Federal Taxes

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Defending Federal and State Tax Audits For High-Income Taxpayers

In 2013 the IRS audited slightly over one taxpayer in nine[1] with an income of $1 million or more.[2] This audit rate represents a sharp 69 percent increase from the 6.42 percent audit rate that similar high-income...more

District court finds that insurance premium excise tax does not apply to retrocession transactions

On February 5, 2014, the US District Court for the District of Columbia held that the federal excise tax ("the FET") on insurance and reinsurance premiums does not apply to retrocession insurance transactions. Under a plain...more

Victory for the Taxpayer in Validus: District Court Holds that Federal Excise Tax Does Not Apply to Retrocessions

On February 5, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued its opinion in Validus Reinsurance, Ltd. v. United States, which is the first case to involve a challenge to the IRS’s position on the “cascading”...more

The 13.3% Solution: of DINGs, NINGs, WINGs and Other ThINGs

Wealthy taxpayers have now experienced the impact of higher federal and state income tax rates for a full year. Many have created or would like to create trusts for their children and grandchildren, which also could be...more

McNees Insights - Asset Planning & Federal Taxation: Fall 2013

In This Issue: Timely Year-End Tax Planning Can Reduce Taxes; Income Tax Cost Basis Planning; and Marriage and Taxes in 2013. Excerpt from Timely Year-End Tax Planning Can Reduce Taxes - Year-end tax...more

Federal Tax Law Changes and Opportunities for Same-Sex Married Couples

What you need to know: As the result of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in United States v. Windsor and a subsequent ruling by the IRS, same-sex couples who are legally married in a jurisdiction that recognizes...more

California Reduces Section 409A Tax Penalty from 20% to 5%

Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (“Federal Section 409A”), imposes strict administrative and operational requirements on non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements, such as supplemental...more

Applicable Federal Rates – November 2013

Applicable Federal Rates – November 2013. Please see full charts for more information. ...more

Wage Garnishments: Know Your Limits

In trying economic times, the employees of automotive companies and Next-Generation manufacturers, like those of other companies, face financial hardship. In some cases, this may translate into these companies facing higher...more

Nonprofit Executive Summit: Bringing Nonprofit Leaders Together to Discuss Legal, Finance, Tax, and Operational Issues Impacting...

In this presentation: - Keynote Address: The Federal Tax Landscape for Nonprofits: View from the Hill - Risk to Relevance: Protecting Your Nonprofit's Business Model - In the Wake of the IRS Exempt...more

The IRS and the Treasury Issue Ruling Recognizing Same-Sex Marriages Regardless of State of Domicile

On August 29, 2013, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (the "Treasury") and the IRS issued a revenue ruling that states that legally married same-sex couples will be treated as married for federal tax purposes, regardless of...more

IRS Recognizes Same Sex Marriages, Even If States Do Not

The Internal Revenue Service has announced that same sex couples legally married in a state whose laws authorize such a marriage will be deemed to be married for Federal tax purposes, even if they live in a state (such as...more

IRS, Treasury Recognize Same-Sex Marriages for Federal Tax Purposes

On August 29, 2013, the IRS released Revenue Ruling 2013-17, announcing that all legally married same-sex couples will be treated as married for Federal tax purposes, regardless of their state of domicile. At the same time,...more

Revenue Ruling 2013-17: IRS Recognizes Same-Sex Marriages for Tax Purposes

The IRS has issued a notice extending Revenue Ruling 58-66 to same-sex marriages. In Revenue Ruling 58-66, the IRS stated that a couple would be treated as married for purposes of Federal income tax filing if the couple...more

IRS Announces All Same-Sex Marriages Recognized For Federal Tax Purposes

Yesterday the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that, as a result of the holding in U.S. v. Windsor that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, the...more

Federal Income Tax Implications of Supreme Court Decision United States v. Windsor

The U. S. Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor, 570 U.S. ___ (2013) implicates important changes to the interpretation and administration of federal tax laws (including, income, gift and estate taxes). On June...more

Public Concerns Lead IRS to Offer Expedited Process for New Social Welfare Organizations

A wide array of organizations can qualify to be recognized as exempt from federal income taxes. Most noted of late are those organizations which are structured to “promote social welfare” and which can seek tax-exempt status...more

Appeals Court Reverses ERISA “Trade or Business” Ruling Favoring Private Equity Funds; Creates Uncertainty on Controlled Group...

In our November 9, 2012, client alert, we examined an apparent victory for private equity firms resulting from the District Court of Massachusetts decision that held that two related private equity funds were not liable on a...more

Make a New Year’s Resolution to Review Your Estate Plan in 2013

Each year, at this time, we remind our clients of the importance of keeping their estate planning documents up to date. With the avoidance of the tax side of the “Fiscal Cliff” and the passage of the American Taxpayer Relief...more

Some Federal, State, & Employment, Tax Considerations When Deciding on A Business Entity (LLC, Corporation or Sole Proprietorship)

The amount of taxes that you have to pay is one of the key reasons that individuals select one business entity type over another. The term “tax” though is a bit too general for a business as “tax” could refer to federal tax,...more

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