on the amount…
  • Jan 10

    Reduce and lower your property taxes assessment – Los Angeles, CA appeal

    Reduce and lower your property taxes assessment – Los Angeles, CA appeal
    Reduce and lower your property taxes assessment – Los Angeles, CA appeals What Are Business Personal Property Taxes? Most jurisdictions in the US tax your Business Property and Personal Property used in your business – once per…
  • Dec 18

    Offer in compromise for backlogged taxes – get an EA, CPA for Back Taxe

    Offer in compromise for backlogged taxes – get an EA, CPA for Back Taxe
    Offer in compromise to settle your backlogged taxes – get an EA, CPA for Back Taxes Nothing can be more stressful and alarming than to face the dark side of the IRS. It can be a case were you owe back taxes following an audit, or taxes…
Rank this Week: 3393

Colorado Estate Planning

Colorado Estate Planning

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

http://blog.forbushgoldberg.com/
  • Feb 7

    Family Members Need to Be Educated to Protect Wealth

    Family Members Need to Be Educated to Protect Wealth
    If the younger generation doesn’t know how to preserve wealth, the money may not last very long. While transferring inter-generational wealth can be handled through good estate planning, it appears that making plans is not necessarily…
  • Feb 5

    Funeral Home May Have Been Selling Body Part

    Funeral Home May Have Been Selling Body Part
    FBI launches investigation, but it remains unclear whether funeral home violated any law. The owner of a funeral home in Colorado may have set up a side business selling body parts and used the proceeds to fund a trip to Disneyland, according…
  • Feb 2

    Divorced? You Need to Revisit Estate Plan

    Divorced? You Need to Revisit Estate Plan
    A divorce will most likely change everything. Therefore, decisions need to be made. The Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog recently listed some things that need to be done after a divorce in "Don’t Let Divorce Distract You from…
Rank this Week: 3505

State and Local Tax Talk

State and Local Tax Talk

By Eide Bailly LLP.

https://saltblog.eidebailly.com/
  • Feb 6

    Texas State Tax Update

    Texas State Tax Update
    Are you considering doing business or having employees in the state of Texas? Have you had issues with your state tax filing? Join our State and Local Tax team on February 27 to explore some helpful insights into Texas tax filings. This…
  • Jan 19

    Washington State Tax Update

    Washington State Tax Update
    Are you considering doing business in Washington state or having employees in the state? Have you had issues with your state tax filing? Join our State and Local Tax team on January 26 to explore some helpful insights into Washington tax…
  • Jan 18

    Tax Reform: Impact on Businesse

    Tax Reform: Impact on Businesse
    The recently enacted tax reform legislation represents the most significant overhaul of our tax laws in over 30 years. The act contains substantial changes to the taxation of businesses, individuals, multi-national companies, tax-exempt…
Rank this Week: 2149

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/
  • 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…
  • 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
Rank this Week: 4254

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Feb 5

    Driver’s Licenses and Tax Filing

    Driver’s Licenses and Tax Filing
    Many states are now requiring we obtain your driver’s license information (or state ID) in order to file your return. Currently, these states are requiring this information: – Alabama – California – Colorado –…
  • Feb 2

    Have I Committed Malpractice?

    Have I Committed Malpractice?
    Let’s say John Smith is a consultant in Syracuse, New York. His business is conducted fully in Syracuse. He never travels outside of Syracuse. He writes reports on a niche area for businesses. Mr. Smith files and pay New York state…
  • Jan 24

    Online Gambling and Offshore Cryptocurrency Exchange Addresses for 2018

    Online Gambling and Offshore Cryptocurrency Exchange Addresses for 2018
    With the United States v. Hom decision, we must again file an FBAR for foreign online gambling sites. An FBAR (Form 114) is required if your aggregate balance exceeds $10,000 at any time during the year. (The IRS and FINCEN now allege that…
Rank this Week: 1848

Tax Masala

Tax Masala

Covers Indian tax topics, including income tax for residents and non-residents, service taxes, and wealth tax matters.

http://taxmasala.in/
  • Feb 3

    Budget 2018- Highlight

    Budget 2018- Highlight
    Budget 2018 has been a major budget over the last three years of the existing government in power. This time the Honourable Finance Minister Mr Arun Jaitley has considerably taken care of each segment of the economy and fairly well budget was…
  • Jan 16

    GST Composition Scheme in India

    GST Composition Scheme in India
    Goods and Service Tax (GST) is new tax regime introduced in India which has replaced major indirect taxes. After GST implementation approximately 17 indirect taxes regime will be substituted under one tax regime.This new tax regime is…
  • Aug 2

    Why do lawyers need to be brought under GST compliance ambit

    Why do lawyers need to be brought under GST compliance ambit
    The complex nature of India’s GST – which has four tax brackets ranging from a 5% to 28% – is bound to attract thousands of lawsuits in a legal system already grappling with a backlog of more than 24 million cases. Even…
Rank this Week: 2804

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Office of Kunal Patel, LLC.

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

    IRC 6038 & Reasonable Cause for Form 5471 Penaltie

    IRC 6038 & Reasonable Cause for Form 5471 Penaltie
    6038 Penalties in Dewees v. United States Dewees v. United States, 16-cv-01579 (D.C. 2017) is a difficult case. The IRS appears to have been unusually tough on this taxpayer. Dewees is a U.S. citizen living in Canada, where he…
  • Jan 3

    Foreign Accounts Compliance and Statute of Limitation

    Foreign Accounts Compliance and Statute of Limitation
    Form 8938 & Statute of Limitations IRC § 6038D, enacted on Mar. 18, 2010, and effective for taxable years beginning after the date of enactment, imposes reporting requirements with respect to certain “specified foreign…
  • Dec 17

    CFCs and Subpart F Income

    CFCs and Subpart F Income
    CFCs, Tax Deferral, and Subpart F Income While a U.S. corporation is subject to tax on its earnings and then its shareholders on their dividends, the U.S. has no taxing jurisdiction on a foreign corporation that neither receives U.S.-source…
Rank this Week: 1896

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/
Rank this Week: 2360

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/
  • Jan 31

    Business Entities as Parties to Real Estate Transactions: Who Has Authority?

    Business Entities as Parties to Real Estate Transactions: Who Has Authority?
    Business entities buy and sell real estate on a regular basis. A successful transaction hinges, in part, on the proper parties executing the requisite documents. Because failing to correctly identify the parties and obtain proper signatures…
  • Dec 29

    End of the Year Tax Planning Considerations: New Issues Arise from Tax Legislation

    End of the Year Tax Planning Considerations: New Issues Arise from Tax Legislation
                With the passage of new tax legislation by Congress, the usual gamut of year-end tax considerations has been made more complicated this year.  The timing of this…
  • Nov 29

    SSA Updates Social Security Taxable Wage Base for 2018

    SSA Updates Social Security Taxable Wage Base for 2018
    By Joshua A. Diveley In October, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced an adjustment to the Social Security taxable wage base to take effect in January based on an increase in average wages. Based on the wage data Social Security…
Rank this Week: 984