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Lavish Partner Pensions May Strain Firm Finances, Divide Generations, The ...Mitsubishi Financial Hires Sullivan & Cromwell for DC Lobbying WorkIRS delays make it hard for nonprofit news sites to build their businessesSEC, IRS more likely than FBI to reward tips on insider tradingJury in Jimmy Dimora trial gets instructions on how to deliberateTax Attorney Comments on the Latest Amnesty Program for Undisclosed Offshore ...What Type of Estate and Tax Planning Do I Need to Do?: Without a will, your ...Tax Audit Horror Stories: When the IRS AttacksTop 5 Reasons to Hire a Tax LawyerIRS And US Treasury Release Proposed Regulations Under FATCAMaryland raises the bar for individual tax preparersUS IRS may tap local banks to help in campaign after Fil-Am tax evadersMaryland raises the bar for individual tax preparersObtaining family heirlooms would be difficult without a willImmigrants face deportation for filing false tax return

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Beeman gets reprieve, but only for a week
GoErie.comFebruary 1, 2012

McLaughlin asked Ari Kunofsky, the tax attorney for the US Department of Justice. McLaughlin on Tuesday granted Beeman one last chance to roll back his tax case, first filed in 2010. The Internal Revenue Service is poised to auction off Beeman's four ...more »

Thompson & Knight Names Emily Parker as Managing Partner
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

In response to the Tax Court's decision in that case and because of concerns about the potential loss of revenue resulting from the ruling, the US Congress amended the underlying law. "I'm honored to serve the clients and attorneys of Thompson & Knight ...more »

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Lavish Partner Pensions May Strain Firm Finances, Divide Generations, The ...
SunHerald.comFebruary 29, 2012

NEW YORK -- An investigation of large law firms' partner pension plans by ALM's The American Lawyer finds trouble ahead as generous benefit commitments stress firm finances and set the stage for generational conflicts. The study reported in the March ...more »

Mitsubishi Financial Hires Sullivan & Cromwell for DC Lobbying Work
The BLT: Blog of Legal Times (blog)February 29, 2012

A former Internal Revenue Service chief counsel is one of two Sullivan & Cromwell lawyers lobbying for a Japanese financial services giant, the law firm told Congress this week. Washington-based Sullivan partner Donald Korb, the head IRS lawyer from ...more »

IRS delays make it hard for nonprofit news sites to build their businesses
Poynter.orgFebruary 29, 2012

Another difference between the first group and the second: The IRS has ruled that the nationally-known news orgs are tax-exempt organizations. The two others, along with several you may know, are still waiting to see if they made the cut.more »

SEC, IRS more likely than FBI to reward tips on insider trading
Washington PostFebruary 29, 2012

The IRS has a similar program. People who report fraud to the FBI “would be eligible for substantial rewards,” but any payment would be at the discretion of the Department of Justice, said Douglas Leff, assistant special agent in charge of the FBI's ...more »

Jury in Jimmy Dimora trial gets instructions on how to deliberate
Plain DealerFebruary 29, 2012

By James F. McCarty, The Plain Dealer Marvin Fong / The Plain DealerFormer Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora and his lawyer William Whitaker, right. AKRON, Ohio -- Jurors in Jimmy Dimora's racketeering trial heard Tuesday what they should ...more »

Tax Attorney Comments on the Latest Amnesty Program for Undisclosed Offshore ...
PR Web (press release)February 28, 2012

The Law Offices of Jeffrey B. Kahn, PC informs Americans with undisclosed offshore accounts that they still have time to apply for amnesty under the third initiative launched by the IRS. The Law Offices of Jeffrey B. Kahn, PC, a leading tax, probate, ...more »

What Type of Estate and Tax Planning Do I Need to Do?: Without a will, your ...
Chicago TribuneFebruary 28, 2012

More than half of adults do not have a will, according to a 2011 phone survey conducted by Harris Interactive for online legal service Rocket Lawyer, and 92 percent of adults under age 35 do not have one. Many people assume their family will ...more »

Tax Audit Horror Stories: When the IRS Attacks
DailyFinanceFebruary 28, 2012

It turns out an audit memo that had been sent to her old address was never forwarded and went unanswered. It took her 11 months to dig out from the paperwork avalanche that comes with an full audit. This is the horrid headache that we fear each year ...more »

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Tax Lawyer
ReutersFebruary 27, 2012

By Andrew Chow, JD at FindLaw.com As a small business owner, should you hire a tax lawyer? You may feel like the answer depends on the complexity of your tax filing, or the size of your business. And with the economy still sluggish, affordability may ...more »

IRS And US Treasury Release Proposed Regulations Under FATCA
JD Supra (press release)February 27, 2012

On February 8, 2012, the IRS and US Treasury released 389 pages of proposed regulations under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), which was enacted for the purpose of combating offshore tax evasion. To achieve this goal, FATCA imposes a ...more »

Maryland raises the bar for individual tax preparers
The Herald-MailFebruary 27, 2012

Lawyers, certified public accountants and enrolled agents who represent taxpayers before the IRS are exempt. (They already have professional standards to meet.) Some preparers, Blackstone says, ask why Maryland bothers to register them now that the IRS...more »

US IRS may tap local banks to help in campaign after Fil-Am tax evaders
Inquirer.netFebruary 26, 2012

Mississippi-based tax lawyer Kurt Rademacher said in an interview on Friday that the environment was becoming much tougher for American nationals or permanent residents using offshore markets as tax havens because banks around the world were now under ...more »

Maryland raises the bar for individual tax preparers
Baltimore SunFebruary 26, 2012

Now, he says, "someone who is doing your taxes needs to have at least a certain level of education. Anyone would demand that, just like you would demand that from a doctor or lawyer." It's been a long time coming. In 2008, Maryland became the third ...more »

Obtaining family heirlooms would be difficult without a will
Los Angeles TimesFebruary 26, 2012

Everyone else is afraid to go to an attorney. My mother's sisters want me to not rock the boat, but I feel two years and a new wife who is younger than me means someone has moved on. Answer: Perhaps he has moved on, but there may not be much you can do ...more »

Immigrants face deportation for filing false tax return
Los Angeles TimesFebruary 26, 2012

Last week, the US Supreme Court delivered the final blow, ruling 6 to 3 that Immigration and Customs Enforcement — as the INS is now known — was within its authority to declare such a tax crime an "aggravated felony," subjecting an immigrant to ...more »

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