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ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Jan 3

    Trump celebrates his (very expensive) tax cuts for himself and his rich golfing buddie

    Trump celebrates his (very expensive) tax cuts for himself and his rich golfing buddie
    Remember how Trump sold the Republicans' $1.5 trillion-deficit-creating tax cut plan as a boon for the middle class that was going to create jobs and raise wages? That was in September, when he told congressional lawmakers at the White…
  • Dec 22

    What is the GOP goal? A return to the "gilded age" (or worse)

    What is the GOP goal? A return to the "gilded age" (or worse)
    When right-wing Roy Moore said that the time when America was great was during slavery, he revealed something key to the current GOP members of Congress and state legislatures--their primary goal is to return to a time when owners of...
  • Dec 21

    GOP Congress: my (wealthy) donors made me do it

    GOP Congress: my (wealthy) donors made me do it
    The GOP's tax-complicating, deficit-increasing, wealthy-subsidizing, Arctic destroying, Health Care damaging, $1.5 trillion tax "reform" package is unpopular with most Americans, destructive to the government's ability to fund…
Rank this Week: 262

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • May 25

    10 Tax Moves To Make Before Summer Begin

    10 Tax Moves To Make Before Summer Begin
    Now that schedules are a bit more relaxed, summer can be a great time to catch up on your to-do list, including ways to save on your tax bill before year-end. Here are 10 tax moves to make now.
  • May 24

    IRS Warns About New Scam Targeting Tax Professional

    IRS Warns About New Scam Targeting Tax Professional
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and its state and industry Security Summit partners are warning tax professionals about a new scam involving phishing emails posing as accounting and professional associations.
  • May 24

    How To Read And Respond To Your Notice From The IRS

    How To Read And Respond To Your Notice From The IRS
    Have a notice from IRS show up in your mailbox? Those generally require a response. Here's what you need to know.
Rank this Week: 428

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/
  • May 14

    Hands Off the Wheel: An Analysis of Ethical and Legal Issues Facing Autonomous Automobile

    Hands Off the Wheel: An Analysis of Ethical and Legal Issues Facing Autonomous Automobile
    Source: www.thenextweb.com By George Cortina Download full note here. The days of having our hands on the wheel while cruising along a highway will soon be over. The advent of autonomous and semi-autonomous automobiles presents many new…
  • May 14

    Legislating Low-Wage Non-Competes: Reconciling Policy Interests with Common Law

    Legislating Low-Wage Non-Competes: Reconciling Policy Interests with Common Law
    Source: www.businesslawutah.com By Derek Franklin Download full note here. In August 2016, the Illinois General Assembly enacted the Illinois Freedom to Work Act, which prohibits non-compete agreements with private sector employees…
  • May 14

    To Infinity & Beyond: Legal Implications for Space Tourism

    To Infinity & Beyond: Legal Implications for Space Tourism
    Source: www.nytimes.com By Colin Mummery Download full note here. The drastic rise of numerous space tourism companies suggests that the prospects of viable and even cost-conscious space tourism may be in reach. This entirely new…
Rank this Week: 437

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Focuses on complliance, corporate governance, disclosure, mergers and tax issues. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 400

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/
  • May 25

    Family Law’s Democratic Foundation

    Family Law’s Democratic Foundation
    Sean Hannon Williams, Divorce All the Way Down: Local Voice and Family Law’s Democratic Deficit, 98 B.U. L. Rev. 579 (2018) Kaiponanea Matsumura For decades, scholars have heaped scorn on family law’s open-ended legal standards…
  • May 24

    Illuminating Societal Stereotyping of Bisexuals and the Need for Strategies to Reduce Stigmatization

    Illuminating Societal Stereotyping of Bisexuals and the Need for Strategies to Reduce Stigmatization
    Brian Dodge et al., Attitudes Toward Bisexual Men and Women Among a Nationally Representative Probability Sample of Adults in the United States, 11 PLoS ONE (2016). Ann E. Tweedy Despite the fact that bisexuals are, by most counts, the…
  • May 23

    Chevron as Remedy

    Chevron as Remedy
    Andrew F. Hessick, Remedial Chevron, 96 N.C. L. Rev __ (forthcoming 2018), available at SSRN. Caprice Roberts What’s not to love about a remedies approach to solving an Administrative Law problem? Professor Andrew Hessick’s…
Rank this Week: 565

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/
  • May 24

    How High Are Beer Taxes in Your State?

    How High Are Beer Taxes in Your State?
    With summer quickly approaching, we can expect to see a seasonal uptick in beer sales, thanks to much-anticipated barbecues, baseball games, and the like. But when we fork over cash to buy yet another six-pack, how much is being used to cover…
  • May 24

    Capital Cost Recovery across the OECD, 2018

    Capital Cost Recovery across the OECD, 2018
    One hundred percent expensing for short-life business investments was a great start but needs to be enacted on a permanent basis for it to have an impact on long-term decision-making.
  • May 23

    IRS to Issue Guidance Clarifying Viability of SALT Deduction Cap Workaround

    IRS to Issue Guidance Clarifying Viability of SALT Deduction Cap Workaround
    Earlier today, the Internal Revenue Service issued a notice announcing forthcoming regulations and guidance clarifying the treatment of income recharacterized for purposes of working around the new $10,000 cap on the state and local tax…
Rank this Week: 569

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
  • May 2

    TaxMama’s TaxQuips Good News and Bad News in May

    TaxMama’s TaxQuips Good News and Bad News in May
    Today TaxMama® wants to talk about things to consider now that your tax return is filed. It IS filed, isn’t it?           Dear Friends and Family, I have good news and bad news for…
  • Apr 13

    Tax Deadline Looming

    Tax Deadline Looming
      Today TaxMama® wants to talk about deadlines, extensions, payments and dealing with it all on a tight budget. What do you do first?!             Dear Friends and Family, I am…
  • Mar 20

    Not Filing Prior Years - Wasting Refund

    Not Filing Prior Years - Wasting Refund
    Today TaxMama® hears from C in the TaxQuips forum. She has an all-too common problem. “I have a tax return that I completed but did not mail off from 2013, I know you have to process your taxes within 3 years, is there any way to…
Rank this Week: 490

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 607

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/
  • Mar 20

    The IRS Cannot Use Extended Limitations Period to Reach Foreign Asset Income

    The IRS Cannot Use Extended Limitations Period to Reach Foreign Asset Income
    In a recent tax case, the U.S. Tax Court concluded that the IRS statutory Notice of Deficiency (a.k.a. “90-day letter”) issued more than three years after the tax return was filed was invalid, despite the omission of income…
  • Jan 18

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

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

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

    What Should I Do If I Have an Unreported Offshore Account at a “Bad Bank”?
    If you have an account at one of the IRS “bad banks” and you used the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP), you will face a 50 percent offshore penalty on the highest aggregate account balance during the disclosure period,…
Rank this Week: 744

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/
  • May 26

    California Charities and Crowdfunding Bill – AB 2556

    California Charities and Crowdfunding Bill – AB 2556
    California is considering passage of a crowdfunding bill sponsored by Pay Pal Giving Fund and applicable to charitable organizations and crowdfunding solicitors. The bill, AB 2556, was introduced by Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin on February…
  • May 25

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/25/18

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/25/18
    Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: “An ideologically divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that companies may require…
  • May 22

    NASCO: 50 State Survey on Crowdfunding Regulation

    NASCO: 50 State Survey on Crowdfunding Regulation
    The National Association of State Charities Officials (NASCO) published Results from 50 State Survey on Regulation of Crowdfunding Activities on October 3, 2017 (download PowerPoint file here). The Survey was designed and distributed to 50…
Rank this Week: 880

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • May 23

    Back to the Old Drawing Board

    Back to the Old Drawing Board
    I’ve written before about certain states’ efforts to get around the new $10,000 cap on state and local taxes that can be deducted on federal tax returns. The IRS announced today they will be proposing regulations later this year…
  • May 17

    The Deep State and Cryptocurrency

    The Deep State and Cryptocurrency
    There have been plenty of articles about the “Deep State” vis-a-vis President Trump. I’m not going into that; if you’re interested, Google is your friend. Rather, I’m going to look at the Deep State and…
  • May 3

    Taxes Matter (2018 Version), Part 1

    Taxes Matter (2018 Version), Part 1
    Those on the left constantly chirp that taxes don’t matter. Those of us who prepare tax returns can state as fact you’re wrong. I moved my business because of taxes and regulations. Here are two other examples from today that…
Rank this Week: 825

Taxidermy: Getting Under the Skin…

Taxidermy: Getting Under the Skin of Tax Law

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

http://www.annlhumphrey.com/blog
Rank this Week: 801

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: 787

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: 988

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: 859

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

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

http://www.irstaxtrouble.com/category/tax-blog/
  • May 26

    Guaranteeing a Loan for Your S Corporation

    Guaranteeing a Loan for Your S Corporation
    In Phillips v. Commissioner, No. 17-14439 (11th Cir. 2018), the court concluded that a judgment against the owner of an S corporation for guaranteeing the business debts does not increase the owners tax basis in the S corporation. …
  • May 22

    Court Says No Legal Right to IRS Appeals Review

    Court Says No Legal Right to IRS Appeals Review
    Does the Taxpayer Bill of Rights create a legal right to have a tax dispute considered by the IRS Office of Appeals?  The court recently addressed this question in Facebook, Inc. v. Internal Revenue Service, No. 17-cv-06490-LB…
  • May 19

    When the IRS Raises A New Matter on the Eve of Trial

    When the IRS Raises A New Matter on the Eve of Trial
    During the course of litigating a tax matter, the IRS may increase the amount of tax, penalties, and interest that it alleges the taxpayer owes. The IRS is typically allowed to do this. If it does, the IRS may have a harder time prevailing on…
Rank this Week: 1001

Colorado Estate Planning

Colorado Estate Planning

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

http://blog.forbushgoldberg.com/
  • May 14

    Your Parents May Need Help with Estate Planning

    Your Parents May Need Help with Estate Planning
    Caregivers can give advice, but they should be wary of legal repercussions. Many adult children have become caregivers for their elderly parents and that may include financial support because retirement can be very expensive, according to the…
  • May 7

    Do I Need To Update My Estate Plan?

    Do I Need To Update My Estate Plan?
    Roughly half of all Americans don’t have a will, so if you’ve already taken this vital step to then congratulations are in order - you’re already ahead of the curve. While a will is a necessary document that every person…
  • May 2

    ADVANCED CARE DIRECTIVES: ACT NOW

    ADVANCED CARE DIRECTIVES: ACT NOW
    Most of us don’t like to think about the possibility of something harmful happening to us or a loved one. Because of this, we rarely think about how to protect ourselves and our loved ones if the worst were to happen. However, just as…
Rank this Week: 1388

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy law, debt counseling, tax resolution, and IRS audit help. By John D. Faucher.

http://johndfaucher.com/blog/
  • May 8

    Tax Debt and Having Your Passport Taken Away

    Tax Debt and Having Your Passport Taken Away
    Congress granted the IRS the power to revoke passports in December 2015.  The process is cumbersome and bureaucratic because it involves both the IRS and the State Department.  Since the State Department is responsible for…
  • May 26

    Could I go to Jail?

    Could I go to Jail?
    My client’s shaking, horrified. She lied on her tax return and worries the IRS will find out when they open the audit.  She thinks she’ll end up in handcuffs if she even talks to the IRS.  She won’t.  …
  • May 17

    IRS Delays Benefit my Client

    IRS Delays Benefit my Client
    The IRS is woefully understaffed: in IRS offices across the country staffing is down 7 to 41% and not one office has seen an increase. Complicated correspondence is not answered timely, or sometimes at all. I have a large collection of…
Rank this Week: 1182

Thorn Law Group Blog

Thorn Law Group Blog

Covers criminal tax and international tax issues.

http://www.thorntaxlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1435

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/
Rank this Week: 1016

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: 1128

Global Tax Enforcement

Global Tax Enforcement

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

http://www.globaltaxenforcement.com/
Rank this Week: 1018

Oregon Debt Relief Weblawg

Oregon Debt Relief Weblawg

Covers bankruptcy and federal and state tax matters. By Kent Anderson.

http://www.eugenebankruptcylawyer.com/blog
  • Jan 6

    Tax Relief in Bankruptcy?

    Tax Relief in Bankruptcy?
    The 9th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel decided a case recently with important consequences for delinquent taxpayers. On December 17, 2015, the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel handed down a decision in United States v. Martin that may advance a…
  • Dec 8

    Oregon Department of Revenue to begin “naming and shaming” delinquent taxpayer

    Oregon Department of Revenue to begin “naming and shaming” delinquent taxpayer
    The power to destroy the reputations of businesses and individual taxpayers should not be taken lightly.
  • Aug 28

    Navigating Self-Directed IRAs: Steer Clear of Tax Penaltie

    Navigating Self-Directed IRAs: Steer Clear of Tax Penaltie
    Truth and Consequences Do an internet search for self-directed IRA and you’ll find a number of promoters promising to give you complete control over your retirement accounts. Those promises may contain a grain truth, but don’t let…
Rank this Week: 1253

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: 1375

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: 1031

Thorn Law Group Blog

Thorn Law Group Blog

Covers tax law.

http://www.virginia-tax-lawyer.com/blog/
  • May 30

    Do You Need to File an Amended Return?

    Do You Need to File an Amended Return?
    While you are required to file your taxes by April each year, sometimes taxpayers need to make changes to the original tax returns that they have filed. In these circumstances, filing an amended return could become necessary.
  • May 16

    Missed The Tax Deadline? Learn About Your Option

    Missed The Tax Deadline? Learn About Your Option
    If you missed the tax deadline, it is important that you act as quickly as possible to file your tax forms. The penalties can be much more serious for not filing at all than for filing but failing to pay your taxes, so you shouldn't hesitate…
  • Apr 29

    Understanding Tax Bracket

    Understanding Tax Bracket
    When you are in the 25 percent tax bracket, this does not mean that you have to pay taxes on 25 percent of your total income that you earned.
Rank this Week: 1621

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/
  • May 26

    Soft Opening – Rubin on Florida Homestead

    Soft Opening – Rubin on Florida Homestead
    As I teased a few days ago, I’ve been working on a challenging writing project these past 2-3  years. Today is the day of its release!As you can tell by the title, it is a book/treatise on Florida homestead law. I took on the…
  • May 20

    Teaser - New Publication Coming

    Teaser - New Publication Coming
    A heads-up to readers that I will shortly be publishing a treatise that should be of interest to many of you. I have been hard at work on this project for the last 2-3 years, and hope to have it out in the next few weeks. Frankly, if I had…
  • May 20

    Possible Fix Coming to Charitable Gifting Problem

    Possible Fix Coming to Charitable Gifting Problem
    For many taxpayers, the 2017 tax law changes removed an incentive to many taxpayers to make charitable contributions. As an itemized deduction, charitable contributions provide a deduction only to taxpayers who itemize their deductions. With…
Rank this Week: 2332

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/
  • May 25

    Five Legal Missteps that Could Sink Your New Jersey Small Busine

    Five Legal Missteps that Could Sink Your New Jersey Small Busine
    Small businesses play a vital role in the New Jersey economy. In conjunction with National Small Business Week, the Small Business Administration (SBA) recently published updated small business profiles for each state. In New Jersey in 2015,…
  • May 24

    What NJ Employers Need to Know About Worker Misclassification Crackdown

    What NJ Employers Need to Know About Worker Misclassification Crackdown
    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy recently signed an executive order establishing a task force on worker misclassification. Accordingly, New Jersey employers who rely on independent contractors should be prepared for increased scrutiny. The post…
  • May 23

    What Does SEC’s Yahoo Settlement Mean for Cyber Enforcement?

    What Does SEC’s Yahoo Settlement Mean for Cyber Enforcement?
    The SEC recently announced that it has reached a $35 million settlement with Altaba Inc. (formerly known as Yahoo! Inc.). The settlement resolves allegations that the company misled investors by failing to timely report its massive 2014 data…
Rank this Week: 1805

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/
  • May 25

    When Will “First the Jobs, Then the Tax Break” Supersede the Empty Promises?

    When Will “First the Jobs, Then the Tax Break” Supersede the Empty Promises?
    A little more than a week ago, in Yet Another Reason for “First the Jobs, Then the Tax Break”, I reiterated the need to tie tax breaks to the performance of promises rather than to promises. In that post, and in the earlier ones…
  • May 23

    Incorrectly Breaking Down the Internal Revenue Code

    Incorrectly Breaking Down the Internal Revenue Code
    Reader Morris asked me if I agree with the following claims in this article:What most people don't realize, in fact, is that 99 percent of the Internal Revenue Code is a series of incentives, primarily for businesses and investors to fuel the…
  • May 21

    Adverse Possession, Basis, and Gross Income

    Adverse Possession, Basis, and Gross Income
    Reader Morris directed my attention to a Philadelphia Inquirer article from several weeks ago that apparently I missed. I think, though, the reason I did not see it was its inclusion in a different Regional section of the paper, because I…
Rank this Week: 2256

Tax Controversy Sentinel

Tax Controversy Sentinel

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://taxcontroversy.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1807

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: 1506

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • May 14

    Oregon Shifts Heavy Equipment Personal Property Tax Burden to Contractors starting in 2019

    Oregon Shifts Heavy Equipment Personal Property Tax Burden to Contractors starting in 2019
    Large and small heavy equipment rental providers throughout the state of Oregon recently scored a huge victory when Governor Brown signed HB 4139 into law earlier last month. The new law replaces Oregon’s existing personal property tax…
  • May 7

    Recipe for Alphabet Soup: Does High IQ, EQ & AQ Make For a Better Lawyer?

    Recipe for Alphabet Soup: Does High IQ, EQ & AQ Make For a Better Lawyer?
    In late April I attended a Portland Women in Leadership symposium, “Women Blazing Trails, presented by The Pacific Northwest Diversity Council”. The five speakers and moderator were both educational and inspiring, and when…
  • Apr 25

    Productive & Positive Planning for Aging: Check Your To Do List

    Productive & Positive Planning for Aging: Check Your To Do List
    A recent article broke down the often daunting and ignored tasks that make for good planning decisions when you or a loved one ages - - well in advance of when one’s ability to make such decisions may be taken away by changing physical…
Rank this Week: 2351

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

http://willstrustsestates.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1808

The Surly Subgroup

The Surly Subgroup

Covers tax law. By tax law professors.

https://surlysubgroup.com/
  • May 13

    The Stages of International Tax Reform (Insights from this Weekend’s ABA Tax Section Meeting)

    The Stages of International Tax Reform (Insights from this Weekend’s ABA Tax Section Meeting)
    By: Diane Ring Since December 2017, tax conferences in the United States have focused substantially on the H.R. 1 tax reform legislation. No surprise there — the 2017 changes are among the most significant in the past thirty years. But…
  • May 11

    The Gig Economy Battles Continue: 9th Circuit Weighs In on Seattle Uber Driver Ordinance

    The Gig Economy Battles Continue: 9th Circuit Weighs In on Seattle Uber Driver Ordinance
    By: Diane Ring Today the 9th Circuit weighed in on the validity of a Seattle ordinance that requires businesses contracting with taxi-drivers, for-hire transportation companies, and “transportation network companies” to bargain…
  • May 8

    Dog Owners of Tribeca

    Dog Owners of Tribeca
    My favorite news story from last week: it turns out that ten years ago, a group of dog owners in Tribeca installed a lock on a public New York City dog park, and started charging people a membership fee—$120 a year—if they wanted…
Rank this Week: 1759

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
  • May 8

    SF 2417 Will Significantly Change Iowa's Tax Law

    SF 2417 Will Significantly Change Iowa's Tax Law
    On May 5, 2018, the Iowa Legislature passed S.F. 2417, a significant overhaul of the Iowa tax code. Federal tax reform implemented by the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act set the stage for this legislation. Following is a review of key provisions…
  • May 8

    SF 2417 Will Significantly Change Iowa's Tax Law

    SF 2417 Will Significantly Change Iowa's Tax Law
    On May 5, 2018, the Iowa Legislature passed S.F. 2417, a significant overhaul of the Iowa tax code. Federal tax reform implemented by the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act set the stage for this legislation. Following is a review of key provisions…
  • Apr 30

    Recent Cases Find CWA Jurisdiction over Point Source Discharges Passing through Groundwater

    Recent Cases Find CWA Jurisdiction over Point Source Discharges Passing through Groundwater
    On April 12, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit vacated a district court’s judgment and held that a discharge that passed from a point source through groundwater to navigable waters could support a Clean…
Rank this Week: 1920

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/
  • Apr 24

    Recent NYSE and NYSE American Announcement

    Recent NYSE and NYSE American Announcement
    The NYSE has made a few recent announcements affecting the obligations of NYSE and NYSE American listed Canadian companies with respect to providing information to the exchange. An NYSE listed company that files its shareholder meeting…
  • Apr 10

    Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Requires More Than a Policy

    Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Requires More Than a Policy
    The recent settlement agreement between Kinross Gold Company and the Securities and Exchange Commission is a reminder to Canadian cross-listed companies that it is not enough to adopt a parent-company level anti-corruption policy designed to…
  • Apr 5

    The Americans with Disabilities Act: A Brief Primer on the ADA

    The Americans with Disabilities Act: A Brief Primer on the ADA
    Like Canada, the United States has federal legislation protecting employees with disabilities. While Canada has the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Canadian Human Rights Act, the United States has the Americans with…
Rank this Week: 1601

Tax Relief Blog

Tax Relief Blog

By Mike Habib, EA

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

    Client letter – Q1 2018 tax matter

    Client letter – Q1 2018 tax matter
    CLIENT LETTER EXPLAINS RECENT DEVELOPMENTS THAT MAY AFFECT YOUR TAX SITUATION Dear Clients: The following is a summary of important tax developments that have occurred in the first three months of 2018 that may affect you, your…
  • Feb 8

    Penalty Abatement – All You Wanted to Know About Penalty Abatement

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

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

    Reduce and lower your property taxes assessment – Los Angeles, CA appeal
    Reduce and lower your property taxes assessment – Los Angeles, CA appeals What Are Business Personal Property Taxes? Most jurisdictions in the US tax your Business Property and Personal Property used in your business – once per…
Rank this Week: 1974

Tax Law and Business Organization…

Tax Law and Business Organization Strategy

Providing information and updates on tax law. By Sprouse Schrader Smith PC.

http://taxlaw.sprouselaw.com/
  • Apr 4

    Time for an Entity Review?

    Time for an Entity Review?
    Much has happened in the tax arena lately, particularly relating to entities and structuring businesses and investments. Good practice dictates that one periodically review business and investment structures. Due to recent changes in the tax…
  • Aug 10

    Proposed Regulations May Spark Year-End Transfer

    Proposed Regulations May Spark Year-End Transfer
    Treasury has recently issued Proposed Regulations under Section 2704. Section 2704 affects the valuation of interests in corporations and partnerships. Most notably, the proposed changes would disregard restrictions on liquidation that are…
  • Dec 31

    New Non-discrimination Rules for Health Insurance Plan

    New Non-discrimination Rules for Health Insurance Plan
    Fully insured health plans have not been subject to any the nondiscrimination requirements. Those plans could discriminate on eligibility, contributions, and benefits, without triggering adverse tax consequences to either the plan or the plan…
Rank this Week: 1614

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/
  • Mar 1

    Act Before March 6, 2018 to Reduce 2017 Estate & Trust Income Taxe

    Act Before March 6, 2018 to Reduce 2017 Estate & Trust Income Taxe
    Trustees and executors can still reduce 2017 trust and estate income taxes. Must act before March 5, 2018
  • Feb 6

    NJ Honors our Veterans with Tax Saving

    NJ Honors our Veterans with Tax Saving
    NJ Exemption for Veterans- new exemption from NJ Income Taxes for Veteran
  • Jan 25

    Changes to 529 Plans -Start Saving for Jr!

    Changes to 529 Plans -Start Saving for Jr!
    529 Plans – Does It Make Tax Sense to Contribute? There have always been huge benefits to saving for higher education using 529 Plans. While the contributions are not deductible, earnings in a 529 plan grow federal tax-free and will not…
Rank this Week: 1701

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: 1560

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: 1642

The Tax Lawyer Blog

The Tax Lawyer Blog

By William D. Hartsock.

http://thetaxlawyer.com/blog
  • Apr 11

    Business IRS Audit FAQ

    Business IRS Audit FAQ
    Click on any of the Business IRS Audit FAQ's below to see and hear tax attorney William Hartsock, Esq answer your question in a short video: Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about IRS audits from a tax attorney with over 25…
  • Apr 11

    Business IRS Audit FAQ

    Business IRS Audit FAQ
    Click on any of the Business IRS Audit FAQ's below to see and hear tax attorney William Hartsock, Esq answer your question in a short video: Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about IRS audits from a tax attorney with over 25…
  • Apr 11

    Personal IRS Audit FAQ

    Personal IRS Audit FAQ
    Click on any of the Personal IRS Audit FAQ's below to see and hear tax attorney William Hartsock, Esq answer your question in a short video: Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about IRS audits from a tax attorney with over 25…
Rank this Week: 2177

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: 1714

Simrin Law

Simrin Law

Covers tax law issues.

http://www.simrinlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • May 8

    What Type Of Attorney Should You Retain For An IRS Audit?

    What Type Of Attorney Should You Retain For An IRS Audit?
    You want an attorney who is experienced in tax law. You also want someone who is a good communicator and is someone you can trust. The tax law is so complex and multi-layered that you really want experience on your side. You want someone…
  • Apr 8

    Is it Better to Have a CPA or a Tax Attorney Represent You in an IRS Audit?

    Is it Better to Have a CPA or a Tax Attorney Represent You in an IRS Audit?
    How Does A Person Choose Between An Attorney and a CPA For Representation in An IRS Audit? The first thing you need to decide is whether you want someone to represent you at all. We’ve talked a little bit about that. Right away,…
  • Mar 8

    How Do People Find Out They Are Being Audited?

    How Do People Find Out They Are Being Audited?
    The IRS will always notify you in writing. I say “always” because there are many scams going on in which a scammer will call someone at home and say, “I work for the IRS,” or “I work for the Department of…
Rank this Week: 2196

Derek's Tax blog

Derek's Tax blog

Covers taxes and estate planning. By the Jensen Law Office.

http://www.jensenestatelaw.com/blogs
Rank this Week: 1853