Fresh from DC court triumph, tax lawyer Silver unveils plans for road trip

Weeks after a U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. ruled in his favor by denying a U.S. government effort to prevent him from legally challenging a key component of President Trump's December 2017 tax reform legislation, Tel Aviv-headquartered U.S. tax attorney Monte Silver has unveiled plans to undertake a  global road trip, to "meet all those who have supported the cause".

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Judge's decision 'clobbered Treasury/IRS' Monte Silver tells Steve Mnuchin, other Treasury officials

Two days after a U.S. District Court judge in Washington, D.C. ruled that he could go ahead with a legal challenge of a key component of President Trump's December 2017 tax reform legislation, Tel Aviv-headquartered U.S. tax attorney Monte Silver told U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and other Treasury officials in an email that their case against him had been "clobbered" by the decision.

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U.S. District Court denies IRS effort to get it to dismiss legal Transition Tax challenge – on Xmas Eve

A U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. said on Tuesday that it "reject[ed]" claims by the Internal Revenue Service that Tel Aviv-headquartered U.S. tax attorney Monte Silver and his fellow plaintiffs  "lacked standing" to challenge a key component of President Trump's December 2017 tax reform legislation, as it applies to controlled foreign corporations. 

Silver called the ruling a "massive win" for him and other small business owners impacted by Trump's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, because it meant that his potentially "precedent-setting case" can now go ahead. 

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IRS responds to Transition Tax lawsuit with 'Motion to Dismiss'

The Internal Revenue Service has moved to dismiss a lawsuit brought five months ago by Israel-based U.S. tax attorney Monte Silver – which challenged a key component of President Trump's December 2017 tax reform legislation as it applies to controlled foreign corporations – on grounds that Silver and his fellow plaintiffs in the matter "lacked standing."

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Monte Silver: TCJA still a major problem, but some progress seen in recent GILTI revisions

President Trump's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 2017, which took effect on Jan. 1, 2018, has been a huge issue for many Americans who own as little as 10% of a small overseas business. Caught up in a clumsy legislative effort aimed at such large multi-national American companies as Google and Apple, these small business owners are, as has been frequently reported by this media organization and others, being forced to pay a 17.5% transition tax on income from their small business entities that dates back as far as the 1980s. 

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Frustration across Expatland as ‘final Transition Tax’ regs published

American owners of small businesses who are resident outside of the U.S. are reacting with frustration, and in some cases dismay, to the news that the U.S. government has published its final draft of the so-called Transition Tax element of Donald Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act without taking into account concerns about what the legislation would do to them.

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Creveling & Creveling: A U.S. tax form 'checklist' for tax-reporting season

Creveling & Creveling: A U.S. tax form 'checklist' for tax-reporting season

It’s that time of year again – and we're not talking here about Groundhog Day, Valentine's Day, ski season or Mardi Gras.  Rather, we're referring to that time of the...

Feb-15-2020