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    • GPPA – Graduate Personal Property Appraiser

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    It took 6 years to uncover the college admissions scandal, here’s what the IRS and Congress can do better next time  Brookings Institution

    The college admissions bribery scandal revealed serious moral failings of its participants and has sparked a much-needed appraisal of admissions practices at ...



    Increase land conservation with improved legislation | TheHill  The Hill

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    Six Questions IRS Needs to Answer About Crypto Tax  Cryptonews

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    NOONAN | Pending bill on conservation easements is a step in the right direction  coloradopolitics.com

    The state's conservation easement program took off in the 1990s and shifted into overdrive in the 2000s. The program gives income tax credits to landowners ...



    IRS Finally Issues New Regs for Charitable Gift Appraisals  WealthManagement.com

    The Internal Revenue *Service* recently issued final regulations that make changes in the substantiation rules governing cash and non-cash gifts.



    The IRS Wants to Use Mobile Tech to Collect Overdue Taxes  FedTech Magazine

    The revenue *service* is seeking industry input on mobile applications and payment devices to process back taxes.



    How Crypto Is Taxed in the US: A Taxpayer’s Dilemma  Cointelegraph

    Expert Take. Last year was a bear market for cryptocurrencies. Many investors who did not know how to hedge their cryptocurrency investments saw these ...



    Qualified transportation fringe benefit and loss of deduction under tax reform  The Tax Adviser

    The IRS released Notice 2018-99 providing further guidance on determining the loss of the deduction under certain qualified parking fact patterns.



    Bipartisan Senators Open Probe Of Conservation Tax Abuse  Law360

    Law360 (March 27, 2019, 7:45 PM EDT) -- The top lawmakers on the Senate Finance Committee announced Wednesday that they have begun an investigation, ...



    Conservation Manager Wants Out Of $2B Tax Fraud Case  Law360

    A Georgia federal court should dismiss a real estate investor from a $2 billion conservation tax dispute because she did not appraise property, the activity that ...



    Hobby Loss Claim Goes Down In Flames  Forbes

    Edward Kurdziel gets my prize for about the coolest hobby loss case ever. He restored a World War II airplane making it flyable. It was a Fairey Firefly.



    Pelosi: Barr Is So Far Up Trump’s Ass I Can’t Tell Where He Ends and Trump Begins  Vanity Fair

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    How a federal program was exploited to pay for privately owned charter school buildings  NorthJersey.com

    New Jersey's largest charter school operators are getting hundreds of millions of dollars from a federal program created to help build public schools.



    Final rules govern adequate substantiation for charitable contributions  Journal of Accountancy

    Final regulations address how taxpayers can comply with the requirements for adequate substantiation of charitable contributions of money or property.



    How Do You Determine the Cost Basis of an Inherited Property If There Was No Appraisal?  ElderLawAnswers.com

    If a property appraisal was never obtained when a parent died (2016), how can we determine the cost basis in order to calculate the capital gains taxes?



    Answers To Top Tax Questions On Retirement Accounts, Investments, Taxes And More  Forbes

    Experts' advice on taxes and retirement accounts, inheritances and relocation.



    Potential pitfalls of charitable contribution substantiation and reporting  The Tax Adviser

    Failure to properly complete all required fields on Form 8283, including the donor's cost or other basis, could jeopardize the entire deduction with respect to the ...



    How to Make the Most of Your Business Valuation (Even if You’re Not Ready to Sell)  Business 2 Community

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    Federal lawsuit claims Baldwin appraiser gave 'sham' valuations  Lagniappe

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    The secretive panel of art experts that tells the IRS how much art is worth  The Washington Post

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    Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father  New York Times

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    Understanding the IRS's Seven New Casualty Loss Safe Harbors  The CPA Journal

    In Brief Losses from natural disasters are generally tax deductible, but taking the deduction requires properly valuing the amount of the loss. The IRS.



    Land donations may not result in desired tax benefit  The Tax Adviser

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    House damaged by a hurricane? The new tax law changes your deduction options  MarketWatch

    In 2017 we had Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and destructive wildfires in California. Last year, we had Hurricanes Florence and Michael and more ...



    Agencies Propose Raising Residential Real Estate Appraisal Threshold to $400K  ABA Banking Journal

    The financial regulatory agencies today issued a proposal that would raise the appraisal threshold for residential real estate transactions from $250,000 to ...



    What to look for in a personal-property appraiser  Washington Post

    You can't go to a single governing body or licensing authority for help. There are none overseeing this field, leaving the burden of due diligence on the ...



    14 Tips For Making Your Charitable Gift Tax-Deductible In 2018  Forbes

    A tax deduction for charitable giving isn't guaranteed just because you're feeling generous. As with everything in tax law, it's important to follow the rules and ...



    Service businesses that qualify for the 20% QBI deduction  The Tax Adviser

    This article discusses the limitations that apply to specified *service* trades or businesses.



    Make These 4 Tax Mistakes and the IRS Could Come Knocking  Motley Fool

    No one wants to be audited. Reduce your risk by avoiding these four mistakes.



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    That prehistoric fossil in your attic may be a tax break  CNBC

    Cash and stocks aren't the only items people like to give away. Antique furniture, rare paintings, fossils and even gold molars are just a few of the items donors ...



    Land Trust Alliance Applauds Introduction of the Charitable Conservation Easement Program Integrity Act  PR Web

    Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 28, 2019 -- The Land Trust Alliance, a national land conservation organization working to save the places people need and ...



    The 2017 Tax Act Did Not Curb the Deduction for Estate and Trust Administrative Expenses  Bloomberg BNA

    Despite some practitioners' fears, the IRS signals that tax reform's elimination of miscellaneous itemized deductions does not limit the deduction for ...



    Billion-Dollar Tax, Penalty And Interest Charge Against Exelon Upheld By Seventh Circuit  Forbes

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    Big Win for REALTORS® on IRS Guidance for 20% Income Deduction  Speaking of Real Estate

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    How the Government Shutdown Is Affecting Lending  Appraisal Buzz

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    5 Things to Know About Charitable Donations and Taxes  Motley Fool

    Many people focus on giving near the turn of the year. In addition to the holiday spending onslaught that starts with Black Friday sales events at shopping malls ...



    Why A Wealth Tax Has No Chance  Financial Advisor Magazine

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    ABA: Credit Union Appraisal Proposal Would Create Inconsistent Regulatory Standard  ABA Banking Journal

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    The Taxation of Cryptocurrency  The CPA Journal

    Bitcoin and several rival forms of cryptocurrency experienced record-breaking growth in recent years, leaving many investors and their CPAs grappling with.



    What Does “Qualified Appraiser” Mean?  WealthManagement.com

    Insurance liability, which uses replacement or retail value, typically generates the highest value in appraising, often twice that of fair market value (FMV).



    IRS Penalizes Plan Of Minister To Donate House To Ministry While Continuing To Live There  Forbes

    Optometrist preacher who tried to take charitable donation for house in which he continued to live penalized by the IRS. Tax Court approves.



    Did the Trump family evade or avoid taxes? The difference matters.  Vox.com

    Donald Trump's family avoided taxes, but did they evade them? We asked an expert why the difference matters.



    Mont. Resident Must Face Penalties In Timeshare Donation Plan  Law360

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    Like a Dog with a Bone, IRS Continues to Insist on Strict Compliance with Appraisal Substantiation Requirements  Bloomberg BNA

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    Deducting Disaster Losses on Your Tax Return  Kiplinger's Personal Finance

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    A Look at the Secret Panel That Helps the IRS Value Artworks So Collectors Don’t Cheat  artnet News

    To value taxpayers' art bequests and donations, the IRS relies on a special panel of art experts known as the Art Advisory Panel.



    Failure To Substantiate Charitable Contributions Costs Family $142,000 In Deductions  Forbes Now

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    EcoVest Wraps The Green Flag Around Tax Shelter  Forbes

    Acceptance of valuations based on hypothetical developments may save EcoVest from the wrath of DOJ.



    Charitable Deduction Deconstruction  WealthManagement.com

    There will always be reasons to be charitable. But, if your client is looking to claim a deduction, be sure she follows the rules.



    Fannie Mae releases new policies for originations during government shutdown  HousingWire

    Mortgage giant Fannie Mae released guidance Wednesday with new policies on how lenders can originate mortgages during the government shutdown.



    Tax Reform Eliminates Deductions for Work Expenses, Mileage  CPAPracticeAdvisor.com

    Effective for 2018 through 2025, the TCJA completely eliminates the Schedule A deduction for miscellaneous expenses. This change can be especially harmful ...



    Land conservation tax incentives should inspire charitable giving, not loopholes | TheHill  The Hill

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    15 Questions Answered about Flood Damage  The CPA Journal

    In Brief The 2018 hurricane season has already brought two devastating storms, with Hurricane Florence causing major flooding in the Carolinas and.



    Volume 65 Number 30  UPENN Almanac

    $50 Million Gift from Roy and Diana Vagelos to SAS for Energy and Technology Building. April 9, 2019; vol 65 issue 30; News; print. caption: Diana and Roy ...



    How to include valuable art and collectibles in your estate plan  WTOP

    If you own valuable artwork, antiques or other collectibles, then you may want to consider how to correctly distribute these assets upon your death. Here are ...



    Lawsuit says nonprofit Second Chance misled consumers  Baltimore Sun

    A Bethesda couple allege in a lawsuit that Baltimore-based nonprofit Second Chance misled them into believing they would benefit from significant tax refunds ...



    Aretha Franklin Estate Gets Tax Advice From Prince and Michael Jackson Estates  The Blast

    Aretha Franklin, Prince and Michael Jackson are all coming together — or at least their attorneys are — as the estate for the Queen of Soul works to figure out ...



    Beaufort Community College "Trash or Treasure" appraisal event  WITN

    One man's trash is another man's treasure and Wednesday a local community college held an event that proves that saying couldn't be more true.



    Trump family's massive tax con job has been hiding in plain sight for years. And it could cost them millions.  NBCNews.com

    Trump tax fraud: The family's massive con job has been hiding in plain sight for years. And it could cost them millions.



    Analysis | How to get a tax write-off from your home remodel  Washington Post

    If you're thinking about remodeling your kitchen, bathroom or other part of your home, you might want to reconsider whether demolishing the space and sending ...



    Fancy Appraisals Can Defeat IRS  Forbes

    If you are fighting about value, have some proof. This sounds like obvious advice, much like putting on shoes before walking through broken glass or not eating ...



    Appraisers - 2018 in the Rearview, 2019 Ahead  Appraisal Buzz

    In 2018 appraisers charged into the new year with the same level of enthusiasm that had been prevalent over the previous several years due to the high volume ...



    Masterpiece or mistake? Bishop Museum's $7.5M question  Honolulu Star-Advertiser

    It was a generous gift — and one completely in tune with our cultural times. In 2018, tech billionaire Marc Benioff donated a wooden statue of a Hawaiian war ...



    This tax move could get wealthy investors in hot water with IRS  CNBC

    A generous deduction that has enabled wealthy investors to save millions was left untouched by Washington lawmakers in the recently enacted tax overhaul.



    Form 8-K ESSENTIAL PROPERTIES For: Apr 12  StreetInsider.com

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    Form S-3ASR HOST HOTELS & RESORTS,  StreetInsider.com

    By this prospectus we may offer, from time to time, in one or more series or classes, the following securities: •. shares of our common stock;. •. shares of our ...



    Mandan's commercial property approach  KFYR-TV

    The City of Mandan Assessor's office is asking all commercial property owners in the city to send them rental income and their expense information.



    The Use and Valuation of Contingent Considerations (Earnouts) Under the New Appraisal Guidance  The CPA Journal

    How should contingent consideration, also known as earnouts, be valued? A dozen specialists will likely give a dozen different answers. Ten years after.



    Charitable Contributions: Acknowledgements, Appraisals and the IRS's Strict Rules  Lexology

    Upon audit, if a taxpayer does not have a contemporaneous written acknowledgment with all three items of information required, the entire charitable…



    7 reasons why consumers are tapping into their home equity  American Banker

    From medical expenses to home improvements, here's a look at some of the most frequently cited reasons homeowners are borrowing against their home ...



    Planning and Tax Considerations for Collectibles  The CPA Journal

    Many individuals have substantial investments in collectibles, such as art, stamps, coins, autographs, books, maps, baseball cards, glassware, antiques,



    An Oakland school upped spending after a $2.8M donation of Chinese paintings. Then came the appraisal  San Francisco Chronicle

    When a small Oakland school with renowned music program got a surprise donation of Chinese art valued at $2.8 million, they started spending the windfall.



    A tax-deferred exchange can help you avoid the IRS when selling property at a profit  The Washington Post

    REAL ESTATE MATTERS | At the time of the closing or settlement (and not a minute later) you'd have to set up the exchange with a company that handles ...



    IRS Shoots Down Big Game Hunter In Tax Court  Forbes

    A big game hunter donated 177 animal parts to charity and claimed a $1.4 million deduction. The value was determined by calculating what the hunter would ...



    The Billion-Dollar Loophole  ProPublica

    The most generous charitable deduction in the federal tax code is being manipulated to make big profits — and there's no sign that Congress has any intention ...



    Masterpiece or Mistake? A Hawaii Museum’s $7.5 Million Question  The New York Times

    Christie's said a Hawaiian sculpture that it sold in 2017 was about 200 years old. But some experts aren't convinced.



    Tax and Financial Aspects of Casualty and Disaster Losses under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act  The CPA Journal

    Individual and business taxpayers may experience financial losses resulting from sudden damage or destruction to their property. Physical loss due to.



    Lack of Qualified Appraisal Sinks Charitable Deduction  Bloomberg BNA

    The Tax Management Transfer Pricing Report ™ provides news and analysis on U.S. and international governments' tax policies regarding intercompany ...



    It's Hard To Satisfy The Qualified Appraisal Requirement For A Charitable Contribution If You Appraise The Wrong Property  Forbes

    Make no mistake: the IRS has been cracking down on charitable contributions. It's not that they don't want you out there giving; to the contrary, the *Service* is fully ...



    More donors give bitcoin and assets other than cash to charities  CNBC

    Charitable donations can be more than cash. A growing number of people are giving noncash assets, such as bitcoin, life insurance policies and restricted stock, ...



    How an appraisal can help you avoid capital gain taxes on inherited property  mySanAntonio.com

    Dear Mr. Premack: My husband passed away two years ago, leaving me as his sole heir. Six months and five days later, I sold a farm that was partly his ...



    Voices Giving life insurance to charity  Accounting Today

    Make sure clients understand all the consequences, tax-related and otherwise, before taking action.



    Millinocket group 'turning over every rock' to eliminate $1.4M tax debt that scuttled factory  Bangor Daily News

    The group, Our Katahdin, filed a third appeal of the $1.4 million tax lien with the Internal Revenue *Service* last Friday — although the ongoing federal ...



    Estate Basis Consistency Rules Create Uncertainty for Executors and Beneficiaries  The CPA Journal

    Over the next 20 to 30 years, the United States is expected to experience one of the largest transfers of wealth in modern world history (Andrew.



    Land that was seized, sold by IRS, sits along entry to city  The Capital Journal

    A single burned-up car still sits at the former location of the Fort Pierre Body Shop, on the south side of US-14 near the junction of SD-1806.



    Don’t Blame the Russians, Tax Judge Tells Sotheby’s Expert  The New York Times

    In a case involving an estate and a Sotheby's expert's valuation of two paintings by old masters, a judge sides with the Internal Revenue *Service*.



    Form 8-K ELECTRONICS FOR IMAGING For: Apr 14  StreetInsider.com

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    (Mark One). [X] ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934. For the fiscal year ended ...



    How to Save Money on Mortgage Fees  ConsumerReports.org

    Mortgage fees—for title searches and insurance, surveys, bank attorneys, appraisal, and other costs—can add significantly to the cost of getting a home loan.



    December 2018 Tax & Compliance Channel  CPAPracticeAdvisor.com

    No More Deductions for Work Expenses & Mileage By Ken Berry, J.D., CPA Practice Advisor Tax Correspondent Notably, the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) ...



    IRS Leans On LA Tax Assessors For Land Building Allocation  Forbes Now

    Tax Court confirms IRS use of real estate tax bill breakdown to allocate between land and building in arriving at depreciable basis.



    Business Corner: Kathy Poppers—Fine Art Appraisals  Malibu Times

    In the wake of the Woolsey Fire, if you need expertise in appraising your fine art that suffered a total or partial loss (or even smoke damage), Kathy Poppers of.



    Considerations for Using Buy-Sell Agreements  The CPA Journal

    The Small Business Administration reports that there are nearly 30 million privately held businesses in the United States, of which nearly 6 million have.



    IRS Audit: Taxpayers Claim $145,000 Income Tax Deduction for Donations to Goodwill  CPAPracticeAdvisor.com

    Although taxpayers can claim valuable income tax write-offs for gifts of property to charity, they should not get greedy. If a taxpayer doesn't have the proper ...



    Thousands of Investors Got Big Tax Breaks for Land-Rights Donations, IRS Finds  Wall Street Journal

    More than 15000 investors have participated in certain tax deals involving charitable contributions of land rights, according to new IRS data that was given to ...



    Big changes as you start filing your taxes  WCBD News 2

    New tax brackets, a larger standard deduction are in, but one of the deductions you may have counted on in the past is gone.



    Form 10-K BALTIC INTERNATIONAL For: Dec 31  StreetInsider.com

    U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Washington, DC 20549 FORM 10-K (Mark One) [x] ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR ...


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