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taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • 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.
  • Dec 13

    12 Days Of Charitable Giving 2017: SecureFuture

    12 Days Of Charitable Giving 2017: SecureFuture
    It's the second 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…
Rank this Week: 81

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 136

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: 195

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: 206

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 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…
  • Dec 12

    When Does Healthcare Ethics Consultation Constitute the Practice of Law?

    When Does Healthcare Ethics Consultation Constitute the Practice of Law?
    Anya E. R. Prince & Arlene M. Davis, Navigating Professional Norms in an Interprofessional Environment: The 'Practice' of Healthcare Ethics Committees, 15 Conn. Pub. Int. L.J. 115 (2016), available at SSRN. Carl…
Rank this Week: 254

Future of the Federal Estate Tax

Future of the Federal Estate Tax

Covers estate tax reform. By Hani Sarji.

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

    [EOC]Let Freedom Ring With Gift Of Firearm

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

    [EOC]Americans Are Generous, Despite Economy

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

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

    [EOC]The Most Important Historical Gun In History Of United State
    I have been researching estate planning for firearms, and I came across a video that is worth sharing today, a day on which we celebrate the United States and reflect on its history. The video is about the Girandoni air rifle, which is on…
Rank this Week: 359

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • 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…
  • Dec 13

    Hope Lives: Pressing Collins and Corker and Flake on Tax Bill

    Hope Lives: Pressing Collins and Corker and Flake on Tax Bill
    The Republicans' proposed tax legislation--whether the House or Senate version--is despicable. It will exacerbate the already devastating income and wealth inequality in this country, leave the federal government without adequate funds for…
  • Dec 12

    The Utterly Terrible GOP Tax "Reform" Scam

    The Utterly Terrible GOP Tax "Reform" Scam
    The Republicans in the House and Senate continue on their downhill rush to pass their so-called "tax reform" plan before the holiday break. It's a mad rush to nowhere, a corrupt process of "please the oligarch" that will…
Rank this Week: 404

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 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…
  • Dec 7

    Important Developments in California Law Affecting Nonprofit

    Important Developments in California Law Affecting Nonprofit
    NEO Law Group’s Erin Bradrick and the California Franchise Tax Board’s Audrey Rowe provided an informative presentation on developments in California law affecting nonprofits at the 2017 WCTEO. Here are some of the highlights from…
Rank this Week: 416

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: 427

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: 442

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 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…
  • Dec 8

    Robots Doing Tax Planning?

    Robots Doing Tax Planning?
    A bit more than a year ago, in Robots Doing Tax Returns?, I explained the reasons I hesitate to jump on the “let the robots prepare tax returns” bandwagon. After pointing out the shortcomings of self-driving vehicles and allegedly…
Rank this Week: 460

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 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.
  • Dec 12

    Estate Planning Documents are for Everyone

    Estate Planning Documents are for Everyone
    “Well-crafted, regularly-updated estate planning documents are important for everyone, regardless of the size of your estate or assets.”
Rank this Week: 506

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: 509

North Carolina Estate Planning…

North Carolina Estate Planning Blog

Covers legal issues relating to wealth transfer, asset preservation, probate, and taxation. By Greg Herman-Giddens of Trust Counsel, P.A.

http://www.ncestateplanningblog.com/
Rank this Week: 574

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Dec 12

    The passthrough rules versus consumption taxation

    The passthrough rules versus consumption taxation
    My last two blogposts addressed the incoherence of the passthrough rules, and their having no discernible underlying policy rationale (even one that is wrong) that can be stated at a more general level than "liked by the Congressional…
  • Dec 12

    An added thought about passthroughs: is it supposed to be about having "employees"?

    An added thought about passthroughs: is it supposed to be about having "employees"?
    In my last post, I inquired into what "guardrails" might mean, in the context of the passthrough rules, given the lack of any underlying theory for who gets the benefit and who doesn't. But a further thought that occurs to me is, are the…
Rank this Week: 607

IRS-Hitman

IRS-Hitman

Covers IRS tax problems. By Richard Close.

http://irs-hitman.blogspot.com/
  • May 8

    Threat of IRS Phone Scam Continue

    Threat of IRS Phone Scam Continue
    Tax scams do not end with the tax season. The IRS phone scam continues to victimize taxpayers. Fraudsters make phone calls to taxpayers, pretending to be IRS agents, and inform them that they owe back taxes. They instruct the individual to…
  • May 1

    How Late Payment of Taxes Affects You

    How Late Payment of Taxes Affects You
    Every month your taxes remain unpaid after the April 15 deadline, you pay a penalty of 0.5%. In most cases, the penalty doesn’t go beyond 0.5%, but it can reach a maximum of 25% per month. Along with the penalty, you are also charged…
  • Apr 24

    Benefits of a Retirement Plan

    Benefits of a Retirement Plan
    Along with saving taxes, a retirement plan also secures your future. You can save more in taxes by choosing the right kind of retirement plans according to your financial situation. Before you select one, it’s important to know the…
Rank this Week: 648

California Tax Attorney Blog

California Tax Attorney Blog

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

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

    Test Entry

    Test Entry
    Testing schedule feature
  • Aug 30

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

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized
    The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruled yesterday that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling…
  • Aug 30

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

    For Federal Tax Purposes, All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized
    The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruled yesterday that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling…
Rank this Week: 674

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • 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…
  • Dec 6

    Nominations Due for 2017 Tax Offender of the Year

    Nominations Due for 2017 Tax Offender of the Year
    In a little less than a month it will be time to reveal this year’s winner of the prestigious “Tax Offender of the Year” award. Remember, To be considered for the Tax Offender of the Year award, the individual (or…
Rank this Week: 768

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 14

    Trends in State Tax Policy, 2018

    Trends in State Tax Policy, 2018
    In 2018, trends to watch in state tax policy will include reductions in corporate tax rates, the spread of gross receipts taxes, new and lower taxes on marijuana, estate tax repeal, a wait-and-see approach on federal tax reform, and more.
  • Dec 14

    EU Letter to Treasury Should Not Change Tax Reform

    EU Letter to Treasury Should Not Change Tax Reform
    Recently, a letter was sent to the U.S. Treasury from five European ministers of finance warning that some international provisions within the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) are out of line with international norms. The ministers identified…
  • Dec 13

    House and Senate Bill Limits on Interest Deduction

    House and Senate Bill Limits on Interest Deduction
    The House and the Senate tax bills restrict the deduction of business interest. Each bill limits the deduction to 30 percent of “modified income” with carryover of the excess to later years. Unfortunately, the Senate definition of…
Rank this Week: 879

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: 915

Givner & Kaye Blog

Givner & Kaye Blog

Covers estate and tax planning.

http://www.givnerkaye.com/blog/
  • Jul 13

    Two Swiss Banks Disclose Accounts to Avoid Prosecution

    Two Swiss Banks Disclose Accounts to Avoid Prosecution
    On June 19, two Swiss banks agreed to pay penalties totaling nearly $6 million in order to avoid prosecution under the Department of Justice’s program which requires Swiss firms to disclose how they helped their American clients avoid…
  • Jul 7

    Mexican National Files Third Complaint for Vegas Slot Winnings Tax Refund

    Mexican National Files Third Complaint for Vegas Slot Winnings Tax Refund
    On June 19, Enrique Free Pacheco filed his third complaint for a refund of taxes withheld from the winnings he earned by playing the slots in Las Vegas. This complaint is Pacheco’s third, following lawsuits filed in the US Court of…
  • Jun 18

    Japan to Institute “Exit Tax” Along US, Canadian Line

    Japan to Institute “Exit Tax” Along US, Canadian Line
    Starting July 1 of this year, Japan will impose an “Exit Tax” on both Japanese nationals and non-nationals who expatriate. The tax is based on those instituted by both the US and Canada. The US system, which is itself modelled on…
Rank this Week: 929

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: 979

Blog – Ginsberg Shulman, PL

Blog – Ginsberg Shulman, PL

Covers South Florida estate planning, probate and tax law issues. By Ginsberg Shulman, PL.

https://www.ginsbergshulman.com/blog/
  • Nov 14

    David Shulman’s November 2016 appearance on Ask The Expert

    David Shulman’s November 2016 appearance on Ask The Expert
    Here is my November 2016 appearance on the Ask the Experts radio show.   The post David Shulman’s November 2016 appearance on Ask The Experts appeared first on Ginsberg Shulman, PL.
  • Nov 13

    David Shulman’s October Appearance on “Ask The Experts”

    David Shulman’s October Appearance on “Ask The Experts”
    Attached is my October appearance on the Ask the Experts Radio show, where I talk about estate planning, probate, guardianship, elder law, tax, and other related topics. The post David Shulman’s October Appearance on “Ask The…
  • Oct 2

    Senior Partner Jill Ginsberg appears on the Fort Lauderdale Eldercare Channel

    Senior Partner Jill Ginsberg appears on the Fort Lauderdale Eldercare Channel
    I am not the only one who does media interviews. My partner, Jill Ginsberg, recently appeared on the Fort Lauderdale Eldercare Channel, where she talked about herself, our practice, elder law, and why and how someone might need to hire…
Rank this Week: 1294

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: 1486

The Tax Law Forum

The Tax Law Forum

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

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

    IRS Hacked.

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

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

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

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

    “The IRS is calling…and threatening to arrest me!”
    A few days ago, I received a call from a panicked former client.  Two years back we had gone through an IRS tax audit and worked out a reasonable payment plan to resolve the remaining tax debt.  The client had been honoring all…
Rank this Week: 1504

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

Toronto Estates & Trusts Monitor

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

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

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse

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

    A Faulty Settlement and Some Buyer's Remorse

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

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt

    Some Tips on Paying Estate Debt
    One of an estate trustee’s duties is to pay the debts that a deceased individual owed when he or she died.  As I have previously discussed, the estate trustee is generally not personally liable for the deceased’s debts – they are paid…
Rank this Week: 1529

Tax & Business Law Commentary

Tax & Business Law Commentary

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

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

    Whips and Chains?

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

    Original Intent on Representing the Unpopular

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

    Housekeeping

    Housekeeping
    This post is just to clear a problem between Blogger and Bloglines.
Rank this Week: 1531

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: 1544

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: 1601

Los Angeles Estate, Probate And…

Los Angeles Estate, Probate And Tax Law Blog

Covers estate planning, tax and probate law. Published by Moravecs, a Professional Law Corporation.

http://losangelesestateprobatelawyer.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1625

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: 1727

from milan to mumbai

from milan to mumbai

Post and riposte from a resolutely cranky but creative law professor, emphasizing international and comparative tax law... by Michael Livingston

http://mikelivingston.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 8

    welcome back and thoughts on the election

    welcome back and thoughts on the election
    I’m reviving my blog to make a couple of comments about the election and because I’ll be traveling again soon, always a good time for posting.   Some of these are comments I’ve already posted on Facebook et al.   Here we…
  • Dec 29

    The Travails of the "Ultra-Orthodox"

    The Travails of the "Ultra-Orthodox"
    Stories have been floating around the international media about various outrages attributed to Haredim or "ultra-orthodox" Jews in Jerusalem and other cities.   These include forced segregation of men and women on buses, efforts to keep…
  • Nov 28

    Israel: my last few day

    Israel: my last few day
    My class is over and I'm using the last three days to see parts of Israel that I might otherwise miss.   Last night I headed to Jerusalem for a workshop at the Van Leer Institute on Arab and Jewish demography, not normally one of my core…
Rank this Week: 1871

Towson Tax Attorney

Towson Tax Attorney

Covers taxes, business law, and estate planning. By Jeffrey Rogyom.

http://towsontax.com
  • Jul 16

    Income and Salary to an S-Corp Owner

    Income and Salary to an S-Corp Owner
    The owner of an s-corporation is quickly introduced to some very complicated tax issues.  The s-corporation has “flow-through taxation”.  This means the s-corporation itself generally pays no income taxes.  The…
  • Dec 29

    Forming An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT)

    Forming An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT)
    An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust, or ILIT, should be of interest to any person buying life insurance. The ILIT is not just for people with estate tax issues. The ILIT can allow you to control how and when insurance proceeds are distributed…
  • Dec 29

    Forming An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT)

    Forming An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT)
    An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust, or ILIT, should be of interest to any person buying life insurance. The ILIT is not just for people with estate tax issues. The ILIT can allow you to control how and when insurance proceeds are distributed…
Rank this Week: 1942

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

Covers fundamental concepts relevant to estate planning, business law, real estate law, and tax law. By Cook & Cook.

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Feb 16

    LLC, Corporation, Trade Name, Trademark: Which Do I Need?

    LLC, Corporation, Trade Name, Trademark: Which Do I Need?
    You want to protect your business, but what legal strategy will help you to protect it best? This might sound a little like something Yoda would say, but the particular strategy or strategies will depend upon what you are most interested in…
  • Feb 9

    Fraudulent Conveyances & Asset Protection

    Fraudulent Conveyances & Asset Protection
    Although the idea of asset protection, i.e. protecting assets from creditors of the a person who owns them, may seem simple at first glance, it's not. In reality, implicit in asset protection is a rather nuanced process of dealing with the…
  • Feb 7

    Adopted Children & Arizona’s Intestacy Statute

    Adopted Children & Arizona’s Intestacy Statute
    If a person dies without a will in Arizona, can that person's children who were adopted by another person or persons still inherit from the decedent's probate estate? It depends. Arizona's Intestacy statue provides the following, in part: B.…
Rank this Week: 1945

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 15

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

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

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

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

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

    BECOMING A U.S. CITIZEN: THE PATH FROM LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENT TO UNITED STATES CITIZEN IS NOT AS DIFFICULT AS YOU MAY THINK
    Have you been a legal permanent resident for at least five years? If so, why not take the next step and become a naturalized U.S. citizen? An applicant who wants to become an American citizen must, generally, meet the following requirements:…
Rank this Week: 1959

Tax Information for People with…

Tax Information for People with Disabilities by Paul Nidich, J.D., LL.M.

Covers tax matters affecting people with disabilities. By Paul Nidich.

http://paulnidich.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1961

Tax Exempt Law Student Blog

Tax Exempt Law Student Blog

Covers the law of tax exempt entities. By Jedediah Bodger.

http://taxexemptlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 1

    Another Blow to the Perpetual Student!

    Another Blow to the Perpetual Student!
    The Tax Court held that a taxpayer could not deduct the $33,000 cost of obtaining a Harvard M.B.A. as an educational expense under Reg. § 1.162-5. Foster v. Commissioner, T.C. Summ. Op. 2008-22 (2/28/08). The court concluded that her…
  • Mar 1

    More Unrelated Business Income for Charities in Economic Downturn

    More Unrelated Business Income for Charities in Economic Downturn
    When the economy starts to hit the skids, as is currently happening, people tightent their belt, and superfluous spending such as charitable donations is heavily reduced. As a result, charities engage in more business activity to hold them…
  • Mar 1

    Guidance on the 990 Postcard

    Guidance on the 990 Postcard
    On February 25, 2008, the IRS issued guidance on the Form 990-N, the "e-Postcard," filing requirement of small tax-exempt organizations (i.e., those with gross receipts annually of $25,000 or less). The Pension Protection Act of 2006…
Rank this Week: 1963

Urbach & Avraham CPAs Law Blog

Urbach & Avraham CPAs Law Blog

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

http://uandacpas.com/blog/
  • Sep 13

    Should I Pay My Child Wages?

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

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

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

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

    Who will access your digital assets when you can’t?
    Fiduciaries need access to digital assets for online bank accounts, social media, email accounts. Consent must be provided to executors, trustees, guardians and powers of attorney to access digital asset
Rank this Week: 1998

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: 2030

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: 2112

You and Yours Blawg

You and Yours Blawg

Covers business law, elder law, estate planning and tax law. By Deirdre R. Wheatley-Liss.

http://youandyoursblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 6

    You and Yours Blawg is Moving

    You and Yours Blawg is Moving
    Category: Elder Law, Estate Planning, Estate and Inheritance Tax, Business Law and Planning, Tax Law and Planning, Probate and Estate Administration, Financial Planning, Miscellaneous Musing
  • Mar 20

    Haven't Paid NJ Taxes? Now Might Be the Time

    Haven't Paid NJ Taxes? Now Might Be the Time
    Category: Tax Law and PlanningCourtesy of JH Cohn:New Jersey Enacts Tax Amnesty Program"New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine has signed a bill creating a 45-day New Jersey state tax amnesty period that will end no later than June 15, 2009.…
  • Mar 16

    Lets get Banks Lending - SBA Loan Guarantee Amount to 90%

    Lets get Banks Lending - SBA Loan Guarantee Amount to 90%
    Category: Business Law and Planning
Rank this Week: 2135

409A Dismay

409A Dismay

Covers IRS regulations regarding deferred compensation. By Richard S. Meisner.

http://409adismay.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 13

    California Reduces 409A Shadow Tax

    California Reduces 409A Shadow Tax
    In a rare piece of good news relating to Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code, on October 4, 2013, California reduced its additional state tax on income failing to comply with Section 409A from 20 percent to 5 percent. This reduction is…
  • Mar 13

    IRS Prevails in Court Case: Discounted Options Subject to 409A

    IRS Prevails in Court Case: Discounted Options Subject to 409A
    From Benefits Notes Blog:"I also found the case interesting because of the time periods involved and the role of the taxpayers in the stock issuance. The case involved actions taken during the 409A transition period, the period of time…
  • Mar 5

    California 409A "Double Tax" May Violate State Constitution

    California 409A "Double Tax" May Violate State Constitution
    Article indicates that tax was not approved by Legislative Super Majority. See Law Review Article Here
Rank this Week: 2144

MW Attorneys Blog

MW Attorneys Blog

Covers tax news and tips. By Montgomery & Wetenkamp.

http://www.mwattorneys.com/blog/
  • Mar 16

    Certain Tax Liens will No Longer be Included on Credit Report

    Certain Tax Liens will No Longer be Included on Credit Report
    Tax experts generally agree that the tax lien is one of the least useful of IRS collection tools for the amount ...
  • Feb 9

    Business Email Spoofing

    Business Email Spoofing
    Google defines “spoof” as a “humorous imitation of something,” or a “trick played on someone as a joke.” But there is ...
  • Dec 13

    IRS Holiday Fraud Warning

    IRS Holiday Fraud Warning
    For years now, the IRS has taken an active role in warning taxpayers, and the tax industry in general, of tax-related ...
Rank this Week: 2168

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 27

    CANADIANS AND US ESTATE TAXES: How the Unique “Marital Credit” Work

    CANADIANS AND US ESTATE TAXES: How the Unique “Marital Credit” Work
    One of the major concerns of Canadians holding US real estate or other assets is whether the property will be subject to the US estate tax when they die.  It’s no small matter.  The estate tax top rate is 40%, and unlike…
  • Oct 26

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN: It’s 4600 Notice Time Again

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN: It’s 4600 Notice Time Again
    California’s Franchise Tax Board (FTB) sends out 4600 Notices “Request for Tax Return” when it gets a tax “information return” with a California address on it, but the taxpayer doesn’t file a California…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2253

Los Angeles California Tax…

Los Angeles California Tax Attorney Blog

Covers bankruptcy, fraud and criminal tax, offer in compromise, and other tax news and updates. By Victor Yoo of the Tax Lawyers Group.

http://www.irstaxlawattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 2276