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    Defending R&D Credits

    Article This article highlights and analyzes some recent decisions concerning the research and development (R&D) tax credit and IRS administrative practices when auditing R&D credit claims, most notably the Union Carbide decision in the Tax Court
    Published on May 01, 2010

    States Examining Business Tax Incentives

    Article It is well known that states use their tax systems as an economic development tool for attracting and retaining businesses. Competition among the states to attract businesses is sometimes called a "race to the bottom." States are frequently...
    Published on June 24, 2010

    Global Tax Treatment of Equity Awards

    Article Careful consideration is needed before a company begins to issue long-term incentives in foreign tax jurisdictions
    Published on May 01, 2010

    Health Care Reform Adds New Taxes

    Article The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the Patient Protection Act) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (the Reconciliation Act) add a number of new taxes and make various other revenue-increasing changes to the Code in order to help finance health care reform
    Published on May 01, 2010

    EGTRRA and JGTRRA Tax Rates Extended for Two Years in Lame Duck Session

    Article The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 has provisions from four of the five tax areas that were considered to be important for Congress to address...
    Published on February 01, 2011

    FIN 48 and Tax Return Disclosure

    Article This item provides a brief overview of the FIN 48 requirements, an update on the IRS plans, and some observations on the dynamics created among an engagement’s auditors, tax preparers, and client personnel resulting from these new rules
    Published on August 01, 2010

    Reporting Uncertain Tax Positions

    Article This item explores the differences between financial statement reporting and federal income tax return disclosure in preparing for disclosure of uncertain tax positions on the Schedule UTP
    Published on April 01, 2011

    Portability of Unused Estate and Gift Tax Exclusion Between Spouses

    Article One of the essential elements in the equation for the computation of both the federal gift and estate tax is the reduction of the tax due by the amount of the estate or gift tax on the applicable exclusion amount. Because of changes to the tax law, a...
    Published on May 01, 2011

    Sale Versus Loan A Current Development in Tax Ownership

    Article The characterization of a transaction as a sale has significant tax implications. The Calloway case rules on if and when a taxpayer sold his stock upon entering into an agreement, which purported to be a nonrecourse loan. This item summarizes...
    Published on February 01, 2011

    IRS Proposes New Tax Return Preparer Standards

    Article The IRS released a list of recommendations calling for the registration, testing, and continuing education of currently unregulated tax return preparers
    Published on May 01, 2010

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