IRS Eases Up on Offer in Compromise Requirements

Posted on: June 6th, 2012
The IRS has recently announced changes to its "Fresh Start" initiative that are aimed at helping struggling taxpayers. ...

The John Edwards Case – What About Gift Taxes?

Posted on: May 9th, 2012
Yesterday I blogged about North Carolina’s controversial Amendment One, which ended up passing by a large margin. ...

How to Report Tax Scams

Posted on: April 26th, 2012
Promoters of tax avoidance scams are not only acting illegally, but they can put unknowing participants at risk of penalties and even jail time. ...

Obama’s 2013 Revenue Proposals

Posted on: February 13th, 2012
The White House has issued its 2013 fiscal year revenue proposals, with estate and gift tax changes consistent with administration’s earlier stance on those rules....

IRS Procedure for Requesting Extension for Late 706

Posted on: February 12th, 2012
Beginning in January 1, 2011, the Internal Revenue Code provides for portability of the estate tax exemption between spouses. According to issued guidance so far from the IRS (Notice 2011-82 and IR-2011-97), ...

IRS Requests Comments on Trust Decanting

Posted on: December 20th, 2011
The IRS is requesting comments on the tax implications of trust "decanting," which refers to transfers by a trustee of all or a portion of the principal of an irrevocable trust to another irrevocable trust. ...
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