As if moving through the courts wasn’t slow enough already, it looks like things will be getting worse. Clients beware, practitioners be warned. See the article by Ari Burack in the Examiner: Update – See my post on the Court’s July 18, 2011 press release here. Massive layoffs and courtroom closures in San Francisco Superior Court are expected … Continue reading Dire Situation Forecast for San Francisco Superior Court
Tax issue leads to impasse in debt reduction talks I thought this was an interesting brief overview of the hurdles and hoops that are being negotiated by our representatives during these times of potential national default. Our economy is an interconnected system of weights and pulleys, maps and legends, that increasingly resembles a cacophonous Rube Goldberg machine … Continue reading Tax Issues, Impasse in Debt Reduction, Rubes!
With the dreaded April 15th (or this year, April 18th) behind us, most can breathe easy now that another Tax Day has passed. However, for registered domestic partners in California, 2010 saw a major change, wrought with traps for the unwary, in the Internal Revenue Service’s position on how registered domestic partners are required to … Continue reading Registered Domestic Partnerships – New Tax Traps for the Unwary
If you have tried to record anything in California recently (e.g. a deed on that stone house you recently purchased), you have no doubt run across the requirement that almost everything that crosses the desk at your county’s office of the Recorder must be accompanied by a Preliminary Change of Ownership Report (PCOR). The name implies this … Continue reading San Francisco Assessor Seeks Increased Penalties for Failure to File PCOR
August 19, 2011 UPDATE – Time is running out to reap the benefits of this program – look here. Click here for a discussion of the benefits. While private clients may be regaining confidence in UBS, many people still have a bad taste in their mouth following the Internal Revenue Service investigation into domestically … Continue reading 2011 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative
Check in directly with the IRS regarding your refund on your mobile: IRS has launched IRS2Go, a smartphone application that lets you interact with the IRS using your mobile device. IRS2Go reflects IRS’ commitment to help you get the information you need—whenever you need it, wherever you are. Learn more here.