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TIGTA to IRS: Get Tough on Noncash Charitable Contributions

TIGTA estimates that more than 273,000 taxpayers claimed about $3.8 billion in potentially erroneous noncash charitable contributions in tax year 2010, which resulted in an estimated $1.1 billion reduction in tax.
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IRS: Annual Inflation Adjustments for 2013

The IRS announced January 11, 2013, annual inflation adjustments for tax year 2013, including the tax rate schedules and other tax changes from the recently passed American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.
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Crime Watch: January 9, 2013

A Florida woman – who owned or controlled undeclared foreign financial accounts in excess of $42 million in 2007 and who caused a tax loss to the government of approximately $667,716 – has been ordered to pay a $21 million civil penalty.
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IRS Plans January 30 Tax Season Opening for 1040 Filers

Following the January tax law changes made by Congress under the American Taxpayer Relief Act, the IRS has announced it plans to open the 2013 filing season and begin processing individual income tax returns January 30.
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As 2012 Ends, Celebrities Pay Tax Debts, Sort Of

The Lindsay Lohan story never ends. To recap, 2012 started for her with two IRS liens. For 2009, she owed about $94,000 and for 2010, another $140,000. Next came a series of reports about bad behavior and financial irresponsibility.
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American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012: What It Means for You

In the final hour of January 1, 2013, Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, which in part addressed the dramatic sunset of favorable federal estate, gift, and generation-skipping tax exemption limits.
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IRS Provides Updated Withholding Guidance for 2013

The IRS today released updated income tax withholding tables for 2013 reflecting this week's changes by Congress. The new rates in effect for 2013 supersede the tables issued on December 31, 2012.
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New Tax Law Emerges Beyond the Fiscal Cliff

The agreement hammered out in the Senate, and subsequently approved by the House on January 1, pulled the nation back from the edge of the fiscal cliff. President Obama signed the "American Taxpayer Relief Act" into law on January 2. Here's an overview of the key tax provisions in store for individual and business clients in 2013.
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Rapper Fat Joe Takes the Rap with the IRS

Like so many celebrities, the rap star who calls himself Fat Joe got behind on his taxes. But unlike many famous tax deadbeats, he's willing to take responsibility for his own blunder instead of blaming his handlers or lashing out at authorities.
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Gerard Depardieu Just Says No to Supertax

Gerard Depardieu's departure from France may have been premature. As December rolled to a close, the harsh "temporary supertax" that French President Francois Hollandee sought to impose on individuals he calls "the rich" was soundly rejected.
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Countdown to Preparer Registration: Don't Drop the Ball

As time ticks down in 2012, the IRS is once again reminding professional tax return preparers to renew their Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs) if they intend to offer their services in 2013.
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2012 Ends with Tax Bang for Some Celebrities

Pamela Anderson owes back taxes of about $370,000 related to 2011 income, Gary Busey’s tax debt is over $450,000, and Britney Spears owes more than $37,000 to the state of California. And then there’s O.J. Simpson. . . .
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IRS Q&A: Additional Medicare Tax

This Q&A from the IRS will provide employers and payroll service providers information that will help them as they prepare to implement Additional Medicare Tax which goes into effect in 2013.
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From Congress to Prison for Former Politician

Wester Cooley once belonged to the House of Representatives as a congressman from Oregon's second district. That was back in 1995 when he served one term. A lot has happened since then, and most of it hasn't been good.
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Medicare Surtaxes: Being Forewarned Is Forearmed

Regardless of whether or not Congress resolves the looming "fiscal cliff" crisis or the nation is allowed to fall into the abyss, two new Medicare surtaxes will take effect on January 1, 2013.
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Crime Watch: December 12, 2012

A New Jersey CPA was sentenced to fifty-four months in prison for a $500 billion fraud scheme. In addition to his prison term, he was sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $43,582,699 in forfeiture.
Education & Careers

Wealth Management Firm Meets Needs of LGBT Clients

Christopher Street Financial, a New York-based wealth management firm, was founded in 1981 when Bob Casaletto, a gay man who worked at Merrill Lynch, realized that the financial needs of people in his community weren't being met.
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Stephen Baldwin: Arrested for Tax Evasion

Just days ago, New York State tax authorities arrested actor Stephen Baldwin on felony tax evasion charges. Baldwin owes an estimated $350,000 in taxes and penalties, according to Rockland County DA Thomas Zugibe.
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MLB Update: What a Difference a Day Makes Tax Wise

At least one Major League Baseball player has succeeded in getting his next contract signed, sealed, and the ink dried before the 2013 tax hikes are likely to kick in.
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New ITIN Rules for '13 Tax Filing Season

Do you remember that Individual Taxpayer Identification Number you helped a client attain a while back? Wipe it from your memory. The IRS has just announced that ITINs won't last forever anymore.

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