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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: IRA Charitable Rollover Extended - December 22, 2014

For some, the end of the calendar year means more than just the deadline for charitable contributions for the tax year. December 31 is also the deadline to take certain mandatory distributions from individual retirement accounts (IRAs). Following recent action by Congress and President Obama, the IRA Charitable Rollover is once again an option that allows taxpayers to benefit charity, and satisfy their distribution requirements, a win-win for the taxpayer and the charity. Read More »


Tax Blog: Tax Tips for Gifts to Charity - December 5, 2014

As the holidays approach and the end of the year draws near, the IRS has again released its list of tips for giving to charity. Read More »


Davis Brown Tax Law Blog: New IRS Standards for Qualified Management Contracts - November 20, 2014

A few weeks ago the Internal Revenue Service released a new notice with allows 501(c)(3) organizations with tax-exempt bonds greater flexibility in drafting their management agreements. In the past, entities with outstanding tax-exempt bonds have been bound by the safe harbor rules under Revenue Procedure 97-13, which tests are basically require that a big portion of the contract be a fixed fee. Read More »


Succession Planning - Even Startups Need to Have the Conversation - November 5, 2014

Startup companies have unique challenges, but succession planning is one area that both startups and well-established businesses should likewise be considering. No matter the stage of your business, the time to start thinking about succession planning is now. Read More »


Tax Law Blog: More 2015 Tax Numbers Released, Including Tax Brackets - October 31, 2014

Supplementing last week's post on the 2015 retirement plan contribution limit increases, the IRS has now also released the tax brackets, personal exemption, and standard deduction amounts for tax year 2015. Read More »


Tax Law Blog: 2015 Retirement Plan Limits Announced - October 23, 2014

As we approach the end of 2014, the IRS has announced the retirement plan limits for 2015 based on cost-of-living adjustments. Read More »


Tax Law Blog: IRS Revises Offshore Voluntary Compliance Programs - October 20, 2014

As of July 1, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has implemented several changes to the streamlined filing procedures for offshore compliance, as well as the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP). These programs provide taxpayers with offshore assets an avenue to bring their tax obligations into compliance. Read More »


Tax Law Blog: Tip from the fall meeting of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) - October 17, 2014

Greetings from the fall meeting of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)! At the Digital Assets Task Force Committee we received a great tip for preventing our LinkedIn accounts from being used by people who want to mine our email accounts. Read More »


Tax Law Blog: Tax Court Ruling on Frequent Flyer Miles as Income - August 29, 2014

The United States Tax Court issued a ruling on August 26, 2014 requiring a taxpayer to include in income the value of an airline ticket purchased with "thank you" points. What does this mean for you? Read More »


Tax Blog: Delaware Grants Access to Social Media After Death - August 26, 2014

Delaware has become the first state to enact the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act. The Act allows executors, trustees, agents under a power of attorney, and guardians of incompetent individuals access to the online accounts of the individuals they are managing the affairs of. Read More »


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