The Post reports that the Jobs family can avoid a lot of taxes on the Apple stock that they will inherit from Steve if they sell the stock right away. He held about 5.5 million shares, priced at just under $370 today. Of course he also was large shareholder in Disney, with shares worth about $4.4 billion. So between those two little grips, maybe Adrienne was right about SJ. [NYP via TaxProf]
- Caleb Newquist
- May 12, 2011
ConocoPhillips CFO Jeff Sheets is warning the U.S. Senate that repealing tax credits for oil companies will make it more difficult for his company and their U.S. counterparts to compete internationally and “higher taxes will mean that oil companies will have less money to reinvest, which could lead to a decline in the supply of hydrocarbons.”
Conoco’s CEO Jim Mulva, who will be testifying before the Senate Finance Committee tomorrow, agreed saying, that these plans are “discriminatory” and “If there is less investment, there is going to be less production and less production means higher prices for consumers.” So, Max Bauchus et al., go right ahead with your plan if you can sleep at night knowing that you’re nothing but a bunch of prejudiced jerks that want to hurt the American people. [WSJ, Reuters]
- Adrienne Gonzalez
- February 5, 2014
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- Caleb Newquist
- November 16, 2010
In March 2010, the President approved two huge pieces of tax legislation: the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Numerous tax provisions from these two bills take effect over the next several years. Will you be able to identify the tax changes that may impact your clients’ tax returns? Here’s a quick list of the things you will want to be familiar with.
1. Tax timeline in the health care reform act—when each provision takes effect. These are major tax changes spread over the next 8 years!
2. The additional Medicare Tax on unearned income and wages found in the new Health Bill (the hottest tax topic of the year)
3. How the Gillet case affects the tax return of a same-sex couple. Is filing “Married Filing Joint” permitted?
4. The 5 tests for qualifying a child as a dependent and who can claim the child after a divorce.
5. The new rules for basis reporting starting in 2011 (Form 1099-B).
6. Cancellation of debt (and exceptions to COD Income (Section 108).
7. The myriad adjustments to gross income such as health savings accounts and prepaid tuition accounts.
8. Changes to itemized deductions including the new charitable contribution rules, the home mortgage rules and medical expenses.
9. Features and effective dates for the American Opportunity Tax Credit (Hope Credit) and the Lifetime Learning Credit.
10. The over 60 provisions that expire at the end of 2010; Ordinary income tax rates, capital gains rates, EIC, child tax credit, dependent care credit, limit on itemized deductions and exemptions, etc. will all revert to 2001 law.
Need help pulling all the information together? Get the details on these and other issues related to individual income taxes in Part 1 of CPE Link’s Federal Tax Update webcasts scheduled November-January. Course includes 120 page downloadable manual containing hyperlinks to applicable code sections.