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

     

     

    2017 TAX COLUMNS IN DAILY JOURNAL

     

    If You Decide To Part Ways With The US, It’s Going To Cost You, Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 6, 2017), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (March 6, 2017), p. 5.

    Trump, California At Odds On Estate Tax, Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 2, 2017), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (March 2, 2017), p. 5.

    Practical Tips To Know About Form 1099s During Tax Time, Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 1, 2017), p. 4. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (March 1, 2017), p. 4.

    Is Your Tax Audit Risk 3 Years, 6 Years, Or Even More?, Daily Journal Verdicts & Settlements (February 24, 2017), p. 4.

    10 Ways To Keep The IRS From Taking Away Your Passport, Los Angeles Daily Journal (February 15, 2017), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (February 15, 2017), p. 6.

    Amid Trump Ban, IRS Moves To Revoke Passports For Tax Debt, Los Angeles Daily Journal (February 8, 2017), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (February 8, 2017), p. 5.

    Pro Tip For Lawyers, Young And Old: The Prompt Response, Los Angeles Daily Journal (January 3, 2017), p. 9. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (January 3, 2017), p. 9.

     

     

     

    2016 TAX COLUMNS IN DAILY JOURNAL

     

    If Google Eats Dutch Sandwiches, Can You?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (December 28, 2016), p. 4. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (December 28, 2016), p. 4.

    Travel Sites Won Big In Tax Fight, Los Angeles Daily Journal (December 23, 2016), p. 1. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (December 23, 2016), p. 1.

    War On Alternative Currencies Heating Up, by Dashiell C. Shapiro and Robert W. Wood, Los Angeles Daily Journal (December 6, 2016), p. 8. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (December 6, 2016), p. 8.

    If The ‘Cadillac Tax’ Falls, Entire Health Care Law Could Be Next, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 29, 2016), p. 3. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (November 29, 2016), p. 3.

    Will Trump Pay Taxes If He Refuses Salary?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 22, 2016), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (November 22, 2016), p. 7.

    Trump To The Internal Revenue Code: ‘You’re Fired!’, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 15, 2016), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (November 15, 2016), p. 7.

    Clinton’s Proposed Estate Tax Hike Is A Bit Hard To Swallow, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 7, 2016), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (November 7, 2016), p. 7.

    Trump’s Tax Opinion Saved Him Around $916 Million, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 3, 2016), p. 2. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (November 3, 2016), p. 2.

    Beware Foreign Account Reporting Changes, Los Angeles Daily Journal (October 28, 2016), p. 4. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (October 28, 2016), p. 4.

    Surprising Nuances To California Tax Disputes, Los Angeles Daily Journal (October 21, 2016), p. 4. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (October 21, 2016), p. 4.

    California’s Scary Tax Limitations Period, Los Angeles Daily Journal (October 19, 2016), p. 3. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (October 19, 2016), p. 3.

    On The Hook For Someone Else’s Taxes?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (October 14, 2016), p. 10. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (October 14, 2016), p. 10.

    Trump’s NOL Lasts 20 Years, But Audits Last 3?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (October 7, 2016), p. 4. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (October 7, 2016), p. 4.

    Angelina, Brad And Johnny Walk Into The Internal Revenue Service..., Los Angeles Daily Journal (September 29, 2016), p. 9. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (September 29, 2016), p. 9.

    Johnny Depp, Tax Lawyer, Los Angeles Daily Journal (September 23, 2016), p. 2. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (September 23, 2016), p. 2.

    IRS Time Limits And Donald Trump’s Returns, Los Angeles Daily Journal (September 16, 2016), p. 10. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (September 16, 2016), p. 10.

    IRS Offers Up A Reason To Remain Unmarried?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 24, 2016), p. 4. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 24, 2016), p. 4.

    Olympic Athletes Must Pay Taxes, But Should They?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 19, 2016), p. 10. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 19, 2016), p. 10.

    Trump Taxes: White Whale Or Da Vinci Code?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 16, 2016), p. 8. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 16, 2016), p. 8.

    Facebook Ignores IRS, But You Shouldn’t, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 12, 2016), p. 4. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 12, 2016), p. 4.

    When Can You Tell The IRS A Hobby Is Really A ‘Business’?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 5, 2016), p. 10. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 5, 2016), p. 10.

    Up Next: The ‘Careless, Not Criminal’ Defense, Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 29, 2016), p. 4. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (July 29, 2016), p. 4.

    Establishing Attorney-Client Privilege With Your Accountant, Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 26, 2016), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (July 26, 2016), p. 6.

    Is Your Insurance Bad Faith Recovery Taxable? It Depends, Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 15, 2016), p. 10. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (July 15, 2016), p. 10.

    Fancy Footwork Won’t Shake Taxes In UFC Sale, Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 14, 2016), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (July 14, 2016), p. 7.

    Be Careful Out There When It Comes To Offshore Accounts, Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 8, 2016), p. 10. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (July 8, 2016), p. 10.

    Leaving California? Be Sure To Mind Your Taxes, Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 1, 2016), p. 10. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (July 1, 2016), p. 10.

    With Taxes, Don’t Rely On Messi Defenses, Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 24, 2016), p. 10. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (June 24, 2016), p. 10.

    Transgender Discrimination, Video Games And The Gig Economy, by Robert W. Wood and Scott B. Weese, Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 21, 2016), p. 8. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (June 21, 2016), p. 8.

    Can You Take The Fifth When The IRS Knocks?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 8, 2016), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (June 8, 2016), p. 5.

    A Tax Hypo, Funded By Silicon Valley, Los Angeles Daily Journal (May 31, 2016), p. 9. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (May 31, 2016), p. 9.

    Can You Deduct Your Law School Tuition?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (May 25, 2016), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (May 25, 2016), p. 7.

    Are Your Work Threads Tax Deductible?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (May 10, 2016), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (May 10, 2016), p. 7.

    BP And Tax Deductible Damages, Los Angeles Daily Journal (April 22, 2016), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (April 22, 2016), p. 6.

    The Odds You’ll Be Audited This Year, Los Angeles Daily Journal (April 15, 2016), p. 1. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (April 15, 2016), p. 1.

    What You Should Know When You Get A Letter From The IRS, Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 16, 2016), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (March 16, 2016), p. 5.

    Kanye West’s Tax-Free $1 Billion From Mark Zuckerberg, Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 4, 2016), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (March 4, 2016), p. 6.

    Ever-Increasing Legal Fees Are Deductible, Right?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (February 25, 2016), p. 8. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (February 25, 2016), p. 8.

    Did You Discuss Tax Indemnity In Settlement Talks?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (February 1, 2016), p. 4. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (February 1, 2016), p. 4.

    A Lawyer’s Guide To Navigating 1099s, Los Angeles Daily Journal (January 27, 2016), p. 4. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (January 27, 2016), p. 4.

    Is Your Healthy Resolution Tax Deductible?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (January 7, 2016), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (January 7, 2016), p. 7.

     

     

     

    2015 TAX COLUMNS IN DAILY JOURNAL

     

    The PATH Act: What Tax Lawyers Need To Know, Los Angeles Daily Journal (December 30, 2015), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (December 30, 2015), p. 6.

    Finally, Wrongful Conviction Damages Are Tax Free, Los Angeles Daily Journal (December 24, 2015), p. 1. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (December 24, 2015), p. 1.

    IRS Now Has The Power To Revoke Your Passport, Los Angeles Daily Journal (December 9, 2015), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (December 9, 2015), p. 6.

    Living Abroad, Paying Taxes In The USA, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 27, 2015), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (November 27, 2015), p. 5.

    Airbnb’s Impact On Your Taxes Depends On How You Use It, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 23, 2015), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (November 23, 2015), p. 6.

    Beware ‘Taking The Fifth’ On Your Returns This Year, by Robert W. Wood and Scott B. Weese, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 17, 2015), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (November 17, 2015), p. 7.

    IRS Audits Are At An 11-Year Low, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 11, 2015), p. 8. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (November 11, 2015), p. 8.

    Investing In ‘China Plus One’ Economies, by Robert W. Wood and Huy C. Luu, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 5, 2015), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (November 5, 2015), p. 7.

    If You Follow The IRS’s Instructions You’re Good, Right?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (October 28, 2015), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (October 28, 2015), p. 5.

    No Tax Guidance For You, Yahoo, Los Angeles Daily Journal (September 11, 2015), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (September 11, 2015), p. 7.

    Does Your Bar License Make You Californian?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 14, 2015), p. 1. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 14, 2015), p. 1.

    Beware Joint Accounts and Taxes, Especially Abroad, Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 30, 2015), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (July 30, 2015), p. 7.

    Do Defendant Employers Withhold Taxes On Settlements?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 20, 2015), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (July 20, 2015), p. 6.

    Big Loss For Marijuana In Ruling On Taxes, Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 15, 2015), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (July 15, 2015), p. 6.

    Uber Fallout May Come In Several Forms, Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 22, 2015), p. 4. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (June 22, 2015), p. 4.

    FedEx Case Puts Package Delivery In ‘Seismic’ Situation, Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 18, 2015), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (June 18, 2015), p. 6.

    Sometimes, Law Partners Are Actually On The Payroll, Los Angeles Daily Journal (April 27, 2015), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (April 27, 2015), p. 6.

    IRS Will Tax Egg Donations, But Not Other Procedures, Los Angeles Daily Journal (May 19, 2015), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (May 19, 2015), p. 6.

    What You Should Know About Fighting A Bill From The IRS, Los Angeles Daily Journal (April 23, 2015), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (April 23, 2015), p. 7.

    Obama Should Reconsider A Few Tax Hike Proposals, Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 5, 2015), p. 8. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (March 5, 2015), p. 8.

    Rodman’s Groin Shot Echoes Through Tax Law, Los Angeles Daily Journal (February 26, 2015), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (February 26, 2015), p. 7.

    There Are No ‘Safe Words’ If You Mess Up Your Taxes, Los Angeles Daily Journal (February 19, 2015), p. 8. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (February 19, 2015), p. 8.

    Who, Me? Law Firm Partners, Profits and Payroll Taxes, Los Angeles Daily Journal (January 29, 2015), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (January 29, 2015), p. 6.

    Are You Willful Or Ignorant About Your Taxes? It Matters, Los Angeles Daily Journal (January 12, 2015), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (January 12, 2015), p. 6.

     

     

     

    2014 TAX COLUMNS IN DAILY JOURNAL

     

    20 Reasons We Need A New Tax Code, If You Need That Many, Los Angeles Daily Journal (December 24, 2014), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (December 24, 2014), p. 5.

    You’ve Won The Case, Your Client Will Recover, So Now What?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 21, 2014), p. 9. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (November 21, 2014), p. 9.

    At 48th, Is California Still Golden?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 3, 2014), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (November 3, 2014), p. 7.

    Tax System Should Be Fair — And Perceived As Fair, Los Angeles Daily Journal (October 20, 2014), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (October 20, 2014), p. 6.

    Fresh Produce And Tax Law At Your Local Farmers’ Market, Los Angeles Daily Journal (September 17, 2014), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (September 17, 2014), p. 5.

    Inversions May Be Trending Now, But They’re Not New, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 14, 2014), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 14, 2014), p. 5.

    ‘Getting Screwed By The IRS’ Isn’t Just An Expression, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 6, 2014), p. 4. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 6, 2014), p. 4.

    Seinfeld, Tax Lessons, Yada, Yada, Yada, Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 10, 2014), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (July 10, 2014), p. 5.

    Taxpayer Rights And Selective Disclosure, Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 27, 2014), p. 8. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (June 27, 2014), p. 8.

    How, When To Address Taxes In Mediation, Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 6, 2014), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (June 6, 2014), p. 6.

    Expatriation On A Record Pace This Year, Los Angeles Daily Journal (May 19, 2014), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (May 19, 2014), p. 6.

    Take-Home Pay Is Bigger In Texas, Too, Los Angeles Daily Journal (May 14, 2014), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (May 14, 2014), p. 6.

    Get Ready To Report Your Bitcoins To IRS, Los Angeles Daily Journal (April 15, 2014), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (April 15, 2014), p. 6.

    Facts Matter In Rideshare Cases, Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 18, 2014), p. 4. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (March 18, 2014), p. 4.

    Double Irish Dutch Sandwich On The Menu, For Now, Los Angeles Daily Journal (February 18, 2014), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (February 18, 2014), p. 7.

    ‘Kaepernicking’ All The Way To The Bank, Los Angeles Daily Journal (January 30, 2014), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (January 30, 2014), p. 5.

    What Every Lawyer Should Know About FATCA, Los Angeles Daily Journal (January 2, 2014), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (January 2, 2014), p. 6.

     

     

     

    2013 TAX COLUMNS IN DAILY JOURNAL

     

    What Lawyers Should Know About Structured Settlements, Los Angeles Daily Journal (December 27, 2013), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (December 27, 2013), p. 7.

    What Lawyers Should Know About Structured Legal Fees, Los Angeles Daily Journal (December 26, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (December 26, 2013), p. 6.

    What Do You Say When The IRS Asks For Electronic Records?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 29, 2013), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (November 29, 2013), p. 7.

    Loans Aren’t Taxable Income, But What Exactly Is A Loan?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 26, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (November 26, 2013), p. 6.

    Year-end Tax Planning May Be Tough, But It Will Pay Dividends, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 7, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (November 7, 2013), p. 6.

    Can You Pay Your Lawyer in Bitcoins?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (October 29, 2013), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (October 29, 2013), p. 5.

    Gov. Brown Signed a Retroactive Tax…Cut?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (October 15, 2013), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (October 15, 2013), p. 5.

    Justices to Decide Severance Tax Treatment, Los Angeles Daily Journal (October 9, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (October 9, 2013), p. 6.

    Beware Consequences of Admission in SEC Settlements, Los Angeles Daily Journal (October 3, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (October 3, 2013), p. 6.

    New Battleground in Contractor vs. Employee Dispute, Los Angeles Daily Journal (September 24, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (September 24, 2013), p. 6.

    MJ’s Estate Case A Thriller, Los Angeles Daily Journal (September 17, 2013), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (September 17, 2013), p. 5.

    Weiner, Taxes And The State Of California, Los Angeles Daily Journal (September 9, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (September 9, 2013), p. 6.

    Breaking Down the IRS’s New Marriage Position, Los Angeles Daily Journal (September 3, 2013), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (September 3, 2013), p. 7.

    Tax Opinion Just Might Make Or Break The Case, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 30, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 30, 2013), p. 6.

    Latest IRS Targeting Scandal May Hit Lawyers, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 26, 2013), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 26, 2013), p. 5.

    Private Equity Firms May Need To Ratchet Up ‘Passiveness’, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 20, 2013), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 20, 2013), p. 5.

    Corporations, Elections And Buy-Sells, Oh My, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 12, 2013), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 12, 2013), p. 5.

    IRS Still Hunting For Misclassified Workers, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 8, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 8, 2013), p. 6.

    Will Firms Have To Buy Insurance For Summer Associates?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 30, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (July 30, 2013), p. 6.

    IRS: Collecting Taxes 30 Years After The Fact, Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 26, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (July 26, 2013), p. 6.

    Lawyers Going Pro Se Against The IRS Have Fools For Clients, Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 5, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (July 5, 2013), p. 6.

    ‘Wide Latitude’ For What Can Be Deducted As A Medical Expense, Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 26, 2013), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (June 26, 2013), p. 5.

    Courts Disagree When It Comes To Tolling Tax Statute, by Robert W. Wood and Dashiell C. Shapiro, Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 20, 2013), p. 4. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (June 20, 2013), p. 4.

    Litigation Funding Increasingly Popular, But What About Taxes?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 11, 2013), p. 4. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (June 11, 2013), p. 4.

    Lawyers Need To Know Proposition 13, Los Angeles Daily Journal (May 30, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (May 30, 2013), p. 6.

    You Can Unwind The Deal, But Not Necessarily The Taxes, Los Angeles Daily Journal (May 17, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (May 17, 2013), p. 6.

    Powerball Lands In California, So What Happens If You Win?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (May 10, 2013), p. 4. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (May 10, 2013), p. 4.

    IRS Serves Summons on Wells Fargo, Los Angeles Daily Journal (May 2, 2013), p. 4. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (May 2, 2013), p. 4.

    Internet Sales Tax Held Constitutional, Los Angeles Daily Journal (April 15, 2013), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (April 15, 2013), p. 7.

    Offshore Account Leak Of ‘Epic Proportions’, Los Angeles Daily Journal (April 12, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (April 12, 2013), p. 6.

    Tax Avoidance Dos And Don’ts (Mostly Don'ts), Los Angeles Daily Journal (April 10, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (April 10, 2013), p. 6.

    Who Pays What, Who Doesn’t Pay, And How Do You Fit In?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 27, 2013), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (March 27, 2013), p. 5.

    Lawyers Beware Home Office Deductions, Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 25, 2013), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (March 25, 2013), p. 5.

    Lawyers, Whether They Know It Or Not, Need Tax Experts, Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 21, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (March 21, 2013), p. 6.

    When Doing Business In Canada, Taxes Matter, Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 18, 2013), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (March 18, 2013), p. 7.

    IRS Expands Independent Contractor Amnesty Program, Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 11, 2013), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (March 11, 2013), p. 5.

    What Every Lawyer Should Know About Section 409A, Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 5, 2013), p. 8. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (March 5, 2013), p. 8.

    Keep Track Of Your Purchases, Lawyers, Los Angeles Daily Journal (February 25, 2013), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (February 25, 2013), p. 7.

    9th Circuit Lawyers Get Better Tax Breaks, Los Angeles Daily Journal (February 8, 2013), p. 8. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (February 8, 2013), p. 8.

    Credit Cards, Law Firms And The IRS, Los Angeles Daily Journal (February 4, 2013), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (February 4, 2013), p. 7.

    Subpoena For Tax Documents Enforced Despite Protections, Los Angeles Daily Journal (January 22, 2013), p. 4. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (January 22, 2013), p. 4.

    Ensure Your Tax Return Does Not Stick Out Of The Pile, Los Angeles Daily Journal (January 11, 2013), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (January 11, 2013), p. 6.

    How To Avoid Being Audited, Los Angeles Daily Journal (January 9, 2013), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (January 9, 2013), p. 7.

     

     

     

    2012 TAX COLUMNS IN DAILY JOURNAL

     

    Looking For Year-End Tax Deductions? Pay Your Lawyer, Los Angeles Daily Journal (December 18, 2012), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (December 18, 2012), p. 6.

    There’s Still Time To Make Your Year-End Deductible Gifts To Charity, Los Angeles Daily Journal (December 12, 2012), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (December 12, 2012), p. 6.

    Agencies To Scrutinize Worker Classification, Los Angeles Daily Journal (December 3, 2012), p. 9. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (December 3, 2012), p. 9.

    Expect More Prosecutions For Offshore Accounts, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 29, 2012), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (November 29, 2012), p. 7.

    Saying Sayonara To California, For Tax Purposes, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 26, 2012), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (November 26, 2012), p. 6.

    Superstorm Sandy and Other Losses You Cannot Deduct, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 21, 2012), p. 4. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (November 21, 2012), p. 4.

    Year-End Tax Tips, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 15, 2012), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (November 15, 2012), p. 7.

    Like Lucas, Sell Out This Year?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 8, 2012), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (November 8, 2012), p. 7.

    Why Attorney-Client Privilege With Your Accountant Matters, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 6, 2012), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (November 6, 2012), p. 7.

    Native American Tribes and Taxation, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 2, 2012), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (November 2, 2012), p. 5.

    ‘Goodwill’ Ownership Has Tax Implications, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 1, 2012), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (November 1, 2012), p. 7.

    Not Every Tax Bill Has To Be Paid, Los Angeles Daily Journal (October 17, 2012), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (October 17, 2012), p. 6.

    What Lawyers Need To Know About Sales And Use Tax, Los Angeles Daily Journal (October 15, 2012), p. 8. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (October 15, 2012), p. 8.

    Straighten Your Tax Posture, Los Angeles Daily Journal (October 10, 2012), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (October 10, 2012), p. 5.

    Five Simple Tax Rules For Lawyers (and Everyone Else), Los Angeles Daily Journal (September 27, 2012), p. 8. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (September 27, 2012), p. 8.

    Lawyers Today More Likely to ‘Meet’ Criminal Division of the IRS, Los Angeles Daily Journal (September 18, 2012), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (September 18, 2012), p. 6.

    Patent Suit Recovery: Ordinary or Capital?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (September 7, 2012), p. 1. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (September 7, 2012), p. 1.

    Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Fighting the IRS, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 8, 2012), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 8, 2012), p. 5.

    Divorce: The Most Tax-Free Part of Marriage, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 1, 2012), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 1, 2012), p. 6.

    Five More Tax Rules to Know for Divorce, Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 6, 2012), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (July 6, 2012), p. 6.

    Important Tax Rules to Know for Divorce, Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 5, 2012), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (July 5, 2012), p. 6.

    Supreme Court Holds IRS Must Audit Within Three Years, Los Angeles Daily Journal (May 6, 2012), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (May 6, 2012), p. 7.

    Top Five Tax Problems for Lawyers, Los Angeles Daily Journal (April 24, 2012), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (April 24, 2012), p. 7.

    Disclose, Disclose, Disclose: Last Minute Tax Tips, Los Angeles Daily Journal (April 9, 2012), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (April 9, 2012), p. 7.

    Tax Deductions You Might Overlook, Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 27, 2012), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (March 27, 2012), p. 7.

    How to Sidestep or Survive Increasing IRS Audits, Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 9, 2012), p. 8. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (March 9, 2012), p. 8.

    Always Sweat the Small Stuff With Independent Contractors, Los Angeles Daily Journal (February 27, 2012), p. 10. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (February 27, 2012), p. 10.

    Avoid Headaches When Negotiating Buy-Sell Agreements, Los Angeles Daily Journal (February 21, 2012), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (February 21, 2012), p. 5.

    At Tax Time, Remember To Consider Audit Risk, Vol. 125, No. 29, Los Angeles Daily Journal (February 13, 2012), p. 8. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (February 13, 2012), p. 8.

    Tax Deferral Options For Plaintiffs’ Attorneys, Los Angeles Daily Journal (February 2, 2012), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (February 2, 2012), p. 5.

    IRS Income Reporting: It’s 1099 Time Again, Los Angeles Daily Journal (January 11, 2012), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (January 11, 2012), p. 5.

     

     

     

    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).

     

     

     

    2010 TAX COLUMNS IN DAILY JOURNAL

     

    Tax on Wrongful Imprisonment Damages Should Be Eliminated, Los Angeles Daily Journal (December 30, 2010), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (December 30, 2010), p. 7.

    Prepare to Issue More Forms 1099 Soon, Los Angeles Daily Journal (December 5, 2010), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (December 5, 2010), p. 6.

    Personal Liability for Employment Taxes Can Spoil Your Day, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 23, 2010), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (November 23, 2010), p. 5.

    Why Can't Lawyers Deduct Client Costs?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (October 20, 2010), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (October 20, 2010), p. 7.

    Watch Out for Secret Tax Laws, Los Angeles Daily Journal (October 14, 2010), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (October 14, 2010), p. 6.

    Legal Fee Tax Rules Every Lawyer Faces, Los Angeles Daily Journal (September 20, 2010), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (September 20, 2010), p. 5.

    Who Pays for Unlawful Imprisonment?, by Robert W. Wood and Christopher A. Karachale, Los Angeles Daily Journal (September 9, 2010), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (September 9, 2010), p. 6.

    Taxing Decisions in an Uncertain World, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 31, 2010), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 31, 2010), p. 5.

    Which Client Costs Are Tax Deductible? Part 2 of 2, Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 24, 2010), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (June 24, 2010), p. 5.

    Which Client Costs Are Tax Deductible? Part 1 of 2, Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 23, 2010), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (June 23, 2010), p. 5.

    10 Reasons to Worry About Worker Status Disputes, Los Angeles Daily Journal (May 3, 2010), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (May 3, 2010), p. 5.

    Taxing Innocent Spouses: 10 Things You Should Know, Los Angeles Daily Journal (April 19, 2010), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (April 19, 2010), p. 6.

    Worried About Asking for a Large Refund?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (April 15, 2010), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (April 15, 2010), p. 6.

    Frivolous Tax Claims Will Cost You, Los Angeles Daily Journal (April 2, 2010), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (April 2, 2010), p. 6.

    How the Statute of Limitations Impacts Your Taxes, Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 23, 2010), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (March 23, 2010), p. 6.

    Beware New Taxes, Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 10, 2010), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (March 10, 2010), p. 7.

    Tax Rules to Know When Selling Property, Los Angeles Daily Journal (January 27, 2010), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (January 27, 2010), p. 6.

    Avoid the Estate Tax (Or Die Trying)?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (January 12, 2010), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (January 12, 2010), p. 6.

     

     

     

    2009 TAX COLUMNS IN DAILY JOURNAL

     

    Legal Fee Structures Can Hedge the Insecurities Many Lawyers Face, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 28, 2009), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 28, 2009), p. 6.

    Qualified Settlement Funds: A Mechanism Whose Time Has Come, Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 23, 2009), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (July 23, 2009), p. 6.

    Damages Awards for Wrongful Imprisonment Should Be Tax-Free, Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 30, 2009), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (June 30, 2009), p. 6.

    A Taxing Process, Los Angeles Daily Journal (January 13, 2009), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (January 13, 2009), p. 5.

    Bada-bing: Exotic Dancers, Wages and the IRS, Los Angeles Daily Journal (September 29, 2009), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (September 29, 2009), p. 6.

    Navigating California's Tax System, Los Angeles Daily Journal (December 2, 2009), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (December 2, 2009), p. 6.

    Tax Amnesty Deadline Extended, Los Angeles Daily Journal (September 24, 2009), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (September 24, 2009), p. 5.

    Why Hire a Tax Expert?, Los Angeles Daily Journal (September 18, 2009), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (September 18, 2009), p. 6.

    Ruling is a Frightening Step Back for Taxpayers’ Privacy Rights, Los Angeles Daily Journal (September 2, 2009), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (September 2, 2009), p. 6.

     

     

     

    2008 - 1992 TAX COLUMNS IN DAILY JOURNAL

     

    A ‘Get Out of Jail’ Card That’s Far From Free, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 22, 2008), p. 6. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (August 22, 2008), p. 6.

    Hired Guns, Vol. 121, No. 34, Los Angeles Daily Journal (February 22, 2008), p. 6. Simultaneously published in Vol. 114, No. 34, San Francisco Daily Journal (February 22, 2008), p. 6.

    An Ulcer Does Not Provide for Exclusion From Income, Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 3, 2005), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (June 3, 2005), p. 7.

    Resolve Tax Treatment Before Settlement Agreement is Signed, San Francisco Daily Journal (July 30, 2002), p. 5. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (July 30, 2002), p. 5.

    Dirty Taxing, Vol. 115, No. 7, Los Angeles Daily Journal (January 11, 2002), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (January 11, 2002), p. 7.

    Precise Drafting, Vol. 114, No. 195, Los Angeles Daily Journal (October 5, 2001), p. 7. Simultaneously published in San Francisco Daily Journal (October 5, 2001), p. 7.

    Uncertain Recovery, Vol. 107, No. 102, San Francisco Daily Journal (May 25, 2001), p. 5. Simultaneously published in Los Angeles Daily Journal (May 25, 2001), p. 7.

    Tangled Web: New Form 1099 Regulations Affect Attorneys, San Francisco Daily Journal (December 29, 2000), p. 5. Simultaneously published in Los Angeles Daily Journal (December 29, 2000), p. 7.

    M&A Taxes: Voluminous System, California Law Business, Special Supplement, Vol. 112, No. 191, Los Angeles Daily Journal (October 4, 1999), p. 28.

    What Every Litigator Should Know About Tax Planning, San Francisco Daily Journal (November 20, 1992), p. 5. Simultaneously published in Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 20, 1992), p. 7.