Personal Irs Disputes. Legal news and articles for February 21 - 22, 2012

Ask the Lawyer: Planning Your WillNew Orleans Divorce Lawyer Discusses Tax DeductionsForeign Bribery, Wynn, Parmalat, Paulson, Teva in Court NewsVito Giacalone was described as a “capo” in the Detroit Mafia. (The Detroit News)Detroit mobster, tied to Hoffa case, diesBeeman to judge: Let me back in my houseForeign Bribery, Stanford, Wynn, Parmalot, Paulson, Teva in Court NewsWitness says IRS didn't oppose Stanford loansStanford's Secret Loans From Bank Known to IRS, Lawyer SaysStanford's Secret Loans From His Bank Known to IRS, Lawyer SaysDon't Make These Dumb Mistakes With Your IRAKanye West's charity spends more than $500G annually, donates $0, report saysAsk the Lawyer: Charitable GivingCredit Suisse Making Preparations to Comply with U.S. Authorities: Potential ...Braintree Firm Tackles Clients' Problems with Legal Teamwork

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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 »

Byron York: Gingrich fights the fight all over again
Appeal-DemocratFebruary 1, 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 »

Personal Irs Disputes. News and Stories

Ask the Lawyer: Planning Your Will
Patch.comFebruary 22, 2012

Frank R. Demmerly, Jr. is chairman of the Estate and Trust Department of Archer & Greiner law firm in Haddonfield, where he concentrates on estate planning, wills, trusts, planning for closely held and family businesses, estate administration, ...more »

New Orleans Divorce Lawyer Discusses Tax Deductions
PR Web (press release)February 22, 2012

With tax season here, attorneys at Beaumont Divorce want to make sure that everyone knows their legal rights to claiming deductions after divorce on a tax return. New Orleans divorce lawyers advise to work with a CPA or other tax professional to get as ...more »

Foreign Bribery, Wynn, Parmalat, Paulson, Teva in Court News
BusinessWeekFebruary 22, 2012

Patel, of the UK, is managing director of Quartermaster's Ltd., a company that sells military and law-enforcement uniforms, according to court papers. He was scheduled to be retried in May after a jury last year failed to reach a verdict.more »

Vito Giacalone was described as a “capo” in the Detroit Mafia. (The Detroit News)
The Detroit NewsFebruary 22, 2012

Detroit— Vito "Billy Jack" Giacalone, one of the area's most notorious organized crime figures and a suspect in the unsolved disappearance of ex-Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa, has died. His death Sunday severs one of the last ties to a storied era of ...more »

Detroit mobster, tied to Hoffa case, dies
The Detroit NewsFebruary 22, 2012

Vito Giacalone's arrest record dated to the 1940s and included prison stints for a variety of crimes, including possession of a blackjack, gambling, racketeering and hiding money from the IRS. The Detroit Mafia is far from its heyday, when it owned ...more »

Beeman to judge: Let me back in my house
GoErie.comFebruary 22, 2012

The amount is far less than the $1014283 tax assessed by the IRS. Andrezeski does not dispute that Beeman failed to file his tax returns for several years and that the judgment entered against Beeman was inflated because Beeman failed to provide ...more »

Foreign Bribery, Stanford, Wynn, Parmalot, Paulson, Teva in Court News
BloombergFebruary 22, 2012

Trials/Appeals Stanford's Secret Loans From His Bank Known to IRS, Lawyer Says Internal Revenue Service auditors knew about hundreds of millions of dollars R. Allen Stanford borrowed from his Antiguan bank to fund an array of private ventures, ...more »

Witness says IRS didn't oppose Stanford loans
Houston ChronicleFebruary 22, 2012

By Terri Langford The Internal Revenue Service knew R. Allen Stanford was taking loans from his Antigua bank and found nothing wrong with the arrangement, the Texas tycoon's tax lawyer testified at Stanford's fraud trial Tuesday.more »

Stanford's Secret Loans From Bank Known to IRS, Lawyer Says
BusinessWeekFebruary 21, 2012

“In 1999, the IRS position was these were valid loans and should be treated as valid loans” between the bank and Stanford and between Stanford and his other companies, Larry Campagna, a tax partner with Chamberlain Hrdlicka, testified in the ...more »

Stanford's Secret Loans From His Bank Known to IRS, Lawyer Says
BusinessWeekFebruary 21, 2012

... Revenue Service auditors knew about hundreds of millions of dollars R. Allen Stanford borrowed from his Antiguan bank to fund an array of private ventures, a tax lawyer who worked on the audits told jurors in Stanford's criminal fraud trial.more »

Don't Make These Dumb Mistakes With Your IRA
ForbesFebruary 21, 2012

Seymour Goldberg, a Woodbury, NY lawyer and CPA with an upcoming book on IRAs, says the IRS is about to start an enforcement program directed just at IRAs. Meanwhile, as part of the IRS' new “high net worth” audit program, tax pros say examiners are ...more »

Kanye West's charity spends more than $500G annually, donates $0, report says
Fox NewsFebruary 21, 2012

"The IRS would be very interested in those expenses," said former IRS Exempt Organizations Division director Marc Owens, now a lawyer in Washington, DC "Sounds like they had a kind of a sloppy back office." West's foundation listed just one program in ...more »

Ask the Lawyer: Charitable Giving
Patch.comFebruary 21, 2012

Is there any way I can find out more about this organization before writing a check? Frances A. McElhill is Chair of the Nonprofit Law Practice at Archer & Greiner in Haddonfield, where she specializes in the law regarding tax-exempt organizations.more »

Credit Suisse Making Preparations to Comply with U.S. Authorities: Potential ...
PR Web (press release)February 21, 2012

According to World Radio Switzerland, the letters from Credit Suisse date back to February 2, 2012 and advise their US clients to hire a tax controversy lawyer and enter into the IRS's 2012 Voluntary Disclosure Program in order to avoid potential ...more »

Braintree Firm Tackles Clients' Problems with Legal Teamwork
Patch.comFebruary 21, 2012

Group 304 was created last fall in Braintree by local lawyers and partners in a tax firm, and offers services ranging from help with IRS audits to divorce counsel. By Joseph Markman Left to right: John Mullaney, Michael Modestino, Jim Henderson.more »

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