Audit Defence. Legal news and articles for December 30 - 31, 2013

Interactive Play 'Queen of the Night' Opens at Restored Diamond Horseshoe ClubMore fees, no repayments for WexTrust victims in 2013Shorter GOP: Spending on the Poor is OK When It's for Drug Tests!Ted Cruz's Canadian PanicObama Gears Up to Fight the NSAFergie Loses 30lbs in 12 WeeksMurder, Dame Angela WroteThe Economy's Secret SuccessReel Numbers: 'Paranormal Activity'New Year's Resolutions You'll Keep'Dhoom 3' Review: Bollywood's Baffling BlockbusterCan Robots Fall in Love, and Why Would They?Worst Columns of the YearNSA Betrays Silicon ValleyAvoiding wage & hour liability in 2014

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McCombs loses in Supreme Court
San Antonio ExpressDecember 4, 2013

After an audit in which it ruled the partnerships were a sham tax shelter, the IRS billed McCombs and Woods for unpaid taxes and a 40 percent penalty. The pair sued the IRS in 2005. A Texas district court also found the partnerships to be a sham but ...more »

Problem Solver: Couple have trouble proving to Illinois they're married
Chicago TribuneDecember 5, 2013

This year, in an attempt to weed out abuse in the system, the state's Department of Central Management Services hired an auditing company, HMS Employer Solutions, to determine whether all participants' dependents are legitimate. The auditing... When ...more »

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Interactive Play 'Queen of the Night' Opens at Restored Diamond Horseshoe Club
Daily BeastDecember 31, 2013

His intentions have always been good, they assert, and the misconduct identified by 60 Minutes, the Montana attorney general, and me was merely an unintentional side effect of the meteoric growth in CAI's revenues generated by the publication of Three ...more »

More fees, no repayments for WexTrust victims in 2013
The Virginian-PilotDecember 31, 2013

The bulk of the fee request was made by WexTrust receiver Timothy Coleman of Washington and the law firm he works for, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. WexTrust and related investment entities were run by Norfolk resident Joseph Shereshevsky and his ...more »

Shorter GOP: Spending on the Poor is OK When It's for Drug Tests!
Daily BeastDecember 31, 2013

Because Mortenson resides in Bozeman, Montana, and the headquarters of his charity are also based there, the allegations made by 60 Minutes and me attracted the attention of Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock. Two days ... Contrary to the ...more »

Ted Cruz's Canadian Panic
Daily BeastDecember 31, 2013

(Don't worry: Later, the elder Cruz felt really bad about that and, even today, remains among the loudest, proudest red-baiters around.) He told NPR this summer that, after several years in Canada, he himself received ... In this week's interview with ...more »

Obama Gears Up to Fight the NSA
Daily BeastDecember 31, 2013

He came to believe that restoring that trust was in the vital national security interests of the country. Some accused Obama of engaging in a public relations exercise by appointing a ... But some on the review group say that, in a way, that's exactly ...more »

Fergie Loses 30lbs in 12 Weeks
Daily BeastDecember 31, 2013

Because Mortenson resides in Bozeman, Montana, and the headquarters of his charity are also based there, the allegations made by 60 Minutes and me attracted the attention of Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock. Two days ... Contrary to the ...more »

Murder, Dame Angela Wrote
Daily BeastDecember 31, 2013

Because Mortenson resides in Bozeman, Montana, and the headquarters of his charity are also based there, the allegations made by 60 Minutes and me attracted the attention of Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock. Two days ... Contrary to the ...more »

The Economy's Secret Success
Daily BeastDecember 31, 2013

Financial failure comes in many forms: the shuttering of banks, defaults on mortgages, credit-card charge-offs, corporate and personal bankruptcies, and mass lay-offs. Each is damaging as an event on its own. But, like rocks tossed into lakes, their ...more »

Reel Numbers: 'Paranormal Activity'
Daily BeastDecember 31, 2013

He had been briefed on occasional compliance lapses so serious that the secret court overseeing the surveillance programs had threatened to shut them down. But each time he was reassured that no harm was done. 'We have ..... Two months later Ilyas ...more »

New Year's Resolutions You'll Keep
Daily BeastDecember 31, 2013

His intentions have always been good, they assert, and the misconduct identified by 60 Minutes, the Montana attorney general, and me was merely an unintentional side effect of the meteoric growth in CAI's revenues generated by the publication of Three ...more »

'Dhoom 3' Review: Bollywood's Baffling Blockbuster
Daily BeastDecember 31, 2013

His intentions have always been good, they assert, and the misconduct identified by 60 Minutes, the Montana attorney general, and me was merely an unintentional side effect of the meteoric growth in CAI's revenues generated by the publication of Three ...more »

Can Robots Fall in Love, and Why Would They?
Daily BeastDecember 31, 2013

The interesting question raised by Spike Jonze's new film, Her, is not whether humans can fall in love with computers,but whether computers would ever have emotions. Had Theodore Twombly chosen the voice of Gilbert Gottfried for his operating system ...more »

Worst Columns of the Year
Daily BeastDecember 31, 2013

Without congressional legislation that limits the uses of the database to terrorism cases, they argue, they would be inundated with search requests from local law prosecutors, police, and even divorce lawyers. .... Contrary to the assurances of ...more »

NSA Betrays Silicon Valley
Daily BeastDecember 30, 2013

Mark Zuckerberg can at least take comfort in knowing that NSA has also spoofed the popular social networking site LinkedIn as part of a campaign targeting a Belgian telecommunications company. American hardware manufacturers have reason to groan ...more »

Avoiding wage & hour liability in 2014
Lexology (registration)December 30, 2013

The IRS and DOL have advised that a focus of their audit and enforcement activities will be to identify misclassified workers. Thus, this aspect of the ACA adds to the already ... claim, especially an intellectual disability claim. A strategic point is ...more »

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