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Thursday, May. 31, 2012
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Series to offer practical tax theory application tips

Register today to learn more about the tax aspects of various transactions.

The Massachusetts Bar Association's Taxation Law Section and Young Lawyers Division are presenting the second and third parts of a continuing legal education series in June. The affordable series provides a solid tax foundation for general practitioners, and others, who would like to learn more about the tax aspects of various transactions. The series is also a rare opportunity for law students to learn practical application of tax theory.

Unable to come to Boston? These programs are available as real-time Webcasts. When registering, participants can choose to attend virtually from a home or office computer. If you choose to attend the programs via real-time Webcast, space is limited. Registrants will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Taxation Practice Series:
Live program
Tax Implications of Divorce, Taxation of Litigation Proceeds and Spotting Issues on Tax Returns
Thursday, June 7, 4:30-6 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

  • Divorce
    • Taxability and deductibility of alimony;
    • What is alimony?;
    • Taxability and deductibility of child support; and
    • Dependency exemptions.
  • Taxation of Litigation Proceeds
    • Scope of personal injury exemption;
    • Punitive damages; and
    • Taxation of other damages.
  • Reviewing Tax Returns and Spotting Issues
    • Federal and Massachusetts Individual Returns; and
    • Federal and Massachusetts Entity Returns.

Click here for a list of faculty and to register.

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Taxation Practice Series: Live program
Tax Issues Related to Entities and Real Estate
Thursday, June 21, 4:30-6 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

  • Tax Issues Related to Entities
    • Choice of entity when establishing a law practice;
    • Comparison of tax implications of corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and associations; and
    • Difference between C and S corporations, including requirements for S election.
  • Tax Issues Related to Real estate
    • Mortgage interest;
    • Points;
    • Exclusion of gain from sale of principal residence;
    • What is a principal residence and requirements of living there?;
    • Principal residence exclusion when portion of property rented;
    • Tax effect of a foreclosure; and
    • Home office deductions.

Click here for a list of faculty and to register.

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