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.
The Justice Department is seeking to shut down two income tax preparers for falsifying tax returns costing the US Treasury more than $100 million. According to the complaint, they repeatedly prepared tax returns that understated customers' federal tax liabilities.
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. . . .
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.
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.
A controversial component of the 2010 health care law imposes a new 2.3 percent excise tax on most medical devices, beginning in 2013. The IRS has just issued a fifty-eight-page document on implementation of the rules.
While everybody has heard much about the "fiscal cliff," many people don't realize just how hard a hit they might take. The details are none too favorable. Take for example, the alternative minimum tax (AMT).
Charitable contributions – whether of the cash or noncash variety – are as much a part of year-end tax planning as Form 1040. However, the rules governing the deductibility of charitable contributions are not quite as simple as most taxpayers assume them to be.
It wasn't our fraud! That was a big part of the overall defense presented by two men accused of helping Texas financier R. Allen Stanford cover his tracks when he bilked trusting investors out of $7 billion.
Earlier in the year, the Tax Court allowed a taxpayer to use a formula clause to determine the value of a business interest for gift tax purposes (TC Memo 2012-88). But the IRS refuses to knuckle under to the court.