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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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Bramwell's Lunch Beat: Could Wyden Replace Baucus as Top Tax Writer?

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for December 23.
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Crime Watch: December 20, 2013

A San Jose, California, woman was convicted December 18 of a federal fraud charge for running a Ponzi scheme that bilked more than 250 victims out of approximately $9.5 million.
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Bramwell's Lunch Beat: Transparency Vital for IRS Chief

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for December 20.
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Bramwell's Lunch Beat: Weil's Take on Auditor Rotation

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for December 19.
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Illegal but Taxable: Medical Marijuana Farming

Under federal law, income from growing medical marijuana is ill-gotten gain. It is, however, taxable, as is all income. In some states, growing cannabis is legal for medical purposes and in Colorado, it's legal – period.
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Bramwell's Lunch Beat: Happy Fed Day!

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for December 18.
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Bramwell's Lunch Beat: Healthy Books Boost Herbalife Shares

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for December 17.
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Bramwell's Lunch Beat: Remembering Abraham Briloff

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for December 16.
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Bernie Madoff Cried as His Empire Toppled

The name Bernard Madoff has become synonymous with investment scams after his firm defrauded investors of $20 billion in investments and $47 billion in fake profit his clients believed they had.
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Bramwell's Lunch Beat: KPMG's Best Year Ever

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for December 13.
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Crime Watch: December 13, 2013

Rathana Ung, the former director and officer of Lim's Income Tax and Lim's Tax, Inc., was sentenced to twelve months and a day imprisonment, one year of supervised release, and ordered to pay $103,736 in restitution to the IRS.
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Boxer Manny Pacquiao Now Cornered by Two Tax Opponents

Boxer Manny Pacquiao had enough troubles holding off the tax authorities in his Filipino homeland. The BIR of the Republic of Philippines said he owed an enormous tax bill relating to income he earned fighting US matches in 2008 and 2009.
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Bramwell's Lunch Beat: Seidman Lands at Pace University

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for December 12.
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New Study Maps Out Travel-Related Taxes

According to a press release by the Global Business Travel Association, a business and travel meetings organization with more than 5,000 members, "taxes levied specifically on travel-related services increased the total tax bill for a traveler by 58 percent in 2013."
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Bramwell's Lunch Beat: Farewell, OfficeMax

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for December 11.
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Bramwell's Lunch Beat: Dog Days for Ex-Accountant

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for December 10.
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Bramwell's Lunch Beat: San Francisco's Soda Tax Battle

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for December 9.
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Who Knew? Donating Body Parts Is a Taxable Event

Mark Parisi wasn't kidding when he said he would give a testicle to own a shiny new car. That is, for donating his testicle, he expects to receive a "standard fee" of $35,000 with which he plans to buy a car. He just wanted to know if the transaction was taxable.
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Bramwell's Lunch Beat: E-Filers Get Pat on the Back

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for December 6.

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