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Securities and Exchange Commission concludes probe on Caterpillar while IRS, federal grand jury continue investigationIRS Chief Counsel Notice Highlights Tax Court Procedure Changes Due to PATH ActFeds Slap 70% Tax on Legal Marijuana BusinessesCosby files lawsuit against accuser, her lawyer and motherThe Latest: FBI, IRS investigating state senatorBe Cautious When Choosing a Tax PreparerThe Latest: FBI, IRS investigating state senator'Deadwood' Creator's Gambling Problem Left Him $17 Million In Debt To IRS, Lawsuit SaysUtah attorney general to set aside donations after raidsHow the $100 Million 'NYPD Blue' Creator Gambled Away His FortuneUtah attorney general to set aside donations after raidsDon't Fall for These IRS ScamsThe FBI vs. FIFADon't Fall for These IRS ScamsHedge-Fund Magnate Mercer Backs Group Attacking IRS

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Video sting snares Seattle IRS Agent
KING5.comFebruary 11, 2016

The lawyer for Have A Heart owner Ryan Kunkel contacted the FBI after Agent Hurley allegedly asked Kunkel for cash payments at his Aurora Avenue shop. The FBI set up the sting and supplied the cash. Hurley claimed that he had saved the business more ...more »

IRS Agent Reportedly Made Weed Store Owner Pay Off His Student Loans in Exchange for Easy Audit
JezebelFebruary 8, 2016

After agreeing to participate in a sting operation for the U.S. Attorney's office to catch Hurley in action, Kunkel met the IRS employee at Starbucks twice where he gave Hurley cash. Hurley was arrested after the second coffee date and quit the IRS a ...more »

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Securities and Exchange Commission concludes probe on Caterpillar while IRS, federal grand jury continue investigation
Lawyer HeraldFebruary 18, 2016

SAN LEANDRO, CA - OCTOBER 23: The CAT logo is displayed on Caterpillar construction equipment at Peterson Tractor on October 23, 2014 in San Leandro, California. Caterpillar Inc. reported strong third quarter earnings of$1.1 billion, or $1.63 a share ...more »

IRS Chief Counsel Notice Highlights Tax Court Procedure Changes Due to PATH Act
ForbesFebruary 18, 2016

The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015, which was signed into law on December 18, 2015, affected several Tax Court procedural matters. A recent IRS Chief Counsel Notice addresses some of those changes. Appellate Venue.more »

Feds Slap 70% Tax on Legal Marijuana Businesses
Daily BeastFebruary 18, 2016

“280E was more a political statement than a model of tax policy,” Pat Oglesby, a North Carolina lawyer who has worked on tax policy for Congress, told The Daily Beast. He said the war on drugs was “raging” and no one bothered to question any laws that ...more »

Cosby files lawsuit against accuser, her lawyer and mother
Metro.usFebruary 18, 2016

A day before an important hearing for his case, Bill Cosby decided to sue the woman who accused him of sexual assault more than a decade ago. Cosby has filed a lawsuit against Andrea Constand, her lawyer, her mother, and the publisher of the National ...more »

The Latest: FBI, IRS investigating state senator
Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)February 17, 2016

A lawyer representing Massachusetts state Sen. Brian Joyce says his client believes he's done "absolutely nothing wrong." An FBI spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday that the FBI and the IRS are conducting "court authorized activity in connection with an ...more »

Be Cautious When Choosing a Tax Preparer
New York TimesFebruary 17, 2016

Certain types of tax preparers — certified public accountants, tax lawyers and tax specialists called “enrolled agents” — generally must meet minimum standards for education and training to maintain their licenses. (C.P.A.s and lawyers are licensed ...more »

The Latest: FBI, IRS investigating state senator
Washington TimesFebruary 17, 2016

A lawyer representing Massachusetts state Sen. Brian Joyce says his client believes he's done “absolutely nothing wrong.” An FBI spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday that the FBI and the IRS are conducting “court authorized activity in connection with an ...more »

'Deadwood' Creator's Gambling Problem Left Him $17 Million In Debt To IRS, Lawsuit Says
LAistFebruary 17, 2016

Patricia Glaser, a lawyer for NKSFB, said, "We do not believe this case has any merit legally or factually, and we are extremely disappointed that they would attempt to sully our client's reputation, in our view with no basis whatsoever." Milch is ...more »

Utah attorney general to set aside donations after raids
Cache Valley DailyFebruary 17, 2016

The IRS and other federal agencies raided one home and several offices associated with the Kingston family last week, including Washakie. No arrests were made. It's unclear what the investigation is about. The search warrants remain sealed in federal ...more »

How the $100 Million 'NYPD Blue' Creator Gambled Away His Fortune
Hollywood ReporterFebruary 17, 2016

Now, according to a lawsuit, the racetrack regular has lost his homes, owes the IRS $17 million and is on a $40-a-week allowance. Still, his supporters stay ... A publicly available legal complaint obtained by The Hollywood Reporter and filed last year ...more »

Utah attorney general to set aside donations after raids
Washington TimesFebruary 17, 2016

The IRS and other federal agencies raided one home and several offices associated with the Kingston family last week, including Washakie. No arrests were made. It's unclear what the investigation is about. The search warrants remain sealed in federal ...more »

Don't Fall for These IRS Scams
NerdWallet (blog)February 16, 2016

The Internal Revenue Service had called to tell her she was under investigation for tax fraud and that a warrant had been issued for her arrest — unless she paid the IRS $1,000 that day. She was frightened and worried that she was in serious trouble.more »

The FBI vs. FIFA
ESPNFebruary 16, 2016

On this day, standing only in an adult diaper as a small team of FBI agents prepared to wire him with a recording device, Blazer just wanted to stay out of prison. The native New Yorker hardly resembled his .... Pursuing a fraud investigation into a ...more »

Don't Fall for These IRS Scams
NasdaqFebruary 16, 2016

About a year ago, I got a phone call from a frantic client. The Internal Revenue Service had called to tell her she was under investigation for tax fraud and that a warrant had been issued for her arrest — unless she paid the IRS $1,000 that day. She ...more »

Hedge-Fund Magnate Mercer Backs Group Attacking IRS
BloombergFebruary 16, 2016

The New York investor Robert Mercer, whose hedge fund avoided an estimated $6 billion in taxes through trades the Internal Revenue Service is challenging, has been funding a group that's paying for an unrelated Tea Party lawsuit against the tax agency ...more »

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