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Anticipated IRS Regulations May Impact Discounts On Intra-Family Transfers Of Closely Held Business Interests
In an effort to curb perceived abuses in valuation discounts for transfers of interests in family entities, Section 2704 of the Internal Revenue Code (the "Code") was enacted in 1990 as part of new Code Chapter 14.
United States
14 Aug 2015
BE-10 Report: The Overlooked International Reporting Form - The June 30 Deadline Is Fast Approaching
The information obtained and filed pursuant to this survey is confidential and is used only for analytical and statistical purposes.
United States
16 Jun 2015
2015 Estate And Tax Planning
Blank Rome’s annual estate planning newsletter discusses certain concepts and techniques that we hope may be of interest to our clients and friends.
United States
3 Feb 2015
COMMONWEALTHCourt Rules that Pennsylvania Municipalities May Not Impose Business Privilege Tax on Rental Real Estate Business
In a decision with wide-ranging implications and potential refund opportunities, Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court ruled on September 19th that Pennsylvania municipalities (other than Philadelphia) may not impose their business privilege tax ("BPT") on a rental real estate business.
United States
9 Oct 2014
Philadelphia School Income Tax Imposed On Undistributed S Corporation Income
The City of Philadelphia is imposing its School Income Tax on City residents’ Subchapter S Corporation income, whether or not distributed.
United States
6 Oct 2014
Offshore Tax Enforcement Update: IRS Unveils Major Changes To Voluntary Disclosure Program
Since the 1970s, U.S. taxpayers with foreign banks accounts have been required to annually report their foreign bank account information.
United States
9 Jul 2014
Offshore Tax Enforcement Update: Foreign Bank Account Disclosure Deadline Is June 30, 2014
Any U.S. taxpayer with a financial interest in a foreign bank account is required to file the FBAR form if the aggregate value of the account exceeded $10,000.
United States
7 Jul 2014
IRS Issues Guidance Effectively Prohibiting Employers From Reimbursing Employees For Individual Health Insurance Premiums
The IRS has posted a "Question and Answer" that effectively prohibits employers from reimbursing employees for premiums for individual health insurance polices.
United States
13 Jun 2014
New York Budget Law Impacts New York Estate Planning
Judge Gideon Tucker perhaps said it best when he wrote in 1866 that "no man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the Legislature is in session."
United States
24 Apr 2014
New York Budget Law Dramatically Changes The Face Of New York Estate Planning
Judge Gideon Tucker, of the New York County Surrogate’s Court, perhaps said it best when he wrote in 1866 that "no man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the Legislature is in session."
United States
17 Apr 2014
High Net Worth New York Residents Should Consider Making Gifts Before April 1
The budget bill proposed by Governor Cuomo includes changes in the taxation of the estates of New York residents. Although New York does not impose a gift tax, the bill provides, notably, that in calculating the estate tax on the estate of a New York domiciliary, any taxable gifts (as defined for federal tax purposes) made on or after April 1, 2014 will be included in the decedent's estate as though the gifted property were an estate asset.
United States
16 Feb 2014
2014 Estate And Tax Planning
With the recent expansion of Blank Rome’s Los Angeles office and the addition of a San Francisco office, the Private Client Group has planted its flag on the West Coast.
United States
13 Feb 2014
Letters From Abroad: U.S. Taxpayers Receiving Letters From Their Foreign Banks May Have One Last Opportunity To Avoid Criminal Prosecution And Increased Civil Penalties
Foreign banks from around the world are sending letters to account holders that they believe have, or had, a U.S. tax nexus requesting information to determine whether such account holders have disclosed their foreign bank accounts to the Internal Revenue Service.
United States
5 Feb 2014
Brazil’s New Anti-Bribery Act Goes Into Effect In January 2014—Is Your Company Ready?
Brazil's stringent new anti-bribery law, the "Clean Companies Act,"1 takes effect on January 29, 2014 and will, for the first time, subject Brazilian and multinational companies operating in Brazil to severe civil and administrative sanctions for bribing domestic or foreign government officials.
United States
19 Dec 2013
A Race To Disclose Secret Offshore Accounts: New Justice Department Program Pits Swiss Banks Against Their U.S. Accountholders
The Department of Justice has announced another program designed to identify United States taxpayers who have unreported foreign bank accounts.
United States
19 Dec 2013
IRS Issues Guidance on Same-Sex Marriages
Following the United States Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. v. Windsor, the Internal Revenue Service has issued Revenue Ruling 2013-17, which includes significant guidance on the treatment of same-sex couples and spouses under the nation’s tax laws, including the employee benefits provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.
United States
23 Sep 2013
Pennsylvania Enacts "Delaware Loophole" Closer And Other Significant Tax Changes
Pennsylvania's governor signed House Bill 465 into law, making changes to Pennsylvania's taxation of corporations, partnerships, and individuals.
United States
25 Jul 2013
FBAR Reminder: Foreign Bank Account Disclosure Deadline Is June 28, 2013
The annual deadline for filing Form TD F 90-22.1, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts is fast approaching.
United States
4 Jul 2013
Tax Update For Small Business Owners
Small business owners may be scratching their heads as to how the recently enacted American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 will affect them and their businesses.
United States
13 Mar 2013
City Of Philadelphia Announces Release Of Tax Year 2014 Real Estate Tax Market Values
Today, the City of Philadelphia's Office of Property Assessment is expected to release Tax Year 2014 proposed market values pursuant to the City’s "Actual Value Initiative."
United States
25 Feb 2013
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