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Knowledge Of Executor’s Attorney Imputed To Executor For Claims Act Liability

Two individuals were appointed as co-executors of an estate. The decedent had not filed income taxes for a number of years. The attorneys prepared tax returns for the missing years, and the IRS assessed taxes against the...more

Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench Confirms Rectification Cannot Remedy Unanticipated Tax Consequences

The recent decision of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta in Graymar Equipment (2008) Inc v Canada (Attorney General), 2014 ABQB 154 is an important reminder of the limited nature of the equitable remedy of rectification...more

"OECD Draft Report: The Digital Economy and Its Tax Challenges"

On March 24, 2014, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published a discussion draft report on the tax challenges facing the digital economy (the DE Report). This draft report is issued in...more

Nonresident Alien Who Was Previously a U.S. Resident Indicted for Tax Crimes

On March 20, 2014, a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Missouri indicted Victor Lipukhin for tax crimes that occurred from 2002-2007. What makes this indictment stand out when compared against many others is that the...more

As the Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act Takes Hold, U.S. Sees Expatriates at All-Time High

Are you living the American dream … abroad? If so, you may be considering joining forces with Superman and changing your nationality. You face some unique burdens if you earn a cent while soaking up the sun in Saint Tropezor...more

FY 2015 Budget Tax Proposals Target Insurance Companies

On March 4, the Obama Administration released its fiscal year 2015 budget (FY 2015 Budget). In keeping with the Administration’s past budgets, the FY 2015 Budget includes a number of tax proposals that target insurance...more

"IRS Introduces Long-Awaited Proposed Regulations Addressing the Allocation of Partnership Liabilities and Partnership Disguised...

On January 29, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (the IRS) and the Treasury Department (Treasury) introduced a long-awaited package of proposed regulations (the Proposed Regulations) that would significantly change the rules...more

Legal Briefs - False Claims Act Liability for CRNAs Related to Medical Direction

It has never been a secret to Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) that anesthesiologists are often not able to consistently comply with all of the requirements of TEFRA (Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of...more

Hodgson Russ Lawyers Win Residency Case At New York’s Court Of Appeals

As many of our clients and friends learned yesterday, the New York State Court of Appeals has issued its highly-anticipated decision in John Gaied v. New York State Tax Appeals Tribunal. The court’s decision, in a victory for...more

Proposed Partnership Liability Regulations

On January 29, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) proposed Treasury regulations under Section 752 of the Code which would change the way in which both partnership recourse and nonrecourse liabilities are allocated. The...more

IRS Proposes Significant Changes to Rules for Allocating Partnership Liabilities

Proposed Regulations seek to curtail perceived abuses, including the use of “bottom-dollar” guarantees and some indemnity arrangements. On January 29, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) proposed regulations that...more

California Tax Developments - A Reed Smith Quarterly Update (4th Quarter 2013)

Happy 2014! The start of the New Year invites a look back on highlights from the past year. In case you missed it, here’s a recap of what happened in the great Golden State during the last quarter of 2013....more

Tax Appeals in Connecticut: Know When to File

The deadline for appealing local property taxes in Connecticut is approaching. If you are considering appealing local property taxes this year, the following is a general explanation of Connecticut’s appeal procedure and...more

New U.S. Guidance On Expatriate Health Plans

As discussed in a prior post, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) is currently in the process of finalizing its regulations implementing the Affordable Care Act’s (“ACA”) “Employer Mandate.” The Employer Mandate, which...more

START-UP NY: Creating Tax-Free Zones for High-Tech Startups in New York State

In an effort to attract startup companies and leverage the research capacity and workforces available in New York’s colleges and universities, New York State recently established tax-free zones for certain startup companies....more

Tax Litigation Update: Second Circuit Tweaks its Standard of Review in Tax Cases Involving Mixed Questions of Law and Fact;...

On November 14, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit clarified the standard of review for mixed questions of law and fact in a case on review from the Tax Court. The case, Diebold Foundation, Inc....more

Taxpayer Loses Canadian Transfer Pricing Case

A recent transfer pricing case from the Tax Court of Canada (McKesson Canada Corporation v The Queen) establishes a broad interpretation of the “regular” (non-recharacterization) transfer pricing rule in the Income Tax Act...more

Americans Living Abroad Feel Impact of FATCA

According to some international financial experts, recently implemented American tax rates and policies may cause more Americans living abroad to renounce their U.S. citizenship. A recent conference in Israel on the subject...more

Discharging Past Due Taxes Through Bankruptcy

There are many events that can force a person into bankruptcy. In many cases, it is a confluence of unexpected expenses that ultimately overwhelms a person’s savings and finances. Back taxes can be among these contributing...more

Avoiding Mistletoe Mishaps, Part VII: Bonuses Have You Saying “What the Dickens?” Lessons To Learn From Ebenezer Scrooge

As 2013 comes to an end, we have been considering a number of workplace issues that employers might face at the end of the year and the beginning of the holiday season. Part seven of our series discusses the wage and hour and...more

The First Circuit’s Sun Capital Decision: Much Ado About Nothing?

The First Circuit’s much-discussed decision in Sun Capital Partners III, LP, et al. v. New England Teamsters & Trucking Industry Pension Fund et al., No. 12-2312 (1st Cir. 2013) has forced many practitioners and commentators...more

A Pinch of SALT: 20 Years of Ambiguity in Addback Statutes

It has been more than 20 years since Ohio enacted legislation requiring taxpayers to add back some expenses paid to related parties for state income tax purposes. Since then, more than 20 states have enacted similar...more

SCC Confirms the Ability of Taxpayers to Seek Rectification to Remedy Errors that May Impact Tax Positions

Uninteded tax consequences of a contract can be avoided by rectification, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in Québec v Services Environnementaux AES inc., 2013 SCC 65 (AES). ...more

Illinois Local Sales Tax Sourcing Uncertainty is Over…Replaced by Chaos: Hartney Wins Tax Situs Suit, But Governing Regulations...

On November 21, 2013, in Hartney Fuel Oil Company v. Hamer, the Illinois Supreme Court determined that the longstanding regulations for sourcing sales for local sales and use tax purposes promulgated by the Illinois...more

Taxing e-Discovery Costs: Amendments To The Florida Uniform Guidelines

On November 14, 2013, the Florida Supreme Court adopted amendments to the Uniform Guidelines on the Taxation of Costs that specifically allow a successful litigant to recover certain e-Discovery expenses. The amended...more

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