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

Treasury Secretary urges Congress to end inversions
Posted on Monday July 28, 2014

InversionsTreasury Secretary Jacob Lew sent letters to the top lawmakers on the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee on July 15, in an attempt to effect action on the issue of corporate tax inversions, according to The New York Times. Inversions are the controversial - but popular - practice of merging with […]

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House Votes To Make Bonus Depreciation Tax Cut Permanent
Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

Tax BreakThe U.S. House of Representatives voted July 11 to make permanent a temporary tax cut that allows businesses to write off 50 percent of the cost of new equipment in the year that it is purchased, according to The Associated Press. Proponents of the break argue that it makes it easier for businesses to invest […]

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New Jersey Gives $260 Million Tax Break To Holtec International
Posted on Wednesday July 16, 2014

tax break to Holtec InternationalMaking a surprising move amid the state's budget crisis, New Jersey officials approved the third-largest economic subsidy in their state's history on July 10, according to The Star-Ledger. The package of tax credits - worth $260 million over the course of the next 10 years - will go to energy company Holtec International, which plans […]

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Several States Cut Taxes July 1
Posted on Monday July 07, 2014

Several states cut taxesA number of states across the U.S. have elected to lower corporate tax rates and increase tax credits as of July 1, reversing the trend of increasing taxes in order to shore up deficits that began after the recession. According to Stateline, a nonpartisan new service of the Pew Charitable Trusts, Indiana and Rhode Island businesses […]

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House Makes Small-Business Tax Break Permanent
Posted on Monday June 30, 2014

small-business tax breakThe House voted to make a tax break that allows small businesses to write off up to $500,000 in equipment purchases permanent on June 19, amid a push to end the annual process of renewing tax extenders. Tax extenders are breaks for individuals and corporations that expire and are renewed on a regular basis. The vote […]

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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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