M. Robinson & Company, P.C.

The 5% Solution: IRS Revenue Procedure 2016-42 Provides Relief for the Probability of Exhaustion Test

Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts (CRATs) can be a very effective charitable planning tool. Choosing to fund a CRAT can remove assets from the estate of the donor, provide a reliable income stream for a family member and…more
| Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Tax Complications of a $1 Billion Dollar Net Operating Loss

Recently, The New York Times shared information that presidential candidate, Donald Trump, declared a loss of $916 million on his 1995 income tax returns. In response, there has been much speculation that Donald Trump may have…more
| Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

Estate Planning Valuation Discounts Under Section 2704: An Update

For about a generation, families have taken minority discounts when valuing interest in closely-held businesses for estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax purposes. This popular estate planning technique is often used…more
| Business Organizations, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

U.S. Citizens Retiring Abroad: “Tax Trigger” Situations and Related Disclosure Forms

The following is a bolded checklist of important situations that may “trigger” a tax review by a skilled United States tax professional. Many of these situations also require a simultaneous review by a foreign tax professional…more
| International Law & Trade, Taxation

New Relief for Meeting the 60-Day Limit for IRA and Retirement Plan Rollovers

IRA and retirement plan rollovers are common occurrences, but they can be confusing. There a variety of rules and procedures which must be followed and mistakes may be costly. In addition to the potential for the rollover…more
| Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

AccountingToday Article Provides Tax Primer: “Global Commerce 101”

Owners of small to mid-size U.S. businesses are finding the world is a smaller place, which can be very good for business. However, the opportunities of the international marketplace come with additional responsibilities,…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Use State Voluntary Disclosure When Complying with Expanded Nexus

Over the past 25 years new types of expanded non-physical nexus have come to be recognized. These types of expanded nexus are: - Economic Nexus: Income Taxes - Click-Through or Agency Nexus: Sales Taxes -…more
| Business Organizations, Taxation

The Power of Voluntary Disclosure

Yesterday the Boston Globe reported that PTC, Inc. (“PTC”) voluntarily disclosed that its Chinese subsidiaries allegedly provided about $1.5 million in bribes to foreign officials over a period of five years (from 2006 through…more
| Civil Procedure, Taxation

Update: IRS Withdraws Proposed Regulations on Substantiation of Donations in Response to Taxpayer Comments

Back in September of 2015, the Treasury and IRS issued proposed regulations related to section 170(f)(8)(D) providing an alternate framework for substantiating charitable donations. The proposal would require a donee…more
| Nonprofit Law, Privacy, Taxation

Will Travel Insurance Cover This? Your Passport Can Be Denied or Revoked for Seriously Delinquent Taxes

If you wrote “travel more” on your 2016 New Year’s resolutions list, you may want to make sure you’re in good standing with the IRS before you make plans to wander too far from home. In early December 2015, legislation was…more
| Business Organizations, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Taxation

The United States Taxation of Bitcoins and Transactions Denominated in Bitcoins

On March 25, 2014 the Internal Revenue Service published Notice 2014-21 which described the United States taxation of Bitcoins and the United States taxation of transactions denominated in Bitcoins. This Notice generally treats…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology, Taxation

Flynn v. Commissioner of Revenue: What Are the Prerequisites for a Massachusetts Tax Appeal?

Recent decisions by the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board (ATB) illustrate that a taxpayer must fulfill three prerequisites in order to obtain ATB jurisdiction in tax appeals against the Commissioner of Revenue..…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Taxation

IRS Raises Safe Harbor Threshold and Simplifies Recordkeeping for Small Businesses to Deduct Certain Expenditures

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced on November 24, 2015 that it has raised the safe harbor threshold for small businesses to deduct certain capital expenditures from $500 to $2,500…more
| Business Organizations, Taxation

Jerry Lucente Speaks

Jerry Lucente is a Small Business/Self Employed Territory Manager with the North Atlantic Region of IRS, which includes the six New England states, New York and New Jersey. He is responsible for four groups at IRS that comprise…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

The IRS’ Proposed Regulations to Provide a Substitute to the “Contemporaneous Written Acknowledgment” Requirement: A Data Security and Identity Theft Fiasco in the Making

If you are a donor who makes a charitable gift of $250 or more, you need to obtain a “contemporaneous written acknowledgment” (CWA) letter from the recipient charitable organization to substantiate your donation and take the…more
| Nonprofit Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Taxation
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