Audit Defence. Legal news and articles for December 28 - 31, 2011

However, the General Counsel for Jones & Guerrero, John T. Brown, disagrees.News briefsTax fraud victims sue IRS for refundLooking back on 2011Frustrated Largo victim of ID theft sues IRS for withholding refundWould you believe: Real time tax system?How to Build Your Financial Dream TeamSuit: IRS withholds refund after man's ID stolenTop ten personnel policies and practices for your list of New Year's resolutionsAfter split votes, county sets levy, budget2012 tax tips for small businessesHow about these resolutions for a consumer headaches-free year?SCHOTZ v. INDIANAPOLIS LIFE INSURANCE CO.Ally Financial, Comcast, Madoff, Actavis, Deutsche Bahn in Court NewsThe Loosies: 2011 DC Politics Awards

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The 'Scarlet M': State uses shame, fines to fight misclassification
Business Management DailyDecember 18, 2011

Signed into law in October, Senate Bill 459 allows the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) to levy fines of at least $5000 against employers that misclassify workers and requires the employers to publicize their violations on their ...more »

Charges filed against former Arkansas County Clerk
Stuttgart Daily LeaderDecember 16, 2011

The audit, which covered Jan. 1, 2009, to May 31, 2011, found that Orman improperly overstated her and her husband's federal and state payroll tax withholdings by $13364 as reported to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form W-2 by altering the payroll ...more »

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However, the General Counsel for Jones & Guerrero, John T. Brown, disagrees.
Pacific News CenterDecember 31, 2011

That is a matter of tax law, US tax law. If there is a dispute over the amount, timing or eligibility of the use of a tax credit, is that determined under the procurement code (see, 5 GCA § 5427 re contract controversies), or is it determined by the ...more »

News briefs
Federal TimesDecember 31, 2011

President Obama appointed Bersin as commissioner of Customs and Border Protection in March 2010 after the Senate failed to act on Obama's nomination of Bersin and several other top federal officials, who also were given so-called recess appointments. ...more »

Tax fraud victims sue IRS for refund
Tbo.comDecember 31, 2011

By ELAINE SILVESTRINI | The Tampa Tribune As far as Jay Gordon is concerned, the Internal Revenue Service was the victim of someone who used Gordon's identity to commit tax fraud, and now Gordon and his wife are victims of the IRS. ...more »

Looking back on 2011
Brazil TimesDecember 31, 2011

A recent audit of the City of Brazil's finances has caused quite a stir. On Friday, Brazil Mayor Ann Bradshaw and City Attorney Traci Lawson spoke to The Brazil Times on behalf of the city to provide a response to the Indiana State Board of Accounts ...more »

Frustrated Largo victim of ID theft sues IRS for withholding refund
Tampabay.comDecember 31, 2011

The Gordons filed suit earlier this week in Tampa federal court asking a judge to order the IRS to pay their legitimate $2513 tax refund the agency is withholding. (The couple filed their return a month after IRS notification of the audit.) ...more »

Would you believe: Real time tax system?
El Paso Inc.December 30, 2011

The IRS also says RTTS will curb tax evasion and improve tax compliance by giving the IRS a tool to screen tax returns for unreported income and/or unqualified tax credits before accepting returns as filed or disbursing tax refunds. ...more »

How to Build Your Financial Dream Team
Wall Street JournalDecember 30, 2011

By KAREN BLUMENTHAL With stock markets volatile, tax rates uncertain and estate laws facing review next year, these are challenging times even for the best professional advisers. Are yours making the grade? The turning of the calendar is a good time to ...more »

Suit: IRS withholds refund after man's ID stolen
Tampabay.comDecember 30, 2011

The Gordons filed suit earlier this week in Tampa federal court asking a judge to order the IRS to pay their legitimate $2513 tax refund the agency is withholding. (The couple filed their return a month after IRS notification of the audit.) ...more »

Top ten personnel policies and practices for your list of New Year's resolutions
Employee Benefit NewsDecember 30, 2011

In addition to reviewing the classification of individuals as independent contractors, audit your files for independent contractors to ensure that all proper paperwork is filed and maintained, such as IRS Form 1099, invoices, business licenses and ...more »

After split votes, county sets levy, budget
Alexandria Echo PressDecember 30, 2011

Commissioners all voted yes to increase pay for the county attorney, auditor/treasurer and recorder. Salaries for 2012 were set at: $89300 for Attorney Chad Larson, $83000 for Auditor/Treasurer Char Rosenow (requested $84000), and $62400 for Recorder ...more »

2012 tax tips for small businesses
BizReportDecember 30, 2011

And, with audits for small businesses on the increase, here are a few tips to keep you out of the IRS office - or at least make the visit as painless as possible. by Kristina Knight According to a Syracuse University study audits of small businesses ...more »

How about these resolutions for a consumer headaches-free year?
Chicago Sun-TimesDecember 29, 2011

The links on these emails are run by scam artists. [bullet] I'll also ignore those scam emails that pretend to come from my bank, credit union, insurance company, credit issuer, etc., and which ask me to provide personal and financial information. ...more »

SCHOTZ v. INDIANAPOLIS LIFE INSURANCE CO.
Leagle.comDecember 29, 2011

The IRS also began nationwide audits of participants in certain § 412(i) plans, including the plaintiffs. The First Amended Complaint alleges that the plaintiffs incurred substantial audit-related fees and tax liabilities. ¶ 5 The plaintiffs sued the ...more »

Ally Financial, Comcast, Madoff, Actavis, Deutsche Bahn in Court News
BloombergDecember 29, 2011

George Steinbrenner and the IRS settled the issues raised in the audit in an agreement accepted on March 1, 2007, according to the complaint. That agreement resulted in adjustments to the tax returns of the beneficiaries of a family trust, ...more »

The Loosies: 2011 DC Politics Awards
Washington City PaperDecember 28, 2011

Then recall that the IRS and FBI recently got a warrant to raid Thomas' house, seizing his new SUV and a motorcycle. And in the world of DC politics, what do you get? A core group of supporters who think Thomas has been unfairly targeted by the ...more »

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