Tax shelters a guide for investors and their advisors by Swanson, Robert E.

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Published by Dow Jones-Irwin in Homewood, Ill .

Written in English

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  • Tax shelters -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
  • Investments -- Taxation -- Law and legislation -- United States.

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Includes index.

Book details

StatementRobert E. Swanson and Barbara Mardinly Swanson.
ContributionsSwanson, Barbara Mardinly.
LC ClassificationsKF6297.5 .S9 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 323 p. ;
Number of Pages323
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2556978M
ISBN 100870946730
LC Control Number85070199

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Penalties for illegal tax shelters. The penalties for entering into illegal tax shelters are clear, but also severe. The IRS treats illegal tax shelters as fraudulent activity and can charge you a penalty that is 75 percent of the tax you underpay as a result of your illegal tax scheme.

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Abusive Tax Shelter: An investment scheme that claims to reduce income tax without changing the value of the user's income or assets. Abusive tax Author: Julia Kagan. These tax shelters are OK by the IRS and accessible to most taxpayers. But there still are plenty of legal tax havens for law-abiding taxpayers.

is the author of the Financial Times book. Tax shelters are any method of reducing taxable income resulting in a reduction of the payments to tax collecting entities, including state and federal governments. The methodology can vary depending on local and international tax laws.

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Schapiro. The book informs the reader that by spending large amounts of money on real estate or starting a business, a significant tax break may be reaped on those investments.

Just as the old saying goes, "you have to HAVE money to MAKE money," so also it can be said that you have to SPEND money to get tax breaks/5(). A tax shelter is an arrangement where the tax benefit received from paying into it is greater than the amount paid.

The CRA has taken a very aggressive stance against tax shelters, and they will rarely if ever, stand up to the scrutiny of the CRA or the courts. An example of a tax shelter is what is known as a ‘gifting arrangement.’.

Senator Coleman talked about tax shelters. Tax shelters exploit loopholes in the tax code to allow individuals and corporations to protect their earnings and.

4 Statement of Lester D. Ezrati, on behalf of the Tax Executives Institute, before the Committee on Finance, Apat 6. 5 Janet Novack and Laura Saunders, The Hustling of X Rated Shelters, Forbes, Dec. 14, at- ii - • The Tax Executives Institute.

As mentioned in Chapter 2, recent corporate tax shelters were designed to decrease taxable income without decreasing book income, and the ideal shelter produces a permanent book-tax difference. The term “tax shelter” generally means a product or strategy that strings together various elements of the tax code for an especially useful benefit, and many tax shelters are considered.

book income and tax income affords the promise of measuring activity reported to shareholders but not reported to tax authorities. Indeed, much of the recent concern over tax shelters reflects the use of Treasury data to construct comparisons between tax income and book income as re-ported in Schedule M-l.

The joint reporting of book income and. OCLC Number: Notes: "J" "Prepared for distribution at the Tax shelters program, May-June " Description: pages ; 22 cm.

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The authors look at recent. Earnings Management, Corporate Tax Shelters, and Book-Tax Alignment Mihir A. Desai Harvard University and NBER [email protected] Dhammika Dharmapala University of Connecticut [email protected] January Abstract This paper reviews recent evidence analyzing the link between earnings management andCited by: Illegitimate tax shelters, however, often arise when sections of the tax code, or multiple sections of the code, are used for purposes not originally intended by Congress or the IRS.

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TAX POLICY CENTER BRIEFING BOOK What is the tax gap? Background 1/3 TAX GAP AND TAX SHELTERS Q. What is the tax gap? A. The gross tax gap is the difference between total taxes owed and taxes paid on time.

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