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When Property 'Taxes' Are NOT Deductible on Schedule A of Form 1040

The IRS has some nasty surprises for those who think anything labeled a "property tax" is automatically deductible.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Former SEC Member Harvey Goldschmid Has Died

The menu features specials on House panel backs expanding 529 plans, Utah accounting firm settles with SEC, and more.
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No Mercy: the IRS Lowers the Boom on Late Income Tax Filers

Do you and your clients think you have a good excuse for filing late? "The dog ate my W-2 forms" isn't going to fly.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS Boss Apologizes for Wrongful Business Asset Seizures

The menu features specials on BofA unit aided tax avoidance, biz tax incentives impact some state budgets, and more.
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How Not to Get Too 'Creative' with Hobby-Related Tax Deductions

Writers and artists get certain deductions—but often their 1040's are the most creative things they produce.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS Civil Forfeiture Practices Focus of House Hearing

The menu features specials on SEC claws back 500K from ex-Saba CFOs, FBI to probe fraudulent tax filings, and more.
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IRS Says 2015 Tax-Filing Season Is Strong Out of the Gate

Of the more than 14 million federal income tax returns the IRS received as of Jan. 31, 95 percent were e-filed.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Tax Refunds Being Used Less for Savings, Debt Reduction

The menu features specials on more US CFOs work abroad to gain experience, SEC advances hedging rule, and more.
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Presenting the IRS Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2015: Part 2

Part 2 of the latest edition of the worst tax scams—don't even think about frivolous tax arguments.
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Stepping into the Fray: IRS Tackles the 'Personhood' of a Fetus

The IRS has its rules, and don't think that moral or religious arguments necessarily carry any weight.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Engelbert to Become First Woman to Lead US Big 4 Firm

The menu features specials on AICPA urges Senate to approve tax treaties, new IRS technical guidance, and more.
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A Special Message—and Poll—for Our Readers at Tax Season

Take a look at all we have going for you this time of year—and help us choose a new image.
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Presenting the IRS Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2015: Part 1

The latest edition of the worst tax scams—you may be surprised about what made the list this year.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS Rehired Ex-Workers Who Had Bad Behavior, TIGTA Says

The menu features specials on SEC settles with Chinese Big Four units, Intuit halts state e-filing, and more.
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As Tax Season Rolls Along, IRS Launches New Return Preparer Online Directory

Need help finding a credentialed tax pro to prepare your Form 1040? Well, the IRS has just the tool for you.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: GOP Takes Another Shot at Making Tax Breaks Permanent

The menu features specials on SEC and Chinese Big Four units near settlement, GOP sour on IRS chief, and more.
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Study: Security of Personal Info Top of Mind for Many Americans This Tax Season

Tax-time ID theft once again made the IRS’s “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams. But you don’t have to become a victim.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: FASB Contemplates Allowing Early Adoption of Rev Rec Rule

The menu features specials on KPMG is new auditor of ARC REITs, Lew makes pitch for business tax reform, and more.
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Divorce Versus Annulment: It Makes a Big Difference on Your Tax Return

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries cared about how they dissolved their marriage. So does the IRS.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Execs Add Their Two Cents on Obama's Tax Plan

The menu features specials on audit committee workloads expanding, House bill targets expensing, and more.

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