Frank L. Brunetti Scarinci Hollenbeck Attorney
Frank L. Brunettiis an attorney at Scarinci Hollenbeck business law firm in Lyndhurst, NJ
Frank L. Brunetti
Of Counsel/Partner Emeritus
Chair of  Tax, Trusts, & Estates
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Frank L. Brunetti has been practicing law for forty years in the areas of estate and wealth preservation, tax planning for business entities and complex tax matters. He handles all aspects of client financial, family and tax matters including gift and estate planning, tax exempt organizations, family business arrangements and corporate tax matters. He has extensive experience in federal and state individual income and corporate tax compliance and tax controversy matters. He is admitted to the New Jersey and New York Bars as well as the United States Tax Court.

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.

Practices

  • • Wills, Trusts and Estates
  • • Individual Taxation
  • • Tax Exempt Entities
  • • Partnership Taxation
  • • Corporate Taxation
  • • International Taxation
  • • Tax Accounting

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Publications

Title Publisher Date
@ISSUE: Is enough being done to catch tax cheats? Asbury Park Press May 8, 2015
Post-Assessment Income Taxes Held Non-Dischargeable Under U.S. Bankruptcy Code New Jersey Law Journal January 29, 2015
The Trusteed Individual Retirement Account New Jersey Law Journal December 17, 2014
Is the Right to Receive an Insurance Dividend an Incident of Ownership New Jersey Law Journal September 9, 2013
Defining Ponzi-Scheme Losses New Jersey Law Journal June 2012
A Primer for Tax Whistleblowers The Tax Magazine® April 2012
Yes, the IRS can Pierce the Corporate Veil New Jersey Law Journal February 2012
Circumventing the Priority of Federal Tax Liens Real Estate Tax Digest 1997
Fundamentals of Tax Accounting Methods and Periods American Law Institute - American Bar Association 2007
Negotiating Bilateral Tax Treaties, Manual Revision United Nations Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters, Geneva, Switzerland 2010, 2009, 2006, 2005, 2003
Accounting Methods and Periods CCH Solutions Tax and Business Advisory Library 2000
Right to Disclaim in Avoidance of Federal Tax Lien in Dispute Real Estate Tax Digest January 1999
Significant Changes Proposed to Rules for House GRITS Real Estate Tax Digest 1997

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Blog

US Corporate Income Tax Policy Isn’t That Bad
Posted on Thursday June 18, 2015

Don’t Believe the Negative Hype Regarding US Corporate Income Tax PolicyDon’t Believe the Negative Hype Regarding US Corporate Income Tax Policy The US corporate income tax policy is less stringent than its opponents contend, according to a recent New York Times opinion piece written by economic expert Josh Barro. Some have claimed that the US Corporate Income Tax Policy levies a tax on all the […]

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U.S. in Serious Need of Corporate Tax Reform
Posted on Wednesday June 03, 2015

If the U.S. wishes to stay relevant in today's economy, serious tax law amendments need to happen.U.S. corporate income tax law puts the country at a disadvantage relative to many others, resulting in slower economic growth, lost tax revenue, capital flight and fewer jobs, economist Aparna Mathur wrote in a recent Forbes article. The nation has an urgent need for reform and it is important that policy makers not let the […]

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New Legislation Protects Large Gift Donations To Nonprofits
Posted on Tuesday May 26, 2015

New legislation protects those who make large gift donations to non-profit organizations.The House of Representatives recently took action to protect individuals who make large gift donations By approving legislation that would ensure these donations do not incur the gift tax, H.R. 1104, the Fair Treatment for All Donations Act, now affects gifts made out to 501(c)4, 501(c)5 and 501(c)6 non-profit organizations. The New Legislation Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., […]

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Lower Effective Tax Rate In U.S. Businesses Hits Record High
Posted on Wednesday May 20, 2015

Lower Effective Tax RateThe number of Standard & Poor's 500 index-listed firms that do not pay U.S. corporate income taxes has surged to an all-time high. At a time when many enterprises are performing inversions and shifting their legal addresses overseas, a record 54 companies in the S&P 500 have achieved a lower effective tax rate from the […]

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House Vote Pushes Closer To Estate Tax Repeal
Posted on Tuesday May 19, 2015

House Vote Pushes Closer To Estate Tax RepealHouse Vote Pushes Us One Step Closer To Estate Tax Repeal The federal estate tax, which has long been opposed by many Americans, was recently abolished by the U.S. House of Representatives with 240 members of Congress voting for the estate tax repeal and 179 voting against it. Supporters Laud House Vote Supporters lauded the […]

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Affiliations

American Bar Association

New Jersey State Bar Association (Member, Taxation Section)

Bergen County Bar Association

Bergen County Bar Foundation (1994-1999)

New Jersey Supreme Court Ethics Committee (Bergen County, 1984-1988)

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