Congress appears to be getting serious about tax reform. Party leaders of the Senate's tax-writing committee have promised that any tax reform proposals made by their colleagues will be kept secret for fifty years.
Same-sex spouses in New York who had to pay estate taxes following the death of their partner will get refunds from the state as a result of the recent US Supreme Court decision that found a section of DOMA unconstitutional.
Anyone wealthy enough to own a major sports franchise is probably steeped deep in serious estate planning. William Davidson was no exception. In 2008, the year before he died, his net worth was $5.5 billion.
A former manager of an H&R Block Preparation store has been sentenced to twelve months and one day in federal prison for using the identities of former tax preparation clients to file false returns with the IRS seeking fraudulent income tax refunds.
A bipartisan bill that would provide a permanent tax incentive to family farmers, ranchers, and other landowners who choose not to develop their land but preserve it for conservation is expected to be introduced by two lawmakers in the House.
Do some of your clients serve on the boards of private foundations or work in the trenches for public charities? Volunteers are entitled to deduct their unreimbursed expenses incurred on behalf of qualified charitable organizations.
Maybe IRS agents checked their pockets and discovered some money they didn't know they had. At any rate, the IRS has announced it is canceling the furlough day initially scheduled for July 22. The offices will be open and fully staffed after all.
A Texas man, who was arrested in an airport while attempting to flee the country, was indicted in the Central District of California in a multimillion-dollar identity theft and tax refund fraud scheme. If convicted, he faces a statutory maximum sentence of at least seventy-five years in federal prison.
The summer doldrums have set in. Aside from the occasional "emergency," your office is quiet, as most clients pursue outdoor activities and tend to personal business. Tax planning is probably the last thing on their minds.
Companies that take advantage of the varied tax laws of different countries to limit their tax payments claim they're maximizing shareholder returns. The result is that US companies hold huge cash reserves in countries with low tax rates.
A New Jersey man, who coowns and operates a wholesale merchandise business in New York selling adult paraphernalia, was sentenced to nineteen months in prison for concealing more than $1.2 million in income in various domestic and foreign bank accounts.
If certain Republican lawmakers have their way, the IRS will have less of the taxpayers' money to play around with. A new budget proposal would limit the IRS budget to $9 billion – a reduction of 24 percent.
The chairmen heading up the two major tax-writing committees in Congress - Max Baucus and Dave Camp - are taking a dog and pony show on the road this summer to promote the concept of comprehensive tax reform to the American public.
The IRS confirms it inadvertently posted Social Security numbers of tens of thousands of Americans on a government website. The identifying numbers relate to transactions by nonprofit political groups known as 527s.
The will left by "The Sopranos'" lead actor James Gandolfini is causing attorneys to scratch their heads. Some can't help but wonder - did the man who accumulated an estate worth about $70 million seek any legal advice at all before making his will?
A California man admitted that for tax years 2007 and 2008, he failed to report approximately $1,843,847 of income, resulting in an additional tax due and owing to the government of approximately $516,277. He faces a five-year prison sentence.
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