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Recent Tax Court decision could wreak ha

Glover v. Comm, a recent tax court decision, presents several issues to Merchant Mariners. Mr. Glover worked for Reinauer Transportation. His tugs pushed oil coastwise as far as Virginia. The tugs wou

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Recent Tax Court decision could wreak havoc on Mariners

State Taxes and Mariners

Suz asked this question So, what about if you live in one state (TN) and work as a merchant mariner in another state (HI), 45 days on/45 days off rotation? Do you pay HI state taxes, or does the payro

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State Taxes and Mariners

Mariner Tax Update January 2011

E-Filing alert! How many times have you read that mariners cannot E-File? How many websites have posted this. Year after year. And then all of a sudden preparers start proclaiming “mariners can

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Mariner Tax Update January 2011

Employee vs. Non-Employee LLC and S-Corp

I’ve been a client of yours for a few years now and I had a general tax question concerning my wife’s job status. She currently works full time for a marketing firm in “Deleted”

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Employee vs. Non-Employee LLC and S-Corp Planning for Mariners and their families

Maritime Tax Preparers and the Alternati

What they don’t want you to know… This video points out the tremendous effect of the AMT on merchant mariners. Seamen taking business deductions and offsets may very well be realizing litt

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Maritime Tax Preparers and the Alternative Minimum Tax

Appeal Affirmed For Government – UNITED STATES v. KAPP – US 9th Circuit

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by on September 23, 2009 at 6:52 pm

Examining compliance requirements on accountants…

If you’re related to the maritime industry and are here reading you’ve heard the story. CPA in California won a fight for mariners, gaining them income tax deductions. One tax court case fueled a deduction frenzy that resulted in the US Department of Justice stepping in to correct what they saw as errors.

Kapp is a Certified Public Accountant who specializes in preparing federal income tax returns for individuals employed in the transportation industry. ? This case relates to his preparation of federal tax returns for mariners who work on oceangoing ships and who are at sea for long periods without returning to port (“deep sea mariners”), and mariners who work on tug boats and barges (“tug and barge mariners”), which return to port more frequently. ? Deep sea mariners are provided meals by their employer while working on board the ship. ? Tug and barge mariners also typically do not incur meal related expenses. via No.?07-56408. – UNITED STATES v. KAPP – US 9th Circuit.