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Join us Aug. 28-30 in Baltimore for the 2015 Northeast Regional Education Conference. Don't miss out on great networking and education sessions in an intimate setting. This program will provide up to eight hours of CPE and CLE/MCLE on a 50-minute hour track and six hours of CLE/MCLE on a 60-minute hour track.
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LexisNexis and Rigos Professional Educational Programs recently signed an agreement strengthening the content offered by LexisNexis to their law school market. This agreement provides LexisNexis the opportunity to sell the Rigos Bar Review Series focused on the Uniform Bar Examination (includes the MBE, MEE, MPT and MPRE). Additionally, LexisNexis will offer seven Rigos horn books covering torts, contracts and UCC Article 2, property, evidence, constitutional law, criminal law and procedure and federal civil procedure.
Steve Errick, vice president and managing director of research information, indicates, "We are excited to offer our law school students high-quality bar review materials and additional study aids to help improve their success rate on final exams as well as the multistate bar exams. Jim Rigos has always been a leader in helping students prepare for bar exams in the classroom and with his publishing line. His new Uniform Bar Exam Series is a reflection of his 30-plus year commitment in developing and creating these resources. We believe this content is a great addition to our law school portfolio."
The Rigos books will be available via the LexisNexis Store in the fall. Look for more information in the coming months.
By Annette Nellen, Esq., CPA, CGMA, AICPA Tax Insider
A recent tax court decision sheds light on the importance of lease terms to determine what is rent and how Section 467 may apply to advance rent.
Tax Justice Blog
It's well-documented that profitable Fortune 500 companies are stashing profits offshore to the tune of at least $2.1 trillion and avoiding as much as $550 billion in U.S. taxes.
But instead of taking steps to halt this brazen tax dodging, lawmakers have floated various misguided "reform" proposals that would actually reward these companies' bad behavior.
The Senate Finance Committee recently released a series of bipartisan working group reports on tax reform. One of the papers, "The International Tax Bipartisan Tax Working Group Report," reflected the work of a group of Senate Finance Committee members whose co-chairs are Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Charles Schumer, D-New York.
A coalition of employers and trade associations from a variety of different industries are asking Congress to clarify the rules for determining eligibility for tax credits for health insurance.
The letter comes from a coalition of 178 employers and trade associations, who have endorsed legislation aimed at providing employees and employers with a more effective means for determining eligibility for tax credits under the Affordable Care Act for insurance purchase through health insurance exchanges. The letter was sent to Rep. Diane Black, R-Tennessee, and Mike Thompson, D-California, the co-sponsors of H.R. 2712, the Commonsense Reporting and Verification Act of 2015.
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In the past several years, federal estate tax exemptions, as low as $1.5 million as recently as 2005, have ballooned to the current level of $5.43 million (indexed for inflation). What this number means is that anyone dying with an estate valued under $5.43 million doesn't owe any federal estate tax.
Constant neurotic fiddling of the tax code, and the push to turn the nation's tax collector into a policy enforcer, is wrecking it for taxpayers.
That's the message of a new report to Congress from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson, who said that, for those who needed Internal Revenue Service help, this "filing season was by far the worst in memory."
The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued guidance to effectively halt the use of so-called "basket options," a tax loophole that high-net-worth investors use when investing in alternatives.
The Department of the Treasury and IRS noted in their joint guidance their concern that taxpayers are using basket option contracts to "inappropriately defer income recognition and convert ordinary income and short-term capital gain into long-term capital gain."
Study Group: Piercing the Veil of LLCs
Study Group: State Tax Issues for Nonprofits
Dealing With Employees With Medical Conditions: FMLA, ADA and Beyond
Northeast Regional Education Conference- Baltimore, MD
Study Group: How Do States Catch You?
Florida State University Student Program
Study Group: Charitable Lead Trusts
Study Group: Successor Liability
Study Group: Talking to Your Clients About Sales Tax
Study Group: Charitable Remainder Trusts
NYU Law Student Reception
Study Group: IRS and NYS Tax Collections
2015 Fall Meeting & Education Conference
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