Personal Irs Disputes. Legal news and articles for February 11 - 14, 2012

Celebrity Leavings: Bidding Stars AdieuHearing underway in misconduct suit against Lubbock lawyerMoney laundering: A delicate, dangerous artMiccosukee tribe says members owe $26M to IRSMiccosukee tribe says members owe $26M to IRSHow to pick a tax proNY's AG isn't backing down from Wall Street probe (AP)Miccosukee Indians: We owe the IRS nearly $26 million, and our lawyer Dexter ...Justice Department Calls Swiss Bank a 'Fugitive'NY's AG isn't backing down from Wall Street probeSeeno construction family made mark in RenoFor 'Innocent Spouses,' a Helpful Shift in IRS PolicyIf You Don't File, Beware the Ghost ReturnIntroducing Form 8949, and Other ChangesNY's AG isn't backing down from Wall Street probe

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Working as a Contractor? Make Sure You're Protected
JD Supra (press release)February 8, 2012

“If you're a contractor, you may be giving up these rights.” To protect yourself at work – and from the Internal Revenue Service when tax day rolls around – you should know what you're getting into before accepting an independent contract job.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 »

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Celebrity Leavings: Bidding Stars Adieu
ForbesFebruary 14, 2012

As a tax lawyer, I hear a fair number of people talk of leaving the country for good. Most don't end up doing it, but that may be changing. So says Andrew Mitchel who reports that the number of individuals renouncing their US citizenship (or ...more »

Hearing underway in misconduct suit against Lubbock lawyer
MYfoxLUBBOCK.COMFebruary 14, 2012

Kevin Glasheen has helped 12 wrongly convicted ex-inmates get millions of dollars in state compensation and is credited as a driving force behind a 2009 law that made T exas the most generous state in the nation for pay-outs to exonerees.more »

Money laundering: A delicate, dangerous art
Lake County News SunFebruary 14, 2012

Dear BA: I recently had a discussion with a knowledgeable banker who said that some lawyers may call this scheme a money transfer, but the IRS will call it laundering. It can begin with the legitimate purchase, sale and delivery of a high-demand ...more »

Miccosukee tribe says members owe $26M to IRS
Wink NewsFebruary 13, 2012

But the IRS says individual members do have to pay. Lehtinen's attorney told The Miami Herald (http://bit.ly/y2vd1h ) that the Miccosukees are trying to shift blame to him to cover up mistakes by their own leaders. Lehtinen represented the tribe on a ...more »

Miccosukee tribe says members owe $26M to IRS
MiamiHerald.comFebruary 13, 2012

But the IRS says individual members do have to pay. Lehtinen's attorney told The Miami Herald ( http://bit.ly/y2vd1h) that the Miccosukees are trying to shift blame to him to cover up mistakes by their own leaders. Lehtinen represented the tribe on a ...more »

How to pick a tax pro
VEGAS INCFebruary 13, 2012

Ask fellow business owners if they were satisfied with their legal services. • Evaluate their qualifications. Review the lawyer's information with the American Bar Association or other websites that provide peer reviews, and the State Bar of Nevada's ...more »

NY's AG isn't backing down from Wall Street probe (AP)
NEWS.GNOM.ES (press release)February 13, 2012

ALBANY, NY – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a lead investigator into the mortgage collapse that wobbled the US economy, hasn't taken the title “Sheriff of Wall Street” that one of his predecessors rode all the way to the governor's ...more »

Miccosukee Indians: We owe the IRS nearly $26 million, and our lawyer Dexter ...
MiamiHerald.comFebruary 13, 2012

For the first time, the Miccosukees revealed the financial fallout of Internal Revenue Service audits for 2000-05 to bolster their argument that Lehtinen gave them “faulty advice” on personal income-tax disputes, causing the tribe and its members to ...more »

Justice Department Calls Swiss Bank a 'Fugitive'
MoneynewsFebruary 12, 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 »

NY's AG isn't backing down from Wall Street probe
FederalNewsRadio.comFebruary 12, 2012

He insisted on preserving those, despite pressure from the banks, his fellow attorneys general, the Obama administration and homeowners needing the debt relief the settlement promised. His ex-wife, attorney and political consultant Jennifer Cunningham, ...more »

Seeno construction family made mark in Reno
Reno Gazette JournalFebruary 12, 2012

Albert Seeno Jr. talks in front of construction-related memorabilia in his office at Seeno Homes on Wednesday in Concord, Calif. / Liz Margerum/RGJ Albert Seeno Jr. sits in his office at Seeno Homes on Wednesday in Concord, Calif.more »

For 'Innocent Spouses,' a Helpful Shift in IRS Policy
New York TimesFebruary 12, 2012

That made her legally liable for all tax, interest and penalties pertaining to that return — but she said she had no clue of what he was up to. The IRS denied her request on a technicality. The problem was that Ms. Lantz hadn't filed her request for ...more »

If You Don't File, Beware the Ghost Return
New York TimesFebruary 12, 2012

That's because the IRS uses data from only the income side when it creates such a return, which means that it doesn't include all kinds of items that might offset that income, according to Julian Block, a tax lawyer in Larchmont, NY The IRS works from ...more »

Introducing Form 8949, and Other Changes
New York TimesFebruary 12, 2012

Going on extension does not invite an audit, she said, but a return with information that does not match the 1099-B that the IRS has received from the broker will be questioned. Schwab has more information and a video on the topic at its Web site.more »

NY's AG isn't backing down from Wall Street probe
Fox NewsFebruary 11, 2012

ALBANY, NY – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a lead investigator into the mortgage collapse that wobbled the US economy, hasn't taken the title "Sheriff of Wall Street" that one of his predecessors rode all the way to the governor's ...more »

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