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

Estate and Gift Tax Audits: TIGTA Report Exposes Need for Improvement

While proposals for the eventual elimination of the estate tax are being hashed out in Congress, the IRS effort of auditing estate tax returns continues – business as usual. A recent report by the Treasury Inspector General for…more
 /  Business Organizations, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

International Tax Issues Are A Major Focus of Newest Launch of IRS Compliance Campaigns in 2017

Earlier this year, the IRS Large Business and International division (LB&I) rolled out 13 compliance campaigns to target both individual taxpayers and corporations for examinations on certain tax compliance issues. On November…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Massachusetts High Court Hears Oral Argument on Consumer’s Standing to Recover Sales or Use Tax

An attorney representing a Massachusetts consumer (“Dedham Health”) argued this week that the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) must abate and refund the sales tax and/or use tax that the seller collected from Dedham…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Taxation

Are Your Business Deductions at Risk of Being Disallowed by the IRS?

Small businesses run on tight margins. The last thing a business owner wants is an IRS notice announcing the disallowance any of their business expense deductions. This is particularly the case for sole proprietorships who…more
 /  Business Organizations, Taxation

UPDATE: MTC Extends Deadline for Amnesty under the Online Marketplace Seller Voluntary Disclosure Initiative

Earlier today, the Multistate Tax Commission (MTC) released an update extending the October 17, 2017 deadline for businesses to file under its Online Marketplace Seller Voluntary Disclosure Initiative. The new deadline is now…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Taxation

An Overview of the Unified Republican Framework on Tax Reform

On September 27, 2017, President Trump and the Republicans unveiled the elements of their tax reform framework. Here’s a quick overview of some of the proposed changes..…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Taxation

Tax Relief for Hurricane Harvey and Irma Victims

The IRS is offering tax relief for taxpayers affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. This relief is automatic for those taxpayers located in designated disaster areas. These areas include Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico, the…more
 /  Taxation

23 States Join the Multistate Tax Commission Amnesty Ending on October 17, 2017: “Fulfillment by Amazon” Companies Targeted

This article provides practitioners with a practical overview of (1) the changing law of nexus; (2) the Multistate Tax Commission Amnesty Program ending on October 17, 2017; and (3) on-going state voluntary disclosure programs…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Taxation

For Vendors Making Internet Sales to Massachusetts Customers-A New Proposed Regulation Expands the Definition of Tax Nexus

A new regulation in Massachusetts, 830 CMR 64H.1.7, will expand the definition of tax nexus for out-of-state vendors making internet sales to Massachusetts customers. The regulation will become effective on October 1, 2017…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Taxation

Residency Tax Planning for Noncitizens Under IRS Publication 519

Noncitizens who intend to become residents of the United States are often well-advised to receive foreign-source earned income and recognize foreign-source capital gains before establishing residency in the United States. In our…more
 /  Taxation

Massachusetts Joins MTC Amnesty Program

Massachusetts Joins Multistate Tax Commission Amnesty Program - For Most States Amnesty Features Complete Tax Forgiveness - Urgent Action May Be Needed - Boston – On August 18, 2017 Massachusetts joined 22 other…more
 /  Taxation

The Importance of Timely Electing Your Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

Life as an American living abroad can conjure idyllic notions of painting en plein air in Paris or negotiating a last minute deal in Brussels. Not so idyllic, however, is the reality of filing U.S. tax returns from overseas. One…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Taxation

“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
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