Tax Law Blawgs

Tax law blog posts written by tax lawyers and law firms.

What to Do if You Are Pursued by the IRS

by RyanD July 25, 2013 Tax Law

Almost every other day, there is news about a celebrity or executive accused by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of tax evasion. This governmental agency requires that individuals and businesses pay taxes on a “pay-as-you-go” basis. Many people and organizations, however, are not able to meet this stringent rule. This becomes problematic when the IRS […]

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Dealing with Probate – What you need to know

by EdwardHandsandLewis July 11, 2013 Blawg

By Emma Fuller We understand that some people are nervous of approaching Solicitors if they need help with Probate as there are concerns of the costs.  However, not everyone charges in the same way. We have several pricing options, which helps families to get the help they need, but gives them the flexibility to choose […]

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Corporate Tax Avoidance – New Infographic

by Real Business Rescue June 28, 2013 Tax Law

The following is a new Infographic created by the team at Real Business Rescue, centred around the recent topical news about corporate tax avoidance featuring various multinationals such as Vodafone, Starbucks, Apple, Amazon, Google, IBM, Boots, Microsoft, Ebay and Facebook are implementing to name but a few, together with some of the methods used to […]

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Tax Amnesty Across the Globe

by GuestBlogger June 27, 2013 Tax Law

Introduction As an old saying goes, there are two certainties in life: death and taxes. Although no one enjoys paying taxes, the right of governments to collect taxes is the basis of society, and all citizens of a nation are forced to pay taxes to support the public benefits that all enjoy. However, many individuals […]

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The Top Ten Most Oppressive Tax Nations

by June 21, 2013 Tax Law

The sluggish financial climate has made headlines across the world in these last few years and we have heard many stories regarding private individuals and corporations that have sought to protect their money by moving it abroad to nations that are considered attractive tax havens. While the number of such countries may be shrinking, it […]

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The Importance of Representation in a Tax Audit

by Steven Klitzner June 19, 2013 Tax Law

(US tax law and practical information) Tax filing time in early spring seems to be about the point in the year that people are the most cognizant about the risks of a tax filing audit. However, these examinations actually happen a bit later in the summer and fall, as IRS auditors pour over the millions […]

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The basic principles of agreeing a settlement of tax enquiries

by EdwardHandsandLewis June 11, 2013 Blawg

  In 2007, HMRC published the litigation and settlement strategy (LSS), which was revised in July 2011 following some key cases.   The LSS sets out the principles and standards which HMRC should apply when settling disputes with taxpayers. The general principles include:   Each dispute should be settled on its own merit. There should […]

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Google, Amazon and Starbucks – how they avoid paying tax

by MFielding June 5, 2013 Law

If may not be illegal, but some find that fact that huge international companies are avoiding paying millions of pounds in tax immoral to say the least. But with little that can be done to force these firms to pay their ‘fair share’, it would seem the procedure known as tax avoidance is set to […]

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Claims under the Inheritance Act

by EdwardHandsandLewis April 30, 2013 Blawg

It is widely thought that in England we are free to leave our property by Will to whomsoever we choose.  However, should you fail to adequately provide for those who relied on you, then some of those people may be able to claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, if they […]

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Understanding Taxes for Non-Profit Organizations

by Todd S. Unger March 26, 2013 Tax Law

(Guest US tax blog) The view that non-profit organizations (NPs) are not subject to taxation is rather simplistic and somewhat erroneous. NPs exist to provide benefit to the community in such areas as education, science and charity for the underprivileged. Such organizations can make a profit from their activities; however, whether or not these profits […]

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