Personal Irs Disputes. Legal news and articles for October 27 - 31, 2011

Herman Cain: first appearance after sexual harassment allegations – liveSecretive 501(c)(4) nonprofits report only a fraction of elections fundraising ...Fine line between politics and issues spending by secretive 501(c)(4) groupsJohn Edwards' Last Desperate GambleRuling may weaken case against prominent developerAround the Blawgosphere: Lawyer Bloggers and Disclaimers; The 'Ten Crack ...Houston defense lawyer arrested, charged with money laundering, fraudHouston Criminal Tax Attorney's IRS Win Helps Attorneys Across USState disbars noted lawyerTaxpayer advocate battles bureaucracyBeware the Registered Investment AdviserNorCal bookkeeper sentenced for stealing millionsInvestor cannot sue over illegal tax shelter: NY appeals courtObama to dine with donors who won campaign contestLehman, Dodgers, Madoff, Dallas Stars, AmTrust: Bankruptcy

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What is the Automated Collection System of the IRS?
Tax Law Home (blog)October 2, 2011

... assist with collection of amounts due. Therefore, you would be wise to seek the advice of a tax attorney. A tax attorney understands federal tax laws, can answer your questions about past due federal tax returns, and can advise you of your rights. ...more »

Feds escalate efforts to close California pot shops
Los Angeles TimesOctober 7, 2011

But the IRS has audited her 2009 returns and demanded $1 million, which Shaw said is about equal to her gross revenue. When Barack Obama was running for president, he joked about smoking marijuana and said the federal government should not interfere ...more »

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Herman Cain: first appearance after sexual harassment allegations – live
The GuardianOctober 31, 2011

It is his first appearance since reports that he harassed female staff in the past A tax code that allows the IRS to harrass us. And those of you who have been through that know what I'm talking about. Being harrassed is terrible, obviously. ...more »

Secretive 501(c)(4) nonprofits report only a fraction of elections fundraising ...
Huffington Post (blog)October 31, 2011

"Not all electioneering communications are candidate advocacy under the campaign finance or tax laws," network president Brian Walsh said. However, some veteran tax experts say the group's status with the IRS could be in jeopardy. ...more »

Fine line between politics and issues spending by secretive 501(c)(4) groups
iWatch NewsOctober 31, 2011

IRS rulings indicate that advocacy communications do not have to expressly support a candidate to qualify as political activity, say tax and election lawyers. Dozens of other GOP-allied 501(c)(4) groups — and a smaller number of Democratic ones — are ...more »

John Edwards' Last Desperate Gamble
NewsweekOctober 31, 2011

For 34 months, at least 56 agents from the FBI and IRS interviewed some 125 witnesses. The government collected more than 400000 documents, spanning Edwards's entire political career. The indictment charges that sometime around May 2007—that is, ...more »

Ruling may weaken case against prominent developer
Colorado Springs GazetteOctober 29, 2011

Marshall's lawyer had asked that all but the personal-bankruptcy evidence be excluded because the indictment cited only the failure to disclose that bankruptcy as the basis for all 15 counts of securities fraud he faces. ...more »

Around the Blawgosphere: Lawyer Bloggers and Disclaimers; The 'Ten Crack ...
ABA JournalOctober 28, 2011

Still, for the past 40 years, political candidates have been called upon to release their federal individual income tax returns, and most do, even though the IRS is prohibited from releasing taxpayer information without authorization. ...more »

Houston defense lawyer arrested, charged with money laundering, fraud
Houston Chronicle (blog)October 28, 2011

Abraham Moses Fisch, 52, a criminal defense attorney in Houston, was arrested this morning on charges of conspiracy, obstruction of justice, money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering, federal prosecutors said. Fisch and his wife, ...more »

Houston Criminal Tax Attorney's IRS Win Helps Attorneys Across US
MMD Newswire (press release)October 28, 2011

In a 2007 law journal article in the South Texas Law Review, Minns clearly defined and explained how attorneys can defend their clients against the two most common phrases and claims made by the IRS; 'Defendant knowingly and willfully, etc., etc.,. ...more »

State disbars noted lawyer
NorthJersey.comOctober 28, 2011

The complaint also alleged that Rosenberg owed the federal government $177000 in back taxes at the time and concealed a $63000 inheritance he received from his mother's estate from the IRS. The complaint further alleges that Rosenberg accepted legal ...more »

Taxpayer advocate battles bureaucracy
The HillOctober 28, 2011

But Olson, a lawyer who has represented wealthy clients in tax cases and started her own clinic for low-income taxpayers, walks a tightrope as well — advocating for all of the more than 300 million Americans who have diverse takes on the IRS and ...more »

Beware the Registered Investment Adviser
BusinessWeekOctober 27, 2011

Arnold Levy says he decided not to pursue the case in part because the IRS placed a tax lien on Liskov's home. Levy's attorney warned him that paying off the IRS could deplete Liskov's assets, potentially leaving nothing to satisfy other claims. ...more »

NorCal bookkeeper sentenced for stealing millions
San Jose Mercury NewsOctober 27, 2011

The US Attorney's Office said Wednesday that Ann Ray, also known as Georgia Engelhart, also will have to pay $4.75 million in restitution and $1.2 million to the IRS. Ray pleaded guilty in July to six counts of tax evasion connected to the embezzlement ...more »

Investor cannot sue over illegal tax shelter: NY appeals court
Thomson Reuters News & InsightOctober 27, 2011

Instead, the judges wrote, Shalam "willfully blinded" himself to evidence that the IRS would likely not accept such a shelter as legitimate. The lawyer for Shalam, Blair Fensterstock, did not return a phone call Thursday afternoon seeking comment. ...more »

Obama to dine with donors who won campaign contest
CBS NewsOctober 27, 2011

The Obama campaign estimates the approximate retail value of each dinner prize with the president at $1075, which under IRS rules, is taxable. The IRS says taxpayers must report "the fair market value of merchandise or products won as a prize or award, ...more »

Lehman, Dodgers, Madoff, Dallas Stars, AmTrust: Bankruptcy
BusinessWeekOctober 27, 2011

Although he lost on the same issue in the Wilpon suit, Picard preserved a question for later appeal by contending that the so-called safe harbor in bankruptcy law shouldn't be applied to protect a broker that was a thoroughgoing fraud. ...more »

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