Today, many of us take for granted agreed upon terms, but there's usually an arduous road to establishing their definition. With the internet in particular, "privacy" has taken on myriad new meanings that need to be explored and defined. As recently as 2021, websites in the US need to announce their
Do Not Undervalue Tech For Your Law Firm
There are some small to mid-sized law firms that make the mistake of believing that improved technology will not benefit their practice. Consequently, they and their staff spend valuable time caught in outdated processes that should have been automated months or even years ago. Increasing
What Is An Unconscionable Transaction?
Many entrepreneurs are familiar with the Pareto Principle or 80/20 rule as it applies to client-relationships. Essentially, 20% of your clients make up 80% of your problems. This can be especially difficult if your burgeoning business is trying to get a foothold in the industry and you have to deal
A Basic Introduction to Reverse Section 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges
Here on HTW, we’ve spent considerable time and effort exploring the complexities of Section 1031 tax deferred exchanges. And this is for good reason: if performed correctly, a 1031 like-kind exchange can be an extremely useful wealth maximization tool. Like-kind exchanges not only allow taxpayers to
The Sixteenth Amendment & the Issue of State Sovereignty
In the next several installments of Huddleston Tax Weekly, we will discuss in great detail some of the controversies which were stirred by the sixteenth amendment. As we’ve noted in previous installments of HTC, the sixteenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution was an act of awesome importance.
A Note on Direct & Indirect Taxes
In recent installments, we have discussed some of the legal and political issues surrounding the income tax. Upon reviewing these installments, there can be little doubt that the history of taxation in these United States is quite complex. Though the Congress has always had a power to tax, the
Understanding Cost Basis
Cost basis is a tax concept which is used for determining the true amount which has either been gained or lost from the sale of a given commodity. When you sell property, basis is used to compute the correct amount of tax which is owed from the sale. Though cost basis is a relatively simple concept,
Washington State Plays Leading Role in the Recruitment of EB-5 Investors
EB-5 InvestorsEB-5 investors are foreign investors who have chosen to take part in the EB-5 visa program. The EB-5 visa was initially created as part of the Immigration Act of 1990. The EB-5 visa program created an incentive for foreign nationals to invest money in the United States: after