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IRS attorney clarifies 'in perpetuity' rules for conservation easementsIRS attorney clarifies 'in perpetuity' rules for conservation easementsMoney Talk: Loan Forgiveness May Carry Tax BiteLegal-Ease: Tax implications of giftsArkansas Chamber hires Republican spokesman to 'educate' on limiting ...THOUSANDS OF DOCUMENTS: IRS Gave Taxpayer Information To White HouseScott Stapp of Creed claims to be broke, under 'attack'; posts videoHow to make sure your donation is going to a worthwhile charityCosby's Philanthropy Also Affected by Rape ClaimsPortland veteran sues IRS for failing to send him his 2010 tax refund, federal ...Cosby's philanthropy also affected by rape claimsFate of Indiana's Obamacare challenge on holdAmerica's Cluster Bomb CongressEt tu, DOJ? Will Loretta Lynch Ignore IRS Fraud as AG as She Did in Her Own ...Ask the Lawyer: How can the NFL be a nonprofit?

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Cosby's philanthropy also affected by rape claims
USA TODAYNovember 26, 2014

"What message does it send to students when an alleged serial rapist is sitting on the board of trustees," says Kerry Potter McCormick, a 2005 graduate, now an attorney in New York, who posted the petition. "It will have a chilling effect on the ...more »

Who gets the money made by dead celebrities?
Marketplace.orgNovember 25, 2014

The estate lawyers' cut is typically 10 percent or more. Record labels and marketers also get a slice of the revenue stream. Income tax can grab as much as 40 percent of the profits, and the IRS also takes a one-time Estate Tax payment on the estimated ...more »

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IRS attorney clarifies 'in perpetuity' rules for conservation easements
vtdigger.orgNovember 30, 2014

A recent forum featuring an attorney from the IRS illustrates why: Under federal tax rules, land that has been conserved through a donated easement must be conserved in perpetuity. If an easement is changed illegally, the donor runs the risk of losing ...more »

IRS attorney clarifies 'in perpetuity' rules for conservation easements
vtdigger.orgNovember 30, 2014

A recent forum featuring an attorney from the IRS illustrates why: Under federal tax rules, land that has been conserved through a donated easement must be conserved in perpetuity. If an easement is changed illegally, the donor runs the risk of losing ...more »

Money Talk: Loan Forgiveness May Carry Tax Bite
Valley NewsNovember 30, 2014

After 15 years as a public defender, my wife was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and could no longer pursue her career as a lawyer. She applied for ... Getting the loan forgiven was easy compared with coughing up the money for the IRS. I thought this ...more »

Legal-Ease: Tax implications of gifts
LimaOhio.comNovember 29, 2014

Overall, in the most general terms, depending upon the years of the gifts and the year of death, there will be no gift tax or estate tax if a person gives away less than approximately $5 million (often called the “lifetime credit”) before or after ...more »

Arkansas Chamber hires Republican spokesman to 'educate' on limiting ...
Arkansas Times (blog)November 28, 2014

The Chamber has hired Holly Wilson, a lawyer who's worked as the communications director for the Arkansas Republican Party, to lead the effort. Randy Zook, President ... But we shall see. This is what the IRS says about 501c3 activities in the ...more »

THOUSANDS OF DOCUMENTS: IRS Gave Taxpayer Information To White House
Daily CallerNovember 27, 2014

The IRS' improper disclosure of taxpayer information to the White House was extensively investigated, according to thousands of documents the Department of Justice (DOJ) is currently sitting on and could release within the next two weeks. The Daily ...more »

Scott Stapp of Creed claims to be broke, under 'attack'; posts video
Los Angeles TimesNovember 27, 2014

Scott Stapp, frontman for the band Creed, posted a video on Facebook early Wednesday saying he was broke and had been homeless and hungry at times since he conducted a financial audit eight weeks ago and discovered money was missing.more »

How to make sure your donation is going to a worthwhile charity
mySanAntonio.comNovember 27, 2014

Katherine “Katy” David, a San Antonio lawyer who advises tax-exempt organizations, said that starting with the IRS website is a good first step. “If they do show up, you're in the clear. If they don't, you need to understand why they aren't listed ...more »

Cosby's Philanthropy Also Affected by Rape Claims
WLTX.comNovember 27, 2014

"What message does it send to students when an alleged serial rapist is sitting on the board of trustees," says Kerry Potter McCormick, a 2005 graduate, now an attorney in New York, who posted the petition. "It will have a chilling effect on the ...more »

Portland veteran sues IRS for failing to send him his 2010 tax refund, federal ...
OregonLive.comNovember 27, 2014

He is soon undergoing chemotherapy. "The IRS rejected Mr. Cap's 2010 tax return as untimely," according to Cap's lawsuit, filed Thursday in Portland's U.S. District Court. But J. Scott Moede, Cap's lawyer, noted in the suit that there was nothing ...more »

Cosby's philanthropy also affected by rape claims
USA TODAYNovember 26, 2014

"What message does it send to students when an alleged serial rapist is sitting on the board of trustees," says Kerry Potter McCormick, a 2005 graduate, now an attorney in New York, who posted the petition. "It will have a chilling effect on the ...more »

Fate of Indiana's Obamacare challenge on hold
Journal and CourierNovember 26, 2014

The suit by Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller and 39 school districts argues that the subsidies the health care law offers people to make insurance more affordable shouldn't be allowed in Indiana because the state chose not to run its own online ...more »

America's Cluster Bomb Congress
CounterPunchNovember 26, 2014

The IRS is seizing both federal and state tax refunds for individuals whom the Social Security Administration accuses of having received excessive benefits years ago. But the government often has zero evidence of the overpayments, and the feds have ...more »

Et tu, DOJ? Will Loretta Lynch Ignore IRS Fraud as AG as She Did in Her Own ...
Roll CallNovember 26, 2014

On November 7, 2011, Congressman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., sent a letter to Brooklyn-based U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch echoing his concerns about a former ACORN group, “New York Communities for Change” and its alleged “fraud through its participation in ...more »

Ask the Lawyer: How can the NFL be a nonprofit?
The Daily BreezeNovember 26, 2014

Q: Would you tell me how the National Football League can be a nonprofit corporation? I read Commissioner Roger ... Blvd., Suite 170, Torrance, CA 90503. This column is a summary of the law and not a substitute for legal consultation on any particular ...more »

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