Legal Articles, Tax

Trespass warnings prohibit you from returning to a casino

If you receive a trespass warning citation from security at a hotel or casino you will be either arrested or cited again if you return to the premises.

Nondischargeability of "trust" taxes

Employers who fail to remit withheld amounts from their employees are not entitled to a discharge in bankruptcy, ever.

ASSET PROTECTION: Offshore vs. Domestic Trust (Int’l Persons)

This is a continuation of the discussion in Part I of this series regarding the advantages and disadvantages of two common asset protection techniques: offshore entities/accounts, and the US asset protection trust.

TAXJAMS: Simple Solutions

This book is a self-help guide for taxpayers to settle their tax liabilities.

Advice for Purchasing a Home and Other Real Estate

This article is designed to help non-lawyers understand how to have the best experience as a real estate purchaser, owner, seller and investor.

Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act

In 1980, Congress enacted the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA), 26 U.S.C.S. 1445. The law provides that if a seller of real property is a "foreign person," the buyer must withhold a tax equal to 10% of the gross purchase price, unless an exemption applies under the law.

Three Things You Should Never Say To The IRS

IRS/Tax Lawyer Jeffrey T. Jones discusses how you must be very careful about what you say to the IRS during a dispute.

Property Tax Appeals under the "60 Day" Rule

Purchasers of property in Maryland should be aware of the "60 Day" rule for appealing property tax assessments.

Maryland Appeals Court Expands "Date of Finality" Rule

This article analyzes a recent decision by the Maryland Court of Special Appeals concerning the interpretation of the “date of finality” rule, which was thought by many practitioners to limit the consideration of comparable sales to a time frame before January 1.

Business Succession Planning—the Basics

A brief overview of what business owners should know about exit planning and transferring the business when the time is right

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