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Family that owns Nick's Famous Roast Beef in Beverly sentenced for ...Mnuchin: Trump has 'no intention' of releasing his tax returnsThe rogue cityLife on Contract: Hacking your Taxes | HackadayIRS Targets Globally-Mobile Individuals and Businesses: The Importance of Proactive PlanningHow Hollywood Remembers Steve BannonSocial Security Disability and Student Loan Relief: A Taxing ProblemIt's Up to Plan Sponsors to Track Loans, Hardship DistributionsStates, Tax Groups Furiously Planning for Partnership Audit LawWhy Fox Rothschild Is Still Banking on its Cannabis PracticeChris Matthews Suggested IRS Employees Leak Trump's Audit StatusHow do you find a good lawyer? Your guide to hiring an attorney for any legal problemTax Day Justice: DOJ Investigation of Lois Lerner Called for by Ways ...TAX HUMOR: IT'S THAT TIME!Your daily 6: Tax day, cellphone bandit and about those baseball replays

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Abrams: The 6 worst small business tax mistakes
USA TODAYApril 4, 2017

You want to take every deduction you can, but be sure to avoid one of the six worst tax mistakes you can make if you're self-employed or own a small business: Those who file “Schedule C” tax forms -- sole proprietors who file individual, not ... In ...more »

Phillip Goldstein: Fear being audited? IRS guides can ease your mind
Times Herald-RecordApril 8, 2017

No one likes to think about an audit. What will the IRS look for? Where will they look? How can you prepare? If thinking makes you nervous, here's what you can do: Take a look at ATGs (Audit Techniques Guides). There's a list of them right on the IRS ...more »

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Family that owns Nick's Famous Roast Beef in Beverly sentenced for ...
The Boston GlobeApril 27, 2017

The co-owner of Nick's Famous Roast Beef in Beverly, and his wife and son, were sentenced in federal court in Boston Wednesday for failing to report nearly $6 ...more »

Mnuchin: Trump has 'no intention' of releasing his tax returns
PoliticoApril 26, 2017

... release his tax returns, explaining that he was under audit. The IRS has said publicly that there is no regulation prohibiting an individual under audit from releasing their tax returns, but Trump has said that he will not release his, on the ...more »

The rogue city
DailyuwApril 25, 2017

... Nixon's dumpster fire of a presidency, President Donald Trump announced that even if he wanted to release his tax returns (which he doesn't), that he couldn't (which he can) because his tax lawyers released a letter claiming he was under audit by ...more »

Life on Contract: Hacking your Taxes | Hackaday
HackadayApril 24, 2017

You're a contractor and people are paying you to work in your pajamas. It's a life of luxury, but when tax time comes, you are in a world of hurt and you wonder ...more »

IRS Targets Globally-Mobile Individuals and Businesses: The Importance of Proactive Planning
JD Supra (press release)April 24, 2017

Sometimes, the degree of “ownership”, “control” or “beneficial interest” over foreign entities and foreign financial assets is ambiguous, especially when globally-mobile taxpayers do not use lawyers to structure their deal. All this may ... While IRS ...more »

How Hollywood Remembers Steve Bannon
The New YorkerApril 24, 2017

Others would not speak for attribution, saying that they feared what he might do with the instruments of government—one spoke of a possible I.R.S. audit. He worked hard to join the Hollywood establishment, and several people .... But the new Biosphere ...more »

Social Security Disability and Student Loan Relief: A Taxing Problem
Legal ScoopsApril 23, 2017

An article published in the Los Angeles Times highlights the fact that 387,000 disabled Americans throughout the country are eligible for student loan relief. However, despite their eligibility for relief, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has failed ...more »

It's Up to Plan Sponsors to Track Loans, Hardship Distributions
Lawyers.com Blog (blog)April 21, 2017

Employees do, however, need to keep source documents, such as bills that resulted in the need for hardship withdrawals, in case employers are audited by the IRS, the agency said. Plan sponsors must obtain and keep hardship distribution records. Failing ...more »

States, Tax Groups Furiously Planning for Partnership Audit Law
Bloomberg BNAApril 20, 2017

States and taxpayers aren't waiting for a fix to the new federal partnership audit regime as they wade further into it to assess how the law will shape state tax systems. The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (Pub. L. No. 114-74), signed into law in ...more »

Why Fox Rothschild Is Still Banking on its Cannabis Practice
Bloomberg Big Law BusinessApril 19, 2017

Shortly before the results from the November presidential election arrived, the management at Fox Rothschild decided it was time to double down and officially launch a Cannabis Law practice group with recognition on the web site, a blog and all the ...more »

Chris Matthews Suggested IRS Employees Leak Trump's Audit Status
Accuracy In Media (blog)April 19, 2017

Because of his income, Trump is much more likely than most people to be audited. I would suggest that Lois Lerner be charged and testify under oath first, so we can see just how corrupt the IRS has been under the Obama administration.. Chris is just ...more »

How do you find a good lawyer? Your guide to hiring an attorney for any legal problem
MicApril 19, 2017

Dealing with tax problems: You need a tax lawyer if you're audited or owe back taxes, which could happen if you don't comply with tax rules as an independent contractor. A lawyer can help you negotiate a settlement with the IRS. "They can help you ...more »

Tax Day Justice: DOJ Investigation of Lois Lerner Called for by Ways ...
Breitbart NewsApril 18, 2017

The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee called on the DOJ to review evidence that Lois Lerner “broke the law to target Americans for their ...more »

TAX HUMOR: IT'S THAT TIME!
Havana HeraldApril 18, 2017

If a lawyer and an IRS agent were both drowning, and you could only save one of them, would you go to lunch or read the newspaper? • What did the terrorist ... What's the difference between an overzealous tax auditor and a rottweiler? Answer: A ...more »

Your daily 6: Tax day, cellphone bandit and about those baseball replays
STLtoday.comApril 18, 2017

The number of people audited by the IRS in 2016 dropped for the sixth straight year, to just over 1 million. That's less than 1 percent of .... Lawyers for the inmates were not immediately available after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Earlier in the ...more »

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