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Tax Policy, IRC 1031 and Politics – Part 2

In my last post, I provided a cursory explanation of the basic functioning of IRC 1031 and the rationale supporting the existence of such a provision. In this post I want to detail the benefits IRC 1031 provides to our...more

8/14/2014 - Income Taxes Section 1031 Tax Loopholes Tax Reform

Tax Policy, IRC 1031 and Politics

This post is the first part of a two-part post describing a vital tax provision, IRC 1031. Part 1 will outline its operation and perceived benefits, while Part 2 will present some of the more common arguments against its use,...more

8/13/2014 - IRC IRS Section 1031 Tax Reform

IRS Notice Has Profound Impact on Tax Treatment of Bitcoin

Recently, I had a client ask me about accepting payments in Bitcoin due to perceived reduction in transaction costs. Unfortunately, there is a recent IRS ruling that makes the future of Bitcoin as a medium of exchange...more

5/14/2014 - Bitcoins Income Taxes IRS Virtual Currency

IC-DISC: Interest Charge Domestic International Sales Corporation

As any reader of The Farm News is already aware, California produces a significant portion of the worldwide production for certain crops. As recently as 2012, eighty percent (80%) of the world's production of almonds, and...more

4/3/2014 - Farms IC-DISC

What Happens When Someone Dies Without a Will in CA?

Thorough estate planning is essential for ensuring your property is distributed according to your wishes and avoiding unnecessary taxes and delays in distribution. Nevertheless, many people put off estate planning until it is...more

1/15/2014 - Estate Planning Intestacy Wills

Tax Issues to Consider When Planning Your Estate

During estate planning, most people are concerned about ensuring that the people they care about most receive a portion of their material possessions. For certain estates, however, there are many ways in which faulty or...more

1/2/2014 - Estate Planning Estate Tax Income Taxes

Protecting Your Personal Holdings From Your Small Business or Investment Property Through Limited Liability Entities

Kern County is filled with hardworking entrepreneurs. In my practice, helping people build businesses and providing tax and asset protection advice, one of the most re-occurring issues that arises is asset protection,...more

12/18/2013 - Asset Protection Choice of Entity Incorporation LLC Small Business

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