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Helicopter Pilot Lands in Tax Court, Successfully Establishes that Tax Home is in Iraq

I’m a coward. Always have been; always will be. I intend to live a long, pain-free life before slowly being lowered into the ground a pristine, unspoiled corpse. 184 more words

The Tax Court Likes Hockey

Usually, the income tax deduction for meals and entertainment is equal to half the amounts spent for meals and entertainment.  There are some exceptions, one of which is where the meals are a de minimis fringe benefit.  420 more words

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When is a Farmer Not a Farmer? Tax Court Case Highlights Complexity in Federal Tax Law

This post is not legal advice

A group of Maryland farmers recently learned an important lesson, sometimes how a federal tax law defines a “farmer” can have large impacts. 660 more words

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TurboTax Made Me Do It

Sometimes you should not do your own brain surgery.  Well, make that almost always.  Actually, I can’t think of an exception.  A recent Tax Court Memorandum reminds us of the perils of taking on complicated tasks for which one has no training or aptitude. 190 more words

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Only The Pinball Wizard Qualifies

WARNING:  This blog has a reference that some may find politically insensitive.  If that might bother you, quit reading now.  If you are like 38% of our national electorate, keep reading. 487 more words

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Do Not Overlook Tax Court Designated Orders by JONATHAN KALINSKI

Every lawyer should leave no stone unturned when it comes to representing their client. Advantages, like your car keys, can be found in places you never think to look.  559 more words

Alternative Investments in IRAs – Part II: Be Creative

WARNING:  Do not try the following strategy unless, at least:

  • Your daddy built a big company that exports products
  • You have the nerve to battle the IRS for many years…
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