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IRS May 'Fast Track' Reissued Rules on Partnership AuditsPI Charged for Trying to Peek at Trump's TaxesRecords: Trump's casino was a money laundering concern shortly after it openedIRS Probe of Bitcoin Goes Too Far, GOP WarnsDNC Host Committee promised to give away leftover funds to charityDNC Host Committee promised to give away leftover funds to charityPalm Bay attorney starts special investigationTrump lawyer asked to submit financial disclosure without his signatureTax Fraud Blotter: Helping handcuffsThe Non-stop Tax Collecting Machine from the IRS with The Strategic Tax Lawyers of Valley Tax LawThe Non-stop Tax Collecting Machine from the IRS with The ...'Ashes to Asheville': Ryan calls againData Series: An Interview with John Beccia, General Council of Circle Internet FinancialDems push for House vote on releasing Trump's tax returnsMorning News

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You Should Just Hang Up On IRS Collection Calls Legitimate Or Not
ForbesApril 30, 2017

After years of warnings about scams IRS is now telling us legitimate private collectors might be calling. There is no reason to try to sort out the difference.more »

Two (at most) secret donors funded 93% of pro-Rubio nonprofit
Center for Responsive PoliticsMay 3, 2017

Philip Hackney, former chief counsel of the IRS division overseeing exempt organizations who now teaches law at Louisiana State University, says that if the IRS could show that CSP “was exclusively or primarily benefiting Rubio” through its focus on ...more »

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IRS May 'Fast Track' Reissued Rules on Partnership Audits
Bloomberg BNAMay 22, 2017

“The IRS's theory is they will fast track as much as possible of the proposed regs once they're reissued,” Bruce Ely, a partner with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, said during a May 18 teleconference for the Multistate Tax Commission's partnership ...more »

PI Charged for Trying to Peek at Trump's Taxes
NewserMay 22, 2017

At the time, Trump was making headlines by refusing to release his tax returns ahead of the elections due to a routine IRS audit. The Washington Post reports ... A filing signed by a US attorney states that “the defendant immediately volunteered that ...more »

Records: Trump's casino was a money laundering concern shortly after it opened
FOX31 DenverMay 22, 2017

Trump's third gambling operation in Atlantic City, the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, had a better record. When the IRS audited its cash reporting in 1998 and 1999, it found that the casino correctly filed 99.99 percent of the time, according to a ...more »

IRS Probe of Bitcoin Goes Too Far, GOP Warns
FortuneMay 21, 2017

One theory, according to a lawyer who spoke with Fortune late last year, is that the IRS's sweeping demand is a negotiating tactic to make Coinbase more cooperative, and that the two sides will reach an agreement to allow the agency to inspect some ...more »

DNC Host Committee promised to give away leftover funds to charity
Philly.comMay 21, 2017

... not a distribution of surplus funds. He said that should the host committee be audited by the IRS, the government would want to see “something more substantial” than Rendell's recounting that he promised bonuses. ... Marcus Owens, a Washington tax ...more »

DNC Host Committee promised to give away leftover funds to charity
Philly.comMay 19, 2017

He said that should the host committee be audited by the IRS, the government would want to see “something more substantial” than Rendell recounting that he promised bonuses. “If there were an explicit understanding ... Marcus Owens, a Washington tax ...more »

Palm Bay attorney starts special investigation
Florida TodayMay 19, 2017

The directive to city employees is to contact Palm Bay City Attorney Andrew Lannon — and whoever is assisting him in the investigation into Buchanan's conduct while serving in Palm Bay City Hall — “without any fear of retaliation or adverse ...more »

Trump lawyer asked to submit financial disclosure without his signature
The HillMay 19, 2017

By the following month, he started backtracking on releasing the returns, saying that the IRS was auditing him and that the reports would reveal no relevant information. Tax returns “have [zero] to do w/ someone's net worth,” Trump tweeted on Feb. 25 ...more »

Tax Fraud Blotter: Helping handcuffs
Accounting TodayMay 19, 2017

The IRS audited 197 returns prepared by Bryant and determined that Bryant claimed credits and/or deductions her customers were not entitled to take on 189 of these returns and understated their tax liabilities by more than $800,000. ... A friend of the ...more »

The Non-stop Tax Collecting Machine from the IRS with The Strategic Tax Lawyers of Valley Tax Law
Digital JournalMay 18, 2017

Valley Tax Law's also offers other tax related services such as Installment Agreement, Penalty Abatement, Tax Lien Release, Bank Levy, Late Tax Returns, Tax Debt, Wage Garnishment, and many more. The IRS is a government entity tasked with collecting ...more »

The Non-stop Tax Collecting Machine from the IRS with The ...
MilTechMay 18, 2017

Fresno, CA – For those who've ever felt anxious, nervous, or uneasy whenever a man in a suit comes knocking at your door fearing that it could.more »

'Ashes to Asheville': Ryan calls again
Asheville Citizen-TimesMay 18, 2017

"Ashes to Asheville” is an ongoing, real-time serial novel set in Asheville. N. John Shore, Jr. writes a new chapter of the story each week, which we publish here every Thursday morning. To read all the chapters, go here. Listen to the "Ashes to ...more »

Data Series: An Interview with John Beccia, General Council of Circle Internet Financial
Bitcoin MagazineMay 18, 2017

I was doing a lot of the legal work there overseeing bank regulatory, compliance, and anti-money laundering matters as the BSA Officer. I did a lot of compliance and bank regulatory work dealing with issues like deposit, lending, and trust company issues.more »

Dems push for House vote on releasing Trump's tax returns
The Hill (blog)May 16, 2017

Trump has long maintained he won't releasing his tax returns because of an ongoing IRS audit, though many have noted that individuals under audit can still choose to make their tax returns public. Trump's lawyers said last week that his income tax ...more »

Morning News
Cincinnati CityBeat (blog)May 15, 2017

Keep Cincinnati Beautiful President Brad Lindner says there are big problems with the agency's invoicing procedures that could signal a misuse of tax dollars and asked Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black to audit the agency and place director Mary ...more »

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