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The Surly Subgroup

The Surly Subgroup

Covers tax law. By tax law professors.

https://surlysubgroup.com/
  • Sep 25

    Tax Leaks: The New Normal?

    Tax Leaks: The New Normal?
    By: Diane Ring Today, the Guardian is reporting that big-four accounting firm Deloitte suffered a hack back in March, 2017. The underlying attack may have originated in the fall of 2016 and may have allowed access to Deloitte systems for…
  • Sep 25

    Analysis of the ABA Tax Section’s Reduced Travel Support for Academic

    Analysis of the ABA Tax Section’s Reduced Travel Support for Academic
    By: Leandra Lederman A hot topic among professors at the recent ABA Tax Section meeting in Austin was the reduction in travel support for academics scheduled to take effect with the upcoming meeting in San Diego. As Prof. Bryan Camp wrote on…
  • Sep 23

    European Commission Prods OECD, EU, and Members States on Digital Taxation: An Analysi

    European Commission Prods OECD, EU, and Members States on Digital Taxation: An Analysi
    By: Diane Ring Complaints regarding the international tax system’s ability to handle the digital economy (think Google, Amazon, and a myriad of online service providers) are now ubiquitous. The heart of the problem is two-fold: (1)…
Rank this Week: 1878

International Tax Blog - Articles,…

International Tax Blog - Articles, Case Studies and Useful Examples

By Golding & Golding.

https://www.goldinglawyers.com/international-tax-blog-updated-daily-fatca-ovdp-fbar-streamlined-compliance/
  • Sep 25

    IRS Foreign Business Reporting – Offshore Entity International Tax

    IRS Foreign Business Reporting – Offshore Entity International Tax
    IRS Foreign Business Reporting So…you thought having your business offshore meant no taxes, no IRS meddling, and secrecy — and now you learned the truth, and regret ever taking your business abroad? Whether it was because you…
  • Sep 24

    FATCA Reporting FAQ – Summary of IRS Frequently Asked Question

    FATCA Reporting FAQ – Summary of IRS Frequently Asked Question
    FATCA Reporting FAQ The following summary is a basic question and answer summary for individuals who may have a reporting requirement. At Golding & Golding, we focus our entire tax law practice on offshore voluntary disclosure,…
  • Sep 24

    U.S. Taxes on Income Earned Abroad (FAQ) – IRS Offshore Income Rule

    U.S. Taxes on Income Earned Abroad (FAQ) – IRS Offshore Income Rule
    U.S. Taxes on Income Earned Abroad (FAQ)  Typically, all money an individual earns (absent approved retirement funds) is taxes by the United States. This is true, even if the person earned money from outside the United States, and/or the…
Rank this Week: 1877

Tax Policy Blog

Tax Policy Blog

Covers federal, state and international tax issues, including AMT, capital gains and dividends taxes, corporate income taxes, income taxes, property taxes, and sales and use taxes. By the Tax Foundation.

http://taxfoundation.org/blog/
  • Sep 25

    (Video): Analyzing Washington State’s Tax Climate

    (Video): Analyzing Washington State’s Tax Climate
    Last week, Tax Foundation’s Senior Analyst Jared Walczak delivered remarks on a panel on Washington state’s business tax climate at the Association of Washington Business’s Policy Summit. Joining him was Spokane Mayor David…
  • Sep 21

    Is the State and Local Tax Deduction in Place to Protect Against Double Taxation?

    Is the State and Local Tax Deduction in Place to Protect Against Double Taxation?
    A few stories are in the news today about the state and local tax deduction, a provision of the federal income tax system that allows taxpayers who itemize to deduct some of their state and local taxes paid from their federal taxable income,…
  • Sep 21

    Four Plans for Permanent, Pro-Growth Tax Reform in the 115th Congre

    Four Plans for Permanent, Pro-Growth Tax Reform in the 115th Congre
    These four Tax Foundation tax plans demonstrate ways in which lawmakers could achieve permanent, pro-growth tax reform while keeping the level of federal revenue and the distribution of the tax burden roughly the same as current law.
Rank this Week: 2871

California Tax and Estate Planning…

California Tax and Estate Planning Law Blog

By NewPoint Law Group. Covers taxation, estate planning, business law, and real property law.

http://newpointlaw.com/legal-blog/
  • Sep 25

    The Penalties for Unfiled Tax Returns in California

    The Penalties for Unfiled Tax Returns in California
    If you didn’t file taxes for a previous year, file them now. Unfiled taxes can mean serious penalties, which stack up over time. Even if it’s been a few years, there is still a chance that the untiled taxes could mean penalties or…
  • Sep 19

    5 Common Tax Filing Mistakes in California

    5 Common Tax Filing Mistakes in California
    As summer comes to a close, we are quickly reminded that there is not much time left in the calendar year, and that tax season may be upon us sooner than we expect. Now is as good a time as any to start thinking about your taxes, planning…
  • Sep 6

    The Downsides of DIY Online Tax Services in California

    The Downsides of DIY Online Tax Services in California
    Millions of Americans have strayed away from professional tax services and begun preparing their own tax returns. Taxpayers are turning more and more frequently to online softwares like TurboTax, TaxAct and TaxSlayer, often to avoid the…
Rank this Week: 1939

Tax Controversy Sentinel

Tax Controversy Sentinel

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://taxcontroversy.foxrothschild.com/
  • Sep 25

    Trends in IRS Compliance Activities Through Fiscal Year 2016

    Trends in IRS Compliance Activities Through Fiscal Year 2016
    On September 11, 2017, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) issued its final report discussing IRS compliance activities through fiscal year 2016 (the federal government’s fiscal year begins on October 1 and…
  • Sep 25

    Fox Rothschild Wins Landmark Victory for Taxpayer in FBAR Case

    Fox Rothschild Wins Landmark Victory for Taxpayer in FBAR Case
    Fox Rothschild LLP attorneys Patrick J. Egan and Beth L. Weisser won a significant victory in a trial against the IRS when a federal judge rejected the government’s demand for more than $1 million in penalties and also awarded a refund…
  • Sep 21

    FinCEN Warns U.S. Financial Institutions of Venezuelan Money Laundering Threat

    FinCEN Warns U.S. Financial Institutions of Venezuelan Money Laundering Threat
    The Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued an advisory to alert financial institutions of widespread public corruption in Venezuela and the methods Venezuelan senior political figures and…
Rank this Week: 1861

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Sep 25

    Should I Be Worried That Trump Will Ruin My Retirement Plans?

    Should I Be Worried That Trump Will Ruin My Retirement Plans?
    “Sound financial decisions don’t involve who’s in the White House, although that can definitely impact you. What you always need is a good long-term strategy.”
  • Sep 22

    Retirement Planning Takes More Than Guesswork

    Retirement Planning Takes More Than Guesswork
    “The closer you get to retirement, the more power the stock market potentially has over you. A steep drop at the wrong time could pack a devastating punch.”
  • Sep 21

    Repeat After Me: Everyone Needs an Estate Plan

    Repeat After Me: Everyone Needs an Estate Plan
    “Everyone needs an estate plan, because it is simply about control and protecting the ones that you love.”
Rank this Week: 706

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Sep 25

    Prepare to Panic!

    Prepare to Panic!
    Today is Monday, September 25, 2017. Exactly three weeks from today is Monday, October 16, 2017. That’s the deadline for individual taxpayers on extension to file their tax returns (save for those in hurricane disaster zones in Florida,…
  • Sep 22

    The Train to Nowhere Remains a Boondoggle

    The Train to Nowhere Remains a Boondoggle
    California’s high speed rail, aka The Train to Nowhere, remains likely to never carry passengers between Northern California and Southern California. Perhaps the segment linking Merced and Shafter (just north of Bakersfield) will run…
  • Sep 13

    Harvey and Irma Relief Includes the FBAR

    Harvey and Irma Relief Includes the FBAR
    Taxpayers with $10,000 aggregate in one or more foreign financial accounts must file an FBAR (Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, Form 114) with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FINCEN). FINCEN has announced on their…
Rank this Week: 1062

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Covers topics such as sales and payroll tax problems, offers in compromise, tax audits, tax debt, tax disputes, tax fraud, tax litigation and tax controversy, and tax preparer penalties. By Brager Tax Law Group.

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 25

    What Expats Should Know About Their U.S. Tax Obligation

    What Expats Should Know About Their U.S. Tax Obligation
    Expats may decide to leave the U.S. due to work, retirement, or other reasons. Tax reduction may also be a motivation for moving to a foreign country, but the United States uses citizenship-based taxation. Therefore, the taxpayer still has a…
  • Sep 21

    Are Dual Citizens Required to File FBARs?

    Are Dual Citizens Required to File FBARs?
    Dual citizens, along with all other “United States persons”, must file a Report of Foreign Bank Accounts (FBAR) if the aggregate value of their foreign financial accounts exceeds $10,000 at any time during the year. This…
  • Sep 19

    What is a “Financial Interest” in a Foreign Accounts for FBAR Purposes?

    What is a “Financial Interest” in a Foreign Accounts for FBAR Purposes?
    Any United States person with a financial interest in or signature authority over a foreign financial account, where the aggregate value of all foreign financial accounts exceeds $10,000 at any point during the year, must file a Foreign Bank…
Rank this Week: 3958

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 74

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 25

    PROJECTED 2018 ESTATE AND GIFT TAX EXEMPTION AMOUNTS

    PROJECTED 2018 ESTATE AND GIFT TAX EXEMPTION AMOUNTS
    For most, the release of the Consumer Price Index by the Department of Labor goes unnoticed. However, this information allows for the prediction of the 2018 estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax amounts. Estate Tax Exemption…
  • Sep 6

    HURRICANE HARVEY TAX RELIEF FOR THOSE IMPACTED BY THE STORM

    HURRICANE HARVEY TAX RELIEF FOR THOSE IMPACTED BY THE STORM
    The devastation of Hurricane Harvey will be felt for years to come. While relief efforts are underway to assist victims of the storm the Internal Revenue Service has also established procedures, via announcement or news relief, to assist…
  • Aug 22

    THE ROLE OF YOUR HEALTH CARE SURROGATE

    THE ROLE OF YOUR HEALTH CARE SURROGATE
    The creation of a Health Care Surrogate is a vital part of every Florida estate plan. However, the individual appointed to serve in this capacity typically has no idea what the job may entail. The following is a brief synopsis of their…
Rank this Week: 1753

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

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

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 25

    Internal Revenue Code Sections and Subsection

    Internal Revenue Code Sections and Subsection
    My eyebrows were raised by a recent post from the online magazine of the National Society of Accountants. What I read distressed me.The title of the post, IRS Revenue Code Section 280: A Tax Potpourri, was yet another example of the idiocy of…
  • Sep 22

    One of the Reasons Tax Law Is Complicated

    One of the Reasons Tax Law Is Complicated
    The supply of television court shows seems endless. So, too, is the stream of television court shows that touch on tax issues. There’s no question that these shows have supplied inspiration for a long line of my commentaries, starting…
  • Sep 20

    Reverse Tax Logic

    Reverse Tax Logic
    According to this report, the chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity suggested that “when burdens like poll taxes and literacy tests were imposed on citizens and registering often required a trip to the…
Rank this Week: 1023

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

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

http://jotwell.com/
  • Sep 25

    Checking the Government’s Deception Through Public Employee Speech

    Checking the Government’s Deception Through Public Employee Speech
    Heidi Kitrosser, The Special Value of Public Employee Speech, 2015 Sup. Ct. Rev. 301 (2016).Helen NortonSuppose the United States elected a president with authoritarian tendencies. Imagine that the president regularly attacked and undermined…
  • Sep 22

    Contracting for the Public Good

    Contracting for the Public Good
    Patience A. Crowder, Impact Transaction: Lawyering for the Public Good through Collective Impact Agreements, 49 Ind. L. Rev. 621 (2016).Eboni NelsonAlthough contracts may not immediately come to mind when one considers measures by which to…
  • Sep 21

    An Empirical Window into Retrospective Review

    An Empirical Window into Retrospective Review
    Wendy Wagner, William West, Thomas McGarity & Lisa Peters, Dynamic Rulemaking, 92 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 183 (2017), available at SSRN.Christopher WalkerRetrospective review remains a hot topic in administrative law. The Administrative Conference…
Rank this Week: 679

Colorado Estate Planning

Colorado Estate Planning

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

http://blog.forbushgoldberg.com/
  • Sep 25

    College Students Need a Power of Attorney

    College Students Need a Power of Attorney
    Estate planning should be a necessary part of the preparation for college. People should consider seeing an estate planning attorney as part of their college preparations, according to the Financial Advisor in "College Students Need A Power…
  • Sep 15

    A Longer Lifespan Can Create Longer Retirement

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

    Lewis' Estate Modest by Hollywood Standards?

    Lewis' Estate Modest by Hollywood Standards?
    Jerry Lewis owned everything in his movies and they are in a trust. Jerry Lewis, who passed away recently, was one of the most famous entertainers in history. However, he may have left behind a relatively small estate and a clue may be an old…
Rank this Week: 3042

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

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

http://www.irstaxtrouble.com/category/tax-blog/
  • Sep 24

    Court Denies IRS Injunction in Employment Tax Dispute

    Court Denies IRS Injunction in Employment Tax Dispute
    It is common for the IRS to make various demands on businesses that are undergoing employment tax audits or businesess that are trying to deal with employment tax collection issues. One common demand is that the taxpayer immediately start…
  • Sep 18

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

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

    Court Says Deduction for Tax Loss Not Allowed for Worthless Debt

    Court Says Deduction for Tax Loss Not Allowed for Worthless Debt
    Tax losses for worthless debts often trigger IRS audits. On audit, it is common practice for the IRS to disallow the losses based on the debt not being worthless, the amount of the loss not being correct, and that the ..... The post Court…
Rank this Week: 1427

Rubin on Tax

Rubin on Tax

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

http://rubinontax.floridatax.com/
  • Sep 24

    New Useful Florida Homestead Concepts Diagram

    New Useful Florida Homestead Concepts Diagram
    Several years ago I prepared a table to assist practitioners in determining what restrictions apply on a transfer of homestead property at death or during lifetime. You can access it here.Homestead status has other implications, including…
  • Sep 16

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

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

    Extended Due Dates for Hurricane Irma Victim

    Extended Due Dates for Hurricane Irma Victim
    Hurricane Irma blazed a path of destruction through the Caribbean, the Florida Keys, and up through Florida. As a result, the IRS is postponing various tax filing and payment deadlines that occurred starting on September 4, 2017 in Florida…
Rank this Week: 1100

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • Sep 24

    E-Privacy Verordnung: EU-Rat veröffentlicht Ergänzungs- und Änderungsvorschläge

    E-Privacy Verordnung: EU-Rat veröffentlicht Ergänzungs- und Änderungsvorschläge
    Der Rat der Europäischen Union (EU-Rat) veröffentlichte vor kurzem Ergänzungs- und Änderungsvorschläge zum Entwurf der E-Privacy Verordnung der EU-Kommission. Der EU-Rat äusserte sich darin u.a. zu Art. 8, Art. 9…
  • Sep 24

    Erste Reaktionen auf den Entwurf zum Datenschutzgesetz (E-DSG)

    Erste Reaktionen auf den Entwurf zum Datenschutzgesetz (E-DSG)
    Am 15. September 2017 wurde der Entwurf zum schweizerischen Datenschutzgesetz (E-DSG) veröffentlicht. Zwischenzeitlich liegen erste Reaktionen verschiedener Verbände bzw. Medienberichte vor; einige davon können mittels…
  • Sep 16

    Entwurf zum Datenschutzgesetz (E-DSG) veröffentlicht

    Entwurf zum Datenschutzgesetz (E-DSG) veröffentlicht
    Gemäss Medienmitteilung vom 15. September 2017 hat das Eidgenössische Justiz- und Polizeidepartement (EJPD) den Entwurf zum Datenschutzgesetz (E-DSG) veröffentlicht.Auf den ersten Blick sind u.a. folgende Punkte im E-DSG…
Rank this Week: 697

Tax Help Attorney Blog

Tax Help Attorney Blog

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

https://www.taxattorneyirs.com/
  • Sep 24

    Income Taxes and Identity Theft

    Income Taxes and Identity Theft
    With the recent Equifax Credit Bureau identity theft event, and many prior episodes of personal identifying information being stolen (Yahoo, etc) that appears to happening all the time now, I thought an article would be helpful on how your…
  • Sep 10

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

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

    Interest on Court Ordered Restitution for Criminal Tax Case

    Interest on Court Ordered Restitution for Criminal Tax Case
    A recent Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel memorandum (CCA 201725026) provides guidance on whether the IRS can charge interest on court ordered restitution payments related to Title 18 criminal tax cases. As background,…
Rank this Week: 1882

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

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

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 9/22/17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 9/22/17
    Catch up with the week’s notable events and shared resources with Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: World leaders gathered at the United Nations General Assembly, where the focus was on nuclear weapons and where…
  • Sep 21

    Starting a Nonprofit: Voting Membership Structure

    Starting a Nonprofit: Voting Membership Structure
    The term “member” is a term of art defined in California Nonprofit Corporation Law (the “Law”). Generally, a member under the Law (sometimes referred to as a “statutory member” or “voting…
  • Sep 15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 9/15/17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 9/15/17
    Catch up with the week’s notable events and shared resources with Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. And catch a repeat broadcast of my discussion with Tony Martignetti on Nonprofit Radio of the board’s role in program oversight.…
Rank this Week: 1013

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: 1126

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 143

Houston Tax Attorney Blog

Houston Tax Attorney Blog

Covers tax controversies and offshore assets. By the Law Office of Kunal Patel, LLC.

http://www.kpateloffice.com/blog
  • Sep 20

    Foreign Life Insurance Taxation

    Foreign Life Insurance Taxation
    Foreign Life Insurance Taxation Life insurance can be good way to ensure that loved ones are taken care of in the event of an unfortunate situation. However, owning a foreign life insurance policy with cash value can prove to be more of a…
  • Sep 1

    IRS Tax Amnesty & Voluntary Disclosure Practice

    IRS Tax Amnesty & Voluntary Disclosure Practice
    IRS Tax Amnesty & Voluntary Disclosure Practice What do you do if you have committed a serious tax crime but the IRS has not yet discovered it? Tax amnesty has been a longstanding practice of the IRS Criminal Investigation division…
  • Aug 27

    Casualty Loss Deduction

    Casualty Loss Deduction
    Hurricane Harvey & IRS Casualty Loss Deduction As Hurricane Harvey continues to batter Houston in what some consider to be a 1 in 1,000 year event, only 15% of Houston residents are protected by flood insurance. Undoubtedly, there will be…
Rank this Week: 1842

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Office of Kunal Patel, LLC.

https://www.kpateloffice.com/blog/
  • Sep 20

    Foreign Life Insurance Taxation

    Foreign Life Insurance Taxation
    Foreign Life Insurance Taxation Life insurance can be good way to ensure that loved ones are taken care of in the event of an unfortunate situation. However, owning a foreign life insurance policy with cash value can prove to be more of a…
  • Sep 1

    IRS Tax Amnesty & Voluntary Disclosure Practice

    IRS Tax Amnesty & Voluntary Disclosure Practice
    IRS Tax Amnesty & Voluntary Disclosure Practice What do you do if you have committed a serious tax crime but the IRS has not yet discovered it? Tax amnesty has been a longstanding practice of the IRS Criminal Investigation division…
  • Aug 27

    Casualty Loss Deduction

    Casualty Loss Deduction
    Hurricane Harvey & IRS Casualty Loss Deduction As Hurricane Harvey continues to batter Houston in what some consider to be a 1 in 1,000 year event, only 15% of Houston residents are protected by flood insurance. Undoubtedly, there will be…
Rank this Week: 1835

Let's Talk About US Tax

Let's Talk About US Tax

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

https://www.angloinfo.com/blogs/global/us-tax/
  • Sep 20

    IRS CID Chief: “Significant” International Tax Investigations Under Way

    IRS CID Chief: “Significant” International Tax Investigations Under Way
      Don Fort was appointed Chief of Criminal Investigation (CI) for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in June.  He’s quickly making his presence known as the IRS’ top [...]Read More...
  • Sep 13

    Foreign Owner / Foreign Assets: No US Nominee!

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

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

    Foreign Owner of US LLC: NRA Asks, Do I Need an ITIN?
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will host an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) Process webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 1- 2:30 p.m. EDT. Those interested in attending [...]Read More...
Rank this Week: 1585

Rubric Legal LLC Blog

Rubric Legal LLC Blog

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

http://rubriclegal.com/blog/
  • Sep 20

    New LLC Act

    New LLC Act
    For owners of Minnesota LLCs that were formed prior to August 1, 2015 and have not yet checked in regarding whether law changes could impact their LLC beginning January 1st... The post New LLC Act appeared first on Rubric Legal.
  • Sep 6

    Johnson Amendment

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

    Pharma-funded Charities and Private Benefit

    Pharma-funded Charities and Private Benefit
      Too close for comfort? Many patient assistance charities provide funding for patients to purchase treatments from the same pharmaceutical companies that provide the majority of funding for these charities.... The post Pharma-funded…
Rank this Week: 1871

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/
  • Sep 19

    Beware of scammers: “Fix your tax debts for pennies on the dollar” IS too good to be true.

    Beware of scammers: “Fix your tax debts for pennies on the dollar” IS too good to be true.
    BEWARE HIGH-VOLUME TAX HELP ADVERTISERS Evening TV commercials offering to help taxpayers with tax debts.They promise to help you solve your delinquent tax problems. But are they legit? High volume advertisers typically collect hefty retainer…
  • Nov 22

    Cars — the worst purchase you’ll ever make. Here’s why.

    Cars — the worst purchase you’ll ever make. Here’s why.
    © Daniel Steger for openphoto.net The biggest money pit I see when I interview prospects with financial problems is the car — always.  I have even seen people paying half of their disposable income in car payments (plus…
  • Nov 22

    Cars — the worst purchase you’ll ever make. Here’s why.

    Cars — the worst purchase you’ll ever make. Here’s why.
    The biggest money pit I see when I interview prospects with financial problems is the car — always.  I have even seen people paying half of their disposable income in car payments (plus insurance, tolls, repairs, maintenance,…
Rank this Week: 2872

Accel Tax Blog

Accel Tax Blog

Covers tax law news and tax planning for individuals and businesses.

http://www.acceltaxandbusiness.com/blog.php
Rank this Week: 2064

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

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

    The view from my window at NYU Berlin

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

    Precise targeting to increase high-end inequality?

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

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

    What could Trump / Mnuchin mean when they claim taxes won't decline for the wealthy?
    Not just Trump but also Mnuchin have been claiming that taxes won't decline for the high-income in the supposedly soon-emerging tax "reform" plan. The fact that Mnuchin is saying it, too, makes one think that maybe it isn't just impulsive…
Rank this Week: 4414

IRS Problem Solver Blog

IRS Problem Solver Blog

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

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

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

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

    Will the IRS Seize My Vehicle?

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

    Do I Qualify for an Offer in Compromise?

    Do I Qualify for an Offer in Compromise?
    Do I Qualify For An Offer in Compromise? If am hugely indebted to the IRS, is there an alternative for settling my arrears? The answer to this is yes. An offer in comprise provides you with an alternative for settling your tax debts. This is…
Rank this Week: 1382

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    Six Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018

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

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

    Heat Wave Reminder – Oregon Law Allows Public Intervention if a Child or Animal is in Danger
    Portland is currently in the midst of what could be a record breaking heat wave. The city is forecast to have temperatures climbing above 100 degrees this week. Health officials are urging citizens to stay hydrated and take precautions when…
Rank this Week: 533

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

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

http://www.palmspringstaxandtrustlawyers.com/
  • Sep 15

    LEAVING CALIFORNIA – Relocating Your Business Out of State

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

    GUIDELINES FOR DETERMINING CALIFORNIA RESIDENCY: A Primer for Serious Snowbird

    GUIDELINES FOR DETERMINING CALIFORNIA RESIDENCY: A Primer for Serious Snowbird
    Let’s go over the basics of California residency taxation.  They can be brutal. How Residents and Nonresidents Are Taxed California residents are subject to California state income tax on all income regardless where earned.…
  • Aug 13

    Canadian Probate Estates With US Assets: How the US-Canada Tax Treaty Work

    Canadian Probate Estates With US Assets: How the US-Canada Tax Treaty Work
    Executors probating Canadian estates that include US real estate or other assets included in the US estate tax system, need to know how the US-Canada Tax Treaty may work to their benefit.  Just as important, they have to understand how…
Rank this Week: 2985

The Ag Docket

The Ag Docket

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

http://www.calt.iastate.edu/blogpost
  • Sep 14

    Dicamba Drift: What are the Legal Remedies?

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

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

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

    Iowa Court Says Settlement Agreement Dictated Inheritance Tax Liability

    Iowa Court Says Settlement Agreement Dictated Inheritance Tax Liability
    Can a family settlement agreement (FSA) govern the imposition of inheritance tax liability? Under the right set of circumstances, yes. After a recent case, the answer to that question in Iowa appears to turn on whether the FSA seeks to avoid…
Rank this Week: 1725

Urbach & Avraham CPAs Law Blog

Urbach & Avraham CPAs Law Blog

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

http://uandacpas.com/blog/
  • Sep 13

    Should I Pay My Child Wages?

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

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

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

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

    Who will access your digital assets when you can’t?
    Fiduciaries need access to digital assets for online bank accounts, social media, email accounts. Consent must be provided to executors, trustees, guardians and powers of attorney to access digital asset
Rank this Week: 2769

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

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

    SALES TAX NEXUS AND SELLERS USING AMAZON’S FBA

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

    Restaurant Tips Taxable in Idaho

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

    Texas Taxes Cloud-Based Software Texting Service

    Texas Taxes Cloud-Based Software Texting Service
    Texas is one of many states beginning to tax software as a service. Known as SaaS, these new impositions of tax are still struggling with practical application. Software as a service typically includes a situation in which a software company…
Rank this Week: 2285

Life/Death/Law Blog

Life/Death/Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    FDIC Insurance for Trust Account

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

    Refinancing a house held in a living trust

    Refinancing a house held in a living trust
    You can refinance your house if it is in a living trust, but you need to pay attention and make sure your house stays in the trust before and after the transaction.
Rank this Week: 3336

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: 961

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

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

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

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

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

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

    DOL Final Rule on Exempt Status Invalidated

    DOL Final Rule on Exempt Status Invalidated
    On August 31, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued an Order invalidating the Final Rule of the Department of Labor (DOL) finding that it exceeded the DOL’s authority by failing to implement…
Rank this Week: 2498

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Tax, Trust and Estate News

Covers federal and state income taxes, and business taxes. By Scarinci Hollenbeck.

http://taxtrustestatenews.com/
  • Sep 8

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

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

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

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

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

    The World Is Getting More Transparent: The BVI Adopts A Regime For Disclosing Beneficial Ownership
    The British Virgin Islands has been and continues to be one of the most popular jurisdictions for the incorporation of offshore entities, especially for Chinese residents. One popular attribute of BVI companies was the ability to maintain…
Rank this Week: 3451

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

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

    Keep an Eye on Your Credit - Equifax Breached

    Keep an Eye on Your Credit - Equifax Breached
    In perhaps one of the largest security breaches ever, the credit reporting agency Equifax has admitted that criminal hackers have had access to over 143 Million consumers' files, including names, Social Security Numbers, birth dates,…
  • Aug 30

    Terry Pratchett's Executor Destroys Unpublished Work of Author

    Terry Pratchett's Executor Destroys Unpublished Work of Author
    As a fan of the works of Author Terry Pratchett, in particular Going Postal and Making Money, I got a chuckle out of this story in the New York Times.  As some of you are aware, Terry Pratchett died in 2015.  One of his last wishes…
  • Aug 18

    Will the New Jersey Estate Tax Repeal Become Permanent?

    Will the New Jersey Estate Tax Repeal Become Permanent?
    As most of my estate planning clients are aware, I have been very cautious regarding whether or not New Jersey will keep a $2,000,000 estate tax exemption beyond 2017 or allow for a full repeal. However, it is worth noting that the…
Rank this Week: 1030

TaxMama's TaxQuips

TaxMama's TaxQuips

Daily tax and small business podcast with tax and small business news tidbits covering investment, inheritance real estate and more.

http://www.taxquips.com/?cat=TaxQuips
  • Sep 6

    TaxMama’s TaxQuips Disastrous Tax Issue

    TaxMama’s TaxQuips Disastrous Tax Issue
    Today TaxMama® says we are facing Hurricane Irma in Florida, dealing with the devastation of Harvey in Texas – and the biggest fire in Los Angeles history. So let’s talk about the special tax breaks available to…
  • Aug 16

    TaxMama's Tax Quips - the Gig Economy

    TaxMama's Tax Quips - the Gig Economy
    Today TaxMama® says that estimated tax payments are due – and that’s timely information for the “Gig” economy. http://deducteverythingbook.com/   Dear Friends and Family, Here are 15 tips for Uber,…
  • Jul 10

    Disasters and Other Pleasant Experience

    Disasters and Other Pleasant Experience
    Today TaxMama® wants to talk about sudden, unexpected events – and some tips on how to prepare for…
Rank this Week: 928

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

Covers issues that concern business entities, taxation, and employment law. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 6

    IRS Notice Provides Penalty Relief to Certain Partnership Return Filing Taxpayer

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

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Prohibits Certain Arbitration Clause

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

    Department of Labor Clarifies Stance on Still-Pending Overtime Rule

    Department of Labor Clarifies Stance on Still-Pending Overtime Rule
    By James Pieper In 2016, a dramatic overhaul of the rules for eligibility and payment of overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was on the verge of taking effect before being halted by an injunction issued by a federal judge. With…
Rank this Week: 2271

IRS Report Card

IRS Report Card

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

http://mopsicktaxlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3416

Tax Relief Blog

Tax Relief Blog

By Mike Habib, EA

http://blog.myirstaxrelief.com/
  • Aug 29

    Houston Texas IRS Tax Relief

    Houston Texas IRS Tax Relief
    Mike Habib is an IRS licensed Enrolled Agent, tax problem solver and a tax resolution expert who offers his outstanding representation services in Houston, Texas allowing you or your business to seek effective tax resolution and get reliable…
  • Aug 14

    Tax problem resolution infographic by Mike Habib EA

    Tax problem resolution infographic by Mike Habib EA
    Tax Problem Resolution infographic by Mike Habib EA, Back taxes Help, IRS Audit Help, Unfiled Tax Returns Help Tax Problem Resolution infographic by Mike Habib EA Calling on taxpayers facing back tax problems, taxpayers being audited by the…
  • Jul 17

    Client tax update letter – summer 2017 back taxes collection

    Client tax update letter – summer 2017 back taxes collection
    Dear Client: The following is a summary of important tax developments that have occurred in the past three months that may affect you, your family, your investments, and your livelihood. Please call us for more information about any of these…
Rank this Week: 2947

Taxidermy: Getting Under the Skin…

Taxidermy: Getting Under the Skin of Tax Law

Insight into the trials and tribulations of a UK tax lawyer. By Ann L. Humphrey.

http://www.annlhumphrey.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2891

Seay Law Firm Blog

Seay Law Firm Blog

Covers Texas tax law.

http://www.seaytaxlaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    Tax Deadlines Extended after Hurricane Harvey

    Tax Deadlines Extended after Hurricane Harvey
    The Texas Comptroller announced a possible extension of some tax deadlines for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.  The Texas Comptroller may grant an extension of the deadline to file Texas state tax returns and pay certain Texas state…
  • Aug 16

    Recent Texas Tax Appellate Court Opinion

    Recent Texas Tax Appellate Court Opinion
    The Texas Third Court of Appeals recently issued several Texas tax opinions, regarding both Texas franchise tax and Texas sales tax.  This blog post summarizes those Texas tax opinions. Texas Sales and Use Tax Cantu Enterprises, LLC v.…
  • Feb 6

    Appeals Court: No COGS for Heavy Equipment Delivery/Pick-up Fee

    Appeals Court: No COGS for Heavy Equipment Delivery/Pick-up Fee
    The Texas Third Court of Appeals recently held in Hegar v. Sunstate Equipment Co., LLC, that a company that leased heavy equipment to construction products could not include its delivery and pick-up fees for the equipment in its cost of goods…
Rank this Week: 3279

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: 4296