About

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
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
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
Circumventing the Priority of Federal Tax Liens Real Estate Tax Digest 1997

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Blog

Governor Rick Scott Proposes $500 Million Tax Cut
Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014

Governor Rick ScottGovernor Rick Scott  has launched a bus tour as part of his re-election campaign based on his state's 2014-2015 executive budget, dubbed the "It's Your Money Tax Cut Budget," according to the Florida Gubernatorial website. The budget intends to cut $500 million in taxes by paying down debt, eliminating government waste and reducing taxes and fees. […]

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Weak Corporate Tax Receipts Yield Worse Than Expected U.S. budget
Posted on Friday September 12, 2014

U.S.BudgetAs companies wait to see what Congress will do in the coming months, the resultant decrease in corporate tax revenues is likely to have a negative effect on the U.S. budget picture. The U.S. budget deficit for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2014 is predicted to be $506 billion, an almost 3 percent increase […]

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Should the US implement a VAT?
Posted on Tuesday September 09, 2014

VATWith the November midterm elections approaching in the U.S. and corporate tax reform heavy on the public's mind, a number of radical solutions have emerged. One such system is the value added tax, or VAT, proposed by former Treasury official and professor at Columbia Law School Michael Graetz, as reported on by Delaware Online. How […]

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New Jersey Considers Estate Tax Reform
Posted on Friday September 05, 2014

Estate Tax ReformAs numerous other states make similar moves, New Jersey is considering estate tax reform. A bill has been introduced to the New Jersey state legislature that would repeal the inheritance tax and raise the size of the estate tax exemption to the federal level, according to The Real Deal. Currently, New Jersey is one of […]

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Sen. Dick Durbin Urges Hospira Not To Invert
Posted on Wednesday August 27, 2014

Sen. Dick DurbinAfter finding some success in pressuring Deerfield, Illinois-based Walgreens not to invert, Sen. Dick Durbin has set his sights on another multinational in his home state. The Senator sent a letter to the CEO of Lake Forest, Illinois-based Hospira on Aug. 14, urging them not to undergo a corporate inversion, according to The Chicago Tribune. An […]

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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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Videos

Mitt Romney's Tax Return Strategies can be used for your own Personal Wealth Building

Mitt & Ann Romney recently released their individual income tax returns. Frank Brunetti and James McDonough, Tax Lawyers with the Firm Scarinci Hollenbeck in...

Part VII Tax Issues That Impact Your Weath: Independent Contractor Part 2

Part VII of Tax Issues That Impact Your Wealth: Employee or Independent Contractor (part 2 of 2) with Frank L. Brunetti L.L.M., Partner at Scarinci Hollenbec...

Part VI Tax Issues That Impact Your Wealth: Independent Contractor

Part VI of Tax Issues That Impact Your Wealth: Employee or Independent Contractor (part 1 of 2) with Frank L. Brunetti L.L.M., Partner at Scarinci Hollenbeck...

Part V: Tax Issues That Impact Your Wealth: Qualified Small Business Stock

Part 5 of Tax Issues That Impact Your Wealth: Qualified Small Biz Stock with James F. McDonough, Jr., Counsel at Scarinci Hollenbeck. 3 main things that you ...

Part IV: Tax Issues That Impact Your Wealth; Interest Rates

In part lV of Tax Issues That Impact Your Wealtch, we will learn how to take advantage of low interest rates with Frank L Brunetti L.L.M., partner at Scarinc...

Part III: Tax Issues That Impact Your Wealth; Estate Planning & Dynasty Trusts

This is the third of several presentations with James F. McDonough Jr. L.L.M, Counsel, Scarinci Hollenbeck. Dynasty Trusts for Intergenerational Planning: On...

Part ll: Tax Issues That Impact Your Weath; NJ Case Law

This is the second video in our Tax Issues series. This video is presented to you by Frank L. Brunetti L.L.M, Partner & Chair at Scarinci Hollenbeck Law Firm...

Tax Issues That Impact Your Wealth: Cash Audits

Cash audits with Frank L. Brunetti L.L.M. Attorney at Scarinci Hollenbeck. The cash audit of small businesses isn't just in New Jersey, New York is quite agg...

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