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Be wary of IRS tax scamsWhy you can not tell the difference between a multinational firm and the MafiaBBB offers tax season tipsBBB offers tax season tips20 don'ts in an IRS auditChamber's $974000 loss prompt's member's records requestState sues former Gary city employee for nearly $1.4M in missing itemsDN Editorial: Robbing the poor hurts us allTranscript of the Main Republican Presidential Debate7th Republican debate transcript, annotated: Who said what and what it meantMissouri Paid Executioners $250000 In Cash, Possibly Violating Tax LawTips for finding help, avoiding identity theft during tax seasonAsk a Pot Lawyer'Super Bowl tickets for house' ad turns out to be prankPersecution, prosecution and government intimidation

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15 Celebrities Convicted for Tax Evasion
Philly.comJanuary 13, 2016

And while celebrities aren't necessarily more likely to break the law than their fans, they do have a far greater likelihood of being audited. Here are 15 ... Baldwin told reporters he never intended to avoid paying taxes, and that he had received bad ...more »

IRS: LLCs Now Allowed to Adopt ESOPs
The National Law ReviewJanuary 12, 2016

However, the IRS has always allowed LLCs to be taxed as a corporation under the Code for other purposes, particularly federal tax purposes, so there had always been hope that the IRS would someday allow an LLC to be treated as a corporation for ESOP ...more »

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Be wary of IRS tax scams
Heber Springs Sun-TimesJanuary 31, 2016

Be wary of IRS tax scams ... scammers are once again hitting the Cleburne County area by people pretending to represent the IRS. The callers typically follow the same script when contacting residents by phone, which involves them attempting to convince ...more »

Why you can not tell the difference between a multinational firm and the Mafia
The IndependentJanuary 30, 2016

Google would dispute that, and say it is paying exactly what the HMRC has asked for after a six-year audit. Peter Barron, the company's European business affairs chief, has pointed out that it pays most of its tax in the US: $3.3bn (£2.3bn) in the last ...more »

BBB offers tax season tips
Troy Daily NewsJanuary 30, 2016

In case the IRS finds errors or in case of an audit, you need to be sure you know how to contact your tax preparer throughout the year. • Bigger isn't always better. Be wary of tax preparation services that promise larger refunds than the competition ...more »

BBB offers tax season tips
Troy Daily NewsJanuary 30, 2016

In case the IRS finds errors or in case of an audit, you need to be sure you know how to contact your tax preparer throughout the year. • Bigger isn't always better. Be wary of tax preparation services that promise larger refunds than the competition ...more »

20 don'ts in an IRS audit
Asianjournal.comJanuary 30, 2016

He has 50 years of experience in defending taxpayers audited by the IRS, FTB, EDD, BOE and other governmental agencies. He is publishing a book on his expertise – “HOW TO AVOID OR SURVIVE IRS AUDITS.” Our readers may inquire about the book or ...more »

Chamber's $974000 loss prompt's member's records request
Quad-Cities OnlineJanuary 30, 2016

Mr. Landauer also has also filed a complaint with the IRS, stating the chamber is required to provide that information. Chamber CEO Tara Barney said the organization makes ... "And so, our attorneys are talking to his attorney. And I'm sure if there is ...more »

State sues former Gary city employee for nearly $1.4M in missing items
nwitimes.comJanuary 29, 2016

The Indiana attorney general's office Thursday filed a civil lawsuit seeking nearly $1.4 million plus damages from a former Gary employee accused of misappropriating city funds. Officials said Monique S. Bowling-Boyd, 43, of Merrillville, used her ...more »

DN Editorial: Robbing the poor hurts us all
Philly.comJanuary 29, 2016

Blame the modern-day Willie Suttons, whose criminal selfishness have robbed us all. This behavior is outrageous in a city with as many challenges as Philadelphia; people who can't afford to eat, or have a roof over their heads, turn to nonprofit ...more »

Transcript of the Main Republican Presidential Debate
New York TimesJanuary 29, 2016

We had an audit-the-Fed vote, which was the biggest thing my dad had been advocating for, for 30 years, Ted didn't have time to show up. He was the only Republican that didn't show up for it. And so I think really that ..... imbed our troops with the ...more »

7th Republican debate transcript, annotated: Who said what and what it meant
Washington PostJanuary 29, 2016

We had an audit-the-Fed vote, which was the biggest thing my dad had been advocating for, for 30 years, Ted didn't have time to show up. He was the only Republican that didn't show up for it. And so I think really that ..... imbed our troops with the ...more »

Missouri Paid Executioners $250000 In Cash, Possibly Violating Tax Law
BuzzFeed NewsJanuary 28, 2016

Missouri Paid Executioners $250,000 In Cash, Possibly Violating Tax Law. The state pays its small team of executioners in cash to limit the paper trail. The state isn't sending proper paperwork to the IRS — experts told BuzzFeed News that it could be ...more »

Tips for finding help, avoiding identity theft during tax season
KSAT San AntonioJanuary 27, 2016

Ideally, your tax preparer should either be a certified public accountant, a tax attorney or an enrolled agent. All three ... up to April 18. In case the IRS finds errors, or in case of an audit, make sure you are able to contact your tax preparer at ...more »

Ask a Pot Lawyer
The Portland MercuryJanuary 27, 2016

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) uses Section 280E to prohibit marijuana businesses from deducting ordinary and necessary business expenses. Things like rent, advertising, and employee salaries won't reduce your taxable income unless they can be ...more »

'Super Bowl tickets for house' ad turns out to be prank
Chicago Sun-TimesJanuary 27, 2016

“Not only did I lose my savings to try to save the trade center, but I had this tax bill. I had to go through bankruptcy. I lost everything. I gave [the IRS] everything I had.” Since 2006, the IRS filed five liens against Hartigan, aiming to collect ...more »

Persecution, prosecution and government intimidation
Journal AdvocateJanuary 27, 2016

Frank VanderSloot, founder of Melaleuca wellness products, was one of eight Romney donors singled out by President Obama's campaign. VanderSloot and his wife were then audited by the IRS. A week later, Department of Labor audited VanderSloot Farms ...more »

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