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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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  • Posts by Nima Farzaneh
    Associate

    Nima Farzaneh concentrates his practice primarily on assisting businesses with domestic and international tax planning and corporate matters, including entity formation and governance, finance, reorganizations, mergers and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 – From 7:15 to 9:00 A.M. (Breakfast is included)

Topic: 2018 Tax Return Preparation Issues – Understanding How the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affects 2018 Returns

This month’s Forum will be substantially limited to how the Section 199A deduction for qualified business income filters through to the 2018 tax returns.  We will also discuss recent regulatory developments, including final Section 199A regulations.

Speakers

Chamberlain ...

Houstonian Hotel - 111 North Post Oak Lane

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

Topic: 2018 Tax Return Preparation Issues – Understanding How the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affects 2018 Returns

This month’s Forum will be substantially limited to how the Section 199A deduction for qualified business income filters through to the 2018 tax returns.  We will also discuss recent regulatory developments, including final Section 199A regulations.

Speakers

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