Tax news February 2014

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Ohio Board of Tax Appeals Says No Relief for Two Former NFL Players

Two former pro football players, Hunter Hillenmeyer and Jeff Saturday, recently lost their individual cases before the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals last month. The board ruled that the games-played method of taxation the city of Cleveland uses does not violate the state’s constitution and is not unreasonable.
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IRS Releases Version 4.0 of Mobile App

It might take slightly longer for taxpayers to get their tax refunds from the IRS this year, but at least they can do a better job of tracking the progress on their smartphones.
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Report: IRS Criminal Prosecutions Up 23.4% under Obama

A new report from Syracuse University found that the number of referrals for criminal prosecution by the IRS has risen by nearly a quarter under the Obama administration compared to George W. Bush’s years in the White House.
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Tax Refunds Could Be Grounded By Debt Ceiling Stand-Off

Is there a danger that the IRS won’t make good on its promise to send speedy federal income tax refunds to taxpayers? That’s a distinct possibility, according to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and the Democrats on the House Ways & Means Committee.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Orrin Hatch is Outraged Over IRS Employee Bonuses

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for February 4.
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Tips on How You Can Stand Out From Other Tax Professionals

Eva Rosenberg explains a few things you can do to make sure your clients don't go anywhere else for professional tax help.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS: Don’t Call Us

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for February 3.

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