Audit Defence. Legal news and articles for September 25 - 30, 2014

National PAC plans ads in attorney general raceBack To School 2014: Paying For School With Your IRANational PAC plans ads in attorney general raceIRS Flubs 57% Of Tax Collections, Says Audit Of IRSA Special Counsel to Investigate the IRS Targeting of Tea Party GroupsA Special Counsel to Investigate the IRS Targeting of Tea Party GroupsControversial sheriff, congressman succumbs after farming accidentThousands of Migrants Have Failed to Report to Immigration OfficesEric Holder's scandals set stage for confirmation clashEric Holder Successor Could Have Close White House TiesBillionaire Brothers Avoided Taxes by Hiding StockIRC Section 42 ATG goes finalCan Lisa Friel Save Roger Goodell?'Work Remains': Eric Holder Resigns as Attorney GeneralThe $1-Billion-a-Year Right-Wing Conspiracy You Haven?t Heard Of

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Lois Lerner's "Secret Research Project" Revealed
ConservativeHQSeptember 7, 2014

Lerner's and other IRS officials' concerns about how to handle these donor lists came on the heels of an advisory from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) to her and other IRS officials in late March 2012 of “an audit we plan ...more »

Webinar Helps Consumers Become IRS Compliant With Off Shore Bank Accounts
Midland Daily NewsSeptember 18, 2014

Offshore bank account holders are required to stay in compliance with the IRS regarding existing accounts and assets. Having a foreign bank account or assets that have not been properly disclosed could expose you to large civil and criminal fines and ...more »

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National PAC plans ads in attorney general race
SFGateSeptember 30, 2014

... PAC" that's free from campaign contribution limits because it independently advocates the election or defeat of candidates. The Democratic Attorneys General Association has been a large contributor to the committee, providing $50,000 earlier this ...more »

Back To School 2014: Paying For School With Your IRA
ForbesSeptember 30, 2014

While at law school, I interned at the estates attorney division of the IRS. At IRS, I participated in the review and audit of federal estate tax returns. I even took the lead on a successful audit. At audit, opposing counsel read my report, looked at ...more »

National PAC plans ads in attorney general race
Albuquerque JournalSeptember 30, 2014

The Committee for Justice and Fairness is a “super PAC” that's free from campaign contribution limits because it independently advocates the election or defeat of candidates. IRS records show the Democratic Attorneys General Association has been a ...more »

IRS Flubs 57% Of Tax Collections, Says Audit Of IRS
ForbesSeptember 30, 2014

If you ever owed back taxes, did the IRS efficiently and aggressively collect from you? If so, you may the exception. So says a new federal report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, also called TIGTA. It's the watchdog that ...more »

A Special Counsel to Investigate the IRS Targeting of Tea Party Groups
Justia VerdictSeptember 29, 2014

(1) He has, acting personally and through his subordinated and agents, endeavored to obtain from the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, confidential information contained in income tax returns for purposes ...more »

A Special Counsel to Investigate the IRS Targeting of Tea Party Groups
Justia VerdictSeptember 29, 2014

The question was whether Attorney General Eric Holder should appoint a Special Counsel to investigate the IRS targeting scandal, discover how far it went, and determine who was involved in the cover-up. We all will agree on the ... Months after the ...more »

Controversial sheriff, congressman succumbs after farming accident
Youngstown VindicatorSeptember 28, 2014

He owned the farm for about 25 years before selling it in 1994 to his wife, Tish, for $32,100, according to Mahoning County auditor online records. Those same records show Tish gave the property Dec. 10, 1999, to Elizabeth at no cost. The farm was a ...more »

Thousands of Migrants Have Failed to Report to Immigration Offices
Wall Street JournalSeptember 27, 2014

Here's a defense contractor and an audit reveals that 240 out of 350 workers (69%!!) are illegal. Jobs "Americans won't do"? ... A root problem is that our generous asylum system, originally meant principally for those fleeing Communism, has been ...more »

Eric Holder's scandals set stage for confirmation clash
GOPUSASeptember 27, 2014

WASHINGTON -- The rocky tenure of outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, which led to frequent clashes with Republicans and even a House vote to hold theJustice Department chief in contempt of Congress, is likely to mean a contentious confirmation ...more »

Eric Holder Successor Could Have Close White House Ties
Wall Street JournalSeptember 26, 2014

Heading down that path for the next attorney general figures to give more ammunition to congressional Republicans, who have criticized the Justice Department and Mr. Holder over his handling of an investigation into the Internal Revenue Service, a ...more »

Billionaire Brothers Avoided Taxes by Hiding Stock
Bloomberg ViewSeptember 26, 2014

Back in the eighties and nineties, the Wyly brothers ran, and owned huge stakes in, a weird bunch of public companies, including some craft stores, some software companies, and a reinsurer. These companies were good and made the Wyly brothers a lot of ...more »

IRC Section 42 ATG goes final
Lexology (registration)September 26, 2014

The IRS recently completed its Audit Technique Guide (attached), which was first released in draft form in December 2014 and then revised based on public comments. The “ATG” (in IRS parlance) is intended to provide guidance to IRS examiners who are ...more »

Can Lisa Friel Save Roger Goodell?
Daily BeastSeptember 26, 2014

Now a private attorney and executive for a corporate consulting firm, she has worked with various NFL officials in the past, and two years ago she gave a talk on sexual violence and abuse to the NFL/NCAA Coaches Academy—a group of aspiring football ...more »

'Work Remains': Eric Holder Resigns as Attorney General
NBCNews.comSeptember 25, 2014

“While we believe our compliance program is best in class, we continuously review our processes and procedures to improve them, including site selection, field trial isolation and verification and auditing of field trial locations,” he said. Follow NBC ...more »

The $1-Billion-a-Year Right-Wing Conspiracy You Haven?t Heard Of
Daily BeastSeptember 25, 2014

It was so novel and complex, the architects got a special ruling from the IRS, to make sure it was legal. The NCF has ... NCF's other co-founder, Atlanta tax lawyer Terrence Parker, sits on the board of directors of the Family Research Council, and ...more »

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