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Palmer Ranch Holdings Ltd. et al. v. Commissioner, No. 14-14167 (5 February 2016) 11th Circuit Reverses Tax Court on Valuation of Easement for Charitable Deduction

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General Explanations of the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2017 Revenue Proposals
The Blue Book, explaining the Administration's budget proposals. Released February 9, 2016.

IRS Form 8971
Final version of basis consistency reporting form. January 2016. Instructions are at

ACTEC Comments on Basis Consistency Requirements and IRS Notice 2015-57
Letter from the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel includes comments and suggestions to clarify various areas of uncertainty and to suggest guidance in connection with Form 8971 and Schedule A. ACTEC believes that the Treasury Department and the IRS should adopt rules to make the new information reporting obligations imposed on fiduciaries administrable, understandable, and as consistent as possible with other fiduciary obligations. January 19, 2016.

Tax Preparers: Perform a Deep Security Scan of Your Computer Drives -- IRS
Page on the IRS website urges taxpayers to take steps to protect taxpayer information from scammers and data thieves.

Final Regulations - Ownership of Firearms by Trusts and Other Entities
As published in the Federal Register January 15, 2016. "This final rule defines the term ‘‘responsible person,’’ as used in reference to a trust, partnership, association, company, or corporation; requires responsible persons of such trusts or legal entities to complete a specified form and to submit photographs and fingerprints when the trust or legal entity files an application to make an NFA firearm or is listed as the transferee on an application to transfer an NFA firearm..."

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