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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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You are invited to join us for the Chamberlain Hrdlicka San Antonio Tax Forum on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Club Giraud, 707 N. St. Mary's Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch is included in the admission price.

Topic: Section 199A - New 20% Deduction on Qualified Business Income 

Summary: What you need to know; How to maximize the deduction; Details on Final Regulations.

Speakers: Katherine Noll and Joshua Sutin

Chamberlain Hrdlicka History:

Chamberlain Hrdlicka started out as a tax-focused law firm in Houston in 1965. While 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.

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For my fellow procrastinators whose federal tax returns are on extension, with the October 15th deadline rapidly approaching, perhaps the burning question has crossed your mind, “If I file electronically while the government is shut down, will my return be accepted?”  Yes, I can happily report that a return electronically submitted to the IRS at 3:43 p.m. this day was “accepted for filing” at 4:04 p.m., efficiency approaching a Michael Phelps-like performance. Perhaps the IRS has designed a system that operates better when it is staffed only by computers rather than by ...

Well for starters, it won’t be very happy!  Beyond that, the IRS has several avenues it can pursue.

In extreme situations, such as where a taxpayer owes a considerable sum of money and has not filed for several years, the IRS may consider pursuing criminal liability under I.R.C. § 7203, which makes it a misdemeanor to “willfully” fail to file a Federal Income Tax Return.  This is rarely applied unless a pattern of three consecutive non-filing years are present, but potentially any single willful failure to file could result in this prosecution.  There is a six year statue of ...