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Abusive Tax Shelter

Many taxpayers fear that aggressive deductions wave flags in front of IRS auditors and quite often I am asked what the chances are of being audited as if my opinion is some sort of a benchmark. The fact of the matter is that every tax return...

According to IRC 357(a) if property transferred to a corporation in an IRC 351 nonrecognition transaction is subject to a liability, the assumption of that liability by the corporation generally is not treated as taxable "boot" for purposes of determining the amount of any taxable gain on...

Check out Mitt Romney's 2010 tax return and learn how he does it. The most important lesson I learned in perusing his return (besides the significance of sheltering your $$ outside of the USA) is the immediate impact of targeted charitable contributions. In my professional opinion the...

Abusive tax shelters of every nature are what I call scum bag lawyer schemes.  It is difficult to specifically define abusive tax shelters because new ones are constantly emerging.  Essentially they are arrangements usually designed by 'promoters' to circumvent tax laws or evade taxes.  They...

To be taxed as an S corporation, a C corporation must elect S status by filing IRS Form 2553. Electing S status is fairly simple for a new or existing corporation, but meeting the requirements for S status can be more complex when the C corporation is not owned...

I am opposed to all tax strategy patents.  They are bad public policy and harmful to taxpayers and their advisers.  No one should have a monopoly on part of the tax code and no taxpayer should be subject to paying royalties or lawsuits for using...

An abusive tax shelter generally offers inflated tax savings which are disproportionately greater than your actual investment placed at risk. Usually you invest money to generate income or capital appreciation but an abusive tax shelter generates little or no income or capital appreciation, and/or the...