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Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

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

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Oct 13

    Do I Need a Trust Instead of a Will?

    Do I Need a Trust Instead of a Will?
    “It sounds like these trusts are head and shoulders above just having a will. However, they did sound like they could get very expensive in comparison to a will. Is there really that much greater benefit to a living trust versus a will?”
  • Oct 12

    Update Your Outdated Beneficiary Designation

    Update Your Outdated Beneficiary Designation
    “The most carefully thought-out estate plans can go badly awry, if one simple detail isn’t carefully attended to–designating beneficiaries for everything from trusts and wills to insurance policies and bank accounts.”
  • Oct 11

    More Good Reasons to Review Your Estate Plan

    More Good Reasons to Review Your Estate Plan
    “While a thorough assessment of an estate plan is encouraged yearly, these eight items are important when considering if it’s time for a refresh.”
Rank this Week: 234

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

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

    IRS Announces Taxpayer Relief For Victims Of California Wildfire

    IRS Announces Taxpayer Relief For Victims Of California Wildfire
    As deadly wildfires continue to ravage parts of California, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that victims of those fires now have until January 31, 2018, to file certain individual and business tax returns and make certain tax…
  • Oct 13

    After Pressure Over Security Concerns, IRS Suspends Equifax Contract

    After Pressure Over Security Concerns, IRS Suspends Equifax Contract
    The IRS has announced that it has suspended its contract with Equifax after reports that the credit reporting bureau had been the subject of security concerns twice in the span of a few months.
  • Oct 10

    Ask The Taxgirl: Should I Cancel A Form W-9?

    Ask The Taxgirl: Should I Cancel A Form W-9?
    It's Ask The Taxgirl! Today's question is whether you should "cancel" a form W-9 if it turns out that you won't be paid after all.
Rank this Week: 114

TaxMama's TaxQuips

TaxMama's TaxQuips

Daily tax and small business podcast with tax and small business news tidbits covering investment, inheritance real estate and more.

http://www.taxquips.com/?cat=TaxQuips
  • Sep 6

    TaxMama’s TaxQuips Disastrous Tax Issue

    TaxMama’s TaxQuips Disastrous Tax Issue
    Today TaxMama® says we are facing Hurricane Irma in Florida, dealing with the devastation of Harvey in Texas – and the biggest fire in Los Angeles history. So let’s talk about the special tax breaks available to…
  • Aug 16

    TaxMama's Tax Quips - the Gig Economy

    TaxMama's Tax Quips - the Gig Economy
    Today TaxMama® says that estimated tax payments are due – and that’s timely information for the “Gig” economy. http://deducteverythingbook.com/   Dear Friends and Family, Here are 15 tips for Uber,…
  • Jul 10

    Disasters and Other Pleasant Experience

    Disasters and Other Pleasant Experience
    Today TaxMama® wants to talk about sudden, unexpected events – and some tips on how to prepare for…
Rank this Week: 161

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: 191

Los Angeles California Tax…

Los Angeles California Tax Attorney Blog

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

http://www.irstaxlawattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 97

Colorado Estate Planning

Colorado Estate Planning

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

http://blog.forbushgoldberg.com/
  • Oct 16

    Hurricanes Can Affect Estate Plan

    Hurricanes Can Affect Estate Plan
    Storms can force temporary relocation to another state, as well as another look at your plan. Once again multiple hurricanes have hit the U.S. They have caused the displacement of people as they await the rebuilding of their homes. The state…
  • Oct 13

    Passing Copyrights on in Estate Planning

    Passing Copyrights on in Estate Planning
    Few people have any idea what a copyright protects or how it is enforced. Just how do you pass it along from generation to generation? Passing on copyrights and transferring them in an estate plan can be complicated, according to the Wills,…
  • Oct 12

    Driving Can Be Difficult for Elderly to Give Up

    Driving Can Be Difficult for Elderly to Give Up
    Driving requires quick reflexes and good motor skills. Families face difficulties with the elderly, when safety comes into question. Elderly people who have always been independent, can run into family difficulties and tension when it appears…
Rank this Week: 2922

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: 1330

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 2759

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 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…
  • Oct 13

    Does the Taxation of Social Security Benefits Constitute Double Taxation?

    Does the Taxation of Social Security Benefits Constitute Double Taxation?
    A reader directed my attention to a Brenton Smith commentary addressing the taxation of social security benefits. Smith shared the thoughts of one of his readers, who brought to Smith’s attention a proposal to repeal the taxation of…
  • Oct 11

    When Claiming a Dependent Has Adverse Tax Consequences: A Follow-Up

    When Claiming a Dependent Has Adverse Tax Consequences: A Follow-Up
    A little more than a week ago, in When Claiming a Dependent Has Adverse Tax Consequences, I described the reasoning and outcome in Gibson v. Comr., T.C. Memo 2017-187. The taxpayers claimed their son as a dependent, and ended up having their…
Rank this Week: 569

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Oct 16

    Protecting the Right to Family Life in Immigration Law

    Protecting the Right to Family Life in Immigration Law
    Kerry Abrams, Family Reunification and the Security State (forthcoming, 2017), available at SSRN.Angela BanksMany Americans believe that one of the functions of United States immigration law is to facilitate family reunification. For…
  • Oct 13

    Three Strikes for Copyright

    Three Strikes for Copyright
    Abhishek Nagaraj, Does Copyright Affect Reuse? Evidence from Google Books and Wikipedia, Mgmt. Sci. (forthcoming 2017), available at abhishekn.com.Jessica SilbeyHow should copyright law change to take account of the internet? Should copyright…
  • Oct 12

    Enquiring Minds Want to Know: What Law Governs Forum Selection Clauses?

    Enquiring Minds Want to Know: What Law Governs Forum Selection Clauses?
    Symeon C. Symeonides, What Law Governs Forum Selection Clauses, 78 La. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2018), available at SSRN.Linda S. MullenixI can think of no better person to answer the burning question, “What law governs forum selection…
Rank this Week: 2773

International Tax Blog - Articles,…

International Tax Blog - Articles, Case Studies and Useful Examples

By Golding & Golding.

https://www.goldinglawyers.com/international-tax-blog-updated-daily-fatca-ovdp-fbar-streamlined-compliance/
  • Oct 15

    Eggshell Tax Audit & Reverse Eggshell Tax Audit – IRS Examination

    Eggshell Tax Audit & Reverse Eggshell Tax Audit – IRS Examination
    Eggshell Audits and Reverse Eggshell Audits are bad — with the the Reverse Eggshell Audit being worse…because it borders on the illegal. Eggshell Audit With an Eggshell Audit, the IRS is simply auditing you – BUT, you have…
  • Oct 11

    OVDP Willfulness Dilemma – Penny Wise & Pound Foolish | IRS Offshore

    OVDP Willfulness Dilemma – Penny Wise & Pound Foolish | IRS Offshore
    OVDP Season is Upon Us OVDP season is upon us. We know this, because the number of individuals contacting us on issues such as willful vs. non-willful and OVDP vs. Streamlined increases exponentially. It makes sense; for many of you, you are…
  • Oct 11

    The IRS OVDP Willfulness Dilemma – Penny Wise & Pound Foolish

    The IRS OVDP Willfulness Dilemma – Penny Wise & Pound Foolish
    OVDP Season is Upon Us OVDP season is upon us. We know this, because the number of individuals contacting us on issues such as willful vs. non-willful and OVDP vs. Streamlined increases exponentially. It makes sense; for many of you, you are…
Rank this Week: 1601

Law Blog Switzerland

Law Blog Switzerland

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

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 1874

www.lawblogswitzerland.ch

www.lawblogswitzerland.ch

Covers Swiss, European and international legal news. It focuses on data protection, privacy, technology law, IT/IP law, criminal law, administrative law, civil law, tax law, banking and finance law, bankruptcy, competition law and construction as well as real estate law.

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 1793

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Office of Kunal Patel, LLC.

https://www.kpateloffice.com/blog/
  • Oct 14

    Willfulness vs. Non-willfulne

    Willfulness vs. Non-willfulne
    Willfulness vs. Non-willfulness: Offshore Compliance Cases Involving Immigrants Nearly on a daily basis I get a call or email from a potential client with this almost exact same scenario: Client from Country A moves to the U.S. and leaves…
  • Oct 9

    OVDP Lawyers & Fee

    OVDP Lawyers & Fee
    OVDP Lawyers & Fees While there’s technically no such thing as an OVDP attorney or lawyer, a client with unreported foreign income and assets might search for “OVDP Lawyer”, so many tax attorneys who specialize in…
  • Oct 9

    How to find a Reputable OVDP Lawyer

    How to find a Reputable OVDP Lawyer
    How to find a Reputable OVDP Lawyer While there’s technically no such thing as an OVDP attorney or lawyer, a client with unreported foreign income and assets might search for “OVDP Lawyer”, so many tax attorneys…
Rank this Week: 1743

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

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

http://www.irstaxtrouble.com/category/tax-blog/
  • Oct 14

    Form 2848 Must Specifically List Information Tax Return

    Form 2848 Must Specifically List Information Tax Return
    The IRS can generally disclose a taxpayer’s tax information with a representative that is designated by the taxpayer on a Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Designation of Representative.  This covers all forms included with the…
  • Oct 12

    Revocation of Nonprofit Status Triggers Retroactive Interest

    Revocation of Nonprofit Status Triggers Retroactive Interest
    There are some areas of law where principles of equity and good faith play a big role. By and large, tax law does not adopt these principles. The CreditGUARD v. Commissioner, 149 T.C. 17 (2017) case provides an example. The ..... The post…
  • Oct 7

    IRS Benefits from the Texas Homestead Exemption

    IRS Benefits from the Texas Homestead Exemption
    In United States. v. Cobos, No. 3:13-CV-4924-L (N.D. Tex. 2017), the court addressed whether a third party who files a lien notice against a taxpayer before the IRS files its lien notice has a superior claim to the taxpayer’s home.…
Rank this Week: 1134

Tax Controversy Sentinel

Tax Controversy Sentinel

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://taxcontroversy.foxrothschild.com/
  • 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.…
  • Oct 10

    Treasury Hints That Regulatory Review May Target FATCA Regulation

    Treasury Hints That Regulatory Review May Target FATCA Regulation
    In a report to the President recommending actions to eliminate or mitigate burdens imposed on taxpayers by eight specific tax regulations, the Treasury Department indicated that it is considering possible reforms of regulations issued…
Rank this Week: 1655

Taxable Talk

Taxable Talk

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

http://www.taxabletalk.com/
  • 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…
  • Oct 2

    Can a Tunnel Bridge Agent be a Professional Gambler, Too?

    Can a Tunnel Bridge Agent be a Professional Gambler, Too?
    The Tax Court looked at whether someone who worked full time as a Tunnel Bridge Agent could also be a professional gambler. There is a lot in the decision, including some things that I believe the Court gets wrong. The opinion first describes…
Rank this Week: 519

Tax Policy Blog

Tax Policy Blog

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

http://taxfoundation.org/blog/
  • Oct 13

    These Are All the 2017 Tax Proposals in Seattle

    These Are All the 2017 Tax Proposals in Seattle
    Many states have an east versus west or urban versus rural divide on policy issues. In Washington state, it’s more like Seattle versus the entire 71,000 square miles of the rest of the state, and nowhere is this difference more…
  • Oct 12

    France Seeks to Overhaul Taxes and Unemployment Insurance

    France Seeks to Overhaul Taxes and Unemployment Insurance
    French President Emmanuel Macron is making good on his campaign promise to improve the business environment in France. As part of this effort, his government released a budget at the end of September with substantial tax reforms, which…
  • Oct 12

    What Could a Partial Repeal of the State and Local Tax Deduction Look Like?

    What Could a Partial Repeal of the State and Local Tax Deduction Look Like?
    Late last month the “Big Six” released their tax plan which called for the elimination of several itemized deductions. While lacking specifics on which itemized deductions would be eliminated, it has been strongly hinted that…
Rank this Week: 2792

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi and Erin Bradrick.

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • Oct 13

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 10/13/17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 10/13/17
    Catch up with the week’s notable events and shared resources with Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: Wild fires in Northern California have consumed more than 91,000 acres in Napa and Sonoma and have yet to be…
  • Oct 11

    IRS Work Plan FY 2018 (and Draft Form 1024-A)

    IRS Work Plan FY 2018 (and Draft Form 1024-A)
    On September 28, 2017, the IRS released its Tax Exempt and Government Entities FY 2018 Work Plan. Below are some excerpts from the Commissioners about the IRS Work Plan for the division generally in charge of nonprofit tax compliance and…
  • Oct 6

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 10/6/17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 10/6/17
    Catch up with the week’s notable events and shared resources with Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: A lone gunman killed 59 people and injured over 500 more in Las Vegas on Sunday night. NY Times Top 10 Nonprofit…
Rank this Week: 720

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: 1617

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 11

    THE VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE PROGRAM

    THE VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE PROGRAM
    You have a business that sells goods to your customers in other states. Recently, you heard that you should have collected sales tax on certain transactions or that the money you collected as sales tax should have been remitted to that state.…
  • Oct 1

    TEXAS AIRCRAFT SALES AND USE TAX

    TEXAS AIRCRAFT SALES AND USE TAX
    Out of the numerous types of transactions that are usually subject to tax, aircraft sales and use tax issues can be ranked among the most complicated and convoluted. First, and putting aside the fact every state views aircraft sales tax…
  • Sep 13

    SALES TAX NEXUS AND SELLERS USING AMAZON’S FBA

    SALES TAX NEXUS AND SELLERS USING AMAZON’S FBA
    Imagine having an online business.  One day, you decide to use Amazon’s Fulfillment By Amazon (“FBA”) services.  Unbeknownst to you, your inventory is stored by Amazon in several states.  One day, you get a…
Rank this Week: 2023

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: 2621

The Surly Subgroup

The Surly Subgroup

Covers tax law. By tax law professors.

https://surlysubgroup.com/
  • Oct 11

    Remedies and the Parsonage Allowance

    Remedies and the Parsonage Allowance
    By Sam Brunson On Friday, the Western District of Wisconsin ruled (again) on the constitutionality of the section 107(2) rental allowance for “ministers of the gospel.”[fn1] The litigation between the Freedom From Religion…
  • Oct 10

    Tomorrow’s Ninth Circuit Oral Argument in Altera

    Tomorrow’s Ninth Circuit Oral Argument in Altera
    By: Leandra Lederman Susan Morse and Stephen Shay have blogged today on Procedurally Taxing about the Ninth’s Circuit oral argument tomorrow in Altera Corp. v. Commissioner, as has Dan Shaviro on his blog, Start Making…
  • Oct 6

    IRS ‘Targeted’ Liberal Organizations and After All These Years TIGTA is Still Wrong

    IRS ‘Targeted’ Liberal Organizations and After All These Years TIGTA is Still Wrong
    By: Philip Hackney The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) just issued a new report four years and five months after rebuking the IRS for using “inappropriate” criteria to select applications for tax…
Rank this Week: 1599

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 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...
  • Oct 3

    FATCA: Information CHAOS at the IRS

    FATCA: Information CHAOS at the IRS
    A September 11, 2017 Report (Report) by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) revealed that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is not up to speed in [...]Read More...
Rank this Week: 1244

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Oct 10

    The Times Handles the Trump Tax Cut Framework with Kid Glove

    The Times Handles the Trump Tax Cut Framework with Kid Glove
    There's been a good bit written about the Trump tax cut framework released just over a week ago. Most of it points out, as I have here and here, the absurdity of the claims by Trump and GOP spokespeople that...
  • Oct 9

    The Tax-Cut Framework Won't Create Jobs and Digs the Inequality Ditch even Deeper

    The Tax-Cut Framework Won't Create Jobs and Digs the Inequality Ditch even Deeper
    Marcus Ryu, a self-described Silicon Valley entrepreneur who created, with others, a company now worth $5 billion on the New York Stock Exchange, argues in today's Op-Ed section of the New York Times that "Tax Cuts Won't Create…
  • Oct 6

    Part of Patriotism is Paying Taxe

    Part of Patriotism is Paying Taxe
    As Americans, we pay taxes to allow our government to support important activities that we as individuals or individual businesses either can't do at all or can't do as successfully. Both individuals and businesses benefit from government, so…
Rank this Week: 4483

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Sep 28

    The international part of the "Framework"

    The international part of the "Framework"
    The bit on international in the "framework" is worth quoting in full:"TERRITORIAL TAXATION OF GLOBAL AMERICAN COMPANIES"The framework transforms our existing 'offshoring' model to an American model. It ends the perverse incentive to keep…
Rank this Week: 4488

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: 1150

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: 1840

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Covers estate tax and trust administration issues. By Sanger & Manes.

http://www.palmspringstaxandtrustlawyers.com/
  • Oct 8

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: California Residency Rule

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: California Residency Rule
    Sanger & Manes has decades of experience in advising clients on California residency law, handling residency audits, assisting businesses relocate out of California, and appealing residency determinations. Based on this experience, we…
  • Sep 15

    LEAVING CALIFORNIA – Relocating Your Business Out of State

    LEAVING CALIFORNIA – Relocating Your Business Out of State
    In cases where a taxpayer owns numerous entities and some of the income derives from service contracts between the entities or owner, especially where e-commerce is the company's major source of income, some strategic use of out-of-state…
  • Sep 1

    GUIDELINES FOR DETERMINING CALIFORNIA RESIDENCY: A Primer for Serious Snowbird

    GUIDELINES FOR DETERMINING CALIFORNIA RESIDENCY: A Primer for Serious Snowbird
    Let’s go over the basics of California residency taxation.  They can be brutal. How Residents and Nonresidents Are Taxed California residents are subject to California state income tax on all income regardless where earned.…
Rank this Week: 2844

Rubin on Tax

Rubin on Tax

Covers tax and legal issues relating to federal and Florida tax, estate planning, probate, and business matters. By Charles Rubin.

http://rubinontax.floridatax.com/
  • Oct 8

    Specificity Needed in Powers of Attorney for Information Return

    Specificity Needed in Powers of Attorney for Information Return
    Most practitioners are familiar with the Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative. This form is signed by a taxpayer and designates an eligible person to represent the taxpayer before the IRS. IRS personnel will…
  • Oct 4

    Ding, Dong, the Witch is Dead

    Ding, Dong, the Witch is Dead
    --Here lies the remains of the Code §2704 Proposed Regulations. RIP, 2016-2017--As part of President Trump’s mandated review of federal regulations, the Secretary of Treasury has issued a report specifically recommending the…
  • Oct 1

    What Happens to Monetary Penalties When Convicted Defendant Dies with Pending Appeals?

    What Happens to Monetary Penalties When Convicted Defendant Dies with Pending Appeals?
    This was the question in a recent Second Circuit Court of Appeals case. The defendant was convicted of securities fraud, mail and wire fraud and obstruction of justice, and entered into a negotiated guilty plea to criminal tax charges. Asset…
Rank this Week: 485

The Ag Docket

The Ag Docket

Offers a perspective on current agricultural law issues. By the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation at Iowa State University.

http://www.calt.iastate.edu/blogpost
  • Oct 4

    Proposed Valuation Discount Regulations Will Be Withdrawn

    Proposed Valuation Discount Regulations Will Be Withdrawn
    On August 2, 2016, IRS proposed regulations under IRC § 2704 (Restrictions on Liquidation of an Interest for Estate, Gift and Generation-Skipping Transfer Taxes (REG-163113-02)) that were met with swift criticism.
  • Sep 29

    Tax Reform Push Begins in Earnest, But Still No Detail

    Tax Reform Push Begins in Earnest, But Still No Detail
    First there was the Blueprint, then the Bullet Points, and now the “Framework.”[i] On September 27, the White House, the House Committee on Ways and Means, and the Senate Committee on Finance made public an outline of their…
  • Sep 28

    Tax Court Rules that Farm Couple's Rent from Its S Corporation Not Subject to SE Tax

    Tax Court Rules that Farm Couple's Rent from Its S Corporation Not Subject to SE Tax
    On September 27, the U.S. Tax Court ruled that a Texas farm couple was not liable to pay self-employment tax on rents they received from the S corporation through which they conducted a poultry growing operation. The decision in Martin v.…
Rank this Week: 1390

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: 1035

Private Business Counsel

Private Business Counsel

Covers private company management, business succession, formation, capital venture funding, tax structuring, startup counseling, and operations. By Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP.

https://corporateblog.mmwr.com/
Rank this Week: 1596

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: 910

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 2

    The Top Three Reasons You Should Call Congress TODAY!

    The Top Three Reasons You Should Call Congress TODAY!
    The Top Three Reasons You Should Call Congress TODAY! In advance of the Congressional budget resolution vote on October 5, ITEP releases report showing the richest would win big. As Congress readies for a vote October 5 on the budget…
  • Sep 22

    The case against tax cuts for the rich and corporation

    The case against tax cuts for the rich and corporation
    There’s a multi-million dollar effort underway to convince working people like us that corporations and the wealthy need tax cuts. Their case is a shoddily built house with no foundation. In this video, we break it down.
  • Sep 19

    Offshore Shell Games 2016

    Offshore Shell Games 2016
    October 4, 2016 12:01 AM | Permalink | The Use of Offshore Tax Havens by Fortune 500 CompaniesRead this report in PDF.Download Dataset/Appendix (XLS)Table of ContentsExecutive SummaryIntroductionMost of America’s Largest…
Rank this Week: 520

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: 4414

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: 3175

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: 1428

Illinois Business Law Journal

Illinois Business Law Journal

Covers recent developments affecting business law. From the University of Illinois College of Law.

https://publish.illinois.edu/illinoisblj/
Rank this Week: 1050

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: 4290

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: 3350

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: 1627

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: 1259

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: 1612

Corporate Securities Law Blog

Corporate Securities Law Blog

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

http://www.corporatesecuritieslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 689