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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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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 ...

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 ...

2018 Capital Gain Deferral Opportunity through June 29, 2019

An important deadline is approaching on June 29, 2019 for taxpayers looking to defer 2018 capital gains by investing in a Qualified Opportunity Zone (“QOZ”).  Investments of capital gains in a Qualified Opportunity Fund (“QOF”) generally require the investments to be made within 180 days from the date(s) of sale giving rise to capital gain. However, the 180-day period is extended for capital gains earned through a partnership or pass-through entity.  This exception to the 180-day contribution rule for ...

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 ...