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What the New Year won't bringState Debate: State's political gap is widening, asserts the Journal SentinelIRS Regulations Helpful for Hospital Bonds, Lawyers SayDefense lawyer: Ex-Lee Police Chief Joseph Buffis headed to Springfield trial ...Attorney discipline: 10 punished in South FloridaAmerica's Domestic Terrorists?How a Radical Lawyer Set for Prison Joined Longtime US Gov't Foe in Failed ...Did the US Abandon an American Hostage in Syria? Inside the Secret Bid to ...The 'Dark Money' Inquisition Is ComingPlaying Detective: Using Tax Returns to Uncover Hidden Divorce AssetsConvict's cousin set for detention hearing in threats against Pittsburgh FBI agentAsk an Expert: Tax Tips for Expats with 'Alien' SpousesIn $400M Bank Leumi Tax Evasion Settlement, Who Was Willful?David B. Karp Family Law Blog on Lawyers.comAlternatives to spousal support

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Slow Learners at the IRS
American Thinker (blog)December 1, 2014

If system specifications required that (1) the assailant is rewarded; (2) the public foots the cost of the crime; and (3) the victim gets punished twice, then no such scheme could be better engineered than the Internal Revenue Service's process of ...more »

Do You Have To Pay Taxes On Your Holiday Party Drinks?
Above the LawDecember 1, 2014

champagne bottle Christmas party holiday party Above the Law blog It's December, which means it's officially holiday party ... food and drink generally. Tax lawyer Syd Gernstein recently tackled the phenomenon of companies plying employees with free ...more »

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What the New Year won't bring
New York PostDecember 31, 2014

The nation's top lawyer, Attorney General Eric Holder, will urge folks to respect the grand-jury decisions in Ferguson and Staten Island. NFL players ... Americans will finally learn all the facts behind the Benghazi, IRS, Fast Furious and other ...more »

State Debate: State's political gap is widening, asserts the Journal Sentinel
Madison.comDecember 31, 2014

That all bodes ill for 2015, the paper says. The Beloit Daily News seems to echo that theme in an editorial that calls for bipartisan scrutiny of illegal election practices, like the IRS probing how tax-exempt organizations operate. It's easy to ...more »

IRS Regulations Helpful for Hospital Bonds, Lawyers Say
Bond BuyerDecember 31, 2014

WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service have released final regulations that make clear that most failures to meet certain requirements created by the Affordable Care Act won't hurt the tax-exempt status of nonprofit ...more »

Defense lawyer: Ex-Lee Police Chief Joseph Buffis headed to Springfield trial ...
MassLive.comDecember 31, 2014

Federal investigators with the FBI and IRS contend Buffis pocketed $52,000 from a police-sponsored Christmas toy fund for needy children since 2007. A 12-count indictment states Buffis acted alone and collected all the money for the charity personally.more »

Attorney discipline: 10 punished in South Florida
South Florida Business JournalDecember 31, 2014

Eric Merl, of Boynton Beach, received a disciplinary revocation, effective immediately. He will be able to seek readmission after five years. Merl pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to defraud the IRS and to making false statements to the ...more »

America's Domestic Terrorists?
FinalCall.com NewsDecember 30, 2014

-February 2010, Joseph Andrew Stack, who reportedly attended meetings of radical anti-tax groups in California, flew a single-engine plane into an Austin, Texas, building housing IRS offices. He and an IRS ... Let the lawyer engage with the FBI and not ...more »

How a Radical Lawyer Set for Prison Joined Longtime US Gov't Foe in Failed ...
Democracy Now (blog)December 30, 2014

Cohen is a controversial attorney whose past clients include Hamas, Hezbollah and the son-in-law of Osama bin Laden. He also response to the charges against him that led to an 18-month prison term over tax offenses, and he says was politically ...more »

Did the US Abandon an American Hostage in Syria? Inside the Secret Bid to ...
Democracy NowDecember 30, 2014

Stanley Cohen, longtime human rights attorney who brokered the secret talks for Peter Kassig's release. Next week, he is due to begin serving an 18-month prison term over tax offenses, a case he says was politically motivated based on his years of ...more »

The 'Dark Money' Inquisition Is Coming
American SpectatorDecember 30, 2014

The first border involves electioneering and campaign finance, politics carried out under state control, all the things you can't say about public issues and figures without first consulting a lawyer and hiring an accountant. This border ... Federal ...more »

Playing Detective: Using Tax Returns to Uncover Hidden Divorce Assets
Accountingweb.comDecember 29, 2014

Fees to find those hidden assets can add up to many thousands of dollars, as I can confirm from my work as a tax lawyer and investigator. Accountants should know what to expect if push comes to shove with one of their clients—there ... to increase the ...more »

Convict's cousin set for detention hearing in threats against Pittsburgh FBI agent
Pittsburgh Post GazetteDecember 29, 2014

The cousin of a New Jersey lawyer and former federal prosecutor serving multiple life sentences for racketeering and homicide was set to appear today in federal court in Cleveland on charges of threatening and stalking a Pittsburgh FBI agent. Ron ...more »

Ask an Expert: Tax Tips for Expats with 'Alien' Spouses
Wall Street Journal (blog)December 29, 2014

We asked Philip D. Hodgen of HodgenLaw International PC to provide tax information to American expats abroad with non-American spouses; many of his guidelines apply to resident Americans with non-citizen spouses as well. Send your expat finance ...more »

In $400M Bank Leumi Tax Evasion Settlement, Who Was Willful?
ForbesDecember 29, 2014

The former Leumi chiefs deny knowledge of U.S. tax evasion. Moreover, Maor and former chairman Eitan Raff reportedly believe the bank should not have admitted that it helped U.S. customers evade taxes. Advocate Ram Caspi represents Maor Raff, Zvi ...more »

David B. Karp Family Law Blog on Lawyers.com
Lawyers.com Blog (blog)December 28, 2014

(2) A second alternative may be what is called Section 71 payments; Section 71 payments is a term of art used by divorce lawyers and refers to the IRS code. Section 71 payments differs from traditional support payments in that the payments, both as to ...more »

Alternatives to spousal support
Lawyers.com Blog (blog)December 28, 2014

(2) A second alternative may be what is called Section 71 payments; Section 71 payments is a term of art used by divorce lawyers and refers to the IRS code. Section 71 payments differs from traditional support payments in that the payments, both as to ...more »

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