What We Have Learned from The Trump Tax Returns

                Four years ago, I published several commentaries and blog posts addressing the legal issues raised by the potential release of President...

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Reducing Income Taxes When You Move Abroad

Moving abroad has a host of complications and taxes are likely not a major factor in expats’ lives. But, we all know that income taxes can be substantial and well-advised taxpayers should revisit their tax status when they move abroad. This post...

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Bassin Law Firm Helps Torpedo IRS Private Firm Litigator Regulations

Bassin Law Firm Helps Torpedo IRS Private Firm Litigator Regulations by Stuart J. Bassin               Beginning in 2014-2015, the IRS began experimenting with hiring private law firms to...

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Challenging the New IRS PTIN Fee

By Stuart J.  Bassin   Last week brought the latest twist in the continuing effort by the IRS to impose an annual fee upon the roughly 800,000 attorneys, accountants, and other tax professionals who prepare tax returns for the American...

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Stu Bassin Elected as a Fellow in the American College of Tax Counsel

The Firm is pleased to announce that Stu Bassin was elected by his peers as a Fellow in the American College of Tax Counsel earlier this summer. The American College of Tax Counsel is a professional association of tax attorneys. Formed in 1981,...

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Brief Filed in Lawsuit Challenging IRS Transition Tax Regulations

<center><img src="/files/2019/07/1.jpg"/><br><img src="/files/2019/07/2.jpg"/></center> The Bassin Law Firm PLLC filed a major substantive brief last week in Silver v. IRS, an interesting lawsuit...

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The Bassin Law Firm, PLLC Files Suit Challenging Validity of New International Tax Regulations

by Stuart J. Bassin The Bassin Law Firm PLLC, representing two small business plaintiffs, recently challenged the validity of the transition tax regulations (formally published earlier today) in a complaint filed in the United States District Court...

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Issuing Tax Refunds During Gov't Shutdown May Be Unlawful

Author: Vidya Kauri   The Trump administration's decision to permit tax refunds to be issued during a federal government shutdown could be deemed an unlawful exercise of the executive branch's powers if IRS employees are forced to work...

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More Thoughts on Release of President Trump’s Tax Returns

by Stuart J. Bassin My recent post on a potential Congressional effort to obtain and disclose President Trump’s tax returns generated a wave of comments and questions.  Setting aside a couple political rants, readers raised a number of questions...

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Can the House Obtain and Release President Trump’s Tax Returns?

  by Stuart J. Bassin Ever since the networks announced that the Democrats had retaken the House of Representatives, commentators have discussed whether the House would use that control to obtain and release President Trump’s tax returns. ...

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