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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 January 28, 2011

    Final Form and More Guidance on Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

    Article The IRS released a new form and guidance relating to the small business health care tax credit for the 2010 tax year. The guidance discusses issues relating to employers’ eligibility for the credit and other eligibility issues
    Published on February 01, 2011

    Tax Consequences of De Facto Liquidations

    Article Under specific facts, a corporation may be deemed to have liquidated for income tax purposes without an actual legal liquidation. This is referred to as a de facto liquidation. This principle can trigger income tax consequences for both the company and its shareholders...
    Published on January 28, 2011

    2010 Tax Software Survey

    Article The Journal of Accountancy and The Tax Adviser conducted a survey of AICPA members who prepared 2009 tax returns for a fee to determine which tax preparation software products were the most popular, what aspects of...
    Published on January 28, 2011

    Dismissal of Tax-Driven Bankruptcy Plan Affirmed

    Article The Seventh Circuit affirmed a bankruptcy court’s refusal to confirm a bankruptcy plan and its dismissal of the bankruptcy proceeding because the principal purpose was to avoid taxes. The court said the filing was in bad faith and did not serve the proper purpose of bankruptcy law
    Published on August 01, 2010

    Controlling Interest Provisions in State and Local Real Estate Transfer Taxes

    Article A common way for a taxpayer to transfer real estate to a new owner without paying a real property transfer tax has been to transfer an ownership interest in an entity that holds title to the property. However, a number of jurisdictions now require taxpayers who engage in these types...
    Published on January 13, 2012

    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 03, 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 January 28, 2011

    Revised LMSB Examiner Procedures for Tax Preparer Penalty Cases

    Article This item discusses the continuing trend of shifting accountability for tax return compliance to return preparers by raising preparer conduct standards, broadening the definition of tax return preparers, and increasing preparer penalties for violations
    Published on November 02, 2010

    New Decanting Statutes Offer Road Map for Escaping Fiduciary Tax and Updating Trust Terms

    Article As trust decanting statutes proliferate, federal and state taxing authorities must wrestle with the income, estate, and gift tax issues raised by decanting
    Published on April 01, 2013

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