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Caterpillar skirted $2.4 billion in taxes, Senate report saysThe $2.4 Billion Tax Question for CaterpillarThe 'Dewey Seven' Pleas, UnsealedFighting the scourge of corruption in Nigeriacorruption in NigeriaTelling for dollars: Tipsters get few payments in IRS programTips on tax cheats fail to pay off for whistleblowersTipsters get few payments in IRS program telling for dollars Second in a seriesThe World Is a Bad Soap OperaRandolph Thrower, honorable taxmanLast-Minute Tax TipsLast-Minute Tax TipsLast-Minute Tax TipsWeekend Reading: March Madness, Wall St. Edition IIChaka Fattah Jr.: I'm suing the IRS to find out who leaked my personal info to ...

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Scariest Tax Form? Skip It, And IRS Can Audit Forever
ForbesMarch 3, 2014

Tax lawyers and accountants spend some of their time monitoring exposure, and so should you. Sometimes that means watching the calendar until you are clear of audit. Unless you skip filing taxes entirely, you might assume your risk of audit eventually ...more »

Putin TV Called the Cops on Me
Daily BeastMarch 7, 2014

This is not to suggest that there wasn't much, much, much slamming of the enemy: President Obama, Harry Reid, Obamacare, the media, the IRS, Obamacare, Hillary Clinton, Obamacare, unions, Big Government. (Did I mention Obamacare?) Marco Rubio ...more »

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Caterpillar skirted $2.4 billion in taxes, Senate report says
Washington PostMarch 31, 2014

PricewaterhouseCoopers, hired by Caterpillar as a tax consultant and auditor, devised the tax strategy in 1999, when 85 percent of the manufacturer's profits were booked in the United States, according to investigators. The accounting giant was paid ...more »

The $2.4 Billion Tax Question for Caterpillar
Wall Street JournalMarch 31, 2014

An IRS spokesman said the agency is legally barred from commenting on any particular taxpayer. ... As both Caterpillar's auditor and tax consultant, PwC “audited and approved the very tax strategy sold by the firm to Caterpillar,” the report said ...more »

The 'Dewey Seven' Pleas, Unsealed
New York TimesMarch 31, 2014

Seven former employees of Dewey & LeBoeuf who pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme to manipulate the law firm's finances came from very different backgrounds than many of the high-powered lawyers at the once-prominent New York firm, Matthew ...more »

Fighting the scourge of corruption in Nigeria
Jamaica ObserverMarch 30, 2014

And in the last two months, you may have heard that monies running into several billions of dollars may be unaccounted for by the national oil company -- the NNPC -- and corruption has been implied, though we will carry out a forensic audit of the ...more »

corruption in Nigeria
Jamaica ObserverMarch 30, 2014

And in the last two months, you may have heard that monies running into several billions of dollars may be unaccounted for by the national oil company -- the NNPC -- and corruption has been implied, though we will carry out a forensic audit of the ...more »

Telling for dollars: Tipsters get few payments in IRS program
Pittsburgh Post GazetteMarch 30, 2014

Ralph Minto, a Downtown tax attorney, said he has, since 2007, helped to steer to the IRS about 10 people who had information that could result in multimillion-dollar tax collections. About “Telling for Dollars”. This is the second installment in an ...more »

Tips on tax cheats fail to pay off for whistleblowers
Toledo BladeMarch 30, 2014

If you tip off the IRS to a business, or a high-income individual, who is shorting the tax man, and the government as a result ends up getting $2 million or more, you're usually entitled to 15 percent to 30 percent of the collections. The IRS' top ...more »

Tipsters get few payments in IRS program telling for dollars Second in a series
Pittsburgh Post-GazetteMarch 30, 2014

The taxpayer can go through an administrative appeal. They can take .... When IRS Criminal Investigations gets involved, pursuit of the tax cheat becomes much more vigorous, Mr. Young said, though even then "whistleblowers can be forgotten." Mr ...more »

The World Is a Bad Soap Opera
Patriot PostMarch 29, 2014

Kennedy said, “Ich bin eine Berliner;” Reagan said, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall;” and Obama stands around comparing lawyers. Rumor ... So why isn't she being led out of the room in shackles with both incarceration and an IRS audit in her future?more »

Randolph Thrower, honorable taxman
Tyler Morning TelegraphMarch 29, 2014

Randolph W. Thrower, an attorney who headed the Internal Revenue Service from 1969 to 1971, died on March 8 at the age of 100. What makes Thrower remarkable is the manner in which he ... “The end came in January 1971, after Mr. Thrower requested a ...more »

Last-Minute Tax Tips
Wall Street JournalMarch 28, 2014

“Their top rate often went from 35% to nearly 44%,” says E. Martin Davidoff, a certified public accountant and lawyer in Dayton, N.J.. That figure, in addition ... Taxpayers who delay filing also may face a lower audit risk, Mr. Mendlowitz says ...more »

Last-Minute Tax Tips
Wall Street JournalMarch 28, 2014

"Their top rate often went from 35% to nearly 44%," says E. Martin Davidoff, a certified public accountant and lawyer in Dayton, N.J.. That figure, in addition to higher top rates on income, includes several other changes the ... Taxpayers who delay ...more »

Last-Minute Tax Tips
Wall Street JournalMarch 28, 2014

"Their top rate often went from 35% to nearly 44%," says E. Martin Davidoff, a certified public accountant and lawyer in Dayton, N.J.. That figure, in addition to higher top rates on income, includes several other changes the ... Taxpayers who delay ...more »

Weekend Reading: March Madness, Wall St. Edition II
New York TimesMarch 28, 2014

Ex-Finance Director of Failed Law Firm Says Its Chairman Feared Audit | Francis J. Canellas, the former finance chief of the bankrupt law firm, spoke to New York prosecutors after pleading guilty this year to taking part in a scheme to manipulate the ...more »

Chaka Fattah Jr.: I'm suing the IRS to find out who leaked my personal info to ...
Newsworks.orgMarch 28, 2014

... Biddle & Reath LLP, former Assistant U.S. Attorney and Chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania — and Matthew A. Luber, an experienced associate in the firm's Commercial Litigation...more »

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