Are Our Companies Killing Us?

Are our companies killing us?  For those of you that are regular readers of my blog, I’m sure you have noticed that I love the work of Simon Sinek.  One of my favorite Sinek videos is his TED talk on How Great Leaders Inspire Action. That video was the impetus...

Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap

To address the importance of proper transfer pricing documentation and adherence to the complex rules, on February 18, 2014, IRS’s Large Business and International division (LB&I) issued a highly detailed “transfer pricing audit roadmap,” which...

Tax Bites: Don’t Overlook Reinvested Dividends

One of the most common mistakes investors make is forgetting to increase their basis in mutual funds to reflect reinvested dividends. Many mutual fund investors automatically reinvest dividends in additional shares of the fund. These reinvestments increase tax basis...

183-Day Rule

Many of you might already know that if a Japanese resident stays more than 183 days in the U.S., he is likely subject to U.S. income tax.  However, many people may not know about how the 183 days are calculated.  There are actually two 183-day rules.  One is used by...

2013 Higher Education Breaks May Save Your Family Taxes

Tax credits can be especially valuable because they reduce taxes dollar-for-dollar; deductions reduce only the amount of income that’s taxed. A couple of credits are available for higher education expenses: The American Opportunity credit — up to $2,500 per year per...