Archives for August 2008

Tempo di Dire Arrivederci to the AMT

Tempo di Dire Arrivederci to the AMT

The unintended, absurd tax quirks brought about by the application of the Alternative Minimum Tax in the 39 years of its rocky existence are too numerous to describe. But suffice it to say, the AMT…

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Flushing Taxes Down the Drain

Flushing Taxes Down the Drain

“Where does he get such wonderful toys?” – The Joker Paul Caron of TaxProf Blog reminds me of Batman. He always manages to find the most interesting toys. A couple of days ago he found the…

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Lawyer Up! Unrepresented Taxpayers Likely to Lose in Tax Court

Lawyer Up! Unrepresented Taxpayers Likely to Lose in Tax Court

Did you ever wonder why the IRS prevails in trials before the United States Tax Court in 9 out of 10 cases. The more paranoid among us will attribute the IRS’s lopsided success rate to a…

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Should we Kill the Corporate Income Tax? One Man’s Argument for Assassination

Should we Kill the Corporate Income Tax? One Man’s Argument for Assassination

Once again on TaxProf Blog I find a link to an interesting tax article, 20 Reasons to Kill the Corporate Tax, written by (fellow Greek?) James Pethokoukis of U.S News and World Report. Here are Pethokoukis’ more interesting…

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Issue # 1: Dr. Tax-O-Sphere, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tax Code

Issue # 1: Dr. Tax-O-Sphere, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tax Code

“Mr. President, I’m not saying we wouldn’t get our hair mussed. But I do say no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops. Depending on the breaks.” -General Buck Turgidson- Dr. Tax-O-Sphere put his…

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