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IRS Targeting: Is the Obama Administration Conducting a Serious InvestigationThe 'Dewey Seven' Pleas, UnsealedClarity sought as Northwestern football's labor effort evolvesCivil Trial to Start of Wyly Brothers in SEC Tax-Haven CaseTelling for dollars: Tipsters get few payments in IRS programTips on tax cheats fail to pay off for whistleblowersTipsters get few payments in IRS program telling for dollars Second in a seriesDisabled Borrowers Trade Loan Debt for a Tax Bill From the IRSRandolph Thrower, honorable taxmanDisabled borrowers trade loan debt for IRS tax billIRS Says Bitcoin Will Be Treated As PropertyIRS Says Bitcoin Will Be Treated As PropertyDisabled Borrowers Trade Loan Debt for a Tax Bill From the IRSGOP Congressman: Nothing More Important To The US Than IRS Investigation!Years to produce Lois Lerner's IRS emails?

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13 infamous tax cheaters
USA TODAYMarch 1, 2014

On Feb. 9, 1995, the former New York Mets outfielder pleaded guilty to a single count of tax evasion and was sentenced to three months in prison and three months of house arrest. He acknowledged that he had not paid more than $100,000 in owed federal ...more »

Lois Lerner, Former Top IRS Official, To Testify Before Darrell Issa's Committee
Huffington PostMarch 2, 2014

Lerner's lawyers had said she would simply plead the Fifth again, and asked lawmakers to reconsider a public hearing, citing the numerous death threats the former IRS official had received since the scandal first surfaced. It was also reported that she ...more »

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IRS Targeting: Is the Obama Administration Conducting a Serious Investigation
Heritage.orgMarch 31, 2014

As this committee is well aware, on May 10, 2013, former IRS official Lois Lerner revealed that the IRS had been targeting Tea Party and other conservative organizations in a presentation at a conference in Washington, D.C. sponsored by the American ...more »

The 'Dewey Seven' Pleas, Unsealed
New York TimesMarch 31, 2014

Seven former employees of Dewey & LeBoeuf who pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme to manipulate the law firm's finances came from very different backgrounds than many of the high-powered lawyers at the once-prominent New York firm, Matthew ...more »

Clarity sought as Northwestern football's labor effort evolves
USA TODAYMarch 31, 2014

However, Paul L. Caron, a professor at the Pepperdine School of Law and editor of the TaxProf Blog, noted that a separate part of that section that says scholarships provided for services are taxable is more applicable to this case. ... that the NCAA ...more »

Civil Trial to Start of Wyly Brothers in SEC Tax-Haven Case
Wall Street JournalMarch 30, 2014

The case also represents another high-profile test for SEC Chairman Mary Jo White, who has pledged to toughen enforcement and take more difficult cases to trial. Unlike Dallas Mavericks owner Mark ... The SEC accuses the brothers of using an elaborate ...more »

Telling for dollars: Tipsters get few payments in IRS program
Pittsburgh Post GazetteMarch 30, 2014

Ralph Minto, a Downtown tax attorney, said he has, since 2007, helped to steer to the IRS about 10 people who had information that could result in multimillion-dollar tax collections. About “Telling for Dollars”. This is the second installment in an ...more »

Tips on tax cheats fail to pay off for whistleblowers
Toledo BladeMarch 30, 2014

If you tip off the IRS to a business, or a high-income individual, who is shorting the tax man, and the government as a result ends up getting $2 million or more, you're usually entitled to 15 percent to 30 percent of the collections. The IRS' top ...more »

Tipsters get few payments in IRS program telling for dollars Second in a series
Pittsburgh Post-GazetteMarch 30, 2014

The taxpayer can go through an administrative appeal. They can take .... When IRS Criminal Investigations gets involved, pursuit of the tax cheat becomes much more vigorous, Mr. Young said, though even then "whistleblowers can be forgotten." Mr ...more »

Disabled Borrowers Trade Loan Debt for a Tax Bill From the IRS
Boston GlobeMarch 29, 2014

“Many borrowers don't even realize it's going to be a taxable event,” said Persis Yu, a lawyer at the National Consumer Law Center who works on the Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project. “The collateral damage definitely has potential broad impact ...more »

Randolph Thrower, honorable taxman
Tyler Morning TelegraphMarch 29, 2014

Randolph W. Thrower, an attorney who headed the Internal Revenue Service from 1969 to 1971, died on March 8 at the age of 100. What makes Thrower remarkable is the manner in which he ... “The end came in January 1971, after Mr. Thrower requested a ...more »

Disabled borrowers trade loan debt for IRS tax bill
Boston GlobeMarch 29, 2014

Two years later, after struggling to pay medical bills not covered by insurance and other debts, Frank filed for bankruptcy. But that did not erase ... “Many borrowers don't even realize it's going to be a taxable event,” said Persis Yu, a lawyer at ...more »

IRS Says Bitcoin Will Be Treated As Property
The American LawyerMarch 28, 2014

According to the IRS guidance, Bitcoin—and any other virtual currency that does not hold the status of legal tender in any jurisdiction—will be subject to the same reporting and withholding requirements as comparable transactions in dollars, the ...more »

IRS Says Bitcoin Will Be Treated As Property
The American LawyerMarch 28, 2014

According to the IRS guidance, Bitcoin—and any other virtual currency that does not hold the status of legal tender in any jurisdiction—will be subject to the same reporting and withholding requirements as comparable transactions in dollars, the ...more »

Disabled Borrowers Trade Loan Debt for a Tax Bill From the IRS
New York TimesMarch 28, 2014

Two years later, after struggling to pay medical bills not covered by insurance and other debts, Frank filed for bankruptcy. But that .... If a taxpayer does not pay the amount owed, the I.R.S. will send a bill, which is the start of the automated ...more »

GOP Congressman: Nothing More Important To The US Than IRS Investigation!
News HoundsMarch 27, 2014

Megyn, there are 2400 employees in the Chief Counsel's office, the lawyer's office at the IRS. Put some of this lawyers on this full-time. After all, think about this! Even the Democrats, some Democrats admitted this. This is about First Amendment ...more »

Years to produce Lois Lerner's IRS emails?
Fox NewsMarch 27, 2014

So, the IRS commissioner responded saying the amount of time it will take to look through and redact the private information from the documents you want could last years. ... He said, look, we have devoted 250 employees and millions of doctors to six ...more »

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