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Ex-South Florida politician to plead guilty to tax charges in federal ...The Five Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes That Enrich The IRS Instead Of Your ...Hiring someone to prepare your tax return? We have tips for you! | BusinessBeeman files new tax returns hoping to stave off foreclosureCan Execs Deduct Legal Fees Above-The-Line?Newt Gingrich ethics investigation: 4 facts you haven't heard from himtrial for 'Ax the Tax' founder beginsIRS's New Amnesty Program for Undisclosed Offshore Account Holders Comes at a ...Sheriff candidate has law enforcement experienceMarried Filing Separately, Joint or Single? Find Out Your Filing StatusEffectiveness of tax amnestyA fresh look at Gingrich ethics caseTrinidad cemetery's actions and finances under investigationRI reality star Hatch wants reduced IRS paymentStanford Used 'Slush Fund' at SocGen for Bribes, Ex-CFO Says

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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 »

Justice Department calls Swiss Bank a "fugitive"
Wall Street JournalFebruary 10, 2012

Wegelin & Co. is accused of helping at least 100 US clients conceal huge sums of money from the IRS in overseas accounts. Federal prosecutors said the bank recruited American customers who were concerned about possible prosecution for tax violations at ...more »

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Ex-South Florida politician to plead guilty to tax charges in federal ...
MiamiHerald.comFebruary 7, 2012

The reason: So that Dawson, a Democrat, would not oppose legislation supporting the medical profession. In July, a Miami federal grand jury charged Dawson with failing to pay income taxes of $11889 on $92324 in income for 2004 and $12966 on $102896 in ...more »

The Five Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes That Enrich The IRS Instead Of Your ...
Vending TimesFebruary 7, 2012

A FLIP, when properly structured in accordance with the tax law, is allowed a 35% discount, reducing the $6.1 million to $4 million (rounded) for tax purposes, thus saving estate taxes on $2 million. Joe and Mary immediately gave separate gifts of ...more »

Hiring someone to prepare your tax return? We have tips for you! | Business
KLTVFebruary 7, 2012

When the IRS detects a fraudulent return, the taxpayer—not the return preparer—must pay the additional taxes and interest and may be subject to penalties. "Anyone could reach a point in time that requires the assistance of a tax preparation ...more »

Beeman files new tax returns hoping to stave off foreclosure
GoErie.comFebruary 7, 2012

The paperwork filed in US District Court by Beeman's lawyer, Anthony Andrezeski, shows Beeman's gross tax liability is $111475 for the eight tax years at issue in the judgment against him -- far shy of the $1014283 tax assessed by the Internal Revenue ...more »

Can Execs Deduct Legal Fees Above-The-Line?
ForbesFebruary 7, 2012

Your contingent fee lawyer will receive 40%. When the paper offers $100000, you accept. Do you have $100000 of income or only $60000? Usually $100000, which means you must figure a way to deduct the $40000 paid to your lawyer.more »

Newt Gingrich ethics investigation: 4 facts you haven't heard from him
Christian Science MonitorFebruary 6, 2012

But the cited examples – IRS, FEC, and a federal judge – all involved either tax law or election law, not the rules of ethical conduct enforced by the House Ethics Committee. The former speaker's claim of vindication is accurate in the sense that many ...more »

trial for 'Ax the Tax' founder begins
WKMG OrlandoFebruary 6, 2012

The government hopes to call a key witness, a woman who prepared Guetzloe's taxes in the early 2000s, who said she warned him the IRS could audit him. Also watching is the lawyer for the client who was slandered by Guetzloe on his radio show who won a ...more »

IRS's New Amnesty Program for Undisclosed Offshore Account Holders Comes at a ...
PR Web (press release)February 6, 2012

IRS launches a third amnesty initiative, the 2012 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program. Kevin E. Thorn encourages US taxpayers with undisclosed offshore accounts to come into compliance in light of new developments between US authorities and Swiss ...more »

Sheriff candidate has law enforcement experience
Coeur d'Alene PressFebruary 6, 2012

As a private attorney, he specializes in Internal Revenue Service tax law, often contracting as an educator for IRS agents and lawyers. His senate campaign called for eliminating the income tax in Idaho, a tax he called "misunderstood" and overreaching ...more »

Married Filing Separately, Joint or Single? Find Out Your Filing Status
Learnvest Living (blog)February 5, 2012

Plus, it's one of things that, if you get it wrong, will definitely land you in a dreaded audit. Your filing status basically expresses how you wish to be treated by the IRS, and can determine which deductions and credits you are allowed to take, ...more »

Effectiveness of tax amnesty
Hindu Business LineFebruary 5, 2012

The context of the paper is the US, where the Government has engaged in a number of well-publicised enforcement efforts in an attempt to collect back taxes owed on funds in these accounts and encourage future compliance with the federal income tax laws...more »

A fresh look at Gingrich ethics case
Nashua TelegraphFebruary 5, 2012

Under public pressure, the Ethics Committee – made up of equal numbers of Republicans and Democrats – took up the case and hired an outside counsel, Washington lawyer James Cole, to conduct the investigation. Cole developed a theory in which Gingrich, ...more »

Trinidad cemetery's actions and finances under investigation
Denver PostFebruary 5, 2012

... records with the IRS and has at least three members who appear to have conflicts of interest, a review of hundreds of pages of board records shows. The board's actions and finances are under investigation by the Colorado attorney general's office.more »

RI reality star Hatch wants reduced IRS payment
Boston.comFebruary 4, 2012

A lawyer says in court papers that the 50-year-old Hatch has earned $500 since being released from prison in December. Hatch last year was ordered to pay 25 percent of his gross income to the IRS as part of his sentence for failing to comply with the ...more »

Stanford Used 'Slush Fund' at SocGen for Bribes, Ex-CFO Says
BusinessWeekFebruary 4, 2012

When Assistant US Attorney William Stellmach asked Davis how much of this money Stanford ultimately paid back, Davis replied, “I don't believe he actually repaid any of the money.” Stanford, 61, denies all wrongdoing in connection with what the ...more »

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