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Billionaire Bruins Owner Beats IRS On Tax Deductions For Away Game Meals

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:29:00 -0400

Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs allowed full deduction for Bruins away game meals. Decision might have broader implications for employers with groups of employees staying together in the same hotel.


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What Are Super-Rich Solutions?

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:12:00 -0400

Due to advances in technology and changes in regulation, the wealthy management strategies employed by the super-rich, family offices, and ultra-wealthy business owners can not be used by a much larger number of affluent individuals and families.



What The Great Economist Galbraith Can Teach Us About Etiquette

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:14:00 -0400

Some fascinating nuggets of wisdom can be found in a recently published book of letters.


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IRS Private Debt Collectors Accused Of Pressuring Taxpayers, Breaking The Law

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:22:00 -0400

In response to complaints about how private debt collectors are handling taxpayer accounts, four Senators have sent a letter Pioneer Credit Recovery, one of the companies which has a debt collection contract with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).


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Public Shaming Of Big Companies Not As Big A Deal, But Not Going Away Anytime Soon

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:44:00 -0400

Public shaming of giant corporations has become a go-to tool for some politicians looking to drive an agenda. But does it work? Do these high profile airings of grievances have a significant effect on stock price or sales? Sometimes.


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How The Trump Tax Plan Could Lure Chris Paul To The San Antonio Spurs

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:06:00 -0400

NBA free agency is about to kick off. Could a proposed change to the tax law impact where players will sign?


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IRS Private Tax Collectors Are Accused Of Illegal Tactics

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:53:00 -0400

IRS collectors can now use private collection agencies too, and some collection tactics are coming under fire.


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Millennials Most Likely To Fall Victim To Tax & Financial Scams

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 08:45:00 -0400

A survey suggests that millennials are more likely to fall for financial scams, including tax scams, than older generations.


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Brookings Institution Takes On Biggest Charitable Tax Break Used By President Trump

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:49:00 -0400

Brookings Institution report highlights abuse of deductions for conservation easements. More than half of the dollar value of President Trumps disclosed charitable contribution were for conservation easements.


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IRS Issues Warning On New Scam Targeting Tax Professionals

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:13:00 -0400

Scammers clearly aren't taking a break this summer. The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry, as part of the Security Summit, is warning tax professionals to beware of phishing emails claiming to be from a tax software education provider and seeking sensitive preparer data.


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Ask Larry: ​​Which Benefits Can I Get?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:39:00 -0400

Today’s column addresses questions about what benefits might be available, calculating benefits online, coordinating widow's and retirement benefits, filing with a public pension and filing after 70.


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What To Do When You Owe Taxes You Can't Pay

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:17:00 -0400

What do you do if you owe taxes but can’t pay right away? Here is how to navigate this treacherous situation.


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Cristiano Ronaldo Says No To Paying Disputed Taxes, Why You Should Say Yes

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:53:00 -0400

Soccer star Ronaldo faces criminal charges in an alleged $16M tax case. Why he should pay even as he disputes the charges, and how to decide about payment in simpler tax cases.


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Funnel More Into Your 401(k) And IRA With Catch-Ups

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:49:00 -0400

If you’re 50 or older, Uncle Sam offers special tax breaks to help you save more for retirement.


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Student Loan Complaints Skyrocket 325%

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:02:00 -0400

If you're having issues with your student loans, you're certainly not alone, according to a new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.


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Why The Street Should Fear The Senate Healthcare Bill

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:47:00 -0400

It's going to be a long, hot summer for healthcare reform, and as the details of this hastily assembled bill are hammered out and begin to sink in, it's likely to cause the kind of uncertainty for businesses and investors that both abhor.


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SAPVoice: The Role Of AI In Financial Trading -- It's Not What You Think

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:32:00 -0400

The financial industry has been all over Artificial intelligence (AI) supporting front end trading processes, leaving much of the rest of the business in the last century. That won’t be true for much longer if Bikram Singh, Founder & CEO of EZOPS, has his way.


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Even Lawyers Face Independent Contractor - Employee Disputes

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:53:00 -0400

Uber, Lyft, and many other companies are sued over whether workers are contractors or employees. Even lawyers aren't immune from worker status disputes.


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IRS Reopens PTIN System Shut Down Following $175 Million Class Action Ruling

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:33:00 -0400

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has reopened its Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) System. The system was shut down earlier this month following a U.S. District Court ruling which barred IRS from charging PTIN fees to tax preparers.


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How To Maximize Tax Savings Using Tax-Favored Health Plans

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:00:00 -0400

Health insurance premiums, deductibles, and out-of-pocket expenses skyrocketed in recent years. It’s unfortunate that many traders and investors receive few tax breaks on deducting these costs. Learn how to deduct health care expenses from gross income.


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Ask Larry: Can I Get Early Spousal Benefits And Delay Retirement Benefits?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:32:00 -0400

Today’s column addresses early filing, optimizing a filing strategy for a married couple, sequencing benefit filing dates, suspending due to continued earnings and whether it's ever a smart idea to file early.


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Beware IRS Form 1099 Mistakes That Trigger Big Taxes On Phantom Income

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:40:00 -0400

The IRS gets lots of information about income on Forms 1099 and many other forms. So what happens when IRS thinks you collected income that you never actually received?


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Betsy DeVos Named This Student Loan CEO To Manage Your Student Loans

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:02:00 -0400

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos just picked this CEO to run the largest provider of student loans in the nation.


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Despite Ryan's Call For 'Transformational Tax Reform,' Core Issues Remain Unresolved

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:50:00 -0400

House Speaker Paul Ryan calls for a major tax bill this year, but provides few new details. He and the White House will have to address seven major issues before they can pass a bill.


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Getting To Know You Tuesday: John Pantekidis

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:15:00 -0400

It's Getting To Know You Tuesday! Today's tax pro is John Pantekidis.


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The Climate Leadership Council's Devious Plan To Distract American Carbon Consumers

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:04:00 -0400

The well-connected Climate Leadership Council has announced a plan to roll back environmental regulations in exchange for a complicated plan of carbon taxes, tariffs and cash payouts to the American people.


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IRS Warns Don't Rely On IRS.Gov -- It Isn't Authority

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:42:00 -0400

You might think that IRS guidance on the IRS website is pretty reliable. Then why did the IRS warn taxpayers not to rely?


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The Market Is Headed For A 'Minsky Moment' - It Can Happen Quickly, Too

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:35:00 -0400

It’s “Minsky moment,” the point at which excess debt sparks a financial crisis.



Beware Of Disability Income Tax Traps

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 06:29:00 -0400

The disabled need to be sensitive to the tax effects of different types of disability income.


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Congressman Questions Why Billion Dollar Fund Hasn't Paid A Penny To Madoff Victims

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 18:57:00 -0400

Nearly ten years after the discovery of a massive fraud scheme orchestrated by Bernie Madoff - and five years after the Department of Justice created a compensation fund to deal with the aftermath - Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-FL) claims that Madoff’s victims "have not received a penny" of relief.


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