Tax Law for the Closely Held Business blog author Lou Vlahos was extensively quoted in Peter J. Reilly’s latest Forbes column. He opined on the constitutionality of a wealth tax.

Below is Lou’s commentary:

[The wealth tax] is clearly a direct tax – period – which means that it has to satisfy the apportionment requirement.

Letters, acronyms, initialisms[i] – they seem to slip into every post these days.

It has always been a goal of U.S. tax policy to ensure that taxable income sourced in the U.S. does not escape the federal income tax.

In general, this income and the scenarios in which it arises are easily identifiable. However,

Don’t Take It Lightly

Regardless of who or what they are, taxpayers have to be careful of saying things like, “I guarantee it” or “it’s guaranteed.”

First of all, they’re not Joe Namath guaranteeing a Jets victory over the Colts in Super Bowl III, where the worst thing that could have happened had Broadway Joe

Beyond Income Tax

Over the last several weeks, we have explored various aspects of the choice of entity dilemma that confronts the owners of many closely held businesses, and we have considered how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act[i] may influence their decision.

In the process, you may have realized that one form of