Highlights of some of our favorite tax-related blogs from the past week.

Tragedy

Don’t Mess With Taxes: “Americans, and particularly the families who suffered incomprehensible loss in the horrific mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, are still trying to cope with the tragedy. Help for affected families: Not only must these people work through the personal loss and pain, many also will face practical challenges...” For instance, scammers who’ll try to profit.

 

What to believe

Mauled Again: No such thing as a free lunch, of course. Is there such thing as a free health care tax subsidy?

Tax Vox: Turns out you can’t believe the right or the left – especially on this balloting year – when it comes to federal taxes. A look at a new Congressional Budget Office report.

H&R Block: Blogger Jillian Yakominich of The Tax Institute reminds you about what to remind clients about concerning buying or selling a house.

TurboTax: Suddenly it’ll be fall and suddenly college students will have to head back to campus broke. What they can do on the long break to keep a passing grade on their finances (peek at the first tip: “OK, I’m not your dad, but …).

 

Complex guilts

Taxable Talk: ClubFed keeps its business brisk with yet another ID thief.

TaxProf: Does a criminal conviction for insider trading absolutely, positively rule out getting a $17 million income tax credit?

The Income Tax School: Tax Code on the left, soup spoon on the right: “Business Etiquette for Tax Preparers” looks at the commonsense points of politeness that help solidify your relationship-based business.

 

Big questions

Procedurally Taxing: First-time guest blogger and Villanova Professor Joy Mullane brings a two-part post on the recent 11th circuit case Peterson v. Commissioner, which concerns cosmetics “powerhouse” Mary Kay’s payments of hundreds of thousands of dollars to a new retiree.

Tax Policy: Part one of two on whether Basic Income Guarantees, now gaining global traction (and sometimes not, if you’re talking about Switzerland), might work.

BNA blogs: The recent Bloomberg BNA Survey of State Tax Departments posed a new question on an ever-changing topic: nexus for corporate income tax. The bigger question: “Which states are protecting what activities and where does that guidance come from?”

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