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Posted on: Mar 30, 2021

The substance-over-form doctrine broadly holds that the economic substance of a transaction should be considered over the legal form in order to determine the true nature of a transaction. The doctrine is a well-established argument often used by the IRS to dispute transactions that, it believes, lack economic substance. Taxpayers have traditionally had less success invoking the doctrine because they generally play an active role in drafting the form of the transaction.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2021

“What if you could get exactly what you want in life by reading and understanding the body language of murderers?” asks Janine Driver, New York Times Best-Selling Author and Award-Winning Keynote Speaker. With more than 16 years of experience as a federal law enforcement officer within the Department of Justice, Janine will be presenting the opening plenary session for the 2021 Bench Bar Conference in Louisville from June 17-19.

Posted on: Feb 10, 2021

The Indiana Department of Revenue recently issued Income Tax Information Bulletin 119 addressing Indiana’s conformity to the Internal Revenue Code (IRC.) The bulletin addresses IRC provisions that are not followed by Indiana and clarifies specific issues related to the “CARES Act” including student loan payments, suspension of loss limitations, special rules for retirement distributions, coronavirus-related teacher expenses and net operating losses.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2021

There are many opinions and projections swirling around about potential tax changes under the Biden administration. Estate planners should begin to consider how potential changes will affect recommendations they make to clients in the coming months and years.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2021

How can you keep up with pending legislation that’s important to you and your practice? With the help of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, the IndyBar Legislative Committee (chaired by Mindy Westrick of the Indiana Energy Association) provides weekly Bill Watch reports throughout the session, which highlight progress and recent actions taken on bills being monitored by the association.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2021

Looking to find your next great law clerk or show your support for diversity in our community? Employer and sponsor registration is now open for the 2021 Diversity Job Fair!

Posted on: Dec 30, 2020

The US government's fiscal year ended on September 30, with the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projecting the US deficit to be roughly $3.13T, or 15.2% of GDP. With discussions of future stimulus circulating throughout Washington, deficit figures will likely continue to grow. So, how are these escalations curtailed? The government could stop spending at unsustainable levels or they could raise taxes.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2020

It's the season of giving and even during the hardships of 2020, generous sponsors, bidders and donors helped the Indianapolis Bar Foundation raise over $26,000 during IndyBar's Giving, this year's online silent auction to benefit the programs and initiatives of the foundation.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2020

2020 will be a year to remember for decades to come. In the world of tax and retirement planning, it’s brought opportunities for advisors to present to clients. But unlike those in other years, 2020’s opportunities should be seized now—taken advantage of before year’s end—because they may not be as effective afterward.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2020

2020 has been (and no doubt will continue to be) like riding a roller coaster in a hurricane. Fortunately, for the IndyBar, we have a committed membership that has responded in amazing ways. While the pandemic will affect the practice of law for years to come, we can all be proud of the work our association did to respond in positive and uplifting ways. In a non-COVID year, we would typically recognize our IndyBar award winners at our annual Recognition Breakfast — typically a packed event with comradery and good cheer. Like many things this year, we will recognize our award winners in different (but no less important) ways.


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