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William Wilkins, IRS Chief Counsel, Testifies on Targeting of Tea-Party GroupsMiccosukee Tribe Re-Elects LeaderPoll: 68 Percent of deVere Group US Clients Considering Citizenship ...IRS enters fray on nonprofits' political roleMiccosukee leader wins reelection, vowing legal fights against rival, top ...IRS enters fray on nonprofits' political roleNew IRS rules stir debate on role of advocacy groups in politicsIRS rules on nonprofits foster debate on advocacy groups in politicsTax clinic a godsend when IRS is callingDoctor Deserves Vindication, Lawyer Truly Demands AccountabilityAnalysis: New IRS rules on political activity spur debateProosed IRS rules foster debate about role of advocacy groups in politicsNew IRS rules add both clarity and confusion about the role of advocacy groups ...Regulating political spendingNoy to Pacman: Pay up, shut up

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Treasury and IRS Rules Target Political Nonprofits
Roll Call (blog)November 26, 2013

GOP election lawyer Dan Backer, one of the instigators of a recent Supreme Court challenge to the overall campaign contribution limits, called the draft guidance “an astonishing — and from this feckless, hyper-partisan administration, unsurprising ...more »

Fumo campaign fund manager discloses big payments to himself
Philly.comNovember 24, 2013

Fumo's lawyer, Dion G. Rassias, described the fees Cosenza paid himself from the Fumo for Senate fund as exorbitant and "really laughable." "For the money he ... in back business taxes. The IRS has pursued him, too, seeking more than $200,000 in unpaid ...more »

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William Wilkins, IRS Chief Counsel, Testifies on Targeting of Tea-Party Groups
National Review Online (blog)November 30, 2013

Behind the scenes and nearly six months after the scandal first made headlines, the House Oversight Committee is quietly continuing its investigation of the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of tea-party groups. Since May, congressional ...more »

Miccosukee Tribe Re-Elects Leader
CBS LocalNovember 29, 2013

According to our news partners at the Miami Herald, if Cypress had regained the title of chairman in this month's election, the tribe's $26 million embezzlement case against him and its legal-malpractice suits against fired tribal lawyers Dexter ...more »

Poll: 68 Percent of deVere Group US Clients Considering Citizenship ...
MoneynewsNovember 29, 2013

The considerations come in response to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), which strengthens the requirements for U.S. citizens to report their foreign investment holdings to the IRS. The idea is to prevent tax evasion, and FATCA increases ...more »

IRS enters fray on nonprofits' political role
Fort Wayne Journal GazetteNovember 29, 2013

Tax lawyers have interpreted that to mean that advocacy groups need to spend at least 51 percent of their resources on social welfare efforts to maintain their tax status. Until now, defining what falls outside of that has been left to a subjective ...more »

Miccosukee leader wins reelection, vowing legal fights against rival, top ...
MiamiHerald.comNovember 29, 2013

If Cypress had regained the title of chairman in this month's election, the tribe's $26 million embezzlement case against him and its legal-malpractice suits against fired tribal lawyers Dexter Lehtinen and Guy Lewis — both former U.S. attorneys in ...more »

IRS enters fray on nonprofits' political role
Fort Wayne Journal GazetteNovember 29, 2013

Tax lawyers have interpreted that to mean that advocacy groups need to spend at least 51 percent of their resources on social welfare efforts to maintain their tax status. Until now, defining what falls outside of that has been left to a subjective ...more »

New IRS rules stir debate on role of advocacy groups in politics
Philly.comNovember 29, 2013

"It's the IRS scandal that pushed them to do it, but it's terrific that they're having a full regulatory process," said lawyer John Pomeranz, who serves on a committee of tax law experts advising the Bright Lines Project, which developed model rules to ...more »

IRS rules on nonprofits foster debate on advocacy groups in politics
The Japan TimesNovember 29, 2013

WASHINGTON – For the first time since 1959, American nonprofit advocacy groups face new Internal Revenue Service rules governing their political activities, an area of the tax code that has been crying out for greater clarity. A proposed regulation...more »

Tax clinic a godsend when IRS is calling
The Idaho StatesmanNovember 29, 2013

He'd saved $300, but the clinic's lawyers-in-training were able to work with the IRS to reduce his bill to a nominal $10. He voluntarily paid the $300 — as ... An IRS audit questioned their deductions and sent Morales a bill of $30,000. Morales tried ...more »

Doctor Deserves Vindication, Lawyer Truly Demands Accountability
Personal Liberty DigestNovember 29, 2013

With several successes at the hands of the winningest lawyer in America against the IRS, Houston-based Michael Minns, there is one final client who deserves vindication: Dr. Erik Dehlinger. Dehlinger, a South Carolina emergency room surgeon, invested ...more »

Analysis: New IRS rules on political activity spur debate
Santa Fe New Mexican.comNovember 29, 2013

“It's the IRS scandal that pushed them to do it, but it's terrific that they're having a full regulatory process,” said lawyer John Pomeranz, who serves on a committee of tax law experts advising the Bright Lines Project, which developed model rules to ...more »

Proosed IRS rules foster debate about role of advocacy groups in politics
Tribune-ReviewNovember 29, 2013

“It's the IRS scandal that pushed them to do it, but it's terrific that they're having a full regulatory process,” said lawyer John Pomeranz, who serves on a committee of tax law experts advising the Bright Lines Project, which developed model rules to ...more »

New IRS rules add both clarity and confusion about the role of advocacy groups ...
Washington PostNovember 28, 2013

For the first time since 1959, nonprofit advocacy groups face new Internal Revenue Service rules governing their political activities, an area of the tax code that has been crying out for greater clarity. A proposed regulation unveiled Tuesday by the ...more »

Regulating political spending
The EconomistNovember 28, 2013

But Marc Owens, a lawyer who works to tackle dark money, says the proposed rules are sufficiently ambiguous not to shut down the big partisan players. They could, however, restrict non-partisan organisations such as the League of Women Voters, which ...more »

Noy to Pacman: Pay up, shut up
Philippine StarNovember 28, 2013

“At the end of it, maybe, and with all due respect to Congressman Pacquiao, if he believes that he has complied with all the necessary rules and all the necessary laws, then I'm sure he has all the evidence,” the President said. Aquino said the issue ...more »

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