Personal Irs Disputes. Legal news and articles for July 29 - 31, 2015

Upper East Side doctor and his lawyer wife sentenced to prison for scamming IRSFederal Judge Threatens IRS Commissioner With ContemptIRS Must Abide By 3-Year Limit In Jenkens Tax Fraud CaseFederal judge threatens to hold IRS's Koskinen, Justice Dept. attorneys in ...Tea Party farmer: IRS watchdog still probing audit of meFederal judge threatens to hold IRS commissioner and DOJ lawyers in contempt ...Federal Judge Threatens to Hold IRS Commish, DOJ Lawyers in Contempt of CourtConn. Firm Sues Out-of-State Lawyer for Stealing Blog PostingsThe feds just indicted Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.). It's been a long time coming.IRS probing Shelton developerObamacare Case To Be Turned Against Government On Emissions RuleJudicial Watch: IRS Produces Recovered Lerner EmailsObamacare case to be turned against government on emissions ruleObamacare case to be turned against government on emissions ruleContingency fees + IRS = sound policy?

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Nelson rolls along despite toll of IRS debt
austin360July 1, 2015

Laurence Goldfein, a New York attorney and accountant, was hired last year to deal with the IRS problems, and Goldberg is lead attorney for the Price Waterhouse suit, filed last August. The mantle of expensive advice didn't prevent the singer's tax ...more »

Surprise money for retired model contacted by IRS
New York PostJuly 13, 2015

A former Manhattan model got a call from the IRS demanding money — and in this case, it was a welcome surprise. Uncle Sam wanted to know why catwalker Kim Forbes didn't declare the $8,050 she'd earned in 2013. The blue-eyed blonde was puzzled ...more »

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Upper East Side doctor and his lawyer wife sentenced to prison for scamming IRS
New York Daily NewsJuly 31, 2015

An Upper East Side doctor and his wife are headed to prison for performing unnecessary procedures on their tax returns. Dr. Jeffrey Stein and his lawyer wife Marla were sentenced to 18 months and a year in prison Friday for cheating the IRS. “You're ...more »

Federal Judge Threatens IRS Commissioner With Contempt
Breitbart NewsJuly 31, 2015

Judicial Watch announced that U.S District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan today threatened to hold the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service and Justice Department attorneys in contempt of court after the IRS failed to produce status reports and ...more »

IRS Must Abide By 3-Year Limit In Jenkens Tax Fraud Case
Law360 (subscription)July 31, 2015

The IRS had attempted to argue that the assessment period had not yet run on BASR's 1999 tax return under section 6501(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code because it was filed with the intent to evade tax, despite that fact that the family's attorney...more »

Federal judge threatens to hold IRS's Koskinen, Justice Dept. attorneys in ...
American Thinker (blog)July 30, 2015

He asked the IRS' Justice Department lawyer Geoffrey Klimas, “Why didn't the IRS comply” with his court order and “why shouldn't the Court hold the Commissioner of the IRS in contempt.” Judge Sullivan referenced his contempt findings against Justice ...more »

Tea Party farmer: IRS watchdog still probing audit of me
Washington ExaminerJuly 30, 2015

According to Boneta, the IRS held the first audit open for two years seeking "reams and reams" of information that forced her to spend thousands of dollars on copying alone, as well as on private attorney and accounting fees. The IRS eventually fined ...more »

Federal judge threatens to hold IRS commissioner and DOJ lawyers in contempt ...
Power Line (blog)July 30, 2015

In that order, Sullivan directed the IRS to begin producing, every week, the nearly 1,800 newly recovered Lerner emails responsive to Judicial Watch's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The IRS did not produce ... According to Judicial Watch ...more »

Federal Judge Threatens to Hold IRS Commish, DOJ Lawyers in Contempt of Court
PJ MediaJuly 29, 2015

Judicial Watch announced that U.S District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan today threatened to hold the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service and Justice Department attorneys in contempt of court after the IRS failed to produce status reports and ...more »

Conn. Firm Sues Out-of-State Lawyer for Stealing Blog Postings
Connecticut Law TribuneJuly 29, 2015

Two tax law firms on opposite coasts are locked in a dispute, but their argument has nothing to do with taxes. Instead, their quarrel centers on copyright law and allegations that one firm stole content from the other's website. Both firms provide ...more »

The feds just indicted Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.). It's been a long time coming.
Washington PostJuly 29, 2015

In January 2014, a U.S. Justice Department audit uncovered that nearly half of the $771,000 in federal funds a Philadelphia nonprofit group had received through earmarks secured by Fattah went to the Philadelphia Safety Net. That nonprofit group had ...more »

IRS probing Shelton developer
CT PostJuly 29, 2015

SHELTON-James Botti, the city developer who spent four years in prison as part of a federal corruption probe here, is once again under the IRS microscope. IRS Revenue Officer Sarah Davidson has been investigating Botti's tax liability from Dec. 31 ...more »

Obamacare Case To Be Turned Against Government On Emissions Rule
Huffington PostJuly 29, 2015

WASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) - Opponents of President Barack Obama's soon-to-be-implemented policy to cut carbon emissions from power plants are planning to use an unlikely and potentially potent weapon against him: the recent U.S. Supreme Court ...more »

Judicial Watch: IRS Produces Recovered Lerner Emails
The Iowa RepublicanJuly 29, 2015

Another IRS lawyer responded to Lerner's email with an admission that IRS' D.C. headquarters legal staff had hundreds of cases backlogged. Michael Seto, who headed the Exempt Organization Technical Unit, acknowledged to Lerner on November 9, 2011, ...more »

Obamacare case to be turned against government on emissions rule
Business InsiderJuly 29, 2015

That same argument will now be turned against the government to challenge a crucial plank of Obama's strategy to cut U.S. emissions and fight global warming, several lawyers likely to be involved in the litigation told Reuters. Obama's Clean Power Plan ...more »

Obamacare case to be turned against government on emissions rule
WTVBJuly 29, 2015

In that June case, the court said that the healthcare law was an issue of such importance that the court would not stick to its usual practice of deferring to a government agency's legal expertise when interpreting ambiguously written laws. That same ...more »

Contingency fees + IRS = sound policy?
OverlawyeredJuly 29, 2015

Yet again — we covered this issue last year — lawmakers on Capitol Hill are considering sending private debt collectors on contingency fee after those who owe money to the Internal Revenue Service. Here's an issue where I can agree with Washington ...more »

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