Personal Irs Disputes. Legal news and articles for October 23 - 31, 2015

Sanford Horowitz: What to Do If the IRS Comes KnockingA New Era of Tax-Data Sharing for the IRSHow One Scammer Swindled Square Out Of MillionsRep. Jim Jordan: 'Flat Out Wrong' Not to Bring Criminal Charges Against Lois ...Crummey trust can help avoid some taxesThousands Who Didn't File Tax Returns May Lose Health Care SubsidiesVanguard and the new federal overtime rulesDo Hillary's Lies Matter?Family battles big oilSquare scammed out of millions by woman selling bogus travel vouchersThe Girl Who Broke Free: Building A New Life In America #15Girls'Dizzying array' of expenses at Fattah Jr.'s trialFulton Co. couple sue IRS agentsDOJ: No Criminal Charges Against IRS's Lois LernerHere's the Seller Who Allegedly Defrauded Square Out of Millions

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Activist Foundations' 'Impact Investing' Pays Off, Sometimes After Court Fights
Wall Street JournalOctober 15, 2015

“Foundations are getting into an area where they aren't expert,” said Paul Streckfus, a former Internal Revenue Service lawyer and editor of EO [Exempt Organization] Tax Journal. “The foundation also gets tax exemptions for charitable purposes, and ...more »

Sneed: Thompson blames Quinn for building's sale
Chicago Sun-TimesOctober 14, 2015

“They're just claiming that I didn't file,” says Brewer, who's among thousands of Cook County residents and businesses the state or federal government have gone after since 1985 for unpaid taxes, court fines or restitution in criminal cases. “In the ...more »

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Sanford Horowitz: What to Do If the IRS Comes Knocking
NoozhawkOctober 31, 2015

What Should You Do If an IRS Special Agent Knocks On Your Door? While being as polite as possible, take their business cards, tell them that you'll pass their contact information on to your attorney, thank them and close the door. Under no ...more »

A New Era of Tax-Data Sharing for the IRS
Wall Street JournalOctober 30, 2015

Tax authorities around the world have started to share large amounts of data in an effort to crack down on cheating by taxpayers using offshore accounts. In early October, the Internal Revenue Service said it had begun the automatic digital exchange of ...more »

How One Scammer Swindled Square Out Of Millions
PYMNTS.comOctober 26, 2015

... Nebraska-based event planning company called Creative Creations, run by one Patricia Urbanovsky. The entity and its individual owner, according to what Urbanovsky's lawyer Steven Lefler told BuzzFeed News, are actually “probably” one and the same ...more »

Rep. Jim Jordan: 'Flat Out Wrong' Not to Bring Criminal Charges Against Lois ...
CNSNews.comOctober 26, 2015

Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), head of the conservative Freedom Caucus and a member of the House Oversight committee, says he strongly disagrees with the Justice Department's decision not to bring criminal charges against former IRS official Lois Lerner for ...more »

Crummey trust can help avoid some taxes
Albuquerque JournalOctober 26, 2015

I discussed this with my accountant who tells me that my gifts may not be eligible for the IRS-allowed $14,000 unless I use a “crummy trust.” He told me the lawyer could explain it. I want to have an explanation of what this trust is before I talk to a ...more »

Thousands Who Didn't File Tax Returns May Lose Health Care Subsidies
New York TimesOctober 26, 2015

The I.R.S. also said 760,000 taxpayers had received subsidies and filed returns but had not attached the required form comparing the subsidies paid with the amount they were entitled to receive. Taxpayers describe that document, I.R.S. Form 8962, ...more »

Vanguard and the new federal overtime rules
Philly.comOctober 25, 2015

"Too many Americans are working long days for less pay than they deserve," he told the nation June 29. Hearing all the complaints about how the richest Americans, from hedge-fund managers to public company CEOs, have become lots richer, while ...more »

Do Hillary's Lies Matter?
American ThinkerOctober 25, 2015

It is of little concern to me that the corporate media says Hillary aced the Benghazi hearing, To me she didn't, and I care more that the public is being inured to public officials' lying. Were I running for president against her I'd produce a simple ...more »

Family battles big oil
Houston ChronicleOctober 25, 2015

"Maybe I would've given up years ago, but I know Minerva needs somebody to stand and fight for her," Leon Jr. said. "And we want Conoco to do the right thing." Now he is running out of time. The IRS has posted the family home for foreclosure sale on ...more »

Square scammed out of millions by woman selling bogus travel vouchers
The VergeOctober 24, 2015

Square has fared pretty well in the mobile payments business, and now the company, founded by Jack Dorsey, is preparing to go public. As part of that process, Square has given potential investors a deeper look at the risks and uncertainties that it ...more »

The Girl Who Broke Free: Building A New Life In America #15Girls
WAMU 88.5October 24, 2015

Like so many kids who come to the U.S. as migrants, Rosi felt lost. Her lawyer referred her to a woman named Cathi Hillamn. .... Justice Department Says No Criminal Charges In IRS-Tea Party Investigation. DOJ finds there is no evidence to support a ...more »

'Dizzying array' of expenses at Fattah Jr.'s trial
Philly.comOctober 24, 2015

Fattah, 32, is accused of defrauding banks, the IRS and the Philadelphia School District. He is not a lawyer, but is acting as his own attorney at his trial. In 2005, Fattah, in his early 20s, was living with a friend, Matthew Amato, in an apartment on ...more »

Fulton Co. couple sue IRS agents
Toledo BladeOctober 24, 2015

Mr. Dunn said that, even if the IRS suspected tax offenses, conducting a raid without first initiating a civil investigation was wholly inappropriate. “In my 30 years as a tax lawyer, I've never seen a criminal investigation in something like that that ...more »

DOJ: No Criminal Charges Against IRS's Lois Lerner
Breitbart NewsOctober 24, 2015

“Our investigation uncovered substantial evidence of mismanagement, poor judgment and institutional inertia, leading to the belief by many tax-exempt applicants that the IRS targeted them based on their political viewpoints,” Assistant Attorney General ...more »

Here's the Seller Who Allegedly Defrauded Square Out of Millions
BuzzFeed NewsOctober 23, 2015

“I don't know with 100% certainty, ma'am, but I would guess that [Urbanovsky and the single seller] probably are [the same person],” her lawyer Steven Lefler told BuzzFeed News. “Yes, ma'am,” Lefler said, when asked whether the time period mentioned in ...more »

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