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May 09, 2013

FATCA: New Rules in the Offshore Assets Game

Know your customer, know your FATCA obligations, know your filing and reporting requirements, and know the IRS is intent on finding your offshore....More
Jan 16, 2013

Tax Changes in the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

In the dark of night on January 1, 2013, Congress finally passed a bill (which the President signed on January 2) that temporarily avoids the worst....More
Oct 24, 2012

Miss America Loses a Partner

Companies can meet their corporate social responsibility goals by investing in partnerships that produce various tax credits. Congress intentionally....More
Aug 27, 2012

Navigating the Minefield of the Internal Revenue Code

The Federal Tax Code is riddled with landmines. These "traps for the unwary" are a major source of the complexity about which American businesses....More
Apr 09, 2012

Whose Goodwill Is It?

The IRS takes a dim view of transactions where the claim of a personal goodwill sale produces a tax result too good to be true. Increasing numbers of....More
Jan 06, 2012

A Holiday Gift from the IRS: New Repairs Regulations

Can the IRS and Treasury celebrate the spirit of the holiday season? This has long been a question that has divided observers. It seems to have been....More
Dec 23, 2011

Timing Is Everything

The IRS celebrates the holiday season a bit differently than the rest of us. Rather than spreading joy, the Government Grinch has presented taxpayers....More
Nov 09, 2011

Loopholes, Tax Expenditures, and Effective Tax Rates

Loophole: 1 a: a small opening through which small arms may be fired b: a similar opening to admit light and air or to permit observation 2: a means....More
Oct 10, 2011

The IRS Is Calling With Some Good News

Guest post by Whitney Maracich, senior tax consultant at True Partners Consulting Over the past few years, one of the more contentious issues when....More
Sep 06, 2011

Sausage Disputes and the Character of Income

It has been said that one should not look too closely at how laws and sausages are made. In the recent case of Freda v. Commissioner, the U.S....More
Aug 17, 2011

Thinking of State Relocation? Think Like a Prudent Investor

Guest post by Minah Hall, director of True Partners Consulting The stock market looks more like Mr. Toad's Wild Ride every day. Just as we're all....More
Aug 02, 2011

Importance of Tax Pros Can be Seen in Covenants Not To Compete Ruling

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less." —(Through the....More
Jun 14, 2011

Death, Taxes, and Unclaimed Property

Guest Post by Cathleen Bucholtz and Matthew B. Chenowth Public officials from California to Florida struggling to close budget gaps have discovered a....More
Apr 26, 2011

Success-Based Fees and Avoiding War with the IRS

Unlike lawyers and accountants, investment bankers don't keep timesheets. After all, they sell success. The bulk of their compensation from M....More
Apr 01, 2011

If You Issue Gift Cards, the IRS Has a Present for You

The use of gift cards in the United States has exploded in recent years. While there's no consensus about the overall size of the market, one source....More
What's The Business of Taxes?

Robert Gordon shares his corporate income tax expertise with the Business Finance community.

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