IRS Revenue Procedures 2017-58 - What You Should Know

October 23, 2017

It's Official. The 2018 annual exclusion amount will be $5.6 million and the annual exclusion for gifts will be $15,000 per person. These and all of the other inflation adjusted tax items are set out in the IRS Revenue Procedure 2017-58 (which you can see in the attached link).

New Partnership Audit Rules

September 22, 2017

The IRS will begin using a new approach to auditing entities taxed as partnerships for tax years starting on or after January 1, 2018. Read more. (By William C. Williams and Kelly J. Stohr)

Is it Really the IRS Calling?

April 20, 2017

Telephone and on-line scams are rampant, bold and creative. Many involve scammers pretending to be IRS agents. The Service has issued an information release explaining how the IRS contacts taxpayers, what legitimate IRS representatives will or will not ask you to do, and even what identification revenue agents are required to provide. (Article by William C. Williams)

The Future of Medical Malpractice Litigation in Wisconsin

March 3, 2017

"Medical malpractice filings are significantly down in Wisconsin compared with past years. Attorney Patricia Epstein Putney explores why - and whether this is likely to change - in the latest Litigation Blog article, published by the State Bar of Wisconsin Litigation Section." (Read more)

Proposed Elimination of Court Reporters in Workers' Comp Cases

February 6, 2017

A provision in the Department of Administration's 2017-19 biennial budget calls to "eliminate the requirement that the Division of Hearings and Appeals have a court reporter at every hearing and implement electronic recording of hearings." (Feb. 1, 2017 - Article by Joe Forward - State Bar of Wisconsin Legal Writer; Attorneys Patricia Putney and Laura Lyons quoted in this article.) Read more.

Sheila Sullivan - Wisconsin Insurance Law

September 6, 2016

In deciding a significant duty to defend case June 30, 2016, the Wisconsin Supreme Court cited BMR’s Sheila Sullivan four separate times (on her work supplementing the "Wisconsin Insurance Law") as authority for its decision.

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