Steven Chung, Above the Law

Steven Chung

Above the Law

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Steven:

Can A State Legally Force Presidential Candidates To Disclose Their Tax Returns And Impose Other Requirements?

Can the holding in Thornton apply to any state that seeks a candidate's tax returns before allowing that candidate to appear on the state's ballot? → Read More

4 Things You Should Do Now To Avoid Screwing Yourself In A Tax Audit

Even though the chances of being audited is relatively low, you should still take preventive measures. → Read More

Tax Court Decides Whether A Tax on Marijuana Sales Is An Unconstitutionally Excessive Fine

The Tax Court's majority decision dealt another blow to marijuana advocates trying to fight Section 280E. → Read More

President Trump’s Move To Florida Could Reduce His Tax Bill. Can You Do The Same?

If you plan to change residency for tax purposes, don’t expect it to be as easy as publicly tweeting your intention to move. → Read More

The Hyper-Frugal FIRE Lifestyle Could Be More Pitiful Than It’s Worth

If you want to play with FIRE, be careful because you could get burned. → Read More

Student Loans Can Be The Homewrecker In A Marriage

Being married with student loans can be done with the proper planning before and during the marriage. → Read More

In Some Countries, Your Receipt Can Be A Winning Lottery Ticket And Can Help The Government Collect Sales Tax

Can a sales tax receipt lottery system work in the United States? → Read More

3 Reasons Why It Is Difficult To Determine Whether A Worker Is An Employee Or An Independent Contractor

Determining the line that separates an employee from an independent contractor is difficult due to different rules being enforced differently. → Read More

In The Gig Economy, Who Is An Employee And Who Is An Independent Contractor?

From the employer’s perspective, there are many advantages to treating workers like independent contractors as opposed to employees -- but is it legal? → Read More

When Are You In The Prime Of Your Life?

For the traditional law school graduates who are in their mid-twenties, they are likely to be in their primes physically and professionally in their early thirties. → Read More

The So-Called Lawyer Monopoly

Those who want to say that lawyers have a monopoly should first know how a monopoly operates. → Read More

The $100,000 Per Year Law School Is Slowly And Quietly Coming Soon

Some people will gladly get into this level of debt as they consider a law degree from one of these schools to be a status symbol. → Read More

Why Solo Practitioners And Small Firms Should Pay More To Their Student Law Clerks

Just because you can pay a small wage to a law student, does it mean that you should? → Read More

Farewell Whittier Law School

A tribute to a closing law school. → Read More

How To Get Ready For The Big, Scary Recession

No one knows when a recession is coming, so it would be prudent to prepare for one. → Read More

Reality TV Stars Todd And Julie Chrisley Charged With Tax Evasion

The Chrisleys said that they have done nothing wrong and they claim to have evidence and witnesses to prove their case. → Read More

Should Minors Have A Constitutional Right To Realistically Violent (But Fun) Video Games?

Would a law banning violent video games even be effective today? → Read More

The California Bar Exam Leak Is Much Ado About Nothing

The California State Bar has some explaining to do, but you really don’t need to worry about it. → Read More

President Trump Wants To Prevent New York From Giving His State Income Tax Returns To Congress

The complaint cites that the House Ways and Means Committee has no legislative purpose for seeking Trump’s state tax returns. → Read More

The Taxman Is Contacting People About Their Cryptocurrency Transactions

If you receive a letter from the IRS about your crypto trades, contact a tax professional for guidance and submit amended or delinquent returns as soon as possible. → Read More