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Are boob jobs, weddings and mistresses really business expenses? Some of the ...Three Mistakes that Can Get You in Big TroubleThe downfall of Dionne WarwickHIGH-PROFILE NONPROFIT TO REVISE TAX FILINGSAsk the real estate lawyerRiches to rags as Warwick has to file for bankruptcyTampa bail bondsman faces tax fraud chargesUCAN to fix past tax filingsDionne Warwick: dizzying downfall of a bankrupt divaMany Workers Don't Seem To Have Retirement PlansKennedy gay marriage: Justice Kennedy swing vote, but should court let voters ...About real estate: Seller must refund excess sales proceedsLook before you leap into buying vacant houseJudges: Shelton developer to stay in jailTax Company CTR Develops New Website For Full-Service Tax Support

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The Billionaire, The Playboy Bunny, And The Tangled Affairs Of The Marshall ...
ForbesMarch 4, 2013

His eldest son and namesake, J. Howard Marshall III, filed for bankruptcy in 2002 after being cut out of his father's will. He's been stuck there ever since, thanks to the dogged ... And then there's this: Depending upon how a federal judge rules in a ...more »

Many housing-related costs aren't tax deductible
Chicago Daily HeraldMarch 8, 2013

Tax law is a bit muddier when it comes to public-related improvements, even if the project is right outside your home and the cost of the work is billed by the city or county directly to you or simply added to your annual property-tax bill as a special ...more »

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Are boob jobs, weddings and mistresses really business expenses? Some of the ...
Daily MailMarch 31, 2013

Writing on his website Edward Gonzalez, a tax lawyer in Maryland and Virginia, said: 'The documentation was thorough. Surprisingly, IRS never even argued with us about the nature of the wedding as a business event. We said it was (partially). Gave them ...more »

Three Mistakes that Can Get You in Big Trouble
The Jewish Press (blog)March 31, 2013

Filing taxes is complicated. The forms aren't particularly user friendly, and if you're not quite sure what you're doing you can end up making quite a few errors. The problem with errors on tax forms is that they can be very costly. For people who have ...more »

The downfall of Dionne Warwick
The Zimbabwe MailMarch 31, 2013

The 50-page document, lodged in a New Jersey bankruptcy court, provides in humiliating detail the particulars of Warwick's personal finances, even down to her monthly $90 bill for garbage disposal and the fact that, on March 17, she underwent a debt ...more »

HIGH-PROFILE NONPROFIT TO REVISE TAX FILINGS
U-T San DiegoMarch 31, 2013

The federal probe was sparked in 2011 by employees who claimed they had discovered secret bank accounts and believed that Shames collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in bonuses without disclosing them to the board or the IRS. The employees have ...more »

Ask the real estate lawyer
Chicago TribuneMarch 31, 2013

However, we might favor living trusts over transfer-on-death instruments. Living trusts have been around longer and don't create headaches for title insurance companies. For more details, consult an estate attorney or knowledgeable real estate attorney.more »

Riches to rags as Warwick has to file for bankruptcy
Irish IndependentMarch 31, 2013

The 50-page document, lodged in a New Jersey bankruptcy court, provides in humiliating detail the particulars of Warwick's personal finances, even down to her monthly $90 (€70) bill for rubbish disposal and the fact that, two weeks ago, she underwent a ...more »

Tampa bail bondsman faces tax fraud charges
Northwest News and TribuneMarch 31, 2013

According to an IRS criminal affidavit, Wilson deposited more than $300,000 worth of fraudulent U.S. Treasury checks into accounts he opened in the name of his business and then used the money for personal expenses, including buying a 2011 Chevrolet ...more »

UCAN to fix past tax filings
U-T San DiegoMarch 31, 2013

“Right now I'm focusing on getting our current audit done,” he said. At the UCAN board meeting this ... The federal probe was sparked in 2011 by employees who claimed they had discovered secret bank accounts and believed that Shames collected hundreds ...more »

Dionne Warwick: dizzying downfall of a bankrupt diva
Telegraph.co.ukMarch 30, 2013

David L Neale, a Los Angeles-based bankruptcy attorney who has studied Warwick's court filing, said: "If an entertainer's business people show to the IRS figures stating that the person's income is X amount and that there is Y amount available, then ...more »

Many Workers Don't Seem To Have Retirement Plans
Hartford CourantMarch 29, 2013

Because the funds would be licensed and approved, the employer would have no liability and not be subject to IRS audits or other hassles. Sen. Harkin suggests a small mandatory employer contribution; we agree with experts such as New York pension ...more »

Kennedy gay marriage: Justice Kennedy swing vote, but should court let voters ...
ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)March 29, 2013

This week the Supreme Court heard two historic cases on marriage. Even though I was a lawyer in the litigation and in the courthouse both days, I can't predict which way the court will come down. ... But New York did not create gay marriage until 2011 ...more »

About real estate: Seller must refund excess sales proceeds
Chicago Daily HeraldMarch 29, 2013

For the booklet "Straight Talk About Living Trusts," send $4 and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to David Myers, P.O. Box 4405, Culver City, CA 90231-4405. Our booklet "Refinancing the Right Way" includes several "insider tips" to get the best ...more »

Look before you leap into buying vacant house
Chicago TribuneMarch 29, 2013

Here's my suggestion: Have an attorney do a title search for you. This should not cost more than $300. You want to find out the status of title: Is there a mortgage? Are there any outstanding liens (such as from the IRS) against the property? Is the ...more »

Judges: Shelton developer to stay in jail
Ct PostMarch 29, 2013

Botti was convicted during two separate trials before Senior U.S. District Judge Charles W. Haight Jr. The first resulted in his conviction on charges that he structured cash transactions in amounts under $10,000 to avoid having them reported to the ...more »

Tax Company CTR Develops New Website For Full-Service Tax Support
San Antonio ExpressMarch 29, 2013

Keeping on top of technology is one of the main focuses for CTR's Dallas tax lawyer this year. As a joint effort between the company's IT department and tax professionals, a new website has been designed. Its purpose is two-fold. The first goal of the ...more »

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