2011 Articles

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    All articles written by Robert W. Wood (unless otherwise noted)

     

     

    TAXATION OF DAMAGE AWARDS

     

    Damages Are Taxable, Even for “Political Discrimination” Says IRS, Forbes.com (December 26, 2011).

    IRS Targets Lawsuit Recoveries for Audit, Vol. 133, No. 12, Tax Notes (December 19, 2011), p. 1543.

    Your Pain, The IRS' Gain, Vol. 188, No. 1, Forbes Magazine (December 5, 2011), p. 204.

    State Tax Conformity And Qualified Settlement Funds, by Robert W. Wood and Steven E. Hollingworth, Vol. 133, No. 10, Tax Notes (December 5, 2011), p. 1277. Simultaneously published in Vol. 62, No. 10, State Tax Notes (December 5, 2011), p. 700.

    Qualified Settlement Funds Cut Taxes and Disputes, Vol. 38, No. 1, Litigation (Fall 2011), p. 9.

    Who Said Settlement Agreement Tax Language Was Binding?, Vol. 133, No. 8, Tax Notes (November 21, 2011), p. 1051.

    Don’t Fail To Consider Taxes When Settling Litigation, Forbes.com (November 16, 2011).

    Should Employers Withhold on Attorney Fees?, Vol. 133, No. 6, Tax Notes (November 7, 2011), p. 751.

    Do You Want Capital Gain or Ordinary Income on That Pizza?, Vol. 132, No. 12, Tax Notes (September 19, 2011), p. 1293.

    Estate Legal Settlements: Rose-Colored Hindsight?, Vol. 132, No. 10, Tax Notes (September 5, 2011), p. 1051.

    Deducting Restitution Under the Origin of the Claim Doctrine, by Robert W. Wood and Christopher A. Karachale, Vol. 132, No. 4, Tax Notes (July 25, 2011), p. 433.

    Tax Issues in Employment Mediations, by Robert W. Wood and Joel M. Grossman, Vol. 19, No. 2, Employment Law Strategist (June 2011), p. 5.

    Top 10 Tax Mistakes Made by Contingent Fee Lawyers, Vol. 131, No. 7, Tax Notes (May 16, 2011), p. 751.

    The Uncertain Tax Effects of a General Release, Vol. 131, No. 5, Tax Notes (May 2, 2011), p. 519.

    Can Class Action Attorney Fees Be Structured?, Vol. 131, No. 3, Tax Notes (April 18, 2011), p. 315.

    What WB Acquisition Says About Attorney-Client Partnerships, by Robert W. Wood and Christopher A. Karachale, Vol. 131, No. 1, Tax Notes (April 4, 2011), p. 87.

    Are PTSD Recoveries Tax Free?, Forbes.com (March 21, 2011).

    Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Physical Injury for Tax Purposes?, Vol. 130, No. 10, Tax Notes (March 7, 2011), p. 1213.

    Duke Lacrosse Tax Lien Highlights How Lawsuits Are Taxed, Forbes.com (February 28, 2011).

    Tax-Free Wrongful Imprisonment Recoveries, Vol. 130, No. 8, Tax Notes (February 21, 2011), p. 961.

    Attorney Fee Deduction Problems Remain, Vol. 130, No. 6, Tax Notes (February 7, 2011), p. 707.

    Are False Claims Act Settlements Fully Deductible?, Vol. 130, No. 1, Tax Notes (January 3, 2011), p. 119.

     

     

     

    MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

     

    Accounting and Tax Basics of Nonqualified Options, Vol. 20, No. 5, The M&A Tax Report (December 2011), p. 6.

    Kilker Case Shows Stock for Services Can Kill, Vol. 20, No. 5, The M&A Tax Report (December 2011), p. 4.

    Repatriated Dividends—Think Different, by Christopher A. Karachale, Vol. 20, No. 5, The M&A Tax Report (December 2011), p. 1.

    Taxing Earn-Out Payments, Vol. 20, No. 4, The M&A Tax Report (November 2011), p. 3.

    Tax Treatment of M&A Success Fees, Vol. 20, No. 4, The M&A Tax Report (November 2011), p. 1.

    Reasonable Compensation Lore in the Modern Era (Part II), Vol. 20, No. 3, The M&A Tax Report (October 2011), p. 5.

    A Primer on Covenants Not to Compete, Vol. 20, No. 3, The M&A Tax Report (October 2011), p. 1.

    Reasonable Compensation Lore in the Modern Era (Part I), Vol. 20, No. 2, The M&A Tax Report (September 2011), p. 6.

    Sentence Diagramming for Code Sec. 197 Intangibles, by Christopher A. Karachale, Vol. 20, No. 2, The M&A Tax Report (September 2011), p. 1.

    Persistent Partnership Problems Parsed, by Steven E. Hollingworth, Christopher A. Karachale, and Robert Desilets, Vol. 20, No. 1, The M&A Tax Report (August 2011), p. 5.

    Oops: When Management Fees to Related Entities Aren’t Deductible, Vol. 20, No. 1, The M&A Tax Report (August 2011), p. 3.

    S Corporation Planning for the Final Exit, by Christopher A. Karachale, Vol. 20, No. 1, The M&A Tax Report (August 2011), p. 1.

    Redemptions Not Essentially Equivalent to Dividends, Vol. 19, No. 12, The M&A Tax Report (July 2011), p. 4.

    Unified Business Enterprise Theory Flies First Class, by Christopher A. Karachale, Vol. 19, No. 12, The M&A Tax Report (July 2011), p. 1.

    Split-ups Are Easy to Do, Vol. 19, No. 11, The M&A Tax Report (June 2011), p. 6.

    Options in the Web 2.0 Bubble, by Christopher A. Karachale, Vol. 19, No. 11, The M&A Tax Report (June 2011), p. 1.

    Bonus to Terminated Employee Contested but Still Deductible, Vol. 19, No. 10, The M&A Tax Report (May 2011), p. 7.

    Why Deductions for Related-Party Payments Are Scrutinized, Vol. 19, No. 10, The M&A Tax Report (May 2011), p. 4.

    Restitution and the Origin of the Claim, by Christopher A. Karachale, Vol. 19, No. 10, The M&A Tax Report (May 2011), p. 1.

    Restricted Stock SNAFUs, Vol. 19, No. 9, The M&A Tax Report (April 2011), p. 6.

    Can’t Find A Buyer? Create an ESOP, Vol. 19, No. 9, The M&A Tax Report (April 2011), p. 5.

    Partnership Agreements: Do Sweat the Small Stuff, by Christopher A. Karachale, Vol. 19, No. 9, The M&A Tax Report (April 2011), p. 1.

    Code Sec. 409A in Acquisitions, Vol. 19, No. 8, The M&A Tax Report (March 2011), p. 6.

    Taxes and Poison Pill Swan Song?, Vol. 19, No. 8, The M&A Tax Report (March 2011), p. 5.

    Midco Deals and Litigation, Vol. 19, No. 8, The M&A Tax Report (March 2011), p. 4.

    Hold the Mayo: (Even) More Deference, Vol. 19, No. 8, The M&A Tax Report (March 2011), p. 3.

    Unending Interest in Personal Goodwill, Vol. 19, No. 8, The M&A Tax Report (March 2011), p. 1.

    Boomerang Business Benefits, Vol. 19, No. 7, The M&A Tax Report (February 2011), p. 7.

    Nexus and the Limits of State Taxation, by Steven E. Hollingworth, Vol. 19, No. 7, The M&A Tax Report (February 2011), p. 4.

    The Year of Qualified Small Business Stock?, Vol. 19, No. 7, The M&A Tax Report (February 2011), p. 1.

    Revisiting Liquidation Reincorporation, Vol. 19, No. 6, The M&A Tax Report (January 2011), p. 7.

    Family Limited Partnerships: Holding up Under Fire? Part II, by Steven E. Hollingworth, Vol. 19, No. 6, The M&A Tax Report (January 2011), p. 5.

    Ordinary Losses for Squeezed-out Shareholders, by Robert W. Wood and Christopher A. Karachale, Vol. 19, No. 6, The M&A Tax Report (January 2011), p. 3.

    Even M&A Lawyers Need Estate Planning, by Steven E. Hollingworth, Vol. 19, No. 6, The M&A Tax Report (January 2011), p. 1.

     

     

     

    INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR STATUS

     

    When Payroll Tax Cases Go Criminal, Forbes.com (December 15, 2011).

    California’s Tough New Independent Contractor Law, Forbes.com (December 7, 2011).

    New Fines For Misclassifying Independent Contractors, Los Angeles Daily Journal (December 5, 2011), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (December 5, 2011), p. 5.

    Tool and Equipment Reimbursements: Taxing for Independent Contractors and for Employees, TAXES—The Tax Magazine (December 2011), p. 45.

    Contractor or Employee and Why It Matters, Vol. 20, No. 4, California Tax Lawyer (Fall 2011), p. 19.

    Are Lawyers Independent Contractors Or Employees?, Forbes.com (November 2, 2011).

    States Start Conforming To IRS Independent Contractor Amnesty, Forbes.com (October 25, 2011).

    Got Amnesty? New IRS Deal Converts Independent Contractors, Los Angeles Daily Journal (October 24, 2011), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (October 24, 2011), p. 5.

    Is IRS Independent Contractor Settlement Program a Good Deal?, Vol. 133, No. 4, Tax Notes (October 24, 2011), p. 487.

    Will IRS Independent Contractor Amnesty Cover States Too?, Forbes.com (October 13, 2011).

    Is the IRS Raising the Worker Status Relief Bar?, Vol. 133, No. 1, Tax Notes (October 3, 2011), p. 105.

    IRS Unveils Big Relief Program For Worker Status, Forbes.com (September 21, 2011).

    IRS, DOL And States Mount Independent Contractor Attack, Forbes.com (September 21, 2011).

    Is IRS Making Independent Contractor Treatment Even Harder?, Forbes.com (September 19, 2011).

    Revenue Service Cracks Down on Independent Contractor Misclassification, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 30, 2011), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 30, 2011), p. 5.

    Winning Independent Contractor Battles, Forbes.com (August 29, 2011).

    The High Stakes of Misclassifying Employees and Independent Contractors, Issue 2, Business Law News (2011), p. 24.

    IRS Narrows Independent Contractor Relief, Forbes.com (August 16, 2011).

    No Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free Card For Payroll Tax Liability, Forbes.com (August 11, 2011).

    To Withhold or Not on Tool Reimbursements?, No. 129, BNA Daily Tax Report (August 3, 2011), p. J-1.

    Independent Contractor or Employee? The 100-Year War, Vol. 132, No. 2, Tax Notes (July 11, 2011), p. 199.

    10 Mistakes to Avoid Over Independent Contractors, Vol. 36, No. 8, The Montana Lawyer (June/July 2011), p. 11.

    Even Consulates Have Independent Contractor Problems!, Forbes.com (June 10, 2011).

    Supreme Court Deaf To Payroll Tax Woes, Forbes.com (June 9, 2011).

    Worry Over Worker Status Isn’t Crying Wolf, Forbes.com (June 8, 2011).

    Top 10 Mistakes With Independent Contractors, Vol. 131, No. 9, Tax Notes (May 30, 2011), p. 987.

    Employers Who Violate Tax Law May Go To Jail, Forbes.com (May 27, 2011).

    IRS Nightmare: What Employment Taxes?, Forbes.com (April 12, 2011).

    Independent Contractor Versus Employee Issues: Bad, Ugly, and Uglier, Vol. 2011, No. 58, Daily Tax Report (March 25, 2011), p. J-1.

    1099 Or W-2?, Forbes.com (March 24, 2011).

    Gotcha! Endings to Worker Status Questions, Washington State Bar Assocation's Bar News (March 2011).

    Can Franchisees Be Recast as Employees?, Vol. 130, No. 12, Tax Notes (March 22, 2011), p. 1483.

    Some Control Won’t Convert Independent Contractors To Employees, Forbes.com (February 3, 2011).

     

     

     

    MISCELLANEOUS

     

    Even Tax Lawyers Face IRS Penalties, Forbes.com (December 31, 2011).

    IRS Summons? Meet John Doe, Forbes.com (December 30, 2011).

    Trump’s Tax Trump? You’re Fired IRS!, Forbes.com (December 29, 2011).

    In Taxes, Kim Kardashian Is More Buff Than Buffett, Forbes.com (December 28, 2011).

    Can Foreign Account Nondisclosure Be A Conspiracy?, Forbes.com (December 27, 2011).

    Payroll Tax Cut Skips Some of the 99%, Forbes.com (December 24, 2011).

    Parsing the Puny Payroll Tax Postponement, Forbes.com (December 23, 2011).

    What To Do About Year-End Tax Uncertainty, Los Angeles Daily Journal (December 23, 2011), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (December 23, 2011), p. 5.

    IRS Unveils Key Penalty Findings, Forbes.com (December 23, 2011).

    Tax Credit Sale Favorably Taxed, Forbes.com (December 22, 2011).

    IRS: Expect Even More Transparent Foreign Accounts, Forbes.com (December 21, 2011).

    Bar Is Burned Down, Condemned, Then Taxed!, Forbes.com (December 20, 2011).

    Happy FATCA Filing Season, Forbes.com (December 19, 2011).

    Year-End Charitable Contribution Guide, Forbes.com (December 17, 2011).

    IRS Exempts Many Expats From FATCA, Forbes.com (December 16, 2011).

    Ponzi Scheme Tax Advice, Forbes.com (December 14, 2011).

    Don’t Send Money For Worker Status Amnesty!, Forbes.com (December 13, 2011).

    What To Do Before The Return Of The Amazon Tax, Los Angeles Daily Journal (December 12, 2011), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (December 12, 2011), p. 5.

    Taxing Suicide Kits: Business Or Hobby?, Forbes.com (December 11, 2011).

    Dual Citizen Tax Relief From IRS, Forbes.com (December 10, 2011).

    IRS Takes A Bite Out Of Bow Wow, Forbes.com (December 9, 2011).

    No More Laughing At TurboTax Defense, Forbes.com (December 8, 2011).

    IRS Relief To Canadian Dual Citizens, Forbes.com (December 6, 2011).

    Primer For First Time FBAR Filers, Forbes.com (December 5, 2011).

    IRS Watchdog Critiques Offshore Tax Amnesty, Forbes.com (December 4, 2011).

    No Jail In UBS Tax Evasion Case, Forbes.com (December 3, 2011).

    IRS vs. Scientology: Here We Go Again, Forbes.com (December 2, 2011).

    Got FBARs? But Which One?, Forbes.com (December 1, 2011).

    FATCA Carries Fat Price Tag, Forbes.com (November 30, 2011).

    Offshore Tax Amnesty Strikes Gold For California, Forbes.com (November 29, 2011).

    No Sales Tax Cyber Monday (But Beware Use Tax)!, Forbes.com (November 27, 2011).

    IRS May Fingerprint Tax Return Preparers, Forbes.com (November 24, 2011).

    IRS Won't Tell States Worker Status Amnesty Details, Forbes.com (November 23, 2011).

    Get Ready For More FBAR Rules, Forbes.com (November 22, 2011).

    Homes and Pensions Now On IRS Hit List, Forbes.com (November 21, 2011).

    IRS Wants You To Report Abusive Tax Promotions Or Preparers, Forbes.com (November 19, 2011).

    Rajaratnam $92.8M Penalty Highlights Tax Deduction Rules, Forbes.com (November 18, 2011).

    IRS FATCA Guidance, Round 3, Forbes.com (November 17, 2011).

    Identity Thieves Target IRS Data, Forbes.com (November 15, 2011).

    Marketplace Fairness Tax Pits Amazon v. eBay, Forbes.com (November 14, 2011).

    Paying Taxes Pennies On The Dollar, Forbes.com (November 12, 2011).

    Don’t Look For (Tax) Shelter Under Wells Fargo Wagon, Forbes.com (November 11, 2011).

    Michael Jackson Death Doctor Can Deduct His Legal Fees, Forbes.com (November 10, 2011).

    Is Occupy Wall Street Tax Deductible?, Forbes.com (November 9, 2011).

    Would Mustache Tax Be Better Than 9-9-9?, Forbes.com (November 8, 2011).

    Doing Business In California Means You Owe Taxes, Forbes.com (November 7, 2011).

    Can The IRS Access Your Emails?, Forbes.com (November 5, 2011).

    When IRS Requires You To Report On Yourself, Forbes.com (November 4, 2011).

    Can You Deduct Coaching Expenses?, Forbes.com (November 3, 2011).

    Keep Tax Records In The Vault!, Forbes.com (November 1, 2011).

    New Yorkers Get More Tax Time For Snow, Forbes.com (October 31, 2011).

    Alec Baldwin Tweets A Tax Return Face-Off, Forbes.com (October 31, 2011).

    Occupy The Tax Code?, Forbes.com (October 29, 2011).

    When Fighting IRS, Should You Pay To Stop Interest?, Forbes.com (October 28, 2011).

    Teacher's Tax Trouble: No Tax Deductions For Supplies, Forbes.com (October 27, 2011).

    Perry's Alternative Flat Tax: Yes We Cain?, Forbes.com (October 26, 2011).

    Oh Canada! Hating FBARs And FATCA, Forbes.com (October 24, 2011).

    NIMBY Taxes For All, Forbes.com (October 22, 2011).

    Reagan’s Law Redux?, Forbes.com (October 21, 2011).

    Flat, Fair And Progressive Taxes?, Forbes.com (October 20, 2011).

    Your Tax Problems Are Now Everyone’s Business, Forbes.com (October 20, 2011).

    Six Tax-Wise Ways To Reduce Your Legal Bills, Forbes.com (October 19, 2011).

    New FBAR Filing Deadline Approaching, Forbes.com (October 18, 2011).

    IRS Wants More Penalties, Forbes.com (October 17, 2011).

    More Tax Breaks For Education, Forbes.com (October 15, 2011).

    Officers Of Nonprofits Face Personal Liabilities For Taxes, Forbes.com (October 14, 2011).

    In Taxes, Is Cain Able?, Forbes.com (October 13, 2011).

    Seven Key Tax Rules About Legal Fees, Los Angeles Daily Journal (October 13, 2011), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (October 13, 2011), p. 5.

    Tax Breaks For MBAs And More, Forbes.com (October 12, 2011).

    Nobel Prize Brings Tax Bill (Oh, And Accolades), Forbes.com (October 11, 2011).

    IRS Wins Tax Shelter Trifecta, Forbes.com (October 10, 2011).

    With Trusts, ‘Crummey’ Is Good, Forbes.com (October 9, 2011).

    Trafficking In Tax Shelters Can Mean Jail, Forbes.com (October 8, 2011).

    Feds Send California’s Legal Pot Dispensaries Up In Smoke, Forbes.com (October 7, 2011).

    Special IRS Audits Target Wealthy Elite, Forbes.com (October 7, 2011).

    Cain’s Tax Mutiny, Forbes.com (October 6, 2011).

    Farmer Hires Wife, Grows Tax Benefits, Treats IRS Like Weeds, Forbes.com (October 5, 2011).

    Who Pays Tax On Hef’s Engagement Ring Sale?, Forbes.com (October 4, 2011).

    Fail To Pay Payroll Tax: Go To Jail, Forbes.com (October 3, 2011).

    Pulpit Freedom and Taxes, Forbes.com (October 2, 2011).

    Christian Crusade For Tax Benefits, Forbes.com (October 2, 2011).

    9/11 Excuse Not Enough To Escape IRS Tax Bill, Forbes.com (October 1, 2011).

    What Every Lawyer Should Know About IRS Audits, Vol. 83, No. 8, New York State Bar Association Journal (October 2011), p. 36.

    Fancy Appraisals Can Defeat IRS, Forbes.com (September 30, 2011).

    Supreme Court To Rule On IRS 6 Year Audit Push, Forbes.com (September 29, 2011).

    Buffett’s Tax Buffet Is No Smorgasbord, Forbes.com (September 29, 2011).

    Don’t Cross IRS On Payroll Taxes, Forbes.com (September 28, 2011).

    Snookered By The Snooki Tax Credit?, Forbes.com (September 27, 2011).

    When “Loans” Are Taxed As Income, Forbes.com (September 26, 2011).

    It’s Not Too Late To Disclose Foreign Accounts, Forbes.com (September 25, 2011).

    Amazon Tax: Good, Bad and Ugly, Forbes.com (September 24, 2011).

    Is Failing To Issue IRS Forms 1099 Criminal?, Forbes.com (September 23, 2011).

    Will Everyone Pay AMT Next Year?, Forbes.com (September 22, 2011).

    Taxes As Seen On TV?, Forbes.com (September 20, 2011).

    Is Your Employer-Provided Cell Phone Taxable?, Forbes.com (September 17, 2011).

    Toking And Taxes Don’t Mix, Says IRS, Forbes.com (September 16, 2011).

    Adoption Tax Benefits?, Forbes.com (September 15, 2011).

    “DAD” Tax Shelter Is A Deadbeat, Forbes.com (September 14, 2011).

    Proprietors: To Avoid Audit, Avoid Schedule C, Forbes.com (September 13, 2011).

    How Amazon’s California Tax Romp Will Impact Us All, Forbes.com (September 12, 2011).

    Patient Tax Tattletales Can Earn Big, Forbes.com (September 10, 2011).

    Don’t Like Taxes? Form A Church, Forbes.com (September 9, 2011).

    Lawyers and IRS Form 1099: Better to Give Than Receive?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (September 9, 2011), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (September 9, 2011), p. 5.

    Claiming Your Pets As Dependents?, Forbes.com (September 8, 2011).

    IRS Criminal Investigations On Rise, Forbes.com (September 7, 2011).

    Expats Call For FATCA Repeal, Forbes.com (September 6, 2011).

    Got A Tax Notice? Here's What To Do, Forbes.com (September 2, 2011).

    IRS Six Year Audit Push May Reach Supreme Court, Forbes.com (September 1, 2011).

    Even Pimps Have Deductible Expenses, Forbes.com (August 31, 2011).

    Mailing Is Not Enough For Sept. 9 OVDI Deadline, Forbes.com (August 30, 2011).

    Tax Poems in Honor of (and With Apologies to) Real Poets, Vol. 132, No. 9, Tax Notes (August 29, 2011), p. 961.

    IRS Extends Offshore Account Deadline, Forbes.com (August 27, 2011).

    Will California Super-Amazon Tax Bill Thwart Voters?, Forbes.com (August 26, 2011).

    Dear Lawyers: Get Ready For IRS Audits!, Forbes.com (August 26, 2011).

    IRS Pursues Payroll Tax Pyramiding, Forbes.com (August 25, 2011).

    With Taxes, Giving May Be Worse Than Receiving, Forbes.com (August 24, 2011).

    IRS Allows Tax Return Do-Overs, Forbes.com (August 23, 2011).

    More Notes From California's Tax Trenches, Vol. 132, No. 8, Tax Notes (August 22, 2011), p. 839. Simultaneously published in Vol. 61, No. 8, State Tax Notes (August 22, 2011), p. 515.

    Is Your Bathroom Your Home Office?, Forbes.com (August 22, 2011).

    Beware New Estate Tax Election, Forbes.com (August 19, 2011).

    Is The Revenue Service Targeting Lawyers?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 19, 2011), p. 1. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 19, 2011), p. 1.

    The Amazonian Response To Sales Tax, Forbes.com (August 18, 2011).

    Don't Be A "Predecessor Employer", Forbes.com (August 17, 2011).

    Business Or Investment?, Forbes.com (August 15, 2011).

    Tax Tips For Selling Your Home, Forbes.com (August 12, 2011).

    Does IRS Amnesty Go Beyond Foreign Accounts?, Forbes.com (August 10, 2011).

    Is Foreign Account Ignorance Bliss?, Forbes.com (August 9, 2011).

    Spousal Tax Secrets Exposed: A Review of Innocent Spouse, Vol. 132, No. 6, Tax Notes (August 8, 2011), p. 635.

    Dr. Faust Goes To Tax Court, Forbes.com (August 8, 2011).

    There’s No SPF For IRS Tanning Tax, Forbes.com (August 5, 2011).

    IRS Amnesty: What's Required By 8/31/11?, Forbes.com (August 4, 2011).

    Taxes Up The Amazon?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 4, 2011), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 4, 2011), p. 6.

    Tax Filing Status For Same-Sex Partners, Forbes.com (August 3, 2011).

    Tax Amnesty Goes Hollywood, by Robert W. Wood and Christopher A. Karachale, Forbes.com (August 2, 2011).

    How Bad Is Your Tax Shelter?, Forbes.com (August 1, 2011).

    Innocent Spouse Relief: Don’t Forget State Tax!, Forbes.com (July 29, 2011).

    Want To Be An IRS Whistleblower? Be Patient, Forbes.com (July 28, 2011).

    California Taxes In Heart Of Amazon Country, Forbes.com (July 27, 2011).

    But Who Pays Tax On Business Sale?, Forbes.com (July 26, 2011).

    Kinder Gentler IRS Lifts Innocent Spouse Barrier, Forbes.com (July 25, 2011).

    It’s Not Taxable, We Just Swapped!, Forbes.com (July 25, 2011).

    Selling Your Business? Taxes Are Key, Forbes.com (July 22, 2011).

    E-Filing And Other FBAR Quirks, Forbes.com (July 21, 2011).

    Claim Your Façade Easement Now (Just Not With This Promoter), Forbes.com (July 20, 2011).

    Credit Suisse In Justice Department Crosshairs, Forbes.com (July 19, 2011).

    Tax Lawyer Son's Help, Priceless?, Forbes.com (July 18, 2011).

    Careful: You Can't Renege On Settlement With IRS, Forbes.com (July 16, 2011).

    Please Sir, Can I Have Some More FATCA?, Forbes.com (July 15, 2011).

    Stripping FATCA From Our Diet, Forbes.com (July 15, 2011).

    Guess What? You Can't Make IRS Audit You, Forbes.com (July 14, 2011).

    Medical Marijuana Tax Woes, Forbes.com (July 13, 2011).

    Will The IRS Get A Piece Of Derek Jeter History?, Forbes.com (July 12, 2011).

    Using John Edwards' "It Was A Gift" Defense, Forbes.com (July 12, 2011).

    It's Not Too Late For IRS Amnesty, Forbes.com (July 11, 2011).

    Turbulence For Corporate Aircraft Tax Break, Forbes.com (July 9, 2011).

    Should You Register For California's Amazon Tax?, Forbes.com (July 8, 2011).

    Some Foreign Account Penalties Unfair, Says Taxpayer Advocate, Forbes.com (July 8, 2011).

    Will Ohio Estate Tax Repeal Trigger More?, Forbes.com (July 7, 2011).

    IRS May Find "Innocent" FBAR Violation Willful, Forbes.com (July 6, 2011).

    Lap Dance Tax v. Amazon Tax, Forbes.com (July 6, 2011).

    New Worries Over E-Filing Taxes, Forbes.com (July 5, 2011).

    Californians Prepare To Pay Amazon Sales Tax, Forbes.com (July 1, 2011).

    Tax Issues in Mediating Entertainment Cases, by Joel M. Grossman and Robert W. Wood, Vol. 23, Issue 6, Westlaw Journal Entertainment Industry (July 2011), p. 3

    More Business Travel/Vacation Tax Treats, Forbes.com (June 30, 2011).

    FBAR And FATCA Haters Unite, Forbes.com (June 29, 2011).

    Another F Word? FBAR!, Forbes.com (June 28, 2011).

    Summer Vacation — Er, Business Trip — Tax Reminders, Forbes.com (June 28, 2011).

    The Marriage Trap, Forbes Magazine (June 27, 2011), p. 110.

    Should You Grant IRS More Audit Time?, Forbes.com (June 27, 2011).

    Great Business Auto Write-Off, Forbes.com (June 25, 2011).

    Beware The Too-Good-To-Be-True Tax Refund, Forbes.com (June 24, 2011).

    No, Your IRS Data Isn't Safe..., Forbes.com (June 23, 2011).

    Beware IRS And Foreign Account Data Swaps, Forbes.com (June 23, 2011).

    Even U.S. Branch Accounts Abroad Trigger FBAR!, Forbes.com (June 22, 2011).

    Can IRS Force Your Accountant To Talk?, Forbes.com (June 21, 2011).

    IRS Penalties Despite Accountant's Mistake, Forbes.com (June 20, 2011).

    Giving To Charity? Great. Staying Off IRS Radar? Priceless, Forbes.com (June 18, 2011).

    Is Your IRS Data At Risk, Forbes.com (June 17, 2011).

    Internal Revenue Service Doubles Three-Year Tax Rule, Vol. 124, No. 116, Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 16, 2011), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (June 16, 2011), p. 6.

    IRS Sand Trap For Pro Golfers, Forbes.com (June 16, 2011).

    How Do You Opt Out Of IRS Voluntary Disclosure?, Forbes.com (June 15, 2011).

    Will Tax Strategy Patents Be Outlawed?, Forbes.com (June 15, 2011).

    Should You File FBAR For The First Time?, Forbes.com (June 14, 2011).

    IRS Penalties Despite Reliance on Adviser, Forbes.com (June 13, 2011).

    I’m Not a Tax Lawyer, but . . ., Vol. 131, No. 11, Tax Notes (June 13, 2011), p. 1191.

    IRS Strides Toward Six Year Audit Period!, Forbes.com (June 7, 2011).

    IRS Updates Voluntary Disclosure Amnesty: What You Should Know, Forbes.com (June 6, 2011).

    More Tax Defenses: “I Forgot!”, Forbes.com (June 6, 2011).

    IRS Mines Real Estate Deeds To Collect Gift Tax, Forbes.com (June 4, 2011).

    Should You Give IRS Your QuickBooks?, Forbes.com (June 3, 2011).

    What If Your CPA Altered Your Tax Return Without Telling You?, Forbes.com (June 2, 2011).

    Read Innocent Spouse Exposé Now!, Forbes.com (June 1, 2011).

    When Too Good Tax Deals Become Fraud, Forbes.com (May 31, 2011).

    What Wells Fargo Brings to the SILO/LILO Debate, Vol. 131, No. 13, Tax Notes (May 27, 2011), p. 1389.

    Are You Getting Enough FBAR?, Forbes.com (May 26, 2011).

    Taxpayer Wins Latest 6 Year Audit Fight, Forbes.com (May 25, 2011).

    IRS Voluntary Disclosure A Mistake For Some, Forbes.com (May 24, 2011).

    Latest Foreign Account Prosecution Fuels Fears, Forbes.com (May 23, 2011).

    Tax Liens and Newt Gingrich, Forbes.com (May 20, 2011).

    IRS To Whistleblowers: “Thanks, But We’re Withholding!", Forbes.com (May 19, 2011).

    Tax Lady Roni Deutsch Bankrupt, Surrendering Bar License, Forbes.com (May 18, 2011).

    Tax Defense: "I Have ADD!", Forbes.com (May 17, 2011).

    Should IRS Dare To Speak "Tax Protestor" Name?, Forbes.com (May 16, 2011).

    Should Abortion Be Tax Deductible?, Forbes.com (May 13, 2011).

    IRS Stirs The Kabbalah Pot, Forbes.com (May 12, 2011).

    Big Tax Perk for Working Overseas, Vol. 83, No. 4, New York State Bar Association Journal (May 2011), p. 43.

    IRS To Give Innocent Spouse A Facelift, Forbes.com (May 11, 2011).

    Tax Court To IRS: “Stop Denying Innocent Spouse Relief!”, Forbes.com (May 10, 2011).

    Mortgage Kills Façade Easement Tax Deduction, Forbes.com (May 9, 2011).

    If IRS Is Like Kryptonite, What Would Superman Do?, Forbes.com (May 6, 2011).

    Beware IRS Refund Time Limits, Forbes.com (May 5, 2011).

    Rich "Conservation Easement" Tax Break Ends 12/31/11, Forbes.com (May 4, 2011).

    Simple Rules For Tax Disputes, Forbes.com (May 3, 2011).

    Bringing Overseas Money To The U.S., Forbes.com (May 2, 2011).

    How Can Companies Skirt U.S. Tax?, Forbes.com (April 29, 2011).

    Is IRS Matching Program Failing?, Forbes.com (April 28, 2011).

    Can You Fix The Tax Return You Just Filed?, Forbes.com (April 27, 2011).

    Short Sale Tax Problems, Forbes.com (April 26, 2011).

    IRS Statute of Limitations = Carry Back Snafus, Forbes.com (April 25, 2011).

    Attorney General Pursues 'Tax Lady' Roni Deutsch, Forbes.com (April 22, 2011).

    Beware Bank Interest Reporting Even For Nonresidents, Forbes.com (April 21, 2011).

    How Much Is Your Tax Deduction Worth?, Forbes.com (April 20, 2011).

    IRS Oops On First-Time Homeowner Credits, Forbes.com (April 19, 2011).

    Is Internet Tax Constitutional?, Forbes.com (April 18, 2011).

    Paying Sales Tax On Internet Purchases?, Forbes.com (April 15, 2011).

    Even Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 Exchanges Have Tax Traps, Los Angeles Daily Journal (April 15, 2011), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (April 15, 2011), p. 6.

    Taxing Professional Clothes, Forbes.com (April 14, 2011).

    "Quiet" Foreign Account Disclosure Not Enough, Forbes.com (April 13, 2011).

    Sometimes, Tax Receipts Are Optional, Los Angeles Daily Journal (April 12, 2011), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (April 12, 2011), p. 6.

    Avoid IRS Hit List Of Tax Scams, Forbes.com (April 11, 2011).

    IRS Will Find Your Offshore Account, Forbes.com (April 8, 2011).

    Forms 1099 Are Going, Going, Gone, Forbes.com (April 7, 2011).

    More IRS 6 Year Audit Pushback, Forbes.com (April 6, 2011).

    Avoid IRS Audit Triggers, Forbes.com (April 5, 2011).

    IRS Penalties Despite Dead/Embezzling Accountant!, Forbes.com (April 4, 2011).

    IRS Says What To Do About Foreign Accounts On 2010 Returns, Forbes.com (April 1, 2011).

    Beware Amending Tax Returns, Forbes.com (March 31, 2011).

    IRS Audit Risk If You're "Rich", Forbes.com (March 30, 2011).

    When IRS Criminal Agents Come Calling, Forbes.com (March 29, 2011).

    Beware Foreign Trust Reporting to IRS, Forbes.com (March 28, 2011).

    IRS On What Is A "Foreign Account", Forbes.com (March 25, 2011).

    Medical Marijuana Tax Problems?, Forbes.com (March 23, 2011).

    Hey IRS, Where’s My Tax Package?, Forbes.com (March 22, 2011).

    IRS Wins Big In Six Year Audit Push, Forbes.com (March 18, 2011).

    What’s Your IRS Audit Risk?, Forbes.com (March 17, 2011).

    Tax Liens Means IRS Thinks You Owe, Forbes.com (March 16, 2011).

    Amazon Tax Attacks, Forbes.com (March 15, 2011).

    Paper Or E-File Your IRS Return, Forbes.com (March 15, 2011).

    What’s Next For Estate Tax Impacts You, Forbes.com (March 14, 2011).

    IRS "Responsible Person" Label Hurts, Forbes.com (March 11, 2011).

    To Avoid Fate Of Wesley Snipes, Skip Tax Protester Arguments, Forbes.com (March 10, 2011).

    Should You Do Your Own Tax Return?, Forbes.com (March 9, 2011).

    Need A Tax Receipt?, Forbes.com (March 8, 2011).

    Dispute Your Tax Bill, But Not IRS Regulations!, Forbes.com (March 7, 2011).

    IRS Foreign Account Disclosure: What About The States?, Forbes.com (March 4, 2011).

    Help IRS Find You! (Yes, I'm Serious), Forbes.com (March 3, 2011).

    Don’t Foul Up Your 1031 Exchange, Forbes.com (March 2, 2011). Reprinted in BNA Tax & Accounting, Bnatax.com (April 12, 2011).

    Claiming Tax Deductions For Clothing?, Forbes.com (March 1, 2011).

    IRS “Fresh Start” for Tax Liens and Installment Deals?, Forbes.com (February 25, 2011).

    How Much Should You Give Away In 2011-2012?, Forbes.com (February 24, 2011).

    With Taxes, Beware Moving And Vacation Homes!, Forbes.com (February 24, 2011).

    Election For 2010 Estates: Big Headache, Forbes.com (February 23, 2011).

    What Triggers IRS Statute Of Limitations?, Forbes.com (February 22, 2011).

    Home Foreclosures And Tax Returns, Forbes.com (February 18, 2011).

    When IRS Calls Pay “Unreasonable”, Forbes.com (February 17, 2011).

    Tax Amnesty: IRS Voluntary Disclosure Part Deux, Forbes.com (February 16, 2011).

    IRS Statute Of Limitations-Is Your Return Safe?, Forbes.com (February 15, 2011).

    Choose Your Ground In Tax Disputes, Forbes.com (February 14, 2011).

    Hold the Mayo: Even More Deference to Internal Revenue Service Regulations, Los Angeles Daily Journal (February 14, 2011), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (February 14, 2011), p. 6.

    Partial Form 1099 Repeal Likely, Forbes.com (February 11, 2011).

    IRS Pushes For 6 Years To Audit!, Forbes.com (February 10, 2011).

    IRS Offshore Amnesty: Second (Last) Chance, Forbes.com (February 9, 2011).

    Care With Forms 1099 Helps Audit-Proof Tax Returns, Forbes.com (February 8, 2011).

    In Business? Get A Buy-Sell Agreement!, Forbes.com (February 7, 2011).

    When Overseas Income Is Tax Free, Los Angeles Daily Journal (February 7, 2011), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (February 7, 2011), p. 6.

    With Taxes “Responsible” Means Holding The Bag, Forbes.com (February 4, 2011).

    Seeking Shelter In Tax Shelters?, Forbes.com (February 2, 2011).

    IRS Accused Of Unfeeling Treatment Of Abused Spouses, Forbes.com (February 1, 2011).

    Avoid ‘Tax Shelter’ Taint, Los Angeles Daily Journal (February 1, 2011), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (February 1, 2011), p. 6.

    Make Your Tax List And Check It Twice, Forbes.com (January 31, 2011).

    Kids Spawn (Limited) Tax Benefits, Forbes.com (January 28, 2011).

    Relying On Tax Advisers May Not Prevent Penalties, Forbes.com (January 27, 2011).

    Expatriating and Its U.S. Tax Impact, Vol. 2011, No. 17, Daily Tax Report (January 26, 2011), p. J-1.

    Beware Patented Tax Strategies, Forbes.com (January 26, 2011).

    Secure a Conservation Easement Now!, Los Angeles Daily Journal (January 26, 2011), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (January 26, 2011), p. 6.

    Beware IRS Pushback On Innocent Spouse Relief, Forbes.com (January 25, 2011).

    Tax Tips From Tyra Banks, Vol. 130, No. 4, Tax Notes (January 24, 2011), p. 463.

    One More Tax Filing Status: Same Sex Partners?, Forbes.com (January 24, 2011).

    Beware Charitable IRA Snafu, Forbes.com (January 21, 2011).

    Still Have A Foreign Bank Account?, Forbes.com (January 20, 2011).

    Form 1099 Basis Reporting Should Worry Investors, Forbes.com (January 19, 2011).

    Why Tax Opinions Are Valuable, Forbes.com (January 18, 2011).

    Consider Tax Filing Status Carefully, Forbes.com (January 14, 2011).

    How To Get A Tax Refund, Forbes.com (January 13, 2011).

    Beware High Income Audits by the Internal Revenue Service, Los Angeles Daily Journal (January 13, 2011), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (January 13, 2011).

    E-Filing And IRS Website, Forbes.com (January 12, 2011).

    Don't Miss The IRS Website, Forbes.com (January 11, 2011).

    Conservation Easements Conserve Taxes and More, Vol. 2011, No. 6, Daily Tax Report (January 10, 2011), p. J-1.

    The Taxing Tales, Vol. 130, No. 2, Tax Notes (January 10, 2011), p. 233.

    Beware Each Form 1099!, Forbes.com (January 10, 2011).

    Witchy Women Must Pay Tax, Forbes.com (January 7, 2011).

    Tax-Free In 2011: Qualified Small Business Stock, Forbes.com (January 6, 2011).

    IRS New Year’s Resolutions, Forbes.com (January 4, 2011).

    IRS: Tax Day Delay, Forbes.com (January 4, 2011).

    IRS's Five More 2010 Tax Highs, Forbes.com (January 3, 2011).

     

     

     

    TAX COLUMNS IN FORBES

     

    Even Tax Lawyers Face IRS Penalties, Forbes.com (December 31, 2011).

    IRS Summons? Meet John Doe, Forbes.com (December 30, 2011).

    Trump’s Tax Trump? You’re Fired IRS!, Forbes.com (December 29, 2011).

    In Taxes, Kim Kardashian Is More Buff Than Buffett, Forbes.com (December 28, 2011).

    Can Foreign Account Nondisclosure Be A Conspiracy?, Forbes.com (December 27, 2011).

    Damages Are Taxable, Even for “Political Discrimination” Says IRS, Forbes.com (December 26, 2011).

    Payroll Tax Cut Skips Some of the 99%, Forbes.com (December 24, 2011).

    Parsing the Puny Payroll Tax Postponement, Forbes.com (December 23, 2011).

    IRS Unveils Key Penalty Findings, Forbes.com (December 23, 2011).

    Tax Credit Sale Favorably Taxed, Forbes.com (December 22, 2011).

    IRS: Expect Even More Transparent Foreign Accounts, Forbes.com (December 21, 2011).

    Bar Is Burned Down, Condemned, Then Taxed!, Forbes.com (December 20, 2011).

    Happy FATCA Filing Season, Forbes.com (December 19, 2011).

    Year-End Charitable Contribution Guide, Forbes.com (December 17, 2011).

    IRS Exempts Many Expats From FATCA, Forbes.com (December 16, 2011).

    When Payroll Tax Cases Go Criminal, Forbes.com (December 15, 2011).

    Ponzi Scheme Tax Advice, Forbes.com (December 14, 2011).

    Don’t Send Money For Worker Status Amnesty!, Forbes.com (December 13, 2011).

    Taxing Suicide Kits: Business Or Hobby?, Forbes.com (December 11, 2011).

    Dual Citizen Tax Relief From IRS, Forbes.com (December 10, 2011).

    IRS Takes A Bite Out Of Bow Wow, Forbes.com (December 9, 2011).

    No More Laughing At TurboTax Defense, Forbes.com (December 8, 2011).

    California’s Tough New Independent Contractor Law, Forbes.com (December 7, 2011).

    IRS Relief To Canadian Dual Citizens, Forbes.com (December 6, 2011).

    Your Pain, The IRS' Gain, Vol. 188, No. 1, Forbes Magazine (December 5, 2011), p. 204.

    Primer For First Time FBAR Filers, Forbes.com (December 5, 2011).

    IRS Watchdog Critiques Offshore Tax Amnesty, Forbes.com (December 4, 2011).

    No Jail In UBS Tax Evasion Case, Forbes.com (December 3, 2011).

    IRS vs. Scientology: Here We Go Again, Forbes.com (December 2, 2011).

    Got FBARs? But Which One?, Forbes.com (December 1, 2011).

    FATCA Carries Fat Price Tag, Forbes.com (November 30, 2011).

    Offshore Tax Amnesty Strikes Gold For California, Forbes.com (November 29, 2011).

    No Sales Tax Cyber Monday (But Beware Use Tax)!, Forbes.com (November 27, 2011).

    IRS May Fingerprint Tax Return Preparers, Forbes.com (November 24, 2011).

    IRS Won't Tell States Worker Status Amnesty Details, Forbes.com (November 23, 2011).

    Get Ready For More FBAR Rules, Forbes.com (November 22, 2011).

    Homes and Pensions Now On IRS Hit List, Forbes.com (November 21, 2011).

    IRS Wants You To Report Abusive Tax Promotions Or Preparers, Forbes.com (November 19, 2011).

    Rajaratnam $92.8M Penalty Highlights Tax Deduction Rules, Forbes.com (November 18, 2011).

    IRS FATCA Guidance, Round 3, Forbes.com (November 17, 2011).

    Don’t Fail To Consider Taxes When Settling Litigation, Forbes.com (November 16, 2011).

    Identity Thieves Target IRS Data, Forbes.com (November 15, 2011).

    Marketplace Fairness Tax Pits Amazon v. eBay, Forbes.com (November 14, 2011).

    Paying Taxes Pennies On The Dollar, Forbes.com (November 12, 2011).

    Don’t Look For (Tax) Shelter Under Wells Fargo Wagon, Forbes.com (November 11, 2011).

    Michael Jackson Death Doctor Can Deduct His Legal Fees, Forbes.com (November 10, 2011).

    Is Occupy Wall Street Tax Deductible?, Forbes.com (November 9, 2011).

    Would Mustache Tax Be Better Than 9-9-9?, Forbes.com (November 8, 2011).

    Doing Business In California Means You Owe Taxes, Forbes.com (November 7, 2011).

    Can The IRS Access Your Emails?, Forbes.com (November 5, 2011).

    When IRS Requires You To Report On Yourself, Forbes.com (November 4, 2011).

    Can You Deduct Coaching Expenses?, Forbes.com (November 3, 2011).

    Are Lawyers Independent Contractors Or Employees?, Forbes.com (November 2, 2011).

    Keep Tax Records In The Vault!, Forbes.com (November 1, 2011).

    New Yorkers Get More Tax Time For Snow, Forbes.com (October 31, 2011).

    Alec Baldwin Tweets A Tax Return Face-Off, Forbes.com (October 31, 2011).

    Occupy The Tax Code?, Forbes.com (October 29, 2011).

    When Fighting IRS, Should You Pay To Stop Interest?, Forbes.com (October 28, 2011).

    Teacher's Tax Trouble: No Tax Deductions For Supplies, Forbes.com (October 27, 2011).

    Perry's Alternative Flat Tax: Yes We Cain?, Forbes.com (October 26, 2011).

    States Start Conforming To IRS Independent Contractor Amnesty, Forbes.com (October 25, 2011).

    Oh Canada! Hating FBARs And FATCA, Forbes.com (October 24, 2011).

    NIMBY Taxes For All, Forbes.com (October 22, 2011).

    Reagan’s Law Redux?, Forbes.com (October 21, 2011).

    Flat, Fair And Progressive Taxes?, Forbes.com (October 20, 2011).

    Your Tax Problems Are Now Everyone’s Business, Forbes.com (October 20, 2011).

    Six Tax-Wise Ways To Reduce Your Legal Bills, Forbes.com (October 19, 2011).

    New FBAR Filing Deadline Approaching, Forbes.com (October 18, 2011).

    IRS Wants More Penalties, Forbes.com (October 17, 2011).

    More Tax Breaks For Education, Forbes.com (October 15, 2011).

    Officers Of Nonprofits Face Personal Liabilities For Taxes, Forbes.com (October 14, 2011).

    In Taxes, Is Cain Able?, Forbes.com (October 13, 2011).

    Will IRS Independent Contractor Amnesty Cover States Too?, Forbes.com (October 13, 2011).

    Tax Breaks For MBAs And More, Forbes.com (October 12, 2011).

    Nobel Prize Brings Tax Bill (Oh, And Accolades), Forbes.com (October 11, 2011).

    IRS Wins Tax Shelter Trifecta, Forbes.com (October 10, 2011).

    With Trusts, ‘Crummey’ Is Good, Forbes.com (October 9, 2011).

    Trafficking In Tax Shelters Can Mean Jail, Forbes.com (October 8, 2011).

    Feds Send California’s Legal Pot Dispensaries Up In Smoke, Forbes.com (October 7, 2011).

    Special IRS Audits Target Wealthy Elite, Forbes.com (October 7, 2011).

    Cain’s Tax Mutiny, Forbes.com (October 6, 2011).

    Farmer Hires Wife, Grows Tax Benefits, Treats IRS Like Weeds, Forbes.com (October 5, 2011).

    Who Pays Tax On Hef’s Engagement Ring Sale?, Forbes.com (October 4, 2011).

    Fail To Pay Payroll Tax: Go To Jail, Forbes.com (October 3, 2011).

    Pulpit Freedom and Taxes, Forbes.com (October 2, 2011).

    Christian Crusade For Tax Benefits, Forbes.com (October 2, 2011).

    9/11 Excuse Not Enough To Escape IRS Tax Bill, Forbes.com (October 1, 2011).

    Fancy Appraisals Can Defeat IRS, Forbes.com (September 30, 2011).

    Supreme Court To Rule On IRS 6 Year Audit Push, Forbes.com (September 29, 2011).

    Buffett’s Tax Buffet Is No Smorgasbord, Forbes.com (September 29, 2011).

    Don’t Cross IRS On Payroll Taxes, Forbes.com (September 28, 2011).

    Snookered By The Snooki Tax Credit?, Forbes.com (September 27, 2011).

    When “Loans” Are Taxed As Income, Forbes.com (September 26, 2011).

    It’s Not Too Late To Disclose Foreign Accounts, Forbes.com (September 25, 2011).

    Amazon Tax: Good, Bad and Ugly, Forbes.com (September 24, 2011).

    Is Failing To Issue IRS Forms 1099 Criminal?, Forbes.com (September 23, 2011).

    Will Everyone Pay AMT Next Year?, Forbes.com (September 22, 2011).

    IRS Unveils Big Relief Program For Worker Status, Forbes.com (September 21, 2011).

    IRS, DOL And States Mount Independent Contractor Attack, Forbes.com (September 21, 2011).

    Taxes As Seen On TV?, Forbes.com (September 20, 2011).

    Is IRS Making Independent Contractor Treatment Even Harder?, Forbes.com (September 19, 2011).

    Is Your Employer-Provided Cell Phone Taxable?, Forbes.com (September 17, 2011).

    Toking And Taxes Don’t Mix, Says IRS, Forbes.com (September 16, 2011).

    Adoption Tax Benefits?, Forbes.com (September 15, 2011).

    “DAD” Tax Shelter Is A Deadbeat, Forbes.com (September 14, 2011).

    Proprietors: To Avoid Audit, Avoid Schedule C, Forbes.com (September 13, 2011).

    How Amazon’s California Tax Romp Will Impact Us All, Forbes.com (September 12, 2011).

    Patient Tax Tattletales Can Earn Big, Forbes.com (September 10, 2011).

    Don’t Like Taxes? Form A Church, Forbes.com (September 9, 2011).

    Claiming Your Pets As Dependents?, Forbes.com (September 8, 2011).

    IRS Criminal Investigations On Rise, Forbes.com (September 7, 2011).

    Expats Call For FATCA Repeal, Forbes.com (September 6, 2011).

    Got A Tax Notice? Here's What To Do, Forbes.com (September 2, 2011).

    IRS Six Year Audit Push May Reach Supreme Court, Forbes.com (September 1, 2011).

    Even Pimps Have Deductible Expenses, Forbes.com (August 31, 2011).

    Mailing Is Not Enough For Sept. 9 OVDI Deadline, Forbes.com (August 30, 2011).

    Winning Independent Contractor Battles, Forbes.com (August 29, 2011).

    IRS Extends Offshore Account Deadline, Forbes.com (August 27, 2011).

    Will California Super-Amazon Tax Bill Thwart Voters?, Forbes.com (August 26, 2011).

    Dear Lawyers: Get Ready For IRS Audits!, Forbes.com (August 26, 2011).

    IRS Pursues Payroll Tax Pyramiding, Forbes.com (August 25, 2011).

    With Taxes, Giving May Be Worse Than Receiving, Forbes.com (August 24, 2011).

    IRS Allows Tax Return Do-Overs, Forbes.com (August 23, 2011).

    Is Your Bathroom Your Home Office?, Forbes.com (August 22, 2011).

    Beware New Estate Tax Election, Forbes.com (August 19, 2011).

    The Amazonian Response To Sales Tax, Forbes.com (August 18, 2011).

    Don't Be A "Predecessor Employer", Forbes.com (August 17, 2011).

    IRS Narrows Independent Contractor Relief, Forbes.com (August 16, 2011).

    Business Or Investment?, Forbes.com (August 15, 2011).

    Tax Tips For Selling Your Home, Forbes.com (August 12, 2011).

    No Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free Card For Payroll Tax Liability, Forbes.com (August 11, 2011).

    Does IRS Amnesty Go Beyond Foreign Accounts?, Forbes.com (August 10, 2011).

    Is Foreign Account Ignorance Bliss?, Forbes.com (August 9, 2011).

    Dr. Faust Goes To Tax Court, Forbes.com (August 8, 2011).

    There’s No SPF For IRS Tanning Tax, Forbes.com (August 5, 2011).

    IRS Amnesty: What's Required By 8/31/11?, Forbes.com (August 4, 2011).

    Tax Filing Status For Same-Sex Partners, Forbes.com (August 3, 2011).

    Tax Amnesty Goes Hollywood, by Robert W. Wood and Christopher A. Karachale, Forbes.com (August 2, 2011).

    How Bad Is Your Tax Shelter?, Forbes.com (August 1, 2011).

    Innocent Spouse Relief: Don’t Forget State Tax!, Forbes.com (July 29, 2011).

    Want To Be An IRS Whistleblower? Be Patient, Forbes.com (July 28, 2011).

    California Taxes In Heart Of Amazon Country, Forbes.com (July 27, 2011).

    But Who Pays Tax On Business Sale?, Forbes.com (July 26, 2011).

    Kinder Gentler IRS Lifts Innocent Spouse Barrier, Forbes.com (July 25, 2011).

    It’s Not Taxable, We Just Swapped!, Forbes.com (July 25, 2011).

    Selling Your Business? Taxes Are Key, Forbes.com (July 22, 2011).

    E-Filing And Other FBAR Quirks, Forbes.com (July 21, 2011).

    Claim Your Façade Easement Now (Just Not With This Promoter), Forbes.com (July 20, 2011).

    Credit Suisse In Justice Department Crosshairs, Forbes.com (July 19, 2011).

    Tax Lawyer Son's Help, Priceless?, Forbes.com (July 18, 2011).

    Careful: You Can't Renege On Settlement With IRS, Forbes.com (July 16, 2011).

    Please Sir, Can I Have Some More FATCA?, Forbes.com (July 15, 2011).

    Stripping FATCA From Our Diet, Forbes.com (July 15, 2011).

    Guess What? You Can't Make IRS Audit You, Forbes.com (July 14, 2011).

    Medical Marijuana Tax Woes, Forbes.com (July 13, 2011).

    Will The IRS Get A Piece Of Derek Jeter History?, Forbes.com (July 12, 2011).

    Using John Edwards' "It Was A Gift" Defense, Forbes.com (July 12, 2011).

    It's Not Too Late For IRS Amnesty, Forbes.com (July 11, 2011).

    Turbulence For Corporate Aircraft Tax Break, Forbes.com (July 9, 2011).

    Should You Register For California's Amazon Tax?, Forbes.com (July 8, 2011).

    Some Foreign Account Penalties Unfair, Says Taxpayer Advocate, Forbes.com (July 8, 2011).

    Will Ohio Estate Tax Repeal Trigger More?, Forbes.com (July 7, 2011).

    IRS May Find "Innocent" FBAR Violation Willful, Forbes.com (July 6, 2011).

    Lap Dance Tax v. Amazon Tax, Forbes.com (July 6, 2011).

    New Worries Over E-Filing Taxes, Forbes.com (July 5, 2011).

    Californians Prepare To Pay Amazon Sales Tax, Forbes.com (July 1, 2011).

    More Business Travel/Vacation Tax Treats, Forbes.com (June 30, 2011).

    FBAR And FATCA Haters Unite, Forbes.com (June 29, 2011).

    Another F Word? FBAR!, Forbes.com (June 28, 2011).

    Summer Vacation — Er, Business Trip — Tax Reminders, Forbes.com (June 28, 2011).

    The Marriage Trap, Forbes Magazine (June 27, 2011), p. 110.

    Should You Grant IRS More Audit Time?, Forbes.com (June 27, 2011).

    Great Business Auto Write-Off, Forbes.com (June 25, 2011).

    Beware The Too-Good-To-Be-True Tax Refund, Forbes.com (June 24, 2011).

    No, Your IRS Data Isn't Safe..., Forbes.com (June 23, 2011).

    Beware IRS And Foreign Account Data Swaps, Forbes.com (June 23, 2011).

    Even U.S. Branch Accounts Abroad Trigger FBAR!, Forbes.com (June 22, 2011).

    Can IRS Force Your Accountant To Talk?, Forbes.com (June 21, 2011).

    IRS Penalties Despite Accountant's Mistake, Forbes.com (June 20, 2011).

    Giving To Charity? Great. Staying Off IRS Radar? Priceless, Forbes.com (June 18, 2011).

    Is Your IRS Data At Risk, Forbes.com (June 17, 2011).

    IRS Sand Trap For Pro Golfers, Forbes.com (June 16, 2011).

    How Do You Opt Out Of IRS Voluntary Disclosure?, Forbes.com (June 15, 2011).

    Will Tax Strategy Patents Be Outlawed?, Forbes.com (June 15, 2011).

    Should You File FBAR For The First Time?, Forbes.com (June 14, 2011).

    IRS Penalties Despite Reliance on Adviser, Forbes.com (June 13, 2011).

    Even Consulates Have Independent Contractor Problems!, Forbes.com (June 10, 2011).

    Supreme Court Deaf To Payroll Tax Woes, Forbes.com (June 9, 2011).

    Worry Over Worker Status Isn’t Crying Wolf, Forbes.com (June 8, 2011).

    IRS Strides Toward Six Year Audit Period!, Forbes.com (June 7, 2011).

    IRS Updates Voluntary Disclosure Amnesty: What You Should Know, Forbes.com (June 6, 2011).

    More Tax Defenses: “I Forgot!”, Forbes.com (June 6, 2011).

    IRS Mines Real Estate Deeds To Collect Gift Tax, Forbes.com (June 4, 2011).

    Should You Give IRS Your QuickBooks?, Forbes.com (June 3, 2011).

    What If Your CPA Altered Your Tax Return Without Telling You?, Forbes.com (June 2, 2011).

    Read Innocent Spouse Exposé Now!, Forbes.com (June 1, 2011).

    When Too Good Tax Deals Become Fraud, Forbes.com (May 31, 2011).

    Employers Who Violate Tax Law May Go To Jail, Forbes.com (May 27, 2011).

    Are You Getting Enough FBAR?, Forbes.com (May 26, 2011).

    Taxpayer Wins Latest 6 Year Audit Fight, Forbes.com (May 25, 2011).

    IRS Voluntary Disclosure A Mistake For Some, Forbes.com (May 24, 2011).

    Latest Foreign Account Prosecution Fuels Fears, Forbes.com (May 23, 2011).

    Tax Liens and Newt Gingrich, Forbes.com (May 20, 2011).

    IRS To Whistleblowers: “Thanks, But We’re Withholding!", Forbes.com (May 19, 2011).

    Tax Lady Roni Deutsch Bankrupt, Surrendering Bar License, Forbes.com (May 18, 2011).

    Tax Defense: "I Have ADD!", Forbes.com (May 17, 2011).

    Should IRS Dare To Speak "Tax Protestor" Name?, Forbes.com (May 16, 2011).

    Should Abortion Be Tax Deductible?, Forbes.com (May 13, 2011).

    IRS Stirs The Kabbalah Pot, Forbes.com (May 12, 2011).

    IRS To Give Innocent Spouse A Facelift, Forbes.com (May 11, 2011).

    Tax Court To IRS: “Stop Denying Innocent Spouse Relief!”, Forbes.com (May 10, 2011).

    Mortgage Kills Façade Easement Tax Deduction, Forbes.com (May 9, 2011).

    If IRS Is Like Kryptonite, What Would Superman Do?, Forbes.com (May 6, 2011).

    Beware IRS Refund Time Limits, Forbes.com (May 5, 2011).

    Rich "Conservation Easement" Tax Break Ends 12/31/11, Forbes.com (May 4, 2011).

    Simple Rules For Tax Disputes, Forbes.com (May 3, 2011).

    Bringing Overseas Money To The U.S., Forbes.com (May 2, 2011).

    How Can Companies Skirt U.S. Tax?, Forbes.com (April 29, 2011).

    Is IRS Matching Program Failing?, Forbes.com (April 28, 2011).

    Can You Fix The Tax Return You Just Filed?, Forbes.com (April 27, 2011).

    Short Sale Tax Problems, Forbes.com (April 26, 2011).

    IRS Statute of Limitations = Carry Back Snafus, Forbes.com (April 25, 2011).

    Attorney General Pursues 'Tax Lady' Roni Deutsch, Forbes.com (April 22, 2011).

    Beware Bank Interest Reporting Even For Nonresidents, Forbes.com (April 21, 2011).

    How Much Is Your Tax Deduction Worth?, Forbes.com (April 20, 2011).

    IRS Oops On First-Time Homeowner Credits, Forbes.com (April 19, 2011).

    Is Internet Tax Constitutional?, Forbes.com (April 18, 2011).

    Paying Sales Tax On Internet Purchases?, Forbes.com (April 15, 2011).

    Taxing Professional Clothes, Forbes.com (April 14, 2011).

    "Quiet" Foreign Account Disclosure Not Enough, Forbes.com (April 13, 2011).

    IRS Nightmare: What Employment Taxes?, Forbes.com (April 12, 2011).

    Avoid IRS Hit List Of Tax Scams, Forbes.com (April 11, 2011).

    IRS Will Find Your Offshore Account, Forbes.com (April 8, 2011).

    Forms 1099 Are Going, Going, Gone, Forbes.com (April 7, 2011).

    More IRS 6 Year Audit Pushback, Forbes.com (April 6, 2011).

    Avoid IRS Audit Triggers, Forbes.com (April 5, 2011).

    IRS Penalties Despite Dead/Embezzling Accountant!, Forbes.com (April 4, 2011).

    IRS Says What To Do About Foreign Accounts On 2010 Returns, Forbes.com (April 1, 2011).

    Beware Amending Tax Returns, Forbes.com (March 31, 2011).

    IRS Audit Risk If You're "Rich", Forbes.com (March 30, 2011).

    When IRS Criminal Agents Come Calling, Forbes.com (March 29, 2011).

    Beware Foreign Trust Reporting to IRS, Forbes.com (March 28, 2011).

    IRS On What Is A "Foreign Account", Forbes.com (March 25, 2011).

    1099 Or W-2?, Forbes.com (March 24, 2011).

    Medical Marijuana Tax Problems?, Forbes.com (March 23, 2011).

    Hey IRS, Where’s My Tax Package?, Forbes.com (March 22, 2011).

    Are PTSD Recoveries Tax Free?, Forbes.com (March 21, 2011).

    IRS Wins Big In Six Year Audit Push, Forbes.com (March 18, 2011).

    What’s Your IRS Audit Risk?, Forbes.com (March 17, 2011).

    Tax Liens Means IRS Thinks You Owe, Forbes.com (March 16, 2011).

    Amazon Tax Attacks, Forbes.com (March 15, 2011).

    Paper Or E-File Your IRS Return, Forbes.com (March 15, 2011).

    What’s Next For Estate Tax Impacts You, Forbes.com (March 14, 2011).

    IRS "Responsible Person" Label Hurts, Forbes.com (March 11, 2011).

    To Avoid Fate Of Wesley Snipes, Skip Tax Protester Arguments, Forbes.com (March 10, 2011).

    Should You Do Your Own Tax Return?, Forbes.com (March 9, 2011).

    Need A Tax Receipt?, Forbes.com (March 8, 2011).

    Dispute Your Tax Bill, But Not IRS Regulations!, Forbes.com (March 7, 2011).

    IRS Foreign Account Disclosure: What About The States?, Forbes.com (March 4, 2011).

    Help IRS Find You! (Yes, I'm Serious), Forbes.com (March 3, 2011).

    Don’t Foul Up Your 1031 Exchange, Forbes.com (March 2, 2011).

    Claiming Tax Deductions For Clothing?, Forbes.com (March 1, 2011).

    Duke Lacrosse Tax Lien Highlights How Lawsuits Are Taxed, Forbes.com (February 28, 2011).

    IRS “Fresh Start” for Tax Liens and Installment Deals?, Forbes.com (February 25, 2011).

    How Much Should You Give Away In 2011-2012?, Forbes.com (February 24, 2011).

    With Taxes, Beware Moving And Vacation Homes!, Forbes.com (February 24, 2011).

    Election For 2010 Estates: Big Headache, Forbes.com (February 23, 2011).

    What Triggers IRS Statute Of Limitations?, Forbes.com (February 22, 2011).

    Home Foreclosures And Tax Returns, Forbes.com (February 18, 2011).

    When IRS Calls Pay “Unreasonable”, Forbes.com (February 17, 2011).

    Tax Amnesty: IRS Voluntary Disclosure Part Deux, Forbes.com (February 16, 2011).

    IRS Statute Of Limitations-Is Your Return Safe?, Forbes.com (February 15, 2011).

    Choose Your Ground In Tax Disputes, Forbes.com (February 14, 2011).

    Partial Form 1099 Repeal Likely, Forbes.com (February 11, 2011).

    IRS Pushes For 6 Years To Audit!, Forbes.com (February 10, 2011).

    IRS Offshore Amnesty: Second (Last) Chance, Forbes.com (February 9, 2011).

    Care With Forms 1099 Helps Audit-Proof Tax Returns, Forbes.com (February 8, 2011).

    In Business? Get A Buy-Sell Agreement!, Forbes.com (February 7, 2011).

    With Taxes “Responsible” Means Holding The Bag, Forbes.com (February 4, 2011).

    Some Control Won’t Convert Independent Contractors To Employees, Forbes.com (February 3, 2011).

    Seeking Shelter In Tax Shelters?, Forbes.com (February 2, 2011).

    IRS Accused Of Unfeeling Treatment Of Abused Spouses, Forbes.com (February 1, 2011).

    Make Your Tax List And Check It Twice, Forbes.com (January 31, 2011).

    Kids Spawn (Limited) Tax Benefits, Forbes.com (January 28, 2011).

    Relying On Tax Advisers May Not Prevent Penalties, Forbes.com (January 27, 2011).

    Beware Patented Tax Strategies, Forbes.com (January 26, 2011).

    Beware IRS Pushback On Innocent Spouse Relief, Forbes.com (January 25, 2011).

    One More Tax Filing Status: Same Sex Partners?, Forbes.com (January 24, 2011).

    Beware Charitable IRA Snafu, Forbes.com (January 21, 2011).

    Still Have A Foreign Bank Account?, Forbes.com (January 20, 2011).

    Form 1099 Basis Reporting Should Worry Investors, Forbes.com (January 19, 2011).

    Why Tax Opinions Are Valuable, Forbes.com (January 18, 2011).

    Consider Tax Filing Status Carefully, Forbes.com (January 14, 2011).

    How To Get A Tax Refund, Forbes.com (January 13, 2011).

    E-Filing And IRS Website, Forbes.com (January 12, 2011).

    Don't Miss The IRS Website, Forbes.com (January 11, 2011).

    Beware Each Form 1099!, Forbes.com (January 10, 2011).

    Witchy Women Must Pay Tax, Forbes.com (January 7, 2011).

    Tax-Free In 2011: Qualified Small Business Stock, Forbes.com (January 6, 2011).

    IRS New Year’s Resolutions, Forbes.com (January 4, 2011).

    IRS: Tax Day Delay, Forbes.com (January 4, 2011).

    IRS's Five More 2010 Tax Highs, Forbes.com (January 3, 2011).

     

     

     

    TAX COLUMNS IN DAILY JOURNAL

     

    What To Do About Year-End Tax Uncertainty, Los Angeles Daily Journal (December 23, 2011), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (December 23, 2011), p. 5.

    What To Do Before The Return Of The Amazon Tax, Los Angeles Daily Journal (December 12, 2011), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (December 12, 2011), p. 5.

    New Fines For Misclassifying Independent Contractors, Los Angeles Daily Journal (December 5, 2011), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (December 5, 2011), p. 5.

    Got Amnesty? New IRS Deal Converts Independent Contractors, Los Angeles Daily Journal (October 24, 2011), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (October 24, 2011), p. 5.

    Seven Key Tax Rules About Legal Fees, Los Angeles Daily Journal (October 13, 2011), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (October 13, 2011), p. 5.

    Lawyers and IRS Form 1099: Better to Give Than Receive?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (September 9, 2011), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (September 9, 2011), p. 5.

    Revenue Service Cracks Down on Independent Contractor Misclassification, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 30, 2011), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 30, 2011), p. 5.

    Is The Revenue Service Targeting Lawyers?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 19, 2011), p. 1. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 19, 2011), p. 1.

    Taxes Up The Amazon?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 4, 2011), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 4, 2011), p. 6.

    Internal Revenue Service Doubles Three-Year Tax Rule, Vol. 124, No. 116, Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 16, 2011), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (June 16, 2011), p. 6.

    Even Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 Exchanges Have Tax Traps, Los Angeles Daily Journal (April 15, 2011), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (April 15, 2011), p. 6.

    Sometimes, Tax Receipts Are Optional, Los Angeles Daily Journal (April 12, 2011), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (April 12, 2011), p. 6.

    Hold the Mayo: Even More Deference to Internal Revenue Service Regulations, Los Angeles Daily Journal (February 14, 2011), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (February 14, 2011), p. 6.

    When Overseas Income Is Tax Free, Los Angeles Daily Journal (February 7, 2011), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (February 7, 2011), p. 6.

    Avoid ‘Tax Shelter’ Taint, Los Angeles Daily Journal (February 1, 2011), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (February 1, 2011), p. 6.

    Secure a Conservation Easement Now!, Los Angeles Daily Journal (January 26, 2011), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (January 26, 2011), p. 6.

    Beware High Income Audits by the Internal Revenue Service, Los Angeles Daily Journal (January 13, 2011), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (January 13, 2011).