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Judge orders Microsoft to give IRS what it wantsVanguard pays back taxes to Texas, marking first payment linked to a ...Audits: Vanguard income taxes 'deficient' for 2010-14Secrets and Scandals: Reforming Rhode Island 1986-2006, Chapter 38Denver jail inmate hospitalized after incident dies, lawyer saidSecond Circuit Reaffirms That Attorney-Client Privilege Is Not Waived By ...Illinois Attorney General warns of IRS phone scamSecond Circuit upholds common-interest privilege for borrower's sharing of ...Second Circuit upholds common-interest privilege for borrower's sharing of ...Second Circuit Upholds Common-Interest Privilege For Borrower's Sharing Of ...Second Circuit Upholds Common-Interest Privilege for Borrower's Sharing of ...Second Circuit clarifies common legal interest and work product doctrines for ...Second Circuit sides with taxpayers in privilege dispute over accounting firm ...WaPost rips 'petulant-sounding' Obama on Paris attacks and ISISPartnerships facing new level of scrutiny from IRS

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Christie Grabs The Spotlight In Undercard Debate
NPRNovember 11, 2015

8:10 p.m. Tomorrow is Veterans' Day, and we've moved to talking about veterans issues — but it's noteworthy that the only veteran running in either party (Graham) didn't make this debate. All attack Obama for not respecting the military, and say there ...more »

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Judge orders Microsoft to give IRS what it wants
The Seattle TimesNovember 24, 2015

In court, the IRS raised concerns about those deals, which it says had billions of dollars of impact on Microsoft's tax bill, and on Microsoft's cooperation with the audit. Some key pieces of information weren't delivered until late in the audit...more »

Vanguard pays back taxes to Texas, marking first payment linked to a ...
Philly.comNovember 24, 2015

That payment is the first that Danon has collected as a whistle-blower against Vanguard, his lawyer, Stephen Sorensen, confirmed. Vanguard spokesman John Woerth said that Vanguard's payments to Texas had ... In 2013, while Danon was still a Vanguard ...more »

Audits: Vanguard income taxes 'deficient' for 2010-14
Philly.com (blog)November 23, 2015

But state tax agency documents show Texas agreed in October to award $117,000 to ex-tax-lawyer Danon, who began reporting alleged Vanguard income tax underpayments to federal and state agencies before Vanguard fired him in early 2013. Applying Texas ...more »

Secrets and Scandals: Reforming Rhode Island 1986-2006, Chapter 38
GoLocalProvNovember 23, 2015

The Big Daddy's dispute landed on the docket of State Liquor Control Administrator Jeffrey J. Greer, a lawyer I had known for ten years in several government posts. He came across as modest, consistent, and professional, and we had lunch ..... Our 1992 ...more »

Denver jail inmate hospitalized after incident dies, lawyer said
The Denver PostNovember 21, 2015

You have turbo tax to do your taxes and the IRS has months and years to come back on you you make you pay more after they audit you. How long is a possible crime scene going to be preserved while you pool together your expert investigators? What is the ...more »

Second Circuit Reaffirms That Attorney-Client Privilege Is Not Waived By ...
The National Law ReviewNovember 20, 2015

On November 10, 2015, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued an opinion reaffirming that the attorney-client privilege and work product protections were not waived by a businessman and his company when they shared legal opinions and ...more »

Illinois Attorney General warns of IRS phone scam
Chicago Sun-TimesNovember 19, 2015

The IRS has slapped Brewer with seven liens — two filed as recently as last year — seeking payment of a total of $227,559 in personal income taxes while Brewer was an attorney in private practice between 1997 and 2010, the year the Illinois Supreme ...more »

Second Circuit upholds common-interest privilege for borrower's sharing of ...
Lexology (registration)November 19, 2015

The Second Circuit held last week that a borrower did not waive the attorney-client privilege by providing documents to a consortium of lender banks that shared a common legal interest with the borrower in the tax treatment of a refinancing and ...more »

Second Circuit upholds common-interest privilege for borrower's sharing of ...
Lexology (registration)November 19, 2015

The Second Circuit held last week that a borrower did not waive the attorney-client privilege by providing documents to a consortium of lender banks that shared a common legal interest with the borrower in the tax treatment of a refinancing and ...more »

Second Circuit Upholds Common-Interest Privilege For Borrower's Sharing Of ...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)November 18, 2015

The Second Circuit held last week that a borrower did not waive the attorney-client privilege by providing documents to a consortium of lender banks that shared a common legal interest with the borrower in the tax treatment of a refinancing and ...more »

Second Circuit Upholds Common-Interest Privilege for Borrower's Sharing of ...
The National Law ReviewNovember 18, 2015

The Second Circuit held last week that a borrower did not waive the attorney-client privilege by providing documents to a consortium of lender banks that shared a common legal interest with the borrower in the tax treatment of a refinancing and ...more »

Second Circuit clarifies common legal interest and work product doctrines for ...
Lexology (registration)November 18, 2015

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently ruled that the “common interest” doctrine protects legal and tax liability analysis prepared for a client and subsequently shared with a consortium of banks providing financing for the client ...more »

Second Circuit sides with taxpayers in privilege dispute over accounting firm ...
Lexology (registration)November 18, 2015

Expecting the transactions to draw Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scrutiny, the Schaeffler Group and its eponymous owner (Taxpayers) sought advice from Ernst & Young (EY) on the federal tax consequences of the transactions. In connection with its ...more »

WaPost rips 'petulant-sounding' Obama on Paris attacks and ISIS
TwitchyNovember 17, 2015

Yesterday we told you how President Obama seemed annoyed during a press conference at the G20 economic conference in Antalya, Turkey when asked a question about his once referring to ISIS as the “JV team.” And many thought he only exhibited any ...more »

Partnerships facing new level of scrutiny from IRS
Pensions & InvestmentsNovember 16, 2015

Private fund investors and managers are hearing a clear message from Washington: Partnerships that until now have received little attention from the IRS could soon face a new audit regime, with more to come. ... the partnership rather than individual ...more »

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