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Bramwell's Lunch Beat: What Company Pays the Most Taxes?

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for January 13.
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Ex-IRS Chief Miller Joins Alliantgroup

Steven Miller, the former acting commissioner of the IRS who resigned from his post last year after the agency admitted it had improperly scrutinized the federal tax-exempt status of certain conservative groups, has landed at Houston-based alliantgroup as its national director of tax.
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Bramwell's Lunch Beat: Breaking Down Nina Olson Report

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for January 10.
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Mark Zuckerberg Will Continue Paying a Lot of Taxes

For most of us, it might not be so unusual to double our tax bills in one year. That is, unless last year’s tax bill was a billion dollars.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Taxing Legal Pot – It’s Tricky

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for January 9.
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Will Beanie Baby Founder Do the Time for His Tax Crime?

If the IRS gets its way, H. Ty Warner, creator of the Beanie Baby toy franchise, won’t be enjoying plush surroundings the next five years, he’ll be spending the time in prison for tax evasion.
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Bill Intends to Make Settlements More Transparent

In an effort to shut down backroom deal-making and increase accountability, two senators introduced a bipartisan bill on January 8 that would force federal enforcement agencies to increase transparency around settlements reached with companies that break the law.
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Free Car! Except for the Taxes…Is That Price Right?

The biggest winner in the long history of "The Price is Right" … that’s what the media is calling Sheree Heil of Tacoma, Washington.
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Study: Gas and User Taxes Don't Fund Most Transportation Projects

A new study by the Tax Foundation found that revenues from gasoline taxes and tolls only fund approximately 50 percent of state and local transportation projects.
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Bramwell's Lunch Beat: Ad Tax Proposal Could Hurt Startups

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for January 7.
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IRS Plays It Straight in YouTube Videos

The IRS has produced several short clips on tax-related topics that may be accessed on YouTube in English, Spanish, and American Sign Language.
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Bramwell's Lunch Beat: 2014 Could Be Taxing For Many

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for January 6.
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IRS Posts New Publications 17 and 509; Discontinues 1518 Small Business Calendar

The IRS has announced that it has posted “Pub. 17,” a long-standing guide covering a multitude of tax issues affecting individuals, for use in preparing 2013 returns.
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Bramwell's Lunch Beat: Advantages to Early-Bird Tax Filing

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for January 2.
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IRS Hikes Fees for Settling Tax Debts

The IRS still is receptive to working out "deals" with taxpayers to settle their debts. But it's going to cost many of your clients more to make arrangements in 2014.
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Crime Watch: December 27, 2013

A sixty-three-count superseding indictment in a conspiracy to defraud the IRS was unsealed December 23. The indictment alleges that Primetime Tax Services Inc. was a tax return preparation business with three storefronts in the Minneapolis area.
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Be Nice, Not Naughty, When Filing EITC Claims

Santa Claus wasn't the only one who was supposed to make a list and check it twice this holiday season. The IRS is riding herd on tax practitioners who claim the Earned Income Tax Credit credit for clients without filing Form 8867.
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IRS Cites High-Tech Changes for Tax Filing Season

Public demand is up and government funding is down. The nation’s tax collection agency says it will be emphasizing online services and automation to help weather the hectic 2014 tax filing season.
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Time Is Running Out to Renew or Apply for 2014 PTINs

The IRS is reminding professional tax return preparers to renew their Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs) if they plan to prepare returns in 2014.
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IRS Sets January 13 as Start Date to 2014 Business Tax Season

January 13, 2014, is the first day the IRS will begin accepting 2013 business tax returns – filed electronically or filed on paper – the agency announced.

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