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The Soda Tax that’s Sweeping the Nation

  • 13 December 2016
  • Author: Alexander Carr
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The Soda Tax that’s Sweeping the Nation
Excise taxes are often added to purchases that are considered “bad for you.” That’s why you’ll routinely see excise taxes on gasoline, tobacco products, tanning beds, wagering bets and other vices. It’s not surprising, then, that a soda tax is beginning to take shape in many U.S. cities. What is surprising is the effect it’s already had on sugary drink consumption

End-of-Year Giving Guide

  • 29 November 2016
  • Author: Alexander Carr
  • Number of views: 1161
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End-of-Year Giving Guide
‘Tis the season to catch up on your last-minute tax deductions and strategies. What better way to save on taxes than to give that hard-earned money to the people and organizations you choose instead? There are two ways to do it: gifts to loved ones and charitable giving.

How the Election Could Affect Your Federal Taxes

  • 25 October 2016
  • Author: Alexander Carr
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How the Election Could Affect Your Federal Taxes
Early voting has started and we’re only weeks away from having a new U.S. President elected. There’s been a lot of talk about Donald Trump’s and Hillary Clinton’s own tax records, including Tax Notes’ take featuring Steven Bankler’s expertise.  But how will each candidate affect your own tax bill if they are elected?

Tracing Holocaust Victims’ Assets: An Investigative Auditor’s Perspective

  • 27 September 2016
  • Author: Alexander Carr
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Tracing Holocaust Victims’ Assets: An Investigative Auditor’s Perspective
In 1996, United States Senator Alfonse M. D’Amato, Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, began an inquiry into Swiss banks’ involvement in hiding Holocaust victims’ assets. Specifically, the inquiry examined the procedures by which the Swiss banks conducted the initial search in 1995 that stated that only 893 accounts were found, holding $32 million. The committee conducted the new review which was being undertaken by the Committee of Eminent Persons (EP Committee), also known as the Volcker Commission

Tax Implications of Fantasy Football

  • 24 August 2016
  • Author: Alexander Carr
  • Number of views: 1266
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Tax Implications of Fantasy Football
The NFL regular season kicks off September 8 and, with it, millions of football fans will be participating in fantasy football leagues (more than 50 million, in fact). The rise of daily fantasy games (DFGs) like those offered through FanDuel and DraftKings are fueling the trend. But how do fantasy football winnings (or losings) affect taxes?

How the IRS Deals With Frivolous Claims

  • 28 July 2016
  • Author: Alexander Carr
  • Number of views: 1156
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How the IRS Deals With Frivolous Claims

Frivolous may be a word often used in British comedies but the IRS is quite fond of it as well. Receive a letter from the IRS accusing you of frivolous deductions or that your reasons for failing to file taxes altogether are frivolous, and you may be in some very hot water. 

Texas CPAs and Confidentiality

  • 28 June 2016
  • Author: Alexander Carr
  • Number of views: 1466
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Texas CPAs and Confidentiality

It’s a case that has business owners scratching their heads. Two former PwC accountants were recently on trial in Luxembourg accused of leaking corporate tax details to the press.  Are the accountants whistleblowers who should be praised or did they commit an unethical breach of confidentiality? Does the case hold any lessons to be learned for Texas small business owners?

3 Huge Family Business Structure Mistakes

3 Huge Family Business Structure Mistakes

Choosing the right business structure can be confusing. The correct structure may hinge on how many employees you have, the type of business you’re in and even how much money you make. These factors, as well as evolving tax laws, can change over time, leaving many family business owners with business structures that simply don’t suit them (for instance, a corporation that should be a partnership).


Can a Family Business Be Innovative?

  • 27 April 2016
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
  • Number of views: 1189
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Can a Family Business Be Innovative?

Transgenerational entrepreneurship. This intimidating term is not the latest focus of a People Magazine cover story. Instead, it’s a business succession term used by organizations like Baylor University’s Institute for Family Business to describe the process of passing along not just a family business from generation to generation but the entrepreneurial mindset and capabilities that will enable new streams of wealth.

Avoid These 3 Common Tax Filing Mistakes

  • 24 March 2016
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
  • Number of views: 1286
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Avoid These 3 Common Tax Filing Mistakes

Done with your taxes? Are you sure? Nothing is more frustrating than handing over your taxes and then realizing you overlooked some major deductions or—worse yet—made mistakes that could cost you.

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