Personal Irs Disputes. Legal news and articles for August 28 - 31, 2015

Former Myrtle Beach area lawmaker Viers to be sentenced Sept. 16Hancock friend and former Denver supervisor pleads guilty to conflictThe many denials of Marvin Mandel and how they all unraveledIRS Proposes Changes To Reportable Transaction Penalty RegulationsIllinois investigates state parole board members' bankruptciesAttorney General, State College Police Warn Against New Sophisticated ScamsIllinois investigates parole board members' bankruptciesJudge weighs IHSA bid to drop high school concussions suitTax Court Holds Untimely NBAP Does Not Invalidate FPAAIRS needs to do more to fight income tax identity theftLawyer 'Dispels the Myths' About What Pastors Are Really Banned From Doing at ...Nice try, but $7 million Wisconsin man's whistle blower award is not 'capital ...Former Brother-In-Law Files $100 Million Fraud Lawsuit Against A-RodMicrosoft, IRS clash in court over use of outside law firmEDITORIAL: Judge sifts through Hillary Clinton's emails

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'Megareverend' John Oliver trolls televangelists with new tax-exempt church
Religion News ServiceAugust 18, 2015

Following IRS guidelines and a tax lawyer's advice, Oliver registered his church as a nonprofit corporation in Texas, named his New York studio as its “established place of worship,” led audience members in a moment of silent meditation on the nature ...more »

Attorney General, State College Police Warn Against New Sophisticated Scams
State College NewsAugust 30, 2015

Legitimate IRS agents will also always give taxpayers the chance to appeal or question the amount they supposedly owe, the Attorney General says. State College police have also warned residents about similar scams in the past, and continue to regularly ...more »

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Former Myrtle Beach area lawmaker Viers to be sentenced Sept. 16
Myrtle Beach Sun NewsAugust 31, 2015

The case against Viers stemmed from allegations that he tried to help law firm client Marlon Weaver hide assets from an insurance company that was trying to collect money on a construction bond. Weaver pleaded guilty to a felony money laundering charge ...more »

Hancock friend and former Denver supervisor pleads guilty to conflict
The Denver PostAugust 31, 2015

Larry Stevenson, a former supervisor in Denver city government and a friend of Mayor Michael Hancock, on Monday pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor conflict-of-interest charges. In a plea agreement with Denver prosecutors, two ... Stevenson's lawyer...more »

The many denials of Marvin Mandel and how they all unraveled
Washington PostAugust 31, 2015

said the lawyer. “One hour,” said Mandel. Among his many denials during the scandal were some classics. The bracelet? Won it in a political bet. When The Washington Post discovered Mandel had flown off to a resort in Jamaica on a private jet owned by a ...more »

IRS Proposes Changes To Reportable Transaction Penalty Regulations
ForbesAugust 31, 2015

On Friday, the IRS published proposed regulations concerning § 6707A, which is the penalty for failing to include reportable transaction information with a return. Section 6707A was added to the Code by the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004. Broadly ...more »

Illinois investigates state parole board members' bankruptcies
The State Journal-RegisterAugust 30, 2015

BELLEVILLE -- Illinois is investigating bankruptcy filings by two state parole board members after recent newspaper reports highlighting the personal financial problems of several political appointees. A spokeswoman for Gov. Bruce Rauner told the ...more »

Attorney General, State College Police Warn Against New Sophisticated Scams
State College NewsAugust 30, 2015

Legitimate IRS agents will also always give taxpayers the chance to appeal or question the amount they supposedly owe, the Attorney General says. State College police have also warned residents about similar scams in the past, and continue to regularly ...more »

Illinois investigates parole board members' bankruptcies
Macon TelegraphAugust 30, 2015

Bruce Rauner told the Belleville News-Democrat (http://bit.ly/1IvFBp1 ) that officials are examining the bankruptcy claims of Illinois Prison Review Board members Adam Monreal, a former assistant Cook County state's attorney, and Eric Gregg, a former ...more »

Judge weighs IHSA bid to drop high school concussions suit
Chicago Sun-TimesAugust 29, 2015

But it doesn't, saying it doesn't have to comply with the state's Freedom of Information Act because it's a private organization — even though more than 80 percent of its 800 members are taxpayer-funded public schools; its 10-member board includes ...more »

Tax Court Holds Untimely NBAP Does Not Invalidate FPAA
ForbesAugust 29, 2015

The Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (“TEFRA”) radically changed the way the IRS audits partnerships. Among other things, TEFRA provides a series of timing rules that the IRS is to follow when auditing a partnership. For example, the ...more »

IRS needs to do more to fight income tax identity theft
USA TODAYAugust 29, 2015

Income tax identity theft continues to be a major problem with the General Accountability Office (GAO) estimating annual losses due to income tax identity theft at close to 6 billion dollars annually. ... Under the law, employers who file paper W-2s ...more »

Lawyer 'Dispels the Myths' About What Pastors Are Really Banned From Doing at ...
TheBlaze.comAugust 29, 2015

Staver's comments on politics and the pulpit come a year after the Freedom From Religion Foundation, an atheist activist group, waged a battle against the IRS, claiming that the tax authority has not been holding churches accountable to rules ...more »

Nice try, but $7 million Wisconsin man's whistle blower award is not 'capital ...
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)August 28, 2015

Patrick's second argument was that his right to the share of the government's recovery amounted to a "capital asset." But the court agreed with the IRS analogy to a lawyer's contingent fee as an interest in future payment for work done earlier, which ...more »

Former Brother-In-Law Files $100 Million Fraud Lawsuit Against A-Rod
Breitbart NewsAugust 28, 2015

The ex-brother in-law also alleges that A-Rod filed a false tax return that eventually led to the IRS putting a $388,000 lien on Scurtis' Miami-area house. A-Rod's lawyer, John C. Lukacs Sr., claimed that an earlier version of the filing had no merit ...more »

Microsoft, IRS clash in court over use of outside law firm
The Seattle TimesAugust 28, 2015

Lawyers for Microsoft and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) clashed Tuesday over the hiring of an outside law firm to assist the tax agency in an audit of the software company. The war of words is a part of the larger effort by the IRS to examine ...more »

EDITORIAL: Judge sifts through Hillary Clinton's emails
Washington TimesAugust 28, 2015

Lawyers at the State Department and the IRS have been called to Judge Sullivan's court to explain the evidence of email chicanery that violates government regulations if not federal law. In each case, the judge has labored to scrape away layers of ...more »

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