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National Tax Expert Disputes Decreases in IRS AuditsNational Tax Expert Disputes Decreases in IRS AuditsIRS scandal - Deja vu all over againBecoming a computer forensic examinerEmbattled IRS staff remain in jobs despite tax scandalNoonan: An Antidote to Cynicism PoisoningHow Romney could have won the popular voteFBI starts criminal probe of IRS as report details unfair treatmentDid IRS targeting start with Israel?Embattled IRS staff remain in jobs despite tax scandalEmbattled IRS staff remain in jobs despite US tax review scandalSister Dana SezCBS: The strange case of True the Vote vs the IRS and … lots of other bureaucratsPresident Obama vs. His Administration's LegacyIRS Waging War on Legal Medical Marijuana Dispensaries?

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Plain DealerMay 1, 2013

Pilot CEO Jimmy Haslam said last week that the person he would appoint to lead the company's internal investigation would have a Justice Department background. Weingarten has that background: Before joining Steptoe & Johnson, he served as a trial ...more »

Top White House Lawyer Learned of IRS Inquiry in April
Chronicle of Philanthropy (subscription) (blog)May 20, 2013

Some former White House officials said Ms. Ruemmler acted appropriately in not informing the president about the IRS audit, so as to avoid the appearance of administration meddling in an independent inquiry. According to other reports by The New York ...more »

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National Tax Expert Disputes Decreases in IRS Audits
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)May 31, 2013

Rozbruch states, “The best way you can protect yourself in this climate is to have the services of a professional handle your tax audit case. Representing yourself in an audit is like going to court without a lawyer. The IRS is only interested in ...more »

National Tax Expert Disputes Decreases in IRS Audits
DigitalJournal.com (press release)May 31, 2013

Rozbruch states, “The best way you can protect yourself in this climate is to have the services of a professional handle your tax audit case. Representing yourself in an audit is like going to court without a lawyer. The IRS is only interested in ...more »

IRS scandal - Deja vu all over again
People's WorldMay 31, 2013

Congress passed an IRS "reform" that made it harder for the IRS to audit rich people and actually collect the taxes owed by corporations and individuals wealthy enough to hire expensive tax lawyers. While easing up on the rich, the "reform" required ...more »

Becoming a computer forensic examiner
Help Net SecurityMay 31, 2013

Since the advent of affordable personal computers, digital devices, and later the Internet, these technologies have been used for both legal and illegal purposes, and in order to collect evidence to help prosecute some of the people engaged in the ...more »

Embattled IRS staff remain in jobs despite tax scandal
The SunMay 31, 2013

Lerner, who earns about $177,000-a-year, according to a congressional investigator, was placed on paid administrative leave last week. Grassley last week urged a swift review of her case so she is not "in limbo indefinitely on the taxpayers' ... Miller ...more »

Noonan: An Antidote to Cynicism Poisoning
Wall Street JournalMay 31, 2013

It is considered a bit of a faux pas to point this out, but what we are talking about in part is a Democratic president, a largely Democratic professional administrative class in Washington, and an IRS whose workers belong to a union whose political ...more »

How Romney could have won the popular vote
Daily CallerMay 31, 2013

... this year's notable college commencement speakers [SLIDESHOW] · Report: 2004 turnout numbers would have elected Romney. Corporate. About Us · Contact Us · Privacy Policy · Terms of Use · Advertise With Us · Make The Daily Caller Your Homepage ...more »

FBI starts criminal probe of IRS as report details unfair treatment
TheNewsTribune.comMay 31, 2013

While the report from Inspector General J. Russell George gave no indication that he encountered legal violations in his audit, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that he's ordered a criminal investigation of the IRS actions. “The FBI is ...more »

Did IRS targeting start with Israel?
WND.comMay 31, 2013

The audit notice they got, Tommy Waller said, was suspicious because the administration was “100 percent opposed to Jewish sovereignty in that area of Israel,” while he was supportive of Jerusalem control over Judea and Samaria. WND carried several ...more »

Embattled IRS staff remain in jobs despite tax scandal
The SunMay 31, 2013

Lerner, who earns about $177,000-a-year, according to a congressional investigator, was placed on paid administrative leave last week. Grassley last week urged a swift review of her case so she is not "in limbo indefinitely on the taxpayers' ... Miller ...more »

Embattled IRS staff remain in jobs despite US tax review scandal
ReutersMay 30, 2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - They've been scorned in televised congressional hearings for unfairly abusing tax laws, threatened with questioning in a criminal investigation and accused of using federal jobs to push a political agenda. At this point in the ...more »

Sister Dana Sez
San Francisco Bay TimesMay 30, 2013

'The Annual Audit Plan' regarding IRS investigation was published publicly online last .... Gavin Newsom, Bingham McCutchen LLP, SF City Attorney's Office, with special guests Donna Sachet, Matt Alber, Stuart Milk, and Dennis Herrera. marriageequality.org.more »

CBS: The strange case of True the Vote vs the IRS and … lots of other bureaucrats
Hot AirMay 30, 2013

After the IRS admitted targeting conservative groups for more scrutiny and harassment just ahead of an Inspector General audit that made clear the issue was worse than the IRS' admission, Engelbrecht began to wonder whether the multi-agency harassment ...more »

President Obama vs. His Administration's Legacy
Huffington PostMay 30, 2013

Just as Attorney General Eric Holder's letter to Sen. ... At the same time, the IRS was discriminatorily auditing conservative groups, as well as transpartisan constitutionalist groups, including the organization I lead, the Bill of Rights Defense ...more »

IRS Waging War on Legal Medical Marijuana Dispensaries?
Opposing ViewsMay 30, 2013

"Section 280E was passed by Congress to deprive drug dealers on corners from deducting their expenses," said Henry Wykowski, a defense lawyer representing dozens of California dispensaries under audit. "The IRS is using this law in a way it was never ...more »

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