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Dallas Tax Attorney Nick Nemeth Publishes New Article Offering Tips to Help ...Bay Area's medical marijuana pioneer caught in jaws of federal drug lawsHealth IT security vendor news: January 31The Perks of Being a Whistle-blowerDoes Estate Planning Still Matter?Marin's medical marijuana pioneer caught in jaws of federal drug lawsJustice bars lawyer from testifying before House panel in IRS probeThe Perks of Being a WhistleblowerAvoid these pitfalls with tax preparersTed Cruz: 'Two hundred and eighty days have passed...'Does Estate Planning Still Matter?How Would You Spend 30% of $1 Trillion?Money Talks News: Getting Help with TaxesEric Holder: Criminal charges still possible in IRS scandalEric Holder: Criminal charges still possible in IRS scandal

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Rep. King Says Sen. Paul Tells “Absolute Lies” About NSA Surveillance
The New AmericanJanuary 7, 2014

Think of it in this context: We now have an administration that has used the IRS to monitor people who are of conservative political bent or have certain religious beliefs. So they have already shown that they will use what is supposed to be impartial ...more »

Obama donor leading Justice Department's IRS investigation
Washington PostJanuary 10, 2014

Two Republican lawmakers and a conservative legal group are questioning the Justice Department's selection of a Democratic donor to lead the agency's probe into the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of certain advocacy groups during the 2010 and ...more »

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Dallas Tax Attorney Nick Nemeth Publishes New Article Offering Tips to Help ...
DigitalJournal.comJanuary 31, 2014

Nick Nemeth, founder of the Law Office of Nick Nemeth PLLC, a Dallas tax law firm, recently published an article on his website offering insight into the IRS audit process. The article, titled “Avoid an IRS Dispute Before it Begins: Seven Tips to Avoid ...more »

Bay Area's medical marijuana pioneer caught in jaws of federal drug laws
Contra Costa TimesJanuary 31, 2014

DeAngelo said the IRS has notified Harborside it owes $2.4 million in back taxes for its first two years of operation, and he expects the agency to increase that amount, since it is in the process of auditing subsequent years of operation. Harborside ...more »

Health IT security vendor news: January 31
HealthITSecurity.comJanuary 31, 2014

Customers are also anticipating expanded enforcement of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules in wake of the new Omnibus Rule, as well as the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) audit programs, which require ...more »

The Perks of Being a Whistle-blower
NewsweekJanuary 31, 2014

He said he didn't want to meet Lynam or his colleagues at the Ferraro Law Firm in person, because his company's outside attorneys, a white-shoe law firm, were just blocks away from Lynam's office. Steering to topics he was sure John already knew ...more »

Does Estate Planning Still Matter?
On Wall StreetJanuary 31, 2014

Recent tax law changes make it almost inevitable that more estates than ever will file federal estate-tax returns to secure the benefit of portability (through which the surviving spouse can capture and use the estate-tax exemption of the spouse who ...more »

Marin's medical marijuana pioneer caught in jaws of federal drug laws
Marin Independent JournalJanuary 31, 2014

DeAngelo said the IRS has notified Harborside it owes $2.4 million in back taxes for its first two years of operation, and he expects the agency to increase that amount, since it is in the process of auditing subsequent years of operation. Harborside ...more »

Justice bars lawyer from testifying before House panel in IRS probe
Washington TimesJanuary 31, 2014

After an internal audit last year revealed the IRS was unfairly targeting tea party groups for intrusive scrutiny and blocking their applications for tax-exempt status, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. called for a criminal probe into the tax agency ...more »

The Perks of Being a Whistleblower
NewsweekJanuary 31, 2014

Lynam, a tax lawyer who specializes in corporate whistle-blowers, knew instantly that the ridiculously fake name was a promising sign. No legitimate snitch immediately discloses his true identity. Words tumbled out ... He also touched upon the bad news ...more »

Avoid these pitfalls with tax preparers
News SentinelJanuary 30, 2014

The IRS doesn't initiate contact with taxpayers by email, and it won't request personal or financial information or inform you of an audit that way. The IRS says taxpayers ... Is the preparer a certified public accountant, a tax lawyer or an enrolled ...more »

Ted Cruz: 'Two hundred and eighty days have passed...'
GOPUSAJanuary 30, 2014

After an internal auditor reported in May that the IRS was improperly targeting tea party groups for special scrutiny, Mr. Holder ordered his department to conduct a criminal investigation. Eight months later, there have been no indictments and House ...more »

Does Estate Planning Still Matter?
Financial-Planning.comJanuary 30, 2014

Recent tax law changes make it almost inevitable that more estates than ever will file federal estate-tax returns to secure the benefit of portability (through which the surviving spouse can capture and use the estate-tax exemption of the spouse who ...more »

How Would You Spend 30% of $1 Trillion?
NewsweekJanuary 30, 2014

A middle-aged man speaking nervously in a vaguely European accent identified himself as "John," then blurted out a secret: He knew the inner workings of a multibillion-dollar tax-evasion scheme by his employer, a Fortune 500 company. Lynam, a tax ...more »

Money Talks News: Getting Help with Taxes
KGBT-TVJanuary 30, 2014

There are any number of ways to file a tax return: you can use software...go to a preparation service, or hire high-priced pros from a CPA to a tax lawyer. Author and CPA, Tom Sawyer, says the IRS isn't particular. "They would like you to prepare them ...more »

Eric Holder: Criminal charges still possible in IRS scandal
Washington TimesJanuary 30, 2014

... the behavior didn't rise to the level of a crime. Mr. Holder defended his department's investigation into the IRS, saying it's being run by career employees and is free from political taint — even though one key lawyer involved was a major ...more »

Eric Holder: Criminal charges still possible in IRS scandal
Washington TimesJanuary 30, 2014

... the behavior didn't rise to the level of a crime. Mr. Holder defended his department's investigation into the IRS, saying it's being run by career employees and is free from political taint — even though one key lawyer involved was a major ...more »

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