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The Greatest Gift: Your Individual + Family Estate Plan
The 2010 Tax Relief Act and your estate plan
Are your estate planning documents protecting your assets?
Same-Sex Marriage Cases in 90 Seconds
Should you Opt-Out of the Voluntary Disclosure Program?
Death and Foreign Asset Disclosure. What you don't know can cost you…a lot
Safeguard Your MVA: Devising a Business Succession Plan that will Preserve your Most Valuable Asset
Divorce can be costly, especially when it reveals undisclosed foreign assets.
Estate Planning: Wills, Trusts, & Power of Attorney in Arizona - Putting Family First
Foreign Asset Disclosure Program
The person designated in the terms of a trust as its settlor (creator) may not necessarily be its true settlor (creator). Appearances are often deceiving in the world of the trust. Charles E. Rounds, Jr. explains in §8.43 of...more
Differing points of view have arisen regarding determining the active participation of S-Corporation shareholdings held in Trust....more
Alternative investments in private equity and hedge funds have gained in popularity over the last two decades and have become a regular allocation of many investment portfolios....more
A significant amount of press attention has been given to an unusual press release filed with the SEC yesterday by Iron Mountain regarding its planned conversion to a real estate investment trust (REIT). Iron Mountain said...more
In This Issue:
Fiscal Cliff Diving a.k.a. American Taxpayer Relief Act; CoCo Developments; Tax Effect of Money Market Fund Proposals; IRS Issues Final Regulations on Publicly Traded Property; Assessment of Income from...more
Originally published in Daily Tax Report on December 3, 2012.
President Obama’s re-election and the Democrats’ retained control of the Senate mean that a repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act before...more
Proving that celebrities are not above the law, the IRS recently served rapper Lil’ Kim with a tax lien for allegedly dodging more than $1 million in taxes.
While it is celebrity tax stories that most often make the...more
Recent publication of the Discount for Lack of Marketability(DLOM) Job aid for IRS Valuation
Professionals has brought fresh scrutiny to the various methods used by valuation practitioners for determining discount for lack of...more
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California Enacts Legislation Requiring Out-of-State Retailers to Collect Use Tax; SEC Finalizes Rules Exempting Family Offices from Requirement to Register as Investment Adviser;...more
In this issue: 2010 Tax Relief Act; Knock-Out Option Treated as Direct Ownership of Underlying; Tax System Overhaul Recommended by Deficit Reduction Commission; Proposed Regulations Clarify and Expand Scope of “Publicly...more
This year – 2010 – has been the year of the Roth IRA, with new rules in place permitting taxpayers in any income tax category to convert their traditional IRAs to Roth IRAs. There has been a plethora of discussion and...more
Excellent Estate Planning Opportunities in the Current Market:
Due to exceptionally low interest rates, it is a great time to remove certain assets expected to appreciate in the future (such as marketable securities and...more