Audit Defence. Legal news and articles for February 26 - 29, 2012

Co-Defendant Wants to Testify In Favor of RitaccoDanbury Firm President Guilty of Filing False Tax ReturnKPMG Launches E-Zine to Help Execs Stay Abreast of Fast-Moving Tax Dispute...Tax Audit Horror Stories: When the IRS AttacksKPMG Launches E-Zine to Help Execs Stay Abreast of Fast-Moving Tax Dispute...Former Missouri Bank Employee Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement and Tax FraudWaterbury Youth Leader Admits Stealing From Club, Evading Taxes On $100000 Won ...Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Tax LawyerBBB Cautions Those Preparing to File Tax ReturnsUS IRS may tap local banks to help in campaign after Fil-Am tax evadersFew changes for small businesses when it comes to tax laws, but basics still ...Leaders of Clark County teachers union see big jump in payLeaders of Clark County teachers union see big jump in payObtaining family heirlooms would be difficult without a willBBB offers tax filing tips to avoid scams

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When taxes attack: Can your business handle tax prep, or is it time to outsource?
VEGAS INCFebruary 6, 2012

Potential problems are lurking at every turn, ranging from an IRS or state tax audit caused by errors on the filer's part to the discovery that a longtime employee has gotten away with stealing money from the company because of a lack of adequate ...more »

Married Filing Separately, Joint or Single? Find Out Your Filing Status
Learnvest Living (blog)February 5, 2012

Plus, it's one of things that, if you get it wrong, will definitely land you in a dreaded audit. Your filing status basically expresses how you wish to be treated by the IRS, and can determine which deductions and credits you are allowed to take, ...more »

Audit Defence. News and Stories

Co-Defendant Wants to Testify In Favor of Ritacco
Patch.comFebruary 29, 2012

Francis X. Gartland, whose supposed ties to the Barnegat School District led to subpoenas and a forensic audit of Barnegat's records, is seeking to sever his trial from ousted Toms River superintendent By Catherine Galioto The man accused alongside ...more »

Danbury Firm President Guilty of Filing False Tax Return
Patch.comFebruary 29, 2012

Bohn has paid the IRS more than $180000 in back taxes, penalties and interest. He also agreed to allow an auditor look over the company's credit card expenditures and his personal income tax filings. Bohn pleaded guilty to one count of filing a false ...more »

KPMG Launches E-Zine to Help Execs Stay Abreast of Fast-Moving Tax Dispute...
Bradenton HeraldFebruary 28, 2012

"Increased scrutiny and the demand for greater transparency from tax authorities are posing a host of challenges for many companies," said Frank Lavadera, principal-in-charge of KPMG LLP's Tax Dispute Resolution (TDR) Services Network.more »

Tax Audit Horror Stories: When the IRS Attacks
DailyFinanceFebruary 28, 2012

It turns out an audit memo that had been sent to her old address was never forwarded and went unanswered. It took her 11 months to dig out from the paperwork avalanche that comes with an full audit. This is the horrid headache that we fear each year ...more »

KPMG Launches E-Zine to Help Execs Stay Abreast of Fast-Moving Tax Dispute...
MarketWatch (press release)February 28, 2012

"Increased scrutiny and the demand for greater transparency from tax authorities are posing a host of challenges for many companies," said Frank Lavadera, principal-in-charge of KPMG LLP's Tax Dispute Resolution (TDR) Services Network.more »

Former Missouri Bank Employee Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement and Tax Fraud
Kansas City infoZineFebruary 28, 2012

Steiner served as personal executive assistant to former bank president Harold W. Westhues. By pleading guilty today, Steiner admitted that she embezzled a total of $487199 from both the bank and from Westhues' personal checking account.more »

Waterbury Youth Leader Admits Stealing From Club, Evading Taxes On $100000 Won ...
Hartford CourantFebruary 28, 2012

Generali, 52, pleaded guilty Monday in US District Court in Hartford to one count of theft from a program receiving federal funds, one count of using telephone or other communications lines to commit fraud and one count of filing a false tax return.more »

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Tax Lawyer
ReutersFebruary 27, 2012

By Andrew Chow, JD at FindLaw.com As a small business owner, should you hire a tax lawyer? You may feel like the answer depends on the complexity of your tax filing, or the size of your business. And with the economy still sluggish, affordability may ...more »

BBB Cautions Those Preparing to File Tax Returns
Patch.comFebruary 26, 2012

Investigate whether the preparer has any questionable history with your state's Board of Accountancy (for CPA's), the State Bar Association (for attorneys) or the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) for enrolled agents.more »

US IRS may tap local banks to help in campaign after Fil-Am tax evaders
Inquirer.netFebruary 26, 2012

Mississippi-based tax lawyer Kurt Rademacher said in an interview on Friday that the environment was becoming much tougher for American nationals or permanent residents using offshore markets as tax havens because banks around the world were now under ...more »

Few changes for small businesses when it comes to tax laws, but basics still ...
The Star-Ledger - NJ.comFebruary 26, 2012

Small-business owners can further streamline the process by taking note of changes in the tax code. The Affordable Care Act created a federal credit for business owners who provide health insurance for their employees, while a new state law allows ...more »

Leaders of Clark County teachers union see big jump in pay
Las Vegas Review - JournalFebruary 26, 2012

Each earned between $139785 and $208683 for a total of $1.5 million, according to the Clark County Education Association's report to the IRS. John Jasonek, then executive director, got $208683 for running the union but also received $423863 from two ...more »

Leaders of Clark County teachers union see big jump in pay
Las Vegas Review-JournalFebruary 26, 2012

Each earned between $139785 and $208683 for a total of $1.5 million, according to the Clark County Education Association's report to the IRS. John Jasonek, then executive director, got $208683 for running the union but also received $423863 from two ...more »

Obtaining family heirlooms would be difficult without a will
Los Angeles TimesFebruary 26, 2012

Everyone else is afraid to go to an attorney. My mother's sisters want me to not rock the boat, but I feel two years and a new wife who is younger than me means someone has moved on. Answer: Perhaps he has moved on, but there may not be much you can do ...more »

BBB offers tax filing tips to avoid scams
Topeka Capital JournalFebruary 26, 2012

Check the credentials of the tax preparer. They should be either a CPA, tax attorney, an enrolled agent or certified E-file provider. They should be a member of a professional organization that keeps its members abreast of tax code changes, ...more »

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