{ Banner }

Tax Blawg

Tax Talk for Tax Pros

Introduction

Welcome to TaxBlawg, a resource from Chamberlain Hrdlicka for news and analysis of current legal issues facing tax practitioners. Although blawg.com identifies nearly 1,400 active “blawgs,” including 20+ blawgs related to taxation and estate planning, the needs of tax professionals have received surprisingly little attention.

The Wall Street Journal's Tax Blog gives “tips and advice for filers,” and Paul Caron’s legendary TaxProf Blog is an excellent clearinghouse for academic and policy-oriented news. Yet, tax practitioners still lack a dedicated resource to call their own. For those intrepid souls, we offer TaxBlawg, a forum of tax talk for tax pros.

Popular Topics

Chamberlain Hrdlicka Blawgs

Tax Blawg

SALT Blawg

Business and International Tax Developments Blawg

Maritime Blog

Labor and Employment Blog

Chamberlain Hrdlicka's 2nd Annual San Antonio Tax and Business Planning Seminar will take place on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at the Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Afterward, you are invited to join us for a Happy Hour at our office starting at 5:00 p.m. at the Weston Centre, 112 East Pecan Street, Suite 1450 (across from the Wyndham).

CLE/CPE CREDIT
Texas CPAs: 8.0 CPE credit hours
Texas Attorneys: 6.75 CLE credit hours approved
Enrolled Agents: 6.0 CE credit hours approved
No prerequisites for this tax seminar.

Locations:

Seminar - Wyndham San ...

Chamberlain Hrdlicka's 42nd Annual Houston Tax and Business Planning Seminar will take place on Tuesday, October 30, 2019 at the Norris Conference Center at City Centre, 816 Town and Country Blvd., Suite 210.

Current Schedule

11:00 a.m. - On-Site Registration begins

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Luncheon Presentation

1:05 - 5:30 p.m. - Workshops

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Reception

For more information, see https://www.chamberlainlaw.com/news-events-chamberlain_hrdlicka_houston_tax_and_business_planning_seminar-2019.html

Chamberlain Hrdlicka's 34th Annual Atlanta Tax and Business Planning Seminar will take place on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia at Atlanta Perimeter.

Schedule:

11:00 am - On-Site Registration Begins
11:30 am–12:30 pm - Complimentary Lunch & Presentation
12:45–1:45 pm - Workshop Group I
1:50–2:50 pm - Workshop Group II
2:50–3:15 pm - Break
3:20–4:20 pm - Workshop Group I
4:25–5:25 pm - Workshop Group II
5:30–6:30 pm - Reception

Location - Crowne Plaza Ravinia at Atlanta Perimeter at 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, Georgia ...

Houston Marriott Westchase, 2900 Briarpark Dr., Houston, Texas 77042

This is a "Save The Date" for the Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Chamberlain Hrdlicka West Houston Tax Forum at the Marriott Westchase from 7:00-9:00 a.m.

Speakers: Sebastien Chain and Larry Sherlock

Topic: New IRS Voluntary Disclosure Practice:  Domestic Criminal Violations, Foreign Accounts and Cryptocurrency

Late in 2018, the IRS ended its Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program for willful violations of foreign bank account reporting, but leaving in place its existing practices for reporting ...

The Houstonian - 111 North Post Oak Lane

This is a "Save The Date" for the Thursday, September 19 Chamberlain Hrdlicka West Loop (Galleria) Tax Forum at the Houstonian from 7:00-9:00 a.m.

Speakers: Sebastien Chain and Larry Sherlock

Topic: New IRS Voluntary Disclosure Practice:  Domestic Criminal Violations, Foreign Accounts and Cryptocurrency

Late in 2018, the IRS ended its Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program for willful violations of foreign bank account reporting, but leaving in place its existing practices for reporting non-willful violations.  A few months ...

The Inspector General for Tax Administration, TIGTA, is in the news regularly.  In addition to tracking down misbehaving IRS employees and misbehaving representatives, an important role of this organization seems to be examining every aspect of the operation of the Internal Revenue Service about which it can publish a critical report.  Lately, it seems that TIGTA has been publishing an average of one a week, virtually all of which have been critical of the performance of the Internal Revenue Service.  Two of my favorites, however, deserve some close examination and cause this writer to ...

La Posada Hotel, 1000 Zaragoza Street, Laredo, Texas

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Workshops:

9:00 to 10:20 a.m. - Tax Controversy and Tax Reform Update:  Recent Developments in Tax Reform (Including Section 199A and Other Issues) and a Review of The New Partnership Audit Rules

 Summary:  We will provide a timely review of the new centralized partnership audit procedures and recent developments with the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, including details on the final Treasury Regulations on the new Section 199A deduction for qualified business income and how it filters through the 2018 tax return.

There is an old saying: “Those who can, do, and those who can’t, teach.” Of course, there are also people who can’t “do” or “teach,” and what happens to all those folks? It is obvious that some of them have chosen to go into political commentary, whether on their own podcast or National media. Others, it seems, have found a very pleasant home in the Office of the Treasury Inspector General Tax Administration, aka “TIGTA.” What prompts my comments are several assertions in the May 31, 2019 Report entitled “Few Accuracy-Related Penalties Are Proposed in Large ...

Categories: Tax Legislation

Opportunities v. Exchanges - Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Moe ...

Cobb Galleria, 2 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339
7:00 - 9:00 a.m.

This presentation is designed to give an overview of Qualified Opportunity Zones and compare them to 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges to assist advisors in making the best recommendation for their clients.

The Chamberlain Hrdlicka Tax Forum is open to the public. Anyone is welcome to register and attend.

Speakers: Stephanie Friese (Aron) and Christopher Steele

Date and Time:  Wednesday, July 10 and 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. (breakfast is included)

Approved ...

2019 Chamberlain Hrdlicka West Houston Tax Forum - Marriott Westchase

Houston Marriott Westchase, 2900 Briarpark Dr., Houston, Texas 77042

West Houston Area Tax Forum presented by Chamberlain Hrdlicka

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - From 7:15 to 9:00 A.M.

Location: Houston Marriott Westchase

Topic: Advising Nonprofit Organizations

Presentation on Formation and Start-up issues, legal traps for Nonprofits and the developments at the IRS re Charities and Other Nonprofits.

Speakers: Joshua Sutin and Erin Jansen

Two hours of CPE credit for CPAs recommended to ...