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Determining basis for gambling losses. Jun 1, 2007 498
Incentives for businesses in distressed communities: credits and deductions for investing in disadvantaged areas. May 1, 2007 538
Energy-efficient commercial buildings deduction: new incentive for business owners and landlords. Apr 1, 2007 444
CPAs volunteering at nonprofits. Mar 1, 2007 504
Automatic enrollment rules for 401(k) plans: new law aims to increase employee participation. Feb 1, 2007 501
Kiddie tax changes result in financial aid traps: new law affects planning strategies. Jan 1, 2007 543
New rules for individuals working abroad: changes to income and housing exclusions. Dec 1, 2006 524
Home builders have new tax credit: energy efficiency gets rewarded. Oct 1, 2006 557
Courts try to distinguish debt from equity: the age-old question continues. Sep 1, 2006 503
Avoiding penalties when reporting damage awards and settlements: four steps CPAs can take. Aug 1, 2006 543
Tax consequences of home purchase programs: home sales for job moves. Mar 1, 2006 575
IRS eases extension request rules: a simpler way to file later. Feb 1, 2006 578
IRS to outsource debt collection: private companies will be able to pursue tax delinquents. Jan 1, 2006 546
Starting in 2006: Roth 401(k)s: another way to save for retirement. Dec 1, 2005 530
Dyslexia program tuition is a valid deduction: special education as a medical expense. Nov 1, 2005 516
Reduced exclusion possible in home sale: safe harbors for taxpayers not meeting the use/occupancy rules. Sep 1, 2005 546
Tax benefits of royalty trusts: another way of investing in commodities. Aug 1, 2005 529
Joint patent owners and LLCs: retaining capital gain treatment for a patent held in an LLC. Jul 1, 2005 549
Expanded e-services access: playing with the IRS's online toys. Jun 1, 2005 529
substantiate travel and entertainment costs: writing off a corporate fishing trip. May 1, 2005 447
The importance of a valid disclaimer: failure to execute a disclaimer can be a costly mistake. Apr 1, 2005 538
"Wages" and the employer-employee relationship: a change in IRS position on withholding. Mar 1, 2005 446
From the tax adviser: buying long-term-care insurance: a security blanket for old age. Jan 1, 2005 486
From the tax adviser: deducting retirement community fees: medical deductions for elderly clients. Dec 1, 2004 476
Nonindividual QTP contributions: how employers can help workers save for college. Nov 1, 2004 520
How to apply joint estimated tax payments when filing separately: a straightforward answer to a thorny question. Oct 1, 2004 562
IRS allows statistical sampling for M&E costs: new procedure may increase taxpayer deductions. Sep 1, 2004 483
IRA rollovers after 60 days; the IRS can be lenient in certain circumstances. Aug 1, 2004 526
Private annuities can aid Medicaid eligibility: planning today for later years. Jul 1, 2004 541
From the tax adviser: time to distribute corporate earnings? Taking advantage of the lower tax rate on dividends received. Jun 1, 2004 547
Neighbors' hostility allowed partial gain exclusion on residence sale: the IRS offers guidance on "unforeseen circumstances". May 1, 2004 469
Service agrees - unmarried parent can claim/waive dependency exemption. Apr 1, 2004 486
Audit initiative targets executive compensation: the IRS will examine public companies and their key employees. Mar 1, 2004 517
The costs of household employees: complying with legal requirements when employing domestic help. Feb 1, 2004 528
Excluding over-the-counter drug reimbursements: make medical reimbursements less of a headache. Jan 1, 2004 471
From the tax adviser: royalties or wages? Earnings by any other name ... are still earnings. Dec 1, 2003 520
Funding medical expenses: alternative ways to pay medical bills. Nov 1, 2003 432
Pass-through entities' tax payments for nonresident owners: ensuring that nonresidents pay their share. Oct 1, 2003 412
The section 412(i) retirement alternative: hedging against an uncertain future. Sep 1, 2003 525
Employer benevolent funds: helping needy workers after a disaster. Aug 1, 2003 497
Deductions for bonus plans: attempting to ensure an accelerated deduction. Jul 1, 2003 556
When are advance payments includible in income? Proposed revenue procedure clears up ambiguities. Jun 1, 2003 541
ESAs vs. QTPs: easing the costs of education. May 1, 2003 569
Amnesty for offshore tax evasion: April 15 is the last chance to avoid certain penalties. Apr 1, 2003 546
When is a wage not a wage? Reducing an employer's withholding and employment tax liability. Mar 1, 2003 502
Payroll taxes on terminated employees: court says employers can seek limited refunds. Feb 1, 2003 469
Intentionally defective irrevocable trusts; estate planning for insecure times. Jan 1, 2003 555
No noncorporate deduction for underpayment interest: a big blow to unincorporated businesses. Dec 1, 2002 490
Deducting tuition and related fees as medical expenses: easing the cost of special education. Nov 1, 2002 483
Planning for higher education; making college more affordable. Oct 1, 2002 555
Taxing Social Security benefits. Sep 1, 2002 391
Sales and use tax reverse audits: getting a company's money back. Sep 1, 2002 542
New break for teachers. Aug 1, 2002 299
New tax law permits "catch-Up" employee plan contributions: older employees will be able to save more for retirement. Nov 1, 2001 1047
New tax act expands education IRAs. Aug 1, 2001 1434
Domestic partner benefits taxable to employee. Jul 1, 2001 855
Installment method again available for accrual-basis taxpayers. Apr 1, 2001 669
The Tax Court's enhanced power to help innocent spouses. Feb 1, 2001 1329
Is a contingent attorney's fee includible in plaintiff's income? Nov 1, 2000 1180
Valuing closely held stock for estate and gift tax purposes. Sep 1, 2000 1057
Easing the chronically ill's tax burden. Aug 1, 2000 1039
Got tips? Better report them. Jul 1, 2000 2140
Installment sale reporting for accrual-method taxpayers - gone but not forgotten? Jun 1, 2000 1043
The arbitration alternative. Jun 1, 2000 1302
Circuit courts debate reasonable compensation. May 1, 2000 1929

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