Posts Tagged ‘Davis Tax Law Blog’

Tax Roundup, 4/6/2012

Friday, April 6th, 2012 by Joe Kristan

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out: IRS Commissioner to Leave in September When 5-Year Term Ends (TaxProf)

Then why didn’t he practice safe tax? F. Lee Bailey Was No Tax Court Virgin (Peter J. Reilly)

You can put it next to your Bernie Madoff bobblehead: This Is Your Last Chance to Own (or Gift!) a Piece of Koss Embezzlement History (Going Concern)

Identity theft happens in Iowa too (Davis Tax Law Blog)

Kay Bell has thoughts on How to avoid a tax audit, virtual or otherwise. Kay talks about how much deduction is “normal.” Audits aren’t fun, but if you maintain good records and report your income, don’t chicken out on taking deductions you deserve just because they’re bigger than “normal.”

The bank is a better lender than the IRS on April 17: Paying Taxes by Credit Card? Read This First (Smartmoney Tax Blog)

TaxGrrrl: You Can’t Get a Tax Refund for Buying Groceries – And Other Helpful Advice

Good luck getting rent from the tenants to pay them off: Should Muni Bonds Pay To Demolish Buildings? (TaxVox)

Tax Policy Blog: Tax Freedom Day: The Song


Tax Roundup, 4/2/2012

Monday, April 2nd, 2012 by Joe Kristan

Nikki Haley

So South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is not facing a tax indictment after all.  The TaxProf rounds up the retractions

I’m sure they can settle it for pennies on the dollar:TaxMasters slapped with $195M fraud judgment” 

What is an IRA? Courtney Todd Strutt explains at the Davis Law Tax Blog

Iowa says same-sex couples can marry, but IRS says they can’t file joint returns.  What are Iowa rules?  Jason Diensen looks at the question “Must Same-Sex Married Couples in Iowa File Iowa Taxes as Married?

Bonus! Martin Sullivan asks, “If Mandate Is Struck Down, Are Tax Incentives Next?” Via the TaxProf.

Congratulations!  You won the Mega-Million jackpot, and some free tax help from Janet Novack and Anthony Nitti.




Tax basics for the new business

Friday, March 16th, 2012 by Joe Kristan

A nice rundown of the essential tax problems for a new business by Courtney Strutt Todd at the Davis Tax Law Blog.


Want to found a dynasty?

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 by Joe Kristan

Margaret Van Houten explains proposals to allow eternal trusts now before the Iowa legislature at the Davis Tax Law Blog.


Planning for when you’re dog-gone

Friday, March 9th, 2012 by Joe Kristan

Jana Luttenegger says that you can’t take it with you, but the dog might like some.


IRS has fun new way to hit you with a $10,000 fine

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 by Joe Kristan

The tax law’s requirements for reporting foreign assets have expanded. If you are supposed to file new Form 8938, the IRS will send you a $10,000 bill. Chris James has the scoop at Tax Law Iowa.