Personal Irs Disputes. Legal news and articles for December 2 - 6, 2011

Rocket Lawyer(TM) Provides Legal Tips to Help Small Businesses Avoid a Tax ...Christie Brinkley Owes The TaxmanReducing your tax liabilityMiccosukee Indians Sue Own Former Counsel over Tax AdviceLoose Lips Daily: The Day Before The Day of Reckoning ArrivesDrugs, God, and Bush with Vincent BugliosiDC Council to hold closed-door talks after Thomas raidWhat is an IRS wage levy? How much of my wages can the IRS take?The Rules for Deducting DonationsBachmann, from Waterloo to White House contenderBachmann, from Waterloo to White House contenderTax scandals of the starsSuicide kit maker, 93, pleads guilty to tax offenseDeEvening Links: Bad day for HTJFBI Searches Harry Thomas's Home

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STLtoday.comDecember 1, 2011

It's an annual exercise for the IRS, which has been nudging taxpayers toward accepting their refunds through direct, electronic deposits to their bank accounts. Out of the nearly 103 million refunds the IRS issued through early June this year, ...more »

Loose Lips Daily: The Day Before The Day of Reckoning Arrives
Washington City Paper (blog)December 5, 2011

By the end of the day, we learned that both the FBI and the IRS are keenly interested in Thomas' affairs, that the feds have enough evidence against Thomas to get a judge to sign off on search and seizure warrants, that Thomas likely traded in his ...more »

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Rocket Lawyer(TM) Provides Legal Tips to Help Small Businesses Avoid a Tax ...
MarketWatch (press release)December 6, 2011

With small businesses facing a growing likelihood of having their taxes audited by the IRS, it is more important than ever to understand the legal consequences of day-to-day business decisions. Rocket Lawyer(TM), the fastest growing online legal ...more »

Christie Brinkley Owes The Taxman
The Spoof (satire)December 6, 2011

The IRS has issued a lien against mega super model Christie Brinkley for the more than half a million dollars it claims she owes in back taxes. Records indicate that the 57-year-old polymerized beauty has $531000 in debts to the goverment. ...more »

Reducing your tax liability
Monterey County HeraldDecember 6, 2011

If the work clearly relates to future years, the costs must be deducted over the life of the benefit you get from the lawyer or other professional. If you use your car for business, or your business owns its own vehicle, you can deduct some of the ...more »

Miccosukee Indians Sue Own Former Counsel over Tax Advice
JD Supra (press release)December 5, 2011

... former lawyer, Dexter Lehtinen and has filed a lawsuit against him for malpractice. The tribe members allege that Lehtinen gave them wrong legal advice on tax issues regarding their gambling profits that has now landed them in trouble with the IRS. ...more »

Loose Lips Daily: The Day Before The Day of Reckoning Arrives
Washington City Paper (blog)December 5, 2011

By the end of the day, we learned that both the FBI and the IRS are keenly interested in Thomas' affairs, that the feds have enough evidence against Thomas to get a judge to sign off on search and seizure warrants, that Thomas likely traded in his ...more »

Drugs, God, and Bush with Vincent Bugliosi
Century City NewsDecember 5, 2011

And, just to be sure, Bugliosi also argues – with his trademark prosecutorial prose – that we place IRS agents inside of banking institutions throughout the land, always to be vigilant of the potential drug launderer. ...more »

DC Council to hold closed-door talks after Thomas raid
Washington TimesDecember 5, 2011

Agents from the FBI and the IRS' Criminal Investigative Division serve a search warrant at the home DC Council member Harry Thomas, Jr., on Friday. The agents were at Mr. Thomas' home for more than nine hours and seized a red motorcycle ...more »

What is an IRS wage levy? How much of my wages can the IRS take?
Tax Law Home (blog)December 4, 2011

If you owe money to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) related to unpaid federal income taxes, you should know that the IRS has the power to seize various assets from you to settle the debt. Initially, the IRS will simply notify you that you owe them ...more »

The Rules for Deducting Donations
Wall Street JournalDecember 4, 2011

But if you want to deduct your donations, make sure you understand the tax law's fine print. First, you can't deduct charitable contributions on your federal income-tax return unless you "itemize" your deductions on Schedule A. That's important since ...more »

Bachmann, from Waterloo to White House contender
Boston.comDecember 3, 2011

"Yes, I have called the IRS because my background is I'm a federal tax litigation attorney," replies Bachmann, not mentioning that she worked for the very agency being criticized. "So, yes, I have called them. I've called them and been rerouted 19 ...more »

Bachmann, from Waterloo to White House contender
The Associated PressDecember 3, 2011

"Yes, I have called the IRS because my background is I'ma federal tax litigation attorney," replies Bachmann, not mentioning that she worked for the very agency being criticized. "So, yes, I have called them. I've called them and been rerouted 19 times ...more »

Tax scandals of the stars
New York Daily NewsDecember 3, 2011

Hogan was served with an Australian Taxation Office order after landing that prevents him from leaving Australia until he settles a multimillion dollar tax bill, lawyer Andrew Robinson said.Australian tax and crime investigators have fought Hogan in a ...more »

Suicide kit maker, 93, pleads guilty to tax offense
Chicago TribuneDecember 3, 2011

The income she failed to report to the IRS was mostly from her retirement pension, Social Security and rent from two small apartment units, he said. Goldberg added that "the great majority of people who purchased the kit from her never used it. ...more »

DeEvening Links: Bad day for HTJ
Washington Post (blog)December 3, 2011

The FBI and IRS agent showed up at 8 am and didn't leave for more than eight hours, taking with them a Chevy Tahoe and a spiffy red motorcycle. For a peek at Thomas and his ride in better times, here's a photo of him astride the Victory Ness Signature ...more »

FBI Searches Harry Thomas's Home
NBC WashingtonDecember 2, 2011

In addition, the IRS has confirmed that they are on official business at Thomas's home, but declined to provide more details. In June, DC Attorney General Irvin Nathan released a report accusing Thomas of taking about $300000 in government funds for ...more »

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