Frank Brunetti has been practicing law for over thirty years in the areas of estate and wealth preservation, tax planning for business entities and complex tax matters. He is admitted to the New Jersey and New York Bars as well as the United States Tax Court. Mr. Brunetti provides representation in federal and state tax matters, IRS controversies, estate and business planning and guidance for the preparation of wills and trusts as well as the administration of estates.
In addition to practicing law, Mr. Brunetti is a Professor of Taxation and Law at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he teaches several graduate tax courses. He is the author of numerous articles and books in the income tax and estate planning field, including Fundamentals of Federal Tax Accounting published by the American Law Institute-American Bar Association. He continues to lecture extensively on topics that include tax accounting, corporate taxation and estate planning to name a few. Mr. Brunetti is also an Observer Member of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Cooperation in International Tax Matters.
New York University School of Law (LL.M. in Taxation, 1977)
The Internal Revenue Service was not wholly unaffected by budget cuts and the federal sequester, and saw many of its financial resources diminished as a result. In response, the IRS may lean on technology solutions to detect tax law violations and penalize criminals. However, the agency's use of new data mining innovations has raised a [...]
Tax law for American expatriates continues to be a hot topic of debate. While financial experts think that employees in this position may be getting the best of the tax system, many Americans living abroad say it's actually punishing them. This is a particularly large issue for American executives who spend a major portion of their careers [...]
A federal court in San Francisco has authorized the Internal Revenue Service to issue a John Doe summons to Wells Fargo for information on Americans with Foreign accounts at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce FirstCaribbean International Bank (FCIB). The FCIB is based in Barbados, has 18 branches in the Caribbean, according to Forbes. However, the institution holds [...]
Grammy-winner Lauryn Hill will be required to serve a prison sentence for tax evasion, a court ruled this week. In a federal court in Newark, New Jersey, U.S. Magistrate Judge Madeline Cox Arleo sentenced Hill to three months in prison for her failure to pay income taxes on more than $1.8 million in earnings between 2005 [...]
A U.S. Magistrate Judge has postponed sentencing for Grammy winner Lauryn Hill after she pleaded guilty to tax law violations, but she still must pay back taxes by May 3. In 2012, Hill admitted to failing to file tax returns from 2005 to 2007 on $1.8 million in income earned during that period. Although the [...]