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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: Quiet Changes to Social Security Could Have Big Impact - November 18, 2015

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Tax Law Blog: Report Highlights IRS Shortcomings Preventing Business ID Theft - November 16, 2015

Identity theft is not a problem limited to individuals. Businesses are also at risk for misuse of identifying information with regard to tax returns. Read More »


Tax Law Blog: No RMDs to Charity for IRAs in 2015 (yet) - November 9, 2015

As the end of the year approaches, individuals over the age of 70½ are considering their Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). Some of those individuals are asking about the Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) option (also called a Charitable Rollover). For now at least, the QCD is not an option for 2015. Read More »


Tax Law Blog: IRS Releases Inflation Adjustments for 2016 - October 23, 2015

Each year, the IRS calculates cost of living and inflation adjustments and determines how much certain limits and thresholds should be adjusted, if at all, for the upcoming tax year. The IRS released a document earlier this week setting the inflation adjustments for 2016. Read More »


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 »


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