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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.

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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 ...

The Houstonian - 111 North Post Oak Lane

West Loop Houston Area Tax Forum presented by Chamberlain Hrdlicka

Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - From 7:15 to 9:00 A.M.

Location: Houstonian, 111 North Post Oak Lane

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 State Board for attendance at this Forum. There are no prerequisites required for this ...

Chamberlain Hrdlicka Sponsors the NYU Tax Controversy Forum in New York City in June 2019

The NYU School of Professional Studies is pleased to present the 11th Annual Tax Controversy Forum. The Tax Controversy Forum brings together representatives from the government and expert private practitioners to compare perspectives on a variety of topics involving tax audits, appeals, and litigation. The Forum covers a wide range of topics across the tax compliance and enforcement spectrum, from policy updates, to procedural seminars, substantive programs, international issues ...

Club Giraud, 707 N. St. Mary's Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 – From 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Lunch is included)

Summary: The presentation will focus on the hot topics surrounding the Affordable Care Act as it affects Employers.  We will probably continue to focus on ACA reporting and the IRS’s penalty collection efforts, as well as anything to be on the lookout for over the next year or so.

Speakers: Jillian Foerster and Joshua Sutin

CLE and CPE Credit:

  • Texas CPAs: 2.2 hours of CPE credit hours
  • Texas Attorneys: 2.0 CLE credit hours
  • No prerequisites for ...
Club Giraud, 707 N. St. Mary's Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 – From 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Lunch is included)

Title: The Essentials of Investing in Qualified Opportunity Zones

Summary: The presentation will focus on the fundamentals of this new tax vehicle; will discuss opportunity zones, the requirements of qualified opportunity zone funds and qualified opportunity zone businesses, the tax benefits of investing in a qualified opportunity zone funds, and timing.

Speakers: Katherine Noll and Jaime Vasquez

CLE and CPE Credit:

  • Texas CPAs: 1.0 ...

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 Jensen

Two hours of CPE credit for CPAs recommended to State Board for attendance at this Forum. There are no prerequisites required for this course.

CLE credit has been approved for 1.75 CLE hours 0 Ethics ...

West Loop Houston Area Tax Forum presented by Chamberlain Hrdlicka

Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - From 7:15 to 9:00 A.M.

Location: Houstonian, 111 North Post Oak Lane

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 State Board for attendance at this Forum. There are no prerequisites required for this course.

CLE credit has been approved for 1.75 CLE ...

The Houstonian - 111 North Post Oak Lane

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 – From 7:15 to 9:00 A.M. (Breakfast is included)

The Essentials of Investing in Qualified Opportunity Zones

 Summary: Presentation on the fundamentals of this new tax vehicle; will discuss opportunity zones, the requirements of qualified opportunity zone funds and qualified opportunity zone businesses, the tax benefits of investing in a qualified opportunity zone funds, and timing.

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

The speakers include Katherine ...

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

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 – From 7:15 to 9:00 A.M. (Breakfast is included)

The Essentials of Investing in Qualified Opportunity Zones

Summary: Presentation on the fundamentals of this new tax vehicle; will discuss opportunity zones, the requirements of qualified opportunity zone funds and qualified opportunity zone businesses, the tax benefits of investing in a qualified opportunity zone funds, and timing.

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

The ...

People are always asking how long the IRS can wait from the time you file your return to conduct an audit of your income and expenses.  The simple, most definitive answer is "it all depends," so let's take a look at the rules.

The time in which the IRS must conduct its audit is governed by what's known as a "statute of limitations."  That statute doesn't begin to run until you actually file a return.  Once you file a return, the IRS has three years from the time the return was filed (or, April 15th of the year in which you file, if it is filed early) to conduct and complete an audit.  That means that the IRS has to select your return for examination, conduct whatever level of audit it is going to perform, and either get an agreement from you to an additional amount of tax or a refund, secure an extension of limitations period from you, or issue you a document known as a "Notice of Deficiency" (indicating what it has determined your correct tax liability to be and giving you ninety days to go the United States Tax Court). 

If it fails to complete one of these actions within three years, in most situations the proverbial “ballgame” is over and it will be too late for the IRS to assert an additional tax liability for that year.  The filing of an amended return does not extend the period in which an audit must take place.  As you might expect, however, there are exceptions.

Categories: Tax Procedure