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Member Morris Robinson to present at May 24 seminar
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On Feb. 8 the Internal Revenue Service announced a second Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative (OVDI) for Foreign Bank Account Reports (FBARs). The first OVDI expired on Oct. 15, 2009. The new deadline is Aug. 31. Register now for our May 24 event to hear updates from top professionals and tax lawyers. More



Past President, R. Leonard Weiner, Esq., CPA selected for inclusion in 2011 Texas Super Lawyers
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The list will appear in Texas Super Lawyers magazine which will be mailed to attorneys in Texas and the ABA-accredited law school libraries. Selected attorneys in Texas will also appear in a special advertising section in the October 2011 issue of Texas Monthly. These publications will reach a combined audience of more than 2.5 million readers. Super Lawyers can be found on the Web at superlawyers.com.



Analysis: Americans try to outrun state, local tax hikes
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Alan Dlugash is a New York accountant who specializes in high net worth Manhattanites, but lately he's been fielding a lot of calls from clients in neighboring states — Connecticut and New Jersey. "The big deal right now is 'how do I change my residency?'" he said. And the reason is almost always the same: High local taxes. More

Can you get out of paying estate taxes
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Tax advisers say audits have increased in California, New York, New Jersey and Iowa. The Illinois Department of Revenue recently added 50 auditors, in part to help a group of 136 others work on individual and corporate income tax audits. Connecticut increased its income tax and estate tax audits by 10 percent for fiscal year 2011 over the previous year, says Sarah Kaufman, a spokesperson for the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services. More

Plans for slashing corporate taxes worry some firms
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Obama administration officials are preparing a business-tax overhaul that would cut corporate rates significantly. But even before it's rolled out, some possible elements of the plan are stirring concern among companies that could see their taxes rise, notably some big businesses that are currently taxed as small ones. More



Ohio House of Representatives passes estate tax repeal
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On May 5 the Ohio House of Representatives passed a $55.6 billion two-year budget plan that would permanently repeal the estate tax for deaths occurring on or after July 1, 2013. More

US Chamber fights donation disclosure rules
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has made a controversial campaign contribution in last year's Minnesota governor's race a centerpiece in a fight against tougher federal disclosure rules for government contractors. More

The only downside of a will — regardless of your age — is not having one
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Estate planning is one of those things everybody knows they should do, but a surprising number of people put it off until it's too late, or do it wrong in the first place. Too many people of all ages hesitate to have wills drawn up. There is no good reason to do that. More



Planning for people with chronic illness
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Chronic illness affects 125 million Americans and 22 percent are living with more than one chronic illness, so this issue affects many families. "A chronic illness is emotionally draining and overwhelming," said Guy McPhail, president of Traust Sollus Wealth Management of Princeton. It's important to help your loved one begin planning and addressing his wealth management issues as soon as possible, he said. More

Choose legal structure carefully
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When you start a business you have a lot of decisions to make. Should you work out of your house or rent an office or retail space? If you plan to rent, where is the best location? Which wireless phone plan should you use? What should you get William and Kate for a wedding gift? More

The essentials of estate planning in 2011
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On Jan. 1 new legislation went into effect that: significantly changed the Federal estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax rates, unified exemption amounts and introduced the concept of "portability" to help avoid wasting unused exemptions. This new law sunsets on Dec. 31, 2012 and as we experienced with the Federal estate tax repeal in 2010, there is no telling whether Congress will extend these tax provisions into 2013 and beyond. Accordingly, estate planning should be addressed now to take advantage of the opportunities brought about by new tax law changes, as well as to consider non-tax issues that remain of critical importance. [Free registration required.] More

May 12, 2011
Tips on How to Avoid a Grievance - North Texas Chapter Meeting
May 19, 2011
FICPA State Tax Conference
May 20, 2011
South Texas Chapter Meeting
May 24, 2011
Discharge of Tax Debts and other Bankruptcy Issues - Michigan Chapter Meeting
May 26, 2011
Members Only Study Group: Your Primer on Veterans Benefits
June 2, 2011
South Jersey Working Together Conference
June 7, 2011
Missouri Chapter Meeting
June 8, 2011
The New Estate and Gift Tax Law – California Chapter Meeting
June 17, 2011
South Texas Chapter Meeting
2011 Annual Income Tax Seminar
June 21, 2011
Members Only Study Group: Quarterly Update on S Corporations
June 25-30, 2011
48th Annual Meeting & Education Conference
June 30, 2011
Members Only Study Group: Special Needs Trust
July 28, 2011
Members Only Study Group: Running an Efficient Elder Law Practice
Aug. 18, 2011
Members Only Study Group: Conversions
Aug. 25, 2011
Members Only Study Group: What Really is Asset Protection?
Sept. 13, 2011
Members Only Study Group: Quarterly Update on S Corporations
Sept. 22, 2011
Members Only Study Group: Basic vs Advanced Planning in Elder Law
 

 
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