St. Baldricks Foundation Fundraiser March 10th, 2014, Support by The Burton Law Firm

March 9, 2014

Join Burton Law Firm attorney, Jeb Burton and his son Jackson in supporting St. Baldricks Foundation, a childhood cancer research organization. Jeb and his son Jackson, a 6-year-old kindergartner will shave their heads for a second year in a row for

Pay U.S. Now or Pay U.S. Later—What’s a Participant to Do?

January 25, 2014

By Scott E. Galbreath This article originally appeared in the Winter 2014 issue of the Journal of Pension Benefits published by Wolters Klumer. This article examines the question of whether it is better from a tax standpoint for a participant to

Tax Tip for the day ~ There is still time to donate to a charitable organization and receive tax deductions for 2013

December 5, 2013

Charitable Contributions With the end of the year almost here, making a charitable contribution can give you a worthy tax deduction in addition to giving an organization a valuable gift.   What a great way to receive a tax deduction while also g

Using Your Collateral to Obtain a Small Business Loan

September 13, 2013

When it comes to running a small business there is one general rule that is hard to avoid; you need capital to grow your business. At any stage along the lifeline of your business, it can become important to secure funding for the next step in the pr

Intellectual Property Basics – Protecting Your Property from Infringement

September 6, 2013

What is Intellectual Property? Copyrights, patents, and trademarks, along with trade secrets and related rights, can be used to eliminate free use of your creative output. These rights are referred to as intellectual property rights, and the unique

IRS Issues First Round Of Guidance On Same Sex Marriage After Windsor — Adopts State Of Celebration Standard

August 30, 2013

By Scott E. Galbreath, J.D., LL.M. (Tax) On August 29, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Rev. Rul. 2013-17 addressing same sex marriages for Federal tax purposes given the United States Supreme Court decision in Windsor holding that


Trust Administration: Accounting and Distribution

August 28, 2013

Welcome to our third and final blog article overviewing the trust administration process. In part one we discussed notifications, and in part two we delineated the process of collecting assets and making payments. In our final article, we will touch

The Supreme Court DOMA Ruling and Estate Planning

August 23, 2013

DOMA Ruling On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court ruled in the matter of United States v. Windsor that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. Because of this ruling, many federal programs that were denied to people with same-sex marriages co

Are These Four Tax Breaks Going to Change?

August 14, 2013

The think tanks have been mulling over some of the worst tax breaks in the tax code. Tax policy experts believe it is time for our lawmakers to have another look at these policies. If these tax code provisions are discontinued, will it affect your ta


What Should I Do If I Am Audited?

August 7, 2013

Tax season is finally over. Unfortunately, the season for audits is just getting under way. Your individual chances of being audited by the IRS are quite low; only about one percent of all tax returns are audited. However, if you are contacted about

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