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My Mississippi Tax Lawyer

My Mississippi Tax Lawyer

Covers Mississippi taxes, estate planning, and business formation issues. By David Lynch.

http://www.mymstaxlawyer.com/
  • Jan 2

    What is in the new Tax Relief Act passed by Congress?

    What is in the new Tax Relief Act passed by Congress?
    We finally got a new tax bill and now everybody wants to know what’s in it. I’m still working on digesting it myself, but if you want to get ahead of the curve, I recommend taking a look at the … Continue reading →
  • Dec 20

    Do you think we’re going over the “fiscal cliff”?

    Do you think we’re going over the “fiscal cliff”?
    Apparently in response to my post yesterday, I received a couple of questions from people as to whether or not I think Congress will let us go over the “fiscal cliff.” First let me say that I really do not … Continue…
  • Dec 19

    What happens if we go over the “fiscal cliff”?

    What happens if we go over the “fiscal cliff”?
    The American Institute of CPAs has released a Fiscal Cliff Series that provides a brief, objective  and non-partisan fact sheet on each of the following tax topics: Alternative Minimum Tax Individual Income Tax Rates Estate Tax…
Rank this Week: 1646

Insight Law Firm

Insight Law Firm

Covers tax laws and cases.

http://insightlawfirm.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1399

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: 1886

The Resource Blog

The Resource Blog

Covers tax law. By Samuel D. Brotman.

http://www.sambrotman.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Oct 22

    EDD Audit Payroll Verification Test

    EDD Audit Payroll Verification Test
      Our last article, http://www.sambrotman.com/independent-contractor-audit-initial-interview-purpose/, we discussed the purpose of the EDD audit initial interview questions. Those initial questions just kind of go through some of the…
Rank this Week: 3163

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
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The Surly Subgroup

The Surly Subgroup

Covers tax law. By tax law professors.

https://surlysubgroup.com/
  • Oct 20

    International Sharing Economy Conference: Day 2 Takeaway

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

    International Sharing Economy Conference: Day 1 Takeaway

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

    Chris Long, Philanthropist

    Chris Long, Philanthropist
    On NPR this morning, I heard that Chris Long, a defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles, is donating his entire year’s salary to various charitable organizations that provide scholarships and support to underserved youth. (He already…
Rank this Week: 2207

Citizens for Tax Justice

Citizens for Tax Justice

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

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

    The Great Tax Heist

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

    It’s Time to Close Loophole

    It’s Time to Close Loophole
    U.S.-based multinational corporations are allowed to play by a different set of rules than the rest of us when it comes to paying taxes. Thanks to corporate lobbyists, our tax code is riddled with loopholes. In 2016 alone, nearly three out of…
  • Oct 17

    It’s Time to Close Loophole

    It’s Time to Close Loophole
    U.S.-based multinational corporations are allowed to play by a different set of rules than the rest of us when it comes to paying taxes. Thanks to corporate lobbyists, our tax code is riddled with loopholes. In 2016 alone, nearly three out of…
Rank this Week: 2447

Tax Controversy Sentinel

Tax Controversy Sentinel

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

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

    FinCEN Provides FBAR Relief to Victims of the California Wildfire

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

    Conservation Easements: Easement Deed Fails to Satisfy Perpetuity Requirement

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

    Tax Court Denies Treaty Benefit to Canadian Post–Doctoral Fellow

    Tax Court Denies Treaty Benefit to Canadian Post–Doctoral Fellow
    In a case of first impression, the Tax Court held that the U.S.–Canada Tax Treaty (Treaty) did not exempt a Canadian citizen from U.S. income tax on the unemployment compensation she received from the State of Ohio. Pei Fang Guo v.…
Rank this Week: 2484

Colorado Estate Planning

Colorado Estate Planning

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

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

    The Widow of Alan Thicke Wins First Round

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

    Life Insurance Is Beneficial but Must Be Handled Correctly

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

    Americans Are Not Saving Enough

    Americans Are Not Saving Enough
    It seems to be difficult to save for elder years and there are fewer and fewer pensions offered. It is thought that people can save more through their 401(k) during their working years than with traditional pension plans. However, the truth…
Rank this Week: 3479

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    Another Word for Fake Tax Math

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

    From Ignorance to Absurdity

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

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

    Fool Us Once on Taxes, Shame on You, Fool Us Twice . . .
    Seven years ago, in Negotiating Tax Legislation: Lessons from Life, I opposed the attempts by those advocating tax cuts for the wealthy to extend the Bush tax cuts. Though the advocates of tax cuts for the wealthy claimed that the extension…
Rank this Week: 2397

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: 2649

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

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

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

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

    California Fire Victims Have Extension Until January 31, 2018

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

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

    Dead Men Tell No Tales, Even When They’re Supposed To
    For tax practitioners, the IRS’s e-Services suite of applications is extraordinarily useful. When a client give us the appropriate authorization we’re able to pull transcripts from the IRS’s computer system. This helps us…
Rank this Week: 2493

Let's Talk About US Tax

Let's Talk About US Tax

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

https://www.angloinfo.com/blogs/global/us-tax/
  • Oct 17

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

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

    Part II: Foreign Data In Chaos at IRS

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

    Testimony – Senate Finance Committee Hearing on International Tax Reform

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

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

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

    Back in the U.S.A.

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

    Ninth Circuit oral argument on Altera

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

    Busy weekend in Ljubljana

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

California Tax and Estate Planning Law Blog

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

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

    Can Taxes be Discharged After Bankruptcy in California?

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

    What is the Process for Innocent Spouse Relief in California?

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

    The Difference Between a CPA and a Tax Lawyer in California

    The Difference Between a CPA and a Tax Lawyer in California
    For those unfamiliar with accountancy, taxation, and the law, there is often a bit of confusion when considering who to go to with financial or tax problems. In many cases, the roles these individuals can play overlap – but in many…
Rank this Week: 2670

State and Local Tax Talk

State and Local Tax Talk

By Eide Bailly LLP.

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

    Multistate Tax Commission Voluntary Disclosure Deadline Extension

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

    SD Case petitions the U.S. Supreme Court

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

    Quill not overruled by SD Supreme Court

    Quill not overruled by SD Supreme Court
    The South Dakota Supreme Court on September 13, 2017 issued their opinion in the case of The State of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., Overstock.com, Inc., and NewEgg, Inc. The Court stated: “However persuasive the states [SD] arguments…
Rank this Week: 2210

Pew Blog

Pew Blog

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

http://www.pewlaw.com/blog
  • Oct 11

    Types of Bankruptcy in Arizona

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

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

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

    Why People File For Bankruptcy in Tempe, Arizona

    Why People File For Bankruptcy in Tempe, Arizona
      There are three common events that cause people to file for bankruptcy in Tempe, AZ. These include: Divorce Health problems Job Loss or Curtailment of Income If you find yourself experiencing these problems, you are not alone. There…
Rank this Week: 3361

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Bingham Greenebaum Doll Blog

Covers Indiana law.

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

    Indiana Sees Growth in Start-Up Funding

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

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

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

    Dispute Over the Term “Comic Con” Goes to Trial

    Dispute Over the Term “Comic Con” Goes to Trial
    A federal court in California recently rejected a motion by the San Diego Comic Convention and will hear whether the mark COMIC-CON is generic.  Background The San Diego Comic Convention (“SDCC”), a non-profit corporation,…
Rank this Week: 2820

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

Kevin A. Pollock BLAWG

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

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

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

    Can the Trustee of a New Jersey Special Needs Trust Buy Clothing?
    Although the federal government clearly changed the rules in 2005 to allow a Trustee of a First Party Special Needs Trust to buy an unlimited amount of clothing for person receiving Medicaid and SSI, there is still a lot of confusion…
  • Sep 7

    Keep an Eye on Your Credit - Equifax Breached

    Keep an Eye on Your Credit - Equifax Breached
    In perhaps one of the largest security breaches ever, the credit reporting agency Equifax has admitted that criminal hackers have had access to over 143 Million consumers' files, including names, Social Security Numbers, birth dates,…
  • Aug 30

    Terry Pratchett's Executor Destroys Unpublished Work of Author

    Terry Pratchett's Executor Destroys Unpublished Work of Author
    As a fan of the works of Author Terry Pratchett, in particular Going Postal and Making Money, I got a chuckle out of this story in the New York Times.  As some of you are aware, Terry Pratchett died in 2015.  One of his last wishes…
Rank this Week: 4156

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Covers topics such as sales and payroll tax problems, offers in compromise, tax audits, tax debt, tax disputes, tax fraud, tax litigation and tax controversy, and tax preparer penalties. By Brager Tax Law Group.

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 3

    When the 50 Percent Penalty Applies During Offshore Voluntary Disclosure

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

    How Does Living Overseas Impact Your FBAR and FATCA Obligations?

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

    What is the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act?

    What is the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act?
    The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) sets reporting requirements for both foreign financial insinuations and U.S. taxpayers who hold specified foreign assets. If your foreign financial institution is in a country that has an…
Rank this Week: 3943

Wealth Law Blog

Wealth Law Blog

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

http://samuelslaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 2

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

    Hands-Free Really Means Just That: Oregon Stiffens Ban on Distracted Driving
    Oregon had allowed limited use of smart phones while driving, but beginning October 1, it is now illegal for drivers to use or hold an electronic mobile device. You are allowed a single touch or swipe to activate or deactivate a device or…
  • Sep 18

    2017 Chambers High Net Worth Again Recognizes SYK & Two of Our Partner

    2017 Chambers High Net Worth Again Recognizes SYK & Two of Our Partner
    Friday, Chambers and Partners released their annual rankings for their Chambers High Net Worth publication. Chambers HNW is objective, independent and research-based; the guide recognizes the world’s leading high net worth advisers. The…
  • Aug 17

    Six Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018

    Six Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018
    Congratulations to the Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2018 – including one “Lawyer of the Year.” Bob Banks, Victoria Blachly, Chris Costantino, Stephen Kantor, Van White, and Eric…
Rank this Week: 4320

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: 3710

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law Blog

By Marc Soss.

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

    2017 CHANGES TO THE REVERSE MORTGAGE PROGRAM

    2017 CHANGES TO THE REVERSE MORTGAGE PROGRAM
    Effective October 2, 2017, new rules go into effect for federally backed HECM (Home Equity Conversion Mortgage) reverse mortgages. The good news is that the new rules will only impact new borrowers. A reverse mortgage allows an individual…
  • Sep 25

    PROJECTED 2018 ESTATE AND GIFT TAX EXEMPTION AMOUNTS

    PROJECTED 2018 ESTATE AND GIFT TAX EXEMPTION AMOUNTS
    For most, the release of the Consumer Price Index by the Department of Labor goes unnoticed. However, this information allows for the prediction of the 2018 estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax amounts. Estate Tax Exemption…
  • Sep 6

    HURRICANE HARVEY TAX RELIEF FOR THOSE IMPACTED BY THE STORM

    HURRICANE HARVEY TAX RELIEF FOR THOSE IMPACTED BY THE STORM
    The devastation of Hurricane Harvey will be felt for years to come. While relief efforts are underway to assist victims of the storm the Internal Revenue Service has also established procedures, via announcement or news relief, to assist…
Rank this Week: 2990

Ohio State Tax Blog

Ohio State Tax Blog

Covers Ohio state and local taxes, including Ohio sales tax and multistate tax planning. By Steven A. Dimengo and Richard B. Fry III.

http://ohiostatetaxblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3376

Rubric Legal LLC Blog

Rubric Legal LLC Blog

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

http://rubriclegal.com/blog/
  • Sep 28

    More on unrelated business income

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

    When your unrelated business is a hobby…

    When your unrelated business is a hobby…
      Back in 2013, the IRS released the final report of the College and University Compliance Project and one of the important takeaways for institutions of higher education was that... The post When your unrelated business is a…
  • Sep 20

    New LLC Act

    New LLC Act
    For owners of Minnesota LLCs that were formed prior to August 1, 2015 and have not yet checked in regarding whether law changes could impact their LLC beginning January 1st... The post New LLC Act appeared first on Rubric Legal.
Rank this Week: 2330

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

Bernick Lifson Business Law Blog

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

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

    MCIOA Amendments Change Construct Defect Claims Proce

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

    Can You Trademark a Hashtag?

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

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement

    What You Need to Know About Trademark Infringement
    If you have a product or own a business, it can be difficult in this day and age to come up with a unique name. This is especially true if your first or last name is part of the company name — it is unlikely there aren’t at least…
Rank this Week: 3118

Tax Help Attorney Blog

Tax Help Attorney Blog

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

https://www.taxattorneyirs.com/
  • Sep 24

    Income Taxes and Identity Theft

    Income Taxes and Identity Theft
    With the recent Equifax Credit Bureau identity theft event, and many prior episodes of personal identifying information being stolen (Yahoo, etc) that appears to happening all the time now, I thought an article would be helpful on how your…
  • Sep 10

    It is important to keep in Touch! Offers in Compromise and Tax Payment Plan

    It is important to keep in Touch! Offers in Compromise and Tax Payment Plan
    Tax issues surround our daily lives, whether it is tax on your income or sales taxes you owe for your business. However, there are times in your life, whether its a sickness, divorce, death in the family, business problems, or just being…
  • Sep 6

    Interest on Court Ordered Restitution for Criminal Tax Case

    Interest on Court Ordered Restitution for Criminal Tax Case
    A recent Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel memorandum (CCA 201725026) provides guidance on whether the IRS can charge interest on court ordered restitution payments related to Title 18 criminal tax cases. As background,…
Rank this Week: 2342

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: 3524

Thorn Law Group Blog

Thorn Law Group Blog

Covers tax law.

http://www.virginia-tax-lawyer.com/blog/
  • Sep 19

    OVDP Streamlined Submission

    OVDP Streamlined Submission
  • Jun 29

    7 Things to Do Now to Save on Taxe

    7 Things to Do Now to Save on Taxe
    Saving on taxes is a top goal that a Virginia tax attorney can try to help you achieve. While there are plenty of things you can do in April to try to save on your tax bill and send less money to the IRS, there's also no reason to wait for…
  • Jun 15

    Small Businesses Like Trump's Tax Plan...But Why?

    Small Businesses Like Trump's Tax Plan...But Why?
    President Donald Trump has made several proposals for reforming the tax code within the United States. Many of the changes that President Trump made appear to be very popular among business owners. Taxes have become a top issue among…
Rank this Week: 2426

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 11

    Refinancing a house held in a living trust

    Refinancing a house held in a living trust
    You can refinance your house if it is in a living trust, but you need to pay attention and make sure your house stays in the trust before and after the transaction.
Rank this Week: 3726

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: 3781

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: 3527

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 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.…
  • Feb 6

    Appeals Court: No COGS for Heavy Equipment Delivery/Pick-up Fee

    Appeals Court: No COGS for Heavy Equipment Delivery/Pick-up Fee
    The Texas Third Court of Appeals recently held in Hegar v. Sunstate Equipment Co., LLC, that a company that leased heavy equipment to construction products could not include its delivery and pick-up fees for the equipment in its cost of goods…
Rank this Week: 3669

Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax…

Kentucky Estate, Probate and Tax Law Blog

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

http://www.mykentuckyestateattorney.com/
  • Aug 22

    Tax reforms could threaten some popular tax cut

    Tax reforms could threaten some popular tax cut
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP Improvements to tax law and reducing taxes are a very popular item on most politicians’ platforms. You won’t find anyone who openly says people should pay more. At…
  • Jun 1

    Dying without a will causes legal disputes for Prince

    Dying without a will causes legal disputes for Prince
    By Nathan Vinson, Attorney English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP Prince performing in concert in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo by Bob Young. It’s been more than a year since music legend Prince died unexpectedly at his home in Minnesota.…
  • May 3

    Advance Medical Directives: Living Will Directives, DNR orders, and the MOST form

    Advance Medical Directives: Living Will Directives, DNR orders, and the MOST form
    Most people who have considered making an estate plan or who have already made such a plan, whether simple or complex in nature, are familiar with a living will directive. By Kentucky statute, a living will directive may designate a health…
Rank this Week: 2599

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3461

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…
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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…
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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: 3628

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/
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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: 2715

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Covers international taxation.

http://www.narellemackenziecpa.com/blog/
  • Apr 12

    Narelle MacKenzie Interview at Kusi New

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

    Americans are missing out on tax deduction

    Americans are missing out on tax deduction
    SAN DIEGO- Tax day is less than one month away. A local CPA says Americans are missing out on deductions. Some apply to people who claim the standard deduction and don’t itemize. If you pay rent, you may be eligible for the California…
  • Mar 2

    Charitable Donations Won’t Ease Tax on Oscar Swag for Most Celebritie

    Charitable Donations Won’t Ease Tax on Oscar Swag for Most Celebritie
    High-net-worth celebrities who think they can avoid paying the tax man by donating the goody bag’s contents to charity might be sorely disappointed when they realize how little they can actually deduct. “They can make a charitable…
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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

    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…
  • Apr 3

    The IRS is Auditing Streamline FBAR Submissions. What Your Must Know.

    The IRS is Auditing Streamline FBAR Submissions. What Your Must Know.
    Tags: International Tax NewsFBAR News and Information On Programs and ProceduresRead more about The IRS is Auditing Streamline FBAR Submissions. What Your Must Know.
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Moses & Moses Law Blog

Moses & Moses Law Blog

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

http://www.mosespc.com/blog/
  • Apr 5

    Do You Own Property with Others In Alabama?

    Do You Own Property with Others In Alabama?
    A relatively new Alabama law prevents the involuntary loss of real property inherited with other family members.  In order for the law to apply at least 20% of the owners must be relatives or must have acquired the land through a…
  • Feb 10

    Keeping Your Advance Directive for Health Care Handy

    Keeping Your Advance Directive for Health Care Handy
    An essential part of your estate plan is an Advance Directive for Health Care (Advance Directive) yet clients rarely have them available when needed – like going to the emergency room (ER). As elder law and estate planning attorneys, we…
  • Feb 10

    Keeping Your Advance Directive for Health Care Handy

    Keeping Your Advance Directive for Health Care Handy
    An essential part of your estate plan is an Advance Directive for Health Care (Advance Directive) yet clients rarely have them available when needed – like going to the emergency room (ER). As elder law and estate planning attorneys, we…
Rank this Week: 3143

Maryland Business Litigation…

Maryland Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.marylandbusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Jun 23

    Federal Court Dismisses ADA Complaint

    Federal Court Dismisses ADA Complaint
    Businesses are obliged to ensure that their facilities comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act. But can anyone who believes he has found a violation somewhere sue to remedy it? The U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland…
Rank this Week: 3691

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 ...
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