M. Robinson & Company, P.C.

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

IRS Is Closing Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program; Deadline of September 28, 2018

The IRS announced it will be closing its Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) as of September 28, 2018. The news follows a significant decrease in taxpayer participation in the program, coupled with advances in…more
 /  Taxation

A Quick To-Do List for “Tax Season”

The deadline for individuals to file and pay their 2017 taxes will be Tuesday, April 17, 2018, which is six weeks from now.  As we continue to work through “tax season,” I suggest that taxpayers add a withholding review to their…more
 /  Taxation

IRS Announces Withholding Tax Changes for 2018

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced on February 28, 2018 that it has updated its online withholding calculator and the W-4 form to comply with the new tax rates under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Most employers…more
 /  Taxation

Wire Transfer Audits and FATCA: What Every Taxpayer Needs to Know

FATCA: The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act was signed into law by President Obama on March 18, 2010. There are two purposes for FATCA…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Taxation

Smith v. Comm’r: Before You Take that Business-Related Tax Loss, Ask “Does My Business Have a Bona Fide Purpose?”

Last fall, the U.S. Tax Court decided the case of Smith v. Comm’r. It’s not a pivotal case, but it stands as a good reminder of the adage “you don’t get something for nothing.” At the heart of the case was a complicated tax…more
 /  Taxation

IRS Notice 2018-01: Passport Denial/Revocation for “Seriously Delinquent Tax Debts” to Begin

In 2015, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act contained a provision in which the IRS would interact with the State Department to deny or revoke the passports of taxpayers with “seriously delinquent tax debts.”…more
 /  Taxation

Donor-Advised Funds: IRS Proposes Rule Changes - A Review of IRS Notice 2017-73

IRS Notice 2017-73 (the “Notice”) provides advance notice of U.S. Treasury and IRS’ proposed rule changes for Donor-Advised Funds (“DAF’s”).[2] Comments are requested by March 5, 2018.[3] The Notice represents a significant…more
 /  Taxation

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
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