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Lawyers as “Gate Keepers” – The European Parliament Examines the Roles of Attorneys in Tax Evasion and ...Lawyer accuses lawyers of spending too much as killer's son awaits money from estatesBillionaire Robert Mercer did Trump a huge favor. Will he get a payback?Mercer's White House connections hang over IRS' attempts to collect ...'It's a tax rip-off'

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IRS Implementation of ACA's Employer Shared Responsibility Provision Falls Short Based on Results of Recent Audit
The National Law ReviewMay 3, 2017

Based on a recent audit conducted by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), the IRS' processes and procedures to ensure compliance with the employer information reporting requirements mandated by the employer shared ...more »

IRS-CI head Weber to step down, leaving proud legacy but uncertain future for agency
Lexology (registration)May 4, 2017

The head of the Internal Revenue Service's Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI), Richard Weber, is stepping down after five years to take a new position as head of financial crimes compliance for an international bank. The transition comes amid ...more »

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Lawyers as “Gate Keepers” – The European Parliament Examines the Roles of Attorneys in Tax Evasion and ...
JD Supra (press release)May 2, 2017

We will focus here only on the issue of lawyers serving as advisors and intermediaries for clients who are potentially pursuing tax evasion or money laundering schemes; this issue is addressed in the fourth and fifth studies noted above (particularly ...more »

Lawyer accuses lawyers of spending too much as killer's son awaits money from estates
Palm Beach PostMay 2, 2017

Still, in his motion, he noted that Rosemarie's estate once valued at $40 million to $50 million is now worth $19 million, according to a recent IRS audit. While the downturn in the real estate market is largely responsible for the loss, he said that ...more »

Billionaire Robert Mercer did Trump a huge favor. Will he get a payback?
Idaho StatesmanMay 1, 2017

Renaissance said then that its tax calculations were “appropriate under current law” and that it had “cooperated fully” with the IRS inquiry. Robert Martin, a lawyer in the IRS's chief counsel's office who co-authored the agency's legal notices on the ...more »

Mercer's White House connections hang over IRS' attempts to collect ...
McClatchy Washington BureauMay 1, 2017

The Internal Revenue Service is demanding a whopping $7 billion or more in back taxes from the world's most profitable hedge fund, whose boss's wealth and ...more »

'It's a tax rip-off'
The Boston GlobeMay 1, 2017

Every dollar his children receive means less money going directly to charities. The Martin Memorial Trust's practices are widespread in the foundation world, said Bruce R. Hopkins, a Kansas City lawyer and author of “Private Foundations: Tax Law and ...more »

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