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Rubric Legal LLC Blog

Rubric Legal LLC Blog

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

http://rubriclegal.com/blog/
  • Nov 24

    ABA Section of Taxation Comments Concerning Form 1024-A

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

    Nonprofits and Tax Reform – Thoughts on Initial Draft

    Nonprofits and Tax Reform – Thoughts on Initial Draft
    The post Nonprofits and Tax Reform – Thoughts on Initial Draft appeared first on Rubric Legal.
  • Sep 28

    More on unrelated business income

    More on unrelated business income
    The theme of the week on the Rubric legal blog is unrelated business taxable income (see yesterday’s post) and the ways that it can impact a nonprofit organization.  The IRS... The post More on unrelated business income appeared…
Rank this Week: 1595

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

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

http://www.bernicklifson.com/blog/
  • Nov 22

    Do Your Pay Practices Comply with Minnesota Overtime Laws?

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

    6 Tips on How to Run an HOA Annual Meeting Effectively

    6 Tips on How to Run an HOA Annual Meeting Effectively
    (Originally published in CIC Midwest 2017 Summer Edition. To visit their site, click here.)   Time for an annual meeting? All homeowner associations (HOA’s) are required to have an annual meeting each year. In addition to any other…
  • Sep 28

    MCIOA Amendments Change Construct Defect Claims Proce

    MCIOA Amendments Change Construct Defect Claims Proce
    A new law attempts to slow construction defect litigation.   You have likely heard about the Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act (MCIOA) amendments for some time — legislation, H.F. 1538, which was recently signed into law by…
Rank this Week: 2482

Tax Relief Blog

Tax Relief Blog

By Mike Habib, EA

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

    2017 year-end tax planning letter

    2017 year-end tax planning letter
    Dear Client: Congress appears poised to enact a major tax reform law that could potentially make fundamental changes in the way you and your family calculate your federal income tax bill, and the amount of federal tax you will pay.…
  • Oct 17

    Client tax planning letter – fall 2017

    Client tax planning letter – fall 2017
    Dear Client: The following is a summary of important tax developments that have occurred in the past three months that may affect you, your family, your investments, and your livelihood. Please call us for more information about any of these…
  • Aug 29

    Houston Texas IRS Tax Relief

    Houston Texas IRS Tax Relief
    Mike Habib is an IRS licensed Enrolled Agent, tax problem solver and a tax resolution expert who offers his outstanding representation services in Houston, Texas allowing you or your business to seek effective tax resolution and get reliable…
Rank this Week: 2973

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: 3847

California Tax and Estate Planning…

California Tax and Estate Planning Law Blog

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

http://newpointlaw.com/legal-blog/
  • Nov 16

    When Can a Tenant Legally Break a Lease in California?

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

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

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

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

    Should I Be an Independent Contractor or an Employee on my Taxes?
    When you take a job, especially a job as a household employee, it may not be clear whether you are an “employee” or an “independent contractor.” An employee usually has taxes withheld by their employer, receives a…
Rank this Week: 1306

Accel Tax Blog

Accel Tax Blog

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

http://www.acceltaxandbusiness.com/blog.php
Rank this Week: 2014

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: 3166

Life/Death/Law Blog

Life/Death/Law Blog

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

http://www.lifedeathlaw.com/
  • Nov 10

    Life Death Law Podcast: Episode 1! Purposeful Prenup

    Life Death Law Podcast: Episode 1! Purposeful Prenup
    Welcome to my new podcast, Life Death Law, where I explore the intersection of life, death, law (and love)–otherwise known as estate planning. In this first episode Emily Bouchard, a family dynamics and money coach and the managing…
  • Sep 12

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

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

    FDIC Insurance for Trust Account

    FDIC Insurance for Trust Account
    Most people know that the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) insures bank accounts for up to $250,000 per depositor per covered bank. This insurance was increased from $100,000 to $250,000 in 2008, to reassure people during the…
Rank this Week: 3430

Tom Tax Lawyer Blog

Tom Tax Lawyer Blog

By the Law Office of Thomas S. Groth.

http://tomtaxlawyer.com/blog/
  • Nov 6

    Stop the IRS from Collecting Your Ex’s Tax from You – Innocent Spouse

    Stop the IRS from Collecting Your Ex’s Tax from You – Innocent Spouse
    What is Innocent Spouse Relief? Innocent Spouse Relief is a form of tax relief that is available for people who signed a joint return with their spouses and who have good reasons as to why they should not be held liable for additional tax…
  • Feb 9

    Should You “Trust a Tax Attorney Now”?

    Should You “Trust a Tax Attorney Now”?
    If you are wondering whether you actually need a tax attorney now, right now, then I invite you to schedule a 20-minute phone call with me where I can answer that question for you. ☎ Schedule with Attorney Groth Don’t Let Tax…
  • Nov 11

    Innocent Spouse Tax Podcast

    Innocent Spouse Tax Podcast
    I recently had the pleasure of talking with Attorney Anthony Parent over at IRSMedic: Parent, Parent & Wynn LLP on his up-and-coming (and entertaining) tax podcast “Parental Advisory: The Show”. It was a great…
Rank this Week: 2222

Thorn Law Group Blog

Thorn Law Group Blog

Covers tax law.

http://www.virginia-tax-lawyer.com/blog/
  • Oct 26

    Tax Reform Gains Momentum

    Tax Reform Gains Momentum
    When President Donald J. Trump took office, the Republican Party took control of all three branches of the federal government and the party had big plans for making substantial changes to Obamacare and to the tax code. 
  • Oct 12

    The 401(k) Contribution Limit

    The 401(k) Contribution Limit
    A Virginia tax lawyer can provide you with advice on taking advantage of tax breaks that will help you to reduce the amount that you owe the government each year. One of the best tax breaks that you can make use of to reduce your tax…
  • Sep 19

    OVDP Streamlined Submission

    OVDP Streamlined Submission
Rank this Week: 1833

Thorn Law Group Blog

Thorn Law Group Blog

Covers Virginia tax law.

http://www.virginia-tax-lawyer.com/blog/
  • Oct 26

    Tax Reform Gains Momentum

    Tax Reform Gains Momentum
    When President Donald J. Trump took office, the Republican Party took control of all three branches of the federal government and the party had big plans for making substantial changes to Obamacare and to the tax code. 
  • Oct 12

    The 401(k) Contribution Limit

    The 401(k) Contribution Limit
    A Virginia tax lawyer can provide you with advice on taking advantage of tax breaks that will help you to reduce the amount that you owe the government each year. One of the best tax breaks that you can make use of to reduce your tax…
  • Sep 19

    OVDP Streamlined Submission

    OVDP Streamlined Submission
Rank this Week: 1124

Maryland Business Litigation…

Maryland Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers taxes and business law. By Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin and White.

http://www.marylandbusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    STSW’s Ned Parent Publishes Article on Undue Influence in MSBA Bar Bulletin

    STSW’s Ned Parent Publishes Article on Undue Influence in MSBA Bar Bulletin
    Ned Parent, a member of STSW’s Business Litigation Group, published an article in the September 2017 issue of the Maryland State Bar Association’s “Bar Bulletin” publication.  Mr. Parent’s article discussed…
  • Mar 28

    Waste Fraud and Abuse Part 1, What It Is and Who Is Concerned

    Waste Fraud and Abuse Part 1, What It Is and Who Is Concerned
    Concern regarding “waste, fraud and abuse” in government spending is everywhere these days, it seems.  Even in 2017, it is a solidly bi-partisan concern.  A quick internet search reveals that think tanks from the…
  • Mar 21

    Settlement of Dispute Over Non-Compete Agreement

    Settlement of Dispute Over Non-Compete Agreement
    Omni Imaging, LLC (“Omni”), a Maryland limited liability company, filed its lawsuit against our clients, Blue Ridge X-Ray Co., Inc. (“Blue Ridge”) and Richard A. Wilson, in the U.S. District Court for the District of…
Rank this Week: 3385

The Resource Blog

The Resource Blog

Covers tax law. By Samuel D. Brotman.

http://www.sambrotman.com/blog/
  • Oct 23

    California Payroll Tax Audits and Defending Independent Contractor

    California Payroll Tax Audits and Defending Independent Contractor
      You may be familiar with or have heard of a twelve-factor test or a three-factor test or a lot of different tests that the EDD supposedly uses to classify independent contractors. Through my years of professional experience and time…
  • Oct 22

    EDD Independent Contractor Test

    EDD Independent Contractor Test
      After verifying payroll and payroll tax withholdings, the EDD will next go through and verify all the workers that the business issued 1099s to. This is what is known as the EDD Independent Contractor Test. First, the EDD auditor will…
  • Oct 22

    EDD Audit Payroll Tax Verification Test

    EDD Audit Payroll Tax Verification Test
      In addition to the payroll verification test, http://www.sambrotman.com/edd-audit-payroll-verification-test/, the EDD will also look at personal income tax withholdings and make sure that the amounts listed match what the state has on…
Rank this Week: 2141

ISU CALT Articles

ISU CALT Articles

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

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

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

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

    Deducting Farm Expenses: An Overview

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

    Farm Expenses: An Overview

    Farm Expenses: An Overview
      Farmers, like other business owners, may deduct “ordinary and necessary expenses paid . . . in carrying on any trade or business.” IRC § 162.  In agriculture, these ordinary and necessary expenses include car and…
Rank this Week: 1925

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: 4709

Tax Trials

Tax Trials

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

http://taxtrials.com/
  • Oct 2

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

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

    Navel Gazing Micro Captive Insurance Company Denied Deduction

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

    IRS Extends Disclosure Deadline for Syndicated Conservation Easement Participant

    IRS Extends Disclosure Deadline for Syndicated Conservation Easement Participant
    On April 27, 2017, the IRS issued Notice 2017-29 which extended the deadline for disclosing certain participation in syndicated conservation easements. On December 23, 2016, the IRS announced disclosure requirements for participants in…
Rank this Week: 3411

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: 3551

Money Law Blog

Money Law Blog

Covers bankruptcy and tax law issues in DC, Maryland and Virginia. By the Law Office of Edward Gonzalez, PC.

http://www.money-lawblog.com/
  • Sep 19

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

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

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

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

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

    Cars — the worst purchase you’ll ever make. Here’s why.
    The biggest money pit I see when I interview prospects with financial problems is the car — always.  I have even seen people paying half of their disposable income in car payments (plus insurance, tolls, repairs, maintenance,…
Rank this Week: 3003

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: 2866

IRS Report Card

IRS Report Card

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

http://mopsicktaxlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3504

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: 3154

Seay Law Firm Blog

Seay Law Firm Blog

Covers Texas tax law.

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

    Tax Deadlines Extended after Hurricane Harvey

    Tax Deadlines Extended after Hurricane Harvey
    The Texas Comptroller announced possible Texas tax deadline extensions of some tax deadlines for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.  The Comptroller may grant tax deadline extensions to file state tax returns and pay certain taxes, such…
  • Aug 28

    Tax Deadlines Extended after Hurricane Harvey

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

    Recent Texas Tax Appellate Court Opinion

    Recent Texas Tax Appellate Court Opinion
    The Texas Third Court of Appeals recently issued several Texas tax opinions, regarding both Texas franchise tax and Texas sales tax.  This blog post summarizes those Texas tax opinions. Texas Sales and Use Tax Cantu Enterprises, LLC v.…
Rank this Week: 3376

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP…

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP News & Commentary

Covers estate planning, tax law, and real estate law.

http://rogerssheffield.com/news-and-commentary
  • Aug 16

    Blended Families And Estate Planning

    Blended Families And Estate Planning
    Estate Planning in a Blended Family In this era of the blended family, there are many challenging legal issues. Separation and remarriage are currently so common in our nation that blended families have mostly turned into the new standard.…
  • Aug 11

    Rebecca Koch Joins Rogers Sheffield & Campbell

    Rebecca Koch Joins Rogers Sheffield & Campbell
    Rebecca S. Koch Joins the Law Firm of Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP is pleased to announce that Rebecca Koch has joined the firm, effective Aug 1, 2017. Ms. Koch is a skilled and compassionate…
  • Jul 20

    Its A Good Time To Review Your Revocable Living Trust

    Its A Good Time To Review Your Revocable Living Trust
    A couple’s revocable living trust can be freely amended during their joint lifetimes.  Amendments can be used to adapt to changes in law, family circumstances, or the couple’s wishes.  However, once the first spouse…
Rank this Week: 1360

Tax Masala

Tax Masala

Covers Indian tax topics, including income tax for residents and non-residents, service taxes, and wealth tax matters.

http://taxmasala.in/
  • Aug 2

    Why do lawyers need to be brought under GST compliance ambit

    Why do lawyers need to be brought under GST compliance ambit
    The complex nature of India’s GST – which has four tax brackets ranging from a 5% to 28% – is bound to attract thousands of lawsuits in a legal system already grappling with a backlog of more than 24 million cases. Even…
  • Jul 7

    Invoicing under GST: Rules and Format

    Invoicing under GST: Rules and Format
    From 1st July, 2017, GST has replaced most of the indirect taxes in india. There is slight difference between invoicing under GST and invoicing under old regime. Governement has notified rules for GST invoice and sample GST invoice format.…
  • Jun 30

    13 Highly concerned GST issues and their solution

    13 Highly concerned GST issues and their solution
    Goods and service tax is a very ambitious tax scheme which will be subsuming almost every indirect taxes currently prevailing in India. The Indian government and presumably all the business sectors are ready to implement GST into their…
Rank this Week: 2657

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: 3862

Philadelphia Estate and Tax…

Philadelphia Estate and Tax Attorney Blog

Focuses on income, estate and gift tax matters, estate planning and probate administration. By Steven J. Fromm.

http://frommtaxes.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 20

    Here Are The IRS 2017 Standard Business, Medical and Moving Mileage Rate

    Here Are The IRS 2017 Standard Business, Medical and Moving Mileage Rate
      The Internal Revenue Service has recently issued the 2017 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1,…
  • May 25

    2017 PENNSYLVANIA TAX AMNESTY PROGRAM

    2017 PENNSYLVANIA TAX AMNESTY PROGRAM
    What Is The Pennsylvania Tax Amnesty Program? The PA Tax Amnesty program creates an incentive for taxpayers to pay there tax liabilities during a narrow time period that ends on June 19, 2017.  While this program is open, the PA ……
  • Feb 28

    IRS Installment Agreements: 2017 User Fee Schedule and Option

    IRS Installment Agreements: 2017 User Fee Schedule and Option
    Starting in 2017, the IRS has revised its user fee schedule for installment agreements. The new fee schedule applies to installment agreements entered into, restructured or reinstated on or after January 2, 2017. The final regulations…
Rank this Week: 3386

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

Bellevue Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By the Law Office of Aaron P. Richter.

http://www.richtertaxblog.com/
  • Jun 7

    5 Tips for Developing a Viable Business Plan

    5 Tips for Developing a Viable Business Plan
    A business plan is an important tool that every aspiring entrepreneur should develop. A business plan can help you clarify what needs to be done in order for your company to succeed. It can also help you plan for changes in the market and…
  • May 8

    The Taxation of LLC Member Distributions for Broker Dealers | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    The Taxation of LLC Member Distributions for Broker Dealers | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    In today’s blog, I’d like to look at another case, Fleischer v. Commissioner (2016), that deals with the reporting of income.  In this case, Ryan Fleischer, a financial advisor with various securities-trading licenses, had…
  • Apr 9

    FBARs are Due April 18th | Bethesda Tax Lawyer

    FBARs are Due April 18th | Bethesda Tax Lawyer
    Beginning this year, FBARs are due on tax day, April 15th, most years, and April 18th this year. If you cannot file by the deadline, for this year only, an automatic extension until October 18th will be provided. The FBAR is now filed…
Rank this Week: 3214

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: 4134

Your Texas Estate Plan

Your Texas Estate Plan

Covers tax and estate planning. By Jacob Pelley.

http://www.yourtexasestateplan.com/
  • Jun 1

    US Supreme Court filings: a primer

    US Supreme Court filings: a primer
    Sorry I've been gone a while, but I've been busy.In today's post, I'll walk you through a (very rudimentary) tutorial on the shakedown that is filing things in the US Supreme Court, as I had to teach myself this last month.Question 1: Why?-I…
  • Dec 16

    Beneficiary Designations, again.

    Beneficiary Designations, again.
    I've written about beneficiary designations before, but they continue to be a source of conflict I'm seeing for clients. It's not just life insurance, either.Think about your assets. Bank account, stock account, CD's, IRA's, 401k.…
  • Aug 1

    Be careful what you sign for...

    Be careful what you sign for...
    We sign things all the time. Mostly credit card receipts, but if you have ever bought a car, a home, or signed for a package, you are also representing to the contracting world that, by signing the document, you accept the consequences…
Rank this Week: 3561

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 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…
  • May 14

    IRS Tax Debt Ten-Year Clock

    IRS Tax Debt Ten-Year Clock
    Most people don’t know that the IRS stops trying to collect on tax debt after 10 years. This 10-year clock can be valuable to people who owe back taxes from several years ago. The statute of limitation on collecting tax owed is at 26…
Rank this Week: 2268

Todd S. Unger Blog

Todd S. Unger Blog

Covers those who have gotten in trouble with the IRS, and how to avoid tax problems.

http://www.irsproblemsolve.com/blog/
  • Apr 4

    FAQ: Can the IRS deny or revoke my US Passport if I owe back taxes?

    FAQ: Can the IRS deny or revoke my US Passport if I owe back taxes?
    Answer: Yes. Congress passed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act on December 4th, 2015. As part of FAST, section 7345 of the US Tax Code was enacted which requires the IRS to notify the State Department of taxpayers…
  • Apr 4

    FAQ: Can the IRS deny or revoke my US Passport if I owe back taxes?

    FAQ: Can the IRS deny or revoke my US Passport if I owe back taxes?
    Answer: Yes. Congress passed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act on December 4th, 2015. As part of FAST, section 7345 of the US Tax Code was enacted which requires the IRS to notify the State Department of taxpayers…
  • Feb 15

    The Dangers of Unpaid Back Payroll Taxe

    The Dangers of Unpaid Back Payroll Taxe
    Notwithstanding IRS budget cuts, my tax practice has experienced an uptick of unpaid payroll tax investigation cases. I have also observed that payroll cases are move faster through the IRS collection process than non-payroll cases. I…
Rank this Week: 3236

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: 2898

The Tax Lawyer's Blog

The Tax Lawyer's Blog

By the Pappas Group.

http://www.pappastax.com/the-tax-lawyers-blog/
  • Mar 4

    New Filing Due Date for FBARS

    New Filing Due Date for FBARS
    The United States Department of Treasury has announced that the new annual due date for filing Reports of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) for foreign financial accounts is April 15. Specifically, section 2006(b)(11) of... Read…
  • Mar 4

    New Filing Due Date for FBARS

    New Filing Due Date for FBARS
    The United States Department of Treasury has announced that the new annual due date for filing Reports of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) for foreign financial accounts is April 15. Specifically, section 2006(b)(11) of... Read…
  • Mar 4

    New Filing Due Date for FBARS

    New Filing Due Date for FBARS
    The United States Department of Treasury has announced that the new annual due date for filing Reports of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) for foreign financial accounts is April 15. Specifically, section 2006(b)(11) of... Read…
Rank this Week: 2240

Tax Crisis Institute

Tax Crisis Institute

This blog is all about tax troubles with the IRS and how to avoid them.

http://www.taxcrisisinstitute.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2156

Canadian Tax Litigation

Canadian Tax Litigation

Covers Canadian tax litigation developments. By FMC Law.

http://www.canadiantaxlitigation.com/
  • Feb 19

    Correcting Tax Mistakes after Fairmont and Jean Coutu

    Correcting Tax Mistakes after Fairmont and Jean Coutu
    I was very glad to be a panelist for the Canadian Tax Foundation’s conference on the Supreme Court of Canada’s decisions in Fairmont and Jean Coutu. During the discussion the panelists were asked about the ways taxpayers may…
  • Dec 22

    506913 N.B. Ltd.: Jarndyce v. Jarndyce Revisited

    506913 N.B. Ltd.: Jarndyce v. Jarndyce Revisited
    On a procedural motion in 506913 N.B. Ltd. v. The Queen (2016 TCC 286), the Tax Court ordered the Respondent to answer all questions refused on discovery, reattend at a further discovery, and pay the Appellant’s costs on the…
  • Dec 13

    Jean Coutu: SCC Revises Test for Rectification under the Civil Code

    Jean Coutu: SCC Revises Test for Rectification under the Civil Code
    On December 9, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its judgment in Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. v Attorney General of Canada (2016 SCC 55) along with its companion case Canada (Attorney General) v Fairmont Hotels Inc. (2016 SCC 56). Our…
Rank this Week: 3390

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: 3060

Global Tax Enforcement

Global Tax Enforcement

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

http://www.globaltaxenforcement.com/
Rank this Week: 2913

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law…

Barbeau, Evans & Goldstein Law Blog

Covers business law, tax, and international law.

http://beg-law.com/lawblog/
Rank this Week: 2095

Tax Machine Blog

Tax Machine Blog

Discusses tax topics. By Thomas S. Groth.

http://taxmachine.us
  • Dec 14

    Alan Thicke, Tax Resolution Spokesman, Dead at 69

    Alan Thicke, Tax Resolution Spokesman, Dead at 69
    Note to readers: If you have Tax Problems, maybe you need someone local, maybe you need someone with a lawyer’s skill-set, or maybe you don’t. Would you like to know? Call me at 844-4-TOM-TAX and ask. Alan Thicke, best known for…
  • Nov 12

    Watch this IRS Scammer get scammed

    Watch this IRS Scammer get scammed
    (and some thoughts on Private Collection of Tax Debts)   The news media has been reporting this story for over a year now. Foreigners scamming people into paying the stupid tax. But watch what happens when the tables are turned. And…
  • Jun 1

    I’m Cool with Caitlyn Jenner Being Who she is. So is the IRS.

    I’m Cool with Caitlyn Jenner Being Who she is. So is the IRS.
    A Pretty hot topic right now on the internet is “Bruce” Jenner’s transition to Caitlyn Jenner. Caitlyn has taken steps to change her outward appearance in the past to match the person she has always been on the inside,…
Rank this Week: 2230

Thomas E. Crice Blog

Thomas E. Crice Blog

Covers a variety of individual and business tax issues, in both the domestic and international contexts.

http://www.tomcricelaw.com/tax-blog
  • Dec 3

    Working Abroad – Paying the U.S. Income Tax

    Working Abroad – Paying the U.S. Income Tax
    Expatriates and the federal income tax Going abroad to live and work is a very exciting thing to do.  It also has tax consequences because the United States will tax your income, no matter where you live and no matter...
  • Dec 3

    How Marriage and the Joint Return Can Affect Your Tax Liability

    How Marriage and the Joint Return Can Affect Your Tax Liability
    Does the Tax Code Reward or Penalize Marriage? The story is as old as time.  First comes love then comes marriage.  And quick as a rabbit after that:  the joint tax return.  Ah, sweet bliss, married only a few weeks…
  • Dec 3

    Selling Your Home – Two Tax Traps for the Unwary

    Selling Your Home – Two Tax Traps for the Unwary
    For Some That Big, Tax-free Gain May Not Be There After All When I was a boy my dad bought the family home with his Korean War veteran’s benefit and the savings he’d accumulated working lots of long hours.  I…
Rank this Week: 2239

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: 3839

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: 3841

Life in the Tax Lane

Life in the Tax Lane

Focuses on current developments in individual and small business taxation, including tax law and tips. By Stephen S. Photopoulos.

http://lifeinthetaxlane.com
  • Oct 10

    3 Tips for Dealing with Unfiled Tax Return

    3 Tips for Dealing with Unfiled Tax Return
    Tax season comes around every year whether you are ready or not.  Most people prepare and file their returns on time every year.  Maybe you are one of those people who, for any number of reasons, never got around to filing your…
  • Sep 30

    Here we go again! IRS set to begin using private collectors.

    Here we go again! IRS set to begin using private collectors.
    Have you ever noticed how some bad ideas tend to gain new life after a sufficient amount of time has passed for people to forget how bad they were the last time they were tried?  Well, the IRS is bringing back an oldie, but…
  • Sep 27

    IRS Testing Streamlined Processing of Installment Agreement

    IRS Testing Streamlined Processing of Installment Agreement
    The IRS is testing streamlined processing of certain installment agreements.
Rank this Week: 2200

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/
  • 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…
  • Dec 20

    Sales of Livestock Due to Drought

    Sales of Livestock Due to Drought
    The drought in the Texas Panhandle and surrounding areas has staggered the livestock industry. Many livestock farmers have been forced to liquidate their herds entirely, or at an abnormal rate. The Code provides some tax relief available for…
Rank this Week: 4116

Tax Equity Telegraph

Tax Equity Telegraph

Addresses the intersection of tax policy and energy policy in the United States. By Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.

http://www.akingump.com/en/experience/practices/global-project-finance/tax-equity-telegraph/index.html
  • Jul 20

    Can New Federal Guidance Unlock the Residential PACE Market? We’re Almost There!

    Can New Federal Guidance Unlock the Residential PACE Market? We’re Almost There!
    Under newly issued guidance, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will begin insuring mortgages on qualifying properties with PACE assessments.Unlike the active commercial Property Assessed…
  • Apr 5

    IRS Rules on Late Inverted Lease Election

    IRS Rules on Late Inverted Lease Election
    This is an article‎ that David Burton published in Tax Notes that discusses three recent Internal Revenue Service rulings in which permission was granted, in what appears to be solar energy project, inverted lease transactions, in…
  • Mar 29

    Question and Answer from the Tax Equity Structuring, Financial Modeling and HLBV Accounting Seminar

    Question and Answer from the Tax Equity Structuring, Financial Modeling and HLBV Accounting Seminar
    Question from Seminar Participant: The tax equity investor invests to own only a portion of the production tax credits (PTCs) up front, since there is an unknown of the actual production levels of the wind farm. What does the…
Rank this Week: 2552