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ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Oct 20

    Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's Forked Tongue on Tax Cuts for the Wealthy

    Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's Forked Tongue on Tax Cuts for the Wealthy
    Shortly before the inauguration, Steve Mnuchin discussed the incoming administration's tax plans and announced the Mnuchin Rule--that "[a]ny reductions we have in upper-income taxes will be offset by less deductions so that there will be…
  • Oct 10

    The Times Handles the Trump Tax Cut Framework with Kid Glove

    The Times Handles the Trump Tax Cut Framework with Kid Glove
    There's been a good bit written about the Trump tax cut framework released just over a week ago. Most of it points out, as I have here and here, the absurdity of the claims by Trump and GOP spokespeople that...
  • Oct 9

    The Tax-Cut Framework Won't Create Jobs and Digs the Inequality Ditch even Deeper

    The Tax-Cut Framework Won't Create Jobs and Digs the Inequality Ditch even Deeper
    Marcus Ryu, a self-described Silicon Valley entrepreneur who created, with others, a company now worth $5 billion on the New York Stock Exchange, argues in today's Op-Ed section of the New York Times that "Tax Cuts Won't Create…
Rank this Week: 4503

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

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

    Common Estate Planning Mistakes You Can Avoid

    Common Estate Planning Mistakes You Can Avoid
    “When someone dies, not only must friends and family deal with their grief, but often, they must also start untangling the estate planning laws and regulations that suddenly come into play.”
  • Oct 19

    Discussing Your Estate Plan with Your Family

    Discussing Your Estate Plan with Your Family
    “Relationships matter more than anything else”
  • Oct 18

    Advice for Unpaid Family Caregiver

    Advice for Unpaid Family Caregiver
    “Among the many words used to describe family caregivers—invisible, overwhelmed, heroic, to name just a few—one is often just assumed. That word is “unpaid.” Although family caregivers are often praised as a critical part of the…
Rank this Week: 2795

The Surly Subgroup

The Surly Subgroup

Covers tax law. By tax law professors.

https://surlysubgroup.com/
  • Oct 20

    International Sharing Economy Conference: Day 2 Takeaway

    International Sharing Economy Conference: Day 2 Takeaway
    By: Diane Ring Yesterday I blogged about Day 1 of the international sharing economy conference, titled “Reshaping: Work in the Platform Economy.” Today the Conference resumed in Amsterdam and included a fascinating roundtable with…
  • Oct 19

    International Sharing Economy Conference: Day 1 Takeaway

    International Sharing Economy Conference: Day 1 Takeaway
    By: Diane Ring Today the “Reshaping: Work in the Platform Economy” Conference got underway in Amsterdam. In contrast to many academic conferences, the explicit goal here is to bring together a truly wide array of actors in the…
  • Oct 19

    Chris Long, Philanthropist

    Chris Long, Philanthropist
    On NPR this morning, I heard that Chris Long, a defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles, is donating his entire year’s salary to various charitable organizations that provide scholarships and support to underserved youth. (He already…
Rank this Week: 1586

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/
  • Oct 20

    Could a Payroll Tax Work for Alaska?

    Could a Payroll Tax Work for Alaska?
    When Alaska’s legislature convenes in the year’s fourth special session on Monday, the Last Frontier State will test the frontiers of tax policy by considering a new twist on a very old tax. America’s second-newest state is…
  • Oct 18

    How the State and Local Tax Deduction Influences State Tax Policy

    How the State and Local Tax Deduction Influences State Tax Policy
    Much ink has been spilled on the state and local tax deduction, an important tax reform “pay-for” that narrowly survived tax reform in 1986 and is now very much on the table in 2017. In the past, we have explained how the…
  • Oct 17

    2018 State Business Tax Climate Index

    2018 State Business Tax Climate Index
    For 15 years, our State Business Tax Climate Index has been the standard for legislators and taxpayers to understand how their state’s tax code compares and how it can be improved. Now, for the first time ever, you can explore…
Rank this Week: 2697

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 530

Citizens for Tax Justice

Citizens for Tax Justice

Discusses federal, state and local tax reform, with an emphasis on fair and adequate taxation.

http://www.ctj.org/resources/
  • Oct 20

    The Great Tax Heist

    The Great Tax Heist
    The Senate just passed (by two votes) a budget that clears the way for $6 trillion in cuts from critical services and $1.5 trillion in tax cuts. Their arguments for the tax plan they have proposed center around one core argument: That…
  • Oct 17

    It’s Time to Close Loophole

    It’s Time to Close Loophole
    U.S.-based multinational corporations are allowed to play by a different set of rules than the rest of us when it comes to paying taxes. Thanks to corporate lobbyists, our tax code is riddled with loopholes. In 2016 alone, nearly three out of…
  • Oct 2

    The Top Three Reasons You Should Call Congress TODAY!

    The Top Three Reasons You Should Call Congress TODAY!
    The Top Three Reasons You Should Call Congress TODAY! In advance of the Congressional budget resolution vote on October 5, ITEP releases report showing the richest would win big. As Congress readies for a vote October 5 on the budget…
Rank this Week: 525

Tax Controversy Sentinel

Tax Controversy Sentinel

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://taxcontroversy.foxrothschild.com/
  • Oct 20

    FinCEN Provides FBAR Relief to Victims of the California Wildfire

    FinCEN Provides FBAR Relief to Victims of the California Wildfire
    The Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced today that California wildfire victims in affected areas of California have until January 31, 2018, to file their Report of Foreign Bank and Financial…
  • Oct 14

    Conservation Easements: Easement Deed Fails to Satisfy Perpetuity Requirement

    Conservation Easements: Easement Deed Fails to Satisfy Perpetuity Requirement
    In Palmolive Building Investors, LLC v. Commissioner, 149 T.C. No. 18, the Tax Court denied a charitable contribution deduction of a donated façade easement because the easement deed failed to satisfy the perpetuity requirement of…
  • Oct 12

    Tax Court Denies Treaty Benefit to Canadian Post–Doctoral Fellow

    Tax Court Denies Treaty Benefit to Canadian Post–Doctoral Fellow
    In a case of first impression, the Tax Court held that the U.S.–Canada Tax Treaty (Treaty) did not exempt a Canadian citizen from U.S. income tax on the unemployment compensation she received from the State of Ohio. Pei Fang Guo v.…
Rank this Week: 1649

Colorado Estate Planning

Colorado Estate Planning

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

http://blog.forbushgoldberg.com/
  • Oct 20

    The Widow of Alan Thicke Wins First Round

    The Widow of Alan Thicke Wins First Round
    Disagreement between stepparents and stepchildren isn’t unusual. However, the fight over Thicke’s estate is taking interesting turns. Alan Thicke and his widow had a prenuptial agreement that gave her certain assets upon his…
  • Oct 19

    Life Insurance Is Beneficial but Must Be Handled Correctly

    Life Insurance Is Beneficial but Must Be Handled Correctly
    The primary benefits can’t be paid out, if there is confusion on the beneficiary. One benefit of life insurance in estate planning is to give the heirs some ready cash while the estate is being settled. However, it doesn’t always…
  • Oct 18

    Americans Are Not Saving Enough

    Americans Are Not Saving Enough
    It seems to be difficult to save for elder years and there are fewer and fewer pensions offered. It is thought that people can save more through their 401(k) during their working years than with traditional pension plans. However, the truth…
Rank this Week: 2894

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/
  • Oct 20

    Another Word for Fake Tax Math

    Another Word for Fake Tax Math
    On Monday, in Fool Us Once on Taxes, Shame on You, Fool Us Twice . . . , I criticized the unwillingness of those who advocate tax cuts for the wealthy to admit the failure of their approach to tax policy. Every time that federal income taxes…
  • Oct 18

    From Ignorance to Absurdity

    From Ignorance to Absurdity
    Today is one of those occasional days when I turn away from tax issues. Today I focus on the First Amendment. Why today? Because several days ago, an Indiana state legislator drafted proposed legislation that leaves me staring in amazement at…
  • Oct 16

    Fool Us Once on Taxes, Shame on You, Fool Us Twice . . .

    Fool Us Once on Taxes, Shame on You, Fool Us Twice . . .
    Seven years ago, in Negotiating Tax Legislation: Lessons from Life, I opposed the attempts by those advocating tax cuts for the wealthy to extend the Bush tax cuts. Though the advocates of tax cuts for the wealthy claimed that the extension…
Rank this Week: 638

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/
  • Oct 20

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 10/20/17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 10/20/17
    Catch up with the week’s notable events and shared resources with Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: 60 Minutes and The Washington Post released the results of their joint investigation about how “Congress…
  • Oct 18

    Nonprofit Radio: Disaster Relief

    Nonprofit Radio: Disaster Relief
    I’ll be on Nonprofit Radio this Friday, October 20, at 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET talking with host Tony Martignetti about disaster relief. Sadly, this is an particularly timely topic with the ongoing fires in Northern…
  • Oct 13

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 10/13/17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 10/13/17
    Catch up with the week’s notable events and shared resources with Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: Wild fires in Northern California have consumed more than 91,000 acres in Napa and Sonoma and have yet to be…
Rank this Week: 699

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/
  • Oct 20

    The Non-Domination Principle in Fiduciary Law

    The Non-Domination Principle in Fiduciary Law
    Evan J. Criddle, Liberty in Loyalty: A Republican Theory of Fiduciary Law, 95 Tex. L. Rev. 993 (2017), available at SSRN.Alexander Boni-SaenzFiduciary law crosses many domains, but it is of particular import to the field of trusts and…
  • Oct 19

    The Curious Case of the Disclaimer That Didn’t Bark

    The Curious Case of the Disclaimer That Didn’t Bark
    Victor P. Goldberg, The MacPherson-Henningsen Puzzle (2017), available at SSRN.John C.P. GoldbergIn The MacPherson-Henningsen Puzzle, Victor Goldberg juxtaposes two landmark product liability cases to identify an interesting historical…
  • Oct 18

    Beyond the “Tax Loophole” Rhetoric

    Beyond the “Tax Loophole” Rhetoric
    Heather Field, A Taxonomy of Tax Loopholes, 55 Houston L. Rev. (forthcoming 2018), available at SSRN.Leigh OsofskyOne of the many obstacles in the way of productive governance these days is people talking past each other.…
Rank this Week: 2774

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/
  • Oct 19

    OVDP – A Summary of Your Four Most Important Questions Answered

    OVDP – A Summary of Your Four Most Important Questions Answered
    There is a lot of misinformation online regarding the pros and cons of OVDP, along with fallacies about how the process actually works. At Golding & Golding, IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure is all we do. We have prepared hundreds…
  • Oct 16

    You Just Finished Your Eggshell Audit, Now Can You Go Streamlined?

    You Just Finished Your Eggshell Audit, Now Can You Go Streamlined?
    Cats Have Nine Lives, You Don’t If you made it through an Eggshell Audit or Reverse Eggshell Audit unscathed, and did not have to disclose that you knew you had foreign accounts to report, that does not make you…
  • Oct 15

    Eggshell Tax Audit & Reverse Eggshell Tax Audit – IRS Examination

    Eggshell Tax Audit & Reverse Eggshell Tax Audit – IRS Examination
    Eggshell Audits and Reverse Eggshell Audits are bad — with the the Reverse Eggshell Audit being worse…because it borders on the illegal. Eggshell Audit With an Eggshell Audit, the IRS is simply auditing you – BUT, you have…
Rank this Week: 1587

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/
  • Oct 19

    INTERNET-BASED COMPANIES AND “DOING BUSINESS” IN CALIFORNIA: Be Careful What Your Website Says About You

    INTERNET-BASED COMPANIES AND “DOING BUSINESS” IN CALIFORNIA: Be Careful What Your Website Says About You
    With more and more companies forgoing brick and mortar by operating their business through the internet, tax authorities find it increasingly difficult to determine which enterprises are subject to state income taxes and which…
  • Oct 8

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: California Residency Rule

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: California Residency Rule
    Sanger & Manes has decades of experience in advising clients on California residency law, handling residency audits, assisting businesses relocate out of California, and appealing residency determinations. Based on this experience, we…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2845

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 2801

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
  • Oct 19

    Iowa's Animal Production Facility Fraud Statute Challenged

    Iowa's Animal Production Facility Fraud Statute Challenged
    It was not unexpected. In 2012, the Iowa Legislature passed and Governor Branstad signed Iowa Code § 717A.3A. This legislation, titled Agricultural Production Facility Fraud, has been called Iowa’s “Ag-Gag” law.…
  • Oct 4

    Update: Proposed Valuation Discount Regulations Withdrawn

    Update: Proposed Valuation Discount Regulations Withdrawn
    Update: IRS formally withdrew these proposed regulations (REG 163113-02) in FR Doc. 2017-2776, filed October 17, 2017, for publication on October 20, 2017. The following was orginally published on October 4, 2017:
  • Oct 4

    Proposed Valuation Discount Regulations Will Be Withdrawn

    Proposed Valuation Discount Regulations Will Be Withdrawn
    On August 2, 2016, IRS proposed regulations under IRC § 2704 (Restrictions on Liquidation of an Interest for Estate, Gift and Generation-Skipping Transfer Taxes (REG-163113-02)) that were met with swift criticism.
Rank this Week: 1429

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: 2021

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Oct 18

    The Five “Strangest” Things Clients Told Us This Tax Season

    The Five “Strangest” Things Clients Told Us This Tax Season
    As I write this from an undisclosed location on my vacation, it’s now two days past the closing (for most of us) of the 2017 Tax Season (filing 2016 tax returns). Our clients told us some, shall we say, interesting things this year.…
  • Oct 13

    California Fire Victims Have Extension Until January 31, 2018

    California Fire Victims Have Extension Until January 31, 2018
    The IRS announced today that California wildfire victims have until January 31, 2018 to file various tax returns (including tax returns on extension due this coming Monday, October 16th). California’s Franchise Tax Board (the state…
  • Oct 8

    Dead Men Tell No Tales, Even When They’re Supposed To

    Dead Men Tell No Tales, Even When They’re Supposed To
    For tax practitioners, the IRS’s e-Services suite of applications is extraordinarily useful. When a client give us the appropriate authorization we’re able to pull transcripts from the IRS’s computer system. This helps us…
Rank this Week: 526

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/
  • Oct 17

    Is IRS Reporting to Foreign Governments About NRA’s US Deposit Accounts? NOPE!  

    Is IRS Reporting to Foreign Governments About NRA’s US Deposit Accounts? NOPE!  
    Generally, nonresident alien individuals (NRAs) are not taxed by the US when they receive interest income from amounts on deposit with US financial institutions, including banks and savings [...]Read More...
  • Oct 10

    Part II: Foreign Data In Chaos at IRS

    Part II: Foreign Data In Chaos at IRS
    My earlier blog post introduced the notion that chaos reigns over at the offshore information vault maintained by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  My post detailed how the [...]Read More...
  • Oct 4

    Testimony – Senate Finance Committee Hearing on International Tax Reform

    Testimony – Senate Finance Committee Hearing on International Tax Reform
    Testimony from the Senate Finance Committee hearing held on October 3 on International Tax Reform: Kimberly Clausing (Reed College) (testimony) Itai Grinberg (Georgetown University Law Center) (testimony) Stephen E. [...]Read More...
Rank this Week: 1270

Tax Relief Blog

Tax Relief Blog

By Mike Habib, EA

http://blog.myirstaxrelief.com/
  • Oct 17

    Client tax planning letter – fall 2017

    Client tax planning letter – fall 2017
    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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2785

ISU CALT Articles

ISU CALT Articles

Covers key issues in agricultural law and taxation, including federal and state legal opinions and critical legislative developments. From Iowa State University's Center for Agricultural Law & Taxation.

http://www.calt.iastate.edu/article
  • Oct 16

    Guest Article - The Syngenta Settlement with Farmers: What Does it Mean?

    Guest Article - The Syngenta Settlement with Farmers: What Does it Mean?
      Everyone interested in the farmer lawsuits against Syngenta knows about reports of a settlement between the disputing parties, achieved in the midst of a jury trial.  But the settling parties aren’t saying what the details…
  • Jul 30

    Deducting Farm Expenses: An Overview

    Deducting Farm Expenses: An Overview
      Farmers, like other business owners, may deduct “ordinary and necessary expenses paid . . . in carrying on any trade or business.” IRC § 162.  In agriculture, these ordinary and necessary expenses include car and…
  • Jul 30

    Farm Expenses: An Overview

    Farm Expenses: An Overview
      Farmers, like other business owners, may deduct “ordinary and necessary expenses paid . . . in carrying on any trade or business.” IRC § 162.  In agriculture, these ordinary and necessary expenses include car and…
Rank this Week: 2175

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

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

    Back in the U.S.A.

    Back in the U.S.A.
    Last Friday, I returned to NYC after almost a month abroad.Most of my time away was spent in Berlin, where I was a Research Fellow for 3 weeks at NYU Berlin. My professional activity there consisted mainly of working on a new article draft on…
  • Oct 9

    Ninth Circuit oral argument on Altera

    Ninth Circuit oral argument on Altera
    I have been reliably informed (and then was able to confirm for myself online) that the Ninth Circuit oral argument in the appeal of the Tax Court's misguided Altera decision is taking place this Wednesday.  I gather that Susan…
  • Oct 3

    Busy weekend in Ljubljana

    Busy weekend in Ljubljana
    Taking time off from my Berlin stay to enjoy a vacation weekend in Ljubljana (pronounced Loobleeyana), I kept busy by testing my new superpowers.I also got to practice my famous John the Baptist impression.Unfortunately, neither special…
Rank this Week: 4525

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/
  • Oct 16

    Can Taxes be Discharged After Bankruptcy in California?

    Can Taxes be Discharged After Bankruptcy in California?
    Bankruptcy can be extremely difficult. You may have dozens of creditors to deal with, especially if your business or partnership is facing bankruptcy. One thing you may not consider is the tax consequences of bankruptcy. If you are facing…
  • Oct 12

    What is the Process for Innocent Spouse Relief in California?

    What is the Process for Innocent Spouse Relief in California?
    If you are married or recently divorced, separated, or widowed, you may have filed taxes jointly with your spouse. This can give you many benefits and deductions you can’t access filing as an individual, but it can also set you up for…
  • Oct 9

    The Difference Between a CPA and a Tax Lawyer in California

    The Difference Between a CPA and a Tax Lawyer in California
    For those unfamiliar with accountancy, taxation, and the law, there is often a bit of confusion when considering who to go to with financial or tax problems. In many cases, the roles these individuals can play overlap – but in many…
Rank this Week: 1306

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: 1678

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 1853

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Office of Kunal Patel, LLC.

https://www.kpateloffice.com/blog/
  • Oct 14

    Willfulness vs. Non-willfulne

    Willfulness vs. Non-willfulne
    Willfulness vs. Non-willfulness: Offshore Compliance Cases Involving Immigrants Nearly on a daily basis I get a call or email from a potential client with this almost exact same scenario: Client from Country A moves to the U.S. and leaves…
  • Oct 9

    OVDP Lawyers & Fee

    OVDP Lawyers & Fee
    OVDP Lawyers & Fees While there’s technically no such thing as an OVDP attorney or lawyer, a client with unreported foreign income and assets might search for “OVDP Lawyer”, so many tax attorneys who specialize in…
  • Oct 9

    How to find a Reputable OVDP Lawyer

    How to find a Reputable OVDP Lawyer
    How to find a Reputable OVDP Lawyer While there’s technically no such thing as an OVDP attorney or lawyer, a client with unreported foreign income and assets might search for “OVDP Lawyer”, so many tax attorneys…
Rank this Week: 1798

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

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

http://www.irstaxtrouble.com/category/tax-blog/
  • Oct 14

    Form 2848 Must Specifically List Information Tax Return

    Form 2848 Must Specifically List Information Tax Return
    The IRS can generally disclose a taxpayer’s tax information with a representative that is designated by the taxpayer on a Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Designation of Representative.  This covers all forms included with the…
  • Oct 12

    Revocation of Nonprofit Status Triggers Retroactive Interest

    Revocation of Nonprofit Status Triggers Retroactive Interest
    There are some areas of law where principles of equity and good faith play a big role. By and large, tax law does not adopt these principles. The CreditGUARD v. Commissioner, 149 T.C. 17 (2017) case provides an example. The ..... The post…
  • Oct 7

    IRS Benefits from the Texas Homestead Exemption

    IRS Benefits from the Texas Homestead Exemption
    In United States. v. Cobos, No. 3:13-CV-4924-L (N.D. Tex. 2017), the court addressed whether a third party who files a lien notice against a taxpayer before the IRS files its lien notice has a superior claim to the taxpayer’s home.…
Rank this Week: 1142

State and Local Tax Talk

State and Local Tax Talk

By Eide Bailly LLP.

https://saltblog.eidebailly.com/
  • Oct 12

    Multistate Tax Commission Voluntary Disclosure Deadline Extension

    Multistate Tax Commission Voluntary Disclosure Deadline Extension
    Due to overwhelming demand of businesses wanting to participate in the program, the Multistate Tax Commission has extended the application and registration deadlines for its voluntary disclosure initiative for online marketplace sellers from…
  • Oct 9

    SD Case petitions the U.S. Supreme Court

    SD Case petitions the U.S. Supreme Court
    As previously noted, states’ push to obtain tax revenue from remote sales has been a hot topic this year. Recently, the South Dakota Supreme Court issued their opinion in the case of The State of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.,…
  • Sep 14

    Quill not overruled by SD Supreme Court

    Quill not overruled by SD Supreme Court
    The South Dakota Supreme Court on September 13, 2017 issued their opinion in the case of The State of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., Overstock.com, Inc., and NewEgg, Inc. The Court stated: “However persuasive the states [SD] arguments…
Rank this Week: 1602

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 11

    THE VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE PROGRAM

    THE VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE PROGRAM
    You have a business that sells goods to your customers in other states. Recently, you heard that you should have collected sales tax on certain transactions or that the money you collected as sales tax should have been remitted to that state.…
  • Oct 1

    TEXAS AIRCRAFT SALES AND USE TAX

    TEXAS AIRCRAFT SALES AND USE TAX
    Out of the numerous types of transactions that are usually subject to tax, aircraft sales and use tax issues can be ranked among the most complicated and convoluted. First, and putting aside the fact every state views aircraft sales tax…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 481

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

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

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
  • Oct 11

    Types of Bankruptcy in Arizona

    Types of Bankruptcy in Arizona
    If you are overwhelmed by debt and looking for relief or a way out, bankruptcy may be the solution. However, it is important to understand that bankruptcy is simply not a process where you go to court and get your debts wiped out. It’s…
  • Sep 28

    Toys ‘R’ Us Bankruptcy: The Rise and Fall of an Empire

    Toys ‘R’ Us Bankruptcy: The Rise and Fall of an Empire
    Toys ‘R’ Us, the nation’s largest toy retailer, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after suffering from slumping sales and incurring a significant amount of debt. According to a news report on CNN.com, the 69-year-old…
  • Aug 14

    Why People File For Bankruptcy in Tempe, Arizona

    Why People File For Bankruptcy in Tempe, Arizona
      There are three common events that cause people to file for bankruptcy in Tempe, AZ. These include: Divorce Health problems Job Loss or Curtailment of Income If you find yourself experiencing these problems, you are not alone. There…
Rank this Week: 2613

IRS Problem Solver Blog

IRS Problem Solver Blog

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

http://www.getirshelp.com/irsblog
  • Oct 9

    Why Do Most Bankruptcy Attorneys Claim You Cannot Discharge IRS Taxes?

    Why Do Most Bankruptcy Attorneys Claim You Cannot Discharge IRS Taxes?
    The short answer? A bankruptcy attorney is not a tax attorney. The long answer? Bankruptcy cannot always discharge IRS taxes. There are specific rules to qualify for such a discharge. Most bankruptcy attorneys either don’t understand…
  • Oct 9

    Difference Between A Tax Law Firm And A Tax Representation Company

    Difference Between A Tax Law Firm And A Tax Representation Company
    I have had people come up to me and ask whether my firm offers tax representation services. I always wind up explaining the difference between what we do and tax representation. A tax representation company works with international…
  • Oct 9

    How many times can the IRS take money out of my bank account?

    How many times can the IRS take money out of my bank account?
    An IRS bank levy is typically issued for a one time pull from your bank account, but the bank holds those funds for 21 days before forwarding them to the IRS. The reason for the 21 days is simple. The IRS hopes that you will call and make…
Rank this Week: 1088

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

http://www.bgdlegal.com/blog/
  • Oct 9

    Indiana Sees Growth in Start-Up Funding

    Indiana Sees Growth in Start-Up Funding
    Indiana, in particular the Indianapolis region, is drawing the attention of private equity firms and venture capitalists from around the country.  The city, with a growing industry focus in technology and healthcare, as well as a variety…
  • Sep 29

    IRS Adjusts Predeceased Spouse's Estate Tax Exemption in Surviving Spouse's Estate Tax Audit

    IRS Adjusts Predeceased Spouse's Estate Tax Exemption in Surviving Spouse's Estate Tax Audit
    The U. S. Tax Court recently upheld the right of the IRS to adjust the amount of the unused estate tax exemption left by the predeceased spouse, when computing the federal estate tax owed by the estate of the surviving spouse
  • Sep 26

    Dispute Over the Term “Comic Con” Goes to Trial

    Dispute Over the Term “Comic Con” Goes to Trial
    A federal court in California recently rejected a motion by the San Diego Comic Convention and will hear whether the mark COMIC-CON is generic.  Background The San Diego Comic Convention (“SDCC”), a non-profit corporation,…
Rank this Week: 1837

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/
  • Oct 8

    Specificity Needed in Powers of Attorney for Information Return

    Specificity Needed in Powers of Attorney for Information Return
    Most practitioners are familiar with the Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative. This form is signed by a taxpayer and designates an eligible person to represent the taxpayer before the IRS. IRS personnel will…
  • Oct 4

    Ding, Dong, the Witch is Dead

    Ding, Dong, the Witch is Dead
    --Here lies the remains of the Code §2704 Proposed Regulations. RIP, 2016-2017--As part of President Trump’s mandated review of federal regulations, the Secretary of Treasury has issued a report specifically recommending the…
  • Oct 1

    What Happens to Monetary Penalties When Convicted Defendant Dies with Pending Appeals?

    What Happens to Monetary Penalties When Convicted Defendant Dies with Pending Appeals?
    This was the question in a recent Second Circuit Court of Appeals case. The defendant was convicted of securities fraud, mail and wire fraud and obstruction of justice, and entered into a negotiated guilty plea to criminal tax charges. Asset…
Rank this Week: 391

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 3

    Can the Trustee of a New Jersey Special Needs Trust Buy Clothing?

    Can the Trustee of a New Jersey Special Needs Trust Buy Clothing?
    Although the federal government clearly changed the rules in 2005 to allow a Trustee of a First Party Special Needs Trust to buy an unlimited amount of clothing for person receiving Medicaid and SSI, there is still a lot of confusion…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1039

Private Business Counsel

Private Business Counsel

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

https://corporateblog.mmwr.com/
Rank this Week: 1591

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/
  • Oct 3

    When the 50 Percent Penalty Applies During Offshore Voluntary Disclosure

    When the 50 Percent Penalty Applies During Offshore Voluntary Disclosure
    The Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) normally comes along with an “offshore penalty” equal to 27.5 percent of the highest aggregate account balance of the previously unreported foreign financial assets. However, the…
  • Sep 28

    How Does Living Overseas Impact Your FBAR and FATCA Obligations?

    How Does Living Overseas Impact Your FBAR and FATCA Obligations?
    U.S. taxpayers who live overseas may still have a Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR) and form 8938 filing report for their foreign financial accounts. In general, your FBAR obligations will not be impacted by the fact that you live overseas.…
  • Sep 26

    What is the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act?

    What is the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act?
    The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) sets reporting requirements for both foreign financial insinuations and U.S. taxpayers who hold specified foreign assets. If your foreign financial institution is in a country that has an…
Rank this Week: 797

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 2

    Hands-Free Really Means Just That: Oregon Stiffens Ban on Distracted Driving

    Hands-Free Really Means Just That: Oregon Stiffens Ban on Distracted Driving
    Oregon had allowed limited use of smart phones while driving, but beginning October 1, it is now illegal for drivers to use or hold an electronic mobile device. You are allowed a single touch or swipe to activate or deactivate a device or…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4442

Tax Trials

Tax Trials

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

http://taxtrials.com/
  • Oct 2

    IRS Extends Filing Deadline for Syndicated Conservation Easement Disclosures for Hurricane Victim

    IRS Extends Filing Deadline for Syndicated Conservation Easement Disclosures for Hurricane Victim
    On Friday, September 29, 2017 – three days before disclosures were due under Notice 2017-10 (syndicated conservation easement transactions) – the IRS has extended the deadline for filing those disclosures for taxpayers affected by…
  • Aug 22

    Navel Gazing Micro Captive Insurance Company Denied Deduction

    Navel Gazing Micro Captive Insurance Company Denied Deduction
    Yesterday the Tax Court issued a long-anticipated opinion on a fully-litigated micro-captive insurance company. Micro-captive insurance companies have long been a popular means of self-insuring for closely-held businesses but recently have…
  • Apr 28

    IRS Extends Disclosure Deadline for Syndicated Conservation Easement Participant

    IRS Extends Disclosure Deadline for Syndicated Conservation Easement Participant
    On April 27, 2017, the IRS issued Notice 2017-29 which extended the deadline for disclosing certain participation in syndicated conservation easements. On December 23, 2016, the IRS announced disclosure requirements for participants in…
Rank this Week: 3182

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    2017 CHANGES TO THE REVERSE MORTGAGE PROGRAM

    2017 CHANGES TO THE REVERSE MORTGAGE PROGRAM
    Effective October 2, 2017, new rules go into effect for federally backed HECM (Home Equity Conversion Mortgage) reverse mortgages. The good news is that the new rules will only impact new borrowers. A reverse mortgage allows an individual…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2196

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: 275

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: 4315

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: 3366

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 28

    More on unrelated business income

    More on unrelated business income
    The theme of the week on the Rubric legal blog is unrelated business taxable income (see yesterday’s post) and the ways that it can impact a nonprofit organization.  The IRS... The post More on unrelated business income appeared…
  • Sep 27

    When your unrelated business is a hobby…

    When your unrelated business is a hobby…
      Back in 2013, the IRS released the final report of the College and University Compliance Project and one of the important takeaways for institutions of higher education was that... The post When your unrelated business is a…
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 1615

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Covers topics related to business law, including intellectual property, trademarks, litigation, and employment law.

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Sep 28

    MCIOA Amendments Change Construct Defect Claims Proce

    MCIOA Amendments Change Construct Defect Claims Proce
    A new law attempts to slow construction defect litigation.   You have likely heard about the Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act (MCIOA) amendments for some time — legislation, H.F. 1538, which was recently signed into law by…
  • Apr 19

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

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

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement
    If you have a product or own a business, it can be difficult in this day and age to come up with a unique name. This is especially true if your first or last name is part of the company name — it is unlikely there aren’t at least…
Rank this Week: 1251

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: 1588

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: 688