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  • What We Do.
    What We Do.

    We are not like the “TV commercial attorneys”. This is not meant to disparage the personal injury, disability or workers’ compensation attorneys who advertise on television, but we are in a completely ...

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  • Hanging 5 x 5 Powers
    Hanging 5 x 5 Powers

    A common term thrown around in the world of federal Estate and Gift Taxes is “Hanging 5 x 5 Powers” or “Hanging Withdrawal Rights”. This concept exists in trust planning to balance two concepts of tax ...

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  • Favorable Ruling from the U.S. Tax Court in 2013 Unpaid Payroll Tax Case
    Favorable Ruling from the U.S. Tax Court in 2013 Unpaid Payroll Tax Case

    During 2013, Penzien & McBride, PLLC obtained a favorable ruling from the United States Tax Court related to the requirement of the IRS to properly notify a taxpayer of his rights to appeal a proposed ...

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  • Estate Tax Likely to Remain (Mostly) Unchanged
    Estate Tax Likely to Remain (Mostly) Unchanged

    January 2, 2013 – With the “fiscal cliff” looming, estate planners and tax attorneys were left wondering what to do to take advantage of historically tax-friendly Estate Tax laws. The answer may have ...

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  • Deducting Business Start-Up Expenses for Federal Taxes
    Deducting Business Start-Up Expenses for Federal Taxes

    While the decision of the U.S. Tax Court in McPartland v. Commissioner is not groundbreaking or surprising, it is a reminder to business start-ups. Without going into a great deal of detail, what led ...

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  • Why did the Supreme Court Need to Frame the 'Obamacare' Individual Mandate as a Tax?
    Why did the Supreme Court Need to Frame the 'Obamacare' Individual Mandate as a Tax?

    I intentionally waited for some of the political debate to die before writing about the Supreme Court ruling on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the ...

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