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Tax Policy Blog

Tax Policy Blog

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

http://taxfoundation.org/blog/
  • Dec 17

    Conference Report Limits on Interest Deduction

    Conference Report Limits on Interest Deduction
    There is no good reason to eliminate interest deductions to permit expensing. Expensing is a key element of any tax system which seeks to put all economic activity on a level playing field.
  • Dec 16

    Under Conference Agreement, Fewer Households Would Face the Alternative Minimum Tax

    Under Conference Agreement, Fewer Households Would Face the Alternative Minimum Tax
    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will temporarily reduce alternative minimum tax liability, but retain the complexity inherent to the tax.
  • Dec 15

    Details of the Conference Report for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

    Details of the Conference Report for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
    On Friday, House and Senate conferees signed off on a conference report resolving the differences between the versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that passed each chamber. Votes are expected in the House and Senate early next week. The…
Rank this Week: 244

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
  • Dec 16

    Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Ready for Vote

    Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Ready for Vote
    On Friday, December 15, 2017, the conference committee tasked with reconciling differences between the House and Senate versions of the Tax Cuts And Jobs Act (Act), issued its conference report. This report includes the final legislative…
  • Dec 2

    Senate Passes Landmark Tax Reform Legislation

    Senate Passes Landmark Tax Reform Legislation
    In the early hours of this morning (December 2), the Senate passed landmark tax legislation which, if enacted into law, will impact every individual and business in America. The vote on H.R.1, the Tax Reconciliation Act, remained on party…
  • Dec 1

    New Emissions Reporting Requirements for Animal Farms Delayed until January

    New Emissions Reporting Requirements for Animal Farms Delayed until January
    On April 11, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia vacated an EPA final rule that had been in place for nine years. The rule—called the CERCLA/EPCRA Administrative Reporting Exemption for Air Releases of…
Rank this Week: 1730

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • Dec 16

    Conference Committee Agrees on Details of Tax Legislation; Measure Likely to Pass Next Week

    Conference Committee Agrees on Details of Tax Legislation; Measure Likely to Pass Next Week
    The House and Senate conferees did indeed agree on tax ‘reform’ legislation. The bill will make great bedtime reading as it’s only 1,097 pages. The Tax Foundation has a great summary of the legislation. Here are some…
  • Dec 14

    2018 Standard Mileage Rates Released

    2018 Standard Mileage Rates Released
    The IRS today announced the standard mileage rates for 2018: $0.545/mile for business miles driven (up from $0.535/mile in 2015); $0.18/mile for medical or moving purposes (up from $0.17/mile in 2015); and $0.14/mile in service of a…
  • Dec 9

    Are Cryptocurrency (Bitcoin) Transactions Always Short-Term?

    Are Cryptocurrency (Bitcoin) Transactions Always Short-Term?
    One of my clients sent me a link to a tweet (on Twitter) from Peter Brandt: Nope. Wrong. The IRS will not consider BTC for long term gains. Short-term no matter how long held. — Peter Brandt (@PeterLBrandt) December 8, 2017 Mr. Brandt…
Rank this Week: 259

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

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

    Apparently income isn't just income any more

    Apparently income isn't just income any more
    The group of us that published the "Tax Games" piece is hard at work drafting a follow-up that preliminarily evaluates the extent to which the sorts of problems that we identified with the House and Senate bills have been addressed, ignored,…
  • Dec 16

    Conference agreement on the tax bill

    Conference agreement on the tax bill
    At a quick initial glance, in some ways the final version of the tax bill makes the gaming potential of the passthrough rules even greater than before. For example, they have expanded the ability of partnerships et al that can jam some…
  • Dec 13

    Another perspective on the passthrough

    Another perspective on the passthrough
    Mark the Knife posted a comment on a prior blog post of mine in this series. As I found it perceptive, I hope he doesn't mind my pasting it in here:The push for a passthrough tax seemed based on some sort of odd understanding by members of…
Rank this Week: 865

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Dec 15

    It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Tax Reform: Here’s What’s In The Final Version

    It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Tax Reform: Here’s What’s In The Final Version
    We appear to have a deal on taxes. From changes to the home mortgage interest deduction to what wasn't included in the charitable donation deduction, here's what's in the final tax reform bill.
  • Dec 14

    12 Days Of Charitable Giving: Helen Keller International

    12 Days Of Charitable Giving: Helen Keller International
    It's the third day of my 12 Days of Charitable Giving for 2017. Readers have suggested deserving charities over the past few weeks, and I’ll be posting one a day for – well, 12 days (I’m clever that way). Today's charity is…
  • Dec 14

    IRS Announces 2018 Mileage Rates Even Though Tax Reform Talks May Limit Use

    IRS Announces 2018 Mileage Rates Even Though Tax Reform Talks May Limit Use
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued the 2018 optional standard mileage rates. They are effective beginning January 1, 2018 - even if some of them might not be applicable to taxpayers under the current tax reform proposals.
Rank this Week: 258

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Dec 15

    The text of the GOP tax complication legislation

    The text of the GOP tax complication legislation
    The Republicans, after holding one sham "public hearing" on their conference bill (without any text released) have on late Friday released the text of their (Republicans only) agreed-upon final bill that will be put to a House and…
  • Dec 15

    The GOP Tax Bill Disses the Working Cla

    The GOP Tax Bill Disses the Working Cla
    Here's something about the GOP House and the GOP Senate: they each passed tax bills (supposed to come out in a "conference" agreement sometime today) that diss the United States' working class taxpayers. White or black, Christian or…
  • Dec 14

    The Republican Party's Heartlessness--the Casualty Loss Provision of the purported "tax reform" legislation

    The Republican Party's Heartlessness--the Casualty Loss Provision of the purported "tax reform" legislation
    The GOP is cruising towards passage of its class warfare tax legislation that continues the long trend of Republican tax policy to redistribute upwards to the very rich. The legislation, however, is supported by a small minority of the…
Rank this Week: 4696

Moses & Moses Law Blog

Moses & Moses Law Blog

A corporate, family and tax law blog. By Moses & Moses, P.C.

http://www.mosespc.com/blog/
  • Dec 15

    What is Elder Law and Why is it Necessary?

    What is Elder Law and Why is it Necessary?
    Only a decade or so ago, there was no such thing as Elder Law, or not formally at least.  Elder Law includes a wide array of legal matters that affect older people and those who are disabled.   The issues often relate to retirement,…
  • Dec 15

    Alabama Law Concerning the Life Estates and the Forced Sale of a Home to Reimburse Medicare/Medicaid for a Nursing Home Debt

    Alabama Law Concerning the Life Estates and the Forced Sale of a Home to Reimburse Medicare/Medicaid for a Nursing Home Debt
    As one ages, questions concerning elder care warrant attention.  “Does Medicare or Medicaid require a house to be sold to pay for nursing home care if it is placed in a life estate in the state of Alabama?” is one that is…
  • Nov 19

    Alabama Elder Law: When Should You Seek Counsel?

    Alabama Elder Law: When Should You Seek Counsel?
    If you are a senior or have a parent who is, you may find you have a lot on your plate.  Along with finances that often dwindle as the years of employment come to an end and medical issues that can arise with age, there are a number of…
Rank this Week: 1683

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Dec 15

    Heirs of Airline Exec Want Less Money from Estate

    Heirs of Airline Exec Want Less Money from Estate
    “The children of a dead former American Airlines executive have said they do not want an $8 billion punitive damage award from a bank for mismanaging their inheritance.”
  • Dec 14

    Choosing the Right Trustee

    Choosing the Right Trustee
    “Picking a trustee gets less attention than choosing your new smartphone.”
  • Dec 13

    What Happens to Las Vegas Gunman’s Estate?

    What Happens to Las Vegas Gunman’s Estate?
    “Shooter Stephen Paddock was an avid gambler and left behind an estate worth an estimated $5 million. However, he didn't leave behind instructions on what he wanted to be done with his money, properties or belongings after he died.
Rank this Week: 301

The Surly Subgroup

The Surly Subgroup

Covers tax law. By tax law professors.

https://surlysubgroup.com/
  • Dec 15

    Upcoming Corrections May be More than Technical

    Upcoming Corrections May be More than Technical
    Victor Thuronyi In 1981, Congress passed a tax cut which, among other things, greatly accelerated deductions for investment in equipment. It soon became apparent that the 1981 Act was going to lose too much revenue.  Republicans were in…
  • Dec 14

    The Marriage Penalty and Head of Household Filing under the Senate Tax Bill

    The Marriage Penalty and Head of Household Filing under the Senate Tax Bill
    Victor Thuronyi One of the issues that has received little attention is the repeal of the marriage penalty in the Senate bill. There were no hearings on this, and nothing in the Joint Committee explanation of the Senate bill to indicate why…
  • Dec 12

    Potential Effects of Tax Reform on Work (Guest Posts @ On Labor Blog)

    Potential Effects of Tax Reform on Work (Guest Posts @ On Labor Blog)
    Shu-Yi Oei Diane Ring and I were invited to write a guest post for the On Labor blog, to explain the potential effects of tax reform on work arrangements for a labor law audience. There was some interest in tax reform among labor law experts…
Rank this Week: 709

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/
  • Dec 15

    Understanding the Mileage-Based Road Fee

    Understanding the Mileage-Based Road Fee
    For more than a decade I have advocated the enactment of mileage-based road fees to replace the increasingly less effective and less efficient liquid fuels tax. One slice of my reasoning is not unlike the realization, a long time ago, that…
  • Dec 13

    Tax Cut Cash To Be Used for Job Creation?

    Tax Cut Cash To Be Used for Job Creation?
    Though it is only one instance of many, the confession from the CEO of the home builder Toll Bros. provides more proof that tax cuts for corporations and wealthy individuals do not create jobs. As reported by Joseph N. DiStefano in his recent…
  • Dec 11

    A $1.5 Trillion Tax Gamble, With Someone Else’s Money

    A $1.5 Trillion Tax Gamble, With Someone Else’s Money
    In a recent commentary, George Will rushes to the defense of the badly drafted, error-riddled, unwise, and catastrophic monstrosity of a tax bill being railroaded through the Congress. Though Will usually speaks with wisdom and manifests…
Rank this Week: 1179

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/
  • Dec 15

    Citizens, Aliens, and the Architecture of Exclusion

    Citizens, Aliens, and the Architecture of Exclusion
    Kunal M. Parker, Making Foreigners: Immigration and Citizenship Law in America, 1600-2000 (2015).Allison Brownell TirresOver the past few decades, historians have enriched our understanding of the concept and experience of citizenship in…
  • Dec 14

    A Compelling Case for a General Theory of Contract

    A Compelling Case for a General Theory of Contract
    Robin Kar, Contract as Empowerment, 83 U. Chi. L. Rev. 759 (2016).Daniel BarnhizerContract in the common law lacks a unifying theory. In this article, Robin Kar offers an intriguing descriptive and normative theory of “contract as…
  • Dec 13

    Furthering Civic Engagement in the Environmental Arena

    Furthering Civic Engagement in the Environmental Arena
    The Environmental Law Institute & the American Bar Association’s Civil Rights and Social Justice Section, Environmental Protection in the Trump Era (2017).Kathryn WattsSince January 2017, the news headlines have been screaming about…
Rank this Week: 260

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/
  • Dec 15

    FBAR Non-Willful Update – When is it Reasonable to Rely on a CPA?

    FBAR Non-Willful Update – When is it Reasonable to Rely on a CPA?
    FBAR Non-Willful Update – When is it Reasonable to Rely on a CPA? The short answer is when a CPA is well-versed in International Tax. Every so often, the Internal Revenue Service pursues a non-willful individual for what appears to be…
  • Dec 14

    Aadhaar Card & FATCA – Indian Foreign Banks & U.S. Reporting Rule

    Aadhaar Card & FATCA – Indian Foreign Banks & U.S. Reporting Rule
    Aadhaar Card & FATCA – Indian Foreign Banks & U.S. Reporting Rules We represent numerous clients each year who are originally from India. And, when it comes to India and U.S. Tax/Reporting rules, there are many different fact…
  • Dec 12

    Foreign Accounts in Probate & Estate Administration – Offshore Amnesty

    Foreign Accounts in Probate & Estate Administration – Offshore Amnesty
    Foreign Accounts in Probate & Estate Administration – Offshore Amnesty Foreign Accounts in Probate & Estate Administration The situation of probate, estate planning and the discovery of foreign accounts is a very common issue.…
Rank this Week: 1657

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/
  • Dec 15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 12/15/17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 12/15/17
    Catch up with the week’s notable events and shared resources with Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: On Thursday, a 3-person majority of the Federal Communications Commission voted to kill net neutrality,…
  • Dec 12

    Donor-Advised Fund Regulations Step One: Request for Comment

    Donor-Advised Fund Regulations Step One: Request for Comment
    On December 4, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Treasury Department released Notice 2017-73 (Request for Comments on Application of Excise Taxes With Respect to Donor Advised Funds in Certain Situations), seeking comments to help…
  • Dec 8

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 12/8/17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 12/8/17
    Catch up with the week’s notable events and shared resources with Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: Senate Republicans pass 500-page tax bill “made possible by a near-complete Republican embrace of the idea…
Rank this Week: 3939

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/
  • Dec 14

    What the GOP is Really Thinking

    What the GOP is Really Thinking
    It’s become increasingly clear who GOP leaders are drafting legislation for as they hurriedly rush to re-write the tax code before the new year. New York Rep Chris Collins said on Nov. 7, 2017, “My donors are basically saying,…
  • Dec 7

    The wealthy don’t need more breaks.

    The wealthy don’t need more breaks.
    A new report shows that the richest 1% now own 40% of this country’s wealth. That’s an astounding figure. The wealth gap has been widening for decades and it has now hit an all-time high. In this Washington Post article, the…
  • Nov 22

    Senate Tax Plan: Raises Taxes on Working Families and Cuts Taxes on Richest 1%

    Senate Tax Plan: Raises Taxes on Working Families and Cuts Taxes on Richest 1%
    An analysis of the tax plan circulating the Senate for an upcoming vote shows that it would raise taxes on at least 29 percent of Americans and cause the populations of 19 states to pay more in federal taxes in 2027 than they do today. The…
Rank this Week: 1147

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

http://floridaestateplanningandprobatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 14

    THE U.S. SUPREME COURT RULES ON DIVORCE AND MILITARY DISABILITY BENEFITS

    THE U.S. SUPREME COURT RULES ON DIVORCE AND MILITARY DISABILITY BENEFITS
    The May 15, 2017, U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Howell v. Howell is a unanimous victory for disabled U.S. veterans. The decision upheld federal law that military disability compensation is not divisible in divorce proceedings. The Court…
  • Dec 5

    CHANGE TO CONNECTICUT RETIREMENT PLAN WITHHOLDING REQUIREMENTS

    CHANGE TO CONNECTICUT RETIREMENT PLAN WITHHOLDING REQUIREMENTS
    Effective January 1, 2018, the State of Connecticut will require certain pension and annuity payors to withhold Connecticut state income tax from distributions made from an employer retirement plan (pension, annuity, profit-sharing plan,…
  • Nov 27

    UTILIZING THE IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER

    UTILIZING THE IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER
    Federal legislation recently made permanent an individual taxpayer ability to make charitable contributions directly from his or her IRA. These contributions are made directly from the IRA to the public charity are not taxed as income to the…
Rank this Week: 1762

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/
  • Dec 14

    Tax Reform Actions That May Be Taken Before December 31, 2017

    Tax Reform Actions That May Be Taken Before December 31, 2017
    It’s the holiday season and everyone has plenty of items on their “to do” list.  The proposed tax reforms have created additional items to add to your list that you may consider completing before December 31 (of course…
  • Nov 14

    Seeking to Repeal the Federal Estate Tax – The Sequel

    Seeking to Repeal the Federal Estate Tax – The Sequel
    In 2001 President George W. Bush tried to repeal the federal estate tax. He was successful — but only for one year, 2010.  Then during the administration of President Obama the federal estate tax returned.  Under the new…
  • Oct 31

    Federal Estate Tax Inflation-Adjustments for 2018

    Federal Estate Tax Inflation-Adjustments for 2018
    Throughout the federal tax code there are figures which are inflation-adjusted – meaning they go up when there is inflation and they go up more when there is more inflation.  The adjusted figures for the coming year are generally…
Rank this Week: 1616

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/
  • Dec 14

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

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

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

    I Don’t Agree With the Findings of My IRS Examiner. Should I Appeal?
    Appealing the results of an IRS examination is usually beneficial to a taxpayer if there is a basis for disputing the findings. The process doesn’t cost anything (although it’s highly recommended that you retain a tax audit…
  • Dec 7

    Is There Anything I Can Do to Stop an IRS Wage Garnishment?

    Is There Anything I Can Do to Stop an IRS Wage Garnishment?
    It’s best to try to stop a wage garnishment before it happens. If you owe the IRS back taxes and do not have any arguments for why the tax assessment is improper or incorrect, you should consider entering into an installment agreement…
Rank this Week: 972

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 473

Let's Talk About US Tax

Let's Talk About US Tax

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

https://www.angloinfo.com/blogs/global/us-tax/
Rank this Week: 1953

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/
  • Dec 13

    2017 Charitable Gift

    2017 Charitable Gift
    If the pending tax bills are reconciled by Congress and enacted into law, there is likely to be a substantial reduction in the number of  individuals that will itemize their deductions. For many taxpayers, this may mean they will no…
  • Dec 8

    Florida Homestead Protections Against Forced Sale Under Threat of Dilution

    Florida Homestead Protections Against Forced Sale Under Threat of Dilution
    Once every 20 years, Florida convenes a Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) to review and make recommended changes to the Florida Constitution. Proposed changes are then put to Florida voters for approval or disapproval. A CRC is presently…
  • Dec 3

    IRS On The Hunt for Bitcoin Gain

    IRS On The Hunt for Bitcoin Gain
    While bitcoin seems like money, for federal income tax purposes, it is not. Like any asset, when it is sold or used to purchase goods or services, gain results if the value of the bitcoin is greater than the taxpayer’s basis in it…
Rank this Week: 492

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

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

http://www.irstaxtrouble.com/category/tax-blog/
  • Dec 12

    Is the IRS Bound by It’s Letters and Notices?

    Is the IRS Bound by It’s Letters and Notices?
    If the IRS sends a taxpayer a letter saying that it will process their refund claim but then it fails to do so, is the IRS bound by its letter? The court recently addressed this in Hawver v. Commissioner, T.C. ..... The post Is the IRS Bound…
  • Dec 5

    Payments to Foreign Student Studying in U.S. Subject to Tax

    Payments to Foreign Student Studying in U.S. Subject to Tax
    We get quite a few questions from students who are in the U.S. on student visas as to whether their research awards are taxable in the U.S. The answer depends in large part on the terms of the applicable tax ..... The post Payments to Foreign…
  • Nov 20

    IRS Cannot Use Court to Collect from Third Party Located in Another State

    IRS Cannot Use Court to Collect from Third Party Located in Another State
    The IRS has a number of collection tools at its disposal. This includes the ability to take the taxpayer’s property without court intervention. This power doesn’t extend to all property. For example, the IRS has to go through the…
Rank this Week: 1379

Cross-Border Counselor: What…

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

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

https://crossbordercounselor.com/
Rank this Week: 1384

Tax Controversy Sentinel

Tax Controversy Sentinel

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://taxcontroversy.foxrothschild.com/
  • Dec 12

    SEC Continues Crackdown on Initial Coin Offerings With Cease-and-Desist Order

    SEC Continues Crackdown on Initial Coin Offerings With Cease-and-Desist Order
    The Securities and Exchange Commission announced yesterday that a California-based company selling digital tokens to investors to raise capital for its blockchain-based food review service halted its initial coin offering (ICO) and agreed to…
  • Dec 5

    Justice Department Revises FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy

    Justice Department Revises FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy
    Our colleague Ryan Becker reports that the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is alive and well and remains a top enforcement priority for the new administration.  In an article published today, Ryan writes that since 2016, the Justice…
  • Dec 5

    SEC Announces Three Whistleblower Awards, Totaling More Than $20 Million, In Single Week

    SEC Announces Three Whistleblower Awards, Totaling More Than $20 Million, In Single Week
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an award of more than $4.1 million to an individual who alerted the agency to a widespread, multi-year securities law violation and continued to provide important information and…
Rank this Week: 1446

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 2580

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: 2578

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/
  • Dec 11

    Tax Talk – Are You Aware of All Available Packaging Exemptions?

    Tax Talk – Are You Aware of All Available Packaging Exemptions?
    Welcome to TaxTalk–a video series where Buckingham Partners Steven A. Dimengo and Richard B. Fry discuss hot topics, new developments and tax law you need to know. Are you taking advantage of the packaging tax exemption? It may include…
  • Nov 28

    Ohio Municipalities Mount Challenge to Much-Needed Centralized Business Filing

    Ohio Municipalities Mount Challenge to Much-Needed Centralized Business Filing
    Hundreds of Ohio cities are jointly challenging the constitutionality of recently passed municipal tax reform allowing businesses a centralized net-profit tax-filing option. Centralized filing is set to take effect for the 2018 filing season…
  • Nov 27

    Ohio Law Amended to Restore Bright-Line Residency for Ohio Individual Income Tax

    Ohio Law Amended to Restore Bright-Line Residency for Ohio Individual Income Tax
    New legislation (H.B. 292) was passed modifying the bright-line residency test for Ohio individual income tax purposes in light of the Ohio Supreme Court’s decision in Cunningham v. Testa. In that case, the Tax Commissioner was allowed…
Rank this Week: 2972

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Office of Kunal Patel, LLC.

https://www.kpateloffice.com/blog/
  • Dec 9

    Foreign Account Reporting and Exchanges of Information

    Foreign Account Reporting and Exchanges of Information
    Foreign Account Reporting and Exchanges of Information A question those who are seriously non-compliant with reporting of foreign accounts and assets sometimes ask is, “how will the IRS discover my account?” Hopefully this article…
  • Nov 19

    FIRPTA Withholding on Dispositions of U.S. Real Property Interest

    FIRPTA Withholding on Dispositions of U.S. Real Property Interest
    FIRPTA witholding rules may apply to a disposition of a U.S. real property interest by a foreign person.  Such transactions are subject to the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 (FIRPTA) income tax withholding. FIRPTA…
  • Oct 31

    United States v. Paul Manafort and Robert Gates: An Offshore Tax Evasion Case

    United States v. Paul Manafort and Robert Gates: An Offshore Tax Evasion Case
    United States v. Paul Manafort and Robert Gates: An Offshore Tax Evasion Case On October 27, 2017, the Government filed criminal charges against former Trump aides, Paul J. Manafort and Richard W. Gates, III. While these are only allegations…
Rank this Week: 895

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • Dec 9

    LIMITED TIME TAX AMNESTY PROGRAM IN RHODE ISLAND

    LIMITED TIME TAX AMNESTY PROGRAM IN RHODE ISLAND
    The Rhode Island legislature has passed a bill, which has been signed into law, allowing for a limited time tax amnesty program.  Beginning on December 1, 2017, and lasting until February 15, 2018, taxpayers will have the ability to come…
  • Dec 4

    PENNSYLVANIA FURTHER REGULATES BUSINESSES…OUTSIDE OF PENNSYLVANIA

    PENNSYLVANIA FURTHER REGULATES BUSINESSES…OUTSIDE OF PENNSYLVANIA
    Pennsylvania jumped on the bandwagon of states making it difficult for businesses to continue to do business. Pennsylvania wants to place onerous requirements on remote sellers to either collect sales tax or comply with a “notice and…
  • Nov 26

    ANOTHER TAX AMNESTY FOR AMAZON FBA SELLERS IN THE WORKS?

    ANOTHER TAX AMNESTY FOR AMAZON FBA SELLERS IN THE WORKS?
    The Multistate Tax Commission (“MTC”) recently spearheaded a campaign with two dozen states to allow for businesses using Amazon’s FBA services a chance to come clean. The opportunity for these businesses was to register…
Rank this Week: 2348

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

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

    Informal Trust Contest Fails and Subsequent Lawsuit Time-Barred

    Informal Trust Contest Fails and Subsequent Lawsuit Time-Barred
    The South Dakota Supreme Court recently decided a unique case which may be persuasive to jurists in many other states that have adopted the Uniform Trust Code, particularly as it relates to literal compliance with shortened time frames for…
  • Nov 15

    Court Rejects Trust Modification to Add a Removal Provision

    Court Rejects Trust Modification to Add a Removal Provision
    It is becoming increasingly common for beneficiaries to want to create a power to remove trustees of their trusts, when the trust agreement does not grant them this power.  In states which have adopted it, the Uniform Trust Code does…
  • Nov 15

    Modification of Trust Power of Appointment Given Retroactive Effect by IRS

    Modification of Trust Power of Appointment Given Retroactive Effect by IRS
    In Private Letter Ruling 201737008, issued by the IRS on September 15, 2017, the Service gave retroactive tax effect to a court modification of the power of appointment held by the donor’s spouse over the donor’s trust. …
Rank this Week: 2545

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/
  • Dec 7

    Tax Reform – The Current State of Play

    Tax Reform – The Current State of Play
    On December 2, the Senate passed its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The House of Representatives earlier approved a competing version of the Act on November 16. The Senate and House entered into conference this week to resolve…
  • Nov 20

    Second Circuit Affirms Class Certification Holding that Direct Evidence of Price Impact is Not Always Necessary to Demonstrate Market Efficiency

    Second Circuit Affirms Class Certification Holding that Direct Evidence of Price Impact is Not Always Necessary to Demonstrate Market Efficiency
    In Waggoner v. Barclays PLC, No. 16-1912 (2d Cir. Nov. 6, 2017), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in a Rule 10b-5 securities fraud action, affirmed the district court’s order granting class certification and,…
  • Nov 16

    U.S. Tax Reform: The Current State of Play

    U.S. Tax Reform: The Current State of Play
    Earlier today the House of Representatives voted on and passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. If passed by the Senate, the Act would significantly change the current federal income tax regime in the United States. The legislation would impact all…
Rank this Week: 354

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Covers international taxation.

http://www.narellemackenziecpa.com/blog/
  • Dec 6

    2017 Year End Tax Planning Tip

    2017 Year End Tax Planning Tip
    Narelle MacKenzie was interviewed by San Diego’s KUSI 9 on year end tax planning tips in light of tax reform. Some of the items discussed were: Deferring or accelerating income depending upon your expected tax rate for the…
  • Apr 12

    Narelle MacKenzie Interview at Kusi New

    Narelle MacKenzie Interview at Kusi New
    Narelle MacKenzie was interviewed on Good Morning San Diego by Kusi News’s Carlos Amezcua. Watch the video here. The post Narelle MacKenzie Interview at Kusi News appeared first on NarelleMacKenzieCPA.com.
  • Mar 19

    Americans are missing out on tax deduction

    Americans are missing out on tax deduction
    SAN DIEGO- Tax day is less than one month away. A local CPA says Americans are missing out on deductions. Some apply to people who claim the standard deduction and don’t itemize. If you pay rent, you may be eligible for the California…
Rank this Week: 2232

State and Local Tax Talk

State and Local Tax Talk

By Eide Bailly LLP.

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

    Colorado Publishes Permanent Rule for Notice and Reporting Requirement

    Colorado Publishes Permanent Rule for Notice and Reporting Requirement
    On November 25, 2017 Colorado published a permanent rule in regard to its Notice and Reporting requirement for out-of-state retailers. The permanent rule includes a few minor changes and clarifications from the previously announced…
  • Nov 30

    Washington Sales/Use Tax Reporting Required

    Washington Sales/Use Tax Reporting Required
    Starting January 1, 2018, similar to the State of Colorado, the State of Washington has created a new sales tax reporting requirement where retailers must issue a notice to the buyer saying “use tax” may be owed. Businesses with…
  • Nov 27

    New Tax Laws Enacted in CT & MS

    New Tax Laws Enacted in CT & MS
    As more businesses enter the online marketplace to sell goods across borders, states are creating laws to capture sales tax for online transactions. Recently, both Connecticut and Mississippi have enacted new tax laws targeting out-of-state…
Rank this Week: 1293

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
  • Dec 6

    Storage Cost

    Storage Cost
      Today TaxMama® hears from Bob with this question. “In order to rent my residence (house) as “unfurnished”, I had to move my furniture and other belongings to a storage facility (like Public Storage). Can I deduct…
  • Nov 21

    TaxMama Thanks YOU!

    TaxMama Thanks YOU!
    Dear TaxMama Family and Friends This is a great time to pause and reflect on the many good things that have come your way. Whether they include family  or friends; Whether they include happy trips and experiences; Whether they…
  • Nov 13

    But He is a Close Friend

    But He is a Close Friend
        Today TaxMama® wants to talk to you about the latest con games affecting people you know – especially seniors.     Dear Friends and Family, I just heard the most frightening story.…
Rank this Week: 1562

Colorado Estate Planning

Colorado Estate Planning

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

http://blog.forbushgoldberg.com/
  • Dec 4

    Estate Administrator Sentenced to 7 Year

    Estate Administrator Sentenced to 7 Year
    How many people do you truly trust with your money? The temptation of holding large sums of money that belong to someone else must be great... so it would be wise to set up your estate in a way that allows you to choose who that person will…
  • Nov 29

    When Is the Right Time to Write a Will?

    When Is the Right Time to Write a Will?
    This is such a great question! It is also a question that comes up all the time, especially from folks who attend our educational workshops that take place quite frequently. Often times the folks who join us have this exact question on their…
  • Nov 20

    Holiday Toy Drive for Hope & Home

    Holiday Toy Drive for Hope & Home
    Yay! The holiday season has returned! As such, so has our annual holiday toy drive! Forbush Legal is collecting gifts for children of all ages (0-17) to be donated to Hope and Home. Hope and Home is an organization that serves children in…
Rank this Week: 618

Tax Help Attorney Blog

Tax Help Attorney Blog

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

https://www.taxattorneyirs.com/
  • Dec 3

    Debt write-off and effect on Taxe

    Debt write-off and effect on Taxe
    Over the years I have received many calls from surprised taxpayers that their debts written off, whether it be from home loan or credit card debt, created income that needed to be reported on the tax returns as taxable income. The basic…
  • Nov 26

    The IRS Appeals Proce

    The IRS Appeals Proce
    The IRS appeals function has the mission of attempting to resolve tax disputes between taxpayers and the IRS by negotiated settlement discussions rather than litigation. Since tax litigation is very expensive, the IRS appeals process is a…
  • Nov 14

    IRS Unfiled Income Tax Return

    IRS Unfiled Income Tax Return
    I often receive phone calls from prospective clients who have not filed their income tax returns for many years. The typical range of unfiled income tax returns is about the last 5-7 years, but some cases it dates back to the mid…
Rank this Week: 1645

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 29

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

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

    Change to Estate Tax Exemption Limit for 2018

    Change to Estate Tax Exemption Limit for 2018
    While the House and Senate are considering competing tax proposals, including a proposal to eliminate the federal estate tax, it is worth noting that the IRS has release Revenue Procedure 2017-58 which provides inflationary updates for a…
  • Nov 3

    Proposed Tax Policy By Republicans Would Enable Wealthy to Pass On A Massive Income Tax Deduction to Their Heirs Upon Death

    Proposed Tax Policy By Republicans Would Enable Wealthy to Pass On A Massive Income Tax Deduction to Their Heirs Upon Death
    As most of you know, I generally try to avoid political discussions and I really try to avoid commenting on proposed tax policy before it becomes law for the simple reason that most proposed law changes never get enacted.  However, I…
Rank this Week: 1640

Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax…

Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax Law Blog

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

http://www.mykentuckyestateattorney.com/
  • Nov 29

    Common sense and trust distribution

    Common sense and trust distribution
    By Leah Morrison, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP When it comes to planning to avoid or minimize Federal Estate tax, there are four (almost) magic words that frequently appear in trust documents: health, education, support and…
  • Oct 26

    Treasury Department announces new limitations for pension and retirement plans, other changes for 2018

    Treasury Department announces new limitations for pension and retirement plans, other changes for 2018
    Each year, the Treasury Department examines the cost of living in the U.S. and adjusts limitations for retirement plans and many other similar items that affect taxpayers throughout the U.S. As has happened previously, the Treasury raised the…
  • Aug 22

    Tax reforms could threaten some popular tax cut

    Tax reforms could threaten some popular tax cut
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP Improvements to tax law and reducing taxes are a very popular item on most politicians’ platforms. You won’t find anyone who openly says people should pay more. At…
Rank this Week: 1741

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/
  • Nov 29

    SSA Updates Social Security Taxable Wage Base for 2018

    SSA Updates Social Security Taxable Wage Base for 2018
    By Joshua A. Diveley In October, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced an adjustment to the Social Security taxable wage base to take effect in January based on an increase in average wages. Based on the wage data Social Security…
  • Nov 21

    Age Discrimination Complaints Must Be Specific

    Age Discrimination Complaints Must Be Specific
    Discrimination Protection: The Age Discrimination in Employment Act forbids age discrimination against employees who are age 40 or older. Discrimination based on age involves treatment by an employer when an employee is treated less favorably…
  • Nov 3

    Court Ruling Sheds Light on Estate’s Ability to Access Digital Information

    Court Ruling Sheds Light on Estate’s Ability to Access Digital Information
    By Monte Schatz The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts issued a ruling on October 16, 2017 that empowers administrators of estates to access digital content of deceased persons. Federal statutes 18 U.S.C. §§ 2701 through 2712…
Rank this Week: 518

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/
  • Nov 24

    ABA Section of Taxation Comments Concerning Form 1024-A

    ABA Section of Taxation Comments Concerning Form 1024-A
    There may be a new Form 1024-A coming, applicable only to 501(c)(4) organizations applying for tax exemption. On November 21, 2017, the ABA Section of Taxation submitted Comments Concerning Form... The post ABA Section of Taxation Comments…
  • Nov 3

    Nonprofits and Tax Reform – Thoughts on Initial Draft

    Nonprofits and Tax Reform – Thoughts on Initial Draft
    The post Nonprofits and Tax Reform – Thoughts on Initial Draft appeared first on Rubric Legal.
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1568

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/
  • Nov 22

    Do Your Pay Practices Comply with Minnesota Overtime Laws?

    Do Your Pay Practices Comply with Minnesota Overtime Laws?
    Last month, an overtime class action lawsuit affecting workers in Minnesota ended in a seven-figure settlement for the plaintiffs.   In Acevedo v. Brightview Landscapes, a group of landscapers from Minnesota and several other states sued…
  • Nov 7

    6 Tips on How to Run an HOA Annual Meeting Effectively

    6 Tips on How to Run an HOA Annual Meeting Effectively
    (Originally published in CIC Midwest 2017 Summer Edition. To visit their site, click here.)   Time for an annual meeting? All homeowner associations (HOA’s) are required to have an annual meeting each year. In addition to any other…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1971

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    FINRA Expels New York Stockbroker Hank Mark Werner

    FINRA Expels New York Stockbroker Hank Mark Werner
    On November 8, 2017, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced that a broker named Hank Mark Werner of upstate New York had been barred from the securities industry. The headline: “FINRA Hearing Panel Bars Broker for…
  • Nov 17

    Pasieczny Elected to PIABA Board of Directors & Recognized for Outstanding Service

    Pasieczny Elected to PIABA Board of Directors & Recognized for Outstanding Service
    Congratulations to SYK litigator Darlene Pasieczny. Darlene was recently awarded an Outstanding Service Award from the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA) for 2017, as co-chair of the PIABA Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO)…
  • Nov 10

    Play it Forward for Houston!

    Play it Forward for Houston!
    Play it Forward received a call for help from Kelly Wells, former Portlander and current Houston resident, when Kingwood High was flooded by Hurricane Harvey and their music program was completely destroyed. Join us as we answer the call to…
Rank this Week: 765

Tax Relief Blog

Tax Relief Blog

By Mike Habib, EA

http://blog.myirstaxrelief.com/
  • Nov 20

    2017 year-end tax planning letter

    2017 year-end tax planning letter
    Dear Client: Congress appears poised to enact a major tax reform law that could potentially make fundamental changes in the way you and your family calculate your federal income tax bill, and the amount of federal tax you will pay.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2920

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: 3910

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/
  • Nov 16

    When Can a Tenant Legally Break a Lease in California?

    When Can a Tenant Legally Break a Lease in California?
    As a landlord, it can be frustrating to balance a budget with an apartment or commercial property that is only partially full, and finding replacement tenants for tenants who break their lease can be a slow process. If you own a commercial…
  • Nov 14

    Can a Tenant Evict Another Tenant Without the Landlord’s Permission in California?

    Can a Tenant Evict Another Tenant Without the Landlord’s Permission in California?
    Some of the worst issues for landlords and property management companies are managing disputes between tenants and their neighbors, or even between roommates in the same unit. While this seems like the job of a camp counselor or a dorm room…
  • Oct 20

    Should I Be an Independent Contractor or an Employee on my Taxes?

    Should I Be an Independent Contractor or an Employee on my Taxes?
    When you take a job, especially a job as a household employee, it may not be clear whether you are an “employee” or an “independent contractor.” An employee usually has taxes withheld by their employer, receives a…
Rank this Week: 1987

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: 2262