M. Robinson & Company, P.C.

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The Landmark Building
160 Federal Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02110, United States
Contact: Debbie Robinson
Phone: 617-428-6900
Fax: 617-428-0090
Areas of Practice
  • International Law & Trade
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Massachusetts
Number of Attorneys
2-10 Attorneys

“Drop Shipment” Sales Tax Rule Is Held Constitutional

In D & H Distributors, Inc. v. Commissioner of Revenue (July 31, 2017), the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) upheld the imposition of sales tax against a wholesaler that delivered goods directly to consumers in “drop…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Taxation

SCORE! for the Boston Bruins – Jacobs v. Commissioner

Like Napolean recognizing that an army marches on its stomach, the owners of the Boston Bruins know a hockey team needs to be well-fed to ensure optimal performance on game day. So, when the Bruins go on the road to play…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

FBAR Penalties Now Adjusted for Inflation: Abatement/Mitigation Still Possible

If you haven’t filed your Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBARs) on a timely basis, you could be at risk of a higher civil penalty assessment. Inflation-adjusted FBAR penalties are now in effect…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

2017 OVDP Declines and Withdrawals Campaign: Certain U.S. Taxpayers at Risk of Audit

In 2016, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) released a report which assessed how well that IRS was managing the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP). OVDP is one of the programs taxpayers may…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

IRS Announces Tax Audit Targets

Over the past several years, IRS has reduced the number of its tax auditors by about 25 percent – from just over 12,000 tax auditors in 2011 to about 9,000 tax auditors in 2015. This staffing reduction has forced IRS to focus…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Taxpayer Tips: Best Practices for U. S. Tax Court

Taxpayers contesting IRS assessments of additional taxes, penalties and interest have a number of different options to contest and appeal those assessments. One of those options includes bringing a case to the United States Tax…more
 /  Taxation

Federal Tax Reform Legislation in 2017: Comments by Attorney Morris N. Robinson

Attorney Morris N. Robinson, the Managing Director of M. Robinson Tax Law in Boston, recently published an op-ed titled: Viewpoint: A 15 percent tax rate on business would maximize economic growth…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

IRS Targets Globally-Mobile Individuals and Businesses: The Importance of Proactive Planning

IRS targets globally-mobile individuals and businesses through its Global High Wealth Industry Group and its Large Business and International Division. Targeted taxpayers find these audits distracting, taking time from important…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

IRS is Hacked, Again!

The New York Times reported yesterday that identity thieves may have compromised up to 100,000 U.S. taxpayer accounts. The criminals apparently took advantage of a software tool that loaded information from tax returns onto the…more
 /  Education, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Taxation

IRS Targets the Wealthy via Wealth Squad

IRS operates a Wealth Squad, which brings together teams of IRS specialists to coordinate the audit of wealthy taxpayers. IRS identifies wealthy “targets” with secret algorithms that are skewed against the wealthy. IRS also…more
 /  Taxation

IRS Agent Discusses the Look-Back Period for Filing Delinquent International Information Returns

We represent a client who may need to file delinquent international information returns under the IRS Delinquent International Information Return Submission Procedures. These procedures invite taxpayers who meet the specified…more
 /  Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

IRS Begins Private Debt Collection of Back Taxes: What You Need to Know

The IRS announced on April 4, 2017 that it will soon authorize four private debt collection companies to send letters and make phone calls to selected delinquent taxpayers. The IRS will only forward a past-due account to…more
 /  Taxation

For High-Income and International Taxpayers: Defensive Tax Planning

The Importance of Defensive Tax Planning - IRS audit criteria target high-income taxpayers, especially those with reported foreign income or foreign financial assets. Targeted high income taxpayers include..…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Taxation

The Importance of Defensive Tax Planning and Defensive Tax Return Preparation

Executive Summary: The Importance of Defensive Tax Planning - Tax reform is in the news again. But until we achieve significant tax reform it is essential that individuals, trusts and estates, and businesses with incomes in…more
 /  Taxation

Net Operating Loss Carryforwards on President Trump’s 2005 Income Tax Return

James B. Stewart, writing for The New York Times (March 23, 2017), explored the complexities of President Donald Trump’s 2005 U.S. income tax return, which was revealed publicly last week. President Trump used $103 million of…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Taxation
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