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This document includes the requirements for the suggested framework which all IVES Participants must adhere to in order to participate using electronic signatures for IRS Forms 4506-T or 4506T-EZ....more
Oct. 18 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the week's most important legal news. The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau is considering a plan to grant unprecedented legal immunity to mortgage lenders....more
Over the last few weeks I have been diligently outlining tax planning strategies for trial attorneys with contingent fee income. These strategies have ranged from structured settlement arrangements using private placement...more
In Part 5, I focus on the utility of the QSF from an investment funding perspective to illustrate how private placement life insurance can be used in a split dollar life insurance funding format in order to to create a...more
Part I of this series focused on tax reduction and deferral strategies for trial attorneys with contingent fee income using private placement variable deferred annuities in lieu of fixed annuities for structured settlement...more
Part I of this series focused on tax reduction and deferral strategies for trial attorneys with contingent fee income using private placement variable deferred annuities in lieu of fixed annuities for structured...more
Part I of this series focusing on tax reduction and deferral strategies for trial attorneys with contingent fee income examined the use of private placement variable deferred annuities in lieu of fixed annuities for...more
Trial attorneys are extremely vulnerable to changing tax landscape which is quickly becoming hostile territory. As the Bush tax cuts are due to expire at the end of December 2012, the tax increases will further erode trial...more
Clients frequently ask for recommendations for their charitable giving. In some cases, donors have a clear idea of the area of activity to support but do not know how to identify the most worthy charities. Other clients have...more
Originally published in ABA Section of Taxation News Quarterly - Summer 2012.
Overview - Structured settlement annuities (SSA) have been recognized by federal law since 1983. The original use of these arrangements was...more
The Chamber President, The Hon Mr. Justice Warren in the cases of HMRC –v- Atlantic Electronics held AN APPEAL BY HMRC TO disapply Rule 10 of the 2009 Rules is DISMISSED! “The right to opt out from Costs is a recognition of...more
My father is an electrician and my mother always joked that whenever we needed electrical work done in the house, we need to hire an electrician. The story is similar to the tale of the shoemaker’s children that needs shoes....more
While plan sponsors, financial advisors, and accountants should know about the potential pitfalls of plan sponsor liability or the need to have a plan design that fits the plan sponsor’s needs, I am amazed that many attorneys...more
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced tax-qualified retirement plans in Puerto Rico may continue to pool assets with U.S.-qualified plans in group and master trusts described in Revenue Ruling 81-100 until further...more
Predictions and Suggestions of Morrison & Foerster’s Hedge
Morrison & Foerster has formalized its multi-disciplinary team dedicated to responding to client service needs in the coming distress cycle...more
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