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Davis Brown Tax Law Blog

The Davis Brown Tax Law Blog provides clients with updates and analysis of tax law - including asset and stock purchase/sale transactions, public and private bond financing, tax credit financing and international tax law.

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Tax Law Blog: Netting Tax Savings Found to be a Goal of Many NHL Free Agents - October 8, 2015

A recent study revealed that a majority of National Hockey League (NHL) players changing teams choose teams in locations with lower taxes. How this could be affecting other mobile professions - such as doctors and engineers - in your city. Read More »


Tax Law Blog: Deadline Days Shuffle for Many Business Tax Returns - August 7, 2015

A highway-funding bill passed by the Senate on July 30, 2015, and signed by President Obama on July 31st, contained certain tax provisions that change the due date of tax returns for many businesses. Read More »


Tax Law Blog: NFL Decides to Give up Tax-Exempt Status - August 1, 2015

Football season is just around the corner. In case you missed it, the National Football League (NFL) announced earlier this year it decided to voluntarily end its tax-exempt status. Why did the NFL do this and what does it mean? Read More »


Tax Law Blog: New Procedures to Correct Retirement Plan Mistakes - July 7, 2015

The IRS has recently modified the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS) to encourage employers to adopt automatic contribution features, and to detect and correct errors in retirement plans quickly. Revenue Procedure 2013-12 sets forth three ways to correct errors in retirement plans: Self-Correction, Voluntary Correction, and Audit Closing Agreement Program. Revenue Procedure 2013-12 is not superseded, rather only specific provisions are modified by the new Revenue Procedures, 2015-27 and 2015-28. Read More »


Tax Law Blog: National Society of Accountants Proposes a Tax Practitioners Bill of Rights - June 16, 2015

With the approach of our nation's independence day, we are reminded of the values on which our country was founded: basic freedoms provided to all under the first ten amendments of the Constitution. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The right to an efficient taxation system. Read More »


Tax Law Blog: Legislature Passes Bill Affecting Iowa Trusts and Estates - June 5, 2015

The Iowa Legislature just passed House File 661, which was proposed by the Probate and Trust Law Section of the Iowa State Bar Association and supported by the Iowa Academy of Trusts and Estates Lawyers. Read More »


Tax Law Blog: Did you miss the last holiday in May? Friday was 529 Day - May 31, 2015

Friday, May 29 (5/29) was 529 Day, referring to the tax-advantaged college savings accounts commonly called 529 Plans. Read More »


Tax Law Blog: Health Savings Accounts: Beneficiaries and Taxes - May 20, 2015

As high deductible health insurance plans become more prevalent, so do health savings accounts (HSA). While most participants are aware of the tax implications of an HSA during life (contributions are deductible from gross income, up to a maximum contribution per year), many participants have not thought through the tax implications of an HSA at death or divorce. Read More »


Tax Law Blog: Tapping into Beer Tax Reform - May 18, 2015

A battle is brewing between the craft beer industry and the multi-national beer giants over proposed legislation awarding federal excise tax breaks on beer production. Read More »


Special Tax Deduction for Contributions to Support Families of Slain NY Officers - April 6, 2015

Last week the IRS announced a special tax option for taxpayers who make cash contributions to charitable organizations providing relief to the families of the two New York City police officers shot and killed on December 20, 2014 while on patrol. The option is somewhat limited, but is certainly interesting in allowing a choice of timing certain charitable deductions. Read More »


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